Contractor Recommendations from WAL Residents
*WAL Association does not in any way endorse any of the contractors listed below. These opinions are those of the WAL residents who submitted them at the time posted.
I moved to Watergate recently from another town and did not know anyone here. Saw the reviews on the WAL website and called Adrian from CCR [Condominium & Commercial Renovations LLC] for a kitchen renovation, but I had no other reference for him. His presentation and estimate were professional, and I felt confidence in his speech and felt confident that I would not have a problem with the building because of how well he knows its rules and regulations. That was a great decision I made.
I did a total remodeling of my kitchen with Adrian Dunn, and it worked out great. I did floor, cabinets, lighting, backsplash, and opened walls. My kitchen looks fantastic. I was lucky to find Adrian Dunn, and he exceeded my expectations.
The timing of the job was what he predicted. His crew was careful and professional, and he was on the site every day checking things out and working. He follows the rules regarding permits and building regulations, while other contractors I talked to were willing to go around these rules. He took care of everything. I appreciated his eye for detail and his suggestions. I made the stupid decision to buy my cabinets at Ikea (another story), and his team was great in assembling the puzzle of boxes Ikea sent me. Adrian accepted changes I made gracefully in the middle of the project, reorganizing his schedule and often going beyond his obligations to help me. I highly recommend him.
Submitted on 11/10/2021 by Denise, Bldg. 3
I actually missed my bathroom when we went out of town this summer. Adrian Dunn and the CCR (Condominium & Commercial Renovations LLC) crew made our bathroom dreams reality in our own home. No longer do we need to travel to have lovely and luxurious fittings around us.
We received good advice on locating suppliers for all our components and were able to benefit from the relationships CCR has in the home improvement community. Especially with our Quartz Counter tops, I was able to see products from 3 providers and select the material that best fit my vision and my price point.
The work was well done. The fit and finish is good. I was so impressed with the artistry of Raphael, the tile installer, that I took to addressing him as Maestro. My shower enclosure and marble tile floor makes me very happy every day. About once a week my husband tells me how much he enjoys the new rain shower system. Thank you, everyone!
Our project was two bathrooms
· Hall Bath with tub gutted to studs, all new fixtures, vanity, floors, paint.
· Master Bath/ Dressing area work replaced plumbing in shower, new toilet, new vanity, paint.
-Submitted on 9/22/2021 by Kay J., Bldg. 1
We are beyond happy with our kitchen renovation done by CCR (Condominium & Commercial Renovations LLC). This was our first reno project and Adrian Dunn went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable throughout the process. Adrian is familiar with Watergate policies, which made the approval and city permit process seamless and stress free. He is honest, professional and you can rest easy knowing the work is done right. I would highly recommend CCR and Adrian Dunn for any kitchen renovation.
-Submitted on 7/12/2021 by Josh H., Bldg. 4
Margaret Knop (703-472-3285) just finished a kitchen renovation for me and she is awesome! I have been referring her for 20+ years to my Watergate clients and everyone loves her work, dependability & reliability. Her company knows Watergate very well and all the rules and regulations that are part of Watergate life. Always goes the extra mile and stands firmly behind her work.
-Submitted on 10/30/2020 by Robert, Bldg. 3
The owner of Milano Construction is one of the best contractors I have ever done business with. He is extremely knowledgeable in the construction field and has an answer for everything construction related. The company has been in business for over 40 years in the area.
- Submitted on 9/2020 by Rosen, Bldg. 1
Excellent, reasonably priced plumber fully licensed, insured and bonded. Replaced cartridge in master bath. Also, per WAL policy, installed water shutoffs now required on hall bathroom shower control and replaced an upgraded shower control at the same time. Responsive, informative and very neat. Farrell Plumbing, 703-898-5500, also at email@example.com
Submitted on 4/17/15 by Roy, Building 3
Excellent, reasonably priced window washer. Careful, neat, thorough. Plan to have him return regularly to wash my windows and glass doors, inside and out. He also will do odd jobs (painting, other cleaning, dry wall finishing, tile work), but I have no first hand experience with his skill at these except to know that he's a pleasant and eager worker. Mario E. Castillo, 204-694-5631
Submitted on 4/24/15 by Roy, Building 3
Robert Clark is a Del Ray contractor who has worked for neighborhood friends for 20 + years though we have not hired him, his reputation is very good. Clark's Home Improvement Services: Carpentry & Custom Woodworking, Cabinets & Wall Units, Complete Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling
Interior Painting. Contact Robert Clark at 703- 217- 1996 or CLARKS_HIS@ hotmail.com. Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates, Licensed & Insured. No job is too BIG or small.
