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The job went beautifully and quickly! They were prompt and polite and upfront about everything. The overhead door is now working better than when it was first installed! I will will have them back in the future for any door work or a replacement!

- Eric R.

We found
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and called to setup a consultation. I was very happy with the first phone call to the last day with training of the system and level of professionalism by
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(General Manger), Bill (system Designer) and
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(Project Manager) the following week at our house. They spent over two hours with us as we walked the whole house and listed everything that we envisioned.
After we walked the house, we all sat down in the living room. The team from
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helped us build our system. I really enjoyed this process as this made everything
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and allowed us to take charge of our project and budget. After we created a
system, the team processed the deposit and setup a revisit at the
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Design Center in
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VA. I think it goes without saying, that showroom is amazing and exact replica of a something out of interior designs magazine. The team had arranged this revisit so we can see everything that was going in our project and ease of use with the system. My husband was very impressed with the premium brands that
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Design Center.

Two week later, we had the
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install team at our house to start the project. In between the store visit and the install, I got multiple calls from Bill regarding the status of the products. Our project took about five days and
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communicated daily and provided and update on the project. I was amazed in the quality of workmanship in the install.

My experience with
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Design Center in
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VA has been one of the Best!!! The team there really cares about going the extra mile and earning a customer for life!
I am will recommend them to anyone on Angie’s List for Audio/Video or Automation in the house/business. They have the best brands and superior service . They are the BEST!

- Maria N.

The provider contacted me right away to schedule an appointment and came out the following day.
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and his crew arrived when promised, quickly performed the inspection and maintenance, and discussed some recommendations for minor repairs. I felt the prices were fair and reasonable and did not feel pressured to purchase a bunch of extras. I would definitely use
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Door again and would recommend this company to others.
- Althea T.

We could not be more pleased with our experience. Our garage door was completely broken - cables snapped and there was no way to lift the door to get our car out. We called at 5:15p on a Sunday and they were here within an hour. The installers were very professional and walked us through everything they saw. We were given options on what work we wanted done - this was great since we're on a budget. The work was done in less than 2 hours - site was completely cleaned up, as well. Will definitely be referring to anyone who needs work done on their garage!
- Melissa S.

Love this place! I called to set up an appointment with them we did play a little phone tag but
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was so warm and welcoming, come to find out they are that busy! She even explained everything to me from the type of mount I will like best to where to get the least price. Simply wonderful. The installers were early and called to let me know they were and asked if it were ok to go ahead and come instead of assuming it was. If you're looking for something new and different from a service provider, this is a great place. My entire experience has been enjoyable, I highly recommend them!
- Jessica D.

Amazing job considering this house was built in 1941.
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Calim explained every detail to me and it turned out better than I could have even imagine.
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actually installed the system and were very courteous and patient with me explaining how to work the system (which couldn't have been easy). Very, very satisfied.
- Sally J.

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went thru the features of a Control4 home automation system and helped us select the most important features as a starting point that was within our budget for now, with a clear path for future additions to the system over time. He was prompt and communicated clearly the progress of the work. After all the components were functioning and
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had setup the programming to our liking, he went over the operation of the system which was very easy to understand. Also one of the beauties of the Control4 controller is that if we want to change some of the programming,
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can do it remotely.

- Ann C.

The electrical functions of the interior bathroom (no outside light source) died 4 days before guests were descending on me and I was a very crazy customer to deal with. Mr.
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and his associate came promptly after my panicked call, identified the problems, gave advice plus a general sense of costs and where to avoid extra costs. I was so pushed time, they even picked the fixtures I wanted. When they came back, the job was done quickly and they cleaned up after themselves very thoroughly.
It is clear this company does quality work and they are very nice people on top of it.
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- Susan N.

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helped me picked out the perfect entertainment system for my home. He arrived at the agreed upon time, finished when they said he would, charged me what we agreed on prior to starting the job. I wish everyone I hired was as easy to work with.
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- Stephen J.

