South Manitou Island

South Manitou Island is a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. As part of the National Parks System, it is of great importance that this area does not fall into disrepair. Mihm Enterprises Inc. were contracted to restore various structures onsite as well as provide additional access to them. We were honored to be a part of this project.

Construction included: New Windows and a new roof, Structure Stabilization, Handicap accessibility and waterproofing on the Fog Signal Building.

Slate Roof repairs, New windows, Painting,  structure stabilization, Gutters and Downspouts, Masonry repointing and Handicap accessibility on the Keepers Quarters.

A new boardwalk and retaining wall were installed as well as various concrete sidewalk paths to promote handicap accessibility to the Lighthouse Complex along the Lakeshore.

St. Ignatius Loyola Church

St. Ignatius Loyola Church located in Houghton Michigan is a beautiful architectural structure that was built in 1902. This Historical structure began to have some leaking issues in the winter of 2003, 2004. It came out for bid in the fall of 2004 and was found to have some water infiltration problems directly related to incorrectly installed flashing on an asphalt shingle roof, which at the time was only approx. 13 years old. Mihm was awarded the contract spring 05 and proceeded to work with Hitch Inc. Architects in the solving of water penetrating problems and the replacing of old failing flashings. Mihm installed a 50 year Architectural shingle on the main body of the building, and installed new copper flashings throughout. We also installed Paradigm copper shingles on the steeple of which was approx. 160’ above ground level. We used our crane, manlift and pettibone for this project. There was a flat roof section of the roof E.P.D.M. and replacing several historic ornate copper items which our copper smith worked in our environmentally controlled shop using old world craftsmanship to replicate new Cross’, spires, finials and cupola. This was a wonderful project full of historic values that Mihm went the extra mile to make sure this job was done correctly.

Rehabilitate Porch Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Keepers Dwelling

Awarded projects in last 2 yrs: from Feb. 18, 2013

Name: Rehabilitate Porch Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Keepers Dwelling

Awarded date/ Press release: Oct. 2011- Federal Business Opportunities website

Description of work: Demo existing deteriorating porch & Construct a new front porch on an existing lighthouse on the west channel wall to Lake Superior, out of Grand Marais, MI.

Materials used: Timbersil products, a green product which is an infused with glass lumber product. And Accoya wood product which also is a green product extremely fast growing hardwood. A custom fabricated metal handrail was installed, new foundation work, painting, wood siding, columns, capitols, and bases, concrete sidewalks.

Architect involved: Army corp. of Engineers

Relevant information: A small project that was extremely involved, including performing the work through the winter of 2011 and 2012 on the shore of Lake Superior. Worked closely with officer Chris Case of the National Lakeshore division.

Pillar Christian Reformed Church

Pillar Christian Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan is the oldest Church in the Holland area. It was constructed from 1853 to 1856, when Rev. A.C. Van Raalte was leading a new congregation after his journey here from the Netherlands. In the summer of 2006 Mihm was contacted by the staff at the Pillar Church, and told that the Church was needing a new roof installed and some removal of Asbestos transit tile. There was a layer of asphalt shingles on top of Cedar shingles on top of the transit tiles. After the removal of the existing roofing materials it became evident that the previous installer did not flash around the steeple correctly and some water penetration was apparent. Mihm proposed doing a Steeple renovation including replacement of old rotted wood louvers, which were replaced with cedar wood, and a replication of the existing Copper Rooster on top of the Steeple’s finial. We went above what was called for on this project to ensure many years of peace of mind that the owners deserve.

DeLand Armory Re-roofing and Stucco Repairs

DeLand Florida Armory building renovations, working for State of Florida, Department of Military Affairs

Exterior restoration involved removing the existing membrane roofing and installing a new radiused barrel standing seam roof over insulation panels. The panels were 100 feet in length and fabricated on site.

Other repairs included stucco repairs, applied coatings to entire building as well as interior painting.

North Manitou Shoal lighthouse – The Crib

before and after

in process

Continued another season of Offshore lighthouse work on North Manitou Shoal lighthouse.

2018 work on the lighthouse focused on the crib, repairs included:

  • finished the complete blasting and painting phase
  • removed all steel windows, restored windows, ready for install in 2019.
  • Installed TPO roof on upper gallery deck,
  • Performed lantern restoration with new curved tempered glass

Tawas Point Lighthouse