The Smith’s

Dear Tim, Oh my word!!! Thank you so very much for EVERYTHING!!! What a great experience building our home with you. It is absolutely more than we ever could have imagined. We will miss you and all the wonderful subs that were a part of this project. You started as our builder but have finished as our friend! Thank you with all our gratitude. Please, let’s stay in touch! Fondly, The Smith’s

Donna Hinton

Tim- You surely did NOT disappoint. My niece, Sarah, was 100% correct, YOU ARE AWESOME!! Just a note to tell you how happy I am in my new house. It is so spectacular – beyond what I could have every imagines. You had the vision on Day 1 and you orchestrated a phenomenal accomplishment. You honestly knocked it “out of the park” !! Sincerely, Donna Hinton

Eric and Becky Ward

Raised in Michigan we moved back from the Chicago area after the birth of our first daughter in 2001. We started the search for a new home and were lucky to find a Colonial built residence in the Ada area. Tim finished our basement and did some additional remodeling during our 14 years at that location. Tim was a pleasure to work with, always professional and very meticulous. When we made the decision to move there were no questions about what contractor we wanted for the job. After contacting Tim, he was able to find us a lot we desired. We went through the design process and construction began in late summer of 2016. Tim took over and the process was flawless. He has a fantastic group of subcontractors that take great pride in their work. Construction was completed on time and exceeded our expectations. We love our new home and have Tim to thank for making our dream/vision come true. We would highly recommend Tim for any construction/remodeling needs you may have.

Blake and Mary Krueger

Thank you for building our dream home. The building process was extremely easy due to your guidance and ideas. Your attention to detail surpassed our expectations. The craftsmanship in our home is outstanding. The contractors were professional and highly skilled. We love our home and would not change a thing. We would highly recommend Colonial Builders to anyone contemplating building or remodeling. Thanks for your honesty, integrity, and friendship

Tim and Brandi Engen

Finding the right builder for you and your family’s dream house can be a daunting task.    Who can provide the best pricing?  Who has the best customer service?  And who can build a high quality house and also get the project done in a reasonable timeframe are only a few of the criteria we were considering.  We ultimately wanted to find a builder that would be a strategic partner and walk with us through the process, rather than just tell us what to do.  So when our architect and interior designer gave us a handful of names, we immediately started doing our research, which led it to become abundantly clear that Colonial was the best option.  By choosing Colonial, we not only got fair pricing, but someone who guided us through a sometimes emotional and very personal process of building a house.  We can honestly say that Tim Nagelkirk added value in almost every step of the process.  His attention to detail, willingness to answer our calls / text messages at any time of the day / night, and most importantly, his integrity were evident throughout the process.  Even after the house was built, Tim stayed involved and made sure even the tiniest flaws in our house were fixed to his extremely high standards.

Choosing Colonial Builders was one of the best decisions we have ever made.  There are a lot of builders to choose from in this area, but if / when we ever build again, Colonial will be our first and only phone call.

Christopher and Heather Hoexum

Heather and I wanted to express the sincere appreciation that you and your company extended in the build of our dream house. Your impeccable attention to detail made our first build a very seamless process and one that we will forever be grateful for.

We both want to extend our appreciation in your professionalism in building not only a house but a home that we will enjoy for decades to come.

After all of my harassment, not once did I doubt the end result. You and your company know how to under promise and over accomplish the task/project. Not once did we have to worry about quality, craftsmanship nor follow up we are extremely happy and would recommend you to any person that wants to build their dream house!

Our house is exactly how we envisioned and even more.

The Werkemas

We are currently in the middle of our second building project with Colonial Builders.  Many times you hear stories about how the building process is full of delays and surprises, we have experienced nothing but the opposite.  There isn’t a need to worry because Tim is always one step ahead of you.  Tim’s attention to detail leads to a seamless build project capped off by an exquisite home. Thank you for building our dream home, again!

Deb Meijer

I have worked with many excellent builders over the years, and  Colonial Builders are the absolute best of the best.  Tim Nagelkirk  not only made the building process painless, but truly enjoyable.  His homes are a testament to West Michigan craftsmanship and beauty,  and all of Colonial’s subcontractors, from the electricians,
carpenters and kitchen designers, to his landscape and design teams,are superb.



Colonial Builders, far exceeded our expectations with regard to superior craftsmanship, tremendous project organization, friendly and honest service by the entire Colonial family, accurate pricing, and ability to meet deadlines. We are pleased and honored to highly recommend Colonial Builders for those interested in building their dream home.


Elaine and Steve Bossenbroek

We are very happy with the quality and workmanship, and they completed the work on schedule. Colonial Builders made the whole process a very enjoyable experience, and we highly recommend them to anyone building a new home.


Kristi Kinzler

Tim is an exceptional, trustworthy builder who exceeded all of my building expectations.  The entire building process went smoothly and was completely stress free. Tim strives for complete perfection and this was definitely reflected in how he managed the process as well as the quality of work and professionalism that he expected from each of his subcontractors.

For my family, the best part about building with Colonial Builders was the personal attention to detail that Tim gave to our new home, which, in turn, resulted in an exceptional end product.  The quality of work is like no other and everything was completed in a timely manner where each deadline was met, including our planned move-in date.

Tim made the building process enjoyable and we could not be happier with our new home!


The Wierenga’s

We highly recommend Colonial builders to anyone looking for a honest, quality builder.  Tim took time with us to review each aspect of our remodel.  It was a complicated remodel with multiple facets, requiring lots of time.  Colonial has the highest quality subs from each discipline and are honest trustworthy men.  The timeline was correct and very organized and we were able to stay within budget.  Extra care was taken to clean the project as we progressed.  Overall we are very happy with our remodel and thankful to have worked with Colonial.  We would highly recommend them!!

Tom and Stacy Kuiper

Friends and family all jokingly warned us that building a house was going to be a true test of our relationship because of how stressful it would be.  Nothing was further from the truth.  The process was stress free from start to finish.  We liked Tim from the start and by the end of the project we liked him even more and considered him a friend, not just a contractor.  We stayed on budget, we stayed on time, and we had only great experiences with Tim and his team.  We have recommended Tim to our friends and family and can’t imagine a higher quality craftsman and higher quality individual with whom to work.

Scott and Barb Edwards

Having Colonial Builders build our home was a great experience. From the designing of the house to the final walk-through we felt they were deeply committed to making our experience as easy and enjoyable as possible – and it was! We are truly pleased with the workmanship from Colonial Builders. Both Harold and Tim are great to work with, very personable and trustworthy, and led us through the process step by step. They built us a “home” and we love it!


Dr. Tom and Barb Shaw

The craftsmanship of his work and the people he subcontracts with is first rate. We would highly recommend Colonial Builders to anyone considering building a home or an addition. They build quality homes with integrity.

Mary and Harry Goossens

Our experience with Colonial Builders was outstanding! It was a great experience and I give Colonial Builders the credit! Their organization was the key to our success.