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2013




The Ann Arbor Home Building Industry Program celebrated completion of it’s 43rd new home. Located in The Sumerset Neighborhood, the Program developed this property for the students to build a home every year.  With the hard work of our dedicated students, support of local builders, contractors and related industry professionals this home has become a reality.  The attractive façade features stone accents and a covered front porch with a metal roof.

 The 2,300 SF interior greets you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, cherry kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and oak hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor. The kitchen island offers a central gathering space with a snack bar and dining space. 

A corner gas fireplace in the great room is surrounded with slate tile. The spacious master suite features a cathedral ceiling and a huge walk in closet. The master bath features a  5’ shower and a double cherry vanity with granite countertop.  Features include 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths plus a finished daylight lower level flexible to be a 4th bedroom or family room/ study.

 A first floor laundry and guest bath are located in the rear entry close to the entrance to the attached two car garage. A fully landscaped site includes underground sprinklers and a spacious deck for entertaining.  

Todd Griffin, President 
Skyline Management

 

Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
Steven J. Lucchesi


John Birko, Instructor

Brian Ziemba
, Asst. Instructor
 

 


 


2012









 

 

 

In 2012 the Ann Arbor Home Building Industry Program will celebrate completion of it’s 42nd new home. Located in The Sumerset Neighborhood, the Program developed this property for the students to build a home every year. With the hard work of our dedicated students, support of local builders, contractors and related industry professionals this home has become a reality. The attractive façade features stone accents and a covered front porch with a metal roof.

 The 2,300 SF interior greets you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, cherry kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and oak hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor. The kitchen island offers a central gathering space with a snack bar and dining space. 

A corner gas fireplace in the great room is surrounded with slate tile. The spacious master suite features a cathedral ceiling and a huge walk in closet. The master bath features a  5’ shower and a double cherry vanity with granite countertop. Features include 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths plus a finished daylight lower level flexible to be a 4th bedroom or family room/ study.

 A first floor laundry and guest bath are located in the rear entry close to the entrance to the attached two car garage. A fully landscaped site includes underground sprinklers and a spacious deck for entertaining.  

Todd Griffin, President
Skyline Management

 

Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
Steven J. Lucchesi


John Birko, Instructor

Joel Davenport
, Asst. Instructor

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011




 

 




The home the Students built in 2011 quickly sold! Congratulations
to the Students for a job well done! The home is a beautiful testament
to their hard work, and the ongoing success of the program as new
construction is on the rise in Great Ann Arbor.

The home's attractive façade features stone accents and a covered
front porch with a metal roof. The 2,300 square foot interior greets
you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, cherry
kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops
and oak hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor. The kitchen
island offers a central gathering space with a snack bar and dining area.

 A corner gas fireplace in the great room is surrounded with a slate and
glass tile and cherry mantle. The spacious master suite features a
cathedral ceiling and a huge walk in closet. The master bath has a
black slate tile floor, 5’ shower, double cherry vanity with a black
granite countertop. Features include 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths plus
a finished daylight lower level, flexible to be a 4th bedroom or family
room/study.

 A first floor laundry, and guest bath are located in the rear entry close
to the entrance to the attached two car garage. A fully landscaped site
includes underground sprinklers and a spacious deck for entertaining.


Frank McVeigh, President

Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
John Birko, Instructor


2010

Every year, for 40 years, the Ann Arbor Home Building Program has produced a quality new home. The Sumerset Neighborhood was designed for the Program to build a home every year. With the hard work of our dedicated students, support of local builders, contractors and related industry professionals this home has becomes a reality. The attractive facade features stone accents and a covered front porch with a metal roof. 

The 2300 SF interior greets you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, cherry kitchens cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and oak hardwood floors extending to the great room. The kitchen island offers a central gathering space with a snack bar.

A corner gas fireplace in the great room is surrounded with a dry stack tile and cherry mantle. The spacious master suite features a cathedral ceiling and a huge walk in closet. A master bath features a slate tile floor, 5' shower and ouble cherry vanity. Features include 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths plus a finished daylight lower level flexible to be a 4th bedroom or family room/study.

A first floor laundry, and guest bath are located in the rear entry close to the entrance to the attached two car garage. A fully landscaped site includes underground sprinklers and a spacious deck for entertaining. 

 

Bob Chizek, President 
Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
John Birko, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant



2009

Every year, for 39 years, the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program has produced a quality new home. The Sumerset Neighborhood was designed for the Building Program to build a new home every year. With the hard work of our dedicated students, support of local builders, contractors and related industry professionals this home has become a reality.

The attractive façade features stone accents and a covered front porch. The 2300 SF interior greets you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, hickory kitchen cabinets, granite countertops and oak hardwood floors extending to the great room.

Features include 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths plus a finished daylight basement flexible to be a 4.

The Student Builders would like to thank Linda Binder of TurnKey Properties and Art Van Furniture for their continued support in the staging of this home.

th bedroom or family room.

John Binder, President
Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
John Birko, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant


2008

Every year, for 38 years, the Ann Arbor Home Building Program has produced a quality new home. The Sumerset Neighborhood was designed as a venue for the Program to build a home every year. With the hard work of our dedicated students, support of local builders, contractors and related industry professionals this home has become a reality. The attractive façade features stone accents and a covered front porch.

