Michael Wilkins has been involved in custom home building since 1989. He has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, and has been a licensed contractor for 20+ years. Michael has worked on numerous projects, both in new construction and remodeling. He is a skilled master craftsman having worked in all aspects of construction, from foundation and framing to finish carpentry.
Michael specializes in general contracting for custom home building and remodeling projects. He prides himself on his attention to the details and quality assurance. He is an excellent communicator and a respected member of the Central Oregon building community
The Earth Advantage® Homes certification program is a third-party certification program for builders that helps them create energy efficient, healthy and resource-wise homes that add value for the homebuyer.
The Earth Advantage Homes standard requires projects to achieve a minimum number of points on a scoring sheet covering five categories over the course of two verification visits, including:
Depending on the number of points earned, the projects may qualify for different levels of certification: Earth Advantage Silver, Gold, or Platinum.
Every ENERGY STAR certified home is built with the following features:
Lower Utility Bills
By using less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills. Over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance cost.
In ENERGY STAR certified homes, comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and better grade equipment.
The energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants. So, by using less energy to operate, ENERGY STAR certified homes help to prevent air pollution—an added benefit for today's environmentally-conscious consumer looking for "green" choices.
Discovery West, situated on 245 acres on Bend’s westside, is the newest community under development by the minds behind the award-winning NorthWest Crossing neighborhood. The neighborhood will offer a variety of home types and sizes, as well as a community plaza and 40 acres of parks, trails and open land. The development team’s vision for creating livable, detail-oriented communities that respect the Central Oregon lifestyle will be apparent as the community takes shape. Construction on homes began in summer of 2020.
Michael Wilkins Construction is proud to be part of the Discovery West Builder's Guild. The approved builder partners build unique homes on the lots in accordance with the Discovery West guidelines. This results in a beautiful streetscape, with diversity and craftsmanship in every home.
Discovery West Community Member Testimonial:
"The house was pretty much finished by the time we found it; built by the amazing Michael Wilkins. We couldn’t have been luckier than to work with him, his attention to detail and the quality of the interior is outstanding. Mike is so attentive to his projects that he notices even the smallest of details that we hadn’t even discovered for ourselves, and is super fast to put anything right."