McBride Custom Homes is a modern luxury home builder with four decades of exceptional work in Petoskey and Northern Michigan. ​

We have built a reputation of creativity, quality craftsmanship, and doing what it takes to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible for our clients.

For generations, Northern Michigan has held a special place in families' hearts, and having a place here to call home and create memories is the ultimate dream. The opportunity to build a home here is even more special. Imagine designing and having a hand in the house where your family will hold special memories throughout their lives.

McBride Custom Homes can make that dream a reality. Your home will be more than just a project for us. It will be an opportunity to welcome you, to help grow our community with the quality craftsmanship and custom touches that will make your home both stunning and inviting.

Join us and let’s create the future you want.

Build Process


Initial Consultation

The first stage of a custom home construction project involves meeting with the homeowner and the construction team to discuss the project's overall scope, goals, and budget.


Design Phase

Once the project goals are defined, the design team will work to create a plan for the custom home that meets the homeowner's vision, functional needs, and local zoning requirements. This includes architectural drawings, site plans, and other necessary documentation.


Permits and Approvals

Before construction can begin, the design plans need to be approved by the local building department and any other relevant agencies. This can involve obtaining permits, variances, and other regulatory approvals.


Site Preparation

Before construction can begin, the site needs to be cleared, graded, and prepared for building. This includes any necessary excavation work, as well as installing utilities such as electricity, water, and sewer.



The foundation is the base on which the entire home is built. This stage involves pouring the concrete slab or digging and pouring the foundation walls and footings.



Once the foundation is in place, the framing stage begins. This involves erecting the structural skeleton of the home, including the walls, floors, and roof.


Rough Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC

After the framing is complete, the rough-in stage begins. This involves installing the home's plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems before the walls are closed up.


Insulation and Drywall

Once the rough-in work is complete, the insulation is installed, followed by drywall installation and finishing.


Interior Finishes

The interior finishes include all the elements that make the house look and feel like a home, including flooring, cabinets, countertops, paint, and trim.


Final Inspection

Once construction is complete, a final inspection is conducted to ensure that the home meets all building codes and safety requirements.

The First Thing We Build Is Trust

We believe in the power of conversation and personal connection. So we’ll always be in touch.