Real Estate & Homebuilding Honorees

Best Roofer

Winner: Century Roofing

For the second year in a row, Best of Johnson County voters have named Century Roofing the area’s Best Roofing Company.

“We’re excited and honored by Johnson County’s continued recognition of our work,” said owner and CEO Sharon Cornolo. “As a locally-owned and operated company, we place great importance on our community, which is why we’re so excited by our Best of Johnson County wins.”

With more than 30 years in business, Century has built its reputation for excellence over the course of completing more than 30,000 roofing jobs. Century has built its business on three competitive advantages:

  • Keeping it affordable. With high job volume and a singular focus on roofing, Century can procure construction materials at favorable rates, keeping prices down for customers.
  • Delivering fast service. Because Century stocks all of its materials on site, it’s able to start work on a project without relying on supply chains that may have delays.
  • Leveraging new technology. Century’s recent investment in AI and drone technology enables its certified roofing inspectors to detect and identify roofing anomalies, facilitating a more accurate assessment of your roof’s condition.

And, being seasoned in the realities of Midwestern weather, Century has deep experience working to repair roofs damaged by storms.

“We understand how stressful it is to go through severe storms,” Cornolo said. “That’s why we offer concierge-level service to our clients. If we find damage, we will work with your insurance adjuster and help you file a claim. Once you have hired Century Roofing to complete your storm repair project, you won’t have to worry about anything else.”

Whether you need a re-roof, complete roof replacement, or roof repairs you can turn to Century Roofing in Kansas City.

Runners up: Shamrock Roofing and Buck Roofing & Construction LLC

Best Realtor

Winner: Lindsey Pryor — Novel group, Compass Realty

Lindsey is a Principal for the Novel group, a team of real estate professionals at Compass Realty. Her passion lies in connecting people with their dream homes and showcasing the beauty and energy of the communities around them. With a deep appreciation for the art of real estate, Lindsey recognizes both the business and personal aspects of the industry.

Negotiating the right terms to buy or sell the largest asset is crucial, and Lindsey excels in this area. However, she goes beyond the transactional nature of real estate by understanding that each client is unique, every home has a story, and every exchange is personal and relational.

Her commitment to exceptional client service means clear and effective communication throughout the process, ensuring clients feel comfortable during this significant life event. With a strong network and rapport within the industry, Lindsey gives clients an edge in negotiations. In addition, her keen eye for interior design is invaluable for staging homes to maximize their value and in helping buyers see potential in property.

In the fall of 2020, Lindsey launched KC Collected, an online resource designed to help her clients and friends relocate to Kansas City. From doctors, to dream homes, to dining experiences, she is the ultimate Kansas City Concierge.

Whether clients are closing a chapter or starting a new one, Lindsey is there to guide them. Her reliability, excellence, and creativity make her an invaluable partner throughout the entire process. Find out more on her website here.

Runners up: Maggie Foster – ReeceNichols and Miles Rost – The Rost Group (Keller Williams)

Best Home Remodeling Company

Winner: Origin Build Co

Origin Build Co is a locally owned and operated General Contracting firm striving to change the way people view the home remodeling process. Having served hundreds of homeowners throughout Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City Metro, Origin Build Co combines consistent and clear communication with top notch craftsmanship to achieve each individual client’s goals and desires. From origin point to completion, Origin Build Co walks alongside people to create unique and incredible spaces without the pains of the traditional construction process. Reach out today about your next home remodeling dream.

Runners up: Schloegel Design Remodel and KCBR


Best Mortgage Lender

Winner: Fountain Mortgage

Locally owned and headquartered in the heart of Prairie Village, Fountain Mortgage only focuses on mortgages and answers only to you. We started our company with a dream and the maverick belief that a hometown mortgage provider could serve families better than any big bank ever could. It turns out, we were right. By surrounding ourselves with the best team, realtor partners, and clients, Fountain Mortgage has experienced incredible success in just our first 10 years. We’ve always said that we’re a people company that happens to be in the mortgage business, and we’ve never lost that guiding principle as we’ve grown. Thank you Johnson County!

Runners up: Capitol Federal Savings and Azura Credit Union


Best Apartment Complex

Winner: Waterside Residences on Quivira

WaterSide Residences on Quivira is the place to live in Lenexa! Offering our residents access to a beautiful Clubhouse, including a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, Media Lounge, and Spa, as well as numerous outdoor amenities, including pools, firepits, a private Bark Park, pickleball courts, and a walking trail, WaterSide is an oasis within the fast-growing neighborhood. Whether you’re looking for a studio, 1-, 2-, or even 3-bedroom apartment, WaterSide has you covered! Each home comes fully equipped with modern finishes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and tons of closet space. Fall in love with your new home, today!

Runners up: The Kessler Residences and Highlands Lodge


Best Homebuilder

Winner: Don Julian Brothers

Runners up: Koenig Building + Restoration and Tom French


Best Home Inspector/Appraiser

Winner: Doug Cook – House 2 Home Inspection Service

Runners up: Legacy Home Inspections and Scott Stanford