Work Completed Date: December 27, 2013
Description Of Work: DMV kitchen and bath remodeled my half bathroom. They installed new tile, vanity, fixed the drywall and painted.
The work went very well. They started on time and kept asking questions to make sure they were doing everything we wanted. The tile work was great. They made sure every cut was exact. They fixed drywall that previous company did and they did not charge extra. i was very pleased with their work and i am having them come out to work on my kitchen and install new floors.
ADRIAN TOLEDO / POTOMAC, MD 20854
Work Completed Date: September 26, 2013
Description Of Work: Remodeled a bathroom
DMV remodeled a small guest bathroom for us, and we are very happy with the outcome. They were affordable, the end result looks great (especially the tiling), and they finished ahead of schedule. On top of that, they were able to utilize limited space well, allowing us to install a larger, more functional, sink than we had previously had. We will call them again for future renovations.
BENJAMIN OTTO / OLNEY, MD 20832
Work Completed Date: November 25, 2013
Description Of Work: We wanted to update our large eat-in kitchen. We wanted to keep our existing cherry cabinets which were in excellent condition but install new floors and countertops. We recently purchased all new appliances. DMV removed the old countertops, moved an island to better suit our use, installed new lighting, new hardwood floors, new countertop and backsplash. We couldn’t be happier!
We got a few estimates for this work and DMV was competitive if not a bit cheaper than the others. We liked their approach and they were able to start the work soon. We hoped to have everything finished by Thanksgiving – and it was. This was our first renovation project and we decided to have them begin work before we had made all of the decisions about the lighting, tile backsplash etc. They warned us this would slow down the project but we preferred the incremental approach so we could be sure that we got the style we wanted – as the work proceeded. We especially wanted to match the backsplash to the counters but we now realize that created a significant delay since most tiles can take up to two weeks to order. If you are sure you know what you want then you might be better off ordering everything prior to starting the project.
The DMV crews were all fantastic. As many have said before, they were polite, on time, professional, and eager to please. Every single contractor took pride in his work and the end product shows this. They came each day on time and were willing to adjust their schedule to days when we could stay home. We thought it best to be there and indeed questions arose throughout the day that needed our attention. They always cleaned up carefully before they left for the day. They began by removing the center island cabinet and then taking up the old vinyl flooring and sub-flooring. Then they removed the corian countertops. They also had to unhook our appliances which they moved to an adjacent room. Ibrahim was very generous with his time as we visited a warehouse site to pick out our granite which we wanted to match to the cherry cabinets (we chose White Spring which looks terrific). The floors were installed next and I have to say that I was concerned about matching the new floor to our existing oak flooring but the match is near-to-perfect with no transitional piece – they just cut and pieced to the existing floor and matched the stain. Once the floor was finished they moved the island to its new spot and then came to install the countertops. They look amazing and are a great match to the cabinets. For us, choosing the backsplash was the hardest part of the job. We thought the allowance in the contract was reasonable but as we shopped we decided that we really wanted marble. We found a good match and price at Best Tile but the project was on hold while the tile was ordered. Two weeks later they came back to install the backsplash and everyone loves the total look. Finally, we had all new lighting installed and the ceiling painted to match. At each stage they were always willing to work with us and consider our views. Javier made sure that we had his cell number and he told us to call anytime, day or night, if we had questions. Sometimes communication with the workers was a bit of a challenge due to language issues but we only had to call Javier and everything was worked out immediately. They even came back after we paid them to take care of a few minor details.
We can’t say enough good things about DMV. The end result is proof of their patience, their dedication to detail and their professionalism. We have three baths that also need renovation and we will not consider using anyone else for the job. Thanks DMV!!
SANDRA WALDSTEIN / BETHESDA, MD 20817
Work Completed Date: December 17, 2013
Description Of Work: They gutted remodeled a laundry room do that it was as much auxiliary kitchen as a beautiful laundry room and build a home office in the basement.
Dear neighbors, If you need someone you can trust – in your home and around your family – then this is the company, and these are the men, you can rely on. We contracted with DMV to finish our laundry room and an office and the fit, finish and performance of everything is first class! While they spent whatever time was necessary before the job to spec it all out to our approval, when customer decisions were needed in the midst of the job they did not push us to do what would be easiest for them – rather, they would explain the options involved in a way that was clear and that eased the decision-making process for us. Their crews showed up when they promised, with the skilled workers, tools and materials necessary to do a great job. Now, we are so proud of the rooms they created for us – we recommend them in the highest degree! They do what they say they are going to do, and they do it with courtesy and class!
WALTER MCKEE / OLNEY, MD
Work Completed Date: October 15, 2013
Description Of Work: We wanted to remodel our old kitchen, modifying our layout a bit in the process.
