A century old limestone quarry and cement plant have been turned into what some have declared "one of the most sought after vacation gems in the world." More than just a planned community, Bay Harbor, Michigan, is a reflection of the commitment of a few developers to build, as developer David V. Johnson puts it, "something that our children--and grandchildren--can be proud of." Developed along a five-mile stretch of the Lake Michigan waterfront, the Bay Harbor community reflects the historic lakeside life of Northern Michigan. The community’s largest developer, John R. Watson, concurs with Johnson’s sentiment. “With up to 85 mile-per-hour winds coming off the lake, high quality roofing materials were a major concern,” says Blair Brown, Watson’s director of purchasing and estimating. Their choice, CertainTeed’s Independence® Shingle,” does the job in a very harsh climate.