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Dear Bay Lakes Builders:  

We are writing to enthusiastically thank you for building our new home! Initially, we interviewed seven different builders, and you were clearly the cream of the crop. Now that our home is ready to live and work in, our initial impressions have been confirmed. Here are our “top ten” reasons why everyone should choose Bay Lakes Builders to build their dream home:

10. Competitively Priced – The value for our money was outstanding, especially since features that your competitors consider upgrades are included as standard features for Bay Lakes.

9. Prepared & Organized – You did your homework and were always prepared. Your tireless work ethic was instrumental in getting our house built on schedule.

8. Responsive Communication – Although we were a 1,000 miles away during the building process, your timely emails, phone calls, and pictures of our home made us feel like we were onsite.

7. Extensive Experience – It is obvious why you are a premier builder in the area. Your experience of over 30 years provided insight to point out issues we could not have possibly considered on our own.

6. Integrity – You stuck to our budget and saved us money at every possible turn. You always had our best interests at heart and delivered on your promises.

5. Made The Process Fun – What could have been a stressful process was actually quite fun with your personable team and wonderful customer service throughout the process.

4. Surpassed Energy Star Standards – Our home rated at over 55% better than the minimum Energy Star requirements for air tightness! Wow! We are excited about our lower utility bills!

3. Unique Design Features – We were immediately drawn to the uniqueness of Bay Lakes’ homes, and now we just look at the features in our home and cannot stop smiling.

2. Superior Construction Quality – There were no shortcuts taken and the quality is simply top-notch. The craftsmanship is clearly superior to our previous homes.

And the #1 reason we would recommend Bay Lakes Builders:

1. You Made Us Look Richer Than We Actually Are
– The wow factor is noticed by all. You found great deals, offered creative ideas, and built a stunning home that we thought was beyond our budget!

Sincerely,

Deirdre & David Radosevich
Green Bay

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Dear Paul,

Now that the dust has settled on our building project, it’s time to say thank you. In hindsight, we feel like it was our lucky day meeting you at one of our model homes. After meeting with several other builders, we finally found someone who seemed to be on the same page with use. Someone with the interest and energy to build something more creative, with a better-than-average finishing level. From our first meeting with you and Dawn we just felt comfortable. Also, your assistance in modifying our architect’s original plan was invaluable. Your practical ideas have led to greater livability throughout the home.

All of your team was great, but what can we say about Dan, our project manager? He was so terrific to work with we really don’t know how to express it. We just can’t thank him enough for his skill, his work ethic, his patience with picky “detail nuts” like ourselves, and his strong desire to get things right!

As you know, our new home was a big hit in the Door County Showcase of Homes event. We take great pride as so many folks streamed through with such enthusiastic compliments.

After several building several premium homes over the years, more than anything else we wanted to have fun with this project....you and your team made it just that....job well done!

Best Regards,
George & Mary Jo Wilson
Egg Harbor


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Dear Paul and Bay Lakes Staff,

Bay Lakes has a well-deserved reputation for building quality homes. We now understand why. Right from the beginning we knew we had made the perfect choice in builders. Paul helped us design the perfect layout from a basic house plan. He listened and understood what was important to us. Paul was able to suggest and show us ideas that were beautiful, functional, and cost-effective. Throughout the building process, the team at Bay Lakes far exceeded our expectations. They have chosen to surround themselves with some of the areas finest subcontractors. The constant communication and attention to detail ensured that the quality of our home was unmatched. Bay Lakes has created a house that we are now proud to call our home. We could not be happier with our experience and would highly recommend Bay Lakes to anyone thinking about building a home. Thank you, Bay Lakes, for building us a home where we will share many special memories with our family and friends.

Eric & Stephanie Heezen
Pittsfield

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Dear Mr. Soletski,

My wife Joan and I want to thank you for the excellent home we purchased from you.

In our 52 years of marriage we have now owned eight homes and this latest residence, which was designed and built by your company, is the finest of them all.

The design features and quality of workmanship are excellent. The after-sale reliability and support was outstanding. Your staff and sub-contractors were most cooperative in taking care of any adjustments which were needed.

We look forward to many years of comfortable living in our new Bay Lakes built home.

Thank you,

Richard & Joan Nowak
Green Bay

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Dear Paul and Bay Lakes Staff:

Thank you for making our home building experience a complete success. From the start of this building project, your staff showed complete professionalism, patience, support, and kindness. When we started building this home, we were living 2 1/2 hours away and your staff maintained constant communication regarding nearly every element of the process through email, phone conversations, and occasional digital photos of the building site. Your team created an expense budget that was very appropriate to our plans and this allowed us to stay comfortably with our budget. Overall, your staff (and subcontractors) made this building project enjoyable and virtually stress free. We have been in our home 2 years and I am most impressed by your commitment to your customers. The few post-construction issues we've had have been dealt with in an efficient and thorough manner. Special thanks to Laura for her excellent handling of our most recent project!

Andy & Julie Bobholz
Green Bay

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After years of attending the Green Bay Showcase of Homes and visiting with local builders, we selected Bay Lakes Builders & Development due to their unique home designs, knowledgeable staff, and superior craftsmanship.

We had a clear vision of what we wanted for our home. Bay Lakes assisted us in finalizing our design to achieve the desired look, making the home building process positive and rewarding.

We couldn't be more pleased with our new home.

Scott & Cindy Fisher
Green Bay

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Dear Paul and Crew:

Just a note to let you know how extremely pleased we are with our home. Your subs were very reliable and any concerns we had during the building process were addressed and taken care of promptly.

Kudos to your project expeditor, Dan!! He was cheerful, pleasant, and always available to us.

Best wishes with all future projects!

Jim & Laurel Kime
Green Bay

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From the beginning when we met with Paul, he was very courteous and helfpul. After changing our ideas many times, he was always very understanding and patient. We started out with a basic idea of what we wanted, and he developed our plan into what we really wanted in our new home, including our wonderful coverered porch.

From start to finish we were very satisfied with the job--with daily trips to our new home and several phone calls to Dan along the way. By the way, Dan was very pleasant and very helpful with everything! We also wanted to mention that Brian, who did the finish work, was also very good!

Paul, everything is going very well with the new house. Thanks.

Jim & Diane Pasono
Green Bay

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Paul, Julie, Dan & Crew,

Just wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job on our home. It's so exciting to finally live in it and see the final product. We will certainly recommend you to anyone who is in the market to build.

Thanks again,

Fred & Brandi Nadeau
Green Bay

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Dear Paul,

We wanted to let you and your staff know how happy and comfortable we are in our home at Lake Largo. The building process is always difficult, but you and your staff have made our experience a positive one.

We especially would like to commend the work of your salesperson Julie and your expeditor Dan. They were extremely knowledgeable and truly helpful throughout the process.

Between the hard work of the subcontractors and the warmth of our new neighborhood, our house has become a home.

Sincerely,
Rob and Toni Jaeckels
Green Bay

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Thank you Julie. You are an expert in your field and working with you was always positive. Thanks again, we are happy in the new home.

Kathy and Craig Paque
Green Bay

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Dear Julie & Bay Lakes Team,

Bay Lakes Builders far exceeded our expectations in what "quality" service and home construction meant. One always hopes for the best, but with Bay Lakes we got it! Communication was excellent throughout the building process and just as good after. Vendor selection was superb. And the value of our house has already risen in the short time we have been here. Our home is beautiful, comfortable and even more than we had imagined it would be.Thank you, Bay Lakes, for a wonderful and very positive building experience!

The Filpulla-McArthur Family
Green Bay

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We wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we have appreciated your time and dedication to building our home. We know we were not always the easiest to please...Thank you again for all of your time and effort in a job well done. We love our new home. You will have to stop by sometime when we have the landscaping and decorating done.

