A Whirlwind of Activity
When I met Gary and Dean for the first time, it was to pick out the materials for the house. Gary and Dean were from Houston, Texas, and had been victims of Hurricane Harvey. Gary ventured up in the Summer of 2018 to find a General Contractor to take on what would be a large-scale makeover of their retirement home. The home had been Gary’s family home in the past and a rental for almost a decade before the renovation.
After Gary decided to use Infinity Construction for their major renovation, we devised a master plan for the project’s scope. We broke it into separate areas with corresponding activities and materials that would be needed. In addition to cosmetic and room size restructuring, some tasks included all new HVAC, a new electrical system, fresh water, and waste line replacements.
Infinity Construction had, in the past, worked with clients that lived outside of Knoxville, so we set out to implement our plan for material sourcing and subcontractor integration. Based on our detailed plans, Gary and Dean could pick several items in Houston as our vendors had offices in their hometowns. Most items were picked on a whirlwind two-day visit to Knoxville in which we scheduled visits to over seven vendors.
Once we developed the final contract value on items picked, the schedule was prepared, and the contract was signed. For the next five months, Infinity Construction performed demolition, mold remediation, and rot replacement; roughed-in new plumbing, HVAC, and electrical; installed new drywall throughout, retextured ceilings; installed new flooring, new trim, and doors; painted, installed cabinetry, counter-tops, glass shower doors, backsplashes, new plumbing, and lighting fixtures, as well as so many more activities.
Working with clients from out of town presents some challenges, but as stated earlier, these items are well within Infinity Construction’s skillset. With weekly written communication and schedule updates to Gary and Dean, access by phone and email as needed, and voluminous pictures sent every Friday, Gary and Dean were able to ask questions and feel as if they were an active part of the process.
Infinity Construction was proud to deliver a new home to Gary and Dean on time and within budget. The house is magnificent, and Gary and Dean have taken it and made it a home to be proud of. Everyone who sees this home has their favorite parts, such as the breath-taking kitchen with vaulted ceilings, the magnificent front door and custom stair rails, the spacious office, the remarkable den with jaw-dropping fireplace, or possibly the mind-blowing showers with its detailed tile work. This house was truly a mass transformation from where it started.
To Gary and Dean from Infinity Construction: Welcome Home to Knoxville, and may you have a lifetime of Joy in your New Home. Learn more about our process and make your dreams come true!