…I have been involved in construction projects both personally and professionally across the United States and in Europe. I assess a contractor by their listening skills, cost management skills, client engagement skills and their success in executing the original vision of the project. In each of these areas I can attest that I have never engaged a firm that achieved each of these attributes so fully and completely. Moreover, their management team and their project team members were a delight to work with…
…Working with BOWA has been the very best, blessed and beautiful decision I ever made. I am happy, stress free, looking forward to and enjoy every moment BOWA does for me. BOWA takes care of everything within and beyond the original remodeling project. BOWA has a well organized process for converting your house to a dream home. Project processing includes consulting , contracting, designing, selections, construction with abundant professional and skillful workers and incredible beyond expectations onsite management….
BOWA recently completed a significant construction project at our home in Falls Church City and from start to finish, our experience was terrific. BOWA is extremely professionally managed with robust corporate processes in place to ensure that projects are properly scoped, designed, executed to plan and reviewed for quality. BOWA’s people as well as their subcontractors are knowledgeable, professional and clearly care about the quality of their work and their clients. We couldn’t recommend BOWA more highly.
I would highly recommend BOWA for any home project large or small. BOWA’s ability to deliver on schedule and exceed expectations is undoubtedly rooted in utilizing skilled personnel and trusted subcontractors who are lead by highly trained, trustworthy and dedicated project management teams. Above all else, BOWA has a clear focus on delivering exceptional customer service during and after project completion.
In the case of our now extensive record with BOWA, we are most pleased to be able to give them the highest of accolades with regard to each of the categories listed above. Actually, what distinguishes them from other similar companies is the personal touch their workforce brings to each project. As a result, we know them well and they know us well. In many cases, they were able to anticipate next steps and to offer suggestions based on their long record of excellence in this area. They helped us avoid unnecessary expenses in many instances and gave us the comfort of knowing that we had a real partner in this great company.
We are most grateful to BOWA and their incredible staff for the excellent standard of work they brought into our home and we are pleased to highly recommend them to anyone who might require such services.
The BOWA team made our full house renovation project seamless. High quality, customer focused, and professional. Follow on support and service has been everything promised. Tim and Danny would be the first call I made on a new project.
We recently had an emergency disaster that led us to reach out to BOWA for help. Our wonderful Customer Service Manager, Paul Montenegro, immediately showed up at our home to evaluate the conditions and dispatched an entire team of competent professionals to address our issue. The most amazing team of Customer Service professionals at BOWA included Abel Larios, Luis Diaz, Fredy Villatoro and Magdiel Lopez who all addressed our issues promptly and with extreme care. We also had good experience with a few other Customer Service Technicians to include Alex Castellon and Rony Cruz. Thank you Paul Montenegro and BOWA’s Customer Service Team for always being #1 at what you do!
BOWA and their team of amazing professionals recently completed a kitchen and master suite renovation at our home. They absolutely nailed it! Everyone involved made sure the process went as smooth as possible, and with minimal interruption to our busy lives. Their workmanship was meticulous and as a result, the final product is well beyond our expectations. Our project manager, Tom, kept us informed every step of the way, and ensured the job site was clean and swept every day. Of particular note is that anytime I would raise concerns with him, he already knew about it and had addressed it. Every, single, time!
The entire BOWA team is trustworthy, reliable, and extremely professional. Remodeling can stressful under any circumstances, and it is rare to find a firm who you trust to listen to your needs and get everything done within the agreed time frame and budget. BOWA is that firm. If you’re considering them for new construction or a remodel, look no further. I highly recommend them.
We are again at the end of a wonderful remodel (by BOWA). I am so proud of how the house looks from the back. That new addition just makes it so much more interesting but better yet, my staircase is FINALLY COVERED!!! I am not going to worry AT ALL about my basement getting water in it because this new design is going to work. I wish we had done it years ago, quite frankly. It adds so much to the house. John did a great job on it. I hope he will come by for a look at it when he is next over this way. I am very happy with all of it. Tyler was awesome and incredibly responsible for all the things going on. Thanks for putting him on the job.
We just completed a comprehensive makeover of our master bath/master closet with BOWA Construction. We are very happy with the results and the quality of service from BOWA and highly recommend BOWA to anyone thinking of remodeling or updating any portion of their home.
Tim Burch, our client representative, worked with us from project inception to completion, bringing in designers and material specialists along the way. He was easy to talk with and acted to give us the product we wanted. Most importantly, he managed the inherent changes that occur on a project, professionally and to our satisfaction.
