Bob Conquest Atlanta, GA (Ormewood Park)
I want to share my great experience working with JR McDowell. I purchased a piece of land in October 2010 to build a new custom home. When I was about 85% complete with the architectural plans I started my search for a builder/contractor to collaborate with during the final plan stages. Through a network of colleagues, friends and neighbors I was referred to three reputable contractors, one of them being JR of JR McDowell Homes. I met with all three builders and asked them to bid on the project and give any feedback regarding the construction plans. JR was one of the first to respond to the challenge. He continued to keep in touch with his bid process, and requested several meetings for questions and options to align with the budget. JR also reached out to the architect to understand vision and goals. He did this within a timely manner and completed his bid ahead of the other two contractors. I awarded JR McDowell Homes the project for several reasons: recommendations from peers, good communications skills, experience on home building and keeping deadlines.
JR wasted no time getting started when the city building permits where delivered. He quickly had the existing home removed and started the construction process within days. He was always on site working with the sub-contractors reviewing their work, resolving issues, looking for ways to cut cost and managing overall subcontractors schedules.
During the months of construction, unforeseen decisions or challenges would present themselves, and JR would always use his experience and collaborate with the architect, designer or myself with solutions that where smart and in the best interest of the home design.
Via email, JR would send documented status reports, calendar scheduling and shared spreadsheets on costs and any overages. He was always reachable by phone and if needed would quickly return phone calls.
Overall, the experience working with JR was very positive. He succeeded with his attention to detail, managing the process, hands-on action and commitment to building a beautiful home, all while keeping me informed and happy. I have an amazing home and could not have made a better choice on a builder. I would love to work with JR again if the opportunity presents itself. I would be happy to answer any questions to prospective clients. Please reach me through JR McDowell.