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Whether your goal is to complete a small scale bathroom renovation in Fairfax County, a major home renovation in Washington, D.C. or build a new home in Alexandria, one of the most important considerations you can make is the budget. A project has to make sense financially or it often does not make sense at all.

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Megan Booth

27 August 2019

We recently completed a small job with Alair. Their professionalism and communication were fantastic. On the day of the install, the work was done quickly and efficiently. It project result was exactly what we wanted, and they completely cleaned up after the job. We could not be more pleased. Highly recommend! More...

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Rhona Gerber

20 August 2019

I had a wonderful experience with Chad and his team. I remodeled both my kitchen and bathroom. The project manager and the rest of the team arrived when they said they would, kept my condo as clean as possible from day-to-day and did excellent work. I highly recommend the Alair Homes Arlington team. More...

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Alexandra Papantoniou

5 June 2019

Chad and the whole team I worked with at Alair (Alexandra, Luis, Mike) were wonderful to work with: professional, responsive, knowledgeable....everything you want when you are entrusting your home to a company. They repaired water damage to multiple places in my duplex and built out a custom master closet (taking into consideration all of suggestions and wishes). Couldn't recommend Alair enough! More...

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Rocco Saracina

20 April 2019

My wife and I worked with Chad from Alair to scope out a significant home remodel and renovation. Throughout the process, we spoke to a half dozen design/build/contractors, and no one was more straight forward than Chad. He was patient and always quick to respond as we went through several iterations and alternatives while trying to determine the best path to meet our needs. He was also sensitive to our budget constraints in helping us scope out our project. I would recommend him to anyone. More...

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Melanie Smith

14 January 2019

Working with Jason Chaney of Alair was a positive experience. He was always responsive - even if the response was something I didn't want to hear (renovations always have hitches) and he was always, always professional in all of his interactions. I appreciated his customer service very much. He also took the time to explain things, give me options that made sense, and adhere to deadlines (that were in his control - the weather can't be controlled of course!). The project went a lot more smoothly because of Jason's management of all aspects of the build. More...

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HU-861799045

3 November 2018

Excellent service. Alair kept me informed about expected work before beginning and provided updates with pictures throughout the project. Alair is a company that will be around for a long time. Alair sponsors and supports youth projects and activities in the community and is committed to building and maintaining a positive reputation in the community. Alair is a company you can trust! Removed gutters and replace soffit and facia board around entire house. Wood rot under shingles and near gutters replaced. More...

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Jesse Reich

25 September 2018

We began our project with a real life "love it or list it" scenario and ended up determining that we needed to "love" our current house. After meeting with several different builders/home renovators we felt the most confident proceeding with Alair Homes, formerly Arlington Construction Management. Chad Hackmann met with us and explained the Alair process and upfront pricing. We appreciated the opportunity to select different sub-contractors based on a combination of project-specific bids and reputation. Throughout the process, Chad and his team were responsive to our inquiries, whether big or small.

Our project manager, Jason, responded to everyone of our queries within 24 hours and both he and Chad were willing to lend their opinions, advice, and expertise when we found our own lacking. The experience was easy and exciting as we let them manage the details while we selected our options and focused on customizing our dream home .

Chad, Jason, and the entire Alair team made what could be a stressful process enjoyable!
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Richard Price

23 July 2018

My wife and I bought a small, old Arlington constructed in the 1920s in the Woodmont area of Arlington. After four years, we decided it was time to renovate and the project was extensive. And without a doubt, the right construction management firm to do the job was Alair Homes Arlington (formerly Arlington Construction Management), owned by Chad Hackmann). We worked directly with Chad and his team to turn our architect's drawings of our dream home into reality. Chad scoped out our project, worked with us on the budget based on the drawings and after receiving our permits he and his project management team got to work. We worked together to choose subs who would work on the various phases, pick materials and move the project forward. Chad and his project management team were professional, thorough and detailed oriented. We started in July 2016 and we moved back into our house in May 2017. Alair supported us throughout the process and even after the project was completed. We are very pleased with the final results. More...

