BOE: Renovating Remodels

A fluctuating economy coupled with a “waste not, want not” mentality have many homeowners opting to stay in their current homes, remodeling to fit their needs. That is when Heritage Renovations, located at 501 N. Meridian in Oklahoma City, steps in.

Dan and Leslie Peake specialize in working with homeowners one-on-one to help them through the remodeling process. The couple originally started building and remodeling homes, as well as designing and building custom cabinets. In 1985, they shifted their focus to home renovations. “We realized there was an untapped market not being addressed properly,” Leslie says. “We felt that there was a difference between a new home buyer and a homeowner looking to remodel.” Remodeling contractors have to work in occupied homes and must protect the areas not affected, as well as make the home accessible for the occupants. All work must be able to seamlessly tie in the remodel and make it appear as if it had always been that way. 

“We believe in doing it right the first time. Being born and raised in Oklahoma has instilled in the Peakes values of commitment, responsibility

and excellence. Our greatest testament to this is our customer base. They call us back for future work because they trust us and know we will do the job correctly,” she says. “We are professionals who have fine-tuned the process over the years.”

Leslie’s interior design degree from The University of Central Oklahoma brings form and functionality to their projects. “People live in their homes and have their own style so we personalize each project to match that individual lifestyle,” Leslie says. “We use a design program called Chief Architects that shows a 3D color picture in order to make any changes before it’s started, saving time and money. I really focus on the design and selections, and leave the construction to Dan. We both love what we do; it’s not just a job to us. We take pride in it, and our reputation is on the line with every project.”

Heritage Renovations is a full–service firm providing turn-key projects. “We only use the best craftsmen for our renovations. Since we own our custom cabinet and millwork shop, we have complete control over quality and time of delivery,” Leslie says.

“Dan can build anything. I’ll show him a picture, and he’ll build it. It’s a gift,” Leslie says. “We are blessed to keep doing what we enjoy. The remodeling business is not affected by the up-and-down economy like new construction is. In fact, our business continues to grow year after year, and that is the best gauge for us to know that we are doing things right.”

For more information, call Heritage Renovations at 405-887-4121 or 405-974-1174, or visit the website at

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