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Homes of the Year 2017

Each year, we ask 417-land builders to submit their best work. That invitation unfailingly results in a diverse array of drop-dead gorgeous homes for us to drool over.

By Stephanie Towne Benoit

Nov 2017

417 Home 2017 Homes of the Year

Each year, we ask 417-land builders to submit their best work. That invitation unfailingly results in a diverse array of drop-dead gorgeous homes for us to drool over. This year’s batch of impressive projects was no exception. To help us determine the cream of the crop, we turned to Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois, who were blown away by the craftsmanship, expertise and creativity they saw on display in this year’s entries. Challenging as it was, the judges whittled down the nominations to a trio of top-notch projects with designs and features that set them apart from the pack, like dramatic floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, envy-inducing kitchens, gorgeous decks perfect for drinking in the surrounding scenery and much more. We delve into the backstory behind how these builders and their teams made their clients’ dreams a reality and what you need to know before diving into a custom home project of your own.

View the Winners

Category: $750,000 to $1 Million
Winning Builder: Thom Holman, Landmarc Homes

Category:  $500,000 to $750,000
Winning Builders & Designer: Keith McKee; Justin Adkins; Erica Lea Hendrix 

Category:  Less than $500,000
Winning Builder: Mike Harkins, Harkins Construction

Brandon AlmsCategory: $750,000 to $1 Million; Winning Builder: Thom Holman, Landmarc Homes

Lakeside Luxury

Category: $750,000 to $1 Million
Homeowners: Gary and Mickey Dorland
Winning Builder: Thom Holman, Landmarc Homes, 417-337-3907, landmarchomes.com

A fter relocating to 417-land in 2008, Gary and Mickey Dorland enlisted builder Thom Holman for a large, gorgeous home near Shell Knob. But another move was in order when the couple realized their life revolved increasingly around Branson. So, they called on Holman once more to execute a custom home on a spectacular lakeview lot the couple discovered. “We knew we were sizing everything down, and I wanted to leave them as happy when we built this house as when we built the first house,” Holman says.

Featuring a 60-foot drop, the lot presented special challenges and opportunities. For example, the steepness necessitated working with a professional surveyor and 3-D topographical maps to ensure the home’s stability and functionality. And the design—conceived by Jason Thompson of J.L. Thompson Design—showcases dramatic views from the main living space on the top floor, as well as the guest bedrooms on the floor below.

Although the vistas are stunning throughout the house, they are perhaps best admired from the central first-floor living space, where the kitchen, sitting area and dining space come together in an open floor plan. Featuring contemporary materials and colors juxtaposed with rustic elements like dark-stained woodwork, this stylish gathering place is one of the home’s main showstoppers. “When you walk in and your eye naturally goes right across the lake, and then you look the length of that room to the fireplace, you just go ‘wow,’” Holman says.

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Open Living Space 
With plenty of room and flexibility for entertaining, the main living area allows groups to gather comfortably. Thompson’s plans created some separation within the room with varying ceiling treatments. For example, there are rustic beams in a square tray above living room, and the ceiling above the dining area is vaulted to echo the shape of the dining table. Meanwhile, the kitchen is delineated by cool, contemporary pendant lighting.   

Rustic Fireplace
The dramatic fireplace provides an eye-catching focal point in the open, high-ceilinged living space on the first floor. It features a natural stone veneer with a concrete mantel that’s made to look like wood. That mantel material avoids fire hazards without sacrificing style. 

Contemporary Exterior
Modern touches like dark windows and natural materials like stacked stone are contrasted, mirroring the contemporary combination of elements inside the home. The distinctive exterior also features prairie-style elements like long, horizontal lines and a relatively flat-pitched roof with overhanging eaves that extend out roughly three feet. 

Porch Living
Home to comfy seating and a fire pit, this is one of three porches on the back of the house. Two others include an enclosed sunroom with nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and a screened-in porch where the homeowners can eat and enjoy the scenery without bugs hampering their comfort.

Master Bathroom
A main feature of the master bathroom is the large walk-in shower, which also has views of the lake. That view can also be enjoyed from a deck adjoining the bathroom featuring privacy screens and a hot tub. “They can walk right out of their bathroom, sit in their tub and look all the way down to the lake,” Holman says.