We were especially impressed with BOWA’s construction team and our Project Manager. We received quality craftsmanship on all levels, professional management and a safe, clean and neat construction site.
BOWA insured our remodel turned out to be a very successful project!
My husband and I have worked with numerous contractors during our 30-plus years of home ownership. We found BOWA is the best in the business for at least three reasons. 1) BOWA listens carefully during the design process. BOWA’s team made ideas on our wish list (like more entertaining space without changing the existing footprint) turn into affordable reality. 2) BOWA’s attention to detail and finish during construction was second to none. The result, among others: a new kitchen that is a pleasure for family and friends to help clean after Thanksgiving dinner, rather than a chore. 3) Long after the job is complete, BOWA dedicates a team to ensure continued happiness with the renovation. Happiness is harder to achieve than customer satisfaction, and BOWA’s “after-care” group has exceeded our expectations to follow up with every detail to ensure our happiness and satisfaction.
BOWA’s dedication to quality control helped ensure that our renovation was stress-free. We have been delighted with the results!
I own a contracting company and we have worked with BOWA on many projects. They are a top flight company in terms of communication, quality, and excellence of the final product. I’ve worked extensively with Steve Scholl and he is a consummate professional; knowledgeable, client-focused, creative, transparent, and an authentic communicator. If he and BOWA aren’t a fit, he excels at making recommendations on where else to look and if they are, you’re in great hands!
Bowa is the best! They exceeded our expectations at every stage of our home renovation project (new flooring, trim, staircase, fireplace, doors, kitchen cabinet rehab, light fixtures, and siding). Our project leader, Steve, was extremely helpful as we considered and prioritized various upgrade projects. Caroline guided us through all the interior design / style choices and helped us get the updated look we sought. And our project managers, Ken and Tyler, oversaw the construction and just made everything go smoothly. The onsite management was invaluable and we never felt like we had to monitor things to make sure the work was done properly. This was a our second renovation project — our experience 12 years ago taught us that things don’t always go as planned. But Ken/Tyler anticipated issues and resolved them with limited involvement on our part and with little/no scope/timeline impact. If you are looking for a company to help make your project go as planned with the highest quality – I have confidence that you will love BOWA based on our experience.
Very positive experience. Yes, they are expensive, but you get what you pay for, as the saying goes. Weekly meetings kept us knowing exactly what to expect at all times. Workmen arrived promptly every day at 7am. They were professional and courteous at all times. A designated project manager was on site at all times so I didn’t need to be home to wait or supervise. Project managers Tom, Joel and Franze were excellent as was Daniel, the carpenter. We loved working with these talented people. We definitely recommend BOWA for your remodeling projects.
Steve Scholl is the epitome of professionalism. His comprehensive knowledge of the industry, command of presentation, and the integrity he conveys are unequivocal. Steve is on top of his game … confident, personable and communicative. If you’re looking for a great experience, I highly recommend Steve Scholl/BOWA.
For over two years we have had the pleasure of getting to know your great team. Whether for interior kitchen renovation, bathroom and bedroom upgrades, electrical modernization, great decoration consulting throughout, and expert craftsmanship, we could not have been in better hands. The personal attention of the project manager, and everyone in a BOWA uniform was a great relief for us as the various projects were initiated. Since the conclusion of the main effort, Team BOWA’s attention to detail, warranty work when needed, and simply just “staying in touch”, has been unique in our fifty years of home owning experience.
We are repeat BOWA customers and are just as happy with our Master Bath and Closet renovation completed in March as we were with our kitchen renovation from 5 yrs ago. From the very beginning of the project, the BOWA team was attentive, responsive and easy to work with. They communicated with us well and stayed on schedule from beginning to end. The finished project was even better than I had imagined. Their Customer Service is unrivaled! Would highly recommend BOWA.
Stephen Scholl at BOWA is a top-notch professional in an industry that doesn’t always have a great reputation. After submitting a request for more information on a potential project, Stephen reached out to me within 48 hours. He offered to tour the home with me and helped me think through so many important aspects of our upcoming home remodel. It is important to note- Stephen had these conversations with me prior to signing any agreement or contract, which goes to show that he is really invested in the customer service experience- from start to finish. If you are looking for a top notch design build firm, call BOWA, and ask for Steve to be your project manager!
BOWA remodeled our kitchen. The original plan was to remove and replace. With consulting, we realized there was a better way with some structural changes. The end result was a beautiful kitchen my family will enjoy for many years! The outcome exceeded our expectations. The workmanship and attention to detail is first rate. I would definitely use BOWA again and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a remodel.
