Carlson Erickson Builders Inc. was established in 1969 by John Carlson and Donald Erickson and is considered the premier construction company in beautiful, historic Door County. We are a locally owned company with more than 50 years of experience building and renovating homes and commercial buildings throughout Door County. We invite you to look our company over and learn more about us, our projects, and the quality services we provide. Your satisfaction is our personal commitment, and we are happy to meet with you to discuss your building needs.
Carlson Erickson provides quality-built commercial buildings, custom homes, modular homes, and takes on home renovations, big or small. Please use the Residential and Commercial tabs to find out more about all of the services we provide.
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"Thank you for your work on my project - you and the crew/subcontractors have all done an awesome job. We're close to completion."
By Lisa B
"Liz and I want to thank you for a great job. I know it's stressful, but I enjoy every moment of the build. You guys hit a home run. We can't think of anything we would change or that we missed anything. Hope to run into you in DC this summer."
By Larry & Liz
"I'm very pleased with the finished product of our fireplace. I am also very pleased with the professionalism of your team, Lynn & Andy. I also very much appreciated how well they communicated with me. Thank you again for your great service."
"We are very happy to give a positive reference for Brian Zak and the entire team at C&E. Probably the best evidence I can give you is that after being referred to C&E by a friend who had built a house up here, we met Brian. We began as contractor-client, but finished as new true friends, which is really saying something after going through the building process. Brian, the crew, and the folks in the office were all great, very professional, yet also fun and easy to deal with. They have our highest recommendation."
By Bob & Debbie
"Dear John: Thank you for everything you did to make building our house a wonderful experience. We enjoyed meeting you and your team. You have a fabulous group of people who offer wonderful service and quality products. We have been so impressed throughout the process! We appreciate everyone's dedication and attention to detail - the house looks fabulous! We hope to see you around town."
By Andy & Shannon
"Craig - Your company sure does Beautiful Work!"
By Beth & Butch
They did an excellent job!!! Sean is going to check on our door, you guys are GREAT!!!
"Thank you all for a wonderful Contractor night. It was truely rewarding to see all of your good colleages having a great time and showing off our new home - that they built. The expertise and tallent that so many folks brought to this project will always be part of our legacy."
By All of us at Northern Sky
"Just wanted to say THANKS to the entire team for a fantastic job on our project. The results exceeded our expectations and we were very fortunate to work with you on getting our home back to normal following this crazy winter. Continued Success! Thanks!"
By Mike and Dona
"Craig, I just wanted to drop a note to you to say you are terrific. You have given us the gift of “piece of mind” by getting our interior drain pipe replaced before next season and it was a classic success. Dave did a remarkable job moving everything forward and “boy” do you have an efficient guy working for you. Kent was a pleasure. Can’t thank you enough. Thanks for taking care of us. Always fun to talk with you."
By Ephraim Inn - Tim and Nancy
"We chose Carlson Erickson to build our home in Egg Harbor because of their strong ties to quality and community and we have absolutely NO regrets. The entire process went so smoothly, their specialists in design, project management, construction and decorating were key to our happiness with the entire team. We are so thrilled with our new home and would recommend them highly to anyone wanting to build in Door County."
By Vicki & Mike
"John: Choosing you and Carlson & Erickson was one of the best decisions we ever made. Working with you and so many wonderful people was a real pleasure - a special life experience! Thanks for everything. We love our new home."
By Bob & Sharon
Hey Craig, hope you're doing great. Just wanted to let you know that the carpenters are amazing. True professionals. They have been fantastic to work with througout the process.
"My wife and I just wanted to tell you how pleased we are with our recently completed home and garage in Baileys Harbor. It has been a very positive experience from beginning to end. Our high level of satisfaction includes the quality, workmanship, attention to detail and adherence to schedule...plus the performance of your subcontractors.. We also want you to know that we contribute a good deal of that satisfaction level to the contribution that Brian Zak made to the entire process. Brian's suggestions, guidance, support and coordination of the project...from initial design, through modifications and to completion made this total process actually enjoyable. Brian has earned our recommendation for the Carlson & Erickson "You Done Good Award" for not only the job he did...but more importantly...the manner in which he did it.. We would not hesitate to recommend Carlson & Erickson Builders, Brian Zak, Stratford Homes, and your subcontractors to anyone."
"Having you on our team was having the best. You exceeded any expectation I might have had. I am extremely grateful. Thank you!"
By Northern Sky Theater - Mary
"I am writing to you to let you know again how pleased our family is with the replacement deck, gazebo, and back porch that your team just completed for us in Sister Bay. Your Project Manager (Dave) was a pleasure to work with. His communication skills are excellent. Good Project Managers with these skills are hard to find in general based on our experience with our primary home in Illinois. We did not meet the team that built the deck structure, yet again we are very happy with how well the infrastructure was put together. The team that installed the railing and skirting, and assembled the gazebo were phenomenal. Mediocre directions came with the gazebo kit however Scott, Dick, and Lynn persevered and they did a beautiful job. They are truly craftsman and you are so very lucky to have them on your team. Thanks again!"
By Lynne & Robert
"We want to thank everyone at C&E for a great experience! We love our new cottage and appreciate the hard work, helpful attitude, and professionalism of all your staff. Everyone from office staff to carpenters, subcontractors, to owner was wonderful to work with. Eric went above and beyond to work with us, patiently answering and explaining our hundreds of questions. We will heartily recommend C&E to others and appreciate all you've done."
By Barb & Pat
"I am very pleased with the home addition that your company built for me. I appreciate the competency, professionalism, and courtesy of all the people who worked on this job. I especially want to thank Brian Zak and Duane Sitte who always addressed my concerns and questions, returned my phone calls and came on time for appointments. I have been a real estate lawyer for over 40 years and I have dealt with many contractors. I consider your company among the best. Needless to say, if you should need a reference or you would like to show my addition to a future customer, I would be happy to provide both.. Thank you again"
Now that the project is almost finished, Fowzi and I wanted to express our thanks for a job well done. The two additions are magnificent, and we have received many, many compliments about the overall look, workmanship, and design. The project turned out very well. I am particularly writing though because I wanted you to know we were very happy to work with our project manager. He always made a true effort to address our issues and during the project produced plenty of ideas that made the job a success. We also cannot say enough about the crew handling the everyday carpentry and construction. They were each a pleasure to have around and were extremely diligent in their work. And their work was superb. Finally, thank you for making it happen. We hope to see you around. Peter & Fowzi
By Peter & Fowzi
"We have been enjoying our remodeled unit and our children and friends have all described the remodel as "out of the ball park"! We appreciate the excellent work of Craig Coursin and C&E Builders and have enjoyed our communications with you."Laura and Ron
By Laura & Ron
"Thanks to all for an incredible home! So grateful for your guidance and tallent. Please extend my best wishes to everyone at Carlson Erickson."
By New House - Mary