Really over priced, in my opinion and they hired an unlicensed contractor whom I met, which is a violation of the regulations of the Virginia Board For Contractors! Beware!
Get three estimates before you deal with BOWA! You will be glad you did!
BOWA was outstanding to work with and I can say this having worked with several different contractors over the years. Hands down the best. We live on Capitol Hill and they remodeled our basement and reconnected it to the upstairs. They managed the project extremely well and were neat in their work. Before starting we were presented with a timeline of the project and at the end of each week they would update us as to where they stood. They went about a week over their projected 6 week timeline. They didn't start the project until we had made all design decisions and had tiles/fixtures in hand, so there were no delays. They discovered some fire damage during the renovation which added additional work, but they still finished within a week of their projected timeline. And for that they were unnecessarily apologetic. We lived in the house during the renovation and it wasn't a big deal. They cleaned up at the end of each day and never left debris around. One day I even came home and found one of the guys dusting my bike! And for a triathlete and avid cyclist this was awesome. They did a lot of built ins for us and their carpentry work was top notch! Absolutely, would use them again in a second.
I found With BOWA the price they quoted was the price we paid all elements of construction were consistent with the high-quality we wanted in our home products were delivered and installed on time and I was always kept aware of minor changes in the schedule completion good quality check procedures were used
On the occasion of a minor oversight discovered much later they quickly rallied the vendor to make write a small oversight
In construction management professionalism during the job at attention to any detail even after it is completed makes for a pleasant experience and I would recommend anyone in the greater Washington area do use them before considering anyone else
We recently upgraded our basement from a space for young children to romp and play to an entirely different experience for entertaining our family and friends. With BOWA's experience and guidance, they helped us understand our wants and envision our dreams for this new family entertaining space. They proved to be a great partner for this endeavor and we greatly appreciate their attention to detail, amazing quality of work, and the care they showed us during the construction phase.
There is no one I trust more than BOWA. They helped us evaluate properties prior to purchase, then did a partial knock down and complete new build on top of an existing basement. This was a complicated project and it was in good hands. BOWA is the best combination of professional and personal. Everyone we worked with from design to selections, carpenters to project managers, showed a level of care and quality that is hard to find in the construction industry. I will continue to use BOWA for any project large or small.
We have used BOWA for three major renovation/new addition projects over the past 27 years. In each instance their performance in every aspect of the process has simply been world class. Their guidance during the design phase allows busy clients to achieve a truly inspiring design in a fraction of the time one would normally expect. Their performance during construction is professional, timely, flexible and minimizes the impact of construction on the homeowner, no matter how large and complex the project. The quality of their subcontractors and the finished product is, in our experience, simply unparalleled. In a complex project, communication between the builder and the homeowner on some items will always be less than perfect. When this occurs, items are always resolved pleasantly and quickly in the homeowner's favor, almost always at no additional charge. On one such recent change, I told the project manager that two mirror frames BOWA had installed in a new bath seemed alright to me. His response was, "Please speak with your wife. We want you and her to LOVE them years after we finish." The swapped them out at no charge. She and I love our new frames and the entire bath! Their work is of truly enduring quality. Jim Collins' "Built to Last" was published the same year after BOWA completely renovated our kitchen in 1994; our kitchen looks like it was renovated 4 or 5 years ago. Every time I walk through any of the many BOWA built or renovated spaces in our home, I simply smile at how much I still love it. Finally, BOWA stands behind its work, You cannot go through three major projects even with a world class builder without some problem ultimately arising. Where this has happened and it even appeared there might have been a problem in how the original work was done, they have simply erred on the side of the homeowner and fixed it under warranty without protest or additional charge. Is BOWA the least expensive residential builder in Northern Virginia. Of course not, Is the return on the investment from working with BOWA far ahead of any other builder with whom we have worked. Absolutely; by a very wide margin!