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The 2011 Kansas City NARI Remodeling Guide is published by Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine,

MISSION STATEMENT & OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS/COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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NARI CODE OF ETHICS

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TIPS ON SELECTING A PROFESSIONAL REMODELING CONTRACTOR

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CERTIFIED REMODELING PROFESSIONALS __ COMPETENT, EDUCATED, ETHICAL

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CERTIFIED LEAD CARPENTERS

HOME FUNCTIONALITY IS TOP PRIORITY WHAT IS NARI?

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14TH ANNUAL REMODELED HOMES TOUR

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BUYER’S GUIDE: A LIST OF AREA REMODELING PROFESSIONALS BY THEIR EXPERTISE

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KNOW THE FACTS…KEEP YOUR HOME LEAD-SAFE

REMY __ LOCAL REMODELING PROJECTS HONORED

GENERAL REMODELING TIPS TO SHAVE YOUR BUDGET A NEW APPROACH TO UNIVERSAL DESIGN

KANSAS CITY NARI 8015 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. Merriam, KS 66202

CONTRACTORS/SERVICE PROFESSIONALS ALPHABETICAL LISTING

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BUSINESS PARTNERS __ SUPPLIERS/DISTRIBUTORS ALPHABETICAL LISTING

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NARI’S 10-STEP PROGRAM TO REMODELING

913-362-8833 Fax: 913-362-8837 E-mail: kcnari@remodelingkc.com

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• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Room Additions • Basement Finish • Tenant Remodel

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Mission Statement & Officers and Directors/Committee Chairs KANSAS CITY NARI VISION: Kansas City NARI is the premier resource for the remodeling industry and its consumers. All remodelers will want to be part of Kansas City NARI, and customers will insist on contracting with our members.

KANSAS CITY NARI MISSION: Our mission is to promote professionalism and education in the remodeling industry. To fulfill this mission, Kansas City NARI will serve its members by: ●

Providing education and certification programs

Offering networking and marketing opportunities ●

Creating public awareness that makes NARI a household name ●

Growing a fun and dynamic organization

OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

President

Gene Bosley McCray Lumber & Millwork 913-422-1300

Mark Heinze, CR Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. 913-599-0055 First Vice President

Meredyth Melcher Dyllan Construction Inc. 816-505-1077 Second Vice President

Lloyd Brown, CR Brown Restoration Inc. 816-322-2600

Mike Guthrie Raynor Garage Door of KC 913-422-0441 Jeannie Nodder Factory Direct Appliance 913-888-8028 Jerry Ratway Weber Flooring 913-469-5430

Secretary

Bill Brackmann, CR Brackmann Construction Inc. 816-318-4147

Phil Steinle Century Marketing nc. 913-696-9758

Treasurer

Chairman of the Board

Connie Young Schloegel Design Remodel 816-361-9669

Mark Crider Crider Carpet 913-239-0751

HOUSE OF DELEGATES REPRESENTATIVES

KANSAS CITY NARI MOTTO: “Remodeling to the highest standards”

Charlie Copeland, CKBR CMC Remodeling 816-361-2627

Jerry Hillard Top Master Inc. 913-492-3030

Mike Steed, CR Steed Remodeling 816-931-2585

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Education Co-Chairs

Marketing/Public Relations

Al Felman, CKBR Mission Kitchen & Bath

Phil Steinle Century Marketing

Joni Smith Great American Building Materials

Remodeled Homes Tour

Ethics & By-Laws

Mike Steed, CR Steed Remodeling Finance

Connie Young Schloegel Design Remodel

Kansas City NARI 8015 Shawnee Mission Pkwy. Merriam, KS 66202 Ph: 913-362-8833 Fax: 913-362-8837 e-mail: kcnari@remodelingkc.com website: www.remodelingkc.com ●

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Government Affairs

Meredyth Melcher Dyllan Construction Inc. Membership Co-Chairs

Rusty Davidson Rusty’s Dandy Painting Jerry Ratway Weber Flooring

Debby Allmon, CR Schloegel Design Remodel Social

Jerry Hillard Top Master Inc. Strategic Planning

Harvey House House & Renner Construction Inc. Executive Director

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NARI Code of Ethics

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ach member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business:

By promoting in good faith only those products and services that are known to be functionally and economically sound, and that are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety. ●

By making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices that tend to mislead or deceive the customer. ●

By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state and local laws.

By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.

By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.

By attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state and local authorities.

By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state and local authorities.

Home Functionality Is Top Priority Remodelers help make homes more functional for modern-day families

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ccording to a 2010 poll conducted by the National

“It’s all about personalization—homeowners want to know

Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on its

that their space can be converted easily into a different space in

website, the majority (56%) of homeowners cite functionality as

the future,” Heinze says. “As children age and move out, they

their largest concern when it comes to their home.

want to be able to make that space their own.” When planning a remodel, here are a few details to think

“The functionality of a home is very important, especially over the long term, as many homeowners in this economy have

about:

opted for remodeling over moving to new homes,” says Kansas

City NARI President Mark Heinze, CR, Phoenix Renovation &

hook ups.

Restoration.

Functionality of the home generally starts with good design.

Location of electrical outlets, telephone jacks and cable Types of lighting __ perhaps you’ll want to add a skylight or

recessed lighting.

Remodelers can help you take special care to look for the

missing details in any home design, from the location of the

living space.

electrical outlets to the location of light switches.

To address concerns, think about how you intend to use the space in the future. Young families with small kids may

Blending the design of a new living space into existing Current and future storage needs. Universal features to accommodate the needs of a broader

range of people.

use the space differently than empty-nesters. Multigenerational

These details will enable a remodeling contractor to help

households oftentimes require universal design principles to

implement a design that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

be incorporated to increase the accessibility for everyone who

Consulting with a professional will provide ideas to increase

lives in the home. NARI remodelers have the ability to tap

convenience, time and money-saving hints for each particular

into the special needs of their clients and incorporate them

project.

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What Is NARI? Kansas City NARI is featured at both the 2011

he National Association of the Remodeling Industry

(NARI) is a not-for-profit trade association committed

Remodeling Show and the Johnson County Home &

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exclusively to the professional remodeling industry and to

Garden Show.

homeowners. NARI has more than 6,800 members

nationwide and 263 in the Kansas City area. The

Tour, inviting consumers to view local homes remodeled

members of Kansas City NARI include professional

by NARI professionals. The 14th Annual Remodeled

remodeling

Homes Tour is slated for April 30 and May 1.

contractors,

subcontractors,

product

Kansas City NARI hosts its annual Remodeled Homes

NARI CARES! Kansas City NARI hosts annual Work

manufacturers, distributors, lenders and other allied

business professionals.

Days, where members come together to give back to the

Kansas City NARI is the voice of the remodeling

community. In 2011, Kansas City NARI is partnering with

industry and is an ally to all area homeowners. Kansas

The Children’s Place, a 501-C3 organization that is healing

City NARI members have pledged to uphold a code of

the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma,

ethics and are dedicated to the professionalism and

working with babies and children, ages 6 weeks to 8

integrity of the home-improvement industry.

years. NARI will remodel the lobby area at The Children’s Place and host collection drives for diapers and toys.

Tips on Selecting a Professional Remodeling Contractor tart your home-improvement project by selecting

a professional, reliable remodeling contractor. By

insurance. Most states require a contractor to carry

following these basic guidelines, you will not only make

worker's compensation, property damage and personal

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Ask to see a copy of the contractor's certificate of

the selection process easier but you also will be better

liability insurance.

prepared to make an informed decision that best suits

your needs.

contractors, be sure they are bidding on the same scope

Employ a contractor with an established business in

If you elect to solicit bids from several different

and quality of work. Discuss variables in bids and beware

your area. Local firms can be checked through past

of any bid that is substantially lower than the others.

customers. Look for a local member of the National

Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). The NARI

references and ask specific questions such as: “Did the

logo is the mark of a professional.

contractor begin work on time?” “Did the contractor stay

Check a remodeling contractor at the government’s

Consumers Affairs Office and the Better Business Bureau to ensure there is no adverse file on record.

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Ask for references and follow up on them. Call the

in touch throughout the project?” “Would you use this contractor again without hesitation?”


Certified Remodeling Professionals... Competent, Educated, Ethical

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ertification is credibility. It is a testimonial of a contractor’s

commitment to the industry and his or her profession.

The NARI certification program establishes professional standards for the remodeling industry. To obtain the Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS), Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) or Certified Remodeler (CRA) designations, remodeling contractors must have a minimum of five years continuous service in the remodeling industry and must study for several months before completing an intensive half-day exam. The exams focus on both construction and business practices. The newest certification is the Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation for those contractors committed to green remodeling, as well as Universal Design Certified Remodeler (UDCR) for contractors committed to universal remodeling. Kansas City NARI is fortunate to have two Master Certified Remodelers (MCR), awarded only to those members who have had two certifications for 10 or more years. These certified designations are marks of dedication to the industry and a contractor’s continuing quest for knowledge. Today’s consumers are better educated. They insist that the person they invite into their home __ who they invite to literally change their home __ has more than just a few years of experience. The NARI designations are an assurance that the consumer is choosing a professional with years of experience, dedication to ongoing training and a commitment to ethical conduct. The Certified Remodeler (CR) and Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designations are two of the most sought-out certifications in the remodeling industry. The following Kansas City NARI members have obtained the CR, CKBR, CRS, CRA, GCP and/or UDCR designations (effective 1/1/11): Mike Dodd, MCR, CKBR, GCP LifeWise Renovations John Roach, MCR, CKBR Roach Brothers Construction Inc. Debby Allmon, CR Schloegel Design Remodel Steve Atkins, CR, UDCR Country Club Builders Scott Baldwin, CR AAS Restoration Inc. Scott Balentine, CR, CLC Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. Weston E. Bennett, GCP Bennett Home Improvement Inc. Bill Brackmann, CR Brackmann Construction Inc. Mike Brackmann, GCP Brackmann Construction Inc.

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Mike Brocato, CR, CKBR Mark Broeker, CR Lloyd Brown, CR Dennis Clark, CRA Charles Copeland, CKBR Rob Dagley, CR Dick DeVuyst, CR Al Felman, CKBR Wendall Gartman, GCP Eric Gentry, CR Allen Harris, CR Greg Heiman, CR Mark Heinze, CR Gayle Jagoda, CKBR Scott Kelley, CR, GCP Donna Kirsopp, CKBR Jason Leonard, CR Jim Luke, CR Megan Lynch, GCP Clay Lyon, CR Grant Manka, GCP Mike Marusak, CKBR Brooks May, CR Rose Middleton, CKBR Pat Muller, CR, GCP Mike O'Connell, CRS, GCP Chris Peterson, CR, CLC Mike Pottinger, CR Tim Quinn, CR Henry Ramirez, CR, CLC Jake Schloegel, CR Brad Scott, CR, CLC Jim Scovell, CR Terry Skilling, CR Ron Sobanek, CR Mike Steed, CR Kim Stevermer, CR, CKBR Stephen Storts, CR Al Strohm, CKBR Pat Strand, CR Steve Thompson, CR Dan Thorman, CR Kevin Transue, CR, GCP John Wolfe, CR Mike Wondra, CR

City Wide Remodelers Inc. Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. Brown Restoration Inc. Pacific Mutual Door & Window Co. CMC Remodeling Inc. ALH Home Renovations LLC Outdoor Environments Inc. Mission Kitchen & Bath Brown Restoration Inc. Eric Gentry Home Remodeling ALH Home Renovations LLC Heiman Development Co. Inc. Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. Schloegel Design Remodel Earthway Enterprises LLC Schloegel Design Remodel Steed Remodeling Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC Schloegel Design Remodel Lyon Construction + Design LLC Manka Design/Build, Inc. CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. RARE Construction Inc. Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Hayes Company, The Schloegel Design Remodel Renovations, Etc. LLC Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. Schloegel Design Remodel Schloegel Design Remodel Schloegel Design Remodel Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Rhino Builders Inc. TNG Field Services Steed Remodeling Stevermer Company Inc. AAS Restoration Inc. Steed Remodeling Total Home Thompson Construction & Remodeling Renovation and Restoration Specialist CHC Creative Remodeling Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc.

