“Most people shudder at the word “contractor,” which is typically associated with unresponsive, unreliable people who will take your money and run when a project is only halfway done. This could not be further from the truth with Ideal; they were an absolute pleasure to work with from our initial consultation all the way through the completion of our massive basement remodel, and beyond (they happily came back to patch and repaint our drywall after an unrelated hvac repair months later). Ideal takes immense pride in their work and will do whatever it takes to make sure it is done properly, and to your satisfaction. Our foreman was in constant communication and treated us like family, going above and beyond to help us with design recommendations, source scarce appliances in the middle of a pandemic, and make sure we were looped in when there were shifts in scheduling. This was our first major reno project, and we are so glad we went with Ideal. We highly recommend them to anyone and will definitely look to them again should we remodel more of our house in the future!”
“After 22 years in DC I have definitely left more negative reviews than positive ones for contractors. However Zade and his team at Ideal were really, really great. They were professional, highly competent, punctual, extremely flexible, and very patient with my many changes. They always had a ‘can-do’ attitude and were super easy to work with. Nothing was a problem that they couldn’t figure out. Zade was excellent to work with and Elmer (Zade’s construction team leader) and his team were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend.”
“Update (a few months later): I had to provide an update to give more props to Zade and team. An issue popped up months after completion that required taking down some drywall and a minor repair. Within few days of notifying Zade, he had come out to look at the issue, had someone come to make the necessary repair, and replaced the drywall and paint. All in the span of a few days. Let’s face it, the work done by many contractors will be similar. The differentiator will be in the service and the peace of mind that the work will be done well. You’ll get that with this crew.”
“Highly recommended. Provided high quality work you’d expect from a professional contractor but with the service and attention you may find with a family-run business.
Ideal remodeled our master bathroom and did an incredible job. The team, and especially their project manager Zade, was adaptable to our requests even after the project was underway (and we had a few), provided thoughtful suggestions, was collaborative about solving issues that popped up along the way, and was courteous and responsive.
A few highlights:
– As the project started, we decided to go curbless for the shower instead of the originally planned design. No problem – they updated the estimate without any issue.
– We noticed an issue with molding on the windows not being properly aligned. Came up with a cost effective solution and took care of the issue within the day.
– Electrician had come in and installed outlets on the walls. Wall mirrors came after; during install Zade noticed that aligning and centering the mirrors with the lighting sconces and faucets would have placed one mirror directly over the outlet. He spent 20 minutes patiently discussing possible options with my wife (with the electrician grumbling in the background because all options required him to do some additional work). In the end, everything is aligned. Feel like other contractors would have ignored the issue entirely or taken shortcuts.
The end result is an amazing bathroom; you can see their attention to detail. We are confident in the craftsmanship and they will be our first call for our next project.”
“Ideal Construction and Remodeling did a phenomenal job on the updating and renovation of our outdoor living area! From start to finish we were impressed with the company’s superior workmanship, timeline, budget control and excellent communication.
Zade and his crew replaced a 26 ft supporting beam and installed 5 new wrapped posts on new footings as well as a new ceiling and outdoor fan under an existing addition.
His entire team were highly skilled, hard-working, dependable and cleaned up the work space very thoroughly every day.
Zade is a true professional, very knowledgeable, easy to work with and extremely organized. He is easy to reach, answered all our questions, offered helpful suggestions and kept us informed and updated. We really appreciated him being on site for major milestones, quality control and for checking in on progress throughout the project. He also was open to do additional work by leveling our dining room floor and installing extra fans in our house.
The finished product is safe, functional and looks fantastic! We would 100% recommend Ideal Construction for any construction or remodeling project and will definitely use them for future projects.”
“Recently completed a major remodel and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Ideal was a great partner to us, our architect, and our landscaper and worked with the entire team to produce stunning results. Ideal was extremely accommodating of various changes we made without unreasonably increasing their price, all the while staying on schedule and within budget. The quality is great and we routinely get compliments from neighbors, delivery folks, even people walking by! We most highly recommend Ideal Construction for your next project.”
“We are so happy that we found Ideal Construction! Of the list of contractors we originally started with, Ideal was actually the only one who didn’t come from a personal reference, but their reviews online were so good and consistent that we added them to our list. In the end, they were the most responsive to our initial questions and request for a bid, that ultimately our decision to use them was easy (we started with a list of 5 contractors). We used them to add an addition to our house, remodel the kitchen and add a mudroom/powder room.
