Missouri homes often have striking French influences, due to the settlers that developed the state. Victorian, Italianate, Federal, and Colonial styles are also prominent, particularly in St. Louis County. These early homesteads were built from quarried limestone and brick, but more commonly from logs, and they paint a picture of the region’s pioneer era. Kansas City also has its fair share of historic homes, mixed with mid-century ranches and cottages.
To this day, many of these homes still stand on, allowing the state’s booming remodeling industry to thrive. If you are looking to renovate, rebuild, or simply update a room, here are the top 15 contractors that can do the job. Our team looked at hundreds of local contractors and selected these 15 based on their track record, awards, press features, and number of projects. Here, you will find general contractors, design-build firms, historic renovators, and even custom home builders, along with award-winning featured projects to help you visualize your home’s possibilities.
15) Schneider Construction Services
Website | 636-240-0930 | 429 N Main, O’Fallon, MO 63366
Family-owned Schneider Construction Services boasts 60 years of experience in residential, commercial, and government projects. It has tackled everything from small residential projects to million-dollar builds. It is notable for building the Timber Frame Barn addition to the Heritage Museum. Past clients have loved the firm’s communicative nature, leading to a 90% referral rate.
A certified Woman Business Enterprise, Vicki Schneider leads the firm in its exceptional builds. She is a local public servant and leader in the industry, having served the state as a District Representative and a Legislative Committee member of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri.
Among all its projects, its historic renovations and aging-in-place work are known throughout St. Louis County. These often run between 100k to 1 million. The firm also works on custom home builds, timber frame homes, and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Some of the firm’s notable residential work is an ADA-compliant aging-in-place residential wing that won an Architect & Designer Awards from St. Louis: AT HOME and a renovation of a century-old home featured in Architect Magazine.
14) Remodel Moore
Website | 816-721-2529 | 3115 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64109
Remodel Moore has been the go-to contractor for historic renovations and remodels for many Kansas City residents since 2004. Kevin Moore’s expertise and respect for old homes come from his early experience renovating them in the Waldo/Brookside area of the city. When he decided to establish his own remodeling company, he ensured that his team members have the same attitude towards remodeling. Moore has carefully selected trustworthy craftsmen and subcontractors that can handle delicate and sensitive projects such as these.
The firm’s dedication to upgrading and transforming historic homes has paid off through numerous awards. It has been earning Remodel of the Year (REMY) Awards in the Historical Renovation category since 2015, and Kansas City Homes & Gardens has recognized its kitchen and bathroom remodels with design awards. Its recent award-winner is this Hyde Park kitchen and entryway remodel. It won a Gold and All-Star Award for Historical Renovation, as well as a Best of Show Award.
13) S.W. Scheipeter Construction
Website | 314-962-7073 | 8045 Big Bend Blvd. Suite #104, St. Louis, MO 63119
S.W. Scheipeter Construction is a design-build remodeling firm serving the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Captained by Steve Scheipeter, the firm’s 19 years in the industry has been filled with extraordinary renovations and rebuilds that cater to every type of homeowner. Reviews about the firm and Steve show flexibility, open-mindedness, and an eagerness to meet challenges.
The firm excels in both remodeling and new construction. Its remodeling services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, basement and lower-level finishing, and full house renovations. The firm can also build custom homes in the 5,000 to 8,000 square-foot range.
An extensive renovation of an original 1960’s two-story home has earned the firm a Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. By adding 1,400 square feet to the home, more functional rooms were added such as a mudroom, laundry room, oversized shower, master suite, and lower-level walkout. Great form was combined with function as the firm designed the home with a French country feel.
12) Aleto Construction Group
Website | 314-352-0507 | 3801 Connecticut St., St. Louis, MO 63116
For more than 60 years, the name Aleto has been synonymous with superior residential remodeling and unparalleled customer service. It all started with Tom Aleto who, at the age of 19, was already managing crew constructions for St. Louis’ oldest building firm. In 1955, he established Aleto Construction and operated as a one-man company. He developed skills in building, drafting, carpentry, and even bookkeeping and communication—skills he passed on to his daughter Patricia Aleto. She, in turn, has been central to the company since 1995. Starting as a cabinet maker and taking to heart every lesson her dad taught, she takes a very hands-on approach in running the company. She is part of countless boards and builder associations that keep her updating of every development in the St. Louis remodeling industry and beyond. Accompanying her is her brother, Mike, who is head of production and continues the family tradition of outstanding design-build processes.
