In 1956 after working as a shipyard cabinet maker and a lead carpenter in residential construction, Bill Hoogstraten founded William H. Hoogstraten Building and Remodeling Service. The business remained small with a typical year consisting of three to five custom homes and a few remodeling projects. In 1994 Bill’s son, Steve, returned from Miami and assumed ownership and responsibility for the company. Doing business as Hoogstraten Builders, Inc., Steve has continued the tradition of custom homebuilding, working directly with the clients to steer plans and specifications to their aesthetic, practical and budgetary goals.
Awards and Accolades
Winner 2006 Kalamazoo Parade of Homes – Best and Finish
Winner 2006 Kalamazoo Parade of Homes - Best Kitchen
Winner 2001 Kalamazoo Parade of Homes - Best Interior Elements (based on overall design and workmanship.)
Winner 2000 Kalamazoo Parade of Homes - Best Interior Elements (based on overall design and workmanship.)
Steven Hoostraten - Resume
1994-Present: President of Hoogstraten Builders, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI.1999: President, Home Builders Association of Greater Kalamazoo.
2001-Present: Government Affairs Committee, HBAGK, (Co-Chairman, 2003 through 2006.
2007-2009: Vice Chairman, Alamo Township Zoning Board.
2007-2009: Voting member, International Codes Council.
1995-2000: Board of Directors, Home builders Assoc. of Greater Kalamazoo.
1994-1999: Co-Chairman, Codes Committee, HBAGK.
1983-1994: Lotspeich Company Inc., Miami, FL, Senior Project Manager, Sales and Estimator for large commercial contractor specializing in all types of construction ranging from office buildings, interiors, restaurants, hospital and health services buildings, computer centers and various government contracts.
1984: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL1984: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
1978-1980: Michigan Technological University, School of Geology, Mechanical Engineering.
1969-1978: William H. Hoogstraten Building and Remodeling Service (I was born in 1960) progression from gopher to carpenter.