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We chose Genesis Construction to finish our third floor into an open bonus room. I was very impressed from the beginning. In one of our first meetings with Dax (the owner) he had all of his subcontractors come out to the house so I could meet them. They were able to look at the job to give feedback as well as answer my questions. Our project manager (Ronald) was amazing. He stayed in constant contact with us to let us know exactly when the workers would arrive and what they’d be doing each day. The subcontractors were all wonderful to work with and were all very professional. They each left the house nice and clean every day. Dax and his crew were able to make a simple playroom look beautiful! Their attention to detail is second to none. We would highly recommend Genesis Construction!

Dax and his crew did an outstanding job updating our new home last year. From the moment we met him, we knew we’d go with Genesis. Dax listened carefully and acted swiftly. While we were house hunting, he met us at several homes to provide off-the-cuff estimates which helped in our decision making. He was honest and thoughtful throughout the process and we are very happy with the final product. The house we ended up buying was built in the 80s and while it had undergone some renovations over the years, it was due for another refresh. We worked with Dax and his team of professionals to renovate the kitchen, design/build a mudroom, remove dated molding/cabinetry, modernize the lighting, mantel, bonus room, and lots of painting. The kitchen now flows into the family room which required the removal a load bearing wall...a difficult undertaking which Dax’s top guys handled with ease. The floors were refinished and it looks/feels like a new home. Halfway through the project we realized we needed a new fence (the house has a pool and we have little ones). Dax provided the name of a reputable company he’s worked with in the past and passed the savings along to us. Overall, we had a great experience and will work with Dax again.

I recently completed an addition/remodel project on my house and I sincerely appreciate the high-quality work provided by Genesis with Cass Gajewski in charge. I had a basic sketch of what I wanted in my project which Cass transformed into final plans with design features that were beyond myexpectations. Cass with the Genesis crews of workers provided top quality work and the finished product is a home that I am very proud of.

No project of this size is without unexpected problems, but you can be assured that Genesis (Dax and Cass) stand behind all that they do.

High quality work is not inexpensive, but I know I spent wisely; I’m proud to show my home to family and friends. Genesis will aim to meet and even exceed your expectations.

Dear Dax,

Wow! We love our basement! All of our friends and family who see our awesome basement renovation are envious of the unique family space we created with the help of Genesis Construction.

We chose to work with Dax and Genesis after meeting with three contractors. We felt Dax truly understood what we were looking for and what our budget was for the project. His subcontractors and crew were all professional, clean and polite. No change in the plan or question about why something was being done a certain way went unanswered and Dax and his crew always cleaned up as they went along. Dax was always available by phone, or in person, to answer any questions that arose during construction.

One of the aspects of working with Dax that really impressed us was how he had each one of his subcontractors visit our home to give him a detailed estimate of their work before Dax presented us with his estimate. This made Dax’s estimate very detailed and let us see exactly what each part of the project was costing. Additionally, there were no surprises when Dax invoiced us. It was refreshing to pay what was quoted!

We would whole-heartedly recommend using Genesis Construction for any home renovation or remodeling project you may have. Working with Dax was a pleasure and something we will do again in the future.


Brian & Jennifer Perruccio,

Apex, NC

WOW! I love my deck!!

This writing is to say thank you and to give my whole hearted recommendation of you Genesis Construction. My new deck is a work of art that Dax and I designed and created by the true craftsmen who are part of Dax Durazzo's team. The foreman, David, was on site every day leading hard working efficient men all committed to excellence in construction and customer satisfaction. I have found Dax Durazzo , owner of Genesis Construction , to be a very reliable and honest man. These are qualities I look for when I am committing my funds and the dream of my particular project into a builders hands. The company is here for the long run not here today and not available tomorrow. When you put your job in the hands of Genesis Construction, I believe you will experience a very happy ending as I did! Seniors this is a good group that can be trusted.