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Alex K Logsdon

23 July 2018

I have used Arlington Construction on several different projects from personal to investment. They are very knowledgeable and responsive. Their knowledge of the process has saved me money and time. More...

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Beth Hogan O'Sullivan

23 July 2018

Chad helped us relaunch our preschool in record time with a quick response to our needs, additions, and last minute changes in a small renovation on the outside of our building. He was attentive, answering every email and text quickly and efficiently and made us feel like a priority. As a small, non-profit preschool, it was refreshing for us to feel like we were at top priority and because of Chad's service, we were able to meet our needs in record time. For future projects at our school and at home, we will contact Chad in the future. More...

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Daniel Lesniak

23 July 2018

I have worked with several builders in the area and Chad is one of the best to work with in terms of cost, quality and service.

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garstza

21 March 2018

Chad and his team were fantastic. They were very responsive, professional, and provided top notch customer service. The quality of the work completed was exceptional. Ariel was the individual who completed the work for us, and we can't thank him enough. Thank you Chad, Marco, and Ariel. We would highly recommend! More...

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Paul Lyons

29 August 2016

A+ across the board. Exceptional communications, quality of work, and follow thru. ACM is an honest broker and a team of construction and home management experts. We are VERY pleased with their attentive approach, the results received, and their genuine pursuit to achieve customer satisfaction. Punctual, professional, and passionate about what they do. This is the team for your home improvement needs. More...

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melyndaben

28 August 2016

Chad was the fifth contractor we met with to discuss implementing our previously created design plans. Many just walked away knowing that someone else created the designs, we already found our appliances and made other project decisions on our own, but Chad's "we do as much or as little as you want us to" motto matched our needs. He finished up our design plans, took us through all the steps, helped us refine our budget, and referred great companies for materials. His subs were good to work with, especially Mariano the electrician! I would have preferred more detailed project management on budget and schedule to reduce some of our stress along the way, but in the end our project was completed on time and on budget and we couldn't be happier with the final results! More...

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maikytran

21 August 2016

Chad is a true professional. His work ethic is reliable, trustworthy and expedient.

With our new home project, Chad understood our angles and was always able to satisfy our needs. When any problems arose, he calmly proceeded to diagnose and fix it the right way. These are times where I've seen other contractors try to back away from their responsibilities or make excuses. Chad just made it right, often times, going out of his way to do it.

We are very happy with the experience at every stage from planning to construction to punch list follow-up.
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elsnyder

4 August 2016

Chad and our project manager, Lee, were responsive, courteous and easy to communicate with throughout the duration of our project. Their timeline and cost estimates were on point and their workers were respectful of the fact that we were living in our home (pregnant and with a toddler) throughout the renovation. More...

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HU-788211

4 August 2016

Chad and our project manager, Lee, were responsive, courteous and easy to communicate with throughout the duration of our project. Their timeline and cost estimates were on point and their workers were respectful of the fact that we were living in our home (pregnant and with a toddler) throughout the renovation. More...

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marblexmail

13 June 2016

I always hear the nicest things about Chad from his clients - his vast experience, attention to detail, workmanship and clear & transparent pricing structure (you can use Chad's subcontractors or select & buy on your own) are among the most commonly given compliments. He always provides all the info needed for accurate pricing and coordinates well ahead of time for all his clients' measurements and installations... it's truly a breeze working with ACM on their projects. I know all his projects go well until the very finish - a client of his returned to the showroom a couple of months after we installed the countertops just to give me a hug and show me some pictures of the finished kitchen. She was that THRILLED. I've heard amazing feedback frommany of his clients, and many of the clients I meet have worked on a project with Chad before and decided to hire his company again. More...

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Jr. Smith

14 May 2016

Overall very pleased with the major renovation project completed on my home by ARC. There were a few hickups and some lack of attention to details due to a change in project manager mid-stream, but overall I am very happy with the materials used and the completed project. I recommend, and have recommended ARC to family and friends. More...

