Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan Magazine

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Northern Michigan

A Publication of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan

Remodeling Transformation

The Essence of a

Luxury Wine Room TRENDS IN

Countertops Includes the Membership Directory of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan


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Welcome to Northern Michigan Homes & Remodeling Magazine This is a publication produced by the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan (HBANM), a 52-year-old nonprofit organization that promotes and supports the building trades industry in Emmet, Charlevoix, Otsego and Cheboygan Counties. The HBANM provides resources, education, and networking opportunities for any business associated with the construction industry. If you are looking for home services, please use our members who sign a code of conduct and are vetted by our organization. HBANM members are listed on pages 25 to 29 in this magazine. You may search our membership by type of business and name at www.HBANM.com. Christine Cole, President HBA of Northern Michigan Regional Manager, DTE Delegate, NAHB

CONTENTS The Essence of a Luxury Wine Room ........... 5 Q & A with Vicki Gross, TJ Marble................... 7 Cabinetry Selections for Your Home ............ 8 What’s New in Flooring ............................... 11 On the Cover: Potter’s Lodge ...................... 13 Finding Affordable Homes in Northern Michigan............................ 14 Planning a Beautiful Garden......................... 16 Building vs Remodeling.............................. 19 An Exterior Transformation ....................... 20 Enhancing Your Outdoor Living Spaces ...... 22 HBANM Member Listings .......................... 25

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The 2024 Northern Michigan Home and Outdoor Living show is now in it’s 46th year. The show takes place annually at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. Attendees can meet with home improvement suppliers and all types of contractors to discuss home projects, review the latest materials and get ideas. The last few years have seen an abundance of outdoor living suppliers, from patio and deck builders to outdoor furniture, grills and outdoor kitchens. The Home Depot provides a free kids building project at the event as well. Find out more at: www.HBANM.com

by Birchwood Construction Company The allure of a luxury wine room combines sophistication, functionality, and an appreciation of a favorite beverage that has grown in popularity over the years. Any wine connoisseur knows that proper storage is essential to maintain the quality of their prized wine collection. An exclusive wine space goes beyond basic storage. It offers a curated environment that enhances the pleasure of wine appreciation. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, luxury wine rooms focus on maintaining ideal conditions for storing and aging wine. Wine is a delicate and complex beverage that requires specific conditions for it to age gracefully. Providing the proper temperature control is essential to preserve the quality, taste, and aroma of wine. Working with the proper HVAC contractor is essential. Additionally, luxury wine rooms should offer ample storage to accommodate one’s extensive collection of bottles and embrace an overall aesthetic that is a reflection of the homeowner’s style and taste. Including custom

racks, shelves, and display cabinets to maximize space and provide easy access to the wines. Various storage options such as individual bottle compartments and adjustable shelving can adorn the space with exquisite materials such as mahogany, oak, or fine metals. These materials will showcase custom craftsmanship. Let there be light! Proper lighting should be strategically placed to highlight the wine collection. Soft lighting, carefully selected color palettes, and mirrors strategically placed will create an inviting atmosphere for any wine enthusiast. Glass walls and windows offer a glimpse into the collection which showcases rows of carefully arranged bottles that look like works of art. The play of light and shadows, textures, and attention to detail create a visually breathtaking experience. To learn more about Birchwood Construction’s craftsmanship, visit bccfamily.com. Contractor: Birchwood Construction Company Interior Designer: Chatham House

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and constant tending. A natural gas fireplace or fire pit, however, starts and stops at the push of a button and burns just as cleanly as the burners on your stove. Natural gas can also power outdoor lighting for a soft, warm glow to make your outdoor space more inviting. Whether it’s for looks, for light or for toasting marshmallows, natural gas lights, and a fire pit or fireplace makes your outdoor space more inviting. Not only is natural gas perfect to enhance your outdoor living area, it’s also more economical – costing 30 to 50 percent less than other energy sources. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly and the cleanest naturally occurring energy source. So make your Michigan summer extend further into fall, and begin sooner in spring with natural gas!

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Q & A with VICKI GROSS Co-Owner of TJ Marble & Granite

Q: How do your clients select materials for countertops in

Q: What is the process once a countertop material has

A: Some homeowners select the countertop first and then they look at colors and styles of cabinetry, while others come to us with pictures of the cabinets and color swatches. It is really up to the client how they want to approach selections. Once a client is in our showroom, they can see the huge variety of materials and start narrowing down colors and textures. We love to help our customers with this process.

A: Once a client selects the countertop material, an estimate

kitchens and bathrooms?

been selected?

is created using customer drawings or a pre-measure done by TJ. After the estimate is approved, we then schedule a laser template. CAD drawings are produced from laser measurements for customer approval prior to fabrication. Our crew will then install materials within our timeline.

Q: What are the choices of countertop materials at your facility?