For an up-to-date listing of all Kansas City contractors with the CR, CKBR, CRS, CRA, GCP, UDCR or CLC designations, please call 913-362-8833.


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his national certification program was designed exclusively for lead carpenters who are skilled and knowledgeable in the technical, hands-on aspects of their work, but who also have demonstrated skill and

knowledge in project management, supervision and customer service. The following Kansas City NARI members have obtained the CLC designation (effective 1/1/11): Scott Balentine, CR, CLC John Bosch, CLC Brent Breedlove, CLC Charlie DeVries, CLC Doug Drury, CLC Ted Fleming, CLC Brandon Goodlow, CLC Daryl Hediger, CLC Ted Kincaid, CLC Thomas Korn, CLC Kevin Marolt, CLC Mike Melichar, CLC Chris Peterson, CR, CLC

Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. Lyon Construction + Design LLC Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. CMC Remodeling Inc. Schloegel Design Remodel Brown Restoration Inc. Brackmann Construction Inc. Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Schloegel Design Remodel Outdoor Environments Inc. Brown Restoration Inc. All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. Schloegel Design Remodel

Tony Preyer, CLC Rick Ramey, CLC Henry Ramirez, CR, CLC Brad Scott, CR, CLC Ward Shane, CLC Richard Stevermer, CLC Travis Strom, CLC John Vandenberg, CLC John Walker, CLC Henry Wallraff, CLC Aaron Wright, CLC

Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Renovations, Etc. LLC Schloegel Design Remodel Schloegel Design Remodel Heiman Development Co. Inc. Stevermer Company Inc. All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. AAS Restoration Inc. Mission Kitchen and Bath Brown Restoration Inc.

For an up-to-date listing of all Kansas City contractors with the CLC, CR, CKBR, CRS, CRA, GCP or UDCR designations, please call 913-362-8833.

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ee NARI members’ quality work and craftsmanship up close and personal at Kansas City NARI’s annual Remodeled Homes Tour.

Each year Kansas City NARI remodeling companies enter local remodeled homes in a weekend tour. These homes are located throughout greater Kansas City, from the Brookside area to the large lots/homes in Prairie Village to the suburbs of Overland Park and Lenexa. The tour is slated for April 30-May 1, 2011, with tour hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. You’ll see kitchen remodels, room additions, master bath remodels, basement finishes and much more! This is a great opportunity to see a remodeler’s work in a real home setting and meet the contractors, their staff members and some of the product suppliers in a finished remodeled home. For more Remodeled Homes Tour details and home locations, visit www.remodelingkc.com

Check Out Several Remodeling Projects BEFORE You Hire at the 14th Annual Remodeled Homes Tour, April 30-May 1, 2011

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REMY __ Remodel of the Year: Local Remodeling Projects Honored by NARI

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ansas City NARI announces the winners of the annual REMY Awards for 2010. The 23 remodeling projects completed by NARI professionals represent some of the highest-quality projects in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The NARI

REMY Awards is held annually to honor contractors for their craftsmanship, professionalism and commitment to excellence in remodeling. Entries for the 2010 program were judged on a 100-point system that included project overview, before-and-after photos, budget considerations, overall aesthetic appeal and communication with the homeowner. Winners had to score at least 85 points. All Star Awards were presented to those entries that achieved 94 or more points. Each entry included a homeowner survey that was worth 15 points. Homeowners judged the remodeling contractor in three areas—completion of contract, communication and finished product. Remodeling contractors from the Idaho NARI chapter judged the entries this year. Best of Show Awards were presented to four of the 23 projects. These four remodeling projects (seen on next page) were top winners in four categories, Under $75,000, $75,001-$150,000, $150,001-$250,000 and Over $250,000. Winners were chosen based on total points scored, and all four of the Best of Show projects scored 93 or more points.

Bath Remodel Under $30,000 Winner & All Star CHC Creative Remodeling Honorable Mention RARE Construction

Kitchen Remodel Under $40,000 Winner & All Star CabinetReface Kitchens & Baths Honorable Mention CabinetReface Kitchens & Baths

Lower-Level Finishes $50,000-$100,000 Winner & All Star City Wide Remodelers Inc. Honorable Mention & All Star Starr Homes LLC

Bath Remodel $30,000-$60,000 Winner CHC Creative Remodeling Honorable Mention Schloegel Design Remodel

Kitchen Remodel $40,000-$80,000 Winner & All Star RARE Construction Honorable Mention & All Star Mission Kitchen & Bath

Lower-Level Finishes Over $100,000 Winner & All Star CHC Creative Remodeling

Designs & Plans Winner & All Star Deatherage Home Designs Inc. Honorable Mention & All Star Design Connection Inc.

Kitchen Remodel $80,000-$120,000 Winner & All Star CHC Creative Remodeling Honorable Mention Mission Kitchen & Bath

Exterior Finishes Under $50,000 Winner & All Star Amazing Siding & Windows Honorable Mention & All Star All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding

Kitchen Remodel Over $120,000 Winner & All Star Schloegel Design Remodel

Interior Remodel $50,000-$100,000 Winner CHC Creative Remodeling

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Outdoor Living Over $100,000 Winner Architectural Craftsmen Room Additions $100-000-$250,000 Winner & All Star Schloegel Design Remodel Whole-House Remodel Under $250,000 Winner City Wide Remodelers Inc. Whole-House Remodel $250,000-$500,000 Winner Starr Homes LLC


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Best of Show Under $75,000 CHC Creative Remodeling Bath Remodel

Best of Show $75,001-$150,000 CHC Creative Remodeling Lower-Level Finish

Best of Show $150,001-$250,000 Schloegel Design Remodel Kitchen Remodel

Best of Show Over $250,000 Starr Homes Whole-House Remodel www.remodelingkc.com

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BUYER’S GUIDE A listing of area professionals by their expertise Appliances Factory Direct Appliance (913) 888-8028 Ferguson Enterprises (913) 752-5660 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Roth Distributing Distinctive Appliances (913) 310-0443

Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Roundtree Remodeling (913) 220-4015 Thompson Construction & Remodeling (816) 468-7426

All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures

Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184

Ferguson Enterprises (913) 752-5660

Architecture Deatherage Home Designs Inc. (816) 444-5466

Automated Lighting Control Integrated Electronics Inc. (913) 663-3366

Barbecue Equipment Midwest Fireplace (913) 764-5575

Basement Remodeling Aldrich Contracting Co. (913) 649-3544 ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Architectural Craftsmen (913) 963-2246 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Bradford Homes Co. (913) 384-9783 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 House & Renner Construction Inc. (816) 229-4853 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC (913) 492-5049 Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. (913) 897-2738 Mission Kitchen and Bath (913) 362-4242 MSC Enterprises Inc. (816) 510-6978 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171

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Bathroom Remodeling Aldrich Contracting Co. (913) 649-3544 ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Architectural Craftsmen (913) 963-2246 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Earthway Enterprises LLC (913) 221-9663 Franken-Polli Company (816) 756-3282 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 House & Renner Construction Inc. (816) 229-4853 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC (913) 492-5049 Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. (913) 897-2738 Mission Kitchen and Bath (913) 362-4242 MSC Enterprises Inc. (816) 510-6978 One Week Bath (816) 500-5055 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Roundtree Remodeling (913) 220-4015 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100 Thompson Construction & Remodeling (816) 468-7426

Bay Windows

Blinds & Shades

Cabinet Refacing CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms (913) 894-8455

Cabinet Refinishing Rusty’s Dandy Painting Inc. (913) 341-9125

Cabinetry & Design/Custom Altenhofen Cabinets Inc. (913) 369-9678 Cabinet Designs LLC (816) 262-0658 CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms (913) 894-8455 Cambridge Cabinetry Inc. (816) 795-5082 Casework Inc. (816) 472-7222 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 House & Renner Construction Inc. (816) 229-4853 Kitchen Design Gallery (913) 492-8887 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184

Chimney & Fireplace HearthMasters (816) 461-3665 Henges Insulation & Fireplace (913) 764-4600

Closets - Custom Kansas City Closet Co. (816) 333-1292 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184

Countertops Casework Inc. (816) 472-7222 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 Kansas Granite Mart Inc. (913) 362-8889


Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Sun Marble (913) 438-3366 Surface Center Interiors LLC (913) 422-0500 Top Master Inc. (913) 492-3030

Deck Supplier McCray Lumber and Millwork (913) 422-1300 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Decks Archadeck (913) 851-3325 Earthway Enterprises LLC (913) 221-9663 Outdoor Environments Inc. (913) 897-2706 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100

Design/Build ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Brown Restoration Inc. (816) 322-2600 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886

Doors All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Cornerstone Home Improvement Inc. (816) 737-0601 McCray Lumber and Millwork (913) 422-1300 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Dormers/2nd Floor Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333

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Drywall Construction Lee Drywall, Plaster & Stucco (913) 422-1991

Drywall Repair & Texturing Lee Drywall, Plaster & Stucco (913) 422-1991 Surface Service Inc. (816) 361-5063 The Drywall Doctor (913) 768-6655

Egress Windows, Wells & Walkouts Mark 1 Contracting LLC (913) 208-4632 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Electrical Service & Repair Arrow Circle Electric Inc. (816) 373-4888

Energy Audits All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Home Performance Services LLC (816) 746-0002 Renewable Efficient Energy by the Eric Kjelshus Group (816) 537-5100

Financing Capitol Federal Savings Bank (913) 652-2541

Fireplaces Henges Insulation & Fireplace (913) 764-4600 Midwest Fireplace (913) 764-5575

Floor Coverings Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 ProSource of Lee’s Summit (816) 524-8998 ProSource of Lenexa (913) 599-4488 Tile & Stone Warehouse (913) 432-7900 Weber Flooring (913) 469-5430 Wood Perfect Hardwood Floors Inc. (913) 384-9663

Garage Doors/Openers Overhead Door Co. of Kansas City (816) 221-0072 Raynor Garage Door of KC (913) 422-0441

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R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Green Remodeling Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Earthway Enterprises LLC (913) 221-9663

Handyman ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030

Hardwood Floors

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Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 ProSource of Lee’s Summit (816) 524-8998 ProSource of Lenexa (913) 599-4488 SVB Wood Floor Service Inc. (816) 965-8655 The Hardwood Floor Company (816) 305-0859 Weber Flooring (913) 469-5430 Wood Perfect Hardwood Floors Inc. (913) 384-9663

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City Wide Heat & Cooling Inc. (913) 384-6006 Renewable Efficient Energy by the Eric Kjelshus Group (816) 537-5100 United Heating Cooling & Plumbing Inc. (816) 761-5262

Heating/Stoves Midwest Fireplace (913) 764-5575

Home Automation Integrated Electronics Inc. (913) 663-3366

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DataUnite (816) 421-7783 Factory Direct Appliance (913) 888-8028 Integrated Electronics Inc (913) 663-3366 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) City Wide Heat & Cooling Inc. (913) 384-6006 Renewable Efficient Energy by the Eric Kjelshus Group (816) 537-5100


Insulation All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Henges Insulation, & Fireplace (913) 764-4600

RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 The Decorative Touch Ltd (913) 888-1388

Kitchen Remodeling Insurance Products American Family Insurance (913) 341-1002

Insurance Reconstruction AllService Insurance Restoration (816) 786-8080 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Brown Restoration Inc. (816) 322-2600

