Since 1973, Acheson Builders has served the greater Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, Northville, Plymouth, Brighton, Belleville and surrounding areas in Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, and Livingston Counties.
Services we offer
Analysis of Remodeling Needs
Some remodeling companies get started right away! — before properly listening to the customers’ wishes, and without benefit of analysis + back-and-forth discourse with all principals (customer, interior designer, architect, builder, etc.) to hone in objectives. Without this important first phase — the listening, planning, and discussing part — the whole project is likely to disappoint.
Acheson Builders does the due diligence.
Project Development and Feasibility Studies
Just getting started with your home remodeling or new construction project can be daunting. Let the company with 45+ years experience help you hone down your priorities and work out what is feasible for your particular situation.
Custom Design and Construction
Complete home design, planning spaces, mentally walking through every single part from floor to ceiling and beyond; creating spaces and layouts that work for traffic and comfortable furniture arrangement, window placement for best viewing and aesthetics, overall harmony, and enduring style that won’t look dated in 5 years. Original custom cabinet design and craftsmanship, uniquely styled and built custom fireplaces, even bespoke moulding to give that finishing touch.
Master Bedroom Suites
The best bedroom in the house should befit its owners style and temperament. En suite — as in a connected Salle de Ban that is as accommodating as it is lovely — would be sweet. So let’s dream up that special space and make it happen!
Aging in Place and Handicap Design
We all have to age, so why not make your home space the functional, comfortable, lovely place to live out those best years?
Such modifications and upgrades need not be merely practical — they can be gracefully, artfully crafted. Ramps can be gentle on the eye as well as the wheelchair; doorways can be widened with innovative style; grab bars in the bath need not be institutional.
Product Selection Assistance
The sheer number and variety of components, accessories, appliances, brands and types of home features — can be overwhelming. Let us help sift through the options and find the best and most appropriate for your home.
Remodeling and home building can be complex projects with many moving parts. Many steps require specialist help (interior designer, electrician, plumber, etc.) and have associated tools, supplies, work crews and so forth. And then there is timing and sequence; you can’t hang the doors until the framing and sheet-rock is done.
Acheson Builders will be your project manager, from coordinating architects to installing jacuzzi tubs — we are experts at running construction jobs of all sizes.
As if drafting architectural elevations, framing new walls, and handcrafting custom cabinetry was not enough to do, there is the necessity in most building jobs of dealing with Mr./Ms. City Building Inspector. With Acheson Builders’ 4.5 decades of pulling permits and arranging inspections in the greater Ann Arbor, Michigan area, we know well in advance what the outcome will be of City inspections: pass. We can coordinate any construction project’s inspections to ensure that work goes forward unimpeded by the kind of awkward surprises that rookie builders often face when attempting to get their jobs to pass muster.
Let us show you what we can do.
Energy Efficient Green Building Technology
With the push to build homes that are more and more energy efficient comes many special challenges. Will a heat pump be a good idea? What exactly is the insulation R-rating of that floor-to-ceiling plate glass? Is passive solar as effective at lowering gas and electric bills as photovoltaic systems? What is solar architecture? Acheson Builders is skilled in all of these areas and ready to help you save green by going green.