Aleto Construction Group has built and remodeled over 1,000 homes in the past six decades. With such a broad range of services, encompassing everything from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to whole house renovations, the firm has developed a specialty in structural repairs. The Aleto team can open up the layout of your home, remove walls, replace support columns, do a full gut-out, or even rebuild entirely.
Excellence and expertise are at the core of the company. Aleto Construction Group has been part of the prestigious Remodeling Big50. The firm has won remodeling awards from the HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri as well as Best in American Living Awards in the national level from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Tom himself has earned the honor of having an award named after him: the Thomas F. Aleto Award for Excellence.
11) Homoly Construction
Website | 816-203-3565 | 924 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64106
General Contractor Homoly Construction often builds and remodels opulent homes in the luxury communities of Mission Hills, Loose Park, West Plaza, and Ward Parkway. Its homes are often a nod to both traditional architecture and contemporary architecture. Design-wise, Homoly Construction likes to play with different themes and styles, such as industrial, contemporary, and rustic. In creating the homes that Homoly Construction builds, the firm proudly touts its 5 Simple Steps, a collaborative process that assures the design is executed as the client wants it, on time and on budget.
Homoly Construction has been recognized as one of the top 25 general contractors in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal and has earned awards like the American Dream Home Award from the Kansas City Home Builders Association and Gold Award for Best Green Home from the Kansas City Home & Gardens.
When it comes to remodeling, one specialty of the firm is additions. This modern style addition was seamlessly added to an 80-year-old historic home. It includes a new kitchen, cabana, bedroom suite, recreation room, guest bath, and a three-car garage. It keeps the curb appeal of the home classic while giving the homeowners a more current look.
10) Hamtil Construction
Website | 314-442-6821 | 11155 S Towne Sq. Suite E, Saint Louis, MO 63123
Paul Hamtil serves St. Louis as a general contractor, remodeler, and industry leader. His company, Hamtil Construction, has made traditional and contemporary spaces throughout eastern Missouri. He is widely known in the city’s remodeling industry, having served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Greater St. Louis. He is a recipient of the distinguished John Quaregna Young Remodeling Professionals and a part of the Forty Under 40 list of Professional Remodeling.
The firm is equally as award-winning as its founder. It has received back-to-back NARI Awards from the Greater St. Louis Chapter in 2013 and 2014, and a Regional COTY Award for Best Interior Element. Stellar client reviews talk of the firm’s meticulous attention to detail, promptness in addressing the needs of old homes, and extreme professionalism.
Many of the company’s projects involve historic renovation. From colonial manors to mid-century homes, the firm takes the utmost care in refurbishing and remodeling each residence. Take this bathroom addition, for example. It is part of a historic renovation the firm did on a 150-year-old farmhouse. The space perfectly translates the era of the home without compromising structural integrity. The clawfoot tub and hardwood floors are classic elements, but the shower space is a modern amenity the firm managed to seamlessly incorporate.
9) KC Home Solutions
Website | 913-780-4498 | 13480 South Arapaho Dri. Suite #101, Olathe, KS 66062
Nick Shepard has been in the construction industry for almost two decades. He started as a laborer and worked his way up until he landed a job as the right hand of a premier Kansas City custom home builder. Although he ventured into corporate work as vice president of a logistics company, he eventually returned to construction and opened KC Home Solutions in 2012.
Shepard’s years of construction experience, paired with his innate leadership skills, has propelled KC Home Solutions to be one of Johnson County’s top remodeling firms. Its whole home renovations, kitchen and bathroom, remodels, basements, and additions annually win awards in the NARI REMYs. Founded on the basis of minor maintenance requests and small repair needs, its versatility also transfers into its maintenance services, making it one of the firms Missouri clients go to for lifetime construction services.
An example of the firm’s excellent work is this award-winning basement. The rustic yet modern space mimics the wine bar from the homeowner’s favorite local restaurant. Granite and mercury glass fixtures bring a modern touch against the dark cabinetry, wine storage, and wood beams. The project won a 2017 REMY Gold & All-Star Award.
8) Madi Mali Homes
Website | 913-449-6687 | 8625 College Blvd, Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66210
Madi Mali Homes is a custom home builder and remodeler known for its superb craftsmanship and its ability to turn bespoke homes into works of art. The firm takes on a handful of projects at a time, creating Georgian, Craftsman, and Victorian homes fitted and optimized for modern day living. While the firm specializes in new homes and interior design, it is capable of whole home renovations, such as this Victorian home opened up using a more modern layout. The firm also works on kitchen and bathroom remodels, office spaces, lower-level finishes, and pools and cabanas.
