Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
  • Blue single story lakefront

Welcome to Harbor Design and Construction, the only custom homes builder you’ll ever need in West Michigan.

Picture this: you’re standing on the deck of your brand new Lake Michigan home, breathing in that crisp lakeshore air and delighting in the awesome sight of America’s favorite inland sea. What citizen of the Great Lakes State hasn’t fantasized about such a thing, at least a time or two? Well, you can make that dream a reality—and we’re poised and ready to help you do just that.

We specialize in custom design-build construction of personalized homes of all sizes and complexity, mostly in western lakeshore communities like Hart, Ludington, Montague, Pentwater, Shelby, and the Mears/Silver Lake area. Forget about the cookie-cutter approach; each of our homes is a unique work of art—and you’re the one who decides what it looks like, not us. We won’t even start work until we understand what you want as intimately as you do…and if you’re not quite sure about the details, then we’ll be happy to help you work them out.

You see, you’re so much more than just a client to us: you’re the most important part of our design-build construction team. We treat each new construction as not just the home of your dreams, but of ours too—because we know how special it is to you. It’s our sincere desire to help you turn your dreams into reality.

We’ve built our company around clear, patient communication, respectful client-builder relationships, and quality work that everyone involved can take pride in. Why? Because we think that’s the only way to do business. You see, we don’t just build houses, we’re custom homes builders.  We craft relaxing, cherished spaces destined to become an integral part of the fabric of our client families’ lives.

Just take a look at all the services we have to offer:


  • Initial conceptual drawings to the final construction documents
  • Unique designs created to fit your property and lifestyle
  • Incorporate sustainability and energy efficiency into every project
  • Creativity and experience to help the owner get exactly what they want
  • Assistance with Michigan DEQ permits for building in sensitive environmental areas
  • Architectural and structural engineering for commercial and residential projects
  • Custom cabinetry design with in-house showroom


  • Custom homes
  • Additions & Remodeling
  • Light commercial construction


  • Cost estimating
  • Project coordination and management
  • Construction by skilled craftsman and tradesman
  • Material selection and coordination
  • Sworn statements and lien waivers for all projects