The Burton's Story
In June of 2007 we contacted Maple Hill Builders, among others, in order to get an initial bid on a home we wanted built in Lake Leelanau. We were very pleased with the bid that Steve and Drew made us because of it's completeness, easy to understand breakdown, and options included. We felt that there would be no surprises in prices and materials using their company and that turned out to be true.
The project began in July and was completed by the end of December. I had worked on the design with the help of Robert Johnson, LLC, and had a good grasp of materials I wanted used, and the Schaubs were very compliant with my desires and helped me to get the look and layout that I wanted. The subs they used were experienced and professional and they worked closely with us to achieve our wants as well as our needs.
There are always times when the desired outcome is not what is on the drawing, and whenever that happened Steve and Drew always looked at it from my point of view and never lost their composure. For example, our drawings happened to show specs for carpeted stairs and I wanted wooden stairs. So even though the base steps were already installed, they didn't try to talk me out of my desire, they came up with a good plan for maple risers and the stairs turned out to be, in my opinion, really lovely and easy to clean as well. I was able to work with them and feel included as a part of the team in material and finish choices, and I was always pleased and impressed with the caliber of the work and the good advice I was given in regard to finishes, door and window choices and so on.
By the middle of December our beautiful home was finished and we were able to spend Christmas vacation in our new house. But the best results can go astray and in January we had a problem in the thermostat of our new furnace that literally baked our house, while we were not yet living there to realize what was happening. By the time it was discovered about $30,000.00+ worth of damage had been done. Again, Steve and Drew and their subs stepped up to the plate and made it right. There was no arguing over the claim or any kind of denial, they got in there and fixed it as good as new (which it still was). This included replacing the hardwood floor, countertops throughout the house, cracked tiles, doors, patching drywall, moving and resetting cupboards and cabinets, and probably more repairs as well. Today you would never know it had happened.
I will always be happy to share my experience with Maple Hill Builders because it was exciting and enjoyable, and we ended up with the home of our dreams. Thank you very much Steve, Drew, and all the Maple Hill crew!
-Tom & Delorus Burton
Lake Leelanau, MI
"Just a note of THANKS for the wonderful remodeling project you just completed on our condo. Your advice, counsel and ideas as well as your ongoing and timely communication, including pictures, throughout the construction period were much appreciated. This was especially important as we are "down state" so it's not easy to personally monitor the project. We truly appreciated your attention to detail and several guests have commented on the quality of the workmanship.
I have and will continue to recommend Maple Hill Builders to friends and other owners within the resort."
Larry & Donna Zbanek
Loggers Run Condominiums
Glen Arbor, Michigan
"The fall of 2008, we contacted Maple Hill Builders to handle our remodel project. With our ideas in mind and much collaboration, Maple Hill Builders delivered a comforting quote. The Long distance was a challenge; however e-mails, faxes and pictures arrived weekly, re-assuring us that our project was in good hands. Anticipation grew as we planned our trip north, looking forward to enjoying our newly remodeled home. Maple Hill Builders not only delivered quality, they incorporated our visions with careful thought and craftsmanship. We always felt included, talking with each tradesmen involved with our project. The communication was excellent, along with a straight forward approach, our decision making was easier. Thanks again, Steve and Drew! A highly recommendable company!!!!"
"Hi, my name is Jeff Salonen. I do kitchen design and sales at Creative Kitchens in Traverse City. I've worked with Maple Hill Builders for several years now, and I get excited with each opportunity to work with them. They are professional with their voices and actions and they take pride in all the work they do, large or small. Every client that comes in to see me is very informed and knows exactly what is happening with their project. That tells me they keep communication lines open, informing clients and sub-contractors of changes, which results in a job running smoothly and efficiently with customers who are 100% satisfied. As most people know "A good house starts with a well built foundation." The foundation begins when you make that first call to Maple Hill Builders."
Creative Kitchens, Traverse City
"Maple Hill Builders always provides the highest quality work. They will give you 100% value for your money and always guarantee your satisfaction."
-Jim Champion, Suttons Bay
An addition was completed on our holiday cottage.
Beautifully planned and executed. Efficient and friendly done with expert workmanship in a timely fashion. They delivered whet they promised.
Totally satisfied with the work. We were involved all the way through.
Love the Schaub family - good Midwestern values.
Maple Hill Builders did a lot of work for us at 2160 Northwest Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay over the past 10 years. We found them excellent. The do quality work, are extremely dependable and very price competitive. Drew and Steve are excellent builders and have outstanding subs. Cheryl and I have recommended them to several of our friends and will continue to do so.
Drew, Steve and their team were a joy to work with. This team took a old cottage and made it into something special. They designed around an old structure and made it very, warm and comfortable. Our friends have described it as a Pinterest home! Couldn't be happier with the outcome!!!
After talking to several builders, we chose Maple Hill Builders and worked with them for over two years on the construction of our new home in Leelanau County, Michigan.
They are amazing!
Before construction began they worked patiently with us until we were able to build the house we wanted within a budget that we were comfortable with.
They approached the project as though it was their house, paying close attention to every detail.
During construction we were still living in Texas and they stayed in constant communication with us, providing regular updates and pictures, making sure that we were happy with the progress.
Their entire crew is extremely dedicated to quality and the results are amazing.
Maple Hill made sure our building process a pleasure, and we could not be happier with our new home.
The absolute best company to work for and with. Drew is top notch in everything he does. I get excited to work with Drew and his clients each and every time. If you are looking for the best home builder in Michigan, look no farther. They will go above and beyond to make sure every detail you want is implemented into your new home or project. A+++
Maple Hill Builders
Voted Best Contractor Leelanau County
"2011 Grand Traverse Insider People's Choice Award Winner"
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We've gathered some of our client and supplier testimonials we've received over the years. We wanted to share their words with you.
