Dave Schmidt and Mike Schwartz had a mutual dream of owning their own remodeling business. They decided to leave their corporate jobs behind and establish Built by Design, LLC in 2004. Built by Design focused on residential remodeling, and Dave and Mike quickly earned a solid reputation from Olathe, Overland Park and Leawood to Kansas City, Independence and Gladstone – and everywhere in between – for quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and client satisfaction.
Mike and Dave have taken construction project management to a new level based on their dedication to open, honest and on-going communication. They put their knowledge and experience to work so Built by Design’s clients feel confident that they will be informed during all phases of the design/build process. Both have impressive resumes, which include more than 20 years of experience in managing high-visibility, multi-million dollar remodeling and construction projects.
With business booming, Mike’s wife Kristen officially joined the company in 2015. In addition to managing her own projects, Kristen also assists all Built by Design clients in selecting design pieces at our preferred vendor showrooms. It’s a free value-add service, and homeowners enjoy her design ideas in creating beautiful spaces with a unique flair, as well as her ability to keep projects on budget. Either Mike, Dave or Kristen oversee each homeowner’s remodeling project because they know that exceeding client expectations, using only the highest quality materials and meeting (or exceeding) strict building codes is what separates Built by Design from other Johnson County remodeling companies.
Built by Design’s superior craftsmanship and attention to detail recently earned a prestigious NARI Remodel of the Year Gold Medal for a master bath project, as well as a Silver Medal and “All-Star” designation for a kitchen remodel. Built by Design also received the “Remodel Of The Year” silver medal in Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine.