Philosophy

We believe in communicating a realistic description of all phases of professional home improvement to our potential customers and then meeting or exceeding these expectations.

This unique attitude develops strong relationships with our customers; as we deliver high quality home renovation projects, we position ourselves as a company in demand, creating a network of referrals and satisfied clients.

Mission Statement

To provide a finished professional home improvement product that exceeds industry standards and that all involved parties are proud of. To provide a process that the designer, customer, supervisor, trade and supplier are all in synchronization as to what is expected, who it is expected by and when it is to be performed. To earn long term relationships with our customers based on performance. To provide a positive working environment for our employees and trades that is built on respect.

Gittleman Team

Scott Gittleman

President

sgittleman@gittleman.net

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Scott Gittleman launched Gittleman Construction, Inc. in 1977. Thanks to his extensive architectural training, commitment to personal service and to craftsmanship, the enterprise has maintained the same level of quality and service through the years.

Married and father of three, Scott emphasizes an atmosphere of trust and open communication with his employees, his carefully cultivated network of skilled tradespeople and suppliers, and, most importantly, his company’s clients.

Scott prides himself on his hands-on involvement at every job site, a dedication that makes the difference between competence and excellence.

Gittleman’s reputation has grown to encompass a lengthy list of customer testimonials and professional accolades, including its ranking as one of the nation’s Top 500 remodelers by Qualified Remodeler magazine.

Gittleman Construction, Inc. is a member of the Building Association of Southeast Michigan, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the Better Business Bureau.

Vera Asmar

Vice President of Operations

vasmar@gittleman.net

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Vera Asmar is the Vice President of Operations. She was recruited by Gittleman Construction eighteen years ago, for her business acumen and expertise in day-to-day operations.

Her background now encompasses more than 25 years in the residential construction industry. Since joining the company, she has been a key player in increasing the company’s annual revenue as she streamlined key divisions including finance, human resources, production and marketing.

Today, as second in command, Vera continues to take care of business with an in-depth knowledge of each department and its responsibilities. She oversees personnel to assure adherence to budgets and timelines and manages all finances. She also continues to grow the business with the development of strategic marketing plans.

Vera plays a lead role in providing elite customer service to the clients, which results in repeat business from many of them. She prides herself on being personally involved with every client and project to help ensure in delivering an excellent product to the satisfaction of the clients.

Denice Hecksel

Controller & Accounting

dhecksel@gittleman.net

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Denice Hecksel joined Gittleman Construction in 2016 and is the Controller/Accounting Manager. She handles the accounting and human resource functions for the company.

She is a graduate of Walsh College and has over two decades of experience in various general service industries and residential and commercial building.

Doug Mitchell

Construction

dmitchell@gittleman.net

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Doug Mitchell has over three decades of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 1997 after working with some of the largest residential building companies in southeastern Michigan.

He started his career with Gittleman Construction as the lead trim carpenter. Doug is now one of our Superintendents and manages the construction process of the projects assigned to him.

Kurt Grover

Construction

kgrover@gittleman.net

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Kurt Grover has over two decades of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2007 after working with some of the top residential building companies in southeastern Michigan.

He started his career with Gittleman Construction as the lead foreman for the rough carpentry crew. Kurt is now one of our Superintendents and manages the construction process of the projects assigned to him.

Matt Stierna

Construction

mstierna@gittleman.net

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Matt Stierna has over two decades of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2014 after working with some of the largest residential building companies in southeastern Michigan.

Matt is one of our Superintendents and manages the construction process of the projects assigned to him.

Fred Silverman

Purchasing & Estimating

fsilverman@gittleman.net

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Fred Silverman’s journey in the construction trades started with building theatrical sets in high school. From that illustrious beginning, he has built an extensive resume involving all aspects of construction.

His path took him through commercial construction, insurance repair, multi-family housing facilities management, residential construction and remodeling, and contractor evaluation for the mortgage industry.

He originally came on board at Gittleman to assist in purchasing and estimating. Since rejoining the Gittleman team in 2012, he is now the Purchasing and Estimating manager, which has brought him back to his first love, working on unique projects. He considers the best thing about Gittleman Construction is that every day brings something new.

Jim Scott

Demolition & Clean Up

jscott@gittleman.net

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Jim Scott has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 1995.

He started his career with Gittleman Construction as a laborer. Jim is now the lead demolition/clean up foreman and works directly with the Superintendents on every project.

Jim prides himself on maintaining a clean environment for the duration of the project and helping the clients throughout the process.

Colin Johnson

Carpenter Foreman

cjohnson@gittleman.net

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Colin Johnson has over two decades of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2006.

He started his career with Gittleman Construction as a member of the rough carpentry crew. Colin is now the lead foreman of our rough carpentry crew working directly with the Superintendents in framing the projects.

Colin prides himself on providing great communication and customer service to the clients.

Johnny Watanabe

Carpenter

jwatanabe@gittleman.net

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Johnny Watanabe has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2014.

He is one of our trim carpenters. Johnny works to install cabinetry, doors, trim, appliances, etc. on our projects. He works directly with the Superintendents on every project.

He prides himself on delivering high quality workmanship on every project.

Dale Frank

Carpenter

dfrank@gittleman.net

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Dale Frank has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2008.

He is one of our trim carpenters. Dale works to install cabinetry, doors, trim, appliances, etc. on our projects. He works directly with the Superintendents on every project.

He prides himself on delivering high quality workmanship on every project.

Testimonials

The Cook Family

When water seeped its way into the home of Sean and Dianne Cook, the damage was so severe that the kitchen and second floor bath needed to be completely refurbished. Sean, a lawyer, and Dianne, a teacher, are the parents of two children and lead very active lives....
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The Kowalski Family

When Tom and Barb Kowalski decided it was time to upgrade their master bathroom and closet in their 1979 colonial, the decision to hire Gittleman was a simple one. In addition to the fact that Gittleman had done kitchen renovations for them three years prior, the...
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The Blum Family

When it came time for Steve and Stephanie Blum to finish the basement of their contemporary colonial, they did their due diligence. They considered every possibility, visited home shows, lined up contractors and solicited bids. After all was said and done, with every...
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The Holloway Family

Carolyn and Randy Holloway loved to entertain. The problem was, with three growing children and a cramped combined family room and kitchen, they hardly had room for themselves, much less all of their friends. So, they called Gittleman Construction Company on an...
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The Green-Peters Family

Really, there wasn’t much wrong with the California contemporary where Alan Greene and Marilyn Peters raised their two children. “When we first moved in all we really needed to do were some minor modifications,” said Alan who, with his wife, was smitten by the quality...
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The Mendelson Family

Akitchen renovation, considered one of the toughest to live through, was remarkably easy for Jody and Shelly Mendelson when they contracted Gittleman Construction Company to redo the heart of their home. “It really was no big deal,” said Shelly, “and I think that was...
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