Interior Decorating Design Connection Inc. (913) 851-8776 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200

Interior Design Deatherage Home Designs Inc. (816) 444-5466 Orion Design (816) 729-6288

Aldrich Contracting Co. (913) 649-3544 ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Architectural Craftsmen (913) 963-2246 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms (913) 894-8455 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Deatherage Home Designs Inc. (816) 444-5466 Earthway Enterprises LLC (913) 221-9663

Franken-Polli Company (816) 756-3282 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 House & Renner Construction Inc. (816) 229-4853 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC (913) 492-5049 Kitchen Design Gallery (913) 492-8887 Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. (913) 897-2738 Lyon Construction + Design LLC (913) 236-5966 Mission Kitchen and Bath (913) 362-4242 MSC Enterprises Inc. (816) 510-6978 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Roundtree Remodeling (913) 220-4015 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100 Thompson Construction & Remodeling (816) 468-7426 Top Master Inc. (913) 492-3030 Listings continued on next page

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Light Fixtures/Fans Ferguson Enterprises (913) 752-5660 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200

Marble/Granite/Limestone/Slate Eddie Cummings Tile Inc. (816) 918-4807 Sun Marble (913) 438-3366 Sunderland Brothers Tile & Stone (913) 894-5515 Tile & Stone Warehouse (913) 432-7900 Top Master Inc. (913) 492-3030

Moldings/Millwork Kansas City Millwork (913) 768-0068

Outdoor Kitchens Factory Direct Appliance (913) 888-8028

Painting Contractors Paint Pro Inc. (913) 685-4089 Pileggi & Reid Painting (913) 681-9945 Rusty’s Dandy Painting Inc. (913) 341-9125

Patio Covers R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Patio Enclosures AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling LLC (816) 421-5433

Plumbing Contractors United Heating Cooling & Plumbing Inc. (816) 761-5262

Porches Outdoor Environments Inc. (913) 897-2706

Railing & Columns R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

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Remodeling Designs & Consulting CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 Kitchen Design Gallery (913) 492-8887 Orion Design (816) 729-6288 The Decorative Touch Ltd (913) 888-1388

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Aldrich Contracting Co. (913) 649-3544 ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Bradford Homes Co. (913) 384-9783 Brown Restoration Inc. (816) 322-2600 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Franken-Polli Company (816) 756-3282 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 House & Renner Construction Inc. (816) 229-4853 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC (913) 492-5049 Lyon Construction + Design LLC (913) 236-5966 MSC Enterprises Inc. (816) 510-6978 Owens Remodeling LLC (913) 322-2837 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Repairs Unlimited (913) 262-6937 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Schloegel Design Remodel (816) 361-9669 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100 The Hardwood Floor Company (816) 305-0859 Thompson Construction & Remodeling (816) 468-7426


Restoration CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Owens Remodeling LLC (913) 322-2837 The Hardwood Floor Company (816) 305-0859

Roofing Bordner Installation Group (816) 358-2102 Brown Restoration Inc. (816) 322-2600 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Room Additions ALH Home Renovations LLC (913) 384-0030 Brackmann Construction Inc. (816) 318-4147 Bradford Homes Co. (913) 384-9783 Built by Design (913) 782-6311 CHC Creative Remodeling (913) 438-6933 Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC (913) 362-9333 City Wide Remodelers Inc. (816) 942-1993

CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Country Club Builders (816) 358-4662 Franken-Polli Company (816) 756-3282 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC (913) 492-5049 Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. (913) 897-2738 Lyon Construction + Design LLC (913) 236-5966 MSC Enterprises Inc. (816) 510-6978 RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100

Screened/Year-Round Porches Archadeck (913) 851-3325 CMC Remodeling Inc. (816) 361-2627 Earthway Enterprises LLC (913) 221-9663

R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. (913) 897-5886 Roundtree Remodeling (913) 220-4015

Shower Doors Henges Insulation & Fireplace (913) 764-4600

Siding AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling LLC (816) 421-5433 All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Bordner Installation Group (816) 358-2102 Cornerstone Home Improvement Inc. (816) 737-0601 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 Johnson County Siding & Window Co. Inc. (913) 782-2878 Kent Mohler Exteriors LLC (816) 628-4049 McCray Lumber and Millwork (913) 422-1300 Paint Pro Inc. (913) 685-4089 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353 Roach Brothers Construction Inc. Listings continued on next page (913) 897-5886

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Siding Suppliers/Manufacturers

Award Winning Cabinetry

Great American Building Materials (816) 221-3220 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Solariums/Sunrooms AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling LLC (816) 421-5433 Archadeck (913) 851-3325

Solid Surfaces Casework Inc. (816) 472-7222 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 Sunderland Brothers Tile & Stone (913) 894-5515 Top Master Inc. (913) 492-3030

Storm Doors/Windows All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Stucco & Stone Bordner Installation Group (816) 358-2102 Johnson County Siding & Window Co. Inc. (913) 782-2878

Tile Contractor Eddie Cummings Tile Inc. (816) 918-4807 McLoughlin Tile & Stone (913) 207-7160

Tile/Ceramic Tile

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Eddie Cummings Tile Inc. (816) 918-4807 Nebraska Furniture Mart (913) 288-6200 ProSource of Lee’s Summit (816) 524-8998 ProSource of Lenexa (913) 599-4488 Sunderland Brothers Tile & Stone (913) 894-5515 Tile & Stone Warehouse (913) 432-7900 Weber Flooring (913) 469-5430

Universal Design/Accessibility

CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS

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RARE Construction Inc. (816) 931-6171 Standard Improvement Company (816) 931-7100


Wallpaper Removal Surface Service Inc. (816) 361-5063

Water Damage Restoration AllService Insurance Restoration (816) 786-8080

Window Coverings Regarding Kitchens (913) 642-6184 The Decorative Touch Ltd (913) 888-1388

Window & Door Repair All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Roundtree Remodeling (913) 220-4015

Window Contractors AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling LLC (816) 421-5433 All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. (913) 262-4380 Bordner Installation Group (816) 358-2102 Cornerstone Home Improvement Inc. (816) 737-0601 Heiman Development Co. Inc. (816) 942-0000 Johnson County Siding & Window Co. Inc. (913) 782-2878 Kent Mohler Exteriors LLC (816) 628-4049 Paint Pro Inc. (913) 685-4089 Rhino Builders Inc. (913) 722-4353

Window Suppliers/Manufacturers Great American Building Materials (816) 221-3220 Kansas City Millwork (913) 768-0068 McCray Lumber and Millwork (913) 422-1300 R.J. Wholesale Inc. (816) 994-3720

Wood Rot Repair Paint Pro Inc. (913) 685-4089 Pileggi & Reid Painting (913) 681-9945

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Know the Facts…Keep Your Home Lead-Safe The EPA requires remodelers be certified to work in pre-1978 homes he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)

T

can insist on having the certified renovator test for the

Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) regulations took

presence of lead and then the certified firm must give

effect April 22, 2010, requiring remodelers working in

homeowners a copy of the test results within 30 days of

homes built before 1978 to follow practices designed to

the completion of the RRP work. The following is a checklist for homeowners living in pre-

minimize the exposure of residents to lead hazards. According to a report by the President’s Task Force

1978 homes:

on Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children,

approximately 24 million pre-1978 U.S. dwellings are at risk

EPA.

for lead-based paint hazards. In light of these prominent

health risks, contractors must go through an eight-hour

has documented the training of the work crew and is

training class to certify at least one person to supervise the

supervising the work being completed in the home.

renovation of target housing (pre-1978) homes, and the

contracting firm must be a certified firm with the EPA if

at all times.

they intend to work in pre-1978 homes.

Verify that your contractor’s firm is registered with the Verify at least one person is a certified renovator and

Know that these certifications are accessible at the jobsite Firms must post signs before renovation begins, clearly

Lead training through an accredited program consists

defining the work area and warning occupants and other

of six hours of educational learning on the dangers of

persons not involved in renovation activities to remain

lead and required lead-safe practices as identified by the

outside the work area.

EPA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

Development (HUD). The remainder of the day includes two hours of hands-on training __ the procedure of setting up

Make sure you understand and sign the EPA’s “Renovate

Right” brochure. ●

Remove all belongings from the immediate area of the

the containment area, improved cleaning methods, cleaning

renovation.

verification test and the disposal of hazardous materials.

Finally, certification is provided pending a written exam.

taped 6 feet beyond the perimeter of surfaces undergoing

Contractor firms that intend to work in pre-1978 homes

Notice if your contractor is using plastic sheeting that is

renovation; reusable cloth coverings are not acceptable.

are required to register with the EPA. Both the certified firm

registration and the certified renovator supervision are

dust contamination.

required under the RRP rule. Note that states are able to

require more stringent criteria in addition to the EPA’s

to remove lead particles.

criteria, and homeowners should be aware of the laws in

their state by contacting the Public Health’s Lead Division.

wearing disposable suits to minimize exposure to lead.

Contractors are required to document the lead-safe work

Renovators should clean up and mop daily to minimize Contractors must use HEPA vacuums and/or wet-mopping Depending on the scope of the project, renovators may be All contaminated materials should be placed in heavy

practices used during the project and keep those documents

duty plastic bags before your contractor disposes of them.

on file for a minimum of three years after completion. The

EPA’s “Renovate Right” brochure must be signed by the

eligible for a fine of $37,500 per day.

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Remodeling

KC

General Remodeling Tips to Shave Your Budget

B

e creative. There are often multiple solutions to accomplish

Good floor covering is important. It ties one room to another

a design objective, some more expensive than others.

and provides visual consistency. Familiarize yourself with the

Discuss various options with your contractor. If all the room really needs is a facelift, make changes with paint as opposed to structural changes. Changing the color

prices of various flooring materials to make the best decision for your home. To get you started, vinyl or laminate flooring is less expensive than wood, tile or slate.

of a room can revitalize it. Heavy or textured wallpaper can

Use existing floor covering if it is still in good condition. If

work wonders as well. You can save money by wallpapering a

the kitchen has old vinyl flooring, there may be a hardwood

slightly damaged wall rather than replacing it. Faux painting or

floor underneath that could be sanded and refinished, avoiding

other textured, decorative painting techniques also can hide

the need for an entirely new floor.

minor damage or irregularities that flat paint won’t. Attempt to keep windows in their existing places during a remodeling project as a cost–savings endeavor.

Consider your cabinet options carefully. Some that are easy to add include tilt front doors, spice racks and slide-out wire baskets. However, if you decide to wait, make certain that the option you want will be available and can be added after

Finding Space

installation. Note of caution: Waiting will cost you more in the

One alternative is to borrow space from a neighboring room

long run. Adding new cabinets often requires installing a new

(called space reconfiguration). A great place to steal space for

floor. Refacing existing cabinets also can be a major savings in

a bathroom expansion is from the linen closet. You can make

any kitchen remodel.

up some of the lost storage by finding small spaces in between

Consider stenciling on the backsplash instead of using tile.

wall studs for small niches or built–in shelves.

Laminate countertops are the least expensive choice among

You also can try borrowing space with optical illusions. To transform a small bath, install a bow window or a skylight. Vaulted ceilings can be a nice touch, too. If you are going to expand outside the existing home, consider a small bump out of two to four feet. This may allow

solid surfacing, tile and granite. You can dress it up with wood or tile trim for a more innovative look. Connect fluorescent light fixtures to the existing ceiling fixture box instead of installing new recessed lighting, which may require a new ceiling because of recessed features.

you to cantilever the floor joists and eliminate the need for excavation and foundation.

