Testimonials

"We hired Brian for an 800-square-foot home addition for three main reasons: First, he came highly recommended from friends whose house he'd designed and built; second, we liked the idea of an architect, builder and general contractor all in one person; and third, we loved that he was green-certified, because we wanted to "green up" our 1926 tudor and make sustainable choices but knew we'd need some guidance. We were a little concerned that his work seemed primarily focused on new, modern and/or contemporary homes and ours was 88 years old, but that turned out to be no concern at all. In fact, his knowledge and appreciation of art and design, history and architecture make him not only a great conversationalist but a wise consultant, helping to ensure that our choices in materials and design fit our house as well as our vision and budget. 

 
Brian is smart, conscientious and an excellent communicator. He anticipates concerns before they happen and/or before they affect the budget. His estimates were detailed and on target; there were no budget surprises along the way. Through the course of the job, Brian was on site at some point almost every day, touching base, checking and directing the work of his many tradespeople, who were consistently top notch. We were impressed with every single carpenter, plumber, tiler, drywaller and other worker Brian brought in -- they always put down drop cloths before entering the house, were mindful of the landscaping or the cats or the kids, cleaned up at the end of each day, etc. 
 

 

Overall, working with Brian was a great experience. He's a highly trained architect and builder with a great team but he isn't afraid to pick up a hammer or a broom. His overall know-how, sense of humor, diplomacy and respectful relationships with his trades (and us) kept things running smoothly and worked well for us and our project. We have a beautiful, energy-efficient new master bedroom, bathroom, dream closet and fourth bedroom to prove it!"
 

-Cyndi Summers & Rick Neilson
Birmingham


 

"It is always a pleasure to refer a client to a professional who I know does good work and is a professional. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to find someone who takes the kind of pride in their work that you do."

--Lon Grossman
TechniHouse Inspections Inc


"Brian and his team do a great job in walking step by step with you through a process that can be very intimidating. His professionalism, organization, and open communication no doubt drive his results. Our project came in under budget, on time, and most importantly we now cook and entertain in a beautiful new kitchen! Brian’s insight and experience was also very helpful on the design side of our project. His recommendations were always based on our needs and expectations for the remodel. Some of the smallest details made the biggest impact. Every team member we encountered was courteous and very skilled in their respective trade. The remodel not only improved the overall look and feel of our home, but it also greatly increased the value. We would highly recommend Halprin construction and would most certainly seek out Brian’s services again in the future." 

--York and Lisa Ragsdale
Bloomfield Township


 

"A job took us from our much loved “dream home” on Wing Lake Road to another state.  Eight years later it was time to move back to Michigan.  We saw a lot just 2 lots away from the house we’d sold.  Called a neighbor to ask about the lot and the builder.  He gave the builder excellent reviews -- knew Brian both as a neighbor and a leasee in his office space. Called our realtor to help with the purchase.  “No way am I going to let you do this from another state!”  Then she relented and said, “I’m going to vet him.”  Called back to say “No one has anything bad to say about him.”  So we contacted Brian, who is both architect and builder, to come up with a floor plan.  He was knowledgable and creative as well as comfortable to work with.  Really listened to our needs and desires. 

Because we were living in another state, a professional inspector was hired to be our “eyes and ears” during construction.  He mentioned many times what a good builder Brian is -- far above and beyond the basic standards required. He is now recommending Brian to others. Many workers coming into the house comment on the quality of workmanship and the extra details that were not glossed over. Friends do the same.

 Brian has high standards, knowledge and skills to “do the job right”, and good relationships with the tradesmen he hires for each task. These same tradesmen have returned to the house to make “fixes” to their work as needed during the first year. I’ll be keeping in touch with many of them for continuing maintenance.

 Another quality to appreciate in Brian is his genuine caring and thoughtfulness.  My husband passed on during construction. Brian’s support is so very much appreciated. And, it’s nice to be back in the Wing Lake neighborhood we left."

--Mary Helen Black
Bloomfield Township


"Brian is a pleasure to work with.  He is a professional, detail oriented, and truly listens to his clients wishes.  Best of all, his projects come in on time and on budget!  I have had the opportunity to resell a Halprin Construction home that I sold to the original owner as a new build;  It was in excellent condition and stood the test of time."

