A letter from the founder, Matt Merrifield:
Lakeside Exteriors, Inc. was founded in 1997 when I returned from the United States Marine Corp. I already had years of experience in the home improvement industry before I went into the Marines and wanted to continue the trade.
Our business became so busy by 1999, my brother, Dan, joined our team as the Sales Director and Co-Owner.
In 2000, Lakeside Exteriors brought James Hardie fiber cement siding to the market in St. Louis. To date, we are the only James Hardie VIP Preferred Remodeler in the entire St. Louis region.
In 2006, we became the exclusive distributer of Infinity from Marvin Ultrex fiberglass windows.
The Family Behind the Business
In the past 20 years we have made great strides to make Lakeside stand out from the rest. We accomplish this by:
- Our work is installed by a trained and certified team of craftsmen who are extremely experienced in many aspects of remodeling and construction.
- Making sure our customers come first. We will make every effort to make sure your house looks beautiful and you are completely satisfied.
- Cleaning up at the end of each day we are at your house. No messes for you to run into when we are away!
- We believe family is very important. Not only does my brother work here, we have other family members involved in the company as well.
- Providing growth opportunities for our employees. They are encouraged to show leadership and are rewarded for outstanding performance
I am a firm believer in doing what is right and making sure our customers are always happy. If you’d like someone you can trust to help you with your home improvement project, please give us a call.
Thank you for your interest in Lakeside Exteriors!
What Makes Lakeside the St. Louis Home Improvement Leaders?
Lakeside Exteriors’ focus remains making the home remodeling process convenient and enjoyable for every customer. Improving your home with new siding, windows, doors or decks is an exciting time that should be viewed with anticipation, not dread. We are committed to making the process as easy and stress-free as possible through open and honest communications and an up-front commitment to pricing and scheduling to help avoid surprises.
We are also committed to installing only quality products and materials in your home. That’s why we work with top manufacturers like James Hardie Siding, Infinity from Marvin Windows, Provia Doors and Azek decks. This helps ensure that your siding, windows, doors and decks will deliver many years of enjoyment and performance.
Energy Efficiency is a Priority
Over the years we developed a growing awareness of the need to help reduce energy costs by making homes as energy-efficient as possible, and took definite steps to achieve that goal. Our James Hardie Siding, Infinity from Marvin Windows and Provia Doors are all rated at the highest levels of thermal efficiency, providing an effective barrier to keep your home and family warmer in the winter and cooler all summer.
Our People Put Our Customers First
None of this would be possible without a team of highly skilled and fully trained craftsmen who know that serving our customers comes first. Each member of the Lakeside Exteriors team is a local resident. We know that we are working on the homes of our neighbors and friends, and will be around for many years to come to witness the results of our work. That’s why we put a little extra effort into every project, so we can look with pride on homes that we have helped make more beautiful, comfortable and valuable.
Our Customers Love Us
Our focus on putting the customer first is not just talk. We have hundreds of testimonials and references that support our commitment to our customer satisfaction. You can read what our customers have to say about Lakeside Exteriors in the Testimonials page.
Networked for Success
We are certified by the manufacturers we represent so that we may offer the full extent of their materials and product warranties. In fact, we are one of only six contractors nationwide to earn the coveted James Hardie Elite Preferred Remodeler status, a prestigious honor that means your St. Louis siding installation is being performed by one of the top siding contractors in the nation!
We Are Insured for Your Protection
Lakeside Exteriors is covered by a general liability insurance policy of up to $2 million, as well as full workers’ compensation insurance. We go to this trouble and expense to protect our customers.
If you hire an uninsured or under-insured contractor to work on your home and an accident occurs on your property, you may be held liable for damages. In some cases a homeowners insurance policy will cover some of the costs. But other expenses may become your responsibility.
Insist on seeing written and official proof of insurance – both liability coverage and workers’ compensation coverage – before hiring any contractor. A legitimate contractor will be able to produce a valid certificate of coverage.
We know that to become the best siding, doors, decks and replacement windows company St. Louis has ever seen, Lakeside Exteriors must provide service to our customers that is “above and beyond” what is expected. We are guided by our principles and dedicated to serving you with integrity and honesty in all that we do.
Lakeside Exteriors WILL become a world class company by:
- Consistently exceeding the expectations of our customers
- Providing growth opportunities for our employees
- Encouraging employee leadership
- Rewarding employees for outstanding performance
- Being a leader in our community and in our industry
- Adhering to the principles of “CANI” (Constant And Never-ending Improvement)
- Doing what is right
Our Company is in business to improve the lives of our customers by providing the highest quality products and workmanship and creating the best possible home improvement experience for them. We will always strive to exceed our customer’s expectations.
As a company, we are committed to improve the well being of our employees by providing personal and financial growth opportunities.
A key business goal for our Company is to create sustained long-term growth, profitability, and stability.
Employee Code of Honor
- Be honest, loyal and have integrity
- Maintain a positive attitude at all times
- Commit to personal development
- CANI (Constant and Never ending Improvement
- Respect others
- Keep a clear and responsible line of communication
- Celebrate wins and learn from losses
- Be knowledgeable about the products
- Be precise in everything we do
- Be accountable
- Personal Pride, Prudence and Perseverance
Isn’t this the kind of company you’d like working on your home?
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