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The Renovations People

RDI is a general remodeling firm serving Champaign-Urbana and Greater Champaign County. By general remodeling we mean that we provide remodeling services (including additions) rather than new construction services. We believe that new construction and remodeling (changes and additions to existing buildings) are two distinct businesses. We believe that the knowledge and skill required for each is very different and that one firm cannot do both well. We have chosen to specialize in remodeling.

RDI performs residential, multifamily, and commercial remodeling from small to large projects. When we were developing the concept for RDI we decided that bigger was not better. The concept was to stay small, responsive, and friendly yet to be big enough to be able to handle bigger projects and multiple projects at the same time. It is a delicate balance.

Michael Markstahler is the president and owner of RDI. Michael is responsible for bidding and project development. Elizabeth Markstahler is the production manager for RDI. Elizabeth was one of the founders of CRC (the Community Recycling Center) and was the Operations Manager for CRC for over ten years. She brings that wealth of skills to each RDI project. Her official job is scheduling, coordination of sub-contractors, and material deliveries. However hers is a hands on style. She is much more comfortable at the lumberyard or the jobsite than behind her desk at the office. Our customers become well acquainted with her and her attention to customer  service. (We get asked a lot: For the curious, Elizabeth is Michael’s ex-wife. They have been divorced for 19 years.)

We employ a small number of talented trades people. We supplement these with a small set of trusted sub-contractors that we have worked with for years. In this way we can easily contract or expand to cover a variety of projects. We also have good working relationships with a few select design professionals. They make it possible for RDI to offer design build options to our customers.

Contact Info:

RDI: Renewal Development Inc. 

You may reach us at any time by 
telephone:  (217)352-3498
fax:  (217)352-5907 or 
e-mail:  [email protected]


Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 587
Champaign,IL 61824-0587






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