When April and Monty Stutsman decided to start their own business, only one place made sense. It was the place they called home and the place where they loved to live: Scott County.
“We were really excited to do it in our own hometown,” April Stutsman said. “Our family is here. Our kids don’t want to move. I’m very happy with the decision. We love our community.”
Before opening Omega Construction Services in Scott County, Monty Stutsman spent the last 20 years working in residential and commercial construction — a passion he found when he was still a student at Scottsburg High School.
“From a young age, it wasn’t work,” Monty Stutsman said. “I really enjoy it.”
Stutsman started in construction during the summer months and worked for Ronnie and Randy Edwards in the 1990s and was involved in several projects — including building homes at Spindlewick and near the Fuzzy Zoeller Golf Course in southern Indiana. After high school, Stutsman earned a business degree and continued working on single-family and commercial construction projects in three states.
Despite doing what he loved, Stutsman still wanted to do what he loved where he called home: Scott County.
“Our goal was always to go out on our own and start our own business,” April Stutsman said. “We always said we were going to do this. We prayed a lot into this.”
The dream of entrepreneurship became a reality after word spread about the quality of work done on the projects April and Monty Stutsman completed, including at their own home.
“We had people start approaching us,” April Stutsman said. “Things just fell into place.”
In the last year since opening Omega Construction Services, the couple completed a long list of projects with custom homes, renovations, new builds, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, family rooms, commercial properties, and remodeling. The couple also finds so much joy in helping their clients’ dreams become a reality.
“Your home is one of your biggest investments whether it is 500-square-feet or 5,000, you should make it your own,” April Stutsman said.
“If you build [in Scott County] you get more for your money,” Monty Stutsman said. “The Chamber of Commerce is a major benefit here.”