We'd love for M.G. Dillingham to remain the best- kept secret in Asheville, but this company is too good not to share. McKenzie Dillingham is smart, steady, knowledgeable, highly experienced and respected; people' s eyes literally light up when we mentioned the contractor we had chosen for our mountain home. "Shes GREAT!" was the universal response from suppliers, previous clients, and even her former employer (also a high end builder). Building is not for everyone, and even those who have built before might not enjoy navigating the many decisions; however, If you're ready for a special home--whether a new build or remodel --we can say that we were 100% MORE confident in going forward because of McKenzie: her skills resources and demeanor are the perfect package.
Harvey & Laurie Smith - Homeowners
I buy on quality, and I felt comfortable choosing McKenzie when her references - all five of them - came back so strong. What a great decision. Her work on the home I've dreamed of creating all my life was simply phenomenal. We'll be hosting her and all of her subcontractors in our home as a personal thank you for a dream realized. She is extremely thorough, responsive, detail-oriented, and above all, honest. I can't recommend her enough.
Jimmy Fortuna - Homeowner
McKenzie Dillingham came highly recommended to us for our downtown Asheville Condo renovations - two new bathrooms, new kitchen sink/fixtures and countertop, complete floor and baseboard/trim replacement and complete painting of the condo. Working with our local architect she did a wonderful job supervising this project, often suggesting even better and sometimes simpler solutions to challenges during the creative process. Her subs are great to work with - her communication is clear, timely and concise. She makes herself readily available when needed and is on site frequently. Her pricing is fair and she works to maintain budget and promptly notifies you of any potential overages or change orders. McKenzie will only consider the job done if the the work is satisfactory and up to her and the owner’s standards.
If you are looking for an honest, thorough, professional contractor who stands by her work then you can’t do better.
Amy & John Bonanno - Homeowners
We worked with McKenzie on a large new construction home for a client building in a gated community in South Carolina. The architect for that project has a fine attention to detail, as does our interior design firm. McKenzie stayed on top of the details from day 1 to the end of the project, and never hesitated to call if there was an issue on-site during construction that she felt we would want to be part of the decision making for. Given the distance from our office to the project that was an hour away, we appreciated that she was on-site daily managing the construction process and the documents provided by both the architect and our design firm. When things went wrong on-site (there's always something!), she worked to resolve it with the subcontractors, quickly and efficiently. She is a communicative, experienced builder and a team player. The clients were thrilled with the end result, as were we. We look forward to our next project with McKenzie and would not hesitate to recommend her to our clients.
Talli C. Roberts, ASID -Allard & Roberts Interior Design
Mckenzie gets the highest rating from me and all the people I have talked to on integrity, professionalism, industry knowledge and responsibility. And on industry knowledge it is way more than KNOWING how to build a house - it is practical and useable knowledge and experience and all the how to's of every system and process of construction including dealing with sub-contractors, pricing & managing cost, permits, meeting code, etc
Richard Perry - Homeowner
McKenzie is highly professional, knowledgeable, and extremely responsible in each interaction we have had with her. No matter the unforeseen hurdle of tricky issue, McKenzie is highly creative and always finds an agreeable solution. We wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a high level of quality and finish.
Paul & Sharon Debacco - Homeowners
“…Professional and pleasant! We had the pleasure of working with McKenzie on a new build in the Balsam Mountain Preserve. McKenzie’s project management was proactive and comprehensive! She did an excellent job of keeping the clients, architect and design team in the loop as well as facilitating any meetings and or discussions regarding change requests to ensure all parties were aware of the changes and to head off any concerns. She was insightful regarding all phases of the construction process as well as professional in her interactions with all parties. We would love to work with McKenzie again and would recommend her without any hesitation.”