Best known for its wonderful views of the Great Lakes shoreline and quaint college town feel, Michigan is a popular place for growing families and young professionals alike. That said, this list showcases ten of its best and leading construction companies behind some of its most exquisite homes and stellar commercial structures. These companies were chosen for their outstanding portfolios, unique skill sets, and impressive backgrounds.
Rockford Construction Co.
601 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
With over three decades of industry experience, Rockford Construction extends its work throughout Grand Rapids, and its comprehensive general contracting services have a great reputation. The company has been noticed for its excellent development and management services. It also maintains offices in Detroit and Estero, Florida.
Featured above is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in Grand Rapids, this project serves as the new home of Acrisure, a high-rise Class A office complex. Details include its luxury finishes and custom walnut woodwork. The team had to coordinate and plan carefully with city and traffic officials.
The Christman Company
208 N Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933
The Christman Company draws inspiration from over a hundred years of industry experience and is made up of over seven family companies. It is composed of over 500 full-time professionals—each one makes sure that the firm’s projects receive the very best of their talent and expertise. The firm has over eight office locations spread across the United States, and it is ranked 87 on the Engineering News-Recrods’ list of Top 400 contractors nationally.
Located in Detroit, CAM Magazine named the featured project its 2020 Project of the Year. The project is made of three structures, with the first facility serving as a new team practice space and corporate headquarters for the Detroit pistons National Basketball Association. The second structure is the Henry Ford Health System Center for Athletic Medicine, while the last and final installment is a parking deck.
Clark Construction Company, Inc.
3535 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48911
Clark Construction offers its clients over 75 years of industry experience and takes great pride in its national rankings. The firm has been repeatedly recognized for its award-winning services, which include estimates, scheduling, and project management tools. The company maintains offices in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Alpena, and Grand Rapids. The firm’s excellent portfolio showcases several projects completed for the higher education, healthcare, and medical market sectors. The firm has also designed and developed spaces for the government, correctional facilities, laboratories, and retail spaces.
The featured project above spans over 108,000 square feet. It serves as the headquarters for SEMCO. Its first three upper floors are made of aluminum curtain walls and include metal panels.
Triangle Associates, Inc.
3769 Three Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Triangle Associates is composed of a talented and experienced team of professionals who draw inspiration from over a century of working in and around the industry. The firm makes sure to take on projects that contribute significantly to its community. As a result, the firm has collaborated with organizations like the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan Blood, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Cancer Society. Featured below is one of the firm’s most impressive projects.
Completed and designed for the Lacks Cancer Center, this project is located in the heart of Grand Rapids. It spans over 17,500 square feet and is the first comprehensive cancer treatment facility in West Michigan. The project contains the most current radiation therapy equipment, surgical suites, and 42 private patient rooms with an additional 32 rooms. It is also the very first LEED Certified Hospital in the state of Michigan.
6471 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Roncelli is experienced in every aspect of the entire general contracting process and can take on projects regardless of size or scale. The firm is among the largest companies on this list, yet it is noted for providing highly personalized services that one typically expects from smaller companies. In terms of design, its portfolio showcases a diverse range of designs.
For this restaurant, the firm’s team employed a free-flowing design and an eating area that can accommodate up to 75 guests. It also has a rooftop dining area that can fit up to 50 patrons. As for its architecture, it showcases a dramatic cantilever roof.
MainStreet Design Build
555 South Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48009
As its name suggests, MainStreet offers its clients a comprehensive range of design-build services which allows it to keep the entire process in-house. Doing so lessens the challenge for homeowners in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors or professionals. The firm adheres to the best and latest industry standards and maintains affiliations with organizations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). It has also had its work featured in publications like Remodeling Magazine. Featured below is one of the firm’s most impressive projects.
Located in Bloomfield Hills, this project entailed having to work on a mudroom and laundry area renovation. The firm’s team widened the space’s former archways by removing a door opening to allow for a seamless flow. It also installed excellent storage, including built-in lockers and utility cabinets.
Meadowlark Design + Build
3250 W Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Meadowlark Design + Build is the by-product of its founders’ love for primitive living skills and fine woodworking; they left their former careers in pursuit of these passions. Meadowlark has grown to include over 60 skilled industry experts and craftsmen. Kitchens, exteriors, additions, whole home remodeling, and custom homes—the firm has set itself apart from most firms in its area for its excellent sustainability efforts on all kinds of projects. The firm uses innovative solutions and designs and has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications for its work. Some of these awards include Master Design Awards and Chrysalis Awards, as well as features in magazines such as Professional Remodeler, Remodeling Magazine, Forbes, and House Beautiful. The firm has also been featured on HGTV.
Its work is often distinguished by its traditional and timeless themes. The firm’s custom finishes, cabinetry, and high-end detailing are striking. Our editorial team was especially impressed by the firm’s attention to detail.
Scott Christopher Homes
620 3 Mile Road NW, Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Scott Christopher Homes extends its services throughout Grand Rapids and the areas surrounding it. Since its establishment, the company has become one of West Michigan’s premier custom home builders and secured a solid reputation for its exceptional services. The firm’s team draws inspiration from over four decades of industry experience and has a knack for a wide range of architectural themes.
For this contemporary farmhouse, the firm’s team opted for sleek finishes and a neutral color palette. Our editorial team loved its muted colors, rich textures, and artisanal accents.
Fireside Home Construction
7150 Donovan Road, Dexter, MI 48130
Fireside has been in business since 1996, providing its clients with an impressive array of general contracting services. The company specializes in residential projects and has won countless homebuilding awards. Some of its best work can be found spread across Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan. The firm is also respected for its green building expertise and its stellar home updating services.
Spanning over 2,200 square feet, the home draws inspiration from centuries-old Tuscan farmhouses. It sits at the very center of over 15 acres of farmland. The project was built with only the best sustainable materials, and it is expected to last for the next century.
Kastler Construction, Inc.
425 S Main Street, Clawson, MI 48017
Kastler Construction has been in business since 1996 and is experienced in every aspect of the residential general contracting process. The firm has a great reputation as one of Southeast Michigan’s premier construction firms. It is highly regarded for its kitchens and bathrooms, in addition to its home additions and ground-up construction work. The firm is personally led by its founder and owner Rick Kastler. Under his leadership, the firm has become recognized for its excellent design-build packages. Featured below is one of the firm’s most impressive projects.
For this extensive interior renovation, the firm’s team opted for an excellent open-concept floor plan to unite the home’s more active areas. It installed a great custom chandelier as well as opted for brick backsplashes and touches. Some other great details include its paneled flooring and custom cabinetry.