The 2300 SF interior greets you with bright spacious rooms featuring nine foot ceilings, maple kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and oak hardwood floors extending to the great
room. The kitchen island offers a central gathering space with a snack bar.

A corner gas fireplace in the great room is surrounded with slate tile. The spacious master suite features a cathedral ceiling and a huge walk in closet. A master bath features a tile floor, shower and double vanity. Features include 3 Bedrooms and 3 ½ baths plus a finished daylight basement flexible to be a 4th bedroom or familyroom.

A first floor laundry, and guest bath are located in the rear entry close to the entrance to the attached two car garage. A fully landscaped site includes underground sprinklers and a spacious deck for entertaining.

Harvey Berman, President
Bob Chizek, President 
Steve Lucchesi, Builder of Record
John Birko, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant


2007

This year’s home, built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc., is a traditional two story home located on a beautiful landscaped lot in the Sumerset Neighborhood.

This 2300 square foot home meets and exceeds all the qualifications of a quality built home. Upon entering, you immediately appreciate the volume and light generated by the 9 foot high first floor ceilings. The open floor plan with warm oak floors greets you and offers a glimpse of the spacious living areas beyond. Cherry finished maple cabinets, oak flooring, and granite countertops make this kitchen and dining area an inviting gathering place for a busy family.

The spacious great room, open to the kitchen area features a natural gas fireplace wsith slate surround and wood mantle. The back hallway, first floor laundry, mudroom, and guest bath are located in the rear entry close to the family entrance and garage. The light, bright and spacious master suite features two large dormers, a cathedral ceiling and lots of space to relax. A spacious master bath features a large shower and double vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The spacious lower level has been finished for use as an additional bedroom/guest room, family room or study and also features a third full bath. For information on purchasing this quality home, contact Pat Durston, Reinhart Realtors at 734-669-5981 or 734-260-9247 

Steve Lucchesi, President and Builder of Record
John Birko, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant


2006

This year's home, built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. is a transitional 2-story home located on a beautiful landscaped lot in the Sumerset neighborhood.

The 1,920 square foot home meets and exeeds all of the qualifications of a quality built home. Upon entering, you immediately appreciate the volume and light generated by the nine foot high first floor ceilings. An open floor plan with warm oak floors greets you and offers a glimpse of the spacious living areas beyond. Cherry cabinets, oak flooring, and granite counter tops make the kitchen and dining area an inviting gathering area for a busy family. The spacious great room, open to the kitchen area, features a natural gas fireplace with tile surround and wood mantel. A 12' by 16' + rear deck, conveniently located off the great room, is a perfect location for family activities. The back entry, first floor laudry, mudroom, and guest bath are well located in the rear hallway.

The light, bright and spacious master suite features two large dormers, a cathedral ceiling, and lots of space to relax. The master bath provides a spacious shower, double vanity with hamper/linen cabinet, and cathedral ceiling with skylight. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The partially finished lowel level with a daylight window and a full bath, can provide even more space should the new purchaser choose to complete it.

Additonal features include a 90 percent effciency heating and cooling system, low-maintenance exterior, pre-wiring for phone, and cable, and a 21' x 22' attached garage with automatic opener, Professional landscaping and an unerground sprinkler system complete the outside of this superlative family home.

Jay Holland, President and Builder of Record
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant


2005

This year's home, built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. is a transitional 2-story home located on a beautiful landscaped lot in the Hearthstone neighborhood.

The spacious 2,508 square foot home meets and exeeds all of the qualifications of a quality built home. Upon entering, you immediately appreciate the volume and light afforded by the nine foot high first floor ceilings. An open foyer with warm oak floors greets you and offers a glimpse of the spacious livingarea beyond. A formal living and dining room off the foyer are perfect for enteratining. Cherry cabinets, oak flooring, built-in applliances, and granite counter tops make the kitchen and breakfast area an inviting family gathering place. A generous number of cabinets and a walk-in pantry provides plenty. The spacious great room, open to the kitchen area, features a natural gas fireplace with tile surround and wood mantel. A 14' by 20' rear deck, conveniently located off the the breakfast nook, adds a perfect location for summer activities. Another exiciting feature of this home is the private first floor office located off the rear hallway. This room offers today's family many choices beyond a home office, with flexible space for uses such as a craft room, playroom, or entertainment room. A family-sized first floor laundry and mud room is also located off the rear hallway.

The master suite features a catheral ceiling in the bedroom, a luxurious bath with ceramic tile, separate vanities, a private lavatory, his and hers walk-in closets, and a large corner whirlpool tub. Three additional bedrooms and full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The unfinished lowel level, with eight and one half foot ceilings, daylight windows, and roughed-in plumbing for a full bath, will provide additional living space should the new purchaser choose to complete it at a future date.

Additonal features include a 90 percent effciency heating and cooling system, low-maintenance exterior, pre-wiring for alarm, phone, and cable, and a 21' x 22'6" attached garage with automatic opener, Professional landscaping and an unerground sprinkler system completes the outside of this superlative family home. 

Pat Durston, President / Builder of Record
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


2004

This year's home, built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. is a transitional 2-story home located on a beautiful landscaped lot in the Hearthstone Subdivision.

