Jim Giguere, Broker, President and founder of Giguere Homes, started his company back in 1984 as Jim Giguere Builders Inc. His interest in business started at a young age; Jim spent his high school summers working and shadowing his father in the forest, cutting down trees and learning the family logging business in Escanaba, MI. Eager to impress his father, he worked diligently, cutting down more trees than his adult co-workers and carefully molding his work ethic. After graduating high school as class valedictorian, Jim left the Upper Peninsula to earn his degree at Ferris State as a pharmacist. He spent five years working in the pharmacy field, but then felt the need to pursue a different calling. Remembering the excitement he felt working with his father in the woods, he decided to get into construction. Jim obtained his Building License in 1982
During this time, the housing market was poor and banks wouldn’t provide him with the startup money he needed. Still determined to follow his dream, Jim devised a plan- it involved entering real estate and renting duplexes to students at Michigan State University. Four years later, he had the start-up money needed to make his dream a reality and Giguere Homes was born. Shortly after, he built his first home in the Briarwood neighborhood of Okemos. This began the long line of quality custom homes that Jim would proceed to build.
Inspired by the visions of AI White and Don Hodney, Jim Giguere has now built over 700 personalized homes, making the dream home of each and every client a reality at a price point they can afford.