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Bob & Pat

Working with Mike has been an excellent experience. Mike's attention to detail is reflected throughout our home. He has been available to answer all our questions and has helped make this a wonderful experience.

Mike, Renee, Clayton, Sam, Max and Jack

I met Mike Baumann a LONG time ago on one of his earliest builds, West Ottawa High School Carpentry class. Some years later I introduced my wife to Mike while touring the Lakeshore Parade of Homes and we said one day he would build something for us. Several more years passed, we sold our home and began looking to purchase. Building was a daunting proposition when Renee and I were both working full time along with having 4 extremely active boys to schedule around.

During a meeting with our realtor she suggested speaking to Baumann Building. We said we would but remained skeptical of the process. In the course of two weeks we saw plans, visited a couple neighborhoods with Baumann homes and met with Mike. It was a done deal! We were all in for a new construction! There were still plenty of things we were nervous about; that's where all our new friends came in to play. Chelsea's design assistance was a huge help to Renee and I (especially Renee). When we had ideas or roadblocks Chelsea had an idea or opinion to help us along. Brad handled our site, answered my questions and concerns, sometimes before I could even vocalize them.

We added, we subtracted, and we always had questions. Someone, everyone at Baumann Building was there to help and find the answers. We come home every day to the blessings of a beautiful new house. It is more than we imagined and are thankful to the Baumann team for building us our dream home.

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Harold & Judy

We met Mike Baumann at the 2009 Parade of Homes. Three conversations later, we agreed to have Baumann Building construct our new home.
The testimonials you see in his literature are genuine and authentic. We can think of no higher praise than to echo their sentiments, tenfold. The journey from concept through construction to completion of our home was joyous, and has left us feeling profoundly grateful that we entrusted our dream to this superbly talented organization.

Kristen

Few can say that building an addition to their home would be a great experience. But Mike Baumann, along with supervisor Brad VanderZwaag, Eric, & the entire Baumann Team made it happen!!! Taking on a renovation project can be a daunting experience, but Mike's expertise & professional acumen made it seem easy. I bought my 1930"s home last year because of it's great character and the ability to expand. One of my main desires was that I wanted the addition to look like it had always been part of the home while protecting the integrity of the original house. Mike listened to my concerns, stayed within my budget, and delivered a fabulous final product. When I saw my house for the first time, I was absolutely thrilled. I just couldn't be more pleased. The quality of the workmanship is flawless from the painting and trim, to the floors, tiles, carpentry and attention to details. If you are looking for a builder with high standards, honesty and intregrity, then Mike Baumann is your guy. Mike was able to capture my vision and make a dream come true. Baumann Building, Inc. truly lives up to their moto: "Signature Homes." Thank you Mike for my beautiful home!!

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Rick & Lisa

You guys are wonderful people and make peoples dreams come true. Thanks so much to all of Baumann Building. You're Great!

David & Vonnie

Mike, we like our new house, it was great working with your company and look forward to having you represent us next time!

Matt & Tricia

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." -Winston Churchill

Mike Baumann did not build us a house. He built us a home. And my family would like to thank him, his wife Marci, Brad, Chelsea, and Ammie for this. After researching and interviewing other builders it was clear that Mike was the right man for the job. From our first meeting with him we had a feeling that this whole adventure called "building a house" was meant to be, and that we were clearly in good hands. The whole build was expertly managed by Brad, a man who brought the integrity of the Baumann team to the table every day. His quick response and assuring demeanor always kept us confident that we were on schedule and our needs were met. He is result oriented, a clear communicator, and a great advocate for the client, always ensuring that we got not only great value, but great quality in every finish. Chelsea's design vision and ability to articulate our own aesthetic tastes made making our home a beautiful and inviting place easy. She maintains a true knack for helping people cultivate their own palette, whether it be sophisticated, simple, or somewhere in between. Both Marci and Ammie made the "business" end of building a home streamlined and straight forward. They made sure that all of our questions were quickly answered and that the project was always on track and the lines of communication open in regards to the financing.

Mike and his family of team members gave us a home. A home where our family is laughing and growing and loving. And for that we are grateful; for that we thank you.

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Les & Dee

Choosing Baumann Building to construct our home was the best decision we made! We can honestly say it turned out better than we ever dreamed it would be and Baumann Building made the difference. They always did what they said they'd do. The confidence we had when we first signed our contract was the same as when we made our last payment.

Jeff & Heather

The quality of the interior of our home is great. The entertainment center and built-ins set our house apart. Mike did an excellent job solving issues quickly and laying out a plan. Not afraid to confront issues head on in order to do what was best for the final product. We have a fabulous house at an affordable price.

Tom B.