These are consummate professionals, with vision and style, and most importantly, the craftsman’s expertise. We started with a 1910 farmhouse, “good bones” and vast character, and a few ideas, and then entrusted all this to our overall project manager Jim Harris, and our architect Valery Tessier. They indulged our fantasies and kept it real, but listened and translated our vision well, finding ways to make the big things happen. When the art and science were applied to paper, it was the turn of Mick Spring the construction phase manager and Jim Greenzweig, the site manager, to turn our dreams into reality. BOWA has a wealth of expert artisan’s that they draw on for all phases of the renovation, and after a lot of hard work and amazing juggling, we crossed the threshold of our beautifully renovated 1910 farmhouse, our breath taken away by the simple elegance they created that still possessed the character and historical touches we first fell in love with, but now with more space and AMAZING kitchen/family space and bathrooms, and a place we feel is “our” home.
Working with a home contractor can be a mixed experience for some. Akin to automobile mechanics, there are some in the remodeling profession who tarnish the industry with self-serving practices. Conversely, when you find someone you trust, it’s a relationship for life.
I have known, and worked with Steve Scholl on a variety of projects for nearly ten years now, and I can affirm that Steve is in a class all his own. He’ll describe his position in remodeling as a “project manager”, but when I look back on my experiences with Steve, other words come to mind: Confidant, collaborator, expert, and partner.
Working with Steve is fun. His lighthearted nature eases stress & anxiety when your home is literally being taken apart and rebuilt, but he also leaves you with confidence. Confidence that everything will be ok: on-time, on-budget, organized, and a final product that is exactly what you expected.
As a luxury real estate professional in Northern Virginia, I know that a project that has been completed by Steve, and his team at BOWA, absolutely adds value to a home. There’s a certain cachet working with the very best. With Steve, and BOWA, that’s exactly what you get.
There are a number of notable factors that recommend BOWA for a home improvement project, the most significant are: They “promise what they will deliver and deliver what they promise”; The team is completely professional and easy to work with; Their work is very high quality and the completed project is outstanding… From the initial planning until the very end every member of the BOWA staff and all sub-contractors were courteous, responsive to requests, and entirely focused on delivering a quality product.
I have used a lot of contractors but none as professional as Bowa! From the initial design stage through the last day of work you will not find a more professional company. Tim Burch and Bowa know what they are doing!
BOWA renovated our basement and designed and built our pool and pool house. We had an amazing, professional team. The results of each project were beautiful living spaces. We developed a relationship and continue to call upon their services for advice and other needs around our home.
We heartily recommend BOWA if you are looking for a high-quality and frustration-free remodeling experience.
People are shocked when I say it was a perfectly delightful experience. I mean it. I want the team to come back and sit on the patio to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Everyone at BOWA was pleasant and respectful.
BOWA is absolutely amazing! All my clients who have used them absolutely rave about them. Be prepared though because they will seem pricey at first, but I strongly believe their service, process and product/results are worth every penny. All too often, people try to save 10-15% upfront by going with a less expensive option, but then it ends up costing them more because of the hassle factor, future issues that arise or extended time for the job, etc. In all honestly, BOWA is the best in the renovation business, and I believe you totally get what you pay for.
We are thrilled with the outcome of our renovation project with BOWA.
The full-time, on-site supervision meant that our project manager was always available. His responsiveness and willingness to work with our changes, as well as his ability to accommodate our family’s schedule, was vital to the success of the project. The BOWA design solution for our addition resulted in a fantastic product of superior craftsmanship. We love our new spaces.
Thanks to BOWA’s expertise and commitment to quality, our home looks as beautiful today as it did when we completed the project three years ago. That timeless character and design was an expectation that BOWA exceeded. We were also impressed by BOWA’s follow-up since completion. All problems, small and medium (there were no big problems) were handled quickly and thoroughly. Thank you BOWA!
We are enjoying our new deck and love the new French door access to it from our family room. The BOWA team once again did an exceptional job from start to finish…they were very responsive at every juncture, no matter how small the question. Alex Collins is a wonderful on-site project manager. He communicates clearly and is unfailingly considerate of the client family…He does a fine job managing his team and his technical skills leave us with a problem-free result.
As a resident of Harborside, let me just say well done on your note about the roofing work in our neighborhood. The note itself was nice, the Starbucks card an extra nice touch. Thank you for caring about the neighbors. It reflects well on your business.
BOWA has done several jobs on the inside and exterior of our home, and they are the best. They use the best quality materials and their work teams from planning to completion are courteous and competent. Follow up is always included and they even come back to check on things years later.
