Vander Meulen


Vander Meulen Builders: Bringing Your Custom Dream Home to Life with Unmatched Partnership and Value

Building a custom home on your own property can be one of the most exciting, exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have. It presents a unique opportunity to create a home that reflects your style and personality around every corner.

Imagine a builder who will listen to your dreams, hear what you want for your new home, and then find a way to create it — one who will work with your architect and designer in partnership, ensuring that the details reflect your vision.

This is how building a custom home should be. And with Vander Meulen Builders, you can expect a partner who will offer outstanding solutions and value, regardless of the size or complexity of your project.

Take a look at our process, brows through our custom homes gallery, and then let’s begin designing your very own custom dream home.

How We Build Your Custom Home

Initial Contact

  • Reach out to us by clicking contact at the top of the page and fill out our easy form “Send us a note”.
  • We will reach back out and schedule a phone call where we begin to learn more about you, your project and your vision for your custom home.
  • Or simply give us a call to start (616) 396-3448.

Client Meeting

  • Meet with one of our project managers on your lot to conceptualize your vision.
  • Discuss in more detail your dreams and desires for your custom home.
  • Project Manager begins drafting a scope of work to present at your next meeting.

Design Agreement

  • Begin working with Architects and designers.
  • Begin working with lending companies to help develop our clients budget.
  • Begin developing plans with a detailed estimate.
  • Clients begin making selections as needed.
  • Communication: Weekly progress updates every Friday afternoon as desired.
  • Start putting together a construction schedule.

Contract Signing

  • Present finalized budget and contract to client and lenders.
  • Begin pulling all necessary permits to begin construction.
  • Finalize construction schedule with our trade partners and clients.