Visser Living is proud to be one of the leading custom home building companies in Michigan. Serving the communities of Portage, Kalamazoo and beyond, it’s our pleasure to help you bring your vision to life. We believe that your home says a lot about you, and custom homes are the best way to express the type of life you live — or want to. Your custom home should feel elegant but also comfortable, impressive yet welcoming. We specialize in creating spaces that speak to the people that enjoy them, while understanding that homes are meant to be lived in and should be built to last.
Your custom home can be built in one of our inviting neighborhoods or on your own lot. Whether you want to join one of our communities or construct a personal oasis, Visser Living can help you get there. Want to learn more about our process? We work with you every step of the way to make sure your home is exactly where you want and what you expect.
Choose from an existing floor plan or draw your own with the help of our architectural experts. Your home should have all the features you need, plus some extras that add comfort, relaxation and enjoyment.
During the building process, our team is on your side. We’ll help you through decisions large and small to make the most of your space and budget, building a home that is high-quality and personal.
Our work doesn’t stop once the walls are up. Visser Living works closely with clients to incorporate their stylistic preferences throughout the home, from the interior design to the landscaping that frames the canvas.
When we’ve set down our brushes and packed up our last tool, you’ll be left with a home that is stunning, luxurious, and uniquely yours. Give us a call at (269) 552-9090 or send us a message online to get started today!
Building Your Custom Home Wherever You Are
If you can dream it, we’ll build it — wherever you are. Whether you’ve picked out the perfect location for your custom home already, or want to start fresh in one of our exciting and community-oriented neighborhoods, Visser Living is ready to break ground on the home of your dreams.
Build in Our Neighborhoods
You won’t find a better place to live than in one of our pristine and family-friendly neighborhoods. We strategically selected our neighborhoods’ locations for their proximity to bustling centers of activity without sacrificing the feel of seclusion and privacy. Our neighborhoods are just minutes away from downtown Kalamazoo, a short distance from great shopping and activities in Portage, and with convenient access to expressways for easy travel.
Our neighborhoods are especially appealing for growing families. Ride your bikes along the winding streets or watch your children play in the wide and spacious lawns. Our communities are also located within some of West Michigan’s top school districts. As your family grows, our neighborhoods are built with time in mind. We plan our neighborhoods as we build our homes: to last. If you’re looking for a place to drop roots and enjoy all that these West Michigan communities have to offer, Visser Living might be your last stop before home.
Build On Your Own Lot
Maybe you’ve already found the perfect spot that offers you the best in location, superior views, or ease of access. If you’re sitting on an empty lot that’s waiting for the perfect home, Visser Living would love to work with you!
If you’ve already picked your new home’s location, you probably have a clear idea of how your home should sit on the land and the purposes it will serve. Let us help you to build a home perfectly suited for you and the lot you’ve chosen.
Visser Living is proud to have particular experience in building on Michigan’s lakefront properties. If you’re lucky enough to have found a lot that soaks in the natural serenity of Michigan’s lakes, we can help you build a custom home that matches the beauty of your location and enhances your lake-living experience.
Why a Visser Living Custom Home?
Whether you want to build on your owned lot or in one of our neighborhoods, we guarantee the highest quality professionalism and customer service.
We aim to build our custom homes to the highest standard, so we source materials, designers and building crews with care and intention to match. Building a home is one of the most fulfilling investments you can make in your lifetime, so we make sure to respect your time, money and goals. When you make your investment with us, you invest in quality — and you can be sure we’ll deliver.
At Visser Living, we see each home project as a partnership between our team and yours. We work with you to incorporate your ideas and vision at every step of the process. No dream is too small and no thought not worth mentioning. Our partnerships lead to beautiful endeavors of architecture that are comfortable to live in and enjoy. Looking for proof? Just ask our previous clients.
We’ve been one of the top home building and remodeling companies in Michigan since 1950, so not only can we say we’re the best at what we do, but we have decades of experience and testimonials to back it up. When you work with Visser Living, you know your home will be built to your specifications and last a lifetime. But don’t take our word for it — have a look at our portfolio to see the past projects we’re proud to have been a part of.
Custom Home Building FAQs
Are custom homes more expensive?
Custom homes are not necessarily more expensive than other homes, but because custom homeowners usually opt for better materials and workmanship, prices can lean a little higher than average. When you set your custom home budget, whatever it is, we will work with you to find the best value and help you save money where we can, without cutting on quality where it matters.
Does it take longer to build a custom home?
Custom homes don’t typically take longer than other homes, but each project can vary. If you take time to make decisions between building materials, finishes or appliances, for example, building your home might take more time. To help streamline the process, work with your home builder to create a game plan before breaking ground, so most decisions are already made and the build can progress without delay.
How much say do I get in the building process?
When building a custom home, you can be as involved as you like. Since you will be the one enjoying the completed home, we encourage you to voice your opinions often during the process — from designing the floor plan to picking out the finishing touches for the interior. Of course, you can delegate small decisions to us and trust that we’ll take the time to familiarize ourselves with your style and preferences.
Do I need to have my lot excavated before building?
The lot will need to be prepared before it is ready to support your custom home, but you do not need to worry about excavating it yourself or finding an excavating company. If you work with Visser Living, we will excavate your lot for you. We are proud to offer excavating services and can help you with jobs like grading, foundations, installing utilities, and even landscaping.