New Construction

We design and build homes that creatively celebrate the innate beauty of wood and stone, but also labor “behind the skin” to create the highest performance levels in residential construction. Our building methods combine the finest framing and trim carpentry with meticulous energy detailing. Our construction techniques set new standards in comfort and operating costs over the life of the home. We design and build far above the minimum standards set for certification in both Green Built Homes and Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes®. Our homes’ performance ratings, based on certified blower door tests, are among the highest in the state.

Distinctive interior window and door trim, window seats, and other built-ins are Gimme Shelter design signatures. Exceptionally crafted stairways imaginatively mix materials, and central hearth areas bring form and function together in striking combinations. Design elements brought to us by our clients have included masks from Africa, white cedar tree trunks, 5 million year old fossils, and four foot tall terra cotta pigs. We delight in these creative opportunities that reflect the unique passions of the people we work for.

We will bring a broad perspective and creative approach to detail to your project with our experienced, thoughtful, and intelligent construction crew. Whether it be from your design or ours, the result will be a home that will reward you for many years to come.