The process of building a home from over 800 miles away was much easier than could be expected with the help of Baumann Building. Mike, Eric, Chelsea, and the rest of the Baumann team worked with us through eachs stage of the process keeping us informed of progress and answering all of our questions. Seeing the home for the first time since it was poured walls on a snowy March day was great. The end result exceeded our expectations. Looking back on the process we are thankful for Baumann's honesty, communication, attention to detail, and hard work. We look forward to enjoying the home for years to come.

Dustin & Lindy

On behalf of my family, we wanted to express our deepest appreciation for everything you did to make the building process a truly wonderful experience. From the very beginning, we felt that we made the right decision with working with the Baumann Team. Every aspect of the process was communicated clearly and all our questions were answered in a prompt and sincere fashion.
We were a little overwhelmed at the thought of building during a major health crisis. I had concerns that the building process might be too much for us with everything going on. Your performance proved otherwise. Everyone went above and beyond to accomodate our schedules or whatever was required.
Chelsea's assitance throughout the design/pick-out process was invaluable. The fact that Baumann had a designer on staff was a major selling point for us. Other builders did not offer design expertise on staff. Chelsea made the process fun and we had a great time bouncing ideas off each other. Having her part of the team made a world of difference.
Brad's on-site management and walking us through everything was great. He was always available to help answer a question or explain what was happening at the site. Brad did an exceptional job keeping us in the loop on the project. He worked with all the sub-contractors and delivered us the keys earlier than promised.
A special thank you to Mike, Ammie and Marci who assisted in so many ways! We could not have had the experience we had without you all. Every detail was covered, nothing was missed. By the way the kids love the playset!
So many others helped make our our home a truly special place. Our expectations were exceeded and then some. I would highly recommend Baumann Building to any perspective home builder. You helped make our dream a reality - thank you.

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Tim & Carie

Baumann Building is great to work with from start to finish. They are very professional and will work with you in each aspect of the building process. Mike is a loyal, hard working and trustworthy person.

Kristin

I can't think of a better endorsement than to be so pleased with a builder's craftsmanship, quality, and integrity on the first construction job that he would be chosen again for the next.

My first association with Mike Baumann began four years ago when he built a fantastic addition on my 1930's summer  home. I still receive compliments on that project today. The whole process was so seamless and such an enjoyable experience that I knew without a doubt Baumann Building was the company I could entrust with the building of my forever home. Once again, I was not disappointed and the finished product was absolutely outstanding from start to finish. From the subcontractors to the administrative staff, the Baumann Team was professional & a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. As the on-site supervisor, Brad VanderZwaag's expertise allayed any of my concerns and he made sure everything was done correctly and in a timely manner. Working with Chris Barense on creating a beautiful interior was not only fun & enjoyable, but all the important decisions became easy ones with stunning results.

I couldn't be happier with my lovely home. Baumann Building met all my needs and kept me on budget. I felt they cared about me as a client. Now that my home is completed, I will truly miss the daily contact with everyone who worked so hard to make my home spectacular. Selecting Mike Baumann as your builder will be one of the best decisions you will make.

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Jack & Karen

Baumann Building has taken our plan and been an excellent guide and manager for an extensive renovation process. They have given a careful eye to budget considerations along the way to accomplish our goals and have made suggestions as to design and the use of materials to get the best job for the money. Their sub-contractors are probably the best in the industry, and their Project Manager, Brad, is always available and either on top of or ahead of each step in the project.
Ultimately, I have full confidence in the decisions they make on our behalf as they have taken the time to get to know us and our expectations.

Hugh & Cherie

During a Parade of Homes a few years back, we toured a Baumann home and immediately knew this is who we wanted to build our home. Upon meeting Mike, I knew we made the right decision. The building process went smooth from the start, and ended with a beautiful home. Building was such a great experience and we look forward to working with Mike on our next home.

Chase & Gina

As our home comes to completion, we find ourselves reflecting on the smoothness of our building process which has been not only efficient but fun as well. Quality, integrity, and honesty are the three words that continue to come to mind when we think of Mike Baumann Signature Homes. Mike has built a team of individuals who not only produce a high quality product, but are also quality people who are enjoyable to be around. Throughout the process, we have felt as though we were building with family, and we will miss the day-to-day interaction.

Tom & Sarah

When we chose Baumann Building to build our new house we knew it would turn out great. What we didn't expect was the amazing team that Mike put together which turned our house into the fantastic custom home that will be an awesome place to raise our family. The ability of the Baumann Building team to work through any changes we had made the building process very smooth and enjoyable.

John & Laura

Building our home with Baumann Building was a wonderful experience! All crews were extremely courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. All did a great job and were a pleasure to work with. Mike was very easy to work with and always made sure the job was done right. We are very pleased with our home and would recommend Baumann Building to anyone!

