MainStreet Connection
Creating a personal connection with our customers and the local community 4th Qtr 2016
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On Thursday, September 22nd, the MainStreet Design Build offices were filled with over one hundred people helping us celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary. The evening was a wonderful tribute to the fabulous people we have come to know and love; our valued clients, amazing staff, suppliers, trades and of course, family. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your valued friendship and support over these past twenty-five years. We are excited to see what the next twenty-five years will bring!
For all of you who helped us raise awareness and support for new affordable housing in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, we extend a HUGE hug and big thank you.

As we approach the holiday months ahead and the beginning of a new year, we at MainStreet remember with appreciation the continued support of our clients, partners, employees, community, family and friends. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and very Happy New Year! 

Steve Ramaekers

Inspired Design

Before and After: Epic Exterior Renovation in Poppleton Park

The existing sparse exterior of this Cape Cod home left much to be desired.  The red brick, brown siding and dark front entry gave it a dreary look in need of a total makeover. 

MainStreet owner and lead designer, Steve Ramaekers, had a vision from the moment he first saw the home—new Marvin true divided light windows in a stone finish were just the beginning. See what other details took this home from from bland to grand with great curb appeal!

In Home, In Style

The Four Stages of a Remodel: What to Expect—Phase I: The Honeymoon 

As a design/build remodeling company, we are frequently asked about the value of using a design/build remodeling firm over other remodeling approaches. As we explain our design/build process and help homeowners choose the best delivery method for their home remodeling project, we also like to paint a realistic picture of what homeowners can expect, from start to finish. 
As with any remodeling project, there are highs and lows. For instance, you may become “over-the-moon” excited to see walls coming down during demolition and then suddenly get anxious during the mechanicals phase, when nothing seems to visually change. But, this is to be expected. You’re not alone. In fact, Houzz has a wonderful, unique way of comparing the four stages of remodeling to the four stages of marriage. Enjoy this insightful article that accurately depicts what it is like to begin your remodel—the Honeymoon phase

From Our Kitchen to Yours

Spice Up Your Holidays with this Pumpkin Roll Recipe from Our Very Own Kelly Campbell

Mix together:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup pumpkin
Sift together:
¾ cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix all ingredients well. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Pour batter onto waxed paper and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Lay a towel on table and cover completely with powdered sugar. Turn cake onto towel. Remove wax paper, roll up like a jelly roll. Cool for a bit, then turn roll in opposite direction.
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
½ stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream on low till fluffy. Spread on cooled unrolled cake and roll back up. Wrap in foil, freeze. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before slicing. Enjoy!

In the News

Join Us in Creating Safe Housing for People in Oakland County

For the fourth year in a row, MainStreet Design Build will be sponsoring the annual Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County Fall Extravaganza. The event will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at The Townsend in Birmingham. The funds raised from this event will continue to provide safe and affordable housing for low-income families in Oakland County. We would love for you to join us.

Throughout November and January, MainStreet staff will be volunteering hours on the Habitat project, building safe and affordable homes in our community.

Toys for Tots Drive Now through December 18th

Please join us in support of Toys for Tots and their efforts to present holiday toys to children in Oakland County.

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at our office Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM now thru Sunday, December 18th.

Sneak Peek

Introducing Dan MacDougall as MainStreet’s New Architectural Designer

We are pleased to introduce Dan as the newest member of our innovative design team. Dan is no stranger to MainStreet Design Build. He has been working with us on many projects since 1999. This fall, Dan became a full-time member of our design team. It was a quick and easy decision. His transition has been seamless.

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Birmingham, Michigan MI 48009

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