Mar-Key Builders Uses Team to Provide Exceptional Service

CoverBy Kathy Bowen Stolz

“Anyone can build a house, but it takes a special group of people to make it a home,” Mark Gallagher, owner of Mar-Key Builders of Broussard, said. “And I and my team work to make each house a home from the inception of the building process. Our goal is to help people have a really, really good experience. We aim to build homes with classic and creative comfort.”

He continued, “We listen to people talk about how horrendous the building process can be. They call it ‘overwhelming’ and ‘a nightmare’ when they’re faced with having to deal with things such as allowances and making choices in a lighting store or paint store or a flooring store, just to name a few. We make the process very, very personal and do a lot of hand-holding.

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New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

New Life Homes Builds Custom Homes for Everyone

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Eric Mautner, owner of New Life Homes, chose his company name carefully. Not only has homebuilding offered him a new life, but building a home for a family who will start a new life in that home excites him.  “My goal is to provide home ownership to not only the wealthy butContinue Reading

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

“A world where everyone has a decent place to live” That is the vision statement of Habitat for Humanity International — a vision which led to the establishment of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity (LHFH) in 1992. It all began with a group of local realtors, who were concerned that home ownership through the conventional marketContinue Reading

Van Alan Homes a Trusted Name in Homebuilding

Van Alan Homes a Trusted Name in Homebuilding

By Kathy Bowen Stolz With the experience of building more than 250 custom homes, Van Alan Plaisance of Van Alan Homes knows his customers. And they know Van Alan Homes. After 10 years of providing superior craftsmanship and unparalleled service, Van Alan Homes is one of Acadiana’s most trusted names in homebuilding, according to Plaisance.Continue Reading

Jeff Wood Loves the Building Industry

Jeff Wood Loves the Building Industry

By Kathy Bowen Stolz You know that saying, “When you love your job, you never have to work a day in your life”? Well, builder Jeff Wood is one of those guys who never goes to work, even though he’s on the job for about 10 hours every day. “I pop up before the alarmContinue Reading

Solis Builders Elevate Energy Efficiency

Solis Builders Elevate Energy Efficiency

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Cold and heat can have a lot in common when it comes to building a house, according to Rodney and Shirlene Bender of Solis Builders. These Lafayette-based contractors learned building techniques to maximize energy efficiency in Wisconsin’s cold climate, the same techniques they are using to cut electric bills for theirContinue Reading

Mark Ste. Marie Takes Pride in His Work

Mark Ste. Marie Takes Pride in His Work

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Mark Ste. Marie is a proud man. He’s proud to be a builder, proud to be an American and proud of his heritage. “My motto for my business is ‘A Name You Can Trust,’ and I stand behind this. I take great pride in building a home that will last aContinue Reading

Mark LaBorde Builders

Mark LaBorde Builders

Mark LaBorde Builders Brings Luxury to Lafayette By Kathy Bowen Stolz Ah, luxury. For some it’s a car, for others it’s clothes and for still others it’s a sumptuous home that brings them their greatest pleasure. Not many homebuyers in the Lafayette area can afford a house that costs more than a million dollars. ButContinue Reading

Precision Stone and Granite

Precision Stone and Granite

These days, virtually every new kitchen or bathroom built features granite. Homeowners are selecting it for its beauty, durability and ease of maintenance. But it’s not often that homeowners have the opportunity to examine and hand-select the perfect granite for that new kitchen or bath. It’s even rarer to see that same perfect piece beingContinue Reading

TMR Construction Built on Quality and Workmanship

TMR Construction Built on Quality and Workmanship

By Kathy Bowen Stolz Quality and workmanship. Those two values are near and dear to the heart of Doug Trahan, president of TMR Construction in Lafayette. Not only does Trahan build every house as if his reputation depends on it, but he also builds every house as if he’s going to live in it. HeContinue Reading