Construction And Real Estate

Build It Global offers superior program management that provides unequaled quality in home maintenance, renovation, remodeling and construction services. These services are both cost- and energy-efficient, which means that money is saved not only in the initial cost of the project, but also in the monthly operating expense for the life of your real property investment. These cost savings mean that you can focus less on the financial aspects of your days and focus more intently on how you want the setting of your life story to play out in Northern Michigan.

Build It Global Inc. (BIG) is the world's first peer-to-peer virtual e-business matrix that has begun to revolutionize program management and project finance in the construction industry. BIG's mission is to become a premier project facilitator by providing innovative consulting, construction and financial services. This technology-based solution offers a unique collaborative commerce environment for individual homeowners, real property developers, and project sponsors in the construction industry.

BIG has designed services and solutions to complete a project on-time and on-budget through effective program management techniques. Super energy-efficient building methods in all of our construction services insure cost savings throughout property ownership. All aspects of the construction lifecycle are targeted for energy-efficient design: Insulation, Windows, Heating & Cooling, Lighting, Appliances, and Landscaping.

In any size project, we prove that basic principles of cost-effective, energy-efficient construction and program management are the same. From homeowners seeking an energy audit and rating outlining simple money saving solutions to local governments seeking improved risk management and mitigation and reduced overall financial burden, BIG can provide complete management and financing solutions.



  • home winterization
  • home inspections
  • power washing
  • mold identification, removal and restoration
  • excavating, sand, gravel and topsoil
  • snow removal


  • energy audits and reporting
  • drafting and engineering
  • low-e window and door replacement
  • blinds, shades and carpet installation
  • American and Italian bathroom
  • authentic Italian ceramic tile and marble
  • super-efficient foam insulation
  • seamless gutters
  • garage door installation
  • steel or asphalt roofing
  • cultured stone, brick and block
  • concrete work
  • alarm system and monitoring
  • kitchen renovation


  • complete project management
  • bid documents and estimation
  • construction contract management
  • building systems approach
  • custom and semi-custom design-build
  • residential and commercial
  • exclusive energy-efficient design
  • cost-efficient additions
  • energy-efficient appliances
  • energy-efficient boilers and furnaces
  • septic tank and field installation
  • pole barns and garages
  • energy-efficient mortgage referral and financing


  • rental management
  • appraisal and evaluation
  • environmental consulting
  • re-zoning assistance
  • new urbanism site planning and design
  • road and water/sewer placement
  • renewable power resources
  • distributed generation power systems
  • GIS, topography and survey
  • highest and best use evaluation
  • investment and commercial lending
  • project finance


BUILD IT CENTER is a product-based company specializing in Italian and American manufactured sinks, tubs, showers, ceramic tile, marble and complete kitchens for your home or development at affordable prices. We sell and install high efficient windows, doors and energy saving appliances. We also offer super energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, radiant heat systems, solar hot water collectors, solar power and wind turbine systems.

BIG INSULATION SERVICES is a super energy-efficient spray foam provider. Sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam provides the highest R-value per inch available and also provides water resistance, an excellent air barrier and eliminates insects from entering your home. This gives you far greater value for your insulation dollar than conventional insulation's such as glass fiber or cellulose.

"As one of our 2002 Five Star Home Grant Winners, you will be able to make a BIG contribution to our ongoing efforts to promote Five Star/Energy Star homes." - John Sarver, Supervisor, Energy Office

WITH THE KNOWLEDGE of how to design and build an energy-efficient home, BIG is uniquely positioned to transform your home from a money drain to a comfortable and new, money saving asset. Government officials like State Senator Jason Allen, Representative Andy Neumann and Congressman Bart Stupak have openly commended Walt and BIG on the progress made in this area of energy-efficient design and construction.

"The Five Star Home Grant program is an incentive for Michigan builders to utilize the latest technology to reduce energy costs and pollution. As a condition of receiving the grants, the builders will be promoting these homes and showcasing the advantages of an energy-efficient home. This will make other builders and future home-buyers more knowledgeable about energy-efficient products currently available to reduce utility bills." -John Engler, Governor of Michigan


BIG RECENTLY FINISHED a commercial remodeling project for Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills. Challenge Mountain is a non-profit organization that aids the physically disabled, mentally impaired, and at risk youth by means of outdoor recreation. Build It Global was invited to aid the organization.

Build It Global employed its unique program management process to help secure funding and donations, coordinate and oversee the renovation and remodeling, and plan for the sustainment of the project asset. In a relatively short time, BIG was able to transform a water-damaged basement into an energy-efficient, aesthetically appealing workplace.

"Build It Global and their team provided sensible cost saving and energy-efficient ideas to our remodel project. They were wonderful in helping us obtain creative ways to help finance the construction and material costs. We would recommend them to our friends and supporters of Challenge Mountain and intend to request their services in the future." Sue Moody, Executive Director, Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, Inc.

BIG IS PROGRAM MANAGING a housing development called WALLOON LAKE PROPERTIES (WLP). WLP is creating a new-urbanism residential cluster development of approximately 50 mixed priced homes as well as condominium-style dwellings. This housing development will incorporate the whole-house energy-efficient plan as modeled in BIG's "Five Star Energy Efficient Home." Community features will include narrower streets, wider sidewalks, walking and cross-country ski trails, community gathering places such as a small country store, and its own power system generated by wind, solar and hydrogen based fuel cells.

BIG arranged the sustainable development design in cooperation with Michigan State University landscape architecture students. The students brought a wonderful level of creativity and a fresh approach to sustainable design. The developers have a vision of preserving up to 50% of the beautiful northern Michigan forests for open space and the students met this objective. This unique project has become a model for many nationwide and Michigan based real estate developers in using environmentally friendly, sustainable design principles and practices.