Scott Balentine, MCR, CLC
Scott started his long and successful career in the construction industry in 1993 as a rough-in and finishing carpenter after being discharged from the Army in the Des Moines, Iowa area. He built custom, semi-custom, and spec homes, completed remodeling projects, and earned certifications from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, including his Certified Lead Carpenter certification in 1999 and his Certified Remodeler certification in 2002.
In 2003, Scott and his business partner started Lifestyles Custom Homes and Remodeling, one of Kansas City’s premier residential construction companies. During his tenure, Lifestyles won numerous design, remodeling, and construction awards, including Remodeling Magazine recognized Scott as one of the top 50 remodelers in the nation. In 2013, Scott sold his shares in Lifestyles and moved into the commercial sector of construction.
Scott founded Black Oak Construction in 2015 to offer residential and light commercial services. He applied for and was awarded Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business status in 2016. Black Oak Construction has completed various construction projects for the Veterans Administration and continues to pursue SDVOSB set-aside Federal contracts.
Scott is a leader in the construction industry and has held various positions in the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, including sitting on the Board of Directors, serving as Vice President and President of the Kansas City chapter, and coordinating and managing the 2007 Community Service Project “Operation Soldier Assist” in conjunction with the Kansas City Chapter of AUSA.