I am an architect in Athens, GA and Tom and I have worked together on several projects. Tom pays attention to detail and does a great job of staying in communication with the designer through-out the process. Tom has done a great job of interpreting my plans and ideas and has contributed great ideas to make a design better. I like a team approach when working with a homeowner, and Tom is a wonderful team player! I highly recommend To for new construction and for remodeling.
I have worked with Tom on several occasions. Most recently, I purchased a home that had been totally renovated by his company. The design was well thought out and the workmanship absolutely beautiful. Tom is always available if I have homeowner questions and checks in with me regularly. He created the perfect home for me!
This will be a long review, so I will sum it up quickly for the sake of your time. Stop looking, hire Tom Ellis. You will find in him unparalleled quality in customer service, craftsmanship & materials.
Tom Ellis is a magician. From beginning to end (and beyond, really) Tom shared my vision for my first custom home. He was supportive of my ideas (good or not-so-good) and as a result we created a truly stunning one-of-a-kind home. Tom is both knowledgeable and remarkably innovative. Throughout the building process Tom demonstrated his incredible skill and talent. I am continually amazed by his work and I have Tom to thank for a home that otherwise I would never have at this time in my life. He truly wants (and ensures) the best for every person he works with. Tom is adept at keeping a project on track, handling complications with tact and making the best of every situation. Most importantly, Tom's creativity combined with his experience and expertise are what make him one of the best.
Tom Ellis Construction took me from the Historic Review Board through the demolition of old additions , and construction of new spaces to make my 100+year old home into my dream home. Preserving the original floors and fireplaces was a primary goal while the inside spaces were reconfigured. Tom's professional contact with area realtors, architects, as well as the subcontractors made the transition from old to "new" seamless. Because of the extensive work needed, the project took fourteen months and detail was given to each task. Tom Ellis uses quality materials and is very knowledgeable about the construction process. The home is now worthy of being called a historic showplace.
In 2010, my parents decided to retire to Athens, Georgia from Norman, Oklahoma. Having a background in both Development and Construction, my selection for a contractor was very detailed. Tom Ellis and his team had been recommended to me by several other owners in the area and after meeting with his team it was obvious they were well qualified. Tom’s communication and professionalism were outstanding. I knew exactly what to expect at every step and his coordination with my parents, who were thousands of miles away, was spot on. Tom’s team of designers and engineers worked with us to craft a period-accurate home that provided all of today’s technologies but looked and felt like a home built 100 years ago. In addition to the home’s great looks and quality workmanship, his group was able to provide hidden elements that will be used in the future as my parents age in-place. Overall the entire process went smoothly. They met the challenging schedule and stayed within their proposed budgets. I could not recommend he and his team more highly.
I hired Tom Ellis Construction to do a complete tax-credit qualified historic restoration on a 7000 square foot 100 year old home at 648 South Milledge Avenue in Athens. Tom coordinated and contracted all aspects of the restoration, including period and style appropriate siding, trim, reclaimed flooring, the researching and total reconstruction of a long ago demolished front porch, and all the 100 year old lighting (not repros - original 100 year old lights). The project came in on budget at 1.1M, and I received over 300,000 in tax credits because Tom's work met all the standards and was approved by the federal government as a correct restoration of the building. The building is presently my law office. Tom was easy to work with and completely professional. Feel free to stop in if you would like to personally inspect Tom's beautiful creation - that won him an Athens Historic Preservation Society award for that year!!
Creative, Quality Work, Great Customer Service I have been associated and worked with Tom for eight years. Tom has always excited about the work he provides clients and very motivated to provide his clients with the best service.
Tom does an excellent job defining the scope of the project, coming up with creative design options and managing the work. He is very professional and willing to communicate throughout the project. We are thrilled with the work he did building our home. We would absolutely use him again and have already referred him to friends.