Best Residential Professionals in Southwest Missouri

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.

Aug 04 2023 at 10 a.m.

Team at 888-Log-Guys
Photo by Leah StiefermannFront: Nicole Carr, Jordan White | Back: Dustin White, Sheilah Shortt, Stephanie Chapman, Jeff Parks Purchase Photo


888-564-4897888logguys.com6701 Selmore Rd., Ozark

From humble beginnings in the mid-1990s, 888-Log-Guys has grown to an expansive team of log home and wood craftsmen professionals serving hundreds of 417-land clients on their residential and commercial projects each year. With careful attention to detail, the experts on their team have grown this niche trade over the past few decades. As they have grown, so has their following of loyal customers across Mid-America. Their service offerings have also expanded from exclusively restoring log homes to now offering a variety of services for all types of homes with decks, privacy fences and log or wood accents.

Often their customers think that they will need to find another vendor to refinish their decks, paint their windows or maybe even refinish wood doors. The good news is that 888-Log-Guys can do those tasks, usually at the same time that they are refinishing your home.

888-Log-Guys has been in the business of log home restoration for more than 20 years, with team members who have decades of hands-on experience. Restoring log homes is their business, and when it comes to dependable services and quality workmanship, nobody does it like 888-Log- Guys. Contact them today for a hassle-free bid.

Michelle Cantrell of Cantrell Real Estate
Michelle Cantrell of Cantrell Real Estate

Cantrell Real Estate | 1531 E. Bradford Parkway, Suite 300, Springfield

Is your Realtor recommended by business and real estate moguls like Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank or Sean Hannity? Cantrell Real Estate right here in Springfield is!

When deciding on who will be by your side throughout the entirety of your real estate transaction, it is crucial that you have someone who works for you that you trust.

For the last 30 years, Michelle Cantrell and her team have worked to become the top team and local experts in 417-land. Her team includes over 40 highly trained professionals who sell homes faster and for more money. Their large national network and presence is unmatched.

Cantrell Real Estate represents the area’s finest properties with exceptional skill using the most innovative technologies and national marketing available. They offer ultimate privacy and security, speed and efficiency. Their years of experience have given them a clear understanding of the mindset of home buyers and sellers and a thorough understanding of local and national real estate.

Michelle Cantrell and the Realtors at Cantrell Real Estate care about the communities where they serve and live. They are your neighbors and would love to help your next transition be as smooth as possible.

Learn more at

Matt and Shelley of Concepts by Design
Matt and Shelley Wehner

Concepts by Design | 4123 N. State Highway H, Springfield

Matt and Shelley Wehner opened Concepts by Design 15 years ago. They’re a remarkable company, because there’s nothing cookie cutter about what they do. When they create custom cabinets, closets and moldings for homes in 417-land, they utilize the top trends and best construction practices. Of course it helps that their entire design team is trained on spatial planning, so they truly understand how to make the best use of a home’s space.

Clients agree that Concepts by Design is easy to work with, with a friendly and talented team, and that they provide a quality product with wonderful service. They’re members of the HBA, SDA, CMA (Cabinet Makers Association) and the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). They’re also never afraid to think outside the box and try new things.

When cabinets are designed correctly, homeowners should be able to maximize function and storage in a way that fits their lifestyle. Concepts by Design can bring a concept to creation through beautiful 3D renderings prior to production. This way, everyone involved with the project has the opportunity to visualize the final execution, understand how it will function for the homeowners and sign off on the plan with excitement.

Dowell Custom Homes
Dowell Custom Homes

Dowell Custom Homes

417-860-3628 | | 3810 E. Knollwood Dr., Ozark

For those looking to build their dream home, Dowell Custom Homes is an obvious choice. Award-winning home builder Kyle Dowell draws on 15 years of experience to craft high-quality custom homes that far exceed industry standards and are stunning in style and design. No detail is too small to be beneath Dowell’s notice.

From start to finish, Dowell Custom Homes is attuned to each client’s unique needs. Dowell takes an attentive yet relaxed approach, removing the complexity of the homebuilding process and making it seamless and stress-free for clients. Dowell Custom Homes is committed to constructing high-end homes while keeping the client’s budget in mind. The result is a beautiful custom home, reasonably priced, that clients are proud to call their own.

If you are considering a custom home, don’t hesitate! Reach out to Dowell Custom Homes and discover how you can turn your dream home into a reality.

