Best Residential Pros in Southwest Missouri

Let these residential experts help you create the home of your dreams. Whether you're looking for a local contractor, remodeler, interior designer or just looking for the latest in home decor trends, we've got the best in southwest Missouri.

Sep 18 2020 at 9 a.m.

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Photo courtesy ShutterstockLet local southwest Missouri pros help you build or upgrade the home of your dreams.

Our homes are near and dear to our hearts. You wouldn't trust just anyone to build, update or decorate a place that plays host to our families and closest friends. Introducing the Residential Pros to Know in southwest Missouri. These local home improvement businesses have your best interests in mind. Whether you're building brand new or looking to make a much needed upgrades around your home, the these Residential Pros are ready to help you get started today.

Matt & Shelley Wehner of Cabinet Concepts by Design
Matt & Shelley Wehner

Cabinet Concepts by Design

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

Imagine seeing and experiencing your finished project in your home before construction ever begins. It's possible with Cabinet Concepts by Design.

Matt and Shelley Wehner began the business 12 years ago and specialize in custom cabinet and closet design, manufacturing and installation. They’ve found that customers appreciate how well they listen and consult with them to put the best design together for their space. This collaboration is further enhanced with Cabinet Concepts by Design’s design software. It allows them to show not only floor plans and elevations, but beautiful 3D renderings and video walkthroughs of the designed spaces… before the job goes to production! This gives the homeowner confidence in how the design will look and how it will truly feel to walk through prior to anything being built.

Cabinet Concepts by Design is for anyone who puts a high priority on good quality and style. They have an expert design team and extreme customer service, and are known for the quality of their construction and the finish of their product. Their design staff are focused on both function and design, their craftsmen are the best in the region and their finish department puts out finishes at the highest standards.

Greg Bilyeu, Anna Algeo, Dan Fugitt, Brett Rodman, Vicki Keyes, Scott McReynolds from The Carpet Shoppe
Greg Bilyeu, Anna Algeo, Dan Fugitt, Brett Rodman, Vicki Keyes, Scott McReynolds

The Carpet Shoppe

1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield, MO | 417-883-6455

Since 1970, The Carpet Shoppe has been a one-stop-shop for designing and installing all of your flooring and tile needs. When you step into The Carpet Shoppe, you are introduced to a large variety of products including carpet, hardwood, waterproof flooring, laminate, tile and area rugs. Whether you know exactly how you want your space to look or need the help of a designer, they can guide you through the process! They can work with your designer, or you can entrust their experienced design team to help create the change you’ve dreamed of in your home, office or facility. At no charge to you, they’ll send out one of their estimators to measure your space, ensuring accuracy that can save you time and money. Their team can give you an estimate from these measurements and, when you’re ready to make your decision, they offer financing options as well. The Carpet Shoppe also has a fantastic installation team that makes the installation process worry-free. No matter the size of your project, they pride themselves in providing service beyond their customers’ expectations. Your project deserves exceptional service, attention to detail and the timeless quality you’ve grown to count on for 50 years from The Carpet Shoppe!

Central Bank of the Ozarks Springfield MO staff members
Eric Meruelo (NMLS# 201548), Nicole Miller (NMLS# 1684293), Brandon Blackmann (NMLS# 1458213), Ryan White (NMLS# 488989), Tatyana Osenniy (NMLS# 1574807), Kendal Dingus (NMLS# 1695099), Scott Mitchell (NMLS# 546472), Leah Reed (NMLS# 1965148)

Central Bank of the Ozarks

3333 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO | 417-881-5100

Buying your new home should be exciting. Searching for the perfect location, planning renovations, imagining your family’s future. At Central Bank Mortgage, we want you to also enjoy the home-buying process as well. We’ve always been committed to helping our neighbors by servicing what we sell. We feel it’s important to have someone you know taking care of your loan. That’s why we finance and service our home loans within our company, right here in Missouri. That’s important to most families who don’t want their mortgage sold to someone they don’t know and trust.

Our experienced team of mortgage professionals are focused on customer service, communication and a commitment to making the home-buying process as painless as possible. So, whether you’re looking for a new home loan or refinancing, one of our experienced local lenders would be glad to help.

Complete Electrical Solutions Springfield MO

Complete Electrical Solutions

715 W. Tampa, Springfield, MO | 417-831-8039

Complete Electrical Solutions’ knowledgeable staff of more than 40 certified and licensed electricians work to keep your lighting and electrical systems operating at peak efficiency. They have proven their unmatched skill while servicing a growing majority of homes in 417-land. Whether it is for preventative maintenance, diagnostics, upgrades or repairs, they are ready and able to answer any questions or handle any electrical emergency. They provide 24-hour emergency electrical service with a fleet of more than 20 fully stocked trucks.

