Meet our November Builder of the Month, Troy Freed of Wausau Homes Kalamazoo-East.
The Wausau Homes Kalamazoo-East team led by Troy Freed and his family, have 40 years of construction expertise. Troy is the current president of the Western Michigan HBA and his team was recognized by the Michigan Home Builders Association as the 2018 Builder of the Year. Troy is building a family legacy with Wausau Homes that will continue to serve the Kalamazoo community for years to come.

Get to know Troy on a more personal level with our Q&A.


Meet our October Builder of the Month, Greg Ingersoll of Wausau Homes Elkhorn.
Greg Ingersoll, has been working in Southeastern Wisconsin for the past 3 decades. His experience spans all phases of building, remodeling, and land development, to managing condominiums in the prestigious Geneva National Golf Community in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Get to know Greg on a more personal level with our Q&A.


Meet our September Builder of the Month, Mike Gibbons of Wausau Homes Appleton.
Mike Gibbons has been building custom homes in the Fox River Valley for the past 35 years. He earned the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation through the Home Builder Institute of Wisconsin. A resident of Neenah, Mike is an expert at navigating the homebuilding process and is ready to help make every homebuyer’s experience an enjoyable one from start to finish.

Get to know Mike on a more personal level with our Q&A.


Meet our August Builder of the Month, Barb Ravenscroft of Wausau Homes Waunakee.
Barb Ravenscroft has worked with homebuyers for 30 years to create the perfect living space. Barb is great with attention to detail, has amazing project management skills and creates quality finished homes. Wausau Homes Waunakee will guide you from the moment you step into the design studio to the moment you step into your new home.

Get to know Barb on a more personal level with our Q&A.


Meet our July Builder of the Month, Kory Bellmont of Wausau Homes Cold Spring.
Kory Bellmont has built extensive experience in the construction industry since 1997. Kory’s career started as a general laborer in excavating, but soon excelled to foreman, project manager, and finally vice president for his family’s development firm. An expert at the homebuilding process, Kory and the Wausau Homes Cold Spring team specializes in the traditional market and makes every homebuyer’s experience an enjoyable one from start to finish.

Get to know Kory on a more personal level with our Q&A.


While you may be more familiar with other types of home loans, FHA loans have been helping people become homeowners since 1934. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) - which is part of HUD - insures the loan, so your lender can offer you a better deal.


VA home loans help Veterans like you build, buy, improve, or refinance a home. A VA loan may offer better terms than with a traditional loan from a private bank, mortgage company, or credit union. Nearly 90% of VA-backed loans are made with no down payment. Find out about different loan programs—and how to apply.


Meet our June Builder of the Month, Nathan Shrock of Wausau Homes Rhinelander.
Nathan has been a Wausau Homes builder since 2011 and was recently honored for being named the 2018 Wausau Homes Builder of the Year. An expert at the homebuilding process, Nathan and the Wausau Homes Rhinelander team specializes in the vacation market and makes every homebuyer’s experience an enjoyable one from start to finish.

Get to know Nathan on a more personal level with our Q&A.


Replacing an existing home is increasingly becoming one of the most popular methods to gain more space, manage maintenance costs, and save money. Building plots are notoriously hard to locate in expanding metro markets and along pristine lakesides. Finding a plot with an existing dwelling and re-building the home is a plausible route for many, and in many municipalities planning policies encourage the upgrade not only for structural integrity, but property value as well.


Smart home technology is all about the automation and management of your daily life. Many tasks that once required human interaction have been made easier thanks to new automated technology. Perhaps the most important benefit to home automation is that it lets you customize your home to fit your family’s unique needs and lifestyle.


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The increasing shortage of land plots around lakes and major cities have created a trend to demolish existing structures and build new and improved properties. This is known as tearing down and rebuilding a home. Among the many implications when taking on this kind of project is the ability to obtain home financing. Just like any other Real Estate transaction or home project, financing is key.


Building the home of your dreams is a desired goal in life for many people regardless of their education level, social background or even nationality. The process involved for financing can be exciting or highly frustrating depending on the preparation made before starting your new home project.


There are a wide variety of loans and terms created to offer the buyer flexibility, but entering the world of new home finance can be tough. You can always start the process by knowing your credit score, having enough savings to cover out of pocket expenses, and knowing how much you can afford to service your monthly mortgage payment. This will be the strongest determining factors when choosing from any of these construction finance options.


A home is usually the largest investment that a person makes in their lifetime and today building a new home offers more benefits than ever before! Here’s a quick list of reasons why so many home buyers prefer to build a new home versus buying an existing home.


When Fall is in full swing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter. By following these ten simple home care tips, you can ensure your house will be protected from damage during the harsh winter months.


There are many ways to design a new home, but what about a small home? With the rising popularity of tiny homes and small spaces, we want to provide some ideas for designing something that perfectly fits your style and needs. Take a look at 7 ideas from your Midwest custom home builders, Wausau Homes, to help you design the perfect small home.


When building a house, you may not know where to start. Most potential homeowner start by perusing different plans they find available online. Many home builders offer sample floor plans, so there is no shortage of layouts. Floor plans will help you develop ideas about what you want your home to look like, and act as a stepping stone to make your dreams a reality. The number of plans can seem overwhelming, but having accessible floor plans to look at will help you prioritize the most important room in your home.


According to the National Association of Home Builders, pocket offices are one of the biggest trends in new residential design. The pocket office is typically located in a compact area with a desk space dedicated to managing the home activities.


Native to the Alpine region in Europe, most chalets look like they’ve come straight out of a mountainous backdrop. Swiss inspired chalets were introduced to America in the mid-1800s by architect Andrew Jackson Downing.


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