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If you think about it, the business of remodeling and renovation is far more difficult than building from a new foundation. Rather than having the option to design and create with a blank canvas in mind and using the sky as our limit, we have to demolish, blend in and build – all while you are living amidst the work being done. Our goal is to do all of the above, as skillfully and design-driven, with as little disruption to your comfort and lifestyle as possible.


At Tracy Group Builders we challenge ourselves to find and keep a staff of highly competent and experienced personnel in order to give you the best possible results. When it comes to Tracy Group Remodeling, we are amongst the top competitors in this industry with an unparalleled 38 years in the industry combined with our highly capable artisans and craftsmen. Many of our employees or tradesmen have been with this company for 10 years or longer.
Each remodeling project is distinctly unique. There is no situation with the exact same conditions or requirements. The term updating means that we are pulling and replacing and existing item with a new one. For example, updating your kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, and faucets yet, remaining in the same location.


The term remodeling means that we are totally reconfiguring a room or several rooms at a time. For example, removing a wall between your kitchen and family room, incorporating an unused closet to expand the kitchen pantry and extending your outdoor patio. Your dream, whether it is small or large, linked with our effort to achieve it for you, is a one-of-a-kind deal!

Over 90% of our business is referral-based, and we believe it is because of the following:


Tracy Group Kitchen Remodeling

The Kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Many wonderful moments and memories are made while cooking with you children, baking with your grandchildren or even romantically test-tasting your fiancé's favorite meal before it is served. Yet, improving the heart of every home can prove to be a true ordeal if you don't have the proper guidance that you deserve.

At Tracy Group Builders, we believe that every kitchen should be designed with a chef's mentality. Whether you're looking for a full kitchen remodel or are simply redesigning the space that you already have, Tracy Group Builders transforms the simplest kitchen into the most innovative one around in almost the blink of an eye. In the spirit of true team effort, we join forces with you and our interior designer to create the most suitable storage space for your needs. We envision it all down from your pots and pans, to the most elegant spot in the kitchen where your wine and dine entertainment glassware should be located.
Whether you're looking to accomplish an old rustic feel in the kitchen, or rather an innovative steel ambiance, Tracy Group matches your kitchen to the lifestyle that you wish to carry about.

Your Tracy Group Kitchen Remodeling is no easy task yet, Tracy Group Builders makes it their goal to match your every need by steering you towards your vision, every step of the way. Whether it's more cabinet space, rollout shelving, custom built storage units or determining which appliances match your interior design vision, Tracy Group is there to guide you throughout the entire process.

We stand behind our work, our reputation is our name. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust!


Tracy Groups Suggestions on Homeowner Preparation for your Renovation Project

  1. Protect and cover your furniture and carpets that will be exposed in the work area. We will make every effort to avoid damage to your property but any property left where men are working may be at risk. It is necessary that you take the responsibility for protection and removing such items.
  2. Remove all pictures, artwork, mirrors, and drapes from the work area and adjacent walls before the work begins. Because dust is an inevitable by-product of remodeling it is far easier to take them out of the area than it is to clean and dust later.
  3. Remove and put in safe keeping any and all valuables such as jewelry, cash, coin collections, etc. Although we do not tolerate a foul play by our contractors we kindly ask that you secure these items on your premises prior to a project's start.
  4. Remove from the work area and access routes all plants and other objects of value such as glass-top furniture, vases, lawn ornaments, etc., that you wish preserve. We will be as careful as possible, but any revisions or corrections to grass, landscaping, etc., are not part of our scope of work.
  5. Secure your pets. Cats are, by nature, curious. There have been instances of animals trapped inside walls and floor cavities while they were exploring. We, of course, get the animals to safely out but are not responsible for the expense of doing so. Dogs will normally protect your house from strangers and our construction crews are strangers to them. We do not want any confrontations or lost pets!
  6. Make arrangements with our Project Manager to allow crews access to the work area Monday through Friday 8am-6pm (and weekends by mutual consent). PLEASE NOTE: If our workers cannot gain access to the work area on the arranged day, as much as half a day of work may, ultimately, be lost in moving that crew to another project. The crew must be paid and you may be subject to the cost.
  7. Contractor Don'ts- Our Contractors are instructed not to use your tools, including but not limited to: hand tools, electric tools, ladders, hoses, wheelbarrows and the like. They are also instructed not to use your facilities such as restrooms and phones.
  8. Check your insurance- Although we carry our own insurance that covers your project, it is advisable to check your homeowners' insurance policy for adequate coverage against all risks during construction as well as coverage of any additional value in your home as a result of your remodeling.
  9. Lumber and Supplies/Trash- Will be placed on the driveway to prevent yard damage, please remember to remove any vehicles that could be blocked in your garage.