Michael YoungRaleigh, NC

Dax the owner was extremely confident from the start. I interviewed 5 companies prior to deciding on Genesis Construction. He put my mind at ease by being professional as well as knowledgable. After our meeting I went to the Home Show in Downtown Raleigh. They had the best designs and many interested clients. The crew started in time to have my project completed by my deadline. I felt so comfortable with his crew that I left my home unlocked and allowed them to perform their work as needed. They are a great group of guys that are like no others I have worked with. The finished product was awesome and came within budget. I added some extras that they had no problem taking care of. If you don't mind paying for quality work then Genesis Construction is the company for you. I should note the deck they rebuilt was less than a year old. I was not at all happy with my back yard until Genesis Construction turned it into the perfect oasis. I will be using them again for additions inside my home. Look at their website and see how they can transform your dreams into reality.

Timothy HindsRaleigh, NC

We met Dax Durrazzo of Genesis Construction at the Raleigh Home and Garden Show in early 2012. The Genesis Construction display was across the isle from another vendor (an outdoor kitchen company). We decided to finally build a second entertainment deck off our sunroom. We were looking for a contractor to design and build a deck or patio to incorporate an outdoor kitchen. Dax, from the minute we spoke with him, let us know he wanted to build our deck.

We selected two contractors to visit our home and share with them our wants, needs, and what should be reasonable possibilities. We were really looking for a contractor to show that they not only understood what we were looking for, but that they could take that idea and refine it, work within a reasonable budget, make the concept fit our neighborhood/property, and deliver us a space we would be happy with and that he would be proud to say he built.

Dax spent 3 hours with my wife and I that afternoon. We walked the property. He listened to our wildest ideas. We laid out stakes and string. We outlined the outdoor kitchen (we did buy one at the show). We found out in the discussion that he went right over after we left his display at the show and spoke to the outdoor kitchen vendor to find out everything he could about the kitchen dimensions, wiring and specifications. We bounced ideas off each other about seating, connections to existing structure, sight-lines, utility hookups, everything. We agreed an approximate square footage and price per square foot, in line with what I had already researched. Dax came back in a couple days with a more fleshed out proposal. We were blown away. We could see immediately that Dax understood what would work for us, what we could afford and the beautiful way that our new deck would fit into our property.

The deck Genesis construction build is a sturdy pressure-treated lumber (super load-bearing, with 6x6 posts and great joist support) one set just above ground level on one corner, with minimum demo of the existing deck melded seamlessly to our sunroom and even included a unique boardwalk that linked along the back of our sunroom to our hot tub deck on the other side. The deck included full low-voltage lighting at posts and stairs, 110v service to the outdoor kitchen, realignment of spigot line and a beautiful screening of air-conditioners. The total deck new space is approximately 475 sf. They used only the highest quality materials and hand-selected lumber from an oversupply they ordered.

The Genesis Construction crew was on-time, courteous, and left our yard as they got it. Dax was super responsive to our quality concerns on even the smallest detail. We are totally pleased with Dax and Genesis Construction. We would recommend them at any time and will use them again if we have any further construction.

Do understand that a successful contractor will at any given time have conflicting jobs and some scheduling issues. These were minor and Dax delivered on time. We needed to meet a specified date for delivery of the outdoor kitchen. The deck and wiring were ready when the kitchen arrived and everything worked just as we planned.

Dennis KelleherRaleigh, NC

July 24th, 2013

It is my absolute pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Dax Durazzo and Genesis Construction. In the fall of last year, we were seeking quotes from multiple contractors to convert part of the large deck on the back of our home to a screened porch. We had one contractor tell us that we would have to have a shed roof because the space would not accommodate a gable roof. Another said that he could install a gable roof but he did not recommend it aesthetically, and his suggestion design would have been asymmetrical. Another contractor has yet to show up!...

And then, along comes Dax. From his first on site meeting with us, we knew we would be hiring Genesis Construction to build our screened porch. Dax was able to take our ideas and brainstorm with us and make suggestions based on his experience that developed into a plan which was for a screened porch which was symmetrical, larger than we had planned, and had the gable roof we desired! He called on his two main craftsmen (Dave and Ron) to come over and work out the necessary measurements etc. and by the time they left, they had the information they needed to provide a quote. Dax then provided a detailed, 3 page quote specifying the demo work, the framing of the new deck, the gable roof and screened porch details, the electric, screens, gutters, and installation of a “cricket” for water diversion at the intersecting roof lines. The price quoted was competitive with the other quotes (lower than one in fact) and based on the materials and workmanship he described, we felt we would be getting excellent value.