The spacious 2,621 square foot home meets and exeeds all of the qualifications of a quality built home. Upon entering, an open foyer with warm oak floors greets you and offers a glimpse of the spacious living areas beyond. A formal living room with cathedral ceiling and the adjoining dining room is perfect for entertaining. Hickory cabinets, oak flooring, built in appliances and a maple butcher block island make this kitchen and breakfast area an inviting gathering area for a busy family. A large number of cabinets-including a planning desk- desk affords plenty of storage. The spacious family room, open to the kitchen area, features a natural gas fireplace with a slate tile surround and oak mantel. A sliding glass door leads to a 14' x 20' rear deck perfect for summer activities. A family-sized first floor laundry room and mud room offers generous amounts of both counter space and cabinet storage.

A master bedroom retreat features a luxurious master bath with ceramic tile, seperate shower stall, whirlpool tub, and spacious walk in closet. Three additional bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The unfinished lower level, with 81/2 foot ceilings and roughed in plumbing for a full bath, will provide addtional living space should the new purchaser choose to complete it at a future date.

Other quality features include 90 percent high-efficiency heating and cooling system, maintenance-free exterior, pre-wiring for phone and cable in all rooms, and a 20' by 22' attached garage with automatic opener. Professional landscaping and an underground sprinkler system completes the outside of this superlative family home.

Bill Collins, President / Builder of Record
Dave Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


2003

This year's home is a traditional two-story home located on a beautiful landscaped corner lot in
northeast Ann Arbor's foxfire Subdivision.

The spacious 2,650 square foot residence meets and exceeds all of the qualifications for a quality built home. Upon entering the open foyer with warm oak floors, you can glimpse the spacious living areas beyond. A study off the foyer is perfect for a private space or an extra bedroom. The formal powder room also features a shower. Hickory cabinets, oak flooring, and built-in appliances make this kitchen and breakfast area with bay window a warm and inviting gathering area. The kitchen also offers plenty of storage with a pantry, extensive cabinets, and a planning desk area. The family room-open
to the kitchen-features a cathedral ceiling, natural gas fireplace with a slate tile surround, and uniquely detailed window ledge. The sliding glass door leading to the 14' x 20' rear deck is ideal for outdoor summer activities. A first floor laundry room offers generous counter space and cabinet storage. The formal living room and dining room off the entry foyer provide plenty of space for entertaining.

The master bedroom retreat features a luxurious master bath with ceramic tile, separate shower
stall, whirlpool tub, and spacious walk-in closet. The bedroom is complemented by a sitting room space with distinctive arched window, perfect for reading or relaxing. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The unfinished lower level, with eight foot high ceilings and roughed-in full bath will provide additional living space should the new purchaser complete it at some future date.

Other quality features include 90 percent hi- efficiency heating and cooling system, maintenance- free exterior, pre-wiring for phone and cable in all rooms, and a 22' x 24' attached garage with automatic opener. Professional landscaping completes the outside of this wonderful family home.

The plan for this year's home was designed by Huron High School Drafting student Mary Carello, working with her draft instructor, Ray Zawacki and local architect, Dave Peters, of Peters Architectural Group. P.C. 

Pat Durston, President / Builder of Record
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


2002

This year's home, built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. is a traditional two-story home located on a beautiful landscaped corner lot in the Foxfire Subdivision.

The spacious 2,400 sq. foot home meets and exceeds all of the qualifications of a quality built home. Upon entering, an open foyer with ceramic tile and oak railing leading to the second floor greets you and offers a glimpse of the spacious living areas beyond. Maple cabinets, oak flooring, and built-in appliances make this kitchen and breakfast area a warm and inviting gathering area. A first floor laundry room offers generous counter space and cabinet storage. The family room-open to the kitchen area-features a natural gas fireplace and easy access to a sliding glass door leading to the 14' X 20' rear deck. The formal living and dining rooms attached to the entry foyer provide plenty of space for entertaining.

A master bedroom retreat features a spacious walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath with ceramic tile, separate shower stall, and whirlpool tub. Three additional bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile floor and fiberglass tub/shower complete the second floor.

The unfinished lower level, with 8 ft. ceiling height and roughed in full bath will provide additional living space should the new purchaser complete it at a future date.

Other quality features include Pella windows, 90 percent high-efficiency heating and cooling system, maintenance-free exterior, pre-wiring for phone and cable in all rooms, and a 25' X 25' attached garage.

The plan for this year's home was designed by Huron High School Drafting student Erin Keeler, working
with her drafting instructor, Ray Zawacki and local architect, Robert Murray, of Murray Builders, Inc.

Frank Patt, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


2001

This is the 31 st quality home built by the students of the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program, Inc. It is a traditional style, located on a beautiful landscaped lot, in the Foxfire Subdivision.
It is a spacious 2500 plus sq. ft., two-story home with a brick and vinyl siding exterior. It features Pella windows and doors with a large 14' x 19' wood deck.