Madi Mali Homes has been operating since 2003 under the guidance of owner and founder Troy Moore. Originally from the Midwest, Moore holds a degree in Architecture and Construction Management from Indiana State University. His education brought him to work in many job types in the industry, including job coordinator, project estimator, and building inspector. With his extensive experience, he has created breathtaking homes that have both won design awards from the Kansas City Homes & Gardens and been featured in HGTV’s “What You Get For Your Money.”
7) Total Home Remodeling
Website | 913-227-4149 | 11641 W 83rd Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214
Total Home Remodeling was founded in the summer of 1998 with a single bread truck as its office. Over the course of 20 years, founder Pat Strand has turned it into an award-winning remodeling firm serving Kansas City. The company splits its time between home remodeling and installing Marvin windows. It has kept its truck stocked with everything that the company needs to keep jobs on schedule. It has also built its own showroom, adding design services into its specialties.
From windows and siding to full farmhouse kitchens, wine cellars, and theater suites, the design-build firm lives up to its name of offering services for all facets of remodeling. It is also well-versed in handling unique materials and using them as focal points for a room. In this whole home remodel, the reclaimed wood beam, along with the intricate backsplash tiling, sets the tone warm inviting tone for the farmhouse kitchen.
Along with remodeled homes, the firm continues to build an impressive list of awards. It received a regional and national NARI COTY Award in 2015 and has received Gold NARI REMY Awards since 2009. Pat has served as the vice president of the NARI Kansas City chapter as well as a member of Remodelers Advantage. He is also part of the prestigious 2015 Big 50 of Remodeling Magazine.
6) Liston Design-Build
Website | 636-940-9417 | 1106 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Family-owned Liston Design-Build is built upon three pillars: a strong relationship with clients, superior project management and remarkable results. Powerhouse remodeling couple Keith and Jeanne Liston spent the last 30 years working on those pillars to deliver exceptional kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement transformations, outdoor construction, and home additions.
It is an award-winning firm, having won three years in a row in the HBA Awards Program of the HBA of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri. It won Custom Home of the Year, Bathroom Remodeling Project of the Year, and Aging in Place Redesign Remodeling Project of the Year. The firm is also a press favorite, having been featured on St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, St. Charles County Lifestyle, Town & Style, The Rick and Tracy Ellis Show, and Fox 2.
This whole home remodel won a regional 2018 Regional Chrysalis Award for Best Residential Interior. The design anchored on visual continuity, with the kitchen as the focal point. The gathering areas of the cathedral-ceilinged hearth room and living room, with new fireplaces and one of a kind concrete hearths, are all connected to the kitchen. Expanded and reconfigured, the kitchen is defined by a large work island with an apron-front sink and seating for five. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out to the expansive deck and treehouse.
5) Scovell Remodeling
Website | 816-361-5959 | 8035 Ward Parkway Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64114
Scovell Remodeling’s beginnings can be traced back to 1989, when Jim Scovell left his career in the banking industry and started flipping speculative rehab homes in and around Mission Hills with his former partner. The once two-man job grew as it became more known among Missouri residents and Jim continued to expose himself to more aspects of remodeling. He was appointed by the mayor of Mission Hills to serve on the city’s Architectural Review Board in 1999. Six years later, he became chairman of the board.
In the firm’s three decades in the business, Jim has continued to develop his expertise as a general contractor and real estate broker. Residents come to the firm for top-notch homes and additions. Additionally, these projects have earned awards locally and regionally. The firm’s list includes regional NARI Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards for residential bath and exterior, Gold and Best of Show REMY Awards, and design awards from Kansas City Home & Garden. The firm’s work has also been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and Spaces.
The firm remodels the usual residential spaces (kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms) and whole house renovations, but it is proud of its little niche specialty in screened porches. From the founder’s own grand porch to resort-like contemporary porches, the firm can build this addition to fit any lifestyle. This featured porch is what the firm calls the “Mac Daddy” of porches. Located on one of the stunning lots on Mission Hills, it is the most expansive project completed by the firm.
4) Winston Brown Remodeling
Website | 785-271-1661 | 5600 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS 66614
Gary W. Brown is a known leader in the remodeling industry of Missouri. Most people know him as the host of the CBS shows “Home Revision” and “Around The House”, giving tips and advice on home remodeling and maintenance. In the remodeling business, he is the founder of Winston Brown Remodeling, a full-service remodeling company based in Lawrence and Topeka. Established in 1974, the firm provides services on every aspect of residential remodeling, from kitchen and bath remodels to extensive whole home renovations.
