We recently had a flood at our lake home. It destroyed most of the floor and wall coverings. After it was dried out we did not know where to turn.Enter Cottage Works. Dann Van Dyke led us through the detailed process of rebuilding our home. We added several projects to the floors and walls to the point that it was a complete remodel. Cottage Works craftsmanship was superb. It turned out much better than we could have dreamed. Dann’s suggestions and ideas were inspired and very valuable to us as we never did anything like this before. The wine rack and the indoor/ outdoor thermometer were particularly nice touches. We would recommend Cottage Works to everyone.
Don and Lynn Groenleer – Big Star Lake

I’d like to thank you for the great service we have received.  It’s great to have a prompt and reasonable contractor available.  Thanks again for a job well done.

Steve – Big Star Lake


You are a great provider.  Thank You.  You are rare and exceptional!
Jerry – Ford Lake


Hi Dann,
We arrived at the cottage yesterday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. and noticed the job was complete.  Thanks!   We really appreciate your dependability in doing the job when you commit to it as well as doing it when you say you are going to. Your business will do well with the professionalism you have in running it!
Thanks again Dann……..you are appreciated!!!
Leon & Jan – Gunn Lake


Dann and his team put in our Dock and Shore Stations yesterday and did a wonderful job. It was so nice sitting on the shore and staying warm and dry! Cottage Works is a fantastic idea and I highly recommend Dann to anyone that needs special projects completed at their summer homes.
Gord Bruinsma – Big Star


We have just completed Phase I of a three-phase group of projects with Cottage Works. Dann worked with us to develop a comprehensive plan and a thorough time and cost estimate. I think one of Dann’s talents is his creativity and engineering mind. He loves tackling problems and developing solutions. Dann was here when he said he would be, did what he told us he would and charged us a fair price for the work he completed. And all was completed on or ahead of schedule. His work is neat and clean and Dann is very trustworthy. And the final results have been great. We’re anxious to get on with the next phase. Thanks Dann!
Jim & Pat Scatena – Ludington


Dann has handled three major projects for us so far and has done them thoroughly and quickly. On top of these projects, he also keeps our driveway clear in the winter, turns on the heat when we are coming up and checks up on our place periodically when we are not there.  Living 1 1/2 hours from our cottage makes it difficult to get things accomplished, and we will continue to call on Dann to help us out and give us peace of mind so that we can relax and enjoy our time up north.
Cameron & Mary Meyer, Ada – Cottage on Lost Lake, Custer


Dann has really been a great resource for our home and also with rental property that we have in Ludington.  I would recommend Cottage Works to anyone who has a job that is too big for them to handle.  Dann can handle it.
Mike and Jeanne Oakes - Lost Lake, Custer


Fantastic worker, honest and true. Has done numerous all consuming jobs, including yard cleanup, electrical, painting, roofing and winterization. All work has been professtional and economic. I will use again and again.
John & Gigi – Round Lake, Fountain


We have a summer home on Gunn Lake. Getting our dock in and out has become increasing difficult for us. We contacted Dann last fall. After meeting with us, he removed our dock exactly as we wanted. Did an excellent job. We look forward to having him put it in this spring. It will be a joy to have our dock in the lake when we arrive in the spring. Looking forward to an enjoyable summer on Gunn Lake. THANKS DANN! (from the Crawfords in Indianapolis)
Terry & Jerry Crawford - Gunn Lake, Freesoil


Confidence and peace of mind, responsiveness and resourcefulness. This is what we get CONSISTENTLY from Dann VanDyke and Cottage Works. Dann is our man when it comes to simple requests and complicated multifaceted projects. Dann rules and is our ONLY resource for seasonal yard maintenance, dock removal and installation, opening up up the cottage to adjust the thermostat, turning on our water & checking for leaks, closing up our cottage after guests, cleaning our cottage after guest, adjusting our storm door, checking our gauge LP tank … the list goes on and on. Like I said earlier, Dann rules and makes my life with a second home so much EASIER!!!!
Jennifer Gesik – Pleiness Lake, Custer


We hired Dann for a few projects last year including inside painting, tree triming, and a broken front door after a heavy wind hit it. Dann came up with a solution and handled each project like a true professional, finishing in a timely manner and at a fair price. We have his phone number on the front of our phone book and we are looking forward to working with him again. Dann is the best in the area!
Mike & Judy Romansik – Ludington
 
When I hired Cottage Works I got prompt, knowledgeable service at a very reasonable price.  I’m glad to recommend their services, because they were good for me when I had a need.
John Nelson – Lost Lake, Custer
 
We were SO excited when we found out about Dann and Cottage Works!  We were going to be 2,400 miles away for four months! Dann came to our home before we left to explain his services.  We knew we would be in good hands.  Now he sends us regular e-mail updates on our house, with a picture attached, so we can enjoy our new “snow-bird” status.  Dann will definitely remain on our list of essential people to contact before we leave home again!
Tom and Lorraine VanBuren – Scottville
 
I would recommend Dann for any project. He installed a new water heater for us while we were out of town. It was ready to go when we arrived at our home. He did an excellent job.  He also helped me finish a large retaining wall. It looks great!  Thanks Dann.
Tom & Donna Hackey – Lost Lake, Custer
 
If you are looking for a conciencious, trustworthy, dependable person then Dann VanDyke should be the first person to call… We are very thankful for the peace of mind knowing our cottage is being looked after when we are not there…
Michael & Laurie Boeve – Lost Lake, Custer


Was stuck working on my ice shanty and really needed another pair of hands. Nobody I knew was around, called Dann and he was over in about an hour. Not only did he help with some heavy lifting, but gave me some great ideas on the shanty! Saved me about half a day. Thanks Dann! Won’t hesitate to call him for any project.
John Gesik – Pleiness Lake


Dann has completed several projects for us and he has always finsihed on-time and on-budget. The quality of his work is very good. We would highly recommend Dann and Cottage Works!
Jim & Patty – Hamlin Lake, Ludington
 
Dann pressure-washed our wooden porch and steps. He did a thorough job of cleaning the wood in preparation for our watersealing it. We would highly recommend Dann for any of your projects. He does the work he commits to in a thorough and timely manner.
Rick and Laurel Van Haitsma – Pleiness (Lost) Lake


We started using Dann this past summer for several projects including restoring our deck (beautiful job!), taking in our dock (Whew! It was getting too hard for us to do), and winterizing our cottage (giving us peace of mind!). We’re so impressed with his professionalism, promptness, and his tackling whatever we asked him to do. The quality of his work is so good and pricing so fair — THANKS DANN!!
Randy & Anne Christenson from Cascade Twp., MI – Round Lake, Fountain


After over twenty years of putting in and taking out our own docks each year, we used Cottage Works to take out the docks last fall. What a relief to be able to get that big job done without having to get our son and friends to help us. We plan to have Dann and his crew put the docks back in this spring, and can’t wait to go to our cottage and see that huge job done for us.
Dick Wales – Ford Lake, Fountain

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