Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Structural Engineering
Chevy Chase, DC (Washington), Takoma Park, Washington
General Contractor Licenses in DC and Maryland. EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.
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7 Reviews for Noel Design Build
Ann Unal Kitchens LLC
The Noel Group is an excellent firm, and we have enjoyed working with them on various projects from period to contemporary. Always attentive to the clients wishes and needs, they are flexible and fun to work with, keeping an eye on the big picture along with every small detail. Their designs are livable and stylish, and the construction / installation phase executed with respect. James Noel is consistently professional, energetic, and imaginative in his work and I highly recommend this company to anyone considering a quality design/build project.
Noel Design Build did an excellent job with our addition. Their plan mirrored our wishes and their suggestions enhanced the overall outcome of the project. Their pricing was fair, their workmanship was superior and they remedied any problems without strain or change in overall budget. I would highly recommend them as a design group and general contractor.
We have used Noel Design for several projects. They are the best contractor we have ever used. James is creative but conscious of budget concerns. Attention to detail and aesthetics are what separates them from other contractors we have used. I recommend without hesitation.
The retaining wall in front of our house was collapsing, water was infiltrating the basement, and the enclosed porch at the front of the house that I use as my office was pulling away from the house. I had water dripping down the walls during heavy rains. The steps at the entryway were also sinking and pulling away from the house. James, Noel Design Build's owner, came up with cost-conscious solutions that included structural repairs and cosmetic improvements. James repaired the leaky chimney and tied the frame of the porch into the rest of the house, saving the existing porch roof. He considered how drainage would be affected long-term and regraded the area surrounding the enclosed porch, removing the retaining wall altogether. It was more cost effective than rebuilding the retaining wall! And it looks better, too. Then he rebuilt the steps leading to our front door and added attractive lighting fixtures. James' style tips - good color recommendations, recessed lighting in the ceiling and exterior fixtures - help the project results look very finished. One of the things I love about that front room now is that the ceiling is angled with the roof. James recommended opening up the ceiling that way. This gives a feeling of spaciousness. My house looks great. Before the repairs my house looked kind of iffy, cracked wood on the outside, some rot, cheap siding in front. Now it is solid and insulated. It looks like it is going to last. Our house is more appealing from the street, and more comfortable inside. I am already thinking about when we can have Noel Design Build back to do the next project.
James Noel is a wonderful professional. he is great at staying on budget and on schedule. he is very pleasant to work with and great at problem solving. the quality of his work is excellent. He has the highest integrity. His work is a reflection of his integrity. Additionally, he is an amazing craftsman, carpenter, artist.
James Noel transformed our home. We hired Noel Design Build Group to remodel our tiny, outdated kitchen. They relocated a powder room, built a cloakroom, redesigned and landscaped our patio, and built us the spectacular, spacious kitchen we had always dreamed of, on time and within budget. Throughout the design and construction process, James Noel communicated options, progress, and challenges clearly and completely. When something unexpected happened, as when a rotten beam was exposed during demolition, he presented our options, discussed with us the pros and cons of each, and presented a change order the next day. Because he was proactive, this unforeseen barely slowed the project down. The project foreman and work crews were skilled, polite, and tidy. James thinks long-term, takes pride in his work, and has a network of like-minded tradesmen and professionals whom he called in at different times during the project. My family lived in the house throughout the renovation. James organized the wintertime demolition and construction so that we could stay in the house, even going so far as to build a protected vestibule so we could access the basement, where we had set up a temporary kitchen, from the first floor. James' eye for design is sophisticated, and he was responsive to our taste and ideas. For example, James took me shopping for stone for the countertops well in advance of when we needed to place the order. I saw some stone I liked, but it was a limestone - impractical and somewhat high maintenance. So I kept looking online, and sent James pictures and links of a stone I liked. In a couple of weeks, James called to say his fabricator had seen the stone I wanted at the yard, and that I should go see it that weekend. Lucky us, we claimed two slabs of the stone, which sold out the following day. We have owned our house for 20 years, and have finished the basement, gotten new kitchen cabinets, remodeled a porch and a bathroom, etc. Some projects went better than others, but even though we were always careful to get multiple bids and check references, a couple of contractors showed themselves to be incompetent or difficult to work with once the jobs were underway. I cannot tell you how thrilled we are with Noel Design Build Group, what an easy process this renovation was in comparison with other projects we have done on the house, even though this was the biggest project of them all. Next time we renovate, we will not even get a second bid; we will just hire Noel Design Build Group.
James Noel is a very serious and talented designer, contractor and craftsman. He worked with us through the entire construction drawing process and got us through permitting without a hitch because we had covered all the bases. Although he did not do this particular design, his team did a beautiful job building and finishing the frame out and exterior finishing for our home. They are amazing about keeping on schedule, which is an important aspect for keeping on budget.