Pathway Testimonials

Pathway Homes built our house in 2012 and has been nothing but great from start to finish. Pathway is very passionate about making sure you have the forever home you dream of. They are very organized when it comes to choosing your options for your home and makes it an easy process from the start. We were given several options for flooring, tile, vanities, cabinetry, etc. to choose from or a budget to stay within. The wife loved having the option to choose how the overall look would be. We have lived at our Pathway house for over 5 years now and am very pleased and haven’t had any major problems. For the quality, professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and price, you can’t beat Pathway Homes.
– Bergeron Family


We have worked alongside Pathway Homes for 10 years installing irrigation and have witnessed their quality of work and craftsmanship first hand. When we decided to build our first home we knew Pathway would be our builder. The overall process was smooth and deadlines were met. Our favorite part was working with a staff of real people, offering real suggestions, taking care of you along the way and making the process really fun and enjoyable. It’s easy to forget what people say, but hard to forget how they made you feel. If you want a quality company with a quality staff…choose Pathway!

– Doriot Family

I would highly recommend Pathway Homes for anyone who has a dream for elegance & class in a newly-built home. Their quality & attention to detail is absolutely unmatched.  And the best part is getting this great quality for an affordable price. Honestly, I feel Pathway is the best home builder in northern Michigan….hands down! Thank you for creating my dream home….perfectly!!

– Fragel Family

I did a lot of research and found that Pathway Homes builds the best home dollar for dollar in Northern Michigan! Many thoughtful details are included in their plans and they will modify their stock plans or build completely custom from plans you provide.

– McGinty Family

My wife and I first met the owner at the 2011 Parade of Homes. As we toured the model homes that year, we were extremely impressed with the quality and all of the custom design features we saw throughout each model. Choosing Pathway to build our dream house was an easy decision. Building our dream house and living 4 hours away was our greatest challenge. We viewed the build process as a partnership from the very beginning. The owner always took time out of his busy schedule to meet with us on our search for the right property, offering many valuable design and cost saving suggestions along with making arrangements to have his sub-contractors attend design meetings. As with any partnership, we had our share of disagreements with the owner, but we were always able to come to a mutual agreement in the end. Bob Vanderwal, our project manager, was outstanding! Bob always responded, listened to our concerns and suggestions and worked tirelessly to ensure our dream house was built to our specifications. The sub-contractors were professional, helpful and worked extremely hard to meet our high expectations. In the end, our Pathway home exceeded our expectations. If we had to do it all over again, we would still choose Pathway!

– Gubert Family

Pathway was a good partner in our custom home building experience. From the Design to the final walk through there was very little troubles. The issues that we did experience are nothing more than the typical home building headaches. If in the market for a quality builder with creative build ideas at great $/Sq rates, I recommend Pathway.

– Beeler Family

Pathway Homes built our custom home in 2015. It was the second custom home they built for us within 5 years.  Pathway handled our project competently and professionally while always welcoming our input throughout the construction process.  The attention given to quality and cost management was outstanding.  We highly recommend Pathway Homes!

– Hejl Family

We had such a great experience with this professional building team. They honestly surpassed our expectations of building a home. I would recommend Pathway Homes to anyone looking to build their dream home. We couldn’t be happier.

– Korzek Family

We decided to build with Pathway Homes based on the quality, style, materials, and features we saw in their homes. The building process was greatly benefited due to their helpful staff and wonderful tradesmen. We would definitely build with them again.

– Bud

We purchased a beautiful spec home from Pathway. The quality of our home is excellent and the Pathway staff was great to work with for the very few items that we needed addressed at the one year warranty review. We love our Pathway home! Thank you, Pathway!

– Anglin Family

We hired Pathway homes to build my family’s first home. From the beginning, it has been very smooth, and really, problem free. The team has been very professional, target dates have been met, and the contractors are all friendly and talented. The project managers are always one step ahead of us, and bring a huge amount of knowledge to the project, and offer great suggestions. From start to finish, it has been a wonderful experience, and I’m honored to have Pathway build my family a home.

– Flaska Family

Our Pathway build was a great experience from beginning to finish. The Pathway staff and subcontractors were wonderful to work with. Our project was completely timely, professionally and on budget. The results were exactly what we hoped for; we would absolutely hire Pathway again!

– Berden Family

We completed a custom home through Pathway and they were very conscious about our budget and style/design wants and needs. Being able to use the design center for ideas and bring in our own outside touches/finishes was very convenient. The building process takes time but you can see the desire to make sure things are done right. Would definitely recommend using them for your building needs.

– Burds Family

Purchased a spec home from Pathway Homes in November 2015. My wife and I could not be happier with the quality of our home. From the energy efficiency to the custom build-ins we definitely have a custom looking house. Their staff makes the process of picking home finishing extremely easy. I would and already have recommended Pathway Homes to anyone who wants a quality, affordable home.

– Blohm Family

My wife and I were referred to Pathway Homes by co-workers who recently built homes in the Traverse City area. We had never considered building and were frankly more interested in purchasing an existing home. As we toured homes through an independent realtor we were surprised to learn that our favorites were all built by Pathway! We met with Gary and decided to give building a shot. Gary and his team of professionals helped us design our dream home and stay within our budget at the same time. The process was not without some small hiccups (as is practically guaranteed with any new home build), but Pathway made every effort to make things right and ensure we were satisfied with the finished product. After nearly 4 years, we still feel fortunate to own such a beautiful home. Gary, Bob, and the Pathway family continue to keep in touch and we would recommend them to anyone.

– Tabaczka Family

They build a high quality home and are very professional to work with. They helped us find the best solutions for our custom features. I would highly recommend Pathway Homes.

– Stassen Family

We were looking for a builder who would build our dream home without charging an unreasonable price. I found Pathways. They worked with us to blueprint the home to our specs, while offering suggestions that we did not think of. We have spent the first year in the house, and have said over and over again, that we would do it all over again.

– Hodges Family

I choose Pathway Homes to complete our home based on the integrity, talent, quality of work, enthusiasm and personality of every single representative of the company we came across. From the excavator to the roofer – this is a top notch company. Having tradesmen coming in and out of our home, while we continued with our day to day lives, was not an inconvenience at all! They were pleasant, professional and interactive with our family. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that is starting or finishing their home.

– Alpers Family