“Steve Heitkamp and Boone Valley built our custom home in 2002. Steve was recommended to us by a friend for whom they had done a MAJOR renovation. Our experience was terrific. Designing the home was a collaborative effort with Steve; he provided many suggestions that saved us money and produced solutions that better suited our needs than our original thoughts. Construction of the home was on time, on budget, and very well done. The Boone Valley employees and the sub-contractors were courteous and patient with us. They even cleaned up after themselves! Our new neighbor (who was a retired contractor) who watched the house go up told us it was well done, or as he said “this place is not going to blow down.” Steve’s conscientious follow-up after the house was completed was above and beyond the call of duty. He found little imperfections we would never have noticed. He periodically called, even years after the construction, to check to see if everything was OK. To this day we consider Steve a friend and if we ever built another new house in St. Louis, Steve is the only person we would call. We would, and indeed we have, recommended Steve and Boone Valley to our friends.”
– Sue and Gene Johnson
“Steve Heitkamp and Boone Valley built our addition to our home in 2007. Steve designed our addition, planned a budget, and organized all the contractors that were needed to do the project. Construction of the addition was done on time, within the budget, and Steve was always available if we had any concerns. The Boone Valley employees and sub-contractors were professional, courteous and really cared about doing the best job they could. They cleaned up everyday before they left. Once the work was done everything was inspected by Steve along with us and our satisfaction was the most important thing to him. We are so pleased with the work that was done and the finished project is beautiful. We will always recommend Steve and Boone Valley to anyone who needs any work done. If in the future we would want a new house built or anything else it would be Steve and Boone Valley we would call.”
– Greg and Martha Gill
“Our experience with Steve Heitkamp at Boone Valley Builders is A+. Everyday we walk into our bathroom and love it. The quality of the job jumps out at you.
Steve basically executed our dream. He is a pleasure to work with and his subcontractors are excellent. He stands behind his work, he is proud of his work and I would highly recommend him.”
– Mark and Michele Gorski
“It was a pleasure working with Steve while building our house. He brought together a group of very capable sub-contractors that work extremely well as a team producing the very best product. All of these people come together as true professionals and seem genuinely interested in producing a well-crafted house in the old American way, where the craftsman was truly proud of his work and not afraid to take responsibility.
Steve was unfailingly courteous and enthusiastic. He demands high standards of workmanship while staying within budget guidelines. He takes suggestions and allows input. We were consulted on a daily basis, making what can be a traumatic experience a real pleasure. We were almost sorry to see the end of the construction; it was truly an exciting and enjoyable experience.
Steve has built a fine custom home and has saved 15% to 25% of the cost over other builders we contacted.
We heartily recommend Steve Heitkamp to anyone desiring to build a home in the St. Louis area. ”
– Earl & Anne Couey
“We hired Boone Valley Builders in the summer of 2006 to design and build an addition to our home. When we first came up with the idea of building on to our home we had friends warn us that it is a miserable experience and we might have less headache to just move to a house that would fit our needs better. Since we feel we had purchased our “dream home” the idea of moving was out of the questions. We are so pleased to say that at no point in the process did we experience the “doom and gloom” we were told to expect. From the first brainstorming meeting to the last nail hammered, Steve Heitkamp was patient, thoughtful, insightful and accomodating. We came to him with complete naivete’ regarding putting our dream into reality. Steve’s communication skills at all times were courteous and professional. He worked with us to develop a plan that was beyond what we knew could happen. Our home is over 65 years old and we were adament to keep within it’s style so it would be near impossible to know where the original stopped and the addition started. Steve heard our concern clearly and executed the plans precisely.
Our original plan was to have us complete a significiant portion of the labor. Due to unforeseen difficulties we had to return to Steve and ask him to continue on the project eventhough he was not originally expecting to do so. He again took on that reponsibility with complete professionalism and courtesy. I’m sure it was an inconvenience at some point to Steve, however, we never got that impression from him. Every part of the experience was pleasant, from the extremely talented subcontracted craftsmen to the thoughtfulness regarding budget. There were a few times we ran across an issue that would come up outside of regular business hours. Steve always responded to our messages in a timely fashion.
As we journeyed through the experience Steve demonstrated a level of knowledge and expertise that clearly protected us from future issues. His dedication to quality work should help to change the public’s perception that builders are only concerned with making money and not concerned with taking care of and watching out for the customer.
It is with complete confidence we highly recommend Boone Valley Builders to anyone who would need their services.”
– Bryan and Susan A.
“It has been my great pleasure to work with Steve Heitkamp and Boone Valley Builders. Since January of 2001, we have worked on 3 major home renovations and numerous other home projects. Communication has been the key to wonderful final productions. Steve is down to earth, easy to talk to, and he listens to and incorporates ideas into a framework of his technical engineering knowledge. With our discussions of construction and design, we have advanced all original plans into stellar projects. He is an extraordinary manager, able to keep the building schedules flowing with detailed attention to the subcontractors. He truly is unique in his ability to put together a team of high quality craftsmen at the lowest possible cost, and to stay on budget. I hold Steve Heitkamp in utmost regard in his field. And, personally, he is an extremely courteous and likable gentleman. I recommend him highly. “
–Patti Nemeth, MD
“In 1999, we decided to expand our house to create more space for our two daughters and us. A friend recommended Steve, and we selected him after interviewing a few other contractors. Steve worked with us from concept to completion; he listened carefully to our priorities and preferences and planned the addition to our house based on our wants and needs. Our vision evolved actively with the gentle probing and careful eye for detail that Steve provided. After we decided on the plan, Steve actively helped us stay within our budget by continuously monitoring our expenses and alerting us in advance to the cost of the changes we wished to implement throughout the construction phase. The actual construction was smooth, efficient, executed by professional and pleasant tradesman, and above all, uncompromising quality, on time and within our budget.
In the end, we added a foundation and a 2 car garage on the basement level, a 24x24ft family room above it, a 17X14 master bedroom above that and master bath on the second floor of the existing structure. We also raised the dormer roof on the second floor of the existing structure, which created two additional bedrooms for our daughters and freed the ground floor for entertaining guests and family activities. This major addition nearly doubled our house in Creve Coeur.
It is worth repeating that the project was finished on time, on budget, and most importantly, it was exactly what we wanted. 10 years later, we do not need to change anything about it, and we did not have to fix anything in the addition. Based on our experience, we recommended Steve to many of our friends. All had a similar stellar experience with him.”
– Raphael Kopan, Ph.D.