This is the worst experience that I have ever had with a contractor. We spend over $100,000 each year on contractors at our home, and this is by far the worst experience that we have ever had. Clearly I would never recommend Smarthome Solutions for any project. In spite of the owner Pat
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's personal commitment PRIOR to signing a contract for a 2 day job that was supposed to be done 8 months ago, I am still waiting for completion and find that incompetence pervades this terrible organization. Please steer clear of this disaster!
After spending 8 hours outlining my expectations and outlining all of my needs, I received an estimate that had only about 60% of what we had discussed addressed. I should have stopped there. I worked with
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, the original project manager, and involved Pat
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due to the large miss. Pat told me that he would get personally involved and ensure that I had a great experience and that he would stake the claim of his company on getting me a good experience. Pat and I had several conversations and emails going over the entire estimate and he assured me that I would be satisfied.
After pointing out several issues with the estimate and going through about 4 iterations and another 4 hours going back over what I had already explained, we finally agreed to a contract and agreed to work, with an estimated time of 2 days for a $30,000 project, to be completed the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I should have known that this would never work.
After signing the contact and providing a check for 1/2 of the work, I heard nothing from Smarthome. On the evening of Monday before Thanksgiving, the day before the job was to start, I called and texted
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and got no response. I then called Pat and he informed me that
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was no longer with the company and that he was unaware that we were supposed to start the next day. He told me that he would scramble to get a crew out to work on the house but couldn't promise that it would happen.
They did get half of a crew out the next day, but they could do very little as they had no electrictian which was critical as this was a contract to change all of the smart switches in my home. The new project manager,
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, was cantankerous from the start, telling me that this was a much bigger job that was under-bid and that there was no way that it would be done by Thanksgiving. He was negative and demeaning from the start
Clearly the job was not done by Thanksgiving and is still not done. In fact, we had lights coming on in the middle of the night throughout the Holiday weekend when all the kids were home. A major mess.

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came back the next week and was angrily working on the system. My wife was home sick, and
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was yelling throughout the house, coming into our bedroom without knocking, and calling his co-workers and people who he was calling on the phone "f***
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a**holes." We informed Pat of this and Pat told them that
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was one of his best installers but that he would pull him off of the job. On to project Manager #3.
Throughout the process, we had Geoff
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"supervising" the job which basically meant that he would stop by and laugh with the guys about once a week and to send me change orders, which were always incorrect. Geoff was impossible to get in touch with, rarely answering his mobile and almost never returning a text. He seemed to have, in his words, perpetual "phone issues." Geoff would respond to email after a few days, but I would have to send him multiple emails on the same topic (I generally just copied the original email and sent it to him 2 or 3 times in response to his question).
As the project devolved, I was asked to take an entire Saturday AGAIN walking through all of the changes that needed to be made, another 8 hours of my time. The program was then ran, and was totally wrong. I asked and received the program and made the changes myself, actually having to activate several devices which Smarthome had failed to activate. It took me about 10 hours to program it to where I wanted it. Subsequently, Smarthome came in and programmed over my changes, taking it backwards, and I fortunately was able to load a backup copy that I kept because I expected their incompetence.
Before I signed the original contract, it had extensive review by Smarthome and many discussions with both
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and Pat. In spite of this fact, over 80% of the switches (over 100 switches!) had to be replaced.
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had actually ordered bright orange switches. And, in spite of sharing with them that I was converting all lights to
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, over 1/2 of the switches that they installed didn't work with
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lights even though
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assured me that they would. Pat questioned me on several occasions if I had communicated this to
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, and actually sent me a $7,000 additional bill to cover the mistakes that his company made in not ordering the correct switches
Throughout the process, I called, e-mailed and texted both Pat and Geoff constantly asking for additional focus and better resources, and they just couldn't deliver. I have spent over 70 hours of my own time describing, clarifying, correcting their install mistakes, programming and finally actually doing some of the installs myself. I would never do business with this company again, would never recommend them, and have no confidence that they will stand behind the product that they installed. In fact, I contacted Pat directly for a switch that has already malfunctioned, and he has been non-communicative.
- Tony B.
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All Home Automation Contractors in Washington, DC

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1st Security Home Security

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr
Ellicott City, MD

24/7 Electrical Company, Inc.