The work your guys did to repair the chimney looks fantastic. One of the reasons BOWA is so successful is this kind of follow through, even years after the original work was done. I can’t imagine how one could create more loyal customers.
We are so very encouraged by the progress on our project, and are now able to imagine the wonderful result, which is just a few short weeks away. We couldn’t have asked for a better project team – extremely skilled, but perhaps more importantly helpful, reassuring and calm.
BOWA stands out from the other design and renovation firms we’ve tried
over the years and they are now the one we come back to for all our work.
Their planning and bid process is meticulous and open and their project supervision is superb. They completed a major kitchen renovation for us on time and within budget.
From our experience over ten years and several renovation projects with BOWA, we recommend them highly: The BOWA team employs impeccable customer-service professionalism; they are timely, reliable, and scrupulously honest.
As you are aware, we’ve recently completed our second renovation with the assistance of BOWA. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of the renovation and the entire process that led to its completion. Your staff has been highly professional, customer-oriented and dedicated to delivering a quality product. You have a very satisfied and grateful customer.
Creative, thoughtful, conscientious, honest and timely…I smile with pride and satisfaction every time I walk into the spaces BOWA has created for us. We wouldn’t dream of hiring anyone else.
With BOWA as a partner, you have a partner just not for the renovation or the job for which you hired them – whether it be a whole house or a partial- but you also have them in the years to come. Because if there are any questions, referrals needed, or additional work to be done, BOWA is there as a partner as you go forward. It’s almost like a warranty for life.
Know that we believe that one of the best decisions we ever made was to associate ourselves with your quality-oriented organization. Over the past 12 years (and through two major renovations, a major pool project, and regular maintenance calls), we have grown extremely fond of every person at the firm. I would like to recall one critically valuable difference BOWA has made to our lives. On a routine check of our house, you found a leak in a water pipe that was slowly dripping on – AND ERODING – the gas pipe beneath it. In other words, it was only a matter of time before the gas pipe might have ruptured, with potentially disastrous consequences. Thanks to BOWA, we live in a beautiful house that fits us to a T!
I’m patting myself on the back yet once again for selecting BOWA fifteen years ago…
BOWA has a great team of professionals who delivered beyond our expectations and turned our dream home into a reality!
I can’t begin to describe how happy we are with how everything turned out and how easy the BOWA team made it all seem.
The quality of workmanship is apparent everywhere and the professionalism of your personnel is outstanding. We will certainly use your firm again on future projects and would be happy to serve as a reference to potential clients.
There seemed to be many companies who were capable of the work, but we chose BOWA for their commitment to good, old-fashioned customer service. We appreciated the methodical and disciplined work style, professionalism, attention to detail, courteous employees and commitment to customer satisfaction. In short, our selection of BOWA proved to be the right one!
We were overwhelmed with both the quality of the workmanship and the willingness of the staff to go beyond the call of duty. Highly recommended if you need the best and wish to know that things will be done right.
I just wanted to let you know that the movers just left the house a little bit ago and we are finally in and alone. And other than a very few other days in our lives….this is easily one of the best days of our lives. We LOVE the house, (and) TOTALLY appreciate what each of you have done to make this happen for us and know we couldn’t have achieved our dream in such an easy manner without you.
I congratulate BOWA on its commitment to excellence. Throughout the new home process, from land acquisition and evaluation to architectural design and construction, BOWA Builders is first class.
Every time BOWA has come to work at our house, schedules are met and the work is high-quality. You promised that the work would be on time, and as we recall, you beat the deadline. We have had only positive experiences with BOWA. Thank you for making our lives more enjoyable.
What impressed us about BOWA first was the way you run your business. When you are as professional and attentive to every detail as the BOWA staff is, you are bound to deliver a great product. You did…and we love our new home!
A major home remodel can be a daunting task…particularly when you have the high expectations we do. BOWA Builders exceeded our expectations on every level. The BOWA team cared deeply about our project and handled it with expertise and professionalism. The finished product is stunning and was done right on time…something critical to us as we had a new baby due one week after the project was set to finish! Thanks – we highly recommend BOWA for any size remodeling job.
It’s very simple. We are building with BOWA for the third time because we trust them. We trust them with our budget and every last detail of the job. The process is hassle-free and the end product is spectacular. It’s a great combination.
The success of our major renovation owed completely to BOWA’s attention to detail, project scheduling, clearly written change order agreements, and courteous, professional and responsible staff.
On the anniversary of the completion of our addition, we have been reflecting on the many hours of pleasure it has given us…Noting your current write-ups, it’s apparent others feel as we do….