What began as a relatively simple remodel and addition quickly grew to nearly a completely new construction project, taking the existing house right down to the studs. It was a complicated project, involving many trades, craftsmen and changes in scope. Steve handled it all with the confidence and precision of a master conductor, and remained a gentleman throughout. He is a person of considerable character, with absolute integrity and honesty, and brings with him a team of like-minded professionals. I have great respect for Steve. He has managed multiple projects for me, and I would not hesitate to call on him again.

–Art Van Elslander, Founder and Chairman of Art Van Furniture

When choosing a builder for our remodel, we wanted someone we could trust, connect with, and still respect at the end of the process!  Steve was very interested and really took the time to find out what we wanted. We liked his straightforward, yet honest approach.  We truly appreciate the fact Schuster Homes prides itself in being available and on the job at all times.  Although Steve had several other projects going, we always got the impression that our was the only one, as he and his staff were always accessible for our needs.

We also appreciated Steve’s positive attitude.  No issue was too big or too small, and our happiness was his biggest concern!  SHI has a unique feel in that they are truly a family business and really care.  There is an old-fashioned pride and work ethic that comes through from the very beginning, and stays until the job is complete.  That is not a common quality in businesses these days.

We were nervous about the process of doing an extensive remodel, as it was our first, but our experience could not have been better.  We had nothing but positives during the planning, executing and completion of our remodel and we can honestly say, we not only have a great builder but awesome friends in the Schusters as well!

Thank you, Steve & Leanne.

– Wendy & Bob Schaffer

We truly appreciate Schuster Homes’ transparency of costs. We chose them for their satisfied referrals of past clients, knowledge and explanation of what to expect during the build process. The attention to detail that was automatic. Never did we have to worry about whether something was being done the right way. When there were changes we wanted made, our requests were addressed immediately to our complete satisfaction. The open line of communication we had with SHI was wonderful. We always felt informed. You can trust a quote given to you by SHI. They include it all upfront and don’t leave you with a huge surprise bill at the end of a project. The service at SHI is reliable, dependable and professional. We did not have to stay on top of them to get the job done. They take pride in their work and deliver great results. We enjoyed the building process and would definitely build another home with them.

–Craig & Kristin Myers

Bruce and I choose Schuster Homes to build our cottage on Lake Charlevoix because Steve seemed so honest.  We felt that we could trust him to build the vacation home of our dreams.  We liked that he was always accessible to meet with us in our Clarkston kitchen and go over blueprints for hours until we felt confident that everything was just perfect.  He always had a vision and the ability to walk us through his vision until we were all on the same page.  The expertise that Steve had in building made me wonder why on earth did we hire an architect.  It would have saved us a lot of money if we would have hired Steve first!

We built a new house previous to this one and let me tell you, everything was different!  Never did we feel like we were being ripped off or lied to for his benefit.  Every step was smooth and our home was finished exactly on the date that we requested.  As I mentioned before, Steve has a vision, but I do too.  The difference between Steve, and others that we have worked with, is that our finished product was always better than the vision that I had in my head.  Now I think that says it all!

–Bruce Barget & Net Gingras

Steve, Thank-you for always going above and beyond to insure that the job is done to our satisfaction.  We are grateful for knowing that we can always depend on you. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Warmest Regards,

–Reiny & Lisa

Dear Steve, Enid and I are so grateful for the fine work that you and your team did here at 1006.  Especially appreciated were your many creative and thoughtful suggestions.  We will confidently recommend you whenever the opportunity arises.

We wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of Peace, Good Health and Prosperity.


–Rick Grauer, December 15, 2014

Steve & Leanne – Thank you so very much for all of your time and personal attention you gave our house.  The house is beautiful & everything we thought it would be and more.  You are very talented at your profession.

You’re the best!


–Tom & Leslee Risi

Thank you Steve and Leanne for fulfilling our dream by the beautiful home that you built for us. We are so very proud of the quality and and craftsmanship that our new home expresses. May our friendship continue beyond.

–Mike and Kay Ponicall