Homes of the Year: Behind the Build

We’re giving you an inside look into the details behind the 2021 Homes of the Year. A lot goes into making these award-worthy homes a success. Here’s a selection of the companies that can help you make your home magazine-worthy too!

Dec 2021

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Photos by Starboard and Port
Photos by Starboard and Port
Photos by Starboard and Port
Photos by Starboard and Port

Mouery’s Flooring

2516 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield | 417-883-4720

Mouery’s Flooring is thrilled to have worked with Weber Home & Land on this beautiful $1 Million to $1,999,999 Home of the Year. They’d like to congratulate Bryon Weber and his entire team on the amazing job and recognition!

In this award-winning home project, Mouery’s Flooring provided a variety of beautiful, high quality flooring options including:

Hardwood Flooring: A European White Oak engineered hardwood floor was used throughout most of this home. Hand-crafted, 4-mm thick veneer, with UV-oil cured finish allows the look of an aged, oil-rubbed floor with the durability and toughness of a urethane-finished floor.

Carpet: A high-performance nylon carpet by Fabrica, having a reputation for quality craftsmanship and exquisite style, was chosen for the bedrooms. The classically-styled, striated-pattern of this carpet lends timeless beauty to each room.

Luxury Vinyl Hardwood Plank: A water-proof wood-look flooring was used in the basement. This 20-mil embossed and registered, rich-toned product shows graining, knot-holes and groves you can feel!

Mouery’s Flooring is a locally-owned flooring store that has been the source for all things flooring in 417-land since 2006. They simplify the floor-buying experience by providing a no-pressure, commission-free showroom. They offer installation and all types of flooring including hardwood, carpet, vinyl, laminate, engineered hardwood, carpet tile, commercial flooring and area rugs. They are happy to offer free in-home estimates. Visit their showroom and experience the difference!

Home with doors designed by Brookline
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Brookline Doorworks

308 W. Lakewood Street, Springfield | 417-883-3667

Brookline Doorworks is owned by Kevin and Christine Howell and has been operating since 1984. Brookline is a local, family-owned business, and Kevin and Christine show up and put in the work there every single day.

Brookline’s technicians are known for completing timely repairs in a hurry; after all, no one wants to wait around when the garage doors aren’t functioning properly. But repairs aren’t all that Brookline offers 417-landers!

Brookline Doorworks has a showroom on South Campbell Avenue in Springfield, where customers can visit Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They offer both residential and commercial garage door sales, replacement and service for all garage door needs.

They are a dealer for CHI and Clopay Garage Doors, along with Liftmaster Garage Door Openers.

Customers can get involved in the design and coloring of their garage doors. This gives an even more personal touch to the doors for the customer. That’s exactly how Brookline Doorworks got involved with the $1 Million to $1,999,999 Home of the Year.

The homeowners visited Brookline’s showroom and designed the look they wanted to achieve. Then, Brookline’s wood workers applied wood over the traditional garage doors for an overlay, and installed them.

Photos by Starboard and Port and Chris Killingsworth Photography
Photos by Starboard and Port and Chris Killingsworth Photography
Photos by Starboard and Port and Chris Killingsworth Photography

American Glass

2801 N. Le Compte Road, Springfield | 417-866-8361

American Glass is proud to have been the glass provider for three of this year’s 417 Homes of the Year. American Glass is a locally owned and operated company that was founded in 1978. They offer a full range of architectural glass products for residential and commercial applications.

Each of the winning three home projects they serviced was highly customized and unique. The biggest challenges were determining the look and functionality desired by the builder and owner, combined with measuring, fabricating the glass and installation to meet everyone’s expectations. American Glass is inspired by the trust and confidence that the three highly talented home building contractors have in them, and are grateful to be part of bringing each homeowner’s vision to fruition.

In the $2 Million or More award winning home by builder Travis Miller Homes, LLC, American Glass created the glass stair railing, six frameless shower enclosures and mirrors. In the $1 Million to $1,999,999 home by builder Weber Home and Land LLC and the Less than $500,000 home by builder Rhoads Design & Construction, they were responsible for the glass shower enclosures and incredible bath mirrors.

“The stair glass railing and the number of custom shower enclosures in the home by Travis Miller Homes, LLC was remarkable,” says American Glass owner Aaron Day. “It’s not typical to see that much interior custom glass work in one home. Congratulations to all three builders for being honored in 417's Homes of the Year!”

