Oberlin is one of our favorite places to work. It shares the same values on energy efficiency, buying local and going green as we do.
Oberlin is a City in Lorain County settled in 1833, with a population today of approximately 8,286 people. Oberlin is the home of Oberlin College, a liberal arts college and Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The college has approximately 3,000 students, it’s the oldest coed college and was the first college to admit students without regards to race. Oberlin is a green city, it is a leader in sustainability and is committed to being climate positive. The cities values are reflected in its residences and businesses. Many of its business use local resources and most newly built buildings are energy efficient and green committed, in fact any building built by the college must be LEED compliant. Oberlin is the home of The Lewis Center, a nationally acclaimed building for being solar powered and built using green technologies and operating systems, it’s one of the first of its kind.
To learn more about Oberlin, Ohio please visit the City of Oberlin website here
At the top of the page is one of the most energy efficient, green homes built in Oberlin. Here’s what the Owners and Architect had to say.
“Mike Strehle built our home Trail Magic in 2008 that runs on free sunshine. See it’s a picture among the images on his web site. We have no energy bill and have a beautiful, well-constructed home that cost no more to build than a modest custom house in northeast Ohio. I wrote a book on the building of Trail Magic that highlights Mike’s excellent work and documents well the entire project (see my website: www.rpi.edu/~mcdan/ for details). Mike is among the best, if not the best home builder in the Lorain County area. He is calm, efficient, reliable, cost conscious, and has a solid character. Mike doesn’t say much when he works because he is laser focused on what he is doing. We truly enjoyed working with Mike.”
~Carl and Mary M.
“Mike has built several high-performance homes that I have designed in northeast Ohio. He is one of the best builders I have had the opportunity to work with in my 30 years as an architect. Mike is organized, timely, and pays great attention to details. He is truly a craftsman. In regards to high performance homes, he really understands the science and construction techniques necessary to create comfortable, energy efficient homes. He is one of a few builders that I would recommend to my clients to build a high-performance home.
Lastly, Mike is really a pleasure with which to work. He understands the importance of communication and teamwork. He not only cares about building great homes, but building great relationships with his clients.”
~Joseph Ferut, Architect
Here is a bathroom remodel that had certain expectations and challenges. This bathroom is for three girls, each needed her own space, with room to grow. There is a baseboard heater below the cabinet in the picture that needed to be utilized. We custom build a cabinet with six drawers, two doors, custom laminate top with under-mount sinks and an air inlet and exhaust for the heater. This cabinet was made a custom size to fully utilize every inch of available space.
“Mike is fabulous. He’s very easy to work with and is incredibly efficient. We never had to worry about him not showing up to do the work. He’s done three projects for us — the kitchen and two bathrooms — and we love the outcomes. He will absolutely be the first one we call when/if we have more to do.”
Here is a two bathroom job in Oberlin. The second floor main bathroom (on left) was gutted and custom shower and tub were added with custom glass door and surround. The second bath (on right) was completely new, it was added in an attic space behind the master bedroom.
“All Seasons Builders is a company that delivers a fabulous result. Superb craftsmanship, fair estimates and pricing, excellent quality and service. The best contractor I have worked with in my many years of real estate ownership (rental and personal). Mike inspires trust and delivers on his word–world class in every respect.”
Here is a complete gut job bathroom remodel with; custom shower, custom shower surround, and custom Travertine Tile. Here’s what the owner had to say.
“Mike and All Seasons Builders, Inc. get 5 stars… skilled, dependable, fair-pricing, imaginative, quality work . . . customer-oriented builder and easy to work with.”
Here is a kitchen built as part of a new house in Oberlin. This rustic kitchen features; knotty alder wood cabinets, small port-hole windows in backsplash, all stainless-steel appliances, butcher block island on wheels, up lighting above cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, high cathedral ceiling, quartz countertops and solid wood floor.