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Pekel Construction and Remodeling is an award-winning design/build/remodeler located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Dedicated to the remodeling industry and the clients that we serve.

The Pekel name has been associated with the construction industry for four generations. Our remodeling firm started in 1995 with one staff member and has developed into a recognized, trusted leader, and an authoritative voice in the remodeling industry.

The company was originally founded by David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, CCP, CLSR and he was joined by his spouse Mona Pekel, UDCP. David is one of fewer than one hundred and twenty five NARI Master Certified Remodelers in the United States. In addition to being a Master Certified Remodeler, David holds a Universal Design Certified Professional, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, a Certified Construction Professional, and Certified Lead Safe Renovator designations. Since 1999, he has been recognized by four past NARI Presidents on five different occasions with the associations esteemed President’s Award for his “extraordinary service and leadership to the remodeling industry.” David’s time is presently devoted fully to his full time role as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, NARI.

Mona Pekel, UDCP, a Universal Design Certified Professional, is the organization’s President and she leads and directs the company’s operations with over thirty years of experience. We are proud of our design team, our uniquely qualified field carpentry staff, and their outstanding craftsmanship with keen attention to details. Pekel Construction & Remodeling continues to actively recruit skilled craftsman and artisans; seeking only the most seasoned and customer oriented people available.

Personal and professional treatment begins with your initial contact, and it carries through with each phase after that. Our clients appreciate the personal touch and concierge attention that they receive from us. Our computer-aided design services are world class, and we provide you with photo rendered quality images that make your new plans easy to envision, understand,  and relate to.

At PEKEL CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING we believe that you, your family, and your home deserve award-winning attention to detail. When you choose PEKEL CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING for your remodeling or renovation project, you can expect to be impressed!

How we work

After an initial consultation where you’ll decide if our firm and how we work is a good fit, the next step to get your project rolling is entering into a Professional Services Agreement/Design Retainer with us. 

The Professional Services Agreement/Design Retainer, (PSA), is comprised of several parts. It includes a description of your project, the proposed or the estimated budget cost range, and three specific phases of work that will be accomplished.

  • The first phase is the Schematic Design Development Documents. These consist of the design drawings and other documents which illustrate the scale, arrangement, and relationship of the project components. Your project is custom designed and presented to you in a 3D photo rendered computer aided design format (CAD), making the designs not only exciting to see for the first time, but extremely easy to visualize and to understand.
  • Next is the Preliminary Budget Analysis. This step determines the actual funds required to complete the project based upon the Design Development Documents. This process often includes an onsite visit with all of our mechanical and trade partners that will be engaged on the project. This helps to eliminate surprises and provides the basis for the actual project budget cost and the specifications that are necessary for the last element of the PSA.
  • The third phase is the Construction Development Documents: These documents are made up of the drawings and specifications outlined in detail the requirements for the construction of the project, the allowance amounts included for your product selections, terms and conditions, and other required details that comprise your proposal for the project.

There is a fee for the Professional Services Agreement/Design Retainer, it is determined by the scope of the project, its complexity, and the amount of time required to put it all together for you.

With your acceptance of the proposal, your project will be placed into our production schedule, and we will let you know when you can expect us to start and when you can anticipate the completion of your project, (a handy bit of information). 

It’s our experience that communication and an open dialog throughout your project are as important as the results of our craftsmanship. You can depend on us doing our part, which is one of the reasons, so many of our clients are delighted to have us as their remodeler for life.

Where we work

To provide the best outcome for your project, it means that many hands and eyes have to stay on the ball. We’d love to work where ever the need presents itself but we can’t.

The communities that we serve include Wauwatosa, Elm Grove, Brookfield,  New Berlin, Eastern Waukesha,  Milwaukee,  Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Bayside, River Hills, Mequon,  West Allis, St Francis, and Bay View.