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Botanico of the Ozarks

13763 W. Farm Road 124, Ash Grove, 417-751-2348

Botanico of the Ozarks loves the Ozarks, and their goal is to keep it beautiful.

They clearly contributed to that goal with their involvement in the $1 Million to $1,999,999 Home of the Year, with builder Weber Land and Home LLC. For this project, they contributed landscaping design, irrigation and rock work. In fact, they utilized natural boulders and worked around the existing landscape, not harming it and blending in the new. They were truly inspired by not only the architecture of the home, but also by the lay of the land.

Botanico of the Ozarks is a one stop shop. They can do all of the landscaping, from the initial design to full completion, even carrying on with maintenance if desired. In just over two years, they’ve grown from 12 to more than 50 employees! Visit their website to see a complete list of possibilities for your landscaping needs.

Photos by Global Image Creation
Photos by Global Image Creation
Photos by Global Image Creation

Cabinet Concepts by Design

4123 N. State Highway H, Springfield | 417-725-3400

Cabinet Concepts by Design would like to express their sincere gratitude to have worked with such talented designers and builders on this year’s Homes of the Year, including the Best Renovation/Restoration with Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling, the $2 Million or More home with Travis Miller Homes, LLC, and the $1 Million to $1,999,999 home with Weber Home and Land LLC.

Cabinet Concepts has served the community for the past 12 years, specializing in custom cabinet and closet design and manufacturing for both new construction and remodels in the tri-state area. Their team consists of talented designers and craftsmen, and their business is built on the tradition of using beautiful, high-quality materials, expert craftsmanship and time-tested cabinet building practices.

Interested in working with Cabinet Concepts by Design? They design around your style, creating a space that feels good, works well and impresses. They supply their handcrafted cabinetry from the most desirable raw materials available, including beautiful woods, exotic veneers, laminates and more. They’re ready to help you create the most beautiful living spaces with handcrafted custom-made cabinets in any room in your home.

Of course, every great project begins with a welcoming conversation. Cabinet Concepts by Design is ready to talk. Give them a call today.

Photos by BR Photography

Fahrlander Custom Homes, Inc.


Jeff Fahrlander built his first house in 1997 and began building full time in 2003. His residential home building company Fahrlander Custom Homes Inc. has now been in business for 20 years.

Fahlander is known for focusing on the details. For example, in his award winning $500,000 to $999,999 Home of the Year built in Hickory Hills, trees from the property were used in order to construct the front door, the island top and the main dining table for the home.

It’s extras like these that put Fahrlander at the top of his field. He has his own cabinet shop, and that allows him to offer homeowners exceptional details and intricate work that they’re wanting without the extra cost of outsourcing the work.

For this project, the biggest challenges for Fahrlander were the details inside of the home. “This is a new and unique style for me,” says Jeff, “and it was fun to see it come together.” He brought two-story lighting into the kitchen and shiplapped the ceiling, making it a main focal point when walking into the home.

Photo by Chris Killilngsworth

Acme Brick

2325 W. Battlefield Street, Springfield | 417-883-0502

As Acme Brick knows, “Brick is only the beginning.”

Acme Brick would like to congratulate Travis Miller Homes, LLC on their $2 Million or More Home of the Year award, and thank them for being included on the project. It was a privilege to participate with this stunning exterior stone installation.

If you’re interested in remodeling or custom building, you can stop by Acme Brick’s showroom in Springfield. You’ll be amazed by the incredible brick, tile and stone that they offer, of course. But you might be surprised to also find iron doors, outdoor grills and kitchens, fire features and more.

Visit and tell them that 417 Home sent you!

Photo by Chris Killilngsworth Photography

SCS Home Entertainment

3464 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield | 417-887-9558

SCS Home Entertainment wove together the perfect tapestry of audio, visual and smart solutions to create unique and intuitive spaces in every room for the $2 Million or More Home of the Year with Travis Miller Homes, LLC.

Each cozy space throughout the award winning home features lighting, shades and distributed audio and video that allows the look, feel and ambience to be completely customized. SCS Home Entertainment collaborated on crafting the experience of elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, each outfitted with displays and integrated sound to make entertaining fun and effortless.

To protect the property, SCS also deployed a state-of-the-art security system, expertly linked to the homeowners’ smart devices. Their cutting-edge work on this home shows that modern elegance and technology go hand-in-hand.

“They are an absolute first class group of people,” says the homeowner.

417 Homes of the Year


We asked local southwest Missouri builders and designers to submit their best work from the past year, and the results are impressive. Peek inside and prepare to be impressed.