About Us

We take pride in our unique vision, refined design and selection process, and the finest craftsmanship in Michigan. We’ve made our name by focusing on you, our customer, and we’ll do everything possible to ensure you receive exactly what you’re expecting. On this page, you’ll find a brief history of the company and its owner, and the certifications we maintain. Please read on to learn more about our company!

Company History

Established in Lansing in 1924, R. L. Rider Remodeling has been continuously serving Mid-Michigan for nearly a century. While it was originally founded as a manufacturer of storm doors and windows, previous owner Phil Branstetter transitioned into the installation of doors and windows as well as producing them in the early 1980s. Eventually, this led him down the road of becoming a design/build firm with a focus on residential remodeling. After running the business successfully for over 30 years, Phil decided to pass the company on to the next generation. In 2015, the business was purchased by Cameron Smith whose goal is to continue the proud tradition of delivering Lansing’s finest remodels.

Cam brought his own wealth of experience and unique business perspective from owning another contracting firm – C.A. Smith Construction, LLC. Founded in 2005, C.A. Smith Construction specialized in decorative concrete and outdoor living areas. That grew into offering a full slate of exterior updates, which naturally evolved into large-scale remodeling of both interiors and exteriors. Combining lessons learned from his own business and the knowledge Phil offered has allowed Cam to better grow R. L. Rider Remodeling. A long-time member of Lansing’s Home Builders Association (HBA), Cam was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016 and continues to serve in that position today. //hbalansing.com/?page=Menu/About+Us/Leadership

In conjunction with the HBA and the U.S. Marine Corps, we’ve had the pleasure of helping the Toys for Tots program with contributions and events. Community is truly important to us and we strive to maintain a family atmosphere. Even though the company is not owned by the namesake Rider family, we still keep in touch with the grandson of the founder who lives locally here in Michigan! Being a part of history is an honor and we plan to continue the tradition for the next 100 years.

We Love What We Do

At R. L. Rider Remodeling, we love seeing the smiles on our customers’ faces when they see their unique design come to life. And on top of that, the camaraderie we’ve built among employees and trade partners is incredible. When we put our expertise and skills together, we really create something one of kind for our customers. There’s nothing more gratifying, and that’s why we love what we do!


R. L. Rider Remodeling has recently purchased All Phase Remodeling in Lansing, MI.


R. L. Rider Remodeling is fully licensed by the State of Michigan. We carry comprehensive insurance to protect your family and property, as well as our own crew members.

You may check the validity and expiration date of any license by visiting the following link: www.lara.michigan.gov/colaLicVerify/

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Granted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a CAPS designation certifies that the holder is qualified to assess, design, and build home modifications for seniors to age in their house. www.nahb.org/en/learn/designations/certified-aging-in-place-specialist.aspx

Lead-Safe Certified Firm This certification comes from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It qualifies our company to work safely and correctly on homes built before 1978 which may contain lead paint or other hazards. www.epa.gov/lead

For more information, call (517) 487-3713 or fill out the contact form on our website. Thank you!