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We had worked with
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and his team before, so we knew what to expect in terms of responsiveness and job quality, and once again they came through with flying colors.
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met with us a couple of times pre-work to scope the job and discuss best approaches, and kept in constant touch during the job to keep us informed of progress. We had some other work being done on the house at the same time, and
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was very accommodating in terms of scheduling his work around the other. He even obligingly repaired a section of wall damaged by the other contractor. His team was once again punctual and professional, turning four
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rooms that showed 100 years of wear and tear into a stunning showcase for our wedding a few weeks after he finished. We very much enjoyed working with
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and look forward to working with him again when we remodel our two upstairs bathrooms.
- Rachel S.
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conducts a very professional business and was extremely responsive in all communications. His original proposal was very comprehensive and accurate; unforeseen conditions (four layers of flooring were discovered in one area, versus the expected one level, all needing demolition) necessitated one up-charge, but it was extremely reasonable.
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kept me posted each day of progress and any findings that were relevant. He was on-site working every day with his crew, getting as dirty as any of them. He worked well with other contractors who were brought in to consult on other phases of the project, including the rebuild. I would not hesitate to recommend
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- Diane N.
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It went EXTREMELY well.
As mentioned in the other reviews,
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draws up a contract that will blow your socks off. It is EXTREMELY detailed, and covers every facet of the construction project.
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was very flexible in negotiations with us, as we went back and forth a half dozen times before we finalized the contract. We wanted something removed from the scope and added to an allowance, it was done, we wanted some more extensive skylight work, we traded us buying the toilets in exchange.
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was very easy to work with to put together a comprehensive, fair contract that made both parties happy.
Once the contract was signed, construction started quickly. We were quoted 12-14 weeks, and ultimately it went longer than that (it was a HUGE project) but
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didn't even balk once at enforcing the per-day penalty for timeliness. That was the biggest positive of dealing with
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... He could not have been more fair with us, whenever an issue arose, we settled it amicably, and
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was willing to fix the issue. We discovered that the first floor wood floors were not salvagable, and he went out of pocket to cover brand new plywood and all new flooring. There were multiple examples where
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went WAY above and beyond for me.
The end result of the project was tremendous. My home is beautiful, and I couldn't be more pleased.
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are incredible at what they do, and are a joy to work with. I am planning on renovating my basement at some point in the next year or two, and will certainly give PHS the first crack at the work. I would happily use them again.
- Kyle W.
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We interviewed six or seven contractors for this project.
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was either the first or second person we met with. His proposal was the most detailed of the bunch and seemed to grasp the scope of our project. We had a difficult time finding a second proposal that was close to this level of detail.
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was patient with us (it took about two or three months to make a decision). We finally got a good second proposal, and decided to go with PHS.
Overall, the experience was a good one, and we will likely hire PHS for future work. Our lead contractor was
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, and he was excellent. After some initial miscommunication, we developed a very good working relationship. He handled criticism incredibly well, he listened to our concerns attentively, and he made every effort to ensure the project progressed as we intended. His work quality was great, and he was a pleasure to work with. The same can be said for everybody associated with the project. The project took longer than we anticipated, but it was not due to a lack of effort. Work was going on Monday through Friday continuously over the 7.5 weeks, and there were a few working Saturdays as well. The group did their best to keep the workspace (and the rest of our house) clean throughout the process, which was a challenge. Everybody was very courteous and treated us and our home with a great deal of respect.
The tile work is also worth noting. We chose a floor tile that resembles wood (American Estates by
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USA).
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did an amazing job with the floor, including grout color selection. He did an equally fantastic job with the subway-tile backsplash. This was truly excellent work.
There are two areas that could be improved:
(1) communication between levels of the organization.
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comes up with the overall plan, but a lot of this had to be re-hashed between us and the project manager (
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) and the lead contractor (
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). This made me feel uneasy at times because it felt like the responsibility of overseeing things was shifting to me.
(2) overly-ambitious time estimates. From the beginning, we thought the initial three-week estimate was a bit of a stretch, and the trend continued to week-to-week and day-to-day updates. I think we kept our expectations realistic, and it was acceptable in the big picture. The positive side to this was that the extra time translated to excellent quality.