A few things really set them apart. First, they were and are so incredibly responsive. Texts, emails, calls were all returned quickly. Zade was our project manager and always found time to stop by, even if it meant coming over the weekend or in the evening to accommodate our work schedules. I felt comfortable sending him a quick text whenever I had a question, and he always got right back to me. Some of the contractors I was given from friends were hardly responsive enough for me to get a consult or a bid. Almost all the other contractors we met with never even followed up with us after providing a bid. That really shocked me considering how much money we were investing in our house. Even now, I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Zade if I had a question and our remodel was completed months ago.
Secondly, Zade and his crew came up with several creative and cost-cutting ideas to help me achieve the look I wanted, while staying within budget. Reusing a door, building out shelving, and even helping me come up with a way to save my beautiful old oak floors that I didn’t want to replace. The end result is beautiful and we love our new addition and kitchen. Investing in our home and using Ideal was the best decision we could’ve made.
Lastly and most importantly, Ideal Construction is truly just a kind, decent, hard-working family run company! When you hire a contractor to do work in your home, you are inviting them into your life for an extended period of time. I didn’t take it lightly that whoever we hired would be in and out of my house for months, interacting with my kids and creating a space that my family would enjoy for many, many years ahead. Zade and his crew couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. He seems to work 24 hrs a day, but always made us feel like we were his only project.
Downsides? We experienced a couple of delays, but that was more due to outside companies (the gas company needing to move our meter was a huge frustration and a delay with our cabinet makers). Again, Zade and his crew never left us hanging or were delayed in responding to our questions or concerns.”
“This group was wonderful. They were responsive, flexible, and efficient. Their work was beautifully done. I only regret not doing it sooner. We would use them again for any household project. Thank you so much!”
“Highly recommend Ideal Construction, they did a great job on our open concept Kitchen remodel! Zade and his team were great to work with, from first consultation through project completion. Zade really listened to what we wanted, he and his architect came up with plans to open up our main level, in a way other contractors said would not be possible. The project came in at budget. As walls came down issues were uncovered, but Zade always came with a solution that had minimal impact to the budget and layout (I/e re-routing plumbing and duct work to still allow for open concept and fixing the original support of our house). Project finished in the original timeline as well, even with delays caused due to permitting, the team was efficient and worked weekends to make up for the lost time. Zade was flexible and accommodating, meeting us on a weekly basis to review progress, setting out the plans for the coming week, getting our input, and communicating timely and with a solution as issues came up. Overall, we love our kitchen, they did a really great job and just a really great group to work with!”
“Zade and the Ideal team were great. It was a really big project, and it turned out better than we hoped. Random strangers stop when they are walking down the street to tell us how great everything looks. We interviewed five companies, and we liked Ideal the best. We were happy when their price was in the middle of the pack. They connected us with an architect, took care of all permits, etc., and introduced us to a great designer as well. There were no “surprises” or cost overruns. They allowed us to add a few tasks (including an additional bathroom renovation) to the project after we started. They resolved everything on the punch list and did not leave us hanging. In addition to doing high-quality work, they were very accommodating as well. We were able to stay in the house, even with a quarter of the roof missing. They didn’t mind our two large dogs. They cleaned up every day to help minimize the disruption.”
“Ideal did an excellent job on a complex remodel. Zade was professional, accommodating, and produced an outstanding result. We recommend them and would use them again. No project this complex is without hiccups, but when they happened Ideal Construction came through. Well done.”
“We have used Ideal for several projects including adding a addition to our home, external refacing and most recently skylights. Zade and his team are top notch, honest and sincere.”
“Ideal Construction was easily the best contractor I have worked with in recent years. We remodeled a bathroom in our second home and did not have the time to be onsite. Ideal managed the project, did exceptional work , stayed in contact with us daily and solved problems we didn’t even know existed. I don’t usually write stellar reviews, but I cannot say enough complimentary about their work and high standards. We have decided to continue remodeling the Washington DC apartment as we now have a contractor we can rely on.”
“Ideal Construction did a major pop-the-top addition to our home and we could not be happier. The work was well done and timely. Everyone who entered our house was professional and polite. The project manager was always available and accommodating. And we love our fabulous new space.”
“The Ideal Construction team did a fantastic job for us on a tricky renovation project that involved removing interior stairs to create a completely open first floor level, renovating the kitchen, completely finishing an unfinished basement (including excavation and underpinning portions to increase the ceiling height), and building a new light filled stair tower to connect the basement first, and second floor levels. I work on the commercial side of the building industry and I found that our project manager Zade was incredibly accessible, responsive, and attentive. The few times I did notice small issues, Zade typically already had it on his list as something to address. I recommend the ideal team and would use them again if I ever have the need.”