In the Bathroom

Whenever you are adding new space to a home, have a

Consider reglazing a tub instead of replacing it, especially if it

heating/cooling contractor determine whether your existing

is still in relatively good condition. This can save you more

heating/air conditioning system can accommodate and

than half the cost of a tub replacement.

heat/cool the extra space.

Cultured marble sheets are a good economic choice for tub surrounds instead of ceramic tile. Marble sheets also are easier

In the Kitchen Should you decide to purchase new appliances, choose energy-conscious models for a reduction in your utility bills. Maintain present location of major fixtures, appliances and utilities relative to the plumbing, gas and electrical outlets. This could even apply to the location of the telephone. Moving

to clean. If you are adding a large jetted tub to your project, consider adding a water heater dedicated to that tub. A large jetted tub can hold up to an average of 75 gallons or more, which can easily overextend your existing water heater. When revamping yesterday’s bathroom to fit with today’s

plumbing, wiring and jacks can be expensive.

homeowners’ expectations for luxury, familiarize yourself

Faucet caution: The price variances in faucets reflect the various internal and external features. Always choose a faucet with replaceable internal parts. You won’t have to replace the entire faucet if it breaks.

with the latest options in home spa advancements. One such indulgence is an electric warming system beneath your new stone or tile floor.

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Remodeling

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A New Approach to Universal Design

A

home remodel should be a project that provides benefits

lazy susan or rollout drawers, can make pots and pans

for many years to come. One way to get the most out

accessible to anyone. Bathrooms planned with universal

of your long-term investment is by incorporating elements

design in mind have walk-in showers with no steps, a

of universal design, according to the National Association

bench in the shower and hand-held showerheads. Installing

of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Universal design is an

plumbing fixtures closer to the outside of the fixture is more

approach to the design of products and environments that

accessible. Removing lower vanity cabinets creates much-

makes them easy and comfortable for everyone, regardless

needed knee space for people in wheelchairs. Overall, there are seven basic principles to universal

of age, ability or situation. As the boomer generation ages and lifestyle needs

design that homeowners should keep in mind, according

change, more professional remodelers are helping

to NARI:

homeowners modify their existing homes to accommodate

Equitable Use: The design accommodates any type of user.

universal-design standards. Even if you’re not sure you need

Flexibility in Use: The design may be used by people with

some of these features right now, it's often easier and less

a wide range of abilities.

costly to plan ahead for future needs than to remodel later.

Good design takes time, and anyone can think about how their home can be more accessible for everyone,

Simple and Intuitive Use: Design is easy to understand

and “figure out.” ●

Perceptible Information: The design itself communicates

including visiting grandparents, young children, and persons

efficiently to the user.

with temporary or permanent disabilities.

There are many features you can install into an existing

Tolerance for Error: The design is safe and minimizes

consequences of accidents. Low Physical Effort: The design can be used without

homes to make it more user-friendly. For example, in the

kitchen, make sure there’s plenty of clearance between

strenuous exertion.

counters and pantries. Clever storage solutions, such as a

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throughout the KC metro area; however,

some contractors only work in certain parts of the metro. The map shows the local counties to reference the contractor work areas by checking each contractor alphabetically listed on pages 32-47. If a contractor has listed J, the company will work in any county located on the map. Some

Reference Work Area (if indicated) under alpha listing of contractors. J = able to work in any metro county on map

contractors might not have work areas listed.

BLUE LISTING INDICATES ADVERTISER CONTRACTOR SERVICE PROFESSIONALS in alpha order A.R.C. Construction LLC Lynda Larimer 2300 Main, Ste. 900, Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 763-4272, Fax: (800) 975-5310 www.arcconstruction.com Remodeling contractor

Alenco Inc. Allen Erskine 16201 W. 110th St., Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 438-1902, Fax: (913) 438-1908 www.alenconline.com Siding, windows and sunrooms

AAA Lifetime Exterior Remodeling LLC / pg. 24 Bruce Brosko 6219 N. Oak, Kansas City, MO 64118 Phone: (816) 421-5433, Fax: (816) 421-3531 www.aaalifetimeexterior.com 20 year old company, specializing in the exterior of your home, windows, siding, sunrooms

ALH Home Renovations LLC Allen Harris, CR 2200 W. 75th St., Ste. 102, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 384-0030, Fax: (913) 384-0095 www.alhhomerenovations.com A,B,C,E Award-winning remodeling and design company

AAS Restoration Inc. Stephen Storts, CR 3131 Wheeling Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129 Phone: (816) 861-1550, Fax: (816) 861-1056 www.aasrestoration.com A,B,C,D,E,F Fire, smoke, water and mold restoration, contents packout

All-Weather Windows, Doors & Siding Inc. / pg. 36 Kim Blake 5410 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66205 Phone: (913) 262-4380, Fax: (913) 262-4381 www.allweatherKC.com J Install windows, doors, siding, Andersen products, full-service repair shop

ABC Seamless Siding Dale Oyer Sr. 2918 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 561-0000, Fax: (816) 561-0019 www.abcsiding.com J Seamless steel siding, custom steel trim, tilt-in replacement windows, lifetime warranty __ 47 years in business

AllService Insurance Restoration Jeff Whalen P.O. Box 46928, Kansas City, MO 64188 Phone: (816) 786-8080, Fax: (816) 587-6700 www.firewaterhelp.com J Fire/water damage __ roofing __ estimating

Aldrich Contracting Co. Dave Aldrich 9801 W. 106th St., Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 649-3544, Fax: (913) 649-3544 www.aldrichcontracting.com J Professional remodeling, centered on quality and service

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Altenhofen Cabinets Inc. / Inside Back Cover Damian Altenhofen 20426 Woodend Road, Linwood, KS 66052 Phone: (913) 369-9678, Fax: (913) 369-9626 www.cabinetsforlife.com J Fine, handcrafted cabinets...for the way you live

Amazing Siding & Windows Corey Wilcox 11248 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 661-0900, Fax: (913) 322-0651 www.amazingsidingkc.com J Acrylic-insulated siding, fiberglass, wood windows by Marvin Applause Custom Sight & Sound Jim Evans 16230 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66085 Phone: (913) 498-1183, Fax: (913) 469-9868 www.applausetheater.com J Home theater, lighting control, automation, whole-house audio and video systems Archadeck / pg. 36 Steve Folsom 9801 W. 131st St., Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: (913) 851-3325, Fax: (913) 814-8372 www.archadeck.com J Design/build, custom decks, porches, sunrooms Architectural Craftsmen Joe and Mary Thompson 10312 Walmer, Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 963-2246, Fax: (913) 341-9718 www.archcraftsmen.com J Remodeling focusing on architectural detailing and superior craftsmanship Armstrong Kitchens Kristeen Armstrong-Scott, CKD 9310 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 642-3337, Fax: (913) 642-7892 www.armstrongkitchens.com Complete kitchens from design and specifications to installation Listings continued on next page


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Arrow Circle Electric David Cleary 7801 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138 Phone: (816) 373-4888, Fax: (816) 373-1699 arrowcircle@sbcglobal.net J New construction, remodel, fire/water restoration and service

Bordner Installation Group Jerry Fleenor 11950 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138 Phone: (816) 358-2102, Fax: (816) 358-8379 jerry.fleenor@bordnerinstall.com J Exterior home improvement contractor, roofing, stucco, windows and siding

Built by Design Mike Schwartz 318 N. Overlook St., Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 782-6311, Fax: (913) 764-5285 www.builtbydesignkc.com E Custom remodeling of basements, kitchens, baths, room additions

Ashley-Lavender Builders LLC Terri Ashley 18830 Quivira, Spring Hill, KS 66083 Phone: (913) 592-4156, Fax: (913) 649-2397 www.ashley-lavender.com E Award-winning remodelers with over 30 years experience

Borger Construction Todd Borger 5105 W. 84th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 927-9492, Fax: (913) 381-2408 todd@borgerconstruction.com Trim carpenter since 1988

Buss Contracting & Remodeling Inc. Brad Buss 9933 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64131 Phone: (816) 268-2877 www.buss-remodeling.com B,C,D,E,F Your last call for basement remodeling!

Atchison Construction Inc. Dale Campbell 306 Commercial, Ste. B, Atchison, KS 66002 Phone: (913) 367-4365, Fax: (913) 367-3249 www.atchisonconstruction.com E,F,G,H Visit atchisonconstruction.com for more information Atronic Alarms Nell Mathews 8220 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 362-0000, Fax: (913) 492-0601 www.atronicalarms.com J 28 years experience, security, fire, home automation, CCTV, access control, locally owned and operated Bath & Kitchen Showroom LLC Benita Brewer 9216 Bond St., Overland Park, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 339-8446, Fax: (913) 451-4527 www.b-ks.com J Kitchen, bath, home office, closet design, finishes, installation Bednar Interiors Inc.- Remodeling & Design Hank Bednar 12611 W. 76th St., Lenexa, KS 66216 Phone: (913) 962-7733 bednarinteriors@everestkc.net E 23 years experience, kitchens, basements, trim, painting, tile Bennett Home Improvement Inc. Weston E. Bennett, GCP 708 NW RD Mize Road, Ste. 5, Blue Springs, MO 64015 Phone: (816) 564-1251, Fax: (816) 988-8349 www.webennettinc.com J We do what we say we will. We do it when we say we will. Better Business Bureau Dave Buckley 8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 401, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 421-8188, Fax: (816) 472-5442 Consumer/business marketplace services/inquiries; complaints processed Bieber Engineering Technologies LLC Christopher Bieber 10650 W. 170th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 362-0772, Fax: (913) 685-2070 www.bieberengineering.com J Indoor air-quality testing, mold remediation, air-duct cleaning, asbestos removal, water-damage restoration

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Brackmann Construction Inc. / pg. 4 Bill Brackmann, CR 1418 N. Scott, Belton, MO 64012 Phone: (816) 318-4147, Fax: (816) 318-4138 www.brackmannconstructioninc.com B,C,D,E,F,G Remodeling, fire and water restoration, commercial and residential

Cabinet Clad Kitchen & Bath / pg. 1 Ryan Johnson 7914 Stateline Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66206 Phone: (913) 652-9799 www.cabinetcladkitchens.com J Superior Kitchen & Bath Remodeling for less

Bradford Homes Co. / pg. 39 David Unruh 21110 Mission Road, Bucyrus, KS 66013 Phone: (913) 384-9783, Fax: (913) 897-3077 www.bhckc.com E,I Remodeling with integrity and expertise since 1984

Cabinet Designs LLC Brian Dirks P.O. Box 82, Jamesport, MO 64648 Phone: (816) 262-0658, Fax: (816) 222-0630 www.cabdes.com J Fine custom design, build, finish, install

Brick Doctor Inc. Allyson Young P.O. Box 860845, Shawnee, KS 66286 Phone: (913) 499-0705, Fax: (913) 499-0708 www.brickrx.com J Installation and restoration of brick, block and stone

CabinetReface Kitchens & Bathrooms Mike Marusak, CKBR 10029 Perry Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 894-8455, Fax: (913) 894-8498 www.cabinetreface.com J Affordable kitchen and bathroom remodeling __ NARI award-winning remodeler

British Bob LLC Bob Field 8331 Beverly Drive, Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 980-6117 britishbobhandyman@yahoo.com Interior painting, the works and handyman services

Canaan Stone Works LLC Jerry Lee 4851 S. 13th St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 Phone: (913) 351-3500, Fax: (913) 351-3052 www.canaanstoneworks.com Fabricator of granite and quartz

Brown Restoration Inc. / pg. 27 Lloyd Brown, CR 702 Keen, Raymore, MO 64083 Phone: (816) 322-2600, Fax: (816) 322-2604 www.brownrestoration.com J Award-winning remodeling division; Timberline-certified roofing division

