Favorite Quotes

"All of man's works intrude upon nature - It is man's obligation to intrude harmoniously."

Alden B. Dow, c. 1958

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sample of our Designs (Cottage Style)

This month we will feature a example of Cottage Style Architecture. This 1,400 sq. ft. cottage in Harbor Springs was design to reflect the timeless cottage architecture and the Not So Big House principles.
The material of the exterior are cement board shingles (with fly ash mix). The stone chimney and foundation add to the authintic "Shingle Style" nature of the project. If you would like to find out more about this project or other plans we have in this style please contact us.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Update for September and October

It seem like summer went bye very fast, I hope you all enjoyed the summer and are enjoying the fall colors. We have be fortunate to be staying busy in this ever changing economy. I believe this is do to the current demand for green building here in Michigan. I strongly believe green building will be the future of building here in Michigan. I just wanted to give you a update on whats been going on here since August. Our project in Lamont Farms in Coopersville has been put on hold unfortunately. But on the brighter side the projects in Paw Paw and here in Grand Rapids have approved the preliminary designs and are in the pricing phase with Hybrid Homes (TM). The Onekama project with Hybrid Homes (TM) is nearing completion (Check-out the updated photos on there web-site) and is getting ready for final third party testing for LEED for Homes certification thru AES (Alliance for Environment sustainability). Our Dix Farms project with Scott Bronkema Builders is under construction now and we are anxious to see it go up. We have also been working with some new builders on several potential projects here in west Michigan. And we also have been interviewing for several more job all over the state and even one in a different country.