Bringing over 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry to each project, Dick has an excellent grasp of what it takes to bring his clients’ vision to life. And bringing that vision to life influences every decision made during the building process; whether it’s building a deck, a small addition or starting from square one with a new home. It’s all about achieving what our clients want.

We like to pay particular attention to the building site – to be sure we’re making the most of its inherent qualities and views. Thoughtful material choices and a mastery of the type of details that go beyond the obvious are important factors that will reflect the personal lifestyles of the families who will enjoy all their home has to offer.

“To me the profit at the end of the job is a happy customer”.  That’s the approach to every project large or small and the reason we have been the builder of choice for a wealth of clients who’ve also become our friends in the process.

Meet The Darntons
Dick Darnton

"The Profit at the End of the Job"


- Dick Darnton, OWNER
Karen Darnton

Karen has extensive experience in kitchen and bath design and project management. As previous owner of a successful design firm and home accessories store in Petoskey she brings expertise in space planning and product selection for both interior and exterior elements of the home.

“Our energies are devoted to details. There are many tangents to consider for even a simple project. Designing a home in Northern Michigan is all about comfort – it may be formal, rustic, elegant or eclectic…but in the end it has to be comfortable and reflect a sense of our clients’ personal style.”

We are blessed with a talented crew in the field that pulls together our company’s goals of top-quality workmanship, dedication to detail and clear communication with our clients, suppliers and subcontractors. Each of our crew members brings a strong work ethic to the job daily; we are appreciative of how this translates to all members of the team and contributes to the overall success of the project. Getting it right the first time is paramount.

We Look Forward To Meeting You!