Regional Feature: Old World Charmer

Old Mission Bay had been a home away from home for Nathan Boggs and Anni Crouter since 2012, when they converted a barn into their vacation home. When the opportunity to purchase a lot on Grand Traverse West Bay presented itself, the couple knew they could not pass it up.

Building Community: SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers

One light bulb, one recycling bin, and one classroom at a time – this is the mindset at SEEDS Ecology & Education Centers about changing the world. It is also a testament of their commitment to action. 

Focus On: Earth Labs, LLC.

The number-one philosophy at Earth Labs in downtown Traverse City is “Support the body so it can heal itself.” In 2019, after a decade of providing one-on-one health coaching, Kaycie Noble took the leap and created Earth Labs, LLC, a wellness center offering mind and body transformations through the use of sound, light, frequency, and more. 

Regional Feature: Bay Area Contracting

As the founders of Bay Area Contracting and later BAC Design Group, they initially built two homes, one for themselves and one for their parents.

Regional Feature: Trillium Shore

When a Chicago couple observed the meticulous craftsmanship of a neighboring condominium renovation on East Bay, they knew they’d found their builder ― Jamie Wilkins, owner of Trillium Shore LLC.

Building Community: Generations Ahead

Grand Traverse area residents have been quietly aiding these young people for over 40 years through Generations Ahead. This nonprofit organization provides a comprehensive support system for teen parents and their children.

Focus On: Mrs O’s Crap Shack

Just outside Traverse City, you’ll find a little-known shop called Mrs. O’s Crap Shack. The Shack, as it is lovingly known among its admirers, is a consignment store in Interlochen specializing in the adage that “one person's junk (crap) is another person's treasure.”

Regional Feature: Impact Building & Renovation

Adam and Kelly Vertican of Impact Building & Renovations originally built this Mountain Craftsman home for their own growing family. But as is often the case with people in the building profession, they got another idea and built something else. So, another family hit the jackpot with this one. The very same passion, detail, and care are evident in each home that Impact builds.

Regional Feature: Ayers Contracting LLC

Marcus Trombetta was celebrating his recent property purchase at a local winery when he first heard about the company that would build his new home. Bill Ayers, of Ayers Contracting LLC, had remodeled the very bar he was sitting at, converting it from a living space to a commercial wine tasting facility.

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