Monday, December 29, 2014

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

If you're among the  millions of Americans that are looking into remodeling their home, you're probably contemplating doing it yourself versus hiring a professional. According to the American Housing Survey, over 60% of home owners hire contractors like Fred Oakley Construction for home improvement projects. 

Remodeling your home can give you plenty of opportunity to re-design your space to better suit the needs of your family. Remodeling can also give you a say in which materials are used, which appliances or fixtures are purchased and give you the chance to fix and upgrade the overall appearance, and value, of your home. Of course, all of this decision making can be overwhelming for a homeowner.

Why hire a professional like Fred Oakley in Hendersonville, TN? A top reason it's recommended for home owners to hire a professional remodeler is due to safety reasons. Most homeowners have a lack of familiarity with tools and techniques which can lead to serious accidents. Working on a roof is often cited as a remodeling project with the most potential for serious injury. Another reason to hire a professional is cost. You might think, "Wait! It'll be cheaper if I do it myself!", but are you factoring in the cost of, say, tools? Many remodeling projects require specialized tools which a home owner will have to purchase (because how many of us just have a sander lying around?) and will only use once or twice. 

Another advantage of a well qualified professional remodeler like Fred Oakley Construction is experience with the appropriate tools and specialized knowledge needed to perform correctly. Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be a very detailed and expensive project; cutting corners like trying to do it yourself will just cost you more money down the road. Remember that if you think you can go to your local home-improvement store to get your materials and save money, that isn't necessarily true. Professional contractors get discounts on products therefore, saving you money. The cost of a project can escalate if it is done incorrectly the first time and therefore, has to be re-done. Maybe the second time around you decide to hire a professional; think about all the time and money you've lost!

Call Fred Oakley Construction today for a free estimate at 615-975-8916. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tips For Home Restoration

Fred Oakley Construction specializes in all types of home construction including additions, remodels, room conversions, build outs, kitchens, baths, and other types of home improvement. Our favorite type of construction to focus on is home restoration! We love turning old houses into the house of your dreams.

If you're considering restoring an older home, make sure you know what you're getting yourself into! Below you'll find the top three common mistakes people make when renovating a house...

1. Starting without a plan. Big No-No! Old-home renovations often don’t go according to plan because too often, there is no planning! Too often, homeowners assume; they assume if they just want to change the cabinets, they only need to worry about the cabinets. Make sure you hire a reputable contractor like Fred Oakley Construction who is always thinking one step ahead while working on your home renovation!

2. Going into your home renovation to "flip" your house. TV makes everything look easy, doesn't it? Flipping houses is NOT easy and what's more - old homes simply take too long to flip. What you see on TV are usually minor repairs (like changing out carpet, etc.) and old homes require much more work than that! If your home requires all new systems and foundation work, the process of fixing it up can take longer than a year; successful renovations on old houses take time - flipping houses does not.

3. Setting an unrealistic budget. Fred Oakley has been in the business for over 40 years! He knows what a realistic budget is and will provide you with a professional, accurate, and performable budget.

Whether you're looking to remodel your older home, start new construction, build the kitchen of your dreams or an oasis in your bathroom, Fred Oakley Construction has the experience and knowledge to do it all! Call today at 615-975-8916 to schedule a free estimate!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

About Fred Oakley Construction

Are you looking for an outstanding contractor in the Nashville, Hendersonville, or Clarksville area? Fred Oakley Construction Co. has been in business since 1998 and are locally owned and operated.

Our team of Knowledgeable and Professionally trained Experts are licensed, bonded and insured to perform both Residential and light Commercial services to those in the Middle Tennessee Area. We have built a well-known reputation on quality workmanship, attention to detail, and friendly care.

Whether you need a new addition, house renovation, room conversion, or just a kitchen or bath remodel, Fred Oakley Construction is the one stop company that can see the job through to completion.

One of our beautiful kitchen remodels! 

Fred Oakley Construction Co. specializes in all types of construction: Additions, Remodels, Room Conversions, Build Outs, Kitchens, Baths, Burned and Flood Home Restoration, Garage and Basement Conversions, Window Replacements; All types of Home Improvements!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Remodeling Tips

So you're in the market to do some remodeling to your Nashville area home but you're not quite sure where to start. The biggest question you should ask yourself:

Which remodeling project will add the most value to my home? Is this project worth the money?

