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We are an award-winning company with a reputation for consistent innovation and integrity. Find projects and testimonials below.

5 Star Reviews

Tate was great during the planning and design phase of our home. We presented him with the challenge of helping us decide between 3 lots in one particular part of our sub-division. We had an ultimate design in mind, but we had no idea of how of how to adapt this design to the selected lot. We think that the design created by Tate fits perfectly with the dimensions of our lot, and serves our particular needs.

As we progressed through the various building stages–rough framing and carpentry, selection of a myriad of finishing details, and finish carpentry–Tate and his crew were always there to assist us. We had the opportunity to meet and work with most of Tate’s personnel, both in the office and at our site. All the on-site individuals were hard-working, professional, and very helpful with all our needs and questions. Members of the office staff have been exceptional, giving greatly of their talents and time to assist us any time we asked for help.

We have never met a better crew of people with whom to work, and all of them should be congratulated. We appreciate the follow-up with various details, both with Tate’s personal crew and with sub-contractors. We look forward to many years of enjoyment in our new home.

Chuck and Pat McClammer

This builder provides the highest quality workmanship combined with very creative design concepts. This is a full service builder that is involved from the design concept stage through to the finished product. He is very responsive to the customers needs and will build a home that is customized to the exact wishes of the customer.

Richard Udd

I started out thinking that I wanted to be my own General Contractor. I soon realized that was a mistake. I asked various people in town for references. Everyone said that Tate Locke of Cristee-Meade Building Company was the man to see. I wanted to build a very energy efficient home. I had a passive solar, earth-bermed home in mind. In our first conversation, Tate and I realized that we were on the same page in terms of energy efficiency and quality construction.

Not only were Tate and Julie Locke easy to work with, but their employees were competent and fun to work with. Additionally, Tate has a great group of subcontractors that understand his desire for quality work. I have asked Tate to do a second project for me. If you ask your General Contractor to build a second building for you, then you must be a very satisfied customer!

John Sudmeier

After careful evaluation of multiple contractors, Cristee-Meade (Locke Construction, LLC) was selected because of Tate Locke’s solid construction background, his knowledge of the most recent “green” technology, his congenial manner and ability to communicate. In consultation with the architect, Tate, ideally located the house on a challenging site.

It was built as a comfortable, relaxed, “greenhouse” with many of the latest technical features to include: hyper insulation, geothermal HVAC and air exchange, CIF basement walls, double pane windows, solar panels and whole house soundproofing. HERS rating is 22.

Spatial arrangement of the house was ideal. Tate is able to tweak blueprints for maximum use of living and storage space. In his effort to make our vision a reality, he drew on his problem-solving and creative talents. For example, he included material harvested on the land in railings and other aspects of the house. His base is carpentry, and it shows throughout the house , ranging from cabinets to custom-made furniture and bunk beds. He stayed on budget, played well with others and stayed close to the timelines.

In the end, a beautiful, harmonious and impressive home was built. We are most pleased and appreciative and look forward to enjoying our home and in creating memories for years to come.

John Hammerick

We bought a spec home built by Cristee-Meade in early 2019 and we love the quality and attention to detail put into the construction! When we wanted a front patio added we hired Cristee-Meade to design and build it and they didn’t disappoint. The project price was reasonable and was completed timely. The patio design really improved the look of the house and we are enjoying using the new space. I highly recommend this builder; they are a pleasure to work with and you can trust them to handle your dreams!

Nancy Peck-Stucker

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