Castle Rock Remodeling Jim Hedges 13911 Century Lane, Grandview, Mo 64030 Phone: (816) 442-8900, Fax: (816) 214-8489 www.castlerockremodeling.com Remodeling contractor

Budget Blinds of Overland Park Jim Stoddard 300 SW Main St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Phone: (816) 554-7779, Fax: (816) 554-7783 www.budgetblinds.com Free consultation. Shutters, blinds, draperies, tinting all installed

Champion Windows, Siding & Patio Rooms Michael Duncan 7920 Marshall Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 541-8282, Fax: (913) 438-2471 www.championwindow.com J Sales and installation of custom vinyl replacement windows, patio rooms, porch enclosures, doors and siding

Buffalo Constructors LLC Tom Breshears P.O. Box 681225, Riverside, MO 64168 Phone: (816) 804-4134, Fax: (816) 587-8846 dad2trey@swbell.net A,B,C,E,F Experienced remodeling firm specializing in challenging remodeling projects, extensive damage repair and delicate restoration work

CHC Creative Remodeling / pg. 23 Kevin Transue, CR, GCP 15519 W. 84th St., Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 438-6933, Fax: (913) 322-2697 www.chccr.com J An award-winning combination: Creativity, Quality, Integrity Specializing in residential design/build remodeling


Chris Wooldridge Construction LLC / pg. 42 Chris Wooldridge 4810 W. 68th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 362-9333, Fax: (913) 362-9333 cwooldridge@kc.rr.com C,E,F Remodeling with attention to detail since 1980 City Wide Heating & Cooling Inc. Doug Duval 2824 Roe Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103 Phone: (913) 384-6006, Fax: (913) 384-5455 www.cwhc1949.com J “Heating and Cooling Kansas City Since 1949” City Wide Remodelers Inc. / pg. 37 Mike Brocato, CR, CKBR, CGR 9736 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 942-1993, Fax: (816) 942-3131 www.citywideremodelers.com A,B,C,D,E,F,I Full-service remodeling and design/build service since 1955

Cornerstone Home Improvement Inc. Brenda Walters 5056 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133 Phone: (816) 737-0601, Fax: (816) 313-9651 www.chi-kc.com J Affordable premium windows, doors, siding. Expert installation. Trusted, local, family-owned with 35 years experience Country Club Builders / pg. 21 Steve Atkins, CR, UDCR 10908 E. 72nd Terrace, Raytown, MO 64133 Phone: (816) 358-4662, Fax: (816) 743-9273 www.countryclubbuilders.com C,E,F An enjoyable remodeling experience Crider Carpet Mark Crider 8101 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Ste.100, Merriam, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 239-0751, Fax: (913) 239-0752 www.cridercarpet.com Flooring and window coverings

Claymark Homes Inc. Ben Hansen 2111 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 681-8147, Fax: (913) 685-3716 www.claymarkhomes.com J Vinyl or steel siding, window and door specialists

Custom Renovations Inc. Kenny Choikhit 4300 W. 98th St., Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 381-5222, Fax: (913) 381-5222 kennybuilds@yahoo.com Remodeling contractor

CMC Remodeling Inc. Charles Copeland, CKBR 6 W. 69th St., Kansas City, MO 64113 Phone: (816) 361-2627, Fax: (816) 361-2627 cmcremodeling@everestkc.net C,E Affordable full-service remodeling and design for over 30 years. Certified kitchen and bathroom specialists

Custom Siding & Window Solutions Joe Zuber 9016 N. Essex Drive, Kansas City, MO 64156 Phone: (816) 509-0960, Fax: (816) 734-2681 www.customsidingandwindows.com A,B,C,D,E,F,G Vinyl siding/windows/door specialist offering custom designs

Dan-E-Electric Danny Essary 7465 Deer Ridge, Shawnee, KS 66227 Phone: (913) 207-3880, Fax: (913) 745-7915 www.dan-e-electric.com J Electrical services for commercial and residential Danan Contracting Dan Koehne 1208 W. 70th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64113 Phone: (816) 985-9313, Fax: (816) 361-4046 www.danancontracting.com C,E Quality residential remodeling services, kitchen and bath specialty Deatherage Home Designs Inc. Billie Deatherage, CKD 205 E. 68th St., Kansas City, MO 64113 Phone: (816) 444-5466, Fax: (816) 361-4934 www.deatheragedesign.com A,B,C,E Remodeling designs, plans and finishes, certified kitchen designer Design Connection Inc. / pg. 18 Arlene Ladegaard, Allied Member ASID 10520 Barkley, Ste. 140, Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 851-8776, Fax: (913) 851-8734 www.designconnectioninc.com Award-winning interior design company specializing in remodeling, space planning and total home furnishing

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Dream Stone Creations Christopher Finley P.O. Box 28171, Kansas City, MO 64188 Phone: (816) 918-8549 www.dreamstonecreations.com A,B,C,E,F,G Interior painting, textures, drywall and plaster repairs Dyllan Construction Inc. / pg. 44 Meredyth Melcher 6010 NW 52nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64151 Phone: (816) 505-1077, Fax: (816) 505-2610 www.dyllanconstruction.com J Full-service remodeler and contractor Earthway Enterprises LLC Scott Kelley, CR, GCP P.O. Box 11114, Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 221-9663, Fax: (913) 544-1693 www.earthway.biz C,E Complete remodeler specializing in high-performance sustainable building Eddie Cummings Tile Inc. / pg. 38 Eddie Cummings 11708 Jefferson St., Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 918-4807, Fax: (816) 943-1237 eddiecummingstile@gmail.com J Installation of marble, granite, slate and tile Electrical Associates LLC Dusty Brown 8345 Monticello, Shawnee, KS 66227 Phone: (913) 825-2537, Fax: (913) 825-9861 dbrown@el-associates.com J For all your wiring needs Eric Gentry Home Remodeling Eric Gentry, CR 608 N. 9th St., Kansas City, KS 66101 Phone: (816) 728-7418, Fax: (816) 222-0424 www.ericgentry.com A,B,C,E,F Inspired design. Exceptional craftsmanship. Attention to detail every job, every time

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Farm & Home Builders Inc. Danny Oppenheim Sr. 234 NW Plaza Drive, Riverside, MO 64150 Phone: (816) 741-9437, Fax: (816) 741-6385 danoppen@aol.com J Free estimates, siding and windows, 32nd year Fountain Glass Inc. David de la Fuente 524 N. Lindenwood, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 764-6014, Fax: (913) 764-2915 david@fountainglass.com Four Seasons Sunrooms Pat Cavanaugh 821 SW Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Phone: (816) 524-2770, Fax: (816) 524-5345 www.leisurelivingkc.com J Serving the KC metro area for over 30 years, specializing in sunrooms, replacement windows and siding Franken-Polli Company John Franken 2617 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 756-3282, Fax: (816) 756-5685 www.frankenpolli.com J Remodeling professionals dedicated to making your project successful


FRB Contracting LLC Gerald Fornelli 10809 N. Marsh, Kansas City, MO 64157 Phone: (816) 520-5935, Fax: (816) 407-1385 www.remodel-kc.com A,B,C,E,F Complete design/build/remodeling and repair services G.A. Fischer Co. Gary Fischer 2909 W. 93rd St., Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: (913) 649-5783, Fax: (913) 649-5783 Remodeling contractor specializing in residential room additions and renovations

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Grandview Top Company 614 Main St., Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 763-5411, Fax: (816) 763-0149 www.grandviewtop.com Specializing in laminate, solid surface and quartz/granite countertops Granite Center Jerry Qiu 9060 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 492-3333, Fax: (913) 492-3330 www.granitecenterinc.com Granite fabricator Granite Transformations of K.C. Paul Whitaker 14125 Marshall Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 492-7600, Fax: (913) 492-7602 www.granitetransformations.com J Countertops, showers, tub surrounds, fireplaces, cabinet refacing Griffin Construction Co. LLC / pg. 5 Shane Griffin 1501 Burlington Ave., Ste. 208, North Kansas City, MO 64116 Phone: (816) 741-0222, Fax: (816) 741-0333 www.griffinconstructionkc.com J Full-service remodeling contractor Gutter Cover of Kansas City Doug Stacye 2125 SE 7th St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Phone: (816) 246-7881, Fax: (816) 246-7891 www.guttercoverofkc.com Solid heavy gauge aluminum guaranteed, affordable, proven, attractive Hall Custom Builders LLC Tracy Hall P.O. Box 25505, Overland Park, KS 66225 Phone: (913) 681-3373, Fax: (913) 681-2149 www.hallbuild.com C, E, F, G Remodeling contractor in business over 24 years Hastings Remodeling LLC Jim Hastings 20030 Nall Ave., Stilwell, KS 66085 Phone: (913) 915-8313, Fax: (913) 685-1772 C,D,E,F,I Specializing in fine interiors Hayes Company, The Mike O’Connell, CRS, GCP 1000 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 444-6352, Fax: (816) 861-8703 www.thehayesco.com J Insulation, energy audits, fireplaces, mirrors, shower doors and guttering

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HearthMasters / pg. 53 Marge Padgitt 1134 S. Pearl St., Independence, MO 64050 Phone: (816) 461-3665, Fax: (816) 461-2818 www.chimkc.com A,B,C,E, Design/build chimneys, fireplaces, masonry heaters, bake ovens, wood/gas furnaces, stoves. Chimney sweeping/inspections Heiman Development Co. Inc. / pg. 33 Greg Heiman, CR 635 E. 117th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64131 Phone: (816) 942-0000, Fax: (816) 942-0063 www.heimandevelopment.com C,D,E,F,H,I Since 1985, full-line residential and commercial remodeling Henges Insulation & Fireplace / pg. 45 Greg Kudrna 15640 S. Keeler, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 764-4600, Fax: (913) 764-4602 www.hengesinsulation.com J Market leader of all types insulation and fireplace products Home Performance Services LLC / pg. 22 Bill Kelley 2614 NW Woodland Road, Riverside, MO 64150 Phone: (816) 746-0002, Fax: (816) 746-0060 www.hps-kc.com A,B,C,D,E,F,G Energy audits __ general contractor House & Renner Construction, Inc. Harvey House 5403 W. 40 Highway, Blue Springs, MO 64015 Phone: (816) 229-4853, Fax: (816) 229-0486 www.houserennerconst.com C,D,E Award-winning/full-line custom remodeling

Integrated Electronics Inc. Keith Axe 9847 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 663-3366, Fax: (913) 663-2266 www.integratedelectronics.com J Kansas City’s largest premier home automation, home theatre and custom integrated systems provider.

