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TRANSPARENT,
TEAM-ORIENTED RENOVATIONS AND BUILDS.

We offer a high-quality addition or renovation while providing you with elevated customer service.

Skelly Build is a residential and commercial construction firm. At Skelly Build, we will walk you through every step of the construction process, providing you with a comprehensive range of services by working with our reliable partners in engineering, interior design, architecture and construction, we are your team committed to your satisfaction.

SKELLY BUILD SPECIALIZED IN NEW BUILDS, ADDITIONS, AND REMODELS

We construct high quality remodels, additions, and new builds while providing you with elevated customer service.

Additions / Builds

Renovations

Historical Homes

Condos

HEAD TO OUR SERVICES

Our company mission is to be open, honest and go above and beyond for our clients.

We have a team of exceptional talent here at Skelly Build.

Each and every member of our team is committed to outstanding service and complete transparency with our clients.

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What They’re Saying

When I hired Skelly, I had never done a renovation before. I didn't know what to expect but I knew I was signing up for a lot of work as we were renovating all 5 bathrooms in our house. The work is now fully complete and I am SO happy with it! Not only is the quality of work of the highest standards, the process working with the Skelly team was excellent. The communication was always clear and proactive. There were very few surprises as the Skelly team worked diligently to keep me apprised of everything and raised the flag early if unexpected challenges occurred. Two things really stand out to me from my experience with Skelly. First, it was so easy to work with them. I always felt like they had my best interests in mind. Second, they have very high standards of workmanship. They make sure everything is done to their high level of quality and commit to deliver it no matter what. I enjoyed working with Skelly at every step and I am absolutely thrilled with how the bathrooms turned out. I highly recommend Skelly.

ARClient (January 2021)

Working with Skelly went above and beyond our expectations. We were out of state went they did our renovation, and they did an amazing job, worked seamlessly with our designer and kept us very informed. Our house sold the first day it was on the market, and we have no doubt it sold so fast because of the amazing job Skelley did with the renovation. I’m sad we didn’t get to live in our house after the work they did, and that they aren’t in Denver to remodel our new home! You do pay a premium to work with Skelly, but if you want a seamless, top of the line, communicative contractor with great taste, pick them!

Leah C.Client (November 2020)

I can't rave about Skelly Build enough! They are organized and reliable. The owner Diana is experienced in construction and very knowledgeable. She is open, honest, and transparent about expectations during the construction process. Their talented project managers are communicative, trustworthy, and always a pleasure to work with. Skelly Home maintains strict quality control, making sure things are executed to a high standard, and never stray from the designer's original plans. As a designer, I always recommend Skelly Home to my clients. I know that my clients will be in good hands and the construction process will be as smooth as possible!

EmilyDesigner (October 2020)

Our team is second
to none.

CEO / Founder

Diana Skellenger

Diana is the founder of Skelly Build. Diana enjoys creating beautiful, functional spaces that fit the home owner’s lifestyle. As a female leader in the construction industry, Diana brings a special viewpoint that allows for her passion for quality renovation, teamwork and integrity to be integrated in every project.

Diana is the founder of Skelly Build. Diana enjoys creating beautiful, functional spaces that fit the home owner’s lifestyle. As a female leader in the construction industry, Diana brings a special viewpoint that allows for her passion for quality renovation, teamwork and integrity to be integrated in every project. Diana is a longhorn and attended the University of Texas. In her in free time, Diana enjoys spending time with her two daughters (Atlas and Cleo) and husband and traveling.
COO / CFO

Sean Skellenger

Sean’s role within Skelly Build is to provide support and other vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative procedures, and team members in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.

Sean’s role within Skelly Build is to provide support and other vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative procedures, and team members in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operational efficiency.
Operations Manager

Josh Olson

Moving to Austin from Las Vegas, Nevada over 5 years ago Josh, his wife, son, two dogs, one cat, and a bearded dragon have acclimated well to the city of Austin. He brings to the table over 20+ years of experience in the Multifamily, Commercial, and Residential Construction industries. He has managed many projects of different calibers from ground-up hotel builds...

