Our Story

The Padgett Story

Padgett Building & Remodeling Co. Inc was founded in February 1992.  Peggy, Don and Ron Padgett are three of six children of Tom and Marie Padgett.  The Padgetts where raised in Fairview Heights, IL and attended Althoff Catholic High School.  Tom Padgett, while working for the Norfolk and Western Railroad ran his own heating and refrigeration business.  During the summer and on Saturdays, Don and Ron worked with their father installing new heating and cooling units.  The Padgetts gained their first new home construction experience in the summer of 1979 while building a home for the family. Don and Ron continued to work construction to help defray college costs. Graduating with degrees in Business Administration in May of 1983, Don and Ron established Padgett Brothers Construction.  They closed the company in the fall of 1988 and went to work for others within the construction industry.


In February of 1992, Ron, Don and Peggy joined forces and Padgett Building & Remodeling Co., Inc. was established.  Ron headed up the new home division; Don oversaw the remodeling division and Peggy became the office manager.  The company flourished and grew.  Two years later it was time to grow again and Nancy Rodenmeyer came aboard in August 2002, as Production Manager for the Remodeling Division. Marilee Bayus joined our team in July 2005 as Financial Manager.  In April 2007 Scott Athmer joined our remodeling division as a Remodeling Consultant and May 2007  David Padgett became the Production Manger in the New Homes Division.


Padgett Building & Remodeling took on a new direction during 2006.  The company was contracted by Hunt Building Company, Ltd. to renovate historic housing at Scott Air Force Base located in Mascoutah, IL.  With that project being a success, in 2009 the company entered in a second contract with Hunt Building Company, Ltd. at Langley Air Force Base located in Hampton, VA.  David Padgett relocated to Virginia to run that project and returned in 2011 to work in the company as General Manager.