About Us

When Leiht Restoration began, we wanted to be a builder that would be well versed in all aspects of the construction process. Starting with older homes around the historic Broad Ripple Area of Indianapolis, we were able to appreciate the process of home construction spanning more than a century. Since those early days the company has relocated to Ames, Iowa to find its true home among the friendliest, most welcoming people in the Nation. Leiht Restoration has been able to grow every year since its early days in Indiana by pursuing a passion for construction that has delivered unique spaces and remodeling projects that leave customers desiring more.

Leiht Restoration is a General Contractor with a full service design studio and wood shop, which allows us to produce many key elements throughout the course of home building and remodeling. We have the ability to fabricate unique architectural details, custom molding, woodworking, and built-in cabinetry to create rooms that make a statement.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

– New Construction (Single-Family Homes)

– Residential and Light Commercial Remodels

– Additions (Residential)

– Custom Interior Design (Remodel/Addition)

– Decks and Patios

– Siding

– Finish Carpentry

– Framing

It is important when choosing a builder, that you pick one that will treat your home as if it were their own. Leiht Restoration is a builder that strives to deliver a product that is not only enjoyable during the process of home construction, but also for many decades to come.

We are now offering design services to clients, contractors, and design firms nationwide  through the addition of Leiht Design. Follow this link to learn more about Leiht Design: https://www.leihtdesign.com/ 



Aaron Thiel | PRINCIPAL

Aaron opened Leiht Restoration in 2007 working on historic homes in the Indianapolis area. From there Aaron has grown the company to focus on large-scale residential remodels, light commercial, and custom builds. Aaron is proud to now call Ames home and looks forward to making your dream project a reality.


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Mike Montag joined out team in the spring of 2015. He brings a wealth of experience as a residential carpenter. Starting in 1972, right out of high school, he started building houses and was involved with every aspect of construction ranging from framing to trim work, etc. In 1984 he made a move to Colorado where he specialized in residential interior trim carpentry from entry-level to high-end homes. He returned to Ames in 2012 and has continued working in every area of custom residential carpentry.




Joined the team in 2016 after graduating from Iowa State University in Interior Design. Born and raised in northeast Iowa, he found his passion in design while living in Ames, Iowa.


Jessie Patton | DESIGNER

Jessie is from Sioux City, Iowa and joined the team as an intern in 2017 during her senior year in the Interior Design program at Iowa State University. Jessie found her passion for design during her internship in London while she was at Iowa State University.



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