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L&M Design Build Furnish has been selected as the number two kitchen remodeling contractor in the state of Alabama by General Contractors Magazine. The independent magazine’s algorithms evaluated craftsmanship, customer service, accolades, press features, and membership in industry organizations to calculate the final rankings of all kitchen renovation contractors in the state. Weeks of researching each firm allowed the magazine to identify and rank the top 15 Alabama contractors, placing L&M Design Build Furnish as number two on their list.

Although kitchen renovations can be costly, the return on investment can be great when professionals like L&M are designing and managing the project. Owner, Crystal Lashley explains, “As both licensed homebuilders and designers we can oversee each renovation from start to finish, while ensuring the entire design is carried out as envisioned. This streamlined approach enables us to complete the project more efficiently; and therefore, is less costly for our clients.”

Principals Crystal Lashley and Meagan Murphree met while undergraduates in the top ranked interior design program at Auburn University. After graduating from the four year program and passing the NCIDQ (national certification for interior designers) exam. They decided to form a partnership after seeing the need for interior design firms in the East Alabama area.

Thirteen years have passed and Ms. Lashley’s and Ms. Murphree’s two-person firm has grown to a team of interior designers, installers and contractors. Not only has the firm grown in size of employees, but the scope of work that L&M offers has expanded greatly.

Lashley and Murphree are licensed contractors through the state of Alabama. This addition came after the realization that L&M could make their client’s construction projects even easier if they not only created the design, but also oversaw the project from beginning to end.

In 2017, L&M added custom cabinet lines that are designed and installed by their team for renovation or new-construction clients. To showcase their cabinet offerings, the partners opened a kitchen and bath showroom in downtown Auburn, AL. The retail showroom features the many lines of countertops, faucets, hardware, tile, cabinetry and flooring that are offered to their clients. The stunning showroom and scope of services offered make L&M a unique all-in- one firm where clients can choose to work with one professional team for every detail of their project.

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