Client Testimonials about Tri-Lite Builders



Designing Value & Building Trust Since 1982
Creating Unique Homes Across the Valley

Welcome to our website dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about remodeling your home and choosing the right contractor for your needs.

Choosing the Right Contractor

Deciding which Home Remodeler in the Valley to use can be both frustrating and difficult. Should you choose the least expensive, the one that actually shows up for your appointment on time, how about the company that has the best on-line reviews, or do you choose the same remodeler that your neighbors have just used? In reality, only three out of those four reasons are important to ensure a quality, stress free remodel. Simply choosing the contractor that gives you the lowest bid is not  the best way to have your home remodeled. In fact, the lowest bid could be a red flag. Has this contractor deliberately underestimated the cost of your project, just to get you to sign a contract? Are they specifying lesser quality materials? Do they pay the proper insurances for their employees? Cost alone should never be the deciding factor. Conversely, being on time is a great determining factor as to how organized the contractor is and how much he values your  time. On- line reviews are also a wonderful way to get an idea of well a remodeling company satisfies their clients. Just be sure the reviews you are reading are current. Here at Tri-Lite Builders, we feel that current referrals from a trusted neighbor are the best way to determine how well a particular contractor and his employees perform their jobs. This neighbor can be a wealth of information; they can tell you exactly how their remodeling project progressed. Were there issues between what the homeowner expected and what the home remodeler constructed? Was the project completed on time and in budget, as promised? Did the contractor keep open an open line of communication with the homeowner? An additional perk, with all the interest you display in their remodel, your neighbor will most likely invite you in to take a look at their unique new space.

Certified Professionals

Do you have a clear vision of your finished kitchen renovation, bathroom update or master suite addition? Tri-Lite Builders offers a full staff of Nationally Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers. We are proven professionals that have invested in extensive education, national testing and certifications from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in all areas of design and construction for remodeling kitchens, bathrooms and home additions. Our design staff is happy to create 3D computer renderings to show our clients what we are proposing for their remodel. We work within your budget to produce a quality design that is both beautiful and functional. Once you are thoroughly thrilled with the design and the details, we will produce a fixed priced contract and a time line to complete your remodel. At this point, your project is turned over to our Nationally Certified team of Project and Production Managers for construction. This team of professionals has worked well together for years producing numerous award winning projects. Tri-Lite Builders is very proud of our Contractor of the Year award winning projects completed between 2011 and 2016.

Call Steve today for a free in-home consultation, at 480-895-3442.


We invite you to join the happy homeowners that we have served with award winning design and remodeling services.


Featured Projects

Remodeling Projects – Tri-Lite Builders

Bright & Sunny Kitchen
Espresso Excellence
Portico Transformation
Scottsdale: Stunning
A Peaceful Retreat
1938 Spanish Revival Remodel
Kitchen: Hacienda Style
Refinished & Remarkable
Modern Transitional Kitchen
Scottsdale Kitchen Transformation
Upscale Master Bathroom
Elegant Gray Transitional Kitchen
Gainey Ranch Upgrades
Luxury Kitchen Upgrades
Redesigned for Entertaining
Expanded Kitchen Renovation
Beautiful and Accessible Ahwatukee Master Bathroom
Modern Open Kitchen Remodel
Mid Century Modern Update
Child-Friendly Bathroom

To transform wasted space, create additions for comfortable living or change that dated kitchen or bathroom to one that is dynamic and elegant, call us today!


Let Tri-Lite Builders discover the potential…in your ideas…and in your home.


Meet Our Staff


Meet Our Staff-Steve Shinn, NARI CR


Steve has lived here in Arizona since 1959.  After honing his core remodeling skills working with his father, Steve soon had rental homes of his own. As a result, this  evolved into a professional handyman business. Then, satisfied clients led to larger projects and to Steve forming Homework Remodels in 2005. Currently, Steve is Chairman of the Board of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for the Greater Phoenix Chapter, with four NARI professional certifications. His company, Homework Remodels, has won multiple NARI Contractor of the Year Awards. Five years ago Steve assumed leadership of Tri-Lite Builders, a remodeling business that has served the valley for almost 35 years. Steve is hard-working and completely dedicated to serving each and every client in the utmost professional manner. In his spare time, Steve and his wife Sally, enjoy weekend getaways, traveling and exploring all that Arizona has to offer.




                                                    Knowledgeable & Personable



Meet Our Staff-Aaron Thomas, NARI CR


A native of Hutchinson, MN, Aaron moved here to the Phoenix Area back in 2005. He started working with Tri-Lite Builders shortly after his arrival. Aaron has over 20 years of experience in the construction business and there doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t fix. He always seems to know a solution.  Aaron has earned his NARI Certified Remodeler Certification. His priority is Value and Quality for our clients. He is a family man and always puts their needs above his own. In addition, in his spare time, Aaron enjoys building and riding motorcycles.







Meet Our Staff-Sheila Lanier, CKBD, UDCP


An Oregon native, Sheila comes to us from Kansas City where she graduated from the NKBA Certified Johnson County Community College. Shortly after receiving her AAS in Interior Design, she began her remodeling career. Sheila has designed several Award-Winning kitchens, bathrooms, and interior remodeling projects, using her passion for color and space planning. Furthermore, continuing education is a priority. Sheila has passed exams for both NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler and Universal Design Certified Professional. Recently, her work was published in an eight-page spread in the Summer 2016 issue of Phoenix/Scottsdale Su Casa Magazine.  A people pleaser at heart, Sheila and all of her creative inspirations are unique to each home design that she creates. Sheila enjoys Industrial Chic shopping and attending her Yoga classes, in her spare time





                                                                                                  Creative & Honest



Meet Our Staff-Barbara Phillips, UDCP


Originally from PA, Barbara comes to us from Orlando, FL. She graduated from Seminole State College of Florida, earning a BAS in Interior Design. While majoring in kitchen and bath design, Barbara worked in the industry for over 7 years. While a sales and design consultant in an upscale Tile & Stone Boutique, she assisted clients in their selections. Most recently, to keep up with her continuing education Barbara has also studied and passed the exam for Universal Design Certified Professional. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys reading Stephen King novels and spending time with Captain Jack Sparrow and Commodore Norrington…her 2 Maine Coon Kittens that recently moved in with her.












Service Area

Tri-Lite Builders Proudly Serves Homeowners in Phoenix AZ and its surrounding Communities of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, and Mesa Arizona.