Products from Edge Supply
Photo courtesy of Edge Supply

Edge Supply| 1920 E. Trafficway | 5665 S. Campbell, Springfield

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 serving both contractors and homeowners throughout Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. Staff at both the East Trafficway and South Campbell locations are serious about serving customers and meeting their needs. In fact, they have more than 100 combined years of experience. They’ll bridge the gap between homeowners and plumbing contractors, and even offer installation advice to do-it-yourselfers.

Find the latest styles at Edge Supply. Whatever your project style or budget may be, they have countless options to make your dream bath or kitchen a reality. Their products range everywhere from essential to astounding. Edge Supply’s showrooms spark the imagination, and their warehouses are stocked deep and high with even the hardest-to-find products—the kind of items that most places have to special order. Edge Supply is all about making customers happy and building lasting relationships. After all, at Edge Supply, it’s all about how you live.

Doug and Andrea of Five Star Painting
Doug and Andrea Windsor

Five Star Painting

Five Star Painting’s local owners Doug and Andrea Windsor understand the importance of paint and the impact color has on your home’s exterior and interior. 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 and ceilings to cabinets. 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.

Mark and Shelly of Garage Experts
Mark and Shelly Long

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.

The Team at Great Southern Bank
Photo by: Leah StiefermannChris Zimmerman, Lorrie Kleier, Patti Bloxom, Stephanie Sweet, Chet Blackburn Purchase Photo

Great Southern Bank

Did you know that Great Southern Bank was founded right here in 417-land in 1923? Even after expanding to a publicly traded company in 1989 and franchising throughout the Midwest, Great Southern has maintained a strong mission to build winning relationships with their customers, associates, shareholders and communities. Great Southern considers it a privilege to provide services and capital to help the communities it serves grow. Great Southern is a strong community partner, committed to making communities great places to live, work and do business.

Great Southern knows when deciding to purchase a home, you want the best support you can get. Great Southern associates are not only industry veterans who understand how to adapt to the times, they also maintain strong relationships with realtors and other industry professionals. Relying on Great Southern’s residential lenders means you’ll have your own award-winning team of financial experts for reliable guidance, extensive resources and the best in customer service, all at your disposal. Home buying is not a journey you’ll walk alone!

Great Southern Bank offers an expansive banking network and online applications, allowing you to apply for a home loan when and how you prefer. Find their full team at

The team at Keystone Creative
Collin Holgerson, Leigh Bills, Debbie Holgerson, Chad Holgerson, Cheyenne White, Jeanine Bowen

Keystone Creative

417-582-7526 | | 2332 W. Kingsley St., Suite B, Springfield

Keystone Creative fulfills homeowners’ dreams. They are a nationally- recognized, award-winning design firm that focuses solely on residential projects, including whole house transformations and new home design. Keystone Creative brings 30 years of experience to each project, whether it is a kitchen remodel, a reimagined laundry room, a fresh interior design or a custom home build.

Keystone Creative handles the complete journey for every build, from initial concept and blueprint drafting to construction and quality control management. Before building begins, they utilize top-of-the-line software and hardware to produce accurate renderings. Throughout the process, they are attentive to the unique details of a home, and they are proactive with every question and decision.

Countless clients attest to Keystone Creative’s high level of creativity and integrity. Keystone Creative approaches each project with an innovative, artistic eye, because they are continually training and researching diverse designs. Their designers pair outstanding beauty with exceptional quality and function, always keeping the client’s goals and best interests in mind.

Let Keystone Creative reimagine the way you live. Contact them to schedule a consultation and to learn more about their services.

Jason Bekebrede, Riley Strickland of Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling
Photo by Leah StiefermannJason Bekebrede, Riley Strickland Purchase Photo

Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling

417-416-4497 |

Build with confidence with Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling. Owner Jason Bekebrede has a record of excellence as past president and current member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, a Certified Building Professional and Certified Green Professional. He has spent 18 years perfecting his process of building a custom home or remodeling an existing one. He works with the best trades and vendors in the area and is constantly gaining education in an ever-changing industry.

Monticello stands out with their systematic approach to each project. From foundation to finished product, each decision is planned for in advance, which leads to a smoother process, better results and happier homeowners. Monticello’s work, seen on social media, garners raves from fans and building professionals worldwide.

Monticello’s team takes seriously the trust placed in them, to come into your home and to work within your budget. Some projects take months to over a year to complete, so a strong relationship with good communication and transparency is key.

