About Hopebuilders

Since 2000, HopeBUILDERS has been helping people in the Kansas City Metro area live in Safety, Comfort, and Dignity. HopeBUILDERS exists to ensure that those in need, those in our own back yards, are not forgotten.

Our Organization

HopeBUILDERS Home Repair is a 501c3 nonprofit that exists to help financially challenged elderly, veterans and people with disabilities in the Kansas City Metro area live in safety, comfort and dignity. We do this by providing accessibility modifications like ramps and door widenings, bathroom modifications and other critical home repairs. Through these projects, we help others age in place.

The HopeBUILDERS’ philosophy is based on close cooperation between the homeowner, the non-profit and many partner organizations. HopeBUILDERS provides the project management, labor and arranges with partner organizations and donors to secure the project funding. 

What We Do

We help people in need maintain or repair their homes. Generally our clients are elderly or people with disabilities, but may also include low income families. Examples of the types of work performed includes:

  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Accessibility adaptations (such as door widenings)
  • Painting (interior and exterior)
  • Floor and Wall repairs
  • Yard clean-up, including mowing

Funded work is limited to the main living building, which must be owned and occupied by the individual requesting assistance. HopeBUILDERS retains the final option on what work is provided.

2018 Board of Trustees

  • Todd LaRose, Chairman
  • Gregory Wayne, Executive Director
  • Dawn Kernen, Secretary
  • Jim Nelson, Treasurer
  • Kevin Dolan
  • John Jepson
  • Keith Wiedenkeller
  • Ron Bibbs
  • Staci Huggins

Typical Project Costs

Typical project costs vary significantly with the scope of work. We have significant experience in ramps constructed of treated lumber, typically costing $25-30 per linear foot.