PREMIUM RESIDENTIAL building & REMODELING FIRM
IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
For several years Advanced Contracting has been our go-to company for work on our home. They have completed a number of projects for us, both minor and fairly major. We have always been very pleased with the quality of their work. Everything is done in a timely manner and the clean-up has always been done to our satisfaction. We trust them sufficiently that we had them complete our last inside project while we were out of town for two weeks. We were pleased to return from our trip to find the place pretty much like new. Patty and Randy are a pleasure to work with and are always quickly responsive to our needs. We have had no hesitation to recommend them to our friends. We expect to call on them again next summer for a couple of projects.
~ Dave & Carolyn, Burke, VA
Thank you so much for turning my tiny old embarrassing hall bathroom into an architectural phenomenon! I had been so ashamed of it before, that I dreaded having company come over and use it. ( I had been so ashamed that I didn't even want a contractor come to look at it!) It wasn't just the size -- an uncomfortable and problematic two-by-nothing. It was so blah and boring and abysmally small, with old fixtures, poor lighting and crumbling tile and grout, which probably sent the message that I just didn't care. And then . . . a friend recommended Advanced Contracting, because she'd been so pleased with your kitchen/bathroom remodel in her own home.
Now I have a bathroom that I can't wait to show my friends! It's still just as small, but it certainly doesn't look like it. The new pocket door just disappears into the wall, instead of the way the old door swung out into the hall. And the floor-to-ceiling mirrors that flank the elegant new corner sink were a stroke of genius! The two wall sconces reflect as EIGHT, making my windowless bathroom deceptively bright and breathtaking. Everything reflects as multiples, making it seem that there is incredible depth even though it's such a miniature space. Your idea to build a niche of shelves right into the mirror was very bold, and I love how the tile in the niche and bordering the mirrors is matched to the accent tile in the shower. Oh, that shower! My old frosted glass (which hid an unsightly shower enclosure) is now completely clear glass, and the stunning tile design beyond is eye-catching and ties the whole bathroom together. I must compliment you also on the tradesmen who work for you. They were all highly skilled, polite, friendly and trustworthy. You and your workers did an amazing job, and I couldn't be happier! And thank you again for a superb design and execution. Thanks especially for how well you both stayed in touch with me every step of the way, calling frequently and visiting the job site often. I hadn't expected that, and you made me feel valued and important. I'm recommending Advanced Contracting to all my friends!
My only concern now is for the health of my friends when I host parties. When they need to use my bathroom, and slide the pocket door open, they are bound to be so taken aback by the dramatic reflections before them that they will forget why they're in there in the first place!
~ Cathy, Marshall, VA
May 29, 2012
Advanced Contracting is a local, family owned business. They have done remodeling projects in my home, including a home office, kitchen backsplash and custom carpentry. They also did a master bath remodel, and some exterior stone work. The quality of their work is excellent and I have recommended them several times over the past seven or eight years.
~Tom, Round Hill
"My husband and I have been very happy with the work that Advanced Contracting has done at our house. We used them to do a complete remodel of our kitchen in 2006, bathroom in 2010, basement in 2011, and porticoes/siding/roof/bedroom in 2011. Advanced Contracting personnel were always professional. They worked with their subcontractors to make things right when things went wrong (which wasn't often).
Patty is extremely personable and conscientious. She keeps on top of the details and works well with the client. I am happy to recommend Patty, and Advanced Contracting."
~ Bob & Meg, Alexandria
Service Category: General Contractor
Year first hired: 2006 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
September 14, 2011
We recently hired Advanced Contracting for a bathroom remodeling and water damage repair project. Patty, Randy, and their workers were very responsive, always on time, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Everything was done right the first time, on time. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
~ Scott H. – Fairfax Station
September 12, 2011
ACI has done many projects for us, including a major remodel of our basement and the construction of a wine cellar -- they complete every job, large or small, on time, at the price quoted, and at the highest quality that stands the test of time.
~ Kim F. - Annandale
We had water damage from an ice dam during the March 2010 storm. Patty and Randy, owners of Advanced Contracting, helped guide us through the whole repair process. They provided estimates, dealt with the insurance adjuster and subcontractors, and performed all needed repairs in a timely and professional manner. Communication was excellent. They did a great job. I would not hesitate to use their services again and strongly recommend them to others. Thanks Advanced!
