Homeowner Reviews



Natalie & John, Bloomfield Hills, MI (2018)

Natalie and John completed a lower-level renovation with MainStreet in 2018. 

Bridget & Pat, Birmingham, MI (2019)

Bridget and Pat completed a kitchen remodel, pantry, mudroom, and lower-level renovation with MainStreet in 2019.

Susan & Tom, Pleasant Ridge, MI (1999)

Susan & Tom completed a two-story addition, kitchen, family room, mudroom, and bathroom remodel with MainStreet in 1999.

Julie, Bloomfield Hills, MI (2007)

Julie completed a major interior renovation, including a kitchen, butler's pantry, family room, mudroom, powder room, master suite, and upstairs laundry room, with MainStreet in 2007.


“The experience has been great and my designer is wonderful. I would only add on the client end when creating the project, understanding allowances better. For me, I would have asked for a higher allowance for lighting. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. And when working months ago to create the project, I had not yet created a design plan. So, knowing costs ahead of time would be more helpful, so it didn’t feel like I was always over budget. But that is not MSD issue per se, more of a joint issue.

It is a wonderful feeling knowing that the people who are working in my house, as we are living here, are terrific and caring. From the MSD team to the contracted workers, everyone has been amazing. They are all friendly, kind, and helpful. My project manager is the best!”

Becky & Michael B.,
Beverly Hills, MI

“The personnel we dealt with were very knowledgeable and helpful. Our project manager and interior designer provided guidance and suggestions and we are delighted with the outcome. The subcontractors used by MainStreet were excellent and if we encountered a problem our project manager got it resolved.

We had issues with some defective products which set our project off schedule. MainStreet handled it very well pursuing the manufacturers and getting the products replaced and installed. MainStreet adhered to the schedule. Our bath tub and some bathroom fixtures did not cooperate.

The project manager and interior designer on our job were exceptional and very helpful. We relied upon them for guidance and suggestions and we are very happy with the outcome.”

Geraldine & John F.
Birmingham, MI

“It’s an amazing company. Very professional. They always listen and make sure homeowners are happy with the final result. The quality of their work is outstanding. My project manager Jonh M. was always there to listen and help. He always kept us informed of every step and made sure subcontractors were doing their best. My Designer Amy is amazing. She understood what we wanted from day 1 and always made sure we were happy with every selection. Very knowledgeable.”

Cesar & Angela S.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Always professional, knowledgeable and thoughtful. We’ve used MainStreet many times over the past 15 years for many different projects large and small. I trust them and appreciate their obvious dedication to the highest quality work and customer service. Every person I’ve worked with at Mainstreet is a gem! Special shout out to Ryan and Kyle for not only being great at what they do, but also for always being especially nice, friendly guys!”

Tony & Carolyn C.
Birmingham, MI

Happy ClientsWith a referral list that dates back to our start in business, we are proud to share our client comments and recommendations. It is truly the mark of a job well done when a client has nothing but good things to say upon completion of their project. Please take a moment to read some of the wonderful letters and stories below.

“We’ve used MainStreet twice for renovations to our home. The first time to rework a three-season room into a more usable small family room, adding a mudroom to the back of the house, a new full bath and walk-in closet to create a nice master suite on our second floor. Oh, and they demolished and rebuilt our garage, too! MainStreet came highly recommended and did not disappoint. The guys did most of their outdoor work through one of our most bitter cold winters in memory without (much) complaining to get our job done on time.

One of the last things Dwaine said to us at the end of our first renovation was, “Call us when you’re ready to do your kitchen.” That was not on our minds at the time, but as our family grew we asked MainStreet a few years later if we could indeed rework our kitchen in the same space and yet give us a more workable kitchen. Again, MainStreet pulled through with a great plan.

When you look at our house, inside and out, you cannot tell it has been renovated (twice). It looks like it has always been this way, the way it was meant to be.

The MainStreet group is incredibly easy to work with and very accommodating. When a glitch arises, they quickly figure out a solution and get it done. You certainly get what you pay for.”

Rick and Beth
Royal Oak, MI

“This company is first-rate. Each member of the team is respectful, attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. The experience thus far has been enormously positive.

