CER Custom Renovations

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1925 Monroe Drive NortheastAtlanta, GA 30324   map »

Business overview

Service Area

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Buckhead
  • Buford
  • Carroll/Coweta County
  • Cascade Heights
  • Clayton/Fayette County
  • Cobb County
  • Conyers
  • Covington
  • Crabapple
  • Cumming
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas/Paulding County
  • Douglasville
  • Downtown
  • Druid Hills/Emory
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • East Atlanta
  • Fayetteville
  • Fort McPherson
  • Greenbriar
  • Grove Park
  • Gwinnett County
  • Jonesboro
  • Kennesaw
  • Lakewood
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Lithonia
  • Marietta
  • McDonough
  • Midtown
  • Newnan
  • Newton/Rockdale County
  • Norcross
  • Peachtree City
  • Riverside
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Snellville
  • South Atlanta
  • South Fulton County
  • Stockbridge
  • Stone Mountain
  • Tucker
  • Union City
  • VA Highland/Morningside
  • West End
  • Woodstock
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Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • TUE
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • WED
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • THU
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • FRI
  • 9:00am
  • 5:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

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Love it!, 10/23/2014

There are no words for me to express how happy we are with our new kitchen and bathroom! I feel my house is truly perfect now - without a flaw - - thanks to the expertise of Chris and his wonderful... crew!

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Excellently Done !!, 10/17/2014

We were first recommended to Chris by our neighbor whose home we frequent often. After seeing her master bath we were really impressed by the workmanship and the good things she was saying about... Chris. We had Chris come over to take a look at our spaces and he was able to give us a ball park cost on what this would cost us. His figures were in line to what our research informed us so we decided to move forward. Oleg his team lead went over everything with us in regards to what to purchase and scheduling. I must say like clock work these guys showed up 7am and worked long hours sometimes until 8pm. The tile work was amazing from the first two days of it being laid down so I new the space would be incredible. Chris introduced us to Richard his finance manager and was able to get us financed at a very good rate without having to do a second mortgage. That process was very smooth and easy. We are very happy with the spaces and have already recommended him to a friend and now are in the process of doing a kitchen remodel. They even had professional cleaner come to clean our home which was nice and thoughtful. Would highly recommend.

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Michelle_150

Reviews: 1

Excellent Quality for a Fantastic Price

CER Custom Renovations and especially the owner Christopher has far exceeded my expectations! Back in 2009 I contacted Christopher for an estimate on an addition after seeing his work at a friend's home. He patiently walked me through the process and offered a few suggestions which were incorporated into the final plan. His team completed the job on time, within budget, and was exactly what I hoped for and more. I recently ran into Christopher and mentioned to him that the sink which was added during the addition began leaking . To my surprise a member of his team came to inspect the issue and within a week the problem was solved. It's so refreshing to see someone stand behind their work. Thank you!!

CER Custom Renovations replied on 11-29-2011

Thank Michelle for your kind words. It was great seeing you and your family. Im happy that you are satisfied with the work that was done. We try very very hard to maintain a high standard. Pease let us know if there is anything else we can do.

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elicia34

Reviews: 1

Love it!

There are no words for me to express how happy we are with our new kitchen and bathroom! I feel my house is truly perfect now - without a flaw - - thanks to the expertise of Chris and his wonderful crew!

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ebrooksnow

Reviews: 1

Excellently Done !!

We were first recommended to Chris by our neighbor whose home we frequent often. After seeing her master bath we were really impressed by the workmanship and the good things she was saying about Chris. We had Chris come over to take a look at our spaces and he was able to give us a ball park cost on what this would cost us. His figures were in line to what our research informed us so we decided to move forward. Oleg his team lead went over everything with us in regards to what to purchase and scheduling. I must say like clock work these guys showed up 7am and worked long hours sometimes until 8pm. The tile work was amazing from the first two days of it being laid down so I new the space would be incredible. Chris introduced us to Richard his finance manager and was able to get us financed at a very good rate without having to do a second mortgage. That process was very smooth and easy. We are very happy with the spaces and have already recommended him to a friend and now are in the process of doing a kitchen remodel. They even had professional cleaner come to clean our home which was nice and thoughtful. Would highly recommend.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 10-17-2014

Mrs Brooks thank you so much for the great review and the referral. It was our pleasure to work with you and your family. We are very happy that you are satisfied with the work that was done , it truly was our pleasure.