6624 Anne Marie LN.
Manassas, VA

911 Lock

13778 Lambertina Pl
Rockville, MD

A+ Integrations

Bealeton, VA

Absolute Electrical Services

8605 Artillery Rd.
Manassas, Va

Access Control Hardware Services

PO Box 69
Springfield, VA

ADT Security Services, Inc

2 Metropolitan Ct.
Gaithersburg, MD

ADT Security Services, Inc

7801 Mesquite Bend Dr.
Irving, TX

Aegis Technologies

23475 Rock Haven Way Suite 125
Sterling, VA

Afriel LLC

5928 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN

Air Benders

Herndon, VA

AK Security Solutions

29720 Quinkert St
Roseville, MI

All Techs, LLC

9466 Georgia Avenue Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD

All Video and Sound

116 Slippery elm Dr
Stephens City, VA


Prince William, VA

AllStar Home Theater / Audio Video

Upper Marlboro, MD

Alpha Alarm Company

7822 gough st
Baltimore, MD

American Bath Inc

12745 Bexley Terrace
Silver Spring, MD

American Building Solutions, LLC.

572 Reliance Road
Middletown, VA

AMS Maryland

13300 Mid-Atlantic Blvd
Laurel, MD

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303
Washington, DC

ARH Electric

PO Box 3638
Fredericksburg, VA

ASG Security

12301 Kiln Ct
Beltsville, MD

Athio Technologies

6310 Five Mile Centre Park
Spotsylvania, VA

Audio Buys Inc

13525 Wellington Cir
Gainesville, VA

Audio By Design

Leesburg, VA

Audio Sound

12418 Cedar Lakes Dr
Fairfax, VA

Audio Video Services

501 Kisconko Turn
Fort Washington, MD

Auto & Home Media Innovations, LLC

2131 Aquia Drive
Stafford, VA

AV Desigm.llc

5114 woodfield dr
Centreville, Vi

AV Evolutions

2120 21ST rd. N
Arlington, VA


92 Chase Mill Cir.
Owings Mills, MD


1304 Garrison Ct NE
Leesburg, VA


Alexandria, VA

Bateman Custom Construction LLC

5217 Concordia St
Fairfax, VA

Benfield Electric of Virginia Inc.

12021 Wilton Meadows Ct
Manassas, VA

Bethesda Systems

4712 Rosedale Ave
Bethesda, MD

Brad4Cad LLC

5657 Utrecht Rd
Baltimore, MD

Brady Auto's LLC

4647 Hillside Rd SE Apt 3
Washington, DC

Brian Sandberg Construction Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 3674
Frederick, MD

Brody Electronics

8407 Sego Lily Court
Lorton, VA

Buri Electric,LLC.

