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The team at Virtue Homes has over 175 custom home builds and basement finishing projects under our belt. We’ve built a strong reputation as one of the best home builders in the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin. Learn more about what it’s like to work with Virtue Homes, in our customers’ own words!

Build My Dream Home

The team at Virtue Homes truly made our dream home a reality. It certainly was no easy task designing and building a custom lakefront home on a bluff, but they made it happen with ease. I had a vision from the very beginning and they delivered above and beyond my high expectations, it was truly impressive. Being a first time home builder, we interviewed multiple builders. After meeting with the team at Virtue, our gut feeling told us they were the right team for this project. We toured their in-progress builds and were blown away with the attention to detail in every home, whether it was a spec or completely custom. Virtue's vision, knowledge and craftsmanship is the best in the valley. The communication was outstanding the entire time. The record keeping, contract and any change orders were easy to understand and straight-forward. They are extremely detail-oriented and transparent. We met with many of their suppliers and subs, they all raved about the team at Virtue and how much they enjoyed working with them. Our phenomenal project manager, Kyle, has the experience and expertise to handle all of the ups and downs associated with building a house. The stress for us was non-existent. He was with us every step of the way and always prompt to respond or set-up a meeting on site. He patiently explained things in detail. From the beginning, they recognized what was important to us and utilized their network of dependable subs to deliver. It was a seamless process from start to finish. Gerald and Kyle understand every facet of the house construction process and get the project done, on time and on budget. We cannot thank them enough for their dedication and availability even after the house was complete.

~ Trisha R.

We built a home with Virtue Homes in 2012. Gerald was great to work with through the entire process from sitting down to determine what we could build within our budget through to the finish. One of the things that led us to Gerald was his honesty from the beginning. We wanted to stay within our specified budget and Gerald was able to give us an idea of what we could build within that budget (unlike other builders we met with prior). He was always available to answer our questions and concerns and quickly responded to emails and calls. Gerald continues to be a resource 3 years after building our home if we have questions. Quality and attention to detail were evident - we continue to receive many compliments on our home. We would definitely recommend Gerald/Virtue Homes to anyone interested in building a new home!

~ Krista C.

Gerald and Casey are very professional and coordinated our lower level bedroom project very well with high caliber subcontractors. It is evident that Gerald has an educational background in construction management. Excellent attention to detail. We feel very fortunate to have Virtue Homes do our project.

~ Carol S.

Virtue Homes built our new home, and we couldn't be happier with the entire process. From beginning to end they were extremely organized and easy to work with. The quality of their work was incredible. We never had to worry that something wouldn't be done correctly. When comparing experiences with others, it is obvious that Virtue Homes goes above and beyond for all their clients. We would recommend this team to anyone.

~ Julie W.

The quality of a Virtue Homes build is seen in little details throughout the project. The craftsmanship and thought that was put into the ideas behind the project are much appreciated. Gerald's dedication to a building project remains well after it has been completed. When he says he backs up his work he means it. My wife and I have had questions well after the completion and he responds in a very timely manner; usually within a few hours. He's there with expertise and genuine advice. I would highly recommend utilizing Virtue Homes for a residential construction project if you want quality, friendly service, and at an affordable price.

~ Scott S.

Appreciated the attention to detail on the estimate / explanation of construction costs. Could not ask for more in the planning stages. Also had a detailed construction schedule before the project began. Project was done on time, excellent communication throughout the construction process, very professional. We will recommend Virtue Homes to friends & family....Great Job!!!

~ The Goodman’s

I have worked with Gerald & Virtue Homes for a number of years as a subcontractor. Gerald is careful to pay attention to the details and manages a reasonable/accurate schedule. I would highly recommend Virtue Homes for any of your new residential construction or remodeling needs.

~ Darboy S.

My wife and I spent a lot of time talking with custom home builders and touring homes for sale before we stumbled into a Virtue Home. After talking with Gerald and tweaking his floor plan, my wife and I knew we wanted to build with Virtue Homes. The attention to detail was awesome and every cost was discussed up front so that we knew exactly what we were spending money on. Gerald's communication throughout the entire project was great and even managed to finish our home under budget. Also, the suppliers that Gerald works with added to the fun of the process.

~ Ben M.

