“In 2002 we made the big decision to demolish our old cottage on Lake Michigan in Grand Mere, and build a home that could accommodate a rapidly expanding extended family and a place for our retirement years. This was a big project to be managed from St. Louis, MO, our permanent home at the time, and Stevensville our future home. NZRB was recommended to us by our architect who had built many homes with Norm Zielke. Long story short, we could not have been happier with Norm and his team. They were the most honest, hard working, easy to communicate with team out of any builder we have used before. And we have built or vastly remodeled four homes prior to this one. We think most important was Norm’s extraordinary attention to detail. He made us feel like it was actually his house he was building because he “worried the details” and never looked for a shortcut just to get the job done. And we have seen that same commitment and attitude as the company has evolved to the next generation. We can’t tell you how many times when people marvel at the beauty of our Grand Mere home that we say we had the best builder ever. ”

— Steve and Barb Burrows - Stevensville, MI

“We wanted to send you a note to let you know home much we enjoyed our building experience with your company. You, your father Norm, your brother Dale and your team including subcontractors were a joy to work with. The outcome is a home on the Western shore of Lake Michigan that is beautiful and relaxing to spend time at. Our architect who has over 40 years of experience says it is probably the most well built home he has ever been involved with. Thank you to you and your family for the experience of a lifetime - we love our home!”

— John Trinta and Diane Swonk - Harbert, MI

“We have been working with the Zielke family on both a major remodel project 12 years ago and a 7,000 sq.ft. new construction 3 years ago. Their professionalism and craftsmanship are second to none, and the entire family stands for trustworthiness and integrity.”

— Marc and Anja Bitzer - St. Joseph, MI

“A larger home near Lake Michigan in Grand Mere wasn’t always on our family radar. When the ideal double lot came on the market, we jumped at the chance to build a casual home...almost cottage-like...large enough to comfortably house our whole family on special occasions. Our architect and friend, John Banks, said the builder we should consider was Norm Zielke. No matter who we asked, the answer always came back the same...wait for Norman. Little did we know then how lucky we’d be to have Team Zielke (Norm, Adam and Dale) on the project. The key elements of our successful build were professionalism, cost transparency, consideration of our neighbors, a clean and orderly worksite and many helpful suggestions on construction details along the way. We’ve been enjoying the quality of our home for 6 years and are pleased to say that our enduring friendship with the entire Zielke family is testimony to a job well done. Thank you Team Zielke!”

— Tom and Judy Muntz - Stevensville, MI

“We hired Norman Zielke Residential Builder to renovate and upgrade our home in St. Joe. Dale managed and lead the project with a high level of professionalism which is evidence of Norm’s guidance and oversight. We had total confidence in the Zielke’s performance and capabilities from start to finish. They established our trust through their honesty and reliability which was a great comfort to us throughout the course of the project.”

— Roberto and Fabiana Campos - St. Joseph, MI

“Over the past 30 years, we have shared many mutual clients with the Zielke’s, installing landscapes for the quality custom homes they have constructed. We have always been impressed with their attention to detail, their commitment to quality and the way in which they manage their projects. When it came time to building our home in St. Joseph, we turned to them as our first choice. Adam and Dale’s level of communication is excellent and they treat their subcontractor’s in an extremely professional manner, resulting in a team of some of the best craftsmen in the area to support their projects. We are happy to continue to highly recommend Norman Zielke Residential Builder for new construction and extensive remodels.”

— Todd and Anna Brooks - St. Joseph, MI

“The Zielke’s are a great family and terrific builders. They built a wonderful garage+loft for us in 2016. Descriptions of our Zielke experience that come to mind include unquestionable integrity, professional management skills, great communicators, clear pricing, quality work as well as being on-budget and on-time. We could not be happier with the building they produced!”

— Bob and Pam - Stevensville, MI

“I have worked with Zielke Builders for over 35 years. The word that comes to mind is integrity. Not only do they work hard to produce the highest quality product, they operate from a position of honesty and straight forward problem solving. When anyone operates from that position only good things happen. Their portfolio of work exemplifies their values and work ethic. In addition, working with the Zielke’s is a fun journey....so have fun!”

— John Banks, Architect

“When my husband and I found our dream property on Lake Michigan we knew there was only one construction crew that could create the perfect home for us. As a matter of fact, if Norman Zielke Residential Builder was unavailable to do our project we would have either waited or passed on the building. Thankfully, Norman, Adam, Dale and their crew provided an opening in their schedule and now we are “living the dream” in our beautiful home, enjoying the nature around us and beautiful sunsets. Our relationship with the Zielke’s began over 20 years ago when they put an addition on our previous home that allowed us to raise our three children with plenty of space and comfort. Then a few years later they made yet another modification to create the perfect environment for hosting many gatherings for family and friends. The quality workmanship, moral integrity and conscientiousness the Zielke’s provide is extremely high and and they consistently provide amazing structures time and time again. We can honestly say that we would recommend Norman Zielke Residential Builder above any other builder in our area.”

— Bill and Joy Bancroft - Stevensville, MI