"With The Grain’s projects have come in on time and within budget. Equally important their quality of work and communication skills are excellent! They are detail oriented and ensure that their clients are happy with the outcome."

Robert Middleton


“Building our retirement and family dream home in Alta, Wyoming, was our reward after four decades of work, savings discipline, and 37 years of marriage and family teamwork. We wanted to enjoy the process; it had to go well. I knew what “well” meant as I spent my 40-year career in commercial building, so I was looking for a “Builder’s Builder.” Adding further to the difficulty was the long-distance trust and communication factor. Our primary residence was in Philadelphia, 1,600 miles away from our building site. We couldn’t be there every day to watch the process. We needed a builder who not only cared and was up-to-date with the latest in building science, but we needed a builder who could communicate well over the phone and email, and one we could trust. We found that whole package in Kurt Mitchell of With the Grain. We had a great experience; we love our home, and we now call the Mitchell family great friends. Kurt and his team at With the Grain have our 100% confidence and recommendation.”

Joe & Dot Burns


With the Grain’s owner, Kurt Mitchell, has been truly exceptional. He adjusted our home site to give the best views from each porch and window, and he advised on drive and garage placement for best snow melt for the long winters. He paid attention to our budget and actively sought bids to keep within the budget. Their cabinetry for many areas is perfect. It is a beautiful home in every detail! We would build with him again.

Julie Stalnecker


We have begun to work with Kurt Mitchell of With the Grain after seeing a beautiful custom home he built in our neighborhood. He is respectful of our budget (we are just average folks looking to retire soon and need to preserve a bit of money in the bank!), responsive to our questions and helpful with suggestions. We are so excited to be involved in this process of building our home with a true professional.

Annette White


I have been in the interior design business for over 25 years and WTG was one of the more professional contractors I have experienced. Not only friendly, they were highly skilled in custom home construction and their list of subs are professional and on time. The end result speaks for itself. Both owners are responsive and professional and we enjoyed working with them on design concepts. The project manager was the driving force behind the on time completion date, quality control, keeping an eye on the budget and the overall great experience we had during construction. She went above and beyond! I would highly recommend With The Grain and their experienced team.

Emily Taylor

Interior Designer

We are very pleased with the design, construction, and function of our home by With the Grain! The design and build approach we used was a great process - and we would work with WTG again. Aside from the expected selection criteria for such an undertaking, there were a few other considerations that made choosing WTG rather easy. Daily cleanup, materials reuse/recycling, footprint minimization, reduction of waste, and other ‘best practices’ were notable. Little things, but important to us - and already a part of WTG’s building approach! Easy decision! We took a design-build approach with Kurt and Todd. We spent 18 months on the design, construction planning, engineering, cost-estimating (including a round of ‘value engineering’), and schedule. Todd prepared numerous design concept sketches to capture what we collectively developed. The final design exceeded our intent and expectations. An important aspect here is the experience of WTG in building unique designs. Constructability and construction efficiency were important aspects for us and the guys brought their many years of experience to bear. We were really pleased with WTG management, the WTG crews, the subcontractors, and various vendors. The meticulous attention to detail was notable - and still very much appreciated. And the crews respected our requirements for footprint minimization, debris management, no smoking on-site, and a few other items. Attention to detail is an understatement in characterizing the work of WTG. These guys are really good - all our surfaces are level, plumb, and at the correct angle! Above all else, however, is that Kurt and Todd are men of honor and integrity. We entered into the project on a handshake, the chaps were always completely honest and candid, and did what they said they were going to do. We developed not only solid working relationships, but lasting personal friendships. They are great people!

Jeff White


With the Grain remodeled my home including 5 bathrooms. Todd and his team were very responsive and completed the project within the estimated time and under budget. I feel fortunate to have worked with them.

George Wilson