FAMILY RUN

August 28th, 2009
Jim & Marilyn Acheson

Jim and Marilyn Acheson

Acheson Builders is proudly a family owned, family run full-scale remodeling and building firm.  We’ve been working together for more than 30 years, my husband Jim Acheson and I.  One might think we’d get sick of each other, working together every day,  and many evenings as well.  But amazingly, we have neither grown tired of each other, nor lost the romance, but our relationship only seams to get stronger – we actually LIKE working together, and LIKE living life together.  Aren’t we blessed!

Over the years, my role in the business has first waned and then increased, as our kids have been born and raised and then needed less and less of their mother’s attention.  Now the kids have all moved on with their own endeavors.  Jim and I continue to be very much involved in the daily events and schedule of running the business and caring for our lifeblood, our clients.  Jim is still the main guy, who goes out to our clients’ homes, and helps guide them through the solutions to their needs and desires in making their house more like the home they wanted.  With Jim’s many years of experience, and his ability to listen to our clients’ needs, he is widely known for his expertise in achieving the results our customers desire – and he enjoys building a relationship that goes beyond our clients’ expectations.  We believe people want dedication, a clear concise process, to be treated fairly, and to feel like they are our top priority (which is so true)!

Each of our kids has contributed to the family business in many ways.  Our daughter started working in the office at around age 8, just doing cleaning and small odd jobs.  Later she spent some summers working as an administrative assistant, and moved into some leadership in the office management, at various stages of her life.  Our sons served as carpenter’s apprentices at various times, and both also contributed greatly to our administrative responsibilities.  One son especially has made significant differences in upgrading our computerized estimating process.  These young adults have all chosen to move into other lines of work in their lives, but I am sure they have benefited from the experiences of working here, and seeing their family’s dedication, as Acheson Builders has benefited much from their contributions as well.

We would like to believe, as our clients do, that we are Michigan’s hidden gem and we are making great strides to grow in our community even through challenging times.  We know that the only place success comes before hard work is in the dictionary.  We enjoy working closely with clients to solve their needs and make their house a little more like home.  Our greatest rewards are happy clients, and beautified homes!

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