Chip Wade joins SawHorse strategic partner team


Matt Hoots, owner of SawHorse, had the pleasure of working with Chip Wade on several programs on HGTV to include “Curb Appeal: The Block” and on Chip’s own show “Elbow Room”. Both Matt and Chip attended GA Tech and have similar approaches to design and construction. To help with the current design demand in the Atlanta market, Chip offered his talents and design resources to help with 3D models and architectural designs for current, past and new SawHorse clients.

Chip will work with select clients to create a 3D model of your project in person at your house. A member from the SawHorse team will attend the meeting as well to answer any construction questions. Contact us today if you are interested in a consultation with Matt and Chip.

SawHorse is excited about this partnership and several of our clients have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity to work with a talented TV celebrity.

Chip’s Bio:

Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in design, carpentry, landscaping and renovation.  After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, Chip moved on to earn his certification in residential construction while working for an Atlanta based home builder.

Chip transitioned into media in 2007, lending his carpentry skills to the Atlanta team of HGTV’s Designed to Sell. Since then Chip has appeared on HGTV’s Elbow Room, Curb Appeal: The Block, Ellen’s Design Challenge, HGTV’s Design Star, Wise Buys, Super Great Rooms, Hotel Impossible, Oprah, Rachel Ray, The Weather Channel, Fox News, and CNN. 

As an Emmy Award-winning host, designer and executive producer, Chip has become known for his creative direction and innovative problem solving.   Whether it’s designing a renovation perfectly tailored to a family’s lifestyle or crafting a cutting-edge video production and immersive digital environment for brands to better connect with their customers, Chip’s vision always pushes the envelope of what’s possible and resonates with the every-day homeowner and fortune 500 companies alike.

 Chip represents several national brands as a spokesperson and is the owner and lead designer of Wade Works Creative, offering services in video and digital productions, residential and commercial design, architecture, realty, and building one of a kind amazing stuff. Chip’s career is devoted to using his expertise to help people make educated home improvement decisions.

Chip resides in North Atlanta with his wife and three children.

Atelier Jordan joins forces with SawHorse to create modern luxury studio


In order to satisfy the demand for the interior modern luxury market in Atlanta, GA; SawHorse has joined forces with Atelier Jordan. SawHorse welcomes owner Jordan Victoria and her team to share a studio on well know design district on Miami Circle in Buckhead. The collaboration allows for clients to not only experience premium design but receive also high end craftsmanship at the same time.

About Atelier Jordan and Jordan Victoria:


We are a full-service Interior Architecture + Design Atelier founded on the philosophy that successful design is created through experience, open communication and close attention to detail.


SERVICES              Layout + Space Planning

Furniture, Fixtures + Equipment Procurement Color, Materials + Finish Selection

Construction Documentation, Including Plans, Elevations + Details Storage Solutions + Organizational Planning

Art + Accessory Selection

Project Management + Construction

 Jordan Victoria is the Owner of Atelier Jordan, a full service design firm with a focus on Luxury Residential+ Commercial Design. Jordan holds a BS in Interior Architecture + Design from Art Institute-Hollywood she is a member of IIDA {International Interior Design Association} and NEWH {Network Of Executive Women In Hospitality}.

 Prior to founding Atelier Jordan, Jordan worked as an Interior Designer at Gulf Stream in Southern California, specializing in Private Aviation Design, and a Los Angeles Boutique firm providing Luxury- Residential and Commercial Design, for a global influential client list of "who's who". Years of experience allowed Jordan to gain invaluable knowledge in all aspects of the design process, ranging from initial client meetings and design development to construction documentation and observation. During this time, she balanced simultaneous projects as large as 100,000 SF in locations ranging from Los Angeles to Atlanta. The success of each of these projects required close communication + collaboration among all of the project team members, including engineers, architects, project managers and contractors.

 Jordan’s love for unique spaces and travel gives her a design perspective that allows her to blend old + new, and traditional + modern to create cohesive and aesthetically pleasing environments on any budget. Most importantly, Jordan works tirelessly for her client’s to ensure their desires are met and the space they imagined comes to life.

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SawHorse Q & A - Does SawHorse work with outside architects and designers?


