Zengel Remodeling Group

At The Zengel Group, we know that your home is your sanctuary. It’s where life’s most meaningful events happen—where you begin each day and where you settle and reset each night. And creating that space for you and your family is our top priority. Show more

At The Zengel Group, we know that your home is your sanctuary. It’s where life’s most meaningful events happen—where you begin each day and where you settle and reset each night. And creating that space for you and your family is our top priority.

Unlike home improvement contractors, The Zengel Group collaborates with you to achieve your vision—listening, understanding your needs and bringing the full spectrum of building and remodeling experience to each project.

“Jim Zengel is a home remodeler that you dream about. He is a professional remodeler that offers you years of experience, the right tools, a network of suppliers and subcontractors, and an in-depth understanding of legal regulations, cost estimating, scheduling and the latest construction techniques and materials. He is a solution provider, experienced in delivering the reality you have in your head which many times can be difficult to express to anyone, let alone a remodeler. Jim is on site with the team he assembles, getting from his team the level execution and quality he expects. His project documents are professional, fair and balanced.” -Client review on Houzz

Jim Zengel’s experience in construction begins at age 12, working on job sites for his grandfather’s business. As a teenager, pitching in to provide manual labor gradually became a labor of love. Jim acquired experience in all aspects of homebuilding—carpentry, masonry, concrete, plumbing, electric, painting—and applied his skills in and around the Dayton community.

“I finished the inside of the Alter High School band room my senior year in high school, then built storage closets and soundproof rooms after I graduated. It was clearly in my blood to build and remodel.”

Jim officially joined the Zengel family business full-time in 1979, honing his expertise in a variety of roles within the company. As he assumed increasing responsibility at Zengel Construction, Jim eventually became involved in local, state and national Home Building Associations, focusing heavily on building codes and standards. Since 1998, he has served as a National Director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In 2005, he was appointed by Ohio’s Governor Taft to the Residential Code Advisory Committee (RCAC), serving as chairman for the next five years. Jim has also been recognized by his peers in the building and remodeling industry as a recipient of the highest awards from the Home Builders association of Dayton and the Ohio Home Builders Association.

In 2011, Jim became a Certified Green Professional (CGP), followed by recognition as a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) in 2014.


“It’s no surprise that the homebuilding industry is constantly changing. I strive to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends so I can bring my clients up-to-the-minute knowledge.”

Jim and his wife, Connie, have been married for over 25 years and have three children: Casey, Patrick, Jenna and son-in-law Lane. The Zengel family calls Dayton home where they enjoy spending time with their large extended family.
Hide

Types of work

Bath renovation 1
GuildMember since 2019
Guildmember since 2019
Feedback Milestone
20 Consecutive Great Reviews 2019
All project locations are approximate