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Guy Razzi

5 August 2019

We wanted to completely rework our 20+ year old, including relocating a powder room and leveling the floor. Jim and Courthouse did and excellent job in guiding us through the design and selection process, and ultimately did a great job on the final build-out.

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Anne Garnier

25 June 2019

We live in a high-rise condominium in McLean and hired Courthouse Design/Build to re-design, reconfigure and remodel our master and hall bathrooms, our foyer, and to upgrade various doors throughout our condominium. Jim Gardiner and his staff got the job because of their unique design ideas and the quality of their work. We are very pleased with the results. The pricing was fair and we received excellent value for our investment. More...

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Anne Topic

27 May 2015

This was the smoothest, cleanest, fastest, and overall highest quality operation we have ever seen. The entire project proceeded like clockwork from start to finish. Design work was beautiful, workmanship was outstanding, and absolutely everyone, from owner Jim Gardiner to the humblest laborer, was a delight to work with. We would--and will--use Courthouse again. JOB: Complete remodeling of upstairs laundry room.SERVICES PROVIDED: Design, tear-out, and installation of new materials, including Ann Sacks tile, marble countertop, custom cabinetry, appliances, hardwood shelving, lighting, and accessories. New drywall and room painting were included. More...

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Mark Eberhart

27 May 2015

Update: (31Aug2014), We had a problem with one of our cabinet doors and Courthouse Kitchen and Baths was very quick in coming out and taking care of it. Based on the great long-term customer service I am upgrading my rating to 5 stars. We have also recommended them to several friends who have followed through with using them as well.We came to Jim with a general idea of what we wanted to do and he helped us plan-out the design, choose cabinets, and prepare plans for our general contractor to use. The overall experience was very positive and Jim did a fantastic job with taking into account even the smallest details, such as door openings that might interfere with countertops, and measurements that, once we got into construction, were accurate to within 1/4"- very impressive.We looked at many places around Arlington and Northern VA before deciding on Courthouse Kitchens. They are highly recommended. More...

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Anne T.

8 April 2015

This was the smoothest, cleanest, fastest, and overall highest quality operation we have ever seen.  The entire project proceeded like clockwork from start to finish.  Design work was beautiful, workmanship was outstanding, and absolutely everyone, from owner Jim Gardiner to the lowliest laborer, was a delight to work with.  We would--and will--use Courthouse again.  JOB:  Complete remodeling of upstairs laundry room.SERVICES PROVIDED:  Design, tear-out, and installation of new materials, to include Ann Sacks tile, marble countertop, custom cabinetry, appliances, hardwood shelving, lighting, and accessories.  New drywall and room painting were included. More...

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Ina Bedke

22 January 2015

Created innovative design to change an "old" floor plan of small boxy spaces into an "open" space with great flow - AND - Remodeled large condominium (built in 1981)

- kitchen completely redone, cabinets, plumbing, lighting, appliances
- moved walls, created closets, opened doorways, installed sliding/pocket doors,
- created a sumptuous spa master bath, with huge shower for two with 2 showerheads
- updated one bathroom, and completely renovated 2 others,
- created the perfect bar/sitting space to highlight the open concept (wet bar, icemaker, refrigerator)
- unique decorative stone wall, mosaic detail, arched display area
- wood flooring laid in an unusual diagonal pattern, curved slate floors in master bath
- completely reworked the lighting plans and electrics, adding customized display walls/areas

Can't possibly say enough good things about Jim Gardiner - excellent "eye" for detail, a creative outlook, willing to engage in new ideas, and very adaptive to the customer's wishes (even when we didn't know how to make our notions real, he managed to take our unclear wishes and tone it down/or ramp it up so that we would get the effects we wanted). I interviewed many design/build firms in the area - and soon realized that no one had a lock on a great price - everyone came to about the same dollar estimate. For us, the fact that he was the only one who asked to see our current apartment (so that he could gauge our style) BEFORE he saw the condo we wanted to renovate, was a thoughtful quality we were very impressed with - and put him ahead right from the beginning.

We have now been in our condo for almost a year, and there is not a single thing we would change - we did have the luxury of time (living in our apt until all the work was finished), but that creates other kinds of stress providing time to second-guess decisions. His suppliers were quite cooperative; the silestone in the kitchen was done twice, since the first effort did not match his standards which are high. The cabinetry company that he works with did some fabulous custom work that was impeccable. He also has a broad local network of specialists to call on -- really superb craftspeople to handle such items as granite selection, stone cutting, carpeting, glass shelving, custom countertops in unusual materials, even intricate electrical switching and other odd but useful arrangements that suited us.

Jim was supportive and encouraging and his crew was wonderful. He was always reachable, and his prime guy-on-site Tim Starr (one of his leads) was meticulous, detail oriented, and a superb craftsman in any medium. He custom-built cabinets in our bar area, created perfect curves in a marble arch, laid the stone for the decorative wall, custom cut marble/slate floor in powder room, and took on various small projects that helped make this place the home we love!
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norma311

13 June 2014

Jim Gardiner designed the remodel of our two bathrooms in 2002 and 2004. Jim was knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated to getting the job done right. I am certain that when we sell our home, the very attractive baths will be a strong selling point. More...

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jarlington1

27 January 2014

We had a 30 yr old kitchen that needed a complete rehab. It was a hard to expand kitchen because of the construction of the house and we wanted to keep the same footprint. Jim was very helpful in explaining all aspects of the jobs and pointed us in the direction of buying new appliance, backsplash, lighting and more.

His crew was quick and clean with the removing the old cabinets etc. The whole project was perfectly coordinated and on-time. Jim's planning, design, execution, quality and follow up was superb!
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mwisker

2 January 2014

I gutted my kitchen and totally renovated. Purchased the cabinets from courthouse. They were professional and addressed my needs immediately. Excellent service, excellent product. More...

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doozey1

27 December 2013

Courthouse did three separate projects over a ten year period. A full kitchen renovation, a master bath full renovation, and a full bath renovation. all three were done by Kevin J, with design/ planning/ estimating done by Jim Gardiner. Quality of work was superb. More...

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fghall

20 December 2013

Courthouse replaced our old tired kitchen with a beautiful design that also functions effectively and efficiently. Courthouse's integrity and outstanding design sense made it a pleasure to work with this firm. Courthouse has been our contractor for the stylish renovation of three bathrooms. Later, when we needed a new kitchen, we went immediately to Courthouse. We have been extremely pleased with Courthouse's work. More...

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kmjones

19 December 2013

CKB was wonderful to work with. Professional, flexible, budget conscious, friendly and excellent quality work. It was a joy to have them in our home. We would recommend them to anybody. Our kitchen and master bath updates completely changed our home. More...