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Welcome To PortSide Builders

PortSide Builders is Northeast Wisconsin’s leading expert in residential custom home building and commercial construction.  Our service area extends from the northern tip of Door County, southward throughout the Fox Valley and Oshkosh area.

We proudly provide our customers with:

  • Innovative Custom Design
  • Custom Home Building
  • Commercial Construction
  • Remodeling & Additions
  • Home Updates
Your Full Service Custom Builder
PortSide’s Custom Designers and Building Consultants are a caring team of professionals who are knowledgeable in custom home building and remodeling design and construction.  For nearly 40 years, we’ve been able to walk our customers through every stage of the planning process in order to create a complete set of building plans & specifications, and a firm bid.  From there, our experienced construction crews and trade partners bring that vision to life, delivering high-quality craftsmanship to each and every project they work on. Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your existing home, or interested in commercial construction, we strive to make your building experience stress-free and enjoyable.
Design Centers

PortSide Builders is proud to feature an in-house Design Center in both our Sturgeon Bay and Fox Valley offices. These unique, 3500 square foot facilities allow our customers to see and touch hundreds of top name-brand products, all in one place, in fully assembled display settings.  Our Design Centers are uniquely laid out to follow the building process, so our designers and customers can discuss and choose the products in an orderly and logical fashion….as completely and conveniently as possible. Just a few of the products featured in our Design Center:

* Siding * Appliances * Door / Window Trim * Shingles * Plumbing Fixtures
* Tile * Doors * Light Switches * Stairs / Railings * Windows * Electrical Fixtures
* Decorative Posts & Beams * Countertops * Flooring * Kitchen & Bathroom Displays and more.

With a comprehensive facility like the Design Center, along with manufacturer’s literature and on-line access to their websites, PortSide customers can make most of their product choice decisions in one or two design sessions. This saves time and money by eliminating costly product changes or substitutions after construction has begun. Our Design Centers are just one more example of how PortSide makes building easy and enjoyable.

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Site Evaluation
One of the most important, yet most overlooked steps in the construction process is the evaluation of the building site. Effective site evaluation, performed during the design phase of your project, will ensure that you maximize both the functionality, as well as the aesthetic features of your home.  Our custom home designers will walk your property with you to ensure that topography, soil conditions, vision corridors, sunlight exposure, native vegetation, and potential driveway and utility locations are all taken into consideration when designing your home.   If you don’t yet own property, we’re happy to help you in choosing just the right lot to compliment your home’s design features. Proper site evaluation will save you time and money.   If you’re like most people, you’ve got a fixed budget to work with when building a home.  Why waste part of that budget trying to adapt your lot to your home, when it’s much less expensive to adapt your home to your lot?  We can help you identify property conditions that may be subject to zoning restrictions, or potentially expensive development costs….before you begin.  Nobody likes surprises, especially expensive ones, midway through the project. With over four decades of experience in building homes on the Door County peninsula, and in the Fox Valley, we’ve done some pretty amazing home placements.  Our designers are experts in adapting their home plans to fit all of the unique land characteristics that Northeast Wisconsin has to offer.  Contact us today to set up a meeting on your property.
Long Lasting Customer Service
PortSide Founder, Fran Shefchik, has always stressed that one of the key elements necessary for long-term success of the company is constant attention to Customer Service.  Custom design, quality construction, and adherence to budgets and schedules are only part of the equation.  Communication is the key. Our construction coordinators are in constant contact with customers during the building phase.  In cases where they may live a great distance away, customers are provided with progress updates and photographs via phone, text, and email.  We conduct performance surveys at the completion of construction to gain insight into our customer’s experience, and then again one year later…to ensure that any service or warranty items have been satisfactorily addressed. But, our relationship extends well past the one-year warranty period. We truly believe that once you’re a PortSide customer, you’ve become a member of our family.  We’ll always be there, to answer any questions, or to offer help when you need it.  At PortSide Builders, we pride ourselves in “making customers for life”. And it shows….over the years many satisfied customers have come back to PortSide time and again for their new construction projects, and they’ve recommended our services to their friends and family.
In 2005, PortSide owners, Fran Shefchik and Bob Stoehr were searching for a succession plan for their company. They decided that the best path forward would come in the form of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP.   An ESOP is a benefit plan which allows the employees to earn ownership shares in the company.  Fran and Bob believed that empowering the employees as owners was the best way to secure the company’s future. PortSide employees realize that, as owners, we have a unique opportunity to make an impact on our own future, as well as the future of the company. Attention to detail, solid work ethic, and dedication to the company are rewarded with more than just a paycheck.  We have a vested interest in maintaining PortSide’s reputation and success well into the future. We’re proud to be Employee-Owned, and we pledge to provide innovative custom design, quality construction and on-going customer service to every customer that places their trust in us when they select PortSide Builders for their construction needs.

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Customer_Smith“We already had desigin ideas – we just needed someone to put it all together. Our Building Consultant was very good at giving ideas and was great at listening to ours. Everything was well orchestrated and everyone PortSide recommended was awesome.”
Gary & Janet Smith