Bringing Great People and Great Homes Together

If you are interested in finding more than just a house or apartment—if you are interested in finding a home—you’ve come to the right spot.


Feature in Cincinnati Magazine

“The finishes – all hand-picked by [Rock Island’s Lisa] Meeks – are standouts, especially new, period-appropriate tiles…”

Feature in Cincinnati Business Courier

“Painstaking preservation of historic detail is classic [Rock Island Realty]”…”Fellow flippers are hard-pressed to match the quality of their houses”


Rock Island Realty is a remodeling and construction company. We began in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. The very first project, in 2006, was rehabbing the home next door to our founder’s residence. Since then Rock Island has remodeled more than 150 properties, including single-family and multi-family projects, and we have expanded into other neighborhoods in the city. Each project is characterized by attention to detail, commitment to quality, and a passion for marrying architectural interest with modern amenities.

We take pride in engaging with and improving the neighborhoods in which we work. We’ve been privileged to help some clients find their very first apartment or home, and others to transition from their home of many years into the next stage of their life. Imperatives for us: preserving details that are architecturally significant, and designing living spaces that allow people to age in place.

Community is more than just a collection of buildings. It lives in the connections between the people in it. That’s why we regularly support WordPlay Cincy (an after-school program) CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), NEST (the community redevelopment corporation Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation) and Happen, Inc. (enrichment for kids of all ages) among other non-profits. We are proud that our employees are 100% on board with volunteer projects. Some of them even bring along family members to pitch in on project such as painting the interior of WordPlay’s Writing Center, refurbishing buildings at the Village Green Foundation (a gardening coop) at or picking up litter a weekend clean-up event.