Before they actually started work, we were able to visit a site where Genesis was installing a new screened porch which was quite similar to ours in style and materials, and when we saw the quality of the work, we were definitely sold!

In my opinion, there are 2 factors that have to be in place to end up with quality product when building a deck or screened porch. This first factor is the materials used. Genesis insists on using the best materials (6x6 for all posts, 2x10 joists, bands and beams, etc.) and after supplies were delivered, they even rejected some which were not up to standard. The second factor is the most important in my opinion, and that is having craftsman who are highly skilled and whocare about what they are doing. From the day they started the demo to the day they installed the last piece of molding, it was obvious that Dax and his men cared about and took pride in the work they were doing and they built our porch as if getting their next job might depend on how well this one turned out. Ron and Dave, in particular, were so skilled and took such pride in their work and communicated so well with us every day… that one would have thought they owned the company.

My wife and I are extremely pleased with the final product. We have a gorgeous screened porch which draws compliments from all who see it. Being Real Estate Agents, we have seen a broad range of quality in the many screened porches built on homes in the area and we feel the quality of ours ranks right on top. We would not hesitate to hire Dax and Genesis Construction again and have and will recommend him to friends and clients without reservation.

Laurion T. McGeheeCary, NC

I started out wanting to repaint our old, builder basic deck to getting close to a brand new one for just a small amount more. Dax's enthusiasm and excitement for exterior projects is exciting and contagious. We are currently about half way through the project, the guys show up every day on time, they clean up after, they are working hard but they get along in a way that is rare and wonderful. They are out working, all day, and you hear them laughing and singing and working together. This may seem an odd thing to mention, but, the trust and teamwork is refreshing. I've had so many contractors over the years, never have I seen a team like this. The quality of the work so far is just hands down over what we had there before - if a happy chef makes you a wonderful meal, a happy team builds a home, rather than just a address where you pay the bills.

MelanieApex, NC

Dax,It is our pleasure to offer the following testimonial for you and the entire team: A few months ago we were working with a company to help us clean up from a water mishap and they noticed a problem with our deck. Without hesitation, they recommended that we contact Dax Durazzo at Genesis Construction to take a look. Over the course of the 24 years that we've been in our home, we've dealt with various contractors, painters, plumbers, etc. to address minor repairs and significant upgrades and have experienced varying degrees of service. So, with some trepidation, we contacted the unknown Dax to come take a look. That was the best call we've made in regard to home repairs. Dax personally assessed the situation and offered a fair and detailed estimate to replace the deck and took care of all the pesky details including permits and inspections. The project came in on time and within budget and surpassed our expectations of quality. Each time someone sees the deck for the first time, they are surprised at the superior quality and the extra touches that set it apart (like the up fitted dog door).

One of the things that impressed us most about the entire team is the respect that was shown, not only to us, but to our property and our neighbors. Dax and his team are so easy to communicate with and they demonstrate integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction that is hard to find these days. When it was time to get an estimate for the exterior painting of our home, our first call was to Genesis. We are huge fans!

Walter & Martha Church

Dear Dax,

I am writing to personally thank you for some of the services Genesis Construction recently provided my wife and me, and to provide you with a letter of reference that I invite you to use with future clients. I first wanted to extend our sincerest thanks for your help with the sale of our townhouse in Chapel Hill this past July. The unit had been on the market for almost a year, so when we got an offer to purchase on the property we were very excited. However, due to a lengthy inspection report, and a short closing deadline, we feared we were going to lose the only potential buyer we had seen while the property was listed. Our Realtor quickly referred us to Genesis Construction, whom she told us she has worked with for years in these types of situations. To our amazement within an hour of the referral, you were personally standing on the front porch of the property ready to get started to help us meet our deadline. Your ability to respond promptly and efficiently was paramount in us meeting the closing deadline. And perhaps even more importantly, the quality of the work was superb and the buyers were so pleased with all repairs that no further negotiations were required. Genesis Construction’s ability to address a wide range of needs including painting, electrical and plumbing, HVAC, and structural issues, allowed all necessary work to be completed on time and correctly. We closed a few weeks later and greatly appreciate your help in getting the property sold.

