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Michael Bartels

Mortgage Loan Officer, VP

Michael has over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. He specializes in all aspects of consumer mortgages including FHA, VA, Conventional and Construction lending. His passion for helping people and his love for teamwork are a perfect fit to providing tailored mortgage solutions to fit the needs of his clients. Michael is committed to working closely with realtors and homebuyers to make the process enjoyable and stress free as possible. The excitement from first-time home buyers is contagious and gives Michael a tremendous sense of satisfaction. He also considers repeat business and referrals to be the highest compliment a client can give.

Buffum Homes built a beautiful home for my family in 2003 in Byron Center. It was a Parade Home that deservedly won awards for the design and workmanship. The project was managed by a very skilled and caring project manager, and we were very pleased with the end product! They coordinated many things, including making sure the property was laid out properly for a new swimming pool. I can say from experience that Buffum Homes builds a beautiful and design-friendly home and truly cares about their customers! I have since lived in four other Buffum Homes, and the quality was matched in all of them! Norm, Josh Buffum, and the whole team of professionals at Buffum Homes are a wonderful group of caring people. I know the construction business can be very challenging, but they did a terrific job in bringing the projects/houses together for our family. I would highly recommend Buffum Homes for any new home project! Pick Buffum Homes for your next custom home building or just buying, and you will be glad you did!
Amanda H.
My wife and I had a great experience building our home with Buffum. They have a very detailed process that helped us address all of our questions along the way. The interactions we had with all the people involved in the construction of the house were very positive. Building a home is a stressful process but Buffum helped significantly reduce that pressure with a detailed plan that helped us stay on track with the decisions we had to make. Overall it was an amazing process to be a part of.
Luke & April
We just finished building a home with Buffum Homes. We had a FANTASTIC experience. I can't say enough good things about Josh Buffum and Bob Frye! Unlike other builders that we've dealt with (with their cookie cutter homes and pre-determined "options") Buffum was willing to work with us every step of the way. No matter what we asked, the answer was never "no". They were willing to provide us with exactly what we wanted and they were very fair with costs. We were kept informed throughout the build process. Buffum was able to build the home of our dreams AND stay within our budget. What a great team!
Jason & Jessica
Norm, Josh, and the Buffum Homes crew really bring dreams to life. Step by step, from the design process to the final coat of paint, my custom dream home became a reality. I can’t express how pleased I am with every nook and cranny. I highly recommend Norm Buffum and Buffum Homes to build your dream house, cottage, remodel—you name it; they are the real deal! The attention to every little detail is just above and beyond! They truly make you feel like family! Grateful doesn’t come close!
Kristin R.
As an independent energy inspector I'm impressed with the attention to detail paid in every facet of construction; from air sealing to insulation installation quality. These folks care about the things that consumers typically cannot see.
Michael H.
Now that we are settled in we jut wanted to take the time and thank you so very much for listening to our life and helping us out. We are very gratefull you came into our lives and gave us a chance to start over considering my health issue. Thank you many times over!!!
Mike & Nancy