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ctyoun

28 January 2016

We hired ACM to completely rennovate our 1930s kitchen and expand it into an enclosed porch area, knocking down several walls, building extra storage, and replacing both the front and back doors of the house. ACM did a great job of updating the cabinets, flooring, counters, appliances, plumbing, and wiring. The project was particularly challenging because of the house's age and previous rennovations (circa 1935) that caused the floors between the original kitchen and the enclosed porch to be completely different levels; we also needed to have a special built-in storage area for a washer/dryer set, which, given space constraints, required some "out of the box" thinking. They were even able to help us find a way to keep a couple of the house's original built-in cabinets so that they look great with the new cabinets.
Overall, our rennovation project with ACM went very well. Chad managed the project and was always available to answer questions, give recommendations, and make sure things were going smoothly. Doing any major rennovation on an old house is bound to turn up unexpected issues, but Chad was great and made sure all of the "issues" our old home had were fixed and that the final product was fantastic. He was never pushy about working with particular people/subcontractors, but when we needed help or advice he recommended great people to provide the things we needed - e.g. cabinets, countertops, etc. We are very pleased with the end result!
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St. Clair Kitchens

19 January 2016

Chad and the team at Arlington Construction Management are great to work with. As a cabinet distributor/kitchen designer I have collaborated with ACM on numerous projects from small renovations to custom new home constructions. Chad and his project managers are highly knowledgeable, proactive and responsive. It has been my experience that ACM has assembled a team of skilled craftsmen that can deliver on a project of any scale. In addition to the high quality of work I know that Chad provides a great deal of transparency to clients. This transparency gives homeowners a certain level of comfort and piece of mind that otherwise would be difficult to find from many other builders. I would definitely recommend Arlington Construction Management to anyone considering a renovation or new construction project. More...

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AMV

18 January 2016

ACM (and project manager, Chris) did a great job on our project. Despite challenges along the way (weather delays, changes in scope, etc.), they did their best to keep our project moving and completed with minimal delay. Their pricing/business model provided us with extra flexibility in selecting who worked on our project and helped keep costs down - it's the way we were able to do everything we wanted within our budget. And, they seemed to genuinely care about the quality and outcome of our project, which was great. Highly recommend! More...

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rmschn

15 January 2016

The main job was a kitchen remodel. We also had new flooring put in and textured ceilings removed in joining areas. Chad was very easy to work during the project and was always available for questions. The job came in on budget which is always nice. I did have a bit of a difficult time communicating with a few sub contractors at times which was frustrating. But, in the end everything was exactly as I requested. Arlington Construction is the best contracting firm I have ever used. I would recommend them to anyone and I would use them again. More...

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cresseyva

14 January 2016

Chad Hackman of Arlington Construction Management built the home we recently moved into in December 2015. He did a tremendous job designing and building the house. In a sea of craftsman-like houses and layouts that are very similar, Chad and his team designed a thoughtful, livable, creative floor plan that is unique and fun in all the right ways. The design conveys a sense of warmth and openness and his integration of livable outdoor space is fantastic. We feel extremely fortunate to have this house and design - from the foundation to the details, Chad and his team made excellent and high quality decisions and choices.

Even more important, as with any new house, we have discovered some "punch list" items to resolve. Chad and his team have been extremely professional, responsive, and punctual in addressing every issue. They are conscientious in following up with us and ensuring the work is done to our satisfaction -- which is unusual in this industry.

At the end of the day, it makes all the difference in the world to work with a professional and someone who is a good person, whose priority is doing the right thing and making sure his client is more than satisfied.

We highly recommend Chad and his team.
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hdoorknob

14 January 2016

Our original house began as a single story rambler type home of about 1200sq. ft with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We explained to Chad Hackman (Arlington Construction Management) our vision of a 2nd floor that included a master bedroom with sitting room, master bathroom that included a steam shower and a free standing tub, and his and her walk in closets. The first floor was completely gutted and reconfigured. Chad provided us with a choice of architects and banks that he has worked with in the past (one stop shopping) Our home is now complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, beautiful sunroom and kitchen. The budget estimate was pretty much on target. Our neighbors and passerby's still ask if they can come in for a tour. The new house is about 2000sq. feet. The curbside appeal is fabulous. More...