--Linda Hiller Novak
Associate Broker / Max Broock Realtors


"Susan and I want you to know we are both very appreciative of the special care and attention you have devoted to this project, and we are thankful we selected Halprin Construction to complete the vision."

--Norm and Susan Stewart
Bloomfield Township


"We thoroughly enjoyed our design and building experience with Brian Halprin of Halprin Construction. Brian told us several times during construction that, "I am building a home for you, not me", and he meant it. He built a home to meet our needs, lifestyle and tastes. Brian was always willing to explore new possibilities and, in fact, researched various custom things for us, several of which we incorporated into the construction. We had open and honest communication with him throughout the entire process. The great pride he takes in his work was evidenced by his daily involvement and the high quality of the work. We get comments from everyone who comes to the house about the quality of construction and Brian's amazing ability to design and build a very warm family friendly home. Brian also impressed us with his ability to meet the timeline we developed. We moved in the day he had projected as the completion date at the beginning of the project.

We would highly recommend Brian, and in fact already have, to anyone designing, building or expanding a home."

--Matt and Nancy Schlegel
Bloomfield Township


"Working with Brian Halprin of Halprin Construction has been a pleasure. Brian is conscientious, and truly cares about the product that he puts his name on. The fact that Brian is a builder and an architect helped to make the whole process easy and concise. Building a new home can be very stressful. This was not the case with Halprin Construction. Each week, a fax was sent to us stating what needed to be accomplished. This took a lot of the stress out of the process. Brian stands by his product. He is willing to take care of any problem no matter how small. The people he employs are also hardworking and extremely polite. Overall, building our home was a positive and rewarding experience."

--Susan and Marc Steingold
Bloomfield Township


"We have been very pleased and would highly recommend Brian Halprin as a builder and architect. We have the pleasure of living in a Halprin Construction Home, and we appreciate the attention to detail, the unique architectural touches and the fine quality of craftsmanship throughout. The finished carpentry work is of top quality throughout our home, and many guests of ours have made comment of this as well. We have had other contractors in our home to finish our basement, and we consistently heard from them of the top quality of materials and design used to construct our home. Even the Bloomfield Township Building Inspector told us, "this is one of the best built new construction homes he has seen in a while."

"Brian stands behind his work and his word. Anytime we have had questions or issues, Brian follows through and takes care of the issues in a professional manner. Brian is a pleasure to work with and he is a top quality individual as well.

"We highly recommend Brian Halprin for both construction and architectural services."

--Liz and Stu Wolff
Bloomfield Township


"We love our Halprin designed and built house. After looking for a larger home, for our family, in the Wing Lake area for more than two years we decided the only way to get what we wanted was to design and build a house with Brian. Brian of Brian J. Halprin Architect LLC really listened to our family needs and our financial restrictions. He truly designed a house that works for us and is great for our family. Both as the Architect and Builder Brian was always very accessible (on-site daily) and made it his priority to get us what we wanted in the finishing of our custom home. He worked very hard as the Builder to deliver our new home in budget and on schedule.

"Brian has built us a beautiful quality home that we are thoroughly enjoying. We would highly recommend him. In fact, we would use Brian both to design and build another home for us."

--The Bratleys
Bloomfield Township


"I'm writing on behalf of both Maureen and myself to thank you for the work you've done on our home.  As we have said before, we have really appreciated the excellent communication that you have maintained throughout the project.  We have felt like we were continually in the loop, and there were no surprises.

"Your architectural training has also been a real plus.  You have collaborated with us to take our input and create a result that not only met our requirements, but also added elements of style and detail that would have otherwise been absent;  and the project is better because of your ideas.

"We also liked being able to benefit from your expertise in green technology.  Your insulation and ventilation suggestions were very timely, and we will benefit from them for years to come.

"Lastly, we recognized the efficiency and professionalism of your work crews.  The roofers were fast and their work well done.  Your carpentry crew was exceptional, doing very good work, leaving the job site in good condition every day, and thoughtfully attending to added details in the work as though they themselves would be living with the finished product.

"In sum, we consider the project to be a large success, and we acknowledge the key role that you played.  We would gladly use your services in the future, and would be happy to share our positive experience with any prospective clients.  Thanks, again."

--Doug Hansford and Maureen Dailey
Bloomfield Township