11654 Plaza America Dr
Reston, VA


12780 Marblestone Dr
Woodbridge, VA

Cabinet Tronix

290 Trousdale Dr
Chula Vista, CA

Cable Connexions LLC

2201 Eastern Blvd
Baltimore, MD

Cabletek LLC

2426 Cloudcroft Square
Reston, VA

Cambria Audio/Video Systems, LLC

po box 427
Dunn Loring, VA

Certified Electrical Technologies

7879 Cessna Ave
Columbia, MD

Chase Systems, LLC

10115 Galsworthy Place
Bethesda, MD

Chryst Brothers Construction

6450 Old Dominion Dr
Mc Lean, VA

Clear Tech Advice

Arlington, VA

Clinton Electric Co Inc

1850 York Rd.
Lutherville Timonium, MD

Cody Malone Services

110 Cranes Corner Road
Fredericksburg, VA


19401 Breezedale Lane
Germantown, MD

Complete Enhancement, LLC

6103 Baltimore Avenue
Riverdale, MD

Consumer Choice Security

Los Angeles, CA

Copple Construction, llc

4205 Shannon Hill Rd
Alexandria, VA

Craftmasters Services Inc

10593 ELK RUN RD
Catlett, VA

Crescent Design & Construction Inc

2933 West Ox Rd.
Herndon, VA


4311 Old Milford Mill Rd
Pikesville, MD

Crossover AVS

8196 Terminal Rd
Lorton, VA


12138 central ave
Bowie, MD

Custom Cable & Sound

671 Constellation Sq
Leesburg, VA

Custom Runs Tech and A/V

5004 Honeygo Center Dr.
Perry Hall, MD

Custom Works Audio / Video

10060 Spindle Foot Ct
Bristow, VA

D&D Technology LLC

Herndon, VA

D&T Construction

PO BOX 459
Owings, MD

Daughtry Electric

7211 Clifton Road
Clifton, VA

Dave's Audio Video Service

1101 s joyce st
Arlington, VA

DC Audio Video LLC

12602 Bluhill Rd
Silver Spring, MD

Design Builders Inc.

8315 North Brook Lane,Suite 205
Bethesda, MD


2170 Old Washington Rd Ste 101
Waldorf, MD

Devcon Security

3880 N 28th Ter
Hollywood, FL

Devcon Security

14700 E Flint Lee Rd
Chantilly, VA

Digital Home Theater

4740 Wermuth Wy
Woodbridge, VA


Woodland Hills, CA

Divine Connections,LLC

530 Brisbane Rd.
Baltimore, MD

Door Doctor Inc

22590 Relocation Dr
Sterling, VA

E3 Technical Group

PO Box 8255
Parkville, MD

Eastern Safe & Lock Inc

6826 Hill Park Dr
Lorton, VA


9207 Enterprise Court Ste. E1
Manassas Park, VA

Edge Energy

6854 Distribution Dr
Beltsville, MD

Electrical Innovations

9224 Hornbaker Rd
Manassas, VA


22523 Winding Woods Way
Clarksburg, MD


508 K ST NW
Washington, DC

Eveleigh Audio Video

2750 Gallows Rd Apt 242
Vienna, VA


Haymarket, VA

Fred - The First Name in Home Repairs

4701 Sangamore Rd
Bethesda, MD

Frederick Coin Exchange

25 N Market St
Frederick, MD

FrontPoint Security

1568 Spring Hill Rd.
Mclean, VA

G-11 Enterprises, Inc.

13211 Chalfont Ave
Fort Washington, MD


4301 Wynnwood dr.
Annandale, VA

Glebe Home Automation

Arlingotn, VA

Glebe TV Inc

46000 Old Ox Rd
Sterling, VA

Go 2 Guys Home Services

44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz
Ashburn, VA


Washington, DC

Green Earth Cleaning Concepts

6373 Racetec Pl.
Springfield, Va

Guardian Protection Services

174 Thorn Hill Rd
Warrendale, PA

GuardMe Security

45 Hwy 34 N
Old Bridge, NJ


Manassas, VA


Sterling, VA

Home Performance Solution

5765F Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA

Home Technology Source, LLC

1912 Jamestown Rd
Alexandria, VA


7442 Patterson Rd
Falls Church, VA

Homeland Lock And Safe Services

457 Wilson Ct
Friendship, MD

Huntsville Automation

Clarksburg, MD


4410 Pickett Road
Fairfax, VA

Innovative Audio and Video

3630 N Peary St
Arlington, VA


1307 Duke St
Alexandria, VA

Integrated Media Systems

45921 Maries Rd.
Sterling, VA

InterAmerican Security Inc

4817 Randolph Rd
Rockville, MD

Intuitive Home Automation and Security

5799F Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA

Investment Protection Service Group

13420 Country Ridge Dr.
Germantown, MD

J. Howen Inc.

7112 Sundays Lane
Frederick, MD

JB Home& Commercial Services, LC

3278 Bethel Church Dr
Woodbridge, VA

JDT Management

Capital Heights, MD


10214 Magnolia Grove Dr
Manassas, VA


Sterling, VA

K & G Premiere A/V Design

Fort Washington, MD

K.L House Construction

1296 Lavall Dr
Davidsonville, MD

Kevson Services Group

4840 Winchester Blvd
Frederick, MD

LaMere & Associates

25420 Jarl Dr
Gaithersburg, MD

LifeShield Wireless Home Security & Automation

2021 Cabot Blvd W.
Langhorne, PA

Link Home Security

3293 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT

Locksmith Greenbelt

45 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD

Luna Tech, llc

14001-C Saint Germain Dr.
Centreville, VA

Lunch Box Solutions LLC.

