Bearbower Construction

New Construction, Remodels, Decks, Storm Repair. From new houses to a new door and everything in between! Over 18 years experience in Residential and Commercial carpentry.

Specializing in Framing, Roofing, Siding, Trim Work, Flooring, Landscaping and more!

Operating as usual

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 09/17/2021

Deck Remodel

On this project we raised the one section of the existing deck to line up with the other section. Removed and reused the existing railing and replaced all deck boards with maintenance free composite (spiced rum, tiki torch). New wider more solid stairs were built with a new concrete slab for them to sit on.

Thank you Greg and Brenda!

Thank you Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. for the great Trex Decking!

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 09/12/2021

New siding

Certainteed Mainstreet Hearthstone vinyl siding and vinyl shake on the bump out.

Thank you to the Enloes and Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 08/22/2021

In honor of the up coming school year, here are a few projects I’ve custom made to make the school year run smoothly.



Sneak peak at a house rebuild in Urbana!

Sneak peak at a house rebuild in Urbana!


Happy 245th Birthday to the best country on Earth. You don’t look a day over 145!

Freedom and justice for all!

Happy 245th Birthday to the best country on Earth. You don’t look a day over 145!

Freedom and justice for all!


Thankful to those and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day.

Thankful to those and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day.

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 05/07/2021

New Siding

Nantucket Grey Shake (above garage door)
Granite Clapboard 😎😎

This project required all new siding after the derecho. It made a HUGE difference. From tans/browns to Greys with white trims and a band board, it updated this home tremendously.

Thank you to home owner Keith and Independence Spahn and Rose for great material!

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 05/06/2021

Happy wife = happy life

Cedar Garage Storage with shiplap back.

From concept to reality.

This garage storage system features cedar shelving, under/over bench storage, black coat hooks, and white Shiplap back.

Designed by my Wife, this was much needed! 😎

Photos from Bearbower Construction's post 04/30/2021

Another kitchen upgrade!

Cabinet/Countertop Demo ✅

Partition Walls Demo ✅

Soffit Demo ✅

New Sheetrock Patches ✅

New framing ✅

Floor Patched back in ✅

New Cabinets ✅

New Countertops ✅

Under Cabinet/inside cabinet lighting ✅

Pendent lights✅

LED can lights ✅

Shaker Style Crown moulding ✅

Subway Tile ✅

And last but not least a new Stainless Steel Range hood!

Thank you Luke, Abby and Aria for letting me transform your kitchen. There were a few hiccups along the way but in the end turned out great!


Another one done and another happy home owner!

New Roof overhang ✔️
New Soffit ✔️
New Fascia ✔️
New Mainstreet Vinyl Siding ✔️
New Entry door ✔️
New Storm/Screen Door ✔️
New Marvin Windows ✔️✔️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
New interior trim ✔️
New shutters✔️

This house had the front overhang ripped off, siding cracked , and windows broke during the derecho 💨

After a few meetings, some planning and a lot of hard work it’s looking like new!

Thank you to Brad and Andrea Mackey for letting me work on your beautiful home!

Also, thank you to Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.for the great material


Merry Christmas from Bearbower Construction!

Featured photos showcase a Shiplap install in Independence!

Thank you Rhonda!


Happy Friday!


Gone is the PT decking/builder grade railing and in with the pebble gray trex/vinyl drink rail railing. The original stairs were torn down and new built.
After the home owner installed the lattice underneath, this deck is done! ✅

Time to enjoy the cooler fall weather instead of staining the deck! 🎃 🍁

Thank you Jeff and Carol Ealy!


Just a reminder that the cheapest quote isn’t always the right quote.

Never stack shingles like this. Roofs aren’t designed to hold that amount of weight in one spot. Even if it doesn’t break through, significant structure damage could occur in your attic and you wouldn’t know it.

(Not my photo but I’ve seen this done time and time again)

Please research contractors and pick quality over costs.


Summer is coming to an end and those crisp fall mornings will soon be here. What a great time to enjoy a brand new 3 seasons room.

This build included new deck boards on the existing 16’x20’ deck, with a new maintenance free 3 seasons room built on top!

I can almost smell the pumpkin spice already!

Material by Spahn and Rose Independence

Thank you Kreutner Family! (Golden Retriever Sadie, and Riggs the cat included!)


