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Just a few of Ron's satisfied Customers

“We recently moved to the Leelanau peninsula from metro Detroit.  Upon arriving, our concern was to contract with a reputable builder.  Ron Smith, Rivershore Construction, came highly recommended from an acquaintance. 

Upon meeting Ron, we knew we chose the right builder.  He presented us with his portfolio and drove us to the homes he built.  We met several homeowners who had nothing but good things to say about Ron Smith and Rivershore Construction.

His hands on approach to everyday operations impressed us.  Ron is very approachable and easy to work with.  He was on site daily and was accessible 100% of the time for questions or concerns.  With his vast construction knowledge over the past 30 years, he was able to solve any situation that arose in the construction of our home.

His sub-contractors are very skilled in their fields and it is reflected in the finished product.  We were and still are very impressed, as well as everyone who comes to our home.

We recently had Ron return to our home to build bookcases on either side of our walkout fireplace. And once again, we were very pleased.

We would highly recommend Ron Smith, Rivershore Construction, to anyone interested in building a new home.”

Terry and Sandra Ciesielski



July 17, 2011

We met Ron Smith with Rivershore Construction from my brother in 2001. He had purchased a home in Suttons Bay that Ron built and had lived in with his wife.
We loved the home and could tell by staying with my brother over long weekend trips that the home was of excellent quality. We were in the process of looking at homes and moving from Atlanta, Georgia to Traverse City.  Having been home owners for 20 years we knew we wanted someone that paid attention to detail.  No cracks or stress-marks at wall joints; or ceiling or wall imperfections; or molding/trim seams that didn’t seem to fit perfectly together.  We even went as far as looking at irregularities in caulking placement.  We saw only excellent craftsmanship in Ron’s work and we knew that we wanted him to be our builder.  We didn’t bother to get any additional quotes from other builders because we trusted that Ron had the skills and integrity we were looking for. 

Rivershore Construction began our new home in November, 2009.  Ron  kept us well informed throughout the construction process that was completed as planned.  Ron made sure the completion of all contractors work met his and our high expectations prior to accepting the work as complete.  There have been very few and minor issues since we moved in to our home that have all been handled to our satisfaction.

We love our new“Rivershore” home!

Joe and Lori McMurry


Ron Smith of Rivershore Construction just finished building a second home for us.  We were so impressed with our home and his craftsmanship and caring attitude we asked him to build our cottage on Lake Michigan.  He is on site everyday, overseeing all aspects of the job.  He is truly a man of his word, if he says something is going to be done by a certain date, it will be.  Both projects came in on time and budget.  When we needed guidance or thought about making a change, Ron was very easy to talk to and gave us the guidance we needed.  We have recommended Ron numerous times to friends and family because we honestly cannot think of a more wonderful person to work with.

Scott and Polly Walker


Ron, here is a short testimonial for your web site.  I could say a lot more, but I assume you want to keep it short.  When we decided to build a retirement home, we met with five builders and settled quickly on Ron Smith and RiverShore.  What a great decision.  Ron was not only cost competitive, but very concerned that the house was built to a high standard.  He is highly ethical, listens to his customer, uses top quality subcontractors, stands behind his work, and is fair and easy to work with.  What more could you ask for?



Rivershore Construction headed by Mr. Ron Smith has built two homes for us in Leelanau County.  Both were completed within the agreed upon construction time and on budget.  Also both incorporated unique details requiring above average skills on the part of the tradesmen and the selection of subcontractors willing to work with us on custom details and capable of producing a high quality and attractive end result.  In addition Mr. Smith was a “hands-on” manager being on site regularly.  We would use Mr. Smith’s services again if we ever decide to build another home.

Chuck and Judy Andrews, Maple City, Michigan


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