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At Purvis Builders, we strive to create strong working partnerships with our clients and others who work with us. We believe these lasting relationships, the return clients and continued client referrals are the testament to our customer satisfaction. We are grateful to be able to share a collection of letters and notes we have received over the years from clients and colleagues:
“We can recommend Purvis Builders because of attention to detail, excellent communication, trade knowledge and personal responsibility. Our experience with Purvis Builders has been with two very different projects. The most recent has been our current home, envisioned as a modern Prairie style house fit to our family. Part of the reason we chose this contractor was prior experience with modern, minimalist style in 2 local residences that we were able to tour and discuss. Rob was able to guide our ideas and the architects’ boldness with real-life reason and advice. He isn’t overconfident, seeking input from trusted engineers and colleagues to compliment his own knowledge base.”

“Communication with our fantastic foreman, Kallee and subcontractors chosen by Purvis Builders reduced the stress of design and building. As questions and even problems arose, we worked as a team to resolve them. Rob truly takes personal responsibility and wanted us to be satisfied at every point in the project. Budget was important, and Purvis Builders kept tight control of expectations and costs. 5 years prior to this we had added a suite onto our former home, a traditional project, but with very different difficulties of matching style and proportions. Communication, easy discussion of issues and options added function and value to that house. In the future, we would not hesitate to work with Purvis Builders again.”

“My husband and I hired Purvis Builders for our kitchen and dining renovation. It was a complete tear down to studs and subfloor. Rob was more than willing to work with us to reach our goals (and my dreams) at a budget that worked for us. We couldn’t be happier with choosing Purvis over other residential contractors. I’m an architect and work with contractors daily; his attention to detail and follow through/follow up was impressive. He is professional, yet down to earth; easy to speak to and work with. We completed the project on time and in budget. Would recommend to anyone!”

“Rob Purvis has satisfactorily completed two projects for me during the last two years… the installation of a greenhouse and formal garden at my Knoxville home and the construction of a second home on my farm in Grainger County. Rob demonstrated his extensive knowledge of all phases of the construction. He knows the good and competent subs and how their work should be performed. He was able to work successfully with the architect and developed a good working relationship. Rob was very easy to contact and was almost always available by cell on the first call. His awareness of all issues and follow up on the punch list was excellent. I will use Rob on my next project.”

“Rob, No written testimonial from me can say more than the photographs of our home you’ve posted. Superb craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality, close collaboration with us throughout the construction process, and integrity throughout. We’re forever grateful to you and the entire Purvis Builders team.”

“Rob, Just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job on our project. Your attention to detail and great integrity did not go unappreciated! We are very happy with all you have done and know there are still a few loose ends! We appreciate you!”

“Rob was the on site general contractor for the duration of our extensive eight month remodel. His sincere nature and kind demeanor were consistent for the length of the entire project. Rob offered an exceptional group of subcontractors, all who performed great work. Rob was clearly respected by everyone on the jobsite; he was very well-versed in all areas of the project. Most pleasing was his ability to meet deadlines and work within our agreed upon budget. As with any remodel, surprising challenges appeared along the way, and Rob was always able to creatively and seamlessly remedy the situations. I’ve done numerous major projects in the past, including new builds and remodels. What stands out to me about Rob is that he is in touch with needs and desires of the client. His idea of what are quality, appropriate details of finishing a high-end project is second to none. He understands the complete construction process, right down to the finishes, and was nothing less than superb dealing with my choices through the process. Rob is incredibly courteous, polite and kind, while being an incredibly hard worker who gets the job done well. He was the perfect fit for our job, and we would recommend him highly!”

“Rob was introduced to me by the decorator I was working with on the redesign of my downtown condo. I was interested in doing some rather extensive changes to my place so I talked to a few of the area’s more experienced residential builders. I was careful to make sure I was comparing “apples with apples” on each of the quotes. Rob’s estimate was considerably more affordable than the other estimates which of course caught my attention. However, what sold me were the conversations I had with him after I received the quote. It was evident that Rob and his team were going to deliver. Doing any kind of construction in downtown is considerably more difficult than in a suburban area. The entire project went as smoothly as I could have ever imagined. Any time there was a question or change in the scope of work that needed to be made, Rob and I were able to together make those changes happen quickly and under budget. I would highly recommend his company for both new construction and any remodel or upgrade.”

“Thank you so much for the most beautiful flowers you sent us for the birth of “A”. We have so enjoyed working with you for our closet and bath renovation… we are most happy with our finished product. Rob Purvis has gone above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. We look forward to continuing future home projects with your company. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.”

“Dear Rob, I wanted to tell you how very much I appreciate all of your interest and expertise in the building of the outdoor classroom. It is beautiful and I know it would not have gotten completed so quickly and smoothly without you on the front end. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Rob Purvis to anyone that seeks a collaborative process and an outstanding outcome in any construction communication related endeavor.”

“Rob Purvis works diligently and quickly to incorporate value engineering into estimates for alternative designs and has been a great help in actualizing clients, aspirations.”

“Attention to Detail… Mr. Purvis is acutely aware of the quality of work his customers expect. More importantly, Rob’s quality expectations will often exceed the customer’s.” 

“Mr. Purvis possesses many qualities which helped put our family, as homeowners, at ease so that we could begin the renovation process.”

“Rob Purvis is an individual who demonstrates a positive approach and sincere professionalism as it relates to his work.”