Kansas City's Premier

Custom Home Builder
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Kansas City's Premier

Custom Home Builder

Kansas City's Premier

Custom Home Builder
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Kansas City's Premier

Custom Home Builder

B.L. Rieke Custom Homes

Make Yourself a Home

Searching for Kansas City builders? At B.L. Rieke we are committed to designing quality, custom homes for our customers. Working with the needs and interests of the modern home buyer, We create custom made homes to suit the changing needs of contemporary families.

  • Stunning Entryways
  • Complete Culinary Experience
  • Multiple Family Living Areas
  • Optimised To Be Energy Efficient
  • Integrated Technology


  • As each day goes by we have encounters with people that know far more construction than us. To a person every one of them remarks about the quality with which our house was built. Thank you so much for doing the little things to make this such a well built house.  We really appreciate your efforts.

    Galen V., Home Owner
    Galen V., Home Owner,
  • We used B.L. Rieke to build our dream home. It was completed in October 2012. I still drive up to it over three years later and say to myself, “I can’t believe I live here.” Bruce, Toni and the rest of the team at B.L. Rieke took time to get to know us, our personality, how we live,...and that made all the difference. We are so grateful for the attention to detail and how our personalities shine through in every room. I cannot recommend them enough. You will not regret it and, even better, will drive up to YOUR house saying, “I can’t believe I live here!”

    Caprice W., Home Owner
    Caprice W., Home Owner,
  • B.L. Rieke built our new house in Lenexa, Kansas. We are more than thrilled by the completed house. They incorporated all the ideas we had and with their expert subs it turned out to be the house of our dreams. They were always communicating with us about the status of construction.
    We are very happy we chose B.L. Rieke.

    Pat K.
    Pat K., Home Owner
  • Bruce and Toni built a custom home for us in Lenexa. From the very beginning, they wanted to design and build a home that not only met our needs but was something very special for us. They made us feel like we were their only client and wanted to be sure we were totally happy with every detail. In the end, the house totally exceeded our expectations and we completely love it. We've built a number of homes over the years and nothing compares to the quality of this home.

    Kevin K.
    Kevin K., Home Owner
  • As is often the case, when building a home, we anticipated a stressful time with many disappointing delays and careless, messy workers. However, the experience was just the opposite. Every person of the dozens of sub-contractors involved was most professional in their work and demeanor. The response to our questions was ever so prompt and courteous ... Instead of stress filled, the whole process was pure fun and exciting. The Bruce Rieke team did everything and more than was promised.
    It went beyond our expectations.

    Eph E., Home Owner
    Eph E., Home Owner,
  • We recently moved in to our new B.L. Rieke house. It's not just a house, it's our dream home. The B.L. Rieke attention to detail has made our home one of the most amazing...Throughout the house, one can see the high quality of work that B.L. Rieke pride themselves on...Custom pieces designed by them have personalized our home. Any building ideas requested were always delivered with perfection. The creative and functional ideas from the B.L. Rieke team along with their positive attitude have made our home outstanding!

    Dan & Jill H., Home Owners
    Dan & Jill H., Home Owners,



Bruce Rieke


Bruce L. “B.L.” Rieke has been involved in the building industry since a very young age. A third generation Kansan, Bruce founded B.L. Rieke and Associates in 1989. Since then, Bruce and his wife, Toni, and the rest of the B.L. Rieke team have completed construction on over 1,100 distinctive and innovative quality homes in and around the Johnson County area. Emphasizing a team approach to successful home building, Bruce employs a top-tier team and stresses communication as the main component of a strong and successful business. When not building beautiful homes, he loves cooking and being outdoors.

