Residential & Commercial Construction

DeShano Companies, Inc.
DeShano Companies, Inc. has been serving central and northern Michigan since 1966. Specializing in new home, multi-family, and light commercial construction, DeShano Companies has the experience and staff to complete any size project. As a design builder, we guide each of our customers through the entire development process, from financing all the way to completion. Feel free to contact us today to book an appointment for a no-pressure tour of our selection center in Gladwin, or to receive a free plan book.
Why DeShano Companies, Inc?
Waterfront Living
Considering a waterfront build? DeShano Companies has extensive experience in building water facing homes. We will help you design the perfect house to take advantage of your lot's unique views and elevation. Since most waterfront homes have two fronts, it is important to design the house to have appeal from both sides. Our drafting and design team will take each of these factors into consideration to help design your perfect home, cottage, or cabin.
Waterfront Friendly Home Plans
Models Homes and Lots
DeShano Companies, Inc. has model homes and building lots available in many different communities around central and northern Michigan. Model homes are move-in ready so you don't have to wait for the construction process. Some are built as shells, meaning you get to pick out your own floor covering, paint colors, cabinets, counter tops, and hardware. We also maintain a variety of building lots with features such as golf, water, and woods.
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Commercial Construction
With decades of experience in building energy efficient commercial and multi-family buildings, we have the knowledge and connections to seamlessly design and execute your project. Our portfolio includes over 50 apartment complexes, over 50 office buildings, and countless other commercial buildings such as retail stores, mini-malls, rehabilitation centers, gas stations, car washes, fertilizer buildings, mini-storage complexes, and senior living communities. As a design builder, our responsibility starts early on in the development process. Our team will assist from the design and planning stage, all the way to completion.
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Residential Service Area
The primary service area of DeShano Companies for residential new construction consists of many central and northern Michigan communities. These include, but are not limited to: Alma, Atlanta, Auburn, Au Gres, Bay City, Beaverton, Cadillac, Clare, Caseville, Coleman, Edenville, Evart, Farwell, Freeland, Gaylord, Gladwin, Grayling, Harrison, Harrisville, Higgins Lake, Houghton Lake, Indian River, Kalkaska, Lake City, Lewiston, Linwood, Manistee, Midland, Mio, Mt Pleasant, Oscoda, Pinconning, Prescott, Port Austin, Reed City, Roscommon, Rosebush, Rose City, Sebewaing, Standish, St. Louis, Sugar Springs, Tawas, West Branch, Whittemore, and others depending upon our current workload. If you are considering a commercial project, please contact us to determine if it is located within our expanded commercial construction radius.
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"We had DeShano Companies replace a wraparound porch and add a deck to our cottage in Northern Michigan last summer. I did a lot of shopping around to find a contractor. I am a trial attorney who has litigated more than a hundred construction disputes and know the questions to ask and the things to watch out for. With that background, I cannot say enough good words about DeShano -- Jeff Zettel worked with us through several plan iterations until we finally settled on the scope of work. The specs were complete; the price reasonable and fair; its workers showed up on the day DeShano said they would; it completed the job within the original schedule; when the job was done, the Job Superintendent, Scott Hillier, pointed out some things that should be redone that we did not even notice; DeShano did those things quickly and without complaint; and the quality is exceptional. Chad DeShano, Jeff Zettel, Scott Hillier, and everyone at the company were always friendly and accessible. I give them an A+++++++++++++ rating! Bill S., Attorney"
- William S.
"Great job. Jeff always returned my phone calls when I had questions. If he did not know the answer, he would find out and get back with me."
- Hank C.
"A very professional builder. They are full service company that starts the process with a concept, design, material selection and finishing with project management to home completion. They have full time sales staff that works with you to come up with a design that meets your needs and budget. Another huge plus is that they have material show room onsite that allows you select every detail for the home. But if want to chose other options that they don’t have on-hand they are very accommodating. They have a very detailed contract that really spells out exactly what you are getting from day one. If you do have a change during the build they are very organized at documenting the changes and the costs or savings to the initial contact. The contract does also contain a completion date which is monitored and adhered to. Using DeShano to build our house was really stress free for us and you don’t often hear those words about building a home. The bottomline is DeShano’s entire staff from top to bottom are professional and organized. If we were to build another home DeShano would our first and only choice."
- Timothy B.
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