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Why Choose JEB Design/Build?

In over 62 years in the remodeling business, we’ve discovered that there are 7 core reasons why our clients have consistently chosen JEB Design/Build to make the home of their dreams a reality.


It can be hard to let a group of people whom you’ve never met into your home for an extended amount of time, and to completely trust them around your family members and treasured items. With JEB Design/Build, we respect our client’s homes just as we would respect our own.


We love what we do, and we’re passionate about every project that we work on. When that level of passion crosses with our exceeding creaditivity, the quality of work is high, but not without the high price that usually comes along with our level of attention to detail.


We offer 3D renderings of all of our projects before we begin building, so that you can see exactly what you’ll be getting from JEB Design/Build. We also pride ourselves on our uniqueness that is brought to every project. You can rest assured that your new kitchen, bathroom or custom home is 100% original.


Our streamlined process allows us to finish each project within the proposed timeline. No more extended deadlines like with other contractors, and no more wondering when we’ll be out of our hair. If we aren’t done in the amount of time proposed, know that you won’t be the one to pay for it.


It’s a common misconception in the Shreveport/Bossier City area that JEB Design/Build is unreasonably expensive. This is just not the case. The price we provide at the initial consultation is the price you pay at the end of the remodel. Other contractors bump up their prices during the construction phases, resulting in a higher price than quoted. We will never increase your price unless you request more additions to the project yourself.


The definition of design/build is in the name: we design AND build your project. There is no outsourcing of contractors, and everything is done in house. Not only will this save you the mental hassle, but also money in the long run.


As previously mentioned, we strictly stick to our project timelines, and only extend them if you – the client – request more work to be done and agree to the extended timeline. Otherwise, you will know exactly when and for how long we will be working on the remodeling project of your dreams.


  • Trust 93%
  • Problem Resolution 94%
  • Site Security 100%
  • Budget 92%
  • Professional & Organized 94%
  • Expertise 98%
  • Innovation 92%
  • Clean & Safe 93%
  • Employees & Subcontractors 95%
  • Punchlist 92%
GuildQuality is a social network for the DIY homeowner, the real estate agent, and the independent contractor, where customer satisfaction surveying and reporting for the construction and real estate industry is king. GuildQuality members receive real-time customer feedback, web-based performance reporting and peer benchmarking. Their mission is to inform businesses of how well they’re perceived in their market, and how they can improve.

The Guildmaster Awards recognize exemplary customer service among homebuilders, remodelers, real estate developers, and home services contractors, and celebrates service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting and real estate professions. Each year, GuildQuality give special recognition to the companies that demonstrate and ability to deliver a consistently superior customer experience. When JEB Design/Build was awarded the Guildmaster award, it signified that this reliable customer service network acknowledges that JEB is a top service provider in the remodeling and custom home industry.

If you are in the market for a home remodeling or custom home project, contact JEB Design/Build today to get your dream home. Rest easy knowing that you are choosing a Guildmaster award-winning company with JEB Design/Build.

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Remodeling Mistakes Seminar at Harrison’s House of Carpets

You’re invited to a Free Informational Seminar, an hour-long briefing that gives you insider remodeling strategies you can use to fall in love with your home again.
On FEBRUARY 18th, please join me at Harrison’s House of Carpets, where we will pull back the curtain & reveal the newest facts and information about your options, how to avoid 5 remodeling rip-offs, the 3 mistakes to avoid when choosing a remodeler, and how to make an intelligent decision.

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Master Suite Must-Haves

If you’re planning to renovate your master bedroom and bathroom, don’t overlook the value of having a dedicated space for changing your clothes. Most of us get dressed in the bathroom or bedroom, which works well if the bathroom is big enough and if your spouse isn’t trying to sleep while you’re banging around in the dark looking for shoes and accessories. It’s so much more convenient—for everyone who uses the master suite—to have a dressing room—or a dressing area, at least—where you can turn on the light without waking your spouse and where you have room to bend and even sit while pulling on your socks. To get there, think about enlarging either a bathroom or a closet so it can double as a dressing room. Here are a few details to consider during the planning process: Styling your hair and dressing in crisp, pressed clothes can be counterproductive if you do it in the same bathroom where you just took a steamy shower. Consider adding a big mirror over a vanity or a shelf in an extra-large walk-in closet so you can get ready for your day without worrying that leftover steam will take the curl right out of your hairdo. If you want to get dressed in the bathroom, solve the steam problem by adding a whisper-quiet ventilating fan and by enlarging the room so it’s big enough to set up a dressing area fairly far away from the shower stall. Make room for a mirror, a small dresser and a hanging rack where you can lay out your clothes without fear they will fall on... read more

