4361 S Congress Ave #104
Austin, TX 78745
“We recently completed a whole-house renovation with Skelly Home and had a really positive experience from beginning to end. Their process was highly organized, communication was always timely and reliable, and the quality of the work was great. They were flexible along the way, helping to find solutions as unforeseen issues arose (as they're bound to when renovating a 1920s house) and accommodating of our requests for changes as we tweaked our plans in the process. Everyone on the team was professional, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure our project was completed exactly as we wanted. We highly recommend Skelly Home!”Hunter T.
“I will definitely be hiring Skelly again for my next project!Tanya H.
I was very impressed with their attention to detail, from the original quote process, to the communication throughout the project, and to the work completed during my kitchen, master bath and outdoor deck remodel. Diana and the Skelly team focus on customer satisfaction and make sure that corners are not cut. They went out of their way on several aspects to ensure the project was done right, even when it was at their expense.
Lily Harpham was especially wonderful as a project manager - smart, efficient, on top of every little element of the project, continually advocating on my behalf with suppliers, and she put everything in writing so there was never any doubt about the progress, schedule, what we had agreed to, and next steps. Most importantly, Lily always respected that this was my HOME, not a construction zone, and she impressed this upon the team who worked with her. Thank you Skelly!”
“Skelly Home did an incredible job with our renovation, which included two complete bathroom remodels, new flooring throughout the house and taking a wall down in the living room. Each aspect of the renovation was done with precision and quality and truly looks beautiful. We also had a great experience with the team there, from Diana doing the initial walk-through and quote to our project manager, Brandon, to each of the subcontractors that were in our home. Even the small issues that naturally happen along the way were handled quickly and professionally. We would definitely recommend them and use them again. Thanks, Skelly Home!”KM
“Skelly Home Renovations managed a project for us that included: complete renovation of kitchen & dining room except the floors, new ceiling fans/chandeliers/dimmers, and painting rest of 4000 sq ft house.
Some key points:
1. I could always reach them. Calls & texts were answered promptly.
2. Frequent on site checkups.
3. The painters/electricians/stone cutters/handymen were courteous professionals with a lot of pride in their work. The craftsmanship is top notch.
4. They were flexible. A vendor I ordered hardware from flaked on me, and Skelly accommodated, adjusting the schedule so I could get hardware from a different vendor.
Would I recommend Skelly? Yes - We are planning/budgeting to redo the master bath in two years, and we’ll rehire Skelly.”Robert
“We found Skelly Home Renovations through Houzz when we were looking for the right team to flip a house we owned in Austin TX. Through all of the challenges of working long distance and with busy people like us who were new to this sort of project , Diana showed patience and great practical common sense in managing this project for us. The resulting project was an amazing transformation worthy of a design magazine article. Through the project, she had access to a real estate professional who provided invaluable advice to be sure that we used our investment wisely. We can't recommend her highly enough--she has amazing taste, design sense, and practicality.”Ellen
“I really enjoyed working with Diana, she was so easy to work with, great energy, takes charge and handles every last detail so you don't have to worry. As a designer, I appreciated not having to hold her hand through the project, I felt like I could take a step back and let her take control. The site visits were always a great experience because she came prepared with items to go over. I would definitely use her for future client projects!”Jaime Naugle Interiors
“My kitchen is beautiful! The timing and actual work of this project was minimally invasive to my family even though we were living through the remodel process. What I enjoyed most about working with S. Kelly Home was their organization. The project scheduling meeting was the most important meeting to me. The project moved smoothly and on time, and there was not a day without project activity. I would absolutely recommend S.Kelly Home to you. The crew was respectful of personal space, professional, and cleaned up at the end of each workday. Also, S. Kelly Home is a pet-friendly company. This is very important to anyone with furry family members. I am extremely likely to return to S.Kelly Home for a future renovation. When you purchase a house and make changes to fit the family personality, it's easy to transform the personal space with someone you can trust to do such a great job! My experience with S.Kelly Home was outstanding!”Kelli
“We worked with Skelly Home Renovations to renovate the two bathrooms in our 1970s house. This was a fairly extensive renovation that involved moving plumbing and walls, and also updated our master bedroom/closet.
From my first call with Diana, everyone we worked with was professional and great at communicating. We worked with Project Manager Lily and she kept us up to date on every small detail of the project via Builder Trend. She was always willing to talk us through the minutia on the phone or to meet up at the house when it was easier to look at things in person. It was FAR from the normal renovation horror stories of lore, where contractors disappear for days on end. Lily reliably got back to us ASAP with honest and detailed answers. When there were bumps in the road (which is inevitable with any home construction project) Lily helped explain all of the options, thought creatively, and brought in the expert trades to help us brainstorm solutions. We met many of the subcontractors that Skelly works with, and they too were always kind and trustworthy. We never felt worried about who was coming and going from our house.
In the end, we were left with two beautiful bathrooms that make us feel like we are in a hotel every time we use them. The quality of the work is excellent and there aren't any small details that were overlooked. Skelly was not the cheapest option out of the quotes that we got, but we feel like the experience was worth every penny.”Sophie S.