Douglas D.
Troy, MI

“More expensive than other companies but worth it for the increased quality and customer service received.”

John & Delores G.
, MI

“Christopher provided the vision and helped execute the plan. He was so helpful guiding me in all selections and making sure we stuck to our plan. My kitchen refresh is everything and more. My kitchen now looks like it belongs in my home and really is a “wow” feature. I just love, love, love the way it came out!”

Dianne C.
West Bloomfield, MI

“Main Street did our complete home remodel in 2020-2021. They were perfect professionals and we never had any of the problems that we ran in to with EVERY.OTHER.CONTRACTOR.IN.EXISTENCE. I cannot recommend them enough!”

Wesley H.
Birmingham F
arms, MI

“Our experience with MainStreet has been great! The project manager quickly and efficiently minimized surprises throughout the project and also worked expeditiously to resolve any concerns.”

Douglas B. & Jessica T.
Birmingham, MI

“MainStreet has been terrific throughout our project so far. We are pleased with the level of service we have received.”

Stacy T.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“This is the first project I’ve done on my own, and I didn’t know what to expect. Everything was so smooth. They kept me informed. All the workmen were so trustworthy…I was extremely pleased. My bathroom is gorgeous. Amy fisher was fabulous. She exceeded my expectations. She allowed me to gravitate toward certain things. She didn’t impose her style.”

Maryanne T.
Birmingham, MI

“What an amazing group of individuals from the top on down. Main Street touts itself as taking the worry out of your project from beginning to end. And that is so true! What a great group of people. For my project, I only had a select few. But, from Steve and Christine to Kevin and Rick, the experience was amazing. First, Steve put up with my details for my pergola (which he probably regrets-just kidding). Then, Rick, the project manager was always there to answer a question, or knocking on my door for any concerns. Lastly, Kevin is a treasure. I get up early and would text Kevin and he would be answering within 5 minutes. Telling me he was on any concerns I had. I could go on.

The finished project is beyond my expectations. Its all in the details. The final pergola fits so well to the frame of my house, even the tiny detail around the gutter. The height is awesome. Matching my stone to pre-existing stone, makes it look like its part of the original house and not an “add on”. I am so amazed at my finished project! Additional thanks for using Walpole-this time. The detail in the pergola really is amazing. My pergola looks like no one else’s. I will definitely be using them again for projects I have in my for the future. When you give them a project, all your headaches are gone for looking for contractors. That leaves you all the time for looking for your tile, etc. What a great idea to have a company to complete a project from beginning to end and have QUALITY contractors to do it!! I could go on, but this would get too long. Thank you so much to MSD.”

Marilyn B.
Royal Oak, MI

“We hired Main Street Design Build in 2019 and all the had a full home completion in early 2021 (thanks, pandemic)! Main Street planned our remodel (kitchen, basement, mudroom, bedrooms, and more) into 3 phases in order to allow our family to live in the home through construction!

MSDB took a whole day for each phase where they “prepped” the home with plastic protectors to ensure our living space was clean and safe from debris for our 4 kids and dogs. Not once in a year was a nail left out for my barefoot family. Truly, the attention to detail was top-notch.

What could have easily been a horrible year was still an enjoyable process. MSDB communicated with us EVERY DAY so we knew who would be in our home and when. For a larger project, we were assigned project manager Dwain, and we saw him at our home every day to ensure everything was going as planned. We even had daily task notifications along with pictures daily via their communication software. This communication software was one of their selling points for us.

Steve, Christine, and their team’s combined experience has lead them to be so knowledgeable and have a great network of other expert professionals in the area.

Lastly and importantly, MSDB was conscious of our budget throughout and providing the right from the beginning of the project all the way to picking out finishing touches. If you are looking for a one-stop company to help oversee any size project (our home is nearly 8000 square feet with basement) look no further. The combination of professionalism, experience, creativity, and trustworthiness is unmatched. If we ever have any future work needed to be done, we plan to continue working with our new Main Street family!”

Adam & Samantha B.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“I just wanted to let you know that even though summer is almost over we still get compliments on the work you did on our front porch. We are sitting on the porch now and we always have people walking by on their way to the beach…..we are constantly told how beautiful our house looks. Thank you for everything and please pass this along to Kyle and everyone else.”

