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We just wanted to take a moment to express our thanks for what John has done to create our retirement home. We bought our property in Blue Ridge a number of years ago, and had worked on a unique floor plan and design. We had interviewed several contractors over the years, but had not found the person that we were comfortable with. As we continued our search, we read John’s philosophy and process on his web site. We met John, and felt we had found a person that would be a good partner and had the experience that we wanted. Our interview process took several months and we found that John had a great relationship with everyone we met in town. That meant a lot to us.

John has the ability of attracting talented, creative, and highly skilled people to work with his clients

John introduced us to Tony Boyatt who modified and finalized the design of our home. He did an outstanding job! We enjoyed meeting and working with all of John’s contractors. Each helped in their own way to make our home better. John’s staff- Amanda and Arnold were also very helpful and creative in helping us through the process.

Our home design turned out to be quite challenging to build on the property we had purchased. John was a true and honest partner throughout the whole process. He and his team had to use all their experience, creativity, and problem solving skills to get the home built! The end result is a spectacular home that we are so pleased and excited to own.

Finally, John lives up to his commitments, and has handled any issues that have arisen in a responsive and appropriate manner. John was definitely the right choice to help us build a challenging, high end home, and we are so thankful that John was our builder.

Glenn and Lynda Chambers

We wanted to take a moment to and send you some pictures of the before and after construction process at our retirement home in Blue Ridge. The project to build our dream mountain home started nearly 3 years ago with the purchase of a 25 year old mountain property. With your help guiding us through the design process, financing and construction, we now have a stunning result to
enjoy for many years. You masterfully reconfigured the existing footprint which was comprised of several levels and multiple additions, and no one can believe it’s built on the same foundation. The process of dismantling the old house and rebuilding was complex, yet you made it look easy. We also appreciate the advice along the way with regards to suggested finishes, money saving ideas, and contacts with other professionals to help us.

The homebuilding process is not an easy one, and your patience and guidance along the way made our experience one that we would do all over again. But more importantly we have a home that we look forward to spending many happy retirement years in.
Sincerely
Dave and Mary Kaspar


I just wanted to say thank you for all the work by you and your crew with our renovation. Although, I have only seen pictures (via camera and SKYPE), the work looks absolutely beautiful. I know there were a couple of hiccups but we really appreciated how you were on top of everything to make it right. Teri said your crew are very talented, professional, hard-working individuals and we will certainly look forward to future projects with you as we eventually finish off the basement. We look forward to seeing you soon and toasting a beer, or two, to success!
Lisa


We interviewed three contractors before choosing John and as it turned out, we made the correct choice. John’s professionalism, attention to detail and his ability to to take an abstract idea and turn it into it a reality reflected experience and good judgment. John’s team of sub-contractors always displayed courtesy and a strong sense of propriety. We’re extremely happy we chose John for the job!
John and Sue Curro


It has been a pleasure to work with John Soave. His positive energy coupled with keen intelligence, competence and resourcefulness have been much appreciated by us. It was very important for us to find someone who was responsive, flexible and dependable because of the distance between our primary residence and this secondary home. John had our back and he was conscious of quality and price throughout the planning and building process. We observed that his crew of skilled craftsmen seemed to enjoy working with John too. We are so pleased with the result and the experience, we are presently tackling a second project, even bigger and more complex and we know we can rely on John to deliver a 5 star job again. We are very happy to recommend John Soave to you and to our friends.
Karen and Patrick Litré – Atlanta, Georgia


Working with John was a great experience. He is very professional and experienced building high end houses. He listened to us and was careful to preserve the charm and history of our old house while adding modern comfort. The result is a seamless combination of old and new. Our job was completed on time and on budget. We are very happy with our new kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, and love the big front porch! Best of all we are still great friends! We’ll call on him again when we build another addition.
Maureen and Tom Escott


We came to Blue Ridge knowing we wanted to build a new house, but having no idea how to choose a builder. Our realtor introduced us to John Soave and from there the choice was easy. John spent countless hours with us looking at properties and pointing out the pros and cons of each. By the time we had chosen the property, we had also chosen John as our builder. The choice turned out to be a good one. We were impressed by John’s ability to obtain first rate materials and quality subcontractors while controlling costs. His careful supervision throughout the project resulted in a beautiful new home of which we are proud. We would not hesitate to recommend John Soave to family and friends.
Dave & Charmaine Wessell


In 2010 we had plans prepared for an expansion to our home in Blue Ridge and we selected John as our builder. The project was completed in early 2011. The addition was completed with little interruption of our use and enjoyment of the home during construction. John kept us informed throughout the construction and quickly addressed any questions or concerns we had. He provided cost saving alternatives. If something didn’t meet our expectations, John worked with us to satisfy us. John and his subs were all courteous and pleasant. Like any project after completion there will be call backs to fix items. John has responded quickly to our calls. We are extremely pleased with the work. We have other projects in our future and John will be the first person we call. The additions has added so much to our enjoyment of our home. Thank you John
Richard G. Borden