Success Stories

I am writing this letter to thank you for the outstanding job you and your company did on my new studio Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio located at 117 Lovell Road, Knoxville. During the months of the project, you demonstrated diligence and dedication to completing the work in a timely manner, professional manner while working within my budget. You worked very hard to source vendors that delivered quality work at a price I could afford, which was very much appreciated. You also maintained communication with my architect and local government officials to make sure everything was being done according to code.

I particularly want to thank you for sticking to and even beating the project timeline and budget. You kept me up to date on progress, inspections, what to expect next and even sent me pictures! I hope I have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.

I could not be happier with the entire process, some other studio owners were jealous I have to admit! I would be happy to recommend you to anyone asking for a great general contractor and please feel free to give my name to any prospective clients who wish to speak to me directly about your work. Thank you again Leland, it has been a pleasure!

Kelly C. Longmire, Owner, Flour Power Knoxville

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Construction Edge, Inc. and Leland Duckworth in particular, because I’ve never worked with a better company and General Contractor.

With Leland I always felt that the day-to-day construction operations were in good hands. His coordination of the project was exceptional and his level of knowledge and expertise inspired my trust. When we did run into issues, which happens with every construction project, he simply came up with a solution and fixed it.

What I appreciated most about Leland was his nearly instantaneous communication. I never waited more than a few minutes to hear back from him with answers to my questions or concerns.

I have never had a construction project run more smoothly and the results are just gorgeous. If you have a construction project in your future, you couldn’t do better than Construction Edge, Inc with Leland Duckworth.


Terre Cribbs, DDS

Jim and I are thrilled with the work you just completed for us at 9420 S. Northshore Drive Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37922. From the time we first contacted you to the completion of the job you were available, prompt to meetings and completed the project on time and on budget. You coordinated well with the architect, the interior designer and us to deliver a stunning new office.

Thank you again for your dedication to make our project a top priority. We look forward to working with you again.

George C. Wallace, Owner, Wallace & Wallace – Coldwell Banker Real Estate Office

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the co-operation and professionalism you showed in our build-out at Outlet Drive. The follow-through from your company and your sub-contractors was exactly what you promised. Moving an entire office is a stressful project and I want you to know that we appreciate how easy you were to work with on our move. Your responsiveness and timely answers were a big help to us all.
Bob Varrone, The Core Group

The greatest compliment I can give a contractor is to say they finish on time, on budget, with quality work. Leland Duckworth and Construction Edge Inc. definitely hit all three objectives on our build in Alcoa, Tennessee. Leland was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him for any retail or office building needs you might have.
Bo Landry, Director of Store Operations, Saffire Vapor Retail

We would like to give the strongest recommendation possible for anyone considering Construction Edge for their next commercial construction project. Leland Duckworth and his team of subcontractors performed incredibly well in the completion of The Casual Pint of Hixson (Chattanooga). Leland was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the project, but also knew how to hire skilled craftsmen to get the job done right the first time.

Leland moved swiftly to get all of the permits required by the city and the county. Once on the job, significant progress was made every day. Even when there was an unexpected turn of events, his team worked some weekends to ensure the project stayed on schedule.

Leland always answered our calls or returned them promptly. He never got frustrated with my questions and always gave a satisfactory answer. He gave an excellent status report every week and a projection for the coming weeks. Leland never made a promise he could not keep. Every time he said a job would be completed on a particular day, it was done. In the end, Leland finished the job ahead of schedule and on budget.

The quality of work performed by Construction Edge was outstanding! There were no portions of the project that were required to be redone due to poor workmanship. The punch list for project completion was very minor and was completed within one day. His subcontractors were new to Construction Edge since Leland had not worked in Chattanooga before. However, each one of the subcontractors I talked to all said they would like to work with Leland again. That says a lot about him as a man and professional.

Dan and Judy Kearnaghan, The Casual Pint of Hixson, Chattanooga, TN

Please accept this letter as my personal and professional endorsement of Construction Edge as an outstanding business partner on construction projects. They value both time and money and deliver the project within the stipulated deadline. The workmen utilized are always professional, courteous and reliable. Leland is knowledgeable in all aspects of projects and is able to plan, coordinate, and manage the activities of all crew on site.

I found that I can trust Construction Edge and Leland’s excellent attention to detail, strong organization skills and commitment to follow through are assets which allow a smooth and hassle free process. Leland’s expertise and judgment allowed for the right decision to be made and assisted our teams in making the right calls.

It’s been a pleasure working with Leland Duckworth and I would highly recommend him for any construction project.

