When homebuilder Joel Peterson was hired to build a six-bedroom lakefront house on the eastern shore of Bostwick Lake, he had several limitations to overcome. Building height restrictions, a small lot and a high water table limited Peterson’s ability to build up, out or down around the popular inland lake half an hour northeast of […]
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A new home in East Grand Rapids is pictured on Wednesday, May 17, 2016. The home has five bedrooms and is featured in the Spring Parade of Homes. Photos by Neil Blake of MLive.com. View the Photo Gallery
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – J. Peterson Homes of Grand Rapids, a respected and experienced custom home builder and renovations services provider, has announced the opening of a construction design studio here. It will be located at 516 East Front Street, according to Joel Peterson, owner. An official opening is being planned for next spring. “We’ve actually done several construction […]
“I have done about a dozen in the past year,” builder and developer Joel Peterson said of the “demolish and rebuild” frenzy in the city.
Introducing the the 2015 Cosmopolitan Home of the Year by J. Peterson Homes, Visbeen Architects and Francesca Owings Interior Design. Also, discover Polo in Grand Rapids, the Spring Parade of Homes, and get motivated by Johnnie Tuitel. View Issue
WHEN ASKED HOW best to describe himself, Joel Peterson answers confidently and without hesitation. “Creative,” says the father of three and owner of a much talked about East Grand Rapids business. “I’m both creative from a design point of view and in my approach to business.” Read More
Architect Rob Sears says he made sure he really liked the “updated urban farmhouse” he designed for the Greater Grand Rapids 2014 Spring Parade of Homes. “I live across the street,” said Sears, owner of Sears Architects Inc. “I facetiously told the owner this has to be the best project our firm has ever done […]
Ten years ago, home builder Joel Peterson said he would not have shown off a Parade of Homes entry in a 100-year-old neighborhood while building a $589,000 house on speculation across the street. But today’s new home buyers want to live in a walkable neighborhood close to the city, says Peterson. Full Story
After a brief sabbatical, Joel Peterson has returned to building customized homes. Sixteen years ago, Peterson was a founding partner of Insignia Homes, a firm known for its custom work across western and northern Michigan. Earlier this year, he sold his Insignia shares to his partners and started a new real estate brokerage company called […]