CMI Construction is a general contracting company focused on residential additions and remodels, commercial construction, and restoration services, through its Home Restoration NWA division. Their work spans from interior and exterior home improvement, kitchen makeovers and bath renovations to outdoor living areas. CMI specializes in large-scale residential remodeling and enjoys working with clients on transforming their entire living space.
“I think our ability to collaborate with clients, as well as architects, engineers, interior design professionals and sub-contractors, ensures each project concludes successfully,” says CMI CEO Darrell Caplener. “Ultimately, our quality workmanship, attention to detail and customer communication make working with CMI Construction special.”
CMI Construction began as a small, family-owned home services company in Bentonville in 1995. When the owner retired in 2006, Caplener left a 20-plus year career in management at an international insurance adjustment firm, purchased the construction company and began expanding the business offerings to include commercial building and restoration services.
“I wanted a change and decided to shift to a smaller company and focus my energies on growing a business that had a good reputation and was located in a great area of the country,” he says.
With expanded offerings came a growth in staff, which Caplener says has been the secret to CMI’s success.
“Most of our employees have been with the company for over a decade, and that allows us to still operate as a family-owned business.”

Caplener’s first job as a general contractor was building a custom home for a friend and business partner in Creekside Estates in Cave Springs Ark. It ended up featured in the 2007 NWA Parade of Homes.
“I learned a lot from that experience on that first project and met several of the tradesman we still use today.”
The career change has paid off for Caplener. In the 13 years that he has run CMI Construction it has received repeated recognition from industry peers and several customer service awards, including winning Best of Houzz’s Best of Customer Service award six consecutive years from 2014-2019, in a poll of the online community’s more than 40 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
“I am most proud of the great reviews and the referrals we get from our clients,” he says. “It is always rewarding to know they are pleased with our work and excited to tell their family and friends about us.”
“I love following the projects from the initial meetings with the clients, through all stages of the construction process. Of course, seeing a quality finished product and happy homeowners is always the best part of my job.”
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