From wiring replacement to landscape lighting, they can help. Put your electrical system in good hands, and call today to schedule an appointment.

Haden Long and Sierra Penas of Ellecor in Springfield MO
Haden Long and Sierra Penas

Ellecor Design & Gifts

623 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, MO | 417-720-2602

If you’ve been meaning to get over to the very trendy South Pickwick Avenue and make a day of visiting its hyper-local shops, restaurants and bars—be sure to pen a date on the calendar and include Ellecor in your itinerary. Walking into their location, which opened back in January of 2019, is like walking into the home you’ve always promised yourself you were not only capable of pulling together but also deserving to live in. They describe themselves as “cozy, crisp and eclectic,” and we totally agree. The vibe reflects their amazing options, which can be completely customized to your tastes, whether you’re building a new home or upgrading your current space. They take care of all the details! 

Haden and Brady Long established Ellecor to provide interior design, furniture and home decor with a focus on livable, comfortable design that caters to families and everyday life. They describe themselves as “regular people” who are able to make spaces usable and beautiful, but we politely disagree. Yes, they are friendly, relatable and fabulous to work with, but their extreme level of talent disqualifies them from the category of “regular.” Both of their designers are graduates with degrees in interior design, and their portfolio is filled with example after example of transformations of dream spaces for everyday living. Visit today!

Doug and Andrea Windsor of Five Star Painting
Doug and Andrea Windsor

Five Star Painting

Springfield, MO | 417-720-2376

Five Star Painting’s local owners Doug and Andrea Windsor understand the importance of paint and the impact color has on your home and lifestyle. They believe in providing the highest quality work and professionalism to every homeowner, which includes showing respect for your home. Their eye for detail and pledge to only use premium products will bring your vision to life. 

Are your walls feeling outdated, a little worn or just dull? A fresh application of superb paint with Five Star can make all the difference and help you fall in love with your home again! That goes for both the interior and exterior. Fresh exterior paint can improve your curb appeal, while new interior paint can revitalize your personal space. 

Their expertise with exterior projects may include more than you think! Their service includes painting wood, brick, siding and garage doors, plus deck restoration. Interior projects span from walls, trim, ceilings and cabinets to basic carpentry. You can count on Five Star Painting, as no project is complete until they’ve conducted a thorough walk-through with you. Plus, they guarantee their work with a two-year warranty. 

Five Star is happy to provide a detailed project estimate, complimentary with no obligation. These are typically provided on-site… they’ll come to you at your convenience—evenings and weekends included!

Golf cart in a garage by Garage Experts in southwest MO

Garage Experts


Transform your plain, stained or discolored concrete garage floor into a beautiful extension of your home. Epoxy coating systems professionally installed by the Garage Experts will turn your garage, work area or patio into an instant showcase. Their high quality, “direct to concrete epoxy” product wicks deep into the concrete, forming an extremely strong bond that is guaranteed not to peel or flake. Plus, their top quality top coats leave a bright finish that is extremely durable, easy to clean and maintain.

Garage Experts also offers their own line of custom storage cabinets and organizing systems designed to match your new floor, making one of the highest traffic areas of your home both beautiful and functional.

Owners Mark and Shelly Long are passionate about turning any unattractive or cluttered garage, basement or patio into a showplace. With over 100 different custom flakes to choose from, Garage Experts can create a variety of color combinations that fit perfectly with your needs and personal style in a cost effective way.

The investment of an epoxy floor by the Garage Experts comes with a 10-year warranty. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing the epoxy coated floor you come home to 10 years from now will look as good as the day it was installed.

Hostetler Sales & Construction LLC

Hostetler Sales & Construction LLC

210 Kelly Rd., Buffalo, MO | 417-345-7418

Hostetler developed their innovative, clear-span steel truss system over fifty years ago. Since they began serving the 417 region in 1966, they have manufactured, designed and built customized buildings with premium steel.

The Hostetler name leads the industry and is well-known for outstanding durability and efficiency. They provide custom designs for turnkey building projects throughout the U.S and around the world. They utilize cutting-edge technology for their designs and construction, and their steel is made from high end components, consistently outperforming competitors’ wood trusses in wind, ice and snow.

Hostetler knows that you have dreams, and they want to help you build them: the workshop you’ve always wanted; a man cave with space for all your memorabilia, hobbies and pals; a horse barn for your greatest collection; a garage you can customize and count on to protect your RV, classic cars or boat… the time to build with Hostetler is now!

Hostetler not only provides quality you can depend on, they also provide an outstanding team that customers feel they can trust. Their design teams provide personalized blueprints to satisfy all of your project’s needs, and technicians are on your job site to supervise crews on the erection of the building, ensuring a smooth, error-free startup. Contact the Hostetler team to build your dream today!