“Our home embraces the nature of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake. With lots of large windows, you can see the lake from most rooms. It is built high in the trees so it feels like a treehouse.”
— Gary Dorland
Brandon Alms Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen
The kitchen reflects the home’s balance of styles. For example, modern chrome cabinet pulls stand out from the rustic, dark-stained wood of the cabinetry. “The combination of the rustic trims and beams, along with the contemporary colors and chrome, really was awesome,” Holman says.

The Dorlands enjoy hosting friends and family, which was a key consideration in determining the layout and design of the kitchen. For instance, the kitchen has dual dishwashers for easy clean-up after get-togethers, plus a large quartz countertop allowing plenty of room for seating.

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Contemporary Comfort

Category:  $500,000 to $750,000
Homeowners: Julie Miller and spouse
Winning Builders & Designer: Keith McKee (MGM Properties, Inc., 2940 US Hwy 60 E., Republic, 417-831-5078, mgm-propertiesinc.com); Justin Adkins; Erica Lea Hendrix (1531 N. Commercial Rd., Suite B, Nixa, 417-633-3188, ericaleadesignstudios.com)

For Julie Miller and her husband, building a new house was all about creating a space that worked for their modern-leaning tastes and lifestyle, which includes frequent entertaining. To accomplish that, the couple assembled a team including builders Keith McKee and Justin Adkins, a family friend. The duo had worked together in previous years and linked up once more for this special project. “We just work well together, and we always have,” McKee says.

Architect Geoffrey Butler drew up the plans, which interior designer Erica Lea Hendrix honed and embellished based on the homeowners’ habits and design sensibilities. Creating 3-D project renderings was an important part of that process. “Renderings are a really important tool that we use at our firm to show the design and what we are dreaming up as far as how things will coordinate,” Hendrix says. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

Using that framework, Adkins and McKee brought the project to life, from mounting floating shelves to constructing a hidden Murphy bed to installing the jaw-dropping, waterfall-edge kitchen island. Although those and other features were challenging to execute and required countless hours of planning, the entire team relished the opportunity to unleash their creativity. “To me, it was a really special project because I think everybody really enjoyed doing something different,” Adkins says. “We all care a lot about what we do. It’s not just a job. We love what we do.”

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Rustic Modern
Builders Keith McKee and Justin Adkins worked closely with interior designer Erica Lea Hendrix and architect Geoffrey Butler to customize an open, functional space. Executed in a modern aesthetic that was warmed up with rustic materials, the home includes standout features such as the sleek, stunning fireplace and walls covered in reclaimed walnut. 

Welcoming Entryway 
Throughout the home, the team kept the color palette neutral for any of the fixed pieces and major bones, allowing punchy pieces to pop, like the urn and pretty patterned ottoman in the entryway. “In order for the room to not be drab, we added color in fabrics and in some accessories, and it really livened up the space,” Hendrix says.

Open Floor plan
The builders worked with Hendrix and Butler to ensure that the kitchen, dining area and living room flow together seamlessly and allow plenty of space for guests to congregate when the homeowners entertain. “The living room is so cozy,” McKee says. “It’s not overly large. But the kitchen and the living area together are large enough to handle more people. It has a nice flow.” 

Sleek Exterior
Inspired by a photo the homeowners liked, the exterior draws on the prairie style pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has long, clean lines thanks to a variety of elements like Norman brick, which has a slimmer shape than other types of brick. Every six courses, the bricks are pushed in about a half an inch, which adds an appealing visual element to the facade. “It has this nice, linear look,” Adkins says.

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Design Details 
Hendrix added pops of metallic in the kitchen and dining area with hammered metal light fixtures. “I believe that all light fixtures are like jewelry, and you dress a space like you would with jewelry,” Hendrix says of how these and other light fixtures were used to complement the design.

Dining Room 
A variety of floating elements are incorporated throughout the house, including the reclaimed pine floating shelves in the dining area. The shelves stand out against a backsplash of marble tiles. Featuring a basket weave motif, the backsplash runs up the entire wall. “It really made a statement,” says Hendrix. “Every wall is covered with something really important, and I love how it turned out.”