Overall, we had a good experience with these guys, and the final product is excellent. It is also worth noting that their contracts are structured with a materials allowance for major purchases associated with the project. This was perfect for us because we wanted to make the design choices for things like cabinets, counters, sinks, faucets, tile, appliances, and entry doors. It was very helpful for staying within the boundaries of the budget.
- Michael F.
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was very thorough and very patient with us. We had used him before for our bathroom, but he methodically explained everything that needed to be done and how it would be done. He spent quite a bit of time going over our plans and helping us think of placement of cabinets and other improvements in ways we wouldn't have thought. It was very helpful to have someone who was not only a builder but a consultant and advisor for a pretty big job for a condo.
- mark S.
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After being quite prompt with setting up an initial consult, showing up on time, and then promising a quick turnaround on providing an estimate, the provider gave a couple of excuses for not submitting an estimate on time and then just completely stopped responding to our phonecalls and emails asking for the estimate. We are happy with the contractor we ended up choosing but do not appreciate the lack of professionalism that this provider displayed. It was a waste of our time.
- Julie A.
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Overall, the quality was good and the price was fair but there was a lot of stress and time wasted along the way that a tape measured could have solved. My husband is in construction and there were also one or two things they were planning on doing that weren't to code (drilling the vent through our deck board). We got the drawings which included a laundry sink. I realized there were then two sinks and thought I could just get one deep sink and possibly put the washer side by side instead of stacked. When I asked, they said it was no problem only to find out later that wouldn't work. Lots of time wasted searching for a deep sink (that I almost bought too!). Then towards the end, we were told a utility sink wouldn't even fit and I was furious. We settled on a deep bar sink that they would pay for because of the mistake. And magically the 15in was 18in and fit a utility sink. So many hours were wasted
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for a 15in sink!!!! They are good quality and a good price but bring your measuring tape! I would say "maybe" for using them again since the quality was good for a fair price but will be double checking measurements.
- Beth M.
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We worked with Mason in the past on one unit renovation, and we liked the quality of his work, as well as the relationship that we developed while working with him, so we decided to go with Mason again on a much larger project renovating the rest of our townhouse in DC.
There are many great things about Mason: he is responsive, he always takes the time to explain things to you (why something is the way it is, or why/how something is happening, etc.), he is flexible and always provides different options for accomplishing the same goal, and he helps you think about your project (sometimes in ways you haven't thought of yourself). Mason is willing to work with you and that makes him a fantastic person to have in your corner when you're thinking about doing a renovation.
We were coordinating the renovation of 2 separate units within our townhouse, along with the 1st floor gallery and a whole slew of common area items, and with Mason, we were able to complete all the jobs on time and on budget. The quality of the units (as well as all of the other work) was great. When we had water intrusion issues, Mason was instrumental in helping us identify where the issue was coming from and what to do about it. It is almost always our preference to solve the long term issue rather than go with the short-term patch job, and Mason understands our preference and is always able to provide us with a reasonable solution.
I work in the real estate industry and having gone through quite a bit of renovation work, I wholeheartedly recommend Mason and his team for any general contracting needs.
- Michael L.
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, in all likelihood, never stepped foot on the property. The expediter mentioned above was a convicted felon who was convicted of taking bribes from builders in DC in the past. For some reason the expediter sought out
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to do the inspection for builders who had admittedly run out of money and began cutting corners. Electrical was one area they cut corners. The breaker box was wired improperly and unsafe. A sub-panel box was wired improperly. 98 recessed lights in the home were wired improperly and were unsafe. Clearly, if the electrical system was inspected, as Mr.
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says it was because he signed off on them, then he did a miserable job and knows nothing about wiring a home. One has to wonder why a city official,
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, is allowed to have his private company contract with the city to begin with, let alone work with a convicted felon in inspecting homes. Do yourself a favor, AVOID THIS MAN AND THIS COMPANY!!!
- Nicholas S.
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The quality of work was really high, and I have confident that we now have a well supported structure to our home. However, I think the cost was high, as well. We did have some confusion over final cost, with regards to a change order on our contract - which caused anxiety - however, in the end, we found a solution. Throughout, the communications were punctual.
- Matthew P.
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#1 Service Total Remodeling LLC

6455 Luretta Ann Ln
Springfield, VA

1 Stop Kitchen & Bath Shop

5104 Pegasus Ct
Frederick, MD

1st Security Home Security

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr
Ellicott City, MD

2 Griffins Design and Build, Inc

27421 Clarksburg Rd
Damascus, MD

24 HOUR CONSTRUCTION

3100 RITCHIE RD
District Heights, MD

3-R Contracting, LLC

237 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA

360 Design Studio

5550 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA

360 Property Services LLC

6472 Pavilion Street
Warrenton, VA

3G construction

Burlington, NC

4 County Roofing

4799 Mid County Ct
Monrovia, MD

4 Seasons Sunrooms

Falls Church, VA

4 Service Pros

2010 Corporate Rdg
Mclean, VA

4FastPlumber, LLC

14381 Pine Dr
Woodbridge, VA

5 Strong Construction, LLC.

2331 Mill Road, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA

7DayYardSales.com

Washington, DC

A & B DECORATING

3700 THURNER CT
Annandale, VA

A & C Contractors LLC

Serenade Pl
Springfield, VA

A & E HOME & AUTO REPAIR SVC

10144 WILLA LN
Manassas, VA

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