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City Facts for Glen Carbon, IL

Glen Carbon’s history is firmly linked to coal mining – the city’s name literally means “Valley of Coal.” First home to European settlers, Glen Carbon began as a predominantly rural area. All that changed when coal mining was introduced after the Civil War. Two mines operated by the Madison Coal Corporation, along with a coal-washing facility in Edwardsville, were the beginning of the then-village’s growth.

Once a grouping of small areas known as Peters Station, Mont Station, and Goshen, Glen Carbon’s incorporation in 1892 brought these diverse areas together, creating a hub of travel for people and goods alike. Rail travel played an enormous role in the area’s success, with two depots erected for east/west and north/south travel. Main Street was a bustling center of commerce lined with various merchants, saloons, and slaughter houses. The city is a melting pot of nationalities and is known as a caring community of friendly neighbors. Residents consider it a “quiet hamlet,” with its old town portion loved by both those who live there and visitors alike.

While coal mining was the greatest source of economic growth in Glen Carbon, brick production also played a prominent role, with bricks used to build small “saltbox” company houses, some of which still stand along Main Street. By the early 1980s, Glen Carbon’s population exploded, with much of its success tied to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. Today, Glen Carbon continues to honor its coal mining past, with many parks and statues offering reminders of the role it played.

J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors is a design build firm that’s been designing and remodeling kitchens as well as building additions for Glen Carbon homeowners for over 20 years. Our home remodeling services also include:

  • Bathroom design and remodeling
  • Basement remodeling
  • Outdoor Living / Sunrooms
  • Commercial remodeling
  • Historic Restoration and Renovation
  • Mine Subsidence


Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or adding on to your existing house, we will help you design and build the home you dream of. Our extensive experience over the years in kitchen remodeling and home additions has resulted in projects we are proud to showcase.

Kitchen Remodels in Glen Carbon, IL

J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors offers proven design build experience, with one of the highest homeowner satisfaction ratings among remodelers in the Greater St. Louis Metro area. Our kitchen remodeling services combine functional design with innovative solutions and products that your family will enjoy for years to come. Our design team will help you choose the appliances, fixtures, and finishes that are ideal for your family’s lifestyle, and our project management team will make sure your remodel stays on schedule and budget.

We truly believe we offer some of the best kitchen remodeling services in the area. Through the years, we’ve used a design-driven approach to create a wide range of custom kitchens, with all our projects run in a professional way that guarantees you’ll have an enjoyable remodeling experience.

Home Additions in Glen Carbon, IL

Do you love everything about where you live but wish your home had just a little something “more?” A home addition can create the space you need or want. We offer home addition design services that bring together all of today’s modern conveniences and aesthetics and blend them seamlessly into your home’s existing architecture. We love when an addition is “invisible,” making it difficult to tell where the original home ends and the addition begins!

Home additions we’ve built include kitchens, family rooms, dining rooms, garages, porches and sunrooms, and more. Adding on to your home can create extra space for guests, a place for the children to play, a study or home office, storage for household items, or an outdoor living area that beautifully integrates with your landscape. There are many design elements involved in a home addition and our design build approach allows us to fully plan your project and provide a schedule and budget that accurately reflects what your addition will cost. And because we work with you in choosing materials, fixtures, and finishes, you know every detail of your addition before construction begins.

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J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors is a family-owned business with more than 20 years of experience in the Greater St. Louis Metro area. We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our work, but it’s the testimonials from our happy customers that we cherish the most. 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 Glen Carbon, IL or the surrounding Greater St. Louis area interested in a kitchen or home addition, we encourage you to give us a call. We’ll help you explore a world of exciting remodeling options that will give you the home you’ve always dreamed of.


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