Virtue Homes was very timely in designing our basement remodel layout and providing us with a proposal. Virtue Homes completed project on time and it turned out how we expected it would. Brad was very efficient and answered all our questions. Job well done!! We will contact Virtue Homes for future projects and will recommend them to family and friends.

~ The Gruender’s

Gerald did a great job with our sunroom addition , he was hands on and our job was done on time and done well. We appreciated his special attention to details. We have recommended him to our friends and have every confidence they will be equally pleased.

~ Willie W.

If you’re looking for a custom home builder who will get the job done, you can count on Virtue Homes. As a subcontractor, I have experience working with several custom home builders. Gerald gives great customer service. I have seen him work extra hours with customers to ensure their satisfaction; he isn't happy until they are. Gerald is knowledgeable and detail oriented about all facets of building a home from the ground up.

~ John K.

We selected Virtue Homes to be our new custom home builders after some friends purchased one of their homes. We were not disappointed. The quality of the work was excellent, their contractors all had positive things to say about working for them, great attention to detail and easy to work with. They really understood what we wanted in the home, and then guided us through all the choices we had to make; at the end of the project the home was what we wanted and on budget. I would recommend Virtue Homes to anyone looking for a competent and qualified custom homes builder.

~ Peter J.

I have been working with contractors for several years and Gerald by far exceeds all others I have worked with and receives my full support in the great work he does.

~ Tim R.

We hired Gerald and his team to demo/complete remodel of our kitchen...they were professional and were on schedule. If we had any questions, Gerald was there to answer. We are very pleased and happy how our kitchen turned out we would recommend Virtue Homes

~ Paula H.

Gerald is great to work with, very professional, works with very nice subcontractors and stands by his work. Loved having a project schedule before the project got started. Project was completed within a few days of the original finish date. Gerald is very fair and often went out of his way to complete things to our satisfaction. Gerald was always easy to get a hold of during the project. We already had and will continue to refer him to people we know.

~ The Troy’s

Gerald was very thorough with the designing, scheduling and getting us a quote in no time at all. Virtue Homes has excellent craftsmanship with every process of the job. They kept the job site as clean as possible and had great communication with any changes that took place during the project. Virtue Homes was extremely good at the close-out phase of the project. Attention to detail and making sure touch ups were completed right away. Gerald runs a very smooth operation and would not hesitate to contact Virtue Homes for future residential construction projects.

~ The Springe’s

He worked with us for several months in order to get our project within our budget, much better than any other general contractor. He was very easy to work with and discuss things with him. He answered all my questions. I was very glad I was able to do some things myself to keep my costs down. I know I can count on him if I would have a problem in the future. I would definitely recommend Virtue Homes to family and friends.

~ The Franco’s

We are so happy that we chose Virtue Homes for our basement finishing project. We have a beautiful, high quality basement now. We were able to complete our project under budget and on time. We would recommend Virtue Homes to any of our friends for their home project or new home. Virtue Homes plan was very clear and complete. Very willing to work with us on our vision and was able to meet our price point. Virtue Homes is very easy to get a hold of and quick to respond throughout the project.

~ The Mielke’s

We have been in our new home built by Virtue for almost a year. I grew up in a farm house and our first (only) home as an adult was 50 years old when we bought it 40 years ago. So, building a home was a new experience. We chose Virtue after interviewing and touring a home with someone who had just built with them. I found the process of choosing all the details seamless. We found an architectural plan on Virtue's website that fit our needs for handicap accessibility and they modified it to fit our family. Their timeline system helped me to know that I wasn't missing any important details and the venders were very helpful. Our home was finished within a couple weeks of its projected date. We enjoyed working with all the people we interacted with in the process and we absolutely love our home. We highly recommend Virtue Homes.

~ Donna & Scott A.

We would highly recommend Virtue Homes. Our project manager, Kyle was very responsive and had great communication with us during the build. We were very happy with all the subcontractors. They were very timely, followed the schedule, reliable, and did great work. We have a beautiful, quality built home thanks to Virtue Homes.

~ Kathy D.

Virtue Homes exceeded our expectations! We simply wanted to be taken care of along the way and that is exactly what Gerald, his staff, and subcontractors did. Kristy, the designer, assisted in making the process stress free and a bit fun. Gerald is organized, fair, super fussy, and humble. We are very happy! Six stars for Virtue Homes!

