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"Our experience with
was simply amazing. Our two-story addition is more beautiful than we ever imagined. The master bedroom suite makes us" feel like we are waking up in a four star hotel every morning and the family/sun room is spacious and inviting. Every member of the team was wonderful to work with.
, the owner, worked closely with us to draw up plans that would not only give us everything we wanted out of the renovation, but would maximize our investment given the current real estate
.
, the project manager, ran a remarkably tight ship and made good on his promise to complete the project in three month. (Comparable projects in our neighborhood have taken six months to one year.) He was the ultimate professional and did it all with an abundance of charm and humor.
supervised the crew on a daily basis and was committed to making sure that every aspect of the project was what we really wanted. Some things looked good on paper but
frequently brought us in before framing the rooms to make sure that they felt right to us. This level of attention really assured that our addition suited us perfectly. One aspect of the renovation that really impressed us was the carpentry. Our house is a 1926
kit house and we have been reluctant to renovate since other design firms seemed to dismiss our concern that the addition fit with the rest of the house.
's carpenter
, meticulously recreated the 1926 moldings in every window and doorway throughout the addition and did the same with the baseboards as well. We didn't ask for or expect this level of detail, but it made all the difference in making the addition look as if it was part of the original house.
worked beautifully with us on meeting our very exacting requirements for the addition, such as how it fit with the existing house, minimizing intrusion on yard space and optimizing window placement. Once the project was completed and paid for, some small problems surfaced, which would be expected with any new construction.
sent a team to address the repairs that were done perfectly. Finally, the crew was wonderful. They were professional, courteous and our neighbors (who have no inhibitions about calling the police on crews who violate any local ordinances) had nothing but good things to say about them.
was a joy to work with. They gave us our dream home with no stress, amazing quality and terrific value.

-ALAN N.

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"They came and did the job well within the time frame they said it would take. It was a massive job, requiring all the cabinetry taken out, the old heated floor" removed, the bad joists removed, and then, naturally having to replace everything. It was also the coldest time of the year, and they did everything to make our lives less inconvenienced. Suffice to say, everything was replace with a new heated floor, and new tiling. It's just great. Plus, when I was having trouble with the water pipes freezing, they went into the crawl space and completely insulated it, ending my problem. They were great.

-Donna M.

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Unfinished carpentry

Unfinished carpenters can build wood forms for pouring concrete and complete wood framing projects to establish the shape and maximize the stability of various types of structures.

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You need a general contractor - prefereably one who specializes in additions, because you have excavation, waterproofing, concrete, concrete cutting, carpentry, door and window, etc trades to coordinate.

The cost will depend a great deal on your topography around the house - if the base of the window will be above ground level at least 6 inches, then could run about $500 for a legal egress window purchase and about $1000-2000 for installation, depending on how deep into the concrete you have to cut.

If the bottom of the window will be below ground level, then to call it a bedroom (which mandates legal sized second egress and usauully at least one window)  then you will have two choices - bring it out into a solid watertight concrete storm cellar with collar to keep water out, stairs, and and weather and bug-tight cellar door that is inward-opening, which means a lot of space for stairs and landings top and bottom, or bring it out into an oversized window well at least 36 inches in diameter, and with steps to ground level, with adequate drainage and waterproofing to keep it dry. Either way, sometimes about as easy to put in an outside door as a window, and might raise property value more. Cost from $2-5,000 depending on how deep into concrete wall you have to dig, whether concrete wsall needs reinforcing with steel frame because of the depth of cut, how easy the digging is, and what your water conditions are near the foundation. The last thing you want to do is create an easy water or vermin ingress with your egress.

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Dictated by Federal LAW , you will need a Licensed and EPA Certified HVAC Contractor

to make such repairs . In fact , by law , ONLY A licenesed HVAC contractor can buy or install

said eguipment , NOT A handyman nor general contractor !

 

YES , You should have an A.C. sleeve surrounding the through the wall unit . These sleeves will usually accompany NEW products , either as a package or an add on equipment purchase.

 

Contact a Licenesed PROFFESSIONAL at once !

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     It depends on what type of ramp you need. If it is built out of wood you could look for a carpenter or a deck company. If you are looking for a concrete ramp a mason would be what you are looking for. There are also metal ramps and I believe some medical supply companies may carry them or be able to steer you in the right direction. As for insurance coverage I am not sure. You may have coverage and would be best talking to your agent. Depending on why you need this ramp there may even be programs through your local government or even some of the local charities might help. It might be a project a local Scout Troop might help out on.

