Testimonials

For years our clients have been referring their family and friend to us for their building needs. For us, this is the highest compliment to know that our clients are proud of their Belman homes. The lasting beauty and timeless function of our designs will grow in value thought the years. Below are some kind thoughts and observations from our clients.

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“My name is Matt Heaton and I have provided Belman Homes with almost 100% of their architectural design needs and construction plans for the past 21 years. I have enjoyed my relationship with all the members of the Belman family and their staff they provide a quality home at a reasonable price. 
I enjoy working with them so much that they built my home in 2004 and my wife and I are still very happy with it. We do however look forward to going thru the building experience again in hopefully the near future and would only consider Belman Homes as the builder.”  12/18/13

 

We are currently building our third Belman Home and couldn’t be happier with our experience! The quality of each Belman Home is well above industry standards. The attention to detail in the building process and the home itself is the main reason we keep coming back to Belman Homes. The staff and contractors are first rate; giving your home the attention they would if they were building it for themselves! Unlike other custom builders, Belman Homes builds custom homes without an over-inflated price tag; they have the building process down to a science. Many of the upgrades you see in other builders is already in their standard models. They are picky about their contractors and hold them to a high level of expectation….as they are all representing the Belman Homes name. We love our Belman Home! -Tony and Renee  12/17/13

 

After talking to nearly all the builders in the area, I really couldn’t see a difference in them. They were all telling me they would beat any other builders price, and all told me that they have the best quality as well. It was funny, but none of them asked me any questions. So I really didn’t know where to go. T 
Then I talked to Belman Homes. 

I couldn’t believe that they were so different from the other builders. Not only did they ask me a ton of questions about my current needs and wants, but they also asked me even more questions about my FUTURE needs. 

It was an absolute pleasure not just working with the sales people, but from the office manager to the expeditors, the experience they create is just incredible. 

If you are looking to build a home, I STRONGLY recommend you talk to the people at Belman Homes…you won’t be sorry.”  -Christopher P  12/16/13

“From the beginning, with a lot selection Dan Belman was extremely patient and helpful and went above and beyond to secure the lot I ended up buying (not within established subdivision along with several other critical things I needed). This hunt was not easy. Dan continued to provide me with great support as I went through the building contract/selection. All the while providing me details and advice that allowed me to do my own research and make good decisions. Since Dan is a also a licensed real estate agent, he also showed me several existing homes that were on the market. I never felt pressured to build in a Belman subdivision, or for that matter with Belman homes, which was very important to me (I don’t like pushy sales people). On one of the few occasions that I had a meeting at the Belman office, I had the pleasure of meeting Don as well as his wife as well. Belman Homes is a very nice, family run business who seem to genuinely care about their customers wants & needs. David Belman continues to put up with all my inquiries about possible selection changes. For me, if I don’t feel like I’ve explored every option, then I wonder if I’m making the right decision. So being fully educated and aware is important to me so I have few regrets in the end. I’ve lost very little sleep and feel empowered and educated with each decision (even if I don’t end up with the high end product, I know I’ve explored it:). So, both David and Dan have been true assets to me along the way. They apparently must have a clause in their hiring practices to only hire and work with nice people, which has made the building process for me thus far truly enjoyable. From Linda, the office manager to Jeff, the construction manager, to Nicole the Interior Design coach and even to their contacts at their contracted stores (Mark at Drexel) everyone is very nice and honest. Mark at Drexel provided me samples within 12 hours of them being requested. And then after hearing my personal circumstances, provided me some information/advice that basically had me reducing flooring selection (talked me out of his product), which is a true testimony of honesty and doing what’s best for the customer!! And, I cannot forget to mention one of my favorite Belman contacts, Chase the furry office greeter, whom I adore. I’m a true dog lover. This may sound trivial, but typically if you are a dog lover you tend to trust other dog lovers. So, including their dog(s) on their website (which at the time was Casey) meant a lot to me. I cannot say enough about this company. I am about 1/2 through the building process and as a single mom, many people thought I was getting in over my head. But with David and Dan Belman and all their experts and contacts, I feel I have all the support, guidance, and help I need. Besides all the positive relationships that I’ve experienced along the way, the quality of their homes is top notch. Another good indicator of the company Belman represents is that their contractors that me/my family have spoken to, have always had positive things to say about Belman as a builder. I trust Belman Homes completely and would highly recommend them as a Builder.”  -Sherri H.  12/15/13

