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About Durango Homes
Northwest Michigan is now home for one of Michigan's highly recognized and award winning builders and developers of design/build homes.
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Charles "Chuck" Beale, owner of Durango Homes prospered in the home building industry for over 20 years. His Rockford, Michigan based construction company received numerous awards and was in high demand throughout the Grand Rapids and Holland area's during the 1980's and 1990's.
Today, Chuck, wife Abby and their family reside in Benzie County, Michigan just south of the Lake Michigan based community of Frankfort, Michigan.
How the design is tailored to Northern Michigan
Durango Homes specializes in the custom design/build process of residential construction with an emphasis in tailoring the home to a Northern Michigan, multi-functional lifestyle.
Northwest Michigan, including the counties of Benzie, Leelanau and Grand Traverse offer some prime resort/recreational building locations. What is also a common denominator for homes in the area is that they often have numerous functions.
Northern Michigan Lifestyle
For example: the small, seasonal family cottage may now act as a four-seasons gathering place for several generations of family members.
These changes in use and function call for a unique approach to the design/building process. Mr. Beale refers to this as creating a new "lifestyle home" which is accomplished when both the seasonal and long-term resident's needs are satisfied.
Advantages of the Design/Build Process
The beauty of a design/build home is that the homeowner doesn't need to worry about an architect's infinite dreams, not matching their finite budget.
"We want to make the home building process as enjoyable and stress free for our customers."
When you work with Durango Homes owner, Chuck Beale, you eliminate possible pitfalls in the building and communication process. You work directly with the designer/builder and this relationship guarantees fewer communication errors and absolutely no finger pointing.
Why Durango Homes?
"The selection service we offer, coupled together with the design/build advantages, provide for a smooth transition from breaking ground through occupancy.
By the time we have designed your future home, you have already picked out nearly everything that will go into the home," he said, "It's stressful enough for the home buyer to go through the process of building a new home without having to run all over the area dealing with designers, plumbers, cabinets, carpets and all the other items that go into your home."
Total project delivery time is reduced
• Total project cost are reduced
• Project designed to stay within budget
• Single source of accountability
• Convenience and consistency of working with one company from start to finish
• Total project stress is reduced