McLean Design Firm Puts Key Focus on “Serial Remodelers”
Featured in: Sun Gazette
Some people remodel out of necessity or boredom. Others view it an an extension of their creative impulses. Many customers of BOWA, a 60-employee McLean design firm that also has an office in Middleburg, are “serial remodelers” who improve their homes in stages.
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BOWA Ranks #4 in Remodeling 550 National List of Full-Service Remodelers
Featured in: Remodeling
Full-service remodeling companies offer general contractor services in renovation projects ranging from whole-house remodels to handyman jobs such as changing out door-knobs. Many of those on this list have a long-standing term history in their markets, and have been able to survive the downturn in residential construction by drawing on relationships with past clients.
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Asking the Right Questions to Avoid a Renovation Nightmare
We’ve all heard folks express frustration about home renovations gone awry. Mishaps ranging from projects dragging on to budgets being disregarded to contractors not showing up are all common themes. But it doesn’t need to be that way. To help you avoid common renovation nightmares, consider these questions to ask yourself and/or your potential remodeler before getting started.
Should I hire a design build firm or an architect first?
When remodeling your home you have many options ranging from hiring an architect and builder separately to piecemealing with many subcontractors to hiring a design build firm like BOWA. Based on… Read More >
BOWA has over 50,000 Photo Saves on Houzz!
Thanks to the Houzz community, BOWA’s remodeling photos have been saved to ideabooks over 50,000 times! The team at BOWA is so honored to have hit this milestone.
With more than 11 million photos on Houzz, the fact that BOWA’s photo’s have been saved over 50,000 times is a true testament to the beauty of our work. The photos on Houzz feature kitchens, baths, bedrooms, outdoors, and more submitted by designers, architects, remodelers and builders from across the country. With virtually every style and room included, Houzz is a fantastic tool for garnering inspiration and saving and communicating project ideas.… Read More >
BOWA’s Doug Horgan to Speak at RDJ 2016 Trade Show in Baltimore, MD
BOWA’s Doug Horgan, Vice President, Best Practices, has been invited to present two sessions at R|D|J 2016, the premier trade show for residential builders and remodelers. The trade show will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD on October 5-7, 2016.
Details of Doug’s sessions are as follows:
Wednesday, October 5th 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM W17 – Shower Pan Troubleshooting, Repairs, and Reliable Installation Techniques
Friday, October 7th 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM F06 – Protection and Dust Control
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featured client experience profile THE STEINDLERS
The Steindlers had just purchased a house they had admired for years, but knew they would want to make some changes to create the perfect home for their family. Julie and Tom contacted BOWA based on a strong referral from their long-time realtor. Ultimately, the project included renovating the kitchen, laundry room, family foyer and portions of the basement, as well as installing an elevator and wine cellar.
WHY DID YOU HIRE BOWA? “Communications and Expectation Management”
Julie Steindler was quick with an answer when asked why they hired BOWA. “One thing… Read More >
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Over the years, BOWA has been honored with more than 200 local and national awards for design, construction and business excellence, including many of the available industry awards. Among the highlights are being named National Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler magazine, Best Remodeling Firm by Bethesda Magazine, Designers’ Choice Hall of Fame Custom Builder by Home & Design magazine and twice named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies. What an amazing honor!
“Award of Excellence”
2016 COTY Award of Excellence, Home & Design Magazine
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Thinking about remodeling a newly purchased home?
Featured in: The Washington Blade
Excerpt: “…However, buyers interested in remodeling a newly purchased home may not realize that they should consider getting a “pre-purchase” consultation typically offered at no cost by some area remodelers. This type of consultation, typically conducted before an offer is made or following a home inspection, can save you thousands of dollars in unknown problems and also arm you with important negotiation information…”
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BOWA Wins Regional Contractor of the Year Award
National Association of Remodeling Industry Honors BOWA with a Contractor of the Year Award in Residential Kitchen Category; Firm Also Recently Recognized by Bethesda Magazine Readers
McLean, Va. –BOWA (www.bowa.com), a design build firm specializing in luxury renovations ranging from master suites and kitchens to whole-house and whole-condo remodels, recently received a prestigious regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) award from the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI). BOWA was also recently a top vote-getter in Bethesda Magazine’s 2014 “Best of Bethesda” awards.
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Using Social Media to Aid in the Design Process
Is a kitchen remodel in your near future? Are you planning a master suite addition? Whether you want to renovate or you’re just looking to freshen up your living room with some new furnishings, there are some great online tools available to help with the design process. Looking for Inspiration? If you’re looking for something above and beyond just tearing out magazine pages to show to your design team, you may want to check out Pinterest. This website, also available as a mobile app, allows you to collect, organize, and share visual bookmarks of all the things that interest you.… Read More >