About Us


Why Built by Design?

Dave Schmidt and Mike Schwartz had a mutual dream of owning their own remodeling business. They decided to leave their corporate jobs behind and establish Built by Design, LLC in 2004. Built by Design focused on residential remodeling, and Dave and Mike quickly earned a solid reputation from Olathe, Overland Park and Leawood to Kansas City,  Independence and Gladstone – and everywhere in between – for quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and client satisfaction.


A home that was remodeled by Built By Design's owners Mike and Dave.Mike and Dave have taken construction project management to a new level based on their dedication to open, honest and on-going communication. They put their knowledge and experience to work so Built by Design’s clients feel confident that they will be informed during all phases of the design/build process. Both have impressive resumes, which include more than 20 years of experience in managing high-visibility, multi-million dollar remodeling and construction projects.

Mike or Dave personally oversee each homeowner’s remodeling project because they know exceeding client expectations, using only the highest quality materials and meeting or exceeding strict building codes is what separates Built by Design from other Johnson County remodeling companies.

Built by Design’s superior craftsmanship and attention to detail recently earned a prestigious NARI Remodel of the Year Gold Medal for a master bath project, as well as a Silver Medal and “All-Star” designation for a kitchen remodel. Built by Design also received the “Remodel Of The Year” silver medal in Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine.

Built by Design is a proud member of NARI, the National Association of The Remodeling Industry.