2922 Meadow View Rd
Falls Church, VA

M2 home solutions

18209 smoke house ct
Germantown, MD

Magnolia Hi-Fi

3401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA

McIntyre Home Improvements LLC.

819 Brice Rd
Rockville, MD

Metro Home Technologies

P.O. Box 2404
La Plata, MD


Herndon, VA

Monitronics Security LP

2350 Valley View Ln
Dallas, TX

Moore Construction Group LLC

7200 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA


731 Elden Street
Herndon, VA


7609-A Airpark Road
Gaithersburg, MD

National Security, Inc.

10410 Main Street
Fairfax, VA

NorthStar Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

7913 Kincannon Place
Newington, VA

NoVa PC Sevices

8341 Rebecca St
Manassas, VA

Old Town Craftsman

8622 Reicher st
Hyattsville, MD


3260 DUKE ST
Alexandria, VA

Optimum Construction LLC

2 Millard Ct
Sterling, VA

Organics Unlimited Inc

PO Box 674
Pasadena, MD

Out of Sight Service

2949 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA

Parrish Services Inc

7865 Coppermine Dr
Manassas, VA


8909 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD

Perry Aire Services Inc

640 S 20th St
Arlington, VA

Phoenix Home Services Inc.

9141 Schoolcraft Ln
Burke, VA

Plasma Guys

1340 Meggett Drive
Chesapeake, VA

Poseidon Systems, Inc.

8532 Horseshoe Lane
Rockville, MD


PO Box 3623
Gaithersburg, MD

Presto Electric

7917 Wise Ave
Dundalk, MD

Professional Touch

8341 Rebecca St
Manassas, VA

Protect America Home Security

3800 Quick Hill Rd
Austin, TX

Protect Your Home

3750 Priority Way S Dr
Indianapolis, IN

Quality Electric Service Inc

7229 Little River Tpke
Annandale, VA

R.R.F. Solutions LLC.

3704 Penderwood Dr.
Oakton, VA

RACON Electrical LLC

11220 Gambrill Park Road
Frederick, MD


9704 Woodyard Cir
Upper Marlboro, MD

Rockville Interiors

5414 Randolph Rd
Rockville, MD

Roof Right Inc

1621 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD

S & R Electric, Inc.

8665 Sudley Rd.
Manassas, VA


522 W Bertrand Ave
Saint Mary's, KS

SciFiHomes Inc

PO Box 308
Middletown, VA

Security One

11601 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA


Sterling, VA

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design

850 E Gude Dr #D
Rockville, MD

SimpliSafe Home Security

1035 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA

Smart Automation Solutions

10511 Summit Avenue
Kensington, MD

Solid State Systems

9 Meem Ave
Gaithersburg, MD

Squeeky Clean Mobile Auto Detailing

8715 First Ave
Silver Spring, MD

Standard Energy Solutions

1355 Piccard Dr.
Rockville, MD

Staples Electric LLC

4227 Summit Manor Ct Apt 301
Fairfax, VA

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc

26743 Radio Station Way
Leonardtown, MD


10230 Sassafras Woods Court
Burke, VA

The Home Theater Heroes

1687 Brice Ct
Crofton, MD

Theatron Home Theater

Purcellville, VA

Total System Performance, LLC

1902 Milden Rd
Upper Arlington, OH

Ultra Guard Security Systems

17700 Muncaster Road
Rockville, MD

Unlimited Connect Installations

211 Manning Rd. E
Accokeek, MD

untiCorp, Inc.

12819 Talley Lane
North Potomac, MD

VA Home Electronics

3102 Nestlewood Dr
Herndon, VA

Vintage Security LLC

8220 A Stayton Dr
Jessup, MD

VVDA Communications Inc

2269 Wheel Cog Pl
Woodbridge, VA

Windows, Etc:

10804 Kingsmere Court
Upper Marlboro, MD

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