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
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 Michaels
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.
RDI: Renewal Development Inc.
You may reach us at any time by
fax: (217)352-5907 or
e-mail: [email protected]
P.O. Box 587