Welcome to Great Lakes Building & Restoration. At Great Lakes we believe the two most important qualities we can offer you are integrity and quality workmanship. Great Lakes Building & Restoration is a family owned and operated business founded by William Snow ll. The company specializes in insurance repair work, that could be anything from a devastating house fire to a broken water line that has been running for days to a major tree damage to your home. We also offer a full remodeling division to help make your dreams become a reality, whether that is a glamour bath remodel, a beautiful new kitchen, or maybe finishing off that extra space in the basement. No job is to big or to small for our company.
The mission for our company is to give homeowners an experience that is completely transparent and honest from the very first day one of our representatives comes to your home. Beyond that we pride ourselves with employing some of the best tradesman in the business. We partner with mature, experienced tradesman who are looking to further their career in order to be sure we can offer our customers the best experience when dealing with Great Lakes. We hope that you will consider Great Lakes for any of your home repair or remodeling needs.
Hi my name is Bill. I am the owner of Great Lakes Bldg & Restoration. I am 42 years old with 3 children and an amazing wife who is partnered with me in business. I started working in the trades when I was about 13 years old. I would go to work with my dad on the weekends to make a little money. As I got older I began to spend more time on the job with my father and I realized it may be something I could make a career out of. I quickly grew fond of the feeling I got by repairing damaged homes while simultaneously repairing damaged hearts. When people suffer a major loss to their home it can be devastating from a mental standpoint. I always enjoyed making something look beautiful again but I honestly enjoyed making someone smile while being in their home again a little more.
I worked for my father until I was 21 and then ventured out on my own. I spent time subcontracting for other companies as well as some time being a project coordinator. I’m very thankful for that time as it helped me understand the business not only from the field and job site, but also from the administrative side. It has always been my goal and desire to own and also operate my own business. I have a great sense of pride about not only restoration and remodeling but also about building relationships, whether that be with other colleagues, tradesman, business owners, or most importantly homeowners. I truly enjoy the experience of meeting someone and walking them through either some pretty dark times to brighter days or helping design and make dreams become reality with remodels.
I would love to have the opportunity to work with you!!
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We added a first-floor master to our home, and we are are thrilled with it. Thanks Great Lakes Building & Restoration!Bob S.
We remodeled our kitchen with the help of Great Lakes Building & Restoration. We turned our 50's kitchen into a kitchen we're loving in our 50's. Thank you!R. J. & Sandy R.
I was impressed with the quality of the work and the way they treated my wife and I as well as the respect to our property and items within my home. They are among the finest of craftsmen I have seen in some years. I commend them highly and I will not miss a an opportunity to recommend Great Lakes Building & Restoration to any one I know.George R.
Everyone was friendly and professional but more importantly they did a fine job after our fire. They all put forth 110% on everything they did and went out of their way to make sure my wife and I were completely satisfied. Bill is a man of his word and I appreciate that. I want to thank you again for getting us back in our home in the timeframe we agreed to without delays typical of construction projects.Cary and Joanne P.
As stressful as the fire and displacing of my family was, having selected a restoration/construction company to do the work was equally concerning. The team was amazing. Everyone seemed to share a genuine concern and sense of urgency. Bill brought an open, honest and direct way of discussing what was being done and that was very helpful. He made what was a very difficult time okay and even enjoyable at times. Thank you!William and Sheila C.
We are grateful for the understanding and attention to detail that was shown towards our needs and desires. We had our home built for us and wanted it restored essentially to the way it was prior to the fire with only a few changes and upgrades. Great Lakes Building & Restoration worked diligently to do that, and in many ways made our home better than it was when it was first constructed.Paul B.
I know a lot of things were not under his control, but Bill Snow made the impossible possible. There were days when I wanted to cry, but Bill made it possible for me to smile instead. Bill is wonderful! He consistently went out of his way to make sure I was happy and pleased with all the work done in my home.Deidra M.
Your staff was very accessible, courteous, and responsive which reduced the stress we experienced. I was particularly impressed with your efficiency and problem solving abilities. All of our requests have been met. And we are truly grateful to your company. Thanks to Great Lakes Building and Restoration, we are back in and enjoying our new home.William P.