Ken & Wendy

Our overall experience was excellent. We did not know what to expect with the process since it was our first time building, but we were pleasantly surprised at how smooth things went. Mike addressed our concerns and questions promptly, and we felt confident that he was always on top of things. We couldn't be happier with our new home, and would give our full recommendation to anyone to use Baumann Building.

Dan & Jane

Remember the days when you could shake a guy's hand and he was as good as his word? Well those days are still here, and that's what we experienced; getting excellent service while working with the whole Baumann team. We appreciate all the help that we received when building our home.

Brandon, Alissa, Emma, Ty, and Ava

We are writing to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the recent construction of our new home. When we originally designed and built our first home with you in Grand Haven in 2003, we didn't really know what we were gettin into. In retrospect, we saw that we were lucky to have such an incredible group of people working on our behalf. As we now know, twists and turns are bound to come up in the building process, but it's the integrity of the builder that determines the overall result of the experience. That is why we looked to you when we remodeled our basement, and then again when we bought the home in town to remodel. We trusted you with that task that was so important to us because we had seen first-hand the way you do business. We knew you would be easy to work with, honest, and fair. Once again, we were not disappointed in the least.
Chelsea really listened to what we wanted and consistently went out of her way to help us get the most value out of every single dollar. She helped us get the look and feel we wanted in an affordable way! She put in a lot of extra hours, and the results of her advice and hard work have won countless compliments from everyone who has seen the finished product!
Brad was constantly in contact to make sure things were being done well and on time. He gave us honest feedback and even made a number of suggestions we would have never thought of that really improved the livability of our home. He helped eliminate a lot of those " I wish we would have..." moments before they ever had a chance to occur.
Ammie worked magic with the financial aspect, patiently helping us survive a unique construction loan situation. She also jumped in to help out in any other area necessary when others weren't available. I knew if she said she would make sure something was taken care of, it was as good as done.
Mike and Marci, you orchestrated the process with an outstanding quality of character from beginning to end. Your faith clearly shows through in your commitment to do what is right and treat customers with respect and understanding. You always made us feel that we would be taken care of, and then followed through in your actions.
As glad as we were to move into our beautiful new home, we were a bit sad knowing that we wouldn't be in contact any more. We feel in a way that through the process we have gained not just a new home, but some great new friends. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for helping us achieve everything we hoped for.

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Mike & Amy

Let me start by saying that our family loves our new home. From the design to the finished product our new home is everything we wanted. After touring several homes from past parades the decision to build was exciting. The Baumann homes we toured stood our with great design and attention to detail. You and your team worked with us on the sale of our existing home and listened to our ideas for our new home. Our home sold in twelve days and the process of design and construction began. Through the process your entire team worked hard to make sure that plans were carried out to our expectations, timeframe and our budget.
Mike, you listened to our ideas from the start of the project. You made sure that everything was to our liking and even allowed us to provide some of the materials and labor to keep our home on budget. We are truly thankful for your hard work, integrity and professionalism. Amy and I have enjoyed the process of building and are looking forward to raising our family in such a beautiful well built home.
Amy and I would like to extend a special thanks to Brad Vanderzwaag for his hard work. Every step of the construction phase was monitored very closely, and although we expected a high degree of professioalism from your staff, Brad's work exceeded even our expectations.

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Jesse, Jennifer, Camdon and Deacon

Its not often that one could be so happy with being proved wrong, but I am glad that I was. After we built our first home, the process was one that I never wanted to do again. Fortunately, my wife found Savannah Lakes and just had to have a home there. Once we entered the neighborhood for the first time, we both knew that this was the place we wanted to call home. Not just for us, but for our young boys who would grow up with so much to do right out our front door. The one part that had me dragging my feet was the idea of building. In the end my wife persuaded me to sit down with Mike and discuss our options. After that meeting, I was hooked. We took some plans and started picturing our "dream" house. After spending time on the Baumann plans, we wondered if we could modify anything and if that would be such a hassle and make things too costly.  Well after a short meeting with Mike and Jordan, the plans were redrawn and we had agreed on a home. A few short weeks later we delivered a down payment and we were off. It was at this time that my wife and I went to the Parade of Homes and actually saw a Baumann home for the first time.