There are four bedrooms on the second floor, including a large master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bathroom. The master bath has a jacuzzi, shower, double bowl sinks and vanities. It also features large mirrors, excellent lighting and ceramic tile floors. The main bath has a fiberglass tub/shower combination, double bowl sinks, vanities, and a ceramic tile floor. The second floor landing is accented by a beautiful stained oak balcony railing with painted
spindles.
The first floor features a family room with a natural gas fireplace, living room, formal dining area, laundry room with several wall and base cabinets and a half bath. The front entrance features an open two-story foyer with ceramic tile floor, stained oak banister and handrails. The kitchen includes solid maple cabinets, generous counter space, two pantry cabinets, recessed lighting and a breakfast area with a sliding door, which opens onto a spacious deck. The kitchen comes complete with dishwasher, oven/range and range hood.
The house features carpet throughout the living areas on the first and second floors, solid vinyl in the laundry room, 1/2 bath and hallways. And a beautiful finished oak floor in the kitchen and breakfast area.
Other features include a 24' x 24' garage, 90% energy efficient gas furnace/air conditioning system, cable TV and phone outlets in all rooms. The basement has 8' ceilings and is pre-plumbed for a full bathroom.
The plan for this years house was designed by Huron High School drafting student Dan Lynch, working with drafting instructor, Ray Zawacki and local architect, David Peters, of Peters Architectural group. 

Frank Patt, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 

 


2000

Built by 27 students, this spacious 2600 square feet, two-story home is located on a nicely landscaped corner lot in the Foxfire subdivision.  It has four bedrooms on the second floor, including a large master bedroom with walk in closets and master bath.  The first floor features a family room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, a living room with large windows, a formal dining area, a laundry room, and a half bath.  Additional highlights include ceramic tile in the two full baths, carpet throughout the bedrooms, stairs, living room, and family room, and an 18’ x 14’ wood deck. 

Mary Branch, President / Builder of Record
Willow Building, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


1999

Built by 20 students, this home is located on a corner lot in the Foxfire subdivision.  It is a spacious, 2700 plus square feet, two-story home with brick and vinyl siding exterior and many large, efficient double hung windows.   There are four bedrooms on the second floor, including a large master bedroom with walk in closet and a master bath with a garden  tub Jacuzzi, shower, double bowl sinks and vanities.  The second bath has a fiberglass tub/shower combination, double bowl sinks and vanities, and two linen closets.  The first floor features a spacious foyer, family room with fireplace, living room with bay windows, formal dining area, a laundry room, and ½ bath.  The kitchen includes generous counter space, an island with a snack bar, two pantry closets, recessed lighting, and a breakfast area with a patio door to the deck.  The home sold for $280,000.

Mary Branch, President / Builder of Record
Willow Building, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


1998

Built by 25 students, this home is located on a nicely landscaped lot in the Foxfire subdivision.  It is a spacious, 2625 square feet, two-story house with brick and vinyl siding exterior and large, energy efficient casement windows, a front bay window, and a large 14 x 22 feet wood deck accessible through two patio doors.  There are four bedrooms, including a den/guest room.  The master bedroom has lots of natural light, a walk in closet, a separate sink and vanity area and large Jacuzzi and shower.  The second floor laundry is convenient to the bedrooms and bathrooms.  The first floor includes a tiled foyer, large living room, formal dining room, family room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings, den/guest room, and ¾ bath. The home sold for $269,500.

Robert Murray, President / Builder of Record
Durbin Building, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Joel Davenport, Assistant 


1997

Built by 19 students, this home is located on a nicely landscaped lot in the Foxfire subdivision.  It is a spacious, 2500 square feet, two-story house with brick and vinyl siding exterior and large, energy efficient double hung windows. There are four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with lots of natural light, a walk in closet, a large Jacuzzi and shower. The kitchen has ample counter space, an island with range/oven and snack bar, recessed lighting, and a breakfast area opening onto a large wood deck. 

Other features include a tiled foyer, den/study, a living room with vaulted ceilings and circle top windows, a formal dining area, and a large family room with a fireplace. The house also includes two and one-half ceramic tiled baths, a first floor laundry and utility room, and a full basement with 8’ ceiling, a 24’ x 21.5’ garage, an energy efficient furnace/air conditioning system, and cable TV and phone outlets in all rooms.  The home sold for $252,000. 

Steven Lucchesi, President / Builder of Record
Steven Lucchesi, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Ron Stairs, Assistant 


1996

Built by 17 students, this home is located on a nicely landscaped lot in the Foxfire subdivision.  It features brick and vinyl siding exterior, and large, energy efficient double hung windows.  There are four large bedrooms, including a master bedroom with lots of natural light, a walk in closet, a large jacuzzi and shower.  The kitchen has a snack bar, recessed lighting, and a breakfast area opening onto a large wood deck.  There is a family room with a fireplace, a living room with full bay windows, and a formal dining room.  Other highlights are two and one-half ceramic tiled baths, a first floor laundry and utility room, a full basement with 8' ceiling, a 23' x 22' garage, and cable TV and phone outlets in all rooms.  The home sold for $235,000.

Steven Lucchesi, President / Builder of Record
Steven Lucchesi, Inc. 
Robert Mullins, Assistant 


1995

Twenty-one high school students constructed  the 25th Annual Student Home.  This quality home has four bedrooms with ample closets and two and one-half ceramic tiled baths.  The raised master bedroom has a walk-in closet, a large Jacuzzi and shower and lots of natural light.  The kitchen features solid hickory cabinets, a serving island, spacious breakfast area opening onto the large wood deck.  Other features include a 20’  x 22’ garage.  The home sold for $ 250,000.

Robert Chizek, President / Builder of Record
Chizek Builders, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Robert Mullins, Assistant 


1994

Twenty students constructed the 24th home under the guidance of a new instructor, David Schmoekel and Assistant Robert Mullins.  Robert Chizek became the new Builder of Record and President of the Board.

