Welcome to ZKE Design

Creating Inspired Designs For Living

ZKE Design specializes in custom log home and cottage design services in northern Michigan and northern Wisconsin. We are a value driven firm and can provide every service you need to get the project completed. Value engineering, and value for the client is always a priority. We have over 17 years of experience in the log home industry, specifically full scribe log homes. This is a unique area of construction and not all design firms understand the build process and maintenance required for a log home. ZKE Design has that knowledge.

Our Services

Cottage Designs

Create a cozy cottage-style living space to enjoy with your loved-ones.

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Cabin Designs

Design a custom cabin home for any kind of property setting.

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Light Commerical

We provide everything you need in the design process for your business.

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find out what our clients are saying

We’ve been in our home for one year already. We enjoy the design of our home and often comment about the beautiful Lake Michigan view we have from every room. This idea began as a little sketch on a piece of scrap paper handed to a contractor. You took that sketch and worked with us to get the features we wanted in our home. Being absent landowners, still living down state, you worked with us via email and telephone. Our one meeting with you was very beneficial in helping us stay within our budget. When the preliminary plans were given to our contractor, you worked directly with him to complete details that he needed. Building and living in a remote area brings many challenges. You took that into consideration and came through for us, giving us economical design assistance. You helped us make our dream come true. Thank you for the professional manner in which you worked with us and our contractor. We would highly recommend your services

I would like to take a moment to recognize and thank you for your efforts that surely played an important roll in helping our company close the construction project in Traverse City. With the client being a General Contractor it was easy for him to see the value in your drawings. The detailed roof system, building sections and intricate steel detailing, along with numerous log connections allowed the contractor to understand how the project was to be constructed. I’m confident that we will be working together on many more projects.

Now that we have completed another project together, I would like to express my great satisfaction with the way your company has performed over the past few design projects. I especially would like to point out the attention to detail and accuracy of your construction plans. Building a home is not easy when there are unknowns, which you were able to eliminate. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to another builder or homeowner pursuing to build a home in the future.

The design, planning, modifications, and watching the construction of our home have far exceeded our expectations. The references that you had given us for using particular vendors/subcontractors has proven very useful. Your company has expressed professionalism and timeliness, which is a real asset to your organization. Our compliments to your company for a job well done.

After a recommendation of a neighbor, we contacted Mike Kasuske, ZKE Design, regarding a remodeling/kitchen addition project to our home. Our home was a log cabin chalet, originally built in the 1930’s with extensive remodeling done in the 1970’s. Mike successfully incorporated our ideas with his creativity to our design plans. The plans were easily adaptable by our builder and subcontractors. The end result was the completion of the project and we were very happy with the outcome.