“My fiancée and I spent a long time looking at homes to purchase and experienced several heartbreaks when homes we loved were sold before our offer made it in or when accepted offers slightly beat ours. We had nearly decided to give up on purchasing a home for another year when my parents suggested that we build. Initially, we thought that building would be far too overwhelming for us as first-time home buyers, but we thought it couldn’t hurt to look into it. My mom had the previous year’s parade of homes magazine and commented how North Country Contractors had two really nice-looking homes in the parade. I called Mike and asked him some questions about building, and he set up an appointment with us right away to discuss building.
We were immediately impressed with his knowledge and detail. He brought several plans for us to look at from previous homes for ideas and we talked through what we liked and wanted in a home. We also talked about the type of lot that we would want, and he told us about a lot that he had just purchased in a brand new development in Holmen with plans to build a model home there. Mike gave us the opportunity to jump in and turn this into a custom home. All of Mike’s quoting was spot-on and very detailed. We really felt that Mike cared about us and the home we wanted. He gave us fair and accurate prices on upgrades and changes we wanted and always kept us in the loop throughout the process. He finished the home exactly when he said he would, and we couldn’t have been happier with the result.
We were actually a bit sad when it was over since we enjoyed working with him so much. We love our home, but when we’re ready to build another one, we will definitely be working with Mike!”
-Chris and Stephanie
“My husband and I toyed with the idea of building for a couple of years. We were hesitant because we did not want all of the headaches that go along with the process. We had toured a couple of Mike’s model homes and loved the craftsmanship we saw in each of them. Finally deciding to go ahead with it, we asked Mike to give us an estimate. Multiple friends of ours who had just built the prior year viewed our quote and could not believe how detailed it was. They had received very generic pricing and ended up “upgrading” almost every feature pushing them well over 20% of the original bid.
The proposal we received stayed true until the day we moved in. Mike was just as concerned about staying on budget as we were. I don’t know that another contractor would have had hidden savings and told us about them, but he did. When he told us that we had saved on some of the poured walls and that savings could be used towards one of our upgrades, I was in absolute shock. His honesty made me realize right then that we had selected the perfect contractor!! Mike was in contact with us on every issue that arose or question he had. In regards to the questions we had for him (and there were a lot), he was very prompt in responding. I hear so many horror stories about people and their building process and I almost feel bad knowing that ours went as seamlessly as it did! If we ever decide to build again, we know exactly who we’ll be hiring! ”
-Chad & Lindsey Lindberg
“The primary reasons that we chose North Country Contractors are Mike’s personal integrity and the reputation he has among people in the region who have worked with him. He uses only quality products from respected vendors, and the subcontractors that he chooses also possess the same business model of using quality products and skillful craftsmanship. This is exactly what we got throughout the construction project.
In addition to the initial reasons, now that we have personal experience we would add additional reasons for going with North Country Contractors if we were to build again. First, Mike is a master at project management. We experienced this with his management of schedules between his crew and the subcontractors, with his communication with us, and with his accurate and fair billing practices. Second, Mike has extensive experience. We experienced this when we presented him with our unique ideas and he came back with designs for how to make them even better. ”
-Ron & Sandy
“Two years ago when my wife and I decided to move back to Wisconsin we began interviewing contractors in the LaCrosse area. We chose North Country Contractors and Mike Reschke. From the first time we met, Mike listened to our vision for our new home. This was the first custom home we had built and we were going to go through the process while we were still living in Illinois. From the planning stage through completion, Mike guided us through the process resulting in a home that we have loved since the first day we moved in. Mike’s professionalism, creativity, and craftsmanship turned the vision of a house into our dream home. Living out of state during the building process made communication critical in completing our home. Mike was always available via phone or email. He responded to our questions/concerns promptly, often offering options to whatever our question or concern was. Mike’s vision and creative suggestions, as well as his ability to communicate them provided us with the perfect home with touches that make it uniquely ours. If you are looking for a builder with strong communication skills, creativity, integrity, and outstanding craftsmanship Mike Reshke and North Country Contractors is who you want!”
-Glenn and Patti Decker
“A few years ago I had hired North Country Contractors to re-roof my old house, replace all the soffit and fascia, and install two roof windows. They got that job because Mike Reschke exhibited professionalism by showing up to do the estimate when he said he would (in contrast to other contractors I’d contacted), and because his bid showed attention to the entire job – from tear-off to completion and cleanup. Mike and his crew were professional and attentive to detail. They did a beautiful job, making the house better looking and more functional.
“So, when I had to replace my small deck this year, I went directly to Mike with several options. He developed careful bids for each. I chose a large screened porch across the entire front of my house. Again, Mike and his crew showed up when they said they would, worked hard, and exhibited professionalism even in the face of unexpected obstacles and my “inspirations” for additional features during the construction. Mike was readily reachable and ready to come out to discuss the project at every phase. The cost was more than fair.
“Now everyone who sees the porch or photos of it is so impressed by how it looks, how it fits with the style of the house, and how well it is built!
“I recommend North Country Contractors to anyone who needs a good and reliable contractor who does excellent work and is also easy to work with.”
-Pat Manthey, Town of Greenfield
“When Mike and his crew at North Country Contractors first started talking about building a new home for us we were a little apprehensive. This would be our first custom built home. We wanted everthing to be right. And that is just what we got with North Country Contractors.
From the first day we talked with Mike Reschke until the day we moved in, North Country was simply easy to work with. Mike was honest and trustworthy. When we asked for an estimated move-in date he told us by the end of February 2003. We moved in the last weekend of February. That made everything that much easier to plan along the way.
When things would come up along the way in the constuction, Mike would call us and ask us what we thought about an idea he had, or if we had something else in mind. He didn’t just go with what was easy and fast. The lines of communication were open and we had a good working relationship with him and his crew. We never had to wonder where they were at, or if they were going to show up.
All in all, we would highly recommend North Country Contractors to build your home. Their honesty and quality of workmanship was second to none. A really enjoyable experience!”
-Ryan and Mary Jo Lium, Lium Insurance Agency, LLC.
5665 Meir Ct.
LaCrosse, WI. 54601
“Their commitment to the reconstruction of our house was first and foremost. Mike and his crew tackled an extreme make-over of our house with pride and craftmanship. I have and would recommend North Country Contractors to our friends and family anytime. Mike kept us informed with each step of our project and delivered a quality built home within our budget.”
“When my husband and I were interested in remodeling our existing farm house, we called North Country Contractors. Mike came and met with us and listened to our ideas. Within two weeks he came back with three different bids, one for a remodel, one for a new two story house, and one for a ranch style. In the end we decided to build the new two story house. It made more sense financially and finished product wise to build new. Mike and the crew went above and beyond all of our expectations. He was very flexible to our ideas. They were very thorough about explaining every thing to us. North Country Contractors really makes building a house feel like building a home. I have recommended them to many friends and will continue. “
-The Dan and Heather Gilster Family
“Mike was very easy to work with, easy to get a hold of, and very accommodating to our likes and desires.”
-Nick and Libby Dobbins