Brad C.
West Bloomfield, MI

Mainstreet is top notch!! They make your visions come to life and have such great ideas to help make it that much more!! The people at Mainstreet are the best!! I was very comfortable and trusted all who came into our home, some started to feel like friends/ family. When they finished our kitchen I actually missed seeing them!! Highly recommend Mainstreet!”

Bridget & Pat F.
Birmingham, MI

MainStreet Design Build exceeded my expectations with quality. They completed the work beautifully. The workers are super kind and helpful. They helped me move furniture and cleaned up and put away some things. They are very professional.”

Julie B.
Huntington Woods, MI

“I want to let you know what an outstanding job Marq has been doing. Toward the end of the project we started communicating more by phone. He has been so responsive and attentive! My husband and I really appreciate him and we wanted to be sure to let you know! Big kudos to Marq!! I love the work you did SOOOO much! I am obsessed with the new space! We spoke to about 6 architects/contractors and nobody had the design ideas that Doug had. He had a vision and it was executed better than I could have even imagined! And with Christopher’s help/guidance- he made the interior design so fun/easy- he helped turned it into my dream space!  As we wrap up this project I want to say THANK YOU! I could not be happier with our new space. As for Marq- I am so grateful for him! he helped up end this project on such a positive note. It feels great!”

Michelle J.
Huntington Woods, MI

“I just wanted to let you know that even though summer is almost over we still get compliments on the work you did on our front porch. We are sitting on the porch now and we always have people walking by on their way to the beach…..we are constantly told how beautiful our house looks. Thank you for everything and please pass this along to Kyle and everyone else.”

Brad C.
West Bloomfield, MI

Mainstreet is top notch!! They make your visions come to life and have such great ideas to help make it that much more!! The people at Mainstreet are the best!! I was very comfortable and trusted all who came into our home, some started to feel like friends/ family. When they finished our kitchen I actually missed seeing them!! Highly recommend Mainstreet!”

Bridget & Pat F.
Birmingham, MI

MainStreet Design Build exceeded my expectations with quality. They completed the work beautifully. The workers are super kind and helpful. They helped me move furniture and cleaned up and put away some things. They are very professional.”

Julie B.
Huntington Woods, MI

Main Street did a fantastic job on our addition and all of the finishes on the exterior of our home. Their team is very professional, responsive and easy to work with. The craftsmanship of the millwork and exterior details is fantastic. Our vision has become a reality and we would definitely work with Main Street again in the future.”

Gregory & Jennifer J.
Birmingham, MI

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work in making my kitchen so beautiful! I came across photos of the old kitchen the other day, and wowza… it used to be so wild.  I had forgotten how bad it was.  I’ve really been enjoying the kitchen: love the layout, and the cabinets & countertops, and just how open it feels.  I know there were some tough times, and Covid didn’t make it any easier, so I really appreciate you both sticking it out and doing a fabulous job!

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

“This review is a couple years delayed, but I suppose better late than never. Our basement renovation was an incredible experience start to finish. To this day, anyone that visits the basement bar is in awe of the uniqueness and one-of-a-kind feel. From working with us on a design to working through every last detail to make everything just right, I couldn’t imagine doing any other home renovation (or new build) project without MainStreet. “

John D.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“[This was] our 3rd project with Mainstreet and the largest. Once again, we are very happy with the finished product!…The quality of materials and workmanship were excellent!…We always felt that our concerns were being addressed and that Mainstreet ultimately wanted us satisfied.”

Gail and Jeffrey
Franklin, MI

“Mainstreet is an exceptional company! We could not ask for more. To the design process to the construction and the end product. Just perfect!”

John S.
Royal Oak, MI

“Exceptional communication, exceptional quality, exceptional overall experience and end product. I would have 100% confidence recommending them to my closest friends and family.”

Jim W.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI

“We have used MainStreet on multiple projects over the past five years. They installed a kitchette and built-ins in our basement. They took out contractor grade storage installs in our bedroom closets and put in custom shelving units. They also did a complete remodel of one bedroom, enlarging the room and making it much better looking. Overall, they have been fantastic from start to finish. High quality work, great designing, very clean, very easy to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend MainStreet.”

