It isn’t the number of homes or renovations but how we build them that has earned us praise from industry professionals and our clients. We appreciate our clients and industry partners and want to thank them for their kind words.
…enormous depth of knowledge and experience…
When our master bathroom on the second floor flooded, we decided to remodel since it was over 20 years old and very dated. We called many contractors who never returned our calls, and then got George and Gretchen’s info from someone in our neighborhood. We called on a Saturday and George picked up the phone! He even came over the following day, which was Easter Sunday, to assess the damage. That customer service was over and above what we had expected, and we knew they were the contractors we wanted.
George and Gretchen have an enormous depth of knowledge and experience in the construction business but are down to earth people who are extremely detail oriented. We had never done any type of remodeling before and were nervous. However, we didn’t need to be. They provided everything for us including a design architect, appointments with vendors to pick out materials and ideas in how to handle issues that arose when our old floors and walls were opened up. Gretchen was a life-saver in helping us pick out items that fit within our “look” and providing suggestions on what might look best. George and Gretchen demand quality from all the vendors/subcontractors they use; they absolutely will not settle for less. This is exactly what you want in a great contractor. The end result is a master bathroom that is even more beautiful that we could have expected! We would recommend them for any building or remodeling.
…top-notch, second-to-none service…
George, Gretchen, and their team did an amazing job during the buildout of our martial arts academy in NW Austin. We designed a state-of-the-art, premium training facility with technical details to accommodate the most discerning of students and they were able to deliver custom quality shelving with top-notch, second-to-none service. Their communication and oversight was stellar and their attention to detail mirrored our own demand for excellence. They delivered a finished product that’s as useful as it is beautiful. Thank you for adding to the ambiance and functionality of our elite training facility.
Mr. Dave Hackbarth
Invictus Martial Arts
…stunningly beautiful kitchen…
I found myself just admiring all the beauty around me. I’ve finally taken a moment to really let it sink in. Even though our stuff is placed in every corner, unpacked, all I see is my stunningly beautiful kitchen. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. What a journey it has been and you are a part of our story now. Thank you for being so kind and gracious. Thank you for being so open to my changes and ideas. Really, just thank you for everything!!
…we couldn’t be happier…
Double R Builders had built me a house in the past so when I moved and needed my kitchen remodeled I called on them again. Double R Builders worked through the process with me from design through tear out and construction. Everything about this kitchen was created with us and our needs in mind. For example, we measured my tallest cookbooks and built our shelves to accommodate that! We walked through the kitchen to figure out where I would use my kitchen appliances to make sure I would have plugs where I needed them. We converted part of the space to be our new huge pantry. Reinforced shelves and extra lighting really made this pantry fantastic. And, finally, we completely changed the layout of the kitchen. Swapping our refrigerator to the other side of the kitchen made the whole space more usable. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. While it can be hard to live in the disruption of a renovation, Double R Builders made the process as smooth as it could be.
…managed the process seamlessly…
George & Gretchen were wonderful in the process of building a casita for my mother-in-law! They have great expertise and work well together! They connected us with a graphic architect for planning and amazing subs within our budget, and managed the process seamlessly all the way through the end! Saved us lots of time and money along the way! I would highly recommend them to a friend!
…exactly the space we dreamed of…
George and Gretchen did a great job putting our ideas on paper and making them happen. The kitchen/den is amazing and exactly the space we dreamed of for our family to enjoy! Our friends and family can’t believe the transformation.
Sean and Alison Ziari
…exceeded our expectations…
George, I want to thank you for a job well done. As you know, we had several builders here giving us ideas and proposals that did not measure up to our expectations. You came in here and in no time we had answers to our questions and a confidence that we were going to get a beautiful porch that would fit our needs and look like a natural extension to the house at a fair price.
From beginning to the very end your crew did a super professional job in all aspects and spared no efforts in trying to accommodate our concerns or suggestions. All told you have exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we decided to contract with Double R Builders. Congratulations on a job well done.
