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Portage Custom Home Builders

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R J Mott Construction
from 26 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn K.
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RJ Mott Construction remodeled much of my home in preparation for selling it earlier this year. We had all the formal areas tiled with 24"x 24"ceramic, the baths were rectangular vinyl tiles staggered with grout lines that truly looked like they were tile, the oak cabinets and banisters were redone to an Espresso finish, cabinet pulls added everywhere (we had 74 cabinets!), and the informal entertaining areas done in wood flooring. Everything was exceptional and my real estate agent who saw before and after was thrilled. The house listed and sold for more than we anticipated and I believe it was all due to the work done by RJ Mott Construction!

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Design Build Contractors
from 22 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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Lisa Y.
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We have a 100 year old house and the hardwood floor under our bathroom toilet was buckling due to plumbing issues. David came out right away and quoted us a very fair price and gave us several options. We ended up needing new hardwood floors (so everything would match) and a new toilet along with fixing the plumbing. David did a beautiful job removing and installing everything. He was incredibly responsive as well with a couple tweaks we needed made. We are going to use him again for future projects. I would highly recommend him.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Yvonne T.
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Ted was on time, prepared and professional. He installed two bedroom doors at my home and he did a great job. His pricing is very reasonable so I've asked him to give me a quote to replace my basement door as well. Thanks again Ted! Yvonne T.

Hewitt Building Co.
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christa & Larry S.
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We have used Hewitt Building Co. on several occasions. Their interior finishing skills are masterful. Nick personally completed a job that required framing 35 floor to ceiling windows, seven doors and new base boards throughout our newly remodeled home. He and his team are professional, prompt, and respectful of owner's wishes and property. I would highly recommend Hewitt Builders to anyone looking for a quality, first rate company to complete their significant construction needs.

DSN Design
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Kurt L.
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I really enjoy that DSN Design helps me in problem solving while designing our homes.

  • 20 years in business
Matthew G.
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Neil was the head carpenter on the building of our new home in Kalamazoo. He was very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to realizing the design and staying on budget. He was always professional and saw every detail through to completion.

DK Renovate
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Patricia W.
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I have several commercial buildings in downtown Gr. Rpds. I feel very fortunate to have Dair as my contractor. He can do it all. Tile, flooring, carpentry, cement work, complete renovations. Anything I throw at him. His work is high quality. Top drawer. Never disappoints. He is dependable. I would be surprised if there were 2 like him in Gr Rpds. I have found but one.

VDB Builder
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Fred F.
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Jim did quite a bit of restoration work on a 15-year old house that we purchased including replacing the roof and gutters, rebuilding the deck, fixing the attic ventilation system, reinforcing squeaky floors and replacing thermopane windows. He is a meticulous and thoughtful worker and really understands how things are supposed to work. He provides real value to his customers. He will get all of our future business.


I'm a home builder, garage builder, and deck builder. I love to work for those who also work hard. I will work with home owner.

  • 5 years in business

I enjoy helping customers create their dream home, whether that is achieved from scratch, or from one addition/renovation at a time.


I have an eye for details and quality solving peoples problems

  • 18 years in business

I believe my work speaks for itself. My attention to detail is impeccable and that isn’t just with what you see. What is behind the wall or under the flooring carries just as much importance as the finishings of each project. What good is a beautiful kitchen is it doesn’t hold up for a lifetime? I like that what is simple to me is mind blowing to my clients. I always tell them anything is possible, you just have to want it.

  • 1 year in business

Our specialty would be framing. We are skilled in other areas but we believe framing is our strong point in our craftsmanship What enjoy about being in residential construction would have to be the customers. Working one on one with a customer to sit down with them and figure out what their need is and make it come true is so rewarding.


I am a full-service general contractor, as well as an interior designer. I can handle the full gambit of a project from design to execution, even hiring subcontractors, as needed. We have had projects ranging from custom homes and large commercial projects to small kitchen and bath projects, even single door and window installs. We are also a dealer for Shiloh cabinetry and can offer full-design and supply of kitchen and bath cabinetry, counter tops, etc.

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How do architects work?

Architects may work for an architecture or engineering firm, they may work for a government organization, they can work for a construction company, or they may be self-employed (freelance). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that architects spend a large amount of their working time in the home or company office: meeting with clients; creating reports and architectural drawings; and working with other architects and engineers. When not in an office, an architect is often at the construction site either as part of the development of plans or to ensure building progress is following the blueprint.

When a client interacts with an architect, it is typically to have them design drawings for the construction of a house or a building. If you are a client who has hired a large architecture firm, there may be a team of people working on your design. But if you are working with a freelance architect or a smaller firm, one person (or a small group) will take your concept and translate it into an architectural blueprint that a builder can use to construct a house. The plans will lay out everything from the depth of the foundation to the materials to use to the type of metal to be used in the reinforcement. Once the plans have been created and handed off to the builder, the architect may remain on the project — depending on budget — and oversee progress.

How do architects charge for their services?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary of an architect in 2016 was $76,930. This range included architects with every type of company as well as self-employed architects. Depending on the architect and whether they’re with a firm or independent, they may charge per hour or by the square foot, or they may charge a percentage of the total budget for a construction project. An hourly rate is typically used for smaller projects such as providing consultation, helping clients hone their concept before the design process begins, or drafting documents and plans. If an architect is working on an hourly basis on a larger project, there will usually be an agreed-upon cap on the number of hours they will work. For larger projects, such as new construction or total overhaul remodels, architects may charge a percentage of the total construction costs. The architect will usually set the percentage you will pay after the total cost of construction has been accounted for. Percentages can range within a firm depending on the extent of the services they’re providing. For example, a lower percentage of the total construction costs may include drafting and minimal consultation and guidance along the way, while a higher percentage could include on-site project management services with every detail attended to. Architects may also charge by the square footage of the project. The rate per square foot can vary depending on the individual’s training, the services they are providing, the complexity of the project, and other factors — such as obtaining permits. The national average cost to hire an architect is between $1,690 and $2,500.

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