Green Builder

Green Home construction ushers in a new era of energy efficient building, employing airtight construction, super-insulation, and heat-recovery fresh-air ventilation to achieve up to 90% reductions in energy used for heating and cooling.Learn More

Timberpeg Homes

Energy-efficient Timberpeg® timber frame homes let you combine your passion for fine design with your commitment to living in harmony with nature. A Timberpeg timber frame home is a legacy that can be passed down for generations.Learn More

Home Energy Audit

Consider the benefits of a Home Performance assessment by our experts: a cozier home and a healthier planet. Our building science technicians will prescribe the most effective energy improvements for your home.Learn More


As a leading Northern Wisconsin remodeling contractor, Great Lakes Carpentry brings a passion for quality and environmentally responsible construction techniques to make our clients’ dream homes come true, one room at a time.Learn More

Focus On Energy


What is a Passive House?

A set of design principles and a quantifiable performance standard applied to any building project, producing radically less energy needs, unparalleled comfort and supreme air quality.
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Why Choose Us

  • More than beautiful homes… Next generation, future-ready homes
  • Northwoods innovator of high-performance home building
  • A holistic approach to the design and build phases of each project
  • Comfortable, safe, durable and energy-efficient custom-built homes
  • Independent Third-Party Home Energy Performance Testing
  • Peace of mind in knowing that your home was built right, the first time

What Clients Are Saying

Since our home was completed, we have had more than 100 people come through and view it. The two comments I hear the most are “the quality of the workmanship is amazing” and “you don’t find workmanship like this any more”. As far as I am concerned, that says everything one needs to know about you and Great Lakes Carpentry. For anyone looking for a top notch builder, look no further. You will not find a better builder in all of northern Wisconsin.
Gary Patton, Senior Captain, Johnson Wax Flight Dept.
Thanks for handling all of the sub-contracting work. There were so many details to work through and you handled them all. You made good recommendations and always communicated well with me. Each individual part of the project came in on budget and on time. You made this project easy – even, I might say, enjoyable!
William Andrews, Andrews/Birt Advertising
We couldn’t be happier with how the project turned out and are so thankful that we found you to help guide us through the process from start to finish. You took care of all the little details and stayed on top of all the issues that popped up. By communicating with us on almost a daily basis, we always felt secure in knowing exactly how much progress was being made and the status of the project. And by emailing pictures, we were able to see the progress! That was such a comfort since we were 4 and half hours away and couldn’t be on-site to check on the work being done. What we realized during the months of work was that you were someone we could trust – to keep us informed and make good decisions and most importantly we realized you are someone that takes pride in doing a job the right way.
Scott & Sue Sheaffer