“Jason and Zade did a great job for my addition a few years ago, adding about 1400 sq ft, incl. a 2nd fl above my garage. I obtained about 6 estimates. Their pricing was very reasonable (but not the cheapest) and work quality above average. This is not to say there weren’t ups and downs. But, what sets them apart is their honesty and dedication. When the tarp covering the exposed garage (no roof yet) caved in from a downpour at night, Jason and Zade came over personally and helped secure the situation (Jason was still wearing his suit from an event he was attending). When the electrical was being done, they realized they did not include the price for over 15 recessed lights. They only charged me for their cost for the materials (no extra labor costs). When something went wrong, they took responsibility and worked it out with me. Even after the project was finished, they stayed committed to their dedication for a happy customer. When there was a leak from the roof, damaging ceilings and drywall, they fixed everything at no cost. When the heat pump’s condensate wasn’t draining properly and caused ceiling and drywall damage, they fixed everything at no cost. Earlier this year, shingles came down from the roof. They had their roofer come check and repaired whatever needed repairing – again at no cost. There was one floor piece that was completely different than the rest of the floor. It bothered me, but I didn’t raise any issue until 3 years later. They had their flooring guy replace it at no cost. Completely trustworthy guys.”
“Our hallway bathroom project was tricky: the house has 80 year old plumbing, and tiny bathrooms with small footprints, sloped ceilings, and odd shapes. Zade gave us a very fair proposal for the work. A variety of household issues distracted us and we delayed several months before moving forward, but Zade honored his original proposal, even though we had added a bit to the scope of work. Throughout the project, Zade was focused on being fair and making sure we were satisfied. Zade is very attentive to the quality of work and brought some thoughtful ideas to the project. Our low water pressure was especially problematic for the shower head flow but Zade persisted with multiple approaches to solving the problem short of new pipes throughout the house. Zade is a great person to work with and ensures the job is done well. We highly recommend him and would work with him again on our home improvement projects. The bathroom turned out great!”
“Jason, Zade and the rest of the Ideal Construction team were wonderful to work with. Jason came out initially to take a look at the project and give his expertise/ideas for how best to open up the walls and remodel the kitchen. Their team paid close attention to detail and Zade, project manager, came out several times to meet with Arlington County inspector after each part of the project was completed. Zade and Jason coordinated all of the different workers (electrical, plumbing, demo, flooring, etc..) and completed the project in a timely and professional manner. They were easy to work with and made you feel like you were part of the family. I highly recommend Ideal Construction for renovation projects if you want the job done the right way!”
“We did a ton of research going back a couple years to assure our significant addition was going to be ideal for our family and hire a high quality contractor to construct. We wanted the best materials with an architect and skilled labors that could assure a top notch final product. We love the addition and have recommended Ideal Construction to other friends and neighbors.”
“Ideal Construction is my first call whenever I need something done in our house, and I happily recommend them to friends, my family, and our neighbors! I haven’t found anything yet that they can’t handle – electrical, plumbing, interior or exterior, they can do it all. Everyone I have worked with is professional and works hard to achieve the highest standards while also ensuring that our expectations are met, and frequently exceeded.
I’m not the best customer either: I do not know the ins and outs of home repair and remodeling and often have many questions. They don’t mind taking the time to make sure I understand the details, any options, and potential risks. The staff is friendly, professional, and work hard to make sure that we, the customer, are happy with the results!
They have worked on large and small projects for us, from turning a poorly enclosed back room into a great screened-in porch, to drywall and ceiling work. I have even had them fix issues that another local handyman/plumber was only able to partially fix.”
“We are enjoying our new basement! What an added value to our home. Ideal’s workers were very professional at all times. Most importantly, they managed to meet all our needs and work with our budget. Highly recommended.”
“…The work performed was of the highest caliber and the professionalism of the workers was of the highest degree. The opening up of our office space has helped us greatly. The team was great to work with and very accommodating in having to work around us due to the nature of the remodel and the inability for us to close down operations during the remodel.
Thank You Ideal Construction.”
“The addition we did to our house was not a typical one, it was definitely not an easy project but you [Ideal] made it look like it was. From obtaining the needed permits to doing the final finishes to our addition, Ideal managed to execute a fantastic job. Thank you so much.”
“…We would like to thank all of you who worked on the basement project at our house. Your entire staff has been very courteous and responsive to our questions and requests. In addition, everyone we encountered on-site has produced work of superior quality. We are very satisfied with the final outcome of the work…”
“Working with Ideal Construction has been a very positive experience and has made our project for building an addition much easier. Their workmanship is first class and I would highly recommend them.”
