Project Team

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Allen Harris, President and NARI

Certified Remodeler

Allen Harris has been involved in renovation work since the age of 12, when his father became his mentor in the remodeling business. His main motivation at ALH is delivering unique and personal designs to each invaluable client while maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty by continuing his own education and professional growth in the remodeling industry. Allen has been leading the ALH team since 1999.

Allen finds recreation in motorcycle touring, trail riding and squash. But his primary passion and life focus are his wife Becky and twin daughters Madeline and Eleanor.

Becky Harris, Managing Partner

Since meeting my husband Allen in June of 2008, I have been an avid fan and partner in ALH.

As my background comes from Grand Street Café and The National Golf Club, hospitality and client satisfaction is my focus. The remodeling industry has introduced me to a whole new field of individuals who know what they want. I am thrilled to be a part of this team.

My time away from ALH is spent with my twin daughters Madeline and Eleanor. I also enjoy the remodeling projects at our home working one on one with Allen.

Rob Dagley, Operations Manager and NARI Certified Remodeler

My Name is Rob Dagley and I’m from Excelsior Springs, Mo. I’m the Operations Manager @ ALH Home Renovations. The best definition for my job title @ ALH Home Renovations is, “Choreographer of organized chaos”. I believe that when a project is well organized and managed that it increases the customer’s satisfaction with their remodeling process. I have been in the remodeling industry for the past 20 years.

I like to hang out with my family while watching my boys grow up in the country in a small community. My favorite restaurant is a local Japanese Steak House, Kobe. I appreciate a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the Royals play a game or watching a NASCAR race while I catnap on the couch.

Megan Heese, Designer

Megan graduated from Park University with a B.A. in Interior Design and a minor in Fine Art. Her passion for design comes from her parents, who have always pushed her to follow her dreams and to do what makes her happy. In her spare time, Megan enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her friends and family.

James (Jim) Auld, NARI Certified Lead Carpenter

Jim is in his 4th year with ALH and is celebrating 20 years in the home construction field. Starting out installing cabinets and doing trim work, Jim has acquired a diverse skill set in all aspects of general remodeling over the last 15 years, specializing in kitchens and baths. It is important to Jim that each project he works on exceeds the home owner’s expectations. Always up for a challenge, Jim enjoys working to overcome any hurdles a project may bring. Jim also enjoys sharing his knowledge and working with homeowners one-on-one. One of the aspects of working for ALH that Jim particularly values is the structure and the amount of organizational expertise that is put into each ALH job. Some of Jim’s hobbies include woodworking, radio control aircraft, traveling and spending time with his family.

James Shearer, NARI Certified Lead Carpenter

Jim Shearer’s full-time career in carpentry started in 2002. Prior to that, he had performed carpentry work on the side and part-time for about 6 years. Jim has worked as a Lead Carpenter for ALH Home Renovations since July of 2012. In June of 2013, he received his designation as a Certified Lead Carpenter from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). Jim enjoys remodeling for a variety of different reasons, but mostly because of the role he plays in helping clients attain their dream remodel. “ALH Home Renovations has been a great fit for me. Our principles, ideals and expectations align almost perfectly.” Jim is married with three children and enjoys spending his spare time hanging out with them.

Elizabeth Pohl, Designer

Liz’s love of art and creativity inspired her to use her knowledge to help others! She graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associates in Interior Design. Most of her experience comes from 15 years in the paint and home décor industries. Liz began to work with ALH in March 2015. In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3-year-old son.

Graham Houston, Operations Manager

Graham Houston has worked most of his career in the non-profit sector, primarily in higher education administration. He also has extensive work and volunteer experience with affordable housing most notably with Habitat for Humanity and continuing today with the Fuller Center for Housing. This work includes building, renovating and repairing homes with low-income families in need of decent, safe and affordable housing.

Graham joined ALH Home Renovations in September 2015 as Operations Manager for Struktur LLC, a subsidiary of ALH and the Certified Referral Partner of Traemand Installation Services that specializes in IKEA kitchen installations. Graham helps weave together general contracting services with Traemand Installation Services to provide customers a seamless remodeling experience with an exceptional and affordable product.

Neil Schultz, Lead Carpenter

Neil Schultz has a background in studio art and received his Bachelor of Arts from Sonoma State University. He has been a carpenter for over 20 years with the opportunity to have worked on a range of projects in both commercial and residential buildings throughout the San Fransisco Bay Area. In the year 2000 he joined a prestigious residential design/built company and started remodeling and building custom homes with a focus on universal design for aging in the home and green build practices with sustainable products all done in a variety of styles including old world, craftsmen, retro, and contemporary. Some of the highlights in his career were managing projects that became published in books and magazines and a TV documentary, The Forever Home: Going Green on PBS.

Neil moved to Kansas with his wife and 4 daughters in 2014 and bought a log cabin home in the woods with acreage that has turned into their own personal petting zoo with llama, alpaca, goats, peacocks, pheasant, chickens, turkeys, bunnies, cats, and dogs.

Melissa Young, Interior Designer

Melissa loves to be creative and strategic, which is why becoming an Interior Designer was an easy choice. She graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associate’s degree in Interior Design and Kitchen and Bath Design. She has been in the furniture industry since 2014 as a Designer and understands the importance of space planning and functionality. “It all starts with the space you have to work with. So being in the remodeling industry, it becomes more of a ‘make the space work for you’ instead of later on ‘you making the space work’.” Melissa has been with ALH since April 2018. She loves to spend time with her husband, 2 dogs, and cat.

James Lahue, Sales and Design

James started working for ALH in the spring of 2018. Prior to that, he designed mass residential housing projects internationally. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri, and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Kansas. After working in an office designing concrete houses for 6 years he wanted to get back out in the field to be more hands-on and interactive with the projects. ALH provides him with the ability to be both a designer and craftsman, working closely with clients to design and execute a quality home remodel. He always strives for the highest customer service in all aspects of his work and tries to make a design for those clients that are both unique and innovative. His hobbies include woodworking, cooking, traveling, and outdoor recreation.

Justin Forest, Lead Carpenter

I’m Justin Forrest and am one of the newest members of the ALH team.

After completing my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice, I found that my passion was in the construction industry. My background in construction is very diverse including experience in many different trades. I am very excited to continue learning under the skilled carpenters of the ALH team.

Outside of my work life, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love going to the lake and head to Pomme De Terre lake most weekends throughout the summer. I also dedicate a lot of time coaching wrestling during the winter. It brings me a lot of joy to be able to give back to a sport that influenced my life so much.

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