President and CEO: Marge Padgitt
Property acquisition, project management, design, marketing. Marge has 30 years experience in the contracting business. She is the author of 12 books and over 200 magazine articles. Marge is an historian and genealogy researcher.  

V.P. and Construction Coordinator: Gene Padgitt

Construction management, site planning. Gene has 35 years of experience in all aspects of the contracting business. Gene is an expert witness for fire claims, a State Certified Fire Investigator, has a degree in HVAC Technology, is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, and a Licensed Mechanical Contractor in all cities in the greater KC area. 

We restore homes

Three Trails Cottages, LLC

At Three Trails Cottages, LLC, we pride ourselves in restoring historic homes and buildings to their original historic appearance or improving the appearance while updating the structure to current codes and standards. While we work with any era home, we specialize in historic homes built prior to 1930.


Our senior project manager is Gene Padgitt, a well-known master mason and chimney expert with multiple restoration skills. Gene has a master mechanical license and is a licensed contractor in all cities in the greater Kansas City area. We have a great team of 12 employees who do most of the work, and electricians and plumbers who assist us as subs on our projects. You may also know us as HearthMasters, Inc. 


If you are looking to sell your home no matter what the condition, or if the house is under pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, or have tax issues or just a dilapidated property, please contact us. We may be able to help.  We also buy bank owned properties as well, then fix them up for resale, rental, or as a vacation rental.