After spending time with Chelsea, Sara, Ammie, Mike and of course Brad we could not have asked for a more enjoyable process. To Chelsea and Sara you ladies were an absolute joy to work with. You guided us without pressure and allowed us to put our own touches on the house that we love.  You were able to keep us on track and gave my wife the confidence in decorating the house in her own style. To Ammie, what is there to say, we truly believe that none of this could have happened without your knowledge and abilities. To Mike, you said in our first meeting that you wanted to not only have a customer but someone that you could see public and everyone would be happy. Well sir, I am looking forward to that meeting. And of course, To Brad; never could we have imagined what a home built under your watchful eye would be like. And even if we could have, I doubt we would have been able to even come close to what we got.  To all the other workers that I did not mention, please know that you do not go unappreciated, The Baumann team is the best because of all of you, who work together so amazingly.

We loved the process of building this house, we loved interacting with everyone at Baumann and we absolutely love our home!

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Scott & Stacey

The team at Baumann Building made our building experience smooth and enjoyable - they are true professionals. From developing plans to interior design to the quality and timeliness of construction, the entire team was first class! Brad, Chelsea, Ammie, Mike and Marci were a joy to work with and we love the finished product!

Jeff & Jeri

We loved our neighborhood and had no intentions of moving, even when our needs in a home had changed. After touring some of Mike's homes and talking with him personally, we decided that he was the right builder to assist us in transforming our existing home.
One of our concerns with remodeling was the effect it would have on our environment. Mike listened to our concerns and found the right subcontractors to meet our needs, including solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and reclaimed floors. He and his team also recycled as much as possible and donated our used fixtures. They made changes quickly and efficiently on site and without a second thought on our part.
In the end, we were able to rebuild our dream home with as minimal impact on the earth as possible, stay in the neighborhood we love, and have the home we always wanted.

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Bill & Family

My family and I can not thank you enough for the absolutely fantastic house your company built for us. There hasn't been a day yet where my wife, who is more particular than I, has failed to mention how much she loves the house!It is clear to us that you have built us a very high quality home. From the squeakless, quiet floors and flawless carpentry and trim work to its solid structure, it is hard to imagine a better engineered house.As you know, I was skeptical going into the building experience from the financial standpoint. It was, however, very refreshing to learn how open you are about all of the financial costs, including how much you make from the build. From the financial perspective, it was unquestionably an open book.Mike, you truly have a great crew, and sincerely run an honest business. Your staff has been extremely polite and professional. Special thanks has to go to your onsite supervisor, Brad VanderZwaag. He did an outstanding job bringing everything together at my home and guiding me to the best possible decisions.For those who want a very well built home, designed with their vision in mind, but at an affordable cost by a builder who has proven to be sincerely honest, you and your company is the obvious choice. I can not emphasize enough how pleased we are with the results.

Thanks again, Mike!!

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Janet & Sherri

Sherri and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and God's richest blessing upon the company, as well as, each of you individually for the coming New Year!

We are so enjoying our beautiful home knowing each of you played an integral part in making it to be, and what we hoped and imagined!  Thank you all for your excellence in work performance and for your attentiveness to serve and satisfy us as new homeowners.  Thank you also for the experience of a stress free new build (which we've learned is virtually unheard of)!

Baumann Builders reputation is one of excellence in the community of that we can attest!  You not only bring honor to the company name but you also bring honor to Christ whom you serve... thank you most of all for that!!

Merry Christmas

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Howard & Sharon

Our experience with Baumann Building has been nothing but a joy. The relationship with the entire staff has been wonderful from all subs and the employees, especially Chris, the interior designer. The decision making process was always handled in a timely manner. I highly recommend anyone to take the hardship and stress out of building a new home by using Baumann Building.

Steve & Lisa

As we look back over our first year in our new home from Baumann Building we are just as pleased as the day we moved in with our four children! Mike, Brad and Ammie were excellent to work with and we enjoyed the process of building with them. We are grateful for the wisdom, common sense, flexibility and openness they brought to the building process. We are also grateful for the suggestion to build in Savannah Lakes as this has proven to be a wonderful neighborhood as we and our children have built not only a house, but great friendships here as well! The quality and craftsmanship of the Baumann Team is thoroughly evident as we have enjoyed our first year of worry free home ownership! Thank you to everyone at Baumann Building!

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Jim & Andrea

The office staff were incredibly helpful and made us feel comfortable no matter how many questions we had. Mike and Marci were easy to work with and made the whole experience one we would never regret.

Michael & Rebecca

Mike's follow up with us was excellent. All calls were returned in a timely manner. In comparison of other houses in our price range, our house is clearly better workmanship.

Maloth & Sam

Meetings were planned around our schedule. Always convenient times. We didn't have to always call to check on progress. Someone always let us know about progress.

Marc & Beth

Our first building experience was extremely satisfying. Baumann Building exceeded our expectations concerning quality of trim work, flexibility to make changes, and overall value. We will recommend your team to others. Thanks for your efforts in giving us a great home.