 

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Contracting reviews in Washington DC

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Good experience overall. Painters arrived on schedule, worked hard and steady and did a great job. Would use again and would recommend.
- Tracy Z.
A

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The job went well. There was an Angie's list deal to have your roof replaced. I was given an initial estimate below the cost of the Angie Deal price based on the size of my roof. Included in the contract was the price per square foot for additional items not covered incase discovered while doing the job. We were able to schedule the job about a week after the assessment. Based on the size of the roof it was thought the work could be completed in one day. The workers arrived promptly but soon found extensive rotted wood (including rafters) that would need to be replaced. The rotted wood was removed and another estimate was given based on the significant amount of carpentry work that was needed. The job took 21/2 days including clean up. They were thorough and professional.
- Deborah C.
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Only wanted to quote over the phone. Could not get him out to look at the job. Seemed to want a guarantee of the work before he would come out. I would never hire someone who had not looked at the job and I told him this.
- ned M.
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They did a great job. Everything looks great and they also were flexibile because I painted the front door before they came (wanted to make sure the new color worked!) so we agreed that the would paint some window trim (8 windows) instead of the door at the same cost.
- G M.
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Hooshang is an incredibly skilled carpenter. He explained to us clearly and accurately what work he would do and what part he would not do, so we knew from the beginning what we were getting for our money. The work took about 3 days total, and it is beautiful--it looks like it has always been a part of the house, blending seamlessly with the parts of the stairs that were not replaced. When, at the end of the project, there was a small gap between the new first step and a wall, he went back and fixed the gap for me in such a way that it's invisible. When I asked, he also replaced one of the new balusters that had a minor nick in it without blinking an eye. Overall, he was very professional and responsive. I would absolutely recommend him to friends and family, and if I needed stair work done in the future, I would be happy to have him do it.
- Troy W.
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***UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR*** I contacted
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& Son before purchasing their "$699 General Contractor for Two Days.'' I asked them specifically if they were MHIC Licensed and the individual named
Washington DC General Contractors Provider Name Locked
told me that yes they were licensed. I needed work performed in my new Silver Spring, MD condo. The condo association screens all contractors prior to allowing work to begin.
Before purchasing the coupon, I handed all information to my Condo Association and I was later contacted informing and informed that
Washington DC General Contractors Provider Name Locked
and Son is not a Maryland Home Improvement Commission licensed contractor. I decided to verify this myself by going online to the State of Maryland DLLR Home Improvement Public Query. I conducted a licence
Washington DC General Contractors Provider Name Locked
and discovered that they in fact were not licensed. I post this with the hopes that they will not try to scam others as they tried to scam me. If these folks conducted any type of work that resulted in a mishap, they would be very little one could do.
- Doloris M.
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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.
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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
Washington DC General Contractors Provider Name Locked
again, but I'd just keep careful track of the time.

- niles G.

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A Plus Carpet & Flooring

9198 Red Branch Rd

A Stegmeier

4103 Roanoke Rd

A to Z Decorators

3802 Claremont Lane

A to Z Remodeling

7118 Cold Spring Ct

A&I Home Improvements

10610 Lockridge Dr

A&K Remodeling

Po Box 2266

A+ Handyman

224 Doe Trl

A- VAN SANT CONSTRUCTION CO

14304 HARRISVILLE RD

A-1 Handyman

4704 Eddystone St

A-1 Installations, LLC

8612 Linton Hall Road

A-Pro Renovation

1629 K St. NW
Washington

Aaction Restoration Inc

8324 Veterans Hwy

AAHI

PO BOX 1285

Aaron Design & Build, Inc.