 

“I have worked with Belman Homes for the last 5 years. Their customer service is excellent, I have never met an unhappy customer. They build a quality homes at an affordable price. I would recommend Belman Homes over and over again. :)”  -Kristy T.  12/11/13

 

“David Belman is a driven individual who really cares about his company providing the best product to the best customers. He is constantly striving to better Belman Homes and take it to new levels. The homes are beautiful and quality built by some of the best contractors in the industry.”  Linda J.  12/1/13

 

“I have supplied and serviced Pella windows for Belman Homes for almost 14 years. David is always professional, fair, innovative, and constantly moving forward. His customers are treated like family members – during the build process and well after. He actively participates in builder’s groups, and is a shinning example of someone who is devoted to his customers and their satisfaction. I have recommended David to numerous people, and they always find him to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable.” - Jeff D.  12/7/13

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home Builder

This past Holiday season was warm, and enjoyable thanks to the Tuscany model from Belman Homes!  We would like to thank you fo rthis beautiful home that we could enjoy.  -Denise Z, Pewaukee  5/1/2013

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home Builder

“We’ve never built a home before. This is very exciting for us to see all the progress,” Mary Beth said. “The first home we bought in Wisconsin was a Belman home in Waukesha. We really liked the craftsmanship. So when we were choosing a builder, we wanted the same kind of quality in our new home.”

Building a lake home is a delicate balance of maximizing the surroundings, and adhering to strict environmental and community codes. “Belman is familiar with building lake homes,” Mary Beth said. “The house is not any closer to the lake, but our views are so much better.”

“Belman has really been wonderful to work with,” Mary Beth said. Again.  

Jeff and Mary Beth-Oconomowoc 3/2013

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If anyone is looking to build a home with a great builder, don’t look anywhere else. David and all the staff at Belman are awesome to work with. We built in 2011 and love the design and workmanship that Belman homes provided. I have always recommended them to those interested in building. Their friendly staff, helpful expeditor, and great subs, made it an outstanding experience. This was a huge investement, and after selecting Belman homes, I never looked back. Thanks for everything!!

Jeff and Jill D.  

 

9/2012

I have had a business relationship Belman Homes for more than a decade…awesome family…honest and driven by customer service..glad to be associated with this company..and you will be too!

Bob Richter-Water Doctors

 

To the staff at Don Belman Homes,
The S. family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the construction of our Cedarwood II. It is very much our dream home. From the initial planning with Dan & David Belman to the final phase of the construction, we enjoyed working with them very much and appreciated their ideas and knowledge. In addition, some of the accommodations that were made in the scheduling were extremely helpful because it had allowed us to complete the staining and painting of the interior/exterior of the home in a timely manner.

