our process


The Process Makes a Difference

When it comes to comparing custom home builders, pricing for builders of the same caliber will be similar. It’s the custom home building process and people that you need to feel comfortable with before choosing a builder. 

Here are some of the ways the Schmidke Construction and Contracting process stands out. 


A successful build involves planning and preparation. Purposeful design in the early phase of a project will capture your ideas and account for your budget. This helps to avoid time intensive changes onsite during the build.

With over 20 years in the industry, we have developed key relationships with professionals and can assemble a team to deliver your perfect custom home. Once you have committed to working with Schmidke Construction, we’ll introduce you to an Architect and Designer that fits your style and personality.

If you have already selected an Architect and/or Designer, great! We like to partner with them early for discussing site challenges, pricing, material ordering, and value engineering opportunities.

Moving your build forward

When it’s time to break ground or start demo, you’ll want to know what’s next, and when, and what it looks like! Most of our clients are remote and aren’t able to see the jobsite. At Schmidke Construction, you’ll work with a project manager who understands all the details of your build, plans for upcoming phases, and troubleshoots all obstacles in a thoughtful way. Your project manager is a key element to managing your build efficiently. 

Communicating at multiple touchpoints

Through weekly and monthly touchpoints during the build, our team is in contact with clients, Architect, and Designers to communicate updates and to discuss any changes. Our cadence of communication is laid out during the early build phase and flexes to ensure we fit within our clients’ busy schedule.

Our industry specific project software allows clients to see photos, change orders, budget updates, and track progress all in real time and at their convenience.

Delivering a personal experience

Our team is dialed in to each build. We know the clients and their family and they get to know ours. Over the course of each home build, there are milestones that deserve recognition and our team strives to deliver an experience, not just a great home. We look forward to sharing more details with you. Let’s chat! 

Essential Guide to Custom Home Building

Many variables go into building a unique home custom built for our clients’ lifestyle but in general, the custom home building process has similarities.

Click below to join our waitlist for the Essential Guide to Custom Home Building to understand the general process.

The guide is free and we’ll email it to you as soon as it becomes available in Spring 2024.

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Schmidke Construction is a custom home builder in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana known for custom home quality. Send us a message and reserve your project today.

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