Home Improvement Companies Kansas City

Calling All Experts: Become a Trade Partner

Shack Built did not become one of the most well-known home improvement companies Kansas City has to offer by attempting to do all the work ourselves. We understand that in order to maintain a high quality of work, we need trusted partners who are experts in their craft. We’re always looking for talented individuals who share our values and can assist us in building amazing spaces for our clients.


Our Beginnings

After spending most of his life in construction, Derick Shackelford aimed to create a home improvement company in Kansas City that distinguished itself by valuing honesty, equality, education, and excellence. These qualities helped him find success while serving overseas in the army as and Infantryman and as Team Leader in a Reconnaissance & Sniper Platoon in the 10th Mountain Division.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from KU in environmental science and studying sustainable building in Germany, Derick created Shack Built to facilitate a minimally stressful remodeling process and to create excellent, enjoyable spaces for clients and their families.

Our Mission

We are a team comprised of experts who genuinely enjoy our work. That’s why we focus on comfort for both our building process and our end results. Shack Built provides our clients with honesty, flexibility, and fast communication throughout our entire process, so they can enjoy a modern and comfortable home that our team will be proud to have created.

Building Science

What You Can Expect Working With Shack Built

Forward-Thinking Mindset

Our team is constantly learning to improve ourselves and our work. We never do something simply because “that’s how it’s always been done.”

Advanced Building Methods

We ensure our team stays up to date on continually advancing building science techniques that create spaces that are safe and sound.

Tech-Based Advancements

Shack Built uses the latest technological software available to produce 3D renderings and facilitate proactive communication.

Learn More, Build Better

It’s a simple concept, but it has consistently provided our clients with projects they love.

Our Culture

At Shack Built, we prioritize communication and quality with our clients, and with our team members as well. Our team is essential to our work, and only by investing in the knowledge and skills of our team members can we provide our best for our clients.

When it comes to the numerous home improvement companies in Kansas City, Shack Built sets itself apart with a team that encompasses the integrity, forward-thinking, and collaborative spirit that has propelled us to becoming one of the leading contractors in KC. When you join Shack Built, you join a team that believes every day is an opportunity for growth.

Meet the Team

Benefits for Our Partners

Top Jobs

We have built an excellent reputation as one of the best home improvement companies Kansas City families have learned to trust, and pride ourselves on paying our trade partners in full and consistently on time.

Safety First

We ensure all safety protocols are followed to the letter to keep our partners, team members and clients safe on every site. All trade partners must carry their own general liability and workers compensation insurance policies naming Shack Built as an additional insured on the certificate. This is a non-negotiable requirement of doing business together.


As a general contractor, we maintain a focused schedule for every project. Our sites are clean and prepped, and we prioritize clear communication every step of the way.

Our Services

Design-Build Services

Our experienced in-house design team will help you realize your vision by integrating your individual style into your project. We want to improve your home functionally and aesthetically, and by having your designer and build team under the same roof, we can help make your home exceptional as your go-to contractor in KC.

Design Build Services

General Contractor Services

Even if your project doesn’t require a designer, you can trust the Shack Built team to carefully adhere to your plans to make your vision for your home a reality. We offer years of experience and professional backgrounds you can trust, so you can be sure that we provide nothing but the best for your project.

General Contract Services

Energy Efficiency Improvement Services

Our team is dedicated to creating space for our clients that are not only comfortable, but also function well for their family! Shack Built offers energy efficiency services to improve your space and ensure it’s the best place for you and your family.

Energy Efficiency Services

Join the Shack Built Team

When looking at all the home improvement companies Kansas City offers, you can trust that Shack Built respects and values our partners. If you’re interested in working with our team, please reach out and let us know.

Trade Partners

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