Pratheep S.
Birmingham, MI

“Main Street Design Build was a pleasure to work with on the finishing of our basement and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to complete a home renovation. They are extremely professional and conscientious. They clearly care a lot about their clients and are meticulous in making sure the final results have exceptional quality. They really exceeded our expectations at every stage of the project. We are thoroughly enjoying our new space!

Chris B.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“It was an amazing experience. The quality and level of professionalism are great with this company.”

Andrea S.
Birmingham, MI

“This is my third project with MainStreet Design Build, I could not imagine working with any other company. They always give attention to detail and are very responsive to any concerns I may have.”

Jim & Bonnie D.
Ferndale, MI

“Main Street is a very professional company – from initial meeting to end of project – everyone is helpful, works with integrity and makes the process as easy as possible. It’s clear that the employees are proud of their work and want to do a great job. App is easy to use for making selections, tracking financials and progress. The quality of work is exceptional. We absolutely love our new space and are very pleased with our decision to select MainStreet.”

Matthew & Kerri
Beverly Hills, MI

“This was my second opportunity to work with MainStreet Design Build, I would highly recommend them.”

Berni S.
Bloomfield Township, MI

“Keep up the great work. The commitment to schedule, quality and overall customer satisfaction was beyond expectations. Dwayne and his team keeps us informed of the progress, responsive to questions and takes great pride in their craftsmanship. This includes cleaning the site after each day’s work, friendliness and happy to take time to make sure questions are answered. Also need to give thanks to Christopher and Jordan at the office who helped us pick the finishes. We solicited over 15 contractors to do this job and we are so thankful that we chose MainStreet to care for this project… Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!!”

Mark & Michelle
Beverly Hills, MI

“We hired Main Street Design Build for our laundry room and kitchen remodel. Like most people, we were nervous to take on such a large project, but after our first meeting with Steve, our nerves were put to rest. The entire staff exceeded our expectations at every stage of our project. The attention to detail, beautiful design options and finishes and level of communication that they offer is unique. It was an A+ experience from the office staff/designers/skilled trades and of course our amazing project manager who made everything run smooth, on schedule, and on budget. We now have a beautiful kitchen and laundry room that we love to show off – and everyone who has seen it is equally impressed (and a little jealous) . We can’t wait for our next project.”

Christina K.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“If it’s possible to love being stuck right in the messy middle of a remodel, MainStreet makes it possible. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the project progress daily. The entire staff — in office and on site — are incredibly talented, patient and professional group and a pleasure to work with.”

Pete and Kate P.
Royal Oak, MI

“I am so happy with my overall experience! Christine, Steve, CHRISTOPHER:), Dwain, Marq, Rick, Kim, Izzy, all the other employees, contractors, and subcontractors were so incredibly nice, respectful, reliable, trustworthy – truly amazing! Thank you and I’m excited to work with all of you again!”

Sonda R.
West Bloomfield, MI

“Mainstreet did a large project for us, adding a master suite with master bath and new closet on our second floor with outdoor living space beneath it. The picture of the company team on the Houzz page is on our covered patio that resulted from the project. They make a difficult process as user-friendly and manageable as can be. We have worked with other residential builders, and we think Mainstreet’s full-service approach is fantastic. From working with Steve on the front end design to working with Christine on so many details, to working with Dwain on perfect execution, they are really pros all the way through the process. Long after the job has been done, they stand behind their work without question, and they truly care about their clients and the homes they live in. I highly recommend them and would not look anywhere else. They are worth every penny!”

Patrick K.
Pleasant Ridge, MI

“This is the third kitchen remodel that we have done in our 52 years of marriage and this was by far our best experience. MainStreet is a team of professionals, each with expertise in their field, who guided us along. Everyone was always organized and knowledgeable. The carpentry workmanship was exceptional and any issue was immediately addressed by the project manager and solved. They said they wanted to make us happy and they did!”

