Modern Home Builders Issue 127 | Page 36


Better together

With an affinity for family , Eastbrook Homes Inc . is ready to support the growing demand for homes

I grew up around the business ,” begins Mike McGraw , President of Eastbrook Homes Inc . ( Eastbrook ). “ As far as my memory goes , I remember my dad being a developer and builder . I was

The essence of family is critical to Mike ’ s vision
three years old when he started , and I grew up in a neighborhood that was a bike ride from the office .”
It was only when Mike reached high school that his journey in construction truly began . From doing carpentry to concrete work , he performed various residential jobs during his summer breaks . “ I loved working with my hands and learning how to build a house ,” he goes on . “ I went to college in California and received a business administration degree ; I knew I wanted to stay in the real estate industry .
“ After graduation , I did some remodeling with a small company that specialized in residential projects . I then worked at a museum for a short period of time , too .
“ However , after about a year of doing odd jobs , I was ready to pursue a career in the real estate industry . I then went back to our business school at Point Loma Nazarene University to get leads on opportunities in real estate .”
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Twenty-three years and a couple of career changes later , Mike , his father , Mick , and his brother , Josh , are now working together to grow Eastbrook ’ s footprint in the West Michigan and Greater Lansing area . “ My dad ’ s still in here working every day at 72 years old ; my younger brother came back in 2011 and all three of us get along great ,” Mike explains .