32550 Dixon St. Dowagiac, MI 49047

Southwestern Michigan

Building Custom Homes

Custom home building refers to the process of designing and constructing a home that is tailor-made to suit the specific needs, preferences, and requirements of the homeowner. Unlike production or spec homes, which are built based on a predetermined set of plans and designs, custom homes are unique and individualized to the owner’s desires.

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Different kind of lifestyle

Welcome to Your Dream Home

At Gatz Construction, we take great pride in bringing your dream home to life, precisely tailored to your ideal specifications. 

Our process begins with a collaborative approach, where we sit down with you to understand your vision, lifestyle, and preferences. From there, our team of skilled architects and designers work closely with you to translate your ideas into detailed plans, ensuring that every aspect of your dream home is meticulously crafted to perfection. We offer an array of design options, from architectural styles to interior finishes, allowing you to make personalized choices that reflect your unique taste.

Throughout the construction phase, our experienced builders and craftsmen pay meticulous attention to detail, using top-quality materials and the latest construction techniques to create a home of unparalleled beauty and durability. With regular communication and updates, we keep you involved every step of the way, ensuring that your dream home unfolds exactly as you envisioned it.

When you trust us to build your dream home, you can rest assured that every detail will be brought to life with utmost care, passion, and commitment to creating a space that exceeds your expectations and becomes a cherished sanctuary for you and your family.

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Aspects of
Custom Home

Custom home building is an exciting and dynamic process that allows homeowners to design and construct their dream homes from the ground up. Unlike buying pre-existing homes, custom home building offers unparalleled personalization, enabling individuals to tailor every aspect of their living space to suit their unique lifestyle, preferences, and needs. From selecting the perfect location and architectural style to choosing materials, floor plans, and interior finishes, the aspects of custom home building provide endless opportunities for creativity and expression. With careful planning, attention to detail, and the guidance of experienced professionals, the journey of custom home building promises to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, culminating in a one-of-a-kind sanctuary that truly feels like home.

Personalized Design

The homeowner has the opportunity to work closely with architects and designers to create a home that reflects their lifestyle, tastes, and functional needs. They can choose the layout, room sizes, architectural style, and interior finishes according to their preferences.

Unique Features

Custom homes often include special features and amenities that are not commonly found in standard homes. These may include high-end appliances, customized cabinetry, unique flooring materials, advanced technology integrations, energy-efficient systems, and more.

Location Selection

Homeowners can choose the specific location of their custom home, allowing them to take advantage of scenic views, proximity to amenities, and desired neighborhood.

Budget and Control

Custom home building provides greater control over the budget. Homeowners can decide where to allocate funds, focusing on elements that are most important to them while potentially cutting back on less essential aspects.

Involvement in the Building Process

Homeowners often have the chance to be involved in the construction process, working with builders and contractors to ensure that the project aligns with their vision.


With custom home building, homeowners have the advantage of incorporating sustainable and future-proof design elements and technologies, ensuring their home remains efficient and functional for years to come.

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Have Any Questions?

Custom home building is the process of designing and constructing a home from scratch, tailored to the specific needs, preferences, and lifestyle of the homeowner.

Custom home building allows you to personalize every aspect of your home, from the architectural style to the interior finishes, while buying a pre-built home offers limited customization options.

The timeline for custom home building varies based on factors such as the complexity of the design, the size of the home, and weather conditions. On average, it can take around 6 to 12 months from design to completion.

Absolutely! We encourage homeowners to share their floor plans and design ideas. Our team of architects and designers will work closely with you to bring your vision to life and make it a reality.

We consider various factors, including your lifestyle preferences, accessibility to amenities, local regulations, and the property’s orientation to optimize natural light and energy efficiency.

We use high-quality materials that align with your budget and design preferences. This includes options for exterior siding, roofing, flooring, cabinetry, and more.

While major changes to the design may require adjustments to the project timeline and budget, we understand that preferences can evolve. We accommodate reasonable design modifications whenever possible.

Yes, we are committed to environmentally responsible building practices. We offer energy-efficient appliances, insulation, and sustainable building materials to reduce the home’s environmental impact.

We handle all necessary permits and ensure that the custom home meets all local building codes and regulations.

We maintain open communication throughout the process, providing regular updates and inviting you to scheduled site visits to witness the progress firsthand. We utilize a tool called BuilderTrend as well which allows us to update you on every step of the way.

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Michigan Natives

Gatz Construction is based out of Dowagiac Michigan. We are not a out-of-town builder with no understanding of the area we build in. We take pride in being from Michigan and look to provide quality homes.

A Custom Home Builder You Can Trust

As a custom home builder with over 35 years of experience, we have built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional craftsmanship and personalized services to our clients. Our longevity in the industry speaks volumes about our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Throughout the years, we have honed our skills, expertise, and attention to detail, ensuring that every custom home we create is a true reflection of our clients’ dreams and aspirations. Our team of dedicated professionals takes the time to listen to our clients’ needs, collaborating closely with them throughout the entire process, from design conceptualization to final construction. We take immense pride in our ability to bring visions to life, creating bespoke homes that stand the test of time. When you choose us as your custom home builder, you can trust that your project will be handled with care, precision, and a passion for excellence, resulting in a home that exceeds your expectations and becomes a cherished space for generations to come.

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Custom home building offers homeowners the opportunity to create a living space that is uniquely theirs, incorporating their personality and lifestyle preferences into every aspect of the design and construction process.