Superior Home Renovation in Austin, TX
When it comes to receiving a home renovation in Austin, TX, it is vital for you to work with a contractor that has proven they are capable of delivering the high-quality craft you deserve for your property. With so many Austin remodeling companies out there to choose from, though, how are you able to figure out the right choice for your renovation needs? The answer is to learn about their reputation by seeing what others have said about them.
Specialty Builders understands that when it comes to trusting Austin renovation contractors, seeing is believing. That is why we have worked hard for more than 40 years to build up our reputation as an honest, trusted, and skilled team capable of performing all of the different types of renovation work you require at a competitive price. This has not only helped us to be a successful business for the past four decades but has also helped homeowners and commercial property owners easily find a home renovation company they can turn to when they need to make updates to their space.
Don’t just take our word for it though. We encourage you to take a look below to read just some of the different reviews we’ve received from former and current clients.
The work was done with great attention to detail. Loyd and his crew were reliable and trustworthy. The work was meticulous, and they left the work site neat and clean. In my living room where the wall was removed, the task was difficult because the flooring surrounding the removed wall left very little room for error on the custom cabinets. When Loyd brought the cabinets in, they fit perfectly. His work for the HOA was similarly fantastic. The HOA work was over several years, so he has been very consistent over time. And because I still live in the neighborhood, I can tell you that the work has held up very well over time. I was very pleased and will use them again."
I just couldn't have been happier the preparation, the work, the cleanup. I'm totally sold on Loyd. He strives to do it perfectly. I felt really lucky to have him."
- remodeled laundry room to improve layout and traffic flow
- added walk-in pantry
- converted exterior back porch to inside living area
- poured cement to raise flooring level in new living area
- installed wood flooring throughout existing living room, new living area and kitchen
- installed new electrical panels and electric service to remodeled areas
- installed new gas lines for appliance repositions and decommissioned old gas lines
- installed new windows (5) and door in new living area
- added a/c ducting to remodeled areas
- tiled and painted laundry room
This was our first major remodel and the scale was significant in our opinion. We sought proposals from multiple builders. A major goal in the remodel was to create open space by removing two walls and move load-bearing structures above the ceiling for an unbroken flow that didn't look like patchwork rooms. Of the two finalists that we considered, Specialty Builders (SB) presented the best proposal for the remodel design, appeared to possess the needed expertise, and was thoroughly professional in the process.
In general, the remodel went well and we are very pleased with the end result. SB engaged us in healthy conversation about the decisions and inputs we needed to provide in the process, and there were certainly many more decisions than we had anticipated. SB provided valuable suggestions that we likely would not have thought of on our own.
- SB was committed to deliver a remodel that matched our vision.
- The conversations around decision points always had a positive focus on what could be done within the constraints to achieve our design goals.
- SB was quick to resolve design or quality items that did not meet our expectations.
- Superior proposal for installing engineered beam to move load-bearing structures above ceiling
- Valuable input regarding laundry room layout and traffic flow
- Valuable input regarding the use of wall space and placement of windows/doors
- Positive conversations around decision points
- Work crew was focused on our remodel almost exclusively, with a few days of exception to address some urgent developments with other clients
- Flooring subcontractor was superb and provided valuable input regarding the wood flooring installation.
Builders Specialties is not cheap but they do good work. They left the house clean each work day and put up plastic walls to contain dust. They team up with a great cabinet maker and if you desire quality and can be patient with delays, you will be happy"
What I believe often goes under appreciated is the need to plan a project prior to starting the work. When Loyd and Justin came out to provide an estimate for the work, he pointed out issues we would need to consider before the work began. I had 3 other quotes and none of the other 3 made any comments about any issues that needed resolution. None were as thorough in the planning of the project. Loyd was not the low bidder but I believe I saved more than the difference because we had planned out the whole project and avoided pitfalls before the construction began. I would have made expensive mistakes without Loyd.
The quality of their workmanship is excellent. Their knowledge of products and materials that can be used to improve the overall quality of the project is excellent."
He keeps to his schedule and only has professional people working for him. When he knows what you want done, he does exactly that. He's very meticulous and pays a lot of attention to details."
I got my estimates in Late August. I had hoped to have the project completed by Thanksgiving, but didn't know if that was possible. Loyd said we could and he did. His men arrived early and worked a full day every day. All of my friends told me the dust would be terrible, but Loyd’s crew managed to contain the dust and did a good job of cleaning up, every day, before they left. His crew was very competent, pleasant, and easy to work with. Loyd is also very experienced, knowledgeable, thorough and easy to work with. His attention to detail surprised me and he makes sure everything is done right. He kept close oversight on the project to ensure things were completed to his high standards. He was my advocate when dealing with all the businesses (cabinets, flooring, countertops, electricians). I had never done anything like this before and Loyd was very helpful in offering good advice and ideas. He was tirelessly patient as I struggled with the many, many little decisions that had to be made. He understood what I wanted and that is exactly what I got. Loyd also helped me stay within my budget. They were only working in the house 8 weeks. I now have the kitchen of my dreams and I couldn't be happier and could not recommend him more highly. The living room looks like new also. Thanksgiving was a huge success."
He was great at getting things done in the time frame he said he would, whether it was for the completion of a project or for the completion of a portion of it."
I have been doing this for 11 years and have seen all the horrible things that happen with contractors. His honesty and his responsibility are the main things for recommending him. He will tell you what it is going to take."
The project went smoothly and was completed pretty much exactly in the time quoted in the estimate. We made most of our design decisions and placed our product orders well in advance, so there were few delays in that regard. Specialty Builders and their team did an excellent job of communicating when they would be working and showing up on time. The workers were always punctual, worked diligently each day, and did an excellent job with clean up at the end of each day.
As with any general contractor lining up various subcontractors and dealing with the city, there were few hiccups but nothing that delayed the project by any significant amount. They let us know whenever there was a change in plans and got the work rescheduled right away. They were also flexible and understanding when we had to redesign our venting solution mid-project.
Large remodels can be stressful, especially when it's the room you feed your family from every day. Specialty Builders made it happen, and we still love our kitchen 3 years later!"
The project went smoothly, and was completed pretty much exactly in the time quoted in the estimate. We made most of our design decisions and placed our product orders well in advance, so there were few delays in that regard. Specialty Builders and their team did an excellent job of communicating when they would be working and showing up on time. The workers were always punctual, worked diligently each day, and did an excellent job with clean up at the end of each day. There was little or no dust that escaped the work area. Specialty Builders also let us know whenever there was a change in plans and got the work rescheduled right away.
As with any GC lining up various subcontractors to come in to do work, there are bound to be a few hiccups in other people getting their schedules mixed up, or having various personal problems that prevent work being done at a scheduled time. I would credit our GC with staying on top of the subcontractors and having very few delays in the project and getting things up to speed when delays did occur. Don't assume that your contractor will have all the answers regarding specific building and remodeling codes. Specialty Builders was flexible when we had to redesign our venting solution, though we wish that we could have had some guidance on what was allowed under code."
Loyd and Justin of Specialty Builders were courteous, professional, and informative. The work was finished earlier than we had originally agreed upon even though we added some services to the contract. We also have an older home so there were a few unexpected issues. When these issues came up Loyd and Justin provided timely options with costs and their professional opinion so that we could make the best decision. We would definitely use Specialty Builders again and recommend them to our friends. Page of Happiness Nominee"
Loyd worked around our schedule. Was respectful of not making a mess. Worked around our pets, and was flexible with our changes as we proceed with the project. This company is super friendly and honest. I am even going to use them for the replacement of my outside fireplace siding and painting"
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