Although apartment and condo renovations may be different from single-family construction projects, the same amount of expertise is needed to successfully transform these spaces into what the client has envisioned. These projects usually consist of reconfiguring a unit’s layout, re-routing the home’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and remodeling outdated spaces. These complex processes require the skill and knowledge of an experienced contractor to ensure successful outcomes and magnificent results.
This list features the best apartment and condo interior contractors in Washington, D.C. Our team took into account various criteria and examined the number of projects they have in the city, the quality of these projects, the awards and recognition they have received, their industry affiliations, and their years in business. These builders have built a reputation for their outstanding work and have received many industry awards for their incredible renovation projects. These builders have built a reputation for their outstanding work and have received many industry awards for their incredible renovation projects.
Website | 443-708-4002 | 1501 11th St., NW Washington, DC 20001
Serving Washington, D.C. and Maryland clients, Harbor Builders is a general contracting firm that offers pre-construction services, commercial and residential general contracting, base building, value engineering, design-build, historic preservation and tax credits, multifamily construction, and green building services. The firm prides itself on constructing top-quality and eco-friendly establishments and homes throughout Washington, Maryland, and Baltimore. Maryland-native Ezra Hercenberg founded the firm in 2008 and developed a unique bidding and building process as well as a custom construction database that Harbor implements on every project. This specialized system enables the company to provide clients with extraordinary construction services no matter the size of the project.
Among its notable projects is a five-unit apartment building in D.C. One of the unit’s interiors features an open floor plan with light brown hardwood flooring, all-white kitchen cabinets and countertops, recessed lighting, and a beautiful metal floating stairs. To make the space look even more airy and bright, glass sliding doors were used for the balcony.
McCullough Construction, LLC
Website | 202-237-2415 | 5513 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite #200, Washington, DC 20015
Since 2000, McCullough Construction has specialized in commercial construction, renovations, historic restoration, and multifamily residential projects in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Tom McCullough, the founder of the company, has a degree in structural and civil engineering and previously worked as a structural engineer at Bechtel Power Corporation and at a large commercial general contractor. Today, McCullough Construction has more than 60 employees with an annual volume of $80 to $100 million. Although the company has grown since its founding, Tom only allows the company to handle a number of projects at a time to ensure that he is personally involved in each project.
One of the company’s remarkable projects is the Buchanan Townhomes located at 13th & D streets. Completed in 2017, the 32-unit federal-inspired project features an all-brick exterior, spacious roof terraces, and wrought iron-fenced yards with three stories of three- to four-bedroom units. Its interiors feature a bright and airy ambiance, consisting of ten-foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, and wood windows.
Website | 202-505-5606 | 3121 South St., NW Suite #100, Washington DC 20007
Ken Sugarman, founder of CMG Construx, earned degrees in Urban Planning from the University of Maryland. A Washington native, Ken has more than three decades of experience in the real estate business, in which he has served as a developer, strategist, and consultant. Armed with a professional background and extensive experience in the industry, Ken leads the firm in producing magnificent and cutting-edge results. The firm’s expertise lies in constructing condominium interiors, rowhouses, single-family homes, and offices.
With the company’s in-house design team, CMG Construx remodeled the Logan Tri-Plex, a tri-level condominium project. The project consisted of the installation of a huge island with granite countertops. Exposed vents and metal accents can also be found throughout the unit, accentuating a modern and industrial feel.
Karma Home Designs
Website | 202-642-4663 | 4005 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019
Karma Home Designs is a boutique “dream and build” residential and commercial construction firm that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Founded by Jordan Wanamaker Javier in 2012, the firm has already won many prestigious contractor awards for its exceptional home design and remodeling services. The firm received the Grand Award Winner for Residential Interior in the $75,000 to $150,000 category from The Capitol Contractor of the Year (CotY) 2016, as well as the National Award Winner for Residential Kitchen under $30,000 from the NARI CotY 2018. Karma Home Designs was also ranked among Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 of the Nation’s Largest Remodelers.
Karma completed a full condo renovation featuring a traditional interior style flavored with mid-century elements. It also consisted of black metal framing for the windows as well as the spiral staircase, with a touch of wooden elements in the unit’s flooring, door, fireplace, and shelving. Additionally, the floor to ceiling windows fills the space with plenty of natural light, complementing the unit’s half-vaulted ceiling.
Four Brothers Design + Build
Website | 202-423-8703 | 4009 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington DC 20011
From full home renovations, condo remodeling, and home additions to kitchen and bathroom design services, Four Brothers Design + Build has the skills and experience that enable it to provide complete services including architecture, design, and construction services under one roof. Brothers Alfred, Ben, Kent, and Leroy Johnson all served as woodworking apprentices when they were younger and worked their way up to product design. In 2016, the brothers established their own company. Though the firm is young, the brothers’ high-quality workmanship has already earned them a multitude of good reviews and praises from satisfied clients, making the firm one of Washington, D.C.’s highest-rated construction firms.
Among the notable projects in the firm’s portfolio is the condo conversion of a building that is more than 100 years old. The owner wanted to create two separate two-level condos and hired Four Brothers for the project. With the goal of maximizing the lighting on both floors and retaining some of the property’s original features, skylights were installed in the unit and some of the original floorings were retained, as well as the original brick under the paneling.
Website | 703-734-9050 | 7900 Westpark Dr. Suite A180, McLean, VA 22102
In business since 1988, BOWA has built a reputation as one of the premier design-build companies throughout Greater Washington, D.C. and Virginia Horse Country. With more than 30 years’ experience, BOWA is known for delivering exceptional workmanship and quality customer service, and more than 85% of its work comes from repeat clients and referrals as a result. The firm specializes in design and planning, purchase consultations, additions and renovations, and condo renovations. Throughout its years in business, the firm has amassed more than 230 awards for its business, design, and construction excellence. The firm has an in-house team of trained architectural professionals, condo remodeling experts, designers, and project leaders to guide homeowners through every step of the remodeling process.
One of its recent projects is this contemporary Washington condominium renovation. BOWA transformed a two-unit condo into a contemporary, single-unit space with natural light and stunning river views. Walls were removed to accommodate the open floor plan. The project also included re-routing the plumbing, electrical, fireplace flues, gas lines, and communication systems in order to optimize the outdoor views. Additionally, the renovation included a his-and-hers adjoining office and a home library.
Website | 202-726-3777 | 7059 Blair Rd., NW Suite #300 Washington, DC 20012
Landis Architects/Builders is a design-build firm with over two decades of architectural and construction experience. One of the area’s most trusted renovation company, the firm offers complete home remodeling services including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, historic homes, whole-house renovations, home additions, and more. Chris Landis, co-founder of the firm, is a licensed architect in D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and New York and is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Remodelers Advantage Roundtable. Chris leads the firm with co-founder Ethan Landis, a LEED-AP certified contractor with a comprehensive experience in design-build remodeling and cost-benefit analysis of residential real estate development. Along with a team of award-winning architects, kitchen and bath designers, project managers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, the firm delivers award-winning spaces.
Among the firm’s awards are the 2017 NARI Metro D.C. Capital CotY Award, 2017 Professional Remodeler Design Awards, 2014 Chrysalis Award, and numerous Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards. One of the firm’s award-winning projects is the two-story condo renovation in Logan Circle. The project consisted of renovating the condo’s kitchen and the construction of a home gym on the upper level’s balcony. Upon completion, the new kitchen now features a huge central island, as well as professional kitchen appliances and beautiful kitchen cabinets. This project received the NARI Metro D.C. Chapter Capitol CotY Merit Award for Residential Interior over $150,000. It was also featured in the Washington Post in November 2018.