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Artisan Built is one of the Leading Custom Home Builders on Lake Oconee, Georgia.

To live at the lake, or to simply vacation there, is one of Georgia’s greatest pleasures. Artisan Built crafts beautiful homes that accent the natural aesthetics of Georgia woodlands and foothills. Homes that are Artisan Built are works of art in which to live, evocative of a pristine environment.

About Artisan Built

Words like "custom," "bespoke," or "tailored" don't have to be elitist. Everyone wants that just right fit. There is no place where this is more important than the home, the most personal and intimate living environment. Artisan Built works with the client one-on-one through a simply structured process to help keep communication clear and open. For a partial re-model or a complete new build, Artisan Built crafts dreams into a beautiful, livable reality.

Founded in 2006 by Ryan Miller and Bryan Combs, Artisan Built is Lake Oconee’s premier home design firm. Both licensed contractors, Miller and Combs come to this work with 14 years each of contracting and home design experience. Miller has a BS in Environmental Health Science from the University of Georgia. Combs has a BS in Engineering Mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy, a MS in Engineering Systems Management from St. Mary’s University, and is currently a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves. Both Miller and Combs currently serve on the board of the Lake Oconee Area Builder’s Association.





The Artisan Built Portfolio

A collection of past work, each home a collaboration between designer and dweller.

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your Vision, your Life

Like fingerprints or snowflakes, no two Artisan Built homes are alike. How could they be? They are made for each client, for each individual lifestyle. The more bespoke, the better. Artisan Built works with each client personally to craft a home indicative of their needs and the dictates of the environment. A home should express the identity of the inhabitants as well as sit in harmony with nature. It is this natural beauty of Lake Oconee and the surrounding foothills and woodlands that draw people from all over. To embrace this environment is a vision Artisan Built shares with its clients. Artisan Built will construct your vision, for your life.

Getting Started

The Artisan Built process begins with evaluating and comparing home plans with the client. Artisan Built will guide you through decision making to maximize views, setting, street appeal, and the overall aesthetics of your project. Our expertise is geared towards making easier the often daunting tasks of soil testing, engineering site evaluations, erosion control plans, permits, and the architectural review board process (if required).

We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and show you why Artisan Built is the right builder for your next custom home or remodeling project.

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Cost Estimation & Management

Based on in-depth interviews with the clients, Artisan Built generates a realistic, fact-based, and accurate cost analysis. With open communication, Artisan Built will evaluate the relationship between expectations, value, and cost to produce a viable and accurate budget. This budget will be within a very small margin of error, usually +/- 3% to 5%, and build the most value into the home given the funds expended.

Throughout the project, tracking costs will be accurate by comparing initial forecasts to the actual real-time budget. This enhances your ability to re-prioritize your appropriation of funds to meet evolving objectives. The Artisan Built policy of budget tracking, timely invoicing, and "open-book" accounting virtually eliminates customer worries about cost overruns. With Artisan Built there is never a surprise expense at the end of the project.

Our established reputation of honesty and integrity ensures a relationship of trust between client and builder fundamentally important to a successful project. The foundation of that relationship is our simple, but profound, commitment to providing a positive building experience, centered on a complete dedication to you and your home.

Our pledge to each customer is a completely “hands on” dedication to your project from concept to reality, by a single licensed contractor/company owner. We eliminate the need and expense of additional supervisors by limiting the number of projects we accept. This enables us to be ‘on-site’ and available 24/7 to the customer for real-time updates and establishment of priorities. This single point of contact virtually eliminates misunderstandings and miscommunications during the project and has historically resulted in our customers becoming our friends.

We know that control of cost as well as quality of material and craftsmanship are paramount in your project!

— Respectfully, Bryan Combs & Ryan Miller

Contact Artisan Built

Artisan Built
1061 Village Park Dr.
Suite 201
Greensboro, GA 30642

706-467-9500 tel
404-393-5923 fax