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St. Louis Remodeling Case Study

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St. Louis Remodeling Client

Beckerle Family, Eureka, St. Louis Co., MO

Key Benefits

  • Quality and excellence, with attention to detail, quality materials & decades of experience in St. Louis

  • Responsive communication, including updates at the start of every workday

  • Open book accounting—Also track progress, project budgets, proposed changes and all key documents

  • Innovation that can improve your home, including energy efficiency, solutions, ideas and suggestions.

  • On-budget, on-schedule completion

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St. Louis Remodeler Constructs Two-Story Addition, Lower-Level Refinish for Eureka Family

Transforming your existing house into your dream home can be a daunting process without the right St. Louis remodeling company. This was the case for the Beckerle Family of Eureka, Mo., who hired Stockell Custom Homes & Construction after a less-than-stellar experience with a previous contractor.

The Challenge

When Don and Sherry Beckerle were ready to build an addition on to their home, they knew how critical it was to hire a trustworthy company to complete the construction.

“We had a bad experience with the original contractor who built our home, so it was important to us that we work with a builder we could trust when we decided to remodel,” Sherry said.

The Beckerle’s researched potential builders and St. Louis remodeling companies carefully. Stockell Construction had a good reputation, so the Beckerle’s approached Don Stockell and his team.

“We chose Don and his team because we heard that Stockell Homes does a great job and were dependable,” she said.

The Beckerle’s hired Stockell Homes to construct a large two-story addition, finish the lower level and build a screened-in porch to their home. Stockell also rebuilt the front elevation, replaced the front porch and front door, added dormers to the roof, as well as trim and shutters to all windows.

The Solution: Quality & Integrity

The Beckerles were impressed not only with the quality of work the Stockell Team delivered, but also the staff’s integrity, consistency and open communication.

“It’s evident that Don and his team takes pride in their work. We appreciated how approachable they were whenever we had questions or needed anything. Also, Don was there by 7 a.m. each day to tell us what to expect and go over everything,” Sherry said.

“It was a drastic difference from our other experience where the contractor makes you pull your hair out and makes the experience miserable. With Don, you get what you are promised, complete with professionalism and excellent communication throughout the process,” she said.

Building a Two-Story Addition

“It was a pleasure working with the Beckerles and helping them improve and expand their home,” Don Stockell said. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the Beckerles and their neighbors, especially regarding the two-story addition. We are committed to providing on-time and on-budget construction.”

The two-story structure was built onto the left side of the home. The addition allowed the Beckerles to expand the laundry and mudroom on the first floor, and add an exercise room and larger walk-in closets off the master suite on the second floor.

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Bringing Comfort & Relaxation

Stockell Homes transformed the Beckerle’s lower level into the ideal entertainment environment with a home theater, billiards room and custom wet bar.

Another perfect spot for entertaining and relaxation is the Beckerle’s new sun room. The Stockell Team constructed it by adding a screened-in porch to the back of the home, and suggested the placement of a hot tub.

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The Result

The Beckerles are pleased with their home’s new look and features.

“Stockell Homes did a great job,” Sherry said. “We’d hire Don again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to other people. Someone with his integrity and work ethic is hard to come by

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For more information, call 636-938-5333 or contact Stockell Custom Homes online to request a free consultation for St. Louis remodeling today.

About Stockell Custom Homes & Construction

Since 1986, Stockell Custom Homes has provided quality new home construction and St. Louis remodeling to residential and commercial customers in the St. Louis area.

Stockell Homes specializes in precision craftsmanship, proactive service, practical green building solutions and on-time, on-budget project delivery.

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Stockell Custom Homes Builds New ADA-Compliant, Energy Star Residence for Disabled St. Louis Area Veteran and Family

Leading St. Louis Builder Donates Labor and Certification Costs for Veteran’s New Home

ST. LOUIS, MO. — For owners Jeremiah and Kristy DeGuire of Eureka, Mo., building their dream home included special needs and a concern for the environment. Their new 3,470-square foot home in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood is not only compliant with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) but also Energy Star-certified.

St. Louis builder Stockell Custom Homes & Construction worked with the DeGuires to specially craft a custom home to accommodate Jeremiah DeGuire, a disabled veteran who relies on a wheelchair. The new home includes low thresholds, three-foot wide entries and doors, a step-free main level, elevator, accessible master bath and roll under kitchen counters and cooktop.

