How did you get started in homebuilding?
Coming from different backgrounds in both their personal and professional lives, Mike and Ryan started Mikan Custom Homes with a shared vision of building the highest quality house while developing lifelong relationships with clients. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Mike has worked in many facets of the construction industry. Mike has always had a keen eye and a focus on the details which led him to follow his passion for building and remodeling. With a multi-family investment background, Ryan brings youthful passion to the residential industry.
What inspires and influences your work?
Our inspiration comes from our client’s vision! Nothing inspires us more than sitting down with our clients and hearing about their dreams and goals for their house. The real satisfaction for us comes in being able to take that vision and turn it into a reality.
How would you describe your team’s approach to a new project?
Our goal for every project is to create a space we are proud to put the Mikan name on while making the process exciting and enjoyable for the client.
What are the most important elements of a successful build team?
Communication and an unwavering commitment to the fine details are what create both a successful build and a team. Everyone working on the project must know the expectation of the final product.
What sets your company apart?
As a small company, we offer a unique opportunity to have the owners of the company onsite daily. Our clients benefit from being able to talk directly to the owners, creating an open line of communication. At the core of the company is an emphasis on relationships. We strongly believe every project is an opportunity to create a lifelong relationship with our clients.
How do you bring a client’s vision to life?
By creating a trustworthy and highly qualified team, we believe we have the ability to fulfill any vision. From creative and intelligent designers to the boots in the mud, our team is ready to tackle even the grandest of visions!
What are some of your favorite trends and styles in new construction?
One of our favorite things is when we are forced to create a new name for the “style” of our project. There is nothing more pleasing than when the opportunity presents itself to blur the lines of the traditional definition of styles.
What makes you proud to be a builder?
The personal relationships we have built with our customers are what keeps us coming back. There is no better feeling than sitting in a boat or being on the golf course with a client 5-10 years after a project is complete. It says a lot about your company when you take something as stressful as a build or remodel and come out of it as friends.
Photography by Meghan Doll