Jax Creek Cabins by Steed Communities in Kimberling City MO

Jax Creek Cabins by Steed Communities

13253 State Hwy.13, Kimberling City, MO | 417-699-0369

Welcome to lake therapy at Jax Creek Cabins! This picturesque setting is just minutes from Silver Dollar City, miles from beloved Branson attractions and, most importantly, steps from Table Rock Lake. Jax Creek has lakefront cabins, luxury lake homes and lots available for your custom project. Not ready to buy? Rent one of their properties for an evening, a long weekend or a getaway. They’re sure you’ll “stay for a night, own for a lifetime.” Lake-loving families and retirees appreciate the large square footage, modern floor plans, luxury kitchens, marina, boat docks with covered slips, miles of beautiful hiking trails and the new saltwater pool and hot tub. 

In their 34 years in business, Jay and Kim Steed have mastered the art of bringing dream homes to life. With decades of experience, the couple is sure to exceed your expectations through attention to detail, quality construction and southern hospitality. The Steeds offer fixed pricing to build your ideal home, providing peace of mind and eliminating worry.

Smart investors know they can make their dream of lake living pay for itself. When you’re not using your lakeside retreat, you have the option to add it to Jax Creek’s rental program. This trick-of-the-trade earns more than enough to take care of the homeowner’s loan payment and typically includes a tidy profit.

Home by Old World Cottages in Springfield MO

Old World Cottages / Old World Market

532 State Highway CC, Nixa, MO | 417-459-9611

You’ll recognize Old World’s values of authentic character and timeless quality in each facet of their business: Old World Cottages, Old World Realty and their newest business venture Old World Market.

Now, not only can the Old World team design and build your dream home, they can also add the finishing touches of furniture and decor that make your home uniquely yours. Old World Market is located in Nixa on CC. Make an appointment or stop by during their open hours to look around and talk to their talented team of design experts. You can expect to find everything from custom, Amish-built, quality handmade furniture pieces, to one-of-a-kind home decor accents and gifts. Old World’s decorating assistant, Donna Butler, can even provide in-home decorating and spatial layout advice.

Old World Realty is made up of a team of dedicated agents who know and love the Ozarks. Their office is located on Lone Pine in Galloway Station and includes dedicated support from an experienced, friendly in-house broker, Candy Turnbull. From open house to closing, the Old World Realty team will make the process easy and enjoyable for you.

Old World does business with honesty and integrity, while upholding the highest standards for quality and providing personalized service and support. That is the Old World way.

Jeremiah Lee, Jana Lee, Shannon Lee of Rock Solid Renovations in Ozark MO
Jeremiah Lee, Jana Lee, Shannon Lee

Rock Solid Renovations

4166 N. 20th St., Ozark, MO | 417-581-8096

Your home is your refuge, the place where you spend the most time and should be the most comfortable. This is the philosophy that has served Rock Solid Renovations for more than a quarter of a century. Their pride and passion come in re-imagining and discovering the unseen possibilities in their clients’ homes.

As an award-winning full-service design-build renovation company, Rock Solid Renovations will guide you through your renovation project from concept to completion while helping you realize your home’s full potential. Home is an incredibly personal concept and means something different to everyone, which is why every project begins and ends with the client. Rock Solid Renovations makes a point to get to know each client and their goals, listen to their wants and must-haves, and only then bring that vision to life. They believe that updating your home should be an exciting process with results that speak for themselves.

Whether you know exactly what you want or you just know you’re ready for a change, Rock Solid Renovations will be there with you every step of the way, helping you shape your home into the home of your dreams. Visit Rock Solid Renovations today to turn even your most ambitious home remodeling goals into reality.

Owner Jeremy Grisham of SS&B Heating and Cooling and his sons
Owner Jeremy Grisham and his sons

SS&B Heating & Cooling

2607 W. Bennett St., Springfield, MO | 417-886-0990

There are certain qualities you look for in any business you work with: integrity, transparency, expertise. When it comes to who you hire to work on your home, these are non-negotiable.

Jeremy Grisham, owner of SS&B Heating and Cooling, embodies all of these qualities and has built a business that values them as well. He knows all about hard work. Jeremy started with the company 18 years ago and worked his way up from the installation department. Now, as the owner of SS&B and with a long list of credentials including a Master License, he’s dedicated to the company and the community that has helped him realize his American dream.

When working with SS&B Heating and Cooling, you can expect professional service and a no-pressure sales approach. On new construction jobs, they perform Manual J room-by-room calculations for residential duct design similar to what a mechanical engineer would do for a commercial building. For replacements, they carefully assess the problems and offer the best solutions. Since every home is unique, they custom fit a system to address your home’s needs, rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach. Service calls are performed at a flat rate, meaning you know how much the repair will cost before it’s done. They even offer a lifetime guarantee on workmanship. If they make a mistake, they will fix it for free—period. It’s all part of SS&B’s exceptional customer service.