“We write this letter to express our appreciation for the remarkably positive experience we have had with the bathroom remodel completed for us by Ideal Construction. At every stage of the process, we experienced professionalism of a very high order, not to mention their highly competitive prices… we definitely recommend working with them.”
“This is the second time Ideal Construction has done a remodeling job on our home. The first was a major addition, and this time a complete remodel of the Kitchen. The entire Ideal team takes a great deal of pride and care in the work and service they deliver. They listen carefully to your ideas, while at the same time offering constructive input from a professional perspective resulting in an improved design concept and better executed project. We never hesitate to recommend Ideal Construction to anyone looking to do a remodeling project.”
“What a great company! We have used Ideal to renovate our new house in Springfield and they did a wonderful job. Most importantly, they delivered on-time and on-budget! Definitely recommended.”
“Ideal Construction built our garage in 2014. We are very happy with the results. The garage blends in nicely with our neighborhood and is well constructed.
Ideal did quality work and whenever there was a concern they worked with us to immediately resolve the issue to our satisfaction. One attribute that continued throughout the project was how much they cared about the impact on us and our neighbors both during and after the construction. They were professional and respectful at all times. I would certainly recommend them for any of your construction projects.”
“We are very happy our 2-story addition and Cape Cod renovation. We were pleased with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and responsiveness that Ideal offered. They addressed whatever issues arose, and when there were unexpected challenges, Ideal came up with a solution to get the job done. Work was completed on budget according to plan.”
“Every construction project has its hiccups, Zade and Yazan were always willing to go the extra mile to take care of anything that came up. We were under a tight deadline with a baby on the way. They said they could get the second story addition master suite and nursery done in the 4 months we had before baby. They finished with plenty of time to get settled into the new space before our baby was born.”
“Jason and his Ideal Team did an outstanding job on our kitchen renovation. From the design phase, through completion Jason was responsive and kept his crew on schedule. His workman were flexible and very understanding of some of our unique concerns. Highly recommend Jason and the Ideal Team.”
“We have worked with Zade and Ideal on multiple projects over the past few years. Each time I am impressed with their attention to detail and professionalism. From a two story bump out to a new deck- we can’t recommend Ideal enough.”
“Ideal Construction and Remodeling did a major project for us: ceiling, hardwood floor, lighting, new windows, floating tv and fireplace,.. etc.
Professionals, attention to detail, pleasant and great to work with. We recommend and would hire for any future project.”
“Our project was almost like building a new house from scratch but harder because it including everything from architectural design, filing all the permits with the county, gutting the house, removing a portion of the house, substantial excavation, and adding on a significant size addition (a new floor and an extension on the back) which also included, another garage, patio and property fence!
The team from Ideal was up for the challenging project and were very patient to work with us on every decision as they understood that this project is most importantly our home that my family bought decades ago and we wanted to renovate it to not only meet our needs but to also be fiscally responsible with the investment that we were making. We interviewed many contractors and selected a company that listened to what we wanted, executed accordingly, and treats their clients and workers on the job site with respect.”
“I have used Ideal Construction for two projects in my former townhome. They installed a half-bathroom in my basement, where there was no rough in plumbing. The bathroom turned out beautiful.
Another project Ideal did for me was a new kitchen, and a drywall ceiling in the basement. In the kitchen, I had asked that they carefully remove some of the cabinets so that I could donate them. That was accomplished. Their kitchen designer is great, and their granite people are as well. At the same time the kitchen was being renovated, I decided to have them remove an old style drop-ceiling in the basement (that I hated), and installed a drywall ceiling in its place. Both of these projects came in on-time and on-budget. When I sold my townhome, my realtor told me how many people who came to the open house loved the kitchen. It was a huge selling point. The new owners were delighted with all the renovations.
I highly recommend Ideal Construction!”
“I contacted Ideal for a kitchen remodel. From my first visit with Jason, I felt confident that he understood my needs and they would be met. Ideal did a beautiful job, stayed within my budget and finished the job in the time frame promised. I highly recommend them!!”
“We selected Ideal Construction to renovate our existing home creating an in-law suite with a bathroom configured to support aging parents. We also expanded up with a second floor addition. They have good crews that work for them or partner well with them on their projects. We never felt that our job was less important than the other jobs they worked on in parallel. With every project something always goes wrong especially with existing homes where surprises never cease behind walls and within ceilings. What we appreciated most was the fact that they were transparent, problem solvers, and attentive to issues needing timely resolution. They are professional, have the knowledge and expertise to help their customers get through the challenges that come with any home improvement project. We highly recommend them.”