Submitted on 6/22/15 by Elizabeth, Building 2
I needed to replace my original HVAC unit. I received several estimates and Brother's Mechanical Services was the lowest. I was nervous about choosing the lowest estimate but was reassured when I learned the company has NATE and EPA level 3 certified technicians that have completed background checks. I was also impressed that they major commercial clients as satisfied customers. I had plenty of questions that were patiently answered to my satisfaction. The installation started on time and was a smooth process, I was pleased that they covered my floor with drop cloths and cleaned up before leaving. In the end, I was relieved and am looking forward to enjoying the cool summer. Contact at www.bms24-7.com or (703)-659-1369.
Submitted on 7/13/15 by Juanita in Building 3
I highly recommend APT Carpet Cleaning. Anthony is excellent!
Honest guy, hard-working, and punctual. I appreciate people who do what they say they are going to do, show up when they say they are going to show up, and are upfront and honest.
Anthony did a great job on my carpets, was easy to schedule with, and his prices were in-line with or less than the several other cleaners I checked with. I highly recommend Anthony...(703) 379-4315
Submitted on 8/4/15 by Bruce in Building 2
John Peters, a licensed and bonded contractor approved to work at Watergate, was a lifesaver during the window replacement project. He removed and reinstalled custom draperies and plantation shutters. They are as good as new. At the same time, he recaulked and repainted my crown molding, which had dried during the winter heating season. And he did all of this while I was out of the country. It was wonderful to be able to turn over a project and know it will be done perfectly. John's phone number is 703-569-6348.
Submitted on 06/13/16 by Herb, Building 1
Total Home Services - lead by Owner Matt Cholko, Designer Ana Djevenica & their entire crew - are absolutely the best we’ve worked with in 25 years of home ownership & having gone thru several renovations in the past! Totally professional, honest, up front with challenges & problems plus top quality workmanship! The very best tile work & painting we’ve ever seen (not one visible seam). They were able to work within Watergate’s strict requirements, get plans approved by the board & city, dealt with all the permitting so we did not need to get involved. In other words they made the whole process smooth & as stress free as possible. We would highly recommend Total Home for any job, no matter how big or small, we think you’ll be very pleased. Check them out: www.totalhomeserv.com - 703-969-5640
Submitted on 10/11/16 by Robert, Building 2
Looking for a handyman for a small carpentry job, I contacted Jim The Handyman, with whom I've done business before. As usual, service was prompt and the work was completed with very satisfactory results. Their employees have always done excellent work, are very friendly and courteous. I highly recommend Jim The Handyman and they can be reached at 703-503-9699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted on 01/26/17 by Pat, Building 3
I discovered Max Bortoletto at the Watergate flea market two years ago, where he was advertising his business for IT support. Max Has been supporting my IT equipment for the last two years. He has proven to be very knowledgeable as well as very patient in his explanations to me. (I am borderline computer illiterate).He keeps my computer, printer and my router cleaned and running smoothly by updating them on a semi-annual checkup. I recommend him highly.
Submitted on 03/03/17 by Dottie, Building 2
I was very pleased with Max when I had him to fix my computer and my printer. He was very patient with me and a perfect gentlemen because I don't understand technology. He pointed out many things on the computer that I didn't know and that are going to be a big help to me. If anyone needs technological help they should call Max Bortoletto 703-798 3222
Submitted on 06/02/17 by Dottie, Building 2
I found Jim the Handyman on this list and contacted them to come remove some cabinetry for me. Not only were they reasonably priced, friendly, prompt, and courteous, but Charlie also replaced a couple outlet covers for me and fixed the board in question so that I can replace and remove it myself as needed in the future. Perfect!!
They are my new go to company for all my small jobs. Jim the Handyman - 703-503-9699.
Submitted on 08/09/17 by Anne-Marie, Building 2
GNA (Greg Norman & Associates) were used to expand and totally renovate our kitchen. They did excellent work, were very timely and pleasant to work with. They were extremely conscientious about making certain that everything was completed to our satisfaction. They were very conscientious about protecting our floors and furniture. We dealt with Chas Oliver as Salesman, and Ken Wright as construction supervisor. Both were very accommodating and pleasant to work with. Work number for Chas is 703-205-0031. We would recommend them for any remodeling project WaL
Submitted on 06/17/16 by Connie, Building 2