Sustainable, energy-efficient construction and indoor air quality were also key elements of the owners’ dream for their home. As a landscape architect and business owner specializing in sustainable design, Kristy DeGuire shares a similar commitment to environmentally friendly construction practices and resources as the Stockell team.

“My business is focused on the idea that great landscapes nourish, restore and connect, so it was very important that we care for the environment in the design and construction of our home,” said Kristy, president of DG2 Design.

Accordingly, the home is equipped with a custom-built, ground source geo-thermal system, fresh water humidifier, high-efficiency air cleaner and specialty electrical, plumbing, caulking and insulation.

Besides providing a more comfortable and healthier living environment, these Energy Star features are also saving the couple an estimated $2,362.00 per year in energy costs and earning them the federal builder tax credit.

As a way of thanking DeGuire for his military service, Stockell Custom Homes covered the cost of the certifications to keep the home on budget. The Stockell team partnered with Welsch Heating & Cooling Company for HVAC and both companies donated a portion of the labor. In addition, the equipment manufacturer, GeoComfort, provided the a significant discount for the family.

“The construction of the DeGuire’s new custom home included a lot of accessible features that will significantly improve Jeremiah’s mobility in his daily life,” said Stockell. “When we needed to stretch the budget to finalize the Energy-Star upgrades and certifications, many talented people stepped up to give something back to this family who has served our country and sacrificed so much. It’s been gratifying to be a part of building this home.”

The couple is satisfied with the end result.

“My husband and I hired Stockell Custom Homes to build our family’s custom energy-efficient and wheelchair-accessible home,” said Kristy DeGuire. “Our new home has the latest Energy Star building techniques, is ADA-compliant and on budget. Furthermore, our home achieved one of the lowest HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index scores in the St. Louis region over the last 10 years. We are grateful and happy that we trusted Stockell to build our new home.”

For a free consultation or additional information, contact Stockell Custom Homes at 636-938-5333 or www.stockellhomes.com.

About Welsch Heating & Cooling – www.welsch-heatcool.com

Welsch Heating & Cooling has been successfully meeting the HVAC needs of St. Louis residents, organizations and businesses since 1895. This veteran, family-owned company prides itself on excellent customer care and attention to detail from its motivated professional staff. A firm supporter of civic responsibility, Welsch is also a member of multiple industry and commerce associations such as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Better Business Bureau and Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis.

About DG2 Design – www.dg2design.com

DG2 Design brings together design and experience into a landscape architecture firm that has sensitivity for the environment and the client’s value and needs. In addition to architecture experience, we also bring first-hand knowledge to the challenges that those in a wheelchair face and overcome daily. This helps us create environments that ensure the safety and accessibility to others.

About Stockell Homes – www.stockellhomes.com

Since 1986, Stockell Custom Homes & Construction has provided quality construction and remodeling to residential and commercial customers throughout the St. Louis area. The Stockell Team specializes in precision craftsmanship, proactive service, practical green building solutions and on-time, on-budget project delivery.

The company is a National Association of Home Builders member, an Energy Star Partner, and holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In addition, leader Don Stockell is a Building Analyst Professional (Building Performance Institute), LEED Accredited Professional and NAHB Certified Green Professional/Approved Verifier.

Stockell Custom Homes Wins Best of Houzz…AGAIN!

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Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Greater St. Louis Area, USA, January 23, 2018Stockell Custom Homes of Eureka, Missouri has won “Best of Customer Service, Home Building” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 30-year old Custom Home Building Company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Building Integrity with Integrity”

“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”

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About Stockell Custom Homes

At Stockell Homes, we’ve built our reputation as the trusted builder of luxury custom homes in the St. Louis area for over 30 years. We build with exceptional quality and attention to detail. We build high-performance homes that cost less to heat and cool, are low maintenance, have healthier indoor air quality and are built to last. We would love to work with you to design and construct the home of your dreams.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Building All Shades of Green Homes

As a future custom homeowner, you’re looking for the best: a green home that is energy efficient, healthy, sustainable and built with quality materials.

With our experienced and practical approach to green home building, the Stockell Team is committed to creating the best home for you and the environment – on budget and on time!

Customize Your Own Level of Green Home

Like the other aspects of your dream home, the level of green is completely in your hands. We’ll help you determine that green home level based on your preferences, goals, budget and timeframe.