Johnson County Siding & Window Co. Inc. / pg. 44 Bill Christie 1501 E. Sleepy Hollow Drive, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 782-2878, Fax: (913) 782-7572 www.jocosiding.com J Specializing in maintenance-free products and exterior design

J.E. Meyer Construction Co. John E. Meyer 214 NW Juniper, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Phone: (816) 373-8880, Fax: (816) 478-0215 www.jemeyerconstruction.com J Residential and commercial remodeling and design since 1977

JW McDowell Electric LLC Jeff McDowell 24111 S. Wild Goose Lane, Peculiar, MO 64078 Phone: (913) 915-3786, Fax: (816) 779-5555 jmcdowell@fairpoint.net Electrical subcontractor

Jericho Home Improvements LLC Lori Cummings 2826 Roe Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103 Phone: (913) 596-0000, Fax: (866) 580-6686 www.jerichohome.com Remodeling contractor Jerry M. Frese Construction Company LLC Jerry Frese 11155 Hubbard, Kansas City, KS 66109 Phone: (913) 721-1488, Fax: (913) 721-5239 www.jmfremodel.com E,G Complete home and office remodel since 1977 Jim Luke Construction Co. LLC / pg. 53 Jim Luke, CR 13401 W. 105th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 492-5049, Fax: (913) 438-1641 www.jimlukeconstruction.com C,E,F,G,I Since 1971, specializing in your remodeling needs

Kansas City Closet Co. / pg. 18 Bill Myers 6513 Railroad, Kansas City, MO 64133 Phone: (816) 333-1292, Fax: (816) 333-0212 www.kccloset.com J Custom closet and organization systems for 15+ years Kansas City Master Companies Inc. Dave Frey 13501 Arrington Road, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 763-1500, Fax: (816) 763-2867 www.kcmasters.com J Specializing in foundation and concrete repair Kansas Granite Mart Inc. / pg. 49 Bradley Boeck 5135 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 362-8889, Fax: (913) 362-8808 www.kansasgranitemart.com J From concept to creation, your full-line design center

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Karen L. Ecton Interior Design Karen Ecton, ASID 2230 W. 72nd Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 522-5347 www.karenectoninteriors.com J Professional interior design __ NCIDQ certified Kent Mohler Exteriors LLC Kent Mohler P.O. Box 286, Kearney, MO 64060 Phone: (816) 628-4049, Fax: (816) 628-6218 www.igotsiding.com A,B,C,E,F Voted “Best of Northland” in home exteriors. Serving KC since 1975 Kimball Tile & Stone LLC Shannon Kimball P.O. Box 1096, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Phone: (816) 935-9395, Fax: (816) 525-5213 www.kimballtilestone.com B,C,D,E,F,I Tile and stone installation and restoration

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Kitchen Design Gallery / pg. 6 Shawn McCune, CKD 13406 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 492-8887, Fax: (913) 492-8843 www.kitchendg.com J Unique, design/build kitchens by certified kitchen designer Kreative Driveways Inc. Tim Myers 14212 Melrose St., Overland Park, KS 66221 Phone: (913) 362-7550, Fax: (816) 943-1189 www.kckdi.com J Epoxy/stone overlays; over concrete for patios, pools, driveways and garage floors since 1980 Lee Drywall, Plaster & Stucco Tom Lee 7250 Martindale, Shawnee, KS 66218 Phone: (913) 422-1991, Fax: (816) 333-4885 tkglee@aol.com J Drywall, plaster, texture, new, remodel, repair Lifestyles Custom Homes & Remodeling Inc. / pg. 52 Scott Balentine, CR, CLC P.O. Box 24267, Overland Park, KS 66283 Phone: (913) 897-2738, Fax: (913) 897-7738 www.lifestylesdesignbuild.com C,E Remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements and room additions LifeWise Renovations Mike Dodd, MCR, CKBR, GCP 3500 W. 75th St., Ste. 100, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (816) 363-0600, Fax: (816) 363-2080 www.lifewiserenovations.com J Remodel for any life stage

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Manka Design/Build Inc. Grant Manka, GCP 6701 Granada Lane, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 515-9319, Fax: (913) 789-7568 www.mankadesignbuild.com C,E,F,H Remodeling contractor Marionix Inc. / pg. 39 Marino Aparicio 310 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 940-3634 www.marionixinc.com A,B,D,E,F,G,H,I Installer of marble and granite countertops

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Mark 1 Contracting LLC Mark Denning Sr. 13810 Meadow Lane, Leawood, KS 66224 Phone: (913) 208-4632, Fax: (913) 681-5921 mark@mark1contracting.com Professional remodeling contractor residential/commercial Mark One Electric Company Joe Privitera 909 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 842-7023, Fax: (816) 842-8955 www.markone.com Electrical contractor since 1974 McLoughlin Tile & Stone Mark McLoughlin 15415 W. 144th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 207-7160, Fax: (913) 782-5245 markmcloughlin01@gmail.com C,E,F Exceptional installations of glass, stone and ceramic tiles McNeill Renovation Co. Dave McNeill 10308 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 915-1400 www.davemcneill.com C,E,F “Transforming Our Clients’ Vision into Reality” Midwest Heating Cooling & Plumbing Jack Lambert/Bill Jones 13228 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 Phone: (816) 943-8400, Fax: (816) 943-8510 www.midwestheating.com C,D,E,F “Trust your air to the best, Midwest” Midwest Skylight LLC Jeff Ogg 11640 W. 90th St., Overland Park, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 492-2989, Fax: (913) 492-2662 www.midwestskylight.com J Dealer and certified installer for Velux Skylights Midwest Vacuums Sarah DeGondea 312 Green St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 Phone: (816) 265-0533, Fax: (816) 524-5449 www.kcvacuums.com Central vacuums and regular vacuums __ sales, service, installation Mission Kitchen and Bath / pg. 2 Al Felman, CKBR 5845 Horton, Ste. 2, Mission, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 362-4242, Fax: (913) 362-4200 www.missionkb.com A,B,C,E,F Award winning, certified kitchen and bath remodeler

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Noblit Didier Development LLC John Noblit 11 W. 77th St., Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 365-4997, Fax: (816) 444-3237 www.noblitdidier.com J New/remodel, Energy Star partner Olsen & Talpers Mel Talpers 920 Main, Ste. 1950, Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: (816) 421-2050, Fax: (816) 421-2153 mtalpers@kcmolawfirm.com Legal firm One Week Bath / pg. 11 Debby Allmon, CR 311 W. 80th St., Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 500-5055, Fax: (816) 361-3979 www.oneweekbathkc.com J Custom remodels. The way you imagined Orion Design / pg. 24 Elizabeth Goltz, CKD 700 E. 8th St., Ste. 5N, Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 729-6288, Fax: (816) 326-3401 www.designbyorion.com J Orion Design is an interior design firm specializing in kitchens, baths, interior architecture and project coordination Ostby Construction Inc. Neil Ostby 8421 Briar Lane, Prairie Village, KS 66207 Phone: (816) 217-6017 www.ostbyconstruction.com General contractor Outdoor Environments Inc. / pg. 35 Dick DeVuyst, CR 6920 W. 153rd St., Ste. A, Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: (913) 897-2706, Fax: (913) 897-8195 www.outdoorenvironments.com A,C,E,F,G,I Design/build decks, porches, patios, outdoor kitchens and 4-season rooms Owens Remodeling LLC / pg. 52 Michael Owens P.O.Box 3278, Shawnee, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 322-2837, Fax: (913) 322-8531 owensremodel@everestkc.net J Residential design, build and remodel

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Paint Pro Inc. Bill Ruisinger 6930 W. 152nd Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: (913) 685-4089, Fax: (913) 685-4941 www.paintproinc.net C,D,E,F,I Full-service painting, siding, window and repair contractor Palmer Electric Company Terry Chapman 6600 B Royal St., Pleasant Valley, MO 64068 Phone: (816) 415-2252, Fax: (816) 415-2253 www.peckc.com Electrical contractor

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Patrick Exteriors Robert Patrick 7914 Quivira, Ste. B, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 262-6824, Fax: (913) 541-2070 betsy@patrickexteriors.com Hand-painting, cement siding, roofing and windows Paul Davis Restoration Greg Marsden 14813 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 345-2700, Fax: (913) 345-2433 gmarsden@pdr-usa.net J Full-service restoration contractor: water, fire, mold, contents Performance Plus Homes Carol Blake Chyka 5165 W. 198th St., Stilwell, KS 66085 Phone: (913) 851-0732 www.performanceplushomes.net J Energy consultant Phoenix Renovation & Restoration Inc. Mark Heinze, CR 16250 Foster, Overland Park, KS 66085 Phone: (913) 599-0055, Fax: (913) 599-0053 www.kcphoenix.com J Insurance restoration/reconstruction, general contracting and plumbing

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Pileggi & Reid Painting Frank Pileggi 15615 Conser St., Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: (913) 681-9945 www.prpainting.net J Painting contractor PMI Midwest Paul Demo 18175 W. 156th St., Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 484-4288, Fax: (913) 712-8989 www.pmimidwest.com Framing/demolition subcontractor since 2001 and general contractor since 2009 Preferred Kitchens & Baths of Leawood Mike Mulich 2012 W. 104th St., Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: (913) 341-0111, Fax: (913) 341-1882 www.preferredcontracting.com B,C,D,E,F,I We treat your home like it was ours Quality Home Concepts LLC Frank Kent 701 E. 23rd St., Ste. G, Independence, MO 64055 Phone: (816) 694-1978, Fax: (816) 461-5164 www.qualityhomeconcepts.com A,B,C,D,E,F Full-service design and remodeling

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R3 Home Renovation LLC Bryce Wittenborn P.O. Box 22712, Kansas City, MO 64131 Phone: (913) 302-1063, Fax: (816) 268-1238 www.r3homerenovation.com Design/build contractor RARE Construction Inc. / pg. 25 Rae Person/Rose Middleton, CKBR 3333 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 Phone: (816) 931-6171, Fax: (816) 931-0511 www.rareremodeling.com A,B,C,E,F Award-winning design/build remodeling and custom homes Raynor Garage Door of KC Mike Guthrie 8235 McCoy St., Shawnee, KS 66227 Phone: (913) 422-0441, Fax: (913) 422-0105 www.raynorkc.com J Sales/service of garage doors and openers Rea Company Framing James Rea 14702 Pineview Drive, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 564-6388 reacompany07@yahoo.com Frame carpentry contractor

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Re-Bath of K.C. Brad Conner 7710 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 671-8827, Fax: (913) 671-8182 www.rebathkc.com J Experience, revive at Re-bath, the complete bathroom remodeler Regarding Kitchens / pg. 31 Bev and Bruce Gilbert 9980 Lakeview Ave., Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 642-6184, Fax: (913) 647-0785 www.regardingkitchens.com J Region’s largest kitchen, bath, appliance, remodeling showroom Renewable Efficient Energy / pg. 39 by the Eric Kjelshus Group Eric Kjelshus 25001 E. Outer Belt Road, Greenwood, MO 64034 Phone: (816) 537-5100, Fax: (816) 529-0501 www.ericsenergy.com C,D,E Indoor comfort problem solvers __ energy audits __ repairs Renewal by Andersen Tiffany Akers 7220 W. Frontage Road, Merriam, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 385-1300, Fax: (913) 385-1303 www.renewalbyandersen.com J Replacement windows and patio doors Renovation and Restoration Specialist Dan Thorman, CR 3212 W. 81st St., Prairie Village, KS 66206 Phone: (913) 341-2850, Fax: (913) 544-1153 rrs@kc.rr.com J Remodeling contractor Renovations, Etc. LLC Mike Pottinger, CR P.O. Box 6411, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Phone: (816) 246-5911, Fax: (816) 524-4218 www.renovationsetc.com A,B,C,D,E,F Residential and light commercial remodeling and construction

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Repairs Unlimited Inc. Craig Conner 1940 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS 66106 Phone: (913) 262-6937, Fax: (913) 262-6947 www.repairs-unlimited.com J Celebrating 25 years, your problem solvers!

