December 31, 2019
We feel blessed that David Blair custom built a home for us that completely fits our lifestyle. This was our third time building a home and our third builder. By far, David Blair Construction was the best choice of builders. The entire experience, from our initial meeting to follow-up after completion, was enjoyable. Building a home can be extremely stressful, but not with David Blair Construction. One of David’s greatest strengths is open communication. Through emails, texts, phone calls, and meetings, he never lost sight that it was our home and he included us in every detail. David was meticulous in making our dream a reality. He guided us through the tedious process of architectural review at Hammond’s Ferry, to be sure our home would be an asset to the community as well as the home we envisioned. David was instrumental in listening to our wants and needs in home design. His pricing was competitive, and he communicated with us every step of the way providing transparency throughout the home building process. When you hire David Blair Construction, you get the added benefit of his wife Jill’s design expertise. Jill was extremely helpful and readily available through all design phases of our home. David and Jill made our vision a reality and created a beautiful, functional, and well-built home that we are extremely proud to call our forever home. We have recommended David Blair Construction to our friends and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality, dependable, and talented builder.
Jeff & Ginger Pope
Having never built a home “from scratch” before, we didn’t know what to expect. We got lots of “helpful” comments from friends like “I could never take the stress of that,” or “I hope your marriage survives the building process.” These folks couldn’t have been farther off the mark. Our experience in building with David Blair was great from start to finish.
We found David after falling in love with a friend’s home that David built. We spoke with some other David Blair homeowners and a few realtor friends, we found that all of them spoke highly of David for his honesty and integrity. We echo this sentiment.
Some highlights of our building process include:
Ed and Mandy Boland
David remodeled two upstairs bathrooms for us. He gave us an estimate and we found his allowance to be generous. We appreciated that he kept us informed daily on what would be happening next. An added bonus for me was working with David’s sweet wife, Jill. She helped me choose lights, tile, granite and paint color. Everything came together beautifully. Working with David and Jill was a great experience.
Stan & I were looking for an honest builder and had a great reputation for building great homes! David gave us suggestions and how to stay within our budget without sacrificing the overall appearance of our custom home. His recommended vendors were very helpful & knowledgeable. Jill & David were very open & honest and their personalities made the building process an easy one. David was easily accessible on the job site and by text/ email. We always had quick responses. Jill steered us in the right direction concerning the design we were trying to achieve. We were extremely pleased with our home and our home is one in which we “right-sized”. We have recommended David to friends that are looking into building. Thanks for a great and easy experience!
Jan & Stan Godwin
When Beth and I decided to build our forever home, we researched a few of the top tier local builders. We knew David and Jill from school functions and church, and knew he would be someone we could count on. Not only was he trustworthy, his experience was impressive and the estimate was competitive with other reputable builders. The decision was an easy one.
Building a custom home on a wooded piece of property is a long and complicated process. Everything from working with the architect to county permits to the various tradesmen to dealing with the nuances of a thousand details, David was guiding us all the way. As business owners, Beth and I have a crowded calendar. David took care of scheduling important events that needed our involvement while cognizant of our lifestyle. We did not feel the need to be on the jobsite everyday like you would with many builders, lest you fear poor craftsmanship make its way into our project. Finally, someone as particular and detail oriented as we are!
I have a handful of family and friends that have worked with home builders in the past. Some are satisfied, others are still working through frustrating call-backs. If we find an oversight or need advice on how to operate any of the mechanicals, David Blair Homes is but a phone call away.
Robert and Beth Graham
Why we chose David Blair to build our new home… We checked out the other homes he has built in Hammond’s Ferry and were impressed with their quality and appearance. Also, he displayed a knowledge about building that gave us a high level of confidence in his capability. He was always direct and clear in answering questions we raised. It was a pleasant experience to work out our desires with him throughout the entire schedule. We really like our new home and are looking forward to the lower utility builds as a result of the energy saving features David incorporated during construction.
Joe and Pat Broyles
David completed our home in the time frame he projected. We were given advance notice of what was going to be happening next so that we could start planning and making selections. We were given assistance and guidance from Jill Blair in this endeavor. Our ideas and preferences were honored and followed through on. Any problems that arose were remedied quickly.
I am a repeat customer to David Blair Homes.
On a scale from 1-10, where 10 is awesome I’d give him a 15.
We initially chose David Blair because we knew him personally to be a man of integrity.
We quickly learned through our first renovation project that David’s entire team were skilled craftsman in their areas of expertise: be it plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting. The result from our first project was a room we have loved and enjoyed every day since its completion.
