SCH Staff | Anniversaries

Over this past weekend, our staff had the privilege of getting together for an annual dinner to celebrate another year of working together as a team and give recognition to those celebrating milestone anniversaries with our company. This year we had some incredible longevity to celebrate and wanted to give a shout-out to these staff members, for their commitment to the team and their dedication to excellence in their craft:

35 years
Gordy Constantine

25 years
Dave Eckhart

20 years
Kay Christensen
Lorie Perow

10 years
Ron Rutkowski

5 years
Mike Morales

We wouldn’t be the company we are today without the outstanding work of those individuals listed above – THANK YOU for your years of service to SCH and we look forward to many more!

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In the News | Architectural Digest Italy | Return to British style

 

Our English Farm project is capturing international attention and was featured in September in Architectural Digest Italy.  For more than two years, our team has been constructing this sprawling estate in the rolling hills of the countryside, with the timeless design channeling our clients’ English heritage (design by Northworks Architects, Skin Interior Design and Hoerr Schaudt).  The estate is situated on 90 acres and includes a main residence, guest house, 82′ pool, greenhouse with raised garden beds and potting shed, sunken garden with outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, multiple barns with pastures beyond for raising alpacas, as well as a 3.5 acre lake.

Visit AD Italy‘s website to read the full article (in Italian or English, you decide 🙂 ).  To view more photos of this beautiful English Farm, visit our website’s project gallery.

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In the News | Great Lakes By Design | Terraced Dunes

 

That stunning home on the cover of the latest issue of Great Lakes by Design is one of the more technically challenging projects we have built.  This contemporary residence‘s series of decks and living spaces were built into the dune and achieved the need to accommodate both large groups and intimate gatherings for the homeowners amid a setting that embraces its lakefront waterscape.  We teamed up with the talents of Stoneberg + Gross Architects and Gooch Design Studio to bring this stunning lakefront home to life.  Read all about the unique materials and construction challenges that arose during the building process — the full article is available here.

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In the News | Great Lakes By Design | Showroom Retreat

 

We teamed up with Via Design to construct a new accessory building on the lakefront property of one of our previous renovation projects, The Orchard.  Intended to serve as an auto showroom for the client’s car collection as well as entertaining space, this stunning barn boasts custom-designed-and-built features throughout.  From a corvette-inspired, two-story monolith to a car lift that allows automobiles to be moved between the main and lower levels, to a 100-year-old restaurant bar restored to its originally glory by our custom shop, every square inch of this project was mindfully designed and carefully constructed.  The Orchard’s Auto Barn was featured in the most recent issue of Great Lakes By Design Magazine, where you can read about more about the design and construction process of this masterpiece. To view the full article, click here.

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In the News | Michigan Blue Magazine | Happy Together

 

One of our renovation projects, Coastal Chalet, was featured on the pages of Michigan Blue Magazine.  We teamed up with Deidre Remtema of Deidre Interiors and architectural designer Lori Potter to transform this seasonal abode into a functional retreat for both the homeowners and weekend guests alike. Learn how project goals were met with design and construction solutions in this beautiful coastal cottage. To view the full article, click here.

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In the News | Grand Rapids Magazine | Faces of West Michigan 2021

 

You may have noticed some familiar faces in the pages of the latest Grand Rapids Magazine issue (hint hint: it’s us 🙂 ). Our talented crew is excited to once again be part of representing the Faces of West Michigan in the category of Residential Building. To read the full article, click here.

There are a few new faces, but we recently celebrated important longevity milestones for a handful of our staff members:

5 years
Andrew Johnson
Shane Kellum
Jim Novak

10 years
Mike Westphal

15 years
Scott Blouw

30 years
Jim Stull

Congrats to these gentlemen for their years of hard work, service and excellence!

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In the News | Great Lakes By Design | Mountain Modern

We are happy to share that our Mountain Cottage project was featured in the latest issue of Great Lakes By Design. Read all about the story behind and the construction of this Tahoe-inspired cottage on the shores of beautiful Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan.  A special thanks to the talented team that made this project possible – architecture by Norman Dodds and interiors by Amy Darooge of Villa Decor.

View the full Great Lakes By Design feature HERE and view more photos in the project gallery of our website HERE.

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In the News | Grand Rapids Magazine | Faces of West Michigan

Scott Christopher Homes is proud to be a part of this year’s Faces of West Michigan in the latest issue of Grand Rapids Magazine, representing the faces of Residential Building. Not only does our team boast some incredible talents in craftsmanship and project management, but we genuinely enjoy working together and have been doing so for decades. Of our 29 team members, nearly half have been working together for over 15 years, with almost one quarter of the team having between 20 and 30 years of tenure. We have the right people doing what they are most passionate about, a key ingredient in any healthy team.

View the full Grand Rapids Magazine feature HERE.

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In the News | Grand Rapids Magazine | Beautifully Integrated

In the latest issue of Grand Rapids Magazine, our team member Drew Terwee adds a few thoughts on the topic of home technology integration.

The most important thing to consider for technology at a vacation home, without a doubt, is simplicity. The setup must be intuitive and easy for guests to use,” said Drew Terwee, client specialist at Scott Christopher Homes.

Read the full article to hear more tips for creating a high-tech home.

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