Home Remodelling Tips

*  Need more space? Take down a wall, add on, or remodel the basement.

* Empty nester? Create your dream master suite.

* Can't sell that house? Kitchen & bath remodels are the way to go.

* Want examples? View before & after remodel pictures.

* Ready for a remodeling project estimate? Call 655.6220.

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Fenton Lakes Building and Design is a full service, family-owned and operated Michigan design build contractor specializing in home and commercial remodeling. We are also a custom home builder - read about our new home construction in the Grand Blanc / Fenton area - Indian Creek Estates.

We offer "Affordable Excellence" by providing top quality building materials and workmanship at a lower cost versus builders with high overhead. We use state-of-the-art technologies and take tremendous pride in our work. Visit our Portfolio for home remodeling pictures, and read what our customers have to say.

If experience and quality in every detail matter to you, contact Fenton Lakes Building & Design for your home or commercial remodeling project.

Remodeling Contractor

Fenton Lakes Building & Design has 30 years experience in home and commercial remodeling. The owner, Scott Tarkleson, guides you through the process from computer aided design to the project's completion. He's on site for every job and assigns one "lead carpenter" to each project for continuity and quality results.

Fenton Lakes Building & Design works in Genesee, northern Oakland and Livingston Michigan counties.

Custom Home Builder

Indian Creek Estates is a brand new subdivision of 7 custom homes in the Grand Blanc / Fenton area. The vision of Indian Creek Estates is a community of custom craftsmen style homes on large pieces of property that range from 2 1/2  - 7 acres.

With Scott's experience in building homes with luxurious amenities, this is going to be a very special development at prices in the $300's+ range.


  • 30 years building experience
  • Continuing education in the latest building techniques
  • Membership in
    • NAHB (National Association of Home Builders)
    • BAMF (Builders Association of Metro Flint)
    • MAHB (Michigan Association of Home Builders)

Community Involvement

  • Member, Saint John's Catholic Church in Fenton
  • Board of Directors, Fenton Area Rotary Club
  • Member, Knights of Columbus
  • Chairman, Fenton Rotary Club's Angel Tree Project

Company Mission Statement

To provide our customers with a single source for design and construction of home improvement projects and truly offer affordable excellence!


The man behind Fenton Lakes Building & Design, Scott Tarkleson, has 30 years of experience in the field.

Tarkleson’s construction story started in high school when he picked up his first job. After graduating from Lake Fenton High School in 1975, he headed to Northwestern Michigan University to study fine arts and design. Following college was a weeklong vacation to Utah that lasted 10 years. In Utah he started at the bottom but soon has his own firm. In 1986, after meeting his wife Jonie and the birth of his son, Tarkleson moved back to the Lake Fenton area and has worked construction on his own for the most part, with a few stints as a project manager with larger companies. “I’ve never had any job other than construction,” he said.

With Fenton Lakes Building and Design, Tarkleson takes a hands-on, personal approach to his projects. He works on 2 or 3 projects at a time, and wants customers to be able to deal with him directly, not a salesman.

“I don’t want to be the biggest guy around, just the best.”


From Frank Carswell, President, Independent Management Services

"This is written to express my sincere appreciation for your efforts and those of your construction crew during the various projects you have completed for me.

The expansions to my office building on North Road were completed in a most professional manner, and well within the budgets and timeframes we had agreed upon. The carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, and other trade laborers were at all times professional and courteous. You have clearly assembled a team of experts who take pride in their work. My staff especially appreciated the daily clean-up and minimal intrusion to our work-flow. We were able to operate our business without interruption throughout the construction process.

Also, I am very pleased with the demolition work and barn restoration you performed at my Baldwin Road property, which was also completed on time and within budget.

The personal attention you provided throughout the construction periods is impressive, as is your working relationship with various municipal officials. I look forward to working with you on future projects."

From Rita and Don Harris

"We just wanted to let you know how wonderfully pleased we are with the results of the remodeling project of our property. From the very beginning, you were very forthright and honest, helping us to make the proper decisions for the changes in our home.

Our new kitchen is fantastic, and the family room is so very spacious and comfortable. We love the snack bar and also the new railings and posts. The assorted brick colors and new siding add a certain dimension to the house.

We are also very happy with all of the subcontractors that you chose to do the numerous tasks that were being undertaken. All in all, everything went very smoothly and very quickly. Thank you for your kindness and expertise, and also for answering the numerous phone calls and questions promptly.

We would definitely recommend you to anyone who was seeking a contractor to remodel or put an addition onto their home."


From Fred Shaltz

"Scott has been my builder for over 15 years. He has done many projects, both commercial and at my home. You really appreciate the quality when you can stand in a project that has been there for 15 years and it’s still in great shape!"

Lake Fenton High School Project Graduation Committee 2004

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the lake Fenton Project Graduation 2004 “all night party” a great success. The senior class form lake Fenton high school will have lasting memories of their last night together as the class of 2004. It is because of your generosity and help that we, as parents of these young adults could give them such a fun and safe experience. We hope that in the future you can continue to support Lake Fenton Project Graduation. It is a great feeling to know there are people/businesses like you will donate to such a great program."

Contact us today at 810-655-6220 or email us by clicking here


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