About Us

We’re more than just a contractor

Thornapple Construction is focused on delivering outstanding client experiences. With a unique combination of building expertise and a hospitality-driven approach, we create a seamless and enjoyable remodeling process.

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Our Mission

At Thornapple Construction, we are committed to empowering communities by revolutionizing the homeowner and contractor experience. We aim to redefine home remodeling by enhancing interactions and outcomes, ensuring every project is not just a transaction, but a transformation.

Our Vision

We aspire to be the cornerstone of home remodeling in Grand Rapids, where every house is transformed into a home and every contractor interaction evolves into a partnership. Our goal is to lead the future of construction with integrity, innovation, and a commitment to excellence that enhances every home and strengthens every community we touch.

Our Story

Founded by Nate Fugitt and Austin Galloway, Thornapple Construction began as a humble handyman business in 2016 and has since flourished into a beacon of remodeling excellence in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our founders, with over two decades of combined experience, bring their deep passion for innovation and quality craftsmanship to every project.

Nate, a visionary entrepreneur, and Austin, a remodeling expert, both share a common goal: to transform the construction industry into one that focuses more on relationships and less on the bottom line. From family homes to future legacies, Thornapple Construction is dedicated to crafting spaces that not only meet but exceed our clients' dreams.

Our Values

Making you feel truly at home is what hospitality means to us. We understand that having workers in your house can be unsettling. That's why we go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and respected, just like welcomed guests.

From our very first meeting until we wrap up the job, you can expect us to treat your home with as much care and courtesy as our own.

Doing great work is more than just talk for our team - it's an essential driving value. We take immense pride in our craftsmanship and only use top-quality materials. We're constantly learning new techniques and finding ways to raise our standards higher.

When you hire us, you can feel confident we'll deliver outstanding results that live up to your vision and surpass your expectations.

Keeping an open line of communication throughout your remodel is hugely important to us. We make every effort to fully understand your wants and needs upfront. And we'll keep you well-informed, in plain language, as the project moves forward.

Our team is always upfront about what to expect so there are no surprises. This clear communication builds trust and helps ensure we get things right.

While each remodel is customized, you can count on us to follow a detailed, well-organized process derived from years of experience. Having an established workflow helps us complete jobs efficiently, on schedule, and with minimal disruption to your daily routine.

Our processes act as a framework for handling every detail properly from start to finish.

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More than just quality renovations today, we're committed to having a positive impact that lasts for years to come. This means being environmentally-responsible, like using sustainable materials and minimizing waste.

We take great pride in our role preserving historic homes and neighborhoods. Our legacy is creating beautiful living spaces built to stand the test of time in a socially-conscious way.

Our Team

Remodeling the relationship between homeowner and contractor.

Nate Fugitt
President

Nate is the visionary founder of Thornapple Construction, dedicated to transforming the remodeling and construction industry. Based near Grand Rapids, Michigan, his journey began in various construction-related fields, and over 14 years, he has cultivated a passion for innovation in building and remodeling.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Nate founded a handyman business in 2016, which under his leadership and vision, has flourished into Thornapple Construction, now celebrated for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to redefining industry standards.

Beyond the construction sites, Nate is a family man, residing in Grandville, MI, with his wife and three young children. His creativity extends to the kitchen, where he enjoys exploring new recipes and sharing his culinary creations with family and friends, particularly grilling and smoking.

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Austin Galloway
Principal

Austin is a seasoned remodeling expert with over a decade of experience in the construction industry. Learning from his father, a lifelong carpenter and entrepreneur, he quickly developed himself in the industry, and ventured out as an independent contractor in 2014.

Fast forward to 2018, he moved to Grand Rapids, where he partnered with Nate Fugitt to create Thornapple Construction. Here, he loves connecting with clients, sharing a laugh, and diving deep into their vision. It’s this blend of expertise, charisma, and down-to-earth attitude that sets him apart.

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Nate Fugitt
President
Nate Fugitt

Nate is the visionary founder of Thornapple Construction, dedicated to transforming the remodeling and construction industry. Based near Grand Rapids, Michigan, his journey began in various construction-related fields, and over 14 years, he has cultivated a passion for innovation in building and remodeling.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Nate founded a handyman business in 2016, which under his leadership and vision, has flourished into Thornapple Construction, now celebrated for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to redefining industry standards.

Beyond the construction sites, Nate is a family man, residing in Grandville, MI, with his wife and three young children. His creativity extends to the kitchen, where he enjoys exploring new recipes and sharing his culinary creations with family and friends, particularly grilling and smoking.

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Austin Galloway
Principal
Austin Galloway

Austin is a seasoned remodeling expert with over a decade of experience in the construction industry. Learning from his father, a lifelong carpenter and entrepreneur, he quickly developed himself in the industry, and ventured out as an independent contractor in 2014.

Fast forward to 2018, he moved to Grand Rapids, where he partnered with Nate Fugitt to create Thornapple Construction. Here, he loves connecting with clients, sharing a laugh, and diving deep into their vision. It’s this blend of expertise, charisma, and down-to-earth attitude that sets him apart.

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Process

A better way to a stunning new space

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Investigation
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See if we are what you’re looking for! Browse our portfolio, read some reviews, visit our social media, check our credentials! We keep our ducks in a row so you can focus on what matters. The goal at this stage is for you to feel confident enough to make the first move and initiate contact.

