About Us

rbs_portraitRobert specializes in building additions and remodeling homes in historic areas such as Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and Cleveland’s east side. With nearly 30 years repairing, restoring and remodeling homes in the greater Cleveland area, he is well respected among his colleagues in the remodeling industry. His award-winning restorations and renovations have been featured by NARI Greater Cleveland and the Professional Remodelers of Ohio.


In 1987, Robert Schwarz started his own general contracting firm R.B. Schwarz Inc., General Contractor. After years of repairing historic homes and buildings that did not pass city inspections, Robert set his sights on remodeling. In the spring of 2006, Robert earned his Certified Remodeler (CR) title from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). This involved completing a 12-week comprehensive course followed by an 8-hour exam. By passing this exam his industry knowledge and skills have been tested and proven to be excellent in more than 20 remodeling task areas including: business codes, construction law, planning, building site layout and remodeling trade skills.

Robert brings to every job a meticulous attention to detail that borders on perfectionism. He and his hard-working team of conscientious subcontractors all reflect the same attention to detail, honesty and professionalism. “I’ve learned to expect the unexpected. We know how to deal with it — and we do it right,” Robert says.

Mission Statement

Our team will work with our clients to make their remodeling projects a pleasant and successful experience. We are professional and detail-oriented contractors who treat clients with honesty and integrity. We do the job right every time. We will hire the highest quality craftsmen and the best trained subcontractors in the business to assure client satisfaction. Our mission is to meet each building challenge with industry-matching solutions and deliver exceptional kitchens, bathrooms and room additions that surpass clients’ expectations.

Vision statement

On a daily basis, our goal is to build the highest quality custom kitchens, bathrooms and room additions so that when a client has another project, he or she will return to us. Our ultimate goal is for R.B. Schwarz, Inc., as a family-owned contracting firm, to become a leader in the residential remodeling market of greater Cleveland.

Community Outreach

Robert - NARI Cares 2012 projectNARI Cares, Robert and his team have volunteered their building expertise in multiple community projects through the NARI Cares organization.

Kiwanis, Robert serves on the board of Kiwanis

Better Business Bureau, Robert serves on the board for the Better Business Bureau

NARI Greater Cleveland, Robert serves on the board of NARI Greater Cleveland