“The staff is attentive and understands your ideas, and they help you carry them out, and if they are not possible, they always suggest an alternative to meet your requirements. Lily is super attentive and always seeks that the client is satisfied with the work they are doing. The communication with her was super good despite the distance and limitations.”E & G
“What a relief...! Finding Skelly Home Renovations was a breath of fresh air. Diana and the entire Skelly team provided a first-class experience. From the initial consult to contract and final walkthrough, as well as every step in between, the process was well organized and executed according to a milestone-based plan. We always felt informed and knowledgeable about the next step and who was involved. We are 100% pleased with the renovation outcome and absolutely recommend Skelly!”Dan
“HIRE THESE FOLKS, YESTERDAY! Do yourself that favor - I'm sure glad I did!! From custom book shelving, to Italian closet make ready (tearing out wingwalls and making it bigger), to incredible back splash with great POP, and some nuanced concrete shelving too, these folks are truly nailing it professionally. Which, if you know anything about General Contractors, that is not the norm (especially in Austin). Lily, my project manager was dogged and a consummate professional as well - big UPS TO HER (TOO)!! Great attention to detail and excellent communication skills from the whole firm. I had them do all my interior design construction work prior to moving into my new dream condo in the Independent in downtown. They are super folks too, nuff said. (see my first line)”Ray B
“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.”Lynn
“My wife (Lynn) has already submitted a glowing review, so I’ll just tailgate on hers. I couldn’t be happier with the work Skelly has done, and I am ordinarily very demanding. Skelly’s contractors are all top-notch, and our project manager, Lily Harpham, is a gem – always on top of things and possessed of broad knowledge and sound judgment. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again, or to recommend them to others.”Arthur
“Loved the service and workmanship by Skelly Home. We almost completely remodel our 4 bedroom 4 bath house inside with additional upstairs master suite and brand new kitchen. Diana is a pleasure to work with and Victor is awesome leading the project. Highly recommended if you have a high-end job to do at your house.”Chen C.
“As a designer, client's are constantly asking for contractor referrals. Skelly Homes is on the top of my referral list! When I refer Skelly to my clients, I know they will be treated well - clear and responsive communication, transparent bids and pricing, organized and timely...I could go on. I very much appreciate the way in which Skelly Homes operates. They provide my clients with a sense of confidence moving forward in their projects, and for that - I am forever thankful to them. I will continue to recommend and refer Skelly Homes and look forward to working with them on more projects in the future!”Hello Kitchen
“We highly recommend Skelly Home to all our clients, friends and family. We have done structural engineering design for Skelly on multiple projects and we have been absolutely impressed with their professionalism, quality of work and finished product. You cannot go wrong with selecting them as the contractor for your project!”Amberle (K&W Engineering Solutions)
“I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with Diana. She and her team did a fantastic job transforming a full house renovation in a 4 month time frame. She was always available, extremely reliable, and super communicative throughout the entire process. Her subs were easy to work with, and her craftsmen produced beautiful results. Diana was on top of every little detail from the bidding process to the final punch-list, and the project ran smoother than I could have ever imagined. As a project manager, I felt totally at ease, and I look forward to working together again!”Ali Swidler Design
“My wife and I were extremely well satisfied with Skelly Home Renovations. We live out of state, so we turned over the sourcing and planning to them, and were delighted with the outcome. They turned a nice but modest house in a great neighborhood into a showplace with beautiful and creative design features that showed a lot of thought, a lot of love, and tons of hard work. I would enthusiastically recommend them for any such project. They are thorough, communicate well, are scrupulously honest, and well informed. I could not have asked for more.”Luther C.
“When starting a design project for some personal friends of mine I knew Skelly Home Renovation was the contracting service I wanted to work with. I was able to recommend them to my own friends with confidence because I have observed over multiple projects that Diana and her team have exceptional integrity and do detailed quality work at a fair price. Their projects are fast and professional, but even more importantly to me, their responsiveness and ability to communicate effectively and patiently with their clients are above and beyond. Thank you to Diana and the whole team at Skelly Home Renovation! Y'all kick butt.”Hannah S.
“We could not be happier with the job Skelly Home Renovation did on our bathroom renovation. This was our first bathroom renovation and have heard horror stories from people who have had bad experiences with renovation companies. Victor, Danielle and the team always communicated any questions/issues that came up with the project and they finished ahead of schedule! All of their work was high quality, including a difficult tile design. I will be using Skelly again on our next renovation!”John
“Diana and her team of experts were consistently on top of all projects from start to finish. Everyone knew the scope of their work, executed tasks in a very timely manner, and was enjoyable to be around in the mean time. Overall, the work done by the team was high quality, as was the project management. I have already recommended S. Kelly Home to multiple other people and will continue to do so in the future. We will only be using S. Kelly Home for any of our future home renovation needs! We are so impressed by the project management, the timely responsiveness to our inquiries, flexibility as projects changed, the high-quality work completed, and the talent of everyone on the team. Truly a positive experience, and our home looks fabulous!”Jayme J
“In our interior design business, we work with Diana at every opportunity. It's rare to find a contractor with the level of accountability and attention to detail that we have found with Skelly Home. We can count on them to communicate clearly and often about the project and never cut corners. Renovations can be incredibly daunting for clients but Diana and her team are fantastic at making the process feel less intimidating. We will continue to rely on Skelly Home for our business and encourage others to do the same!”Courtney Blanton Interiors, CID
“I have brought S. Kelly Home Renovations in on a number of projects. What I love most about working with Diana and her team is the seamless communication, promptness, attention to detail and knowing that everything big or small will be cared for in the manner that I expect when working with a contractor. By a long shot, Diana has been the best contractor I have ever collaborated with in my 12 years working in the field of remodeling. Happy clients, happy designer, amazing results!”Allison Jaffe