Our Philosophy

Colby’s Philosophy

For more than 33 years, Colby Construction has been dedicated to creating Lake Country homes for our clients. We take pride in our work, which is based on bedrock principles of quality, honesty and professionalism. Our results-driven team is made up of dependable professionals who communicate with the client through every step of the process, ensuring satisfaction and peace of mind.

Owner Pete Feichtmeier joined Colby Construction in 1989. His love of fine design, craftsmanship and carpentry originated from his father, who was a finish carpenter. Pete grew up watching his father work and create for others, using only the finest materials and traditional skills. Pete began his career after college in retail as a buyer, where he learned the ins and outs of sales, distribution, marketing and working with contractors and vendors. Through this he came to have a relationship with Colby Construction founder, Steve Colby. Pete joined the Colby Construction family focusing on the development of the Single Family Custom Home division. Pete became a full partner and president of Colby Construction in 1992 and sole owner of the company in 1994.

Core Values

Pete’s core values, honesty, ethics and hard work show in every project that Colby Construction is involved in. “My goal is to create the best experience possible for every client, resulting in a home that they love.”
Since then Colby Construction has become the premiere builder of luxury custom lake homes in southeastern Wisconsin.
Pete has served as chairperson for Parade of Homes and president of the Metropolitan Builders Association. Colby Construction has been a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association since 1989, participating in MBA sponsored events such as the Home Builders Expo, the Spring Tour and the Parade of Homes.

Colby Construction prides itself on making each custom lake home, as special as this lake country home. With wood being the emphasis, a stoic desk is surrounded by aged leather chairs and surveying equipment.

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Colby Construction was awarded MBA “Builder of the Year” Award, and Pete has won the praise of his customers and the community at large with each custom lake home built. The reason? His work rests on the principles of quality, honesty and professionalism.

Colby Construction has built some of the most beautiful Lake Country homes in the area. Unique to Colby Construction, we employ our own staff of finish craftsmen with the experience and talent to make each custom lake home unique. A group of carefully selected subcontractors also plays a critical role in providing quality, value and efficient production.