We were so pleased with your work at the townhouse that we asked you to build a fence at our current home in Holly Springs. Once again, the service was great. We had just adopted a new golden retriever puppy and were eager to have a backyard ready for him to run and play. You and your crew were able to complete the project in just two days, ahead of schedule and in time for us to return home from a trip with the new puppy. The fence looks and works great, and not only makes life easier with the puppy, but adds value to our home. Our newest family member loves his new backyard, and incidentally, we ended up naming him Dax!

We are eagerly looking forward to working with you on the bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects we have been discussing for this fall. The convenience of Genesis Construction being able to provide turnkey services on everything from minor home repairs to involved remodeling to new construction has also not been lost on us. We love the fact that you only work with the highest quality subcontractors, which we feel provides a value second to none in this area, especially your amazing tile contractor. Lastly on a personal note, we appreciate that you have been so easy to work with. You are always easy to reach via phone or e-mail with questions and requests. You have offered great insights on our projects, and my wife and I both feel completely comfortable with you and your crew being in our home even where we are not here. Best of luck, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in future remodeling and custom home building opportunities.

Sincerely,Matthew T. Pelton, P.E.

My husband and I wanted to renovate our out of date master bathroom. We had tried without a great deal of success to hire a contractor for the job. So, when I heard about the Raleigh Home and Garden Show, we thought it would be a great opportunity to look for ideas to update our bathroom and quite possibly, meet someone who would be up to the challenge. Enter, Genesis Construction.

We met Dax of Genesis Construction Company during the Home Show. I loved their energy, the beautiful project they had constructed for the show, as well as the ideas and products that they told us were available to us for our remodel. We exchanged contact information and hired Genesis Construction the following year to remodel our master bathroom and enlarge and remodel a second bathroom.

Throughout the entire project, we found Genesis Construction Company to be outstanding. They showed up constantly, continuous, and timely until the projects were completed. They did a quality job. We love the tile work, the newly created shower in the master bathroom, and our son is pleased with his new, enlarged bathroom. But our favorite element is the heated floors in the master bathroom.

We’re thoroughly enjoying our bathrooms and consider it money well spent.

Lisa Hedgepeth

August 31, 2011

Dear Dax,

I wanted to say thank you for kindness, prompt response, excellent work, ethics and professionalism when it comes to taking care of my clients and their needs.

As a professional Realtor, I have been working with home owners, investors and home owners “to be” locally and relocating for more than 22 years in the Triangle Area of NC. I take great pride working with my clients from our first meeting, ensuring them they can count on and call on me; I value their repeat business, referrals to friends, family and coworkers for all their real estate needs.

My personal referrals to my clients are a 100% reflection of me and my profession, which I take very seriously. I have worked with many repairmen, contractors and those needed to help prepare a home for the market, making repairs to sell after inspections and home owners wanting to renovate, make changes, and make additions to expand on the enjoyment of their home and lifestyle;NONEcompare to Genesis Construction Company and Dax Durazzo. 

Over the 20+ years, I haveNEVERfound a match with the same commitment, caring, and ethics that I personally have for folks like Genesis Construction Company and yourself. I am proud to have Genesis Construction Company a part of my team and feel 100% comfortable knowing you will take care of my clients.

I also own Stage This Home LLC, addressing the needs of sellers and home owners; your commitment and talent has helped my clients make their home “show ready” to make the BEST first impression, and those wanting their home comfortable for their personal lifestyle.

No matter what budget or need, you have met my client’s needs. You are dependable, honest, paying attention to their wants, needs, and informing them up front what to expect. You have gone beyond the call of duty to ensure the work you do is to their expectation and completed as scheduled. From curb appeal, structure, roof, foundation, paint, HVAC, plumbing, appliances, carpeting, tile, decking, fencing, additions and renovations; you can do it all with your personal abilities and the best sub-contractors in the area. You have surrounded yourself with the best to get the job done both affordably and professionally.Without doubt, I know we will have a long working relationship and referrals from our clients. My clients come first, as does yours; we are a perfect match. Thank you so much for caring about “the people” and the work you do!

