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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

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

Lamar Properties

Lamar Properties

Lamartiniere Keeps Lots of Balls in the Air By Kathy Bowen Stolz Odell Lamartiniere should include juggler on his resume because he’s one busy guy. Lamartiniere, an admitted early bird, starts his workday at 4:30 a.m., sometimes after spending the night in his office, so he can keep all of the balls in the airContinue Reading

Mike Thompson Homes

Mike Thompson Homes

Mike Thompson Homes Finds Success by Following Trends By Kathy Bowen Stolz Custom home builder Mike Thompson is sold on the Village of River Ranch in Lafayette. Not only does he build in the planned neighborhood, but he lives there too! He loves walking to work in five to ten minutes. He loves having aContinue Reading

Bolgiano Home

Bolgiano Home

Bolgiano Custom Homes & Interiors: Creating A Coastal Living Retreat One might not confuse Camellia Boulevard with Florida’s Emerald Coast Parkway. On the other hand, their newly constructed bright white stucco, Bahama style home that sits on The Banks at River Ranch is likely to remind one of the Alys Beach, FL, coastal community whichContinue Reading

West Construction

West Construction

West Construction Ingrains Homes with Quality By Kathy Bowen Stolz Quality is ingrained in the homes built by West Construction; every home is built with meticulous attention to detail. West Construction maintains this high level of quality by focusing on four to six projects at a time building a combination of speculative homes and customContinue Reading

Heritage Home Builders

Heritage Home Builders

Heritage Home Builders Creates In-demand Spec Homes By Kathy Bowen Stolz Heritage Home Builders, one of Lafayette’s premier builders, found its niche in the local housing market and has made an impact by building a substantial number of quality custom and speculative homes. Founded in 1992 by twin brothers Bill and David LeBlanc, the companyContinue Reading

Providence Design and Build

Providence Design and Build

Providence Design and Build Offers Full Service By Kathy Bowen Stolz Dennis Almeida of Providence Design and Build brings a unique background to custom home building in Lafayette. While other builders may offer design services, Dennis studied architecture for four years at Boston Architectural Center and even worked for two Boston architectural firms. “My nicheContinue Reading