Things customers might want to know about us:

General:

We are a coordinated network of talented craftspeople, who share a dedication to quality and to doing the right thing.

We handle all aspects of residential and small-scale commerical remodeling.

Michael Hurd is a General Contractor licensed by North Carolina.

Right Building carries contractor liability insurance.

 

Location:

We are based in Asheville, NC and our preferred construction projects are within a half hour drive of Asheville.

 

Reviews & Awards:

See Angie's List for several reviews. Super Service Award 2010, 2015.

 

Useful Home Inspections:

We offer home inspection translations for $50/hour. We will read your inspection report in advance, and then walk you through your home explaining the various issues to be aware of, including, but not limited to those noted in your inspection report. We'll explain which things needs to be done right away and what can wait, and give approximate costs for the various tasks. Consider it a home owners manual explained live and in person. Usually takes 3-4 hours.

We do not offer certified home inspections. If we did, we would be bound by liability issues and would not be free to provide you our full professional opinion. 

 

Diversity:

Our team is comprised of absolutely wonderful people including (but not limited to): men, women and folks who don't identify as either, folks with light skin, folks with dark skin, folks in-between, gay/straight/other, folks for whom English is not their first language, Northerners, Southerners, foreigners, Buddhists, Christians, Hindu's, Rastafarians, Agnostics etc. Our ideal customer will judge us by the work we do, and the way we handle ourselves, rather than the things mentioned above.

 

Individual and Environmental Health:

We avoid materials and techniques that put clients, their pets, our team or the environment at risk. When the necessities of our profession cause us to work with dangerous substances, tools or situations, we do our utmost to ensure the safety of everyone around, including people, animals and the natural environment.

 

Cleanliness:

Much of our work is remodeling in homes that are currently occupied. We take great care to maintain the cleanliness of the job sites and homes we are in.  This may include, but is not limited to, dust-containment, ventilation, cleaning the site regularly, etc. While we do everything we can, there are certain types of dust, drywall in particular, that are very difficult to contain perfectly. We will let you know when this may be an issue.

 

Psychic Powers and Communication:

We can't read minds. We value communication and are very easy to talk to. If something about the project is on your mind, let us know! We are deeply committed to our projects going as smoothly as they can. Help us out by communicating your needs and preferences in a timely manner. 

 

Speed, Quality and Cost:

We are subject to the laws of physics and other truths, like the law of speed, quality and cost. Pick any two: if you want it fast and high quality, it'll be expensive. If you want it high quality and cheap, it'll take a long time. If you want it fast, crappy and cheap, call someone else.

 

To conscientious rental-building owners:

We are happy to look at your remodeling project needs.

 

Realtors and customers who want estimates for homes they do not yet own:

Due to a large amount of time spent providing estimates for renovating homes that the customer never ended up buying, we now charge for estimates on homes the customer does not own. The estimate cost can usually be credited towards future work.