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Analyticalmom

Reviews: 2

Rebirth

My husband and I settled into our dream home in dec 2012. We thought long and hard on exactly what we wanted. Our space for a home built in the 1930s was not ideal so it required some moving walls and opening the space. We contacted several contractors most of which never called us back nor even showed up for the appointment. We were referred to Chris by our neighbor who I remembered having some prior work done a year or so before. Chris came out the following day and met with us. We were very impressed with the ideas about moving walls and rearranging our layout. What Chris did not know was that my husband was a retired civil engineer for 35 years with the NYC port authority. My husband was in agreement with the scope and direction that he was going to take which was to my surprise because he doesn't agree with anyone. We had our kitchen , three baths including the master , hardwood floors , new electrical , plumbing , windows and doors installed. The project came out amazing. Oleg his project manager is really great and was able to answer all of our questions. 5 months later we have a new home. We did have some disagreements in regards scheduling and communication but they were addressed and the job went smoothly. We have already referred him to some friends. We are very pleased with our project.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 10-17-2014

Well thank you again for allowing us the opportunity. Your husband is a tough cookie to please but in the end I actually learned a lot. I'm happy that he shook my hand and patted me on the back at the end lol .. You guys are great clients and we thank you so much again for the opportunity.

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Wayalife

Reviews: 2

My space rocks

First off thank you to you and your crews for doing such a great job on our three baths. From our initial meeting with George the ideas and enthusiasm was great. The estimate came on time as promised , the price was fair and you guys actually showed up every day and worked hard. My wife is happy the kids are happy so I'm happy. Great job dude! Will be posting this on my fb page

CER Custom Renovations replied on 10-17-2014

Wow ! Rocks ? I love it ! Thanks Pete you guys are great and thank you for showing off the work !!

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Lvillecustomer

Reviews: 9

Dream Master Bath

Back in December I contacted Chris after viewing the reviews on Kudzu as well as his website. He was able to design and renovate our bathroom over the Christmas Holidays which was perfect for us as we weren't entertaining and could move down to our finished basement temporarily while the work was being done. We came in a little over the budget I had originally anticipated because the design we eventually chose involved changing the footprint of the original bath , resulting in moving a lot of plumbing and electrical around. However, we were more than thrilled with the result. It is better than we ever dreamed. It is beautiful and is such a wonderful use of space, providing an extreme amount of storage, function and natural light. David, the guy who layed the stone work on the floor and in the shower, is nothing short of an artist and the cabinets are absolutely beautiful. Chris definitely has good taste which is why I allowed myself to spend a little more than I intended. We even decided to have our guest bath and our powder room redone as well, but for those we just did new stone floors, cabinets and countertops. All were done well, and everything was basically finished in 4 weeks. We did have to wait a little longer for our new windows in the master but it was fully functioning while we waited. All in all it was a pleasurable experience working with Chris and all of his crew. They were all a pleasure to be around.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-28-2014

Hi Debbie I'm so happy that you and Marc are enjoying your retirement and that dream bath and party shower . Everyone is so envious of that space and it all started with a conversation. The guys just asked about that chocolate you make I think they are addicted. Lol .. Thank you again for everything and being patient In the last details of your project. You guys are wonderful people and excellent clients and now friends ... :)

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soho38

Reviews: 2

No Complaints

I would first off like to say thank you for a job well done. As I promised over a year ago I would leave a good recommendation. One of the thing that we liked about your company was the passion you had for our bathroom when you met with us. I looked online at various contractors on the web , some of the work was ok average at best. We liked what we saw on your website and you went through the projects and showed us videos which I thought was very impressive. You have great communication skills and I like the fact that you got to us promptly and your guys actually showed up everyday , sometimes to early for my liking but you were very punctual. So thank you again for making the experience a good one.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-28-2014

I'm smiling at that comment sometimes to early. David is an early riser and likes to get started early lol . We thank you again for everything . Please let us know when you are ready for phase two ..

