Dawn and Terry were wonderful to work with! Dawn has a great sense of style. She carefully and thoughtfully guided us every step of the way to make OUR dream a reality
It started with the design plans, which were drawn over a number of months using ideas from magazines and meetings discussing what our needs and wants for the new space were. We wanted a functional space for our family of 5 but needed to work within the existing footprint. Our main goal was to open up the space between the living room and kitchen to give it a more open concept feel. We needed more functional storage in the kitchen, better lighting, and a workable mud room out of the garage entry hall.
This we got!
When I felt overwhelmed with the number of choices, [Dawn] was able to guide me in my decisions. However, I always felt that the end decision was mine. She helped me take my ideas and narrow them down always keeping budgetary considerations in mind. I loved getting to be so hands on in the decisions, picking the tile, granite, lighting, etc. made me feel like the end result was exactly what I wanted.
Terry is also terrific to work with! He is exceptionally knowledgable about the construction aspect. The two of them are great at anticipating problems and finding workable solutions. Terry has assembled a competent, courteous, and professional team of subs that get the job done on time and within the budget. When issues arose, Terry was able to address them and get them handled with minimal headaches to us (who lived in the house with 3 young children during the reno!)
Terry took great care in keeping the job site clean, and managing the sub-contractors to keep the renovation moving as close to schedule as possible. I am so happy that we chose Environs Residential as our design/build team!
They provide outstanding customer service, award winning design and solid functional construction. Thank you Dawn and Terry for our new kitchen!
Sigrid and Jeff.
We wanted to redo our kitchen but had no idea where to start or what could be done. Just wanted something more modern and upgraded. Environs is owned by a married couple - Dawn is the designer and Terry is the general contractor/project manager. They complement each other well - since they expect to be on the hook for what they design. Working with Dawn was easy as I am not very good with choices but I do make decisions quickly - so after she understood our style, she'd bring a few pre-selected samples from the vendors, make her recommendation and we would take some time to decide. I didn't have to spend hours browsing stores or Internet which I didn't want to do. She also expanded the scope to include the areas adjacent to our kitchen and made great recommendation to increase the value of the house and make the area more spacious and livable.
The execution itself was much easier than I thought. With 2 small boys, a dog, nanny, me working from home (and in 2nd trimester with baby #3) I was concerned about the construction of such a frequently used area. The project was on schedule and finished exactly on the date we were given, all the workers were on time and very polite and respectful of our house. They coordinated the disposal of our old appliances and kitchen with the buyers I found on craigslist and in general took care of every single detail. They shielded our living area from the construction area and tried to keep the key things working as long as possible (sink, fridge) so we are comfortable. I had a calendar that was regularly updated to see what was coming and which days will be noisy/smelly, etc. This was our first experience with a bigger project and I was very pleased - and so were my friends/neighbors who couldn't believe they were on time !
If you are looking for any remodeling work, they are based in Midtown - I'd give them a call."
Misha and Brian
"We first contacted Dawn and Terry to transform our thoughts on renovating our new
home into an actual design on paper. Dawn did a great job of listening to our ideas
and turning them into plans we could visualize. She took our general concepts and
offered suggestions that made the final plan exactly what we hoped to accomplish.
Working with with Debra, she guided our finish selections, from tile, trim, lighting
and paint colors toward products (and prices) that met our vision. I was a framer and
trim man for several years and I have a good understanding of the physical aspects
of a project. I truly believe Terry is the most talented contractor I have ever dealt
with for working out construction details. He is also great at getting his workers and
subcontractors to provide the quality he desires. I can honestly say that Debra and
I are glad Terry and Dawn did our renovation. They provided a realistic schedule,
stayed on it, held the price and completed a project we are proud of. I would be glad
to talk with anyone about the quality project Envions completed for us."
Tom and Debra Hutchinson
"'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!' Environs managed to not only do our master suite renovation in six weeks (including Thanksgiving and Xmas) but also remodeled our kitchen, stained the wood floors, painted the whole house, repaired a pre-existing (but unknown) leak in addition to a few other touches. We learned the plan was key to keeping things on track and keeping communication clear – and more importantly we trusted Environs on the key design decisions to bring the whole look together. We also learned as a couple to trust our relative strengths while making decisions together collaboratively and quickly. Environs commitment to sticking to the calendar and quality of deliverables was admirable and unbeatable! We are proud of what we were able to accomplish in terms of creativity and project management (not to mention maximizing our dollars)… "
Tatiana and Ben Nemo
" I have known Terry Kitts for over 10 years, and I have
employed him to perform many projects in both my Breckenridge
and Centennial Colorado homes. I have found Terry’s
work to be exceptional and always completed in the time estimated
for the job. He is knowledgeable and experienced in all phases
of new construction or remodeling work. Whether it’s
outside work such as a new deck, roof addition or repair or
interior work such as a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel,
or new doors and trim - Terry can do it all and manage the
project while achieving superior results. I am pleased to
recommend Terry for any job – he certainly has proven
that he has the skill and ability. I’d be happy to discuss
"We used Environs for renovations and updates to two
of our properties. Environs provided us with high quality
workmanship and materials. We really appreciated the attention
to detail and the excellent results that we received. We would
highly recommend Environs to anyone considering a renovation
to their home."
Stephen and Erin Chance
Morningside & Druid Hills