Building advocates.



We know building and remodeling.

We have been in the business for over forty years, so we put that experience to work for you every day, in every way. Harbor Country Michigan is our home, too. Building new homes, remodeling existing ones, dreaming up new design ideas and more are our specialties. Our services might be varied, but they all come with the same promise of quality, dedication and advocacy for your vision. We are your advocates throughout the home building, remodeling and updating processes.

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The best decision I made after we bought property in Union Pier was the first decision I made, I hired Susie Fredman and Stones Throw Builders. I could not have asked for better service during the entire process. From the beginning Susie took care of everything. STB did a design build for me thereby making the process of building a new house as painless as possible. From finding the correct architect who could put our vision on paper, to hiring the most amazing general contractor who has built many homes for STB, the entire process was extremely cohesive as there was only one person in charge, Susie. She will do as much or as little as her clients like, but without a doubt her expertise is bringing her client’s vision to life.
— Lauren
Susie Fredman designed and built our dream home on Stone’s Throw Lane in Union Pier, Michigan. She and her team worked with us to understand our goals, relative to owning a second home, and to make it happen.

Our house was custom designed to our desires and during the construction, we were comfortable knowing that Susie was always available to be involved with every detail. It was our first experience in building a home from the beginning...choosing a lot, determination of the placement of the house, and total design of the interior. The experience could not have been easier with Susie taking control.

We have recommended Susie and her team to others, and would continue to do so.
— Suzie and David Shoub
We started down a remodeling path unexpectedly, so the guidance and advocacy by Susie Fredman/Stone’s Throw Building Services was invaluable. We are grateful that we now have a healthy, happy and well-designed home for our family.
— Jessica
She took into consideration that I was a novice at home building, didn’t get frustrated with my constant questions and second guessing and just generally made the decision making process easy. Susie’s 30 years of experience living and working in Harbor Country means that when she wants something done, it gets done swiftly and correctly. She is well known and respected by everyone in the community, which was invaluable for getting the job done and gave my project a distinct advantage. Vendors and workmen are happy to work with and for her, which makes the build and design go that much faster. She has exquisite taste and as everyone who has entered my house has noticed, it’s perfect in every way. Although she has tackled projects much larger than mine, I never felt that I was less important than any other client. To look at my house, you know it is one of a kind, that it is special because Susie Fredman is special. I cannot say enough how wonderful this entire experience has been.
— Ms. Brown



We promise to be your advocate and your guide. Our aim is to delight you at every step in the process and be as involved, or hands-off as you need us to be. We help you navigate vendor selection, timelines, budget concerns and design decisions - all to translate your home vision into a reality with you.



About Me



I started my interior design firm, Fredman Design Group, over forty years ago and quickly added building services in Harbor Country to my repertoire. My clients reap the full benefits of my design expertise and existing relationships with the best real estate professionals, contractors, vendors and more. I love what I do and continue to bring that passion to every project I undertake. Possibilities are endless.

Why I love Harbor Country

My love for this home-away-from-home started many years ago, probably after my first idyllic sunset on the shores of Lake Michigan with my sweet home Chicago in the background. It is an incredible place with a vibrant art and antique scene, as well as a great sense of community and design-minded folks who come (like me) to get away, then stay because it becomes a part of them. Like you, I was sold. Then, I started building homes here and my passion for this place blossomed. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Remodeling and Home Design
Union Pier Home Builders