For over 25 years Great Lakes Custom Builder has been an expert in both new construction developments and remodel projects of public, private, nonprofit homes, condominiums, apartment buildings and offices. Great Lakes Custom Builder has established a reputation for delivering the highest level of craftsmanship, creating beautiful homes and custom interiors, with relentless attention to details in every aspect of every project. We build custom homes throughout the Metro Detroit area.

At GLCB, we strive to deliver solutions rather than just identifying problems. We don’t say we’re done until there is absolutely nothing else to be completed, presented or finished before moving on to the next task. When clients make requests, we try to answer “YES” — and everyone is a client in our book, which means everyone is treated with the respect that our clients deserve.

Great Lakes Custom Builder is led by a team of professionals who remain at the top of the industry in terms of experience and accreditation.


James Wiese – CEO / President

Founder and President for Great Lakes Custom Builder, James Wiese has consistently been an award winning developer for the last 5 years. James is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.S. degree. He has over 23 years experience in construction and development covering fields of affordable housing, public housing, private housing, general contracting, real estate development, architecture, and construction administration. James has funded, developed, managed and built over 100 residential homes in the private, public and non-profit sectors totaling over $98 million. He continues to be a hands-on leader driven to maintain the highest level of integrity, professionalism and industry excellence.



Lori Albrecht – Designer Director

Lori Albrecht is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a B.A. in Interior Design and concentration in Building Construction Management. Lori believes continued education is vital in the construction field; she holds a residential builders license, is Lead certified, and has taken on-going educational classes to keep abreast on the current codes. She has been a vital member within the Design and Construction Management field for over 16 years.