Three decades of providing residential building services to homeowners in the metro Washington DC area has taught us that we are not selling a commodity.
Every homeowner’s needs are as varied and unique as the dwellings in which they reside. Each project has challenges; the Alexander Group is committed to listening to our clients to develop a custom solution.
We design and build the highest quality, sustainable and energy efficient homes that reflect our standards of quality and craftsmanship with total attention to detail throughout all phases of the construction process. We deliver on our promises to you – the homeowner.
These are our promises:
- Serve with integrity and professionalism
- Provide excellence in design and renovation
- Honor our commitment to long-lasting quality
- Integrate innovative and sustainable solutions
- Create exceptional value
We have been honored with many awards, but believe that our clients say it best:
Hear is what our clients say:
The Alexander Group is realistic in projecting what it will take to deliver the renovation, especially in the timeline estimate. Respectful, considerate, and clean — putting away things in a clean and safe manner is very important. It’s easy dealing with Alex Dean in the early stages of a project, and all the [trade] contractors are very professional and have ultimately become whom we call when we need an appliance serviced, such as the air conditioner. The Alexander Group is very service-oriented. Jill K., Homeowner
We’re enjoying our new addition and have had quite a few parties. Everyone seems to be quite impressed and we’ve received many compliments. Lee & Carol C. Homeowners
“The Alexander Group is a ‘no excuses’ builder and an architectural firm’s dream contractor. The successful completion of Long & Associates client projects were firmly rooted in the company’s detailed status updates throughout the renovations and the company’s ability to present solutions in a thoroughly collegial and professional manner.” JENNIFER HARADA OKINO, AIA, ASID, CSI, CDT, ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LONG & ASSOCIATES
“From conception, to construction, to completion, our remodeling project with the Alexander Group was a text book example of how it should be done. We enlarged two bedrooms and a storage room, and added a bathroom. To start with, Alex Dean, the general contractor and architect, did not over-promise. Unlike other contractors we interviewed who made on the spot, extravagant claims about what they could do within our budget, Alex laid out, step by step, a realistic cost estimate of the project, and the time it would take to complete the job. We described what we wanted in general terms, and based on those ideas, Alex drafted five different sketches, one of which we chose to further refine and develop. Alex, and his design contacts, helped us narrow the wide choice of possible construction materials including tile, fixtures, cabinets, and siding. He, and his excellent on-site supervisor, Steve Mayberry, orchestrated the work of numerous, highly competent crews, and did some of the work themselves. And not only was the work of high quality, it was actually completed within the estimated time frame (none of those mysterious breaks where no one shows up for weeks at a time). All in all, we couldn’t be more satisfied with the finished product and the way in which it was done.” Mark W., Homeowner
Complex multifaceted project involving exterior excavation and drainage, masonry, gutters, raised flowerbed construction, and painting, as well as interior insulation, kitchen countertops, wallpaper, tile flooring & stair extension, custom built-in wine rack/shelf construction, installation of bay window and painting. I had a good time working with these folks! Alex was an excellent problem solver, intent on delivering the best possible finished product and open to his client’s ideas. The guys who work for him were experienced, skillful, tidy and fun to be around. Amazingly precise timing kept disruption at a minimum and completion date as promised. Impressive! Mary R., Northwest DC, Homeowner
“17 years ago, the Alexander Group built us basically a new home , that was flawlessly constructed. Now we chose to do some renovations etc, and without question we turned to Alex. As always he was professional , keeping our interests and goals, and budget at heart. The project was replacing kitchen counters, new windows, doors etc. He had the keys to the house and he alarm code.I was 3000 miles away!!! 95 % of the work was done in the week I was away. He followed thru on little things immediately and made sure we were completely satisfied. His sub contractors are excellent, quality folks, respectful and clean and efficient . His painting team and carpentry folks are really exceptional. If you want a project done right, that will last, no doubt, Alex is the man. He is not the cheapest , but he is undoubtedly the best. He will not cut corners, he will do the job right. Rather than replace a big attic fan, he found a new motor for it and saved us a ton!!! A man of great integrity and fairness. Excellent at what he does. !!” Nisha C., Northern VA
“Kalele Kai Board of Directors, Green Building Committee authorized Alex Dean of The Alexander Group, Inc to perform an energy analysis of the condominiums roof top exhaust and ventilation fan systems and to make recommendations for ways to improve energy efficiency. Dean studied the existing buildings and found a brand new product that offered a code compliant and very energy efficient solution, for a manageable investment for the association. He negotiated with a major commercial fan manufacturer to furnish and install several new fans in order to verify their efficiency, at no cost to the association. The exhaust fans performed better than expected and we have subsequently replaced all (200 plus) fans on our three buildings. Our investment paid for itself on the first building in less than a year, and we have replaced the fans on the other buildings as well. As a result, even though our electrical energy costs have increased from 22 per kwh to 38 cents per kwh – our overall electric bill has not increased. Dean proved to be diligent and innovative with his approach to our buildings energy analysis and his building and energy consulting experience are extremely valuable to any building owner or manager who seeks professional building or energy consulting.”
The Alexander Group was a pleasure to work with for the 10 months of our design and renovation project. Alex Dean and his team listened well, offered creative and effective ideas, were flexible and cost conscious, and acted on a daily basis in a client focused manner that was greatly appreciated by my wife and myself. We are one of the few couples who can honestly report that it was a pleasure to work with their contractor, and we continue to enjoy living in the product of that collaboration. Eric H., Homeowner
“Enjoying retirement several thousand miles away to a home that has been in our family for many years was a long standing dream of ours. While thrilled when the time came for final preparations in making it a reality, we had the daunting task of finding a general contractor we could trust to oversee extensive quality work on our historic house before our move. It had the original 1928 plumbing and electrical wiring and, in short, required a major overhaul after years of being rented out. We could not possibly have found a better person for the job than Alex Dean. It does not suffice to share that Alex completed the work on time and within budget, which in itself is exceptional. He was hands on every step of the way, and he treated each and every aspect of the renovation with personal care. Alex appreciated the memories held and he worked closely with us in creating modern style and conveniences, while retaining the traditional qualities of a house we hope will stay in our family for many more years to come. We are happy to now be living in our exquisite home, with special thanks to Alex and his outstanding team of professionals with ‘The Alexander Group.’ ” DONNELL & EVE ADAMS
We thank our house inspector every day for recommending Alex and his team. Though we wouldn’t recommend it, we lived in the house during the entire process! The experience with The Alexander Group was great. Everyone was respectful and very considerate during the process. With your help, we absolutely accomplished what we started out to do. The quality was excellent and we got exactly what we wanted. We have nothing but good things to say about the work. Our addition looks like it was always there, and we’re really enjoying living in our new space. We’ve recommended The Alexander Group to friends. Andrew W., Homeowner