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Derick Shackelford, CR, CRPM, CLC, Owner

“There’s always a better way.”

Sometimes the career picks you. That’s how it was for Derick when a high school vocational program led him to his first job in construction at age 17. While learning the ropes of the trade, he saw the good, bad and ugly, and soon his mind began turning in search of a better way.

This dogged drive toward “better” would stick for life—carrying him through two tours overseas as a Ranger-qualified Team Leader in the U.S. Army, as well as many more adventures in commercial and residential construction.

As owner and lead contractor for Shack Built, Derick continues pushing for a better way every day—in serving clients, in elevating his team’s work, in educating other builders and in furthering his own experiences.

He is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and co-chairman of its Education Committee, teaching certification courses to NARI members in a variety of core subjects. Active in the Kansas City community, Derick also serves on the board of directors for the Supporting Kids Foundation.

Certified NARI Professional CR
Certified NARI Professional CRPM
Certified NARI Professional CLC

Listen to Derick

Shack Built radio interviews on the NARI Home Town Radio show.

Derick Shackelford Owner Shack Built Construction Contractor

Derick Shackelford, CR, CRPM, CLC, Owner

Derick Shackelford Owner Shack Built Construction Contractor

Read More About Derick

“There’s always a better way.”

Sometimes the career picks you. That’s how it was for Derick when a high school vocational program led him to his first job in construction at age 17. While learning the ropes of the trade, he saw the good, bad and ugly, and soon his mind began turning in search of a better way.

This dogged drive toward “better” would stick for life—carrying him through two tours overseas as a Ranger-qualified Team Leader in the U.S. Army, as well as many more adventures in commercial and residential construction.

As owner and lead contractor for Shack Built, Derick continues pushing for a better way every day—in serving clients, in elevating his team’s work, in educating other builders and in furthering his own experiences.

He is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and co-chairman of its Education Committee, teaching certification courses to NARI members in a variety of core subjects. Active in the Kansas City community, Derick also serves on the board of directors for the Supporting Kids Foundation.

Certified NARI Professional CR
Certified NARI Professional CRPM
Certified NARI Professional CLC

Listen to Derick

Shack Built radio interviews on the NARI Home Town Radio show.

Brett Schubert, CRPM, Production Manager

Brett Schubert, CRPM
Production Manager

Thirty-two successful years in the business world cultivated Brett’s solid leadership skills. He approaches project management from a partnership mindset with a focus on close cooperation and two-way communication. From Shack Built to the tradesmen to the client, Brett works hard to keep all team members on the same page and engaged in ongoing communication about the project at hand. As a project manager at Shack Built, he combines his passion for creativity, building, attention to detail, and working with clients to turn project dreams into reality. Brett has two wonderful daughters who are the center of his universe. He is an avid cyclist, enjoys a triathlon or two a year, loves camping/hiking (especially with his daughters), and being outdoors.

Certified NARI Professional CRPM
Sarah Hemme, Office Ninja

Sarah Hemme
Office Ninja

Sarah has had her fair share of personal remodel experiences and has been on the receiving end of the good, the bad, and the ugly. She has great empathy for the client experience and loves being the first person a potential new client gets to talk to at Shack Built. Sarah wears a variety of hats at our office – from bookkeeping and general office management to marketing and customer service, just to name a few. Outside of the office, she shreds on a mountain bike (her favorite trails are along Blue River Road in Kansas City, Missouri) and serves on the Board of Directors at Heartland Conservation Alliance.

Adam Hanson Carpenter

Adam Hanson
Carpenter

Adam’s father was a general contractor – throughout high school and college he participated in the family business, cultivating his passion for construction, creative design, and innovative solutions. He pursued architecture and mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas, but ultimately graduated with a degree in Physiology. Adam spent several years working at local hospitals before returning to his roots in construction. In partnership with a friend, he launched his own renovation business where he practiced project management and carpentry before deciding he preferred to be part of a more established company and joined the Shack Built team in late 2019. When not on a job site, Adam enjoys sports, playing with his dogs, and dabbling in photography.

