City Facts for Belleville IL
French for “beautiful city,” Belleville was founded in 1814 and is located in St. Clair County, IL. Its population is slightly over 42,000 and it is the most populated city in the Metro-East Region of St. Louis. Scott Air Force Base is located nearby and many military personnel, federal civilian workers, defense contractors, and military retirees live here. By 1874, 100 shaft mines were in operation in and around Belleville and many residents left farming for the coal industry. Coal brought the railroad to Belleville and the city was the first in the state of Illinois to have an electric trolley. In 2011, Belleville was recognized by the National Civil League as an All-American City.
Settled by German immigrants, Belleville’s first home were simple brick cottages known as “German street houses.” Today we call them row homes. There is a wide variety of residential architectural styles in the area, including French Second Empire, Greek Revival, American Foursquare, Italianate, Victorian, and Queen Anne. The city’s historic district is primarily residential and is made up of 73 properties that date from 1830 to 1900. Many of the homes in the district are of the cottage style popular with the early founders.
The Belleville Public Library is the state’s oldest, and early settlers established literary societies as well as theater and choral groups. The city is also home to the Victorian House Museum, an 1866 dwelling that recreates how a typical family of the time lived. It features rotating exhibits of local historical artifacts and other collections.
At J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors, we’ve been creating comfortable living spaces in Belleville and the surrounding areas for over 20 years. Our services include:
- Kitchen Design and Remodeling
- Historic Restorations and Renovations
- Bathroom Design and Remodeling
- Basement Remodeling
- Whole House Additions
Each and every remodeling project we do is done with meticulous care and craftsmanship, as well as a dedication to maintaining a home’s architectural integrity. From initial consultation to project completion, each kitchen and bathroom remodel is handled by a talented team who take great pride in their work. You can rest easy knowing that they will treat your home as if it was their own.
Our Remodeling Process
Our process has been developed over the years to carefully consider your family’s lifestyle, the existing space, the desired work, and your budget. We create designs that address both your current and future needs and you can rely on us to manage every aspect of a project down to the smallest details.
Our award-winning design-build company is made up of honest and reliable professionals, many of whom have been with us from the start. Our long list of satisfied homeowners in Belleville and the Greater St. Louis area is a treasured testament to our core values. We proudly stand behind every project we do.
We’re here to help make your dream kitchen a reality! Whether it’s reconfiguring an existing layout, removing walls and making structural changes, or exploring aging-in-place design, our award-winning team will assist you in making the right design and product choices for your home.
From traditional to modern kitchens, our craftsmen and crew work hard to make the entire remodeling experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. Attention to detail, protecting your home during construction, and daily updates make for a surprise-free project. Our goal is to make creating a new kitchen easy for you and your family, building you a beautiful new kitchen on time and on budget.
Tired of looking at outdated fixtures, lighting, and tile? J.T. McDermott can help make your powder room, hall, or master bathroom design vision into a relaxing reality. We love designing updated master bathrooms. While kitchens may be the hub of the home, the master bath can be a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Many older homes have bathrooms that are extremely cramped, with too-low sinks, leaking tubs and showers, and little to no counter space. Your new bath can be a true oasis with double sinks, a waterfall shower with bench seat, and a luxurious freestanding tub. Having a master bathroom that is both beautiful and functional can get you off to a great morning start and offer you a serene experience as you prepare for bed.
We Think You'll Enjoy The Process
J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors is a family-owned business that relies on open communication and a hands-on approach that puts our clients at the forefront of everything we do. Our goal is to welcome every homeowner we work with into our family, building lifelong relationships that are true friendships.
If you’re a homeowner in Belleville, IL or the Greater St. Louis area interested in a kitchen, bathroom, or whole home remodel, we encourage you to give us a call. We’ll help you explore kitchen and bathroom remodeling options that will give you the home you’ve always dreamed of.