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Duke came to the rescue after we had to fire another contractor for a horrible tiling job in our bathroom. Duke came in and it was clear he knew what he was doing. He made some great recommendations and performed an almost total remodel of our master bathroom and we could NOT be happier. He also found several issues that he corrected for us. I recommend him and his crew ten times over-very professional, caring, and makes sure things are done right. We undoubtedly will use him again for our next big project.
Posted: 2/23/2016 • Link to this review
Duke is fantastic and wow, his work will knock your socks off!! My husband and I met with several contractors from our area to discuss ideas and get prices for our renovation (adding bathroom, mudroom, office area and remodeling kitchen). Duke was not only more reasonable than the others we spoke with, but he also really grasped the concept of what we wanted better than anyone. His original estimates for costs were right on with our final project costs. He is professional, easy to communicate with, extremely creative and talented. Every person on his team was the same. His assistant, Daryl, is very talented and pleasant to work with. Even our children just adored these guys. Duke really took a dream of ours and made it into a reality. And, most importantly, he made it even better than we could have imagined for a much cheaper price than anyone else we spoke with in the metro area. We plan to call him for any and all future projects! We just can't say enough wonderful things about D. Swain Contracting. Thank you so much for all you have done for us, Duke!
Posted: 11/06/2015 • Link to this review
We used D. Swain Contracting for a master bathroom and laundry room remodel in a 1950s house. Duke came highly recommended by several of our neighbors and it was a pleasure to work with him and his team. Both the process and project exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be happier with the work. Duke is very professional, responsive, flexible and friendly. With an older house, we expected other issues to arise but we appreciated that Duke was very upfront about what needed to be taken care of immediately from a safety perspective and what could wait. He and his team finished on time even with weather setbacks and within the budget we agreed to. We were also living in the space during the project and they took great care in keeping things as clean and usable for us as possible. We look forward to using Duke again for future work.
Posted: 3/11/2014 • Link to this review
We have used D.Swain for many home projects >> new roof, repair rotten floor joist, electrical issues, new water heater & Goofy shelf. He can do anything! When we moved to Blue Ridge, DS came all the way up to the mountains to build a screened-in porch that is most fabulous! His pricing is very reasonable, he has great attention to detail, along with being punctual, still make D.Swain the best & most trusted contractor you can find. We would recommend him to anyone.
Posted: 10/23/2013 • Link to this review
We live in Tallahassee and recently purchased a home in Stone Mountain. We hired D. Swain to do some remodeling and structural repairs to the house. We gave him a key and returned to Tallahassee. He completed the work in our absence communicating with us regularly with updates on his progress. The quality of his work is excellent. The house looks great and we couldn't be happier! We will be using D Swain for all of our future projects.
Posted: 9/26/2013 • Link to this review
As a former employee, I can assure you that you're getting the best for your money with Duke. He is without a doubt the best person I've ever worked for. I was sad to move and leave the company. I really enjoyed working for an honest and ethical employer. You will definitely be happy with any work you give to Duke.
Posted: 6/07/2013 • Link to this review
We've been using Duke Swain for various home improvement projects around our house for over six years. He is extremely honest, trustworthy, professional, & fair. And if he does a job in your house rest assured that it will be done right the first time. For us he's done new windows, doors, plumbing, roofing, sump pumps, foundation support braces, electrical, light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc...and that's just off the top of my head. His expertise knows no boundaries! Here's an example I like to give regarding him: We needed new windows put in the entire house & he did it while we were on vacation for a week - we just gave him the key with absolutely no hesitation. If only all contractors were like him! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted: 4/26/2013 • Link to this review
Duke Swain and his crew recently renovated our basement and fixed a few odds and ends around the house. We couldn't be happier with the work and are currently discussing another project - replacing the siding. Duke is an excellent communicator, and as a result, we knew what to expect from him and what he expected from us. (And equally important - he delivered!) There were no unpleasant surprises nor stress. In addition, he's a great listener. He listens to his clients so that he can provide them a service that fits their lifestyle, needs and budget. He's extremely creative, helping find the right paint color, eliminating an awful drop ceiling and re-routing inconveniently placed plumbing. He's fair, efficient, detail-oriented and extremely trustworthy. I HIGHLY recommend D. Swain Contracting without the slightest hesitation
Posted: 4/08/2013 • Link to this review
We used D. Swain Contracting to do our bathroom last year. We decided to have our kitchen remodeled, so we called Duke Swain and he once again came through for us. What a great job he and his crew did. I was impressed the same guys were still working for him and the quality was just as high as before. Wow! just can't say enough good stuff about Duke and his Co.
Posted: 10/24/2012 • Last edited: 9/24/2013 • Link to this review
We have used D Swain Contracting for everything from replacing the siding on our house to building a pergola on our patio to renovating our kitchen to doing small upgrades around the house. He has also re-built and renovated my business. Every single time we have hired them the quote was fair, the work was done efficiently and on time and Mr. Swain added extra touches or finishes that made the job even better than we originally asked for. Mr. Swain respects your home, your family, your time and your expense. He is always word for word what he says the job will be. We don't ever want anyone else to do work on our home or at our place of business. We know we can trust what he tells us. Thanks goodness there is an honest contractor out there who values his own trade enough to never leave your home in anything but the very best condition and do a job that exceeds your expectations.
Posted: 9/17/2012 • Link to this review
D. Swain just finished a complete kitchen renovation in my 1950's house. It is amazing! They worked hard to finish the job on time and it looks great! Prior to this job, they renovated both bathrooms, installed new windows, insulated the crawl space, and much more! I highly recommend D. Swain!!
Posted: 9/10/2012 • Last edited: 7/29/2014 • Link to this review
I HIGHLY recommend Swain Contracting. Duke and his team helped me with a bathroom remodel project and a roof replacement, and I couldn't be happier with the work they did. Duke is highly professional and has excellent attention to detail. We worked collaboratively upfront in working out a beautiful bathroom design, and Duke even helped steer me away from potentially bad decisions. He was very clear with me in pricing out the project to ensure I understood what was included, what was not, and where there was the potential to run into variance. He kept me closely apprised of progress and time estimates throughout the project. And the quality of his work is far superior to any contractor I've worked with previously. I look forward to working with Swain Contracting on future projects.
Posted: 9/07/2012 • Link to this review
We had an investment property that needed to be gutted and totally rebuilt. I cannot tell you how pleased we were with not only the quality, which was top-notch, but also the turnaround time. Since we took the house down to the studs, we uncovered a lot of issues we could not see when we originally purchased the home. D. Swain showed us all the current issues and potential issues with electrical, plumbing and structural, and gave us multiple repair options. You will not only get all of your issues resolved, but everything will be by the book and to code. The cosmetic touches added to the house were amazing and added significant value. Our only regret is that we did not take before and after pictures. We had such a great experience with D. Swain that they are planning another remodel job for our primary residence. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted: 9/07/2012 • Link to this review