Annette S. Morgan, Regional Property Manager, The Kroger Co.

Leland is pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable. He returned our phone calls promptly and responded to our needs quickly and efficiently. He listened to our requests, verified what we wanted, and accommodated all requests in a timely manner. He supported us very well through all phases of the project. He cared about us as a client, as well as the quality of the end result. His subcontractors were easy to work with and very professional. Leland chooses high-quality people, and as a result, the end product is excellent!

We would recommend Leland as a general contractor for any project.

Janet Orme, Office Manager, Strata Environmental Services

We want to thank you for the wonderful job on the renovation of our new office. The space looks absolutely perfect and we were all impressed that you were really on top of things from our first meeting. You were at the project daily to make sure all was well and we appreciated the weekly email updates. Everyone who worked on the project was professional and helpful when any of us stopped by. Your keen knowledge of our needs made us feel comfortable that our new space was in good hands.

In addition, the project was complete when you said!

Again, we appreciate everything you and your crews did to make our new office comfortable and inviting.

Connie Burkhalter, D&L Safety Services

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Leland. He was very precise and accurate with all work and did a great job of accommodating to our needs. We had an extremely smooth and clean build out under his crew and direction. He was so persistent and helpful with any extra items we needed and made sure to make the entire experience for our company an overall positive. I would highly recommend Leland and his crew in the future and cannot thank him enough for such great work.
Jake Steffen, Operations Specialist, Profile by Sanford

Working with Leland Duckworth and the rest of Construction Edge Inc. was a positive experience, and I would certainly look to do work with their company again. Leland and his employees were attentive, diligent, and punctual. Their professionalism was not only exemplified in their daily work, but also within the relationships that they create with their customers. Overall, I was very impressed and pleased with the work they completed for BC Wood Properties.
Jim Whelan, Property Manager, BC Wood Properties

Leland has built out two of our Sport Clips locations, renovated an existing Sport Clips, and built out Gigi’s Cupcakes. We have been extremely pleased with his work. He not only completed each location in a timely manner, but also was extremely easy to work with. Some contractors you may see at the beginning of construction and maybe a few times along the way. Leland was always involved with every step and was in constant contact with us. After the job was complete, he was very responsive to any small issues, as with any new construction, we had. Leland is an honest man and a pleasure to work with!
Swanson and Amy Tate, Owners, Sport Clips, Knoxville, TN

I am the franchisee of Complete Nutrition in Alcoa and Knoxville. Leland and his guys did our Alcoa location. Leland is a great guy and does VERY good work. They got everything done in a timely manner, and the cost for the service was very reasonable! They are all very professional, and I would recommend them again and again. We will most likely be using Leland for our third location soon to come.
Ethan Hokel, Franchisee, Complete Nutrition, Alcoa and Knoxville, TN

It was a pleasure to work with Leland during our build-out. He coordinated all activities so that we could concentrate on the business. The workmanship was excellent and we are extremely pleased with his attention to detail. The few items that have come up after completion were handled quickly and without disruption to the business. We recommend Leland and Construction Edge.
Jay & Louise Povlin, Owners, Anytime Fitness, Farragut, TN

The quality of a person’s work says a lot about the person. The company that person works for is secondary to the commitment of that individual. Leland has done everything promised and more and I absolutely recommend him. He stands by his work. You will not be disappointed.
Jack Stalker, Owner, Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza

When my wife and I were approved by Gigi’s Cupcakes for a franchise in Pigeon Forge, Leland Duckworth was independently recommended by Gigi’s Cupcakes and our commercial Knoxville Realtor who has worked in Eastern TN for over a decade. I had been warned by many people about the troubles they had with contractors over the years and didn’t know what to expect. However, what we got from Leland Duckworth (in building out two stores for us) was outstanding communication, integrity, professionalism, quality work and follow through, and a friend. We could go on and on. Leland is a “can do” contractor whose word is his bond; not many of those type of folks around anymore. If you want a job done and you want it right the first time, hire Leland Duckworth.
Shannon K. West, Owner, Gigi's Cupcakes in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

I have had the opportunity to work with Leland on two construction projects. Both experiences were very positive. Leland’s work is impeccable and his attention to detail was excellent. Both projects were completed in a timely manner, including cleanup. In fact, I was very impressed with the cleanup. Leland finished out two tenant build-outs and left the building spotless. Leland always did a great job of communicating with me and addressing any issues immediately. He is a responsive, high quality contractor who I would recommend.
Stephanie L. Barnes, VP Concierge Banker, American Trust Bank of East Tennessee