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About Argyle Construction

Argyle Construction is owned and operated by Kedren "Katy" and Craig Turner. Craig has over 25 years house building experience, starting out as a joiner in Scotland (carpenter) and moving up through the ranks to the position of Construction Director. With energy costs continually rising, having energy efficient and green technology in your home is more important than ever, can save you money and possibly improve your health. With the money savings that come from this technology comes a need for homeowner education on the proper use, so that savings are maximized. Craig has experience in building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum homes. He is experienced in unique New Orleans' architecture and built a tiny house, which is becoming popular across the country and is perfect for New Orleans' unusually sized plots of land. Craig was born and raised in Scotland and has that strong Scottish work ethic.


Kedren takes care of the business side of the company.  She is a native of Louisiana and after living in Germany and Scotland for over a decade is thrilled to be back in Louisiana.

Examples of materials used 

  • Marvin Integrity, Low E windows (emit less heat)

  • Benjamin Moore no VOC paints (Volatile Organic Compounds reduce indoor air quality)

  • Eco by Cosentino recycled countertops 

  • Formaldehyde free cabinets 

  • SIP (Structurally Insulated Panel - as an option to wood frame construction, SIPs are manufactured to be strong, energy efficient and cost effective and save labor costs)

  • Shaw carpets 

  • Tankless water heaters

  • Spray foam insulation

Building techniques/methodologies 

  • Traditional stick framing (joists, studs and rafters 16 inches apart)

  • Advanced framing (instead of placing joists, studs and rafters 16 inches apart, they are placed 24 inches apart in alignment saving on material costs and no compromise to building integrity)

  • Modular (factory built components)

  • SIP (see above)

  • Panelized (prefabricated sections of walls, floors or roofs that can be assembled on site)

  • High performance building (focus on airtight building to save energy, the first step in having an energy efficient home)

  • Fortified Construction

Other skills 

  • Value engineering 

  • Construction management 

  • Technical knowledge 

  • Customer service 

  • Accurate estimating 

  • Affordable energy efficiency solutions 

  • QA/QC  

  • Pre-planning 

  • Management systems 

  • Deliverables 

  • Budget expectations 

  • Logistics 

  • Flexibility to clients variations 

  • Design advice 

  • Sustainable material spec's 

  • Sub-contractor network 

  • Scheduling 

  • Architect network 

Craig Turner


  • Served as board member of USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) LA chapter 

  • Worked with world renowned architects, Frank Gehry, BNIM, Kieran Timberlake, Constructs, Concordia, EDR 

  • Experience with high rise multi family commercial construction 


  • LSU - BA in Anthropology

  • Served in the Louisiana Air National Guard 236th Combat Communications Squadron in Hammond, LA

Argyle Construction is a member of Louisiana Veterans First  - a business initiative started in Louisiana to promote Veteran owned businesses.

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