Our 2013 In Review

I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever remember a year flying by as quick as this past year. I think this was due to several large jobs that spanned several months each. Here is a look back at this past year at Probuilt Woodworking.

January of 2013 started with the Romeo Project. A nearly 9,000 square foot home located in Romeo, Michigan located on 350+ acres. We were contracted to trim the home, hang the 60+ solid core brazilian mahogany doors, staircase install and build a full custom basement bar/kitchen. Needless to say we were at the home for 5 months. The tricky part with jobs this size is fitting in other jobs in the schedule without holding up the current job. Some of the “other jobs” included two full oak tread staircases in a summer home in Caseville, Michigan. “Trying to make everyone happy” seemed to be the saying for 2013, but with many long workdays and even sundays, I can honestly say I think we succeeded.



With the Romeo Job complete, we subcontracted the stair work in a 23,000 square foot home located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This included several large straight and curved walnut full tread staircases. This was a great opportunity for the company and allowed us to showcase our work, in a spectacular home. Starting in June, we spent the majority of the days at the home and had the job complete in October. I will hopefully have a more in depth post about the this job, including pictures and details in the coming months!


P1040323In October we also completed the Staircase in the 2013 Idea Show House built by Arteva Homes. The Idea Show House is 7,000 square feet of inspired architecture and cutting-edge design. The home features the newest in decorating trends, finishes, construction methods and technology for your home. This is our second Show House we have been apart of and hope to do more in the future. For more information on the 2013 Arteva Show House check out the link at http://www.ideashowhouse.com/.


November was a great month for the company as we were able to wrap up a few of our smaller jobs. Some of these included distressed maple counter tops and floating beam shelving for a customers finished basement. We also completed a beautiful coffered ceiling detail in our customers kitchen. The detail was designed to mimic the island dimensions and was furnished with a beautiful chandelier hanging from the center coffered. It turned out beautiful. I hope to get finished pictures soon. We also finished a beautiful distressed cherry mantle beam. The beam will be finished to match the customers dining table and receive custom Iron brackets that we are having made by San Marino Iron, A local Iron company here in the Metro Detroit Area.


In December we closed the year out in Clarkston, Michigan were we took on the first phase of a large remodel trim job. The job included the removal and installation of all existing casing and base throughout the home, several poplar jamb archways, Full maple tread stair remodel, a distressed mantle beam, shaker style wainscoting and a full floor to ceiling panel detail in the foyer and fireplace wall. The job turned out great and we look forward to working with the customers in the coming year in the next phase of the project. With the job complete just days before Christmas, that was a wrap for 2013!


We wish you all the best in 2014. If this year is anything like last, we welcome it with open arms and look forward to all the opportunities this year will bring. Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to the journey ahead!