Throughout the many stages of construction, it was very apparent of the quality of materials and workmanship. Overall, our home has exceeded our expectations, most notable being the masonry work and the overall design. We especially like the floor plan and the many amenities in our new home. Our Cedarwood II is one of the most distinctive homes in our subdivision, as we have received many compliments from our family, friends and neighbors. We look forward to many enjoyable years ahead and we would strongly recommend Don Belman Homes to anyone considering new construction. Once again, I would like to thank Don Belman Homes and all of the subcontractors that participated in this project.
Sincerely
Jon and Wendy S.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Don Belman Homes,
I just wanted to write a short note thanking you for the experience of building our first home. Although it was a stressful time making so many decisions, we came through it with an appreciation for how much goes into home building. It was such a joy picking out the model that we wanted, and then making the changes to create our own unique residence. We have received scores of compliments on the design as well as the quality of our new home.
I’ve enclosed a few pictures of our new home, and you can tell by the rainbow that we truly are blessed. I also included a picture of us in front of our favorite home feature, our fireplace. Including fireplaces as a standard option is a wonderful bonus, as it gets used all the time.
I guarantee that if we ever decide to build again, you will be the first people we contact. Thanks again for a job well done!
Sincerely
Tom W.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Everyone at Don Belman Homes,
My family and I have been living in our new home for just over eight months. Almost everyday my wife and I still have to pinch ourselves. Our house turned out to be everything we had hoped it would be. I have to say there isn’t a single thing that we would change or do differently.
What first attracted us to Don Belman Homes was the experience of walking through your model homes. Compared to other local builders that we had visited and talked to, the floor plans you offer are very practical, spacious and beautiful. Your extensive use of woodwork, the number of windows you put in your homes, the quality of materials and the solid framing is unmatched by other builders.
Our entire experience with Don Belman Homes was completely positive. We’ve spoken with numerous friends and acquaintances that went with other builders, and we didn’t have nearly the number of mistakes, headaches and oversights that other people have had. Everyone we worked with was professional and cared about the quality of their work.
Don Belman Homes was more than willing to work with us to make our new house truly “our home”.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear David Belman,
This is our 2nd home in Waukesha. Our first home was purchased in 1996 after Kim and I married and it was not a Don Belman home. Our experience was not up to our high expectation. While living in our 1st home we had the opportunity to watch many of your homes built and met several families in the area who enjoyed the quality craftsmanship and smooth closing process.
We moved to Houston for 18 months and returned to Waukesha in August 2000. Our daughter Emilie was about to enter Waukesha West high school. We feel the surrounding school system is exceptional and added significant value to the neighborhood. Waukesha West winning the 2002 national Academic Decathlon confirmed this thought.
We purchased our Don Belman home in 1 weekend, made our changes and closed without a problem. The team of tradesmen who have served Don for over 10+ years make all the difference. Our walk through and landscaping went well. We are able to walk up and down our street and meet new neighbors and talk about kids and back yard parties, not building problems and missed schedules. This is the Don Belman experience.
Please feel free to use us as a reference. My wife and I understand how important it is to share good experiences with others looking at one of the biggest decisions a family can make.
Sincerely,
Steve and Kim G.

 

