Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Jeff Dekoning, Owner
Jeff has been involved in the building industry his entire life as his father's career was in construction. Over his career, he has built hundreds of condominiums and custom homes. Building energy efficient & green-built homes has been a passion of his, and he has built more than a dozen LEED certified homes. Jeff was recognized by his peers by being a Grand Rapids Home Builder's Association HAP Award winner, and Custom Builder of the Year. His strengths are in project management, working with sub-contractors and our clients. His strengths include finding solutions for difficult building site conditions, addressing set back limitations, and [coordinating complex & time critical projects].

Tom Waterloo, Owner
Tom learned the building trades following his father's example. After getting a degree in Finance from MSU, he started a building business initially focused on additions and renovations. He has extensive experience in constructing Timber Frames and Structural Insulated Panel homes. He built his first SIP home in 1988, and began timber framing in 1999. Tom has been involved in the construction of about 4 dozen legacy Timber Frame homes throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Insulated Panel (SIP) homes. Tom has been involved in the construction of over 50 timber frame homes throughout Michigan and the Midwest, and consults [mention Woodhouse]

Mark Giles, Vice President
Mark has had a passion for building since he first picked up a hammer to help build a family barn at age 4. In his high school and college years Mark worked as a carpenter for a leading custom home builder on the east side of the state. After a business career that included finance & operations leadership roles in contract furniture, building and home improvement product companies, he chose to return to the building trades full time. Mark became a licensed builder and ran a residential remodeling business before joining the Eaglecrest team. He is proud to work with and learn from the best in the business.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

  • Jeff & Tom bring more than 80 years of experience between them.
  • Eaglecrest Homes Inc. has excellent suppliers and subcontractors, and our clients enjoy the relationships they build with them.
  • We craft excellent homes that will last for generations.
Most importantly, we make the process fun!

Our Expertise

Eaglecrest Homes Inc. specializes in building custom homes that will last for generations. We often find ourselves working for clients who own waterfront property.

As your family grows or needs change, Eaglecrest Homes Inc. can help you add to or renovate your existing home.

Eaglecrest Homes Inc. also crafts Timber Frame and Structural Insulated Panel homes throughout Western Michigan, from Manistee to Indiana, and west of US127.
Jeff & Tom have been involved in the construction of homes and cottages on the following lakes:

  • Big Star Lake
  • Big Whitefish
  • Blue Lake
  • Cedar Lake (4)
  • Cobb Lake
  • Cranberry Lake
  • Crockery Lake
  • Eagle Lake
  • Fremont Lake
  • Gun Lake (2)
  • Payne Lake (2)
  • Perch Lake
  • Pine Lake (13)
  • Pretty Lake
  • Shingle Mill Lake
  • Skipping Stone Lake
  • Van Singel Lake

Our Process

Our process starts with a complementary site visit. We coordinate the design of your new home or addition with local architects or designers, to work within your budget. One of our goals is to be good communicators.

Once drawings are complete, Eaglecrest Homes Inc. works with local suppliers and subcontractors to estimate the cost.