Home #1: Jim Reif Builders

Destination — Lake House Retreat


Jim Reif and his talented team of craftsmen have done it again by transforming a neglected home previously suspended in the 1960's into a modern and vibrant year-round lake house retreat! This custom-designed home addition and renovation includes a private Master Bedroom suite, as well as an exciting expansion of the small ranch Living Room into a majestic two-story Great Room capturing daylight from all directions. New natural stone keeps the fireplace at the heart of the home and preserves the history of Hamilton Industries by using a reclaimed beam mantel. Massive windows extend the openness of the Great Room to the outdoor living spaces that soothe your senses with the whisper of waves and fragrances of Lake Michigan. Family and guests will be enticed by tantalizing aromas coming from the adjoining renovated Kitchen…a true connoisseur's delight! Come experience Jim Reif Builders' philosophy of "Enriching Lifestyles" & "Exceeding Your Expectations" with this MUST SEE home renovation which showcases the best in quality design, finishes and lifestyle. With over 25 years’ experience, it is easy to see why Jim Reif Builders has become known as one of the premier custom home builders and remodeling contractors in the Lakeshore area and beyond!

Trade Partners

ABC Supply co.

Alberts Plastering

B & M Waste Service

Braun Building Supply

City Wide Insulation Inc.

Drexel Building Supply

H.J. Martin and Son

Luisier Plumbing

Manitowoc Disposal

Oak Ridge Custom Cabinets Inc.

Port Cities Heating & Cooling

SC Concrete

Schnell Electric

Schuh’s Excavating

Simply Hardwood LLC

The Granite Company

Sherwin Williams


Making a Differencethis is what Jim Reif strives to do for the construction industry on the Lakeshore and throughout Northeast Wisconsin. “I feel our clients deserve better. By giving them the best possible project experience, I can make a difference.” 


Our Vision: to see the potential of the layout for a New Home, the foresight an addition can offer to an existing home, or the ability to design renovations. These are just a few of the reasons why Jim Reif Builders was voted the Best of Manitowoc County 2010-2018, as well as the 2011 Small Business of The Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.


2019 celebrates 25 years in business for Jim Reif Builders. Jim’s expertly assembled team of highly skilled craftsmen and trade partners can take on any project. From small renovations to large additions and sophisticated homes of any size, our team has designed, built and renovated some of the nicest homes in the area. As a team, we continue to enhance our knowledge by attending numerous seminars & educational opportunities throughout the year- including Energy Star and Green Building events, which translates into better projects.


Jim Reif Builders is proud to be a design/build contractor.  Our designers, Tom Arndt, AIBD and Bryan Imhoff, possess a unique ability to capture the ideas the client brings forward on our CAD system. Offering 3D capabilities is beneficial for a client to visualize the interior and exterior details of a home or renovation project.


Communication with clients is essential, beginning at the initial meeting and continuing through to the end of the project. Our detailed work schedule assists in following the day-to-day progress while integrating personal schedules.


Jim Reif Builders’ dedication to Making a Difference for our clients is unsurpassed by any other. We invite you to contact us to Experience the Difference we can make for you. We personally guarantee our team will Exceed your Expectations…just ask our list of over 500 references!