The Ransom Company
6 Houzz Awards
4 Houzz Badges
Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria, VA 22314
Typical Job Costs:
$250,000 - 2 million
The Ransom Co is a high end, low key custom home builder, driven by passion for scale and thoughtful design, and believing time-honored classic architecture endures beyond fleeting trends. The integrity of this philosophy and respect for quality craftsmanship allows The Ransom Co to align with current best in class partners to create architecturally significant homes that will stand for generations. The Ransom Co is owned and operated by Robert S. Ransom III, a third generation family operator of The Ransom Company name originally founded by his grandfather Pop in 1950. In keeping with his grandfathers values of honor, integrity, and honesty Robert believes in keeping the company, and number of projects small, thus affording him the opportunity to deliver on those values with each residence built. In the end we recognize that building a home is one the most significant emotional and financial decisions our clients undertake and that process should be cherished.
Custom Home, New Home Construction
Alexandria, Arlington, DC (Washington), Fort Hunt, Mount Vernon
Robert was cast as a host of a new HGTV pilot “30 Days to Home” and featured in Capitol File Magazine as a “Young Gun” reshaping DC real estate.
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My wife and I worked with Robert to build our home from the ground up. We found Robert to communicate proactively throughout the process, demonstrate a genuine interest in helping us to achieve our goals, and delivered a finished product that exceeded our expectations. Robert displayed a level of transparency through our build that enabled us to build a deep trust in him, allowing us to feel comfortable through our build that he always had our best interest at heart. He continually went above and beyond expectations to accommodate last minute changes on our part, never making us feel like the extra work he was undertaking was a hassle. We would highly recommend Robert to anyone considering his services.
December 12, 2019
The Ransom Company was great to work with and we would highly recommend them. We worked with them on a new construction, and from design to finish Robert and his team were easy to work with, forthcoming and professional. Robert was very communicative from day 1, providing us with detailed emails and updates (even when unfortunately there were unforeseen delays out of his control). He kept us in the loop during every phase of construction, and we did not once feel as though that status of the project. Robert has a keen design eye and was able to provide practical suggestions for first time home builders. He also gave us more choices and input that a regular builder might provide regarding smaller, immaterial items that other contractors might cut corners on. Since completion, Robert has made himself readily available for any minor issues or questions that have arisen, and has been quick to take care of any issues. We have also used the Ransom Company's subs for miscellaneous projects post completion, and have found them trustworthy and reliable. We would definitely recommend The Ransom Company to others, no matter the size of the project. It would be tough finding another contractor who is more trustful and open.
December 10, 2019
The Ransom Company offered 1st class, professional service from the beginning to the end-- I hired the Ransom Company to do a complete renovation of my DC Penn Quarter condominium. The President of the company was hands-on-- Robert shared solid design advice to best utilize the space while creating a perfectly beautiful home. The Ransom team is clean (as possible during construction), trustworthy and thorough in their work. The Ransom Company delivers top-quality results. I offer them my highest recommendation.
April 9, 2018
My wife and I just wrapped up our second major piece of work with the Ransom Company -- a complete kitchen renovation. Robert and his team were great to work with from start to finish. Rather than condescend our budget, like some other contractors, Robert worked with us to make sure we got an awesome kitchen without breaking the bank. He respected all of our design ideas while offering some brilliant insights about how to optimize our space and layout. And he led us through the minefield of vendors and service providers to help us get exactly the kitchen we wanted.I also can't say enough about the professionalism of their on-site team. The quality of the workmanship speaks for itself, but they were prompt and hardworking every day, flexible to nosy clients asking questions and making design tweaks, and the left the project site clean at the end of each day.And the final product is stunning. Our kitchen came with a few design challenges, which required Robert to come up with clever custom solutions, but the final product is truly one-of-a-kind. In short, we enthusiastically recommend working with Robert and his team. They're professionals, they're problem-solvers, and they'll be our first call for any future piece of work.
April 29, 2016Last modified:April 30, 2016
When we bought our house 2 years ago, Robert and The Ransom Company did a great job on some needed updates. The work was top notch and on time/budget. It was the reason we decided to use them again when we went to sell. With busy work schedules and three young children, the thought of preparing our house for the market was daunting. Sid and the team at The Ransom Company made the entire process seamless, and got us the result we wanted. A quick sale with a price and terms that exceeded our expectations.
