Design Build Remodeling Contractor
Update your home without the hassle
By bringing design, product selection and remodeling expertise all under one roof we make it easy for you to create a functional and inspiring home.
Some Of Our Recent Remodeling Projects
Design, Build, Enjoy!
A One Stop Remodeling Solution
Create Your Design
Our designers will help you visualize your project using 3D renderings, story boards and product samples.
Choose Your Materials
We’ll help you choose cabinets, tile, fixtures, flooring and more using our Good Better Best process.
Have It Built By experts
Your project manager will keep you up to date on progress and make sure things run according to plan.
Design with the Future In Mind
We are Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS). More importantly, we have been students of Universal Design for more than a decade.
The Universal Design concept is simple: Designs should work for people today and at every stage of their life regardless of age or ability.
How It Works
Remodeling Made Simple
Tell Us Your Ideas
At your home visit we'll listen and then take accurate measurements and create a detailed a scope of work based on your thoughts and ideas.
Review Your Budget
After the home visit we'll meet back in our showroom to review your Good Better Best budget.
Design and Build
Once you approve your budget we'll have 2 to 4 design meetings to finalize all the details and create your fixed price proposal.
Our project management team will then take over and supervise your proejct from start to finish.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
I've been working homes in Tallahassee for 15 plus years. After college I started a painting company, which soon became a handyman business. In 2006 I got my contractors license and began doing more extensive remodeling and construction. In 2015 I opened the McManus Kitchen and Bath showroom and started specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
How long does a typical project take?
A typical master bath remodel takes 6 to 8 weeks on site. A hall bath can be done in 3 weeks or so. Kitchens can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on the scope of work.
If you are adding on to the home as part of the project expect just the addition to take 6 to 8 weeks on top of the remodeling time. You also want to factor in 2 to 6 week to design and plan the project and 4 to 6 weeks to order materials (most cabinets take 6 to 8 weeks to be delivered).
You can read more about the process on our About page.
How much does a typical project cost?
Our average project costs in 2019 is around $60,000. Some projects have cost $130,000 or more and others, like a cabinet refacing cost $15,000 or so.
We've got a detailed breakdown of remodeling costs on our Remodeling Costs pages, you'll find them in the top menu.
Can I do some of the work myself?
Yes. But we prefer you take on things that are less likely to cause delays. Doing some of the demo or painting yourself for example can save two to three thousand dollars without getting in they way.
What has been your favorite project?
There are many. My favorite projects have a few things in common. First is working with great people. We've been lucky to work with some wonderful homeowners. Second is when we really get to transform a space and design every detail so it perfectly suits the owners needs.
"This was the first time I had gone thru the remodeling process and it was a great experience. They spent a lot of time with me planning and were very helpful with all the different options. Once it came time for demo and install they were very communicative and the the schedule up to date. The final product is exactly what I envisioner and completely transformed my downstairs! " Elise, Blairstone Rd Condo.
"I love the way these guys work. They are dedicated to making sure the job is done right and take all the steps necessary to ensure a job well done. As a subcontractor, it is truly refreshing to work for remodeling contractor who puts effort into making sure my job goes smoothly. Everything from providing a trailer on site filled with all the necessary cleaning supplies that I could possibly need all the way to taping countertops to make cleanup easier. Thank you Paul and Andrew! I look forward to a long and prosperous business relationship with you guys." Ryan Evans, Tile Installer
I could not be more thrilled with the results of all of my projects. From beginning to end, Paul and his staff were so easy to work with - they were extremely responsive to all of my questions and changes, helped me make important decisions about my projects, and were overall professional, polite and a pleasure to be around. They kept me up to date on timelines and progress via an awesome phone app and were always available to me by phone and text. I was able to go to his studio and pick everything out and they walked me through the entire process including when things would happen and the cost of everything. There were no hidden costs or surprises and no unreasonable delays and his workers were extremely conscientious about keeping all of the work areas clean and being gone by the time I got home. I had a decent amount of work done in my home, but I never felt inconvenienced. Lorena, Southwood
About the Owner, Paul McManus
I fell in love with remodeling in college. I was studying architecture at the University of Florida when I took a job as a house painter on the weekends to help pay for school. I realized I loved the hands on work as much as I enjoyed design and that put me on a path to become a remodeling contractor.
I wound up running my own painting company while in school and after school that evolved into a handyman service and would eventually become a remodeling contractor.
I attended various trade schools all over the country to gain experience and in 2006 got my residential contractors license.
In in 2015 I opened our kitchen and bath showroom and started specializing in kitchens and bathrooms with our current design+build approach.
The showroom and adjacent warehouse has been a game changer for us. It allows us to display unique products that were previously unavailable in Tallahassee and it has increased our ability to serve our customer significanlty.
On a personal note, I love to travel and have visited more than 38 countries, many of them during my time in the US Peace Corps in Zambia and also during a 4 year stint as an international bike tour guide.