E.J. Saks
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“MainStreet has been very easy to work with. All dealings have been handled in a very professional manner and we have always had the feeling that they are working for us. Their workmen are quite skilled and the subcontractors all do quality work. We get the feeling that they are concerned about doing the job right. We will use them again and highly recommend them to others. Their work is something we proudly show off to others and often get nice unsolicited comments from others. You can not go wrong with MainStreet Design Build. As you can tell, we are happy we chose them for our project.”

Eric and Linda S.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“We were novices when it came to a home remodeling project and the team members at MainStreet Design Build were very patient with us throughout the process. The quality of work and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Our questions were responded to promptly and thoroughly. The team was creative in finding solutions to the few issues that arose. The communication from beginning to end was tremendous. Every team member we encountered worked with the utmost pride in their work and professionalism. The projected time frame for the project was long (~3 months), but the project was completed in exactly the time frame proposed. We could not be happier. Thank you to everyone at MainStreet!”

Amy B.
Troy, MI

“This was our first time using a contractor for a major renovation – Kitchen, Family Room and Bathrooms. The MainStreet Design Build staff, led by Steve and Christine were extremely professional throughout the project. They walked us through the process step by step and made sure that everything was completed to our satisfaction – from initial planning and budgeting to the final details. The work was completed to a very high quality and the crew were always respectful of our home and mindful to keep the job site as safe and tidy as possible throughout. The end result is great and has exceeded our expectations. We have no hesitation in recommending MainStreet Design Build and would absolutely use them again.”

Ruth M.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“My husband and I give our absolute highest recommendation for MainStreet Design Build! They’ve worked on many projects big and small for us over the past few years — from a total home office design/build to conquering a longstanding drainage issue outside the home. They’ve introduced us to stellar people in the industry — their handyman Marq, painters, plumbers, carpenters. Everybody is first class. MainStreet project manager Dwain is on my speed dial list as he’s helped us out so many times with projects or problems at our home. He is knowledgeable, dependable and just always has a great attitude. Will hope to have some photos of our beautiful MainStreet home office posted soon. Thanks Steve and Christine!”

Carolyn C.
Birmingham, MI

“We couldn’t be happier with our choice to work with Mainstreet for our exterior remodel. The design process leading up to the build was a refreshing experience. Steve and his team met with us on multiple occasions and honestly worked with us to design a house that made sense for our aesthetics and ultimately honored it’s past. The actual remodeling consisted of re-siding our entire home, reconstructing the front porch including a new copper roof, IPE decking, a new central staircase, refacing the existing service staircase, changing a flat roof line to a gable and so much more. We became very close Dwain and his team who did all the construction work. I can wholeheartedly say that these guys are GOOD PEOPLE. They care, and they get things right. I’ll be honest Mainstreet is more expensive than others, but you get you what you pay for. At least, in this case, we did. Our house is a significant piece of our lives, and I’m glad we were able to work with a company who took pride in the work they do. Hey, If you’re reading this and considering Mainstreet, you should take the time to meet with them. They do a great job of explaining who they are and how things work in their initial meet and greet.”

Alicia and Christian
Pleasant Ridge, MI

“I have used Mainstreet many times over the last 15 years to do both major and minor remodeling work on my house. Christine Ramaekers did an excellent job with the kitchen remodel. She stayed within my budget and helped find granite countertops at a lower than expected cost. She made great suggestions for the decorative tile and found a color and design combination that was exactly what I wanted. With Mainstreet, you get top notch tradesmen, personal service that follows through after the job is done, on-target estimates with no surprise over-runs and the best quality.”

Denny G.
Troy, MI

“Having heard horror stories from friends and family about their remodeling projects we were pleasantly surprised at the level of service, attention to detail, proactive communication, and quality service provided from MainStreet.”

David L.
Birmingham, MI

“I am still enjoying the QUALITY work that the Mainstreet team performed on my Kitchen, Dining room, Laundry room, Pantry as well as the terrific work on the three bathrooms!  Christine, I’m still receiving compliments on all the colors and tiles and all the rest of your work you and JoAnne did together! Steve – STILL loving the design to keep the kitchen/dining area open and actually INCREASE cabinet space! Everything is working well and looking new!”

