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A New Home From Scratch

There are many factors to consider when designing your new home, and it's important to avoid the mistake of putting time and money into a project that doesn't please you in the end. By listening carefully to you and applying my 35+ years of experience in residential building, I can help put together all the pieces of your puzzle to give you a home that fits your specific lifestyle and provides years of enjoyment. An example is below:

SOUTHWEST Michigan - A retired couple desired to return to a simpler life by converting seven acres of soybeans into a small working hobby farm. This included building a new bungalow style home to overlook their man-made pond. The downsized floor plan was designed with master bedroom suites on both floors, so that the couple could relocate to the first floor, if needed in the future. Traditional living/dining/kitchen areas were combined with a first floor laundry and large three-season porch, which faces the pond. A separate enclosed garage was attached to the house by way of a covered breezeway.

Energy efficiency was an integral part of the building program. Exterior walls and roofs were constructed of prefabricated structural insulated panels (SIPS), which are 8" thick plywood-sheathed solid foam panels, shipped to the site and erected with a crane. Basement walls are prefabricated insulated concrete panels erected at the jobsite. Combined with the energy efficient windows and a geothermal heat pump, the home uses a fraction of normal utility costs year round.

Let me design a home for you that will complement your lifestyle...Click here to send me an email, or call me at 269.321.1890!


Dale Layman Construction

Berrien Springs, MI

Nehil-Sivak, Structural Engineers

Kalamazoo, MI

Mary Quinn, Interior Designer

Kalamazoo, MI

From Scratch