Remodeling and Home Design


People's Choice Parade Home Winner

Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Comments ((Disabled))

The public has spoken! Mike Schaap Builders won the People's Choice Award presented by the Lakeshore Home Builders and the Spring Parade of Homes in the $1,000,000 + price range for our Mountain Modern Marvel home!


Best Custom Home Builder in MI by Home Builders Digest

Friday, June 15, 2018 | Comments ((Disabled))

Home Builders Digest, an online resource for homeowners looking to build or remodel, ranks 15 well-established custom home builders throughout the state of Michigan based on company lifespan, industry achievement, professional credentials, and aesthetics. Mike Schaap Builders receives the top honor in the rankings as the #1 custom home builder in Michigan. 


Home Builders Digest describes its top choice as a "a builder whose consistently flawless work has set a new bar." See the complete list here ►



Mike Schaap Builders was also recognized as a top design+build firm in the United States.  Read the full article here ►

Shingles All the Way | Cosmo Home Cover Story

Sunday, April 01, 2018 | Comments ((Disabled))











One of our all-time favorite homes just made the cover of Cosmo Home's spring issue. We couldn't be more excited to share it with the world. 


Take a peek inside this special lake home,it's filled with remarkable details and the incredible talent of our design and build team.

2017: A Year of Blessings

Monday, December 11, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

Dear friends, 


Last week the teams from Mike Schaap Builders, Benchmark Wood & Design Studios and HÓM by Benchmark took a short break to celebrate the joyous Christmas season. During this time we reflected on the year soon behind us and reveled in all that we accomplished.


We've seen the hand of God in every day and detail this last year and would like to continue to share this immense gratitude to all those that have joined us along the way.  From our wonderful clients and their projects, to our craftsmen and designers who complete them, we are so incredibly grateful.


From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

a Kitchen Blending Performance & Design

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Comments ((Disabled))

Bekins Appliances stepped into our Fall Parade home to walk through this classic lake home kitchen fitted with their appliances. Blending both performance and durability, the talented designer at Benchmark Design Studio, Jenn Holtrop, explains the careful design process that makes this kitchen really shine.  Read the exclusive interview here ►