About Scales Construction, LLC of Winston-Salem

Scales Construction, LLC began as a vision for Derrick Scales in 2015. He’d worked in the construction industry for many years, becoming familiar with a variety of heavy tools and different aspects of managing projects.

Over time he chose electrical work as a specialty and was determined to learn all he could about the craft.

Long hours and a growing number of projects that required him to travel to faraway parts of the country began to feel troublesome as Derrick got married and started a family. He loved the work and loved what he was learning through his apprenticeships in Wake Community College, but knew that the travel wouldn’t work long term.

He’d always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so in 2015 it was time to go his own way.

One particular pattern he’d seen over his years working construction was that quite often people don’t realize what will be needed for their home renovations. It’s easy to envision a new bedroom or den, finishing the basement, or even adding a garage. But there’s a lot more that goes into any of those additions than safe structural work.

Unfortunately, when certain details aren’t accounted for it can cause the need to double back and re-address them later. This isn’t ideal for anyone involved. Having seen that happen, Derrick became committed to working with customers to avoid that wherever possible to create a cohesive experience.

Scales Construction has a commitment to modern solutions.

A lot has changed in recent years, from the construction standards put in place as homes are built to the needs of the average family. This has put some new demands on the typical home’s electrical systems in terms of power output and amenities.

Derrick’s goal, especially on new construction projects, is to help homeowners truly get everything they’d envisioned from the home. Many general contractors will build houses from a template design, so amenities are standardized. But what if that homeowner really wanted extra plugs in the kitchen or ceiling lighting somewhere specific? Or what if the owner is a heavy tech user that simply has higher than average power demands?

In short, Derrick says it’s important to “make sure the system supports the homeowner’s dreams.”