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The MacBuilt Mission

MacBuilt Homes was created in 2016 with the desire to bring a fresh perspective of the construction and renovation process to the residents of Metro Atlanta. A common theme among people having recently dealt with a construction project is poor communication and clarity. Through the use of unique software, collaborative online tools, and constant communication, MacBuilt Homes looks to remove the negative stigma surrounding construction projects and turn each and every project into a pleasant experience with a beautiful outcome.

The MacBuilt Team

Ryan MacDowell • Partner

Ryan, born and raised in Marietta, GA, is a second generation home builder, licensed General Contractor, and real estate professional. During college, he dove into the construction field, managing & overseeing the building of several new construction custom home developments in the Metro Atlanta area.

Ryan began his career in construction in 2002 learning the ropes from his father, a well respected construction veteran of over 40 years, and has refined his construction management skills through the ownership and management of several construction companies. His experience has taken him through all aspects of building including custom homes, tract homes, multifamily developments, commercial construction, and renovations including 6 years managing the operations of a large renovation firm handling over 20 states of active construction projects. He developed MacBuilt Homes in 2016 out of a strong desire to continuously change the construction industry for the better through the use of new technology and software combined with new thoughts and ideas developed through his years in the business.

James MacDowell • Partner

James was born in upstate New York and spent his early childhood years in the apple orchards and beautiful countryside before moving to Atlanta. He worked a number of jobs as a teenager before landing his first role in construction in which he found his calling and has never looked back.

James is the true definition of an Atlanta homebuilding industry veteran. He brings over 45 years of experience dating back to his late teens and early 20s when he worked alongside many of Atlanta’s finest builders. He has owned numerous successful businesses in Atlanta across every aspect of residential construction. He has been through, and managed with success, every cycle that the industry has seen. His wealth of knowledge is paramount to the success of the company, and as a partner in the company he is involved in every aspect of the operation. He and Ryan have been blessed with the opportunity to work together to build MacBuilt Homes into the company that it has become, and they look forward to passing their wealth of knowledge on to the next generation.


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Our Awards & Accolades

At MacBuilt Homes, we’ve been blessed to take home no fewer than four Obie Awards including 3 golds for “best addition”, “best exterior renovation”, “best whole house renovation”, and “best bathroom under 25k”. We cannot say thank you enough to those who took part in this amazing achievement.