About VMB

Our Passion

Vander Meulen Builders offers a long history of innovative and high-quality craftsmanship, along with personalized service and a reputation as one of West Michigan’s leading construction firms. Vander Meulen Builders is locally owned and deeply rooted in the West Michigan community, offering an important advantage to its clients.
We at Vander Meulen Builders, have a driving desire to work on unique and challenging projects. Because no two homes we build, or renovate, are the same, we have become experienced in design challenges and have acquired problem-solving skills necessary to build unique structures. We take care to incorporate quality materials and craftsmanship and enjoy working with people who care about what they own. Our goal is to maintain our reputation and provide customer satisfaction by approaching all aspects of the process with honesty and integrity. We believe that going the extra mile benefits all involved and allows us to develop relationships that extend beyond just building homes for people.

Our Story

Vander Meulen Builders, Inc., is a family-owned business that traces its carpentry roots back at least seven generations to the Netherlands. Rhine Vander Meulen and a partner founded the company in 1924. He quickly developed a reputation for high-quality work, building custom residences and summer cottages.

Family ownership of the business continued throughout the company’s history, with Rhine’s sons, Jay and Earl, as the next generation of owners. Jay and Earl both worked as carpenters for many years prior to assuming management responsibilities when Rhine retired. The company incorporated in 1966. In 1967, Vander Meulen Builders became a charter member of the Home Builders Association of Holland. Over the years, both Jay and Earl served as presidents of the Association. Vander Meulen Builders’ excellent reputation for custom building led to light commercial and historical renovation projects, including Marigold Lodge, the Holland Museum, several area churches, and many downtown Holland landmarks.

Jack Vander Meulen, currently President and Treasurer of Vander Meulen Builders, joined the firm in 1973. After working as a carpenter for many years, Jack became a project manager in 1986, supervising projects and estimating the costs of new projects. In 1988, Jack purchased shares of the corporation and became the president in 1996.

Aaron Vander Meulen, project manager and estimator, has worked in the residential construction industry for more than 15 years. Aaron is the fourth generation in the family business and has recently taken on responsibility for project management and estimating. Aaron earned an associates' degree as a Civil Engineering Technician from Michigan Technological University.

Vander Meulen Builders has a long history of community service as well as of quality custom construction. In 2001, Jack coordinated the Homebuilders Association community service project, building a Habitat for Humanity house.

What has remained constant throughout the generations of owners is a commitment to customer service and satisfaction. Vander Meulen Builders collaborates with owners, architects, and designers to produce high-quality, unique buildings that stand apart and meet the needs of their owners for generations.


Monday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday7:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday8:00AM - 12:00PM
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