We are a Design and Build firm offering the full range of residential remodeling and building services. At Austin Impressions we design for conscious living. That means we invest time and care in every project to bring forth the best design, craftsmanship and overall experience for your home renovation. From quaint to sophisticated, traditional to contemporary, we remodel Austin’s finest homes.
We build long term relationships that last. Over 80% of our business comes from repeat customers and referrals.
Our clients enjoy integrity, trust and peace of mind. Our process provides:
- Guidance for budget and scope decision-making
- Creative design direction
- Thoughtful planning processes
- Clear communication
- Careful implementation
- Results and quality beyond expectations
We specialize in whole home renovations, room additions, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, outdoor rooms, and design and build projects.
We begin by asking “How do you Live?” and guide you to the best answers for your most pressing questions:
- Where do I start?
- What inspires me?
- How do I want it to look, feel, flow and function?
- How does it affect our lifestyle?
- Will the design take my pets into consideration?
- What might it cost?
- How does it affect value?
All of our clients are regular Austin, Texas people, whether long-time residents or recent transplants — individuals, couples, and families. The difference with our jobs is consistently using quality materials, innovative design, and excellent craftsmanship. We watch the workmanship closely, we custom design the details of our projects, we screen the best suppliers to send you to for amazing tile and fixtures and give honest recommendations based on products we believe in. Good design is not simply a matter of money. It’s about who you hire and how seriously they take your project. Beyond good design, it’s about having a professional, reliable design process in place to guide you to excellent final results.
Austin Impressions Team
With over twenty years of entrepreneurial and corporate leadership, owner John Gehlken applies his award-winning business methods to create the innovative customer experience delivered by Austin Impressions. His unique concept merges skilled in-house staff with strategic partners in architecture and design. John’s commitment to integrity, communication and quality are evident in the establishment of an eco-system of reliable, loyal subcontractor and supplier partners who are supported by seamless communication systems to deliver unparalleled customer service.
His background, along with his experience as a residential real estate investor, enabled John to ask the right questions…How do we go beyond removing the pain of a remodeling experience to thriving and fulfilling both the client and our staff with results beyond what was first imagined? How do we bring you results beyond the possibilities you’ve dared to dream for your home and lifestyle?
John is an active participant in the local remodeling industry and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)- Austin Chapter. His education in meditation, yoga and tools of conscious living prepared him to find creative answers. Using innovative models to solve practical problems, John’s transformational approach is wholistic, comprehensive, and unique. He wants our clients, partners, and staff to feel the pride of knowing they co-created the best design and outcome.
Steve Smith is our awesome Operations Manager. Having over 20 years of sub-division, historical and custom home construction management experience under his belt, Steve can maintain a tightly run ship on multiple projects at the same time. His attention to detail and vast construction knowledge enable a smooth and efficient building process, finishing projects on time and on budget. Besides, his easy going nature puts the clients at ease.
Lead Carpenter Alejandro Torres is a talented master craftsman. Whether wielding a hammer, a drill or any other tool, he is an expert at getting the job done the right way the first time. With over seventeen years experience across the construction spectrum, his greatest strength is his demeanor, his patience, and a positive attitude that keeps us all smiling while we work.
Procurement Manager, Yvonne Holliday, gracefully guides the process of obtaining the materials and products that the clients have chosen and gets them to the “house” on time for installation. Yvonne also uses her extensive business background and our Co-construct software to help keep the office running smoothly so projects stay seamlessly on tract.
Enthusiastic tranquility describes the essence Carina Coel emits when working with her clients. She is the Founder and Principal Architect of Restructure Studio. Carina holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree as well as a B.A. in Architecture and Art History from Rice University in Houston. Sustainable living has been a passion of Carina’s since she started studying architecture. Restructure Studio was formed to combine excellent design with sustainable practices.
Our team always looks forward to the collaborative projects we dive into together. Carina brings a fresh, innovative outlook and can do attitude to the table. You can get more glimpses of her incredible talent on her website: www.restructurestudio.com
The passion and creative talent that Glynis Wood pours into her interior design work is evident in the superb results she produces and the ecstatic faces of satisfied clients. By utilizing her background in social work, Glynis has fine tuned her listening skills in order to create just the right atmosphere and setting that fits each client’s desires and needs. It is evident that she loves her work and views each job as a special opportunity to make her clients excited to come home to the “house of their dreams”.
When co-creating with Glynis on projects, our team cannot wait to see what brilliant materials, colors and finishes she can intertwine to bring her design vision into reality. For more information about Glynis and to see some of her fabulous work, visit glyniswoodinteriors.com