Who We Are

Glennwood Custom Builders is a full service design/build firm involved in projects throughout most of Northern Lower Michigan. We specialize in new construction and extensive remodeling projects. 

We typically work with our clients to help them locate the perfect property, assist with pre-purchase due diligence, and work though any items that may require interaction with the DEQ, DNR, township zoning, and county permitting.  We have long-standing, high quality relationships with these and other agencies important to the build process.   Our clients find it extremely helpful to have us, as their Contractor, managing all aspects of the project from initial site selection through final landscaping for them.

Glennwood is Green Build certified and can discuss with you the many options available within the green building parameters.

We utilize a 10,000 square foot heated and dust free shop less than a mile from our corporate office for shipping and receiving, cabinet and built-in construction, painting and pre-finishing of products, and warehousing for tools and equipment used by our in-house craftsmen.

Developing and constructing exceptional, generational properties is our passion and our promise.

                                                    WE OFFER A RANGE OF SERVICES WITHIN OUR FIRM INCLUDING:

  • Site Evaluation and soils testing
  • Detailed coordination of architectural, landscape, and interior design services
  • Budget planning and coordination during and after the design process
  • Construction Management and Consultation
  • In-depth bidding process on your behalf
  • Client/Owner Representation
  • In-house Framing and Siding services
  • In-house Trim Carpentry
  • In-house Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Post Construction Maintenance Services
  • Cabinet and Custom Built-In Design and Fabrication
  • Furniture Design and Fabrication

Glennwood Custom Builders began over 20 years ago with the desire to build homes in a manner that is unique, fun, and rewarding to everyone involved.  This includes coordinating and managing all the people, entities, and components required in the highly complex process of acquiring the ideal property, designing the perfect house, implementing your vision and design, and servicing your property into the future.  We work diligently to keep all the entities moving forward in the same direction while maintaining a fun, organized, predictable, and drama free environment.

Jeff Collins founded Glennwood Custom Builders two decades ago after having many years of construction experience under his belt.  Jeff’s family owned and operated a remodeling and maintenance company throughout his childhood. This allowed him to gain experience in just about every aspect of building a house.  Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Management from Michigan State University.  After college, he worked in management positions with a very large national builder followed next by a key position in the Custom Home business much like he was accustomed to growing up.

Our Project Managers work tirelessly leading and assisting our subcontractors in completing clients homes.  Together our many PM’s have a long and accomplished career in the Custom Home industry sharing their experience and talents with our clients. Our teamwork approach as managers allow us to use each member’s knowledge and previous experiences to help Glennwood be strong and well versed in the vastness that can be construction.

Glennwood is unique in our region due to the fact we offer outstanding in-house talent through our highly trained craftsmen, and also utilize many skilled trade partners and suppliers required for every aspect of the building process.

We offer clients a wide variety of options in how we work to accomplish their dreams and goals.  We specialize in assembling the perfect team for each client tailored to fit their building needs and budget.  We spend a lot of time making sure we understand exactly what that means to each individual client.   We then devise a plan, unique to each project, to execute the vision.

At Glennwood we feel so blessed to live in Northern Michigan doing what we all love and are truly passionate about building homes we are proud to put our name on. We are delighted to say our clients are also our friends during and after the building process. We believe that is the ultimate testimony to our ability to communicate and assist our clients in developing a property that will forever be part of the Glennwood family and your family’s Northern Michigan legacy.