Our Services


Major Home Renovations

We offer complete renovation services for existing homes. Whether you recently purchased a ‘fixer upper’ or have lived in the house for years. Our experienced team will work with to turn your vision into a reality.

Project Highlight – Bethania, NC
This project is a wonderful example of turning your existing home into your dream home! The customers main goals were to create a home office space, enlarge existing rooms, closet spaces and add outdoor additions.

We also completed the following projects during the renovations:

  • Built main level full bath
  • Added new sunroom
  • Created large workshop in basement
  • Enlarged and renovated second floor master bath and walk-in closet
  • Installed stacked washer/dryer in master bedroom closet
  • Built large deck and cobble patio
  • Replaced tile floor and roof
  • Corrected numerous miscellaneous repairs
  • Painted Interior and Exterior of home
  • Added outdoor fenced area for dog with dog door access

Follow this project in the photos below from beginning to completion:

We love our home and the beautiful wooded setting. However, for it to function as home offices for both my wife and I, as well as accommodate all our family, we needed to make some major changes. We had a definite vision of what we wanted and needed. We worked with an architect to develop plans and specifications for our project. Sarah had known Steve and his family through church and knew he was an experienced and highly regarded builder. They quickly realized our vision and were able to make it become a reality. In addition, they worked very well within the team of homeowners, architect, interior designer and builder. Each team member shared their expertise. We are most pleased with the professionalism and commitment of Reliable Builders. We love our new spaces and renovations, both interior and exterior. We are pleased to recommend the services of Reliable Builders to everyone considering a major addition and/or renovation to their home.



Home Additions & Renovations

Our Additions and Renovations bring client’s visions to life. We design custom plans to seamlessly blend your additions with the existing style and structure of your home.

Project Highlight – Winston-Salem, NC
We were able to create a beautiful open dining and keeping room space for these clients. The new space overlooks a brick courtyard with fountain and was built with lots of windows to allow for natural lighting all day long.

“Like living in a greenhouse”, according to customers.

See more photos from our Home Addition and Renovations projects below:


Kitchen Renovations

People say that a kitchen is the heart of a home and we believe that’s true! We offer complete kitchen renovations from moving walls to selecting appliances, our team will be there to help you every step of the way.

Project Highlight – Sherwood Forest Area, Winston-Salem, NC
Customer’s kitchen was small, poorly lit and did not offer adequate dining space for their family. Their master bath on the second floor was also small and no longer fits their needs. We completed the following renovations to help create a space that would better fit their family’s needs:

  • Renovated Kitchen
  • Added an addition to the kitchen to accommodate a dining area with unique turret ceiling
  • Built a new outdoor patio adjacent to their new kitchen
  • Enlarged and renovated the master bath on the second floor
  • Installed a new roof


Project Highlight – Winston-Salem, NC
Customer had a large family with five children. Their kitchen was small, dimly lit and inefficient for their family. They had no pantry space and needed a large island for serving food and additional seating. We enlarged the kitchen area by expanding into the garage area.

The family also wanted to create a storage space where each child could place their personal belongings. By stacking the washer and dryer units we were able to create the extra space need to convert the laundry room to accommodate five ‘cubbie’ units. In addition to the kitchen renovation, we renovated a half bath and made repairs to the front entry.

Follow this project in the photos below from beginning to completion:

We love our home and location in Sherwood Forest and don’t plan to move. Our kitchen and dining areas however were dark and not functional for our family. We needed some creative design help. I knew Steve and worked with him as an adult leader at a volunteer organization. I asked him if he could come and meet with us. On our first meeting, we discussed what we would like to achieve. He and Dick then came out and measured the space and camp up with several creative designs. After some tweaking, they developed a final drawing that met our needs and exceeded our expectations.


Reliable Builders did a major addition to our home four and a half years ago. When we decided to renovate our kitchen, laundry room and half bath we only wanted them to do it. Just as with our first project, the construction process was managed in a highly capable and efficient manner. They paid close attention to details and were responsive to our needs and concerns. I highly recommend Reliable to anyone planning renovations, repairs up-fitting or additions.


Master Suite and Family Room Additions and Renovations

When people love their home, neighbors and location but have the need for an addition or renovation such as a modern main level master suite, we can guide you from conception of your vision to completion.

