Spotlight on Hemme Construction: 2023 Builder of the Year Features Touchstone Fireplaces

Hemme Construction includes a Touchstone Sideline Smart Electric Fireplace in a custom stone accent wall.

No dreams are too big for the highly skilled team at Hemme Construction. The mid-Missouri-based construction company has built a variety of quality custom homes since its start in 2000, spanning from rustic farmhouses to sleek modern designs. They also specialize in home renovations and additions with unique features, such as fireplace accent walls featuring Touchstone® Electric Fireplaces.

This talented builder often includes Touchstone Sideline® Smart Electric Fireplaces in stone, tile and brick accent walls to match the style of the home. “Whatever your vision may be, we will work with you every step of the way to make it a reality,” Hemme Construction shares. “Our commitment to quality, honesty, and open communication ensures that your custom home will be everything you want and more.”

Touchstone Sideline Smart Electric Fireplace in white accent wall with wood mantel by Hemme Construction

Columbia HBA 2023 Builder of the Year

This family-owned business has been named the 2023 Builder of the Year by the Columbia Home Builders Association (HBA). Their dedication to building high quality projects dates back to generations of builders who’ve passed down a love for custom homebuilding.

The founder of Hemme Construction, Jeff Hemme, passionately continues his family’s long-lasting tradition of quality custom homebuilding. “Jeff's experience and expertise in custom homebuilding, combined with his commitment to family values, means that he is able to offer his clients a truly personalized experience,” Hemme Construction explains. “He understands that building a home is not just about the house itself, but about creating a space where families can grow and thrive.”

Close up of Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplace in custom home by Hemme Construction

Why Hemme Construction Chooses Touchstone® Electric Fireplaces

Touchstone® Electric Fireplaces match the quality, beauty and value Hemme Construction wants for their custom built homes. This award winning builder prioritizes electric fireplaces that are energy efficient and cost effective, helping homeowners save the environment while saving on their electric bills. In addition, they look for products that are easy to install and operate so that homeowners can use their fireplace without any hassle or confusion. Design and style are also essential characteristics that they consider when choosing an electric fireplace for a room.

“Hemme Construction understands that an electric fireplace can be a beautiful addition to any home, and we want to ensure that the fireplace we choose is aesthetically pleasing and fits seamlessly into the overall design of the room,” the team explains. Product quality and durability are also important factors. “We want to ensure that the fireplace we choose is made from high-quality materials and is built to last for many years to come.”

Hemme Construction inserts a Touchstone Sideline Smart Electric Fireplace into a herringbone pattern tile accent wall.

Perks of Electric Fireplaces Versus Wood-burning and Gas Fireplaces

Wood-burning and gas fireplaces require an abundance of maintenance since they produce mess and smoke. Thanks to electric fireplaces, homeowners can now enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without all the extra work.

“We find that most clients just want the ambiance and don’t necessarily want to deal with the upkeep that a wood-burning or gas fireplace can give them anyhow,” shares Hemme Construction.

Compared to wood-burning and gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces are more cost effective, sleek, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly. “We install an electric fireplace into about 75% of our new construction builds. On top of that, we have worked on multiple remodels and additions where a client wants a fireplace in a new area and gas is not an option. An electric fireplace offers us the opportunity to serve these clients well.”

Touchstone Sideline Smart Electric Fireplace installed in light gray accent wall with wood mantel by home builder Hemme Construction

Why Touchstone® Brand?

“Hemme Construction values a quality product, and that’s what we’ve found in Touchstone electric fireplaces,” shares the Hemme Construction team. The construction team commends Touchstone's sleek and clean finish, realistic flames, easy installation, and modern/traditional design options.

“Touchstone is also backed by their amazing customer service, so that we know if a client ever needed to reach out, they would be taken care of.”

HBA of Columbia Parade of Homes

“Hemme Construction has been very successful in the Parade of Homes due to the involvement of our president, Orie Hemme, as well as multiple employees who are part of the committee,” states the team. “This level of involvement ensures that the homes we build are not only beautiful and well-constructed, but also meet the high standards set by the event.”

On March 16-17, 2024, Hemme Construction is participating in the Home Builders Association of Columbia's Home Show.

The HBA 2024 Parade of Homes takes place April 27-28, 2024

The Building Market in the Columbia, Missouri Area

The building market in the Columbia, Missouri area is experiencing both growth and stability with the rate of new construction permits increasing over the past few years. Hemme Construction attributes these trends to the city’s growing economy/population and general movement toward urbanization.

“Overall, the building market in Columbia is a promising and vibrant industry, with many opportunities for builders, developers, and investors alike.”

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