Brett Schubert, CRPM, Production Manager

Brett Schubert, CRPM
Production Manager

Read More About Brett

Thirty-two successful years in the business world cultivated Brett’s solid leadership skills. He approaches project management from a partnership mindset with a focus on close cooperation and two-way communication. From Shack Built to the tradesmen to the client, Brett works hard to keep all team members on the same page and engaged in ongoing communication about the project at hand. As a project manager at Shack Built, he combines his passion for creativity, building, attention to detail, and working with clients to turn project dreams into reality. Brett has two wonderful daughters who are the center of his universe. He is an avid cyclist, enjoys a triathlon or two a year, loves camping/hiking (especially with his daughters), and being outdoors.

Certified NARI Professional CRPM
Sarah Hemme, Office Ninja

Sarah Hemme
Office Ninja

Read More About Sarah

Sarah has had her fair share of personal remodel experiences and has been on the receiving end of the good, the bad, and the ugly. She has great empathy for the client experience and loves being the first person a potential new client gets to talk to at Shack Built. Sarah wears a variety of hats at our office – from bookkeeping and general office management to marketing and customer service, just to name a few. Outside of the office, she shreds on a mountain bike (her favorite trails are along Blue River Road in Kansas City, Missouri) and serves on the Board of Directors at Heartland Conservation Alliance.

Adam Hanson Carpenter

Adam Hanson
Carpenter

Read More About Adam

Adam’s father was a general contractor – throughout high school and college he participated in the family business, cultivating his passion for construction, creative design, and innovative solutions. He pursued architecture and mechanical engineering at the University of Kansas, but ultimately graduated with a degree in Physiology. Adam spent several years working at local hospitals before returning to his roots in construction. In partnership with a friend, he launched his own renovation business where he practiced project management and carpentry before deciding he preferred to be part of a more established company and joined the Shack Built team in late 2019. When not on a job site, Adam enjoys sports, playing with his dogs, and dabbling in photography.

Unique and sustainable modern kitchen remodel

Great Homes Built on Great Relationships

Few things are more personal than our homes. It’s where we sleep, eat, play, work, raise a family, welcome friends, get comfortable and express ourselves. At Shack Built, our clients welcome us into these personal spaces every day—opening their doors and entrusting us to transform the house they already treasure into an even greater expression of themselves.

Respecting our work in this way means we place high value on our ability to build and maintain strong relationships with each of our clients. It’s what sets us apart as a contractor and a business partner. We’re proud to have earned the praise and endorsement of so many homeowners and fellow construction professionals.

Collaboration – Start to Finish

As a Shack Built client, you can count on open, regular communication from the start of your home renovation project until we remove the final dust cloth. We offer you experienced, sustainable remodel and design solutions that work within your unique space and budget—whether we’re reimagining your home or business—to help achieve your vision of modern living or working.

Construction contractor clear communication with the client throughout the entire project
Modern kitchen remodel with slide in gas stove construction contractor serving clients

Warm. Natural. Modern. ShackBuilt

People often ask if we have our own aesthetic when it comes to building perfect spaces. The truth is we believe in—because we’ve seen—a variety of ways to realize the potential of any room. With that in mind, we’ll often encourage our clients to consider the qualities of warm, natural and modern, and visualize what those characteristics mean to them. Then we’ll work together to translate those ideas into your ideal living room, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor deck, office or whole home renovation.

Certifications

CR = Certified Remodeler
CRPM = Certified Remodeling Project Manager
CLC = Certified Lead Carpenter

NARI Certifications were developed to recognize highly experienced remodeling professionals, capable of planning and managing complex remodeling projects to client satisfaction. Certified professionals represent an elite group of industry experts who possess extensive technical and management skills that set them apart as capable remodeling professionals.

Industry Affiliates

NARI
EPA
Passive House Alliance

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