Let me start by saying I don’t give praise when it’s undeserved, and in fact I tend to be overly critical. So it’s significant that I can’t say enough incredible things about the folks associated with Phoenix and the absolute professionalism with which they approached this job. At every step they went “above and beyond” the minimum - for no other reason than to simply do the right thing. They sincerely take pride in their work, and they should. - they took my average house with an old carport and turned it into a residence people stop their cars to take photos of (really). The garage is simply awesome; it’s way better than my wife and I imagined. We started with a meeting with Clint, who listened to what we had in mind and produced 3D renderings that really helped us visualize things. He offered suggestions and gave important feedback that allowed us to save money while simultaneously get more than we guessed would be possible. Then we met Steve, who was equally laid-back but also equally attentive to our needs. Steve is the “on-the-ground” guy who makes sure all the work flows efficiently and that it’s done right. He makes it look easy when I am fairly certain it’s often a bear keeping all the balls in the air. He understands leadership - he has no problem loading up some debris just because he happens to be in the neighborhood, or pitching in on whatever task needs addressing. Trust me - he’s the guy you want in this role. The concrete guys and brick guys are artists! My retired neighbor watched them carefully while i was at work and was amazed they didn’t cut any corners - even with things that would go unseen. They took the time to make their work perfect. The electrician was also a great guy - actually took time to check out an issue that turned out to be unrelated to the project at hand, but his generosity and conscientiousness were much appreciated. Then there was Dan - the kind of craftsman you wish existed in every company you work with. Dan wasn’t satisfied until he made sure things fit perfectly and looked amazing. Again, just because he has pride in his work. He’s fast but “old school” - and the quality of his approach to construction shows. . . Clint stays in the game throughout, BTW, making sure you’re happy, checking in to ensure expectations are being met and things are perfect. You rarely see this level of communication, and it was refreshing, Beware: Clint is freakishly responsive to questions - if you email him on a weekend, don’t be surprised if you get a response within minutes! I could go on, but I think you get the picture. If you are reading this I assume you are considering options and weighing the pros and cons of different companies. I did the same. But do yourself a huge favor and at least meet with them to see how they operate. They are a joy to work with! Oh, and one last thing - they are fast! They finished our garage very close to the day I originally was hoping they could START. They just did everything incredibly well and so efficiently that things hummed along way ahead of schedule. I am writing this to help other potential customers who want an honest review. But to any Phoenix Home Services folks (including subcontractors) who might be reading this - thank you for making our home beautiful. You impressed the heck out of a critical guy with high expectations (and a carpenter for a father-in-law-law!). You should be proud and I will certainly call you again at the drop of a hat!
- Angela B....
ANorthCraft Builders Inc
I want to thank NorthCraft Builders for building our new carport. My wife and I have had difficulty getting from our car to our front door as we have been aging. When I met with Jeff, he understood our needs and designed an outstanding new carport to help us be safe when we get to and from our car. With my heart condition, it will be great that I do not have to clean snow off my car anymore. The design is simple and matches our home in just the right way. The carpenters were very professional and always cleaned up the job area at the end of each day. I am recommending NorthCraft Builders to all of my neighbors, family, and friends.
- Surjeet K....
ANorthCraft Builders Inc
I want to thank NorthCraft Builders for building our new carport. As my wife and I age, it was getting difficult to for us to get from our driveway to the front door safely. Furthermore, with my heart condition, I am not allowed to shovel snow off my car anymore. The new carport allows us to enter our home through a side door and safely get to and from our vehicles without any concerns for the weather. The simple design matches our house, as well. The owner of the company personally oversaw all of the work to make sure that it was completed in a safe and timely manner. I recommend NorthCraft Builders to my neighbors, friends, and all of you.
- Surjeet K....