A: We carry natural stone and many varieties of manmade

materials which are available to view in large slabs at our showroom. Natural stone materials include granite, quartzite and marble. Some people like the “Wow” factor of real stone because it has movement. Natural materials are best used for outdoor areas. Man-made materials by companies like Vicostone and Cambria, contain 93% crushed granite and 7% resin. Another material popular right now is Vetrazzo which is a man-made material that uses recycled glass set in concrete.

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C a b i n e t r y S e l e c t i o n s f o r Yo u r H o m e by Melissa Swan Investing in cabinetry can be an overwhelming and confusing decision. The choices most people are aware of are the wood species, styles and finishes. Those are what everyone sees, but equally important are the “hidden” choices such as types of cabinetry, construction methods, materials, modifications available, and hardware to name a few. Three types of cabinetry There are three main types of cabinet lines: stock, semi-custom and full custom. Stock cabinetry has a limited choice of wood species and finishes available. This type of cabinet is only available in 3” increments and modifications are not available. Stock cabinets are mass-produced and are only available in “cookie cutter” pieces. Filler strips are used to fill in the extra space left between cabinets when completing a series of cabinets. 8

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Semi-custom cabinetry allows for additional options over stock cabinetry. For instance, there are more selections of wood species and finishes. While the sizes come in 3” increments, some modifications are usually available for an up charge so your design has more flexibility. Instead of using filler strips everywhere, modifications can be made to the face frame by extending the stile (the vertical-framing members of a cabinet face frame), making installation easier and creating a more desirable look.

Styles of construction: frameless or framed

Full-custom cabinetry is often a more expensive option, however with custom cabinets you gain more choice in wood species, finishes and styles. The possibilities are almost endless. Cabinets can be made in any size and with any modification required. Full-custom cabinetry can be made specifically to your design and is only manufactured when your order is placed. Everything is stained or painted at the same time, ensuring an exact match.

Frameless cabinets have a European or more modern look. They are a four-sided box with a back and no face frame. The doors and drawers attach directly to the cabinet sides. Without a face frame, the doors and drawers are full overlay, which means they are larger to cover the overall cabinet structure.

Cabinet construction can vary based on the cabinet line and manufacturer. It is very important to understand each selection in order to compare “apples to apples” when pricing different cabinet lines. Cabinet boxes can be made out of various grades and thicknesses of particle board, medium or high-density fiberboard, plywood or solid wood. The better the material, the longer the cabinets will last.

Framed cabinets are a four-sided box with a back and a face frame on the front. This provides stability and a traditional cabinet

look. Within framed cabinetry, there are three looks available, inset, traditional overlay, and full overlay. Inset cabinet construction is a method where doors and drawers are set flush into the face frame of the cabinet. It is a clean and traditional look that reflects a higher-end cabinet. Traditional overlay, sometimes referred to as 1/2” overlay, is a style where doors and drawers sit upon the face frame and overlap the openings by 1/2” all around. The face frame is visible all around the doors and drawers. Full overlay doors and drawers cover most of the face frame by leaving ¼” reveal, mimicking the frameless cabinetry look but hiding most of the face frame. Understanding drawers and drawer hardware The drawer boxes can also be made from a variety of methods and materials. Stock cabinets tend to have particleboard boxes that are stapled and glued. Full custom cabinets usually have solid wood with fingerdovetailed drawer boxes. This is a very solid type of construction and is highly desired. Wolverine Cabinet Company goes an extra step by using ½” plywood for the bottom of the drawer box. This ensures the drawer box will hold up to the weight of the items stored inside. Door hinges and drawer glides are also something to consider. Some drawer glides are mounted onto the sides of the drawer boxes taking up precious space, while others are mounted under the drawer box. Softclose drawer glides and door hinges have become another sought-after feature. This allows the drawers and doors to be closed without slamming shut. Soft close not only makes the

drawer quieter to close but helps your cabinetry last longer. Purchasing cabinetry is an investment in your home and the better educated you are, the more informed choice you can make when comparing different cabinet lines. Construction and materials are just as important as the finishes you select. Make sure you are comparing the same construction methods, materials, and features when pricing out cabinets. With complete

information you can make an accurate comparison and be sure to get what you are paying for. About the Author: Melissa Swan is a designer at Wolverine Cabinet Company. Showrooms are located in Wolverine, Petoskey, Traverse City, and Royal Oak, MI. WolverineCabinet.com

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What’s new in flooring by Janet Chambers Today’s flooring options are vast with many choices including carpeting, vinyl, laminate, concrete, wood, and even cork. When starting to select flooring, you will want to consider how much traffic the area gets, the style of the room, and noise levels. If you are putting flooring next to entry points to the home, consider how sandy feet, pets, and winter snow will affect the area. Listed below are some great options to research.

are turning to wood and stone look-alike flooring. These types of materials offer many choices of colors and textures and can add elegance to a home.