The home features a contemporary style with a brick and wood exterior and large energy efficient windows.  There are four bedrooms with ample closets, including a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet a whirlpool bath and lots of natural light.  The first floor den and the great room share a fireplace.  The large kitchen features appliances and a dining area, and opens to a large wood deck.  There are two full baths, one half bath and a first floor laundry room with storage.  This year’s home was designed by several Huron students working with instructor, Ray Zawacki and local architect, David Peters.  The house sold for $ 245,000. 

Robert Chizek, President / Builder of Record
Chizek Builders, Inc. 
David Schmoekel, Instructor
Robert Mullins, Assistant 


1993

Twenty six students constructed the 23rd home under the program.  It is a colonial style located on a large landscaped lot, featuring a brick and wood exterior, large energy efficient casement windows and interior oak stairs and railings.  There are three bedrooms, walk-in closets, including a master bedroom with a whirlpool bath and natural light.  A first floor den-guest room, a great room with fireplace; a large kitchen and breakfast area.  The great room opens onto a large wood deck.  There are three full baths, one half bath and a first floor laundry room with storage.  Other features include an energy efficient  furnace/air conditioning system, cable TV, and phone outlets in all rooms, super insulation and many special storage areas.  Jason Wright was the student designer with interior decoration designed with the assistance of Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 

The instructors were Lloyd Cochran and Assistant Robert Mullins and Dick Russell was President and Builder of Record.  The home sold for $ 245,000.  

Richard Russel, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
Lloyd Cochran, Instructor
Robert Mullins, Assistant 


1992

The 22nd quality home built under the program had 20 high school students working on the home. The colonial  style home is  located on a large landscaped lot, featuring a wood exterior, large energy efficient double-hung windows, and interior oak stairs and railings.  There are three bedrooms, with heated walk-in closets, including a master bedroom with a whirlpool bath and lots of natural light; a first floor den-guest room; a great room with fireplace; a large kitchen featuring appliances and a breakfast area. The great room opens onto a large wood deck. There are three full baths, one half bath and a first floor laundry room with lots of storage. Other features include an energy efficient furnace/air conditioning system, cable T.V. and phone outlets in all rooms, and super insulation and special storage areas.

The design of this year’s home was chosen from several which were drawn in the Huron and Pioneer Architectural drafting classes.  The student designer was Jim Wise.  Former assistant Lloyd Cochran became the Instructor with Assistance from Robert Mullins. Dick Russell was Builder of Record and President of the Board. The home sold for $ 262,000. 

Richard Russel, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
Lloyd Cochran, Instructor
Robert Mullins, Assistant


1991

The 21st quality home was built by fifteen students.  It is a traditional style, located on a large landscaped lot, featuring a cedar and brick exterior, large casement windows, and interior oak stairs and railings.  There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with two walk-in closets, whirlpool bath and lots of natural light; a first floor den-guest room, a great room with fireplace, a large kitchen featuring oak cabinets, fine appliances and a breakfast area.  The great room opens onto a large wood deck. 

There are three full baths, one half bath, and a first floor laundry room with lots of storage plus energy saving features, cable, T.V. and phone outlets in all the rooms, super insulation and many special storage areas.  A large basement is finished off with a fireplace, large windows and a sliding door leading out to a running brook.

Former Assistant Lloyd Cochran became the new Instructor with Robert Mullins becoming the Assistant.  Student designer  Eric Wayne’s  design was chosen from several which were drawn in the Huron and Pioneer Architectural drafting classes.  The interior decoration was designed with the assistance of the Anderson Paint Company.  William Kinley, The Phoenix Company, continued as President of the Board and Builder of Record.  The home sold for $289,900. 

William Kinley, President / Builder of Record
The Phoenix Company, Inc. 
Lloyd Cochran, Instructor
Robert Mullins, Assistant

 


1990

Twenty students completed the 20th home which has been built under the student program.  The traditional style house is located on a large landscaped corner lot and features a vinyl and brick exterior.  There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a cathedral ceiling, one walk-in closet, a whirlpool bath and lots of natural light.  The first floor den-guest room with a cathedral ceiling and a sunken great room are special features of this house. 

Large energy efficient windows, interior oak stairs and railings, a large kitchen featuring oak cabinets and Corian counter tops, special appliances and a breakfast area compliment this home.   The kitchen and dining room open onto a large wood deck.  Other features include three full baths, one half bath, a first floor laundry room, energy efficient furnace/air conditioning system, cable T.V. and phone outlets, super insulation and many special storage features.  Andrew Lang was the student designer of this house and the interior decoration was done with the assistance of the Anderson Paint Company.  William Kinley, The Phoenix Company was President of the Board of Directors and Builder of Record .  Tom Lancaster and his assistant Lloyd Cochran were the instructors.   The home sold for $ 230,000. 

William Kinley, President / Builder of Record
The Phoenix Company, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Lloyd Cochran, Assistant 


1989

Twenty two students built the 1989 house under the program.  It is a contemporary style, located on a large landscaped corner lot, featuring an aluminum siding exterior; large energy efficient windows, an open plan with oak stair railings and high cathedral ceilings.  There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with adjoining sitting area with fireplace, two closets, a cathedral ceiling, a whirlpool bath and lots of natural light; a first floor den-guest room; a great room with cathedral ceiling and double facing fireplace;  a large kitchen featuring a built-in pantry, appliances and a breakfast area which opens onto a large wood deck.  Two full baths, two half-baths,  and a first floor laundry room plus other features such as a built-in alarm system, cable T. V. and phone outlets, super insulation and many special storage features complete the home.

