Welcome to Michelsen Construction. I specialize in custom cabinetry and all types of home renovations in Merion, PA. Renovating interior spaces to better meet your needs is my specialty. Home office space, closets, man caves, reading nooks, new kitchens and bathrooms – let me help you make your house your home.

– Chuck Michelsen Owner, Michelsen Construction


In August 2016 I moved with my family to Merion, PA because my wife (who grew up in Bala Cynwyd) had the opportunity to return to school in Philadelphia.  Previously I have run my own contracting business since 2000 in the Manchester, VT area.  I have worked on all types of projects, and depending on the job I will either do it myself or work with a small crew.

I started working with my dad, a painting contractor, in the summers when I was fourteen.  When I was older I worked for several area contractors and learned carpentry from some of the local masters.  By working for multiple contractors I learned several methods to get the same job done.

My favorite jobs are renovations and additions where I enjoy the challenge of blending the new work with the old.  When I am finished with your project, your neighbors will notice that something is different but they won’t know exactly what the changes are.  I am a problem solver and a creative spacial thinker by nature.  I like to close my eyes and visualize the completed project before I start. I can design and draft plans or work with a designer of your choice.

I get tremendous satisfaction out of doing a job well,  and I believe in quality craftsmanship using quality materials.  I am a non-smoker, and a thorough clean-up is part of my job – I like to leave a site cleaner than I found it.

I look forward to working with you.

-Chuck Michelsen

Owner, Michelsen Construction