Island Seating
“One of the things everyone likes to do when the homeowners entertain is belly up to the island,” Adkins says. “People sit there and talk while they cook. Basically it’s a nice area where everyone can sit and hang out and just really have a good time.” Designed by Hendrix, that island features a waterfall edge and a floating stone kickboard. That and other elements were challenging to execute, which Adkins did through means such as incorporating steel into the structure.

“To me, it was a really special project because I think everybody really enjoyed doing something different.”
— Justin Adkins
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Powder Bath
Featuring a bold, dramatic geometric pattern, specialty Italian tile is a striking feature in the powder bath. “It just jumped off the page at me,” says Hendrix of the dazzling flooring. Imported from Italy, the tile took many months to arrive, and was particularly challenging for Adkins to lay out. “It was worth waiting for,” Hendrix says.

Multifunctional Space
Thanks to a Murphy bed tucked behind a raised-panel design, this stylish space is both an office and guest bedroom. “The Murphy bed was definitely a challenge,” Adkins says. “The idea was to basically conceal that for everyday life.” The homeowners’ daughter is in a wheelchair, so it was important to them that this and other rooms of the house be handicap accessible and wheelchair friendly so that all guests are comfortable.

The project includes rich details that were carefully chosen for maximum impact. For example, the team invested in a luxurious faux-crocodile wallpaper to blanket the wall that conceals the Murphy bed. “We spent money on wallpapers that were incredibly beautiful,” Hendrix says, citing the real cork on the walls in the entryway as another impactful selection.

Master Bathroom
The large, spa-like bathroom features clean, simple lines, which are complemented by materials that give the space dimension, depth and texture. For example, one wall has warm, rustic stacked stone, while another includes a combination of tiles, such as one of small interlocking hexagons. 

Stylish Touches
In keeping with the sleek, modern style on display throughout the house, most of the main features in the master bathroom are simple and neutral, with small touches giving the space a little extra flair. For example, Miller selected this group of eye-catching orbs to reflect the glow of the back-lit mirrors.

Brandon Alms

French Country with a Twist

Category:  Less than $500,000
Homeowners: Danny and Maddy Scanio
Winning Builder: Mike Harkins, Harkins Construction, 417-839-2243

A young, active couple, Danny and Maddy Scanio dreamed of having the perfect setup for hosting loved ones, whether for watching a Cardinals game, playing pool or simply having a meal together. So in 2015, the pair sought out Mike Harkins of Harkins Construction to make that dream a reality.

The first step was finding the perfect location—a cul de sac lot on Rivercut Golf Course’s 12th tee—and orienting the floorplan. “The biggest thing to overcome was getting that house on a cul de sac lot where it would be turned to face the fairway and get the views that they wanted,” Harkins says. Those views take center stage throughout the home. Tall windows frame the landscape in the open kitchen and great room. Those vistas, together with grand features like a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and rustic wood beams, set a striking scene. “It has a very impressive look,” Harkins says. 

Dreamed up by Maddy, the dining room’s coffered ceiling is equally as impressive. “They aren’t just boxes on the ceiling,” says Harkins of the ceiling’s contrasting panels and beams. “They were trimmed to the hilt, and to me that was a really outstanding feature.”

That feature is emblematic of the partnership between Harkins and the Scanios, who collaborated closely on numerous concepts throughout the project. “They were definitely very involved,” Harkins says. “A lot of the ideas came from them, and then we just tried to incorporate them into the floorplan and find places to make it work.”

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Great Room
When entering the home, guests see the great room as one of the first areas to come into view. Uniting the kitchen and dining room in an open floor plan, the showstopping space has several standout features, including a 16-foot-tall stone fireplace, rustic beams stretching across the ceiling and large windows looking across the deck and golf course. 

Master Bathroom
The soothing, stylish master bathroom balances style, comfort and function. For example, power outlets were installed in some of the drawers so tools like curling irons and blow dryers are ready to be used and cords can be conveniently tucked away. The shower features glass doors and floor-to-ceiling tile that resembles wood. Nearby is a freestanding tub that’s perfect for soaking and unwinding from a busy day. 