Darker-toned Flooring

Patterned Tiles

Darker flooring is becoming popular as it helps to set off furniture and makes a room feel warm and cozy. Light-colored floors are enjoyed for their ability to make a space feel bigger and more open. If you prefer lighter woods, bleached woods offer a good option.

Bathrooms, kitchens and hallways are great spaces to use patterned tiles or patterned carpeting. Patterns such as the Chevron or Diamond designs are popular.

Natural Materials

Plank Flooring

Plank flooring in wood or tile tends to be longer and wider than in the past. This creates fewer seams and makes a room look larger.

Photo Credit: Photo above from the flooring showroom at Builders FirstSource in Petoskey, Michigan.

As homeowners bring more nature into their homes, there is a trend to use wood flooring that still contains some imperfections or looks distressed. Finishes with knotholes or ingrained scrapes and scuffs help achieve a unique texture that offers a handcrafted appearance. Some flooring shows intentional wear and weathering. Oiled or stained dark woods are very popular. White Oak flooring takes stain or color well and will hold up in high-traffic areas. Wood and Stone Look-alike Flooring

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Potter’s Lodge

Harbor Springs, Michigan, offers a perfect setting for the 900-square foot whimsical structure known as Potter’s Lodge. Neither primary residence nor summer home, this hobbit-like structure is in fact a gardening shed surrounded by a grove of white cedar trees and a pristine garden. Wentworth Builders, a local contractor, brought this quaint cottage to life with collaboration from homeowners Keith and Justine Miller and designer Hendricks Architecture. Douglas fir glulam beams, custom-made cedar shakes, and local fossilized stone contribute to the home’s organic style. The Millers’ dedication to preserving natural foliage meant no heavy equipment during construction. Beams and stones had to be transported by hand or wheelbarrow, including the large Petoskey stone in the rock fireplace. Each shingle of the unique roof pattern was hand-cut and carefully applied to the steeply curved roof line, the latter of which is also reflected in the interior framework.

The open and airy space is also accented by whitewashed ceilings. The Millers say it was certainly worth the 18-month construction process. “It has that playful, organic feel to it that fits the storybook theme,” Keith said. “It’s everything we wanted the Potter’s Lodge to be.” Builder: Wentworth Builders | wentworthbuilders.com Photo Credit: Wentworth Builders

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Building Affordable Homes in Northern Michigan by Miranda Fisher, Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity With the growing housing shortage pushing away working families, and the cost of housing rising steeply, the team at Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity (NMHFH) recognized the need for affordable housing was bigger than ever. The fluctuating housing

market paired with the sky-high cost of construction complicated building residential housing, making finding affordable homes for those living in Northern Michigan nearly impossible. The team at NMHFH began working on a way to increase home building capacity to combat the housing crisis. Habitat launched the Foundations for our

Future Campaign, an aggressive building project designed to take immediate action to combat the housing crisis. Through this campaign, Habitat will build 43 new homes in the community by 2025. NMHFH is raising $5 million in capital to build these homes. Once built, the homes are sold to qualified program partners. By reaching the $5

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million goal, they will be able to fund the construction of multiple homes, and the sale of these homes will fund the next phase of construction. In this way, the $5 million raised by NMHFH will allow the organization to complete over $16 million in construction! To increase efficiency, NMHFH utilizes high-quality, indoor-built modular homes which are constructed in Bay City, Michigan, and delivered to a local site. The homes are completed by Habitat’s construction team, local contractors, and volunteers. This has allowed NMHFH to build homes twice as fast while still maintaining energy efficiency and accessibility standards. While this campaign focuses on home builds through 2025, the Habitat Team sees this funding model as an opportunity to permanently increase building capacity. NMHFH has traditionally built anywhere from one to four homes per year. Through this campaign, builds will increase to 13 plus homes per year providing a capacity growth for the organization of almost 400%. The Meadowlands Subdivision in Alanson, Michigan, is the site for 32 of the 43 homes in the campaign. Habitat acquired this property through the support of a generous donor. This

donation, paired with the utilization of modular homes, has allowed the organization to plan a large-scale housing development. The other homes being constructed through this campaign will be built across East Jordan, Pellston, Boyne City, and at other properties in the Alanson area. While providing affordable homeownership opportunities for residents in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties, these homes will also make a big impact on these communities. Alanson will see increased property taxes and Habitat will support the overall economy in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. Homes built in the Meadowlands Subdivision will be sold to homeowners at different income levels to serve the “missing middle” and

create a mixed-income community. Recent Habitat homes have been purchased by nurses, teachers, trades workers, dental assistants, non-profit employees, and many other essential workers within the community. Habitat homes help businesses retain local workers and empower working families to build equity through home ownership. As of August, 2023, NMHFH is 84% of the way to a $5 million goal. Habitat is seeking communitye support to help raise the rest of the funds. NMHFH is funded almost entirely by local donations from private individuals and foundations. Donations to this campaign are reinvested multiple times in the community through the building and selling of homes. This means that community support is essential to making an impact on funding affordable housing.

