About Us

The OpenDoorHomes Experience

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Our Foundation

When you’re searching for a company to complete your next home addition or remodeling project, you want to make sure that the people you’re working with are honest, up-front, and trustworthy. You want to work with a company that is dependable, one that has a track record of success, and is capable of consistently producing work of high quality and unrivaled craftsmanship.  That’s why when you work with OpenDoorHomes you can take comfort knowing that you’ve chosen a company that has withstood the test of time and comes to your project with 30 years of combined industry knowledge and experience.

When brothers Jeff and Kevin Meador founded OpenDoorHomes in 2006 they could have never imagined that their company, while still in its infancy, would face a challenge of historic proportions. The housing market crash of 2007  was the biggest this nation has ever seen, and while many companies collapsed under the pressure, OpenDoorHomes not only survived, they thrived. In the wake of the collapse, Jeff and Kevin established a new industry standard, and as a result of their unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity, and craftsmanship, OpenDoorHomes has earned the respect and recommendation of their clients and experienced steady growth each year since the crash. 

   

Our Philosophy

As a family owned and operated business we believe in treating our clients with dignity, respect, and care. When we bid a project, we present you with a detailed analysis of what the job will cost, based on the specifications that you provide and our real-world experience. We do NOT present you with artificially low numbers to win a job and then count on multiple change orders to inflate our bottom line. And where other companies might view your project as just the next contract to be completed, at OpenDoorHomes we know that each project is unique, and our commitment to our core principles is what has earned us the gratitude and the recommendation of our clients throughout the years.

We also believe that your home is more than just four walls and a roof; it’s a sanctuary, a place of peace and comfort where memories are made and relationships are cultivated. At OpenDoorHomes we understand and appreciate your home for what it truly is…a representation of you and your family, and we value the opportunity to contribute to your story by helping you create an inspiring space that will bring your vision to life.

Kevin Meador | Founding Partner

Kevin Meador is the older of the two brothers and he never lets Jeff forget it. After becoming a certified framer in 1998, Kevin framed high-end homes in some of the most prestigious areas of the Kansas City metro. He then moved into a job as a superintendent for another builder, sometimes managing up to 25 projects simultaneously. Kevin can hammer, saw, nail and chisel with the best of them, but he also has an artistic side. In his spare time, Kevin likes to trade in his nail gun for a digital camera and, ever the entrepreneur, started Open Shutter Photography in 2010. Kevin’s artistic talents serve him well in the building industry and he handles all the design work. He has especially enjoyed exploring 3-D modeling within their CAD software and how it can really help clients visualize what a project will look like.

Jeff Meador | Founding Partner

Jeff Meador refuses to let his “younger brother” status limit his accomplishments. With a Business degree from Calvin College, Jeff is the “brains” of the operation and if necessary can always remind his brother who controls the checkbook. Jeff is no slouch on the jobsite, either, bringing years of building experience of his own to the company. In fact, he built his own house, just for fun. His eye for efficiency and knack for details allowed him to consistently exceed his bosses’ expectations in previous jobs and ultimately provided the push to go into business with his brother. With the down economy demanding creativity on the business side of things, Jeff led the way to establishing Open Door Properties, a property management and real estate investment company.