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Bartow Builders has been operating in Manitowoc County for over 18 years, providing new construction, remodeling, additions, commercial build-outs, repairs, and numerous other projects for customers in Manitowoc County and beyond.  Having our own team of carpenters has allowed Bartow Builders to control quality, control time lines, and control education of our craftsman in an ever changing industry.

Our team of professionals provide our customers with the best service possible.  We collaborate with the top trade partners in the area, along with our knowledgeable personnel in management. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance.  Communication, educating the customer on selections and managing expectations throughout the process are all the ways Bartow Builders works to make this happen.

Whether you are thinking about building a custom home or would like to remodel your existing home, we accept each residential building challenge with an uncompromising determination to transform a house into the most inviting home.

We have the construction versatility, education, and qualified staff to build or remodel the home into what you’ve always wanted.  If it’s time to upgrade your lifestyle, you can rest assured that Bartow Builders has the construction experience to create the home of your dreams. 

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Hello, and thank you for visiting our site.  I am Brandon Bartow, President of Bartow Builders.  Bartow Builders started in the fall of 1999, with the intention of being a building/remodeling firm that concentrated on great craftsmanship, entire management of the project, and great customer relations.   It was never assumed that we would be as big of a small business as we are, but learning to share talents and take care of customers, tradesman, and employees has allowed us growth beyond our intentions.   We are blessed with many talented, dedicated employees who put their heart and soul into each project that we perform.  Acting as General Contractor on 95% of our projects, has allowed us control and accountability every step of the way.   Having not only great employees but an outstanding team of Trade Partners, gives us the edge when competing for projects and when producing the project.  Please continue to visit our site as we will update with new photos, pod casts, and information often.  If you are thinking of a project in the near future call or email today so we can assist in planning this project with you.

Operations Manager
Marketing & Finance Manager
Project Manager

Hello, my name is Craig Fischer.  I am the Project Manager at Bartow Builders.  My daily tasks include managing and scheduling production of all jobs and all trades, meeting with customers on selections/changes/weekly meetings, creating details and cost of change orders, and working with all trades to produce a successful project.  Problem solving, interacting with customers, interacting with trade partners and variety of work are what I enjoy most about my job.  Outside of work I have many interests including spending time with my family, following my kids sports, working as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Newton, helping my family on the family farm, and helping friends and family with carpentry projects on their homes.


Hello, my name is Scott Elliott.  I am a Foreman at Bartow Builders, specializing in framing, siding, soffit, fascia, and window/door installs.  I have 30 years of experience in the trade, working in both commercial and residential situations.  I regularly manage one of our job sites at all times, from the site while working with the crew.  I enjoy working in an industry that brings variety in almost every aspect, while working hard to meet the expectations of each customer.  When the work is done I enjoy playing golf, fishing, hunting, and spending lots of time with my family.


Hello, my name is Bruce Leiterman.  I have been working for Bartow Builders since 2012.  I have worked for other contractors in the area, acquiring 31 years of carpentry experience.  I work with both the trim and framing crews at Bartow Builders.  I enjoy working on a variety of jobs, working with my Team Members and meeting new customers.  Outside of work I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends.

Schad, Ed Manitowoc Home Builder

Hello, my name is Ed Schad.  I am a Framing Carpenter/Foreman for Bartow Builders.  I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bartow Builders for 16 years and have a total of 25 years’ experience in the carpentry profession.  I enjoy working for a business that shares the same passion for the profession as I do, and enjoy working with a crew of guys that I can have fun with and produce beautiful projects with.  In my spare time I enjoy bow hunting, golfing, anything outside but most of all I enjoy spending time with my family.


Hello, my name is Kyle Schisel.   I have been working for Bartow Builders since January of 2011.  I am a past Youth Apprentice from Lincoln High School, after which I attended LTC for the Adult Carpentry Apprenticeship track.  I received my Journey Carpenter card in 2015.  I have a real passion working with my hands and creating a product for a customer that is better than what they hoped for.  I enjoy working on vehicles and hunting in my spare time.

Blashka, Tom Manitowoc Home Builder

Hello, my name is Tom Blashka.  I have been a laborer and carpenter at Bartow Builders for 4 years.   My main tasks are roofing, siding, soffit/fascia, and framing.  I truly enjoy working with a group of men that work together as a team and are extremely proficient at task/job completion.   Outside of work I enjoy helping friends with projects, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends up North.


Hello, my name is Darin Elliott.  I joined the production crew at Bartow Builders in July of 2015.  I have 20 years of experience in General Labor and 2 years of experience as a carpenter.  I enjoy the carpentry profession because there is constant change in the tasks I perform.  When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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