Moving to Austin from Las Vegas, Nevada over 5 years ago Josh, his wife, son, two dogs, one cat, and a bearded dragon have acclimated well to the city of Austin. He brings to the table over 20+ years of experience in the Multifamily, Commercial, and Residential Construction industries. He has managed many projects of different calibers from ground-up hotel builds, to 100,000 sq ft commercial space renovations, to extremely high-end luxury home remodels. Josh comes from humble beginnings, growing up working in his father's cabinet shop, manufacturing and installing high-end custom kitchen and bathroom cabinets for luxurious homes. Josh takes great pride in craftsmanship, quality, and accurate timelines. He brings his high level of detail to work every day as our Operations Manager, fine-tuning our processes and policies with the Skelly Build Team. Josh believes in the power of teamwork and is vigilant in making sure excellent communication exists between clients, designers, architects, engineers, material managers, & project managers. Most importantly, Josh brings a very high level of energy and positivity to any situation and is dedicated to troubleshooting and problem-solving. For his personal time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and son, remodeling his home, working on his 63 Nova SS, dirt bike and ATV riding, playing football with his son, and hanging out with friends.
Project Manager

Lily Harpham

Lily Harpham is a graduate of the University of Texas who has always been interested in beautiful spaces.

Lily Harpham is a graduate of the University of Texas who has always been interested in beautiful spaces. She loves the fast-paced and ever-changing renovation industry, and her natural inclination for leading teams and managing the details of a project make her an all-star PM. When not working, you'll likely find Lily at the greenbelt with her pup, Boone.
Project Manager

Greg Herman

I've been working in the construction industry for 18 years, right out of highschool. I stepped into the project management role 7 years ago.

I've been working in the construction industry for 18 years, right out of highschool. I stepped into the project management role 7 years ago. I'm the youngest of three boys who all work in the construction field. I have a wife, two year old daughter, and a 7 year old boxer. We enjoy going to different breweries and taking our dog and daughter wherever we go.
Project Manager

Carley Scott

Carley is a proud Longhorn and University of Texas graduate. She made her way back to Austin after living abroad in Asia for 2 years. Carley has a passion for design and all things creative.

Carley is a proud Longhorn and University of Texas graduate. She made her way back to Austin after living abroad in Asia for 2 years. Carley has a passion for design and all things creative. She enjoys getting to be a vital part of the construction process behind the scenes leading up to the end result of a project. When Carley is off the clock you’ll find her traveling, anywhere there is live music, country dancing, or spending time with family and friends

Our Work Speaks For Itself

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my project cost?

All projects are different based on the scope and materials, which is why the first step is to consult with you! We recommend having a 5-10% contingency budget prepared on top of your initial estimate cost. Renovations almost never proceed without challenges unveiled or changes desired by the client as we are uncovering pre-existing work. Having a contingency budget prepared will better help you move smoothly through the project.

Does Skelly Build handle the design?

No. We are purely a construction firm, although we work with many designers. If you are interested in working with a designer as well, please reach out to us and we can happily provide you with some recommendations.

What types of projects are in your wheelhouse?

We are experts at renovating homes and offices — from one room to large-scale/whole house renovations and even additions, every project is treated with the same level of importance because our goal is to always have you 100% satisfied with your renovation. Our project scope minimum is $125,000.

Will my family need to move out of our home during construction?

We only accept unoccupied projects at this time.

What do I do if I want to change a project detail after project is started?

Contact us! We are committed to your home looking exactly how you envision it. If you decide you want to change something or add in another room, we are happy to work with you to have that happen. Communication, change orders, and updates are easily and quickly communicated through BuilderTrend.

Will I be without power/water/gas during the remodel?

This is dependent on the scope of your home remodeling project. There will likely be some brief interruption to utilities, but we will always give you advance warning so that you can plan accordingly.

How quickly can we start construction?

