Meet Our Owners and Team

When you turn to JM Construction / JM Kitchen And Bath, for home remodeling contractors in St. Louis, MO, you will be greeted by our friendly owners and staff members. We can provide you with personalized estimates for kitchen and bathroom remodeling in St. Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas. We can also assist you with sunroom renovations, building decks, trim work, flooring, room additions, and more. Our entire team is committed to providing all of our customers with exceptional customer service and high-quality materials for renovations.

We thought our customers would like to see who they will be working directly with, so we provided some background information on our owners and staff members. This way you can easily put a name to a face when you are speaking on the phone.

John Merkel

John started in the carpenter apprentice program in 1969 in San Francisco working as a commercial union carpenter and superintendent for nine years. He was the owner of Merkel Construction in Lake Tahoe, Nevada building custom homes and remodeling for eight years. He cofounded JM Construction with brother Jim Merkel in 1992 specializing in remodeling and custom homes. John was with JM construction for 25 years as President and Vice President but retired in 2018 and now works on a part time basis only.

Jim Merkel

Jim Merkel  originally started JM Construction/JM Kitchen And Bath with his brother John Merkel in 1992.  As of 2018, Jim is now the sole owner.  Jim works as an estimator for the company as well.

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Jimmy Merkel serves as our project manager and handles the estimating.

Christine Carlson

Christine Carlson is our kitchen and bath designer.  She has over 20 years of  experience in interior and kitchen and bath design as well as sales experience in the remodeling industry.  Christine is also a licensed  real estate professional.  

Michel Merkel

Michele Merkel is our office manager and also works as one of our kitchen and bath design specialists.   

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Brad Kopsie is experienced in all aspects of residential and commercial construction, serving as our production manager for one of his nearly four decades in the field. He’s responsible for scheduling your job and securing the permits as well as drawing up architectural plans. He also orders and organizes material delivery.

If you have questions or concerns about kitchen remodeling in St. Louis, MO, you can call us at (636) 332-6800 today.