Read about MainStreet Design Build in the news from various local media sources.


Detroit Design MagazineNovember 2023 – MainStreet’s remarkable Bloomfield Hills condo remodel is featured in Detroit Design magazine’s Winter 2023 edition, uncovering the details of this extensive renovation.
Starts on page 38.


the detroit news home remodeling logoOctober 2022 – Homestyle: Must-Haves for Your House! The Detroit News shares 20 home improvement ideas, 3 that feature MainStreet’s creative design solutions


January 2022 – How to Solve the Problem of Low Ceilings. Well-chosen paint finishes, lighting, wall mouldings and other details can give your rooms a visual lift (MainStreet project featured in this post).



November 2021 – MainStreet is featured in Downtown Magazine’s “Business Matters” section. Read the editorial highlighting MainStreet’s milestone 30-year anniversary.



March 2021 – MainStreet is featured in the Michigan Design Center Blog. Read the article titled “Get Out! Create a Great Outdoor Space.”



January 2021 – MainStreet is featured in Michigan Home and Lifestyle Magazine. Read the article titled “On the Surface”.



July 2020 – 7 Great Ideas From Spring 2020’s Most Popular Home Bars.  Find solutions for storage, style and conversation areas in these trending home bar photos (MainStreet project featured in this post).


March 2020 – Everything you need to know about your gutters. Read about tell-tale maintenance checks and timely repairs that are key to keeping your home free of damp and leaks (MainStreet project featured in this post).


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March 2020 – MainStreet is featured in C&G Newspapers Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle! Read the article titled Clean, simple and on trendPainted cabinets popular with kitchen renovations

December 2019 – MainStreet is featured in ProRemodeler’s “Pro’s Picks” for their use of Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry Frameless Cabinets.


October 2019 – If your house could use a face lift, an exterior home makeover can be a great place to start. This remodeling topic was featured at a recent Wine & Design seminar presented by MainStreet Design Build in Birmingham and The Detroit News.

October 2019 – A MainStreet Design Build master bathroom renovation project is the subject of a Houzz article ‘Before & After: Glitzy ’80s Bathroom Goes Sleek Modern’.

Read all about how MainStreet’s own Christine Ramaekers transformed this Hollywood-inspired bathroom with a radical redo.

July 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Ranks #2 out of #15 for the Best General Contractors in Michigan according to GC Magazine.

To produce this list, the  General Contractors editorial team used a comprehensive set of criteria, including awards, press, versatility in styles and services, number of projects, and overall good standing in the community. 

June 2019 – Mainstreet Design Build Tops the General Contractors Magazine List of the 12 Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Detroit. 

To produce this list, General Contractors magazine reviews kitchen remodeling firms and general contractors to determine capabilities for quality service, as well as their ability to finish a project within a specific budget. Additional criteria were considered to ensure the quality of the firms listed. These include distance to Detroit, professional affiliations, years of experience, list of accolades, customer reviews, and press recognition.

April | May 2018 — When you’re expanding an older home, the challenge is to make the addition look natural, not just inside, but on the exterior as well. This historic home in Birmingham, Michigan, is almost a century old, and it was time to expand some of the smaller areas in the home, including the basement, kitchen, eating nook and garage. Architect and builder Christine Ramaekers of MainStreet Design Build turned the 2,500-square-foot home into 4,000 square feet and made the extension seamless.

March 13, 2018 — If you have a growing family, your kitchen needs plenty of seating and storage to create an open atmosphere and accommodate everybody’s needs. At the Westchester home in Birmingham, Michigan, the new owners were less than satisfied with the results of the previous renovation and contacted Main Street Design Build to give their kitchen the custom revamp it needed. Learn how MainStreet Design Build helped this Michigan family create a functional and communal kitchen. 

January 17, 2018 —Kitchen experts reveal how to make your home’s center flourish. MainStreet’s very own Christine Ramaekers weighs in on this topic, providing practical advice on how to remodel a kitchen, particularly identifying advantages of working with a design/build firm. Learn from Rochester Hills resident Marissa Palgut and how she turned her older-style kitchen into an updated transitional one — and doubled the size to boot. 

