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Better Business Bureau Torch Award Video

Agape was honored to win the 2018 BBB Torch Award. Here's an interview with owners Kevin & Amy O'Brien that was shown at the Awards Ceremony.


  • GuildMaster Award


    Agape Construction was recognized for having over 90% on a majority of their Guild Quality client surveys.

    Watch our interview video »

  • BBB Torch Award

    2018, 2013, 2008

    Agape Construction is selected for commitment to customer satisfaction and ethics in business. A+ rating.

    Watch our interview video »

  • Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Award

    2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

    Agape was selected by Qualified Remodeler as one of the Top 500 Remodeling companies
    in the nation.

  • 40 Under 40

    2017, 2015

    Agape’s Patrick Kelly and Ted O’Toole are recognized by Remodeling Magazine as top remodeling professionals.

  • At Home Architect & Designer Award Nominations

    2018, 2016, 2015

    Agape also won three awards in 2015, including 2nd Story Addition and Outdoor Living Space.

  • Best of Houzz: Design


    Our Houzz portfolio won in the Design category, as we had some of the most popular images as voted by the Houzz community.

  • Great Game of Business All Star Award


    This award recognizes and celebrates companies from around the globe that have fully embraced the principles of open-book management and The GGOB, and have demonstrated outstanding results.

    Read the GGOB article here »

  • St. Louis At Home Architect & Designer Awards

    2014, 2011

    • Historic Residential Renovation / Restoration Project

    • Residential Architecture - Less Than 4,000 Square Feet

  • Homer Awards

    2010, 2009, 2008

    • Outstanding Addition/Remodel - Glendale

    • Outstanding Total Renovation & Addition

    • Outstanding Addition/Total Renovation Kirkwood Historic Landmark Home

    • Outstanding Custom Home - West St. Louis County

  • Remodeling Magazine Big 50 Award for Fine Design


    Agape Construction is recognized as one of the top 50 remodelers in the nation in the area of Fine Design.

  • Master Design Award


    Qualified Remodeler Magazine's national award for Historic Renovation. Agape is recognized for the Frisco Train Depot.

  • Homer Awards

    2006, 2005, 2003

    • Outstanding Addition - Kirkwood Craftsman Remodel

    • Outstanding Adaptive/Historic Renovation

  • Kirkwood's Favorite Building Award


    The Historic Frisco Train Depot won Best Residential Adaptive Reuse.

  • Bravo Award Winning Neighborhood


    Molly Mews- 9 Custom Built Homes on East Pacific in Webster Groves, MO


Client Testimonials

  • Main Level Remodel with Kitchen

    “We’re pleased with the design and quality of Agape's construction. We find ourselves entertaining all the time!”

    – Diana, Kirkwood, MO

  • Rear Addition with new Kitchen & Master Bedroom

    “Chris Gagnon was great at designing custom wood pieces that fit in beautifully with the historic elements of our home. Everywhere you turn in this house, details really make the difference. Thank you, Agape!”

    – Paul & Christine, Kirkwood, MO

  • Basement Remodel with Kitchen & Den

    "Agape is a full-service firm, very professional and responsive, handling everything from start to finish. Their carpenters are excellent craftsmen who helped make our vision a reality.”

    – Christine & Walter, Des Peres, MO

  • 1st Floor Addition, Kitchen Remodel & Porch

    “We are extremely satisfied with everything Agape provided us during our two projects so much in fact that we no longer have to evaluate other contractors on future projects. We consider ourselves to be loyal life long customers of Agape!

    We are happy to tell anyone about our positive experiences with Agape!

    – Paul & Lisa, Oakland, MO

  • Kitchen Remodel & Lifestyle Updates

    Thank you for the beautiful work you did on our kitchen. It was a superb job from the start; from the design phase to the demolition phase and to the end of the construction phase. You thought of everything and made it easy and painless for our entire family. Thank you for all your thoughtfulness.