Master Bedroom
The richly decorated master bedroom is a restful retreat where the Scanios can escape and relax. A soft color palette serves as a backdrop for eye-catching details like a dramatic chandelier assembled from crystal and wrought iron. The same weathered hardwood flooring from the rest of the first floor extends into the bedroom. Stained and sanded to rustic perfection, the wood is coated with a clear veneer to smooth its surface.

Back Deck
Overlooking the 12th tee box, the back deck is 20 feet long and extends 14 feet. An ideal spot for eating or enjoying the scenery, the deck sits off the great room and has subtle embellishments like custom stone railing caps. 

Front Door Courtyard 
Having a welcoming porch was a priority for Maddy. “That was one of the features that she really wanted right from the get-go, so the depth of the house and garage were determined to make that courtyard work,” Harkins says. Guests enter that courtyard by passing through an antique gate and under a stone archway as they approach a stunning wrought-iron front door that’s embellished with hammered glass.

“Our favorite room in the house is probably our kitchen. We wanted to create a space that all of our friends and family could enjoy. You can take in all the views of the golf course, great room and dining room.”
— Maddy Scanio
Brandon Alms

Thanks to a large island with a massive, curved granite countertop and plenty of seating, the kitchen provides a comfortable gathering place for guests. The striking countertop is contrasted by cabinets made from dark, knotty cherry wood. Those cabinets feature 4.5-inch crown molding, which further elevates the space’s elegance and sophistication.

Deluxe Dining Room
Harkins installed an ornate coffered ceiling that Maddy had selected and designed for the dining room. One of Harkins’ favorite features in the house, the decorative ceiling gives the warm, inviting space additional visual interest and depth. “It’s different from anything I’ve ever done, and it turned out really well,” he says.

Decor Details
Maddy’s mother, Cindy Yates, who owns Springfield’s La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, helped the couple flesh out the home’s interior design, which strikes a balance between Old World elements and youthful, modern touches. For example, a large-scale pocket watch clock adds a touch of whimsy, while the great room’s leather furniture has a soft, neutral color palette, allowing other elements like the ceiling beams and hardwood floors to shine.

Builder Q & A

Thom Holman

Category: $750,000 to $1 Million

417 Home: How did you choose this contemporary, prairie-style design?
Thom Holman: Mickey, the homeowner, loved the contemporary look of some new homes, but didn’t want to go completely contemporary. So Jason Thompson and I worked together to come up with a mixture of that prairie style, which is a little bit of what they had before, and then bringing some contemporary features like dark windows into the equation. 

417: What challenges came up during this project?
T.H.: The steepness of the lot caused [challenges] not only in setting the house in and actually digging for the concrete foundation, but everything that happens on the backside of the house, from putting on siding to installing windows. You’re off the ground 30 to 40 feet. 

417: What did you learn during this project? 
T.H.: We went for 20 years building traditional–, French Country– and Craftsman–style homes. When somebody starts to talk to me about a house, my mind immediately goes to those styles and to colors I’m used to and I like. This house made me rethink how to be open to what customers are saying. Rather than falling into the trap of what I like and guiding them when they don’t know what they want, I like opening up to new ideas, materials and ways of doing things.

Justin Atkins & Keith Mckee

Category:  $500,000 to $750,000

417 Home: Talented people were essential to this project. How would you describe the team that worked on this house?
Justin Adkins:
It was a family of subcontractors. They are all craftspeople. I mean, they are artists.

417: What is your favorite room or feature?
Probably one of my favorite features is the walnut top in the half bath upstairs. I think that was really cool. It was harvested here locally. We had some Amish [craftsmen] build that for us. And the kitchen turned out just amazing.

417: What were your takeaways from this house?
Basically, to search for new ideas—to look outside of the box and think of things that someone hasn’t done before. Everything has been copied and done it seems like at this point, or at least we all think it has been. So honestly, just being able to search for new materials, new finishes and new ways of doing things that are different.

