We are a full service general contractor offering all aspects of residential remodeling, including design-build services, and specializing in customer satisfaction. We can provide a turnkey operation or tailor our services to your specific needs, all at an affordable price and on projects of most sizes. Our projects include attic and room additions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, screened porches and sunrooms, basement finishes, exterior facelifts and window replacement. Our service area includes much of Metro Atlanta.
We have built our business through referrals based on honesty, professionalism and time honored traditions of craftsmanship. We have always emphasized customer service by providing our client with personable and responsive general contracting services through active communication between all team members, including our client.
Greg Penn and his partner Tate Smith took on a substantial renovation based on an architect's design, adding a second floor to a 90-year-old house with beams that had sagged, leaving the walls and floors uneven. From the beginning, they proved to be helpful and creative, suggesting changes that maintained the integrity of the design while saving money. They were not the cheapest of the half dozen contractors whose bids we sought, but they were not the most expensive either. They were certainly the most attentive and straightforward. They didn't try to sell their services. Instead, they offered a clear-eyed assessment of what we could get for the dollars we had, and how long it would take. They did not overpromise. Tate, who ran this particular job, ensured that we came in on time and under budget. He was attentive to detail, and so reliable. As with any project, there were surprises and mishaps. But they were few and none ruffled Tate, who addressed every issue to our satisfaction without complaint. We entered this project with great apprehension, but we couldn't have been in better hands. Penn is a small and experienced company with a stable set of skilled subcontractors. Hire them if you can get them.
Penn Carpentry added a second floor to our Decatur home in 2015-16. The 8-month project included improvements to the foundations, ground floor, exterior and site (drainage).
Area Decatur, GA
Cost $250 - $499
Date May 2016
Posted: 6/15/2016 • Link to this review
We appreciate so much that you took the time to write a review of your experience with Penn Carpentry. Thank you!
Really well done master bathroom renovation. From architectural development and material sourcing to polite and thoughtful third-party subs, we are very happy with the work. There was never one single day where I came home from work to an unexpected mess or a "surprise". The communication was superb and solution-oriented, while all expectations were met. Two thumbs up and thanks to Tate and Penn Carpentry for the new master bathroom. Gary and Cannon Sayers
Posted: 1/25/2016 • Link to this review
We really appreciate that you took the time to review Penn Carpentry about your renovation. Thank you so much!
Excellent experience on a major renovation of an older home including kitchen, family room, master bath and guest bath. Greg provided great guidance on the many design issues and the finished product exceeded our expectations. Really a pleasure to work with as were all his subcontractors.
Posted: 7/10/2015 • Link to this review
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Penn Carpentry. We enjoyed working with you and are happy to know that your renovation was a positive experience. We hope you continue to enjoy your newly remodeled home and that you will consider Penn Carpentry's services again for future projects.
Penn Carpentry recently completed a kitchen renovation for us. The result is spectacular. This was the most low-stress renovation we've gone through. Because of Greg's commitment to high-quality work, even when snafus arose (which they will in any project), we had confidence they would be worked out, and they were. The project was more expensive than we anticipated (mostly because we picked more expensive cabinets), but Greg has a great handle on how much subs cost. And the subs, every last one of them, were pleasant and easy to have around. On the administrative side, Carol, the business manager, is an excellent communicator and goes out of her way to provide information or responses to questions. So we are very pleased and will certainly have Penn bid on our next project.
Posted: 8/17/2014 • Link to this review
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Penn Carpentry and your renovation. A happy homeowner is the very best advertising for our company! We enjoyed working with you on your project and hope you continue to enjoy your beautiful new kitchen. Thank you for choosing Penn Carpentry.
We did a whole house reno on a 1959 ranch style home. Penn did our project as design and build. Every step of the way, Penn was super responsive, great at listening to our needs and working with us. They brought out great subs! Work was done every day to keep the project on time and on budget. Greg Penn is a perfectionist. He stays on top of his subs to make sure the work is done right. He spotted and fixed problems we did not even notice. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking for a responsible and responsive GC. Would definitely use them again for any future projects.
