Craig Kivi, our lead waterfront evaluator, has always had a deep curiosity and respect of lakes and rivers, a passion handed down from generations of lake living. Through a lifetime of recreating on lakes and an unending investigation of Michigan’s lakes and rivers, combined with the need for waterfront owners or prospective owners to completely understand the details of their waterfront, Waterfront Property Evaluation was born. It’s a classic story of knowledge meeting need.


Craig’s additional background and experience as a licensed fishing charter captain, lake community hardware store owner, and Real Estate Associate Broker provide the unique set of skills and competency required to help you with your waterfront home.


Craig is also a member of the Portage Base Whitewood Owner’s association where he serves as a volunteer for Lake Quality Testing in conjunction with the Michigan Clean Water Corps for both Little Portage and Tamarack on the Portage Chain of Lakes. He is a member of, and is a contributing author for the Michigan Lake and Stream Association and is on the Laughing Duck Nature Center Board of Directors.



What our clients are saying:



"I would not consider buying a property without the evaluation."    

-J. Rey, Whitmore Lake, MI



"Based on your recommendation, we hired a contractor to reconstruct and slot our seawall, and we could not be happier." 

-J. Michaud, Dexter, MI

We can also help with any of your real estate needs. While waterfront property is certainly our expertise, we help clients buy, sell, invest and renovate all types of homes.