Kitchens are often the busiest part of a home. Kitchens are where families come together; not only to share their meals, but also where they bond through the process of cooking itself. Due to the amount of family time spent in kitchens, they are prone to becoming worn out and often outdated. This can be solved by finding a reliable contractor to bring new life to your kitchen, through remodeling.
This article is a short compilation of the best 15 kitchen remodelers in Missouri. These firms were chosen based on merit, media presence, background, experience, and, of course, skill. Here, you will see some of the most elegantly-designed kitchens throughout the state, with themes ranging from old-world styles to modern art deco-inspired spaces.
14) Morganco Design/Build
Website | 636-352-2990 | 2025 Zumbehl Rd. Suite #280, St. Charles, MO 63303
Morganco Design/Build is a design-build firm known for its unique and exquisite remodeling work. It specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and exterior remodeling, as well as home additions and custom remodeling. It also constructs custom decks and basements and takes on special home addition projects. The firm’s work is often distinguished by its intricate tile and backsplash installations as well as beautiful hardwood floors. In the chosen project, the firm used wood-paneled flooring to complement the overall rustic theme of the kitchen. There is a generous use of earth tones, which are further emphasized through the bricks and wooden accents in the beams and furniture.
The firm is led by Luke Morgan, who was recently recognized by Professional Remodeler Magazine in its annual “40 Under 40” list for his excellent craftsmanship and leadership. A third-generation builder, Morgan learned the trade of the craft from his father Terry, a remodeling veteran with over 40 years of industry experience.
13) Armstrong Kitchens
Website | 913-642-3337 | 9310 W 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212
Armstrong Kitchens is a multigenerational business with over 68 years of kitchen design and construction experience. Since its founding in 1951, the business has contributed to over 20,000 kitchens from Toronto to Corpus Christi. The firm first began as a fine custom cabinetry provider for newly constructed homes. One of the co-founders, Mark Armstrong, was curious about exploring new technologies and established one of the first factory finishing systems in the midwest. This inspired him to include cabinet refacing into the firm’s list of services, making it the first company to offer such a service in the Kansas City market. Given its deep experience with kitchen cabinets, the firm eventually transformed itself into a full-service kitchen designer and remodeler.
Today, the firm is manned by a team of award-winning Certified Kitchen Designers, with Kristeen Armstrong Scott at its helm. Under her leadership, the firm’s work has been featured in several publications such as Woman’s Day and Kansas City Homes & Gardens. The firm begins its process with a tour of its showroom for clients to get an idea of its extensive cabinetry, counter surfaces, and design choices. Here, clients will get a firsthand glimpse of the firm’s architectural styles, which range from colonial to European inspired themes.
12) KC Home Solutions
Website | 913-780-4498 | 13480 S Arapaho Dr. #101, Olathe, KS 66062
KC Home Solutions is an award-winning firm with a wide range of services which include home additions, basement finishing, bathroom remodeling, and of course, kitchen remodeling. It utilizes a design-build process and even has its own in-house design team. It also offers handyman and home maintenance services, regardless of a project’s size. The firm is led by Nick Shepard, a builder with over 18 years of various construction experience. He first got a glimpse into the industry after working as a laborer for various home construction sites before working his way up in one of Kansas City’s most prestigious custom home building firms. This would later inspire him to establish KC Home Solutions in 2012 which has developed a strong reputation in the area.
Under his leadership, the firm has won several REMY awards and prizes from exhibitions including the Johnson County Home + Garden Show. Its kitchens often feature traditional themes and utilize farmhouse revival styles. Its portfolio also showcases an array of colonial kitchens, along with a few classic American craftsman spaces, as seen in the chosen project. In this featured kitchen remodel, the design team used a blue and white color palette and an extended kitchen island to maximize the countertop space.
11) Aleto Group
Website | 314-352-0507 | 3801 Connecticut St., St. Louis, MO 63116
Founded in 1955 by Thomas F. Aleto, Aleto Construction Group is now operated by its second generation of builders. Having renovated over 1,000 homes in the past six decades, the firm is a proud Certified Graduate Remodeler and is best known for its sleek and modern designs and luxurious custom home renovations. In addition to its signature kitchen work, it has also worked on multiple whole-house renovations of vintage homes and has constructed beautiful custom cabinetry, woodwork, and staircases. As evidenced in the chosen photo, the firm often uses sleek and well-coordinated color palettes and has a fine attention to detail. With the case of this kitchen, this can be seen through the firm’s use of exquisite fixtures and elegant golden finishes.
The firm is a recipient of the Top 50 Builder Award from Remodeling Magazine and is also the proud winner of the Gaslight Square Best Design Award. Significantly, the Home Builders Association (HBA) named an award after Aleto Construction Group’s founder.
