LP® SmartSide® Builder Spotlight: Dennis Shriver, Hearthside Homes

Builder Uses LP® SmartSide® Vertical Siding to Create Seamless Aesthetic & Reduce Labor Costs.

The Business

Founded in 1987, Hearthside Homes is a Kansas City, Missouri–based residential homebuilding company specializing in building new homes and communities to fit different lifestyles and budgets. The team combines exceptional craftsmanship and customer experiences, continuing to build upon its longstanding foundation of putting value first. The featured project, Riverwood, is a 22-home residential complex built with a craftsman-style aesthetic and solid, durable framework.

The Build

Due to the dimensions and architectural style of each home, builder Dennis Shriver chose LP® SmartSide® Vertical Siding for its 16´ lengths. According to Shriver, the vertical siding not only helped eliminated the seams, it also allowed for a much easier installation—saving both time and money. Shriver also used other LP® SmartSide® siding products, including the LP® SmartSide® Perfection Shingle, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Fascia and LP® SmartSide® Soffit to create the board & batten look of traditional craftsman homes. Shriver says using the line of LP SmartSide siding products creates many benefits in addition to removing seams, including adding strength and increasing the value of the home.


“Instead of building something down in the peak or finding ways to disguise the seam, my crew was able to simply apply one panel, cut to length and go!” 

The LP® SmartSide® Advantage

With 21 years of experience in the building industry, Shriver was excited to start using LP SmartSide Vertical Siding for the Riverwood project to provide a more efficient way to eliminate the time spent on manually creating the appearance of longer lengths and hiding joints to give homes a more seamless look. Another benefit Shriver appreciates about LP SmartSide siding products is the inclusivity of the warranty. There are several things that Shriver says he was glad to find that the LP® SmartSide® warranty encompassed compared to competitors, including broader, longer coverage and the full cost of repairs or replacements for five years. Ultimately, he says he appreciates the fact that the LP SmartSide warranty is crafted to be beneficial to the builder.