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               About Us

Jerry and Shar Mannes, Owners of Jerry Mannes Builder say..

Who are Jerry and Shar Mannes?

With over four decades of building fine homes, Jerry & Shar Mannes bring a wealth of expertise to your new home or remodeling experience. They take great pride in their work and want you to have the highest quality finished product that best meets your needs and desires. Check out the "Testimonals" page for comments from some of their satisfied customers.

What about Special Requests?

Special Requests...No Problem, That is Our Specialty. What special thing are you thinking about that will make your home unique? Just put it on Jerry's list and he'll make it happen. Maybe it's a carriage house to add a little charm and practical storage space you need, or that four seasons room that you can read your Sunday paper in and enjoy a cup of tea. Whatever it is, with a little imagination and the help of Jerry and Shar it will soon be a reality.

The first thing you will notice about a Mannes Home is the special touches and unique design in the home. Who would expect to see a round window in a closet? You will in a Mannes house. Notice the little things and the way the Mannes do them. A mullion window all of a sudden becomes the center piece of an otherwise drab room. A column serves as a border that trims a beautiful kitchen. Newel posts and handrail become a focal point as a stairway winds to other floors. A porch becomes the grand entrance. These and many more cause one to marvel at what can be done with building materials in the hands of the right craftsman. It is all about the "Attention to Detail" As Jerry puts it.

Jerry Mannes Builder has won many Awards over the years:

  • Best Exterior
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Floor Plan
  • Best Master Suite

Jerry and his wife Shar reside in Zeeland, Michigan.

What kind of projects do we do?

DESIGN: Know that you want to build, but don’t have plans yet? We can help you design your dream house so that you get what you want, within your budget! After finalizing the plans, construction on your new home will begin.

NEW HOMES: Already have your house plans? Are you ready for a partner to transform them into reality? We work with our homeowners to do just that. We are proud to brag about all of the “extras” we do as a normal part of our process to make your home the best value. As one of the leaders in this area for energy efficiency, we will educate you so your selections will save you money throughout the home’s lifecycle!

ROOM ADDITIONS: Are you outgrowing your current living space, but you love your neighborhood or don’t want to move? We can help! In most cases, room additions are the perfect answer and can incorporate your current living space with the new space so it feels like a natural transition. We will work with you to design what you want within your budget!

REMODELS: Tired of your bathroom? Are you ready to finish your basement? Do you wish you had a breakfast bar in your kitchen? Mannes Custom Homes will work with you to give you either an updated look with current trends or maximize your current space. We understand how to provide the look you want for the best value!