My husband and I were looking forward to retirement. Our plans were to build a house on the family farm near Winder, Georgia and do all the things we never had time or money to do..Then in 2003 he was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2005. I was devastated. Although I knew I needed to be nearer family, the thoughts of trying to build a house alone just did not seem possible. Besides my friends told me that building could be a nightmare and some of my family thought that at my age (73) I should be going to a retirement community. In 2011 I decided that I should think again about building..One day I looked for Earthcraft builders in the Athens area and it was there that I found Luis Imery’s web page.
Our first meeting was in a house that he built in Athens..As I walked through that house with Luis, I could see his pride in what he had done..I recognized his expertise in so many areas that I knew nothing about. He made me feel that all my questions were important and all of concerns had solutions. Our next meeting was at the farm. It was there that I learned that Luis is a really good listener. He patiently listened as I told him of my love of the land and my dream of building a small earth friendly, energy efficient home..On this beautiful spring day I am sitting in that home and I am so grateful to Luis!
I recognized early in the building process that Luis is a very detailed oriented professional who wants everything to be right. I was always impressed by the way he related to the workers and the way they seemed to take pride in what they were doing. The construction site was always clean and neat. The only surprises I had during construction were good ones..like the beautiful cedar posts on the porches. I lived in SC during construction and did not get to Georgia very often, but almost everyday Luis would email pictures and progress reports. My home was completed on time and without going over the budget.
My new home is everything I had hoped it would be. Thanks to Luis, building was not a nightmare but a joy. I highly recommend Luis Imery!