We believe old houses are worth saving. The right way – with a strong eye for traditional design elements, a thoughtful layout, meticulous planning, and uncompromising attention to detail.
With that spirit in mind – and an abundance of old houses in need of saving – we founded Copper Sky Renovations in 2003. We have a particular affinity for Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, and Victorian-era styles homes, and have had the pleasure of renovating many houses in Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods.
Our approach is part renovation, part restoration – a carefully planned amalgamation of two distinctly different worlds. Yet we carefully blend the best of both by preserving original architectural details where possible while adding space, function, and utility where needed.
The result? An old house reborn. Revived. Reinvented. Once again enchanting and aesthetically captivating, yet entirely contemporary with all the amenities that matter. We are proud that our houses evoke the feeling of new construction without sacrificing the charm and characteristic details of each house’s architectural past.
Anyone who knows Jim Walker, owner, and founder of Copper Sky Design + Remodel, knows his deep passion for saving older homes in Atlanta. In an age that idolizes industry and utility, Jim’s careful approach toward preserving history is truly an anomaly in the home remodeling industry.
Many companies raze the old to make room for raising the new or else use the framework of the old as a carrier for the new. Jim, on the other hand, takes time to first learn the unique treasures of the old and listen to the new desires of the homeowners to enhance the best traits of each. It is Copper Sky’s mission to preserve the historic charm of each home while seamlessly outfitting them with every modern amenity.
It takes a talented team of individuals to transform homes and build client relationships as we do here at Copper Sky Design + Remodel. Meet our award-winning team and learn all about their individual skills and past experience renovating homes across Atlanta.
Copper Sky Design + Remodel is a nationally recognized design-build firm, having been awarded several distinctions for our work in the Atlanta area. We are honored to have received the following prestigious awards.
The premier website and online community for homeowners, designers, architect and remodelers, Houzz recognizes the best of the best in their professional community of home remodeling professionals.
Created by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association in 1980, the OBIE Awards are granted to the best in the business in the Atlanta-area each year. Copper Sky is the proud recipient of numerous OBIEs over the years. We’re especially proud to have been named Remodeler of the Year for the past four consecutive years. To learn about these and all of our OBIE award-winning projects, click on the links below.
Copper Sky has been named as one of the Best General Contractors in Georgia by Home Builder Digest.
Every year, My Home Improvement Atlanta gives its readers a chance to vote on their favorite Atlanta-area companies. Copper Sky is proud to have been named the top remodeler in the Historic Preservation category.
Best Green/Eco-Conscious Remodeling Company – 2021
Best Remodeling Company – Historical Preservation – 2019, 2017
Remodeling is a source for business insights, product information, tutorial, and other valuable tools for remodeling professionals. 2020 marked an important year as Copper Sky broke into the top 100 coming in at #81 in a ranking of top remodeling companies in the U.S.
Design-Build is a full-service construction method where a design-build firm provides both design and construction services. Unlike with the traditional construction method, the designer and contractor are working on the same team, allowing for high levels of collaboration and unified recommendations.
With the traditional method, the client has to manage two separate firms, one for design and one for construction. This can cause several issues throughout the process since the designer and contractor are not working on the same team. If there is a disagreement or lack of communication between the two teams, your project could end up being delayed or going over budget.
With the design-build method, you will have a dedicated team that will brainstorm and collaborate together to create a beautiful home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
The design-build method offers many benefits including:
Faster Project Delivery
With the design-build construction method, projects are typically able to be delivered faster because collaboration from the outset usually results in fewer change orders, thus fewer project delays. Together, the designer and contractor can ensure that your home is completed on-time and on-budget no matter what issues may arise.
The design-build method is a fairly smooth process thanks to the open collaboration between the designer and contractor. Because everyone is working under one contract, there won’t be any conflicting recommendations or scheduling issues.
Reduced Construction Costs
You can actually end up saving money by choosing a design-builder because of their efficiency. With your designer and contractor working side-by-side, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of time it will take to complete construction which will lower your construction costs.
Higher Quality Results
The design-build method provides higher quality results because of the team-oriented approach. With your designer and contractor working together from start to finish, they are able to better align your vision with your project’s goals.
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If you’re still contemplating a full-home renovation, we invite you to take a look at our project portfolio and explore the elegant, historically rich homes that we have had the pleasure of renovating and restoring over the last nineteen years.
Schedule a consultation to learn how we can turn your vision into a reality!