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REW Enterprise Inc. R. Eric Wierman 24101 S. Wildgoose Lane, Peculiar, MO 64078 Phone: (816) 779-4918, Fax: (816) 779-4918 eric@homeenhancers.com J Full-service residential and commercial renovate or remodel. Rhino Builders Inc. / pg. 45 Terry Skilling, CR 1040 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103 Phone: (913) 722-4353, Fax: (913) 262-8047 www.rhinobuilders.com A,B,C,D,E,F,I Nationally recognized award-winning remodeler RM Contracting Inc. Rick Moseley 3901 W. 56th St., Fairway, KS 66205 Phone: (913) 208-6928, Fax: (913) 677-6326 rmose8@aol.com General contractor Roach Brothers Construction Inc. John Roach, MCR, CKBR 4405 W. 130th St., Leawood, KS 66209 Phone: (913) 897-5886, Fax: (913) 897-5886 johnroach@roachbro.com J Complete home certified remodeler, certified kitchen and bath remodeler Roundtree Remodeling Rick Bonnstetter 6610 Hedge Lane Terrace, Ste. 203, Shawnee, KS 66226 Phone: (913) 220-4015 www.roundtreeremodeling.com E Award-winning porches, basement finishing, bath/kitchen remodels Rusty’s Dandy Painting Inc. Rusty Davidson 7801 Chadwick, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 341-9125, Fax: (913) 385-7544 www.rustysdandypainting.com C,E Painting your world __ beautiful since 1976 Schloegel Design Remodel / pg. 11 Debby Allmon, CR 311 W. 80th St., Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 361-9669, Fax: (816) 361-3979 www.sdrkc.com C,E Original in design. Exceptional in execution Scovell-Wolfe & Associates Jim Scovell, CR 8035 Ward Parkway, Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 361-5959, Fax: (816) 361-3731 www.scovellwolfe.com C,E Residential remodeling since 1989. Award-winning kitchen additions, bathrooms, screened verandas and whole-house remodels Standard Improvement Company Robert Hellebuyck 1414 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 Phone: (816) 931-7100, Fax: (816) 932-4024 www.standardimprovement.com J Kansas City’s leading remodeler for over 60 years

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Starr Homes LLC / Inside Front Cover Gerry Starr P.O. Box 23505, Overland Park, KS 66283 Phone: (913) 663-4548, Fax: (913) 339-6117 www.starrhomes.net C,E NARI Regional Contractor of the Year. Remodels, additions and new homes Steed Remodeling Mike Steed, CR 300 W. 74th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 931-2585, Fax: (816) 931-6396 www.steedremodeling.com A,B,C,E A remodeling experience that will exceed your expectations! Steffen Custom Etching Doug Steffen 1027 NE Deerbrook Terrace, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Phone: (816) 726-0406, Fax: (816) 525-0383 www.steffencustometching.com A,B,C,D,E,F Glass and stone etching/carving Steve Scherer Construction Steve Scherer 411 N. 118th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Phone: (913) 721-1153, Fax: (913) 721-1153 ssconst@aol.com F Kitchens, baths, tile work, basement finishing Stevermer Company, Inc. Kim Stevermer, CR, CKBR 13816 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216 Phone: (913) 268-3714, Fax: (913) 268-3714 www.stevermercompany.com C,E Expert remodeling and repairs for over 30 years

Stratton Mechanical Services LLC Dennis Stratton 4821 Merriam Drive, Overland Park, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 485-0110, Fax: (913) 722-0129 www.strattonmechanical.com HVAC contractor Stucco Repair Specialists LLC Chuck Kincaid P.O. Box 6012, Leawood, KS 66206 Phone: (816) 510-6375 stuccorepair@hotmail.com Stucco contractor Surface Service Inc. Sid Lehrbaum 9725 Chadwick Drive, Overland Park, KS 66206 Phone: (816) 361-5063, Fax: (913) 648-4606 www.sids-surfaceservice.com J Wallpaper removal, walls and ceilings repaired SVB Wood Floor Service Inc. / pg. 43 Steven Brattin 13024 2nd Street, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 965-8655, Fax: (816) 965-8658 www.svbwoodfloors.com Hardwood flooring contractor Teague Electric Construction Inc. Courtney McRoberts 12425 W. 92nd St., Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 529-4600, Fax: (913) 529-4611 www.teagueelectric.com J Wired right on time

The Drywall Doctor David Postle P.O. Box 3232, Olathe, KS 66063 Phone: (913) 768-6655, Fax: (913) 768-6100 dpostle2@comcast.net J Drywall repair and texturing The Hamlin Company Inc. Tony Hamlin 12820 Grandview Road, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 210-8904, Fax: (816) 765-2224 anthonyhamlin@yahoo.com Subcontractor, painting The Hardwood Floor Company Ben Kimminau 14301 E. 96th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64139 Phone: (816) 305-0859 www.hardwoodfloorskc.com J Hardwood installation, dustless refinishing, restoration and customization The Remodeling Pro Steve Buschhorn P.O. Box 436, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (816) 763-8200, Fax: (816) 763-3807 www.theremodelingpro.com B,C,D,E,F Professional, bathroom, basement, kitchen, whole-house remodeling/design The Wilson Group Inc. Janet Wilson 1606 W. Main St., Greenwood, MO 64034 Phone: (816) 537-0212, Fax: (816) 537-0112 www.thewilsongroupinc.com C,E,F Family-owned general contractor located in southern Jackson County

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Total Home Pat Strand, CR 5801 Kessler, Merriam, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 227-4149 www.totalhomekc.com E Pick me! Pick me! Why? Because we’re awesome

Wilson Built Cabinets Summer Wedermyer 25141 Pressonville Road, Wellsville, KS 66092 Phone: (785) 418-2311, Fax: (785) 883-4125 www.wilsonbuiltcabinets.com Custom cabinetmaker

Touch of Distinction Colors & Design / pg. 43 Paul Helmer 3339 Harrison, Kansas City, MO 64109 Phone: (816) 931-9145 www.todkc.net J Color consultation, faux finishes, renovation planning, landscape design TrendStone LLC Greg Kivett 16041 W. 110th St., Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 599-5492, Fax: (913) 599-5641 greg@trendstone.net J Fabrication and installation of quartz, granite and marble

Wood Perfect Hardwood Floors Inc. Mick Davidson 7897 Mastin Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204 Phone: (913) 384-9663, Fax: (913) 649-2158 www.woodperfectfloors.com A, B, C, E, F Installation, sanding, cleaning hardwood floors 15 years strong. Best dust containment system in KC! Young Painting and Remodeling Paul Young P.O. Box 11533, Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (816) 507-9721 www.youngkc.com J Basement, kitchen, bath remodelers, also interior, exterior painting

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BNC National Bank Rick Hampton 7007 College Blvd., Ste. 330, Overland Park, KS 66211 Phone: (913) 221-6517 www.bncnationalbank.com Residential and commercial mortgage broker

Crowley Furniture Greg Crowley 1600 N. 291 Highway, Independence, MO 64058 Phone: (816) 781-8002, Fax: (816) 792-5298 www.crowleyfurniture.com Retail furniture stores

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Bovard Insurance Group Tony Andresen 6950 Squibb Road, Ste. 200, Mission, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 529-1130, Fax: (913) 529-1137 www.bovardinsurancegroup.com Independent commercial brokers specializing in business insurance

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Cambridge Cabinetry Inc. Eric Skultety 1051 NE Delta School Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Phone: (816) 795-5082, Fax: (816) 795-5087 www.cambridgecabinetry.net We design, build and install custom cabinetry

American Family Insurance / pg. 40 Cindy Jarvis 4121 W. 83rd St., Ste. 119, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 341-1002, Fax: (913) 312-8604 www.cindyjarvisagency.com Insurance for your business and/or personal needs

Capitol Federal Savings Bank / pg. 27 Suzan Goerz 9500 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207 Phone: (913) 652-2541, Fax: (913) 652-2539 www.capfed.com Your leading residential lender. An equal-housing lender

Andersen Logistics Ted Reyes 10625 S. Millstone Drive, Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 238-4082, Fax: (913) 814-0457 www.andersenwindows.com High-quality, low-maintenance Andersen windows and patio doors

Casework Inc. / pg. 26 Norman Morris/Ted Koppen 1749 Burlington, North Kansas City, MO 64116 Phone: (816) 472-7222, Fax: (816) 472-0131 www.caseworkinc.com J Distributor of kitchen and bath cabinets and countertops

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Century Marketing Inc. / pg. 40 Phil Steinle 5001 College Blvd., Ste. 108, Leawood, KS 66211 Phone: (913) 696-9758, Fax: (913) 696-9760 www.centurymarketinginc.com Marketing/ad agency/websites

AZEK Building Products Steve Banyas Phone: (913) 901-7645, Fax: (570) 207-9931 www.azek.com Low-maintenance trim, railing, decking products Bedrock International LLC Jeff West 9929 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219 Phone: (913) 438-7625, Fax: (913) 438-7626 www.bedrockintl.com Natural stone slabs, plumbing fixtures, tile showroom/warehouse Bledsoe’s Equipment Inc. Gordon Thompson 1300 NE Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 Phone: (816) 524-4222, Fax: (816) 524-4227 www.bledsoerentals.com Three rental locations to better satisfy your needs

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Kansas City Deck Supply Steve Alexander 6700 Wilson Ave., Ste. 102, Kansas City, MO 64125 Phone: (816) 241-8401, Fax: (816) 457-6065 www.kcdecksupply.com Everything for a deck. Service is the key!

Midwest Fireplace / pg. 46 Dave Lapine 1351-A W. 56th Highway, Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 764-5575, Fax: (913) 764-1792 www.midwestfireplacekc.com Largest selection of fireplaces in the Midwest

Kansas City Homes & Gardens / pg. 19, 56 Renee Demott 4121 W. 83rd St., Ste. 110, Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: (913) 648-5757, Fax: (913) 648-5783 www.kchandg.com Home and lifestyle magazine and custom publications company

MMI __ Travina Jeff Huffman P.O. Box 185, Holden, MO 64040 Phone: (816) 850-4167, Fax: (816) 732-5600 www.mastermarbleinc.com Architectural surfaces for today’s homes

Kansas City Millwork / pg. 51 Troy Beeler 1120 W. 149th St., Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 768-0068, Fax: (913) 768-8068 www.kcmillwork.com Full-line millwork distributor featuring Marvin windows and doors Kansas City Remodeling Show (Pat Riha Productions) Patrick Riha 4050 Pennsylvania, Ste. 141, Kansas City, MO 64111 Phone: (816) 931-4686, Fax: (816) 931-4782 www.patrihaproductions.com Produces KC Remodeling Show and Johnson County Home & Garden Show KCP&L Glenn DiFalco P.O. Box 418679, Kansas City, MO 64141 Phone: (816) 654-1893, Fax: (816) 654-1970 www.kcpl.com Utility company since 1882

Nebraska Furniture Mart / pg. 7 Jeff Rider 1601 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66111 Phone: (913) 288-6299, Fax: (913) 288-6263 www.nfm.com Lowest prices on furniture, flooring, electronics and appliances N-STOK Greg Coussens 9819 W. 67th St., Merriam, KS 66203 Phone: (913) 262-3200, Fax: (913) 262-1303 www.nstok.com Eco-flooring, bamboo, cork, recycled content, FSC hardwood Olympic Cabinet Company Doug Lytle 3909 Mission Road, Kansas City, KS 66103 Phone: (913) 722-5867, Fax: (913) 722-0817 www.olycab.com Manufacturer of cabinets

Kohler Company Torie Phillips Phone: (913) 633-1629 www.kohler.com Kohler Co. providing all plumbing products for the home

One Stop Decorating Center Steve Roellchen 12611 W. 62nd Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66216 Phone: (913) 631-0088, Fax: (913) 631-0108 www.onestopdecorating.com Kansas City’s first choice for interior decorating

James Hardie Building Products Shawn Sinclair 18963 W. 160th St., Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: (913) 674-6150, Fax: (913) 839-2056 www.jameshardie.com Siding wholesaler

Legendary Stone Aaron Toney 627 S. Cottage Ave., Ste. 203, Independence, MO 64050 Phone: (816) 836-9100, Fax: (816) 836-9101 www.legendarystonellc.com Stone fabricator

Overhead Door Co. of Kansas City Jason Wilmes 1120 Clay St., North Kansas City, MO 64116 Phone: (816) 221-0072, Fax: (816) 480-2650 www.overheaddoorkc.com Supplier and installer of Overhead Door Ribbon products