In 2007, Gary’s son, Jake Brown, took over the Topeka location while Gary continues to run the Lawrence office. Jake has become a leader in his own right, having been named as an NAHB Remodeler of the Month in 2017, one of Professional Remodeler’s Forty Under 40, and 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Topeka Area Home Builders Association. He continued his father’s adherence to excellence and led the firm to win numerous awards, such as a Chrysalis Award for Historical Renovation, a spot among Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500, 2016 Best of Topeka by the Topeka Capital-Journal, and 2015 Topeka’s Favorite Remodeler by WIBW.
One of the firm’s notable projects is the home office of former Washburn University professor, Barry Crawford. Featured in the Topeka Capital-Journal, WinstonBrown built the office as an addition that seamlessly blends into the 1987 home Crawford himself built. Dark-stained wooden shelves hold 15,000 titles and complement the desk and hutch perfectly. Crawford also particularly liked how the electrical layout was efficiently mapped out, as well as how each of the firm’s suggestions served out its purpose.
3) Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling
Website | 417-860-7873 | 3250 E Summit Ridge Drive, Springfield MO
Springfield-based Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling prioritizes green and sustainable building practices in all its custom homes and renovations. Its founder, Jason R. Bekebrede, is a Certified Green Professional and Certified Graduate Builder by the NAHB. His dedication to green building and energy-efficient homes has earned him the position of Chairman of the Green Committee of the HBA of Greater Springfield. He leads a team of renovators, project managers, and tradespeople that are well-rounded in all facets of remodeling.
From resort-like zen bathroom suites to full theaters and entertainment rooms fitted in the basement, the firm’s remodeling projects are defined by high-end finishes and luxury designs. This remodel of a mid-century home has an open floor plan and plenty of natural light streaming from several skylights. A custom stone fireplace anchors the space while sliding doors spanning one side of the room lead to forest views.
The firm has gained local and national recognition through its awards and features. It won a Design Excellence Award from Residential Design+Build and another design award from 417 Home Magazine. In 2014, Bekebrede was named HBA Builder Member of the Year. Bekebrede worked on the Bohemian House, one of the seven homes built on seven days for seven families who were tornado victims in Joplin. The build was part of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
2) Mosby Building Arts
Website | 314-909-1800 | 645 Leffingwell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122
From its humble beginnings in 1937 as a cabinet shop to one of the biggest names in remodeling not only in St. Louis but in the country, Mosby Building Arts proves that high caliber craftsmanship paired with excellent customer service are the keys to success. Current owner Scott Mosby recognizes the value of the Mosby company name and reputation, one that his father, Samuel, established through years of hard work. He has taken care of that name by continuing to develop the company’s competency and making sure that the client and the home always come first.
The full-service company does interior and exterior remodeling through a design-build process built on constant communication between firm and client. This ensures honest and accurate project costs and flexibility throughout the experience.
Mosby has earned countless industry and project awards throughout the years. It has won an impressive 12 Chrysalis Awards in the past 16 years. Some of its award-winning projects are basement/lower level finishes, accessible design modifications for kitchens and bathrooms, and whole-house remodels. This elegant white kitchen made by the firm is simple yet highly functional with its large island, sleek countertops, and lots of space to move around.
1) Schloegel Design Remodel
Website | 816-361-9669 | 311 West 80th St. Kansas City, MO 64114
Schloegel Design Remodel’s strong presence in the Kansas City remodeling scene is supported by a cohesive design-build philosophy flawlessly executed by a team of accomplished experts. Partners Charlie Schloegel and Chris Peterson lead a well-rounded team with multiple certifications including Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Master Certified Remodeler, Universal Design Certified Professional. This makes the firm an ideal choice for any type of residential remodeling.
In its 39 years of home remodeling experience, it has done kitchen and bathroom remodeling, additions, whole house renovations, handyman and painting services. They have won a REMY award each year, from the local NARI chapter, since the award’s inception with a record 12 awards in 2018. Additionally, they have received the GuildMaster Award for four consecutive years for its exceptional customer service.
One of their recent remodels won a 2019 Regional NARI COTY Award. In the project, the firm displayed masterful skills in structural renovation in removing walls and enlarging a space where the homeowners wanted to open up the kitchen space to a large family room addition as well as the dining and living room. The kitchen is finished with soft white and black painted cabinetry, a patterned concrete tile backsplash and gold accents, appealing to the southern style of the homeowner.