Wooddale Builders, Inc.

Steve Schwieters

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN HOMEBUILDING?
I have a strong family history in the building industry. I worked with my uncle, eventually started my own framing company, moved on to become a general contractor, and have now been in business for 46 years.

WHAT INSPIRES AND INFLUENCES YOUR WORK?
Our clients inspire our work every day. We keep a keen eye on trends while respecting classic and timeless elements in every home.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TEAM’S APPROACH TO A NEW PROJECT?
Our team is involved from the start—from when we first meet with our clients to talk about their dream for their home and into the design of the home. From the project manager to estimating to interior design, everyone on the team is involved throughout the process.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL BUILD TEAM?
We have worked with most of our subcontractors since the start of my business. We have developed lasting friendships and they have shown how important it is to build a high-quality home for our clients.

WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART?
The detail and the importance of a hands-on approach.

HOW DO YOU BRING A CLIENT’S VISION TO LIFE?
When we first meet with our clients, we involve local architectural designers to bring the client’s designs to life. In each step of the building process, our clients are involved in every detail—whether it be change orders to design changes, we work hand in hand with them.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TRENDS AND STYLES IN NEW CONSTRUCTION?
We focus on creating timeless features that reflect our clients’ personal styles. With the help of our designer, we incorporate the current trends in each of our models and our clients’ custom-built homes.

WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE A BUILDER?
To meet a client, build them a fabulous home, and 10 years later they call again to build their next dream home. And, of course, when they refer you to friends and family.

HOW DO YOU DEFINE AN ARTISAN HOME?
An Artisan home does not need to be the largest grandiose home, but it needs to reflect the creative design and detail of quality artisans that participate in bringing this home to the next level.

 

Photography by Meghan Doll