After extensive due diligence on general contractors in the Asheville area, we chose ABI, Inc. for several reasons namely creativity, quality, performance, and integrity. We engaged ABI for two simultaneous projects, one residential, and one commercial. We were and remain very pleased with ABI’s delivery. Jason Waldrup, ABI’s owner, did everything he committed to do, certainly meeting, often exceeding, performance expectation. We would, likely will, use ABI for future projects. Read more……
– Jason was very diligent in preparing & negotiating a contract that fairly represented the interests of both parties. He spent significant time pre-project studying plans, conducting tests, meeting with architect, sub-contractors, city authorities, and us to thoroughly understand the project. He presented a very detailed phased project plan with projected time-line and costs estimates to which he held himself consistently accountable. Progress and costs were thoroughly tracked to the project plan and promptly reported throughout the project at the time of payment request.
– ABI’s subcontractors all were a reflection of Jason’s high standard of quality, performance and integrity to which he held them accountable. Most of the major subs had longstanding reputable history in the Asheville area. At our request, pre-construction meetings were held with each of the subs to review bids and to discuss opportunities for cost savings, quality improvement, and to determine possible areas of risk including measures to mitigate such risks. This greatly helped to define the course and expectation prior to job startup.
– Jason is an excellent rapport builder and communicator. These attributes greatly helped to ensure the various disciplines, regulatory authorities, community members, etc., remained apprised & in sync. His proactive measures in this regard greatly helped the projects run smoothly.
– Jason has a very creative eye, often seeing things that enhance quality and appearance. He is very detailed both in his record keeping and job monitoring, leaving no stone unturned. His thorough, consistent inspection and follow-up is excellent.
In summary, we found ABI to be a very reputable quality builder. While it was not the lowest cost provider, it was very fairly priced for the performance, quality, and value received. Both our projects were completed in good standing. We obviously have high regard & respect for Jason….he earned it! We would do it again……
Just completed my fourth major renovation project and this experience was absolutely super. The work is impeccable, the schedule was hit, the budget was accurate (and even under), and Jason (the owner) was awesome to work with from start to finish. I would recommend Altitude Builders without any hesitation and will definitely continue to use them as we get into new renovation projects.
Jason provided excellent service and guidance along our journey of renovation. We were living remotely. Having someone that we could trust was critical. Our project consisted of about 1900+sq/ft including a Kitchen, master bath, master bedroom, flooring, trim…..etc. We basically gutted the entire thing. The renovation came in at budget. Imagine that! It was completed with two weeks to spare. There were some punch list items that needed attention and they were taken care of.
Working as a trade partner with Altitude Builders is consistently a pleasure. Principal Jason Waldrup is an “executioner” when it comes to driving project from start to completion. If you want a company that thinks out of the box, and delivers in a timely and professional way, use this team.
The team from Altitude Builders constructed an 1100 sf addition to our home that we are extremely pleased with. The high level of craftsmanship is apparent every time we go into the new space, there was clearly attention to detail. In addition to being skilled they were very willing and open to discuss potential changes to our original plan. We also have a young son and the team took time out from their work to make him feel involved. In summary, Altitude Builders are strong craftsman, timely, accurate and great at their work. I look forward to working with them again soon.
I cannot recommend Jason enough. He does excellent work, has a great attitude and is honest. You will be fortunate to have him as your contractor. Absolutely no problem with costing. He was always clear and accurate. Excellent service after the project as well.
Andrew A. Strauss
Attorney at Law
Strauss & Associates, PA
Jason and crew have just about finished my garage apartment, ahead of schedule. I have been extremely satisfied with the process. The quality of work is excellent. All workers have been diligent and competent, and it is coming in under the estimate! Working with Jason has been a joy. He is easy to talk with, respectful of my ideas, helpful when I was bewildered, and very reliable. He is a person of much integrity. He and the crew are also a lot of fun. In short, the whole experience has been wonderful, even when we hit snags: he is terrific at solving problems. I realize I am gushing a bit, but I am so pleased with the experience and the finished work. I highly recommend him.
Easy to work with, superb attention to detail and fabulous team. How often will you do a major renovation? Not often. Jason and his team do it right.
Rich Wasch, Asheville