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Rick Merlini

Summary

Rick C. Merlini founded his home building company in 1982, and his award-winning portfolio features desirably located single-family homes in Birmingham and Royal Oak, MI.

Rick Merlini is known for his dedication to excellence and quality. Rick Merlini builds custom homes made to fit your lifestyle. His homes have a unique character and functionality that come from his years of experience and passion for home building. Rick Merlini will make your vision for your dream home a reality.

In August of 2006, Rick Merlini was chosen by ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition TV show to build a home for the Gilliam family in Armada, Michigan.  To be chosen for the show was a great honor for Rick, as producers for the show look for builders that have the experience, dedication, ingenuity, and genuine care that is required to build a solid home in less than a week. Modifying one of his home designs, the home was completed with the help of over 2,000 trades and volunteers in a record setting 53 hours.

Producers from Extreme Home Makeover expressed their immense respect for Rick Merlini as a builder and person saying that their experience with him was the first time that the builder had to wait for the show to catch up, rather than the other way around.  Rick put his business and life on hold during the show and called in favors to get the house built for the family as soon as possible, showing his genuine care for the community. Rick’s attitude on the show, in building new homes in Birmingham, and building new homes in Royal Oak is that impossible is nothing.

In July of 2008, Rick Merlini was chosen again by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a home for the King family in Charlotte, North Carolina. The home was designed by Rick and featured a state of the art daycare center. Again, Rick Merlini put his life and business on hold in order to give back to those who needed it. Though Merlini had record-breaking success on the show, in finishing the Armada home in 53 hours, the quality of the home was still the strongest the producers had seen. He built solid homes on the show that his company personally guaranteed for 10 years. 

Rick Merlini and Live Well Custom Homes
 

Rick Merlini with Live Well Custom Homes has been in the home building business for over 30 years, and has built nearly 2,000 homes. Rick Merlini has an immense passion for building homes and a reputation in the home building business for new homes in Royal Oak and Birmingham, Michigan that can’t be matched.


Rick Merlini
with Live Well Custom Homes believes that the design of a home is key in creating value. He is diligent in communicating with his clients to make sure that their needs and ideas for the new home are met. In Birmingham, new homes are built in narrow lots due to the layout of the neighborhoods. A new home with Rick Merlini in Birmingham will feel very spacious and grand despite that. With Rick Merlini and Live Well Custom Homes, the floor plans are open and spacious to make a living space functional as well as comfortable. Rick Merlini considers the livability of a space when building a new home and will discuss unique touches with you that will help your home reflect your personal tastes. Merlini considers the special features that go into a home that will make the inhabitants’ lives easier.


Rick Merlini 
explains that building a new home is a great option for new home buyers, as with building a new home the buyer will know that their house will be built with the best, and most current materials. A new home in Birmingham or Royal Oak with Rick Merlini will be built with quality materials that are the best for the environment as well as your safety and wallet. New homes are also a great option as they can be built to fit the owner’s lifestyle and personality.


With many years of experience, and a reputation of excellence that proceeds him, Rick Merlini with Live Well Custom Homes is an expert new home builder in Royal Oak and Birmingham that rivals his competition. 

Rick Merlini and Extreme Home Makeover 

Rick Merlini was chosen to build homes on  ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2006 and 2008. A great honor for Merlini, as producers for the show look for builders that have the experience, dedication, ingenuity, and genuine care that is required to build a solid home in less than a week.  The producers on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, felt wholeheartedly that Rick Merlini represented these qualities.

On the show, homes were built on average in 106 hours, however with the leadership of Rick Merlini, him and his team of over 2,000 skilled tradesmen, women and volunteers were able to finish the first home in 2006 in only 53 hours. Not only was the production team for ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover shocked to see that Rick Merlini and his team could build the home so fast, but it was also a high quality job. The executive producer for Extreme Home Makeover said that the house for the Gilliam family was the strongest home they had ever seen for a family, built to that date.

In August of 2006, Rick Merlini was chosen by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a home for the Gilliam family in Armada, Michigan.  From working with Rick on this home, producers from Extreme Home Makeover expressed their immense respect for Rick Merlini as a builder and person saying that their experience with him was the first time that the builder had to wait for the show to catch up, rather than the other way around.  Rick put his business and life on hold during the show and called in favors to get the house built for the family as soon as possible, showing his genuine care for the community. Rick used his immense knowledge of home building to create a home that was both functional and comfortable for the family and designed the home to fit the Gilliam family’s particular interests and needs. The Gilliam family was ever thankful for the extraordinary home that Rick and his team built for them.

In July of 2008, Rick Merlini was chosen again by Extreme Makeover to build a home for the King family in Charlotte, North Carolina. The home was designed by Rick and featured a state of the art daycare center.  Again, Rick Merlini put his life and business on hold in order to give back to those who needed it. The King family was amazed at the home that Rick Merlini built for them. Rick Merlini’s passion and innovative design made him a builder that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chose to work with not once, but twice.