Paul & Gail Hansen & Family
Green Bay

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Dear Paul, Alecia, and Bay Lakes Staff:

We have been in our house for nearly 8 months now and want to express our thanks to all of you at Bay Lakes for making the building process such a great experience. Starting with the early planning sessions, we came to appreciate that custom home building with Bay Lakes is just that - custom design with imagination and sensitivity. Alecia helped us with all kinds of great ideas, yielding a plan that truly fit our lifestyle. She was creative and caring in every stage of the process. The bottom line, of course, is that we love our new house. The quality makes us proud to live here and the special features make it marvelously functional. We also appreciate the follow-up minor repairs that have provided confidence in the quality and value of our house. Thanks to all of you (Paul, Alecia, Dan, Laura, Heather, Chris, and others) for a result that exceeded even our very high expectations.

Sincerely,

Bob Howe and Amy Wolf
Green Bay

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Dear Paul & Bay Lakes Staff,

I can’t begin to find the words to thank you enough for all you did to make our beautiful home a reality. We love it and are so grateful to you and your staff. Everyone was so kind, patient & helpful. It was a much simpler and smoother process than we ever imagined. We will forever be indebted to you, Paul, and if we can ever show the house or talk to a possible customer--we’d be happy to do that. We have only the BEST things to say about Bay Lakes. Thanks for everything!

Kathy Aicher
Green Bay


Dear Paul & Staff,

Thank you for all of the time and attention given to make our dream home a reality. It seems like just a few weeks ago you sat down with us, pencil and eraser in hand, to design and layout our beautiful home. The experience of working with the entire Bay Lakes staff has been an enjoyable one. Everyone was genuinely interested in making the new home building process one that was simple and problem-free as possible. There still are boxes to unpack and landscaping to be done, but our new home has truly felt like “home” since the first day we moved in. Thanks, again, to all of you!

Rich Aicher
Green Bay

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Building a home is an exciting, joyful experience; but it can also be stressful and filled with problems. Bay Lakes handled this entire process as smoothly as could be desired, culminating in a superb finished product. From start to finish we were very comfortable in knowing every detail was being handled in the best possible way. As we weren't even living in the area yet, we couldn't be at the site to constantly check on things--but we were confident we wouldn't be disappointed in the outcome. In addition, all of the personnel involved, from top to bottom, were most amiable and helpful, besides being one of the highest caliber in their field. Their sub-contractors were highly trained and so pleasant to work with. Everyone was always at our disposal and this definitely includes Paul, Julie and Dan. For anyone in the market to construct a new home, we would suggest that they first contact Bay Lakes--they need look no further.

Jim & Elsbeth Knutson
Green Bay

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Right from the start, Paul listened to us. We brought plans (from magazines) into his office on our second visit and in about 2 hours we had the essence of our design. Obviously changes were made, plans changed, and issues worked out to our satisfaction. We had built three houses, and by far Bay Lakes Builders were the best people to work with. They responded immediately, did not ignore issues and finished on time! It was a pleasurable experience.

Jeff & Margaret Nyman
Green Bay

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Paul-

We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone at Bay Lakes who helped with the building of our new home. From the first meeting we had, to the last, everyone was friendly, professional, and very helpful!

We weren't sure what to expect when we started, since we had never built a new home before. We were very lucky to have Julie working with us throughout the process, to make sure that we understood every step and that everything was being done to our satisfaction. Her attention to detail made everything run smoothly. Anytime we had a question, she was able to get an answer for us.

We'd also like to add a special thanks to Dan for all of his help. Clearly, his expertise helped in getting everything done right and on time. Additionally, many of the little touches that we love--were Dan's.

We're ecstatic with the way everything turned out, especially knowing that it was completed on time and within budget! If we ever build a new home again, we'll definitely be calling Bay Lakes!

Sincerely,
Deb, Steve, Quinn, and Reed Kientop
Pittsfield


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The staff of professionals at Bay Lakes Builders made building our new home easy & enjoyable. they use quality materials and subcontractors which results in a home that is sound, energy efficient, and appealing. We would recommend Bay Lakes Builders to friends or family who are planning on building a new home.

