We started ellijay home repair in 2017 to provide quality work at reasonable prices. Darrell has been in construction for 30 years, starting out and learning a vast array of skills while he was 18 and joined the construction battalion navy seabees. This is where he was trained to build houses, landing strips for the planes to land, roads, prison systems, bridges...everything. Once he left the Navy, he started working for a company in Portland Oregon (our hometown) building multi leveled decks and framing houses. We moved to Palm Harbor Florida in 2000 and he worked for a company that laid tile and had the major contracts to the Florida hospitals, toll booth stations and shopping malls. Darrell has tiled the buccaneers training center, hospital bathrooms which were directly over operating rooms ( this means only the best can be trusted, no leaks can happen!), Mcdill AFB, a list of celebrity homes, Tropicana field..chances are you have seen some work done by Darrell not even knowing it. He was even published in TILE magazine for the fiber optic tile that was installed at tropicana field.
Darrell had great success while living in Florida, but it never felt like home. We needed the mountains and less sand and beach. Oregon had changed drastically since we first left, so returning was not an option. We used to vacation from Florida to here in Ellijay and when he started working for a company that maintained the Darden restaurants (Capitol Grill, Longhorn, Red Lobster, Seasons 52 etc) they said he could move up here since they needed a lead tech near Atlanta. We moved here in 2017 and while Darrell sometimes was on the road for several months at a time repairing these restaurants, he missed out on the beautiful seasons North georgia offers. This is when we took the leap and started Ellijay Home Repair. Mainly, so Darrell could live and work in this beautiful area and be at home every night. He has loved every minute of this. The company really took off as word of mouth travels fast here. People were amazed he showed up on time for estimates, did quality work...never cuts corners. Our customers are amazed at the communication they receive. Darrell books ONE job at a time to ensure complete attention for that project. Darrell will be the first to tell you, he is not the cheapest around. I like to refer to him as 'Darrell is the one you call when you want quality over quantity'. We have been blessed with wonderful customers that we actually call friends now..not sure how we have a 100% ratio so far of perfect customers but we are thrilled.
We specialize in deck repairs and builds, bathroom remodeling, basement finish, wood repair, windows to name a few. What we DONT do is electrical and plumbing, painting and large staining.