Our Approach

OUR APPROACH

We Listen Carefully. 
Our approach to home building starts with listening to the client. Each project should be as unique as the individual that it is designed for. We look to you for what matters most in terms of design and functionality, allowing us customize your home to best suit your needs.

We utilize a simple and clear contract to avoid surprises and unexpected costs. Once we have agreed with you on the direction and scope of the project, we give you a cost estimate ensuring that all costs are accounted for.

With energy costs on the rise, we incorporate high performance energy-efficient building practices and mechanical systems into every project, and advocate strongly for the use of alternative energy to provide either supplemental or whole building electric, heating and cooling.

We maintain relationships with our prior clients, and  know that they, better tha anyone, can assure you of our approach. Therefore we encourage prospective clients to tour our completed or current projects —both to generate ideas and to hear past clients' feedback about their experience working with Lake Effect Builders.  

In short, when you decide to work with Lake Effect Builders, you can expect:

  • Clear and prompt communication
  • Accurate estimating
  • Strict adherence to the project budget
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Energy-efficient mechanical design
  • Timely project completion

More Clients Offer Their Perspectives on Our Service:

 Lake Effect Builders could easily name themselves: 'Real Builders for Real People'. That's how we have felt on each project they have done on our AdventureCenter. They take the time to sit with us and really understand our goals and outcomes. They are incredibly creative problem solvers and seem to come up with solutions to the most challenging of building dilemmas. They are up front about construction costs and as the customer we know exactly where we stand with what is and is not covered in the bids. They are top-notch craftsmen who take pride in their work and never compromise integrity.

-Gail Green and Grant Herman
Owners / Living Adventure Inc

Lake Effect Builders stepped in on short notice to finish a project on Madeline Island that the original builder couldn't complete. The entire crew were up to speed quickly, and moved at pace to complete the project without a hitch. The quality of their workmanship was outstanding, but I most appreciated their communication and collaborative style. They were very open in soliciting input as we worked through challenges and design issues, seemed genuinely committed to producing the best quality finished structure, which they accomplished.

  -Tony Biebl