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We have been in business since 1985 in Roscommon, MI.  Thank you for your confidence in Barber Construction over the years.  It has been a pleasure working with you and making new friends. 

As of October 2018, we will be retired.

We are currently booked through October.  For other contractors, please visit our local Home Builders Association: for a list of contractors, suppliers, and subcontractors.

We are not sure what retirement will bring for us, but a new adventure is on the horizon.  Perhaps traveling more, warmer weather in winter, sailing, or just plain relaxing.  Tom thinks he may get bored, but all the retirees I’ve talked to say they keep very busy.  I’ll willing to give it a try!

Tom & Wilma Barber

Roscommon Homebuilder Named MAHB 2010 Remodeler of the Year

The Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) has named Tom Barber, owner of Barber Construction, Inc. in Roscommon as its 2010 MAHB Remodeler of the Year.

Barber is a 37-year veteran of the homebuilding industry with a notable career of service. He has served for 25 years as owner of Barber Construction, a full service remodeling company specializing in second-story additions. He has received the following designations:  Certified Green Professional, Certified Graduate Remodeler, and is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist.  In May of 2010, Barber was selected by REMODELING magazine to join the remodeling Big50. He was featured in the May issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 80,000 professional contractors.

Barber is the current board president of the Michigan Association of Home Builders (MAHB) and the past president of the Tri-Lakes Home Builders Association. Barber has been active in his local community serving on the Gerrish Township Planning commission for 20 years, including many years as board chairman.

The Michigan Association of Home Builders is a professional trade association comprised of 32 local homebuilder associations around the state and their builder, subcontractor and supplier members.  MAHB works to positively promote the building industry and impact legislative, regulatory and legal issues affecting housing affordability.

Barber Construction Honored With Big50 Award

We are very proud to be honored by Remodeling Magazine as a recipient of their 2010 “Big50” Award.

Learn more about this honor by reading an excerpt from our Press Release:

Each year since 1986, the Remodeling Big50 inducts the owners of 50 remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards.

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result is one of the strongest classes to date. All 2010 inductees stood up to detailed examinations of their businesses and their books, and they all demonstrated an admirably deft ability to restructure, retrench, and hustle to remain viable in a challenging economic climate.

“We are very honored to receive this distinction,” says Tom, President of Barber Construction.  “The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers.”

A photo of us receiving our reward in Alexandria, VA is below and click here to read our feature Article in Remodeling Magazine.

New Website is Launched!

We have just recently launched our new company website! Our aim was to make a website that was clean, clear and easy for our clients and visitors to navigate and read – we hope we have accomplished just that.

If you have any feedback for us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

On this “Blog” section we will be posting information on new products and the remodeling/building industry at large. We’ll also be sharing what’s new with our business and much more.

We’ll make it fun and educational – and hope you’ll stop by to read it every month or so!

Until next time!

-Tom Barber