The short answer: I already hired them for a second job!
The longer answer. After interviewing a number of builders and having had experience with several different local builders on other projects, we opted to hire Maple Hill.
Steve and Drew were professionals from day one providing great advice and coaching as we started the project.
Drew was onsite frequently keeping us going on our next set of decisions and our project manager Ryan was fantastic - approachable, great ideas, detail oriented, great follow through and highly organized.
Just what you want when building a custom home where many of the finer details are worked out in real time.
The rest of the Maple Hill team were excellent craftsman, always professional, left the site clean and organized and were easy to brainstorm with.
Maple Hill also has a great set of subcontractors. They were highly responsive to our ideas and worked with us extensively during the pre-contract phase to help narrow our selections and get much more detailed on the budget. Everyone we worked with took great pride in their work and it showed from the outside in. They came in on time, completing our custom home in 9 months and right on budget.
Maple Hill did such a great job on our house that we had them work on finishing our custom wedding and event facility not long after they finished our home.
I would recommend them if you can get on their busy calendar!
Thanks again Drew, Steve and Maple Hill.
Building your dream home or remodeling an existing home should be fun and exciting from start to finish.
With Maple Hill Builders (Steve and Drew Schaub) you will get:
- A builder who understands/appreciates your "budget"
- A builder who communicates well
- Returns your phone calls
- Roots to Leelanau County for generations – and plans on being there long after your job is finished
- Employs knowledgeable skilled craftspeople – who take pride in their work
- A clean job site each evening prior to leaving for the day
- Your home will be completed the date you were told
Maple Hill Builders completed my home in 2012- the Schaub's, their craftspeople, and the subs they recommended made it a wonderful experience …I would highly recommend them!!
The entire team of Maple Hill Builders were a blessing and a joy to work with!
Each aspect of our building process brimmed with passion, creativity, and pride exemplified in the efforts of our builders!
Drew and Steve Schaub brought integrity, sincerity, and professionalism constantly to the table! Their high expectations resonated in the attitudes and standards of all involved!
Our friends and family have constantly shared how impressed they were with the quality and detail utilized in the building of our home! We can testify to that as we reap the rewards of the end results!
Indeed we can't speak more highly of this fabulous group of craftspeople that are making a very impressive mark in the Leelanau peninsula! We applaud and thank them!
Terry and Marge Mulvihill
Maple Hill Builders have completed a remodel for us and then the building of the home we've always wanted.
Drew and Steve are great to work with. They are very knowledgable, patient, accommodating and dependable. Also quick to respond to questions and offer suggestions. We were not living in the area when our home was under construction so they made sure we received regular updates and pictures of the work in progress.
The quality of the work and attention to detail is excellent. They have a great team who are very professional and work to a high standard.
The job site is always left tidy.
We found the projects well managed.
This was the first time we'd built a home and found it relatively stress free!
We have recommended Maple Hill Builders to friends and will continue to do so.
Maple Hill Builders is excellent to work. They have strong communications skills and solid budget projections. With our primary home 1600 miles away - they made us feel confident in their attention to details and time management to complete the projects on time. Our cottage, guest house and garage is perfect!
Maple Hill Builders is the best contractors we have ever used. They have done 2 different jobs for us, and both were done perfect. Both Drew and Steve (the owners) are always there for you any questions you have they get back to you right now! The team that they have working for them are all so professional and knowledgeable. We recommend them if you have a big or small job, they are the best!
"My wife Cheryl and I have remodeled several houses over the past 20 years and have never had a better experience with a builder that we did with Maple Hill builders. They do excellent work, show up on time and are fair on price. We would use them again for any building project large or small."
Bonita Springs, FL
Suttons Bay, MI
"I have engaged the services of Maple Hill Builders on several occasions in the last four years and I have never been disappointed. Steve and Drew Schaub do nothing but quality work no matter what the task. Combined with their conscientious approach to even the smallest of challenges, they have the expertise and skills to perform. It is rare to find a builder that actually outperforms your own expectations, but Maple Hill Builders does just that.
I look forward to my next Leelanau project so I can call Steve and Drew. I would not consider anyone else."
"Working with Maple Hill Builders has been very enjoyable. From my design and construction drawings to the completed customers home, the process has been smooth and professional. Their beautiful workmanship, attention to detail, continual communication, competitive costs and timely completion of projects has made working with them a most pleasant experience for myself as well as the home owner."
Suttons Bay, MI
"As a designer I'm often requested by my customers to recommend a builder. Maple Hill is at the top of my list. I'm always confident that their professional results will satisfy the customer and myself."
Robert L. Johnson Residential Design LLC
Good luck, Bob
"The most dependable team of builders, So pleasant to work with, On schedule and excellent quality!"
Francie Gits, Leland, MI
"The Maple Hill crew has one of cleanest job sites, making my work efficient and safe!"
A-1 Advantage Heating and Cooling, Traverse City, MI
"I knew I could find several builders capable of building my garage/activity rooms but more importantly, I needed people I could trust. You, your dad and firm have fulfilled that highly critical requirement."
Paul Sehnert, Muncie, IN
My husband and I are in the early stages of building a home with Maple Hill Builders.
We decided to work with them after interviewing a few other area builders.
Our area is fortunate to have many fine firms and skillful craftsmen. We had heard nothing but positive, basically, glowing reviews from others who had had their homes built by Maple Hill.
We felt an immediate rapport with the company owners ourselves. Since our first meeting, we have experienced prompt response, clear communication and helpful direction to other vendors we will need to bring into the building process as well as professionalism, skillfulness, integrity and friendliness from the owners and the members of the crew whom we've met.
We are looking forward to breaking ground on our home.