417: What is your favorite room or feature?
Probably one of my favorite features is the walnut top in the half bath upstairs. I think that was really cool. It was harvested here locally. We had some Amish [craftsmen] build that for us. And the kitchen turned out just amazing.

417: How did you make the home more energy efficient?

J.A.: The whole house has radiant floor [heating]. It’s split into three zones so you can basically control the temperature in the main common area, the master suite or the guest areas of the house. So they can keep their sleeping spaces comfortable, for example, versus unused areas of the house.

417: What were some challenging aspects of this project?
Keith McKee:
This was probably the most detailed house we’ve ever done. So, I would say that was probably the biggest challenge. 

417: Finding sources this home’s more unique elements was another challenge. How did that affect the process?
We had to wait on certain things to get in because they were coming in from all over the United States. They just weren’t here in Springfield. So trying to get things ordered and making sure they came in on time. It was a lot of phone calls!

417: What are you most proud of from this house?
[The style] is different than what we are used to building. So I think to me, it was just fun because it’s nice and challenging to do something different. I can’t say that I am most proud of one certain area; it’s more that I enjoyed doing something different.

417: What were some challenging aspects of this project?
This was probably the most detailed house we’ve ever done. So, I would say that was probably the biggest challenge. 

417: Finding sources for this home’s more unique elements was another challenge. How did that affect the process?
We had to wait on certain things to get in because they were coming in from all over the United States. They just weren’t here in Springfield. So trying to get things ordered and making sure they came in on time. It was a lot of phone calls!

Mike Harkins

Category:  Less than $500,000

417 Home: What was the biggest challenge you encountered during this project?
Mike Harkins:
It’s a cul de sac lot, so it’s very tight in the front and big in the back. So we tried to get the most footage we could. I worked with an architect and the Scanios to come up with a plan that would sit on that lot and be turned where they were going to be able to see down the fairway from the majority of the house. 

417: How did you make the home more energy efficient?
My biggest thing is seal off any air penetration. We do a combination of blown insulation and Isolene insulation where we seal off all of the pipes and wires and anything that goes to the outside, and all doors and windows. And of course we use the high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners. With the difference that you pay on the high-efficiency furnaces, they more than pay you your money back. 

417: What is the most gratifying part of building?
The satisfaction of hearing “that’s exactly what I had in my mind” when you are trying to take a home from paper or an idea. The homeowners have a visual of what they hope it looks like, and to hear them go “oh, that’s exactly what I had in mind” and how much they love the pieces, that gives you a good feeling.

Brandon Alms

Custom Homes 101

With a custom build, the design possibilities are endless, but the process can seem daunting. We talked with custom home experts to shed some light on how to have a successful project that results in the home of your dreams. 

Choose Your Team
To select the right professionals, builder Rick Ramsey of Ramsey Building Company (201 N. Main St., Nixa, 417-725-5545) recommends reviewing builders’ portfolios and asking for current and past clients that you could speak with. “It’s important to know that they’ve got a good overall track record with customers,” Ramsey says.

Consider Interior Concepts Early
If your team includes an interior designer, Arianna Stanley Mueller, an interior designer with Slone Architects (1200 E. Woodhurst Dr., Suite J-100, Springfield, 417-887-4575), advises including them in the early planning stages. “Whether you are remodeling or if you are doing a new construction and building from scratch, including your interior designer in the planning stage makes sure that the whole team is on the same page design-wise from the very beginning of the project,” she says. 

Research Ideas
Use sources like Houzz, Pinterest and magazines to share concepts you like with your builder. “Gather information that would help me to better understand some of the things that you like and why you like them,” Ramsey says. 

Budget Wisely
Talk openly with your team about the financials of the project and be sure to leave a little budgetary wiggle room for any changes or additions that may arise down the line. “What I would recommend is, on the budget estimate process, that there is area of cushion,” Ramsey says.

Think Ahead
Allow your team the time to carefully consider every aspect of the project before jumping ahead. “Plan enough time for planning,” Mueller says. “A smooth project is a well-planned project. And a budget-friendly project is one that makes changes on paper, not in the field. It’s a lot less expensive and time consuming to move a wall on paper than it is to move one after it’s been built."

