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As home builders, Castles & Cabins takes special pride in helping our clients find the home of their dreams. Below you'll find some comments sent to us when the building process was completed and the moving boxes had been unpacked. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our treasured clients-turned friends for putting their trust in Castles & Cabins.



"Allan and I are so appreciative of your

building quality and professionalism.

We feel lucky to have found you to                 

build our dream cabin. Thank you again

for making  our vision become a reality.

We hope you stop by when we are at

the cabin over Christmas. "

                                           Allen & Jane Baldwin, MI


Dear Dan & Mae


As I sit searching for the right words to thank you, I am not sure there are enough. 

Your kindness, encouragement, skills, support...are so deeply appreciated.

It is with pleasure when people ask me about the house project that the answer is...great! 

Thank you also for the certificate for landscaping.  I like to name trees I plant.

It will be 'kindness' after all the fine people that worked on our house.

                                                                                                          Ginger ~ Mt Pleasant


     During the building process we had several friends come through the house that have either had homes built or have experience in the building industry, and they were very impressed with the quality of workmanship and materials you used building our house. We appreciate the attention to detail the following through during construction and after.          

     It is refreshing to have a company that provides the type of service you do after they have made the sale and the checks have been cashed"

Bruce & Sue ~ Freesoil

"Our family will truly enjoy

many happy times in the beautiful

home you built for us.                                                               

It was such a fun experience working with you both. 

We hope you will plan to

stop by often"

Bill & Sally - Leroy, MI



Dear Dan & Mae,

We want to thank you so much for our beautiful new home! It would be an understatement

to say how fortunate we feel for having been referred to

Castles & Cabins.  As complete rookies in this whole process, you patiently

worked with us, directed us at each step, answered questions,

and always kept us informed.

We have learned so much about "Green Builds" the necessity of inspections,

and the coordination of crews. How you do that with one build, not to mention

others at the same time, is quite impressive! 

We also appreciate your attention to detail so that each process is 'right'

for years to come. We know we will enjoy and appreciate this home for

many years to come. 

Thanks again for everything.  Please stop by anytime to say hello.                                                                                                                                Phil & Jo ~  Kalkaska





This is a letter of high recommendation for Castles and Cabins, as well as Dan and Mae Anderson.

My husband, Dixon, and I have been extremely satisfied with the relationship we have developed over the past 2 years with Dan Anderson, our builder. We appreciated how tech savvy Dan is, as we live in the San Francisco area and wanted to rebuild our cottage in Lake City, MI. Dan was able to draw up plans and communicate with us about any changes by email, Dropbox, and video phone calls. He was able to move walls, change window locations, add a wine cellar and create our beautiful dream cottage. He is extremely open to communication. There was seldom a phone call, email, or text message that wasn't almost immediately responded to. That made all the difference to us trying to build from a distance.

Dan and Mae were both willing to meet with us whenever we were in the area to help make decisions on color and product samples. We met in our garage, their home, and even over dinner occasionally.

Whenever Dixon or I came up with a new vision, Dan was open to try to make it work out. An already poured cement foundation wall was able to be cut back open to add our little California wine cellar. Nothing was ever met with a flat, no!

My husband is a CPA who loves details and Dan was always open to discuss the minutest detail of whatever was on our minds about the project. Once again, trying to build this from afar would have been a lot more difficult with a different type of personality in a builder. And Mae was ever supportive making that possible.

Dan runs a tight ship. He is a bit of a perfectionist and that served us well as the homeowners. His subcontractors were of that caliber too. With very few exceptions, things were done on time and with utmost quality.

We love our new cottage and would be happy to talk to anyone in person about our experience with Dan and Mae Anderson at Castles and Cabins. Here we are, almost 2 years after our first dreams of a new cottage, still with respect, admiration and confidence in them. We would recommend them to anyone with a keen vision for a well-designed and securely built home.


Patti and Dixon Grier

June 23, 2014


"We can't possibly put in to words the full extent of our appreciation.  We couldn't be happier with the quality products and attention to detail that you gave during the construction of our retirement home.  What could have been a struggle in our retirement years was made easy thanks to you both.

We look forward to being on the lake with all the windows in our home that offer the perfect view.  My oversized pantry and kitchen is just what I've always dreamed them to be.  We love entertaining with friends and family now that we have the new house. 

We consider it a blessing that we found not just a builder with you, but people we consider friends for life."

Jim & Ardis - Rodney, MI

"The house you built for us is finished, and it is all that we dreamed of....Your subcontractors were unfailingly polite, hard working and competent, which is a tremendous credit to you.  Most of all we were impressed with Dan's incredible attention to the smallest details.  From the first time we met, to the time we turned the key on the final product, you met and exceeded our expectations. 

We will wholeheartedly recommend Castles and Cabins to anybody who is thinking of building. Thank you for all you have done for us."

Scott & Connie - McBain, MI

Castles & Cabins Custom Homes
7051 North 7 Mile Road, Lake City, Michigan 49651
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