Company History

David Kopke grew up in a family of entrepreneurs and home service specialists. His grandfather, Michael Kopke, started his own Furnace Repair Company in River Rouge and Dave's father, Robert Kopke, owned and operated Kopke Heating & Cooling on Grosse Ile. Early in his career, Dave was a top salesperson for a large home improvement company in St. Clair Shores. When that company abruptly went out of business, there were dozens of projects left unfinished. Dave took it upon himself to make sure these projects were all followed through to completion by hiring subcontractors and scheduling them himself. As fate would have it, in January of 1993, Kopke Home Enhancement, Inc. was born.

In 2014, Alan Seeley joined the Kopke Team, soon becoming Vice President. When Dave retired in 2019, Alan was the obvious choice for his successor. Alan has stayed true to the companies longstanding principals while breathing new life into and streamlining some of our outdated processes.

Dave Kopke

Alan Seeley

Alan first started in remodeling as a teen, helping his Uncle Mike with his construction business, where he was able to learn the foundations of the craft. He later took various jobs as a tradesman in construction and as a sales representative for various companies in the Metro Detroit area. During this time, he witnessed a lot of deceit towards customers and fellow workers, including cutting corners and mismanagement. The main things that these companies had in common were lots of short-cuts and a “caulk fixes everything” mentality. He learned more of “what not to do” than he learned what was right to do.

He immersed himself into each company he worked for by personally meeting with customers, figuring many estimates, managing some of the projects, and even answering phone calls. Learning from these companies’ mistakes, he felt compelled to teach his approach toward customer satisfaction and employee gratification to others.

Alan opened a consulting company in 2010, where he brought training to contractors and their employees. Many organizations he consulted with wished to hire him full-time, but Alan’s passion for helping and developing kept him from accepting any offers. Until, he found out from his wife that they were about to have their second child. She expressed to Alan that she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom for both of their daughters. There was opportunity everywhere for Alan to obtain a full time position, but two things brought him to Kopke. First, he found that this company’s owner, Dave Kopke, was 100% dedicated to customer satisfaction and had the willingness to grow. Fate led to the second reason why Alan chose Kopke: his youngest daughter was born on the same day as Dave.

Kopke Remodeling & Design is an award-winning custom home remodeling company.

Founder Dave Kopke and his team of professional designers and master craftsmen have been providing beautiful turn-key solutions for home remodeling and building projects throughout Southeast Michigan since 1993.

Kopke Remodeling & Design builds trusting relationships with every client. Our number one asset is our amazing team. We live by our core values to ensure a consistently impressive customer experience. We place a premium on collaborating with clients who are a good match with our team. This encompasses open and honest communication, mutual respect, and a focus on enjoying the process. We love our jobs and we want you to love working with us, so when we meet you for the first time, we’re as interested in you as much as you are in us!

Kopke Remodeling & Design has developed an efficient design/build process that leverages the latest 3D Design and Virtual Walk-Through programs with cloud-based communication systems to ensure that every project is delivered as promised, on time, and on budget.