Project Highlight – Main Level Master Suite Addition – Winston-Salem, NC
Customers vision of project:

Expansion off the rear corner of the home and renovation of existing space to create a main level master suite with a large walk-in closet and direct access to their deck. Also, they needed an additional garage bay and space for a home workshop and storage area. As their property slopes to the rear, an expansion of the basement would provide the garage bay and workshop area and the foundation for the new master suite addition.

The Reliable Builders design team, headed by Dick Littell, developed a series of drawings to visually show our customers their vision of the total project. We call this phase ‘design/developement.’ This is a service we offer to our customers.

Other Project Highlights – Winston-Salem, NC
Your home’s master suite should be a retreat! We can renovate your space to fit your style and needs.

Below is a collection of master suite renovation projects we’ve designed and completed for our customers. Some of these projects required interior wall relocation and renovations of existing adjoining spaces to complete.


Room Additions

We design and build custom additions to help expand the home you love to fit your family’s current needs.

Project Highlight – Winston-Salem, NC
Growing family loved their home and location but it no longer fit their needs. To allow them to remain at their home, we completed the following additions to their existing home:

  • Designed and built additional space for a dining and family room
  • Added a rock fireplace, screen porch and deck with grilling area for enhanced outdoor living space

We were very pleased with Reliable Builders. The final product was excellent and we are very happy with our new living space.


Upfitting Basements & Bonus Rooms

We up-fit basements, attics and bonus rooms in the home to provide our clients with additional living space. Great uses include home offices, escape for the kids, entertainment and home theater, second master or mother-in-law suites, dens or a combination of any of these.

Project Highlight – Winston-Salem, NC
Customer needed additional study space & guest bedroom for their busy family. We finished out an unused attic area into a very functional open area with bath to meet their needs.


Finished basement to create a large open living space with a wet bar, large bedroom and bath.


Reliable Builders was very easy for us to work with, they always kept us updated and communicated on a regular basis. They treated our home as if it was their own home. We would definitely use Reliable Builders again.


Sunroom Additions

We design and build custom sunrooms that allow our client’s to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the comforts of home simultaneously.

Project Highlight – Winston-Salem, NC
Owners wanted to add additional living space that had an abundance of natural light and provided exceptional views of their woods and the lake beyond. To accomplish their goals, we installed circulating hot water piping in a tiled floor system to provide a comfortable warm floor, a vaulted ceiling and a mini-split mechanical unit to keep their sunroom warm in winter and cool in summer.

Customers say they love the space and live there year-round!

We have known Steve Kelley for over 25 years. Reliable completed two major projects for us, they built our home in their first year in business and we invited them back when we decided to add a sunroom. We found them to be exactly what their name says-reliable and dependable. We are very pleased with their professionalism, honesty and workmanship and highly recommend them.



Patio & Outdoor Living Spaces

We design and build custom outdoor living spaces to allow homeowners to enjoy the outdoors and add value to their homes.

Project Highlights: Winston-Salem, NC
Collection of projects includes patios, decks, courtyards, fountains with cascading waterfalls, landscaped entrances and driveways with high curb appeal that we have built for our customers.


Home Office Additions & Conversions

Whether you are looking to build or renovate, we can help you create your ideal office space at home.

Project Highlight: Winston-Salem, NC
Customer needed a home office to start a new business. We renovated an attic area over a garage into a large open office with walk-in closet and full bath. Space had vaulted ceiling with 3 skylights. Design to also function as a fourth bedroom.

It took some creative design work to take a small storage area over a 3-bay garage to convert into a wonderful home office that doubles as a guest room. Vaulted ceilings, 3 large skylights and lots of windows fill the space with an abundance of natural light.

Wow…exactly what we hoped for.



Aging-in-Place Design/Build Solutions

Aging-in-Place means that clients don’t need to move from their homes in order to accommodate their changing needs. Reliable Builders can identify, recommend, offer and construct attractive design solutions in partnership with Health Care Professionals that create a safe and comfortable environment for individuals who want to remain in their home…

  • But are not experiencing health issues related to aging
  • Or have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications/equipment
  • Or are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change

Project Highlight – Kernersville, NC
A decorated disabled veteran and his wife needed to renovate their home to be handicapped accessible. To accomplish these goals, we worked on solutions to redesign the space for one level living with accessible bathrooms & showers, wide doorways, decorative grab bars and other accessibility and universal design features to meet the needs of our customer.