Instructor Tom Lancaster with Assistant Lloyd Cochran oversaw the 19th home.  Peter Tziahanas was the student designer.  His design was chosen from several which were drawn in the Huron and Pioneer Architectural drafting classes.  The interior decoration was designed with the assistance of the Anderson Paint Company and Vera’s Design Studio.  Bob Guenther was Builder of Record and President of the Board. The home sold for $250,000. 

Robert Guenther, President / Builder of Record
Guenther Building, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Lloyd Cochran, Assistant 


1988

The  1988 house was built by 20 students in the program.  It was a contemporary style, located on a large lot on a quiet court, featuring an aluminum siding exterior; large south facing casement windows with the circle top style and open plan with oak stair railings, and high cathedral ceilings.  There are three bedrooms, including a master bedroom with two closets, a cathedral ceiling and lots of natural light; a first floor den-guest room, a great room with cathedral ceiling and energy efficient fireplace; a large kitchen with built-in pantry, appliances and a breakfast area which opens onto a large wood deck;  three and one-half baths, a first floor laundry room with lots of storage.

Other features of the 18th home include an energy efficient furnace/air system, a built-in alarm system, cable T.V. and phone outlets, super insulation and many special storage features. Robert Guenther continued as Builder of Record and President of the Board with Tom Lancaster as the Instructor and Lloyd Cochran,  Assistant Instructor.  The house sold for $ 255,000. 

Robert Guenther, President / Builder of Record
Guenther Building, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Lloyd Cochran, Assistant 


1987

The seventeenth home was designed as a contemporary style house and featured a brick and aluminum siding exterior, an open plan with several skylights and oak stair railings.  It has three bedrooms-one a master bedroom with two large walk-in closets, a whirlpool bath and separate walk-in shower - a den-guest room, a great room with energy efficient fireplace and two story cathedral ceiling, a large kitchen with appliances and breakfast room which open to a large dining room, three full baths, one half bath and a two-car garage with operators.  The house is very energy efficient and has a free-flowing outside deck overlooking  a golf course. 

Twenty six students were involved in the building of the house and Tom Lancaster and his assistant Kit Johnson were the instructors.  The Builder of Record and President of the Home Building Program was Robert Guenther, Guenther Building, Inc..The house sold for $ 181,050. 

Robert Guenther, President / Builder of Record
Guenther Building, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Kit Johnson, Assistant 


1986

Twenty students constructed this Williamsburg Colonial home which featured a restoration style vinyl siding exterior, colonial stair railings, three bedrooms, a den-guest room, a great room with energy efficient fireplace and cathedral ceiling, a formal dining room, a dinette, two full baths, two half baths a large kitchen with daylight ceilings and a two car garage.  The one-half inch insulated  windows, steel insulated doors, R-38 insulated ceiling and an energy efficient furnace helped to make this house very energy efficient.  A free-flowing outside deck which overlooked a golf course was an added feature of the 16th home.

The design of this year’s home was chosen from several which were drawn in the Huron and Pioneer architectural drafting classes. Tom Lancaster was the instructor and Kit Johnson was his assistant.  Richard Russell was President and Builder of Record.  The home sold for $ 136,900. 

Richard Russel, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Kit Johnson, Assistant 


1985

Twenty-three high school students constructed the fifteenth house under the Student Home Building Program.  Tom Lancaster and his assistant Kit Johnson provided the necessary instruction for these students to realize their dream of a completed home. This home featured aluminum and brick exterior, three bedrooms-one a master bedroom suite with dressing area, a den-guest room, a great room with energy efficient fireplace, a formal dining room , a dinette, two full baths, two half baths, a large kitchen and a two-car garage.

Richard Russell continued serving as Builder of Record and Board President.  The house sold for $ 128,000. 

Richard Russel, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Kit Johnson, Assistant 


1984

Once again Tom Lancaster and Assistant Gary Neff were the instructors for 18 students as they built another quality home.  The 14th home featured aluminum and brick exterior, three bedrooms, a den/guest room, a great room with energy efficient fireplace, a formal dining room, a dinette, two full baths, two half baths, a large kitchen with appliances, and a two car garage.

Richard Russell of Richard Adams Russell, Inc. served as Builder of Record as well as President of the Board.  In addition to having very energy efficient windows, doors and walls, the 95% energy efficient furnace helped to make this house very warm and energy efficient.  The house sold for $123,500. 

Richard Russel, President / Builder of Record
Richard Adams Russell, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Gary Neff, Assistant 


1983

Suzanne Dunn of Huron High School  designed the 13th house of the Student Home Building Program.   Suzanne’s design provided the 25 high school students in the program with many opportunities for their quality built home.  The home featured three bedrooms, a den, a great room, a formal dining room, a dinette, two full baths, two half baths, a large kitchen with appliances and a two car garage.  The windows, exterior doors, ceilings and walls were built with high energy efficient products.
The design of this year’s home was chosen from several which were drawn in the Huron and Pioneer High drafting classes and the interior decoration was designed by students in the Huron home decoration class, Instructor Joyce Prochnow.   The instructor, Thomas Lancaster was assisted by Gary Neff.  Dave Peters of David O. Peters Associates, Architects and Planners was the Builder of Record as well as President of the Board of Directors.  The house was sold for $123,500.

