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Alair Homes Decatur is committed to building incredible custom homes that families take pride in. Our general contracting team focuses on building client relationships. We take time to listen and actively seek out ways to save you money while eliminating or minimizing the need to make sacrifices. Custom home building in Decatur is about more than just finding the right location and floorplan. It is about creating spaces that match the lifestyle needs of each family and understanding the things that are most important to each homeowner.
Once you place your trust in us, Alair Homes Decatur encourages active participation throughout every stage of the building process. Keeping you involved helps to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to building the home of your dreams. Our proprietary online system streamlines the process and keeps you informed and involved in every detail surrounding construction. Coupled with our exceptional communication practices, this makes building a home with us a smoother and more enjoyable experience.
Learn how gaining certainty before you ever begin is the smartest, safest way to build or renovate.
Know the difference between Client Control, fixed price and cost plus and how each determine the outcome of your experience.
Real stories from real clients sharing their experience of building and renovating with Alair.
* From a study done by over 1,300 home owners
Made fewer visits to their family doctor.
Feel much more relaxed in their new custom home.
Spend more time with their family in their new custom home.
Say family life has improved and are closer together
Do more entertaining in their new custom home.
Of kids have higher grades and increased activity
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Each of our projects is as unique and diverse as our clients, which is exciting for us and important to our clients. However, if we have a project under construction, and we have the permission of the client we would love to show you a project in action! This is a great way to assess a contractor as you get to see things from the inside out. For Alair Homes Decatur, this is also an opportunity to show what makes our approach so unique and what makes Alair such a different kind of contractor.
If you are seeking the absolute lowest price Alair Homes Decatur may not be your builder however we will secure the absolute best price on all the materials and labor because we are a preferred general contractor by suppliers and our cost is YOUR cost. We will charge fairly for our expertise and fiercely protect your budget. Our clients find that when compared to other builders Alair Homes Decatur delivers a far greater value for their investment and they truly appreciate the 100% cost transparency that only Alair Homes Decatur guarantees on every project. We encourage you to investigate every detail of your builder’s contract and learn what others have experienced before choosing any contractor. Alair Homes Decatur welcomes extreme due diligence because we know how important of a decision this is for you, your family and your future.
Since the success of your project relies heavily on strong management, we are extremely selective and hire only the best project managers. Our project managers receive extensive and ongoing training on a weekly and monthly basis. The success of our business is built on the strength of our project managers and we are proud of the highly skilled team we have assembled at Alair Homes Decatur.
Cost per square foot is a very poor way to gauge the cost of completing your custom home because it is only relevant if you are comparing the exact same home plan and fitted with the exact same fixtures. Alair Homes Decatur will not quote on a per square foot basis because we understand that if you are going to achieve total satisfaction from building your own custom home, you deserve to understand the true cost of your project that matches your goals and specifications. This requires a thorough budgeting process with a knowledgeable construction professional with past experience in your type of project. This process does not take long and is the surest way to give you the confidence you need to understand what the total cost will be before the project starts.
We used Alair a few years ago for our 100+ year old craftsmen bungalow in Inman Park. Other designed/build firms did not believe our vision was feasible, let alone not wanting to take on our neighborhood’s historic preservation strict guidelines. Alair stepped up to the plate and delivered. Within keeping to the coveted historic guidelines, Alair built a second addition to our home, and also completely gut-renovated our kitchen to design/build a modern kitchen gem. We are so thankful to have used Alair…We always recommend them.
I have been working with Alair Homes Decatur for several months for a major renovation on my home. Their team helped us to understand the details for designing a project that fit the needs of our family and best utilized the space of our existing house. They worked with us and have had multiple conversations along the way to guide us through the process of designing, permitting, and now constructing a beautiful space. Their work has been meticulous: Our house had no roof for several weeks during one of the rainiest seasons in Georgia. They had tarps and plans in place and made sure that the already-built space in our home was fully protected. In terms of worksmanship and responsiveness, the team working with us has been outstanding. Our project manager, Laura, is available to answer questions and help us understand all of the steps to making this newly built space into the reality we want it to be. From the owners to the framers to the on-site managers, this is a company that makes sure that the homes they build are the homes their customers want them to become.
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.
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