That made the decision for our next project a no brainer: David Blair Homes. Once again, David brought in just the right people to listen to our desires and needs and translate them into an affordable plan. During the construction phase I had absolute confidence with each and every subcontractor, and David did not bring anyone into my home that I was uncomfortable with being there. Each worker in my home treated me as the customer and worked hard to earn my trust. Throughout the entire project, David kept me informed as to what would be happening in my home, and how long it would take to be completed, and who to expect in my home to do the work. At no point was anyone ever late who was scheduled to be at my home. David also personally inspected the work of each subcontractor to ensure everything was done to his high standard.
When the unexpected death of my husband occurred after demolition began, David showed me unspeakable compassion, rearranging construction plans and schedules to give me much needed privacy. “Take the time that you need. Just let me know when you are ready to start back, and I will be glad to work with you.” His thoughtfulness was evident even in this, as he made every phone call and offered explanations to each contractor on my behalf. Inside the home he checked heating and cooling, and water heaters to assure my family’s comfort in the midst of a hold on the renovation in progress. It could not have been easy to work with a grieving widow, but David seemed to make my comfort and concerns his priority.
The finished result was jaw-dropping-happy-tears-in-the-eyes result that exceeded my expectations.
Gaye B Clark
When my wife and I decided to build a new house, we conducted a rather intensive search for the right builder, price and other factors considered. The effort was worth it, as we ended up with an exceptional builder (David Blair Homes) and a great house. After living in the house for a year and realizing that the unusually hot summer and unpredictable storm events are becoming more common, we decided to build a carport. However, we wanted a custom, oversized carport that provided additional space, did not interfere with our view of the surrounding woods, and looked like it was part of the original house.
Based on our positive experience with the new house, we simply called David and that was the end of our builder reviews. We learned, while building the house, that David’s input and advice would have been valuable during the design phase so we included David in the design phase of the carport. Since he had built the house, he was already familiar with structural and architectural factors that proved helpful in working with the designer/planner.
We were correct in our thinking. David did an excellent job and the carport is well integrated with the overall structure and architecture of the main house. In addition to quality work, construction was completed in three weeks from start to finish.
Anyone is welcome to contact us for additional information about our experience with David.
Stan and Susan Polinsky
This letter was written to the Hammond’s Ferry Management.
The purpose of this letter is to let you know how much we enjoyed having our home built at Hammond’s Ferry by our builder, Mr. David Blair. In our years, we have dealt with other builders, but none as competent, helpful, professional and personable as David.
When people know that you are building a home, most say they wouldn’t go through that agony again. Not so with David. He was most helpful each time decisions had to be made and provided sound recommendations. Each day was exciting to watch our home progress to our taking occupancy.
Finally, when someone is looking for a builder, you may certainly contact Pat and Bob Bracy as a hardy recommendation to use David Blair.
Bob & Pat Bracy
Thanks for your expertise in the project. I too, enjoyed working with you. You gave us excellent guidance at each step of the process. I would enjoy doing it all over again. You honor the Lord in your work relationships with your subcontractors and by the way you worked with us. Thank you for that example to us. I trust that the Lord will continue to use you in the sphere of influence He has placed you.
Bill and Beverley Wright
When we spoke with our financial advisor about who we selected to build our first new home, the first thing he said was, “the builder must be good if he made it through your selection criteria”. We initially considered approximately five builders and ultimately selected David Blair Homes. High construction quality, contractor/subcontractor reliability, exceptional integrity (several times David caught errors where we could have overpaid for an item), very competitive construction price, and quick to resolve issues to our satisfaction, was the mode of operation every day. David was often the first to catch subtle mistakes that we probably wouldn’t have noticed, yet he immediately brought them to our attention even though they sometimes cost him additional time and money.
David listened carefully to us and clearly understood our requirements and priorities. He reviewed our plans and identified plan errors and design flaws. He suggested areas where we could save money and still meet our objectives for quality and custom details and offered his wife’s (Jill) design and fixture selection assistance. David pro-actively addressed typical first time building concerns by implementing appropriate contractual procedures. He did this to assure us that we would not run into problems that customers often experience with other builders. We also made numerous changes/upgrades throughout construction as our vision became more focused. David was very flexible in accepting our change requests and frequently suggested changes of his own that often resulted in better design and saved money.
Looking back, the only mistake we made that cost us unnecessary time and money was not involving David early on in our house plans. We would suggest involving David early in the planning process in order to take advantage of his sage advice.
Thanks to both David and Jill, we truly had an interesting and enjoyable first home building experience.
Stan and Susan Polinsky
Many say that building a home is a nightmare experience, but we found that not to be true. Working with David was a true pleasure and joy. His attention to detail, desire to hit cost targets, quality of work and customer service is second to none in Hammonds Ferry. We recommend David Blair to build any house, small or large.