5556 Wicomico Circle

AAV INC

8101 Hudson Falls Way

Abbey Design Center

21465 Price Cascades Plz

Absolute Home Solutions Inc

16 Hidden Valley Ct

ACA Contracting

5500 Holmes Run Parkway Suite C4

ACE CARPENTRY INC

10361 RESIDENCY RD

Ace Deck & Fence

1001 N Fillmore St

Ace Home Improvement LLC

4473 Southern Business Pk Dr

ACE Home Repairs

20810 Noble Terrace

Active Home Renewal

1409 Broadwood Dr

ACV Home Improvement LLC

6748 Jenny Leigh Ct

Adam Contracting LLC

8811 Sudley Rd

Adams Custom Painting LLC

7666 Summerfield Hills Dr

Adela Construction

10319 Westlake Dr

ADI Construction

street
Washington

ADM Contracting

3003 Flat Meadow Ct

Adriani Brothers Construction

26338 Jones Wharf Rd

Affinity Painting

10241 Roberts Common Lane

Affordable Renovations

10218 Rodgers Rd

AG Construction

15733 Cherry Blossom Ln

AHE CONTRACTOR

211 E. Tantallon Drive

Aisner Management

11727 N Shore Dr

All About Waterproofing Inc

2602 Laurel Brook Rd

All America Drywall Inc.

10941 Woodfair Rd

all american builders

2611 tom brown ct

ALL AMERICAN HOME SERVICES

3075 Ps Business Center Dr

All Around Home Improvement

11839 Shire Ct. #32

All Builders United

6904 Highland St

ALL BY CODE, LLC

PO BOX 6354

All Renovations Inc

6920B Braddock Rd

AM Construction of VA, Inc.

2268 Long Meadow Rd

Amarc Solutions

40820 Woodside Place

amco contractors

5583 Harrington Falls Ln

Americas Best Contractor

2972 Ps Business Center Dr

AMGC LLC

18534 Cherry Laurel Lane

AMS Home Remodeling LLC

6755 Greatnews Ln

Ancora Contracting

3351 Highwood Dr. SE
Washington

Anderson Construction

12004 Mastbrook Lane

ANDY'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

6829 SILVER ANN DRIVE

Andyman, LLC

3642 Denison Street

Anytime Handyman Services

14356 Northbrook Ln.

Archangel Remodeling

642 Wayward Dr

Archiquest Inc

5412 Woodway Dr

ASLAN CONSTRUCTION

4915 Lackawanna St

At Your Home Services

17716 Crystal Spring Ter

ATR Painting & Remodeling

5912 Cove Landing Rd

Augustine Roofing LLC

20402 White Oak Dr

AV Carpenters LLC.

6 Tarfside Court

B L Baker Enterprises

2439 McHenry Dr

B.A.I Construction

2815 Gibson Oaks dr

B.B.DaSH Contracting

13005 Darnestown Rd

B.I.A. CONTRACTORS LLC

3206 ANNANDALE RD

B.K. Services

504 kibler circle

BALCHUN CONSTRUCTION LLC

11841 MARMARY RD

Barbera Contractors llc

26310 Johnson Dr

Barratt Construction

PO Box 60463
Washington

Barrons Lumber

23 W. Diamond Ave.

Base Home Services

14824 Bauer Dr

Bathersfield Construction

5718 16th St NW
Washington

Baxter Blevins Construction

507 Sprinmg St. SE

BCS LLC

P.O Box 1154

Beauchain Builders Inc

15 Barnswallow Ct

Beautiful Home Services

18909 Fisher Ave

Beautiful Kitchens and Bath

2015 Chaneyville Rd

Bee Allen Painters LLC

25 Battle Mountain Rd

Begue General Contractors Inc

20628 Middlecreek Ct

Belart Contracting LLC

12920 Grays Pointe Rd

Bethesda Home Improvements

10 Old Bonifant Road

BFC Contractors Inc.

1720 Clay Hammond Rd.

BHI

154 SCOTT DR

Bianco Design and Build Corp

7501 Presidential Ln

Bicknell Painting Inc

11092-A Lee Hwy

BIELSKI DESIGN & BUILD INC

1800 Diagonal Road

BILL FRAZIER PAINTING

13202 Putnam Circle

Bill's Handyman Service

14713 Crenshaw Dr

BILLINGS BUILDERS

8485 Brunger ST

BNS Contracting

8308 Selsted

Bob 4 Hire

13001 Buccaneer Rd

Bonillas Contractors Inc.

13408 Tamarack Rd

BOS Repairs

4495 Silver Hill Court

Boston Brothers Technologies

10230 Sasafrass Woods Ct.

Bowen Remodeling and Design

2146 Priest Bridge Ct Ste 2

Bowlings Home Improvements Inc

9645 Trinity Church Rd

Boyles Home Services

308 Palmspring Dr

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd

C & G Woodworking LLC

4517 Hazelton Dr

C & R ACUNA INC

8318 SYRACUSE CIR

C H I S INC

7482 LAUREL OAK CT

C&C Carpentry Svc. Inc.

