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Celebrating 32 Years

You never achieve success unless you like what you're doing

A combination of great clients and a dedication to unparalleled customer service has kept Alpha growing and creating smiles since 1989. In fact, a significant portion of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals. It is our vision that we will always be known as a company that delivers a high degree of service, professionalism, and craftsmanship with integrity.

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Thank you to our talented staff and all the wonderful people who welcomed us into their homes for projects, large and small.

From the beginning

  • Allan Lutes, a young real estate professional, starts Alpha Contracting and Management Services to fill a void in the Ann Arbor area for a full-service maintenance company. Alpha opens its first office in a two-bedroom resident manager’s apartment on Huron Street. In an ironic twist, providing repairs to the many fraternity houses proves to be great training for disaster reconstruction.
  • Alpha grows to a staff of six and builds a reputation as an expert provider of emergency response and insurance restoration services.
  • The company simplifies the brand to Alpha Contracting, Inc. and continued growth prompts a move to 920 N. Main Street in Ann Arbor. The 3,000 square foot building is refurbished and becomes Alpha’s home for the next eight years.
  • Revenues top $1 million for the first time as Alpha enters the custom remodeling field. With a growing reputation and expanding expertise, Alpha adds skilled craftsmen and its first full-time designer to the team.
  • Alpha opens its Design Center on the first floor of the Main Street building and begins displaying cabinetry, countertops, and floor to provide clients with the opportunity to view the many selections and styles Alpha offers.
  • Alpha’s revenues top $2 million and staff grows to 16.
  • Alpha earns industry recognition, including the “Big 50” Award from Remodeling magazine. Allan is elected Chairman of the Washtenaw Remodelers Council, marking the beginning of a long history of leadership.
  • Alpha launches exterior remodeling services with a focus on siding, windows, and roofs.
  • With over 20 employees, Alpha outgrows its home and breaks ground on a new 10,000 square foot office and Design Center on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor.
  • Alpha updates its name to Alpha Remodeling to more closely describe the custom-remodeling work that then makes up the majority of its revenue. Allan serves as President of the Home Builders Association. 
  • Continued growth requires adding an additional designer to the team. Alpha is named in the Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler’s list of 101 Best Companies to Work For.
  • Alpha acquires Ann Arbor Kitchens & Baths and adds to the Alpha team.
  • Alpha Remodeling rebrands as Alpha Design + Build to better convey the full range of services provided.

All smiles from start to finish!


We quickly picked up on Ron and Melissa's easy-going approach to a potentially stressful project.

Tim & Dianna, Ypsilanti, MI

I felt confident you would meet my needs at an affordable price.

Josh, Saline, MI

We came to love our team! Frank became part of the family. Every day the house was cleaned and organized. And Mary had great design ideas and listened to our passions to create the best spa experience.

Todd and Trisha, Commerce Twp., MI

I am very pleased with the work completed by Alpha Design+Build. Ken is the nicest person and treated me like family. They took on a difficult project and made it beautiful.

Luerenda, Ypsilanti, MI

Ron and Melissa are amazing and Cy became part of our family. Our home looks amazing because of Alpha!

Daryl & Amy, Ann Arbor, MI

The whole team was approachable and responsive to my emails and questions. I would recommend this company for any project, big or small.

Louise, Ann Arbor, MI

The deciding factor in choosing to work with Alpha was their confidence in the project and completion time line. They have done other renovations for us and it was a positive experience once again.

Debbie, Chelsea, MI

We felt very comfortable when we initially visited Alpha. We felt the staff was open, honest, and wouldn't mislead us.

Jeffrey & Kim, Ypsilanti, MI

Alpha Design's priorities are happy customers!

Hugh, Ann Arbor, MI

Cy was a fabulous construction manager. Always communicated with me about any issues, arrival time, etc... So polite and kind. Mary was also so great. She's so creative!

Karen & Dave, Ann Arbor, MI

We appreciate the quality of the work by everyone who came to our house. Dan Mattes was very patient and helpful and answered all of our questions. Our new bathrooms are great!

Steve and Melissa, Ann Arbor, MI

The entire Alpha team was so nice to work with. Every person we dealt with knew their craft and the final product is an example of that.

Jonathan and Amanda, Ann Arbor, MI

We liked the people. Good working relationship. Design fit our vision. Materials and workmanship were high quality. We would definitely use you again on a future project.

Brian and Joey, Ann Arbor, MI

Ken, Mary, and Phil made the renovation process for our bathroom-laundry room pretty painless. They kept us in the loop, cleaned up at the end of the day, and always demonstrated a high level of professionalism (early/on-time, respectful, reliable, etc.) which made them stand out compared to all the other contractors we contacted.

Adrianne and Chris, Ann Arbor, MI

The new bathroom is great. It was a very positive experience from beginning to end. The quality of the people working for 
Alpha is a real credit to the company.

Chris and Pam, Ann Arbor, MI

When it comes to design, cost management and construction, the team at Alpha made me feel confident and reassured that my project would be completed on time and on budget.

Jeff and Mary, Ann Arbor, MI

I have nothing but good things to say about Alpha and what they did for us and our house. What Alpha says they will do, they do. Everyone I talked to had a horror story about contractors. Alpha is the anti-horror story. Alpha is that rarest of commodities – a genuinely reliable contractor.

Tony and Lisa, Ann Arbor, MI

I would highly recommend Alpha to others. The company workers are courteous, show respect and concern for the customer and demonstrate careful and fine workmanship.

Sara, Ann Arbor, MI

In our initial meeting, Alpha was very informative giving us a step-by-step on how and when things happen through the remodel process. Alpha took what seemed to us an overwhelming job and made it a very clear, step-by-step process ending in a great new kitchen!

George and Barb, Pinckney, MI

I absolutely love my house now. It looks brand new, and I have received many compliments from my neighbors (some of whom I have never spoken to before).

Kathy, Saline, MI

To the Alpha team who helped our kitchen be such a wonderful place for us to hang out, cook, and simply enjoy. If we had it to do over again, we wouldn’t change a single thing. We were most impressed with the professionalism you people displayed while working with us. Thank you.

Fred and Barbara, Ann Arbor, MI

We had Alpha build a two-story addition on our 1927 Dutch Colonial house. The design team at Alpha did such a good job of matching the style of the house that people who see it now believe it was all part of the original house.

Mark, Ypsilanti, MI