About Us


Proudly entering into our 30th year of business, Lapos Construction, Inc. still holds to the same philosophies and standards that founded our company: We strive to build custom homes with extensive attention to detail.about-1

Clear and frequent communication with our clients is also high on our list of standards that we feel produce an excellent home. That, and our commitment to build each home as though it were our own, are qualities that have given Lapos Construction longevity in a competitive market.

With a start of 2 homes the first year, Mike and Colleen Lapos now build between 12 to 15 homes per year averaging 3,000 sq. ft. and up. Our “work in process” list is small by choice, giving Mike the ability to personally oversee the progress of each home, thus keeping that solid “Lapos-built” reputation consistently intact!

Lapos Construction has always built throughout Lorain County. We have also developed and are now building a subdivision in Amherst, Quarry Road Estates. As always, we are pleased to build on your lot as well!

As a veteran in the building industry, Mike is knowledgeable and informed in the wide range of home products and materials available today. For example:

  • All homes are installed with Pella windows.
  • The Silent Floor System is used in one-half of all homes built by Lapos Construction.
  • More truss-designed roofs are used than in the past, which is a better technology for some home designs according to Mike.
  • One-third of all Lapos homes utilize a geothermal system. In fact, the geothermal system has been popular recently because of escalating natural gas prices.
  • Solid quality Homecrest cabinets.
  • The use of ceramic tile flooring, solid wood doors and poplar trim offers an elegant mix of products.

about-2 Lapos has the ability to deliver style – in products, techniques, and designs – combined with a skill to nurture client ideas. Home designs are typically a combination of the client’s needs and ideas with our input and an end result that pleases the client.

The attentiveness to detail begins when a client first chooses to build with Lapos Construction. A projection of what the client wants in a home and the financials are defined. Lapos Construction works with their lenders to offer a finance arrangement to flexibly meet the needs of its clients. After payment of a deposit is made, development of a floor plan is started. The floor plans are sent to the architect for review or, in some cases, plans are drawn from scratch. Selections are then made from a standardized list, which includes deadlines. Colleen facilitates the selection process and accompanies clients to vendors if requested. This professional preparation makes the home building process run as smoothly as possible.

As a valuable resource, a homeowner’s manual has been developed and is given to each client at the closing of their home. It serves as a useful reference guide and contains information on brand of heating, air conditioning, faucets, appliances, paint colors and all other types of various products in the home. In addition, Lapos Construction is proud to offer the North Coast BIA new home Warranty as part of its package.

Mike takes great pride in the workmanship of his carpentry crew, all top-notch craftsmen. The company uses the right combination of talent, in-house employees, and highly skilled subcontractors to build the finest custom homes available.

Mike believes accessibility is important also. He makes himself available to discuss any issues that may arise. Being able to talk directly with their builder makes a significant difference in the comfort level of the client. The entire staff of Lapos Construction works to keep the communication running smoothly. Going that extra step insures client satisfaction and a quality product.

Lapos Construction, Inc. – Proud to be one of Lorain County’s highest quality builders for 30 years!