"Excellent doesn't do Allen Griffin's outstanding professionalism and craftsmanship justice."
Allen Griffin of Gryphon Builders deserves at least a 7-star rating, "Excellent" doesn't do Allen Griffin's outstanding professionalism and craftsmanship justice. Although we "papered up" the transaction for our large house remodeling and renovation project in 2015, Allen went above and beyond any written words to make all aspects of the project--foreseen and unforeseen--run as smoothly as possible. Communication is so important to the success of any large-scale home remodeling project, and Allen is excellent at that, too. Allen is a man of his word, honest, knowledgeable, skillful, helpful and patient. He is hands-on and his trades network is also excellent. Just one example: Gryphon Builders' chiseled stone tile work on our columned front porch was a beautiful work of art showing old-world pride in craftsmanship. We had designed the house in the late '80's to be our family's "legacy home" and had raised our family there for more than 26 years. We were renovating so much of it in preparation for selling it to friends of our family--so we needed everything to be right. When Gryphon Builders was finished, our house had never looked better (making it even harder for us to let go)! The inside looked new again and the outside was beautiful (including the gorgeous travertine tile work and a fully renovated pool and spa area that was amazing). We couldn't have been more impressed or happier with Allen Griffin's work. Better still, somewhere through the naturally stressful remodeling process, Allen became a good family friend. Even after we moved to another city more than 170 miles away, we asked Allen for his expert guidance on a substantial renovation we had planned for our new home. Allen, without charge, took the time to drive out to our new house (neither a short nor easy drive), inspected everything--even climbed onto our third-story roof--and pointed us in the right direction. Amazing! We wish that Allen would be able to work on our new house, but we live too far away now. Everything we have to say about Allen Griffin and Gryphon Builders is well above excellent. He also has the projects portfolio, professional credentials, honors and awards to prove it.
"Dedicated professional who focuses on the big picture, yet does not forget the small details"
In working with Allen Griffin of Gryphon Builders; I've found a dedicated professional who focuses on the big picture, yet does not forget the small details as well. He's been a great resource with a new development coming online, as one of the designated builders. If you're looking for a dedicated professional to build your DREAM HOME and/or update yoiur current home, Allen Griffin/Gryphon Builders is the way to go!!!
"exceptional...I wouldn't hesitate to recommend"
We used Gryphon Builders in 2013 to extend an opening between two rooms. The service Allen provided was exceptional. We had a specialty kind of crown molding and Allen searched high and low to find a match. Quality was his priority and we loved the finished product. He was fantastic at communicating what was going on with the project as well as listening to our needs and wants to make sure we got what we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gryphon Builders.
" was extremely professional. All his work was of the highest quality."
I would highly recommend Gryphon Builders. Allen was extremely professional. All his work was of the highest quality. During the remodel of our kitchen and living room, he came up with creative solutions that made the room just the way we wanted it. Allen created an incredible marble backsplash and took extra time with our countertops to create an amazing look. He also made the rest of the house livable during the project by allowing us privacy in the remaining part of the home. His team kept the space clean at the end of each day. The work was completed within the budget and time frame expected.
Gryphon Builders reconfigured a large portion of our upstairs floor and installed an outdoor kitchen area by our pool. Upstairs, they rebuilt two bathrooms and converted a bedroom to an open office space by removing a awl at the top of the steps. The outdoor area included an expansion of the covered porch that we had behind our house. Included in the rebuild was the installation of a smoker, sink, ice maker, fireplace and grill.
"Very easy to work with and he understands modern design."
Gryphon Builders completed a second stage remodel of our Cameron Armstrong designed and built modern galvalume house. His focus was on replacing a sliding back door with a modern swing door, a sliding side door with framing and a Ram aluminum window, he installed new Ram Windows in the downstairs bath and second bedroom, he reversed an interior corner to widen that second bedroom, he reconfigured the bedroom doors for the 2 downstairs bedrooms and he replaced a wall of sliding doors in the master bedroom balcony with a custom wall of Ram Windows. He installed 2 commercial lighting systems. He also directed the completion of a new garage door, new back patio, new epoxied garage floor and stained concrete front patio and finally painted 80% of the interior. He finished with a new section of galvalume as a design feature. Very easy to work with and he understands modern design.
"Allen is one of the most professional and pleasant design/build firms we have worked with."
Allen is one of the most professional and pleasant design/build firms we have worked with. After a failed contract with a previous builder (who was exclusively a builder), we were very apprehensive in selecting a new builder to work with, of which, we contacted over a dozen to discuss our project.
After trying to decide whether to go the design/build route or work with an independent builder, my very first call with Allen helped us decide which direction to go in. Not only, was he happy to explain things to us, he was extremely patient and offered honest insight into different aspects of our project. His transparency from the 20 mins when I spoke with him over the phone, is the the reason I urged my husband to set an appointment with Allen.
In the end, not only is Allen one of the most creative architects who happily rendered many versions of our unique project, we felt confident in his ability to build after visiting a contemporary home he had built over a decade ago. Still solid, nicely done and great workmanship. As we are still in the process of completing our home, our experience with Gryphon Builders thus far has been excellent. I personally cannot wait to see our home complete and look forward to finished product!
"Gryphon Builders was professional, thorough and keep the project timeline schedule."
I contracted Gryphon Builders in 2004 for my home renovation / addition. The project included 100 sq ft renovation and 1200 sq ft addition. Gryphon Builders was professional, thorough and keep the project timeline schedule. Gryphon Builders paid great attention to detail and delivered quality craftsmanship that exceeded expectations. I even gave them creative liberties on a fireplace mantel that turned out great. I will use Gryphon Builders again on my next home renovation project.
"Gryphon Builders is a First Class company."
I was in need of a master bathroom remodel to accommodate my disabled husband and Allen came up with very creative ideas to address the challenges faced. The end result was a very functional place for my husband plus a beautiful retreat for me. He also turned the ugly, boring patio into a beautiful covered oasis for outdoor entertaining. When I wanted to update the other 3 bathrooms in the house, it was a no-brainer to call Allen. I had some definite ideas on what I wanted and he was able to bring them life. They are stunning! Thanks Allen.
Allen is always easy to work with and so are his crew. Very respectful and thoughtful about the fact they were working in someone's home. There is no doubt that I will use him for my next project.