About Riemco Building Co.

Riemco Building Company was founded in 1988 by fourth-generation residents of Chelsea, Michigan, Bob and Jeanene Riemenschneider. Their son Rob has been with the business since its inception and currently serves as its vice president of operations. We have built more than 250 homes in and around Washtenaw County.

We trace our family  tradition of artistry and fine craftsmanship back to a renowned ancestor, Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531), who had a flourishing workshop in Wurzburg, Germany, with 40 apprentices doing woodcarving, sculpting, and painting. Today, our commitment to old world quality joins with contemporary technical expertise, “green” building techniques, and the use of sustainable products and processes – for an unparalleled final result.

Our People


Bob Riemenschneider

President / Owner

B.A. Business/Economics, 40+ years in real estate, development and building. In charge of sales, site evaluations, leads the design team in the development of plans for custom homes, light commercial and remodeling projects; manages the business; provides counsel to customers for real estate acquisition and value driven design concepts.


Rob Riemenschneider

Vice President / Owner

Attended Eastern Michigan University, majoring in fine arts. Joined Riemco in 1989 and has worked at every level of the company. He is responsible for all estimating, daily operations, purchasing, vendor/subcontractor quote reviews, warranty, customer relations, and collaborates with design details.


Ron Devine

Construction Manager

B.S. Construction Management, Eastern Michigan University. Joined Riemco in 1997 as a job foreman and as construction manager in 2000. Responsible for site supervision, job scheduling, coordination of the trades/vendors, quality control, inspection coordination, warranty and customer relations.


Peter Shaw

Design / Estimating

B.S. Architecture, 2008 University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, 2014 University of Michigan. Joined Riemco in 2011, returned to U of M for the Masters program and rejoined Riemco after completing the program. Sales, major design concepts, estimating, renderings, working drawings, and technology support.


Lauren Gilbert

Interior Design

B.A. University of Michigan - Previous owner of Gilbert Kitchens. Lauren joined Riemco in 2012 as an interior designer specializing in the complete design and layouts of kitchens, baths, and custom built-ins. Experienced with kitchen cabinet options, appliances, plumbing fixtures, tile, and hard surface materials. Assists with customer whole house selections.


Kate Rau

Drafting / Design

B.S Michigan State University - Full scholarships to Lawrence Tech University for architecture, had a temporary academic/career shift pursuing her athletic prowess and has resumed her passions for a design career with Riemco.


Amy Perry


B.A. Accounting, Northern Michigan University. Handles Accounts payable, payroll, job costing, and sub contractor insurance compliance.


Maria Riemenschneider

Office Manager
Maria spent the last five years as the Events Coordinator at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital in the Office of Development. Her vast knowledge of organization and conceptualizing projects from beginning to end is a great asset to the Riemco team.

Affiliations and Certifications

Riemco Building Company maintains affiliation with leading professional organizations serving  construction and realty industries, including:

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor (BRAG), formerly the Washtenaw County Homebuilders Association
  • Green Built Michigan
  • National Association of Realtors

We have also earned the following specialty certifications:

  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Energy Star Partner (a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Since 1997, in a field of more than 500 builders, Riemco earned eight top awards from a national supplier of engineered structural home components for excellence in exterior design, interior design, and construction of model and showcase homes. Riemco is also a three-time winner of Best of Houzz for service.

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