About Us

We understand that there are many home improvement companies to choose from.  There are hundreds of them! So why choose Cornerstone Home Improvement? Simply put, there are two important reasons:

Reason #1 A Company You Can Trust

Cornerstone Home Improvement has earned the reputation of being trustworthy, honest and fair to its customers. A local, family owned business-three generations strong– serving the Kansas City area for over 40 years, Cornerstone is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and NARI.  We understand that our business is dependent upon our customers. Therefore, our number one goal at Cornerstone is to provide each customer with uncompromising quality products and dedicated personal service. In fact, over 60% of our business is from a repeat satisfied customer or referral—almost unheard of in this industry! You receive a premium product at an affordable price and you pay nothing until all work is completed and you are completely satisfied. Most all of the products we carry come with a life-time, transferable manufacturer’s warranty. In addition, we are one of the very few home improvement companies that actually give a separate written lifetime installation warranty.

Reason #2 Affordable Elegance

We will only install products on your home that we would be happy installing on ours. Because of that, Cornerstone is not always the cheapest company out there to choose from. However, our customers tell us again and again that based on the premium products we offer, the quality installation, and the warranties provided, that we are the best overall value. By charging affordable prices for our products, we are able to keep our professional installers busy and our prices low due to volume purchasing. And, as a multi-line distributor, we offer premium products from many different manufacturers. This assures you of the exclusive look and quality product you desire. Our trained sales consultants can help you design your project so that your home doesn’t look like everyone else’s on the block. You only want to have to do this once, so do it right and make it as special as possible. Get the look you want while improving your home’s overall maintenance, comfort, and energy. Working with Cornerstone Home Improvement, you can have confidence knowing you are getting premium products, professionally installed at the lowest possible price.

Ben Romans

Ben Romans, founder and past President of Cornerstone Home Improvement, began his career in the window and siding business back in the late 1960s. His career began as an installer and expediter of window replacement, siding, enclosures, covers, and doors with numerous home improvement companies. Ben’s reputation of excellence in workmanship and service soon put him in demand resulting in the establishment of his first company, Benco Services. Benco, purely an installation company, serviced clients such as Sears, Better Homes, Heritage Exterior, First Choice, and many more for over 20 years. In 1997, well known and respected in the home improvement industry, Ben decided to take his company a step further by opening a division of Benco, Cornerstone Home Improvement as a full service company offering premium products and installation to thousands of home owners. With his existing crews and armed with the knowledge that comes from 40 plus years of experience, Ben’s company, Cornerstone Home Improvement has become one of the fastest growing, largest locally owned window and siding businesses in the KC market.

Ben has won numerous awards over the years for his expertise in installing and customer service and is listed as an Honored Professional in the National Register, WHO’S WHO in Executives and Business Professionals, recipient of many national installers Awards, Local Installer of the Month Awards, Royal Building Product’s Royal Gold Crown Dealer, Reynolds/Norandex’s Certified Home Improvement Specialist, Alside’s Exterior Designer’s Award, National Association of Remodeler’s Industry Exterior Specialty Honor Award and many more.

Ben’s goals remain the same for Cornerstone Home Improvement as they were for his customers 40 plus years ago, “deliver to the consumer a premium product at an affordable price with installation and service second to none.”

Family Owned Cornerstone

Brenda Walters

Brenda was the former owner and in the industry with Cornerstone Home Improvement for over 25 years, handling an average of over 500 home improvement projects a year. Brenda recently retired. One of the few women in this male dominated industry, Brenda entered into this field with aspirations of following in the footsteps of her father, Ben Romans. Brenda was a member of the Natl. Assoc. of the Remodeling Industry and the Raytown and KC Chamber of Commerce. Brenda was also on the board of the Better Business Bureau for 3 years and the Chairman of the Board for one of those years.  Extremely proud of their three-generation strong business, Brenda is happy to pass the torch to her daughter Me’Shelle.  She understands as well as Brenda the philosophy of treating every customer’s home as if it were her own.

Me'Shelle Bishop

Me’Shelle Bishop, granddaughter of founder Ben Romans and daughter of company president Brenda Walters has been with Cornerstone Home Improvements since 2004. Me’Shelle has been with our company through many changes and moved up in the ranks from front desk help to Co-Owner in 2019. Me’Shelle has impressively moved up again in 2023 and is now the owner.  She oversees almost all aspects of the business which includes: sales, marketing, financing, customer and employee relations, purchasing and product agreements, training, and all financial aspects of the company.  Me’Shelle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business management in 2007 from Park University. She is married, has three daughters and lives in the KC metro area. Me’Shelle is a member of the Natl. Assoc. of the Remodeling Industry as well as the Raytown and KC Chamber of Commerce. Me’Shelle’s goal is to make sure every customer has a great experience with Cornerstone Home Improvements from start to finish. She has the drive and desire to lead this company into the next generation!