About B.L. Rieke, K.C.’s Premier Custom Home Builder
Kansas City’s premier custom home builder, B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders (also known as B.L. Rieke & Associates, Inc.), was founded by Bruce L. Rieke in July 1989. Built from the ground up by Bruce and his wife, Antonia (Toni) Rieke, B.L. Rieke has had humble beginnings as a small, local business. Today, it has flourished into a nationally-renowned custom home building company with an impressive résumé of more than 1,100 unique homes built, over 400 prestigious awards won, and hundreds of happy customers.
A third generation Kansan and the son of a foundation contractor, Bruce was native to both the area and to the workings of a family-run construction business long before his company was conceived. Toni, also a native Kansan, grew up farming, raising livestock, and running the family farm business. Both of Bruce and Toni’s down-to-earth upbringings primed them for becoming successful and hardworking business owners.
Thanks to Bruce and Toni’s hard work and expertise, their business has been constantly evolving from its founding, developing valuable skills and distinctive designs along the way. Bruce and Toni began by flipping fixer-uppers and then moved on to building spec homes and even their own personal homes. By the early 2000s, the business was flourishing, allowing B.L. Rieke to finally advance into constructing top-quality custom homes. They took the Kansas City home building industry by storm by building homes that set the standard in innovation, functionality, and quality. To this day, the B.L. Rieke team has continued breaking barriers in the housing market with each new home that they build.
B.L. Rieke’s continued success is owed to its top-tier team and their strong focus on quality communication, customer service, and on the details. Constant, quality communication with the homeowners is how B.L. Rieke achieves the ultimate in home customization. Committed customer service—before, during, and after every home’s building process—is why B.L. Rieke retains its stellar reputation. Finally, in every project, even the finest details are meticulously tailored to each homeowner’s taste and lifestyle to create a top-quality home that is functional, comfortable, and stylish.
At B.L. Rieke, a homeowner has the choice to customize essentially every element of their home, from the floorplan to the interior design and everywhere in between. B.L. Rieke’s local subcontractors and suppliers—some of the best in the industry—help homeowners choose the best products and services for their custom homes. For design services, the resident interior designer, Toni Rieke, helps homeowners shape their home’s décor into a simple, yet elegant, unique style that fits them exclusively. By using her award-winning eye for design, Toni excels at elevating B.L. Rieke custom homes into the ideal living spaces for families of any size, lifestyle, and budget.
Since the beginning, B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders has strived to build homes that are exceptional in design and of the highest quality. Likewise, its first-rate team of managers, designers, and superintendents strives to make the building process enjoyable and efficient by executing the best customer service possible. This yearning to build and be the best is what makes B.L. Rieke custom homes more than just houses in which to reside—they are dream homes made reality.
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