Family Matters

At Lewin Construction, we are a family company.  Owned and founded by brothers, "family" is at the heart of everything we do. And we know that your family is important to you too. So when we think about designing a home, we begin at the heart of a home - family.  Your family will eat, sleep and live their lives in the home we design and build. And because every single family is different, so is every single Lewin home! When we interview a potential client, we want to learn as much about you and your family as we can. ...Read More

Par Excellence: The Lewin Way

"Par Excellence" What does this mean?  Where are you going with this?  Were I a homeowner interviewing contractors and asked, "What can you bring to the table and how can you help me achieve my goals?" and was responded to in this way, I'd think those questions. Yet, at Lewin Construction we would easily and confidently respond, 'par excellence.'  Not coming from a place of ego, or bragging, but from a place of great sincerity and confidence. We will not build some imitation knock off that can barely pass.  We build great homes.  Homes that people can be proud of....Read More

Custom vs Spec vs Tract Homes – How to choose

Here in Chattanooga there are many great opportunities for buying a new home. In fact, it might feel like there are too many options! Custom built homes, ‘spec’ homes, or even tract homes are popping up all over the place. These are popular terms, but what do they actually mean and how do you know which is the right choice for you? To help you decide, here’s some definitions along with the pros & cons related to each type to help you make a decision. Custom Built Home The term “custom” generally refers to a home that was specifically designed...Read More

Tried by Fire: Shou Sugi Ban

 "...each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work." 1 Corinthians 3:13 It's a remarkable thing the effect that fire can have a piece of wood. If the fire is left uncontrolled, it will reduce beautiful wood to ash. But when the temperature, duration and placement of the fire is controlled, it has the power to reveal hidden strength and beauty. Wood becomes a symphony of colors, contrasts, and grains that were only a dim image of...Read More