10) Jeffrey Homes
Website | 314-574-5703 | 24 Spoede Ln., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Jeffrey Homes is an award-winning custom home builder and remodeler that specializes in high-end additions, bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, and lower-level transformations. The firm is run by Jeffrey Bernstein, an experienced homebuilder who has worked for some of St. Louis’ leading firms prior to the establishment of his company. Jeffrey Homes has been recognized with several accolades, including Home of the Year Awards in 2008 and 2010. Bernstein is also a proud Certified Green Professional, making the firm equipped to handle green building projects. Jobs with Jeffrey Homes typically cost around $1M to $3M.
The firm specializes in an extensive range of designs, but showcases an emphasis towards Tuscan and modern architecture. The chosen project is an example of its more contemporary and eclectic work. Here, the firm went with metallic themes and mostly utilized neutral tones to emphasize the room’s modernity. There is also a recurring trend of straight lines, which can be seen throughout the cabinetry infused with the kitchen’s appliances for better compartmentalization.
9) Madi Mali Homes
Website | 913-449-6687 | 8625 College Blvd. Suite 101, Overland Park, KS 66210
With over 16 years of experience, Madi Mali Homes utilizes a boutique-style building approach to ensure that no two homes or rooms are constructed or remodeled alike. In addition to entire house remodels, it also works on new home construction, home additions, and interior design projects. The firm’s design expertise entails a rich array of themes. Some recurring styles include luxurious Tuscan and Mediterranean architecture, classic American craftsman styles, and the latest modern and contemporary themes. Led by Troy Moore, the firm initially began as a custom home builder prior to delving into other markets and adding additional services such as redesigns, home furnishing, cabana construction, and lower-level finishing.
Serving areas of both Kansas and Missouri, the firm has been featured in multiple publications, including Kansas City Homes & Style, The Hills Magazine, and SPACES.
8) Architectural Craftsmen
Website | 913-963-2246 | 10312 Walmer St., Overland Park, KS 66212
Architectural Craftsmen is a full-service remodeling firm with expertise in historic renovations. It has worked on numeric beautiful homes in several historic neighborhoods including Roanoke, Hyde Park, and Janssen Place. Its principals, Joe and Mary Thompson, both have impressive backgrounds in design, project management, and historical constructions. Under their leadership, the firm has been recognized for its craft by numerous award-giving bodies. Some of its most noteworthy accolades include REMYs for its entire house remodeling, restoration, and of course, kitchen remodeling work. In addition, it has also had its work published in Kansas City Homes & Style magazine.
The firm’s portfolio showcases an extensive gallery of kitchens of varying designs from French styles, transitional themes, and even Mediterranean architecture. Its gallery displays kitchens with elegant stucco finishes, exquisite custom cabinetry, and beautiful granite countertops. This featured work is an example of its more transitional kitchens. For this kitchen, the firm used dark wood cabinetry and the exposed brick wall to create a sophisticated atmosphere.
7) Total Home Remodeling
Website | 913-270-1812 | 11641 W 83 Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214
As its name implies, the firm specializes in entire house remodeling services but is best known for its bathrooms, siding and windows, and of course, kitchen work. It is manned by a highly-skilled and award-winning team, which has been working together for nearly two decades. Established in 1998, the firm is led by its founder Pat Strand, who began the firm after deciding to pursue his lifelong dream of homebuilding. His family had been in the gutter and window replacement industry for decades, which inspired him to do the same, only choosing to include a wider array of home remodeling services. The company has since grown twice its size and has won several regional REMY awards, a national COTY award, and a feature on the prestigious Remodeling magazine.
The firm’s designs are often accentuated with distinct finishes and exquisite woodwork. It infuses modern elements seamlessly and stylishly with classic and traditional themes and has worked on several revivals. In this eclectic farmhouse revival, the firm transforms classic farmhouse kitchen elements into a contemporary masterpiece through wooden accents and a contrasting white and brown color palette.
6) Schloegel Design Remodel
Website | 913-384-0030 | 311 W. 80th St., Kansas City, MO 64114
Manned by a team of award-winning designers comprised of Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers and Certified Green Professionals, Schloegel Design Remodel offers painting, home additions, bathroom remodeling, and kitchen remodeling services. The firm also offers its clients both virtual and onsite tours of its very own in-house showroom for them to get a better idea or visual of its design experience. Perusing through Schloegel’s portfolio, you will see a rich gallery of manor-like kitchens, French and Mediterranean-inspired spaces, and contemporary designs such as that of the chosen photo. With this project, the firm allowed in natural light through the use of large windows and a sunroof. There is a strong emphasis on lines and an infusion of both wooden and metallic elements as a means to generate a contemporary yet rustic feel reminiscent of an art deco space.
The firm has received numerous awards from NARI throughout its years in service, which recognize its interior remodeling work and entire house renovations. Its principal, Jake Schoegel, has also been recognized by NARI as the recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.
5) Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling
Website | 417-860-7873 | 3250 E Summit Ridge Drive, Springfield, MO
Homes by Monticello offers both custom home building and remodeling services and has been in the industry for over 15 years. It is an Energy Star Partner, making the homes and spaces it remodels highly-efficient, and takes pride in its team composed of Certified Green Professionals and Certified Graduate Builders. The firm is led by its founder, Jason R. Bekebrede, who works closely with each client the firm takes on. Prior to his establishment of the firm, Bekedrede was involved in the construction industry by working as a project manager. This gave him the insight he needed in terms of design, efficiency, and the overall process that comes with each remodeling project. Under his leadership and supervision, the firm would most notably work with HGTV’s hit reality show series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in 2011. At the time, the firm was a part of the show’s biggest build: seven homes for seven families, all of which were to be constructed within seven days.
Its portfolio consists of several transitional kitchens and contemporary designs. As can be seen in the chosen photo, the firm often makes use of sleek lines in addition to keeping cabinetry compartmentalized and accessible, while at the same time, tucked away from view to make the kitchen look larger and more open.
4) Glen Alspaugh Kitchens
Website | 314-993-6644 | 9808 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124
With over six decades of experience, Glen Alspaugh Kitchens has been hailed as one of greater St. Louis’ premier and leading kitchen design firms. To ensure the quality of its work, it partners up with several brands and offers its clients a wide variety of products for their new kitchens. These products include cabinetry, appliances, tiles, stone masonry, plumbing, and countertops. In terms of design, its portfolio provides a look into a collection of luxurious country chic kitchens, old French-inspired motifs, transitional spaces, and contemporary farmhouses. It has even worked on the construction and remodeling of numerous kitchens reminiscent of old world mansions and classic French countryside Chateaus.
Its work has been featured numerous times in St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles, which named several of the firm’s projects as their “Kitchen of the Year”. The firm is also the proud recipient of two Chrysalis Awards and multiple accolades from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
3) Mosby Building Arts
Website | 314-207-8609 | 645 Leffingwell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122
Established in 1947, Mosby Building Arts is an award-winning design-build firm that has been serving the St. Louis area with its excellent remodeling services for over 70 years. Led by Scott Mosby, the firm has grown tremendously since its establishment in the wake of World War II. Mosby Building Arts takes pride in its team of in-house architects, designers, and builders, and provides clients with efficient, high-quality services by adopting a unified design-build approach. The firm’s excellent work has earned it various awards and media attention, having most recently ranked 21st on Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 List. In addition to kitchen remodeling, the firm also works on bathroom remodeling, home additions, interior and exterior living spaces, and accessible designs.
Its kitchen designs draw inspiration from modern and traditional themes. It has also worked on several ranch, colonial, and European themed kitchens. A common trend the firm often incorporates into all of these various designs is the infusion of a contemporary touch. This can be seen in the chosen photo, which is a primarily traditionally-themed kitchen, with a modern twist, which can be seen through the design team’s ample use of straight lines.
2) Homoly Construction
Website | 816-215-3633 | 924 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64106
Homoly Construction offers both custom home building and entire house remodeling services, in addition to commercial work. It is the firm behind the remodeling and construction of some of the area’s most luxurious communities, and offers its clients a highly streamlined “5 Step Process,” which enables them to communicate with each client thoroughly and consistently throughout the entire duration of the project. This process also covers a warranty period of up to five years, with clients being given on-call privileges for any problems that may arise once the firm is through. Its portfolio showcases a wide range of complex designs, which range from period spaces, as seen in the chosen project, to the latest contemporary architecture.
Homoly Construction has been recognized multiple times for its excellent work through several awards and publication features. The firm received Gold Awards from both Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine and the Kansas City Business Journal.
1) Brooksberry Kitchens and Baths
Website | 314-872-7720 | 751 Old Frontenac Square, St. Louis, MO 63131
As its name implies, Brooksberry specializes in kitchens and bathrooms, and has made a name for itself in the field. It is an award-winning and recognized firm which has had its projects featured in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, and Better Homes & Gardens. In addition, it has received numerous awards, which include four NKBA awards, five Subzero International Kitchen Design accolades, and 26 distinctions from St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles. In addition to design and construction work, the firm also offers its clients beautiful one-of-a-kind custom and semi-custom cabinetry, with over eleven lines to choose from. Being an authorized dealer of Sub Zero refrigerators, the firm also offers various appliances and products.
With its design team having a combined experience of over 60 years, the firm’s portfolio holds a diverse range of kitchens. From rustic French country themes and classic American craftsman styles to quaint yet inviting colonial kitchens, the firm’s designs come with a distinct brand often seen in its woodwork, cabinetry, and unique moldings. This appreciation of the antique manifests itself even in its more modern designs.