Alpha Design + Build: born & raised in Ann Arbor
A combination of great service and great clients has kept Alpha growing and creating jobs since 1989. Thank you to all our dedicated staff and all the people who welcomed us into their homes for projects large and small.
- Allan Lutes, a young real estate professional, starts Alpha Contracting and Management Services to fill a void in the Ann Arbor area for a full-service maintenance company.
- Alpha opens its first office in a two-bedroom resident manager’s apartment on Huron Street. In an ironic twist, providing repairs to the many fraternity houses proves to be great training for disaster reconstruction.
- Alpha grows to a staff of six and builds a reputation as an expert provider of emergency response and insurance restoration services. The company simplifies the brand to Alpha Contracting, Inc.
- Alpha’s continued growth prompts a move to 920 N. Main Street. The 3000 square foot building is refurbished and becomes Alpha’s home for the next eight years. The staff of craftsmen grows and revenues top $1 million for the first time as Alpha enters the custom remodeling field..
- Alpha’s skill and expertise expands. Alpha adds its first full-time designer.
- Alpha opens its selection center on the first floor of the Main Street building and begins displaying cabinetry, countertops, and floor.
- Alpha’s revenues top $2 million, and it now employs 16 people. Alpha earns industry recognition and Allan is elected Chairman of the Washtenaw Remodelers Council, marking the beginning of a long history of leadership.
- Alpha launches exterior remodeling focus with added services in siding, windows, and roofs. Alpha also received the “Big 50” Award from Remodeling magazine.
- With 20 employees, Alpha outgrows its home and breaks ground on its new building on Jackson Road. Allan serves as President of the Home Builders Association. Alpha’s staff had grown to over 20 employees.
- Alpha updates its name to Alpha Remodeling to more closely describe the custom-remodeling work that then makes up the majority of its revenue. In May, Alpha dedicated its new 10,000 square foot facility on Jackson Road.
- Continued growth requires adding one more designer to the Alpha team. Alpha is named in the Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler’s list of 101 Best Companies to Work For.
- Ann Arbor Kitchens & Baths becomes part of the Alpha team.
- Alpha Remodeling becomes Alpha Design + Build to better convey the full range of services provided.