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"My wife and I had dreamed of building a home on Lake Tuscaloosa, despite living almost 4 hours away. When we decided to move forward, we knew we would need to find a builder we could place an inordinate amount of trust in since we lived so far away. After considering several other builders, we chose Toulmin Homes. Our trust in them turned out to be well founded. They delivered for us in all respects and we could not be more pleased with our new home. We would strongly recommend Toulmin Homes to anyone looking to build a custom home."

-Earl Wade


"Building my home on Lake Tuscaloosa with Toulmin Homes was a fantastic experience in every way.  Michael Young and Drew Bardenwerper and the rest of the Toulmin team were great to work with.  The structural engineering requirements associated with my house’s unique design were very challenging and Michael and Drew’s creativity, attention to detail, intelligence, and honesty are strengths that got the job done within budget and on time.  Additionally, all of the subcontractors that worked on my house were professionals who did quality work and were willing to do whatever it took to make my home exactly what I wanted.  My home is beautiful thanks to the high standards set by Toulmin Homes, and I love it.  I feel very fortunate to have worked with them."

-David Rowe


"We were most delighted to work cooperatively with Michael Young and his staff, and we found them to be exceptionally competent and capable, caring and concerned, thorough, professional, honest, attentive and accessible, prompt to reply to questions/concerns, budget conscious, and experts at innovative and creative problem solving."

-Ross Palmer & Carol Schlichter


"We selected Toulmin Homes as our builder after viewing several homes in the Tuscaloosa area and seeing a clear indication of their superior quality.  Toulmin Homes provided space planning and material selection recommendations that helped us with our interpretation of the design and really brought it to life."

-Mike & Charlee Rodgers


"The best way to describe Toulmin Homes is HONORABLE, EFFICIENT, and RELIABLE. We had a great experience working with Michael Young and his team of awesome people."

-Fabian & Patricia Salinas


"Building a dream home is a challenging process and the team at Toulmin Homes was invaluable in making the experience a pleasant one.  The relationship we developed with Toulmin remained positive as we proceeded and at completion was as strong as when we began."

-Hugh & Beth Borak


"We came to Toulmin Homes due to reputation and quality, and found that their staff was able to understand our unique needs and circumstances and formulate an entire project to suit us.  It is this ability to understand each family’s individual needs that sets them apart.  Toulmin Homes also has an understanding of budgeting and provides cost effective solutions to fit our needs."

-Mike & Karen Shortall


"We were apprehensive about building a custom home; it seems that honesty and integrity are two qualities rarely applicable to the building industry these days.  When we began a search, Toulmin’s quality craftsmanship was easily recognizable in each of their custom homes we visited. What we discovered from actually working with the “Toulmin Team” is a group of committed professionals whose ability to guide us through the building process with honesty and integrity is refreshing."

-Dr. & Mrs. Carlos Berry


"When we asked Michael Young for an estimate, he was very prompt, courteous and thorough.  He and his staff had some good comments and thoughts about our remodeling project which consisted of our kitchen and two and a half bathrooms.  The work performed was excellent and we have greatly enjoyed both the appearance and functionality of the remodeling.  We were very impressed with Michael and Drew’s professional manner and their conscientiousness in overseeing the work performed.  We also greatly appreciated the reliability of both Michael and Drew regarding appointments and provision of information to us.

I will return to Toulmin Homes for remodeling or other construction projects, and I would definitely recommend them to friends and family for remodeling and construction needs.  The work was done properly and professionally and they made every effort to minimize the impact on my family while the remodeling efforts were underway."

-David Martin


"We came to Tuscaloosa from Atlanta and were looking to purchase a lot and build a house.  From the very first meeting we felt very comfortable with Michael Young and his Toulmin Homes team.  They thoroughly and patiently explained the building process and provided expert guidance with lot choice and areas to build.  They were completely involved with the choice of house plans, modifications to plans and recommendations for upgrades.  The Toulmin team also provided expert opinion and input regarding the choice of materials, fixtures, floors, cabinets etc…  Of particular note was the fact that we never felt pressured from Toulmin Homes to add items we did not want or thought were unnecessary. 

Importantly Toulmin Homes provided accurate and timely updates on the building costs; nothing was ever done without us knowing the cost, and because of this the final cost of construction was well aligned with the original building estimate (there were no surprises).  They also provided regular updates on the building process and the house was finished three weeks ahead of schedule.  After we moved in, the Toulmin team continued to provide excellent, rapid response to any questions we had about the house and contacted subcontractors and suppliers for any minor issues that came up.

Toulmin Homes made the whole building process simple, affordable and enjoyable.  We would definitely build with Toulmin again.  They are true craftsmen and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of building a quality home."

-Peter Simpson & Patty Sobecky