AEnterprise Contracting Services, Inc
With respect to my first job using Enterprise, the construction of a garage and carport, they drew up plans to accommodate an over sized one car garage and an attached carport to fit into the back corner of the lot. Since it is a typical small Arlington lot and there was a tree in the vicinity of the proposed site, it was determined that the one car garage and carport would work better than a two car garage since the footings required for the carport would be less intrusive than for the two car garage and in that way the tree would not have to be removed. Enterprise designed the garage with a window and entry door which opened out to the carport. It has proven to be a great design as the carport doubles as a covered patio for summer entertaining. The work itself went smoothly and Enterprise supplied an excellent concrete man who extended the driveway and a garage door opener company that did a nice job on that part of the project. Overall, it was a very smoothly handled project.
- Frank B....
Very satisfied with the design, build quality, and timeliness of the work performed. Min Yi (the contractor) is a true professional. He takes pride in his work and goes out of his way to accommodate his clients. For example, he returned even after final walk through to make sure any flaws we discovered after the fact were corrected. We are very happy with the results.
- Kathy P....
ALauten Design & Construction
EXCELLENT! Brian was magnificent! Drew and Brian delivered as promised
- Kathlyn &....
AWillis Builders Inc
I couldn't be happier - the work was completed within a week and exactly what I had asked for was done. Each day the worksite was cleaned up. In addition to the garage, I had asked them to replace some trim, fix the gutters, and build custom boxes around the porch posts. This extra work made the front of the house look much, much better. I provided a simple picture of the boxing I wanted around my columns and it was done exactly as I had hoped. The project manager stayed in contact with me when there were any questions so there were no problems or delays. I would recommend Willis Builders wholeheartedly. From the initial consultation to the onsite performance of the work requested, there were no problems. Thank you Rob Morris, Giovanny and crew.
- Betty R....
BJ C Holston Construction & Renovations, LLC
He was very friendly and stayed on top of things. Whenever we called, he always got right back to us. He also did a few different projects around the house. I would recommend him and I am using him again in the future.
- Robin M....
AMatthews Construction & Design LLC
Overall, Brian and Derek and their team performed excellent work. While we were more interested in quality construction over speed and price, the work was performed quickly and the price was fair. This was the first major construction we have done on a house and it was a positive experience. Brian called me back quickly after I requested a quote and Derek was on site to view my house and speak to me in person about what we wanted. He was knowledgeable and reassuring. After hearing our goals, Brian and Derek designed a proposal to meet those needs; it is this reason that I wanted an experienced contractor, since I did not want to specify or micromanage every detail. Brian told me that the work would be done like he would want it for his own house, and it is clear that he has high standards. I am sure if I had more specific requirements they would have incorporated them - but I was reassured that I didn't have to specify every detail to ensure a quality build, as I do not work in construction. Both Derek and Brian communicate regularly by phone, email, and text and will be on site frequently. Updates are not uncommonly given on a daily basis. They are easy to reach and respond immediately to answer questions and concerns. If you are not happy with what you see, tell them immediately and they will want to fix it. They will not talk down to you and will give you logical explanations for things if you ask. Their employees are courteous and professional. This was important to us as we had our parents and infant in the house during the day during construction periods. I felt safe to give them access to the house and they would also answer questions when asked. Once the project was finished and inspection approved, I continued to hear from Derek afterwards to ensure things were working well. He took a list of minor details and took care of them and didn't simply disappear. We immediately received compliments on our garage from friends and neighbors walking on the street, many people noting that the garage looks like it was part of the original build - not an easy task, given that my house is almost 50 years old. In summary, we are pleased that we have found a contractor that we can trust to communicate with us and provide quality work. We have other large projects in mind for the future and plan to use Matthews Construction & Design for them. The versatility of their work is also useful, as it saves me from having to find a new company for every different job.
- Cherry H....
AAll Renovations Inc
My experience with All Renovations was fantastic! Omar and Jim were always eager to answer any questions I had and kept me informed throughout the whole project. Their pricing was very fair (even when I added work onto the project along the way). The workers were always on time and very courteous. The work is beautiful and I will recommend them to any and all of my friends.