~ D. Mandell, Alexandria
“Wanted to thank you for such a wonderful job on our house, it has made such a difference!!! Being in the business, I thought the process would be daunting but Randy did a great job on the design, making everything fit and Gary and J.R. were wonderful to work with. The craftsmanship of the work is very appreciated!!! We have already told our friends and neighbors to contact you when they want to improve their homes. We'll call you in a few years when we start the next phase. “
~ J. McGuinn, Alexandria
...”it was an enormous relief to find a company we could actually trust to do the work/repairs properly and in a timely, professional manner.”
~ Mr. & Mrs. Phillips, Fall Church
“I wish to commend the highly professional work that your crew performed, not only in their craftsmanship, but also in their conduct at the worksite. I have dealt with a fair number of contractors involved with home remodeling over the past 20 plus years, and I am pleased to tell you that your company and crew are, without a doubt, the best I have ever worked with.”
~ K. Fess, Annandale
“Thank you so much for the wonderful job… I think I am the only person I know who doesn’t have a horror story regarding their contractor!! You will be highly recommended...”
~ T. Gallemore, Fairfax
…I want to express how pleasant the design phase had been, both actually and esthetically. We especially appreciated the manner in which you handled our selection of bathroom fixtures and tiles. You absorbed enough of our tastes and were able to convey those ideas to the designer so that our selection process was quite simple. I had assume that we would be facing the process of making quick selections from a myriad of choices and I was dreading that prospect. Instead, you made it a very satisfying experience…
~ D. McKinney, Alexandria
…Historically our company has not contracted work through general contractors. Since our company’s inception in 1958 we have traditionally solicited and performed projects as only the prime contractor in roofing projects. However, Advanced Contracting, Inc is one of the few general contractors to whom we will offer our services. My experience with your company has been excellent. I cannot say enough positive things…
~ C. Colbert/Colbert Roofing Corporation
I am a repeat customer. That is probably the best way to praise ACI and their project management, and craftsmanship. Before I selected ACI the first time I did a great deal of research to determine if they were a responsible firm. In this area, the hardest part of a remodeling job is finding a responsible contractor who is going to do the work right the first time and still be there in case the are any issues after the work is complete. I checked out ACI with the BBB. When I talked to the lady at the BBB she told me there were no complaints against ACI. I said, "that is kind of unusual for a contractor." Her reply was, "that is very unusual." I asked ACI and received a list of references. I made many phone calls and also went to visit some of ACI's jobs and was thoroughly impressed. My first job was a bathroom remodel and an upgrade/ finish of my laundry room and utility room. Randy worked with me during multiple planning meetings to ensure that what I wanted was translated into plans. Randy listened to my ideas and also offered his suggestions, some of which I incorporated into the plans some I did not but I always appreciated the sounding board that Randy provided. I then received a set quote and contract for the work. One of the things I disliked about other contractors was that they never seemed willing to give me a set price for a project but wanted to set up the work on an hourly basis. I found that the material was excellent, the workmanship was even better. During construction, the workers always respected the fact that they were working not in my house but in my home. After construction, I needed some follow-up work due to an equipment failure. The response was immediate with no delays due to other work or asking me to wait. For my second job, I had extensive woodwork done throughout the entire house and did not look to any other remodeler except ACI. Randy again met multiple times to listen to my ideas, offer suggestions and then constructed five mock-ups throughout the house to ensure what I wanted on paper was going to look good in my house. This second project is finishing up and the work again is first rate. I really enjoy working with ACI. There is ALWAYS someone at the other end of the phone or email. They constantly communicate with you by updating their schedule posted at your house to weekly meetings to a notebook left at the house for you to communicate daily with your work crew. I found that my work crew was always friendly, very cooperative, explained why they were doing things the way that they did and offered suggestions to make the job even better. If I have another project for my house, I will continue to be a repeat customer.
~ D. Pusty - Alexandria
Advanced Contracting is the most professional and customer-oriented company we have ever had the privilege to work with. They know exactly what they’re doing, they price it right the first time, they stick to their schedule, the quality of design and materials are unsurpassed, and they kept us informed on every detail no matter how minute. They have excellent people, communication, and process skills. Our only regret is that we didn’t discover Advanced Contracting when we first moved into our new home and began additional upgrades to various rooms. Having Advanced Contracting do the work as opposed to other local companies would have made the earlier upgrades completed prior to finding this excellent local, small business, as good as the home office, lighting upgrades, kitchen upgrades, wine cabinet, and bathroom remodeling they did this year.
We expect to have them back next year for additional home upgrades.
~ O’Beirne Round Hill, VA