Dawn and John Steiner
We were very pleased with the process of home building using David Blair. Our house has gotten great comments from neighbors. It was completed a month ahead of schedule! I will definitely recommend David to others considering a home building project.
Allen and Marge Pelletier
I was looking for a builder that would be sensitive to cost, but not at the expense of quality. Mr. Blair was recommended to me by the management of Hammond’s Ferry and I have not been disappointed. The construction of my home has been timely, within the agreed budget and well built. I would highly recommend Mr. Blair as your builder.
We recently bought one of the houses that David Blair had built. We put down an offer in the very early stages of construction and wanted some changes that would fit our needs. David was very easy to work with as far as the changes and special requests that we had. He has also been quick to respond to little things that we have requested or need. His attention to detail is superb and we have had many compliments from family and friends on the house. We also found that David uses very high quality materials in the homes that he builds.
We would gladly buy another one of his houses.
Lucio & Heather Dicicco
We were looking for a home that had a more open design, with high ceilings and a pretty interior. The house we bought from David Blair had all that and more. The large crown moulding, the moulding over the doors, the decorative pillars around the dining room, the master bedroom with a tray ceiling and large bathroom and closet – everything was very attractive and well built. Moreover, working with David was great. He was always pleasant and sought to accommodate our wishes. We also found that he was very consistent and trustworthy in all his dealings with us. We never had to worry about his integrity. In fact, after we moved into the house, he was always available to help if problems occurred.
Paul & Camma Fowler
We had intended to build a house with our relocation to this area, but we happened to look at a home that David Blair was just finishing. It met all our needs and then some. The attention to detail was great and you could tell that a lot of thought went into color schemes, lighting and cabinetry. We are picky because we are both realtors. We didn’t change a thing inside and David willingly customized a few things outside for us. The other thing that was exceptional was that David cared about satisfaction and was always willing to answer questions. He also came back at the end of the first year and took care of all those little things. We do not hesitate to recommend David Blair Homes!
Steve & Sallie Dubay
We were looking for a larger house for our family and saw a house David built in the neighborhood we wanted. David worked with us to design a plan that fit our needs. We had an excellent experience with David and highly recommend him as a custom home builder. David always kept us informed of the progress on our home and finished the construction ahead of schedule. We are very pleased with the final product.
Ken & Christi Crowder
First and foremost we were looking for a builder with honesty and integrity. We also needed someone who understood our busy lifestyle and could help us with the many decisions you have to make. Building from the ground up, it has been very helpful to have David assist in every detail, even down to the door knobs. David always did what he said he was going to do and when he said he was going to do it!
Billy & Len Shiver
When we decided to relocate to the North Augusta area, our priorities in a new home were high end quality, a well thought out floor plan conducive to everyday living, and a builder we could trust who would be committed to our satisfaction. In David and Jill Blair, we found all of these things and more. David had recently completed a beautiful Colonial Revival home in Hammonds Ferry. The first time we walked in the house, it was obvious David had taken considerable time and effort to ensure the construction features and amenities remained true to its period style. The house flows beautifully from room to room with its high ceilings and elegant windows. Custom cabinetry, warm red oak floors, and a walk-in butler’s pantry create a cozy, inviting atmosphere. David willingly added a few things for us and has been great about taking care of the little things we noticed after we moved in. We found it very refreshing that David cared so much about our satisfaction. We love our new home and highly recommend David L. Blair Homes.
Michael & Ilesha Byars
We recently completed construction of our horse barn / apartment and had a wonderful experience working with David Blair. David works with a quality team of dependable and honest subcontractors who build a well built structure at a cost effective price. David provided insight and suggestions throughout the project that helped bring it in on budget and within the estimated time frame. In situations where small problems occurred, David and his team were quick to rectify. We will be using David for future building needs and highly recommend him to others.
William & Miriam Harris
We are very pleased with our new game room! The final product exceeded our expectations. The game room has beautiful hardwood floors, lots of windows, false beams on the ceiling, and stylish trim. We left the outside brick wall on the house as a wall to the game room and David blended it in well with the new construction. The outside very closely matches the existing house features and enhances our pool area.
David was very meticulous from the start. We started with an architectural drawing and revised some features based on David’s recommendations. His detailed planning resulted in the completion of the game room on schedule. He is a “hands on” builder and we saw that from the start. He made numerous trips to our house during the planning phase and was present essentially every day of construction. His crews showed up on schedule. All did very good work. What we really liked as a customer is that he kept work going on most days – daily progress made it a very enjoyable project.