Tracy Groups Master Bathroom Suggestions: 6 Important Design Decisions

Even simply thinking about updating a master bathroom can make your head start to whirl. The choices, the finishes, the features, the styles…it seems like the options are endless. To help you take everything one step at a time, we've compiled the main features of a master bath and can help you make sense of it all.


Let's start with metal finishes. The main metal finish you think of when you think of a bathroom is none other then the faucet! Some of the more popular finishes are brass, chrome, and nickel. Other finishes that are gaining popularity are brushed nickel and copper, oil rubbed bronze, matte black and satin gold. Of course, there are many other less popular finishes such as plastic or enamel. Take into consideration your lifestyle since some finishes are more resilient then others. The oil rubbed bronze look is popular but isn't typically sealed as well as some of the other finishes so without the proper care, it will start to age and patina. Chrome has been a great choice for many years because of its resistance to scratches, cleaning, and stains. A negative of chrome is that because of its high-shine, it displays water spots more vividly than a finish like the brushed nickel. Once you have your faucets picked out, be sure to continue that same metal finish throughout your bathroom (cabinet hardware, towel racks, shower head, etc.) This keeps everything looking cohesive and well-planned.

Once you have your metal finish chosen it can help you narrow down what you want your shower solution to be. There are glass shower surrounds that have frames and there are even frameless glass enclosures. If you get a framed shower door, remember to choose a finish that matches the rest of your bathroom. For the shower door you can get a sliding door or a hinged door. Sliding doors are great for small bathrooms while hinged doors need the extra room to be able to swing open. The hinged door is a bit easier to keep clean since it does not require a track that can collect water.
The shower head you choose can match the choice you made for your bathroom's metal finish. Besides finish, there are other features to consider in a shower head. Some have an adjustable spray feature. While you may not think that is necessary, be sure to get the opinion of anyone who will be using that bathroom. They may like something different, and an adjustable spray is perfect for people with different preferences. Another feature that may be useful is a low water usage shower head. If a shower head conserves water it will say so on the package or in the description. If conserving water is important to you, know that there are options out there!


A great material and typically the "go-to" material for floors in a bathroom is tile. It works well in a bathroom because it does not get damaged if it gets wet, they're easy to clean, and they're durable! These are all great features for a bathroom floor since it's a room that is used often and definitely gets wet consistently. There are different types of tile such as marble, terra cotta, ceramic, slate, porcelain, and glass. Each type has it's pros and cons. Choose one that you know you can realistically maintain and that fits the style of your bathroom. For example, marble is more prone to staining and needs more regular maintenance such as deep cleanings and sealants. Also, some materials are more affordable than others.

When it comes to choosing a bathroom countertop, durability is important but not as important as it would be in, say, the kitchen. Feel free to be open to a variety of materials such as marble, glass, granite, quartz, tile, and solid-surface. Granite is a popular choice for its beauty, durability, and easy upkeep. Quartz is manufactured to look like natural stone such as granite, marble, or limestone. It is also a very durable material that does not need regular sealing like natural stone. Tile is an inexpensive option that allows you to easily customize a design. A drawback to tile is the grout lines which can be difficult to keep clean. Choosing a darker grout color can help mask any stains. Solid-surface materials that brands like Corian, Silestone,and LivingStone carry, are popular. Because the surface is nonporous, it is very easy to clean and discourages mold and mildew. Each option has quite a wide price range so you can get an affordable price at almost any option. Tile, however tends to be the cheapest alternative.

Bathroom cabinets can cost hundreds and even up to thousands of dollars. When deciding on bathroom cabinets, take into account how much storage you will need. Think about how a new configuration could make your life easier. If you need more storage then you have now, there are plenty of ingenious ways to make the most of your space. This includes things like custom drawer dividers, linen towers, and appliance garages to store curling irons, straighteners, and hairdryers. Bathroom cabinets are becoming fancier. Think of the way a more detailed furniture cabinet looks. As with your furniture throughout your home, you can choose a color and style of cabinet that matches your décor. You can find more sleek and darker-finished, contemporary looks, or you can go with a more detailed, traditional look.

Knowing the different options available to you along with their pros and cons will help you to choose the right material for your lifestyle. Try to choose based off of not only aesthetics, but also how you will be using the space. In most cases, you will be able to find a happy medium and have a space that works for your lifestyle, your budget and your taste.


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