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"I have contracted Gary and his team on two separate projects in my home. On each project, the work was done in a timely and professional manner. The final outcome looks fantastic. I highly recommend CRu for their work.”

Johnny Damon- Former Major League Baseball Player- K.C. Royals, Boston Red Sox, N.Y. Yankees, Tampa Rays- Two-Time World Series Champion, Future Hall of Famer.

"CRu Custom Wine Cellars worked seamlessly with my designer Lauri Godfrey to create the wine cellar of my dreams! Their collaboration with Lauri was an open dialogue that kept me in the loop with the process from start to finish. The final product is adored by all of my friends who visit. I would highly recommend CRu to anyone wanting to install a wine cellar!"

Kathy Hindman

"My dream has always been to have a wine cellar in my house and the opportunity came up when we were building our house. After meeting with a few people we met Gary and knew instantly he was who we wanted to build our cellar. After explaining what we wanted, Gary came back with a drawing that was exactly what we wanted. Our room is 10X5 glass front, with side laying racks on the top of the wall and beautiful wood racks on the bottom. Rich who installed it was amazing and very hard working. All my friends are jealous now and are trying to figure out how to put a cellar in their house. Thank you Gary and CRu Cellars, we couldn't be happier, I'll be sure to refer you to all my friends." 

Tracey Latshaw

"After building a brand new house, we have been very selective about who we have chosen to work with to add an even greater level of elegance to our home. We reviewed CRu's work on houzz and reached out to Gary to gain insight on what was possible for the space we identified for a wine room. Not only was Gary very responsive, but he used our basic concepts to design a custom room that fits perfectly with our lifestyle and interior design. The finished product exceeded our expectations, gave us a wonderful way to display our collections of wines, and is truly a gem! Thank you, Gary and team!" 

Michele Johnson

"We used CRu Custom Wine Cellars for our most recent home improvement project and could not be happier with how the project turned out. Everything from my first phone call to the final installment day was a pleasant experience. They are very easy to work with, and Gary really takes the time to listen to your vision for the project. Our wine cellar turned out exactly how we had hoped. Would highly recommend this company for any of your wine cellar design needs!"

Sharon McSwain

"Gary at Cru Custom Wine Cellars was excellent to work with; professional, met all timelines and was super flexible with our designs when making alterations along the way. Their work quality far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Cru for your next job!"

Michelle Gardner

"There's no "wine-ing" here, great design, impeccable installation, reasonably priced and right on time delivery. We highly recommend Gary and CRu Custom Wine Cellars for all you wine cellar needs."
Gail and Jerry Perritt

"We are so very pleased with the outcome of our wine racking system that words alone just cannot express how happy we are. We worked with Gary for many months providing him with our capacity and space requirements, looks and desires, and budget. He took all of that and went the extra mile providing his experience and vision in numerous CAD drawings bringing it all to life! The final outcome was not only the professional look we desired but it is the talk of the neighborhood! We do not hesitate in highly recommending CRu Wine Cellars and Saunas, and Gary Chapdelaine, for your wine racking."

John Fiore

"Our experience with Gary and CRu was exceptional from beginning to end. We spent decades dreaming about building a wine cellar and our day finally arrived. Naturally, we were nervous about picking the right company to work with. Not only was Gary accommodating, meeting with us to go over plans, but he listened carefully and provided a plan that met our needs perfectly. His word was his bond; when he said he would have something done by a certain date he delivered.The installation was expertly done and it is gorgeous. We could not be happier with the work product or professionalism."

Mark Carey

"It has been over seven years since Gary and his team installed my wine cellar. Not only did he build a fantastic cellar, he also has continued to provide excellent service after all of these years. Job well done!"

Wes Jennison

"I couldn’t have asked for a better result, more pleasant dealings or a better professional than Gary! I’m thrilled with my wine cellar. Gary was respectful of my price concerns and limited space. He made great contributions to the design and made the project a pleasure."

Mayanne Downs – Shareholder/Attorney at GrayRobinson, P.A.

“Gary and his team were a pleasure to work with. They provided what they promised, and did so in a timely fashion. I feel confident recommending the services of CRu to my friends and associates.”

Chris Gardner- COO & Shareholder at Kuykendall Gardner, LLC


"Very satisfied! The staff is professional, friendly, and punctual. Our wine cellar was beautifully designed and crafted, and installed ahead of schedule. I highly recommend CRu for custom wine cellars."

Mary Ashy


"We recently upgraded our far-infrared sauna. Gary came out and discussed the options, connected me with the supplier who was able to give me all the information to make the decision. He communicated through the whole process and did a great stress free install working fast to beat the rain. He even worked with me to customize by adding extra insulation. Wish we had room for a wine cellar as would love to work with him on any project!"

Summer Rodman


"CRu has built several amazing wine cellars in both private homes and commercial properties (including the JS Marriott in Grande Lakes and Norman's Restaurant at the Ritz) using our label-forward, contemporary wine storage systems. They understand how to design the space to look fabulous while ensuring that the wines are stored safely in climate controlled settings.
If you are in the southeast, CRu is a great option for your wine cellar build (using VintageView racks, naturally!)."

VintageView Wine Storage Systems


"We used CRu Custom Wine Cellars to design and build our wine room in our new home. The experience from beginning to end was outstanding. They designed a perfect room for our home and the insulation and final product exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Penny Watzka


"Gary did an amazing job with my wine cellar. He was very professional and delivered as promised. I would highly recommend his services. Everything from design to installation was perfectly executed."

Dr. Samir Guru


"I have worked with Gary and Cru on several high end projects that require near perfect results. He is always professional and reliable and provides excellent service. The end result is a beautiful installation and a happy client! He is innovative and creative which leaves us with numerous options. I would recommend his company highly."
Susan Ettinger - Variations Design


"CRu Custom Wine Cellars has over 20 years of experience in the wine cellar construction industry, with the last 8 years being a featured Wine Guardian Distributor. We know that we can lead clients to CRu because they provide a mixture of excellent service with knowledge of the ins and outs of building a cellar. This combination provides an excellent experience for our customers!"

Wine Guardian


"Gary was a consummate professional. His knowledge and expertise made the process of building our cellar very enjoyable and the end result was stellar and it actually won Outstanding Feature in our Parade of Homes winning home this spring."

Dr. Scot Holman


"It is a pleasure doing business with Gary of Cru Custom Wine Cellars and Saunas. His great sense of design results in beautifully aesthetic wine cellars, however, his understanding of the nuances and complex building science of wine storage ensures a space that both looks good but functions right as well. His attention to detail is a critical element to the success of his business and I am excited to be collaborating with Cru on the amazing wine cellars he constructs."

Kessick Wine Cellars

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