Testimonials

Ask anyone, Jim Reif Builders has a reputation for excellence, our team of talented designers and skilled craftsmen have a unique and unparalleled ability to bring our client’s dreams come to life. Whether it’s a place to grow a family or settle down, we want to enrich your lifestyle that fits your lifestyle needs and wants.

We go back 30 years with Jim, he was on the building crew that built our family home. Jim’s work ethic was top notch at that time, and we knew he and his company would do a great renovation job for us, many years later. Jim, as well as his other employees that worked for us, were very professional, accurate, and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Jim Reif Builders for your next home project. Thank you everyone.

Tom and Mary Beth L.

We have had Jim and his team redo our kitchen and main bathroom. Jim’s team and partners are great to work with, they have wonderful design skills and beautiful products. We are so pleased with the results and will call on Jim again if we decide to do another project. We recommend Jim and his team to anyone wanting good quality work with a great team and great partners.

Bob & Linda

Over time our 125 year old farmhouse has been made comfortable, efficient, and attractive by Jim Reif Builders.  They have been doing large projects and small ones for us for many years. The Reif team plans carefully, arrives on time, cleans up thoroughly, and stays within budget. Their craftsmanship is superb. We wouldn’t call anybody else for our next project.

Rod & Cheryl K.

Jim Reif Builders has completed several projects for us with fantastic results.  They did our kitchen remodel, and did 2 Kohler bathroom remodeling projects.  Most recently they tore off our old 2 story covered deck. Completely rebuilt it with added stairs and custom lighting and coordinated a large patio/paver/retaining wall project.  Jim’s crews always are courteous and maintain a clean worksite.  We are very pleased.

Steve & Sheila

After much research we contacted Jim Reif Builders in 2006 to build our dream house on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. We knew he was going to do a fabulous job, because of the other homes we saw him construct in our area. To say he exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Our hearts swell with pride when we invite family or friends to visit. Our daily lives are enhanced by every detail the team created. We have no plans on ever moving but if we did we’d hire Jim Reif Builders to do it all again.

Susan M.

We just wanted to send out a special thank you to the crew that worked on our window replacement project and railing installation. We were so very impressed with your professionalism and workmanship. All of our neighbors and friends have been here to look at the project, and they were all in awe of how great they looked. They really liked the patio door and the railing…Again thank you so much for doing an excellent job!

Mark & Donna A. 

Thank you, Jim, and your team for transforming the 1914 bungalow I purchased in Two Rivers into an incredible home for family memories. Tom’s design vision and your carpentry team transformed my house literally from the studs and the (under)ground up.

I can’t speak more highly of the work they and the subcontractors did or the care they took while completing it. Nicole kept the accounting on track and felt more like a friend with her many communications. Mostly, I can’t speak more highly of the job you did. You kept me updated. You were available anytime. You were meticulous with all work completed, no matter by whom.

My friends and family comment to me that they just can’t believe the vision I had with this house. I assure them that came from Tom and you with your team building it. While I may have filled the house with my things, you built the home.

Betsy

The entire team at Jim Reif Builders was terrific to work with. Their quality of work is excellent. Communication throughout the project was timely and direct. We always knew where we stood on options and budget. I am very pleased with the process of building our new house and the end product and intend on working with them in the future.

Casey & Brian K.

I just wanted to take a moment now that we are settled in and enjoying our new home, to say thank you!  We absolutely love our new home!!  From the top down, everyone’s pride in the work you do shows through in the homes you build.  I will admit the process did get overwhelming at times, but you were always there to help us through any little hiccups.  We could not have made it through this process without the guidance of you and Tom.  Thank you for working though everything with us, and by the way I do like the “grey” siding color now.  Thank you again for building us this absolutely beautiful house that we now call home.  Jim Reif Builders certainly is a premier home builder, and I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat.  Your workers, by the way, are some of the most respectful and friendliest people I have met.  Thank you again Jim, Tom, and all the carpenters for all your help with building such a beautiful home.

Deb & Shane

Sandi & I want to thank you all for a job well done.. It was a difficult and stressful time for us you came through under a very tight time constraint. We also want to thank all of the subcontractors that worked on the job. You have a fantastic organization. We could not be happier with the results. Again, thank you dearly.