Find Your Priorities 
Your priorities may affect the progression of the project and the order of the steps that need to be taken, so highlight the features or elements that are most important to you. “If you know from the beginning that you have found the most fabulous bed that you will ever find in your life, and you absolutely want that one, the benefit of working on a new construction home or even a remodel is that you can custom tailor that room to that piece of furniture,” Mueller says. 

Celebrate Progress
Ramsey recommends reviewing selections and celebrating accomplishments with your team along the way to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel and look forward to the final product. “It at least allows you to check off items and have closure to some of those areas,” he says. “That closure tends to relieve the pressure to some degree.”

Meet the Judges

Meet the members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois we asked to judge the contest. 

David Padgett
Padgett Building & Remodeling, Swansea IL, 618-236-7073
David Padgett started working summers as a laborer when he was a teenager and became full-time in 2007. He has taken on the responsibility of carrying the family-owned business that has been serving the St. Louis–Metro area since 1992 into a second generation. Padgett oversaw remodeling projects on two air force bases and after that success, became General Manager of the company in 2011. He was introduced to the HBA of Greater Southwest Illinois as a child through his father and is now currently serving as the president.

Joe Lanahan
Joe Lanahan Construction Services, Troy IL, 618-667-2209  
Joe Lanahan grew up with a hammer in his hand. Working with his father since 1967, he learned subdivision development, heavy equipment operations and residential home building. In 1982, he began his own construction company, building light commercial and custom residential homes. In Lanahan’s 35 years he has been a pillar in the Troy Community and in the building industry in Madison and St. Clair counties. Lanahan has been a member of HBA since 2007, serving on the Executive Board, Board of Directors and currently as First Vice President. 

Mark Vogt
Vogt Builders, Waterloo IL, 618-939-8016
Mark Vogt, owner of Vogt Builders, specializes in new homes, land development and remodeling. Building homes for over 30 years has made Vogt Builders a trusted residential developer and home builder in Waterloo, Illinois. Mark’s high level of involvement within the community and the HBA is indicative of his character and reputation. Mark has been a proud member of the HBA of Greater Southwest Illinois since 2002, served as 2010 President and currently holds the title of Officer Representative Director.

Home Resource Guide

French Country with a Twist

Plans: Jeff Updegraff, Ozark, 417-860-9532

Electrical: Sechler Electric, 1925 E Phelps St., Springfield, 417-864-5389

Plumbing: Edge Supply, 5665 S. Campbell, Springfield, 417-889-7082, edgesupply.com

HVAC: Rick's Heating & Air, 2107 E. Central Ct., Springfield, 417-865-3583

Cabinets: Bill's Custom Woodworks, 5965 W. Farm Rd. 54, Willard, 417-742-3338, billscustomwoodw.com

Countertops: Vermillion Flooring Co., 1207 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, 417-862-3785, vermillionflooring.com

Hardware: Herrman Lumber Company, 1917 S State Highway MM, Springfield, 417-862-3737, herrmanlumber.com

Door/Windows: Herrman Lumber Company, 1917 S State Highway MM, Springfield, 417-862-3737, herrmanlumber.com

Carpet: Discount Dave’s Carpet & Flooring, 1759 James River Rd., Ozark, 417-731-4112, discountdavescarpet.com

Tile: Discount Dave’s Carpet & Flooring, 1759 James River Rd., Ozark, 417-731-4112, discountdavescarpet.com

Stone: Fraley Masonry, 2726 North Biagio, Ozark, 417-582-1715, fraleymasonry.com

Wood Floors: Signature Floor Coverings, Inc., 384 Redbud St., Rogersville, 417-753-7771, signaturefloorcoverings.net
Custom Woodwork: Tony Newman Construction, LLC, Ozark, 417-839-0242

Beams: Heartwood Lumber Sales, 6701 Selmore Rd, Ozark, 417-443-2322, heartwoodlogon.com

Paint/Painter: Bruce Rudolph, A-1 Painting, Nixa, 417-234-1200

Appliances: Metro Appliances & More, 3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, metroappliancesandmore.com