James R.
Troy, MI

“We love our new Kitchen and Mudroom. We appreciate the effort, commitment and quality provided by the entire team at Main Street. Thank you! Kyle and Main Street Team were a pleasure to work with through the build process. The timeline including trades was on target. Co-Construct was an effective way to manage communication and any changes that were delivered throughout the project. The design and deliverables were as expected.”

Chad & Karen K.
Oak Park, MI

“I can’t think of a way that they fell short. I was satisfied with the assistance that I received with regards to picking out the various pieces.”

Jennifer and Michael H.
Oak Park, MI

“They simply put – deliver. Projects are well designed and delivered. Good advice is given and they are very open to new ideas. We have gotten many compliments on our finished projects from friends, and best of all, we are pleased.”

Maury & Jan E.
Birmingham, MI

“In the Design portion we found the 3D drawing tool very productive with Steve when working on the plans for the house. Once the Build stage started the use of Co-Construct was great for keeping track of the updates on the project.

The overall “build” part of the project took about 3 months once it started and was for the most part kept on schedule. It was the planning and designing that took the longest and where expectations were set. For us, this was a valuable part of the overall process. In addition, the MainStreet team use of today’s latest technology made the process a lot easier and more enjoyable.”

Chris D. & Gary L.
Royal Oak, MI

“Overall we were very satisfied with the finished product. Although the project finished late MainStreet stepped up and took over the stairs once it was clear the stair sub-contractor was not going to do the job. We have already recommended them to others.

The finished product met or exceeded all of our expectations. The design turned out better than expected and the quality of workmanship was excellent.”

John & Kristen G.
Rochester Hills, MI

“Our experience with Main Street has been great! The size of our project was considerable- addition with kitchen/family room/ breakfast nook downstairs and Master suite w balcony upstairs plus a remodeling of the old kitchen into pantry, first floor laundry and mudroom. We have two grade school aged kids and had no choice but to live in our house during construction. We were prepared for the rigors of living in dusty, loud and disruptive conditions but the process with Main Street has been very easy and relatively smooth. Although we have our absolute favorites, we feel that everyone who has worked on the project has been courteous and professional. We would use Main Street Design Build again in a heartbeat!”

Mark & MaryBeth S.
Pleasant Ridge, MI

“Professionalism; organization of the project; everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with; kept me up to date on the project, quick resolution of item(s) delivered damaged or flawed; quality of work! I would highly recommend MainStreet Design Build!”

MBill & Pam P.
Waterford, MI

“The design team was very helpful. The bathroom turned out beautiful in the end. Very courteous and professional staff. Very detail oriented. They have a team that has many excellent design ideas. The workmanship also was excellent.”

John & Carolyn S.
Troy, MI

“We were not sure how to enlarge our kitchen without adversely affecting the exterior appearance of the house. Steve came up with design which was architecturally appealing and that gave us the kitchen we really wanted. We were very pleased.

MainStreet was honest and upfront about the cost of the project. There were no surprises – they did not low ball up front to add on at the end. The quality and professionalism of the entire team was outstanding. You truly get what you pay for with MainStreet.

We couldn’t be happier with our new space and would both recommend and use MainStreet again for any future needs.”

Michael and Kim
Birmingham, MI

“Thank you to the entire team for making our home “fit” us! From the first consultation, Steve understood that this wasn’t about trying to make a small house huge, or into something that it wasn’t meant to be. We just simply needed it to fit our lives better, and that is what you gave us. I can’t seem to convince the kids that they really don’t need to use my bathroom, but hey, at least I have my own sink.

Everyone keeps asking how the addition is coming, and when we tell them it was done in June, the response is always “Wow, that was fast!” Keeping on schedule made a huge difference for us being able to live here through the whole thing, and we appreciate you managing the schedule so diligently.

At a time when there are many places out there that can’t be counted on, we are glad we found one that could.”

The Johnson Family
Royal Oak, MI

“The first thing we noticed about MainStreet was their attention to detail.  Their priority was to ensure that our home addition would blend with our existing home.  We felt that their staff was outstanding.  I have never seen any employee go above and beyond like Dwain, their Field Manager.  He took things home to customize in his own workshop and quickly provided us additional choices and solutions when we had questions. Their tradesmen were definitely experts in their field – especially the mason who blended in the new brick so well, that people are surprised to hear that our addition isn’t part of the original structure.  Our opinion is they are extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the design and construction process.”