~ Greg E.

Kyle and Gerald made the building process enjoyable and fun! Every step from the design to the final walk-through was stress free. Kyle made sure to keep us on budget and clearly communicated where every penny went. All of the sub-contractors selected by Gerald were very knowledgeable and guided us through every decision. If you are looking for a quality built home with beautiful craftmanship you can't go wrong with Virtue Homes LLC!

~ Erica G.

Virtue Homes built my last two homes. Both homes were built with incredible craftsmanship. Gerald pays very close attention to detail and truly wants you to love your home. Whenever a change is made Gerald figures out a way to make the change and still keep you close to your budget. The sub contractors Gerald uses are very knowledgeable and pleasant. Building a home is stressful and Gerald definitely helps eliminate a large portion of the stress. Gerald pays attention to what is important to the home owner and makes suggestions to make your idea even better. The communication is outstanding. The project was seamless from start to finish. Both homes exceeded my expectations. Post build Gerald is always available to answer any questions and dedicated to stand by any issues. I am very thankful to Gerald and his sub contractors for building my beautiful home.

~ Dawn D.

We recently completed the build of our dream home in Greenville. Gerald and Kyle were great to work with! Their list of subcontractors were also extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the design phase of the project. Even though our build was completed with material shortages due to the COVID pandemic, Virtue was able to meet the timeline they provided once the house was framed. We were able to manage the total cost of the home through their detailed change order process. Any cost over runs were completely our choice in picking items out for our home and all options were explained giving us all the information available to make an informed decision. We were extremely impressed with the level of detail and craftsmanship Virtue provided. The end result is a beautiful home that we will be able to enjoy for years to come.

~ Joe R.

I contracted with Gerald and Virtue Homes to tear down my original garage and build up a nice new one. Gerald and his crew including the people he contracted out were all very professional and did an amazing job! I was very impressed with how well everything flowed from one part to the next. Gerald is easy to talk to and he listens well to what you want. I cannot recommend him enough! The work done is way better than average.... the city inspector told me my garage was one of the nicest he has ever seen built! If I could afford to build a new home I can assure you Gerald and Virtue homes would be the only one I would even consider to do the job. Thank you so much!

~ Jill P.

We toured Virtue Homes winter parade home and were immediately impressed with the design and attention to detail of the home so we decided to talk with Gerald and Dan about building a house for us. We had talked with a few builders in our search but felt Virtue Homes provided the best combination of services (attention to customer, accuracy of quotes, build quality) for us. We worked with Gerald and Dan on the design of our new home and they were able to fit everything in our wishlist within our budget. We were worried that some builders may quote "cheaper " finishes just to fit within budget but everything quoted by Virtue was high end and allowed flexibility in the design. The final bid was easy to understand and very transparent on exactly where the money was going and what the timeline for the project was going to be. The subcontractors that Virtue had chosen were easy to work with and all had great things to say about Gerald (which is always reassuring). Throughout the build we received updates on the progress as well as budget. Though at times we didn't receive updates as much as we would have liked, Gerald would be quick to respond to any text or email that we sent him and answered all of our questions. As the build progressed we did have weekly progress meetings that answered any of our questions and ensured the project was going to be completed on time. Our build finished within a day or two of the original timeline and finished on budget. Our new home is fantastic and includes everything that we wanted! Gerald and Dan were great to work with and I would recommend Virtue Homes to anyone looking to build or remodel a home.

~ Brad T.

Virtue Homes LLC recently finished our basement project and I can’t thank them enough! The whole team we worked with (Dan K., Gerald H. and Dan T.) were all amazing. So helpful and accommodating. In particular, Dan T. our project manager made sure our project ran as smooth as possible and was available whenever we had a question or wanted to change something. Everything was done in a timely manner and made us feel like our project was just as important as a custom build home. I highly recommend them as a quality builder to use on your home project.

~ Suzie Z.