Dave Peters, President / Builder of Record
David O. Peters Associates, Architects and Planners, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Gary Neff, Assistant 


1982

The 12th home was built under the direction of Dave Peters of Fry-Peters Associates, Architects and Planners .  Dave also served as President of the Board of Directors  for the Student Home Building Industry Program.  Thirty high school students constructed the home.  The Instructor was Thomas Lancaster and he was assisted by Geoff Brown. 

Huron High School Student, Christopher Heaton, designed the 1982 home.  Christopher’s winning design was chosen from participants of the Huron Drafting Class taught by Ray Zawacki and  Pioneer’s drafting class with instructor, Joe Dell’Anno.  The home featured three bedrooms, a den-guest room, a great room with a heatilator fireplace, a formal dining room, a dinette, two full baths, two half baths, a large kitchen with convection range and a two car garage.  A unique feature of this house was the passive solar sun room which was designed to capture and release heat from the sun’s rays.  The windows, steel insulated exterior doors, ceilings and walls, with high insulation rating and insulated foundation walls helped to make this house very energy efficient.  Interior decorations were suggested by students in the Huron and Pioneer home decoration class of Ms. Sandra Bailey and Ms. Joyce Prochnow.   The selling price of the home was  $ 145,000. 

Dave Peters, President / Builder of Record
Fry-Peters Associates, Architects and Planners, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Geoff Brown, Assistant
 


1981

The 11th house was, again, under the direction of Board President and Builder of Record John Wacker with Instructor Tom Lancaster and Assistant Les Pierce and thirty students.  Larry Frank of Pioneer High School designed the home.  His winning design was chosen from the Pioneer High Drafting Class of Instructor, Joe Dell-Anno. 

The home featured four bedrooms, a sunken family room with stone fireplace, two full baths, two half baths (one in the basement), a full basement, a large kitchen with a convection range, and a two-car garage.  The fireplace has an outside combustion air supply and the house has an energy-saving auto vent damper on the furnace and hot water heater along with numerous enegy saving devices. The Interior decoration was assisted by students from the classes of Marjorie Johnson and Joyce Prochnow.  The home sold for $ 100,000. 

John Wacker, President / Builder of Record
Wacker & Tuthill, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Les Pierce, Assistant 


1980

The 10th home saw a new President elected to the Board of Directors, John Wacker of Wacker and Tuthill Company who also served as Builder of Record for the project.  Thirty students participated on the project under the direct supervision of Instructor Tom Lancaster and his Assistant Ron Adams.  Kevin Peters from Pioneer High School designed the home.  Both drafting classes, Huron High School with Instructor Ray Zawacki and Joe Dell’Anno with Pioneer High participated.

Nineteen students from Vivian Bort’s Interior Design class participated in decorating the four bedroom home.  It had a sunken family room with stone fireplace, two full baths, two half baths (one in the basement), a full basement and a large two-car garage.  The fireplace had an outside combustion air supply.  This home featured an energy-saving auto vent damper on the furnace and hot water heater as well as a fuel saver clock thermostat and spark ignition on the furnace.  The windows and sliding glass doors, steel insulated exterior doors, ceilings and walls, which carry a high insulation rating helped make this house tremendously energy efficient.  The home sold for $ 115,000. 

John Wacker, President / Builder of Record
Wacker & Tuthill, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Ron Adams, Assistant 


1979

With the new theme, “Building A Future For Students,” the home began under the continued direction of Board President and Building Contractor Thomas McMullen.  Direction of the twenty-nine students was the duty of a new Instructor, Thomas B. Lancaster, and his Assistant Ron Adams.  Jim Sullivan from Huron High School designed the house. 

The 9th house featured four bedrooms, a family room with stone and hand-hewn beam fireplace, two full baths, two half baths (one in the basement), a full basement and a large two-car garage.  Vivian Bort, and Karen White, Instructors for the Interior Design Class  and their 31 students assisted with the interior decorating.  The home sold for $125,000. 

Thomas McMullen, President / Builder of Record
Thomas B. McMullen, Inc. 
Tom Lancaster, Instructor
Ron Adams, Assistant 


1978

Tom McMullen of  Thomas B. McMullen Company, Inc. was elected the new President of the Board of Directors and became the Builder of Record for the eighth student home.  Student Builders for the project numbered 27 from both High Schools and were under the direct supervision of Instructor Richard Russell and Education Assistant, Stephen Rausch. 

The home was designed by Dion McCarthy from the Huron High School Drafting Class instructed by Ray Zawacki.  Pioneer High Drafting Instructor Joe Dell’Anno and his class also submitted designs to be considered.  Nineteen interior design students under the instruction of Deborah Zornes, worked on the interior decoration with Bob Anderson.  This 8th quality home featured four bedrooms, a family room with stone and hand-hewn beam fireplace, two full baths, two half-baths (one in the basement), a full basement and a large two car garage.  The home sold for $ 97,000. 

Thomas McMullen, President / Builder of Record
Thomas B. McMullen, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor
Stephen Raush, Assistant 


1977

The seventh home continued to be supervised by Board President Bob Guenther, Instructor Richard Russell and Assistant Jon Gabrielsen.  The house was constructed by 30 high school students from both the Ann Arbor Pioneer and Huron High Schools.

