Testimonials

Rarely will you find someone who just likes to pay more than he needs to. Our homes cost more than most any other home out there. The natural question is why do we have any clients at all?

I wish I could give you the answers, but in reality, my clients need to speak for themselves.

Below are some of the common and uncommon reasons our clients have chosen to work with R-Value Homes:

Rhonda was impressed with what we did on a previous project

Woody wanted a comfortable basement

We simplify the construction process

Lynette’s previous home burned extremely quickly, so she appreciated the 3-4 hour fire rating of the ICF walls.

Tom and Heather had spent too many years in low quality homes, it was time for something nice

Cliff and Darlene had a bad experience with a previous builder

John T. was on a fixed income, and wanted to protect himself from rising energy costs

Shorter construction schedule

James would be including utility bills in the rent, so he wanted to lower them drastically

Ryan wanted stucco walls

Their previous home was cold and drafty

John Z. wanted to begin construction in the winter

Dr. B. appreciated the significantly reduced sound transfer between rooms

Don wanted an indoor pool, and was concerned about moisture damaging wood or metal walls and roofs

Joe had been in a friend’s R-Value home and loved it

Missy wanted to ensure proper integration of ICF with the rest of the home

The low-maintenance, high durability, and natural beauty of colored concrete floors appealed to their practical side

We love the house and wouldn’t build with anything but ICF’S.  The  two things that amaze us most about that house are how quiet it is and how stable the temperature and humidity is.
Don R.
ICF homeowner/self contracted
Jake, Yeah, this time of year, passive solar shows its worth, as the sun will heat the house up into the mid to upper 70s (I never find out how hot, since Faye opens windows and doors at around 76 degrees). At night, the honeycomb shades slow heat loss so that we end up heating for fewer hours through the nights. And the overhangs prevent overheating from May through August, so it's a comfortable house.
Steve S.
ICF homeowner
It's wonderful to live in our home (even though much work remains for me to complete on it).  Our energy bills are lower on this house than on our old home which is 1/2 the size and sits vacant 🙂  Thank you.
Jeff S.
ICF homeowner/self-contracted
R-Value was a major subcontractor on a project of mine (I am a general contractor). This was a 4,000SF custom home new-build. R-Value provided ICF foundation, flatwork, framing and deck construction on the project. All of their work was excellent . Jake is highly experienced, well organized and a man of his word. The project was relatively detailed and a bit unique, and not surprisingly there were a few unexpected twists along the way. Jake and I were always able to agreeably sort out the implications on work flow, cost, etc.  The end result was a beautiful, well constructed and efficient new home for the homeowner. R-Value had a significant, positive impact on this result and I fully expect to hire them again.  PS - If you have not used ICF foundations before, I can just say that I love them because, in my opinion, they provide a highly insulated and "tight" building envelope, sound insulation from exterior noise and better engineered foundation wall system.
Ross Martin
Owner / M. Services LLC
Hi again Jake. Our experience working with you was very pleasant and we love the house.  We were there in November for a month and lost power for a couple of days.  We used a generator to run the basics but did not use it for the geothermal system.  Even with no heat the temperature in the house only went down about 2 degrees over the two day period.  It was very comfortable and we were thrilled.  
Yalanda A.
ICF homeowner
Jake, I consider the experience of building my first ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) home extremely positive. In this component of home building, literally foundational, the fundamental aspects such as: plumb, square, timely, well planned, quality, all impact not only the overall quality of the home, but the ability to build upon this figurative and physical foundation. There is no down side. Cost, home performance, efficiency, longevity and quality are top of the line. To ensure all the qualities described above are incorporated in what is actually a complex and highly technical endeavor, I would again select R-Value as the ICF contractor of choice. Bottom line, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. In the meantime I look forward to enjoying all the benefits inherent to ICF construction and its many livability advantages.
Cliff R.
ICF homeowner
I have done several projects with RValue homes, dating back to 2007 up to our current project. Jake's (RValue's) professionalism and knowledge of ICF construction is second to none in Michigan. His block selection, timeliness and attention to detail ensure a quality project. If ICF is in your future, RValue should be as well.
John Zito
Owner / Coastline Building
Everything looks great.  You’ve developed a good team and I can tell that you’ve been honing your process over the years.
Timothy R.
Graphite Designcraft

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