Garage Doors: Renner Supply Garage Doors 3252 N. Glenstone Ave., Suite B-100, Springfield, 417-833-1201, rennersupply.com

Landscaping: Scapes Lawn Care & Landscaping, 345 Center Rd., Ozark, 417-581-2565

Furniture/Interior Design: La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 1737 E. Independence St., Springfield, 417-883-3820, la-z-boy.com

Architectural Moldings: Tony Newman Construction LLC, Ozark, 417-839-0242

Lighting: Better Living Store, 2401 E. 32nd St., Suite 16, Joplin, 417-626-9600, betterlivingstore.com

Audio/Visual: Interactive Home Systems, 4319 S. National Ave., Suite 300, Springfield, 417-830-8400

Lakeside Luxury

Designer: Jason Thompson, J.L. Thompson Design Group, 966 Bear Creek Rd., Walnut Shade, 417-334-3582, jlthompsondesign.com 

Electrical: Rob Burke, Proserve Electric, 291 Ozark Rd., Ridgedale, 417-239-5874

Plumbing: Teddy Thompson, Affluent Plumbing, 175 Rolling Acres Rd., Reed Spring, 417-239-5874

HVAC: Ed’s Heating & Cooling, 110 Major Rd., Hollister, 417-334-1207, edsheatandcool.com

Cabinets and Wood Flooring: Sandi Broyles, Cabinet & Design Source, 566 D Gretna Rd., Branson, 417-337-5440, cdsbranson.com

Countertops: Luke Fast, Fast Granite and Marble, 3277 East Hwy 76, Branson, 417-559-3727, fastgranitemarble.com

Windows, Doors, Interior Doors, Plumbing Fixtures, Moldings, Hardware: Distinctive Home Products, 255 Financial Drive, Suites B and C, Hollister, 417-334-8211

Window Coverings and Treatments: Best Dressed Windows, 262 Deano Rd., Branson, 417-334-5671

Carpet and Tile: Becky Aschwege, Stoneridge Flooring Design, 1550 North Main St., Nixa, 417-242-6364, stoneridgecarpets.com 

Exterior and Interior Masonry: Daniel Welsh, Shell Knob, 417-236-3425

Custom Woodwork: Keith Steele, Steele Trimworks, Inc., 1440 St. Hwy 248, Suite Q-253, Branson, 417-527-0500
Paint/Painters/Decorative Paint Contractor: Kevin Lauer, SML Painting, P.O. Box 434, Kimberling City, 417-849-6897

Landscaping: Ralph Smith Yardsmith, 606 Eureka Ave., Berryville, Arkansas, 870-423-3536

Furniture: Jacque Pitts, Brashears Furniture, Shepherd of the Hills Expy., Branson, 417-337-5028, brashears.com 

Lighting Fixtures: The Light House Gallery, 218 S Commercial St., Branson, 417-334-2175, thelighthousegallery.com

Drywall: Mark Wolfe, Wolfe Drywall, Harrison, Arkansas, 870-577-1979

Exterior Siding/Soffitt/Fascia: Danny Wausilak, Nixa Window & Door, 65 Brianwood Ln., Kimberling City, 417-840-0770

Exterior Railings: Nate Brook, Forsyth Welding, Forsyth, 417-263-6283

Concrete Flatwork: David Rice, Super Concrete, Galena, 417-337-1152

Foundation Walls: Donnie and David Miller, Blevins Foundation, Ozark, 417-268-8099

Excavation and Utilities: Matt Beard, Beard Excavating, Hollister, 414-294-4034

Lumber/Construction Supplies: Meeks Lumber, 155 Stonetree Ln., Branson, 417-334-3193, meeks.com

Exterior Stone: Fraley Masonry, Ozark, 417-582-1715, fraleymasonry.com

Framing: Brian McNew, Ozark, 417-234-5608

Contemporary Comfort

Architect: Geoffrey Butler, Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, 319 N. Main St., Suite 200, Springfield, 417-865-6100, brpae.com

House Staking/Site Plan: Global Precision Surveying, LLC, Republic, 417-883-0330

Waterproofing: Advanced Foundation Coatings, Inc., 1534 S. Hidden Valley Rd., Clever, 417-583-2114

