Regional Feature: Boyd Construction Company, Inc.

Building homes is what makes Craig Boyd, owner of Boyd Construction Company, Inc. in Petoskey, excited to get up in the morning. Whether it’s following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, his memories of seeing the world from atop a roof as a child, or the lifelong friendships he forms through his craft, Boyd revels in the home-building process, and this modern rustic waterfront home is a recent example of his talents.

Building Community: Huron Pines

One such organization is Huron Pines, a nonprofit located in Gaylord. Since 1973, it has focused on the environmental conservation of lakes, forests, and streams with the ultimate goal of protecting the Great Lakes.

Out and About: Avoid the Bustle in Indian River

The perfect destination awaits in Indian River, a community so small that it is officially not a town but an unincorporated municipality.

Focus On: White Birch Outfitters

They created White Birch Outfitters to be an experience for their customers. Not only can customers visit the store to shop for their outdoor adventures, but they can also reserve space in the organized activities offered by White Birch. At the same time, they can examine an impressive collection of heritage photographs and historical articles and stories that testify to the rich natural history of Northern Michigan.

Out and About: The Bayview Wine Trail Beckons in Autumn

The Bayview Wine Trail is an idyllic excursion in autumn, as the “Tip of the Mitt” blossoms with bountiful harvests, brilliant fall foliage, and Michigan-made products.

Regional Feature: Conquest Builders, Inc.

Partners Matt Stuck and Matt Johnecheck, of Conquest Builders, Inc. have incorporated all of these guidelines when constructing this 4,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath house on gorgeous Walloon Lake in Petoskey.