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Hind_alnuaimi

Reviews: 2

Fair price for an incredible master bath

I own a beautiful home in Northern Buckhead. We met with two other contractors who quoted us a ridiculous pricing for a master bath and I really believe they looked at the neighborhood and though they hit pay dirt. They were wrong. We met with Cer and from the beginning they asked us a series of questions and listened to what we wanted. Chris gave us a ball park quote to get what we wanted done. I told him if he believed he could get it done for that we had a deal and we shook hands. The tile work is beyond what I thought , Jorge really is a crafts man. The fixtures are beautiful and the cabinets are of very very quality. We are very pleased with our experience with Chris. He really did a great job. Will be having him come back to do other projects in the future.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-28-2014

Hi Mr alnuaimi thank you again for the great opportunity . Your home is beautiful and I always feel honored that you would give us the opportunity to work with you and your family . We thank you again for everything.

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MichShane

Reviews: 1

Floor to ceiling remodeling of kitchen & bathroom!

We found CER Custom Renovations on Houzz and reached out to Chris for an initial consultation, along with several other businesses. Not only was Chris the first and quickest to contact us, he set up a meeting with us for the next day. He listened to us and explained this would move fast and he wasn't kidding. We were ready to renovate our mid century modern house to have a modern, bright kitchen and a serene, spa-like bathroom and he and his expert team delivered! He has a great team of craftsman in each field of expertise that were wonderful and Chris was very available when we needed to discuss plans throughout the process. He would call, email or visit as needed. Needless to say, we are very happy with the end result. Thanks so much to CER! We will be in contact again when we remodel other parts of the house.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-28-2014

Shane and Michelle I thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity. I fell in love with your home the min I saw it. As you know now that I have a love for mid century modern dwellings. Thank you again for being great clients.

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DNaczki

Reviews: 1

Built-In Cabinets

We were pleased with the built-in cabinets for our kitchen. CER listened to the style envisioned and delivered quality cabinets taking it to the next level without compromising our vision! We are so happy, we are now preparing to create the study we have always wanted. Thank you CER Custom Renovations! We will be coming back near the end of the year for our study.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-10-2013

I am so glad that you allowed me to express the vision for your cabinets. You guys have great taste and vision. I am glad we were able to create the vision you wanted. Thank you again for everything. C. Riley

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Portsman

Reviews: 1

Deck

CER came out to look at our deck that was completely worn out to say the least. It had not been painted and sealed properly and was an eyesore. We asked for ideas on what we could build from scratch to be able to entertain regularly. CER was able to give us a few options that fit our budget and definitely gave the back of the house some appeal we were seriously lacking. We have received several compliments and are very grateful to CER for giving us something to be proud of!

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-10-2013

Mr Portsman it was our pleasure to work with you and your wife. I trust you guys got a chance to use that space over the holiday weekend. Im sorry I coukdnt make it for your gathering as you know I was traveling for the 4th. Thanks again for the referal to Dennis we are working out his details as we speak. Thanks again for allowing us the opportunity. C.Riley

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AButterfly12

Reviews: 1

Basement

We had our basement finished by CER Custom Renovations and were very pleased with the work. It did take a little longer than originally planned or expected but in all fairness, it was to our benefit as there were unexpected issues that existed with our basement that could not be seen until it was uncovered during the demolition phase. We were immediately notified of the existing damage and given options to rectify it and move forward with the project. Of course we could have asked for a bandaid fix but that would have caused more problems later. Chris did his best to minimize the repair cost while still keeping quality material and workmanship and not to mention still keep our original project scope within budget. If we had any questions or concerns, we were given a return call within 24 hrs. We would recommend CER because we feel good ethics, professionalism, and quality of work is what they exemplify.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-10-2013

On behalf of CER Custom Renovations we would like to say thank you so much for choosing us. It really brings joy to have a satisfied client. Your basement space looks incredible, I hope that you and your famiky enjoys it for years to come. Thanks again for your business C.Riley

