About Us

Sunrise Homes began construction on its first home on June 7, 2000. This home was completed on September 3, 2000, less than 3 months after breaking ground.

This great accomplishment has set our standard. 

  • Owner Steve Bergholtz brings 20 years of construction knowledge and experience to your new home.
  • Our mission clearly states that we are 100% driven by customer satisfaction!

Sunrise Homes is hopeful that the value of our services, products, guarantees and communication will allow us to build your new home.

About Steve Bergholtz
Steve is a lifelong resident of the Lake Geneva area. He started working in the construction business at the age of 16, building garages for his neighbor over summer break. Upon graduating high school, Steve was hired by a local custom home builder. It was soon apparent that he had found his niche in life, and he began to take his craftsmanship seriously.
Over the next 15 years, Steve worked in every phase of the home building process, honing his skills alongside some of the best contractors in the area. His passion for home building drove him to pursue owning his own construction company, and in 2000, Steve founded Sunrise Homes of Southeastern Wisconsin. Unlike other builders in the area, rather than transition strictly to the business side of running a construction company, Steve continued working in the trades. He often does his own trim and other carpentry work. Steve’s work is a distinctive part of what people know and appreciate in the craftsmanship provided by Sunrise Homes.
Steve continually receives referrals from satisfied customers and continues to draw an excellent reception from the annual Parade of Homes visitors. This is attributed to Steve’s desire to remain very involved in the home building process, from the blueprint design, to the weekly homeowner’s visits, to assisting with selections of every facet and detail of the construction process. Because of Steve’s time commitment and involvement with the homeowner, his customers often become friends – but only after Steve has earned their respect for building a quality custom home.
Steve’s greatest satisfaction is taking a person’s vision for their custom designed home, and turning those unique features into a home they can be proud of for years to come. The client’s idea may have started from a picture ripped from the pages of a magazine, or a sketch scribbled on a napkin. But with Steve’s ability to conceptualize their idea and create it using the right building materials to fit their budget, the client’s vision quickly becomes a reality.
Steve currently lives in Lake Geneva with his wife Julie, and he has one adult daughter. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time playing golf, loves to travel, and is an avid bicycle enthusiast, competing in cross-country races.