From the Source
I stumbled on Devell Frady Homes when I was looking to purchase my home in 2017. Being unsure of its structural integrity before I purchased a friend urged me to contact the builder, as she was very familiar with his construction. I was amazed at the outcome of that phone call. A friendly voice explained he would meet me at the home and walk through the entire house including roof and attic, and if I did see anything of concern in the 2012 construction, he would take care of it. There was absolutely nothing wrong. That meeting showed me of the pride and care Devell takes in everyone of his builds, past & present. As need would have, since that first meeting with Devell, he has built me 2 additional houses for our family, one of his floor plans and one I designed for myself. Attention to detail on every step was amazing, from where the house would sit on the lot to soft close cabinet doors, to two exhaust fans in the bathroom to capture the steam. I found myself asking for a wall to be moved I drew in my plan and Devell’s response was it will be done the next day come back and look and make sure it will work. I have also had the pleasure of working with Devell’s wife, Lisa, a amazing lady whose insight was invaluable during both builds. It is common to hear how stressful having a house built is, I never, once, experienced that feeling. I am truly thankful and feel blessed I have met Devell and Lisa.
Upon moving to Gilmer Co in 2014 we began searching and interviewing builders and looking for house plans. After 4 years of interviewing builders we found Lisa and Devell. Within 30 minutes of meeting them they saw our vision of what we wanted to be our last home. We still didn’t have house plans so we didn’t really know what to do next. Lisa took immediate action and got us an appointment with someone to draw us house plans. She met us there and walked us through the process and in a few hours we had house plans! From that point forward everything was an extremely enjoyable blur. The rate at which Lisa and Devell moved to build our home was truly amazing. Lisa brought out interior and exterior color samples and pictures of ideas to go along with it. She took us to other houses to see some choices in person if we just weren’t sure. We had built 2 other houses before meeting them and I can say we’ve never been treated with more consideration and respect by anyone. Devell met with us once a week to discuss issues and progress. When issues arose Devell handled them immediately. We said throughout the process that the completion of our home was going to be bitter sweet because we will be happy to have our beautiful home finished but will miss seeing Lisa and Devell! We’ve never made a better decision in our lives as we made the day we asked them to build our home.
Jason and Shelly
Living in North Carolina, we were not familiar with any of the local builders in Gilmer County. We happened upon some folks who had Devell Frady build their home. We met with Devell and were immediately impressed with his professionalism and his construction work. We hired him to build our home while we still lived in NC. Most people would find it difficult to build a home and not be on-site daily. Devell kept in constant communication with us and we had no issues whatsoever with the construction. The house turned out beautifully and we are good friends with Devell still 5 years later. Who can say that about their contractor? We highly recommend Devell for anyone looking to build a new home or do renovation work.
David and Mary
Devell Frady built our dream home on Fort Mountain in 2012/2013. Six years later, we continue to be very happy with the results of his work, and enjoy our beautiful, well-built home. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Devell and Lisa on our project. Devell’s thorough knowledge of home construction techniques and his skilled, professional subcontractors enabled us to complete our project on time and within budget. Weather on Fort Mountain can be extreme at times and Devell guided us in the right direction for everything from the use of hurricane shingles to exterior plumbing valves that wouldn’t freeze.
To say that we were picky clients would be an understatement. Our requirements were very custom and Devell was always patient in working with us through a litany of details, changes, and new construction methods. Our many questions were always answered courteously and promptly. Devell’s professional demeanor, positive attitude, and genuine honesty made the process of constructing our home an awesome experience. We highly recommend Devell and Lisa Frady for your project!