"As California residents, we confronted the challenge of building a custom home on Lake Charlevoix by hiring Glennwood Custom Builders. The experience could not have been more positive for us. From collaborating on assembling the project team and design, to bidding the subcontracts and completing the project, the integrity, professionalism and talents of Glennwood have been very much appreciated by us!
Glennwood brought particular value to our project by serving as a fountain of ideas ranging from design details peculiar to a second home, to offering valuable ideas about how and where to spend construction dollars so as to maximize the quality of our home. Glennwood had useful suggestions about who to use for landscape design, interior design/furnishing and architecture, and built an extremely high quality home of which we are quite proud.
As an owner of a large-scale development firm and a real estate lawyer, I am impressed that Jeff Collins earned a bachelors degree in construction management and has a background similar to that of the people I hire to build corporate campuses around the world. Glennwood's expertise in budgeting and financial reporting in an Internet-friendly format made administration of the project from the West Coast almost a pleasure. The project accounting was accomplished with exact detail - the best experience we ever had with a contractor!
Our project was completed on time and precisely on budget. Throughout the process, Glennwood offered helpful suggestions about everything from design improvements to window selection, from finish carpentry to choice of insulation! In hindsight, they were always right and, after 2 years, we continue to be surprised by little hidden details Glennwood built into our home!
We could not be happier with both the process and the product of our collaborative efforts! We have built a lasting friendship with Jeff and Melody Collins as a result of this project and will launch a second, larger project with them next spring! Glennwood exceeded our expectations in every meaningful respect and we have a fantastic lakefront home as a result.
Please coniser us extremely satisfied customers!