Visit Modular Home Today

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Their site offers consumer reviews for the modular/systems built/offsite stick built world. They also offer a directory of modular/systems builders which include Dickinson Homes, along with editorials on each manufacturer. There are many great articles regarding the modular home construction process including green building with system build construction.

"Green Building 101"

Reprinted with permission from Building Systems Magazine's 2008 Green Building Guide

Constructing high-performance homes is easy, if you understand a few fundamentals.

Environmentally responsible building in America increased by 20% in 2005 and 30% in 2006, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), indicating it was catching hold even before the slowdown in new home construction. In this new housing economy, green building is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark time. It offers builders a way to dramatically differentiate their product from existing housing stock. Green homes, also called high-performance homes, often

The Builder's Journal Northwest Michigan Edition

Jim & Marc Burkholder featured in The Builder's Journal Northwest Michigan Edition in June 2007

Constructing high-performance homes is easy, if you understand a few fundamentals.

tbj_june_2007-coverBurkholder Construction’s “Up North” home features include custom doors made from Brazilian cherry, maple and mahogany, a completely integrated “smart-house system” with computerized controls for temperature, lighting, audio and video throughout the home. Photo by Williamson Photography ©.

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The Tools of The Trade at Burkholder Construction: Trust, Communication, and a Half-century of Experience

By Keith Gave

Before even thinking about putting a shovel in the ground to build one of those spectacular homes out on the Old Mission Peninsula, or any of the myriad commercial buildings that have been constructed around the Traverse City area, the folks at Burkholder Construction first set out to build a relationship. “It’s important that there is good communication – and trust,” said Jim Burkholder, the second of three generations of this industrious family owned company. “Trust is the key factor. From the time of the initial contact to the finished product, we are spending approximately a year to a year and a half with a client.”
“When we build a home, we are also building a lasting relationship,” said Marc Burkholder, Jim’s son, the
company’s vice president for sales and operations. “And as long as the owners live in their house, we will be taking care of it. We take that very seriously.”

Local Builder a 'Green Pioneer'...

Reprinted with permission - Traverse City Business News - April 2009 [ Click Here to Download Full Article ]

…and continuing to grow Marc Burkholder, President, Burkholder Construction Picture

Burkholder Construction, one of northern Michigan’s oldest custom home builders and a local pioneer in green building, is poised to meet today’s eco-conscious consumers.

For more than 50 years, the name Burkholder has stood for outstanding craftsmanship and a commitment to customer satisfaction. In the mid-1990’s, the company innovated when it built Traverse City’s first American Lung Association “Health House,” a model for healthy, green living.

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“What is now called “green” has been part of our basic building philosophy since that project” said President Marc Burkholder. “We are committed to serving our customers by building high quality, low maintenance, energy efficient structures that last. To us, that’s not new, innovative, or even expensive.”