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Stay up to date with JR Construction’s latest projects! We are currently constructing two homes in the White Mountain development. This development is located between the Walloon Lake Village and downtown Boyne City. It’s a great location – large lots and scenic trails are just a few of the perks of the White Mountain homes. The homes in White Mountain, along with the lots, are listed by David Beek at Caldwell Banker. Click here to contact him or learn more! White Mountain – Lot #30 White Mountain – Lot #30 White Mountain – Lot #30 White Mountain – Lot #1 White Mountain – Lot #30 White Mountain – Lot #1 White Mountain – Lot #30 White Mountain – Lot #1 White Mountain – Lot #1 Scenic Views at White Mountain! White Mountain – Lot... read more

Energy Efficient, Environmentally Sound, and Aesthetically Appealing

Two homes. Two very different styles. Two common goals – quality and efficiency. We love building beautiful homes. But, perhaps more importantly, we love building quality homes that are efficient and durable. So whether you are looking to build a quaint cottage, a large log cabin home, or an entertaining mecca, JR Construction will help you get the job done. We were recently featured in the Michigan Home & Lifestyle magazine – the feature highlighted two homes – both on Walloon Lake but with different styles. Click here to view the full article from Michigan Home &... read more

Home Energy Fundamentals

Home energy auditor John R. Plichta probably seems to many of his colleagues and acquaintances like a long-time Michigan guy. But the owner of of J.R. Construction Building and Design in Petoskey actually began his career in California, after attending Central Michigan University for Science, Business Administration, and Industrial Technology.

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Certified Green Builder

I’ve been running into John Plichta, Certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Rater & Green Builder, for about 4 months now over at Roast & Toast. He’s usually at a table with a bunch of guys who are clearly in the construction trades.

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Good Stewardship, Remarkable Design, Exceptional Results

A Green revolution has spread over thawing white Michigan. Green transportation, Green energy, Green production, Green food. Yes, even Green construction. Building Green means changing centuries-old construction procedures, practices and beliefs. Swimming upstream and doing his part to reverse the current in the Northern Michigan building industry is John R. Plichta, owner of J.R Construction Building & Design.

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Local home wins national ‘green’ prize

“This home is a great example of green building done right while also done affordably,” said Eric Borsting, chair of the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building subcommittee. “This should be an example for other builders to look to when constructing energy-efficient and earth-friendly housing in their own committees.”

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