Crane Builders has been serving families in Middle Tennessee since 1987. The company was founded over 35 years ago by David Crane on Christian principles of service, honesty and integrity.
Today, David and his business partner and son-in-law, Tyler Leuck, run a family business that holds those same values which will continue to serve Crane Builders’ clients with excellence for many years to come.
Since our founding, we have worked hard to assemble a team that will meet our clients’ needs with the highest standards in the remodeling and construction industry.
Meet David & Tyler
David graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Construction and soon after started Crane Builders with his wife Cilla in New Orleans. In 1988 they moved from New Orleans to Nashville and have been delighting clients in Middle Tennessee ever since. Together they have 2 beautiful daughters named Sarah and Emily. Several years ago Emily’s husband Tyler Leuck came to work with Crane Builders and quickly became an integral part of the team. Tyler holds a business management degree from the University of Tennessee and brings can-do attitude to Crane Builders as well as fresh, innovative ideas using current technology trends. As of January 2018 Tyler and his wife Emily are part owners with David and Cilla. They, along with the rest of the team at Crane Builders, are excited to bring our clients vision and dreams to life all over the Nashville area!
“We can honestly say we miss seeing the Crane Builders folks every day. As a homeowner there has to be a strong level of trust between the contractor and homeowner. We trusted them with every inch of our home.” – Mary & Chandra P.
Our team of highly-skilled people on the job and in the office ensures quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. From our first meeting or phone call, our goal is to exceed expectations. We care about our homeowners and consider ourselves part of their family. We strive for excellent communication between Crane Builders, our clients and every person who is helping to build the dream!
I consider myself more of a remodeler who happens to build a few custom homes.
Large projects, the ones that most people toss their hands in the air over. We take on a lot of things that many people aren’t willing to do. The high-end projects include remodeling kitchens and baths, adding sunrooms, family rooms and master bedroom suites and doing renovations.
The average cost for the work is $100,000 to $125,000. We aren’t a handy-man company (“I need a couple of doors installed in my house”) – that is, our lowest job is $75,000 and our sweet spot is $200,000 and above.
Have a good idea of what you want to accomplish and get a reasonable budget. Then, find someone who you can work with who’s honest and has an interest in your project. The more definition you can have on the front end, the less confusion and questions there will be later on.
That being said, we have learned over the years how to listen to our clients, and that is as important as any skill we could bring to the table. Remodeling your home can be a very personal thing. We feel like we’re good at discovering exactly what a client wants, and where a person may only be in the early stages of thinking through their ideas, we enjoy bringing suggestions to the table.
Our business is concentrated between the center of Nashville to the center of Franklin, the east side of Belleview to Interstate 65 and Brentwood. Depending on the project, we sometimes will choose to accept an exceptional job located outside of those boundaries.
We recommend you hire the Builder first and then the Architect and form a team to drive the design and the budget at the same time so there’s no surprises.
What typically happens more often than not is, “I have to have an architect so I can get a bid.” The dilemma there is that Architects tend to design the Taj Mahal without the Builder’s experience with costs. Without the Builder’s input, often the project will have be changed or scaled back to be in agreement the homeowners budget.