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About Us

Generation Builders is a high quality custom home builder and remodeler in West Michigan. We take good old fashioned "dutch craftsmanship", attention to detail, and budget sensitivity; and couple it with excellent customer service to create an outstanding product: your new home, addition, deck, etc.

Our History

Generation Builders was founded in January of 1998 as a partnership between Jeff DeVries and Randy Bosse. They found jobs wherever possible, from framing and trimming new homes for several local builders and private customers, to remodeling hundred-year-old farm houses, to building many additions, decks and garages. In June, 1999 Jeff's brother Ken was hired as a part time laborer, while still in high school. Ken eventually became a full time carpenter and stayed with the company for 8 years. In the spring of 2007, when the economy took a sharp downturn and residentail building and remodeling work was scarce, Ken took a job with a supplier and has since moved into a mangement position with that company.

In February of 2000, Jeff and Randy split the company 50/50 and Jeff DeVries kept the company name. Jeff and Randy continue to be the best of friends and help each other out on many projects per year. After the partnership split up, Generation Builders found work with one of West Michigan's largest residential production home builders as a deck and exterior trim contractor. Generation Builders also started working with more private customers who hired us to build everything from decks to additions to custom homes. Since those early days, Generation Builders has grown in business and experience, taking on many more general contracting and supervisory roles. But we haven't forgotten our carpentry roots; to ensure the highest possible quality Generation Builders still performs all rough-in framing and finish trim carpentry.

Additional information can be found in our owner's resume.

Our Future

Our future goals are simple: More of the same. While many builders and remodelers start small and eventually "out grow" the customers that brought them success; we intend to stay small. That way you can be assured that if you hire us for a project now you will receive the same quality and personal service when you hire us for your next project five years from now.

Our Business

As you have seen on our home page, our business activities can be summed up into a few key areas of specialization. They appear below along with their relative percentage of gross sales based on the past five years:

New Homes 55%
Additions 16%
Decks / Exterior Carpentry 7%
Rough-in Framing Subcontractor 5%
Remodel / Restoration 4%
Finished Basements 4%
Garages / Pole Barns 4%
Finish Trim Carpentry Subcontractor 3%
Misc. Roofing, Siding, Design, Commercial Const. 2%

Our Contractors & Suppliers

You can find more information about our contractors and supplies in the What to Expect section of our site.

Our Area of Service

We generally work with an area bordered by Rockford on the north, Martin on the south, Hudsonville/Zeeland on the west and Alto on the east. However, please call us if you are outside of this area. We have completed projects as far away as Holland, Richland, Battle Creek, Jackson, Big Rapids and McBain.

Our Plan for You

Please browse our Testimonials page and then Contact Us to discuss your project.