It’s been awhile but employee of the month for July is Sadie! She likes to start her day easy with a bit of lounging on the trailer door and planning for the day ahead but then she’s a real go getter! Congrats Sadie!

Sadie belongs to the Kreutner Family


Updated hall closet!

Shiplap for days!
The old builder grade wire shelving was removed. bifold door gone and we started with a blank slate.

A bench was built (cushion to be added later), then it was time to Shiplap. Shiplap extends from the bench all the way to the ceiling!

A custom size shelf and custom size cubbies were belt to hold glove/ hat baskets.

10 black hooks ensure everyone has a place to hang their gear!

Thank you Matt, Brie, and Oliver!


There’s no such thing as too much storage. Make use of those tall garage walls!

These shelves feature threaded rod secured to the roof trusses and 2x4 construction. You could set an engine block up there and they won’t budge!

Thank you Josh, Christy and Family!


Now is a great time to replace those leaky windows!

New double hung vinyl replacements.

Thank you Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. and The Friedhoff Family!


God Bless the USA! Happy 4th of July!!!

[06/24/20]   You can’t get to the finished product until you get through the planning and estimating.

So much of the construction process is done before a project starts. From estimating costs, to ordering material.

Small jobs to large jobs.

Bearbower Construction does it all. Please let us know if your thinking of doing a project!


Before and after pictures of a project that just got wrapped up!

Whole house project. This included removing all aluminum siding, fascia, soffit, windows, doors, and interior trim.

New tyvek installed, rotten plywood replaced, new vinyl siding, white aluminum soffit/fascia, Marvin windows, exterior doors, and interior oak casing!

All material from Spahn & Rose Lumber Co.

Thank you Novak family!


🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day. Remember and honor all of those who have sacrificed for our freedom. God Bless the USA 🇺🇸


Checking over tools to make sure they meet OSHA requirements.


The supervisor showed up on the jobsite today to check progress. Good thing I looked busy!


Custom new house = Custom new Vanities, mirrors, and kitchen table.

With an eye for detail, this home owner wanted custom. Rough Sawn Cedar, oil rubbed bronze hardware, and premium drawer slides are just a few of the details that make up the vanities and vanity mirrors.

The huge farm house style table is built from solid Red Oak and poplar. Featuring mortise and tendon joinery, this table seats 8 with plenty of room to spare!

Thank you Kyle, Megan, Easton, Carter, and KJ!


See what it will look like before you start!

Need new decking, siding, roofing or just a coat of paint? Use one of the sample photos or upload your own home photo and "try it on" with our NEW Visualizer tool. It's just one more way we make it easier to build! #staysafestayhome


Sometimes the cheapest quote isn’t the right quote. 🤦🏻‍♂️


Wrap around porch

When the home owners first contacted me and said they we’re thinking of making their porch “a bit bigger” that was an understatement....... The old porch was about 8’ x 12’. The new porch is about 8’x 90’!
It feature Pressure treated authentic porch boards, white maintaince free PVC boards, and Black pro snap metal roofing, just to name few features.

I can see a lot of hot chocolate 🍫 and adult beverages being drank here in the future. 🍺

Thank you to Luke, Kristen, and Family!


Oak Chests and Book shelf with crown molding built-in.

This project features two custom solid oak chests/benches with a custom bookcase with crown molding. Benches are built to have a fabric wrapped cushion installed on top.

Those rainy ☔️ days won’t be quite as gloomy once this book case is stocked! 📖 📚

Thank you John, Chelsea, and Coop!

Special thanks to the quality control specialist in the last pic for his attention to detail!


When you want a new doorway but the kool-aid man is busy call Bearbower Construction!

This project included, siding removal and reinstalled, door framing, sheetrock, concrete stem wall cut, door installation, door hardware and millwork.

Oh yeah!!!!!!

Thank you Joe, Kelly, and Camron!


Kitchen Remodel

On this project all cabinets and countertops were removed and replaced.

This kitchen features stained wood lower cabinets, white extra tall uppers, oil rubbed bronze pulls, and large crown molding takes these cabinets to the ceiling! Finished up just in time for Christmas dinner!

Thank you Josh, Christy, Quinn, and Hayes!

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Checking over tools to make sure they meet OSHA requirements.
On this project, we took an unfinished basement and finished it off to nearly double the usable square footage of the wh...
Thank you McRae Family!!!!!




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