Welcome to Cecil Jennings Construction, LLC, a top-rated remodeling contractor in Athens, GA.
Thank you for your interest in our home remodeling services in Athens. We specialize in whole home, kitchen, and bathroom renovation and remodeling projects. We are licensed, insured, and bonded and have over 40 years of construction experience and expertise in our community.
We are driven and passionate about the value we bring to our home remodeling clients. Locally owned and operated by Cecil Jennings, our excellent reputation for service, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction means everything to us. But don’t take our word for it- we invite you to check out our Google Reviews or check out our Testimonials!
Where We Are Located & Areas Served
Our remodeling contractor office is located in the heart of Athens on South Milledge Ave near Broad St. Though based in Athens, we also proudly serve the home remodeling and renovation needs of Oconee County, Watkinsville, Jefferson, Winterville, Danielsville, Monroe, and other surrounding towns and communities around Athens. Not sure if we service your neighborhood? Chances are we do so don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us and ask!
Our Home Remodeling Services
We offer residential and commercial remodeling and renovation, including but not limited to bathrooms and kitchens on up to a partial or even whole-house remodel. We can work with you whether you are interested in replacing cabinets and installing new countertops (granite, quartz, etc.) or a more comprehensive home remodel from the ground up.
A Remodeling Contractor in Athens That’s Flexible to Your Needs
We also offer more lightweight and flexible home remodel and renovation services for our clients in the Athens area. For example, perhaps your stained cabinets just need a fresh coat of paint? In many cases, that can make all the difference in the world and help saves our clients money. We can even help you build that Georgia Bulldog bar in your basement you always wanted– Go Dawgs!
Looking for something a bit more dramatic? We have even moved entire staircases to open up homes and make the layout more efficient and comfortable. Why go to all the expense and headache of buying a new house when you build the home of your dreams where you’re already at?
Larger projects like that can include most if not all of our services: construction, kitchen renovation, master bathroom remodeling, new flooring, total exterior and interior repainting and repairs, custom tile showers, cabinets, new hardware and fixtures— everything, as they say, including the kitchen sink!
Coordinating with Interior Decorators and Other Specialty Vendors on Your Home Remodeling Project
Some clients know exactly what they want out of a home remodel, while others have great ideas but are less sure about the specifics. There are also many folks in the middle- they may have an inspired idea but still need some professional direction and support to pull it all together. Whether you need a little or a lot of help in planning and designing your home remodeling project, we work closely with vetted and experienced professional interior designers and home decorators.
Trusted and Vetted Contractors You Can Rely On
These trusted professionals can work closely with you on your home remodeling project to make sure your vision comes to fruition. They’ll help you select cabinets, tile, wall color, appliances, and more that fit together in a coordinated plan.
That means that when you work with Cecil Jennings, you get far more than just building services. First, we plan the work in concert with our builders, decorators, and client needs, THEN we work the plan. This extra layer of service and attention makes a huge difference in the final product and is not something average remodeling companies think much about— to the detriment of their clients’ satisfaction!
How Long Do Home Remodeling Projects Take?
The length of time of your remodeling project depends on a variety of factors, primarily the scope of the project. An entire home remodel may take 6 weeks from start to finish. Smaller projects may only take 2-3 days. Permitting is also sometimes required by the city and can cause delays, depending on the project. We’d be happy to hear what you have in mind and provide you an estimate of how long the remodeling project will take. Rest assured, once a project is started we stick with it until it is fully completed.
How Much Do Home Remodeling Projects Cost?
Home remodeling costs are largely based on the scope of the project and the materials used. A project that takes more time, like a whole home remodel, will typically cost more than a single bathroom remodel.
That said, materials is the operative word here. You might want 1,200 sq. ft. of flooring, but depending on if that floor is rolled vinyl or Italian marble, the costs will differ dramatically. This also is a factor when choosing fixtures, trim kits, countertops, faucets, and more. For example, a basic showerhead may cost $50, but a modern luxury shower system with a removable handle can easily cost $4,000 or more just to buy it off the shelf. So in many cases, huge differences in costs can really depend on the materials selected by the client.
Beware of “Too Good to Be True” Home Remodeling Pricing
So while the size (and by extension, timeline) of the project will vary as will materials selected by our clients, you can always count on a reasonable and competitive price from us. If someone sells you on prices that sound too good to be true, they likely are. In those cases, we advise that you ensure your vendor is actually a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor. When it comes to your home, shoddy workmanship, cut corners, and cheap materials tend to make for a bad long-term investment. Particularly if an unlicensed contractor is injured on your property— they could legally sue you!
Upfront, Transparent Home Remodeling Pricing
We are always upfront with our clients about costs. When we are asked to put together a quote, we don’t just email over a somewhat arbitrary number that we think sounds about right. Rather, we listen carefully to what is being asked and envisioned. We then take the time to put together a comprehensive, detailed estimate of the project and discuss with the homeowners line-by-line and answer any questions.
Unlike many home remodeling contractors who may try and “bait and switch” clients with lowball offers, our estimates are based on 40+ years of experience and do not include discounts for cut corners, lack of insurance and licensing, and using poor quality or found materials. With Cecil Jennings Construction, you can rest assured that our pricing always reflects our commitment to quality and craftsmanship.
Why Should You Choose Cecil Jennings Construction in Athens, GA for Your Home Remodel?
With over 40 years of experience in the area, we are the opposite of fly-by-night. We live, work, and worship in Athens and have for decades. We’re not going anywhere and folks know where to find us.
“Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. If you’re not satisfied, I’m not. If the customer is happy, I’m happy.” -Cecil Jennings, Owner
We offer detailed quotes that we review carefully with our prospective clients. We do not ask for deposits, only payments for work completed according to a schedule our clients have approved. We treat each project as a partnership: the goal is to help make our clients’ dreams come true through careful planning, specialty vendor support, and full transparency in all we do. Overall, we are committed to excellence in service and complete customer satisfaction.