Home Up-fitting

Completion of interior and exterior repairs to the home ranging from full replacement to minor enhancements.

Project Highlight — Winston-Salem, NC
Customer was looking to renovate and repair their home. Some of the projects we completed for this home upfit were:

  • Replace windows, roof, front columns, gable vents and skylight
  • Repair window sills, siding, front entry canopy, columns and painted exterior trim
  • Pressure wash house and make numerous miscellaneous repairs

We love our 30 year old home and neighborhood but realized we needed some improvements for appearance, comfort and energy savings. The single pane windows were drafty and some of the exterior siding, trim, columns and roofing needed repairs or replacing. Additionally, we had a long list of other maintenance items that we had put off for so long. Both of us are busy professionals in the medical field and want to spend our limited free time with our grandchildren, family and friends—not coordinating a long list of home repairs! We have known Steve since we were classmates at Wake Forest and knew from friends he has built for how conscientious he is, so we called him. He quickly assessed the scope of the repairs and replacement work needed and had the work finished in a timely and professional manner. We are relieved to have this work done so we can truly enjoy our home and family and are very pleased with our “new” home. We gladly recommend Reliable Builders.



Structural Repairs, General Maintenance & Code Repairs

We not only create beautiful spaces – we specialize in building and repairing structures that will last. We specialize in code repairs, structural repairs and general maintenance to keep your space safe.

Project Highlight: Winston-Salem, NC
Customer had span deflection caused by floor joists on second floor that were over spanned & header omitted by previous owner who made a six foot opening into the dining room and did not relocate the plumbing line. We brought in a structural engineer to determine the repairs needed. We had to remove the drywall, double the second floor joists (in the ceiling of the kitchen), relocate the main plumbing drain line and install an LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beam to correct and bring up to Code.


New Homes

We have over 25 years experience building custom homes in Forsyth County and provide our customers with truly unique design plans to fit their surroundings and personality.

Project Highlight: Winston-Salem and Surrounding Areas
A sampling of new custom homes built by Reliable Builders in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC.


Pre-listing Evaluation & Repairs

This to-do list before putting your home on the market can be overwhelming. Our pre-listing evaluation and repairs services helps to identify and tackle those projects that can add value to your home and help in sell quickly.

Project Highlight: -Clemmons, NC
On this project we made several touch-ups and repairs prior to the home inspection to help this home sell in a tough market. Some of the repairs we made prior to listing include:

  • Repair to damaged sheet rock
  • Repaired and replaced damaged Siding
  • Interior Painting and miscellaneous upgrades
  • Plumbing Repairs


As a former real estate agent, I know the importance of having your home in top-notch condition when prospective buyers and Realtors come through. It’s amazing the little things they will notice during their walk-thru. So even though my home was only three years old when I put it on the market, there was still a list of things to be done. With teenagers and pets in the house, it’s amazing how quickly the list can grow! I had known Reliable Builders from my real estate work and knew they were the ones to call. They put together a proposed scope of work which was right on target. The work was quickly and efficiently done. I would definitely recommend their services.



Home Inspector Report Repairs

Work with homeowners to complete the many touch-ups and repairs necessary to sell a house in today’s market.

Project Highlight – Pfafftown, NC
Home owner had a buyer to cancel a purchase contract due to poor home inspector report and needed to make the repairs required to sell house. Repairs made included:

  • Front Porch and Exterior Siding Repairs, Window Sill Replacement, Interior and Exterior Painting, Plumbing Repairs, Repair Termite Damage, Tile and Caulking, Interior Trim and New Roof

Home was on the market for 2 years. Went under contact within a few weeks of the repair and upfit completion. Click here to enlarge the report.

Our house was on the market for almost 2 years before we received an offer. The buyers however terminated their contract due to the Home Inspectors report. We recognized that we needed to upgrade our home to get it in top condition to sell. We are a busy family and don’t have time to coordinate different vendors so we called Reliable Builders. They completed improvement to our home that included roofing, carpentry, plumbing, concrete work and painting. Thanks to the excellent work they did our home is in top condition and shortly went under contract and sold.