Our testimonials speak volumes about the caliber of our work. With a proven track record of successful projects, GSM Building Services is a name synonymous with reliability, professionalism, and outstanding results.


We purchased a cabin in the Smokies for our first short term rental. With this being a remote remodel, we were looking for a company that was honest, trustworthy, took pride in their work and had great communication. Clay and his team brought all of this and then some to the project. Their attention to detail is second to none and the team did not miss a day in the month window we had scheduled for the project. Clay made himself available for any questions that we had and was quick to respond by phone, text or email. Such a comforting feeling when working on a remote project from across the country. We hired GSM to remodel the kitchen, level the floors, install new flooring, create access to the bonus room off the master, tile the enclosed porch, paint, and install HVAC and lighting. We couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend GSM! You will not be disappointed.”~
~Shaun & Katie Moody

“My wife and I purchased a Gatlinburg rental cabin in early September. The cabin was 15 years old and needed a lot of work including new HVAC, foundation work, sub-floor replaced, and tile in the bathrooms and kitchen. I was referred to Clay Hanson of GSM Building Services who provided us a detailed estimate and committed to getting the work done before October when we planned to re-open the cabin for overnight rentals. Clay and his crew were professional, very attentive to our needs, and completed the project on time and on budget. The cabin has successfully been rented ever since and we highly recommend Clay Hanson of GSM Building Services for any construction/handyman work you might need in the Smokies.”
~David Martin



“As a brand new short term rental investor, I decided to buy my first ever property in the Pigeon Forge area. After arriving at the property I found myself in WAY over my head & needed A LOT of help “flipping” everything from the indoor flooring to outdoor staining. Clay and his team stepped in without hesitation, offering to complete literally any project with the necessary urgency to finish on the tight timeline I was under for listing. In roughly 2 weeks time, Clay’s team replaced all of the upstairs flooring, installed 2 new vanity cabinets, repaired my plumbing issues, bleached and stained the outside of the cabin, repaired bee damage and sprayed, added multiple sets of balcony spindles (both indoor and outdoor), added stairwell handrails (indoor and outdoor), placed a new exhaust fan and vent escape from bathroom to roof, installed an outdoor camera/light, taught me all about the drainage system for the hot tub, inspected the AC, & repaired an emergency door lock situation. Clay provided honest estimates, flexible availability, and even tips and tricks for all the DIY projects I decided to take on! He and his team are so down-to-earth and genuinely kind! These guys are types of folks you WANT on your team! HIGHLY recommend!”


“I highly recommend Clay and his team for the new maintenance service. Kasey is very communicative and I trust the team to keep our cabin in top shape. Thank you for all your hard work!”


“Clay and his team did an amazing job restoring my cabin’s exterior. It was a terrible yellow-ish brown and GSM building services brought it back to life with a natural, vibrant red! When I contacted Clay, it was during a very busy spring season, yet he graciously fit me into his schedule. He gave me advice on how to select a good person to do the work I needed done, even if I wasn’t choosing him. Clay’s crew showed up bright and early many days in a row, first replacing a large amount of rotted wood on the roof, decks, and doors. Then when it can time to paint the cabin, Clay recommended a beautiful color to stand out from other homes in the neighborhood. He was so right! Within less than a week I have a whole new house. I had someone already lined up to do interior remodel work or I would’ve happily had Clay’s team tackle that as well. Please check out Clay and GSM Building Services for your next project!”


“GSM was great. Reliable and honest!”


“The best contractor you can find in Smokies. Good at communication and great at delivering work on time.”


“We own a cabin in Pigeon Forge that was in need of staining and had a friend recommend GSM Building Services for the job. Since we live in Virginia we operate by faith when hiring someone to repair, restore, or build something for us. God was definitely watching over our decision that day! GSM stained our cabin and it looks brand new. We are absolutely pleased beyond words at the transformation of our cabin. They did such a great job we hired them to build in some closets for us upstairs and create a laundry room downstairs. We will trust them with every detail of any new projects going forward! Thank you Clay for your honesty, faithfulness, and attention to detail no matter the job. Definitely a 5 star plus operation!”


“Great communication and amazing work. I first contacted them about staining my cabin while we were getting some landscaping done. No only were they able to fit us in with short notice but their team did an INCREDIBLE job. Our cabin is about 20 years old and was showing some age. I knew staining would give it some life back but I had no idea it would look almost new. Can recommend enough and definitely will use GSM on any future project.”


“We were struggling to find someone to reno our kitchen here in Gatlinburg, on our time schedule. They came, gave a great price, showed up on time, were excellent communicators and did a GREAT JOB! Demo, wall work, new kitchen tile, and once cabinets and granite in, came back and made sure all of the sink plumbing in and leveled/connected all of the appliances. Our next reno job (master bath) we’re calling GSM!”


“GSM renovated my Cabin, which gave a completely new look to it. Clay And Joanna are the best! I can’t thank them enough. They give 💯 attention to detail. Being an out-of-state investor, they made it easy for me by providing timely updates on the project. I would love to use them again for future projects, and I recommend them to anyone looking for a contractor in Smokies. Look no further. They just deliver it.”


“These guys are amazing! They showed up exactly when they said they would, were extremely accommodating and communicated daily about their progress. They did a great job, didn’t cut any corners and were very professional. I’d use them again for sure!”



“I highly recommend GSM Building Services. From the moment I contacted Clay for an estimate, until the job was complete, their professionalism was unmatched. Great communication, on schedule, and attention to detail – these guys know what they are doing and truly treat their customers with great care. I look forward to working with this amazing team in the future.”

jared harpole

“We hopped onto GSMs maintenance program based on their stellar reputation. We have been thoroughly impressed with them and truly feel they are our partner. If you are reading this you should stop and go with them as you won’t be disappointed.”

“I am an out of state investor with a cabin in Gatlinburg. GSM is a company I can count on to get maintenance resolved QUICKLY. I had issues with electrical, bear proof cage needing new hinges, securing my deck etc. They can do it all!! They take pictures of before and after which is reassuring for homeowners out to state. Very happy working with Joanna and Kasey. Highly recommend GSM for maintenance job” 👍🏼

“Vicki and I have had the blessing of working with the entire GSM Building Services team since Feb 2022. From the very beginning of purchasing a vacation home out of state, we were nervous but Clay and his team helped put us at ease. The way that everyone who works with GSM just cares for you and is just as concerned about the end finish as you are, is amazing. The most recent project was huge and daunting…but Vicki and I were less anxious once we knew that GSM was right by our side. Despite the “novels” via email and pages and pages of “love letters” at the cabin, Clay and the entire team worked hard to get everything done and exceeded expectations. The finished products are telling for themselves. The craftsmanship, the detail, the coordination…you will not be sorry for hiring this team. We are honored to know that what started out as a partnership, has turned into a friendship. That’s rare these days, but is very genuine with this team. Value based, full of integrity, top notch craftsmanship, full of vision and welcome collaboration-that’s how we describe this team. Vicki has said it over and over again, they make hiring anyone else almost impossible.”


“Our guest couldn’t use the Traeger pellet grill to cook their dinner…

Who do you call? GSM!

Kasey got her new team out there the next day to replace the faulty GFI outlet.

And just like that – problem solved!

GSM’s new service department continues to deliver just as their original team always has.

Thanks for growing GSM and making my life easier!”


“Clay is a man of his word and is on time. He is the best contractor we have used!”


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