The mission of Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling is to be good stewards of the buyers’ resources and the environment, while also pushing the limit on ideas, design and functionality. Call 417-416-4497 to start the conversation.

The Team at Obelisk Home
Colby Kern, Nathan Taylor, Maddie Sprenger, Toni Echols

Obelisk Home

417-616-6488obeliskhome.com214 W. Phelps Suite 101, Springfield

Designing your home to fit your standards of perfection can be stressful, so let Obelisk Home tackle the stress for you. Obelisk Home provides professional design services from initial concept planning, budgeting and construction consultation to executing all phases of the interior design process.

Whether a personally tailored residence or an inspired commercial space, the common thread through their work is the artful, sensitive approach they take to the tenets of unique design. With over 20 years of design expertise, Principal Designer Nathan Taylor and his team are known for giving architecturally traditional homes a youthful energy and sophistication by mixing periods, styles and moods, bringing an eclectic mix to their projects.

As an incubator for the designer’s genius and a showcase for style, trend and what’s new and next, Obelisk Home has become a favored community gathering spot for both retail shopping and design projects—large and small. Their dedication to the home furnishing industry is never stagnant but increasingly difficult to contain. So, they continually evolve in order to support and facilitate the way people design, plan and purchase for their homes today. Obelisk Home knows they are at their best when helping their discerning clientele do the same. They invite you to join them, if not in person, then at

The team at The Carpet Shoppe
The Carpet Shoppe in Springfield, MO

The Carpet Shoppe | 1827 E. Seminole St., Springfield

The Carpet Shoppe has been the Pros to Know in Flooring since 1970. After 53 years, their storefront has undergone a refreshing transformation, and they are looking forward to serving the community for the next 50 years! It may be a new look, but you can still expect the same exceptional service!

The Carpet Shoppe’s 10,000-square-foot showroom has a diverse selection of carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl, tile and so much more. They are a full “turnkey” service provider with a team of design professionals that will work closely with you during every aspect of your project. From the product selection, installation and beyond, their design team is with you every step of the way. The Carpet Shoppe specializes in residential, commercial and builder projects. If you can dream it, they can do it!

Your project deserves exceptional service, attention to detail and the timeless quality that you’ve grown to count on for over 53 years! For your next project, contact the pros to know at The Carpet Shoppe!

Amy Conner of TLC Properties
Amy Conner of TLC Properties

TLC Properties

417-869-1118tlcproperties.com3811 S. Weller Ave. Suite A-101, Springfield

In the world of property management, one person stands out for her dedication to creating vibrant communities: Amy Conner, Events Director at TLC Properties. With her expertise and passion for organizing resident events, Amy has transformed the apartment community experience for active adults.

One of the key advantages of having an Events Director like Amy is the enhancement of the high-quality living experience. Through carefully planned events and activities, residents have opportunities to socialize, connect and build lasting friendships. From themed parties to painting classes, Amy makes sure something exciting is always happening.

Downsizing can be scary. More than just entertainment, Amy knows that events foster a sense of community. She brings residents together so they can celebrate shared experiences and common interests, forming a strong bond. Amy’s dedication to fostering a thriving community ensures a fulfilling and engaging lifestyle for each resident.

“Amy is a driving force in cultivating vibrant communities. With her unwavering dedication, she brings residents together, fostering genuine connections and creating enriched lifestyles for all,” says Jessi Whitten, Chief of Operations at TLC Properties.

Amy goes above and beyond in delivering an exceptional resident experience. She cultivates a vibrant community, turning the process of downsizing into an exciting chapter of life.

The Team at Unique Tile
Photo by Leah StiefermannMelissa Turpin, Paul Mudd, Nix Falls, Stephanie Karlsons, Tara Guydos, Luca the cat, Kevin Alba (not pictured) Purchase Photo

Unique Tile | 1364 Kelly Ave., Nixa

Since 1988, Unique Tile has been a locally owned wholesale distributor of designer-oriented tile and stone. They strive to set the standards for style and design to meet the demands of their clients, both residential and commercial. Their expert staff travels the globe in order to personally select each tile series, which enables them to present the latest the tile industry has to offer. Unique Tile’s evolving showroom is open to the trade and features a vast array of products, with over 480 stock tile SKUs and all of the tools and installation products that are needed for installation.

The Stone Gallery at Unique Tile is the only local full granite fabrication facility in the area that is accredited by the Natural Stone Institute. Unique Tile’s established team members have decades of experience in the stone industry and are poised to fabricate any project.