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rep3112

6 January 2016

It's been nearly 8 years since we completed our addition and created the home we dreamed about. Arlington Construction Management helped us turn those dreams into reality and without any of the constraints typical to a design/build firm and at great savings. They helped us select contractors that were both flexible and reliable. They really did provide us a level of comfort while ensuring that we understand the process and possible issues of remodeling our home. Thank you-Arlington Construction Management! More...

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Megan Haydasz

23 September 2015

ACM not only built my home addition in 2010, they also saved our neighborhood preschool from delaying its first-day-of-school relaunch in Sept. 2015 by remedying a county permitting issue for us at the *very* last-minute and at a reasonable cost! Owner Chad Hackmann knows how to prioritize, and his team always comes through when it counts. We've been nothing but satisfied with ACM's level of service, both during and post-construction. Would definitely hire ACM again and/or recommend to others! More...

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lakat18

20 September 2015

I needed to do a commercial retrofit on an historic building in a very short timeframe. Chad and his team were there for us every step of the way. Chad and his team were vigilant throughout the process to "make it happen" despite the tough time constraints. Chad's team was knowledgeable about building code and even recommended alterations on-site to help the retrofit stay compliant. Chad delivered more than what was initially scoped, on time, and on-budget. I would highly recommend Arlington Construction Management for residential and commercial projects. They are easy to work with and care about the finished product. More...

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bhogan78

17 September 2015

Chad helped us relaunch our preschool in record time with a quick response to our needs, additions, and last minute changes in a small renovation on the outside of our building. He was attentive, answering every email and text quickly and efficiently and made us feel like a priority. As a small, non-profit preschool, it was refreshing for us to feel like we were at top priority and because of Chad's service, we were able to meet our needs in record time. I look forward to working with Chad again for any future projects here at work or for future projects at home. More...

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happyathome2

15 May 2015

I can't say enough wonderful things about Chad and Arlington Construction Management! We had a leak in our roof that no one could seem to fix. Roofers said it was a roof problem. Masons said it was a chimney problem. But nobody fixed it correctly. Finally, a home inspector told us to call a builder. Really? A builder? How many builders would be willing to take on such a small project (small for them, but had been a huge headache for us)? I called Chad at Arlington Construction Management because his company was located nearby. Out of the kindness of his heart he took on this silly (to him, I'm sure) project. He was knowledgeable, patient, and informative... and of course he figured out what was wrong, got it fixed, and had the interior repairs done too. Along the way, he generously answered other random questions we had about our house. If we were to build a home or addition, Chad is the ONLY person we would consider working with. He is a truly honest and trustworthy individual, knowledgeable and experienced too. Best of all, we found that he genuinely has his clients' best interests in mind! More...

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jasilvia

4 February 2015

Chad Hackmann of Arlington Construction Management has stepped forward to build a home for Marine Cpl Marcus Dandrea in Haymarket, VA. He has partnered with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

As HFOT’s Building Partner, Chad will serve as the General Contractor for the project and will be in charge of permitting. In conjunction with Homes for Our Troops, the company will reach out to their best suppliers and subcontractors, enlisting them to donate their materials and labor for the project. The home will be wheelchair accessible and feature state-of-the- art adaptations including a roll-in shower, pull-down cabinets and a roll-under sink in the kitchen. The new home is expected to break ground in April of 2015..

To find out more about HFOT and Cpl Dandrea, go to www.hfotusa.org.
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miypa

12 August 2014

We appreciated Arlington Construction Management's help in building our dream home. Chad and his team helped us build a beautiful home that we truly enjoy.

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drbodiaz

9 August 2014

Chad did an outstanding job on our project. We renovated a 1950's split to include adding a modern addition. Chad was with us from conception to final landscaping. His cost estimates were on track, he expertly managed the subs to ensure we stayed on schedule, and quickly cleared any misunderstanding. He completely met and exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him. Best part was the money we saved, i.e. the instant equity we earned, nearly $150K.

