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
Model 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, Breckenridge, Cadillac, Clare, Caseville, Coleman, Edenville, Evart, Farwell, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Gaylord, Gladwin, Grayling, Harrison, Harrisville, Higgins Lake, Hope, Houghton Lake, Indian River, Kalkaska, Lake City, Lewiston, Linwood, Marion, McBain, Midland, Mio, Mt Pleasant, Oscoda, Pinconning, Prescott, Reed City, Roscommon, Rosebush, Rose City, Saginaw, Sebewaing, Shepherd, Standish, Stanton, St. Louis, Sugar Springs, Tawas, Vassar, Vanderbilt, 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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"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 contract. 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.
"I was very satisfied with the entire new home construction process by DeShano. I worked with Jeff for several years before and he always maintained the professionalism I encountered from our very first conversation. Jeff was usually available to take a call and always returned calls promptly. He was very knowledgeable and sensitive to our particular needs. The administrative staff was very helpful and professional as well. We could not be happier with our site manager, Doug. He kept us up to date with day by day plans and finished our project on time. All of the workers were highly skilled and took pride in their work. I highly recommend DeShano; we love our new home!"
- Jackie P.
"I do recommend DeShano Companies for your home building project. I selected a “shell package” because I wanted to be more hands on in building our cottage. Jeff Zettel did an awesome job guiding me through the process. His expertise helped me with many of my decisions and believe me there are a lot of them. Scott Hillier did a great job managing all the trades on site. Everybody who walks through the door comments on the quality & craftsmanship they see in the home. Even though I decided on a shell package, I find myself going back for flooring and cupboards as I finish the interior. I dealt with 3 different companies (all great) and I chose DeShano because of their professionalism and pricing. No regrets!"
- Ron A.
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