Our business model is to make sure all of the designs and specification are completed before the contract is signed. If a set of plans is brought to us by one of our strategic partners, we help begin a schematic estimate for construction so the client will know if the project is feasible before too much time and money is invested in the design. We also work with that design professional to make a list of the details and specifications needed to get a permit and go to contract.

There are several ways to engage with SawHorse during the pre-construction phase.

The first approach is to meet with us before you have a design professional chosen and we help establish a realistic budget and scope for your project. This can save you time and money especially if you have a tight budget. We put together a letter of intent for design that lists out ALL of the items needed to get a full set of permit plan, interior design specification and construction drawings. Our design team will work with you to create the design of your dreams and get you ready for construction. We may engage outside professionals such as surveyors and engineers to help with those parts of the projects. All of these professionals are managed by us.

The second approach is to bring us a set of plans and specifications from an outside architect or designer already drawn. Many of our strategic design partners are familiar with out detailed contracts and know what our staff needs before we can create a contract. We augment your design team by filling in the gaps in the design and specifications as needed.

Here are several examples:

Outside designers and architects bring us opportunities:

A sample of the modeling Dencity did for one of our clients.

A sample of the modeling Dencity did for one of our clients.

A strategic design partner of ours, Emmye Cherry brought introduced us to a client of hers in Sandy Springs that was looking for a back yard makeover to include a new pool house, outdoor kitchen and new doors and windows. We met with the client to evaluate the scope of work and see if there were any items of concern for construction. The project coordinator noticed that parts of the project were in the rear yard setback and might require a variance. They set up a meeting with Sandy Springs to review the scope to see what additional items would be needed for the permit set so there would not be any surprises or extra costs for the design later. Sandy Springs indicated they just needed for us to provide some structural details from our engineer and work with the surveyor to create a site plan. The SawHorse design manager was able to work with Emmye to create these details through her firm while making sure they were to SawHorse’s design standards. Our design team works well with collaborative design groups. The key is to define roles and responsibilities early on in the design process so all parties are clear on what is needed to complete the design and specifications to ensure the success of the project.

Another strategic design partner, Dencity brought us a project in Sandy Springs. Both Dencity and SawHorse were able to collaborate from the beginning of the design process on this whole house mid century modern addition and whole house renovation. Dencity provided an amazing concept and plans while managing the engineering, while SawHorse handled the interior design and whole house specifications.

To begin your journey with SawHorse contact us today!

SawHorse Design Build Partners with Dencity Design

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Big Moves and Creative Collaborations in Atlanta’s Design Industry

ATLANTA, April 10, 2018--Dencity, LLC, Atlanta's pioneer in modern residential design led by Bryan Russell RA with his partner Erica Loesing, has moved to Miami Circle. This dynamic duo is one of the recognizable players in the industry in Atlanta with 18 years of pushing boundaries. Dencity helped to usher in the current modern residential market in the region. In bringing the considerable talent and dynamic creative vision of their team to one of the premier centers for design in Atlanta, they have now also created a strategic partnership with longtime Miami Circle firm Sawhorse, Inc. 

This new design-build relationship not only allows their clients access to the award-winning design that Dencity has become known for, but also the knowledge and experience of the SawHorse team as it relates to building science and modern interiors.  Sawhorse has earned national recognition with over 100 national, regional, and local awards for excellence in the design-build industry for their innovation, professionalism, and energy efficient building practices. In SawHorse’s Interiors Studio, led by designer Michelle Moody, Dencity finds a partner firm that shares their passion for excellence and creative collaboration. With access to the talents of those in the Sawhorse Studio, this partnership will be the team to watch in 2018.

Recent Dencity work will be on view at the annual Atlanta Design Festival Modern Home Tour in June. For additional imagery and examples of Sawhorse and Dencity work, please visit: @sawhorseatlanta on Facebook and @dencitydesign on Instagram.


Matt Hoot, CEO
Sawhorse, Inc.

Bryan Russell, Founder
Dencity LLC

Erica Loesing, Partner

Dencity Design


690 Miami Circle NE, Suite 700

Atlanta, GA 30324