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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.


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.  

​​Our Team: 

President and CEO: Marge Padgitt
Property acquisition, project management, marketing. Marge has 30 years experience in the contracting business. She is the author of 12 books and a writer for magazines and is the K.C. Alternative Energy Examiner for examiner.com. national speaker. Marge has a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in writing. 

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 KC area. 

Assistant: Tamie Dorsch
Office Manager. Tamie has been with our company for 13 years. She coordinates all job scheduling for our crews, sets appointments, acquires permits, keeps licensing up to date and much more!.

Finance: Maria McKenzie
Finance Manager. Maria has been with our company for 24 years. She handles accounts receivable and payable, insurance, payroll, and taxes.  

Lead Mason: Tony Gross
Tony heads up all masonry projects on our job sites. He has been with us for 17 years.  


Lead Reliner: Ron Schmidt


Senior Chimney Sweep/Inspector: Ricky Cline


And 11 more great employees!

We restore homes

Three Trails Cottages, LLC