The Habitat Team is happy to schedule presentations to businesses and local groups interested in learning more about the campaign or Habitat’s homeownership programs. Tours are available of the Meadowlands Subdivision upon request. northwestmihabitat.org



Planning a Beautiful Garden by Vanessa Matelski, Drost Landscape When we start to discuss landscaping around the home, it can quickly become overwhelming. There are thousands of ideas and possibilities making it difficult to decide on what you want to do with your space. That’s why we went to one of our landscape architects, Hilary Harrington, to learn about some of the fundamental guiding principles she uses when helping homeowners design their new outdoor space. To help you tackle your next project with confidence, this article will break down the different layers of a landscape, look at your own personal preferences, and pick plants with the local wildlife in mind. Start with vertical lines As you begin to envision your space, think about your anchor points— vertical elements that serve to give the space structure. These may be mature shade trees that are already on your property, ornamental trees, or if you’re working in a smaller space, tall shrubs. As you think about these anchor points, 16

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remember to consider the architecture of your home and what feeling you want guests to have as they approach it. For example, tall, narrow trees near the corners of a home can help accentuate the home’s vertical lines giving it a more stately appearance, while trees with a large-round canopy can create a softer, sheltered look. Some of our favorite anchor points to use near a home include flowering trees, such as crabapples, dogwoods, Japanese maples, and unique specimen evergreens. Keep in mind that it can take your anchor point trees time to grow to their full size. Consider whether you want to spend more money for a mature tree to give your space that instant “wow” factor or spend less on a younger tree that needs time to grow. Add middle-ground features Once you’ve established your anchor points, it’s time to consider the space in between. Our designers use a combination of mid-size shrubs,

ornamental boulders, and bright pops of color with mass plantings of perennials to create visual interest and guide your eye through a space. When thinking about this landscape layer, consider the environmental conditions. Is your location sunny or shady, damp or dry? These “site conditions” will help you narrow down plant selections and pick things that won’t just survive in your landscape but thrive there. Some other middle-ground elements to consider might be hardscape elements such as bird baths, a bench, or sculptural features. Don’t overlook your lowest level Once you’ve decided on your anchor points and filled in some of the space with mid-size shrubs and perennials, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your design by going, or growing low. Ground covers—like creeping thyme, deadnettle, or vinca—can cover a lot of space and bring life to the lowest layers of your landscape. Other elements to

consider might be pathways such as areas leading to your front door or a small seating area in a side garden. Pathways can be made of wood mulch, rocks or pavers. Add some definition to borders using annuals, perennials, or a combination of both. Think about your own personal preferences In the end, the space you’re creating is your space, so create a space you’re going to love! While your site conditions will give you some dosand-don’ts in choosing plants, there are a wide palette of flower and foliage colors to choose from, as well as overall garden styles. Do you prefer the tumbling, natural look of a cottage garden, or do you prefer tidy shrubs and a more formal appearance? Do you like energizing reds, yellows and oranges, or are you looking for the serenity of blues, purples, and whites? Does your space need winter interest from evergreens or deciduous trees with unique bark textures, or are you focusing mostly on creating a summertime spectacle? Narrowing down your own preferences is a great guide and will help you create a space that feels uniquely your own. Consider the local wildlife

frequent, such as near your porch or in an area that feels small and enclosed. It should be noted, though, that a hungry deer will eat just about anything—and young deer are still learning their likes and dislikes and will try anything once! A little plant nibbling may be unsightly and disappointing, but it shouldn’t harm the overall look of your garden. If the deer are feeding heavily on a specific plant or in a particular area, there are repellents that can be applied to deter and discourage deer from using your landscape as an all-you-can-eat buffet. Barriers like electric fencing and netting can also keep deer out of your plants.

Create your unique space Landscapes are full of possibilities that are limited only by your imagination— and those possibilities shouldn’t be a cause of intimidation, but rather a source of inspiration! As you embark on your next landscaping project we hope these design principles will help you confidently create a space that’s uniquely yours. Looking for more inspiration? Head to www.drostlandscape.com or find us as @drostlandscape on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more design ideas and landscaping tips.

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Building vs Remodeling by Jay Sackrider and Aaron Cummings Deciding whether to build a new home, renovate your own home, or purchase a home that needs renovation, is not an easy choice. Compounding this are rising interest rates, a lack of available homes to purchase, and an economy that keeps all the builders in Northern Michigan extremely busy. Deciding between these options will affect your project’s budget, schedule, and resulting structure. The pros to building a new home include having more control over the design, materials, and scope of the project. There will be tons of decisions to make when building, from purchasing a lot to designing the home, hiring a builder and selecting all the materials including flooring, siding, roofing, kitchen and bath cabinets, and related. Building materials today are still very high and timelines to get

