• TESTIMONIALS •
"Not only did Christina and Sean Duperron give us a newly remodeled cottage
-- they gave us an attitude adjustment. You're not going to believe me, but with
more space, a welcoming design, and cozy seating arrangements and sleeping space,
the fighting between our kids came to a screeching halt! The Duperron’s gave
us a "new" cottage and yet kept the look and feel of a cozy and humble
Crystal Lake cottage. They are honest, dependable, and affordable and have impeccable
taste. We would use them again in a heart beat. In fact, we've put them on speed
Jeff & Annie-Crystal Lake
"I have worked with Sean for a number of years on many different projects.
He has always been affordable, meticulous, and extremely reliable. I would highly
recommend Great Northern Homes, and would not hesitate to use him in the future."
"Sean, we wanted to thank you for an excellent job in construction our new addition
and detached garage. Your workmanship, innovative ideas and excellent communication
helped make the experience very enjoyable. We felt tremendous confidence in leaving
our home in your care as we reside in Grand Rapids. Your willingness to keep us up
to date with the progress was truly appreciated."
"We also want to say thank you for your on staff designer, Christina, who was
a tremendous help in space planning our new addition. Her ability to layout out our
plan, advise us of her recommendations for electrical, plumbing and cabinetry were
a huge help. Christina’s constant monitoring of the design plan, especially since
we could not be present on an ongoing basis, was invaluable. Her experience in picking
out furnishings was an added plus that helped save us time and enjoy the process
Paul & Susan-Big Platte Lake
"We selected Great Northern Homes to build a detached 2 car garage with a loft
that had to match our existing home in both style and color. Sean listened
to our wishes, injecting his ideas in a very professional manner. He returned
our calls promptly and was on site nearly every day. His crew and subs were
prompt, polite, skillful, and open to comments and concerns. We ended up with
a very well built garage and would most definitely call upon Great Northern Homes
and Sean again."
Sue & Kathy-Honor
"We are very pleased with the craftsmanship but the “Prize” is our spiral staircase
to the loft. We had to remove an oak tree to build the addition to our cottage and
asked if the wood could be used to build the staircase. Not only did they build the
staircase with the wood but they were able to do the flooring and the bathroom vanity
from the same tree! We appreciate how our ideas were “heard” and then turned into
Dean & Barb-Long Lake
We are very happy with your work. The new porch railing performed beautifully for
our family this past weekend. You were precise, speedy and cleaned up after it was
all done. It was a pleasure to have you here!
Working with Sean and Christina was a great pleasure. I worked initially with Christina
who listened carefully to what I wanted, helped me plan and offered choices and suggestions
according to my likes and budget. Then, Sean made it happen! My kitchen and main
bathroom were original to the house from the 1960’s. I wanted something more up-to-date
that still fit with the rest of the house. And, I was hoping for a view of the lake
from my kitchen. Sean was able to remove a portion of the wall separating the kitchen
and living room. The result looks as if it was planned that way originally. Now,
I can cook at my island stove, see the lake, and carry on a conversation with those
in the living room. Sean discussed options and what the results and expenses would
be, so that I could make the decision that was right for me. He was extremely conscientious
about reducing the mess in the rest of the house and leaving everything cleaned.
I am very happy with the process and the final product and am enjoying my new kitchen
and bathroom immensely.
I would highly recommend the Great Northern Homes and Duperron Designs Inc. team
for any building, remodeling or design project. I liked their straight forward organized
approach. Sean pays attention to the building details and Christina thinks of the
design including colors, how many electrical outlets in the room, furniture placement,
lighting, etc. Our remodeling project was kept neat and tidy during the building
phase, they cleaned when they were finished and the project was completed early.
I will hire GNH and DDI for our future building needs.
Steve & Ann-Frankfort