John and Terri
Royal Oak, MI

“We have used MainStreet Design Build on three projects. With our children grown and on their own, we downsized to a smaller home in Grosse Pointe Farms.  Although smaller, we still wanted beauty and functionality in our new place.  Steve created an incredible new basement that rivals the upper level.  We have a wonderful place for entertaining as well as space to play when our children and grandchildren visit.  Our second project was to create a pottery room addition on the side of our home. With wonderful light from the windows and skylights it an inspiring place to work.  Most recently we decided that although beautiful inside, the curb appeal of our 1950’s ranch style home was quite lacking.  MainStreet again stepped up to create a stately and dramatic front makeover.  We are very please with the work they have done and appreciate the creative and distinctive details that have made our new home into the home of our dreams.”

Jim and Marsha
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

“It is always amazing to us to talk to people about a renovation project. When asked how it went, they usually shake their head and say something like the following:

  • “Don’t even ask”
  • “I will never use that builder again”
  • “I am SO READY to get this over with”
  • “We are so delayed, I can hardly wait to have my life back”

By this time, David and I are usually smiling, since we had NONE of those feelings during our major home remodeling project with MainStreet Design Build.  Christine, Steve and the ENTIRE MainStreet team were top notch.  We had a very smooth construction project with incredible amounts of communication between us.  They hit the target date (just about right on) and that was key after we had been living in a small rental house for 6 months.

We love our “new house” and feel very strongly that Steve and Christine were able to mesh the following:

  • What we wanted as an end result
  • What we were willing to spend
  • What our lifestyle needed

We entered into the project challenging Steve & Christine to make us their “next great reference”. They did! We are ready to begin the preliminary planning stages for a basement renovation, and frankly will go nowhere else to get it done other then MainStreet.

Thanks MainStreet for such a smooth project.  You all were great to work with!”

David and Melinda
Birmingham, MI

“We recommend MainStreet without reservations.  Their work is first rate and the people even better.  To emphasize this we hired them on two separate occasions and were beyond pleased each time.  Do yourself a favor and relieve remodeling grief.  By using MainStreet you’ll get the best quality, cooperation and workmanship.”

Jim and Gloria
Orchard Lake, MI

“We love where we live – but to stay here, we needed to add more space for our growing family. After using another company for a small addition, we turned to an architect to design an expanded kitchen and master suite addition.  As this was a large job, we wanted to ensure it was done right.  We met with MainStreet about completing the construction of what our architect had designed.  Right away, we were impressed with Steve’s design suggestions for better use of space and enhancements to our plans.  His instant confidence and experience in integrating an addition to an existing home let us know we had made the right choice.  Their budget was on target (no surprises) which was of great comfort to us.  Making the selections prior to the project start and their tight schedule kept everything running smoothly.  The staff was hard working and responsive which helped to keep us calm throughout the process.  They really do focus on quality and integrity in every aspect of their work.”

Residents of Huntington Woods, MI

“From the first encounter to the last element of our kitchen, our experience with MainStreet was professional, creative, and fun.   We worked as a team throughout the entire remake of our kitchen, down to the most minuscule detail.  They were remarkably patient when we changed ideas on them (and we did, often!), and their coordination of the whole project ensured a swift and pleasing conclusion.  Suffice it to say that five years later, we still love what has been done . whether we are cooking, or just sipping coffee at the table, we enjoy our surroundings.  Anyone who comes to our house raves about our kitchen, and so do we!”

Howard and Jane
West Bloomfield, MI

“MainStreet’s quality of work was excellent and its employees were very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional.”

Pleasant Ridge, MI

“We were very satisfied with the work of MainStreet Design Build.  They had people here every day working.  They were efficient, thorough and didn’t make mistakes.”

