We made a decision to hire Waterfront Property Management & Builders to build our vacation home in northern Michigan. The intent was this home would become our full time residence after retirement. We have been extremely satisfied, but allow me to give you more details.
Since this home was a vacation place, there was a significant amount of time that we were not present during the construction. This company was so detailed and trustworthy that we had no concern leaving them full control of the access to the home. They rejected wood back to the supplier when wood was delivered which was not to their stringent requirements. Joe, our project construction manager, was present all the time and watched the execution of work as well as creating the most challenging architectural features himself. He knew the home so well, he knew what time of day the eagles would fly by. He also knew the direction of the wind and told us to plant trees in a certain area to prevent a buildup of leaves.
When we took possession of the home, Gregg, the company owner and General Contractor told us, we (as the home owners) did not cut any corners and neither did they. I very much believe this statement. The home is very solid and functional as well as beautiful.
The home appraisal came in numerous thousand dollars higher than a home of this square footage, as the appraiser could easily see the built in quality.
The construction experience was always very pleasant. This company is very interactive and frequently consulted us or our architect with questions before proceeding when there were options. Our architect commented he appreciated this very much, as many other construction companies he had experience with would proceed based on cost or causal discussions which were unofficial and would not be directionally correct with the character or quality of the home.
It is my pleasure to recommend this builder to anyone.
Waterfront Properties renovated my 1903 residence in Petoskey. Under the guidance of Gregg Garn and Zach Cope, the team of specialists did an outstanding job!
When faced with the challenges of a century-old building, they persevered with innovative solutions. Their creativity and problem solving skills were most evident when rebuilding and fortifying my front porch with steel cables, railings and structural columns.
Most exciting for me was the job they did installing a fabulous new kitchen and wet bar, and modernizing two bathrooms—all built from scratch. Zach turned my vision into reality—always figuring out a way to make my dreams come to life.
I couldn’t have been more pleased with their workmanship and professionalism. Through it all, the entire Waterfront staff made the experience a pleasant one.