Jeff & Sandi

Jim Reif Builders built our home in 1996. They were involved in the planning, blue prints, and overall design. Jim’s team is professional, timely, performs high quality work and always maintained a clean work environment. Since our home construction, we have used Jim Reif Builders for several remodeling projects. Quality workmanship at affordable pricing is why we keep returning to Jim and his team. In all the work that Jim has done for us, both large and small projects, we have not had any complaints or challenges. Jim’s team is very creative and helpful with the planning of our projects.  Attention to details, quality workmanship, listening to our desires and presenting viable options, and communicating throughout the project are definitely strengths of Jim Reif Builders.

Maria & Mark

We were drawn to Jim Reif Builders because of the in-house designer, Tom, and their knowledge of designing and building homes in which to age. From our first meeting, we were impressed with how carefully he listened to our story and our dreams. He took time to get to know us, and our unique needs and desires. 

Steven & Margaret

As I said earlier to you, the experience from the designing process to when Bryan started doing the drawings and coming up with the actual estimate was great.  The ideas that both you and Bryan shared with us were amazing and utilized.

What I really want to touch base on is the work of your employees out in the field.  The professionalism and communication of your team is something that you should be very proud of.  From making sure that the dust stays out of the areas that are not being remodeled and making sure that the house is cleaned up when we got home and for answering so many of our questions.

Jim, we cannot thank you and your team enough for the final outcome.  We are enjoying this now and will be enjoying this for many years to come.

Todd & Chris

I just wanted to let you know how much Jill & I appreciate the great quality of work and attention to details you and your team did on the remodeling/addition project at our lake house.

We made the right decision to go with you and your company to do the project. You listened to what we wanted but also gave us great recommendations on how the work should be done based on your years of construction experience. 

 Thanks again!

  Colny & Jill

Thank you Jim Reif Builders for the excellent job you did on the remodeling project on our home.   We want to express our sincere thanks to you and all your workers for the quality of workmanship, professionalism and above all the kindness. We proudly show off the remodeling project to whomever asks.  You, your employees, and your subcontractors can be proud of the work you do and we look forward to doing business with Jim Reif Builders in the future!

Michael & Julie

Thanks so much for our beautiful sunroom addition. The finished room is so much better than we had ever hoped for. Everyone went way beyond expectations to make the process as smooth as possible and give us a fabulous new room. Thanks to your great team for the level of professionalism & customer service that is second to none.

Joan & Steve

Thank you for your excellent work on my restoration project! You guys are the best! I would highly recommend your company to all persons who are in need of your services.

Mary K.

Jim & Tom

Thank you! We love our new 3 Seasons Room, your staff and trade contractors were awesome and perfectionists!

We will have fun decorating our new space!

Linda & Bill
Jim Reif and his team of skillful staff — from Jim himself; to his administration  (including Bryan, who actually put the initial construction plan in place); to his very highly skillful, experienced, conscientious, and very well-organized carpenters — form a very strong and excellent construction company. They have performed two major projects for us: the build out of our basement, and the renovation of our master bathroom. They exceeded our expectations! The end results were phenomenal each time. My wife and I were very happy and thankful to Jim and his company, hence the reason we have always called Jim or Bryan right away, without bothering to contact any other company (and we are fully aware that that there are several other construction companies out there). That’s how much confidence we have in Jim Reif’s construction company! No matter how big or small the project is, we always call Jim or Bryan. What I really love about them, is that they take each project (no matter how big or small) very seriously, enthusiastically, and with the goal to accomplish excellent results every single time! [I also really like that] nothing is impossible for them; they will make everything happen for you (no matter how impossible or unachievable it may seem when the plans are being put in place) to your full satisfaction! When we were building out our basement, they made every single one of my late wife’s wishes come true — including the most beautiful quilt room (quilting was her passion). I will be eternally grateful to Jim, Bryan, and the excellent and very skillful set of his workers for this!
On a personal level, I don’t think you can wish for better people than Jim and Bryan — the people you come in contact with initially when a construction plan is in its earliest stages. I found them to be very serious, confident, honest, trustworthy, punctual for every single meeting, and dedicated to our projects. The end results (as I have mentioned above) were always exceptional and masterful, exceeding our expectations every single time. All of that was at a very reasonable cost, with timely completion of every project as promised — like clockwork, every single time!
Jim Reif Builders would be my go-to company for every construction project in my house, no matter how big or small, and it should be yours, too! You will not be disappointed, I promise you!
Javaid A.

Jim Reif Builders has completed six significant home projects for us over the past seven years: a complete kitchen remodel, a new deck, a repaired patio, a bedroom remodel, refreshed finishes and ceilings (in our 50-year-old home), and a roof replacement. Each project was completed on budget, and on schedule (the sole exception being a supply chain backorder of our skylights during the pandemic). We have an architecturally interesting home. Jim and his great team have always made improvements while honoring the original style.