5742 Dunster ct #72

C&G Masonry

4607 Winding Stone Cir

C-CON Inc

7646 Fullerton Rd

C.B.S. Enterprises LLC

904 Princess Anne St

CALIXTO REYES

1903 E BEECH RD

CAPITOL SHUTTER COMPANY

5910-12 FARRINGTON AVE

CARL'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

4101 Waterbuck Way

Carlise's Home Improvement

11507 Woodland View

Carlos Arevalo

Washington

Carlos Camayo

9290 Towerside Dr

CertaPro Painters of Loudoun, VA

111M Carpenter Dr, Ste 200A

CertaPro Painters of Washington DC

4401 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington

CGI Home Solution LLC

21800 Towne Center Pl

Chesapeake Builders, LLC

2508 Cherokee Street

Chesapeake Kitchen Design

4622 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington

Chestnut & Sash, LLC

1725 Artillery Ridge Rd

Choice Stairways

231 Bugeye Suqare

CHRISTO PAINTING

4265 AMERICANA DR

ChrisWorks Custom Carpentry

14001C Saint Germain Drive

Chryst Brothers Construction

6450 Old Dominion Dr

CK Constructions Inc

395 Wilcoxson Dr

Clark Home Remodeling

4807 Royal Crossing Lane

Classic Construction Group

26008 Brigader Place

CLASSIC DETAILS

12337 PENZANCE LN

Clean Qwest Corp

10605 Concord St

Closet America

5000 Philadelphia Way

Closet Stretchers

12201 Nebel St

Clymer Enterprises

Rt 1, Box 110-B

CMR Design/Remodeling Inc.

14512 Clover Hill Terrace

Cochrane Construction & Design

9710 Royal Crest Cir

Complete Service LLC.

8076 Grandview Ct.

CONNELL & SCHMIDT BUILDERS LLC

1527 E St SE
Washington

ConstruXure

5252 Cherokee Ave

CONTEMPORARY REMODELING

6200 Rolling Rd. #2384

COOPER CONSTRUCTION INC

20149 Dalonbay Ln

Copeland Construction

19828 Chesley Knoll Drive

Copple Construction, LLC

4205 Shannon Hill Rd

Covey Interiors

5505 Seminary Rd

CR Home Improvement Inc

112 C Fredrick Ave

CRA Home Improvement, LLC

2807 26th St, NE
Washington

CREATIVE WOOD CONCEPTS

16201 OAK MEADOW DR

CROMWELL CUSTOM CONTRACTORS INC

8201 HECTIC HILL LANE

CRS Painting Co

11555 Summer Oak Drive

CS Baldwin Painting

20098 Springs Rd

CSG DESIGNBUILD

5840 CAMERON RUN TER

Custom Home Finishing

4920 Fran Place

Custom Home Improvement LLC

11317 Aristotle Drive

Cx Energy

1518 K St NW, Suite 503
Washington

Cyrus Construction LP

3927 Old Lee Hwy

D & B Associates of VA Inc

10168 Portsmouth Rd #2

D & K Lawn Care

10202 Hillside Lane

D & S Builders

331 Apple Grove School Rd

D & W Builders Inc

6906 29th St N

D S PATTERSON CO. Inc

114 ELM ST. SW

D&D Construction

Daytona Court

Daniels Design & Remodeling

3930 University Dr Ste 100

Dannex Construction

600 Interstate Business Park

Danny's Home Improvement LLC

3016 Shepperton Terrace

Danny's Painting

7017 Aronow Dr

Dash Construction Inc.

17910 Barney Drive

DAVE CARTER

PO Box 22071

Dave's Handyman Service

461 Back Creek Rd

David James Contracting LLC

12977 Clifton Creek Dr

DC METRO RENOVATIONS LLC

Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington

Dean Conley Painting

14768 Milltown Rd

DEAN SHOTT

10116 Crestberry Pl

Detailed Home Services

3656 Centreview Drive

DF contractors co.

5209 Aldershot Dr

Doctor Dan LLC

25413 Clearwater Dr

Donna's Painting

43616 Habitat Circle

Donovan Construction

47 Broadview Ave
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