About Artisans


Our Company

Artisans of Atlanta, Inc. is a full service company providing design, consulting, engineering and construction services primarily in the renovation and remodeling of older, in town residential properties. Since 1993, we have been committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of our clients by providing them with a process that is both enjoyable and rewarding in its results. As a testimony to this, most of our customers come to us by word-of-mouth referrals.

Artisans is fully licensed and insured and a member of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilder’s Association. We are among the first companies in the State to be awarded a Residential and Light Commercial Contractors License in the State of Georgia.

Our History

View More: http://photosbyhailey.pass.us/artisansArtisans of Atlanta, Inc. was founded in 1993 by Doug Locker, a native of Atlanta. Doug graduated from Georgia Tech in 1981 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Professional Engineering license in Georgia. After college, Doug worked for the IBM Corporation for thirteen years in a variety of technical, marketing, and management positions. Outside of IBM, Doug has long been involved in real estate investing. In 1993, he left IBM to form Artisans of Atlanta, Inc.

Due to the growth of the business, in January of 2007, Matthew Johnson (pictured) joined the company as partner and president with a focus on day-to-day operations. Matt is a remodeling entrepreneur and a graduate of Mercer University with a degree in Business Administration. After college, Matt started a custom carpentry business servicing homeowners and contractors. He has experience in home remodeling and renovation and has worked with Artisans as both subcontractor and employee before joining the company full time. Matt has the youth, energy and vision to take Artisans into the future and provides a long-term plan to ensure the company’s continued success.

Our focus is providing a better renovation experience.  We’ve all heard or experienced the contractor horror stories that plague our industry.  Our values are simple yet foundational, listen to the homeowner’s needs, provide excellent quality, communication and follow up while demonstrating respect for our client and their home.

Our Mission Statement

At Artisans of Atlanta, Inc. our mission is to provide our clients with a better renovation experience. This will be evidenced by providing honest upfront pricing, superior craftsmanship, constant communication and integrity in all we do. We will provide a seamless renovation experience for our client from design to completion.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity: above all else we work with pride and integrity. We will do the right thing all day, every day, no exceptions.
  • Honesty: this is at the core of business-to-client relationships. We will be honest with each of our clients. They will never have occasion to question our trustworthiness. You can trust us in your home with your family and pets!
  • Excellence: We go above and beyond the normal quality standards. We pay attention to the smallest details that are important to you! All our work will be done to the highest quality standards without taking any shortcuts or unnecessary risks.