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ABOUT US

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.

AWARDS

Best of Houzz 2022 - Design
Best of Houzz 2021 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2017 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2015 - Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz 2014 - Client Satisfaction
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Star Houzzer
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GITTLEMAN TEAM

SCOTT GITTLEMAN

PRESIDENT

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

Vera Asmar is the Vice President of Operations. She was recruited by Gittleman Construction 18 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

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.

JONATHAN LEE

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte School of Architecture, 2015. He was first drawn to architecture in high school while 3D modeling/programming the digital campus for Duke University, ISIS (Information Science Information Studies, now ISS, Information Science + Studies). Having worked in the design professions of 3D design, landscape, architectural fabrication and architecture, he is a versitile actor, approaching solutions from the perspective of multiple industries.


Jonathan joined Gittleman Construction in 2018 as an architectural designer. On his off time, he is an avid moped fabricator/rider and a part time architecture/art history and theory buff.

JERRETT FRANKLIN

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

jfranklin@gittleman.net

Jerrett Franklin is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University and has recently joined our team as one of our architectural designers. With more than 30 years in both residential and commercial construction, Jerrett prides himself on delivering detailed drawings and concepts for all projects he is involved in.


When Jerrett is not working on miscellaneous home renovation projects of his own, he enjoys spending the summer days outside at his lakefront home.

SHANNON MCGLINN

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST

Shannon McGlinn joined our team in 2021 as the Customer Experience Specialist. She has over 10 years of experience working in customer service and is committed to providing exceptional service to clients throughout the entire process; start to finish and beyond.


Additionally, Shannon received her Bachelors in Marketing from Eastern Michigan University in 2017 and will be utilizing this knowledge to assist in the management of the company website and social media.

JUSTIN ADLER

PURCHASING & ESTIMATING

Justin Adler joined our team in 2020 as the Purchasing & Estimating Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in construction management with work that includes new construction on high-end spec homes, remodeling of low-income housing, large commercial projects, addition remodeling/build-outs, etc.


He has worked for some of the top residential building companies throughout Michigan. In his 15 years of project estimation/take-off experience, he prides himself on cultivating a selected network of highly skilled subcontractors/tradespeople.


Justin also has a background in architectural drafting. He is married and a father of two little girls.

KURT GROVER

CONSTRUCTION

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.

DOUG MITCHELL

CONSTRUCTION

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.

ADAM SCHNEIDER

CONSTRUCTION

Adam Schneider has 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2021 after working as a carpentry contractor and licensed residential builder.


Adam started his career with Gittleman Construction as one of our Superintendents in which he manages the construction process of the projects assigned to him.

JOHNNY WATANABE

FINISH CARPENTER

Johnny Watanabe has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2014.


As a finish carpenter, Johnny works to install cabinetry, doors, trim, appliances, etc. on our projects while working directly with the Superintendents.


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

BILL FALLOW

FINISH CARPENTER

Bill Fallow joined Gittleman Construction in 2019. As a finish carpenter, he works to install cabinetry, doors, trim, etc. In addition to installation, he is also involved with framing on our projects.


Bill prides himself on providing exemplary workmanship from the start of each project to completion.

MIKE LOHN

DRYWALL

Mike Lohn has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. He joined Gittleman Construction in 2017. As our drywall professional, he works directly with the Superintendents and prides himself on delivery high quality workmanship on every project.

COLIN JOHNSON

CARPENTER FOREMAN

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 and works directly with the Superintendents in framing the projects.


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

JARED WHELAN

FIELD PERSONNEL

Jared Whelan joined Gittleman Construction in 2020 and is involved in the onsite construction for all projects.

AUSTIN SCHNEIDER

FIELD PERSONNEL

Austin Schneider joined Gittleman Construction as part of our field personnel in 2021. He is involved in the onsite construction for each project.

BRETT SACKETT

FIELD PERSONNEL

Brett Sackett joined Gittleman Construction as part of our field personnel and is involved in the onsite construction for all projects.

JIM SCOTT

DEMOLITION & CLEAN UP

Jim Scott has over 25 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.

BRANDON MARA

FIELD PERSONNEL

Brandon Mara joined Gittleman Construction in 2021. He is involved in the onsite construction for each project.

TESTIMONIALS

We used Gittleman Construction for 2 large projects: one in 2013 and the latest in 2021-2022. They did a great job both times and we especially enjoyed working with Adam, the foreman on the latest job. Scott Gittleman is a great architect and his designs blend in seamlessly with our home.

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