Certified Remodeling Contractor Lic# CRC1331364. Serving Tallahassee for 15 years.
Design + Build Remodeling
Update your home without the hassle
We provide a turn key remodeling experience that makes it easy for you to create a functional and inspiring home.
The only remodeling contractor in Tallahassee with a full service kitchen and bath showroom
Recent Remodeling Projects
Design with the Future In Mind
Your home should work for you today and at every stage of your life regardless of age or ability. That is the main tennant of Universal Design, more commonly called Aging in Place Design today.
We are Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS). More importantly, we have been students of Universal Design for more than a decade.
Ready To Start Planning?
Our Good Better Best Consult is the best way start planning your next project.
Ready in a Day, Detailed and Proven Accurate to within 3% Of Actual Project Costs
A Turn Key Remodeling Experience
Here's How It Works
Start with a Home Visit
At your initial home visit we'll listen, take notes, accurate measurements and create a detailed a Scope of Work based on your thoughts and ideas.
Review Your Good Better Best Budget
Next we'll meet in our showroom to review and optimize your Good Better Best budget.
We'll Help You Make Selections and Customize Your Design
Once you approve your budget we'll have 2 to 4 design meetings to customize your layout and make all your fixture and materail selections.
At the end of the design process we will create a fixed price proposal for you to approve.
We Build Your Project On Time and On Budget
All materials are ordered in advance and stored in our warehouse to avoid delays during construction.
Your project manager is on site every day making sure the jobsite is kept clean and things are built to spec.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do some of the work myself?
Yes you can.
Typically clients will do simple things like painting or light demo. This can save money without risking any project delays. We can outline how much it will save in your Good Better Best budget so you can weigh the savings against the hassle of doing those things yourself.
Can I provide my own materials?
Yes you can.
We have beneficial relationships with all the suppliers we work with so there is an advantage to selecting materials from our showroom but you can choose materials from anywhere you like. We list the actual costs of materials in your Good Better Best budget so you can shop around and compare prices.
Will a kitchen or bath remodel increase my home value?
Yes it will but its hard to say by how much. According Remodeling Magazine's annual Cost vs Value Report a major kitchen or bath remodel can increase the sale price of your home by about 65% of the cost of the remodel.
If your kitchen or bathroom is severely out of date (20 years old or more) then the return could be more.
Minor kitchen updates have a better payback, returning about 80% of the cost of the project.
We generally don't recommend you remodel your home to sell. Remodel if you plan to be in your home for 5 years or more and remodel for you and your loved ones needs.
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 weeks 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?
We've provide detailed breakdown of remodeling costs on our Remodeling Costs pages, you'll find them in the top menu.
Our average kitchen project cost in 2019 is around $50,000. Our average master bath cost has been $45,000.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
I've been working on 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.
What has been your favorite project?
There are many. Our 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.