Posted: 3/13/2014 • Link to this review
These are the guys you want to hire. We interviewed a lot of contractors and got a number of bids before selecting Greg and his crew for our major kitchen & bath renovation. Our diligence paid off. Penn Carpentry did a terrific job! The best thing about Greg is that he is a craftsman. He is *very* particular about getting the job done RIGHT for YOU. Everyone on the job is quality. The guys showed up on time and worked hard every day. Greg is very fast about returning calls and emails. We are thrilled with our home. Excellent quality, on time, for a reasonable price. Penn Carpentry is the best in town.
Posted: 6/27/2013 • Link to this review
Thank you for choosing Penn Carpentry for your project. We appreciate your kind words and that you took the time to write and post a review!
We have used Penn on three home improvement projects over the years. From the majorly invasive to the mildly constructive. We've come back twice. That should say it all. Greg takes great pride in delivering quality for his customers. His reputation is his calling card.
Posted: 10/30/2012 • Link to this review
Thanks very much for taking time to review our company! We greatly appreciate your business.
We got multiple bids for our kitchen remodel and Penn was in the middle price wise. We went with them because of the clarity of their pricing and their can do attitude. They exceeded our expectation by meeting both our timeline and budget parameters. The best part of all is that they are great guys and willing to go the extra mile for a customer
Posted: 10/30/2012 • Last edited: 10/31/2012 • Link to this review
We have used Penn Carpentry over the past 10 yrs on 2 different houses - addition of master bedroom and 2 bathrooms in one; addition of family room, MBR, deck and kitchen and basement remodeling for the second home They have always been wonderful to work with - under budget, considerate of interruptions to home life, constant updating on progress - timeline - scheduling of workers, helpful suggestions, patient with homeowner's indecisiveness, etc. I cannot say enough good things about them!!
Posted: 10/29/2012 • Link to this review
Thanks so much for your business and your review!
We appreciate your business and your review of our company!
Greg Penn completed a master bath remodel for us. They completely gutted the area, took in 2 hall closets and built us a new bathroom with 2-vanity sinks, tile shower with glass enclosure and separate soaking tub. We got a separate water closet and ended up with a decent size master closet. Greg was very responsive, the subcontractors all showed up when they were scheduled and completed the work in the estimated time frame. Greg was very picky about quality work and had some people come back to redo work until it was to our satisfaction. We would definintely recommend Penn Carpentry and will use them again if we have the opportunity.
Posted: 5/12/2012 • Last edited: 5/13/2012 • Link to this review
Many thanks for the recommendation and for reviewing Penn Carpentry. We appreciate your business and enjoyed working with you.
Penn Carpentry did an almost total renovation of our first floor. First a new office and then entire rework of our kitchen and living areas. We moved and removed walls, replaced floors, fireplaces, windows, cabinetry and appliances. We gave Greg a time frame and the job was completed 2 weeks early and the finished product is fabulous! We will definitely use them again when we do our master and upstairs in the near future
Posted: 1/26/2012 • Link to this review
Thanks very much for taking the time to review Penn Carpentry. We enjoyed working with you on both of your projects and look forward to the next one!
We used Penn Carpentry for a major project...adding a second story to our home. I was very impressed with the professionalism and the ability to stay on a timeline and on budget. We plan to use them again soon for another big project.
Posted: 1/16/2012 • Link to this review
We appreciate your review of Penn Carpentry and look forward to working with you on your next project!
Friends recommended Penn Carpentry when I was redoing my kitchen. It was a great recommendation. I have used Penn Carpentry for a number of projects, including a new kitchen, new bathroom and general work around the house. The quality of work is fantastic, they show up when they say they are going to, stick to a budget (my "while you're at it could you just do..." don't count!). Highly recommend them for projects both big and small.
Posted: 1/01/2012 • Link to this review
Thank you for the recommendation and review. We enjoyed working with you on your projects and hope you will consider Penn Carpentry for future renovations.
BBB Accredited. Greg Penn and Tate Smith of Penn Carpentry are each licensed as contractors by the state of Georgia. Penn Carpentry carries both General Liability and Workers' Compensation insurance and also requires that all Sub-Contractors used on our projects carry their own policies of both types. Penn Carpentry has a record of zero claims filed.