We had your basic galley kitchen, with the sink facing a wall (no window). We added a peninsula and moved the sink into the corner of it, and also moved the location of the refrigerator from one side and end of the kitchen to the other. Additionally, we added an extra set of cabinets, with counter top, along an empty wall. Ibrahim gave many helpful hints when we talked with him about the design, and made commonsense recommendations to help keep the project within our budget. Their showroom has a great selection of cabinets and granite in many price ranges. We wanted to do some of the kitchen demolition ourselves to save money, and he was happy to work with us on that – we took out the appliances and cabinets ourselves, but left the soffit and backsplash removal to DMV, and we would do the painting and ceiling lights ourselves afterwards. We also received estimates from 3 other contractors, but DMV beat them out. Cabinet and granite installers, plumber, electrician, and general workers were all very professional, polite, hard-working, and eager to please. There were only a few miscommunications, but those were worked out quickly and pleasantly. Javier, who was in charge of the project, stopped by often to check on progress, and he was always available by phone or text for questions, scheduling, etc. He and his crews worked efficiently, and it was obvious they were very experienced. The installation took 2 weeks. The cost covered everything – soffit and backsplash demolition, new cabinets, granite counter top, sink and faucet, pulls/handles, plumbing, electrical, installing appliances (dishwasher, range, and microwave), fixing and prepping walls for paint. We picked out the appliances we wanted, and Ibrahim checked prices and ordered them, passing along the savings to us – appliances were an additional $1650_x000D_| we love how the kitchen turned out – not only does it look GREAT, but it functions well too! Both Ibrahim and Javier have checked back with us to make sure we are satisfied, and to assure us that they will be available if needed – customer service and satisfaction is certainly one of their strong points. We highly recommend DMV Kitchen and Baths, and would not hesitate to use them again.
PAUL SELENT / VIENNA, VA 22181-4028
Work Completed Date: November 30, 2013
Description Of Work: Remodeling old office space to a waiting room and building a new office space.
A GREAT REMODELING EXPERIENCE!!! – The DMV Kitchen and Bath staff made our remodel project such a pleasant experience. Our extensive project included the remodel our old office to a waiting room and build new office at our business. We appreciated the fact that the dust and debris were kept to a minimum during demolition and there were never construction items left inside our office. Because all construction was done on evenings and weekends, and we were open thru all construction. Our project manager was always available to respond to any questions or issues that arose. The workers were courteous and did great work. As with any remodel, there were a few challenges, but DMV Kitchen and Bath met those challenges with a positive attitude and always found a solution. There were many times that they went far beyond the call of duty to make sure our vision became a reality and always did their best to stay within our budget. Our office and waiting room is now very beautiful and functional than we could ever have imagined. All our customers love it the new waiting room. And we love our new beautiful office. We highly recommend DMV Kitchen and Bath to anyone considering a remodel project, and we will certainly call them when we decide to do any remodeling at our own homes.
DMITRY TEPELBOYM / GAITHERSBURG
Work Completed Date: October 01, 2013
Description Of Work: Master bathroom remodel including tear down and removal of vinyl floors, existing shower and soaking tub tile and shower floor. Expanded shower in height, width and length. Re-tiled shower, tub and floor. Re-installed existing vanity, countertop and toilet. Painted. Installed frameless glass.
The crew was timely, worked started on time and took only a few days longer than estimated. The designs presented were exactly what we were looking for. DMV worked with our budget which was also very much appreciated. The tile work is beautiful and of the highest quality. The only hiccup was in the final cost based on some mid-work changes. However, I could not have asked more of management. They were completely professional, responsible and responsive. I am very pleased with the overall process, cost and results.
REBECCA NELSON / STERLING, VA 201652529
Work Completed Date: October 23, 2013
Description Of Work: Full kitchen remodel, full master bathroom remodel, basement remodel, powder room construction, new plumbing, porcelain tile installation, hardwood refinishing, full interior repainting, custom carpentry, carpet installation, entry door installation, new baseboard throughout, recessed lighting throughout and new kitchen duct work. Pheww.
Before looking for contractors, we put together a big list of changes we wanted to do to our house with a general budget in mind. We meet with and got pricing from two other local contractors in addition to DMV, who came and surveyed prior to pricing. DMV was the only bidder who broke out the pricing for every item on the list as requested, and without adding allowances for everything. This was the first sign but the best part was that they came below the other two bidders to the point where we were able to do EVERYTHING on the list, AND MORE. Needless to say the choice was clear, so we decided to give the job to DMV.
We spent many days and nights with Oscar (designer/PM) going through every detail of the project, making material selections and finalizing the contract. We were very picky and he was very patient. Around this time we meet with Javier (superintendent/PM). The two of them gave us their best at a schedule and we were off and running.