We decided to build with Virtue after the 2018 winter parade of homes. Dan Klopfer in their sales department (who is also a realtor with Coldwell Banker) was extremely knowledgeable about the whole process, which we were pretty intimidated by. I left our conversation feeling much less intimidated by the building process and that was ultimately what helped us make our decision to build. Virtue had great references and we really liked their work. This was our first time building a house and we had heard horror stories. From start to finish, this was a great experience. Our project manager, Kyle, was on top of everything and had even brought some things to our attention that we hadn't noticed (the carpenter started to install a different trim than what we had picked). Any small bumps that we encountered were dealt with promptly and fairly. The subcontractors were great, and all of them sung Gerald's praises as being one of the most (if not the most) organized builders they had ever worked with. We got a list at the beginning of the process showing us what was being done and when during every stage of the construction. We always knew who would be on the job site on what days and what they would be doing. All of our work was done on or ahead of schedule. We had an issue with our outdoor lighting fixture (weather related, not construction related), but Virtue has been working with us to get this issue resolved and we have really considered that to be above and beyond. Their work is high quality and they clearly put their customers' needs first. Gerald holds the work of his subs to very high standards and it shows in the finished product. Dan was also immensely resourceful when it came time to putting our own house on the market and choosing the lot we ended up building on. We felt very comfortable with him. Through the whole process, we always knew we were in good hands. We are so pleased with the results of our build and we would recommend Virtue to anyone!

~ Jennifer F.

Virtue Homes built our new home in 2014. We worked with Gerald and he did a wonderful job. He took the time to understand our wants and needs. We had a pretty strict budget and he helped us stay within our budget throughout the process as he knew that was important to us. He was also very detailed up front so we knew exactly what to expect. We were dreading building a place when we first started looking for a builder as we had witnessed too many friends pulling their hair out as they went through the process. Gerald made it painless though and we recommend Virtue Homes to anyone who is looking to build a home or remodel. We love our new home. Thanks, Gerald!

~ Fayne P.

We couldn't be happier with the work of Virtue Homes. From the beginning to final touches on our new construction home everything was very organized. We always knew what was happening on each day by looking at the detailed schedule that Gerald provides. On that schedule it tells you which subcontractors he is using, when they will be there and what they are doing. He also did an amazing job working within our budget and letting us know where our money was being spent. Once everything was picked out we got a detailed budget sheet explaining every cost. Both the schedule and the budget plan did not deviate from what we were originally told and that made this a very stress free experience. I will recommend Virtue Homes to anyone that is looking to build a home and will use Virtue Homes for any future projects.

~ Laura E.

We bought are first house from Gerald last summer (2014). It's a beautiful and functional home. Gerald and his team did a great job with all of the craftsmanship details. We love that the house came with a 1 year warranty. Over the course of the first year anything we needed fixed they helped us with it. Gerald and his team of subcontractors were great to work with. They were very timely with responses and any repairs needed. Our overall experience with the virtue homes team was great and we have recommended them to others. Thanks again !

~ Tammy S.

We could not be happier with Gerald's work on our kitchen remodel. We had a complete "gut" of our kitchen. Walls came out, new windows, new overhead lighting, new gas, electric and water placements. Everyone cleaned up every day and let us know the progress. Gerald was always available to answer our questions. He gave us a timeline with all the contractors coming and going (and they were all on schedule:). We were very impressed with all the work and contractors. We will would strongly recommend Gerald and Virtue Homes to anyone looking to use their services.

~ Alan B.

Virtue Homes was great! In addition to a nice design, the management plan/schedule was spot on, the vendors for paint, flooring, plumbing and countertops, closets and cabinets were very knowledgeable and helpful. Sub-contractors were prompt, friendly, and respectful and cleaned up each day! The project manager (Casey) was very responsive, accommodating, and easy to work with. We are delighted with our new, professionally finished basement (including a great craft area) which adds beautiful living space to our condo!

~ Jackie O.