Scott & Kortney Cherveny
Lawrence


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Paul and all the staff at Bay Lakes,  

Mary and I like our new home very much. We have had nothing but compliments on how nice it turned out. From the first meeting with you and Dawn, we were very comfortable with the whole process of building this house. Working with Eric and Dan was also a pleasure. They were very helpful, since we lived 300 miles away and were not always on-site when needed. Please thank Tony and his crew. They did a wonderful job and were always helpful when we stopped during the week. And, of course, thanks to Laura for all of her help. Thanks again Paul for this very nice home. And as soon as Mary gets over here for good and gets everything settled, we would like to invite everyone over to see it.

Bob & Mary Gray
New Franken

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Dear Paul,

When we built our fifth home, we chose Bay Lakes Builders based on a recommendation by a colleague at work. That recommendation was the best recommendation we ever had! The time you took to help us get started, evaluate our floor plan, look at our lot, provide preliminary pricing estimates, and make other suggestions was most helpful to us.

The detail of effort on the part of Bay Lakes Builders as the construction progressed was remarkable--nothing was left to chance or misunderstanding. And after we moved in, the follow-up service was prompt, complete, and totally satisfying.

It is with great pride and satisfaction that we say that the quality, value, and service of Bay Lakes Builders and Paul Soletski is simply outstanding! We would most highly recommend them to anyone considering building a new house.

Mike & Donna Bouchette
Sherwood

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME! That sums up our experience with Bay Lakes Builders.

Last year when we left for Florida in November, our property in Door County was simply a lot. When we returned in June, it was a beautiful house being featured in the 2007 Showcase of Homes.

Before we left for Florida at the end of October, we met with Paul to finalize the plans and pick out siding, stone, roofing, etc. When we returned for Christmas we chose our plumbing fixtures, lighting, appliances, etc. Other than that, everything was accomplished by phone calls and faxes between Florida and Wisconsin. Paul and Heather were very helpful with design and color choices and offered many creative ideas that we used in our new home. We’re extremely impressed with the quietness inside our house (while the winds are blowing outside) which we attribute to the insulation choices Paul suggested.

We totally left the construction of the house in the competent hands of Dan and his crews and trusted that Bay Lakes Builders would choose good subs to complete the project in a timely manner, as promised - which they did!! Paul and his entire staff were always personable and helpful in all phases of the construction.

We love our new home and would not hesitate to build another home with Bay Lakes Builders. We highly recommend them to anyone interested in building a quality home.

Sue and Gary Krieck
Egg Harbor


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Dan did a great job coordinating the on site crew and keeping the timeline moving. He was easy to communicate with and always looked out for our best interest. Eric did a great job pulling together all of the estimates before our contract meeting so that meeting went smoothly. Paul and Ryan were fabulous. They went over and above the call to learn the latest information about building a barrier free home. They made the process fun, easy to understand, and kept us informed along the way. Ryan was right on top of the budget and kept the change orders current so we always had a feel for where our money was going and was able to answer any questions with knowledge and expertise. The whole process was wonderful. We ended up with the most beautiful home. We are very proud our home and appreciate everyone's efforts.

Brian & Diane Nackers
Neenah

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Dear Bay Lakes Builders,

Thank you for making our building experience an enjoyable, positive, and successful endeavor. As first time homebuilders we were anticipating some stress and hang-ups along the way, but with your dedicated and courteous staff that was far from true. From the initial stages of developing a house plan to the end-product of an affordable and quality-built home, we were completely satisfied with all the help and guidance we received. We were extremely thankful for the time and flexibility that all of your staff devoted so our house could be completed on time.

We appreciate the time that Dawn took to sit down and help us with color schemes and interior designing. Dan does an amazing job working with all sub contractors, scheduling and planning what needs to be done so everything is completed on time. All of the sub contractors were accommodating and great to work with. After being in the house for 4 months now, we are beyond satisfied with the quality of the house and the energy efficiency.

