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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.

Our mission is 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.


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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 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.



Jackie Rau joined in 2023 and is the Accounting

Manager.  She handles the financial and

human resource-related functions of the company.

For the past 15+ years, Jackie has worked in construction, primarily

in residential construction.   She is

very familiar with the unique aspects of the construction industry.  She enjoys seeing a home go from the initial

design to completed project and is glad to be joining the team.

Jackie is married and has two teenage children and two dogs. 

In her spare time she enjoys

reading and watching various sports with her family. 




Kari Paik recently joined our team as the interior designer. When Kari started her first business as a painting contractor in 2003, she quickly took to designing and transforming spaces for her clients; this lead to her going back to school to receive her degree in interior design.

Ever since she can remember, she has been passionate about the construction process; taking a design and making it become a reality. She also enjoys transforming complicated layouts into functional, well designed spaces.

In her free time, she often finds herself helping her friends and taking on home projects of her own; designing, painting, drawing, building - anything she can to continue to create.



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.



Jerrett Franklin is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University and joined our team in 2022 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.



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 versatile 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.



Michael, born and raised in Michigan, has been a carpenter/contractor doing remodels and new construction for the past 30 years. Since being employed at Gittleman he’s been in charge of scheduling and overseeing the construction of remodeling projects of all proportions. From first demo day to turn key, his positive attitude as well as his thorough attention to even the smallest details is appreciated and creates trust with clients.

Away from the job sites, you can find him golfing, on a motorcycle, skiing, or watching Michigan sports.


We recently had the pleasure of entrusting our basement renovation project to Gittleman Construction, and I can confidently say that it was nothing short of spectacular. They took what seemed to be a very small, dingy space and turned it into multiple rooms with different functions in a creative and well-executed manner. From the very beginning, Gittleman Construction demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism and commitment to excellence. Their thoroughness was truly remarkable, leaving no stone unturned as they meticulously transformed our basement into a space that exceeded our wildest expectations. One of the standout features of Gittleman Construction is their unwavering ded...

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