We worked with Virtue Homes in 2017 to design and build our custom new home. Our overall experience in working with the Virtue team was excellent and we would recommend them to someone looking for a reputable builder. They made the overall building process easy and were very transparent throughout. The initial bid and resulting contract were extremely detailed specifying not only the vendors and subcontractors involved, but also the specific items that were included. The pricing was broken down by logical groups and the contracting charge was clearly spelled out. Throughout the process, change orders were provided as needed, based on adjustments to the initial scope, so we always knew where the price stood. Once we got into the build, Virtue provided a detailed daily construction schedule showing which subcontractors would be on site and what they would be working on. This schedule was never changed and never deviated from throughout the entire build and we took ownership of our home on the exact day specified. It was very clear from the start that Virtue had high standards for subcontractors which resulted in a great group of partners. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, had good options, and provided high quality work. This included taking our input and designing a house that fit our specific family needs with some unique features. The end result after just a few months is a high-quality house with very few items that have needed follow up. In terms of the Virtue team, we started the process by working with Dan on the design and bid. Then we were transitioned to Kyle to manage the construction process. They were both responsive, easy to work with, and provided good guidance throughout our journey. Our interaction with Gerald, the owner, was limited to initial meetings and management of change orders and draws. It was clear that his level of organization, experience, and high standards carried on throughout the entire process. The only negative experience we had was with some poorly presented email communications from Gerald. After voicing our concerns, we received an apology and the situation was remedied. However, this was balanced again by Dan and Kyle, who we interacted with most regularly. Throughout our journey we heard many cautionary tales about cost overruns, delays, and headaches associated with building a home. We can happily say that we did not experience any of these issues while working with Virtue Homes. Their process made it easy and enjoyable to follow along and know what to expect. We don’t plan on needing a new home anytime soon, but if we do we will certainly reach out to Virtue Homes again.

~ Matt F.

Virtue Homes completed our partially finished basement and also constructed a bathroom and bedroom in an unfinished section. We couldn't have been more pleased with the result. Dan, Gerald and every one of the subcontractors were very professional and helpful. We would be very happy to recommend Virtue to anyone considering this kind of work.

~ Wayne V.

Dan Klopher (realtor), Gerald Helf (contractor) and Kyle Mueller (project manager) were fantastic all along the explore, design, and build phases. We met Dan on 2016 Parade Homes where we first walked through a Gerald home. We really like the back half (North side) of the house with open concept of living room, dinning area, and kitchen in a large open space with laundry and master suite in line on the back half. But we liked the front half of a house (South side) from another builder with mud room, study, foyer, guest bedroom, main bath all in line. We then worked with an architect to bring together both into one design. We also put into the design to finish two thirds of the basement with one bath, two bedrooms, kitchenette, den area, and exercise/game area. Dan and Kyle worked with the architect and us to finalize design and construction issues. Gerald provided a list of their sub-contractors (about a dozen) and told us to go pick out everything so their bid would be as accurate as possible. This worked out very well in not being in a panic to pick stuff out the last minute (although there was still some of that). Many subs commented that we will love Gerald cause he "plans the work" and "works the plan" through a spreadsheet listing of weekly activities/ responsibilities of each sub. This worked great to communicate what work we could expect when as we were at the site almost daily. And he pretty much stuck to the plan! Gerald uses "change orders" to document and contract with us every change and cost increase/ decrease. We are very pleased with the quality/ quantity/ timing of the work and we love the house. Only the concrete was delayed. Gerald is a quiet communicator and you don't always know what he is thinking or his mood on any given day. He is careful in what he says, but he always delivers on what he says. The team of Dan, Gerald, and Kyle all balanced one another out very well. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

~ Norman F.

Gerald and Casey were very easy to work with. The cabinet contractor was behind schedule, and Casey kept us up to date with the schedule changes this caused, as well as moved things around to ensure the project was done very close to schedule. Work actually came in under budget too. Very happy with the new theater, bar, rec room, bathroom and spare bedroom in the basement.

~ Philip J.

If you're looking for a builder that delivers superior quality as well as customer service before and after the sale, you'll want to work with Virtue Homes, LLC. We have purchased several homes, our latest with Virtue Homes, LLC. This is the most quality built home we've owned, and the customer service Virtue Homes, LLC extends to its customers is far superior than other home builders in the Fox Valley area. If you're looking to build or buy new, look at Virtue Homes, LLC - you won't be disappointed.

~ Carrie O.

From start to finish, the team at Virtue Homes did an exceptional job on our basement finish project. The project cost, timeline, and attention to detail was excellent!

~ Rebecca M.

Take great pride in the work they do. No hesitation to make sure it's done right.

~ Lucas Z.

The Fox Valley’s Custom Home Builder

Virtue Homes aims to be the most reliable, trustworthy, and quality custom home builder in Wisconsin. To accomplish this, we go above and beyond for every one of our clients, because that's the Virtue Way. Learn more about the Virtue Homes team and the standards we set for all of our home building projects.

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