materials post-Covid are better, but can also be unpredictable. Finally, due to supply and labor issues, building new may take longer than initially predicted. If you are considering renovating an existing home or purchasing a home that needs to be renovated, it is important to engage a contractor early. You will want to discuss your vision and get some initial estimates and timelines on the renovation costs. While renovating is often less expensive and quicker than building a new home, there are still a lot of decisions to make regarding materials and design. Some drawbacks to renovating an existing home include the disruption to your living space. Discuss a timeline with your contractor, especially

for essential areas like a kitchen or bathroom. If you plan to live elsewhere during the renovation, add the cost of a rental to your budget. Older buildings may also have unknown structural or mechanical issues that will need to be remediated. When building a new home or just renovating, the key is to engage a contractor early to review your ideas, budget and timeline. About the Authors: Jay Sackrider and Aaron Cummings are owners of McBride Custom Homes. McBrideCustomHomes.com

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An Exterior

TRANSFORMATION Stephanie Baldwin, owner of Edgewater Design Group, shares her thoughts on a project her team designed for a home on Walloon Lake, Michigan. When we started to talk about the exterior renovation of this 1980’s home, we met the homeowners on-site to look over the home and location which had great views of Walloon Lake. They really wanted to bring cohesiveness to the home which had various exterior materials and several levels of decks off the lakeside. It helped that the homeowner already had a style in mind. They wanted a contemporary look that blended well with the environment and landscape. Key items were curb appeal and more outdoor living spaces. They also wanted 20

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better protection from the elements, especially over doorways. We discussed what we could change and what had to stay. For instance, we couldn’t change the roof lines or the windows, since many had been recently replaced. After listening to and interpreting the homeowners’ ideas, we presented 3-D designs that we felt encapsulated their vision. These clients really loved the 3-D designs as they could view the project from several angles and give us feedback so we could tweak the drawings. Since this was a Walloon Lake home, we wanted to make sure that the lake was the piece of art you look at from the home. There were large windows on the back of the home

but many different elevations on exterior decks. We pulled together the back of the home into a well-blended design allowing for several distinct outdoor spaces that melded with the environment and lake. There is a nice seating area, a hot tub, and a dining area. On the second floor, we added a private terrace over the deck. Since the garage was one of the most prominent features when approaching the home, we knew we needed to give it more dazzle. We added glass garage doors and a timber awning over the garage to include texture. Other exterior features include a contrasting natural wood-paneled wall going up the center of the home’s exterior. Material options and budget were all

considerations. While the red cedar siding selected for the exterior needs to be stained every 3-5 years, it was far less expensive than composite siding, with a similar wood-grain appearance, that needs little or no maintenance. The dark-charcoal stain was selected by the client to add a contemporary look while blending with the natural environment. The homeowners selected local contractor Corble Builders and they were wonderful to work with. Their team was able to bring the entire project to fruition according to our designs and the homeowners were incredibly pleased with the final result.

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Enhancing your OUTDOOR living spaces by Janet Chambers Northern Michigan homeowners are investing in their outdoor living spaces to a new level. While grilling and cooking centers are still important, homeowners are investing in larger outside spaces that can accommodate more activities such as watching TV, hosting a party, or visiting around a fire pit at sunset. Outdoor spaces, or entertainment zones, may include decks or patios located on different levels to give the feeling of separate rooms. Pergolas and roofed areas with decorative pillars can help define areas as well. To extend the season and take the chill out of the evening air, homeowners are including outdoor infrared heaters, fire pits or fireplaces to their outdoor spaces. Think how nice it would be to sit around a cozy stone fireplace on a chilly evening! The National Kitchen and Bath Association notes that ideal outside spaces should include harmony and cohesiveness with the rest of the home. Selecting materials and colors that coordinate with the interior of the home is paramount to a good design. To easily access the outdoors, homeowners are upgrading their existing doors and windows with newer easy-to-open


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sliding doors. New screen materials include those that roll out of the side of the door or drop down into a door or window. Screened rooms with retractable screens are appealing when you want to feel like you are living outside or need to store large items like kayaks or bikes. Tiered decks or patios can break up outdoor spaces into “entertainment zones.” Consider including an area for watching TV with cozy seating, a dining or bar area, and a separate hot tub space with a surrounding deck. Outdoor kitchens are still a focal point of outdoor living. There are numerous selections available of appliances, countertop materials, cabinetry and grills designed just for the ruggedness of outdoor use. Pizza ovens are popular additions along with pellet grills often used for smoking meat. Photos supplied by: Renewit Decks and Outdoor Living

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DIRECTORY Members of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan Searchable directory at www.HBANM.com

