We had a summer cottage constructed by Riverland last year. This is the second home we have had built for us the first one was by a large corporate building company.
Working with Richard was a pleasant experience as he was very responsive, flexible and easy to work with. The whole Riverland "family" makes the building process personal. I would highly recommend Richard and his associates to anybody thinking of having a home built.
We recently had Riverland complete some unfinished rooms in a home we were purchasing in Prudenville as a requirement of our lender. They were able to get the job done in just a couple weeks and got us to our closing quickly and on budget. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a professional builder.
In 2013 my wife and I decided that our cabin was in need of repairs to the extent that we might as well take it down and rebuild. We began soliciting builders in the Houghton Lake area for information. Being first time builders we had no idea what we were getting into.
We decided on Rick Tift of Riverland Builders and asked some locals their thoughts. All came back positive. We met with Rick initially to get the ball rolling and decided on building a chalet.
Our initial thoughts were that he was very personalable and easy to work with and lead us through the process start to finish. We negotiated from our initial plans to where we finally settled on our plans and committed to the build. Rick allowed us to tour a similar plan on Lake James and some of our ideas came from there.
In November of 2014 we began the demolition of the old and construction of the new. Rick took care of all permits, sub contractors, and set me up with the steps necessary to deal with utilitiy companies, local govt and the like. The process was not as bad as I expected.
I did have two things going, I am retired and have relatives in the area so the time to travel to the lake was not and issue and I had a place to stay. As the process unfolded we made adjustments to our plans took suggestions from Rick and his subs to get the end result. We moved in July of 2015 and could not be happier.
Any minor adjustments that were needed Rick took care of straight away. Rick has showcased our place to prospective customers that are thinking to build and they seem to be happy with our product and we hope it turns into business for Riverland. If someone was to ask for a recommendation on a builder in the H.L. area I would certainly recommend Rick Tift and Riverland builders.
My wife and I purchased a home on Houghton Lake that need quit a bit of updating. At the time we lived 9 hours away in Wisconsin. We had a few bids and selected Riverland.
The work was completed on time and within the budgeted amount. During this time we only made one trip to see how the work was going and it was just as planned. (PS my wife is very picky.) We would highly recommend Riverland and Rick's crew!
After interviewing several builders, we knew Rick Tift, owner of Riverland Building Co. was the best fit for our project. We were not disappointed. In 2015, Rick and his crew added on and remodeled our Houghton Lake cottage creating a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home for our family.
We have been very pleased with the quality work and service we received from Riverland Building Co. As with any project, there were a few hiccups along the way, but Rick was very quick to respond and problem solve during all segments of the project. He worked to stay within our budget and timeline to create a lovely home that fulfills all our family’s needs.
Working with a local builder was a smart choice, since Rick was there daily to check on the project. Rick Tift is a man of high integrity, trustworthy, respectful and a pleasure to work with on any project.