Welcome To Highland Ventures

Who Are We at Highland Ventures?

 Highland Ventures is your companion and guide throughout the entire adventure of building your vision for your family vacation home from vacant land:  Permitting, lot analysis and preparation,  personalizing your cedar log chalet, and the full-service management of building your home. We are your “Mountain Concierge” who works alongside you every step of the way.



We started as just a family who went through a really tough process trying to build our dream home.

We wasted a lot of time and energy and still did not have a clear solution. We were frustrated! As an entrepreneurial family, we looked at each other and said, there has to be a better way for people to turn their vision of a family dream home into a reality.

We worked hard and formed a small alliance of top quality, family-run companies; and along with a national, direct-to-source supply chain, we integrated them into one incredibly skilled, easy-going, and yet highly professional home building operation.

We launched Highland Ventures! Our purpose that motivates and energizes us is to make every family feel comfortable and in control as they acquire their own luxury mountain chalet.

Our Projects: For Our Family Clients

Every home project had the vision and dreams of each family incorporated into their creation.  While also built with a practical mindset to maximize rental income.

Chimney Rock - Our Signature Look

This was the first project that began Highland Ventures!  We used our signature prow front to extend the space and vibe of the great room.  The house was designed a little smaller than many, creating a cozy feeling throughout the house.

Rocky Gap - Local and Direct Sourcing

In this project we perfected our directly supply chain to the renewable forests of Maine.  We also perfected the local sourcing of hardwoods and natural materials into all of our homes, working closely with family-owned businesses.

Fern Loop - "Focus And Build", No Delays

Single floor living, guest bedrooms, plenty of space and baths.  Built in 7 months, Fern Loop demonstrates our philosophy to “Focus and Build” each family’s home continuously until completed in 9 months or less.


In 2020 we grew our capabilities and took the quantum leap to become full-service property developers.  Highland Adventures realizes our family vision for the ultimate mountain home. It is a high-end, Ski-In Ski-Out development which also accesses 100s of acres of bike and hiking trails in protected nature reserves.  This project is a multi-acre development with multiple homes coming to life at the same time.  Each expansive, cedar wood Chalet sits on at least 1/2 acre of land.  These luxury Mountain Chalets are specifically designed to maximize rental income and to provide the ultimate vacation experience for your family.  Uniquely designed, with impressive “outdoor living” extending your entertainment space into your secluded woods.  Every home is situated in its own wooden lot designed for privacy, expansive views, and a mountain woodland experience. Homes available to move into now.


What some of our clients say

“From the first meeting until the last they made us feel like a priority”

My wife and I have been trying to get our dream house in Deep Creek built for years.  We went through three builders who were unable to commit fully to building our house. Just when we thought we would never get it built Michael and Marc came to the rescue.  From the first meeting until the last they made us feel like a priority, unlike our past builders who made us feel like a burden.  Many of the builders in Deep Creek are way overloaded with work and behind schedule robbing Peter to pay Paul, never getting the job completed.  That is not the case with Highland Ventures.  Michael and his team were always willing to answer our questions, of which we had plenty having never built a house before, and they were always open and upfront about the process and the costs that will be coming down the pike as the house moved forward.  Having spoken with others who are building in the area who are always willing to share nightmare situations with us one of the biggest concerns was that their builders did not handle getting permits needed and inspections done.  That was not our experience with Highland Ventures.  They understood the Home Owners Association requirements as well as took care of all of our permits and inspections for us which was a huge weight of our shoulders.”  

Beth and Mary Ann

“Superior building materials and design made the difference.”

People were trying to get us to build with pine logs, no vaulted ceilings or features, inferior windows, doors and other products. Once we started talking to Marc and Michael we immediately realized the difference in their vision for quality, design, and thought.  The build process was a great relief because everything came together… just as they promised — and we were in our house in 9 months!!  What a relief it has been from the day they showed us our blueprints until the day we moved in.  We are also not surprised when they answer the phone or return our calls the SAME DAY, just as they did from day one!!”  We very highly recommend them to any family that wants both, their dream mountain chalet, and a great rental, in one house.

Marie and Matt

“We were apprehensive, but Mike and Marc kept us at ease.”

“We had Highland Ventures construct our dream home in the Sandy Shores Community at WISP. Every member of his crew was courteous and very professional.  Every question that we had was answered without delay.  Mike and Marc were always available to us no matter what our concerns or questions were, at any time of day If we were to have another home built, we would seriously consider Highland Ventures.  We were both very apprehensive of the project, but Mike and Marc kept our minds at ease throughout the entire process.  It was a very positive experience.”

Debbie and Joe