Clients - Chris and Stephanie Brigolin “We chose Sterling Mintzer as our builder for our new home. From start to finish, Sterling was a pleasure to work with. We looked into other builders, but none were quite as personable and quick to respond as Sterling. Sterling was honest and straightforward throughout the entire building process. He was always easy to contact and kept us thoroughly informed every step of the way. He responded to all of our questions/concerns right away. He routinely gave us budget updates and would let us know the cost of things for our approval before moving forward. Quality is very important to Sterling. Sterling’s subcontractors did nothing but rave about him. They enjoy working for him, and we heard from many of them that of all the homes they work on, Sterling’s homes seem to be a step above the rest and have better quality and attention to detail. The subcontractors seemed to take extra care on the work they did on our house, always wanting to impress Sterling (and us) with their work. Even months after we moved into our beautiful new home, Sterling has been in contact with us. He is always there to answer questions and make sure that we are still enjoying our home. We are so happy to have a Mintzer built home. You will be too!
***Also, his wife, Shalom, is an outstanding realtor. She sold our previous home for us and helped us with the purchase of the land for our new construction home. Because of her incredible negotiating skills, she got us better deals in both instances than we ever expected. Sterling and Shalom are the perfect team!
Clients - John and Andrea Dean “Mintzer Building Company was hired to remodel the interior of our home, including the kitchen, family and living rooms, laundry room and the exterior patio. The interior walls were torn down, the laundry room was moved to a different location and our home now has an open floor plan. There is too much detail to note here, but we are very pleased with the communication, timeliness, quality of work and professionalism of Mintzer Building Company! We have recommended them to several friends!
Clients - Michael and Danielle LeBlanc “ We found Sterling while searching for a local custom home builders in a frantic attempt to start our dream house, at the on-set of winter. A previous builder we were working with (for 8 months) to design and build our new home, left us homeless, and frustrated after doubling his verbal estimates days after we tore down our home to rebuild.
From our first contact with Mintzer, everything was professional, courteous, and (important to us) accurately priced from the get-go. He quickly delivered written estimates that were spot on for the entire project, when there were surprises, he took responsibility and always made things right.
We were unique in that we only wanted the weather-tight shell of a house built, and we wanted to finish the interior ourselves. Most builders we talked to said they were not interested in this type of project; it is our belief that a lot of the profit is made in the finish work of custom houses. Sterling clearly laid out what were his actual costs, and what he was charging for his services, and provided all receipts for the work.
We were also unique in that we hoped to break ground before the weather got too cold to pour the foundation. Other builders said to contact them in the spring, but Sterling explained the possible outcomes and delays and the risks if we wanted to proceed. There were a few days of frigid weather that Michigan winter, but luckily it was very mild and crews were able to work on the construction through the entire winter. Sterling kept us updated often, but not overwhelming, about delays (mainly due to frost laws), and progress.
The contractors Mintzer Building uses for construction were great as well. They were on-site when they said they would be, answered questions that we had, made all of the last minute changes that we decided on and kept to the agreed upon prices. In doing our homework, we started looking into pricing for foundation, framing and other job portions so we had an idea of what different parts of the job would cost us, assuming the contracts we hired stuck with their quotes (many do not!). Sterling ended up SAVING us money over doing the whole project ourselves. Framing labor alone was $50k less than our initial option…that is huge! I cannot even begin to think about how much stress he relieved from us as well.
Even upon completion of his share of the project Sterling was giving us options for contractors and additional advise from his experience in the industry.
We would recommend Sterling Mintzer to anyone looking to build a home, we already do to all of our friends! I know he ventured a little further south (annoying rush hour traffic) than he wanted, but I hope I see more of his signs from happy homeowners in our area. I would welcome anyone interesting in working with Sterling to stop by and see the beautiful home that we (and I’m sure Sterling) are proud to have created!
Clients - Lenardo and Nichole Oliver “Overall, my husband and I are pleased with the craftsmanship and layout of our new construction home. Some of our neighbors have also commented on how nice and spacious our home is. The landscape views from our 3rd floor master suite/guest bedroom are amazing, as well as the cozy fireplace in our master. Even after closing on our home, Sterling and his crew were attentive to follow up in a timely manner on miscellaneous items. We highly recommend you contract with Mintzer Building Company to build your home!”
Clients - Jerry and Vickie Music “It was awesome working with Sterling. We had sold our old house and was having a hard time finding a new home. We were looking at going away from a brick style home to more of a craftsman style. After numerous long days of searching. We ran across a home built by Sterling Mintzer Building Company. The home was a craftsman style that we had been looking for. What made it even better was working with Sterling. He is easy to work with and listens to any concerns that you might have. If he says he will do something he does it. If your looking for a well-built home, by a true professional, that has some character, not the regular brick and mortar type home he is the builder.”
Clients - Pual and Corina Clem “The owner Sterling, was always very accommodating. He always got back to me right away and made the project stress free. His work is impeccable and the end result was a 5 star!”
Clients - Thomas and Lucy Stokes "I purchased a home that was built by Sterling Mintzer . The home was already under construction when me and my wife found it. We had looked at several homes, (new and used). We were impressed with the quality and workmanship right away. I had been talking to a local builder and looked at a few of their homes in the Waterford area, but once i saw the homes that were built by Sterling Mintzer there was no comparison in the quality and detail. l had just moved here from Tennessee and did not know many people in the area, but i entered an agreement with MR. Mintzer on purchasing the house and me and my wife are very happy with the purchase. Mintzer Building has been very professional in every respect and in our opinion has built us a quality and beautiful home that came with an 18 month warranty versus the 12 month warranty that the other local builder was given. If you are considering buying a new home or upgrading your current home, i highly recommend that you give Mintzer Building a call."
Client - Carolyn Graham "I loved working with Sterling! He renovated my kitchen and it turned out beautiful! He worked hard to save me money and to make sure I stayed on budget. He was honest and a pleasure to do business with."
Clients - Adam and Stephanie Stanton "Sterling Mintzer is a responsible, focused, and friendly professional who does fantastic work! He is an excellent communicator and an absolute pleasure to work with. He built our dream home exactly to our specifications with the highest quality and attention to detail. He was very upfront with us on cost and I never felt like we were being taken advantage of. We highly recommend him for your remodeling and home building needs!"
Clients - Lance and Melissa Siegwald "Mintzer Building Company was very professional and extremely responsive to our concerns. They have a great team of contractors; each group of specialists performed their services with the highest of standards and excellent quality. The cost of the project aligned with the quote provided at the beginning and was within our budget. Our kitchen remodel took much less time than anticipated and we are now happy to be cooking in the kitchen of our dreams!"
Client - Jenna Lanzon "We bought a home built by this builder. Majority of the details were already completed but Sterling worked with us after we purchased the home to make sure we were completely satisfied with the home and even came out to fix and/or change a few things. Very professional, very accommodating, and High quality service and craftsmanship."
Clients - Ross and Dawn Burdick "Sterling did a great job. Always returned my calls in a timely manner, and really made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. My wife and I could not be happier with the results. I highly recommend Mintzer Building Co."