The Stockell Team has the experience and credentials necessary to incorporate any shade of green into your custom home. From basic energy and water-saving strategies up to green building certified: National Green Building Standard (ANSI) or LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).

View the examples in our custom homes gallery.

Benefits of High Performance, Energy-Efficient Building

You’ll find that “going green” is more affordable today than even a few years ago. This is thanks to advancements in energy-efficient building technology and techniques. Because green home materials and products are more standard, they’re also less expensive and easier to obtain.

Depending on your “shade” of green home, you can benefit from:

  • Increased energy and water efficiency
  • Lower utility bills and other utility company incentives
  • Healthier indoor air quality
  • Tax rebates
  • Lower interest rates on “green” home mortgages
  • Higher resale value
  • Less maintenance and longer lasting homes due to higher quality building materials and processes

Want to know more?

Check out: “7 Advantages of Building Green Homes.

 

Going for the Green Since 1986

You can trust our team to make your level of green a reality.

Stockell Custom Homes was one of the first builders in St. Louis to incorporate green home technology and methods into residential construction.

We created our first energy-efficient green home in 1986, and our owner Don Stockell holds the following green home certifications:

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Building Analyst Professional (Building Performance Institute)
  • Certified Green Professional and Approved Verifier (National Association of Home Builders)

Trending Now: Modern Farmhouse Sliding Barn Door Hardware

Bringing the Barn Door Inside

Whether building a new custom home, remodeling an existing home, or just making a few updates, one design trend we are excited about is sliding barn door style hardware. This look comes in contemporary, industrial, and rustic designs, and can fit beautifully into any kind of decor scheme.

But, are there any real advantages to a sliding door? Yes! Two of the greatest reasons to jump on this trend are for accessibility and saving floor space. A sliding door makes it easier for persons using assistive devices to navigate a space. The sliding door allows them to move straight through an entry. This means no more maneuvering around a classic hinged door, which can be challenging in a tight space like a bathroom. The second reason to consider sliding door hardware is to save valuable floor space in your home. Without the need to allow for the swing space of a traditional hinged door,  you are able to utilize more of your own home.  As a bonus, the clean lines and look of sliding door hardware can give any space a warm but polished feel.

At Stockell Custom Homes, we have been fortunate enough to use the sliding door trend in two projects this summer. We were thrilled to be able to  give two different clients a unique look without sacrificing their own personal style preferences.

What are your thoughts on the sliding barn door trend? Do you think it’s here to stay? We believe it will stand the test of time. The sliding door comes in a vast array of hardware colors and styles and also an abundance of door styles. Besides that, these doors are functional and save space! So, if you’re looking for a fresh way to update your living space, we think that a sliding barn door is the way to go!

 

Stockell Custom Homes in STL Homes + Lifestyles Magazine

Before and After Deck Remodel Makes a Statement

A recent St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles Magazine article featured a stunning deck remodel by Stockell Custom Homes & Construction. In the article, the homeowner talks about how much she enjoys the new deck and screened-in porch completed by Stockell.

But don’t let the seamless look of the remodel fool you. Stockell and his team worked through several obstacles to make the dream deck a reality. Stockell says they ran into setbacks while working to gain approval from the city and homeowners’ association for their initial project designs. With each complication, it was back to the drawing board for the team. It was critical to keep the homeowner’s input and budget a priority as they created each new rendition. “We must have done at least four different project renditions before we could finally begin,” commented Stockell.

The team at Stockell is proud to have constructed a more functional and attractive outdoor living space for the homeowner. They feel honored to have this project highlighted. The article can be found in the Before & After section of the the June/July 2017 Outdoor Issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles.

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Stockell Custom Homes Tackles the Hard Jobs with Precision and Pride

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When you think of rough carpentry, framing, you think of hard men, sweat and dirt. You think of cuts that have to be exact, but not quite THAT exact.

What you don’t think of is finish…fine finish. Well, sometimes those two worlds, rough and finish, meet on a certain type of job. Sometimes, what would normally be a roofing system that would only be seen in an attic is out there for all the world to see.

This was one of those special jobs, a framing job that would stand proud. A roof cum ceiling, meant to be seen from the comfort of the hot tub.

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We pride ourselves on taking on the hard jobs, the ones that other carpenters might shy from.

Framing a roof that also serves as a finished ceiling is a challenge. The compound miters have to fit precisely. Each rafter, hips and jacks, have to be cut to accommodate the slight variations in relationship to each other.