Quality products, attention to detail and exceptional customer service are all traits that have helped Unique Tile gain the loyalty of their clients over the past 32 years.

Get to know them online by browsing their website at and order through a professional near you.

Jami Dressler of Arvest Bank
Photo by Leah StiefermannJami Dressler, NMLS 564442, Equal Housing Lender Purchase Photo

Arvest Bank

417-885-7256 |

Whether it’s a first home, a forever home or an investment property, Arvest Mortgage Lender Supervisor Jami Dressler helps her clients build personal wealth through obtaining real estate.

In the business for nearly two decades, Jami leads a team with a combined 75 years’ experience, making them highly adaptable and attuned to each client’s unique circumstance so they are able to attain the best possible outcome.

Their work doesn’t stop at the closing table. Arvest services 99% of the loans made, so each client receives local customer care in addition to having access to digital tools like the Arvest Home4MeTM app, which makes the application process convenient and easy.

Brookline Doorworks

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

Brookline Doorworks has been a staple in the Ozarks for the last 30 years and counting. If you are looking for someone you can trust to install or service residential and commercial garage doors, you will want to learn more about this family owned and operated business. Brookline Doorworks is IDEA certified and owned by local residents Kevin and Christine Howell.

Brookline Doorworks offers a wide variety of overhead door products from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

Visit their showroom in Springfield, Missouri, where you can see your new garage door imposed over a photo of your own home or even take home samples if you would like to see them in your location’s lighting!

Charles and Diana of Budget Blinds
Charles and Diana Doan

Budget Blinds

417-633-7922 |

Looking to revitalize your living space without raiding your savings? Budget Blinds of SW Missouri can help. With over 30 years of experience in providing personalized customer service, unique design and expert installation—plus a no-questions-asked warranty—Budget Blinds offers the best quality products and styles to suit any budget. Budget Blinds of SW Missouri has a design team with an eye for personal style, plus access to the best in blinds, shades, shutters and more to complement any kind of interior decor. Stop by the Budget Blinds of SW Missouri design centers in Nixa and Branson, call 417-633-7922 or visit today.

Concrete Enhancements
Concrete Enhancements in Springfield, MO

Concrete Enhancements

417-830-2060 | | Springfield

Concrete doesn’t have to be gray anymore! There are so many possibilities to consider with Concrete Enhancements. They can help you elevate your concrete’s appearance with coloring, stamping, staining and sealing. They can even create borders and designs to make your project unique. Set the foundation for your perfect patio’s fire pit, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and entertaining area.

In business since 1991, Concrete Enhancements is licensed, is a proud member of the Home Builders Association and has an A+ rating with the BBB. They put a strong emphasis on quality, workmanship and customer satisfaction. They invite you to view their recently completed projects online.

The Team at Ethel Curbow
Kristi Williams, Ethel Curbow, Nick Jackson, Ashley Morrison

Ethel Curbow

417-447-4968 | |

It’s hard to outshine Ethel Curbow’s reputation for excellence in 417-land real estate. Along with her AMAX team, she’s made a name for herself in the industry, listing and selling residential and land properties over the past 30 years. She brings plenty of experience to the table, and customers are floored that she always answers her phone. Ethel keeps clients informed, markets their properties in every kind of media and has a great track record of success—that leads to many satisfied past clients. The Curbow team is knowledgeable, experienced, hard- working and ready to help you with your real estate needs!

The team at Jag's Lawn Service
Photo by: Leah StiefermannAaron Bridges, Harley Parker, Logan Hygh, Josh Gwennap, Wil Shrable, Cleat Harp Purchase Photo

JAG’s Lawn Service

417-844-7644 | jagslawn.com2733 E. Battlefield #339, Springfield

It’s that time of year when we all start looking to revamp our outside areas. JAG’s Lawn Service is a local business that specializes in landscape installation and maintenance. Their staff has over 40 years of combined experience creating and bringing beautiful and functional landscaping projects to life in 417-land. With ornamental and turf certifications and as authorized Belgard contractors, they have the knowledge to stand behind their work. They do it all: lawn mowing, landscape design and build, lawn chemical applications, tree and shrub treatments, backflow and irrigation service, insect control, mole removal, leaf cleanup and snow removal. JAG’s Lawn Service strives to be the one-stop service for all your outdoor needs.