Dear Dave,Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home Builder
In response to inquiry regarding our experiences in building a Don Belman home I am pleased to say we were very satisfied with how the process went and the quality of our Grand Victorian. Overall the team at Belman worked well in making this a positive building experience. Issues that did arise during construction were handled immediately and to our satisfaction.
As we have been decorating we have noticed the quality of the workmanship up close. Standard features of the home such as the oak woodwork and masonry fireplace add much to our decor ideas.
Since the picture was taken we have added some wicker furniture and we now are enjoying the summer evenings with family and friends on our great front porch. All we need now is the landscaping.
Sincerely
Greg F.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderWe looked a long time at different builders before we decided to build with Don Belman Homes. We looked at quality, workmanship and warranty. Don, David and Dan were very helpful from start to finish.
We have been in our new house for 1 year now and we truly love our home. This was the first new home we have bought so it was important to us to have everything done and ready to move in.
The closing and move in dates were set 2 months prior and as promised, the home was ready for us.
We are extremely happy with our choice of builders and look forward to the future when we decide to build again, there will be a call placed to Don Belman.
Thanks for helping,
Sincerely
John and Gail D.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Don Belman Homes,
Our first draw to Don Belman Homes was the quality home you provide for the dollar amount spent with the value added features.
As the framing crew came on-site, our drawings came to life. We were pleased with the continual progress on our home. We visited the building site on a daily basis and saw progress each day. Our girls were thrilled to see their bedrooms and new home take shape. It was an added bonus to have the project completed before scheduled!
From the striking exterior of our home, through the custom arches, to the kitchen filled with amenities we are finding our residence to truly be “home”!
Your interior designer was a bonus! Patricia was a delight and enabled us to bring all the details together. We appreciated the professional manner in which your staff responded to our questions, and would recommend Don Belman Homes to any custom home builder. We felt that we were working together to complete our home.
Sincerely,
John and Sandy F.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear David,
Before we were ready to build, we literally had a few years to find just the right builder. During our long search, we looked at just about every builder out there and then when we found Don Belman Homes. We had almost an instant feeling that we had found the perfect builder for us. We were impressed in the time and patience you had with us in taking us through the process of building our first home.
From our first meetings in your models, to sitting down and altering your design to suit our needs, you were very helpful and informative. Your knowledge helped us design a house that was just what we had been looking for.
Our entire construction was ideal. We had heard horror stories from just about everyone about the troubles they had during construction and we can honestly say we didn’t have any problems whatsoever. Gary, our expediter was excellent! He made sure there wasn’t any down time during the process and everything went smoothly. Dave, our finish carpenter was exceptional. We feel he had a lot to do with making our finished house as beautiful as it is. Everyone who visits raves about our beautiful woodwork.
In the end, we feel we got a lot of house for our money and couldn’t have made a better choice in selecting Don Belman Homes. If we ever decide to build again, we wouldn’t hesitate to calling Don Belman Homes.
Sincerely,
Dave and Michelle M.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDon Belman homes, inc.,
We built our don Belman home in 2000 and have lived in it since November of 2000. What we love most about the home is the way in which it was constructed. Everything from the framing of the house using 2×6 construction to the masonry work was of very high quality. We also like the fact that our house was built without a lot of pre-assembled parts being shipped to the site. The framing of the house was literally done using a pile of wood on site. The carpenters were able to build what they needed on site as opposed to bringing in pre-built parts and just nailing them together. The masonry work on our house is outstanding and really accents the rest of the house. We liked the fact that Belman encourages the use of a brick and has a great mason doing the work. Overall, this was the first house that we built and were very satisfied with the end result.
Scott and Sarah N.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderMr. Belman,
Having already built two beautiful homes with Don Belman, our family would not hesitate to do it again!
We were able to customize our Cedarwood II model with the assistance of a talented architect, have our questions addressed by experienced sales staff and most of all had an expeditor that went above and beyond the call of duty to help us build our dream home.
Having shopped the competition, we firmly believe the home was competitively priced, built with the utmost in quality, and is a home we are extremely proud of.
Sincerely,
Rick and Carri M.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Don:
We are enjoying our new home built by your company. All our friends visiting from and outside Wisconsin admire the wood works and the general look of the house. After looking around different houses at other places, we found this house nice and beautiful. We also heard from many people about the reliability of the houses you build.
We are so glad that we chose this house over many choices we had. In fact, we have decided to have you as our builder for our next house in future. Thanks.
Logan and Siva E.

 

 

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderTo: Don Belman Homes
What can we say about our Don Belman Home? A lot! We originally looked at over 30 homes in Waukesha County before we saw the home we now live in. We fell in love with it the instant we saw it. The birch woodwork and custom cabinetry is absolutely beautiful especially contrasting against the brushed silver fixtures. We were immediately drawn by the open concept layout and by the quality craftsmanship throughout. The design of the rooms is unique and at the same time functional. What sealed the deal, however, was the value for the money. No other builder in Waukesha County offers this quality of home for the price. We have also been extremely happy with the customer service we have received from our expediter after the purchase was made. All in all a very satisfying experience and we love our home.
Ryan & Elizabeth G.

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Don Belman Homes,
What do I love about our Don Belman home?????? That is a really tough question. What is my favorite room???’?? That is even more difficult to answer because I love all the rooms! !!! We especially enjoy the loft, great room and master bath. It is a great home for entertaining!!!
I love the QUALITY of this home. It is evident inside and out!! !!! Our new home is a continual source of pride, joy. peace and happiness! !!! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT HERE! !!! Everyone who visits our home also comments on the beauty, quality and charm. We tell them that we are extremely satisfied, had no problems with our builder (which is not the case with our friends) and that WE WOULD BUILD WITH DON BELMAN AGAIN if the need would require.
I’m glad you asked I like to tell others about our home!
There were so many builders and their models to look at, and I felt that we looked at them all. BELMAN was the only one where “what you see is what you get”. It was such a pleasure to go through the model with David, see the trim and accessories we wanted, and when I asked “how much extra?”, being told that it’s standard!I wanted a large , comfortable loft and a room for an office easy to work in. Geralyn had a wish list too (jaccuzzi, big kitchen, large master bedroom). BELMAN had a model that met them all! But it didn’t end there. After all the horror stories we heard about building a home, the process with BELMAN was actually a pleasant experience from start to finish. Talk about a smooth, painless transition! Ger and I honestly love this home! We are truly living our dream…and we have a lot of admiring (some jealous) friends who keep telling us just that! This is one solid ,luxurious, beautiful home, inside and out!
Sincerely,
John and Geralyn