Mark & Joan M.

 We so enjoyed purchasing our home from Jim Reif Builders that was “already in process”. Jim was more than happy to let us make a few changes/customizations to the house which meant everything to us. In addition, Jim is responsive, professional, well respected amongst his colleagues and just a super nice guy. Excellent value for the money spent and after being in the home for more than 2 years we haven’t had a single issue. Very happy with our home.

Christin R.

This is our first home building experience, and the process could not have gone smoother. From weekly updates on progress, to assistance with working with suppliers, the process was laid out to move along smoothly and with efficiency. The home design fit not only our desires, but also fit who we are. We would recommend Jim Reif builders to anyone who is considering building a new home.

Daniel G.

Our relationship with Jim Reif Builders goes back to 2013 when we contacted him to do a full kitchen remodel, opening it up as much as possible to create a bit more open living space in our home that dates to 1954. We had a bit of a vision. Jim helped us to make that vision a reality on a two-retiree budget. He convinced us that custom cabinets were not any more expensive than good pre-built ones. Custom cabinetry from Oak Ridge was the best decision ever in our kitchen. Marietta does not regret any decision on this project, even the low end ones like using laminate flooring and Formica countertops. They fit our lifestyle as does her love of white appliances (we will never make a gallery with those choices, but Jim accepted them and we love them.) Moving on, we changed out the windows over two summers and again, the work was top notch and very professional. JIm does quality work on every project. Never feel a project is too big or too small. He uses excellent subcontractors and his carpenters are among the best. Our next big project was all Terry’s: a 20 ft x 30 ft shop added onto our detached one-car garage. We store our motorcycle trailer in it and Terry uses the work space everyday. His only regret is that it isn’t 20 ft x 40+ ft. (Can a shop ever be too large?) Our most recent project was a complete bath remodel. Fortunately, in an earlier house addition, a medium sized bedroom had been turned into, what was then, the one and only bathroom, giving us some decent space to work with. Bryan Imhoff worked on the design with us and he had Marietta go to the vendors to find the granite for the counter, the tile for the shower and separate tub area, the vinyl plank flooring and the plumbing fixtures. Marietta was concerned about ceramic tile, but Bryan reassured her that improved grouting and the use of large tile makes it easy to keep up and he is correct. We also want to age in place and we had designer grab bars installed with the ability to install additional ones if needed. Marietta had a vision for this room, and unlike the kitchen, there is nothing low end about it. The counter is granite; toilet, sink and tub are Kohler. Tub is therapeutic with bubble jets and regular jets in an alcove style. Shower is tiled with a beautiful glass door that swings both in and out. Tile around the tub is the statement piece for the room. Working with Etched in Stone, Marietta described her vision of a bathroom that reminded her of her little piece of heaven on earth, the Gulf of Mexico. Etched in Stone helped her pick out tile and flooring as well as paint to make it all pull together, perfectly. Again, a project, that one year into enjoying it, we would change nothing.  By the way, JRB did this work while we were in Florida for the winter and it all came off without a hitch. We appreciate JRB’s professionalism, personal attention, respect for the owner’s wishes, great suggestions and design, hand-holding when necessary, regular updates on project, project timeline, explanation of change orders, monthly invoicing, use of professional subcontractors and holding all subcontractors to its high standards. As is often said, you get what you pay for. With JRB, that is quality!

Terry and Marietta J.

Over many years, we have had the opportunity to work with Jim Reif Builders on seven(7) projects for our home and currently are in the process of investigating another project. The scope of our projects have been varied, from a simple closet storage solution to significant understandings such as kitchen and bathroom renovations. Our experience with all these projects have been outstanding, with the following attributes:

  • During the initial planning we’ve received many good suggestions and things to consider which has resulted in better results than we anticipated. The design process is enjoyable and not a “chore”.

  • Communication throughout each project has been timely and thorough. Any time that we have left a message, a return call is always received promptly. This positive communication continues throughout the contract and construction process so there are no surprises.

  • All the team members at Jim Reif Builders are very professional and friendly. It is enjoyable having Jim’s team in our home.

  • The sub-contractors that have been used have always been very good to work with. It is obvious that the sub-contractors are chosen carefully and the results show it.

  • The quality of the work has always been excellent!