Demolition was pretty smooth, although you can never have enough protection for high traffic areas like wood floors and finished garage floors. Time was spent to safeguard but given the scope of work, the whole house was a construction site. Needless to say, we were not living in the house during the construction. For the most part work was fast but slow at times, mainly because we asked Javier to procure permits which required numerous inspections. Work was held up more than a few times because of permits. All of the workers were diligent, polite and respectful. They wiped their feet and always stayed on task. They even pulled weekends a few times just to get things done.
Communication with Oscar and Javier has never really been a problem. You would always get a call back or a text. One of us was in contact with one of them almost every day. One of the best ways to avoid an issue is to stay in constant contact. But when an issue came up or the wrong material was ordered (happened once or twice like any project), they sprang into action to make it right which was very comforting. That feeling would probably be our biggest take away from working with DMV. They really worked hard to make sure that we we’re happy. If something was bothering you at any point in the project, they would do whatever they had to do to put the smile back on your face. We are very glad that we went with DMV and thankful for all they have done for us.
JOHN STONE / ROCKVILLE, MD 20852
Work Completed Date: October 22, 2013
Description Of Work: The hose that brings water to the refrigerator developed pinholes and leaked on our kitchen floor (Pergo). DMV replaced the floor with ceramic tile.
Orlando and his helper did a wonderful job. They both worked really hard and the results – A+ work – show it. I really appreciated their hanging plastic barriers between the kitchen and living room and even covering the furniture in the living room so the dust from the work didn’t get on everything. But the biggest surprise was that they put a new hose on the refrigerator without my even asking. When does that happen anymore? I really don’t want to talk them up much more, because I’m afraid that they’ll be too busy when I need them again! This was the best experience I’ve had with a vendor on Angie’s List.
BONNIE WAHIBA / MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD 20886
Work Completed Date: August 01, 2013
Description Of Work: They repaired water damaged walls, removal and replacement of dry rotted cabinetry and repairs in the dry wall. They also repaired and replaced the old flooring in the kitchen with tile. They applied a new modern backsplash that wrapped all around half the kitchen. New electrical sockets were added and a hands-free kitchen faucet.
Went really well. Made the call as soon as the insurance company gave me the green light to proceed with repairs. Same day produced blue prints of the kitchen so that we knew the exact measurements for the supplies that we would need. A day or two later we showed up to the show room to see what our options were. The salesman, Oscar Perdomo, played a intricate part in getting things together and making sure what we wanted was available. The only issue we encountered during the whole process was trying to get the wife and I to agree on what we wanted. I won. The back splash ended up being stainless steel cubes with black grout, which looks awesome do to the appliances being of the same material and color. We got a bigger sink, which is awesome. Looks great with the hands-free faucet which is also stainless and black. The bright huge tiles on the floor light up the kitchen and contrast the dark bamboo cabinets. My kitchen belongs in a catalog as an example of what a modern kitchen should look like. As I save for the remodeling of my bathrooms, these guys will be the first ones I call.
EDUARDO SANCHEZ / FAIRFAX, VA 22033
Work Completed Date: August 23, 2013
Description Of Work: Complete kitchen remodel, down to the studs. This included all demo, new cabinets, granite countertops, travertine backsplash, tile flooring, lighting, removal of soffits, and replacement of pantry with cabinets, painting, and replacement of two sliding patio doors.
We decided to go with DMV based upon all of the very positive reviews here and the fact that their estimate was substantially lower than any of the other bidders. They also seemed willing to accommodate almost any request or preference that we had. Javier was the Project Manager and was great to work with. He was clear from the start that we needed to be satisfied, and he let us know that we could contact him at any time if we had questions or needed his help. When we did, he was always very gracious and helpful. He visited the project site most days, toward the beginning of the project, and less so as the project progressed. All of the workers were very courteous, and hard-working, and usually cleaned up as much as possible. There were a few instances where attention to detail slipped a little, but when such problems were pointed out, they were corrected. The project took about 6 weeks to complete, however, that included occasional delays, some of which were unavoidable. For example, one large piece of the granite countertop needed to be replaced, due to slight cracks in the stone. These were noticed after the granite had been installed. There were a few times when we didn’t know if anyone was coming to the house or not. There was one such stretch where no one came for a few straight days. This was one of a few lapses in communication that I think could have been a little better. A schedule, or project plan, updated from time to time, would have been helpful. There are always at least a few unexpected issues on every project. The cost referenced above does not include the cost of the appliances and some of the items that we (the homeowners) decided to upgrade or purchase ourselves (e.g. upgrades or special order details on the cabinets).
All in all, we love our beautiful new kitchen and we’re very satisfied with the work DMV did on our project. The price was very competitive, they did good work, and they were very pleasant to work with. We will be calling them again when the time comes for other projects on our list.
SCOTT MINER / DAMASCUS, MD 20872