We looked at houses in the area with a realtor. We were impressed by the quality and features of one house and asked about the builder. That was the first time we heard Willie Stone’s name, but definitely not the last. We were talking with our banker and he thought we should build what we really wanted, instead of settle for what was available. We asked him about local builders and he told us about several good builders, but said Willie Stone is the best. We began looking at building materials, trying to nail down just what we would like to have built if we decided to go that route. While visiting with local suppliers, we would ask them about local builders. Again, several builders were mentioned, but the only name that everyone mentioned was Willie Stone.
We purchased a lot and began looking at house plans. Once we decided on a plan, we contacted a few builders and asked them to consider building our house and provide a cost estimate. When we met with Willie, we knew we wanted him to build our house. We would tell Willie what we wanted and he was always positive, never trying to talk us out of anything. But he also provided us with information about options we had not considered. As construction progressed, we began to depend on Willie’s knowledge and experience, asking about techniques, materials, finishes before we made a decision.
Our primary home is in Jackson, Tennessee. We couldn’t be on site daily or even weekly. Willie’s son, Casey kept us on-site electronically. Both Willie and Casey contacted us by cell phone and email with questions or to remind us of time lines on decisions we needed to make. Casey was fabulous to make photos of progress and email those to us. It was just like being there. I could almost smell the sawdust and paint. This is our 4th new home construction project. The other 3 were local for us (Jackson, TN area). The Stone construction site was always neat and orderly. We were more confident and comfortable with this construction project than any of the previous projects.
Willie Stone Construction is a family business and we developed a deep respect for the Stone family; Willie’s dry wit, slow charm and unsurpassed skill and artistry; Vangie’s level head and administration; Casey’s energy and ability to find the perfect marriage of old fashion skill and quality with the latest technology. They are ROCK SOLID folks, solid integrity, solid faith.
We love our river house. We are confident that it has been constructed with care and quality. We believe it is built like Stone Construction would have built it for themselves or a family member, rock solid. We love to come home to our river house.