We began planning a build-out of the terrace level of our log home in 2007. Michael Grant of Barna Log Homes in Ellijay designed the project which included the terrace level work plus a two-level addition including a game room and covered porches on the terrace level and a gabled porch with fireplace on the main level. Mr. Grant referred us to Matthew Witt for construction of the project. He noted his high quality of craftsmanship and ingenuity. We found Matthew to be straightforward, energetic, invested in the quality and outcome of the project and client satisfaction. Since we would not be onsite for a good portion of the work he assured us as to his availability and regular updates via phone and e-mail.

He was true to his word. Regular phone calls kept us informed. Photos of progress were e-mailed on a frequent basis. Any challenges related to original construction were resolved by Matthew’s creative solutions and skills and always with a phone consult. If he had an idea that could improve quality, cost-efficiency, or flow of design he readily offered it as a possibility. When we made a couple of changes to the project in the midst of the work he was flexible, courteous and easy to work with. He worked closely with us on all aspects of the construction. He was very respectful of the security of the house and the cleanliness of the property throughout the time of the work. He was thorough with documentation of materials and costs which helped make for a positive experience.

The project was finished in late autumn of 2007. The result was outstanding. We have enjoyed the additional living space immensely. A bedroom, large bath with spa tub, a large open living area with a dining area including countertop and cabinetry, an exercise room, utility room, billiards room and the covered porches make for a wonderful addition. The excellent quality of the craftsmanship is evident and enhances the beauty and sense of comfort and warmth of the home.

Since the completion of the project Matthew and Irene have done additional work on our home including Irene’s faux paint artistry. They are gifted people. Even more they are very pleasant, personable and caring people both about their work and their clients.

Without hesitation we gladly and highly recommend them for your construction and renovation needs.


Warren and Marilyn Williams
Ellijay, Ga.

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