Excavation: Randy Cox Excavating, 9501 N. Farm Road 123, Willard, 417-742-4284

Curb Cutting: Coring & Cutting of Springfield, Inc., 2074 James River Ct., Nixa, 417-725-4534

Foundation: Langley Foundations, LLC, 161 Jace Rd., Billings, 417-880-9880

Concrete: ACI Concrete Placement, 1223 N. Farm Rd. 123, Springfield, 417-863-9090, aciconcreteplacement.com
Eaton’s Concrete, Clever, 417-830-1919

Rock/Stone/Aggregate (materials): Capital Sand/Springfield Aggregate Supply, 6725 US Hwy 60, Republic, 417-864-9871, capitalsandcompany.com
Conoco Quarries, Inc., Springfield, 417-831-7622, concocompanies.com
Leo Journagan Construction Co., Inc., 3003 E. Chestnut Expy., Suite 1200, Springfield, 417-869-7222, journagan.com

Rock/Stone/Aggregate (labor): Jeremy Cox, Willard, 417-207-2883

Framing: Bingham Construction LLC, Rogersville, 417-848-0272

Light Fixtures: The Light House Gallery, 4113 S. National Ave. Springfield, 417-889-1088, thelighthousegallery.com

Steel Beams/Metal Supplies: Design Fabrication, 2144 E. Blaine St., Springfield, 417-869-8585
Arrowhead Decks & More, 735 S. State Highway UU, Chadwick, 417-634-2183

Crane Service: J. White, 1395 E. Farm Rd. 80, Springfield, 417-833-9444

Roofing: David Orrell, 367 Hwy M, Humansville, 417-339-1720

Brick/Stone (materials): Acme Brick, 2325 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, 417-883-0502, acmebricktileandstone.com
Fraley Masonry, 2726, N. Biagio, Ozark, 417-582-1715, fraleymasonry.com

Countertops: Unique Tile, 1364 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-725-5515, uniquetile.com

Closet System: National Home Products, 2726 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-731-3220, nhp-spfd.com

Brick/Stone (labor): Rivera Masonry LLC, 841 E. Morningside, Springfield, 417-849-8286

Doors (exterior): Jamerson Doors, 615 N. Rogers Ave., Springfield, 417-866-4033, jamersondoor.com

Doors (indoor and barn door): Stephan Yosup, Ozark, 417-569-5403

Handrails: Advanced Welding & Ornamental Iron, 651 S. Kansas Ave., Springfield, 417-886-8032, advwelding.com

General Labor: Heirloom Homes & Design, Nixa, 417-840-8376
Matt Marxmiller, Springfield, 417-496-6594
RDS Services, Strafford, 417-209-4462
Richard Autterson, Springfield, 417-423-0120
DCS Custom Framing, Strafford, 417-838-7398

Fireplace Insert: Meek’s, 1511 Mt. Vernon St., Springfield, 417-862-5595, meeks.com

Drywall Installer/Finisher: David Spicer, Ozark, 417-581-5610
Conrad Drywall, Inc., 121 Willoughby Rd., Clever, 417-830-3994

Finish Carpentry: Matt Rushing, Rushing Finish Carpentry & Millwork, 349 S. Timber Hill, Nixa, 417-766-4506
Mike Smythe, Rogersville, 417-766-2588

Flooring (material): Unique Tile, 1364 N. Kelly Ave., Nixa, 417-725-5515, uniquetile.com
The Carpet Shoppe, 1827 E. Seminole, Springfield, 417-883-6455, thecarpetshoppe.com
Classic Wood Floors, 523 W. Plainview Rd., Springfield, 417-882-7666, classicwoodfloors.com

Flooring (labor):  Modern Tile Surfaces Construction, LLC, Ozark City, 417-293-1610

Sanitation: BWI Sanitation, Brookline, 417-869-6666, bwisanitation.com
Republic Services, 2115 W. Bennett St., Springfield, 417-268-1246

Landscaping: Anderson Excavating & Trucking, Inc., 5321 S. Deer Meadow Ln., Republic, 417-860-5844
Nature’s Rain, Springfield, 417-882-0303