My husband and I bought a great house in the Zilker neighborhood in 2007 - perfect except that it had no garage. We procrastinated for over a year about starting the garage project mainly because of the fears we had over choosing a contractor. As homeowners, we were inundated with horror stories of people hiring general contractors to build a variety of things for their homes only to be left with incomplete shoddy work and a contractor who had taken off with all their allocated money. We didn't know anyone who had done major home construction/renovation and had no recommendations.
We did know that building the garage as green as possible was important to us, so with a little research online, we stumbled upon Solluna Builders. Wayne was very prompt in returning our call and we met with him shortly after. Our first impression of Wayne is really all it took for us to know we wanted to work with him. He came over to our house and was very warm and easy to talk to and we trusted him immediately. He was very forthcoming in telling us that his bid wouldn't be the lowest we could get, but that we would be getting the highest quality, green builder in Austin . Now we're not crazy - we did get bids from other people - but we just didn't get the same trustworthy feeling from other contractors as we did with Wayne , and thus our decision was made.
I can't say enough about the quality of the workmanship that went into our garage, fence and driveway. Not only does Wayne have acute attention to detail, but so does everyone of his subcontracts. In addition, the subcontractors were all very courteous and respectful of the rest of our property. Did I mention how quick they are too? With the exception of some very minor details (and delays due to the city inspection boys), our garage and driveway were completed in 9 weeks - a project I surely thought was a 4-5 month engagement.
My husband and I are very very pleased with the outcome of the garage and have already recommended Wayne to several of our friends looking into renovation work on their homes. There are other projects that we will some day do in our home, and without question, we will call Solluna Builders back and have them do the work.
Thanks Wayne !
Roy and Rachael Paterson, (512) 906-5417