About Us



Watching the news can be a painful reminder of how divided our country truly is. Race, religion and educational background are just a few divides across which we struggle to cooperate. In addition, despite sometimes living only miles apart, Americans of ample means and those living in poverty dwell in drastically different worlds. Rarely do we put forth the effort necessary to overcome the challenges of communicating and understanding one another, which cripples society’s ability to find impactful solutions.

In Metropolitan Detroit, we have witnessed well-intentioned suburban individuals and groups attempt to alleviate Detroit’s poverty crisis. We have also seen residents of the inner city make attempts to share their wealth of knowledge regarding oppressive systems that go unaddressed. Yet both are apprehensive about making the sacrifices necessary to develop meaningful relationships with one another. While financial resources are critical to urban renewal, all parties must come with the mindset that they have something to give and receive. Therefore, a different model of charity must exist where all sides are inspired to do the hard work of relationship building.

This is where Life Remodeled comes in.

We exist to bridge people across divides to help transform each other’s lives – investing approximately $5 million in cash, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision, and we assist in three areas: Remodeling a community asset, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing 10,000 volunteers to beautify 300 city blocks in six days. Throughout the process of unifying for a common mission, participants begin to realize how much they respect and need each other, which is a catalyst for long-term relationships and partnerships.

Our Approach to Sustainability


Life Remodeled Family Values

PEOPLE OVER PROJECTS

We believe our projects are exceptionally valuable, but people are priceless. The people we serve and those we serve alongside matter more than the processes and the products.

SEE THE UNSEEN

We believe in looking beyond the way things may appear and seeing what could be.

BOLD HUMILITY

We believe in taking the form of servants who value others over ourselves. We do so with confidence and relentless determination.

ENDURING CHANGE

We believe in investing in work that has strong potential for sustainability, and we work strategically towards that end.

PEOPLE OVER PROJECTS

We believe our projects are exceptionally valuable, but people are priceless. The people we serve and those we serve alongside matter more than the processes and the products.

SEE THE UNSEEN

We believe in looking beyond the way things may appear and seeing what could be.

BOLD HUMILITY

We believe in taking the form of servants who value others over ourselves. We do so with confidence and relentless determination.

ENDURING CHANGE

We believe in investing in work that has strong potential for sustainability, and we work strategically towards that end.