A Bit of Our History . . .
The company was originally started in 1980 under the name Gavin Home Improvements. It grew quickly by doing some very simple things; we kept appointments, showed up on time, and communicated with the owner. I didn't think it was anything unusual since that's how I was raised but my customers thought otherwise. They told me of other companies who didn't return phone calls, didn't show up for appointments, or showed up out-of-the-blue several days after the scheduled appointment.
In 1997, we changed our company name to Gavin Design-Build to reflect a new approach. It became apparent that with the increased complexity of remodeling, design was becoming an ever increasing necessity. I was dissatisfied with bidding over-designed projects that went beyond the customers' budgets, so I used my construction experience and creative nature to convert to a design-build firm. In this process, I've been able to help my customers develop their projects within their budgets, and transform their homes into environments that reflect the way they live.
Affiliations, Achievements and Awards:
- CR: Certified Remodeler
- CKBR: Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler
- President: DelChester NARI, 2001 and 2002
- Treasurer: DelChester NARI, 2005 and 2006
Awards for specific remodeling projects in local competitions:
- COTY winner in 2000 and 2002
- DelCy winner in 2006
- DelCy winner for 2007
- Residential Interior Specialty - 2010
- Residential Interior over $100,000 - 2011
- Residential Kitchen $40,000 - $80,000 - 2014