Project start dates vary due to a variety of factors including design/layout planning, size of the project, number of permits being issued, and availability of all necessary trades. We will be able to provide a more definitive answer upon the delivery of your personalized estimate and your finalized plan set.

Will it be really dusty & dirty?

Construction is inherently dusty and dirty. Dust and dirt will occur at varying levels throughout the entire home renovation process. We do our very best to seal off the rest of the house during the renovation process, however, dust travels and it’s impossible to prevent it from spreading. If you are planning to live at home during the renovation, we suggest scheduling cleanings throughout the project and a construction clean at project completion (we will book these with your approval).

Will the remodel be noisy? When?

Yes! Construction is inherently noisy. Noise happens at varying levels throughout the home renovation process. If you plan to live in your home it can certainly be a challenge for some.

Are you insured?

We are fully insured and happy to provide proof of insurance upon request.

Do you require a down payment?

Upon signing of the contract, we collect 25% of the project total as a down payment.. In the contract, a progress payment schedule is part of our agreement. Payments are made in stages as your renovation project reaches critical milestones.

Do you charge for estimates?

We do not charge for estimates.

Will you manage and pull permits?

Skelly Home manages submitting and pulling permits,  you will be informed as we move through the process. A designer or architect will provide appropriate plans to submit for the permit/s needed.

How long will my home renovation project take?

Following our initial walk through, you will quickly receive an estimate and a projected timeline. The duration of your project depends on multiple aspects including size of the renovation, scope of work, materials/finishes used, and (most importantly) any changes or additions to the project along the way. You will be able to track progress and projected schedule at all times through BuilderTrend.

Will you look at a house we are thinking about buying?

Once you have signed a contract on a home, we would love to meet with you and do a walk through of the areas you are looking to renovate.  However, there are enough shifting variables in the house buying process that we have determined the best use of both of our time is to do the walk through after you own the home.

How is my project supervised?

You will have an assigned project manager 100% committed to your project. The project manager will visit your project 3 or more times per week. Additionally, our project management software, BuilderTrend, will provide you with a digital portal where you will receive 2-3 progress reports per week, change orders, budgeting information, and communication with your project manager.

How will I be kept informed about the progress of my project?

We keep all project documentation safely stored through BuilderTrend where you can monitor progress, manage change orders or simply send a short message with feedback to your project manager. When the project is completed, we do a final project walkthrough to ensure the details of your project are handled to your complete satisfaction.

Does someone need to be home during the day when we are under construction?

No. We install a lockbox on-site so our craftsmen can come and go as necessary.

What services do you offer?

We manage a variety of different renovation types. We would love to discuss your plans for a kitchen and bath renovation, full house renovation, or additions. We work on 100+ year old homes as well as brand new homes. We are not new home builders. Take a look at our processes page to learn more about each step of our renovation process.

I hear renovations are stressful! What can I do to limit the stress?

In our experience, most of renovation stress is due to unclear expectations. We work to limit stress by mapping the process as clearly as possible. You’ll know what decisions need to be made when, have a detailed invoice of your costs, and know clearly what our contract policies are. You’ll also know exactly who to call when you need guidance or clarification. As your renovation guides, we consider it our job to keep you feeling in control and excited about your project’s progress.

Should I budget for costs beyond the invoice price?

This can be a tricky question, but we always advise our customers to set aside additional funds beyond the anticipated cost. Unforeseen issues, including unlevel floors, outdated wiring, and rotting wood can result in additional costs beyond those outlined in the proposal. We always try to limit these expenses and predict these problem areas well in advance. However, issues can arise beyond our control that needs our immediate attention, we did not build the house. No matter what may happen, our team will do everything we can to “make it right.”

What sets you apart from other renovation companies in the Austin area?

Communication, quality, and customer satisfaction are truly the cornerstones of Skelly Home Renovations. We do not cut corners, we never turn a blind eye, and we always keep you filled in on the honest progress of your renovation. We aim to separate ourselves from traditional general contracting firms based on our integrity, efficiency, and quality work. Your goals for the project, your intended timeline, and your unique needs are always our priorities.

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