Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 82
Hi Point Construction
" I enjoy watching the homeowners get excited about their house and
watching them become overwhelmed. " JEREMY HUNTOON, PRESIDENT
Recent projects have used wood imported from other states or reclaimed from barns to give the houses a
rustic, farmhouse look. Those touches make Hi Point homes distinctive in the suburban Detroit market.
Taking a personal interest in its clients helps Hi
Point Construction build better custom homes.
BY TIM O'CONNOR
HI POINT CONSTRUCTION
www.hipointconstruction.net / Headquarters: Fenton,
Mich. / Employees: 4 / Specialty: Custom homes
www.mhb-magazine.com Winter 2018
Jeremy Huntoon has a simple rule when designing custom
homes: "Never say no. There's always a way to figure something
out." That belief has served as the foundation for Hi Point Construction, a custom homebuilder serving the Detroit suburbs.
Huntoon started Hi Point in 2007 just as the Great Recession
was beginning to take hold. It was a difficult time for homebuilders, but Huntoon found a niche market that allowed his firm to
thrive. Most of its clients were cash buyers who had already saved
up for a home and did not require a bank loan to move forward
with their project - an important advantage during a period when
lending dried up.
To supplement its custom home business, Hi Point took on remodeling and addition projects, giving it another source of income
while it waited for the market to rebound. Many of those projects
were gut remodels of lake houses where the entire interior and
exterior was reconfigured. Most of these projects ended up being
equal to building a new custom home. It was substantial work that