Before you think big scale like a new kitchen, which does increase value, think smaller scale.

Think ... your front door.

Surprising, right? According to Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report for 2014, a new front door will add about 97% of the money you spent to the value of your home.

Make sure it's the RIGHT front door for your home.

The saying, "Go big or go home" isn't entirely accurate for home remodeling projects. Quite often, replacing older elements of your house such as doors and windows will yield a greater return than larger projects.

So, if you're looking for a way to spruce up your home and not spend a lot in the process, call Fred Oakley Construction. They do jobs from as small as installing a new front door to additions, remodeling, build-outs, and everything in between!

Fred Oakley Construction in Hendersonville services Nashville and the surrounding areas! Give them a call at 615-975-8916 or send an e-mail at to schedule your free in-home consultation and initial estimate! They're located at 3013 New Hope Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mixing Old And New: Historic Renovations

Undertaking any renovations can be a challenge. So when faced with a historic house or building, most people will tear down or move on, rather than conduct a historic home renovation. But if you talk to Fred Oakley Construction  just outside of Nashville, then you'll probably change your mind.
It's actually possible to mix the old with the new without breaking the bank. There are dozens of creative ways that you can remodel your historic home, while keeping the feel intact. One strategy is a home addition. By adding and addition to a house, you can have more room to work with, so more leeway with your home renovation then you would otherwise.
There is, however, a bit of knack for a remodel home renovation involving an addition. In Nashville and Middle Tennessee, there are extra rules governing some historic homes. Second, if the flow between the new addition and old historical house doesn't flow, then it can feel awkward and jarring.

That said, it can definitely be done. Fred Oakley Construction in Hendersonville, TN 37075 services the entire Middle Tennessee area, and specializes in adding more floor space with additions during home renovations to historic houses. So if you're thinking of tearing down, call Fred Oakley and think again. 
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Kitchen Renovation Tips

You’ve taken the plunge and decided that a kitchen makeover is exactly what your Middle Tennessee home needs. Great! But where do you start? Here are some tips from the experts at Fred Oakley Construction in Nashville to get you started. 
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Know your budget
Doing a kitchen renovation on a budget is absolutely achievable. Kitchen renovation costs in Middle Tennessee are generally pretty reasonable, largely because labor is well priced. Even so, everyone has a budget. If it’s a small kitchen renovation, that’s fine – but remember you might not be able to afford everything you want. Look around the web for kitchen renovation ideas and money-saving tips, and talk to your contractor about where they think there might be some savings. As a rule of thumb, design is where you can save some money – if you spend your budget on getting the basics up front, you can always reinstall nicer countertops later when your budget allows.

Renovating a kitchen is hard work, and a tremendous project. Fred Oakley and his construction team can design and renovate your kitchen into one that’s comfortable and functional, full of little details specific to you and your family. If you want more information, or if you want to set up an appointment for a free consultation, call 615-975-8916 or email Fred at

How To Choose a Contractor for your Home Renovation

Choosing the right contractor for your renovation is definitely one of the more stressful things you’ll have to do for your renovation. There's a lot of money on the line, and with all the variables of construction – weather, material deficit, and unexpected challenges – you end up sacrificing a lot of control. Middle Tennessee and Nashville is fortunate enough to have companies, such as Fred Oakley Construction, to choose from. But with so many companies vying for your business, it’s hard to know what to look for. So here’s a small list of some things you should remember when you’re hiring a contractor.
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Go on recommendations
The best way to pick a contractor is to go on recommendations. Fortunately, with the internet review culture, this has never been easier. For example, Fred Oakley (a contractor in Nashville) has an average rating of 4/5 stars.

Be comfortable with your hire
Find someone you like, and stick with them. Don’t be afraid to shop around – best practice says to meet a few face-to-face and see what they’re like. Do some simple online research. Make sure that the company you hire is duly licensed in the state of Tennessee and has the proper Workman's Comp and liability insurance coverage. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see what their rating is and if there have been any complaints.

These are some simple tips to get you out the door. But the best way to get a contractor is to call around. Start with a local Nashville construction company such as Fred Oakley Construction Co. based in Hendersonville, TN and move on from there. They can be reached at 615-975-8916 or Email at Happy renovating!