“We immediately fell in love with the house…every detail was perfect for us: the stone fireplace in the kitchen, the covered back porch, the office off the Master Suite. As we compared it to others on the market we quickly realized that there was no comparison. The quality of work and materials that are used by Michael Prelip surpasses all others. His attention to detail is impeccable but what truly impressed us was the integrity and professionalism of his entire staff. It was a pleasure to do business with Michael and his company. We feel very blessed to have such a beautiful home where we are making wonderful memories together a family!

The Lowdermilks


From the minute we met Mike Prelip, his staff, supervisor, subcontractors, we felt as if we had joined a team of family and friends with whom we would enjoy enduring relationships. That’s exactly what happened; more than three years later, they still have special places in our lives and hearts.

Each day that we live in our home is a tribute to their passion for the people and commitment to excellence. During the building process Mike Prelip would often visit the site to insist on yet another quality enhancement that we would neither have thought of nor expected. He was treating the project as if it were his own home, every day. He was adamant that we should have the highest quality possible in construction.

His care, vision and high expectations were reflected in all action steps of the supervisor and subcontractors. Their admiration and respect for Mike were palpable; these master craftsmen and women stall talk openly about how good he is to them and how they share his commitment to high standards. Their conscientious, meticulous professionalism, like Mike’s remains an inspiration.

Our building experience defied every stereotype that people have of homebuilding. Mike, his staff and subcontractors made each phase joyful, fun and memorable. These experts were always there for us, guiding us through each step. Their visions and the daily progress transformed planning, contracting , construction and interior design into grand adventures.

We feel as if they’re with us every day as we walk through our dream house and find that place in the world where Mike Prelip and his people have ensured complete harmony, beauty, craftsmanship and peace.

John and Ellen Piazza


I have been totally impressed with the customer service shown to me by the staff and every concern has been addressed. Each staff member has always stated that we shouldn’t be concerned about anything regarding the completion of the home, and they were correct.

Ever surprisingly the interest shown by the Michael Prelip staff has not changed since my purchase. The staff continues to insure my family and I are enjoying our new home. They truly treat us like family.

Roy Q. Amps


Dear Michael,

We just wanted to write to you to tell you how much we love our new home and the experience of working with the Michael Prelip staff.

Your staff far exceeded our expectations with customer service. Everyone have always been very polite, concerned, and returns our phone calls with answers promptly! Your staff, by far, are the nicest people we have ever dealt with in the building industry. Greg and I come from Northern Virginia (and I was in new home sales) and I have never met such a great group of guys in the industry! We also were pleasantly surprised to find a pantry stocked with food upon arrival to move in. What great customer service!!!

If and when we move in the future, there is no doubt we will look only at Michael Prelip Homes. We will also be recommending your homes to our friends and family.

Keep up the great work.


Greg and Kimberly Ahlemann


Dec 4, 2013

Dear Mike,

In 2003 when we retired, we decided on the Winchester area. We told our realtor that our primary requirement for a home was a main floor master bedroom suite. None of the showings met that criterion. However, during our search we were shown one of your beautifully finished homes. The realtor remarked that “Prelip was a quality builder and that if we were looking to build a new home, you were her recommendation.”

We changed our search from existing homes to new homes and met with you. We found a plan we liked and made some specific changes that you seamlessly incorporated into the building of a beautiful house that became and still is a wonderful home. More than anything, Mike, we were both impressed with the quality of the people you employed at Prelip Homes. Your administrative personnel, carpenters, brick layers, electricians, painters, et al. were all extremely competent professionals. That impressed us and it was apparent as we watched this house become our home.

We decided to add a sunroom with an attached storage shed in 2005. You were our first and only call. Who better to do this job than the man who built and knew our home? Once again, you met our expectations. These two enhancements have provided us both a great deal of satisfaction and pleasure.

More recently, because of the “derecho” and subsequent hurricane Sandy which passed through our area, we received water damage to a portion of our foyer floor. We knew we could count on you and your team of quality people to put everything right in a timely manner. You did.

You have been our resource for a number of projects including the installation of an irrigation system, painters, and other contractors. In each case the people you recommended were people we felt comfortable working in our home and did an excellent job.

Mike, from that first meeting with you over ten years ago, you have lived up to your reputation as an honest and quality home builder whose primary concern is the satisfaction of your clients. Thank you, thank you for our beautiful home and for being there for us through the years. We are proud and happy to say we have a “Prelip home” and to be part of the Prelip family. Some people’s best is barely adequate; M. G. Prelip’s best is outstanding. Your superior quality work ethic is manifested in the jobs you do and those individuals you hire to assist you.


Reau and Carole Folk