Olof and Margareta Lundblad
…attention to detail is impressive…
I’ve had the pleasure of working with George and Gretchen on numerous new construction builds and larger remodels. As a flooring subcontractor for several builders, I can say that George and Gretchen’s attention to detail is impressive. They question everything to help insure that the quality and final results they deliver to their clients is Top Notch and what was promised. As with any construction related business, issues always arise, but the professional manner to which they address and handle those issues is also impressive and I’ve worked with a lot of builders. If you’d like to work with a smaller Custom Builder that will actually have time to work with you, instead of throwing you into queue, or pawning you off on less qualified, less caring subordinates…Double R Builders could be a good choice for you.
…on time and under budget…
I found Double R Builders after talking to at least a dozen other contractors. I was actually at a meeting with one of the others to sign their contract, when I noticed discrepancies and walked out. Thank goodness I found Double R. Builders! My kitchen and floors had a strict budget of $25 thousand. I was resigned to having to give up some of what I wanted to make it fit the budget. But George and Gretchen worked with me, even insisting that I get high-end appliances. The project was completed on time and under budget. I always get compliments on my kitchen, and I still love it every time I walk in! Honest, professional and pleasant. I highly recommend Double R Builders.
…friendly, professional, detail-oriented…
I am very happy with the great work done for me by Double R Builders. They were friendly, professional, detail-oriented, and very skilled. I would highly recommend them to friends and family.
…best built homes I have tested…
Double R Builders’ homes remain the best built homes I have tested. With 14618 Mansfield Dam at The Villas at Commander’s Point, they achieved a personal best building 36% better than modern code.
President, AVAIL LLC
A Performance Testing Company
…one of the best…
This (Lakeway Custom home) is one of the best houses I have ever tested. It was built 30% better than modern code requires.
President, AVAIL LLC
A Performance Testing Company
…seamless, professional and on schedule…
I just wanted to mention that I have had several (Villas at Commander’s Point) residents approach me to tell me how impressed they were with your site and building practices. Your construction process was seamless, professional and on schedule. Thank you.
Kai Geschke, Architect
Geschke Group Architects
5910 Courtyard Drive, Suite 230
Austin, Texas 78731
Member, Board of Directors
The Villas at Commander’s Point
…made this incredible house into a home…
After much research regarding builders in the Austin area we met with George and Gretchen Richards of Double R Builders, LLC. Immediately we were struck by their professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail and their know how with regards to green building and energy efficiency.
During the planning phases George and Gretchen provided us with options, advice and guidance. We spent many hours discussing the possible energy features we wanted to incorporate into the home and they listened to our specific energy concerns and came up with a plan to incorporate our ideas in our home. Their knowledge of energy efficient features and green building particularly impressed us. They also had a superb understanding of the legalities, city codes and the industry in general which proved priceless during the construction phase. The subs used by Double R Builders proved to be incredible craftsmen who completed their work in a professional and timely fashion.
George and Gretchen not only took on board our ideas but did a great deal of research to ensure the most efficient and cost effective measures were taken into account and implemented. We installed a very advanced programmable A/C system, used open cell foam to insulate the whole house and installed energy efficient windows throughout. This was all possible with the expertise of George and Gretchen. We also installed extra wiring throughout the home which will allow us to install an efficient lighting control system in the future and we are also planning to heat our water with solar. All the features that we incorporated into the home have given it a superb feel and have allowed us to achieve instant savings on our utility bills. We have a home of tomorrow today!
Ultimately George and Gretchen Richards not only built us an awesome house with amazing flow, structure and exceptional energy efficiency….they also made this incredible house into a home. For that we shall never be able to thank them enough.
