Recognition and Testimonials

City Lights Design + Build has been widely recognized for outstanding work.

City Lights Awards

  • FEATURED ON KMOV CHANNEL 4'S “REAL LIFE RENOVATIONS”
  • FEATURED ON TWO HGTV “RESTORE AMERICA” EPISODES WITH BOB VILLA
  • FEATURED ON HGTV’s “NATIONAL OPEN HOUSE”
  • FEATURED PANEL SPEAKER; 2011 MISSOURI PRESERVATION CONFERENCE SPEAKING ON: “Quality Restoration Practices and Staying on Budget”
  • ENERGY STAR’S BUILDERS CHALLENGE AWARD FIRST RENOVATION PROJECT IN ST. LOUIS TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD FOR GREEN BUILDING PRODUCTS.
  • SOULARD RESTORATION AWARD OUTSTANDING RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION – Six years in a row
  • GOLDEN BRICK AWARD OUTSTANDING RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION FOX PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
  • NUMEROUS INDIVIDUAL AWARDS TO HOME OWNERS (FOR RENOVATION PERFORMED BY CITY LIGHTS)

 

 


Testimonials

More reviews on Houzz.com!

Randy Middeke in St. Louis, MO on Houzz
Dr Mary Grundorf
Project Date: September 2016
Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999

I have used City Lights over the past 20 years and wouldn't consider anyone else. They have completely designed and rehabbed a house off Lafayette Square and done other projects such as reroofing, deck design and build and so on. They are reasonably priced for the high quality of work they provide and keep me informed every step of the way. The primary owner, Randy Middeke, has always met deadlines and kept well within budget.
I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Mary Burton
Project Date: January 2017
Project Price: less than $1,000
Best Contractors in the area. I've used them for years and I don't even get bids anymore, just call them. They do quality work, in a timely manner and are always polite and professional. The date below is just the last time I've used them, but I will use them again in the near future!
Total Building Rehab Completed 9/15/11

I give City Lights the highest rating for performance, quality, results and manners. I found every member of your team, including the many sub-contractors, to be highly competent, always reasonable and nicely pleasant. I never left the job-site without a certainty that things were in good hands and in good order. If your client accepts the terms, he/she will not be disappointed in the results.
—Neighborhood Enterprises, Inc.

Two-story Addition Completed 10/25/11

We are very pleased with our room addition/kitchen that Middeke Construction built for us this past year. Randy and his crew did a wonderful job of guiding us through the process and producing an end result which we enjoy very much. Everyone comments on the quality of the workmanship and the impact of an awesome space. After several projects with Middeke, I have come to trust Randy implicitly in finding a sensible solution to any issue in the project.
—Stan and Carol

Various Projects Completed 8/23/10

Please feel free to use our name as a reference. Both Mary Dee and I would be pleased to respond to any inquiries from one of your potential customers regarding the quality of your work.
—Rich and Mary Dee

Kitchen Remodel Completed May, 2012

We've used quite a few contractors over the past 12 years in St. Louis and I can say, without reservation, that the folks at City Lights are tops. They sweat the details and deliver a well-designed, thoughtfully-constructed, and efficiently-managed end product. They have done a number of jobs for me; a master bath renovation, a kitchen renovation, a 3-car garage conversion, an interior brick wall restoration, and several other smaller projects. They've never disappointed and have always delivered with professionalism - on time and on budget! We trust them completely and know we can count on them to help us care for our home. I look forward to using them again.
—Mary and Julie

3,000 sq. ft. Addition Plus 6400 sq. ft. rehab Completed May 2012

City Lights has exceeded every one of our expectations and we could not be more pleased. I know that adding a large, two story addition to a 130 year old, brick and limestone three-story house is not for the faint of heart, and the fact that City Lights was able to do that seamlessly, efficiently and within budget is impressive in itself.
The entire City Lights team has been exceptional to work with. I can't say enough good things about Randy. He has consistently delivered, keeping the project running smoothly and on time and within budget. Randy is very responsive and has been extremely helpful to me in making changes to the floor plan, choosing materials, finishes, etc. while at the same time always respecting my decisions. Most of all, I really appreciate that Randy always does things right.
We are also thankful for what an amazing job City Lights did on our house at 1813 Lafayette. Living in that house has been a true pleasure and your name and outstanding reputation helped us sell it in ten days (really—our agent put that it was a City Lights project in the first line of the listing!).
—Scott and Suzi

Gut Rehab on 3-story building Completed 4/5/11

Working with City Lights was fantastic. No worrying, no babysitting, no concerns over the big picture or small details. City Lights gives so much attention to every facet of the job. You are such good tradesmen and have such craft at your work. 
Your potential clients can always call me for a reference, and the owners in the house you re-built, may show it off. There are plenty of before and after photos of 3500 Illinois. You brought it back to life, following closely both Historic preservation standards, and following Energy Star standards. Keep up the excellent work, and I look forward to when we can work together again on a project.
—Cloverleaf Developments

Three Story “Green” Rehab Completed 11/12/11

We could not have chosen better partners to help us rehab our 100 year old brick house than City Lights. Jay and I were so appreciative of your honest opinions and wealth of knowledge in determining unique and beautiful solutions to update our home without losing it's character. To have that and a repository of information on doing it with green products and systems as well—what a bonus! But maybe the thing we were most assured by was your availability and responsiveness to us the whole way through a large project with many moving parts.
I wish it were possible for you to hear all of the wonderful compliments we have had on it. It truly is a wonderful place to wake up every morning—our heartfelt thanks for all of your team's hard work.
—Megan and Jay