Frequently Asked Questions:
General Contractor / Owner

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At Red Door Renovations & Design, Inc. we specialize in remodeling projects, custom home construction, and hardscapes.

Whether your budget is extensive or modest, whether your dream requires full scale architectural drawings or has been sketched on the back of a napkin, we will work closely with you, the homeowner, to build living spaces that not only reflect your personality but also accommodate your budget.

Our owner and president, Sean Sheridan, began working in the construction industry in the summer of 1983 while attending college.  After college he continued his hands-on experience in Atlanta with a local residential construction company until forming his own company, Red Door Renovations & Design, Inc. in 1994.  In 2008, Sean completed the state licensing board requirements and was issued his Residential / Light Commercial General Contrators License.

At Red Door Renovations & Design, Inc. we take pride in our work.  Our goal is to make the whole construction process as pleasant as possible for you, the homeowner.  We look forward to the opportunity of creating beautiful spaces for you that finish on budget and in a timely manner.​

Is there a fee for the initial consultation visit and proposal?
No.  All initial consultations are complimentary and we do not ask for payment of any kind until a contract agreement is entered into.

Are you insured?
Yes.  We have full general liability and workers compensation insurance.  Copies of these certificates can be furnished upon request.

Do you do remodel work only?
No.  We also construct custom new homes, design and install landscaping, hardscapes, retaining walls, and landscape lighting.  See our services page for a full list of the services we provide.  We also welcome you to contact us if you have a question about whether we can fulfill the needs of your upcoming project.

What is the operational structure of the company?
We are a state licensed general contracting company.  We typically have 4-6 construction projects in process at any given time.  Most of our projects will be centrally located in the North Atlanta area.  Your project will be run by a project manager, and our lead carpenter will provide additional support.  All labor is subcontracted out to high-quality companies that we trust to work in your home.  We supervise all work performed at the job site each day.  Taking on a small number of tightly grouped projects allows us to give each one the attention they deserve and require.

Is there a minimum project size?
No.  We try to help homeowners with all of their renovation needs.  From a full-scale home renovation to a smaller bathroom project, we can assist in helping you enhance your home.

Do you only work in a design / build arrangement?
No.  We are fully capable of performing the design / build of your project, but we also gladly work with customers who have their own architects and engineers.  We're more than happy to bid on plans that have already been developed.

How does the design / build process work?
A design / build arrangement indicates that the same company is responsible for your entire project... from the initial conceptual design all the way through to completion of construction.

How do payments work?
Our contracts are fixed price, so once we enter into an agreement you'll know what you are going to spend on the project.  There may be some allowances for items that could not be selected before contract signing, but we will try to make sure that you're comfortable with those amounts.  The payments are tied to construction milestones and spread out over the course of the project.  They are generally weighted towards the front of the project (to allow for materials orders) and the end of the project (to ensure you're confident that the work will continue to progress until it is completed).  The final payment is a full 5% of the total project cost and is not due until the job is 100% complete.