 

Waukesha and Milwaukee Area Home BuilderDear Belman Homes,
Hello, We’d like to share our Don Belman Homes building experience with you. We’ve been in our Cedarwood II home for 3 months now, and we are pleased to tell you Don Belman Homes has built us a beautiful, high quality home, just as we envisioned it. How many people do you know can say that about their builder? We can say that about Don Belman Homes. They know their business and that means you can relax with confidence that you will have a beautiful, high quality home.
We chose Don Belman Homes carefully, as this is the biggest investment most people make in their lifetimes. We started with a clear vision of the main features we wanted in our new home. We then began doing our homework, looking deeper, beyond the aesthetics to the builder’s workmanship, track record, what their crews say about them, and the experiences of other customers (not just those on the reference list provided!). What kind of quality really goes in to your new home? We narrowed it down to (4) builders with (4) similar models and then really looked deeper. We walked through homes under construction, carefully looking at fit and detail; we talked to builder’s crews, we talked to the local building inspector, and we carefully used our own good, solid judgment and instincts. We checked out Don Belman Homes thoroughly before we started.

What do people say about Don Belman Homes?

  • Their crews say they love working for them because they are fair, honest, pay their salaries, and provide continuous work for them; even in tough times. In return the crews pride themselves in producing high quality workmanship; and since they are always working, they can pass along volume pricing.
  • The Waukesha County Building Inspectors candidly told me, “Don Belman Homes is the #1 Builder in Waukesha County for 20 years! We never have problems with them. Stop worrying lady… YOU are going to have a beautiful, high quality home!”
  • Their customers give them high marks for overall satisfaction, timeliness, adherence to budget, materials, easy to reach to address problems, responsiveness to problems both during and after, clarity and completeness of the build contract, contract adherence, and the majority would build with them again. They rated in the top 10 of all metro Milwaukee builders in the September 1999 “Milwaukee Magazine” survey. They’ve been around for 20+ years because they do a good job.

What was our experience?

  • Of the (4) builders we qualified (all in the top 10 of the “Milwaukee Magazine” survey), the Don Belman home was the higher quality, better value home, with higher quality components in every criterion.
  • Dan Belman was the most knowledgeable builder we found in the industry! Dan wasn’t just a little better than the competition; he was a wealth of information learned through growing up in this business. He listened to us intently, provided solutions, knew cost pricing, and had good money-saving ideas for all of our questions right on the spot. Beyond the home, he had recommendations for landscaping, driveways just anything we might need. He knows his business, and as part of the ownership, he could make decisions and get things done now. He truly wanted us to be happy with the end result.
  • Their quality goes beyond Don, Dan, and David Belman and staff We found their crews to be dedicated tradesmen. Our home was handcrafted on site. The electricians, the plumbing crew, the bricklayer who hand built our 18 ft fireplace, and our finish carpenter all these people took extreme pride in producing a quality product. They built our home as if it were their own.
  • Our home was finished on schedule; we had 3 minor change orders during the process, and no cost overruns. Their standard components are top quality: Kohler fixtures, Pella windows, Delta faucets, Jacuzzi whirlpool, Whirlpool appliances, and Lennox heating/cooling systems.
  • When it was closing time, Bill Schmidt, the Controller gave up part of his Friday evening to accommodate our work schedule. Great customer service on top of it all!
  • Don Belman Homes continues to win Metropolitan Milwaukee and National Association of Home Builder because they produce consistent results for customers for over 20 years.
  • Don Belman Homes made us feel like our home was the only one they were building. Would we build with them again? Absolutely!

These are people who care about giving their customers the most they can in a new home; and making it a hassle-free process. We can fully recommend Don Belman Homes to you.
Sincerely,
Bob and Roxanne B.