About City Lights

What we do and who we are.
Randy Middeke in St. Louis, MO on Houzz

City Lights Design + Build is an experienced and highly regarded contractor involved in the restoration of St. Louis' historic properties as well as a wide range of residential and commercial construction. Starting in the early 90's as a sole proprietor and building on a love for history and more than twenty years of experience, Randy Middeke began City Lights with the renovation of his own home in the historic Soulard neighborhood. Continuing to do business as City Lights Design + Build, the company was incorporated in 2002 as Middeke Construction, Inc.

The company, led by brothers Randy and Richard Middeke, has been the recipient of numerous local awards and has been featured on the HGTV programs Restore America (twice) and National Open House. Most recently, the company was featured on KMOV’s Real Life Renovations. City Lights Design + Build continues to grow as a builder and developer of exceptional residential and commercial projects in the St. Louis community.

Since its beginnings, City Lights has touched hundreds of properties, not only in historic St. Louis, but also in the greater St. Louis area. The company employs skilled, like-minded journeyman carpenters, painters and laborers. With decades of experience working on historic buildings, our guys have worked through many challenging rehab situations, and stay attentive to detail and quality workmanship.


Richard and Randy Middeke, City Lights Team Leaders

Richard and Randy Middeke, City Lights Team Leaders

Randall J. Middeke, President
Established The Company In 1993

Over 30 Years In The Residential Construction Industry
Randy has overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. He spends a large portion of his time at the sites, guaranteeing superior workmanship and ensuring customer satisfaction. Randy 'grew up' in the industry, working construction as a teenager. Prior to starting City Lights Design and Build, he spent 15 years working as a carpenter, lead carpenter, cabinet maker and shop foreman for high-end residential homebuilders. His keen sense of design and insistence on quality workmanship has earned the company numerous awards and nationally televised recognitions for outstanding work.

Richard J. Middeke, Vice President
Joined The Company In 2002

Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield Mo, B.S. Accounting
Richard is responsible for maintaining high-level finance, accounting and administrative components of City Lights as well as providing his expertise in the budgeting / proposal process of City Lights projects. Richard also grew up in the residential homebuilding industry as a construction worker in the family business. After graduating from Missouri State University, Richard earned his CPA while working as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), specializing in manufacturing and constructions clients. Prior to joining City Lights, he held the position of Director of Finance with a $100+ million manufacturing firm.

The Team

The City Lights Team is exceptional. The crew consists of skilled journeyman carpenters, painters and laborers bringing decades of experience to the jobsite. They have earned a reputation for maintaining the highest customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and attention to detail. They accomplish this while adhering to outstanding safety standards and bringing projects to completion on schedule and within budget.