Meet the Builder

OUR MISSION

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.

OUR TEAM

Jason Bekebrede, Owner

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.

Jason Bekebrede, Owner

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.

Riley Strickland – Superintendent

Riley Strickland was born in Springfield, Missouri, and has grown up and worked in the area his entire life.  A graduate of Rogersville High School, Riley was raised in the construction industry from the time he could push a broom on his grandpa’s job sites.
Grandson to the late Red Walters, a prominent, successful custom home builder and founder of Walter’s Construction, Riley cut his teeth learning concrete, framing, finish carpentry, and all other aspects of custom home construction from a 60-year master of the trade.
After graduation and a short stint at Ozarks Technical College, Riley jumped into commercial construction with both feet, working as a carpenter with a commercial general contractor that builds in and around the Springfield area.  Moving into finish carpentry, Riley’s extensive knowledge and experience made him an asset to the company, and as such was recruited by the best Springfield contractors.  Riley joined Monticello Custom Homes and Remodeling in September 2018 and shares a common philosophy of custom construction and appreciation for well-built, quality homes.

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

  • 2018-2019 President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield
  • 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)
  • Energy Star Partner
  • Certified Green Professional (NAHB)
  • Certified Graduate Builder (NAHB)
  • “Most Involved New Member” (HBA)
  • One of “Area’s Top Single-Family Home Builders” – Springfield Business Journal, January 25-31 2010 Edition

EXTREME MAKEOVER:

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).

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