- The Cohen Family
"Piper is a true talent and is very detail oriented.
She took the time to understand our style and
help us find compromises when my husband
and I couldn't decide. I appreciate that she was
a guiding force and not pushing a single
aesthetic or style. Bill is clearly great at his job,
as he has been responsive, reliable, and gone above and beyond."
- Todd Raymond
"Curate… WOW!!! Just an amazing experience for us with our build. From day 1 with Jamie with the sale to design with Piper, Sarah and Ryan and the build with Laura and Sara the attention to detail during the build. We were out of state doing this but felt so comfortable with the team keeping us updated with pics, texts and phone calls… the house is gorgeous… the quality and details are amazing, so much more than what we are used to for a much better price. Thank you to all, Curate is an awesome company!!!"
- Alex LaBianca
"Building our new house at Black Creek was an incredible experience! The amazing team there made the whole process a pleasure.
We first met Jamie by accident – another agent at a Greentech development recommended we check out Black Creek. We spent time with her, talking about what we wanted in a house and what Greentech could offer (Curate hadn’t split off yet). She took us all around the Knoll, and the rest of the Black Creek community. When we returned home, we talked with some friends who had built a house in NJ, going over some of the problems they had during construction. When we returned to Chattanooga a few months later, we looked some more at the Knoll and a quick look through the mud field that would become the Garrison. In early February of 2020, we picked a floor plan and signed a contract while at home in New York. Then came Covid.
We had originally planned on flying down for design meetings. Instead, we had all our meetings with Piper, our designer, by Zoom calls. We would narrow color choices down and Piper would send us samples to make a final decision. She also sent us links from the suppliers for lights, cabinets, paint and hardware. Luckily, paint companies are all over, so we could get color swatches in NY, and they would be able to paint in Chattanooga. Due to Covid delays and slowdowns, we had all the design decisions made before construction actually started.
When construction did start (almost a year after we signed), we met two more of the Curate team – our Project Manager, Laura, and her assistant, Karen. From groundbreaking until completion, we received photos documenting everything – foundations and footings, decking, stud work, roofing, windows, inspections – everything. In March of ’21, we were finally able to meet all these people in person, and others, when we did the electrical walk through. From a shell of a house at this point to a fully-finished house four months later, there were more pictures, phone calls, texts and Zooms – from fixing ‘oops’ to final details.
Throughout the entire process, everyone was a pleasure to work with. Designing and building a house isn’t easy at the best of the times. Doing it from 800 miles away during a pandemic should have been a disaster. The fact that it wasn’t is a testament to the professionalism of the entire Curate team".
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness
Services: Install tile work, Project management, install flooring, Consultation, Landscaping, Garages, Flooring, install water fixtures, Paint outdoors, Paint indoors, Install fan
- Jessica Shedd
"Working with Curate Custom Homes has been amazing! Jamie and Laura are absolutely wonderful. I met Jamie the first day that I decided I was ready to look for a new home. She was so kind and professional and was the first person to help me make building my dream home a reality. I have lived in my home for almost two months now and she still contacts me and makes sure everything is going great! Laura was my project manager, and I cannot say enough good things about her. She truly is a gem! She is the epitome of professionalism and takes pride in her work. Her attention to detail is stellar and she is always on time and takes care of everything. I could not have asked for a better team to build my home than Curate! Thank you for making my dream home a reality! I am forever grateful".
- Steven Moore
"We had an excellent experience working with the Curate Custom Homes Team. At the very first meeting with the Curate team, they demonstrated an attitude of professionalism, cooperation, along with a strong customer focus. That attitude and professionalism continued throughout the project.
The first meeting was to establish the structural needs of our home as well as the types of windows we wanted. The Curate team was extremely helpful in guiding us through this process.
The next meetings were with the design team. We spent 3 two-hour sessions reviewing all aspects of the interior and exterior design of our home. The design team provided us with many great selections, as well as guidance in helping us shape our choices. We were very happy with the way the team helped us realize our vision for the home.
Finally, the construction started, and we began to see our home take shape. Given that we lived 1,000 miles from Chattanooga we were unable to visit the site on a regular basis. Instead, we relied on photos and text and phone communications with our project manager. In all we received over 650 photos documenting the progress on our home. When we had questions or concerns, we contacted our project manager Laura and she quickly responded to us and addressed any questions or concerns we had.
All in all, the whole process took about 7- 8 months. This was the first time we had ever built our home and we were extremely satisfied with the process and the final product.
I believe the most important thing we can share about our experience with Curate Custom Homes is that they have a strong customer focus and if they say they are going to do something, they do it accurately and on time and make sure it is done to the buyer’s satisfaction".
Service: Project management
- Woody France
"While living in the Chattanooga area during the past twenty-some years, this is the 3rd house my wife and I have contracted to be built and by far this is the best experience I have had with a builder and one that far exceeded my expectations. The experience and professionals of the Curate Team was evidenced at each step in the process. My wife, Pam, and I often felt like we were their only customer with the attention given to our wants and needs. From the initial site selection and sales meeting with Jamie Leithart , followed by selection meetings with the professional design team led by Piper Stromatt, to the construction under the expert and watchful eye of project manager, Laura Brown, we could not be more satisfied. Curate builds an excellent product, and we strongly recommend them without reservation."
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
- Adam W. & Kileigh S.
The whole process was well organized, there was no pressure, a wide selection of options, the staff was very helpful and supportive. We feel we got to work with the best team.
Anna Kosky was so friendly. She made us feel like we had the best ideas. It really encouraged us and made us feel confident in the choices we made.
Emily Simmering was very knowledgeable. Which was very helpful when we got stuck and really didn’t know how to proceed with certain selections. We went from stuck to a decision quickly with her guidance.
Kelly Perkins has been there every step of our journey so far and made sure each step was clearly communicated to us.
Every curate teammate we’ve met has been exceptional!
- Jenny K.
It was a great journey working with Curate & their team.
- Bruce & Lynda L.
We were very pleased especially considering this started as just seeing if there was availability in the neighborhood to being embraced by the Curate team! Great help when we needed it.
- Sondra M.
"Exceptional quality and service."
- The Armstrong Family
"Our project manager was able to address problems with subcontractors and made decisions our our behalf to correct possible
issues. The only reason we knew of any issues was due to our PM always disclosing both good and bad news."
- The Owsley Family
"The design team was awesome and they make it fun!"