This is an alphabetical listing of the members of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan. Complete details on our members are listed on our website including contact names and email addresses. Go to www.hbanm.com Adelaine Construction, Inc. 8555 Commerce Ct. Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 439-0027 info@adelaineconstruction.com www.adelaineconstruction.com Affordable Flooring and More 6907 Marion Center Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 437-3001 affordableflooringNmore@gmail.com All-Phase Electric 919 Charlevoix Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-1050 customerservice@apepetoskey.com www.allphasepetoskeylighting.com Amerhart 5763 S. Bates Road Williamsburg, MI 49690 (231) 632-2372 rob.vogelheim@amerhart.com American Waste/GFL Environmental PO Box 1030 Kalkaska, MI 49646 (231) 547-2162 www.gflenv.com Anderson Painting of Michigan, Inc. 815 S Merry Lane Terrace Greenville, MI 48838 989-984-7349 matthew@andersonpainting.co aTomik Solutions 04737 Lakeshore Dr Charlevoix, MI 49720 (810) 252-7855 www.atomikenergysolutions.com Ballard’s Plumbing & Heating 2111 E Mitchell Rd/PO Box E Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 753-2110 www.ballards-ph.com

Barden Lumber 205 S. East Street/ PO Box 116 Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-9961 info@bardenlumber.com www.bardenlumber.com Bay Area Clean Care, Inc. 1656 Clarion Ave Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-7707 www.bayareacleancare.com Bayko Concrete Service, Inc. PO Box E Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-6114 info@baykoconcrete.com www.baykoconcrete.com Bear River Electric 352 Creekside Drive Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-6311 www.briverelectric.com Behan Construction Inc 3140 Leeward Drive Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-1714 behanconstructioninc@gmail.com Bell Fork Lift, Inc 400 Chestnut Court Gaylord, MI 49735 (800) 878-2355 www.Bellforklift.com (see ad page 12) Bernard Building Center 829 N. Huron Street Cheboygan, MI 49721 (231) 445-9031 Cheboygan@bernardbuilding.com www.bernardbuilding.com (see ad page 10) Birchwood Construction 8920 Moeller Dr. Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 439-1600 www.bccfamily.com (see ad back cover)


Black Birch Design + Build 913 Water Street East Jordan, MI 49727 (231) 675-3789 info@blackbirchdesignbuild.com www.blackbirchdesignbuild.com Boyd Construction Company 2010 M-119 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 373-4170 office@boydconstructioncompany.com www.boydconstructioncompany.com Boyne Country Propane 1701 M-75 South Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 549-2700 www.boynecountrypropane.com (see ad page 31) Brad Denoyer Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 515 Jackson St Apt # 2 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 838-5787 bdenoyerremodeler@charter.net Builders FirstSource, Petoskey 1282 US 31 North Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-8784 www.Bldrmichigan.com (see ad page 24) Capital Granite, Inc. 218 W Mitchell St, Suite 1 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-1542 www.capitalgraniteinc.com Castles and Cabins Inc 1414 Shork Blvd Cheboygan, MI 49721 231-445-9073 www.castlesandcabins.com Charlevoix Ace Hardware 06675 M-66 North Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 547-6232 chxace@chxacehardware.com www.charlevoixacehardware.com Continued next page www.hbanm.com


DIRECTORY Members of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan

Searchable directory at www.HBANM.com

Citizens National Bank 308 State Street Suite # 1 Petoskey, MI 499770 (231) 881-9294 pattonr@cnbismybank.com Clockwork Homes, LLC 9160 Innis Road NE Alden, MI 49612 (231) 384-0445 clockworkhomesllc@gmail.com Coastal Construction, LLC 650 Water Street East Jordan, MI 49727 (231) 350-3578 tyler@coastalnomi.com (231) 350-3578 Collie Construction, Inc. 355 Franklin Drive Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 526-5183 www.collieconstruction.com Colwell-Wangeman Construction Inc. 401 Old State Road Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 347-8112 www.colwellwangeman.com bwangeman@colwellwangeman.com Corble Builders Inc. 4926 Lintlong Road Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-5751 www.corblebuilders.com Cottage Company 131 E. Bay Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 526-2537 www.cottage-company.com Distinctive Glass 943 Lynch Drive Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 938-6080 www.distinctiveshowerdoortc.com


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Drost Landscape P.O. Box 696, 2010 Cedar Valley Road Petoskey, MI 4770 (231) 348-2624 info@drostlandscape.com www.drostlandscape.com (see ad page 4) DTE Energy 700 E. Hammond Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 932-2837 www.dteenergy.com (see ad page 6) Eastmark Construction 3380 S Point Ct. Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 675-0286 www.eastmarkconstruction.com Edgewater Design Group LLC 301 E Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-0497 info@edgewaterdesigngroup.com www.edgewaterdesigngroup.com Edward’s Electric Company 3788 Old State Road Brutus, MI 49716 (231) 529-6347 edwardselectric-co@hotmail.com www.edwardselectric-co.com (see ad page 18) Eikenhout, Inc. 8582 Moeller Drive Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 348-2618 www.roofingsidingwindows.com Emmet Brick & Block Co. 8737 M-119/ PO Box 306 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-5959 www.emmetbrick.com (see ad page 23) Evening Star Joinery, Inc. 190 Franklin St./ PO Box 38 Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 526-7861 www.eveningstarjoinery.com