Merry Ann Cutler

To Those Contemplating Home Improvements:

Dear Homeowner,If you are a consumer who cherishes your home and carefully saves and plans for each improvement or addition, as we do, then I am compelled to share our recent home improvement experience and highly recommend Genesis Construction Company for your upcoming project.

As most families, we are cautious consumers with limited time to research a house project. However, due to the time and money involved, any mistake with a house project could have big consequences. We were diligent about reviewing the cost and quality of materials, the craftsmanship, the crew, as well as, subcontracts and outside services to complete the project. After the Home and Garden Show last spring, we had many choices but none were providing all the answers to our questions like Genesis Construction Company. Genesis Construction Company not only provided us with a greater amount of detail regarding the cost and quality of the products and workmanship, but they also allowed us to visit in-progress job sites. We could immediately see, for ourselves, that the team worked well together and the projects were beautifully crafted additions to homes in the Piedmont area. The effort they afforded us up front, spoke volumes of the standard of work that would be provided throughout the project. An extremely high quality of workmanship was exactly the experience we expected with Genesis Construction.

Owner; Dax, was extremely thorough and detailed in every aspect of the project. He was an excellent communicator and we never had to guess how things were going or what was happening next. He not only provided itemized lists, but also, provided us some allowances were we wanted to pick our own products. He was creative and flexible to find solutions to unanticipated steps we had to take and always provided us with all the options while considering our ideas along the way.

It was also quite clear that Dax of Genesis keeps good company with like-minded people. His crew was an incredibly talented group of professional craftsmen. We were impressed with the way they discussed the best approach during the entire project. The crew was ever-present until the job was complete.

Both my husband and I share busy lives with our three children, jobs and family pets. Throughout the 8+ weeks that Genesis Construction worked at our house, we never worried about the project, the pets or leaving during the day with our hectic schedules. On one occasion, we had to leave the house keys to have the electrical portion completed and it was evident that Genesis not only wants proficient partners, but also, trustworthy partners. As mentioned, Dax was a great communicator and a quick 5 min conversation in the morning always kept everything on track. It was apparent that he wanted us to be involved along the way and he worked around our busy schedules to keep us in the loop.

Our screened in porch and deck is beautiful, just as anticipated, and we are over-the-top pleased with this company. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions.

Sincerely,Maria and Jeremy Fryer

Angier, North Carolina

June 21, 2010

This letter is written to provide a recommendation for Genesis Construction. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dax the owner of Genesis Construction on 2 projects in the past 6 months. He was recommended to me by a friend who recently had remodeled his master bathroom. I’ve worked with numerous contractors in the past, Dax’s passion and work ethic set him apart from others in his line of work. He is a customer first person and goes out of his way to keep the customer involved in the entire project.

Genesis Construction and Dax have completed 2 projects for me so far. The first project was a complete remodel of my guest bathroom and the second project was the design, demolition, and construction of new deck, patio, and fence surrounding the pool located in my backyard. Dax’s ideas and talent for design were instrumental in completing the bathroom project. He picked out wonderful tile patterns and colors, made recommendations when appropriate, and his knowledge of different brands and styles was remarkable. The same level of professionalism was there for the second project. From the demolition of the existing deck to the details of the hand rails and coping around the pool he was engaged in the entire process to see that it ran flawlessly.

Dax stands out from most contractors in that he truly cares about his work and is dedicated to the successful completion of the project with 100% customer satisfaction. I look forward to working with Dax and Genesis Construction again in the near future.

If there are any questions please contact me at 919-630-3696

Sincerely,Darrell Scoggins

To whom it may concern:I have known Dax and his family for about 3 years. Dax built a machinery storage building for me this past spring. His commitment to detail is bar none. His price came in below his estimate and the quality of his work is excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He also quoted some interior work on a commercial space that we own in Cary. Although we did not do the up fit his prices were within budget and were submitted in a very detailed and timely manner. Dax is a devout Christian and conducts his business in a Christ like manner with honesty and integrity.

