Vander Meulen


Company Leadership


Jack Vander Meulen


Jack Vander Meulen has been involved in the family business since 1973. Jack learned the construction business from the ground up starting out as a carpenter and advancing through the ranks. In 1996, Jack assumed the role of presidency and has seen many successful years go by. In addition to his leadership of the organization, Jack served as the president of the Holland Home Builders’ Association in both 1990 and 2000. He is currently a senior executive on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Home Builders. Jack presently serves on the Board of Directors for Jubilee Ministries, a non-profit organization that builds homes for the missing middle. In his free time, Jack enjoys being a grandfather to his grandchildren and exploring the globe with his wife Brenda. “When we travel we get to see all these different building designs and I think to myself, how can I incorporate that into one of my new projects.”

Aaron Vander Meulen

President and Project Manager

Aaron Vander Meulen, has worked in the residential construction industry for  over 20 years. He is the company’s fourth generation home builder and acting president, project manager and estimator. Aaron enjoys keeping up to date on the newest trends and products in the home building industry, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), is currently working on earning his certificate to become a Green Home Builder (GHB), is a member of the local Home Builders Association (LAKESHORE HBA), and is on the board for the National Codes Committee. Aaron works with the National HBA and is involved with the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) and our local tech center. Aaron earned an associates’ degree as a Civil Engineering Technician from Michigan Technological University.

Our Team

Whether your are ready to jump all in on your new build/remodel; or whether you’re just scratching the surface of your curiosity of what could be; these individuals will be your first point of contact. Each of them brings their own unique and special skills to making sure Vander Meulen Builders remains successful and moving forward. Here at Vander Meulen Builders we want to make sure that you are continuously happy throughout your entire experience with us.
“The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team.”
-Phil Jackson

Matt Brown

Estimator / Carpenter

Matt came to us with a few years experience in the cabinet building and home remodeling industry. We soon found out that he was interested in growing his skills and knowledge beyond the carpentry level. As he continues to expand his carpentry skills, we are also teaching him how to be an estimator. This will be an exciting time to watch the growth of both skill and knowledge as Matt’s desire to grow continues.

Andrea Richardson

Marketing & Business Manager

Andrea graduated from Alma College in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration and joined Vander Meulen Builders in April 2018 as our Marketing & Business Manager. She has a passion for creating content that showcases our skills and design work, growing our social media followers and creating eye catching ads. She will be your first point of contact when you are ready to start your remodel or new build with us and will work with you in picking out selections for your project.

Nichole Shear

Financial Officer

Nicki joined the company in October 2019. She quickly learned she had a passion for numbers and people through her business classes. Nicki currently works part time fulfilling the role of AP/AR for our vendors. She is also in charge of our monthly financials.


Vander Meulen Builders employs skilled craftsmen known for their consistent quality of work and are knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction trade. Each one brings their own unique skills and talents to each project.

Nick Beyer

Crew Leader

Nick joined Vander Meulen Builders in 1983 and is an accomplished carpenter and all around nice guy. Nick has developed the skill set to take on single-man jobs and make sure they get accomplished in a timely manner. He’ll listen to what you want done and apply his creativity to bringing the details all together for you. Nick is in charge of our customer care and service maintenance operations.

Mitch Hanko

Crew Leader

Mitch joined Vander Meulen Builders in 2000. He is an especially talented trim carpenter, making sure that all of the details on your cabinets, baseboards, and moldings reflect your vision for your home. He will take the time to make sure everything on your project is done to our high standards.

Eric VanBronkhorst


Eric joined Vander Meulen Builders in May 2016 after 22 years of carpentry and construction experience. We are absolutely delighted to have him on our team. He is a hard worker that you will enjoy having on your job site.

Chris Green


Chris joined us in 2016. He enjoys remodeling homes because he can take something old and craft it into something new that you will love. Outside of work, Chris is an active member of the community, participating in the annual Tulip Time festival as a dutch dancer, and helping out as a volunteer fire fighter.