Business Description: Things around the house eventually get older and need some renovations. Swigart Home Improvement can provide you with an excellent home improvements and repairs such as garage building, kitchen or bathroom remodeling, room additions, to name a new.. so you can keep your house up and running. Our experts will help you transform an outdated room into a room that is modern and comfortable.
As your general contractor we are skilled in many areas and will gladly come to your home to fix almost anything. We primarily focus on building detached garages and home additions. Our home renovations have earned us a reputation in Northern Virginia for reliability and skill in turning visions into reality. Our team has been in the construction business since 1968, so we ensure you that all our handiwork is matched by the span of our experience in the industry. With our experience and expertise, you can trust that all of your home improvements are in good hands with us.
When you are looking for a garage builder with superior customer service and quality workmanship, contact Swigart Home Improvement! We are excited to assist you with all your home renovations and carport addition needs today. We have a Virginia Class A Contractor's license, so we guarantee the quality of all our projects.
Recent Review: First, Barbara and Milton are such a pleasure! Second, the shed came out exactly as planned with no problems. My husband and I did quite a bit of research before choosing this company. We needed someone that would build on site as our gates and lot wouldn't allow a pre-fab shed to be dropped in. Five Star Sheds to the rescue! Their prices were competitive with the pre-fab sheds that we found, and we know that the materials that they use are superior. Finally, because it is clear that Barbara and Milton take pride in their work, we know that the shed is built right and will last!
Business Description: Owner operated full service design, build & remodeling company. We specialize in custom homes, kitchens, bathrooms and whole house renovations. What makes us successful and one of the most profitable boutique companies is, excellent communication skills and having the owner on job site!!!
Business Description: Lofgren Construction Co has provided top quality remodeling services for the Washington Metro area since 1988. We have won multiple awards for our quality and service (American Institure of Architects Honor, Merit, and Exellence Award and Montgomery Preservation Society Award for Outstanding Construction Company) as well as hundreds of satisfied customers. Visit our website, lofgrenconstruction.com to see some of our projects. Licensed in MD, DC, and VA. Bonded and insured.
Business Description: Custom Remodeling at Reasonable Rates. We also continue to serve as a Comprehensive Handyman and Property Maintenance Company. We do everything related to the Home, Inside and Out!
We are a small family owned business that prides itself on quality of work and a very personal service. You will talk to the owner when you call, not someone in the office or a job foreman! Call Scott Isley 703-965-6699.
Business Description: Apollo is a Class "A" Contractor that has been in business for over 20 years providing excellent workmanship and piece of mind in all phases of the building and remodeling business.
"Apollo" has won "Contractor of The Year" from NARI and has also been featured in the "Washingtonian Magazine" for our work in Northern Virginia.
We are a small company that can offer a fair price because we don't have the overhead as some of the larger companies but we can handle anything from repairing a door to building 12,000 square foot custom home.
Business Description: Marks-Woods Construction Services is a full service general contractor serving Virginia and Washington, DC located in Historic Old Town Alexandria, VA. We have a complete array of services and project types to serve our diverse clientele, including residential and commercial construction. Teamwork is emphasized in our project management style. MW strives for positive collaboration with our clients to achieve all project goals. Customer service and successful communication contribute to our high percentage of repeat clients. Our service is what separates us from our competition. Our company's growth has been consistent, yet conservative by design. MW carefully selects projects that match our resources and skill set to ensure jobs are completed successfully, within budget, and on schedule. MW provides premium quality at a competitive cost with proven reliable performance, while maintaining a safe work environment. MW self performs the majority of its work, rather than using subcontractors. This allows MW to pass along significant cost savings to our clients, along with also providing a higher quality project, in a more aggressive time frame. Ready to discuss your project with the Marks-Woods team? We'd love to chat. For immediate assistance, please visit www.markswoods.com/contact and fill out the Contact Us form today!