Modern Craft Construction, LLC
44 Reviews

44 Reviews for Modern Craft Construction, LLC

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Relationship: Client
Project Date: September 2016
Project Price: more than $100,000
Working with Wiley has been an incredible adventure. My husband and I wanted to buy and renovate a home. I called several builders and contractors to get quotes. Some of those I called wouldn't even meet me because of the scope of the project and the budget I had in mind. Wiley, above everyone else, came with an open mind, enthusiasm and genuine interest in making my vision work. We never bought that initial home. Luckily, we found a plot and had Wiley build us a brand new, modern home.

And I love my house. Like looovvee, my house. Strangers love my house. I get stopped in the street by passer-bys and get asked or complimented for it. It's amazing. It's better than my initial vision. The collaboration, exchange of ideas, innovative material choices and design aesthetic all surpassed my expectation. I would, most heartily, build another house with Wiley.

Now I'm not gonna lie, there were a few bumps in the road. This is the first time we ever built a custom home but Wiley got us thru with his professionalism, enthusiasm and most importantly, honesty. His company is small and they're going thru some growing pains, so his scheduling needs improvement, but from start to finish, we were in our home in 15 months.

There are many positive aspects to working with Wiley. Boutique builder, closer collaboration, easy access to Wiley, immediate response to calls before, during and after the project, solid construction, exacting design aesthetic. I could go on. The only negative I have is scheduling. His company is small. They do damn good work, but there aren't a lot of them. So expect delays (especially with Dallas weather) and build it into your schedule. Not just the schedule Wiley gives you but the schedule and expectation you have in your head about when things should get done. We learned that the initial stages goes really fast - demo, foundation, framing, plumping, electrical all the things that make a house tick. But the interior finishes take ages. And because you can see the home coming together, your excitement builds - alongside of your impatience. Interior finishes take an age and because we had so much custom work done, (such as, having Wiley preserve original cedar siding from the existing home to rework as sliding barn doors for the new build), it felt like we should have already been moved in. So our lesson - interiors take forever - but they should if you want quality work done. Just remember to build it into your expectations. But if you want to call and harass Wiley about it, he'll take it in stride, explain the process and try and hurry along what he can, the best he can. (Because we did that, too)

In the end, Wiley built us the house we never thought we could have, for a little over the budget we expected (i.e., we added on a lot of custom storage and opted to grade the plot against any possible future flooding) and around the timeframe we wanted.

Quite simply, Wiley is an honest, fair and upright guy. He has vision, work ethic and genuine interest in providing the best he can. What else can you ask for?
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: April 2018
Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000
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Relationship: Client
Project Date: January 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000
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