May 14, 2015
Project Photos: http://www.houzz.com/projects/940271/mid-century-modern-hgtv You should hire Robert Ransom and The Ransom Company to renovate your space. That’s the short answer, now here's the long one: My wife and I decided on Robert after not getting the time of day from other contractors based on our young age or modest budge, or both. Despite these factors, Robert seemed excited about the project (even though he admitted that Mid Century Modern was not in his comfort zone – I’d guess it is now, though!) and was one of the only contractors to spend time on an actual design plan, instead of just a ballpark estimate. My wife had a lot of ideas in terms of the functionality of the new kitchen, but as this was our first major renovation project, we were inexperienced with the process of selecting the fit and finishes that would match the unique style of our home. Through his consultation visits and trips to his various suppliers, Robert was able to improve on the functionality ideas we had, but also design a space that would be modern, but also age well with the home. His knowledge of how the layout should flow for functionality was superb, but his design skills allowed us to spend more money on what’s important, instead of a high-priced designer. Our kitchen was ripped back to the studs and subflooring, a project which featured new everything, from electrical, plumbing, painting, to custom fabrication – everything. If it matters when your life is in this much upheaval, the work was done cleanly and his team is trustworthy to work in your home while you aren't there. Despite the typical hiccups that any major renovation will experience (and a few that HGTV tossed in our direction), the entire project, from demo to completion took only 27 days – three days early. Hire this company in order to work with a knowledgeable team that will do quality work and deliver it on time.
May 13, 2015
Wellborn + Wright
We strongly recommend The Ransom Company. We have collaborated with them on a number of occasions. Robert is a very knowledgeable, detail-oriented professional. You can count on Robert and his team to deliver exceptional results on every project The Ransom Company undertakes.
March 9, 2015
The Ransom Company was fantastic from start to finish. My husband and I hired Robert and his team to do a complete renovation of the first floor of our colonial home, specifically the dining room, office/den, kitchen, and family room. Robert immediately displayed his talents with regards to design, reworking the entire layout to make it more open and family friendly. Not only was the quality of his work stellar (my father is a contractor himself in a different state, and remarked about the excellent quality upon completion), but he went above and beyond to please my family and me, accommodating my daughters' schedules and working with us to accommodate our budget. And he and his team were always professional and easy to work with. We never felt uncomfortable talking to him and asserting our opinions. If you are looking to purchase a fixer upper or even just renovate one room in the DC area, hire the Ransom Company. It will be the best decision you make. (There were multiple companies we looked at and would hire The Ransom Company one hundred times over.) P.S. Our entire renovation took only 6 weeks!
February 22, 2015
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The Ransom Company renovated two bathrooms in our 1860s townhouse. Exceptionally small spaces and quirky structural elements made this a rather challenging job. Robert Ransom and his team did wonderful work. Robert is highly competent: organized, thorough, knowledgeable, and hardworking. He is also personable, communicative, and responsive, all of which make him a pleasure to work with. Robert was hands on throughout the entire remodel process. He meticulously organized and collaborated every step of the way, from planning and design, to selections and purchases, to decision-making as issues arose. The Ransom Company takes great pride in its work and was perfectly willing to make revisions to attain the desired outcome. The results are outstanding. We highly recommend The Ransom Company and would definitely hire them again.
October 16, 2014
Robert Ransom and The Ransom Company are wonderful to work with! I highly recommend them for Commercial or Residential projects!
August 20, 2014
We hired The Ransom Company again, I said again, because they did such an awesome job on our bathroom a few years ago. We recently had them re-do our kitchen and floors and Robert and his team were just as meticulous and thorough as before. We'd recommend them again without hesitation.
July 31, 2014
We hired Ransom Construction to do a build out of a restaurant that had been vacant for a while and thus was in not-so-great shape. Robert and his team did a great job. We routinely receive compliments on his work and have referred many of our customers to him already. He was reasonable, pragmatic and straightforward. The prices and timeline were fair and well explained. We have dealt with other service providers and contractors where I felt like I was being taken advantage of and/or not given the full story up front; this was fortunately not the case with Ransom Construction. There were definitely opportunities for Robert to pile on the expenses and hours, but he did not do so. I will be using Ransom Construction wherever possible going forward.
July 28, 2014
Commented: Ceiling paint colorGaye. we no longer have the info on this project but I believe it was a basic white. Thanks
October 6, 2019
Commented: can you share with me the brick wall source?Hello, those are actually hanging pendants and we don't have the info. Sorry!
May 27, 2018
Commented: Where can I find the aqua tile used in the kitchen backsplash? Thanks!It was supplied by the customer so we don't have the info. However, I think they got it from the Tile Bar website. https://tilebar.com/
September 17, 2017