Sarah and Dave Andrews
…pleasant building experience…
Building a house can be quite an intimidating task but George and Gretchen really take the client by the hand and guide them through the process. They take the time to listen to the needs of the client and offer suggestions based on their many years of experience. I am always impressed with the attention to detail that they give every project and their constant endeavor to provide energy saving features in every price range. I have confidence that when I send one of my clients to Double R Builders they are going to come away with a home that they love and a pleasant building experience.
…you won’t be disappointed…
Double R Builders is a top notch builder in the Austin area. I have been doing inspections for more than 13 years and I built houses and remodeled before that, so I have been in the construction field for a very long time. Double R Builders is one of the top 2 builders I would recommend to my clients looking to have a home built. Their attention to detail is extremely high and you won’t be disappointed. They have a burning desire to build their houses to code and even beyond if it’s a better way. Try Double R Builders…you won’t be disappointed!
David D. Gill
Talon Inspections & Construction Consulting, LLC
Real Estate Inspector
Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Professional Inspector License #4222
Talon Inspections & Construction Consulting, LLC Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Professional Inspector License #8780
Texas Department of State Health Services Licensed Mold Assessment Consultant License #MAC0397
Texas Department of State Health Services Licensed Mold Assessment Company License #ACO1009
Certified Mold Assessment Consultant License #EVRXED05137
ASPREI Certified Mold Assessor License #3074
FHA Inspector License #R325
BBHWA Inspector License #TXF236
Home of Texas & MHWC Inspector License #942
2-10HBW Inspector License #3640
Graduate of International Code Council (ICC) 2006 Residential Inspection Institute
International Code Council (ICC) Member #5230346
Certified FEMA Disaster Housing Inspector #30142
Approved City 3rd Party Inspector
Approximately 2 years ago, we purchased our home from Double R Builders. We have had only one item needing repair since we purchased the home and that item was addressed with professionalism and urgency. As Realtors, we have seen the good and the bad in builders! Double R Builders is on our GOOD list! We would definitely recommend them to our clients and will contact them when we build again.
Ken & Linda Bartlett
Ken Bartlett, KW Bartlett Real Estate Group, LLC.
…each home they build is really unique…
Dear Double R Builders:
I just want you to know how thrilled I am with my new home in Lakeway, TX. When my son and I decided to relocate to Texas from New Jersey, I flew out to look for our new home. The home built by Double R Builders was the first home that I looked at and instantly fell in love with everything about it. Needless to say, I looked at dozens of other homes in the Lakeway area but I was always comparing them to the Double R Builders home. I was relieved and excited that when I finally decided the home was still available! I honestly believe that had it not been I would have switched gears and looked for a piece of land for Double R Builders to build a home on for me! The quality and the commitment to detail are evident throughout the home. From the moldings and the niches to the beautiful kitchen and baths, there is quality construction wherever you look. The detail that Double R Builders puts into each home they build is really unique. I’m always showing off pictures of my home. Thanks again for building a home I can be proud of.
George and Gretchen Richards, of Double R Builders, displayed a most uncommon site these days…true customer service. They run their business very professionally and with the utmost integrity. It was a pleasure working with each of them during the construction process, and helping to make the project in Lakeway a success for the clients.
Construction Loan Specialist
Mission Mortgage of Texas, Inc
…went the extra mile…
I couldn’t love my house more. Double R Builders has incredible attention to detail that pays off in a home that is both beautiful and very livable. Building on an in-fill lot in an established neighborhood, my home had to be situated between a creek and mature pecan trees. This made placement of the house tricky. But Double R Builders went the extra mile to optimize the placement of my house so I could enjoy the creek and the beautiful trees while assuring my engineered foundation would not fail on the shifting creek soil. And they didn’t stop there. Their attention to all the details that make a house a home was very appreciated from the oversized insulated garage, a walk-in attic, an upgraded HVAC system, the complete house insulation even in the interior walls, the unique wood trim, the picture windows, the custom paint, and the designer lighting treatment. I know Double R Builders will always remain my favorite builder.