Recent Review: I purchased the building from their on line store. About 3 weeks later they delivered the building and constructed in on site. The installers knew their job and did all the work in one day. The building looks good and I will use them again for a future carport.
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: Marks-Woods Construction Services is a full service general contractor serving Virginia, Maryland, 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!
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....
DA Plus Carports
Initially the sale went very well. Ordered the building on 7-29 with a 3-4 week lead time and crew arrived to setup building on 8-23. Installers only had rebar anchors and not the proper screw in anchors, which are required to keep the carport from blowing away. Since then things have gone downhill badly. Although I clearly ordered a certified building, no documentation was provided to show the local building official. Took 3 days of phone calls to get the engineering drawings sent to town building official. Local building official has done live testing on other carports and found that a 4' spacing on the framing does not meet code requirements, even though the engineering drawings say they do. Building official spoke with A Plus carports engineer, called me back to let me know that the building in fact still does not meet code. Received a call on 8-27 from Tracy saying they would have to replace my carport because it will need to have a different spacing (3'6" with 7 legs instead of 4' with 6 legs). And that's where the wheels fell off... I didn't hear from A Plus again until 9-16 when they called me to ask me to call them because they weren't sure but thought they needed to come out and replace my building. I called back and verified that I was told (by the same person, Tracy) that they were indeed supposed to come and replace my carport. At this point I figured a couple more weeks and everything would be resolved. Nope. I called back on 10-3 to see what the status was and was informed Tracy doesn't handle scheduling in Virginia anymore. I explained to the new person what the status was and that I had been waiting a long time to get this resolved. He promised he would find out and call me back. Never called back. Over the next week I had to call them 4 more times to try and get updates as to the status. I finally did receive 4 call backs on 8-11 and was told they were very close to fixing the problem, but didn't have a plan as to what they were going to do yet. And they wanted to talk to the town building official again. I am also asked if I've paid for the building? What?! Yes I paid for the building IN FULL back on AUGUST 23rd! I called back on 10-12 and 3 times on 10-13 but never got to talk to anyone but the person who answered the phone. I will admit that by this time of being told "we'll call you back" and not receiving calls, added with the fact that 7 weeks has gone by and the issues still aren't resolved... my patience has worn pretty thin. On 10-14 (today) I call back and I ask to speak to the office manager. I explain the situation nicely to her and express my frustration that it has taken so long to resolve the issue. She tells me that she will have to run the repair order past the owner since she must approve all repairs, she will call the owner and call me back in 5 minutes. I wait an hour and call back. I again speak to the office manager and ask why didn't I receive a call? I was told she wasn't able to talk to the owner but would call her on her cell and they would have an answer before the end of the day. Again no callback so I call them at 4:55pm (just before closing) and ask to speak to the owner. The owner is not helpful at all, says they are working with the engineer and they've never installed a 7 leg 21' carport in my town. At this point I've had it and tell the owner to just come get the carport and bring me a check. She says they will decide what they are going to do and I am not to call them again. I say "Excuse me?" and she says and I quote "This conversation is over." and hangs up the phone. So here I sit with a carport that I can't use, 7 1/2 weeks after installation. FULL DISCLOSURE: At no point in ANY conversations with anyone at A Plus Carports did I yell at anyone, nor did I curse anyone, nor did I insult anyone. During the conversation with the owner, yes I was frustrated and when it became obvious she was not interested in customer satisfaction in any way, shape or form. Would I recommend doing business with A Plus Carports? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!
- David S....
FA Plus Carports
At the request of A Plus Carports I have rewritten my review. They are working to remedy the issues concerning my installation. The following facts remain, for which I have documented proof in the form of physical evidence, video evidence, additional witnesses and phone records. 1) Installers tore up my gravel driveway. 2) Installers subsequently involved in a vehicle accident in front of my house. 3) Multiple sheets of metal on my carport were bent as a result of the vehicle accident. a) A Plus is sending a crew to replace 3 bent sheets 4) 104 Self tapping screws left spread throughout in my gravel driveway. 5) Metal scraps from the building were thrown over the bank next to my garage, some onto my neighbors property. 6) Installers borrowed a ladder and left it against a tree on my neighbors property. 7) Installers borrowed a shovel and took it with them, granted it was likely by accident. a) Stolen property yet to be returned. 8) Trash left behind where the installers truck was parked, including cigarette butts. 9) Multiple phone calls were placed to A-Plus over several weeks time with no return calls. 10) Threatening message was left on my voice mail regarding my Google review. I do believe that Lisa from A Plus is working to remedy the situation and the issues with the installation crew and that my building will be repaired. Please note that I am not asking for, nor do I in any way expect compensation from A Plus for any issues (my time picking up trash, metal scraps, screws, etc). I do however expect an apology from the business owner regarding the troubles I have experienced and especially for the threatening voice message. I will update my review again once the carport is fixed and the stolen property is returned.
- Edward H....
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....
AGarages, Carports, and More
The installers were extremely friendly and informative. They are even going to put up a carport for my brother.
- Christy S....
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.