Remodeling Even a Little Bit Can Raise Your Home’s Value

Just because you don’t have the time or the money to tackle your home’s biggest remodeling projects doesn’t mean you can’t get started on the small ones. In fact, a major new report by Remodeling magazine and the National Association of Realtors has revealed that small improvements around the house can have an even bigger impact than the mega-projects on how much your home is worth. In fact, one of the smartest things you can do to increase your home’s value is to replace your front door and your garage door. On a list of 36 popular home improvements—assuming you choose mid-priced products and not a super high-end models—replacing your existing entry door with a steel one will reap you 101.8% of the purchase and installation price if you decide to sell your home. And you’re likely to recoup 88.4% of what you spend replacing your garage door. The annual Cost vs. Value Report shows the average price of large and small projects, and then compares that to how much of that price Realtors believe you will get back when you sell your home. This year’s report, unlike most years’ surveys, showed that small improvements and exterior upgrades will reap you the greatest return on investment. So don’t put off your remodeling projects because they’re big. Instead, break them into pieces and start small if you need to. For example, if you were in the mood to sell your home and you wanted to do a major overhaul of your kitchen first, you would likely recoup from the buyer a respectable 67.8 percent of the money you spent on... read more

Confused About Shingle Color? Don’t Be

Is the roof on your house past its’ prime? Did it get damaged during the hail storms that blew through here a few months ago? If so, you might consider replacing your roof instead of just patching it again and again. My advice: Buy the highest-quality roof you can afford. And then, turn your attention to color. In fact, the question I get most often from readers who are thinking about replacing their roofs isn’t about quality. It’s about color. Considering that your roof is one of the largest parts of your home’s exterior and it’s one of the first things people see when they walk past your house, that’s not a frivolous question. The color and the texture of your high-quality roof are the two things you should pay the most attention to. And of the two, color can make the bigger difference in the way your roof looks. Sure, a roof covered in metal or cedar shakes is gorgeous. It can also be expensive. In fact, the more textured the roofing product is, the heavier and more costly it is. So most homes in our area have shingles on the roof. I recommend “architectural” shingles because they are sturdier and have more texture than standard shingles. Plus, they last longer. Once you’ve settled on a good-quality shingle, consider these guidelines for choosing a color: Black is best. You can find shingles in almost any color: green, blue, gray, red. But black is a good “default” color. It goes with almost any color of siding, shingles and porch. It doesn’t steal the attention away from the rest of... read more

Homeowners’ Favorite Fall Remodeling Projects

The comfortable Louisiana autumn is the perfect time of year to take on a home-improvement project. If you decide to do some remodeling while the weather is so pleasant, you won’t be alone. More than half of homeowners across the country plan to make a home improvement or add a new room to their homes this fall, according to a survey by the real estate Web site Zillow. In the survey, some homeowners said they plan to remodel every room in the house. But the bulk of them said they will focus on home offices and playrooms. The reason? “Fall is a perfect transition time from outdoor to indoor activities,” notes Cynthia Nowak, a trend expert for Zillow. So parents are making sure their kids have a safe, indoor space to play. And they’re updating their home offices/workspaces so they can lengthen the workday, which in the fall tends to get interrupted by what Nowak calls “kid pick-up and drop-off duty.” The survey shows that more people are building or remodeling their home offices this fall than in the summer. And most of those homeowners are designing the home office space for dual purposes: adding a daybed for power naps, choosing a desk that can do double-duty as a nightstand so the space can serve as a guest room when company comes, and even building in some plumbing, a countertop and a sink to create an in-room coffee bar. Color trends: Neutral “menswear” colors, like warm grays, beiges, off whites and grayish-lavenders will brighten up a home office. Stay away from the dark hues that were more popular during... read more

8 Tips for Updating Your Old Home

Are you tired of outdated floor plans and avocado-green or harvest gold colors but you don’t want to move away from a neighborhood you love? There’s a lot you can do to update so you don’t have to uproot. Shreveport/Bossier City area experienced an “oil boom” growth in the 1900s-1940s, which means there are plenty of homes that were built in that era. Most of those homes are well built and have held up pretty well, so their owners haven’t had to make a lot of changes over the years. However, we have had a surge of requests for renovations among owners of those post-war relics, as families move in and out of the area. It’s tempting to start by overhauling the kitchen and bathrooms to immediately make your home look more modern, add much-needed storage space and impress your houseguests. But here’s a caution: Before you do the “pretty” part, make sure the “bones” of the house are sound. Here are eight updates to consider if your home was built in the 1940s, 50s or even 60s: 1. Add insulation to the walls and attic. Because electricity back then was so cheap, it’s likely that your builder added very little—if any—insulation in the walls and attic. Even if he did, that insulation probably has outlived its usefulness, and it’s time to replace it or add to it. Properly installed insulation can decrease your air conditioning bills. 2. Replace the clay pipes. These pipes generally lead from the house to the sewer with plastic. Clay pipes are sturdy and can last for 100 years. But they’re porous, breakable and... read more