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R. L. Rider Remodeling has the knowledge, experience, and skilled craftsmen to make your dream home come to life. We are a design/build remodeling firm that specializes in residential remodels such as additions, kitchens, and whole house updating. Established in 1924, we have been helping clients not only build the perfect home but design every last detail as well. Our team will work with you closely through every step of the process. Listed below are links to more information about each type of project we work on. Feel free to peruse them and if you have any questions please call us at 517-487-3713 or fill out our contact form at the top of the page for answers right away.

Design & Build Services

Come experience the difference of our 6-phase design/build process. We provide a cohesive plan for your project by beginning with the end in mind. Starting with your ideas and vision, R. L. Rider Remodeling will guide you through design revisions, product selection, budgeting, scheduling, construction, warranty process, and everything else that goes into a truly successful project. Follow the link to get more information about how the D/B process works.
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If you need more space in your home, an addition is the perfect way to blend your existing space with a brand-new area. Whether you are picturing a small bump out for a little extra square footage or an entire second story added, we have you covered. Customers love to add sunrooms or 4 seasons rooms, space for a new home office, or even an attached garage to avoid the winter’s freezing temps and snow. Read on for information about adding on to your house.
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Kitchens are a common target for remodels because families spend so much of their time there. Traditionally kitchens operated solely as an area for prepping, cooking, and cleaning. Now they are being asked to play numerous roles (homework station, entertainment venue, etc.) which can be tough if your kitchen is cramped or has a poor layout. Working with us we have you covered from concept to completion. Click the link to see what’s possible with your kitchen remodel.
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Whole House Remodeling

Does your entire house need an update, not just one or two areas? That is considered a “whole house remodel” and is one of our specialties at R. L. Rider Remodeling. We are masters of moving through your home without intruding on your day-to-day lifestyle. We can map the most efficient route for working on each area or do it more efficiently yet by working on all the areas simultaneously. Big projects require a lot of planning and strict schedule adherence. For more information on planning your whole house remodel, keep reading past the link.
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Finished Basements

Has your family outgrown your current home? Do you need more space but don’t want to build an addition? Looking at unused space within your current home’s footprint often leads people to the basement. Some basements are totally unfinished or just under-utilized, but it is almost always easier (and less expensive) to take advantage of an area that’s already been constructed. Let us help flip that wasted room into a home office, personal gym, wet or dry bar, entertainment area, man cave, mother-in-law suite, extra storage, or anything else you can think up. Continue reading to see what’s possible.
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Historic Remodels

Lansing has a large supply of historic homes built in early 1900s or even the late 1800s. R. L. Rider Remodeling will work with you to give you a realistic budget and timeline for updating your older home with modern conveniences and technology. More importantly, we know how to balance old and new so that the unique beauty and features you fell in love with are authentically preserved. We know how to navigate the unique challenges of revitalizing an old house such as working with historic associations, mitigating dangerous building materials, matching new products to existing, and maintaining the artistry and elegance of your historic house. Follow the link to get more information on historic renovations.
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Certified Aging In Place (CAPS)

A CAPS designation after your builder’s name indicates they have completed and maintained an instructional protocol to provide you expert service and products for growing older in your home. Thousands of types of improvements are available, and as a CAPS certified firm you can rest assured that R. L. Rider Remodeling is an excellent choice for helping you choose the correct ones for your needs. If you need to make changes to your home to accommodate current or upcoming changes in your circumstances, then click through to read on.
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Bathrooms are another popular target for remodeling as they are a common area that everyone uses and sees. From standard size half bathrooms all the way to spa-like master suites, we can help tailor your new bathroom to fit your needs exactly. We upgrade your tiling, lighting, showers and bathtubs, vanities, countertops, storage for toiletries, and everything else! If you feel like your bathroom is long overdue for an upgrade, then keep reading for more information and contact us today.
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Outdoor Living & Pools

If you are searching for a contractor to build a swimming pool or an outdoor living space for your home, you’re in the right place! Michigan summers are beautiful and meant to be enjoyed outdoors – but we can craft an adaptable space that lets you enjoy all four seasons equally. Indoor-to-outdoor transitions allow a seamless path from your existing home to a lush, vibrant space. Convertible spaces that stay open on the nice days and closed up when the weather turns south are hugely popular right now, too. Let us show you what is possible – follow the link to keep reading about pools and outdoor living space.
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R. L. Rider Remodeling offers expert design consultation and superior construction management for any outdoor area you wish to build. Lumber or composite decks, front porches or entryways, and poured or masonry patios are all options when you work with our professionals – not to mention tasteful landscaping to complement your new space. We can also advise you on treatment and long-term care to keep your new deck or patio in pristine condition. Click through to learn more about decks, porches, and patios.
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3 Seasons Rooms and Sunrooms

Building a 3 or 4 seasons room is an excellent way to get a taste of the outdoors, even if poor weather is raging outside. Also known as sunrooms, these additions typically feature lots of large windows to allow sun and warmth in. Depending on how you wish to use it, we can incorporate special areas for a reading nook or cooking area as examples. If you are ready to enjoy some sunshine in the winter, then follow the link for more details on what to consider for a sunroom or all seasons room.
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Custom Home Building

Despite having remodeling in our name, we also have extensive experience in designing and constructing new custom homes. We offer a boutique, one-on-one experience based off the 6-stage process we employ for design/build remodeling. Instead of choosing a house plan from 6 or 7 cookie-cutter templates, we perform numerous wants and needs analyses with you to determine exactly what you need and what your style is. Keep reading to see how R. L. Rider Remodeling is different from everyone else in the custom home market.
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Exterior Remodeling

Exterior remodeling is a catch-all term we use to cover every type of project done on the outside of your house. We are experts in insulation, roofing, siding, door and window replacement, landscaping, and any other work you want done outside. Special care must be taken to protect the interior while it is exposed, while still getting the work outside completed expeditiously. We will manage and perform every trade necessary to get the exterior of your home back to showcase quality. Continue past the link to read on.
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For more information contact us or to schedule an appointment, call R. L. Rider Remodeling today at (517) 487-3713.