  • During the construction process, great care is taken by all involved to minimize dirt, dust and debris and there has been almost no disruption of the area of our home that is not part of the contract. After the project is completed, the final site cleanup is top notch!

We have recommended Jim Reif Builders to family members and friends over the years and will continue to do so in the future.

Joe & Janet

To all of the team at Jim Reif Builders, Kurt and I thank you very much for your talent, your thought, your high standards and your overall, quality work in building our house as we envisioned our home to be. It was a challenging time to get this accomplished but, you did it!

 With Gratitude,

Kurt & Heidi

As I sit at my desk in the sung (my new name for my parents bedroom) gazing out the sliders into the backyard and then look out to the front yard – I realized I have my dream space. For that – so much gratitude! Your crew is an extraordinary group of men, capable, focused and more than conscientious. There were wonderful – kept me informed and their work is so beautiful. I am so grateful to have had such top notch craftsmen working on my home. Its a flawless pace that has already given me great joy.

Carol 

We did an extensive kitchen and bath remodel two years ago. We were very impressed with the design, workmanship, timeline, coordination of sub contractors, communication, change order process from start to finish on our project. There were no surprises. The talented carpenters were so friendly and a pleasure to have in our home. I missed them when the project was complete! Our remodel is absolutely beautiful, and we love it! We have since hired Jim‘s team to replace windows, hang Christmas lights, and help my parents with an issue at their home. JRB is definitely our Project Management Team. We appreciate their expertise! Next on the list~deck/patio remodel, laundry room, garage update, overall general maintenance…..and the list goes on!!! Jim Reif Builders truly did exceed our expectations.

Lynn & Randy

Jim and his crew remodeled a home for us and expertly managed all aspects of the project  while we lived in another state. Tom provided a beautiful, functional design and was always available for consultation and tasteful ideas. The workmanship was top notch and the timeline was on point. Well worth the money and truly represents “value.” 

Maggie & Ryan H.

Thank you so much for making our dream kitchen become our reality. The first week we spent all our waking hours in the kitchen, just admiring how beautiful it looks. Your team was professional and friendly, listened to what we needed, and saw our vision. We love showing it off to our family and friends!

Jon & Brenda

2017 brought much change to our lives, some harder to deal with then others. One of the easy choices we made this year was to choose Jim Reif Builders to build our new home. In turn, helping to build our new lives down here in Plymouth

Everything turned out so nice, there were very few changes I would make looking backTo all the different crews that worked on the project, all of you were the best. Always courteous and answering all our constant questions. I looked forward to each night after my job was done, driving over to the build in time to chat a bit with the crew, it was so much fun seeing it all happen. Thank you!

Rick & Marie

Jim Reif Builders recently did a remodel for us.  Going in, my husband Arky, and I were very leery on what to expect.  A person hears so many horror stories about jobs gone wrong.  Jim Reif Builders far surpassed our expectations and the workmanship was excellent.  A schedule was provided and work was completed on time.  When an unexpected situation arose, Reif Builders took care of everything.  When I was undecided, help & support was given.  The sub-contractors were professional and did excellent work as well. We highly recommend Jim Reif Builders and plan on hiring them in the future for additional remodeling.

Arky & Judy

I would like to thank Jim and his fabulous crew for tackling what I thought was going to be a nightmare project. I have a 3 story home & two levels have enclosed screen areas floor to ceiling. I never realized the products that were available, yet Bryan was able to find a product that worked extremely well and ultimately installed fairly easily. When sitting on the porch all I see are the terrific views. No hardware, no metal, nothing noticeable at
all. And the most brilliant part, no bugs either. So, Thank You Jim, Bryan, and crew. This is going to be a great summer. The screens and doors look fabulous, and my heart is singing with the beauty you
created.  

Susan M.

Jim Reif Builders made our move seamless and stress free.  We had a very tight timeline and even with challenges of supply chain and pandemic related issues, Jim’s team kept everything on schedule.  Each step of the process went smoothly from design to move in.  Tom gave excellent suggestions and feedback on our design ideas.  The carpentry crew and office staff were communicative and friendly.  It was clear that the team was focused on our home. Even now when I have questions, Jim and team are quick to reply and help.  We are grateful and love our house! 

Jaime & Howard G.

I’ve worked with Jim and his team for over 20 years as he originally built my house in 1999. We have had great success with the house and as minor issues have arisen over the years, Jim and his crew have been quick to respond with the highest quality of workmanship. I highly recommend Jim Reif and his company.

Elwood W.

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