Our home is featured on Chad's houzz sites. Look for the corner window and the red kitchen cabinets.
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positiveknm

10 July 2014

We consulted with Chad on getting our project started and organized, he offered great advice to help get headed in the right direction and understand the best way to approach the county. Kevin - Arlington

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katieloughney

23 June 2014

Arlington Construction Management built a beautiful home for us in Arlington. Chad and his team were professional throughout the process and were always available to answer our questions and concerns. As a construction manager, the cost of building a quality home was less expensive than building a custom home with a traditional general contractor, and well worth it. I would highly recommend ACM for anyone looking to build a new house or an addition. More...

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heatherviar

23 June 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with the services provided by Chad Hackmann
and Arlington Construction Management during the tear down and rebuild of our

home. I was around the project daily and soon after we started I began calling
Chad "Mr. Calm" as there were no challenges in the day to day of the project or
request/questions/changes that seemed to throw him off or surprise him. Made a
potentially very stressful experience in building a home an enjoyable one.
Heather - Fairfax Station
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sheri0003

29 December 2013

Chad Hackman/Arlington construction did a full bedroom suite addition with washer/ dryer in master bath,full remodel of our kitchen,guest bath relocation, and outdoor entry.which involved moving a wall to widen our kitchen. Chad's team also added beautiful antique oak hardwood wideplank floors throughout the entire main level.We couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! Chad provided options along the way of material choices that needed to be selected and plenty of notice when to have our selections made. He was very timely with emails and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend his company. He made our house a home. More...

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rmhelms

20 December 2013

We had a great experience with Arlington Construction Management. The design work they did for us was perfect for the space, and they gave us excellent, straightforward advice. The subcontractor they hired was very professional and committed to getting the job done, and was careful about all details of the project. ACM's initial estimate for the project was exactly on target and we were able to keep the scope to just what we were looking for. We will definitely hire ACM for future projects. More...

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nogroj

12 September 2013

Arlington Construction Management oversaw the building of our new two story addition -- a master bedroom/office suite above a living room. I had heard horror stories about the whole construction process and was quite nervous about undertaking this project. But Chad and Ben were super easy to work with, iron out problems very quickly and were very patient with all of my last minute "Wait! I changed my mind..." orders. They saw the project to the very end, and stuck by to help out with the nit-noidy details. The whole process, while tedious as expected, was not in any way bad. I'd hire them again. In fact, I have! We'll be working together on an investment property soon. More...

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ahoward9409

22 August 2013

We hired Arlington Construction to build our home in Great Falls, VA. We built a Greek Revival and were very anxious to get all of the architectural detail in the drawings reflected in the actual work. Chad was very thorough and provided the attention to detail that delivered an outstanding product. We would work with Chad again. He made a very demanding process easy to manage and allowed us the creative freedom and input that we wanted to make the project a reality. Highly recommended! More...

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mlsreality

14 August 2013

We used Chad as a general consultant. I.e., Chad provided planning, contracting for bids, working with contractors, following up, problem solving and making sure the quality remained good. We actually paid the individual contractors. This worked out very well for us, and we completed our renovation at a cost more than 40% less than other bids we received. Chad made sure we didn't get nickled and dimed with small changes, but on the other hand told us when the contractor was in the right. More...

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Jennifer Milder

2 August 2013

ACM was a great partner in our renovation - worked with us and the contractors to see the job through, throughout the inevitable bumps in the road. We are happy with our new home - and where things need to be re-addressed, ACM has helped us get that done. More...

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ccole703

1 August 2013

We hired Chad Hackmann after a burst water pipe destroyed much of the interior of our home. The majority of our home was stripped down to the studs, and then rebuilt. Chad was available to us right from the beginning to guide us through the process. Since much of our project was covered by the insurance reimbursement, he was able to help us negotiate with the insurance adjusters by providing estimates and reviewing all of their numbers.

Then he sat down with us to discuss what exactly we wanted done and found the right people to complete each part of the renovation. Each person he referred us to (from cabinets, countertops, appliances, tiles) was very helpful and had only good things to say about working with Chad. Not having to search out who to use for all of the different aspects of the project took a huge burden off our shoulders.

He laid out the costs and the time frame for the project, and ended up right in line.

