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

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

St. Martin Parish – where the livin’ is easy

St. Martin Parish – where the livin’ is easy

By Kathy Bowen Stolz You know the place. It’s full of friendly folks who play as hard as they work – folks who enjoy great food, great shops, great music and the great outdoors. Yes, it’s nearby St. Martin Parish “where Cajun began.” With lots growing scarce in Lafayette itself, builders and homebuyers are lookingContinue 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