Sheridan Valley Homes References

“We had never built a home from the ground up, so we were very fortunate to have been referred to Sheridan Valley, Homes. Fred Heine listened to our concepts and ideas and designed just what we wanted - a unique, two story, four bedroom, half-log cottage with a huge front porch facing the lake.

The work done by Sheridan Valley's carpenters was superb. From the framing to the interior finish work, perfection was the norm. Sheridan Valley contracted only the best suppliers. From electrical, plumbing and heating, flooring, painting, the stonework on the fireplace, and the landscaping. Everything was professionally done and done well. We were pleased at how energy efficient the cottage was over the first winter.

Fred told us the total project would take 9 months. He was on time and on budget - and the quality of the finished project was outstanding.

When you enter into such an important and costly venture as building a new home or cottage, you have to have the confidence that you are in the hands of someone, you can trust. With Fred Heine, you don't need it in writing. You don't even need a handshake. If he says he'll do it, you can count on it."

Larry and Kathy Howell


"We chose Sheridan Valley Homes and Fred Heine to construct and design our lake home primarily for his outstanding reputation in the community and references from previous customers. Initially. He spent time getting to know us just to have a feel for our personalities and our vision, He worked closely and patiently with us in the designing process until we had created a plan that satisfied our ideas yet also satisfied Fred's strict and incredibly sound quality standards.

Our total confidence in Fred and his exceptional workers allowed us to feel comfortable 200 miles away during the construction period. Fred communicated daily to keep us informed of the progress and was almost always immediately available to us when we had questions.

Sheridan Valley Homes is unique in our age of fly-by-night contractors, SVH is all about integrity. It's about delivering the promises. It's about outstanding workmanship and professionalism. Sixty years of business in a small town is a statement of unmatched quality and consistency.

Unlike many builders, Fred Heine has the unique ability to build friendships with his clients during the process that continue long after completion. This alone speaks for itself. Overall, Fred's thoroughness to detail, his ethics and unwillingness to cut comers gave us an exceptionally well built home that far exceeded our expectations along with a memorable experience all the way through the process."

Bruce and Debbie Cummings


"We have known Fred Heine and Sheridan Valley Homes for over 30 years. During the past 15 years we have built our present home, a detached two-story garage and a two-story building with Sheridan Valley Homes.

We have always been very pleased with the exceptional quality of construction. Working with Fred during construction was great and we always received timely and clear communications. Fred provided excellent ideas on design, materials, and construction and always delivered a high quality product on time.

Living year round for the last five years in my Sheridan Valley Home has been excellent. Fred's insulation techniques are so efficient that my gas bills have been the lowest ever and will benefit us long into the future.

We would strongly recommend Sheridan Valley Homes to everyone building in Northern Michigan as they clearly stand for quality and commitment to their customers."

Judd and Mary Ann Wellard


“On behalf of Fred Heine and Sheridan Valley Homes,  I would like to express my satisfaction with the quality of the workmanship, and the exemplary ability of Fred.
  Not only was building my home in Lewiston a pleasure, but I was guided by a very knowledgeable builder, Fred.  None of my ideas were dismissed, and if an option
could not be incorporated as I wanted, it was revised by Fred and me, so something similar would work for both of us.

Investing in any building project is a considerable undertaking; Sheridan Valley Homes and Fred respect this importance, and work to ensure a quality finished product with 100% satisfaction.  In addition to a superbly built home, Fred adds personal touches that make a home truly a reflection of the customer’s desires and dreams. 

Here again Fred uses his talent and insight to find quality contractors which make these “finishing touches” into reality. Fred and Sheridan Valley Homes built a beautiful home for me, using excellent contractors, durable materials, and creative ideas.  Fred is a builder who is able and passionate about providing his clients with the utmost in quality and workmanship in their residence.”

Susan Smith


“We chose Sheridan Valley Homes because of their long-standing reputation for quality work.  The attention to detail and fine craftsmanship impressed us.  Their willingness to work with us in designing our house was much appreciated.  We just love our log home.”
  Jim and Cathy Hilgendorf 


“Just a short note to tell you how much we are enjoying our new windows you and your crew put in our cottage here in Lewiston, at 2910 Pine St.  Your crew was not only professional in their work manner, but were great to have around. The new windows are not only a great addition, good looking, but I am sure we will realize a big difference in this winter’s heating cost.  We have already noticed the difference this summer during the very hot days.  Now that cooler weather is here, we are really enjoying them.
  What a difference!”

Bob and Mary Lou Foster


“We want to express our appreciation and thanks for building our beautiful new home on West Twin Lake.  You and your crews were always professional, hardworking and did excellent work. Everyone who visits our home comments on the fine workmanship and quality throughout - even the garage.

This new construction project and relocating from southern Michigan was a big undertaking for us, so it was most important that we stay on schedule.  From the design phase, to teardown of the old house, through completion of the new one you were in communication with us daily and on top of most every detail. 

We are very pleased that we moved in a month sooner than anticipated.  Sheridan Valley Homes has had a great reputation for years in and around this area and now we know why.  We recommend you to everyone we meet who is considering a building project.  Please pass our gratitude on to your crew - they were a pleasure to have around.”

John & Sue DuBois


“I highly recommend Fred Heine and his staff at Sheridan Valley Homes to anyone seeking a reliable, trustworthy builder to turn their ideas and dreams into reality.  Sheridan Valley’s unfailing attention to detail and meticulous workmanship is unsurpassed.  They deliver what has been agreed upon in a timely manner, combining the highest quality materials with skilled workmen.  Although my lake home has been a “work in progress” for several years, Fred and his competent staff have helped turn the “house up-north” into a comfortable home that my family and I enjoy all year round. 
I continue to rely on Sheridan Valley Homes for advice, direction and completion when work needs to be done.”

Janice Kramer

               “After years of dealing with the problems of an older cabin, we made
the decision in the Spring of 2004 to build a new vacation home. 
After looking at several contractors and talking with people in the community,
the choice was clear - Sheridan Valley Homes.  Fred was a blessing. 
He quickly developed plans encompassing our ideas and dreams. 
He was open to changes along the way and added many details only found in quality homes.  We could not be happier with the final project. 
The quality of our home is amazing!  From beginning to end, our project with Sheridan Valley Homes was a pleasant experience.  We now have the home of our dreams! 
Thank you Sheridan Valley Homes and Fred Heine for a job well done.

Harry Posner and Charles Blanchard


"Sheridan Valley Homes built our dream home on West Twin Lake. Their superior workmanship and attention to detail is unsurpassed from the blueprints to our finished home, Sheridan Valley provided us with prompt, professional service. They truly cared about what we wanted and made every effort to accommodate our requests as quickly as possible. We highly recommend Sheridan Valley Homes to everyone interested in excellent home construction."

The Kovl Family

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Updated 5/4/12