Bob Sterdis and Renu Hallman
I am pleased to be able to recommend whole-heartily any kind of building project one may pursue with contractor David Blair. We had a rather small task, the closing in with a porch that was attached to the front of our cottage. By a referral, we contacted David. It had to be done exactly right to fit in with the rest of the front of the house. It was such a small job that he is use to, I didn’t know if he would be interested. I think, however, the different kind of job we were asking for he looked upon it as a challenge. In the project where we live, it was absolutely necessary that we get association approval. The association is quite strict about these matters. David submitted our plans, after we discussed in detail what we wanted, and it went flying thru association approval. After that, things went better than I expected. We were very pleased with the work and workers David employed. IN fact, David showed up personally just about every time a new job was done and, even , sometimes for other good reasons. My suggestion is, if you have any kind of building project in mind, you better contact David first. It would be a mistake not too. I might add, since I have had some work done on my place last year, I feel that David’s cost was certainly in line, i.e. competitive.
David Blair is a very honest, professional, and meticulous person. He only wants quality in the houses he builds.
Jeff and Lisa Futrelle
It was a great experience working with David Blair. We wanted to update our 25-year old master bath. David told us it would be completed in about a month and it was actually completed a few days early. He communicates well with his sub-contractors and does a great job scheduling them with little wasted time. We also appreciated his wife, Jill, going to the tile center with us and helping us choose and co-ordinate the tile. David did a great job estimating the cost and we didn’t have any surprises. We’ve already recommended him to some of our friends who are looking to do some renovations.
John and Margaret McKibbin
We were hoping to convert our jack-n-jill bathroom into 2 bathrooms…and in time for Masters week! We were referred to David by a contractor friend, so that itself seemed like a strong vote of confidence. And I have to admit we weren’t let down! David did a fabulous job from the initial walk through, the estimate, to eventual job completion. It was refreshing to have total transparency and open communication. David has a wonderful attention to detail and appears to have great relationships and respect from his subs. We couldn’t be happier with the project, and the fact that David cranked it out well before Masters was a nice bonus. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Bob & Michelle Stager
We chose David Blair to help us with a home renovation project that was on a very tight 6 week time schedule. He helped us to update our older home and introduced some ideas that were creative, attractive and made the best use of the available space. It was paramount that we could trust our builder to coordinate the project details entirely due to our very busy work schedule and being out of the country for 9 days during the project. To our amazement and joy he completed our renovation exactly on budget and 3 days earlier than we had hoped. We can’t recommend David Blair enough for your building and renovation needs.
Gary and Nan Beaudreau
We needed a downstairs master bedroom suite and other improvements so we contracted with David Blair Homes. From conceptual drawings through move-in, they provided all the services we needed to create our new space. A lovely experience extending our home with a thoughtful, insightful builder. David planned well, used experienced crews, and gave attention to detail. We highly recommend him for your new home, addition, or renovation needs.
Judy and Ken Lanclos
We chose David Blair to build an addition to our home because he is our friend. Now we know why he has received the honor of being a Master Builder — for he truly is. To give a builder all “superlatives” might seem over the top, but David earned these high marks by being attentive to our wants, advising us with every decision, keeping in the budget, having great subs, being on time every time, and by being an encouraging builder. He daily gave personal attention to our project. We could not be more pleased with him as a builder or with the finished product his team produced. He cared about our home as if it were his home.
Byron and Anne Morris
We were completely satisfied with the recent addition to our house. David Blair built the house in 2005 so we knew the quality of his work. The addition of a carport, screened-in porch, studio and patio has added so much to our house. David was professional, timely, competent and courteous throughout the process. The finished product looks outstanding and we get positive comments from neighbors and friends all the time. It truly looks like it was part of the house from the start. I would highly recommend David Blair to anyone looking to build a house or add on to their existing house.
Deke & Christina Wiggins
We chose David as he was a friend from church and we knew him to be a man of integrity. Our kitchen had not had major renovations for over 25 years and we took it down to the studs. David’s help with finding high quality subcontractors and overseeing their schedule and work were enormously helpful. He kept very close hands on with the whole process. It has paid off and the kitchen is absolutely beautiful. We love it! We highly recommend David!
Dan and Elena Boone
David and Jill Blair are an unbeatable team. They are conscientious, consistent, dependable and honest combining business and design skills that make for satisfying relations and distinctive homes. Based on personal experience with David, I highly recommend David Blair Homes to anyone looking for the best in home design and construction.
Jack & Kathleen Chandler
Our experience with David and Jill surpassed all expectations. Their insight and attention to detail helped transform a house into a home for our young family. The home is top quality, and David commits to setting a high standard of satisfaction. It was obvious that David and Jill genuinely cared about our home-buying experience. We couldn’t imagine working with another builder after the wonderful experience we’ve had working with the Blair family.
Cory A. Bryan