As hard as we try, nothing is perfectly square. The slight deviation wouldn’t be noticeable in a normal roof system but in something like this those little gaps, while not structurally important, would ruin the look, the finished composition where each part works in harmony with the other to complete the finished project.

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So we cut and lift the beams into place, and then scribe them to fit precisely, handing them down to the saw man. Each one is then custom cut to fit it’s particular place.

Sure, it’s a lot of extra work. And to be honest, it costs a little extra, too. But, in the end, wouldn’t you rather it be right than cheap?

I know Stockell Custom Homes would.

Blowing the Dust Out of a Dirty Business

 

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They say that you don’t want to watch them make the sausage. Well, one thing sausage making and remodeling have in common is that they’re both dirty business.

To get from the organized chaos that is a construction site to a beautiful finished product takes a fine touch and a keen eye for dust control. When we’re working in your basement, we don’t want all of the dust to get into the rest of the house.

At Stockell, we pride ourselves on keeping the jobsite and the surrounding spaces clean. When we’re working in your house we keep the job and the living spaces separated from each other with plastic barriers. But, that’s not enough to protect your family from our dusty, little world.

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We Use “Negative Air”

What does that mean? Well, after erecting the plastic barrier, we put a fan in a window or doorway, faced to blow out. That is one of two openings into the work space. The other is a fresh air intake somewhere opposite the fan.

When the fan is turned on, it creates negative air pressure, a vacuum if you like, in the work space.

This forces clean air into the space through the controlled inlet and takes the dusty air and all that it contains out the window and away from your family.

It’s a small thing but it’s very important.

It’s that attention to detail that not only allows us to keep you away from all of our dust, but also allows us to do the traditional and very persnickety paneled wainscotting you see in these pictures.

Doing this sort of traditional trim work requires tight cuts (and lots of them) and very precise craftsmanship, something that is lacking in much of the work we see from others today.

At Stockell we bring modern technology and Old World craftsmanship to every job we do.

What can we build for you? Contact us for a free consultation.

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Don Stockell has more than 30 years of building and general contractor experience. He is the founder of Stockell Homes, a firm that builds custom homes in St. Louis, Missouri area, as well as new construction, green homes, high performance homes, additions and renovations.

Leading St. Louis Builder Stockell Custom Homes Named “Best of Houzz” for Customer Service Excellence, Satisfaction

Stockell Homes Honored Among Millions of Construction Pros on Popular Industry Website

ST. LOUIS, MO — Proven St. Louis builder Stockell Custom Homes & Construction was recently recognized with the “Best of Customer Service” award by Houzz®, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Stockell team was selected by the 35 million-plus monthly users of the premier industry site. Stockell Homes has a five-star rating with several customer reviews on building projects with budgets over $100,000.

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Each year, the Best of Houzz professionals are distinguished in three categories: design, customer service and photography. As a customer service winner, Stockell Custom Homes ranked high in the quantity and quality of client reviews among other factors.

A “Best of Houzz 2016” badge was added to the company’s profile, as a sign of Stockell’s commitment to service excellence and performance. This badge helps homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Our team is honored by this award from Houzz,” said Don Stockell, owner of the veteran St. Louis custom home building and remodeling contractor. “Customer service and satisfaction are our highest priorities, so we’re grateful to be recognized in these very areas.”

Positive customer reviews include:

  • “Stockell Homes completed a major kitchen remodeling for our home in St. Albans. First class workmanship with excellent subs and suppliers. Stayed on budget and on schedule…This is our second major job with Stockell Homes and they continue to impress us with their work and attention to detail.”
  • “We have had a basement finished, bathrooms remodeled, … and a garage addition by Stockell General Contracting. They were very professional, very high quality work, finished before they estimated they would be done and very good at communication. They clean up daily, which doesn’t seem important but it really is. I felt Stockell Homes had very fair prices. Don and his team take pride in their work.”

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 St. Albans, MO kitchen remodel featuring Carrara mosaic tiling, granite countertops, teal custom cabinetry, elegant hanging lights and recessed lighting

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Comprehensive Eureka, MO deck replacement/remodel featuring a streamlined single-level deck design and matching screened-in porch

Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz, said, “Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals. We’re so pleased to recognize Stockell Custom Homes & Construction, voted one of our ‘Best of Houzz’ professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

About Houzz – www.houzz.com

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, connecting millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals throughout the U.S. and internationally. With the largest residential design database in the world (35 million unique monthly users), Houzz empowers its virtual community with technology to find inspiration get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need (numbering one million plus) to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo.

