We create beautiful homes
with a passion to change lives.

Your home is your sanctuary, a sanctuary ready for change. You have a dream of what it could be. Timeless. Distinct. Beautiful. Bringing that dream to life, however, can leave you feeling intimidated and overwhelmed. It can be expensive to do it wrong and cost you your time, money, and sanity. Your home shouldn’t sabotage your ease of living or feel outdated. It should reflect who you are, facilitate your stage of life, make you proud to entertain and be the backdrop to a beautiful life.

Our Core Values


God is our cornerstone and the core of our decisions and values. We pray and purpose to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.  


Leadership is influence and everyone here is a leader. We act and care like owners. We show leadership in our community by doing what is right. We are part of the solution and not the problem.


Excellence in service. Excellence in giving and delivering product to our customers. We strive to be the very best in all we do. In the big things and small. Outstanding customer service, exceptional quality and sincere friendliness sets us apart.


We Care

We build relationships and treat others the way we want to be treated. Respect, kindness, and generosity are our foundation.


We embrace responsibility and ownership, in the good and bad. We are truthful and make no excuses or blame others. We communicate clearly and often.

Team Players

We are better together as a team. We bring a positive attitude daily and share it. We encourage and celebrate each other and promote a winning culture.


Our integrity, hard work, honesty, and trustworthiness are of the greatest importance. We appreciate and value people above things. We do what’s right when no one’s looking.


We empower and inspire each other to create, design, and share ideas outside the box for both our customers and company.


We take our fun seriously! We laugh at ourselves (and each other), find joy, and enjoy the journey together. We LOVE happy!

Recognition for our quality and design.


“We recently used M. J. Whelan Construction to remodel the kitchen, bathroom and a large portion of the living area in our home and have been delighted with the both the process as well as the results. From the beginning I knew that we were working with someone who knows their business and takes genuine pride in their quality of the work.”

– Houzz, 5 Star Review 

“We were extremely happy and impressed with our project manager, Chris Huber. His construction knowledge, attention to detail & friendly demeanor made our project a pleasure. Chris responded to every question or request with timely answers and solutions. He insured that every detail was addressed. We always felt we were well informed and respected.”

– Dean & Cathy A. , Milford, MI

“M.J. Whelan’s workers were better than great to work with. Even the neighbors commented on how hard they worked.”

– Don & Suzi A. , Commerce Twp., MI

“Both our kitchen and bathroom look INCREDIBLE!!! Both areas are so much more functional than they were before. We were absolutely delighted that the remodel stayed on schedule and within our budget.”

– Houzz, 5 Star Review 

“From beginning to end all of your crew, starting with Darlene (she is certainly an asset) to the very least, I have never worked with a staff so completely dependable, courteous, and efficient.”

– MaryAnn D. , Highland, MI

I never met a nicer and more talented group!”

-Maureen D. , Bloomfield, MI

“We always wanted a larger kitchen without sacrificing other rooms and you gave us the way to do it. Tim Burns created a brilliant kitchen design and cupboard layout. We are reminded daily how much more storage space we have and how functional everything is. We wish to thank you and everyone involved for their contribution in transforming our home into such a beautiful place.”

– Alan & Bridget S., Milford, MI 

“Best Builder in town! Everyone I have talked to that has used M.J. Whelan Construction in the past has had an excellent building or remodeling experience.”

– Merchant Circle Review 

“Our experience with M.J. Whelan has been exceptional to say the least! We have found them to be a genuinely honest, innovative, and positive team who not only creates and carries out amazing designs, but does a fantastic job at incorporating our own personal style in every design. We have used them for two additions and a remodel, and will soon be contacting them again to remodel our kitchen! Each time their professionalism and positive energy made for a joyful experience!”

– Houzz, 5 Star Review 

“They first helped us with a small remodeling project, then a new addition and then they built our new house. GREAT experience, great house and I’d use them again and recommend them to others anytime.”

– Kudzu Review 

“Your team provided us with prompt and professional service throughout our project. Mr. Tim Burns was instrumental with providing us with ideas and design consultation within our budget. Further, our superintendent, Mr. Greg Janowiak, was excellent in the execution of our plan into reality. His diverse skill set, affable demeanor and problem solving abilities are outstanding, and always with a smile. Thank you for a job well done!”

– Michael & Brenda Z. Milford, MI. 

“Everyone was always extremely professional and courteous. Your commitment to please the customer truly shows. The basement is amazing!”

– Steve & Karen F., Highland, MI 

“The vision of your design team and the execution of the on-site teams was excellent!”

– Houzz, 5 Star Review 

 “We love what you did! Wish we had more house to remodel!”

– Jack & Marianne U., White Lake, MI 

“The quality of workmanship was excellent by any standard and the superb job site supervision you provided kept everything moving and on schedule.”

– Gary & Mary Anne M., Highland, MI 

“The quality of work and originality of the design are breathtaking and we are still amazed at how you have transformed our home into such a beautiful and functional place to live.”

– Al & Bridget S. , Milford, MI

“Very pleasant experience. We have received many favorable comments from neighbors about the work on the house! It exceeded our expectations.”

– Al & Sally C., Milford, MI 

“We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our newly-remodeled bathroom. Your crew is excellent and the details were handled very professionally. We will not hesitate to call you again and we highly recommend you to our friends.”

– Don & Judy G., Milford, MI

“You all did a wonderful job on our bathroom remodel and I didn’t hesitate to refer my parents to you. We look forward to future projects with M.J. Whelan.”

– Jen & Jerry D., Commerce, MI 

“Our basement went from a blank canvas to being functional and cozy. Exactly what we had in mind. From the moment the job started, the men who came and went from our home were exceptional. They always kept in mind that they were working in a home environment right up till the job was completed. And might we add, it finished on time. You kept to your word on timing and quality and we thank you. We certainly would recommend and use M.J. Whelan Construction for future remodeling ideas for our home.”

– Darel & Sara D., Milford, MI 

“I deal with a lot of different building contractors all the time and it is so refreshing to have crews show up on time, get right to work, be prepared, clean up after themselves, and do a great job. Now we have firsthand knowledge of the quality workmanship and service your company provides.”

– Sandy S., Kensington Heights Co-Op, Milford, MI 

“The fantastic result of the many hands and heads that went with this project continues to be a traffic stopper in our neighborhood. Although a remodel like ours tends to be a stressful event, the patience, honesty and sense of humor of everyone at M.J. Whelan Construction made it enjoyable.”

– Kim & Jalene P., Fenton, MI 

“Can’t tell you how much we love the house…the crew was just wonderful and they did a fantastic job!”

– Matt & Cheryl B., Highland, MI 

Live differently.

Step 1


Come and visit us. We’ll listen to your ideas, your dreams, and create a budget that reflects the possibility to bring it to life.


Step 2


Receive a design for you that fits your budget, priorities, and taste, and begin planning for what life could look like in your new or remodeled home.


Step 3


Step into your newly renovated/built home that exceeds your expectations, feels like a reflection of who you are, and creates space for a life well lived, together.

Let’s make your dream home possible.