For your home’s heating and cooling needs, choose the business with the most trusted reputation in 417-land: SS&B Heating and Cooling.

Austin Miller of Wise Built Custom Homes in Springfield MO
Austin Miller

Wise Built Custom Homes


Wise Built Custom Homes’ owner Austin Miller is taking the guesswork out of custom homes. He understands that most of us do our research online before making a purchase. Whether it’s a small purchase or a big one—we all want to find the highest quality at the best price. Visit, and you’ll see the highest quality for yourself. Miller’s custom homes stand out with natural materials, timeless aesthetics and modern floor plans. He realized that people’s biggest question became, “How much will a Wise Built home cost me?” The answer depends on so many personal preferences that he created a “cost-per-square-foot calculator" (which can be found at Now, 417-landers who are interested in a Wise Built home can walk through his questionnaire, and Wise Built can immediately provide a ballpark price estimate using job cost history. It’s a great solution to the most commonly asked question in the homebuilding industry, which Miller says also happens to be the hardest to answer. Until now! Wise Built also utilizes online technology to keep the homeowner constantly in-the-know and aware of the status of their project, from start to completion. Going the extra mile and building homes that last a lifetime—it’s just the Wise Built way.

Andrea Deckard of A. Deckard Interiors
Andrea Deckard

A. Deckard Interiors

1501 E. Sunshine St., Suite D, Springfield, MO | 417-831-9300

Building a new home or taking on a large remodeling project? For 18 years, A. Deckard Interiors, LLC, has provided full service interior design, working to build strong results and relationships with contractors, builders and tradespeople. Owner Andrea Deckard puts those relationships and her education in the field to work for each client as part of her commitment to client satisfaction and personalized service. She provides designs that are functional and stunning, tailoring them to meet specific needs, as well as creating a beautiful aesthetic. Homeowners love her personal attention to detail and honest approach. Deckard is NCIDQ Certified, a Registered Designer in Missouri, CSI Professional, LEED AP and ASID Professional.

Interior design by DKW Designs in Springfield MO

DKW Designs | Springfield, MO | 417-350-4520

Denise Wright of DKW Designs has been winning design awards for the past 22 years. She began her rewarding career in 1998 and established her own business in 2013. Since then, her work has been featured both locally and nationally. Most recently, her incredible talent was recognized by 417 Home as the Winner of Home of the Year, as well as Best Bathroom and Best Bedroom.

Denise’s portfolio ranges from large projects to simple makeovers, selecting details and finishes and custom made furniture pieces, plus fabrics and accessories tailor-made for your individual space. She understands the importance of blending the personality of the home with the client who lives there.

Edge Supply showroom in Springfield MO

Edge Supply

1920 E. Trafficway, Springfield, MO | 5665 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, MO | 417-862-7082

Edge Supply is in the business of transformation. Whether it’s a custom home or simply a new sink faucet, Edge Supply has the parts and professionalism to bring transformation to how you live. After all, they’re your go-to plumbing store!

Experience is what makes the difference. This family-owned company has been in business since 1946. Staff at both the East Trafficway and South Campbell locations are serious about serving customers and meeting their needs.

Edge Supply’s showroom stocks products most places have to special order. They’ll bridge the gap between homeowners and plumbing contractors or offer do-it-yourselfers installation advice. At Edge Supply, it’s all about how you live.

John Warren of One of a Kind in Springfield MO
John Warren

One of a Kind

2000 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield, MO

John “Greenhaw” Warren, co-owner of One of a Kind, began his career in 1995 with residential design. He also custom finished and consigned furniture in a building he always dreamed of owning. Many years later he made that dream a reality, purchasing it with his long-time partner of 26 years Brad Warren. After two and a half decades creating beautiful spaces for customers, many became his closest friends and family, then joined him to celebrate his marriage only one year ago. Several were also able to come and say goodbye just before he passed. Missed forever and always. John was truly one of a kind.

Rugs at Rug Fashion in Springfield MO

Rug Fashion

2694 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO | 417-368-3438

Rug Fashion’s owner, Siamak Ahmady, believes that rugs are art for your floors. Siamak is the third generation in his family to be in the rug business. He understands that the styles have changed in the past decade, so he provides a huge selection of more than 2,000 to choose from. Incredibly, he has his own loom and can create any custom design with you to suit your style and space. His website has exploded, and shoppers can search for their rug of choice by color, style, size and even by designer. 417-landers have the unique advantage of shopping in-store and seeing Rug Fashion’s incredible selection in person.