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Conversation
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Contact us. We’re ready to start the conversation! Once we get a rough idea of what you’re looking for (scope), we can give approximate cost and timeline. The goal is for you to see if we are a good fit for your project.  

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Consultation
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Time for the initial walkthrough, “Meet and Measure”. We’ll take a closer look and discuss the project in more detail. The goal at this stage is to gather information for design and estimating.  

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Presentation
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Time to talk turkey! We go over the proposal together and finalize the scope and cost. The goal at this stage is to put everything on paper, and make sure everyone is on the same page.  

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Pre-Production
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Let’s go shopping! Now that we are under contract, we can plan the remaining details. Here you will select faucets, fixtures, flooring and more! The goal here is to get everything lined up and ready to go before we even start.  

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Production
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We love it when a plan comes together. Sit back and watch our specialists showcase their expertise! Demo, rough ins, inspections oh my! Our goal during production is to manage your expectations and maintain quality control.  

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Satisfaction
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Time to move in! Your home is no longer a construction zone, and you have a shiny new finished project. At this stage, we do final touchups, cleaning, and our favorite…AFTER PHOTOS!  

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Quality Assurance
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After the project is completed, we provide a 2 year workmanship warranty (on top of any manufacturer warranties on products used). Our follow up team will make sure our work stands the test of time.

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Kitchen Remodel

“I love my kitchen….its a breath of fresh air. Austin and Nate were amazing to work with. They stayed within my budget and were always patient and respectful. I can’t say enough good about the whole process.”

Chantal M
Chantal M
Kitchen Remodel

“We had an amazing experience .. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to recommend Thornapple Construction to anyone. In fact, I already have and each has LOVED the outcome.”

Craig S
Craig S
Bathroom Remodel

"Our master bathroom underwent a fantastic transformation thanks to Nate, Austin, and their team's exceptional remodeling skills. The results are absolutely beautiful!"

Judith B
Judith B
Kitchen Remodel

“Extremely happy with efficient and complete renovation of condo kitchen. Would highly recommend Thornapple Construction and all the contractors they employ to get the job done.”

P Miller
P Miller
Bathroom Remodel

"Did an amazing job getting all electrical and plumbing completed. Nates company picked up my bathroom job that was partially done by someone else and was more than accommodating, professional, personable and kept me updated via text. Communication and work completed was high quality. Thank you!"

Ashley G
Ashley G
Outdoor Project

"We are extremely pleased with the design of our modern porches/entrances remodel. Nate and Austin are great to work with, can pivot throughout the project and address obstacles that sometimes arise. Austin's craftsmanship and artistry are amazing. Thank you for your professionalism and I look forward to other projects with this firm."

Michelle S
Michelle S
Outdoor Project

"Nate and Austin installed a beautiful deck for us that exceeded our expectations! They are craftsman of there trade that always made everything right. I would highly recommend Nate Fugitt construction and will use them again in the future. They keep the lines of communication open and responded to all that was asked of them. Thanks Nate and Austin for being great gentlemen and a job well done!"

Donald A
Donald A
Kitchen Remodel

"Nate is a true craftsman and does great work! He did an amazing job on our kitchen backsplash. We love our new kitchen!"

Brett V
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FAQ

Find the answers you need right here.

We understand the importance of thorough planning and transparent communication in transforming your home into the space you've been dreaming of. We offer our initial consultation services at no cost to you. At this meeting, you'll have the opportunity to discuss your vision, needs, and specific requirements. We're committed to providing personalized advice and crafting solutions that align with your expectations and budget. This free consultation is our way of ensuring that we're the right fit for your project

We offer a wide range of services including remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and basements as well as building home additions and outdoor areas. Whether you're looking to remodel your kitchen, add extra space to accommodate a growing family, or build your dream home from the ground up, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured to meet the standards outlined by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This ensures that we meet all state requirements and can provide you with the peace of mind that your project is in capable and professional hands. Our commitment to maintaining proper licensing and insurance protects both our clients and our team throughout the remodeling or building process.

Everyone deserves a home that shows off their personal style and works for their needs, no matter their budget. We pride ourselves on working with you to understand your financial goals and come up with a plan that gets the most value without cutting corners. Our team’s creativity, expertise, and experience help us find flexible solutions for all budgets. From the first meeting to the final touches, we promise clear pricing and open communication, so there are no surprises. Whether you want to update a room or renovate your whole home, we’re here to make it happen within your budget.

The timeline for a remodeling project can vary depending on many factors, including the scope of work, the size of the space, custom requirements, and the availability of materials. Generally, smaller projects, such as a bathroom refresh, might take a few weeks, while more extensive renovations, like a complete kitchen overhaul or adding a new room, could span several months. It’s a great idea to plan a family vacation during your kitchen remodel. This way your family has fun relaxing together, and returns to a brand new space.

The cost is determined by the size, style, and quality of accessories that you choose. We can accommodate many budgets. Although, typically , most new kitchen projects cost between $45K – $65K. Want a more exact quote for your kitchen project? Schedule a complimentary phone consultation where we can discuss your project!

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Our Promise

“Thornapple Contruction will help your family plan, design, & build the new space of your dreams. We are professionals at staying on budget, and completing projects on time.”

Nate Fugitt
President, Thornapple Construction