Ready to finally tackle that much-needed home improvement project you’ve been dreading to actually do? Or, maybe you really love these projects, and are the type who starts one as soon as the idea pops into your head – and now you have remodeling happening in every room of your house. Regardless of how you feel about taking on remodeling, it’s always best to have some expert advice and helping hands just around the corner. The Omaha area has a wonderful network of residential remodeling professionals in all aspects, from electrical and HVAC to roofing and landscaping. We are confident that the professionals on these next few pages will deliver you with outstanding and quality service and results.

Improve Home Organization

Is your home in serious need of better organization that is easily accessible? Look no further than ShelfGenie ( of Omaha. ShelfGenie retrofits existing and new cabinets with custom-built pullout shelves. These enable people to increase the usable, reachable space in their cabinets by up to 50%. The shelves also keep people from having to get down on the floor on their hands and knees to reach something in the cabinets.

Jay Durmaskin

“Especially as people get older, getting on the floor can be a fall risk when trying to get back up,” explained Co-owner Jay Durmaskin. “Artificial knees are not supposed to be on a hard floor, so our product is incredibly beneficial to people with knee replacements. Pull-outs also help people with other limitations, such as pain with shoulders, hips, and backs.”

In addition to the custom pullouts, ShelfGenie’s other niche area is closets. Their custom closets are designed to the client’s needs, including the use of drawers, shelves, and the height of closet rods that work for their clothing. ShelfGenie also does a no-cost, no obligation visit with the client to design a solution that is customized to their needs. Plus, their products have a lifetime warranty, so it is a one-time purchase.

“An area we’ve been working in lately is senior living,” Jay shared. “We’re helping older people adjust their homes to fit their needs as they age. We are also doing some work for a few independent living and assisted living communities. Even though the residents of these communities are often renting instead of owning, they are frequently interested in adapting to where they live by adding pull-outs or customizing their closets.”

Some of ShelfGenie’s clients also add lighting to the sides of their closets or other spaces to offer additional illumination. This especially helps when the closet or cabinet has little light, and provides assistance to people with limited eyesight. If you think ShelfGenie’s services can be beneficial to you, reach out to them today to get in touch with a designer.

“My advice is to listen to the designer, since they are the experts,” Jay offered. “It doesn’t mean their ideas are always better than yours, but at least be open to their suggestions. Also, read the reviews of the company you want to hire to make sure people are happy with the results.”

Electrifying Renovations

When it comes to hiring a contractor to complete work in your home, there are just too many that are looking to just get the job done and move onto the next one. At Langer Electric (, they pride themselves on the relationship that they build with each of their customers. Chances are, you will have more than one electrical need in your lifetime – and they want to earn your business for life. They believe they can do just that by providing quality work, competitive pricing, and convenient servicing, all while being quick and efficient. Licensed, bonded, and insured, you can trust that the experts at Langer Electric will complete your electrical remodel projects efficiently so that you can quickly get right to what you’re excited most for in the remodeling process – enjoying your new space.

Chris Langer

Chris Langer
Langer Electric

“It’s pretty common for electrical work on remodels to include upgrading everything to LED,” shared Owner Chris Langer. “LEDs use 90% less electricity than the standard incandescent bulb, so you’re getting more light for less power. It’s also popular for homeowners to implement USB access throughout their house. With smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and everything else that requires a USB to charge, it’s convenient to have USB outlets available for easy access.”

Not interested in upgrading to USB outlets? No problem – but at least make sure your outlets are updated. If your plug isn’t snug and secure when you put it in an outlet, you will definitely want to replace it; this can cause electrical arcing, or an electrical breakdown of gas that produces a prolonged electrical charge. This puts your home in serious danger of catching on fire. Other signs that your outlets need updated include: sparks, smoke, or a burning smell appearing when you plug something in; an outlet that feels hot when you touch it; the outlet cover is cracked; or if the outlet is ungrounded, meaning it only has two holes instead of three (this is more common in older homes). They may physically be a small aspect of your home, but they play a big part in how it functions, so be sure your outlets are upgraded and up-to-date!

