The desire to help families recover from a disaster is the driving force behind Midwest Comfort Homes. MCH keeps you informed of the restoration procedure every step of the way, whether it is negotiating with insurance carriers or coordinating with disaster mitigation companies.

Our goal is to support you during this emotional time, getting you back in your home as quickly as possible. Because we know better than most that this isn’t business, it’s personal.

5 things you should know before choosing MCH...

  • Despite any “preferred contractors” your insurance carrier recommends, you have a choice in who repairs your home or business.
  • You don’t have to make a decision right away. Take your time and choose contractors you can trust.
  • Co-owner Travis Thonen will personally visit you to review and inspect your damage.
  • MCH was chosen as a 25 Under 25 award winner by the Small Business & Technology Development Center
  • MCH has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a 5-Star Google rating

Travis Thonen CEO & Founder

I clearly remember the cold winter night when, as a child, I watched firefighters try to save my family’s home. I’ll never forget the feeling of sorrow as I stood with the Red Cross and watched my mother assimilate this tragedy that befell our family. I also remember the restoration companies who arrived on the scene, putting pressure on her to make immediate decisions – in the midst of the chaos and shock of the fire.

It was that moment that sparked my desire to create a company that advocates for the families that had suffered from a disaster. Yes, MCH is a full-service restoration company that can handle general contracting, drywall, plumbing, electrical and finish work. But it is also a company that will guide you through the often confusing process of restoring your home. That is my promise to you.


Jillian Mitchell Operations Manager

As the team's operations manager, my role is to aid in any customer questions regarding billing and receivables. Most importantly, I assist the team with their project logs and daily tasks. My role is to make sure that all of your back office details are taken care of seamlessly. When I am not working hard on your project I love traveling and am a huge New York Giants fan.


Mike Thomas General Foreman

A construction site is like a puzzle and as a general foreman I organize the pieces, making sure they fall into place at the exact right time. My role is to watch over the projects, anticipating what comes next and thinking two steps ahead at all times. My years of experience help get you back in your home (or business) as soon as possible.


Dedicated Project Managers Managers

Please meet your Dedicated Project Managers. Our general foreman Mike Thomas will meet with you (the customer) and our project managers to introduce you to them as well as go over the scope of work so everyone is as up to date as possible before your project begins.


Travis Whetston Project Manager

I have worked in the construction industry for more than 15 years and over that time have learned and exceeded in many different facets. I started out by helping my uncle and his friend in the commercial framing industry on weekends and my days off at my costumer service job. Thus began my career, in the construction world! I found a great satisfaction in building and completing projects, seeing the end result and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment. Before I knew it I was working in the field fulltime, learning the next step in the building process. I soon found out that the possibilities for growth and learning in this industry were limitless, that there was no line drawn in the sand to the knowledge before me. As I progressed in each trade from metal framing, to drywall, to acoustical ceilings, I found other opportunities. Not only in commercial construction but in residential as well. As I met new people, I asked more questions and searched out for more knowledge. It seemed the more I learned the hungrier I got to find out even more. At each new skill I would strive for perfection, and came up with new ideas to improve the outcome of each project that I embarked on. Now I will take that knowledge, skill and expertise, apply all of it to your project no matter how big or small, to provide you with the final results that you deserve!


Paul Goode Project Manager / Sales

I grew up on a farm with 11 siblings (8 boys & 3 girls).  The farm upbringing taught me that if something was broke, you were on your own figuring out how to fix it. Having said that, I have experienced all service trades. I learned at an early age how fast things change and how to adapt to that moment. My parents instilled, in all 12 children, the importance of family, hard work, honesty, and integrity.  Getting the job done and doing it right has been the discipline that has stuck with me in my many years as a project manager.  As a project manager and a business professional, I look at my career as a way to provide for my family, but also as a way to build relationships, and lasting friendships with customers.


Craig Spinks Project Manager

Growing up in the elite years of 20th century, the 90's, playing with Legos and Knex, I experienced the "bug" to build. I worked for many years for Habitat for Humanity, building homes in the Kansas City and Detroit areas. I worked with families who were first-time homeowners and in need of quality homes. I learned that everyone deserves a decent place to live and that putting love into action brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Having a young family of my own, I know the importance of community and togetherness firsthand, and they drive me to be better for everyone in our community. I am pleased to now work in the disaster restoration field. I feel even more at home, helping those in need after a disaster strikes their homes and business. I will work hard to earn your trust and help you and your family get back what once was.