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:
With the new addition project virtually completed, I want to thank you for the professional, high quality product you have delivered. …it seemed to me that it was going to take an extraordinary effort…to make all this happen by June. Here it is June and you have delivered a beautiful, functional addition as I had imagined it, and you made it look easy. I sincerely appreciate the effort you and your group have put into the project. I was particularly impressed with the quality of your subcontractors, notably the painters and electricians. Once again, thanks for everything. The people who have seen the addition love it, as do we. Michael D. M.& Katherine E., Homeowners
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
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
“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
“We’re staying! When we were preparing our home for resale, we had no idea it would come out so grand! The new floor plan nows seamlessly throughout the house making perfect for everything from just plain, everyday living, to the most exquisite dinner parties. There is no wasted space; every inch is used smartly. We love the spacious and airy feel of our open floor plan. We had been concerned that such a huge project would completely disrupt our lives, but The Alexander Group made it almost painless. Everyone on the team knew what was going on, kept us fully informed every step of the way, and kept to our budget. No surprises! Their attention to the smallest detail was very reassuring. I would entrust my home to them again.” —MI
We are particularly pleased with the quality of the workmanship provided to us, and frankly amazed at how well the new part of the house integrates with the old. Given what a big job it was, it wasn’t even that painful to live through… Tom M., Homeowner
“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
“Having the home in which you live undergo a renovation is not the dream of many homemakers. When that renovation includes bathroom and kitchen remodels for an older home, that dream can turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, because of meticulous planning, The Alexander Group turned my dream into my reality. I now have a home in which I wake up and thoroughly enjoy living in each and every day. Finding a contractor who can make this happen is a difficult proposition. Older homes to do not easily accept “cookie cutter” solutions and builders do not want to invest time in a project that requires significant research to meld today’s standards with yesterday’s sensibilities. The Alexander Group is not such a contractor. My project was worked on time, on budget and, most importantly, done with ongoing consideration for me and my family. I cannot say enough about Alex’s “high touch” handling and regular accommodation as we closely worked together day-after day. I am entirely satisfied with the result and would recommend The Alexander Group to any homeowner who is looking for a contractor who respects and treats your home as he would his own.” L. M.
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