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I had a wonderful and swift experience getting my work completed. I initially spoke with
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who was pleasant to deal with and very helpful.
The guys arrived on time and ready to work. One of the main things that impressed me was the way they protected my home and left everything as clean as when they first arrived.
I expected the Handymen to be at my home for at least two days due to the amount of work i needed completed, but they tacked everything and were done by 6:30 pm as they stayed a little later to wrap things up.
I love, love, love these guys and I will have them on speed dial.
- Doloris M.

Overall I was happy with
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. I added a number of things onto the job that I hadn't told them about beforehand, and they were accomodating. Some of the work was not easy. As far as I can tell thus far, their work was good quality.
I'm giving them a "B" rather than an "A" because they initially tried charging me for more time than they actually worked. I pushed back and they relented, but I wish they wouldn't have done that.
I'd hire
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again, but I'd just keep careful track of the time.

- niles G.

I have never been so happy with a company. They are busy but responsive, efficient, and timely. Some of the staff are very talented from a design standpoint, and I learned to trust their judgment implicitly. I would trust them to do almost anything, and the owner will be very honest about what he feels they can do and what might be out of their scope. The prices are very reasonable, and the owner is always responsive if there is a problem that needs attention after completion of the job.
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deserves all the A ratings above!
- Ann R.

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and his team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We met with quite a few contractors for this project and felt
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was the one who had the best understanding of what we were trying to do. He was prompt with his bid, came in at a great price and had all the details covered. It was an easy choice to use
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(PHS) for our basement remodeling project.
The project itself was a complete remodel of the basement in our 100 year old row house.
The PHS team turned our completely unfinished cave in a wonderful living space. This work included:
- Framing out a great room, two closets (one under the stairs), an unfinished storage space and a bathroom. - Repair of cracks and craters in the concrete floor. - New stairs with a white risers and dark finished treads. - Moving of gas lines so they did not pass through the finished space. - Some repair on the existing duct work, as well as incorporation of duct system into the basement design. - Soffits around the hanging duct work and plumbing lines running along the ceiling. - Pointing up of a brick wall to prepare for priming and paining. - Construction of a custom built-in shelving unit built to our specifications. - new electric and recessed lighting throughout. - Drywall, trim, new doors, painting and carpet installation. - New tile floors in the laundry area and bathroom. - Installation of new tub, vanity, shower tile, toilet and all bathroom fixtures. From start to finish the PHS team was great with all aspects of the project. There was never a time where i couldn't contact either
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or our project manager with questions or comments. Our project manager often made it a priority to meet with us intermittently to discuss progress, challenges, questions and next steps, as well as getting our input on how to proceed in various areas. there were quite a few things they completed that were above and beyond the scope of the contract. their goal was for us to be happy with the end product. We love our new basement and the couldn't be happier with the job PHS did.
- Christopher D.

Prompt and accurate estimage of damage, time to complete repairs and per formance of work.!!!
Very easy to work with and reliable. Excellent work - and I'm extremely picky

- Gayle T.

The first challenge was correctly diagnosing the source of attic and porch roof leaks through what appeared to be sound roofing and masonry. The second was coming up with a creative plan for solving the osmotic leaking without a big rebuilding project. Pat came up with some cost-effective and sound solutions for both problems. The work was executed perfectly.
- Sally Dian R.

This was a huge job that lasted nearly a month, with excellent results across the board. Every aspect of his work was professional, with the exception of drop cloths. You have to be very emphatic that his crew use them everywhere. He unfailingly agreed to our every request, when we made one. The finishng details required several follow up visits, but he always responded quickly and thoroughly. I was particularly impressed by the quality of his workmanship - the house positively gleamed when he was done, inside and out. What had been an eyesore of peeling paint in the basement now looks positively inviting. A bonus was the fact that we could bundle all his services, saving money. His price for the powerwashng was especially good.
- andrew S.

I originally gave a negative review to
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because my initial phone call to get an estimate was not returned.
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did finally get back to me with apologies and asked for an opportunity to bid on the job. From that point on, the professionalism of everyone from Prime was exemplary.
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came out to bid on the job and spent well over an hour discussing the job with me, including a lot of time exploring the possible causes of evident water damage to the walls of the ground floor bay. He was very straightforward in discussing the possibility of worst case scenarios with old homes (it's a
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row house on Capitol Hill) and how that could affect the cost of the job. He then came back two more times to discuss the project further and answer my questions. None of the other contractors who provided estimates spent more than 20 minutes to assess the scope of the job and none was nearly as informative as
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. Even though Prime's bid was not the lowest, I decided to go with them because of the thoroughness and honesty of
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's assessment of the job and because
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was to be the project manager. As it turned out, we did encounter a worst case scenario in the ground floor bay. When we removed the existing wall we found that the inner course of brick was disintegrating, threatening the structural integrity of the entire front of the house. Both
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spent a lot of time with me going over possible solutions, answering my questions and listening to my concerns about the best way to deal with this unanticipated situation. They put a lot of thought into the problem and, after considering various alternatives, came up with a cost effective solution that solved the problem and looks great. Throughout the job, either
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, sometimes both, came out to the house nearly every day to check on progress and ask if I had any concerns. When I added some items to the job that I had forgotten to consider, they said fine, provided an estimate, and simply did the work without hesitation. I couldn't have asked for closer attention to the job or better communication. The crew that did the work was equally professional. They were hard working and conscientious about detail, which distinguishes a great job from a merely good job.
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, the foreman, also had numerous small suggestions to improve things. If there was any question about what I wanted, he asked me. They kept the work areas as clean as possible and took great care to protect areas that were not being touched and furniture that could not be moved. We are thrilled with the results. Both the ground floor and the kitchen look absolutely great. I have dealt with a lot of contractors for jobs both large and small and Prime ranks as one of the two best I have every worked with. I will hire them again without hesitation if we do further work on the house in the future. Thanks guys.
- John K.

Had the company come out and do some drywall work and trim work. The handyman was very professional and worked very quickly. Quality of the work was very good. Would definitely use them again.
- Brad W.

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was very proactive and responsive for scheduling the work, and time estimates were on track. The workmanship was very good.
We had to delay part way through the project on our end due to a leak that was found and needed repairing by others before the drywall was put up, and they were amenable to the reschedule without too much delay getting back on the calendar when ready. They came out and worked on a Saturday too.
It was a fast and painless process for this basic project.
- Wendy H.
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#1 Service Total Remodeling LLC

6455 Luretta Ann Ln
Springfield, VA

1st choice remodeling &construction

22922 benson terr
Sterling, VA

2 Griffins Design and Build, Inc

27421 Clarksburg Rd
Damascus, MD

3-R Contracting, LLC

237 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA

3G construction

Burlington, NC

4 Seasons Sunrooms

Falls Church, VA

4 Service Pros

2010 Corporate Rdg
Mclean, VA

866 paint 123

Woodbridge, VA

A & J Home Remodeling

123 Colfax Dr
Manassas, VA

A & L Construction

10621 Oliver St
Fairfax, VA


Sterling, VA

A Carney Construction

12730 Bristow Road
Nokesville, VA


Alexandria, VA

A One Call Handyman Service

11703 Newport Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD

A Plus Carpet & Flooring

9151 Red Branch Rd
Columbia, MD

A Stegmeier

4103 Roanoke Rd
Hyattsville, MD

A&I Home Remodeling, Inc.

10610 Lockridge Dr
Silver Spring, MD

A&K Remodeling

Po Box 2266
Centreville, Va

A&W Pro Remodeling

Fairfax, VA
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