Our Story

Our Story

A Company Designed and Built Just for You

The Well Dressed Home began because homeowners in Central Illinois deserved better, and we knew that we could provide better for you and your family. With decades of combined experience making difficult remodels and renovations look easy, founders Bridget Mote and Jim Hayes joined forces to give you the finest, most reliable cutting-edge design and remodeling team in the Midwest.

The Well Dressed Home has been remodeling and designing luxurious kitchens, bathrooms, additions and more for five years. Bridget and Jim, with backgrounds in design and home construction, have over 40 years of combined experience bringing the dreams you have for your home to life.

The Well Dressed Home is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Both owners are also actively involved in the Bloomington-Normal Area Home Builders Association.


Meet The Team

Bridget Mote

Bridget Mote has a heart for helping others and an eye for design. After years of working to improve her own family home and the homes of her friends and family, Bridget decided to go into business and   purchased a window treatment franchise. As the business grew, there became a greater need and demand for her design services. She partnered with builder Jim Hayes to create The Well Dressed Home.

Bridget is also co-owner of The Well Dressed Window, which is the sister company of The Well Dressed Home and has Bloomington and Chicagoland locations.

Bridget's family includes her husband, Greg. Three wonderful children - Madeleine, Billy and Jacob, and two loyal dogs.

Jim Hayes

Jim Hayes has been building and remodeling houses for nearly thirty years, including coordinating the building of hundreds of homes each year for two of the largest residential homebuilders in Central Illinois.

After playing football for and graduating from Indiana State University, Jim began learning how to build homes and oversee projects, ensuring construction crews were completing the right projects at the right time. He handled all scheduling of material, crews, and managed each phase of the building process from start to finish. He brings wide base of experience and knowledge to every job, making him an asset to every new home and renovation he's a part of.

Jim is a past president and board member of the Bloomington-Normal Area Home Builders Association. Jim has developed valuable processes and long-term relationships with the best crews in this market, giving The Well Dressed Home unique advantages and offering customers the best possible finished product. He joined Bridget Mote to offer homeowners the combination of expert design and superior building and remodeling.

Jim's family includes his beautiful wife, Jill. Five children - Danny, Kate, John, Colleen and Colin. Granddaughter - Khloe, who he loves to spoil, and three labs.


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