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Building Custom Homes & Renovating Existing Homes in Decatur
Building Custom Homes & Renovating Existing Homes in Decatur
Learn how building a custom home or turning your existing home into your dream home impacts the life of you and your family.
This is what we've learned from years of experience building custom homes and remodeling existing homes in Decatur:
Alair is proud to be the most trusted construction management partner of leading architects, designers, trade experts and many other award-winning industry professionals. As an Alair client, you enjoy the benefits of unmatched expertise and unparalleled commitment to integrity, transparency and value.
There is only one way to ensure a certain outcome in construction and that is to validate every detail before you ever commit to a construction agreement. At Alair, you will know every detailed cost, have the freedom to choose all selections and decide on who will carry out every function of your project before it ever starts. Certainty is the foundation of Alair’s Client Control™ and is the reason why thousands of clients have become raving fans and overwhelmingly recommend Alair to their friends and family.
Alair is the only contractor in the world that performs every project exclusively with Client Control™ Our highly trained and certified project managers empower you with authority over your project from start to finish. As an Alair client you have 24/7 visibility to validate progress and updates while maintaining authorization rights to approve every cost and milestone. Client Control™ is the new standard in residential construction management.
Building a custom home in Decatur doesn't have to be stressful. Our goal is to help educate you the best we can so that you can make the most informed decision that is best for you, your family, and your future.Learn More
Sometimes the perfect house is not so perfect at first, but completing a major renovation can make all the difference. We use only the finest materials and have the skills to create beautiful finished products. Find your dream home in the one you already own!Learn More
At Alair Homes Decatur, we understand what it takes to make a kitchen spectacular. Our dedicated team of general contractors and design professionals work one-on-one with each client, listening first in order to best understand your needs and providing expert advice and guidance to transform dreams into reality.Learn More
We will help you to design your bathroom, making it efficient, conducive to your lifestyle and beautiful too.Learn More
Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Decatur and the Greater Atlanta area by providing high-quality custom built homes and modern renovations. We take pride in the homes we have created for residents in this beautiful area, and we put the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service into every home we build and renovate.Learn More
In May of 2016 we purchased an almost 90-year-old home in historic Druid Hills. The home was a two-story Four Square with a lot of character and appeal, but needed updates and repairs. We wanted to modify and update our home while maintaining the look and feel of a home, built in the 1920’s.
Renewal Design-Build did a great job with providing us with a beautiful and more livable space, as well as maintaining the overall style of our 90-year-old home. They are the best design-build group we have ever worked with.
They excel on timely job completion and staying within budget, with high quality workmanship, focus on detail, great communication with clients, an excellent design team, and a high degree of understanding what their clients want. The planning phase was quite enjoyable. Great preconstruction meetings where we were thoroughly interviewed about our expectations and likes/dislikes. All of this allowed the project to get off to a smooth start.
When we met with David Michelson, the President of RDB who also acted as our project manager, he was ready to go. David kept the project on track and was very professional in the way he kept his team moving. We also had a number of change orders and add-ons during the course of the project. These did not faze him or the RD-B team one bit. They handled them beautifully and still were able to meet the completion date.
The most impressive part of their work was how they kept the integrity of the 1920’s style. They did an amazing job of matching the old with the new, to the point when people come by to visit they cannot tell where the original ends and the new begins.
We would highly recommend RDB to anyone who has a remodeling need. You will not be disappointed.
Your home is your greatest investment
You buy the organic fruit to take care of you body, you buy the safest car to take care of your family… we chose Renewal with the same thinking in our home remodel. Renewal is the Volvo of the Home Remodeling Market. Their sleek home designs are followed up by their safe investment in their workmanship. When it comes to home grown, they design your concepts to fruition and help you embrace the elements on what your home can be. Jon, Mark, Brent, Heather, Courtney, and Kara want your Remodel to be a success because it is their livelihood. Did we have some bumps, sure, we are asking humans to interrupt a building built in the 50’s, in 2 Snow storms, and one Monsoon. They did this, stayed not only on time, and on budget. I recommend Renewal to my neighbors. Our home is the grey one with the red door on their website.
My husband and I interviewed Renewal Design and Build for an addition/renovation in November 2015. Based on their expertise, portfolio of projects similar to our own, their processes for designing and then building, and their guarantees on price and completion date, we decided to contract with them for our project. We did a first and second floor addition where we renovated our kitchen and added a bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, and family room.
The process began with a thorough inspection of our home by all of the different trades who would be involved in our project (plumbing, electrical, etc.). For us, they discovered they would need to pour an extra footer in our basement. By doing this, they were able to give us a price quote that was almost exactly what ended up being in our contract, and there were zero financial surprises during our project. When we initially met with them, the price they quoted us seemed high; however, we had done other smaller construction projects within our home in the past by using an architect and a general contractor, and in two of these projects, we ended up paying double what we had agreed upon with the contractor because of surprises and other issues that came up during the project. We had none of these issues with Renewal, and in the end, I believe the initial price (although it seemed high in the beginning) was fair and possibly less in the long run, than we might have paid going the traditional route.
Once we were under contract, we worked with their design team: an architect and an interior designer. They both came to our home where we walked through together to go over what worked for us and what didn’t work for us in our home, the way it was. They were both attentive to our needs and wants and the architect came up with several drafts for us to choose from. From there, we picked the draft we liked best and refined it several times until the plans were exactly what we wanted. Then we worked with our designer to select the finishes like cabinets, vanities, tubs, tiles, flooring, etc. All of the planning was done prior to the beginning of construction. This process was stress-free and fun. Both the architect and designer did a great job of listening to us and making as many changes as we needed to feel good about our decisions.
Just prior to the start of construction, we met our project manager. He was amazing during the entire construction phase. He oversaw everything that was happening at our house: coordinating work and overseeing the subcontractors. In our past projects in which we used a general contractor, my husband and I felt one of us had to be present all the time when work was being done in order to make sure things were being done correctly (there were constant issues), to the point where it felt like a full-time job to supervise the project. The project we did with Renewal was almost completely worry-free. Our project manager’s job was to oversee the project to prevent issues, and that’s exactly what he did. He was attentive, prompt, considerate, professional, and skilled, and we were able to trust him to make sure things were done correctly and done well. This was important to us because we moved out of our home during the construction phase, so we weren’t always able to come by to see the progress. The construction phase for our project lasted about 7 months, with a project completion date that we had agreed upon when we signed the contract. Renewal finished our project 2 days head of that schedule. This was critical for us because we were renting an apartment and were able to move out on time without having to extend our lease. They also did a great job of completing the punch-list in a timely fashion at the end of the project. In the end, we would highly recommend Renewal. We couldn’t be happier with the work they did (our home is beautiful!) and the way we were treated during this project.
We just finished a kitchen / family room renovation using Renewal Design-build and are so happy we chose them ! From the beginning of the design process to end of our project everyone worked to make sure we would be happy with the final results. Anytime we had a question or concern someone got right back in touch with us .When the manufacturer delivered defective tile and countertops Renewal quickly got replacements and the project was still finished on time. My husband and I still can’t believe the beautiful transformation in our kitchen and family room. Jaime , our designer, thought of so many little details to make the space much more functional and look like the kitchen of our dreams.
We have done many renovations before but this is the first time we actually have missed getting to see our contractor, their employees and sub-contractors ! Everyone we worked with was so great. Thanks Peter, Jaime, Vincent, Anthony, and all the others for making this such a great experience.
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