Jenkins Restorations was on the recommended list of my insurance company. It was the best decision I made to select them as my project manager for my house. And I was probably one of his most demanding clients they ever had to work with—sending hundreds, literally, of emails. Fortunately for me, they could deal with my emails and calls sent at the most unexpected times of the day. I was absolutely traumatized by my fire and loss of my family home and contents. The Jenkins team had extremely qualified and reliable sub-contractors who restored my house literally from the ashes in the contractual 10 months. I kept a daily photo journal of the reconstruction process of my house. It is now a slide show in iPhoto with haunting choral music playing throughout. I look at this periodically to remind me to be grateful for his professionalism and expertise in rebuilding my home. I can easily review the distinctive phases, from the black-grey period, transitioning to the white ghost-like stage of smoke/odor elimination, then to the ductwork, and rough-in of wiring and plumbing. That was followed by the “quiet” stage where insulation on both the exterior and interior walls magically masked the sounds of the outside world. Then came the sheet-rocking and “mud” stage. And the house started to have real rooms Jenkins Restorations directed me to a national plumbing contractor, where a 3-women team, whom I called my “dream team”, carefully held my hand for each one of the myriad of decisions I had to make over the 8 months of selection and bidding, with the last 2 months being the time period where the fruits of all my decisions were delivered to the house. Jenkins Restorations was constantly aware of my concern to stay as close to budget as possible, with a few overages for capital improvements that I wanted to have in my house—upgraded kitchen and bathroom cabinets, granite selections, interior doors, and interior wall formaldehyde–free sound/insulation batts, and special order shower doors. Furthermore, the Jenkins team made architectural recommendations for my foyer area, updating the space by eliminating a dark hallway, where I first witnessed the fire at the electrical service panel, and thereby, helping to wipe away a horrible memory of August 11, 2012 fire. Other suggestions like a knee wall in the master bath were also critical to the improved appearance of my newly reconstructed home. They also suggested extra-wide simple floor molding for the main living areas, and this was a welcome addition to the simple mid-century modern architecture of this Carderock Valley View model. All their suggestions, especially the foyer alterations, improved the feng shui of my home. And last but not least, the Jenkins team met with me often for updates, changes, and room specifications. With a blue magic marker, they would detail what needed to be done. In fact, they met with me at extraordinarily early hours in the morning, so that I could make it to work on time. They fought beltway traffic in order to arrive promptly at the house before me, and had routinely gone into the house for a pre-inspection. I was always amazed to see the black Jenkins truck parked in front of the house before I arrived from my rental house only 500 feet away! During all the critical phases of this 10 month reconstruction, a family friend, who was staying with me and had single-handily built his own house in Colorado, was my resident construction quality control consultant. Many evenings the two of us would visit the house, with flashlights, to review what was installed. He was so impressed with what he had found, studs above windows or doors marked with blue marker for additional support or rework, insulation properly installed, and vapor barriers in place. He remarked on construction details that I did not notice, and was very impressed with the workmanship. The most impressive stage was the period between April 1 and June 1. That is when my house really came together. The Jenkins team timed and orchestrated the painting, inside and out, door installations, tile work in the kitchen and three bathrooms, and wood floors and the arrival of appliances. The Jenkins door and molding contractor worked extraordinary hours over Easter time to get the doors installed, along with artfully constructed book shelves in two rooms. Presently, I am in the 3-year warranty period with Jenkins and my insurance company. There are still some punch list items, and they are being addressed in a timely manner. I am confident that Jenkins will make sure that as house issues arise, they will be examined and repaired. I could go on for many more pages about Jenkins Restorations and all the quality work done on my new “old” house built in 1965. This company has given me a very distinctive home. Every day I wake up filled with gratitude for this demonstrated competency and craftsmanship. Team Jenkins was and still is a pleasure to work with.