The house was designed by Kevin Pratt.  His winning design was chosen from the Huron High drafting class of Instructor Ray Zawacki.  Twenty seven students, under the direction of Instructor Deborah Zornes, supplied the interior design work for the house.  The home, a four bedroom home with a familyroom, brick and hand-hewn beam fireplace, two full baths, two half-baths (one in the basement), a full basement and a large two-car garage, sold for $77,900. 

Robert Guenther, President / Builder of Record
Guenther Building, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor
Jon Gabrielsen, Assistant


1976

The 6th home built, by the 30 students in the Ann Arbor Student Homebuilding Program had another new feature.  A contest had been held with the drafting classes of both schools for a student designed project.  The 1976 homes was designed by  Basil “Bill” Pappademetriou from Pioneer High School.  Robert Guenther, Guenther Building, Inc. became President of the Board of Directors and the Builder of Record for the project.  Ann Arbor Federal Savings and Loan continued, as it had since the program’s inception,  to provide non-interest financial backing.

This home featured four bedrooms, a family room with stone fireplace, a study, two full baths, two half baths (one in the basement), a full basement, and a large two-car garage.  The project was completed under the watchful eye of Instructor Richard Russell and helped by Educational Assistant Jon Gabrielsen. The interior decoration was designed by students in the Pioneer home decorating class of Deborah Zornes.  The home sold for $72,900. 

Robert Guenther, President / Builder of Record
Guenther Buildingt, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor
Jon Gabrielsen, Assistant


1975

The fifth house of the program saw 29 students coming together from the Huron and Pioneer High Schools.  An Assistant Instructor was added to the program - Narvelus Pearson to assist Instructor Richard Russell.  Mark Solent continued as President of the Board and the Builder of Record on the project.

The home featured four bedrooms, a family room with stone fireplace, two full baths, two half-baths (one in the basement), a full basement, and a large two-car garage.  The interior decoration was designed by 63 students in the Huron and Pioneer Home Decoration classes taught by Diane Sotomayor and Deborah Zornes.  The home sold for $69,000. 

Mark Solent, President / Builder of Record
Mark J. Solent, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor
Narvelus Pearson, Assistant 


1974

The fourth house saw a change in the program.  More than double the number of students enrolled and worked under the direction of Instructor Richard Russell.  Mark Solent of Mark J. Solent, Inc. became President of the Board and was the Builder of Record on the Project.

The home was decorated by students in the Huron and Pioneer Home Decoration classes under the watchful eyes of Instructors Karen White and Evelyn Becker, and Bob Anderson, Anderson Paints.  The 1974 house had four bedrooms, a family room with stone fireplace, two full baths, two half-baths (one in the basement), a full basement, and a large two-car garage. The home sold for $63,000. 

Mark Solent, President / Builder of Record
Mark J. Solent, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor


1973

The doors to the future were opened wide for 26 high school students from Pioneer and Huron High Schools who were building the 3rd Student Home Building project.  The 1972-73 school year brought a change of instructors as Richard Russell began his tenure of instructing the students. Henry Landau continued as Board President  & Builder of Record.

The program now had a total of six labor unions to supply the project with experienced workers to advise and guide the students through the different steps of construction.  This home featured four bedrooms, a family room with a fireplace, two full baths, two half baths (one in the basement), a full basement, and a large two-car garage.  The home sold for  $ 49,000.

Henry S. Landau, President / Builder of Record
H.S. Landau, Inc. 
Richard Russell, Instructor


1972

Under the continued watchful eye of the Board President and Builder of Record, Henry Landau, the direction of Instructor Haddick, and Vocational Education Director Earl Shaffer the second home began to take shape for the program.  Nineteen students from Huron and Pioneer High Schools participated in the construction. The 1971-72 school year brought an important first to the program as two girls were admitted to the previously all-male program. 

Technical advice and assistance were given by journeymen, craftsmen, building contractors and others related to the building industry during each phase of construction.  Hundreds of man hours and thousands of dollars worth of materials and services continued to be donated by local business, associations and industry.   A new facet to this year’s program was having the interior decoration of the house designed and coordinated by the Huron and Pioneer High School Home Decoration classes. Sixty eight students from the two schools were involved.  The house consisted of 1,900 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half-baths, dining area, family room with fireplace, 2 car garage, full basement with fireplace.  The home sold for $43,900. 

Henry S. Landau, President / Builder of Record
H.S. Landau, Inc. 
Robert Haddick, Instructor



1971

The 1970-71 School year saw the beginning of the first home.  Henry Landau, H. S. Landau, Inc. was Board President and Builder of Record.  Twenty six students from Huron and Pioneer High Schools were enrolled in the program and saw the project through to completion.  With assistance from local journeymen, craftsmen and the supervision of the program’s first instructor, Robert Haddick, they participated in every phase of the construction. 

The first house had 2,200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half-baths, dining room, kitchen with nook, utility room, family room with fireplace, 2 1/2 car garage, full basement with fireplace on a lovely wooded lot.   The house sold for $47,500 and with the profit from the first sale, the next project began. 

Henry S. Landau, President / Builder of Record
H.S. Landau, Inc. 
Robert Haddick, Instructor