October | November 2017 — Like the cottages of Snow White with her seven dwarves and Princess Aurora with her fairy godmothers, the storybook cottage is charming and romantic. For this Ferndale, Michigan, home, the transformation from plain to quaint was nothing short of magical too. “The goal was to completely transform the home’s exterior into a charming cottage without changing the footprint,” says Steven Ramaekers, Director of Architecture at MainStreet Design Build. Here are a few of the elements that contribute to the finished result.

oakland-press-logo-largeJune 10, 2016 — Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County staff broke ground in Commerce Township for energy-efficient home with future homeowners, Mike and Natalie Yanosy, and corporate sponsors – Tevarrow, Inc., MainStreet Design Build, MB Financial, Templeton Building Company, BCC+, Cole Wagner Cabinetry, Karma Yoga and the local yoga community. 

April 2015 — MainStreet project featured in Small Kitchen Inspirations article titled “Luxury Impresses in Small Kitchens”


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December 2013 – MainStreet client featured in Cool Spaces article on Tips for Christmas Decorating


Press Releases

We welcome you to read our press releases and company announcements.

April 2024 – MainStreet Design Build Named NARI National CotY™ Winner Birmingham, MI, The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named MainStreet Design Build in Birmingham, MI, 2024, National Contractor of the Year (CotY) winner in the Residential Addition Over $500,000 category in its’ annual awards competition.

October 2023 – Mainstreet Design Build Supports Shades of Pink Foundation — Pars Fore Pink 3rd Annual Golf Outing

October 2022 – MainStreet Design Build Loses a Master Carpenter–But the World Gains a Master Musician

June 2022 – MainStreet Design Build Wins Two 1st Place Awards at the 18th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards

September 2021 – MainStreet Design Build Is Celebrating 30 Years of Remodeling Excellence and Growth

November 4, 2020 – MainStreet Design Build Expands Its Sales Coverage in Southeast Oakland County with the Hiring of a New Sales and Design Manager

March 24, 2020 – MainStreet Design Build Receives GuildQuality’s 2020 Guildmaster Award

February 10, 2020 – MainStreet Design Build Remodeling Employee of the Month is LaToya Tillman

February 7, 2020 – MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham, MI Awarded Best of Houzz 2020

December 9, 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Remodeling Production Pro Featured on Tim Faller Podcast

October 2, 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Remodeling Wins Judges Choice of Top Professional

July 22, 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Voted #1 Remodeling Contractor and #2 in All of Michigan

June 26, 2019 – MainStreet Creates Interior Design Powerhouse with Addition of Well Known Local Interior Designer in Birmingham

April 1, 2019 – MainStreet Takes Home First Place Award in 15th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards

March 15, 2019 – MainStreet Design Build Expands Service Offerings to Include Full-Service Interior Design

February 6, 2019 – ‘Best of Houzz’ 2019 Awarded to MainStreet Build

December 1, 2018 – Local Community, Inspired by Remodeling Firm, Brings Toys to Disadvantaged Youth

May 21, 2018 – Steve Ramaekers of MainStreet Design Build Attends Remodeler’s Advantage Roundtable for an In-Depth Analysis of Their Business

May 15, 2018 – MainStreet Design Build Repairs Severely Sagging Roof in a 3-Story Historic Home Using Superior Design Innovation

March 29, 2018 – MainStreet Design Build Takes Home First Place Award in 14th Annual Detroit Home Design Awards

February 1, 2018 – ‘Best of Houzz’ 2018 Awarded to MainStreet Design Build

May 1, 2017 – MainStreet Design Build Awarded Regional Design Award In Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

April 24, 2017 – Steve Ramaekers Attends Remodeler’s Advantage Roundtable, an Industry Think-Tank 

February 6, 2017 – ‘Best of Houzz’ 2017 Awarded to MainStreet Design Build

September 1, 2016 – MainStreet to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary with an Intimate Strolling Dinner

May 15, 2016 — MainStreet Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Partnering with Habitat for Humanity & LTU

March 23, 2016 — MainStreet Takes Home Two 2016 Detroit Home Design Awards Under Two Categories

January 13, 2016 — MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

June 1, 2015 — Southeast Michigan Bungalow Transformed Into Charming Cottage

May 15, 2015 — MainStreet’s Steve Ramaekers Joins Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

May 1, 2015 — Two Royal Oak Bungalows Receive Royal Makeovers

April 30, 2015 — ‘Best of Houzz’ 2015 Awarded to MainStreet Design Build

February 12, 2014 — MainStreet Design Build of Birmingham Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

November 1, 2013 — MainStreet Design Launches New Brand Identity, November 1, 2013

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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. of Birmingham


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