Great Northern Homes, by DuPerron

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"We contacted Christina of Duperron Designs for some guidance on space planning and updating our kitchen and bathrooms as a large-scale remodel project.  She spent a significant amount of time measuring our space, asking us questions about our taste and style. It was also obvious to us that she spent a good amount of time checking out our current décor, colors, and surroundings. When she came back to us with options for the space we were amazed and pleasantly surprised by how well she listened and was able to take that information and draw our dream home within our current home footprint.

From there we met with Sean of Great Northern Homes to walk through the plans and practicality of creating our dream home.  He provided a budget and scope of that work that was very detailed, with no hidden costs or surprises. Once we were ready to move forward, Sean sent us a link to software where he posted updates on the project including pictures and the status of each phase. We could also use the software to make adjustments where needed. The result is truly our dream house.  Christina and Sean were both very easy to work with, great listeners, and communicated well through the process. We knew exactly what was going on at all times and there were no surprises. There were some obstacles as happens with any remodel, but they communicated clearly thru the process and made sure that all options were made available so that we could make informed decisions without surprises. We 100% enjoyed working with Duperron Designs and Great Northern Homes. We highly recommend them."
Bill & Pam-Beulah

"Christina and Sean made our complete cottage renovation and addition so much easier than we thought it would be.  Christina's building design plans were thoughtful and practical.  Her design selections showed she had listened to our preferences and our choices represented her professional eye.  Sean's knowledge of all building issues spoke to his experience and skills.  This was our first large project and we would use the Duperron's again in a heartbeat!"
Bob & Nancy-Beulah

"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 dial!"
Jeff & Annie-Crystal Lake

"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 of building."
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 reality."
Dean & Barb-Long Lake

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

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