Building a custom home on your own property can be one of the most exciting, exhilarating experiences you'll ever have. It presents a unique opportunity to create a home that reflects your style and personality around every corner.

Imagine a builder who will listen to your dreams, hear what you want for your new home and then find a way to create it. One who will work with your architect in partnership, ensuring that the details reflect your vision.

This is how building a custom home should be. And with Vander Meulen Builders, you can expect a partner who will offer outstanding solutions and value, regardless of the size or complexity of your project.

Take a look at some of what we've done in the past. Check out our approach to project management. Meet our crew. And then let's talk about what we can do for you.

Contemporary Living

This contemporary residential project of over 3850 sq. ft. included an open floor plan; curtain wall commercial window systems; and wide use of concrete, masonry, glass and metals. The house had unique challenges, particularly in achieving necessary zoning variances and building permits. All mechanical and electrical systems were designed by the individual contractors to satisfy unique heating and cooling demands.

In addition, Vander Meulen Builders worked with the architect to ensure structural stability while maintaining the desired degree of openness in the plan. The house was featured in the Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication: Kitchen & Bath Ideas, in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue.

Elegant Lakefront Living

The owner for this project wanted to create an old-world house with modern conveniences and technology integrated throughout. The project was unique in several regards. Soil conditions required auger-cast pilings and grade beams in order to support the weight of the house, which included concrete floors and a real slate roof. Working in conjunction with a designer selected by the owner, Vander Meulen Builders produced all architectural drawings based on un-dimensioned sketches.

Vander Meulen Builders also worked directly with a stone quarry in Wisconsin to select and cut stone for interior and exterior use, creating shop drawings for the quarry to use in its production process. The construction process for the crescent-shaped stairway was designed by Vander Meulen Builders. Rail details were designed and cut into sheet-metal panels using a unique, water-jet process provided by a local supplier. Vander Meulen Builders also designed and built furniture for the house, including tables and cabinets.

Lovely Waterfront Retreat

The moment you step from the front porch through the hand carved door from the mid 1800's you will be bathed in light from the wonderful windows, high ceilings and brand new Greek Revival touches to this executive retreat on the waterfront of Saugatuck/Douglas harbor.

The main entrance hall provides the first glimpse of the water. Immediately you will notice the high ceilings, the wonderful views, real wood trim and fine art.The house features a gabled tin roof.


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