John and Donna
Bloomfield Hills, MI

“This was our second experience with MainStreet (we had an addition built previously), as and you can imagine, there was only a second experience because the first was so positive. We had our main bathroom completely gutted and remodeled (our house was built in 1927); there were a few surprises for the workers (there is no framing on the outer walls, only a double layer of brick!). MainStreet does an outstanding job, and, critically, maintains a schedule—none of these horror stories one hears about where the job is half done and months go by before work is picked up again! Plus MainStreet helps you figure out what precisely it is that you want, and then realizes that goal. We are, once again, most pleased with the result (and how they got the claw foot tub up the stairs we’ll never know!).”

Tim and Faith
Royal Oak, MI

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with MainStreet Design Build. Their crew was professional and responsive.  Their extensive preparation helped to minimize any “surprises” once the job began.  We were especially impressed by their creative suggestions and solutions when we asked for changes.  As an example, we asked to add a skylight to a room in the middle of the job.  MainStreet provided us with 3D drawings and pricing options within two days and we were able to incorporate the change without any delay.  We intend to use them again next year for our next home project.

Gar and Scottie
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

“Thank you for making the kitchen shine in our 1922 arts and crafts style home!  The creative design and fine details really made the difference.  Steve, incorporating the space from the odd shaped closet behind the kitchen was a great idea to give us the room needed for the eat-in bar area.  And the use of extensive woodwork gave us a true gem ready to rival those seen in any “Old House” magazine.  Christine, you have a wonderful eye for the right materials, colors, textures and the ability to pull it all together.  People are amazed when they walk in the door and the kitchen now complements the rest of our home.  As it was when you updated the kitchen in our first house, the staff was always aware of what needed to be done (Dwain and Mark feel like brothers) and kept the project rolling along. We couldn’t imagine working with anyone else!”

Greg and Mary
Royal Oak, MI

“Just a note to commend you on a job well done.  We were please with the work done and thrilled with the results. We now have our dream kitchen!  Your crew was great to work with.  They were professional, trustworthy and hard working.  It was evident that they take pride in their work.  We appreciate your sticking with the job and keeping right on schedule and following up on our calls.”

Ken and Ann
Birmingham, MI

“When we first started talking about our home remodeling project a year-and-a-half ago, Cindy and I really had no idea what we were getting into.  We heard your comments about people really making the difference but we clearly did not appreciate them.  Today, I think we understand exactly what you meant and why you emphasized that point.  Your people are flat out great.  The quality of your work is obvious.  What people can’t possibly know until they experience it is what a difference your people really do make.  We had two horrible experiences prior to the project you did (second floor addition), and the difference was literally as stark as night and day.  Your people almost became a part of our family.  I only saw them briefly in the morning but Cindy had to live with them for six months and she actually felt a void when they were finished and moved on to another project.  I sincerely appreciate everything MainStreet has done.  You can be very proud.  I wish you all much success in your future endeavors.”

David and Cindy
Ferndale, MI

“Our experience was very positive, we found MainStreet to be very professional, and considerate of our ideas.  The job finished very close to the time estimated, which can be rare in that business.  There was always a contact when we needed something, and they were very responsive to questions and concerns.  We know other people who used other companies for similar jobs, and they were often dissatisfied with timing and responsiveness, and we had none of those concerns.  Most importantly, the quality of the work was very high.  We would recommend MainStreet to anyone.”

Brian and Kelle
Royal Oak, MI

“We love our kitchen, and Mainstreet made that happen! Our original kitchen was too small and designed inefficiently. We had a few general ideas of what we wanted, but with the help of Steve, Christine and their talented staff, we were able to add a lot more creativity and attractiveness to the design. We were very impressed with the in-house big screen presentation which allowed us to see the finished product before it even started! We appreciated all the patience and expertise involved as well as quite a few last minute changes. Everyone who comes into our kitchen tells us that it’s one of the most beautiful kitchens they’ve ever seen.”

Holly & Terry
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

“Thank you once again for all your hard work in creating my beautiful kitchen. I was completely impressed with your entire crew – their skills, craftsmanship & attention to detail made the whole process a pleasure. I am truly grateful to all of you!”

Royal Oak, MI

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Phone: (248) 644-6330
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MainStreet Design Build
555 South Old Woodward
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Serving Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Pleasant Ridge, and select areas of Metro Detroit.