    We love the fact that our kitchen is more functional and efficient because of the added space, added storage, more countertops and better lighting. We love what you did to our front room, which is now our new dining room. By closing off part of the room with the breakfast bar, adding crown molding, and lighting, it made this room more inviting and functional.

    So thank you, Kevin O’Brien, Laurie, and the entire Agape staff for making our dream come true! It was a great pleasure teaming up with you!

    – Dan & Annabelle Rudolph, Kirkwood, MO

  • Roof Liftoff/Full Second Story Addition

    Everyone we worked with at Agape Construction was wonderful! I felt very respected and valued as a customer. All of my questions were answered quickly, specifically and I never felt uncomfortable asking. The design team listened to any ideas or suggestions we may have had, doing their best to include everything we wanted.

    I have already highly recommended Agape Construction to anyone I know who is considering a home renovation, and I will continue to do so--They are an amazing company!!

    – June & Kevin Burkhardt, Kirkwood, MO

  • Kitchen remodel, Garage & Exterior Facelift

    Two areas really jump out: Integrity and quality. Agape clearly understands that these renovation projects are probably the most expensive investments a person or couple will make in their life. At no point, from our first meeting with Ted through the final payment, did I feel bamboozled... and with that much money on the line, an owner is on high alert.

    Agape is honest...period. And that counts for a lot. I call particular attention to Ted and Pat who always gave us the true story and let us decide if it was worth it.

    The quality is clear and the results speak for itself.

    – Jim & Lynette Stelzer, Olivette, MO

  • Front Porch Addition & Interior Reconfiguration

    Agape Construction brought to life the vision that I described in the most professional way imaginable. They were efficient without sacrificing quality, caring and trustworthy, demonstrating flexibility as the project grew and generous with their time, expertise, and workmanship. I have recommended them to friends, neighbors and colleagues and will continue to do so.

    – MaryAnn & Bill Hoppe, Kirkwood, MO

    Screeened Porch Addition & Interior Remodel

    Agape was extremely professional and service oriented. They provided high quality work and finished the project at the deadline they projected. Every person we worked with was polite and skilled. Our screened porch exceeded our expectations. We had an issue with someone we hired separately to do our flooring (not recommended by Agape) and Agape stepped in when we had issues with them and completed loose ends when the flooring company refused to come back at no extra charge. I would highly recommend Agape and use them again for any future projects.

    – Ron & Jennifer Allen, Kirkwood, MO

  • Multiple Remodeling Projects,

    We've used Agape Construction for various projects since the late '80's! Most recently, they completed a whole-house remodel for our historical house that was built in 1865.

    Agape's architect came up with a brilliant design that opened up the dated floor plan for modern living and incorporated several new features that looked like they'd been part of the house for a 100 years!

    We can't say enough about the Agape employees and the quality of the Agape workmanship. Everyone was so nice and worked hard to listen to what we wanted, and then made sure we were completely 100% satisfied with the results. Agape's finish work is of the highest quality and their carpenters are real craftsmen who take pride in their work.

    Most importantly, Agape is a company of integrity and it starts at the top with its owner and president Kevin O'Brien. He insists on maintaining the highest levels of honesty and integrity and expects his employees to do the same.

    Read this review in its entirety on Houzz »

    – Cathy & Lee Horneyer, Kirkwood, MO

  • Two Story Addition & Kitchen Remodel

    This was the second major project for which we hired Agape: this time a two-story bump-out and kitchen replacement. Their employees and subcontractors were all top notch: they respected our time and requests, they started and finished on time (daily and overall), and they did good work. Communication channels were formalized and kept open throughout the project, with regular status meetings to review work completed and planned. They were all professional and honest, which is key when embarking on a major home project. In many ways you count on the expertise of and put yourself in the hands of your contractor during a project, and Agape did not let us down.

