Our story began several years ago when my husband of 40 years and I began to downsize our home after our children grew up. We had talked about selling our house to buy a smaller place on the water, somewhere near our home in Milwaukee. A dream we spoke of often, but realistically, never believed it would come true.
I found a lot on Lake Winnebago and bought it with a handshake. I looked online for a builder and found PortSide Builders. We met with a custom home designer at PortSide and sketched out our dream home.
That was it! PortSide made the dream come true. Their final plans for the house were perfect. Under the supervision of Randy Johnson from PortSide, the tradesmen who built our house were not just competent but in many ways, artists. Our home “Drinkwater Point” is perfect.
Jon and I are so pleased with the addition PortSide Builders completed for us last year. We needed more space and were so pleased that Joe was able to help accomplish more than we ever expected. He listened to or plans and gave us what we hoped for and more. When we struggled with certain design details he helped by encouraging us to visit some finished PortSide homes in the area. His suggestion helped us visualize and decide how we wanted to design our fireplace as well as place windows for maximum light. Joe was eager to help but always listened and followed our lead. We are so proud of the results and owe him a great deal of the credit. Without his patience and experience we would never have had the outcome that we love.
Loved working with PortSide. Kurt is very knowledgable, and has great ideas and recommendations. Kurt is wonderful to work with, as well as being very patient and understanding as the build is going on.
Thank you for the outstanding job you have performed building our new home in Egg Harbor. Special thanks to Alan Shefchik in the initial sales and conceptual phase for working with us when the competition walked away. Alan was extremely helpful and talented in capturing and enhancing our design objectives. We also appreciate the great help we received in product selection. Also a very special thanks to Jim Englebert for leading an outstanding construction process. We were especially impressed with the timely communication throughout construction. Jim was extremely responsive throughout the construction and post construction phases. Thanks to all of the dedicated workers and the subcontractors for working safely, your professionalism, workmanship, dedication and attention to detail in building our new home. Your dedication shows in the finished product.
PortSide was the perfect builder for us. I recognized them from years of seeing their name about the Peninsula but I wondered if PortSide was too big of a company to want to bother with single home construction without a splashy budget. I was dead wrong. Not only did Alan Shefchik at PortSide welcome us warmly each time we met, but he guided us with expert advice, spelled out the costs to stay on budget and kept any fears and concerns in check. PortSide’s showroom clinched it. I am a visual person and it was extremely beneficial to see examples and feel and touch products. Every single person that worked on building our house was professional, friendly and excellent at their job. Mark Shefchik, our site manager, always kept us up to date and informed. His listening skills are remarkable as he followed any requests we asked of PortSide. Dawn Shefchik was invaluable turning our house into a home. We could not have made all the decisions flow without her expertise. Colors, finish, style, scale – – – it can all make your head spin. Dawn helped us pull it all together to create a place to love. And love it we do. Thanks PortSide.
I want to thank the PortSide team for completing our large, 1,000+ Sq/Ft remodel. It has exceeded our wildest expectations. This was a large undertaking touching many aspects of our home and it was completed with attention to detail and with understanding to our families schedules and routines during construction. From the time of consultation and estimation, through execution and completion, you were on time and on budget. Our family can’t say enough about the additional usable space.
We have hosted many more get togethers than we could have before the remodel, and look forward to the new memories we will create in the new space for years to come.
Thank you so much.
We have enjoyed the fine work of PortSide Builders since 1996. As our family has grown (now six grandchildren), we have returned to PortSide to add an extra bedroom and make updates to our bedroom/bathroom suite. You can see from the photos the beautiful work they continue to do. I am pleased to recommend PortSide Builders.
Honoring the land passed down through the generations, was the challenge we brought to PortSide Builders. Our former campsite was transformed into a safe, accessible, low maintenance home by their capable employees. Everyone was friendly, patient, detail-oriented, and willing to answer questions. We’re enjoying our home with the peace of mind that comes from knowing it was built the right way by PortSide Builders.
PortSide Builders did an excellent job for us. Our entire remodel was done while we were out of state so we had to put our complete trust in our builder and depend on their expertise. We wanted a completely updated home so there was an enormous amount of detail to be addressed. Everything from design to the implementation was exceptional. The biggest surprise was that the project was on schedule throughout and we were able to move in on the date we were given at the beginning of construction which is unheard of! We are thrilled with the final outcome.
We had worked with PortSide on past projects and were pleased to work with them again for our sunroom addition. We were not disappointed! Everyone we worked with including office staff, project planners/managers, crew, and subcontractors did an excellent job. We have found those associated with PortSide take pride in doing quality work. The project moved along according to the timeline we received and we are very pleased with the craftsmanship. Our project manager was a great communicator so we always knew what to expect and when. Overall, we had a great experience. We love our sunroom and if we had another project we would look to PortSide first.
The expertise and assistance PortSide Builders provided has been invaluable. Their work in facilitating site selection and building approvals with local planning commissions has made it possible for us to determine and establish locations that have proven very successful.
We chose PortSide Builders because they listened so well to our request to build the most energy efficient home practical, using innovative techniques. They were all enthusiastic about our ideas, from designers to job site personnel, and partnered with us to build our dream.
We had been planning to remodel the main floor of our home for quite a while. Our Custom Designer, Joe Englebert, worked patiently with us until we arrived at a design that we could get really excited about. Then our Construction Coordinator, Joe Huempfner, and the construction crew came in and got the job done. PortSide’s workers were very polite, hardworking and talented, and they cleaned up at the end of each day. We couldn’t be happier with the whole experience, and the overall results are amazing!
It has been a real pleasure working with all those involved in all of the three projects that PortSide has constructed for me over the past years. I have found that PortSide’s craftsmanship has been as good as any of the work that I have seen in my 55 years of construction.
We had a great experience with our kitchen remodel. All aspects went smoothly and we are so happy with the results. Everyone was awesome to work with and we would highly recommend your company.
We are very happy with the results of the remodel and the addition of a sunroom and master bedroom suite that PortSide Builders planned and completed for us. Not only were the PortSide employees and subcontractors professional throughout the design and construction process, they were also kind, understanding and helpful. The craftsmanship of the finished project is excellent. We would recommend PortSide to anyone with a building or remodeling project.
We want to thank the crew at PortSide for the great job they did on our home remodel. Working with our Custom Designer was an easy, pleasant experience. He took time to listen to what we were interested in and come up with plans that fit our needs. Our construction coordinator and the construction crew listened to us and were very responsive to our questions. We are very pleased with how the kitchen and family room turned out. We wouldn’t hesitate to use PortSide again or recommend them to our friends.
We are so happy we chose PortSide Builders to do our kitchen remodel. From the first meeting to the final walk through, they have proven to be efficient, detail oriented and trustworthy. All of our questions and/or concerns were answered and addressed in a friendly and timely manner. We are most grateful that PortSide Builders made our kitchen dreams become a reality. We look forward to working with them on other remodeling projects in the future.
We have been extremely impressed with the services provided by PortSide Builders. At the beginning of our project they provided us with a work schedule and they always kept to the schedule. When we had a question or concern it was immediately addressed. Most of the time issues were addressed even before we mentioned them. We are extremely happy with PortSide and would recommend this company to anyone contemplating home remodeling, roof replacement or any other type of building project.