I would definitely recommend Chad Hackmann and would use him again in any future projects.
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Kristen Lillard

1 August 2013

Chad and Chris have been a real pleasure to work with! Our friend and interior designer introduced my husband and I to them and "this fabulous new home" they were building. When we came "just to take a tour and check it out", we fell in love immediately, put our condo on the market and purchased the home. We loved the modern feel, open floor plan, and bathrooms attached to all bedrooms. The rooftop patio, lower level screened in porch, 2 car garage are great attributes as well! At that point, construction was in it's final stages. Chad and the team held to their schedule to get things completed for settlement, etc.
Chad and Chris have offered us great guidance and advice in being new home owners. They've also been very timely in all facets of getting settled in and providing finishing touches of the remaining "puch list" items. I highly recommend them for anyone seeking experienced, talented, and responsive individuals looking for a new home or home renovation. 5 stars hands down!!!

Kristen Lillard
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ghaydasz

29 July 2013

We love the addition that Chad helped us build. All the subcontractors he worked with were professional and responsible. Anytime an unexpected issue arose (as it does with a 1940-era house), he found a good way to fix or circumnavigate it. He even helped us find people to finish getting our drawings approved. And he continues to check in to make sure we're satisfied with the results, well after completion. More...

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patricia gold interiors

24 July 2013

I am an interior designer and have had the pleasure of working with Chad and Arlington Construction Management on three different projects. All three projects were different sizes from custom building a house to remodeling a kitchen. Each experience he provided a professional crew and wonderful project managers to oversee all the work on site. All of the clients I have helped make selections for on these projects were very happy with the work and end result.I will continue to work with Arlington Construction Management and would recommend them highly. More...

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Jon Stewart

16 July 2013

Chad has helped us on a number of relatively minor household projects so it was a no brainer to turn to him when we were ready to renovate a bathroom. As is typical in many older Arlington homes, space is limited. Chad and his team worked with us so that we were able to design a way to expand the shower and make it with door less entry. Throughout every step of the renovation, we were told what was happening, why, and what the next steps were. When obstacles arose, a number of alternatives were presented and discussed with us. In the end the bathroom has surpassed our expectations. Just look at it! Chad was readily available to us throughout the project and did a great job of tailoring his service to meet our needs and kept the overall cost within our budget. More...

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jackiehware

14 July 2013

After extensive research and reviewing all-inclusive bids from several general contractors, we decided to renovate our 1920’s Arlington home with the help of Chad from Arlington Construction Management. After all these years of thinking and planning, we found ourselves more familiar with the project and specifications than anyone else could be. Chad’s system gave us credit for that knowledge, allowed us to get exactly what we wanted, did not penalize us for making changes and saved us substantially. We even had the freedom and flexibility to do some work on our own (a little demo saved us nearly 5K) as well as to receive bids from sub-contractors we had met over the years. A few of those sub-contractors worked out well, but predominantly Chad’s recommended sub-contractors were a better value. As an example, the siding contractor he recommended was half (20K less) than a bid we found online. Chad has been with us every step of the way. More...

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vacastro

14 July 2013

In the past we used a design/build company and did not feel that we had control over the process or the budget. When we reviewed the bill we found the mark-up was excessive, especially when sub-contractors were used for most of the work. This time around we chose to use Chad with Arlington Construction Mangement because of the ability to control expenses, choose the products used in building our addition and select our own sub-contractors. The ability to get several estimates and meet the subs for each trade beforehand made a huge difference in our experience. We completed our project 2 months earlier than predicted and were able to stay within budget. We ended up saving 28% from our lowest bid and we were able to use upgraded products along the way. Chad gave us great advice, support and knowledge to help us through our project. I know we would not have received the same personal service from any other builder. We would use Chad again and would highly recommend him to anyone
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I have been in the metro area construction and remodeling market since 1996, working on my own since 2006.

2 year warranty, written approval of all cost, 100% transparency, full service project management.

No two projects are the same, each is unique and requires individual attention.

The desire to help folks build and remodel in a unique format.

Transparency, integrity and steady hand in providing guidance.