About MJ Holland

BUILT. by MJ Holland is owned and operated by Michael J. Holland (“MJ”), a seasoned, fourth-generation builder with a rich heritage of top-tier Home Building and Commercial Construction.

Beyond his expertise in construction, MJ holds an extensive background in commercial real estate brokerage and development where he earned a Power Broker Award in the St. Louis Markets. His portfolio not only includes the creation of stunning new homes and commercial properties but also encompasses new multifamily development and management.

Additionally, MJ manages a collection of luxury rental homes in two exceptional Illinois communities: Cambridge Condominiums in O’Fallon and the Villas at Thomas Pointe in Fairview Heights, offering prime living experiences to their residents.

Our “Standards” = Other’s “Upgrades”

“Standard” Construction Features/Materials:
(upgrades available)


9 Foot or taller basement walls

Waterproofed Foundation – Lifetime Warranty

Sump Pump/Radon

Vapor Barriers

Stubbed in Plumbing and Egress Window/Well
– Allows for a seamless future basement finish –

Picture Framed exterior concrete


2×6 Framed Exterior Walls
– Significantly stronger frame, Thicker Insulation, Less Exterior Noise –

ZIP System Wall & Roof Enclosures
– Continuous Thermal, Moisture & Structural Barrier –

ADVANTECH Subfloor – Glued & Ring Shank
– Advanced Moisture Resistance during & after the build = Quiet and stable subfloor –

Fire Treated Engineered I-Joist
– Stronger and Longer Spans than traditional dimensional lumber –

9 Foot or Taller main-level walls
– + Vaults/Cathedral Ceilings –

TimberTech Premium Composite Decking & Metal Railing
– Look & Feel of real wood, without the maintenance

framing materials


CertainTeed Architectural Shingles
– Lifetime (limited) Warranty –
– StreakFighter infused against streaking & discoloration –

Ridge Vent Attic Ventilation

Brick & Stone per plans

Super Polymer Vinyl Siding
– .046 & 0.50 (Insulated) –
– Board & Batten, Dutch Lap & Shake Accents –

Commercial Grade Quaker Windows
– Double Strength Glass, Low E Argon, Tempered Glass Sliding Doors –

Clopay Garage Doors
– Insulated, Decorative Steel with Black Hardware –
– WIFI LED Openers (Quiet Series) –

Decorative Columns, Trim & Accents

Lighting around Garage, Front Porch & Back Patio

Exterior Outlets & Hose Bibs (spigots)

Sodded & Landscaped Yards

exterior materials


HERS Energy Performance Testing

Full Electric HVAC, Plumbing, and Appliances
– Maximized benefits of future solar applications & energy credits/rebates –
– Added safety with no open flames or gas exposure –

Commercial Grade Windows – Low E Argon

Energy Star High Efficient 14 SEER HVAC Systems

10-year warranty on all parts

Heat Pumps

Zoned HVAC on 2-story plans
– Allows for greater comfort on all levels of home –

95+% High Efficient Water Heater
– 50 Gallon –

Owens Corning Insulation:
– 16.25” thick R-49 Blown Fiberglass in Attics –
– 12” thick R-38 Batts at Vaulted Ceilings and Edges –
– 5.5” thick R-21 Batts in Exterior Walls –
– Rim Joist & Basement Insulation –
Sound Insulation between all interior bedroom & bathroom walls –
– Closed Foam Insulation in all Exterior Crevices –

Clopay Insulated Steel Garage Doors

Programmable Thermostats

LED Lighting

energy-effeciency materials


Premium Painted Plaster Finish Throughout
– Finished Garage – Plastered & Insulated –

Hard Flooring (LVP/LVT)
– Superior 20 mil SPC Core –
– 100% Water/UV Proof –

Dense 46oz carpet with thicker 8 lbs pad

Delta Faucets & Fixtures

Garbage Disposals

52”-72″ Electric Fireplace and bump out
– Prefinished Fireplace Mantel –

Solid Core Doors & Sound Insulation in all Bedrooms/Bathrooms

3 ¼” Finished Wood Casing & 5 1/2″ Finished Wood Base

Casing & Base Caulked & Painted

Exhaust Venting w/built-in lighting in all bathrooms

Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms

Matching Towel Rings/Bars & TP Holders

Commercial Grade Cabinets
– Soft-Close, Bar Pulls, Crown Moulding, Built-in Trash  Cans (different style cabinets optional) –

Quartz or Granite Countertops

Decorative Lighting

finishes materials



Affiliations & Memberships

Built by MJ Holland is a proud member of the National Association of Home Builders, and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of the Metro East.

National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities.

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Home Builders & Remodelers Assoication

The Home Builders & Remodelers Metro East Association (HBR) is a professional organization of more than 250 builders, developers, remodeling contractors, specialty trade contractors, and associate members in the St. Louis Metro East Illinois Region.

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