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About Ted

“Custom” doesn’t have to mean gold leaf fixtures. With us, it means thoughtful design and personal touches.

I founded Perkins Custom Remodeling in 2002 but, you could say, the business was a lifetime in the making.

The seeds were planted growing up in rural Michigan, where I developed a strong work ethic while helping my father and grandfather, both skilled craftsmen in their trades.

After high school, I studied culinary arts, where I gained a true appreciation for kitchens designed with both form and function in mind. While a quick stint in a corporate purchasing job gave me a head for numbers, it also confirmed that I was most comfortable in a creative, collaborative environment, working with my hands.

When the time came to find a more creative outlet, I started with home remodeling and never looked back. I learned every trade from the ground up … framing, dry walling, trim carpentry, painting, tile setting, plumbing, and electrical. This solid background has given me an important edge now as a general contractor and has allowed me to surround myself with skilled craftsmen of the highest caliber. Whether I’m quoting a job, trouble–shooting inevitable challenges, or ensuring the highest quality finished product, I have the knowledge and expertise needed to get the job done well, on–time, and on budget.

The creativity comes into play when we team up with our homeowners to develop truly custom spaces — not just another cookie–cutter kitchen or bath — and when we’re problem solving on the fly or incorporating a meaningful personal touch. For example, for a recent kitchen remodel, we installed a stunning butcher–block top made from local trees taken down by Emerald Ash Bore disease. A beautiful way to recycle and re–purpose!

Importantly, “custom” doesn’t have to mean gold leaf fixtures. With us, it means thoughtful design and personal touches based on each customer’s vision for their unique living space.

My son Mack joined me as a finish carpenter in 2012, and he immediately saw his future as a valued partner in the family business. He truly has the heart and soul of a craftsman. Happy customers routinely confirm that he was a terrific addition to the team.