Far Hills Construction, LLC P.O. Box 1245 Indian River MI 49749 (231) 238-2227 farhills@CenturyLink.net www.farhills.net Fleetcor/Speedway 1902 Wright Pl Ste. 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 918-5933 holden.moll@fleetcor.com Floyd & Todd Wright Builders, Inc. 216 Ray Street Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-5050 www.wright-builders.net Freshwater Charch 10963 Boyne City Road Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 881-1470 www.freshwatercharch.com Gibson Excavating 4921 Gokee Rd Boyne Falls, MI 49713 (231) 347-5195 www.gibsonexcavating.com Glenwood Custom Builders, Inc 226 East Mitchell Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-9103 www.glennwoodcustombuilders.com Gosling Czubak Engineering Sciences, Inc 1280 Business Park Drive Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 946-9191 www.goslingczubak.com (see ad page 31) Gowan Custom Builders, LLC 8460 M-119 Hwy Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 412-6051 pureproman@gmail.com Granite & Quartz Counter Tops 5050 US 131 South Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 487-0846 www.petoskeygranite.com


Grantham Building and Remodeling, LLC 801 Baxter Street Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-3151 Great Lakes Energy/Truestream 1323 Boyne Ave. Boyne City, MI 49712 (888) 485-2537 www.gtlakes.com Haggard’s Plumbing & Heating 06238 US 31 South/ P.O. Box 35 Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 547-4046 haggardsinc@hotmail.com www.haggardsplumbing.com Harbor Springs Excavating, Inc 1084 McBride Park Drive Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 347-1191 www.HSExcavating.net (see ad page 18) HarborView Custom Builders 126 Fulton St. Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-5055 www.harborviewcustombuilders.com Harbor/Brenn Insurance Agencies 1231 US 31 North Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-8113 www.harborbrenn.com (see ad page 18) Home Depot 1700 Anderson Road Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-3974 specialtyasm_2755@homedepot.com Hot Shots Drain Cleaning, LLC P.O. Box 426 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 838-6049 Ironwood Construction 3250 Woods Way Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-5590 www.ironwood.bz

J. Chattaway, Inc. 1575 Quick Rd Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 526-2768 www.jchattawayinc.com

Lakeview Builders 4000 Main Street Bay Harbor, MI 49770 (231) 439-2541 www.bayharbor.com

John Pearl Contractor Ltd 10290 Atwood Rd Ellsworth, MI 49729 (231) 675-4579

Lowes of Petoskey 2140 Anderson Rd Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 753-5100 www.lowes.com

John Thurman Realtor 420 Howard St. Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-7600 Kandahar Building Co. 4444 Westwood Lane Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 838-1061 www.kandaharbuildingco.com Keys Construction & Remodeling, LLC 9600 Springvale Road Boyne Falls, MI 49713 (231) 373-7555 info@keys2construction.com Kinetico Northern Michigan, Inc 8964 S. Clare Ave Clare, MI 48617 www.owenssoftwater.com Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services 1150 Boyne Avenue Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 582-6512 www.korthaseflinn.com Lake Effect Restoration 2493 McDougal Road Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 883-4183 admin@lakeeffectrestoration.com

Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Services 105 W Water St Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 (906) 635-5233 www.madiganpingatore.com Manthei Supply, Inc. 16188 Heise Road 5481 US 31 South (mail) Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 547-6595 www.mantheisupply.com Matelski Lumber Co. Inc 02617 M-75 South Boyne Falls, MI 49713 (231) 549-2780 retailaccounts@matelskilumbercompany.com www.matelskilumbercompany.com Matthews Construction needs verification of website 5783 Charlevoix Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-3661 matthewsconstruction@ matthewsconstructiongc.com MB Roofing, PLLC 446 Creekside Drive Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 881-4070 www.mbroofingpllc.com

Lake Michigan Credit Union 310 W. Front St. Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 941-6558 www.LMCU.org (see ad page 31) Continued next page www.hbanm.com




DIRECTORY Members of the Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan Searchable directory at www.HBANM.com

McCardel Culligan Water Conditioning 1419 Standish Ave Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-2153 www.mccardelculligan.com

North Central Michigan College 1515 Howard Street Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-6822 www.ncmich.edu

McBride Custom Homes 2125 M 119 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-2749 www.mcbridecustomhomes.com (see ad page 3)

Northern Michigan Property Management & Construction, LLC 1212 Clarion Ave Petoskey, MI 49720 (231) 838-6664 www.northernmichiganpm.com

McLeod Legal Solutions, PLLC 11601 Summerhill Way Charlevoix, MI 49720 (248) 930-1292 www.mcleodlegalsolutions.com

NorthernView Homes & Interiors 151 Ray Street Boyne City, MI 49712 (231) 535-6100 www.northernview.com

Rainbow Seamless Systems 2502 US 31 North Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 933-8888 www.rainbowseamless.com

Michigan Gutters 1616 West South Airport Road Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 933-1244 contact@michigangutters.net www.michigangutters.net

