I would highly recommend David Ellis and Ellis Construction, without reservation, as a general contractor for your new custom home, new addition or remodel needs. David just finished our high end custom home. Throughout our building journey, I was impressed with David in every step of the process.
In the beginning of our process, I thought I was planning on using the builder that built our previous house. To complete my due diligence, though, I interviewed 5 builders. In our meeting, David was professional; he came prepared and brought numerous references. Out of the five interviews, David was the most impressive. He was both detailed and competitive with his proposal. Most importantly, when I checked his references, all were extremely positive and said they would work with him again. Based on these rave reviews, I selected Ellis Construction, and I couldn’t have been more pleased that I did.
With each subcontractor, David brought me multiple proposals to make sure they were competitive. The subcontractors David recommended were almost always the ones we selected; they were efficient, courteous and had good workmanship. Bills were received on a timely basis and had sufficient detail and invoice back up. David was very communicative, and focused on making sure the project met our expectations. If any issues came up (which were few), David was always quick to respond. All issues were resolved to our satisfaction without hesitation on his part.
One of my main concerns going into the project was hiring a builder who could stay within our initial budget. Early in the project, through no fault of David’s, we encountered high ground water tables during the excavation that required extensive mitigation. While this item exceeded our budget, David did a good job to come up with a creative and cost effective solution to the problem. I would add that David was very focused on meeting our budget, and proactive in communicating any items or choices that might affect it. Although we missed our budget on a few items, I was happy with the final outcome and how David managed the process.
Having had such a great experience the first time, I can think of no better recommendation than to say that I would be willing to work with David on any future building project. Please feel free to contact me, if you would like to discuss my recommendation.