“I recently hired Skelly Build to execute a gut renovation of my condo in downtown Austin. Home renovations are stressful and too often frustrating, but the Skelly Build team did all they could to ensure a smooth and generally stress free process, all while delivering a top quality product that more than met my expectations. In the early planning stages, Diana Skellinger provided a comprehensive outline of scope and cost, and clearly explained the entire process from permit application to punch list and completion. Once construction began, I was assigned a full time project manager, Lily Harpham, who managed and orchestrated the entire project. She was a great partner, and I always felt that she had my best interests in mind. Recognizing that I am not the easiest person to deal with and that my expectations can be extremely high, her patience and understanding were much appreciated. Importantly, she regularly communicated project status, key milestones, scheduling, as well as all the good and the bad stuff we encountered along the way. Ultimately, she and the Skelly Build team delivered a tremendous project To the Skelly Build team ... a job well done! Thank you.”Randy W.Client (May 2022)
“An incredible home renovation experience is almost unheard of - and yet, that is what my family and I got when we worked with Skelly Build on our home renovation project. From the first phone call I had with Diana, I encountered a professional who was knowledgeable, kind, and clearly knew her business. She also understood the concept of value. We wanted our renovation dollars to go as far as they could and Diana got that.
My husband and I purchased a 1950s ranch style house in south east Austin that needed to be taken to the studs. Our architect and designer were in Brooklyn, New York so we needed a renovation team that was flexible and prioritized excellent communication between all of us. We found that incredible partner in Skelly Build. Our project manager, Lily Harpham, is one-of-a-kind! Without her, the beautifully designed vision for our home would not have been a reality. Lily has a depth of construction knowledge and expertise that never ceased to amaze us. She is also an adroit and creative problem-solver. Lily was always honest with us when my husband and I had to grapple with new decisions that came along. Lily was very patient with our very detail-oriented natures. She is an excellent and timely communicator...”Kathy C.Client (October 2021)
“It’s always a challenge to find a good general contractor, let alone finding a great general contractor. I learned the lesson the hard way and ended up having to fire my first general contractor during the complete gut out renovation of my condo at Seaholm. Enter Skelly Build to save the day! My experience with Diana (owner) and Lily (project manager) at Skelly Build cannot be more different from my first general contractor. Every component of the renovation required a high level of detail and skill – the installation of the Lutron / Ketra lighting, the technical challenges of installing the steam shower, the meticulous tile layouts … the list goes on and on. To add to their challenges, I have the curse of noticing every small imperfection. The Skelly Build team and their subcontractors were patient, accommodating and in constant communication with me every step of the way. Their subcontractors are the nicest people to work with as well, the electrician, the plumber, the tile installer, the painter …
Diana and Lily are not your typical contractor type, not only they can speak fluently on the technical aspect of the rennovation, they also have the eyes for style and beauty. They worked harmoniously with my interior design team to realize their vision and to solve any problem. I am super happy with the result and big thanks to the Skelly Build team.”Horace H.Client (October 2021)