Sincerely,David FerrellCary, NC

Genesis Construction Company

Dear Dax,

Scott and I just wanted to send you a note and thank you for all the incredible work you completed on our rental home. The Ceilings are as smooth as silk! Even I know that was very time consuming. It is a testament to you and your team’s commitment to perfection!

The entire process was stress-free. From the start, you made a time-line commitment, continually communicated results, options, suggestions throughout the process, provided detailed expense reports, cleaned up the site each time, worked around our schedule (your entire team stayed late to talk to us after work), fixed things that you didn’t have to-but wanted the end product to really come together, revealed attention to detail, suggested cost savings based on property purpose, completed the project when you said it would be completed and overall exceeded our expectations.

I will always remember my favorite part:

“I can take care of it if you want me to” –Dax

Please use us for a reference anytime. And again, thank you for exceeding our expectations.

Sincerely,Scott and Diana Schultz

Dax Durazzo is a multi-talented contractor. He has a keen eye for the aesthetically coordinated design and when he helps his clients put together their projects they always turn out beautiful. The standard of excellence is applied to everything he does so every detail is finished out to perfection, especially the trim out and painting. The quality of materials and subcontractors he uses are top notch and you can be sure of the reliability of the work for a long time. His experience includes many high end jobs, but every job, regardless of size, is tackled with the same standard of fine craftsmanship. Dax is honest and fair; you can count on what he says to be true and right. He is also polite and generous and always has a positive attitude from the start to the finish. To say that Dax is competent for a project is understatement, and evidenced by the long list of jobs that vary in degree of difficulty and duration that he has accomplished. He can be extremely fast or take time to discuss and sort through options with the client. I highly recommend Dax for any size project regardless of your budget or degree of difficulty. He will do a great job.

Chuck LewisLewis building Co. LLC

Rebecca Roper,


"I was very impressed from the beginning..." - 5/26/2020

Steve Pahner,

Raleigh, NC

"Dax and his crew did an outstanding job updating our new home last year. From the moment we met him, we knew we’d go with Genesis!" - 3/2/2020

Kenni Beam,

Cary, NC

"Genesis crews of workers provided top quality work and the finished product is a home that I am very proud of" - 9/10/2019

Brian & Jennifer Perruccio,

Apex, NC

"We love our basement!"

Michael Young,

Raleigh, NC

"I have found Dax Durazzo, owner of Genesis Construction, to be a very reliable and honest man"

Timothy Hinds,

Raleigh, NC

"I felt so comfortable with his crew... they are a great group of guys that are like no others!"

Dennis Kelleher,

Raleigh, NC

"We were blown away. We could see immediately that Dax understood what would work for us"

Laurion T. McGehee,

Cary, NC

"From the day they started the demo to the day they installed the last piece of molding, it was obvious that Dax and his men cared about and took pride in the work they were doing" - July 24th, 2013


Apex, NC

"I've had so many contractors over the years, never have I seen a team like this"

Walter & Martha Church

"Dax and his team are so easy to communicate with and they demonstrate integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction that is hard to find these days"

Matthew T. Pelton, P.E.

"Within an hour of the referral, Dax was personally standing on the front porch of the property ready to get started to help us meet our deadline"

Lisa Hedgepeth

"Throughout the entire project, we found Genesis Construction Company to be outstanding"

Merry Ann Cutler

"I have worked with many repairmen, contractors and those needed to help prepare a home for the market, making repairs to sell after inspections and home owners wanting to renovate, make changes, and make additions to expand on the enjoyment of their home and lifestyle; NONE compare to Genesis Construction Company and Dax Durazzo" - August 31st, 2011

Maria and Jeremy Fryer,

Angier, North Carolina

"An extremely high quality of workmanship was exactly the experience we expected with Genesis Construction"

Darrell Scoggins

"Dax stands out from most contractors in that he truly cares about his work and is dedicated to the successful completion of the project with 100% customer satisfaction" - June 21st, 2010

David Ferrell,

Cary, NC

"His price came in below his estimate and the quality of his work is excellent"

Scott and Diana Schultz

"The ceilings are as smooth as silk!"

Chuck Lewis

"Dax is honest and fair; you can count on what he says to be true and right"