The Team at Lorenz Plumbing
Andrew Wagner, Andy Carr, Mike Lorenz Polino, Don Gardner

Lorenz Plumbing Heating and Air

417-863-1122 |

Lorenz began in 1978 and has proven they know what it takes to succeed in an industry where customer satisfaction is everything. Their goal is to provide excellent workmanship, consistent service and fair prices.

Lorenz’s technicians can repair and replace your HVAC system. From traditional gas systems to the new electric ductless and mini-split systems from Mitsubishi Electric, they can share what would be best to keep your home cool this summer. Locally owned and operated. Just another reason why they’re your friends at Lorenz and your Trane comfort specialists.

Brandon and Tyler of Midwest Timber & Beam Supply
Tyler Gatlin, Brandon Bowling

Midwest Timber and Beam Supply

417-849-0088 | | 870 Glossip Ave., Highlandville

Midwest Timber & Beam Supply was built on customer service and quality work. When building or remodeling your home, the quality of the end product relies heavily on the materials you choose.At Midwest Timber & Beam Supply, their materials come from the best mills in the world from Austria, Germany, Canada and the USA. They focus on high grade and quality materials such as Roughsawn Timbers and Beams in Pine and Douglas Fir. A large stock of products readily available means you get materials and speciality order items sooner. From custom mantels and corbels to a variety of texturing options, your project will truly stand out with Midwest Timber & Beam Supply.

Niangua Furniture store
Niangua Furniture

Niangua Furniture

417-993-1625 | | 344 State Road E, Tunas

Discover the unique handcrafted dining tables, chairs, bedrooms and more of Niangua Furniture. Take a scenic drive in fresh country air to a place where they still believe in making furniture using only solid hardwoods with time tested craftsmanship.

Heirloom quality Niangua Furniture is made from carefully kiln-dried native hardwoods and then crafted into beautiful, functional and sustainable furniture. In their 4,000-square- foot showroom, you can choose from their design options, both rustic and classic, or have them create unique custom furniture just for you. Niangua Furniture is something different, something better.

The team at Roblin Real Estate
Photo by: Leah StiefermannFront row: Jan Cleveland, Cheryl McClease | Back Row: Jennifer Westhoff, Gina Roblin, Ashley Dasal, Kendra Hoyt Purchase Photo

Roblin Real Estate Team, Murney Associates

417-575-1288 | ginaroblinrealestateteam.com1625 E. Primrose St., Springfield

Their combined 100-plus years of experience in real estate, title work, property management, banking and construc- tion can give you confidence in the Roblin Real Estate Team’s knowledge.

They recognize that the world of buying and selling real estate can be stressful, especially in today’s climate. Their team works to help buyers secure the best property and the best financing at the lowest cost while getting them into the home of their dreams or increasing their investment portfolio.

If you are looking to sell or buy your home at the best possible price with as little stress as possible, give their team a call today!

The Team at Rock Solid Renovations
Photo by Leah StiefermannJeremiah Lee, Madison Rees, Shannon Lee, Jana Lee Purchase Photo

Rock Solid Renovations

417-581-8096 | | 34166 N 20th St., Ozark

Rock Solid Renovations’ award-winning team of designers and craftsmen provide a seamless full-service approach to residential and light commercial renovation projects from design through finished construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms (even laundry rooms!) — Rock Solid’s talented team will transform your project into a beautiful and functional space. From mid-century modern to classic traditional, from colorful to calming, they’ll create your design, select materials and complete your renovation, based on your goals and budget. Rock Solid believes that updating your home or place of business should be an exciting process with results that speak for themselves. They’ve been family owned and operated since 1995.

Jonathan of Spring-Green Trimworks
Jonathan Thurman

Spring-Green Lawn Care and Trimworks Lawncare & Irrigation

417-368-0591 | | trimworkslawncare.com3328 E. Linwood St., Springfield

Spring-Green Lawn Care and partner Trimworks Lawncare & Irrigation, both locally owned by Jonathan Thurman, take care of your lawn the way that you would... if only you had the time!

They are the neighborhood lawn care professionals, providing healthy, weed-free lawns, landscapes and irrigation services since 1997. Caring for lawns in 417-land requires skill, knowledge and experience, as well as reliable, regular attention. They provide a personalized service plan that is unique to each customer, so that your individual lawn goals can be met. Forget the hassle during the hottest parts of the year. For a lush and healthy lawn, contact them today!