Upgrade the Comfort Level

If it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system, Ideal Heating & Air Conditioning ( can get the job done for you in a timely fashion while still taking the time to answer any questions you may have along the way. Led by Owner Corwin Keller, they’re a Rheem Pro Partner and proud to install only the finest HVAC units in the industry. From air conditioning to furnaces and everything in between, Corwin and his team of industry professionals are dedicated to the highest standards and quality of customer care.

Corwin Keller
Langer Electric

“Our team consists of NATE (North American Technician Excellence) trained professional technicians who offer friendly, prompt service,” said Corwin. “We sell, install, and service only national-distributed, reliable products and offer an unmatched service guarantee.”

The system that lies on the other side of your floors, ceilings, and walls may not be the first thing you think of when you’re planning a residential remodel – after all, it’s not visible like the other parts of your home. However, it will determine how comfortable you and your family are when spending time in your home…and how can you enjoy your newly-remodeled home if the AC isn’t keeping you cool during these summer months?

“If your home remodel includes any additions or reconfigurations of existing rooms, or any other modification that changes the square footage of your home, you’ll also want to consider how this will affect your HVAC system,” advised Corwin. “A system that is too large for your square footage is going to cycle on and off more often, which will ultimately cause wear and tear more quickly. On the flipside, a system that is too small for your home is going to struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature, which not only causes discomfort within your own home, but your system will constantly be running to try to reach the desired temperature. If you think you may be running into this problem during your remodel – or if you aren’t planning on changing the square footage of your home but think you may still have this issue – I encourage you to reach out to our team so that we can provide you with an accurate calculation and determine the next step.”

Exterior Features

A key part to renovating the exterior of your home is landscaping. Big or small, a landscaping project can seriously transform your property and really make it stand out among the others on your block. To ensure your landscaping dreams become a reality, we recommend working with Meza Gardens and Design ( The family- and minority-owned company can bring your outdoor area to life through their designing and installation of landscapes and hardscapes, including retaining walls, patios, water features, and fire pits.

Chris Meza
Meza Gardens and Design

“We’re small enough to give our customers the attention they deserve and large enough to handle complex projects,” said Co-Owner Chris Meza. “We consider what you want and your budget, then come up with a plan to make it happen.”

When designing your landscape, you want to match it to your home’s architectural style. Chris can help you create a design that is meant for your home, ultimately creating a well-rounded property with exterior features that mesh well together and are pleasing to the eye.

“Relaxing outdoor spaces with fire pits has been the trend the past two years, and we continue to see this be a popular choice for homeowners doing some remodeling work to their landscape,” said Chris. “People continue to spend a lot of their time at home, so the focus has really been on maximizing their outdoor areas and maximizing the use of garden space – we call it ‘Staycation.’”

Looking for a way to set your home apart from the others on your neighborhood block? Stonework is a great way to add both class and unique, modern touches to your project, and Stonebrook Exterior ( is a master at getting it done. Their services include, but are not limited to, exterior wall and siding systems, roofing systems, masonry elements, windows, gutters, and metal wall panels.

Twilea Fletcher
Stonebrook Exterior

“Sometimes all you need is a minor change to make a drastic difference in the exterior of your home,” shared Business Development Manager TwiLea Fletcher. “In many cases, commercial product applications differentiate a residence and will create a much more attractive finish.”

Stonebrook’s reputation has been built around their commitment to excellence and their promise to service client’s needs with a highly proficient, safety oriented, and cost efficient management team who is ready to meet their goals and objectives. Regardless of the service Stonebrook is providing to your home remodel, you can feel confident in your choice of contractor.

“When it comes to roofing, we want to take the guesswork out of choosing the right contractor,” said TwiLea. “That’s why we have our team go through an intensive training course and comprehensive testing to become Haag Certified Roofing Inspectors. As Haag Certified inspectors, we have the necessary skills and knowledge to accurately inspect your roof for damage and correctly evaluate that damage. Our team will work with you through the entire process, from discovering your needs, to assisting you in the selection of a quality product.”

Are you ready to dive into a home remodeling project? So are these local experts! We encourage you to reach out to them for all of your remodeling needs as you embark on this adventure.