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Time to Take It Outside

Complete Your Custom Dream Outdoor Space with Professionals Serving KC for 45 Years

When your exterior living spaces are designed for today’s lifestyle, outdoor seasonal living can be enjoyed nearly year-round.  

“Our outdoor entertaining market has exploded,” says Corbin Haughenberry, sales manager at Complete Home Concepts. “Due to the pandemic, our customers want to expand their homes, so they’re going ‘outside’ their four walls. We’re installing firepits and fireplaces and especially patio heaters, so homeowners can use their outdoor kitchens and patios throughout the year.”

With Complete Home Concepts, homeowners can enjoy fully functional custom outdoor kitchens with options such as pizza ovens, wet bars, fireplaces, side burners, smokers, warming drawers and roasting spits, in addition to the fundamental grill, food prep station, sink, refrigerator and cabinets.

“When designing your extraordinary outdoor space, we guide you through it from start to finish,” Corbin adds. “Spending time with loved ones outside allows you to relax and entertain in a whole new way. And, let’s face it, some food just has to be grilled!”

Corbin, who is the grandson of the company’s founder, Jim Goodwin, is carrying on the family tradition at Complete Home Concepts, which has been serving the Kansas City area since 1977. What began as a stone veneer product manufacturer is now a full-service design, product, installation and construction/remodeling company with 94 employees and a 100,000 square-foot workshop and showroom in Riverside, Missouri.

Their products include:

·   Fireplaces

·   Shower doors/enclosures

·   Mirrors/Glass

·   Cultured marble manufactured locally

·   Seamless gutters

·   Stone veneers

·   Outdoor services

“My grandfather’s little stone business was a family affair, and his kids helped clean out old, wax-coated restaurant boxes to prep them for molds. It was a cost-effective way to help the stone molds release cleaner and more efficiently, plus a good example of his continual work to improve and grow his business.”

Today, Complete Home Concepts continues that legacy by researching, developing and offering environmentally friendly products with a commitment to honesty, fair business practices and loyalty to its employees.

“More than 70 percent of our employees have been with the company at least 20 years,” Corbin adds. “We have service technicians who have been with us nearly 35 years and a stone mason for 40 years. Not only do we treat every employee as a family member, but we consider our customers as part of that family. Our customers not only know us, but they trust us.”

Corbin says the company’s “sheer drive” ensures customers receive the right products and straightforward product knowledge. “We’ve never been about selling the biggest, trendiest or most expensive product to our customers, but rather the RIGHT product for that customer. Whether you’re planning to build a house from the ground up, or your house is 100 years old, come see us! People often assume they’re stuck with what’s in their house, but we can give them options. Whatever your needs, we’ve got your back.”

In fact, Complete Home Concepts rarely turns down a project and prides itself on finding a creative solution to every problem.

“As long as we can find a viable, safe solution we can stand behind, we’re happy to offer it to our customers,” Corbin states. “And even though we’ve been around for decades, we add new ideas and products all the time. It’s what this business has been doing since its founding, and what we’ll continue to do for years to come.”

Learn more at Visit the Showroom Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 4380 Belgium Blvd. Riverside, MO 64150.