    – Dave & Amy Seidensticker, Glendale, MO

  • Renovation of Master Suite

    The entire Agape team has made our first home renovation project a pleasure. The sense of ownership that the Agape team takes when working with their clients on a project makes you feel as though we are all working as a team to achieve a common goal. Kevin has been very thorough and helpful throughout the entire project. [He] makes us feel like this project is as important to him as it is to us. Laurie brought forward some very creative and interesting solutions to our issues. Each time we met with Laurie and the rest of the team during the design process, it was exciting to see our wants come to life in a cohesive design that fit with our home's current layout and architecture.

    We have been commenting to our friends and family how great the building process has been thus far. We are extremely pleased with the process and the individuals that have worked on the project, from the concept, to the design to the project management all the way down to the individual contributors on the build side.

    – Callan & Melissa Yeoman, Webster Groves, MO

  • Two Story Additon/Renovation & New Front Porch

    We wanted to say thank you a million times over for the wonderful addition you did to our house. From the initial contact with your company, through project development, design, building and finishing, we had a wonderful experience. . . . That is a true testament to the professionalism and care that your company exudes. From the beginning, everyone involved made us feel as if we were your most important and only client. You kept us informed and involved every step of the way ensuring that all of our concerns were addressed. . . . Thank you for helping us to achieve our dream.

    – John & Karen Drexler, Glendale, MO

    Second Story Addition/Remodel

    Agape delivered on the promise to build what we wanted. The employees were great - experts in their trades. Friendly as well. The work area was clean and safe. The job was done right, on time and on budget. I don't know what more could be asked of them. Thank you.

    – Paul Nieman, Webster Groves, MO

  • Kitchen Remodel & Two-Story Addition

    You have a great company. Agape’s team did a fabulous job planning our kitchen remodel and building our addition. Pat was a great project manager – always keeping the project on time and responding quickly to questions and concerns.

    Brian and his team were incredibly efficient in the demolition of the existing structure and framing the new. We were in awe of their expertise.

    We are so pleased with our “new” house. We have settled into our fabulous kitchen. The layout Laurie planned almost makes cooking enjoyable. Thank you for making us LOVE our home again!

    – Diane Beaty, St. Louis, MO

    Basement Finish & Detached Garage

    Great to work with—very dependable and honest. Work was very professional. It’s always enjoyable to work with nice people. I never had to worry about behavior or language. Good examples for children!

    – Jan Duesenberg, Sunset Hills, MO

  • Renovation of Historic Frisco Depot

    We are thrilled and delighted with our home. Agape provided such quality craftsmanship. Everyone representing Agape was courteous, kind and demonstrated a high skill level in their area.

    – Don & Maria Kukla, Kirkwood, MO

    Custom New Home

    I have told many people what wonderful experience we had working with Agape. Absolutely everyone on the staff, crew, and subcontractors were terrific people and a joy to talk to, so much so that I missed seeing them when our home was finished. Thanks for the beautiful home you built for us!

    – Carol Jewel, Webster Groves, MO

    Master Bedroom Suite / Whole House Remodel

    Our relationship with all Agape personnel and subcontractors has been pleasant, respectful, joyous and positive. I've enjoyed and learned from all of them. I would enthusiastically recommend the Agape Company to my friends and others for House Construction and Additions.

    – Art & Mittie Jane Scmidt, Kirkwood, MO

  • Whole House Remodel

    Agape had the technical know-how to properly estimate the time and cost of my extensive rehab and the ability to make on the fly adjustments to get the job done right. The overall finished project is superior. Agape was also very responsive to all of my concerns and addressed them in a timely manner.

    – Chris Lissner, Lake St. Louis

    Whole House Remodel and Two Additions

    We have recommended you to others. Thanks for a great job!

    – Dana & Geri Wiele, Sunset Hills, MO



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Agape has the privilege of being a member of the finest trade organizations in the industry. We have the experience, quality, skill and dedication you should expect to make your remodeling and home building dreams a success.

  • St. Louis Better Business Bureau
  • Big 50
  • St. Louis Home Builders Association
  • Guild Quality
  • National Association of The Remodeling Industry

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