CG&S is an Austin design-build company specializing in residential renovation. We work with people who love where they live but need some level of home improvement, from typical maintenance and repairs up to a whole house renovation/expansion—or any other type of interior or exterior design.
Our clients are often people who experience the daily frustration of living in an outdated, dark, or cramped home, and who want our help to modernize, expand, or integrate to the outdoors. They don’t want to move, because they value their convenient location, the neighbors, the views, their schools; they have put down roots that they want to preserve. These folks have usually explored buying elsewhere and have discovered the perfect lot or home doesn’t exist ‘out there’, and that their smartest and best option is to stay home and renovate with the aid of interior and exterior design.
Our clients also appreciate and value collaborating with a well-established family business [established in 1957] for both the design and the construction of their project. Perhaps they have had a challenging previous experience where their builder didn’t mesh well with their architect or designer, and they were caught in between. Or maybe they like the thought that our architects design with construction in mind, work hand in hand with our estimators to better predict final costs, and stay with the project through the final completion. Or maybe they just like the time saving convenience and clarity of having a single point of responsibility and contact throughout their project.
Quality Austin design-build and renovation is our passion.
Common CG&S projects include whole house expansions & renovations, second floor additions, outdoor living spaces, gardens, pools, exterior or interior design upgrades, garages & accessory apartments, kitchen renovations, & bath renovations.
"We came across CG&S during one of the Austin Home Tours while searching for a home remodeling company. We were very impressed with their work, so decided to contact them. The professional workmanship we had seen during the tour was only the beginning of our satisfaction with CG&S. Everyone on their team is a true professional. Billy Guerrero came out personally on the first visit to introduce himself and get an understanding of the project. We then worked directly with Gregory Thomas and Stewart Davis on design concepts. They were both great listeners and were able to get an excellent grasp of what we were looking for in the final product. Jim Venable, the Project Manager, became our new best friend during this time. He communicated the work schedule, was personally there to oversee the majority of it, and made sure we were pleased with the final project. His team cleaned up daily and—while home remodeling is always an inconvenience—we truly feel they did a great job of making it as easy as possible for us. We love our new kitchen and were pleased we chose CG&S!"- Betty & Chris
"Billy and Stewart assessed the property and the possibilities. Their initial suggestion of a two-story addition made us nervous as we had observed many a cute cottage being swamped by vulgar, mansion-sized additions. But Stewart’s design was ingenious. The size and scale of what he was suggesting was in proportion to the existing property. The design phase took six months but the level of detail was simply astonishing and undoubtedly was the major factor in keeping the construction phase on schedule. Most importantly Stewart listened to us—really listened—and adapted his designs accordingly. CG&S clearly set themselves the highest standards and will only use crews who demand similarly high professional standards of themselves. Of the many compliments the house has received, one that has cropped up on more than one occasion is “it looks like it has always been there”. Perhaps the highest compliment possible. CG&S achieved everything we had wanted, dreamed of, and more. "- Jill & Larry
"I would like to take a moment to thank everyone at CG&S for a very wonderful and successful project. As a contractor, I have first hand experience with all that can happen in construction. You guys are very good at your business and I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for someone to do a great job. It was such a treat to deal with a group of very nice professional people who know their business. Everyone should be commended. I especially enjoyed the luxury you afforded me as a product of doing a job well done. "- Margaret