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Debbi & David
Debbi Berins was for many years a leading designer of hotels, restaurants, spas and commercial spaces. Then, for ten years, she was Director of Interior Design for one of Austin's most prominent residential architectural firms, and had a similar role with a highly-regarded custom home builder in that city. When it came time to build a custom home for herself and her husband David, a Dallas-based hotel industry consultant and developer, Debbi sought out a builder who was known to listen to his clients, to be collaborative, creative, and most importantly, focused on quality.

Michael Turner's Classic Urban Homes was the perfect match with Debbi and David's vision. Together with the architect recommended by Turner, the team created a contemporary urban retreat for this busy couple, easy to maintain, and replete with unique architectural details.

Debbi and David are huge fans of Turner: "Throughout the process, we found Mike to be not only extremely cost sensitive and efficient, but responsive to our ideas, creative in identifying options and solutions, and very positive in his communications and relationship with us."

"He delighted in finding ways to create the unique features we wanted in our home for much less cost than we feared. What many people expect to be a negative experience turned out to be a delightful, fun process for us. Far from having the horror stories that many people garner from building a custom home, we have nothing but happy tales about how we and our builder worked in tandem to create our dream house, ahead of schedule and under budget. You couldn't possibly have a better experience than we did."