History

Scovell Wolfe & Associates, Inc. is a full service residential remodeling company. Organized in 1989 by Jim Scovell and his former partner John Wolfe, the company originally did business as a speculative remodeler, buying homes in the Mission Hills and Sunset Hills neighborhoods of Kansas City that were in serious need of repair and updating.

After successfully restoring more than nine unique homes, neighbors began seeking the company to act as general contractor to their own individual remodeling projects. In 1994, Scovell Wolfe acquiesced and its transition from spec homes to residential remodeling began.

Since that time, the company has gone on to remodel more than 400 homes constructing projects worth in excess of 53 million dollars. Our portfolio highlights a small fraction of the work we’ve completed in last two decades.

Sometime along the way, we grew out of our office space in the basement of Jim Scovell’s Mission Hills home. So in 1999, the company purchased and restored a vacated and severely run down former neighborhood grocery at the corner of 81st Street and Ward Parkway Plaza in the heart of Kansas City. We currently occupy less than half of our building, leasing the rest to tenants, thus allowing us to grow economically while adding little to our overhead.

With this office as our home base, we have continued to serve the Kansas City area with the highest levels of craftsmanship, knowledge and communication. We have an intensely experienced and qualified staff with nearly every team member having worked with us ten or more years.

Our work has earned awards in numerous categories – from whole house remodels to simple screened-in porch additions. It’s the passion we have for houses and the pride we have in our workmanship that has kept us at the top of our game for 25 years.

Our Philosophy

Scovell Remodeling constantly aspires to be recognized by its market as the leading residential remodeling and new home contractor in terms of value, quality, and complete client satisfaction.

It is our intent to accomplish this by positioning our company as your “partner” during the remodeling process. In that capacity we not only serve as contractor, but also as friend and professional consultant.

Our objective is to earn the customer’s complete trust, confidence, and respect by providing the highest degree of service possible.

Where we always endeavor to make a profit, we do so in a manner that is fair, honest and sensible. We perform our work and construct our projects with the best interest of our client in mind at all times. All remodeling and custom new home projects are priced both fairly and competitively.

Our commitment to provide this high level of quality and skill is made possible through our continual efforts to educate and support our staff. We are members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) – an organization representing the voice of our industry. Through this membership and our attendance at monthly chapter meetings we gain a current understanding of remodeling trends, are exposed to various speakers from across the country and maintain a system of professional and relational support with other local professionals in the field.

Additionally, Jim Scovell and our Estimator Pat Muller have both successfully completed courses and rigorous examinations which have awarded them individually with the designation of Certified Remodeler (CR).

We are proud to exclaim that we take seriously the NARI code of ethics, which are as follows:

Each member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business:

  1. By promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective
, standards of health and safety.
  2. By making all advertising and sales promotions factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
  3. By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  4. By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
  5. By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
  6. By attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  7. By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.