Moving across country and needing a home to accommodate the living situation which included elderly parents, we ran into problems find a house to fit our needs. I found Real Life Builders on Houzz.com, called Jacquelyn and was impressed from the start. She 'got it'. She understood our needs and we are in the process of building our home with her! She is in tune with her clients' wishes, budget, personalities and is fabulous to deal with! She is on-site to make sure everything goes as planned and her contractors appear to love her and respect her, which, as a woman builder, this is a testament to her skills and passion for what she does. Stay tuned to Houzz.com to see the house when it is completed. It's going to be AWESOME!!!

M. Gruver

​Seattle, Washington



Jacquelyn Dixon remodeled my very old kitchen in my 1920s farmhouse. She designed a modern kitchen that matched the age and feeling of the house. Her designs were so creative and she listened to me to tailor her work to what I preferred. She sketched a variety of plans to choose from. As a result I have a one-of-a-kind kitchen with beautiful woodwork and countertops that is totally functional. Her contractors (carpenters, painters, flooring, plumbers) did excellent work and were efficient, on time, courteous and cleaned up every day. She was there every day checking on things and addressed any concerns promptly. She came in under budget and finished on time. There were no surprise cost increases or delays. She followed up on the quality of her work. I recommend her company without reservation!

L. Samuelson

Auburn, AL



Renovation of master bedroom and master bath/closet. Contractor services provided included co-ordination of all subcontractors along with a limited amount of design choice consulting, by my own choosing. I prefer to do most of my own research and design choices. RLB was certainly willing to help if I asked. 

RLB stayed on budget which was very important to us. Also they were very good to clean up the job site after each work day. 

Also, Ms. Dixon from RLB was very good at communication and keeping us posted as to what to expect for daily subcontractor scheduling, which was much appreciated. She performed much of the "punch list" items herself which was helpful as well. 

Overall we were very pleased with RLB and the subcontractors they work with.


T. Fagan

Lanett, AL



I have worked with Jacquelyn on several new home and remodel projects. She always has vision for everything she does. She goes out of her way to makeher customers dreams come true. She requires her vendors and sub contractors to show her customers the respect and provide the customer service at a high rate. If you have a vision she will do her best to make that dream a reality. I have watched her do it many times.

L. Winsor

Boral Building Products

We were struggling with a year-long renovation of a 1937 kitchen. Contractors were dragging their feet and some of the work was not done correctly. I saw Jacqueline's business booth at a local event and asked her to come by and help us complete the project. She came in and over-saw all the work, recommended sub-contractors, helped us with design decisions and quickly completed our beautiful kitchen.


​K. Briggs

Auburn, AL


I contacted Jacquelyn at Real Life Builders for a remodeling project on the house that my son had recently bought. She replied to my email the day after I emailed her. We met with her several times while we were trying to decide on a final plan and she was very helpful as to what could and could not be done with our budget. She was very detail-oriented and offered many great suggestions for our remodeling project. 
We eventually chose another contractor because her bid was a bit higher than the other contractor and she could not begin as soon as we needed. This was our fault for not starting the bid process sooner. We probably would have chosen her otherwise because we really felt like we knew what we were getting with her very detailed bid. 
I would highly recommend Real Life Builders, LLC

C. Tidwell

Auburn, AL


Jacquelyn opened my galley kitchen up to the sunlight by removing an upper wall and inserting a bar in the opening to the dining room. New granite countertops, a granite-composite sink and a glass tile backsplash combined to bring an airy feel to a previously closed-in space. The job was completed on schedule and within budget. She used quality sub-contractors and was onsite with them most of the time to oversee the work. I was more than pleased with the outcome!


A. Welch

Auburn, AL



Real Life Builders and owner Jacquelyn Dixon came to our rescue after a tornado ripped through our neighborhood. We lost our roof, windows were smashed, fences ripped apart, and trees were uprooted like pesky weeds. It was devastating. 

Jacquelyn and her team stepped in and took over all the repairs. We stopped spinning in place, lost on what to do next. We were in good hands and were guided through all the steps we had to take to get back to our real lives. 

It was scary to see nature's power in your own backyard but Jacquelyn and her friendly caring team got us through. We now have a beautiful strong new roof. We were the first on our block to have repairs finished without one tiny compromise. 

Thanks, Real Life!


B. Snipes 

Auburn, AL

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