Northland Self Storage, LLC 5945 Charlevoix Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-5680 www.northlandselfstorage.com

Renew it Decks & Outdoor Living Renewit Deck Supply 6399 US 31 S Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 881-6282 office@renewitgroup.com www.renewitdecks.com (see ads page 23 and 2)

Miller Poineau & Naumes, Inc 06075 M 32 East Jordan, MI 49727 (231) 536-0100 www.mpnbuild.com

Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity 1840 M 119 Unit 1 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-6926 www.northwestmihabitat.org

Milliron Construction, LLC 5501 Howard Road Petoskey, MI 49770 (906) 287-1105 millironconstruction@gmail.com www.millironconstruction.biz

Old Mission Windows 395 Hughes Dr Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 947-2120 www.oldmissionwindows.com

Moeller Builders, Inc 12125 Tittabawassee Road Freeland, MI 48623 (989) 692-1034 www.moellerbuildersinc.com Mr Appliance of Gaylord 1412 S. Otsego Avenue Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 705-9800 gaylord.owner@mrappliance.com My North Media 415 Park Street Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 941-8174 www.mynorth.com 28

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Pearsall Construction, Inc 14949 W. Garfield Avenue Charlevoix, MI 49720 (231) 237-0969 www.pearsallconstruction.com Pella Windows 1883 Harbor-Petoskey Rd Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 330-1331 www.pellabyhorne.com Peterson McGregor and Associates 8410 M 119 Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 384-8702 www.petersonmcgregor.com (see ad page 14)

Preston Feather Building Centers 900 Spring Street/ P.O. Box 637 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 348-2990 www.prestsonfeather.com (see ad page 30) Prometis Partners, Inc 250 Monroe Ave, NW, Ste 400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 622-3070 www.prometispartners.com

Servpro of Gaylord & Cheboygan 651 Expressway Court/P.O. Box 1821 Gaylord, MI 49735 (989) 705-2400 www.Servprogaylordcheboygan.com Sheren Plumbing & Heating 1860 N US Highway 31 Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-3900 www.sheren.tc (see ad page 12) Shorestone Custom Builders 5831 South Straits Hwy Indian River, MI 49749 (989) 239-0828 www.Shorestonebuilders.com Skip’s Petoskey Glass, Inc. 1890 E. Mitchell Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-7840 www.skipspetoskeyglass.com


Spire Integrated Systems 805 South Garfield Avenue Traverse City, MI 49686 (231) 944-6229 www.SpireNorth.net Surfaces (North Wood Finishing) 320 E. Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 383-8228 www.surfacesgallery.com Taylor Rental 1888 Mitchell Rd Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-1840 info@taylorrentalpetoskey.com www.taylorrentalpetoskey.com Thomas and Milliken Millwork, Inc P.O. Box 265 Northport, MI 49670 (231) 386-7236 www.Tmmill.com Three D, Inc. - Norm’s Roofing & Siding 4340 Howard Road Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-6978 www.normsroofing.com TJ Marble and Granite 5951 Charlevoix Avenue Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 439-9406 tjmarblegranite1@yahoo.com www.tjmarblegranite.com (see ad page 4) Tontin Hardwoods & Millwork 565 Godfrey Ave SW Petoskey, MI 49720 (616) 774-9332 www.tontingr.com Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Geothermal Inc. 6150 Conrad Road Mancelona, MI 49659 (231) 350-8052 www.topnotchheatandair.com

Trevarrow Inc. (Distributers of Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove) 1295 N Opdyke Road Auburn Hills, MI 49326 (800) 482-1948 www.trevarrowinc.com Triumph Custom Homes 4060 M-75, Ste 1 P.O. Box 203 Walloon Lake, MI 49796 (231) 622-5433 www.triumphcustomomes.com Wentworth Builders 350 Franklin Park/ P.O. Box 72 Harbor Springs, MI 49740 (231) 526-6377 ad@wentworthbuilders.com www.wentworthbuilders.com White Pines Electric Inc. 7438 Keystone Park Dr/PO Box 177 Alanson, MI 49706 (231) 548-3873 www.whitepineselectric.com Williams Excavating, Inc. 8196 Milton Rd Alanson, MI 49706-9741 (231) 347-2632 williamsexcavatinginc@aol.com www.williamsexcavatinginc.com Wilson Insurance Agency, LLC. 2073 US 31 North Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-4464 www.wilsoninsuranceyouragency.com WKLT The Rock Station Midwestern Broadcasting 314 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 342-5800 heatherb@wccw.fm Wolverine Cabinet Company 311 E Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-8766 www.wolverinecabinet.com (see ads page 10)

WW Fairbairn & Sons Inc. Plumbing & Heating 7529 S US 31 Alanson, MI 49706 (231) 548-2244 www.fairbairn.com WW Fairbairn Hardware 7537 S US 31/ P.O. Box 100 (231) 548-2245 hardware@wwfairbairn.com www.fairbairnhardware.com

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