We would certainly recommend Bay Lakes Builders to anyone that is thinking of building a new home in the future. It was truly a pleasure to work with your professional staff whose knowledge and expertise helped make our building process a complete success.

Casey and Jenny Hoffman
Chilton

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Our home that was built by Bay Lakes Builders is of top quality. The whole experience went smoothly and started from the design with Paul to working with Ryan & Dan and all the people they contract with. We love our new home.

Scott & Sheri Sorenson
Ashwaubenon

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Bay Lakes has also remodeled basements for some satisfied customers...

Dear Paul-

As you know, when we purchased our home from you in October 2002 it was a featured "Parade of Homes" model. Since we were returning to our home in Florida we asked, and you agreed, to finish the lower level. We asked that it be finished with the same quality of workmanship that was put into the rest of the house. When we returned in April 2003, to our pleasure the lower level was completed and we were most pleased with its finishing and appearance. We have had many compliments on our home including the lower walk-out level. We certainly would recommend Bay Lakes as a contractor of distinction in completing basements.

Richard & Joan Nowak
Green Bay

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Sue and I are extremely pleased with the quality of the design, work, and professionalism of Bay Lakes Builders & Development. We began with a general idea of what our needs are and some idea of how to divide our basement space to meet those needs, but with no real idea of how to fully accomplish what we wanted and needed. Paul was able to meet with us and bring us back a design within a short time. After we looked at the design, we discussed some changes we wanted and Paul, once again, came back with modifications that better met our needs. The original design had the advantage of getting Sue and I to better understand what we wanted and what could be done in the basement.

Once the design was agreed upon and the cost estimate was agreed upon, we began to pick out the materials needed for the project, type of wood, finishes, floor coverings, paint, etc. We were very pleased with the options available and the help we were provided in understanding our options. The actual work on our basement began soon after the agreement was reached.

The workers were very professional. They worked hard to keep the mess to a minimum and were helpful in many ways. They were very respectful of our home and the need to gain access to the basement. Separate locks were provided to that we could lock up the basement from the rest of the house. All the subcontractors were equally professional and all did excellent work and were also quite willing to talk to us about what they were doing and did we want or need to make minor changes. Examples include some door placements and light and switch locations.

We had some custom book shelves made that are wonderful, both in terms of design, but also in terms of quality of work and their finish. We are extremely pleased with them and everyone who sees them loves them.

The project was completed in a timely manner with full cleanup of the project area and the basement. Sue and I could not be happier with the outcome. Our family is fully enjoying the benefits of a finished basement and everyone who sees it is complimentary about its appearance and its functionality. My wife loves her office. We all like the fact that it does not look like a basement. The quality of the work is such that the space looks like any other space in the house, it does not look like a finished basement, a high complement to the design and the work done.

The project was completed on time in within budget.

Sue and I highly recommend Bay Lakes Builders & Development to anyone considering having their basement remodeled.

Allyn Uniacke & Sue Hammersmith
Green Bay

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My wife Sue and I decided to add more living space to our home this past year. The basement seemed to be the logical location for this expansion. We contacted Paul Soletski and requested that he finish off the basement the quality must be identical to the rest of the house. We wanted another level to our home, not a basement rec room. Paul and his team did just that. Every detail was planned and completed as if they were building a showcase from the under staircase bar area to the cabinets which house a 60” television. Paul’s expertise of service to his customers truly shown throughout this project. We are extremely pleased!

Mr. Brad Van Pay
Green Bay

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Thank you to the Bay Lakes crew for an excellent job on finishing off our basement. Shortly after purchasing our new home and enjoying the quality of craftsmanship and unique features, we knew the next step would be to have our basement completed. With Paul’s creative ideas and input, a design was agreed upon that would flow with the consistency and quality of the rest of the house.

Our family and friends enjoy spending time in our latest completed addition and the compliments continue to come on the warmth and appeal created by this new space.

Thanks again for all your great ideas and quality work.

Tom & Kim Vande Corput
Pittsfield

 

 

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