The Dernehl Company

General Contractor
Atlanta / Los Angeles
Established 1972

With nearly 40 years of experience, the Dernehl Company has completed hundreds of projects, large and small, including over $100,000,000 in construction. Here you can review some samples of our work.

Job #2014

This country retreat is ideally placed on a private, 300 acre estate in the middle of a national forest, complete with miles of walking and riding trails. The beautiful logs on either side of the house were hand-hewn and imported from middle America, while the floors are laid with reclaimed timbers from cotton mills and heart pine wood that is over 100 years old. The home has a 32-foot high ceiling in the open great room, with white pine hand-hewn beams that required 8 men to install each one.

Outside, you'll find a treated cedar shake roof, custom stone chimneys, stone porches and 20 feet of Marvin arched windows on the front of the great room. Inside, comfort and security abound, with custom cabinetry, rounded showers, a wine cellar and smart home security features, including real time cameras accessible from anywhere.

This project was recently featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Click here to see the article »

  • Duration 15 Months
  • Size 4,500 Sq. Ft.
  • Architect William Harrison
    Harrison Design Associates
  • Testimonial Read Client Feedback »

Dear Bob:

I am writing you today to say “Well Done!” on the construction of our mountain home Habersham County, Georgia. As you are well aware, the construction project posed a number of unique challenges – from the remote mountain location to dealing with the aftermath of a tornado and everything in between. My wife, Katie, and I could not be more pleased with the finished product – something our family will enjoy for many, many years.

Working with you and The Dernehl Company team has been the most positive of experiences. The attention to detail and the focus on quality – while being appropriately mindful of budget – resulted in a home that is both beautiful and functional. The execution of the vision and design by architect Bill Harrison of Harrison Design Associates was flawless.

Of course, as with any project of this nature, there were unexpected issues and problems. Based on prior experience, most other contractors attempt to avoid blame or seek to cover up mistakes. Not so with The Dernehl Company. When something unexpected did occur, you promptly brought it to our attention and discussed the range of options and helped us to make the best overall decision. In those rare instances where the “something unexpected” was your responsibility you addressed it – quickly and professionally. Your willingness to meet us at the house site on weekends and make frequent trips to Atlanta (90+ miles away) to review and discuss the project were both very helpful to us. Again, based on prior experience, not many in your field demonstrate the same level of customer service. I would also be remiss if I didn’t highlight what a pleasure working with your partner and son, Brody, was during the early and middle stages of the construction. We were sad to see Brody leave to start The Dernehl Company’s Los Angles office, but the project didn’t miss a beat in his absence.

My wife and I have worked with a number individuals and companies over the years. Some experiences have been negative; most delivered on what we expected and we maintain a positive client/customer relationship with many of these today. Only one such relationship – our relationship with you and your family – has transcended from “client/customer” to “friendship”.

I will close by saying again saying “Well Done!”.

Very truly yours,

W. Johnson

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Atlanta, GA 770-933-8165 / Los Angeles, CA 818-322-7409
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