In 2007 brothers Bob Cates and Jon Cates started Advanced Property Preservation, INC. with a push mower and a borrowed pick up truck from their father.  Due to the misfortune of corporate downsizing the brothers saw a need and pursued their quest.  What started with a push mower and the borrowed truck has grown to one of the top 500 contractors in the country as stated in the August 2014 issue of Qualified Contractor , a national publication servicing contractors.  Today, Advanced is a General Contracting firm that completes a full list of repairs and environmental remediation.  The company has recently been acknowledged as a National Veteran Owned Business Association (NoVOBA) due to president Bob Cates's service in the United States Marine Corps, and by the Small Business Administration as a HUBZone Certified Firm.  With the recent accolades by Qualified Contractor, membership to NoVOBA, and HUBZone Certification the team at Advanced is geared to grow again.  Along with these accolades, Advanced is also Certified with IICRC ( for Water Damage Restoration, Fire & Smoke Restoration and Odor Control.  Certified with Safety Training Center of St. Louis  ( for Mold Remediation.  The company is certified with The US EPA for Lead Abatement (certificate number NAT-122601-1).  The brothers have taken several Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) training classes and attended many seminars on the subject. Roofs, siding, seamless gutters, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, kitchens, baths, paint, flooring, drywall, basements, foundation waterproofing, foundation repair, etc.

Advanced Property Preservation, INC has several divisions:

Lawn maintenance and tree trimming

Trash outs and sales cleans


Basement waterproofing

Full property rehabilitation

Please call 618-215-1506 or email to schedule your appointment.  

Exterior Home Remodeling