BGR Design + Build Announces New Name, New In-House Architect, and New Website

Staff Report

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

BGR Design + Build creates custom homes, residential remodels, and historic restorations, throughout Northeast Georgia. BGR Design + Build was first established in Athens, GA in 2008 as Blue, Green & Red, a millwork and grading company. In 2017, Blue, Green & Red partnered with an Athens-based development company, Piras Development, to become BGR Construction, a fully licensed general contractor in the state of Georgia.

In 2021, under the direction of partners Robert Small and Rick Digby, BGR Construction added a third partner, Clay Crowder, to manage client relationships; in 2022, LEED AP BD+C Certified Architect, Tyler McLemore, joined the team, allowing BGR to offer full architectural design services; and in 2023 BGR Design + Build was formed.

“Design-build is a model in which one entity handles both design and construction, creating a single source of accountability. Having an in-house architect and design team reduces handoff between architect and contractor, which increases efficiency. The BGR Design + Build process begins and ends with listening and understanding. I believe good architecture is always respectful of each client’s budget, but also reactive to local context. I also love that architecture offers the opportunity for creative expression. It’s the blending of contextual reaction and creative expression, while creating the highest value and best product possible for each construction dollar, that creates great buildings and great communities.”
--Tyler McLemore, Architect, BGR Design + Build 

The new website for BGR Design + Build,, launched in October of 2023, and it offers many examples of the company’s design-build work, plus an outline of their simple Four-Step Process. Visit the new website to learn why BGR Design + Build is a five time “Best of Houzz” winner for “Top Rated” custom home construction in Georgia.