Meet the Builder


The mission of Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling is to be good stewards of the buyers’ resources and the environment, but at the same time to push the limit on ideas, design and functionality.


Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling has been building homes professionally since 2004, founded by Jason R. Bekebrede. Jason has been around or involved in the construction industry much of his life giving him experience in all aspects of home construction from design through the finishing touches. This experience allows him to ensure a quality home from the foundation up and to communicate knowledgeably with his subcontractors and homeowners throughout the project. In 1999 Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Drury University rounding out his business skills. With this business background and on-site experience Jason has a track record as a successful project manager, completing homes which are on time and on budget. Jason also has a great eye for home design, efficiencies and home finishes. He can work with homeowners to make the vision they have a reality and effectively convey that vision to the subcontractors.


On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado blew through the center of Joplin, MO killing approximately 160 people and destroying nearly 8,000 homes. In October, ABC’s Extreme Makeover came to town to begin its biggest build ever, 7 homes in 7 days for 7 families. To accomplish this, a team of local builders was assembled to help the Joplin community and give homes to the 7 families.
Jason was tasked with leading the build on the “Bohemian Home” for Scott Ely and Natalie Gonzalez along with their son Augie whose life was saved by a bicycle helmet he was wearing. Over 13,000 volunteers and thousands of skilled workers came together to build 7 homes, as well as refurbish Cunningham Park. The build was a great success and the Elys’ have been enjoying their new home (Scott and Natalie got married while at Disney).


  • 2014 HBA Builder Member of the Year
  • Builder – Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Joplin 2011
  • 2012 417 Design Award Recipient
  • Board of Directors member of Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield (HBA)
  • Chairman of HBA Green Committee
  • Energy Star Partner
  • Certified Green Professional (NAHB)
  • Certified Graduate Builder (NAHB)
  • “Most Involved New Member” (HBA)
  • Bachelor of Arts from Drury University in Business Administration
  • One of “Area’s Top Single-Family Home Builders” – Springfield Business Journal, January 25-31 2010 Edition

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