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wwh1688

Reviews: 3

Never again

We hired CER Renovation to remodel our kitchen, master bathroom, closet and secondary bath back in Nov of 2012. At the time, Chris said the project would take about 2 months. It ended up with 5 months. We were supposed to get handmade kitchen cabinets but we got something already made in China. It was hard to get a hold of Chris. Nothing was done timely and a lot of things they have to redo few times. Master closet was absolutely not worth the money he charged. He knew we were not happy with him. He didn't even show up to collect the last payment. He told us to give the check to the "finisher". What a terrible experience. Absolutely will not use or recommend him.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 07-08-2013

We regret that you feel disappointed with the renovations to your home. At CER Custom Renovations, we guarantee quality work and customer fulfillment. Therefore, we try to complete projects using the highest standard within a reasonable time frame. Nonetheless, I am sure that you can understand fluctuating prices and delivery times can cause delays in completion. In regards to the cabinets, we create custom designed cabinets and before we installed anything, we discussed and showed samples to you and your husband for your approval and you were delighted with the samples.
However, some of our materials come from outside distributors. Further, we take extra care in making sure that everything is properly functioning to avoid hazards. We’re available to discuss any open items and to rectify and matters which you may which to discuss. Given another opportunity, we will follow through to ensure that you are ultimately satisfied with your project. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

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Lexmanesq21

Reviews: 1

Thanks to my neighbor

My neighbor hired Chris to finish a basement in their home and after seeing the work we were really impressed. I called Chris and he came over right away to give an estimate which was pretty reasonable and fair. He completed our outdated bath within a timely manor and lt looks great. His crews were professional and very pleasant and neat. To my surprise he had a professional cleaning crew come in after all work was done which was a nice touch. Thanks Betty for the recommendation and thank you Christopher for the great work.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 05-15-2013

Mrs Lexman first off thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to work with you and your family. I have posted pics of your project on our kudzu page. We are so proud of what was done for you. Thank you again

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Ostendgaurn

Reviews: 1

Fabulous Kitchen and Bath

My name is Gary Ostend and my partner and I hired Christopher Riley to renovate our 1920s Inman Park home. From the initial consultation we were very impressed. Chris was well dressed well groomed very smooth and confident , very very knowledgable about different products we did research on. His rendering was remarkable and exactly what we wanted. The cabinets he builds are truly amazing , although we did have one issuer with one he took care of it right away. I must admit that Emily is a hard sell and can be difficult to please and she knows this, however Christopher went above and beyond to make her happy which in turn made me happy. There were a lot of hurdles that were a little discouraging to us as we are not used to dealing with these issues , but Chris was there to see them through and offer solutions. I know that no one is perfect and there were some things that drove us nuts with one of his subs but other than that I cannot say we not happy with this young man , very impressive and has a bright future. Chris as promised this is your reward for a Job well done. Thanks again.

CER Custom Renovations replied on 05-15-2013

Gary its always a pleasure to have a satisfied client. We work so hard to please our clients. I thank you for being patient with us in getting through the hang ups that occur during a renovation. Emily is certainly a tough cookie but to see her smile was so well worth it. Thank you again for the opportunity ad please enjoy your new space.

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Tr1c2R

Reviews: 4

Fabulous End Result

I hired Chris after getting 2 other estimates. I liked his confident attitude immediately. My home is around 12 years old and the master bath needed a facelift. Chris knew exactly where I should apply the budget to get the most "band for my buck". His proposal and contract were very detailed. He understood I didn't want to go above my budget and worked with me. Chris is a "Quality" contractor and his people do very detailed quality work. They are all pleasant to work with and very professional. The project schedule was extended a bit, but he finished on the absolute end date. His schedule was tight to begin with, so I was not upset at all. The end product exceeded my expectations. I am a very detailed person, so I did get very involved in the design and material acquisition. The best part of working with Chris was his immediate response to what ever issue I was having. We did have a few issues along the way, but what project doesn't? I never felt at risk for having the issue ignored. A great experience overall!

CER Custom Renovations replied on 04-24-2013

Tracy I just wanted to say thank you first of all for selecting us to do your project. It warms my heart to have a satisfied client. It was really great working with you and your master bath is truly fabulous. Thank you again for the opportunity and we wish you the best. C. Riley

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Kudzu clien 1960s bath. Completed 4/3/13