Following a stint in World War 2 traveling to Austria, France and Germany Harold Rhoades returned to Battle Creek and started his own construction and remodeling business with his wife Mary who managed the business from their home. Harold was joined by his two brothers in 1953 and became Rhoades Brother’s Construction. Rhoades Brother’s Construction moved out of the house and into an office / warehouse at 930 West Columbia Avenue where Continental Pastry is today. Eventually Harold and Mary branched out on there own and started Rhoades Construction Company. In 1958 The Rhoades began buying property on the North East corner of Columbia Avenue and I-194 where the office is today and later constructed the Oak Ridge Office complex. Harold and Mary were blessed with a son and daughter and, as their son so aptly puts it, "Dad knew he had a cheap supply of labor coming up." It was true. Mike and Brenda worked in the business and learned on the job from the time Mike was eight years old. From sweeping floors to hanging cabinets, Harold taught Mike every aspect of building and running the family business. Michael remembers Saturday’s riding with his dad in the flat bed truck to purchase lumber as his dad memorized bible verses. Harold and Mary turned over their successful building and remodeling businesses in 1992 to Mike. Along with it, came an abundance of knowledge, integrity and personalized service instilled by his parents. Growing up near the end of the depression, Harold and Mary taught their son more than the ins and outs of running a building business. They taught him the importance of community, how to be fair and how to stretch a dollar — core values that are practiced today. Rhoades Construction has helped homeowners like you add space, beauty and value to the homes you love. They know how attached people become to their houses, to their neighborhoods and to their communities. They also understand that needs change, designs get tired and new trends are born. Rhoades Construction builds on the imaginations of individuals and families. If you live in the Battle Creek area, you most likely recognize them by name. Rhoades Construction has enjoyed a long history of serving families just like yours with successful projects all around the community.