About Stockell Homes – www.stockellhomes.com

Since 1986, Stockell Custom Homes & Construction has provided quality construction and remodeling to residential and commercial customers throughout the St. Louis area. The Stockell Team specializes in precision craftsmanship, proactive service, practical green building solutions and on-time, on-budget project delivery.

The company is a National Association of Home Builders member, an Energy Star Partner, and holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In addition, leader Don Stockell is a Building Analyst Professional (Building Performance Institute), LEED Accredited Professional and NAHB Certified Green Professional/Approved Verifier.

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St. Louis Remodeler Constructs Two-Story Addition, Lower-Level Refinish for Eureka Family

Transforming your existing house into your dream home can be a daunting process without the right St. Louis remodeling company. This was the case for the Beckerle Family of Eureka, Mo., who hired Stockell Custom Homes & Construction after a less-than-stellar experience with a previous contractor.

The Challenge

BeckerleHouse1When Don and Sherry Beckerle were ready to build an addition on to their home, they knew how critical it was to hire a trustworthy company to complete the construction.

“We had a bad experience with the original contractor who built our home, so it was important to us that we work with a builder we could trust when we decided to remodel,” Sherry said.

The Beckerle’s researched potential builders and St. Louis remodeling companies carefully. Stockell Construction had a good reputation, so the Beckerle’s approached Don Stockell and his team.

“We chose Don and his team because we heard that Stockell Homes does a great job and were dependable,” she said.

The Beckerle’s hired Stockell Homes to construct a large two-story addition, finish the lower level and build a screened-in porch to their home. Stockell also rebuilt the front elevation, replaced the front porch and front door, added dormers to the roof, as well as trim and shutters to all windows.

The Solution: Quality & Integrity

The Beckerles were impressed not only with the quality of work the Stockell Team delivered, but also the staff’s integrity, consistency and open communication.

“It’s evident that Don and his team takes pride in their work. We appreciated how approachable they were whenever we had questions or needed anything. Also, Don was there by 7 a.m. each day to tell us what to expect and go over everything,” Sherry said.

“It was a drastic difference from our other experience where the contractor makes you pull your hair out and makes the experience miserable. With Don, you get what you are promised, complete with professionalism and excellent communication throughout the process,” she said.

Building a Two-Story Addition

“It was a pleasure working with the Beckerles and helping them improve and expand their home,” Don Stockell said. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the Beckerles and their neighbors, especially regarding the two-story addition. We are committed to providing on-time and on-budget construction.”

The two-story structure was built onto the left side of the home. The addition allowed the Beckerles to expand the laundry and mudroom on the first floor, and add an exercise room and larger walk-in closets off the master suite on the second floor.

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Bringing Comfort & Relaxation

Stockell Homes transformed the Beckerle’s lower level into the ideal entertainment environment with a home theater, billiards room and custom wet bar.

Another perfect spot for entertaining and relaxation is the Beckerle’s new sun room. The Stockell Team constructed it by adding a screened-in porch to the back of the home, and suggested the placement of a hot tub.

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The Result

The Beckerles are pleased with their home’s new look and features.

“Stockell Homes did a great job,” Sherry said. “We’d hire Don again in a heartbeat and have already recommended him to other people. Someone with his integrity and work ethic is hard to come by

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For more information, call 636-938-5333 or contact Stockell Custom Homes online to request a free consultation for St. Louis remodeling today.


St. Louis Remodeling Client

Beckerle Family, Eureka, St. Louis Co., MO

Key Benefits

  • Quality and excellence, with attention to detail, quality materials & decades of experience in St. Louis
  • Responsive communication, including updates at the start of every workday
  • Open book accounting—Also track progress, project budgets, proposed changes and all key documents
  • Innovation that can improve your home, including energy efficiency, solutions, ideas and suggestions.
  • On-budget, on-schedule completion

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Download the case study PDF.

Learn More:


About Stockell Custom Homes & Construction

Since 1986, Stockell Custom Homes has provided quality new home construction and St. Louis remodeling to residential and commercial customers in the St. Louis area.

Stockell Homes specializes in precision craftsmanship, proactive service, practical green building solutions and on-time, on-budget project delivery.

Connect with Stockell Custom Homes & Construction