We will guide you through the process.

Our dedicated team is here to accompany you every step of the way as we embark on our construction road map. Together, we will create remarkable spaces that are destined to become the backdrop for cherished lifelong memories. From our first call to completion, our meticulous guidance and expertise ensure that each project we undertake is executed with utmost care and precision. With our commitment to excellence, we aim to surpass your expectations and deliver spaces that will etch themselves into your memory for years to come.

Our simple construction road map is divided into two phases: Pre-Construction Process & Construction Process.

Our Collaborative Process



Let's discuss the project vision and the details you currently have. The more information you can share with us, the better we can provide you with an accurate estimate.


Upon the agreed upon timeline, you will receive a preliminary estimate in your inbox. With this we can refine the scope of work. Consults and estimates are complimentary.


Once the final plans are approved, estimate finalized, and contract executed, we will begin to procure the materials for the job.


Our team manages every detail of work from demo to the final punch list walk-through. Renovations can be stressful on everyone, so we minimize this stress with frequent communication and check-ins.

Project Management

BuilderTrend allows us to keep all communication on one platform and keep you up to date. BuilderTrend is a one stop view of change orders, timeline, installation dates and, most importantly, client communication.


Once the items on the final punch list walk-through are completed, you can enjoy the new space.

Construction Process



While we are waiting for the permit, you will work with our materials team to purchase material selections.

Demo Day

Now that your permit has been approved, we made it to Demo Day. Let's demo the unfunctional space!


Anywhere with wifi access, you can easily view your construction schedule, progress updates & photos, estimate, and ask questions.


Capture those lifelong memories in your new retreat!

Stay Connected To Your Project

BuilderTrend is our project management software that gives you a front row seat from anywhere in the world into your project. It is the one stop shop for all communication.

You get the latest technology in proejct management software with Skelly Build. Get an inside look into Buildertrend with the following credentials.
Username: SkellyDemo
Password: SkellyBuilds

Kind Words

“We have been working with Skelly Home Renovations since Sept 2018 when we made our decision to move to Austin and The Independent Condominium that was under construction. Our purchase was dependent on our ability to renovate the apartment we chose and have a team that could take complete charge since we were living in the Miami area. With only a few days to complete a draft that would pass the contractor's demands and having never met except by email and a few quick phone conversations, Diana Skellenger, owner and principal of the company, was able to translate our desires into a working document that passed all the hurdles presented to us. She worked non stop while out of town to accomplish this and thus allow us to sign on the dotted line. For the next 2 years we have had nothing but a wonderful relationship with her and her team of amazing women who have been there every step of the way for us and have always gone above and beyond no matter what the task or snag. Their constant expertise and ability to never say "it can't be done" never ceased to amaze us. Every sub contractor has also been fantastic and true experts in their field. They too always went the extra mile. Our project manager Lilly Harpham is brilliant and the best problem solver we have ever met. She made this experience a total pleasure and we cannot recommend her and Skelly more highly. We are lucky to have found them and hope to remain in their orbit for years to come. We will miss them all.”

LynnClient (September 2020)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sets you apart from other construction firms in the Austin area?

Skelly Build understands the frustration clients face with contractors lacking communication, organization, and sending large price increases during the project when the estimate was bid too low. We provide a different experience, guided by our internal divisions, to ensure a smooth and transparent construction process. With us, you’ll have peace of mind through open communication, accurate estimate pricing, organized material selections and project management, and accurate timelines. We take your trust seriously and are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Choose Skelly Build for a construction experience that prioritizes your needs.

How quickly can we start construction?

Once you sign the contract, we will begin working on your project without delay. However, before we proceed to the demolition phase, we need to ensure that your permits are approved and the estimated time of arrival (ETA) for materials is verified. Our dedicated materials team will promptly initiate the process of ordering materials and obtaining their ETAs once the project commences. Once all the necessary permits are secured and materials are ready, construction on your project will promptly begin. This ensures a smooth project timeline without unnecessary delays.

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.

What types of projects are in your wheelhouse?

We are experts at residential & commercial construction. Every project is treated with the same level of importance because our goal is to always have you 100% satisfied with your project. Our project scope minimum is $125,000.

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.

How long will my home renovation project take?

We are proud to have worked on over 200 projects in the Austin area. With that comes knowledge about timelines. Once your scope and estimate are finalized, we will provide the 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.

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. Projects almost never proceed without challenges unveiled or changes desired by the client as we are uncovering issues. Having a contingency budget prepared will better help you move smoothly through the project.

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.

Are you insured?

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

Will you manage and pull permits?

Skelly Build manages submitting and pulling permits,  you will be informed as we move through the process. A designer or architect may also submit permits needed as well.

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.

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

Hire Skelly Build! In our experience, most of renovation stress is due to unclear expectations. We work to limit stress by mapping the process for you. 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 guide, we consider it our job to keep you feeling in control and excited about your project’s progress.

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.

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

We only accept unoccupied projects at this time.

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.

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.

Do you charge for estimates?

We do not charge for estimates.

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.

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.