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Stockell Custom Homes Named 2018 HBA Award Winner!

Stockell Custom Homes was named an award winner of the annual Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri’s (HBA) Awards Program on Thursday, April 11 at a ceremony at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. The awards honor excellence in the home building industry and are divided into three categories: Homes of the Year, Marketing & Advertising and Personal Achievement.

In the Homes of the Year category, Stockell was recognized with three separate awards including:

  1. Remodeling Project of the Year, Overall Redesign, $150-175,000 Budget Award
  2. Remodeling Project of the Year, Outdoor Living Space/Exterior Award
  3. Outdoor Living Space of the Year, Builder Member Award

“We are extremely humbled in receiving three awards for our work. We put our heart and soul into every project, so it does feel nice to be recognized for a job well done. My hat goes off to each member of the Stockell Team for their dedication and attention to detail day in and day out!” -Don Stockell, President

The HBA Awards Program was judged by HBA members of Southwest Illinois and Tampa, Fla. Click here for more information about award categories and judging criteria.

Stockell Custom Homes of Eureka, MO Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

ST. LOUIS, MO, January 24, 2019 – Stockell Custom Homes of Eureka, MO has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The 30+ year old custom home builder and green energy specialist was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” 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.

“We are thrilled to be able to add another ‘Best of Houzz’ award to our growing collection! A big thank you to each of our clients who took the time to write a review,” said Stockell.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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About Stockell Custom Homes

Stockell Custom Homes is the residential division of Stockell General Contracting, Inc. Established in 1986 by Donald M Stockell, Stockell General Contracting has delivered new construction and remodeling work for both commercial and residential projects.

The founding principle at Stockell is – “Let’s build it better than anybody else”. That’s it. Always use the best craftsman, always use the best materials, never stop learning how to build better and faster, always exceed current codes and always use the best building practices. It’s amazing how fast and how precisely tasks are completed by professionals who know what they are doing. This reduces the time it takes to complete a project, which also reduces cost. We pass these savings on to our clients. That’s true Value. We take pride in our work. We love what we do, and we have fun doing it. For more information, visit

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, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

Three Season Room Completed!

This 3 Seasons Room Addition in Eureka MO is a “one of a kind” custom design.  The result of what a creative and detailed collaborative effort between the Owners, Their Design Professional and Stockell Homes can accomplish.  See more of this project on our website

Thinking about building a Custom Home or know someone who is?  Choose Stockell.

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St. Louis Remodeling Case Study


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.

St. Louis remodeling 2 story room addition

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.

St. Louis remodeling Stockell Homes lower level

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

St. Louis remodeling Sun Room

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

About Welsch Heating & Cooling –

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 –

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 –

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.