Kansas City Builders Incentive Group Linda Widau P.O. Box 13127, Overland Park, KS 66282 Phone: (913) 469-1991, Fax: (913) 469-1996 www.kcbig.net Incentive program for homebuilders/remodelers in Kansas City

Lowe’s Commercial Services Phil Puckett 4960 Roe Blvd., Roeland Park, KS 66205 Phone: (913) 261-1040, Fax: (913) 261-1041 www.lowesforpros.com Your home improvement store

Owen Lumber Co. Mike Hill 617 N. Scott, Belton, MO 64012 Phone: (816) 331-2211, Fax: (816) 331-9563 www.owenlumber.com J Full-line lumberyard and deck center

Kansas City Building Supply Inc. / pg. 41 Jay Waldenmeyer 7600 Wedd, Overland Park, KS 66204 Phone: (913) 962-5227, Fax: (913) 962-5244 www.kcbuilding.com Building materials supplier Kansas City Cabinet Supply Brian McBee 7068 W. 105th St., Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 649-3700, Fax: (913) 649-3703 brian@kccabinetsupply.com Design/sales/service of kitchen and bath cabinetry

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Manko Window Inc. Heidi Ernst 4363 S. 86th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74145 Phone: (913) 461-5756, Fax: (913) 390-6849 www.mankowindows.com Shower doors, windows, patio doors, all glass needs McCray Lumber and Millwork Gene Bosley 207 S. 9th St., Edwardsville, KS 66111 Phone: (913) 422-1300, Fax: (913) 422-1360 www.mccraylumber.com Kansas City’s full-line lumber and millwork supplier

Pacific Mutual Door & Window Co. Dennis Clark, CRA 1525 W. 31st St., Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 531-0161, Fax: (816) 531-2081 www.pacificmutualdoor.com “Quality products, delivered right and on time” Pella Products of Kansas City Allen Lisko 14107 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 492-7927, Fax: (913) 492-0632 www.pellakc.com Specializing in sales and service of Pella products Listings continued on next page


Kansas City Millwork Company serves the metropolitan area with over 75 years combined Marvin Windows and Door experience. Visit our showroom for a “hands-on”experience with one of our Marvin experts.

KANSAS CITY MILLWORK CO. 1120 W. 149th Street Olathe, KS 66061 913-768-0068 Fax: 913-768-8068 www.kansascitymillworkco.com ●


PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) Bill Munholland 14101 Norby Road, Grandview, MO 64030 Phone: (888) 776-7637, Fax: (816) 767-0564 www.pods.com Portable on-demand storage units ProSource of Lee’s Summit / pg. 42 Deborah Thompson 1150 SE Century Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Phone: (816) 524-8998, Fax: (816) 524-7668 www.prosourcefloors.com/leessummit Wholesale floor coverings; carpet, wood, ceramic and natural stone ProSource of Lenexa / pg. 42 John Shafer 8337 Nieman Road, Lenexa, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 599-4488, Fax: (913) 599-6507 www.prosourcelenexa.com Wholesale floor coverings: carpet, wood, ceramic and natural stone Quality Wood Products Kenny Ruehling 7400 E. 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64126 Phone: (816) 231-4601, Fax: (816) 231-4858 Premier manufacturer of custom cabinets R.J. Wholesale Inc. Barney Hite 930 Kent St., Liberty, MO 64068 Phone: (816) 994-3720, Fax: (816) 994-3727 www.rjwholesaleinc.com Wholesale supplier: vinyl and composite siding, decking, railing, replacement windows and doors and other maintenance-free building materials

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Roth Distributing Distinctive Appliances Jenny Huls 7930 Marshall Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214 Phone: (913) 310-0443, Fax: (913) 310-0663 www.rothdistributing.com Exclusive distributor of Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko and Best Schutte Lumber Co. Mike Payne 3001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 453-6262, Fax: (816) 753-7935 www.schuttelumber.com Distributor/supplier of quality lumber and specialty millwork Sun Marble / pg. 45 William You 9600 Dice Lane, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 438-3366, Fax: (913) 438-3377 sales@sunmarblekc.com Wholesale distribution importer specializing in residential and commercial Sunderland Brothers Tile & Stone Chris Bopp 14871 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 894-5515, Fax: (913) 894-5569 www.sunderlands.com Tile, stone, laminate, solid surface and sinks Surface Center Interiors LLC Craig Owsley 12800 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS 66218 Phone: (913) 422-0500, Fax: (913) 422-1103 www.sci-surfaces.com E,G Custom granite fabrication, kitchens, vanities, bars and more The Decorative Touch Ltd. Janine Terstriep 14111 W. 95th St., Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 888-1388, Fax: (913) 888-6999 www.decorativetouchltd.com Interior designer: consultations, furniture, accessories, rugs, carpet and tile The Marketing Department Sherri Becker 520 W. 103rd St., Ste. 215, Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: (816) 943-1919, Fax: (816) 943-8153 www.tmdkc.com Marketing consulting and promotional products

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The Sherwin-Williams Co. Rex Schugart Phone: (913) 381-0057 www.sherwin-williams.com Supplier of paint with 27 area locations TheHomeMag Chris Zinn 10625 Widmer, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 677-1708, Fax: (913) 273-0104 www.thehomemag.com/kc Home improvement magazine

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Tile & Stone Warehouse / pg. 52 Glenn Philips 5400 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 432-7900, Fax: (913) 432-7902 www.tileandstonewarehouse.com Tile, stone, carpet, hardwood. Huge selection and great price! TNG Field Services Dan Thurman 715 Armour Rd., Ste. 111, North Kansas City, MO 64116 Phone: (816) 931-4466, Fax: (816) 931-4496 www.tngfieldservices.com Environmental abatement contractor since 1998 Top Master Inc. / pg. 47 Rob Bauer 2844 Roe Lane, Kansas City, KS 66103 Phone: (913) 492-3030, Fax: (913) 492-3096 www.top-master.com Solid surface, granite, engineered stone countertop, fabrication and installation Tyrer Wholesale Floor Covering Jason Tyrer 12708 Reeds St., Overland Park, KS 66209 Phone: (913) 897-7323, Fax: (913) 851-0961 jasontyrer@aol.com All types of flooring, along with granite countertops Weber Flooring / pg. 44 Jerry Ratway 11400 Rogers Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: (913) 469-5430, Fax: (913) 469-8151 www.webercarpet.com Carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, vinyl and laminate flooring

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NARI’s 10-Step Program to Remodeling

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The General Contractor __ Many home-improvement

hen making improvements to your home, planning

ahead and taking it one step at a time is key. Home

projects may not require professional design services

remodeling, if done properly, can be painless and even

and can best be handled by the experienced contractor

fun. Remodeling is a decision that requires patience and

whose knowledge of materials and methods has been

planning. NARI suggests the following 10-Step Program

gained by years on the job. Even small jobs need careful

when remodeling:

planning and attention to details. The Design/Build Contractor __ Design/build is a concept

1

Assess your current situation. Make sure you

developed to benefit the homeowner by providing both

have the financial resources, time and patience

quality design and construction services within the same

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to undertake a remodeling project before you start.

2

general contracting company. A design/build contractor

Decide how long you intend to live in your present

will be able to see your project through from start to

home. If you plan on selling your home in the

finish, keeping design, engineering and budget in mind.

next few years, check the real estate comparisons for your neighborhood to see how much you can invest

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Allow plenty of time for the remodel. Keep in mind that possible delays may occur during the project

due to material shortages, weather and unforeseen

the home.

problems. Delays are especially common for special

3

Define the areas of the home you want to change.

orders and kitchen cabinets. Take these into account when

Have some idea of what you want the remodeling

creating a timetable with your contractor. An unrealistic

project to include and what rooms you would like to change before calling a contractor. Make a list of the rooms you would like to remodel as well as the reasons

time frame will only add to the difficulty and stress. S TE P

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in remodeling and still recoup those costs when you sell

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Hire a reputable, professional contractor. Horror stories abound from homeowners who have hired

for the changes. You may want to look through consumer

disreputable contractors. Choose a contractor who is

magazines for ideas. Depending on your need and the

insured, meets any local or state licensing requirements,

size and complexity of your intended remodeling project,

and is a member of a professional trade association such

there are several different options for you to explore to

as NARI.

begin your remodeling. The Architect __ Major remodeling projects require

structural work is involved or when the basic living

construction drawings for the purposes of defining a

area of a home is to be changed. Do not obtain your

contract and procurement of permits. In cases where your

own building permit. In most jurisdictions, the person

professional remodeler does not provide design services,

obtaining the permit is considered to be the contractor

you may wish to seek the assistance of a professionally

and is, therefore, liable if the work does not comply

trained architect. It is best to work with an architect

with local building codes. The complex elements of local

experienced in remodeling who is more sensitive to the

building codes and permits are familiar details to a

special challenges that remodeling represents.

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Create a realistic budget. Decide how much money

warranty is offered is clearly specified.

you can spend on home improvements before

the event a disagreement occurs. Arbitration can enable

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undertaking the project.

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Get

a

comprehensive

A binding arbitration clause is also a good inclusion in

proposal

from

your

contractor. This allows you to know upfront how

you to resolve disputes more quickly and effectively without costly litigation. Thoroughly review the entire contract and be certain

also include the types of products that will be used.

you fully understand it before signing it. Consider the

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much money the project will cost. The proposal should

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Get a signed contract before any work begins. The

scope of the project and make sure all items you've

contract should detail the scope of the project,

requested are included. Never sign an incomplete

start and approximate completion dates, a payment

contract and always be sure to keep a copy of the final

schedule, product types, and responsibilities of the

document for your records.

contractor and any subcontractors. The contract should

also include provisions for change order procedures,

complexity of your remodeling project is modified while

warranties and alternative dispute resolution clauses.

work is being done. The amendment should be agreed

Specify all materials. Your contractor should detail a list

Be sure to put all changes in writing if the scope or

upon and signed by both parties. Keep a job file including the contract, plans,

of all materials for the project in your contract. This

includes size, color, model, brand name and product.

specifications,

Study all required plans carefully. Insist that you

invoices,

change

orders

and

all

correspondence with the contractor. Request a contractor’s Affidavit of Final Release be

approve them and that they are identified in your written

contract before work begins.

provided to you at the time you make final payment.

Federal law requires that a contractor give you written

This is your assurance that you will not be liable for

notice of your right to, without penalty, cancel a contract

any third-party claims for nonpayment of materials or

within three business days of signing it, provided it

subcontractors. Tie payments to work stages. Avoid contractors

was solicited at some place other than the contractor’s place of business or appropriate premises __ your home,

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for instance.

up front. Contractors will usually split payments into

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who ask for the total cost or a large sum of money

Understand the financial terms. Make sure that the terms

percentages of the total cost of the project. These

are spelled out in the contract. The total price, payment

payments are typically tied to significant stages of the

schedule and cancellation penalty should be clear.

project, and payments are rendered as parts of the job

are completed. Kitchen remodels, however, often require

minimum of one year should be written into the contract.

a large amount of money at the beginning to cover the

The warranty must be identified as either “full” or limited.”

costs of ordering cabinets and appliances.

If it is a “full warranty,” all faulty products must be repaired or replaced, or your money returned. A “limited

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A warranty covering materials and workmanship for a

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Keep your perspective. Remodeling is disruptive to your normal household environment. It is

warranty” indicates all replacements and refunds of

important to take a deep breath, keep your focus and

damaged products are limited in some regard. The name

work toward the end result. If problems occur, talk to your

and address of the party who will honor the warranty

contractor about your concerns. Remember, remodeling

(contractor, distributor or manufacturer) must be

is fun, and before you know it, you'll have the dream

identified. Make sure the time period for which the

home you've always wanted.

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