"We have used Sweetwater Contracting for major house additions, extensive house remodels, construction of custom cabinets, and miscellounous home projects.  The quality of workmanship has always been excellent.  Steve and Jackie are very customer focused and the communications are timely.  The prices quoted and billed are reasonable.   We trust Sweetwater Contracting.
Rob and Joanne Witte, Lake Leelanau

Steve has done several improvements and repairs to our vintage log cabin. He replaced the shower and replaced and repaired walls of an attached shed. No mean feat considering its age, 70 yrs. He cleaned logs in preparation for resealing and made the arrangements for the log conservation people and the roofers. The most recent job was replacing countertops in the kitchen. Steve really listens and understands what the owner wants. He offers suggestions, but is not pushy and understands budgetary constraints. This is what I like best about him. I have been very pleased with his work. He is personable and very easy to work with, as is Jackie who is very helpful.

Dawneann Munn, Suttons Bay

Where to begin...  Dealing with SweetWater Contracting these past 7 years (for various projects and bldg construction) has been a real pleasure.  I consider Steve to be my Construction Professional, as I'm sure many others do. With SweetWater it is simply what will cost alternatives be, not a bid situation.  No need for us to call anyone else, when you have the best.  Yes, the construction work is top notch and the level of honesty and integrity is just incredible.  I would trust Steve with so much more than the keys to my house (which he already has).   
Guy DeDiemar, Lake Leelanau

Sweetwater has done all of the remodels and new residences for our extended family in the Leelanau area since 2005 due to their high quality work, responsiveness, detailed cost documentation as the project progresses and, overall, being such a pleasure to work with.  Sweetwater’s innovative design and construction ideas have resulted in a higher degree of livability and durability for our projects than we ever could have expected.  I can give them an unqualified recommendation.  
Gil Wheeler,Lake Leelanau 


Remodeling and Home Design

We’ve been fortunate to have Steve Cuson and Sweetwater Contracting as part of our “contractor family  “ for over 10 years. When we first moved to the area, our realtor recommended Steve for the various projects that he successfully completed for her. Our very first project was a major house expansion including a master bedroom, garage addition, bath, closet, and laundry room. We’ve been working with him ever since.  Over the years, our other projects have included: a major kitchen remodel,  living room and cabinetry updates, building a private library, lower level remodel,  large deck replacement, and this past summer exterior house restaining. 
To us, Steve and his company are unique in the way they work with you on your projects. His knowledge of current building components, creative ideas, and total involvement makes him our contractor of choice and also a trusted friend. The projects are completed on a timely basis, costs are always explained and fair, and he gives you a daily update on what is to be expected and then what was accomplished. These are extremely valuable communications skills, especially during the stressful times of construction.  Whenever we have a major project or routine challenge, he is always available to discuss, explain, and recommend options and solutions.
We’re just glad that we’ve become part of his client list.
Dave and Terry Stellingworth, Suttons Bay

Steve Cuson was a true professional from his first visit to go over the project to completion. He always arrived on time, kept his work space and tools neat and organized, had excellent work quality and knowledge of the project. He would always update us with his goals for the day. We will have him back for another project Spring 2017..

​Bob and Jeanne Grabowski, Omena


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Since moving north in 1999 Steve of Sweet Water Contracting has done ALL the remodeling in our B&B/home, which was originally a barn built about 1850.  Steve’s work is excellent and he is always up for the challenge this house puts forth.  He comes on the date agreed upon, completes the job on schedule and cleans up before leaving each day. The projects he has done for us include building 2 new bathrooms, 1 bedroom, tiled a fireplace, installed a 100 years old tin ceiling in our kitchen, created a bathroom in our basement with a glass wall shower to accent the stone foundation, replaced our front door, and new wood floor in the kitchen.  He is the best!!!  Thank you Steve,  
Bob and Julie Krist, Omena 


" I have worked with SweetWater Contracting on many projects including  a remodel of a screened in porch into a year round sun room, a house edition that  looks like it is part of the original home, remodeling of bedroom spaces, a new build guest house, and a large pole barn just to name a few. I can honestly say that working with Steve and Jackie is a stress- free experience.  They are always on top of things and communicate extremely well during the projects. I especially appreciate their advice when they see a better way to do things as the project progresses. I cannot imagine ever using any other contractors because I know how good my experiences have been with Steve and Jackie. I have recommended them to friends and family and across the board everyone is totally satisfied ! "
Katherine Vestal, Leland

We would highly recommend SweetWater Contracting for any project one may have.  Steve has built a garden shed, all season room and remodeled the kitchen plus many other smaller projects.  Everything was done as promised with attention to detail.  Steve was very professional and easy to work with.  We would not hesitate to contract Steve for any future project we may have in mind.  We greatly enjoy all the work that Steve has done for us.
Ken Rosiek, Glen Arbor

Sweetwater has done several small-to-medium upgrade and renovation projects for us in Northport.  In all cases the work quality was superb.  In addition, Sweetwater has a good design sense, and quickly finds the most efficient route to the customer’s goals.  The  company’s business practices are above reproach.  I’m looking forward to more encounters with Steve and Jackie.

​Brian Kaser, Northport 

Very Honest and very Thorough

Matthew Langley, Suttons Bay

11801 E Tatch Rd. Northport, MI  49670

Owner: Steve Cuson


Office: Jackie Cuson


From large projects (a 1000 square ft addition) to small jobs SweetWater Contracting is my go-to contractor. They are skilled, reliable and honest. What more could you want!

​Deborah Robbins, Suttons Bay

I highly recommend Sweetwater Contracting. Steve is a professional and has a lot of pride in his work. He custom built my kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity, fireplace cabinets and mantle. His attention to detail is seen throughout my home. I am very happy with the work both he and his wife have done and would hire them both back again.

​Ann Gregory, Suttons Bay