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Forte Building & Remodeling is a family owned, customer focused company that is based in Howell, MI. We are licensed and insured and specialize in Design/Build Remodeling and New Home Construction.  We also offer comprehensive design consultation and CAD design services for all of our projects.  


The owner, Derek Lisabeth, has spent his life in and has a passion for the residential construction industry.  He grew up working for his parent’s home building company, which is where he discovered his love for construction.  This led him to Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management.  Since graduating from MSU he has worked for several successful home builders in both California and Michigan, and he has successfully managed the construction of 500+ beautiful homes.  These experiences and his education have provided him with the ability to estimate, schedule, and run projects in a very efficient manner.


We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a building or remodeling experience that is second to none.  We understand that no two projects or client’s needs are the same.  For this reason, we take the time to discuss your project with you, which allows us to craft a plan for your project that meets all of your specific needs.  We are responsive, punctual, accurate, trustworthy, and very detail oriented in all that we do.  Let us worry about the details of your project, so that you don’t have to.

Contact us today to discuss your project and give us a chance to exceed your expectations.

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