Toni Rieke

Interior Designer

Toni Rieke grew up working for her family by farming, raising animals, and running the family farm business in Shawnee, Kansas. Shortly after marrying Bruce, they bought their first “fixer-upper” home, launching the beginning of their home construction era. In 1990, Toni became B.L. Rieke’s bookkeeper and the cleaning, moving, and packing person. As B.L. Rieke’s business evolved, Toni was eventually able to focus on interior design. Over the years, Toni has work alongside many designers and her design talent has earned B.L. Rieke local awards and national acclaim. When not at work, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Karen Leftwich


Karen Leftwich began gaining her accounting experience in college and started her career in homebuilding in 1990. With homebuilding in her blood and accounting as her passion, she joined the B.L. Rieke team in 1994 as the company’s sole accountant. Over the years, she has developed lasting friendships with the team and has loved working with B.L. Rieke’s homeowners and subcontractors. In the future, she hopes to “try and last as long as Bruce needs her, even in her walker.” In her spare time, she likes to shoot clay targets and travel.

Jeremy Lutz


Jeremy Lutz grew up in Hays, Kansas before going to college at Southwest Missouri State University to major in Construction Management. After graduating in 1999, he jumped right into the Kansas City homebuilding industry and launched his successful career a year later. Since joining the B.L. Rieke team in 2011 as an experienced Construction Manager, Jeremy has become an invaluable asset to the B.L. Rieke team as a highly-capable supervisor on jobsites. He currently resides in Raymore, Missouri with his wife, Nicole, and his two children. His hobbies include barbequing, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Paul Hill


Paul “Paulie” Hill is a retired Navy veteran who has traveled the country, working in the homebuilding industry since childhood. The Cape Cod, Massachusetts native moved to the Kansas City area in June 1996 and then became a part of the B.L. Rieke team in September in order to fulfill his lifelong dream of building custom homes. He brought with him a wide range of knowledge and valued experience from across the country. With several builders to choose from, Paul made the right choice. In his off-time, he enjoys wood working, gardening, camping, and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots.

Savannah Rieke

Web Administrator

As Bruce and Toni’s daughter, Savannah Rieke has been exposed to the homebuilding industry since an early age, quickly learning the ins and outs of the business. While attending high school and then college, she worked at the B.L. Rieke office by assisting Karen and Toni. By 2013, she was promoted to full-time Web Administrator to help immerse and actively engage the family business in social media, social technology, and online marketing. Savannah also oversees B.L. Rieke’s web presence, including the website, weekly blog, and all online profiles. In her free time, she loves reading, traveling, and being with family and friends.

Beth Weir

Junior Interior Designer

Beth came to B.L. Rieke with a variety of experience. She has a degree in Merchandising and Design from JCCC. She spent several years in Retail Management and has experience with Commercial design and construction, as well. She is the oldest of four girls and enjoys spending time with her family. When she is not working, she enjoys shopping, working on creative projects, and party planning. Currently, she's been with us for over a year as the Junior Interior Designer and Toni's assistant.


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  • At B.L. Rieke we customize each home to provide for our clients' individual styles and interest, so when you step inside, you're walking into a home that both reflects and enhances your lifestyle. We want to know more about you and what you’re passionate about so we can incorporate the things that matter to you. Your home should be a reflection of you and your lifestyle.

  • At B.L. Rieke we experiment with different floor plans and amenity options until we get the perfect fit for you. We break through the boundaries set by other builders, because when it comes to building a home, nothing is too good for our customers.

  • At B.L. Rieke we are committed to designing quality, custom homes for our customers. Working with the needs and interests of the modern home buyer in mind, we create custom made homes to suit the changing needs of contemporary families.

  • At B.L. Rieke we meticulously plan each stage of the home building process. Our plan is the road-map to building your home and we make sure we don’t miss anything along the way.

  • At B.L. Rieke we work with quality focused people to build your home. From the foundation to the frame to the roof we put it all together.

  • At B.L. Rieke quality is built into every stage of our process. In Bruce’s own words, “Every home is something I am proud to put our name on.”

  • At B.L. Rieke communication is one of our key values. We are in constant communication with our customers so you know exactly where we are and what’s going on in every stage of the process.




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