Testimonials



“Distinctive Dwellings is our indispensable advocate during the
construction of your home.”

“Lori Smith of Distinctive Dwellings is an indispensable advocate for the homeowner during and before construction of a new home. She has the experience to obtain detailed and accurate plans and costs so the design, bidding, and construction processes are well-defined, open, and fair.

She insists that construction reflects the intended design for the proposed price, without cutting corners, numerous up-charges, and other pitfalls homeowners often fall prey to. Lori’s involvement in a project pays for itself in clarity, design, efficiency, quality, resources, and – most of all – avoiding a potential legal and financial disaster. Our only regret is that we did not involve Lori Smith and Distinctive Dwellings earlier in our project.”

Sherwood & Shawna, Gibsonia, PA


“Your first step when you’ve decided to build a custom home?
Call Distinctive Dwellings.”

“When we first mentioned to our Realtor that we’d begun to consider building, she asked, “Why do you want to build a custom home?” It’s a question worth contemplating.

The investment of time and money required to build a custom home isn’t worthwhile unless you design something a little different – something that serves your family’s unique needs and wants. At the same time, the hundreds of decisions required feel intimidating.

If you desire a custom home that is genuinely functional, tailored to your unique needs, yet not too far from the mainstream to have market appeal, take no other step before calling Distinctive Dwellings. Their Construction Bid Package Service alone saved us nearly $100,000 on our construction and contract price, and their Custom Floor Plan Service alleviated all that decision-making anxiety.”

Ginger and Ed, Gibsonia, PA


“Not having the insight and knowledge of a building industry insider, you need a trustworthy and experienced advocate who is going to listen to your needs, help you make the right decisions and advise you on how to get the most for your dollar. With Distinctive Dwellings’ process and guidance, we were able to build our dream home to perfectly fit our family’s needs without exceeding our budget. You can’t afford not to hire Distinctive Dwellings.”

Jana and John III


Tu Sei Bella, Glenshaw, PA

My clients comment on the richness, peaceful and calming environment of the salon. They like that the ceilings are lower and the space more enveloping than a traditional commercial space. This allows me to enhance my relationship with my clients. Which translates into higher client retention, increased newly referred clients and the purchase of additional salon services. Simply put my clients feel pampered the minute they walk through the doors.

Employee, Client Feedback – Barb


I was a very passionate salon owner for 26 years. I walked into Tu Sei Bella and my first impression was “I want to work at this salon.” The entrance is very welcoming, soft and comfortable. 80% of my clientele moved for me and the salon. Some of them travel as far as 30 miles.

I enjoy going to work at Tu Sei Bella. It is a very warm and comfortable workspace. I like that the salon is designed with individual rooms for each service that we offer. The layout is fantastic in that it allows a natural progression of steps in servicing a client. This gives me quality one-on-one time to build personal relationships with my client.

The color area design is off the charts. The supplies are easily accessible, clean-up is a breeze and my color client processes in this area allowing me to style another client at my station at the same time.

The ability to see into the manicure / pedicure room through the windows provides me an easy opportunity to offer additional services to my clients. I love the colors used throughout the salon. They are very peaceful and calming.

Employee Feedback – Barb