JR Construction was featured in the Fall 2016 Michigan Home & Lifestyle Magazine. Two homes on Walloon Lake with very different styles….but with two common goals: quality & efficiency.

Quality building craftsmanship starts with our advanced framing techniques. Even though you can’t SEE what’s behind your walls, you can rest assured that we have built your home with the upmost quality.
It’s important. We want your home to LOOK and FEEL like your home. We frequently work with John’s daughter Amy, who is an interior designer and owns Villa Decor (Grand Rapids). Have your own designer? Great! We’d love to work with them.
We focus our efforts on making sure that your home performs well – we want it to be airtight and we want it to be efficient. Our crew members are highly trained in utilizing building techniques to ensure that your home is energy efficient.

Current Projects

Stay up to date with JR Construction – check out our blog to learn more about our current projects!


Are you thinking about building a custom home? Would you like to remodel your home? View a few of our finished projects – we would love to work with you!


Energy Efficiency

We focus a lot of our energy during the building process to making your custom home energy-efficient. An airtight home is a healthy home; our focus is on indoor air quality and low energy bills.

Northern Michigan Custom Home Builder

Building and Remodeling custom homes Northern Michigan

Have you decided to build a new custom home? Are you interested in remodeling your home or putting on an addition? JR Construction is a small residential construction company – our four-man crew can complete a wide array of tasks, including design work (a full working set of plans), frame, finish, and custom decks. Our crew plays an active role throughout the homebuilding process – they have even been known to help the owners place furniture during the final move-in stage! We are a “family” business – John Plichta (owner) has both of his sons (Dan and Kevin) on his four-man crew. And John’s daughter, Amy, is an interior designer that a lot of homeowners decide to work with! So you can expect a lot of communication and a “personal” touch from our construction crew while you planning and building your custom home. If you are thinking about building a custom home in Northern Michigan, check out our portfolio to start getting some new ideas. You’ll find that we have built custom homes throughout Northern Michigan, including Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake, Lake Charlevoix, Crooked River, Petoskey, and Crooked Lake.

Building a custom home with constant communcation

John frequents the job site often (sometimes daily) and his two sons play integral roles in managing the jobs. Our crew members are constantly learning new techniques – we attended the Wisconsin Better Building Conference in the spring of 2016. So you can rest assured knowing that every member of our crew has the education and knowledge to build your home with the utmost level of quality. And we pride ourselves in keeping an open line of communication between the crew and the homeowners – we help you brainstorm ideas and visualize what your home will look like.

Our focus is on building quality custom homes

JR Construction’s crew uses advanced framing and building techniques to maximize the home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality.  JR Construction finished its first green-built home in May, 2009. The house was the second home in the nation to be  recognized as an emerald certified green-built home by the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB)Green Standard. Since then, several projects have been “green-certified”, including a “deep retrofit” remodel project downtown Petoskey.

Custom built home on Crooked Lake

Custom-Built homes in Northern Michigan

JR Construction renovated Pallete Bistro

Commercial & Restaurant Projects

Remodel - Downtown Petoskey home

Remodel Project downtown Petoskey