"Vinny is responsive and easy to work with. He designed and built customized book cases and an entertainment center that enhanced the value of our home."
"We're digging a basement under an existing addition, going under the crawl space. This is not a project for the faint of heart, so we wanted to go with someone with experience. We were impressed with the results that AV Remodeling & Construction has gotten with similar projects. We did not work with an architect in building our original addition, but we found that using AV's sister firm, Intellectual Homes, gave us ideas we had never thought of and helped us to maximize our space. Both teams have been great to work with, keeping us informed at every step along the way and presenting options. The attention to detail sets AV apart."
"Thanks to AV Remodeling, we had a huge project, much bigger than we initially planned for once we bought the house. There were only one or two "hiccups" which is a miracle given the magnitude of the project and if anyone enters into a renovation of this size or any size for that matter believing issues won't arise they are not ready to undertake the project to begin with. The difference with A.V. is the way they handled it, looking at the customer's perspective first.
Henry was invaluable to help get us through the project. His expertise as a master carpenter is one thing but him taking the time to foster a professional and productive relationship went a long way in getting us mentally through the past 5+ months. Simply put he was great. We thank Clyde [project manager] for his long hours, focus, and work managing this project. His position dictated that he deal with the majority of issues, not always fun but he did it in a way that met or exceeded our expectations at each hurdle. Gretchen [architect] drew up the plans to a beautiful outcome and Vinny [owner] was always taking the time to explain the process or rationale behind what needed to be done or the cost involved, even when we didn't necessarily like the answer. His honesty was refreshing and reinforced that we made the right decision on who we went with.
All that combined made an unbeatable team. We are glad we expanded the scope of the project because the result justified the means. Lastly, our project was completed 6 months ago and Clyde stopped by last week to follow up and see how we are doing. The best "service after the sale" we have ever dealt with. Thank you all so much we love our new home!"
"The end result reflected a wonderful job with pleasant and courteous staff. The work entails high quality effort with a welcome focus on environmentally friendly initiatives. The architect even pointed out ideas for the kitchen that we didn't think of, which ultimately resulted in a more open space that we truly appreciate!"
"Vinny and his team remodeled our house in 2008 -- a major project in an Arlington historic district with all manners of county restrictions and "this old house" construction challenges. The project was comprehensive. AV Remodeling took the interior of the original house down to the studs, overhauled plumbing, electricity, etc. and fundamentally altered the interior layout. They also built a new, three-story addition. In summary, they worked closely with us and our architect to (re)build a house that we love and remains true to our home's 1910 origin.
We found the work to be thorough and of high-quality, and Vinny kept us well-apprised of progress so that we could work as a team to keep such a large project on track. It's my pleasure to recommend AV Remodeling!"
“Diane and I have a time imagining how we lived for 35 years with an ugly entrance, inefficient “also ugly kitchen,” and no family room on the first floor. Early in our marriage, we choose the lowest bid from a list of contractors from the phone book. We got fake wood cabinets, fake molding, and poor construction. We saved lots more money by me laying floor, tiling the kitchen as attending other projects for which I had no training. A white knight, Vinny D’Avena, entered the picture in 2005. He not only had the training but he was also very talented. The result: you can now enter a high ceiling, sophisticated room, properly furnished with “real” bookcase and proper lighting. The kitchen looks nothing like our original poor conception; it is a master piece and subject of admiration (if not jealousy) by our guests. Did I mention, we now have a high ceiling family room looking out to the backyard. It boasts custom windows and woodwork and cleverly melded with the kitchen. Thank you, Vinny, for making our living space so livable.”
“Completing repairs on our historical structure required considerable effort to obtain the necessary authorizations and permits to start work. Fortunately our contractor, AV Remodeling, has a knowledgeable and experienced team that was up to the task. Their professional attitude with county officials enabled the project to move forward in a timely manner. We are most appreciative and thank everyone at AV Remodeling for their fine work.”
"We called A. V. Remodeling" to rescue our house from very difficult circumstances. They resolved all of the issues with industry knowledge, professionalism, good taste and kind humor. We would recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone."
"AV Remodeling performed an extensive interior renovation for us. They took great pride in their work and provided work that was of high quality. They communicated with us regularly and were quick to respond to our questions and concerns. AV worked closely with our architect and completed the renovation in a timely manner. They also followed up with us after the project was complete to make sure that no new issues had arisen. We were very pleased with the service they provided and would recommend them highly and without reservation."
"A.V. Remodeling was terrific to work with - knowledgeable, professional, detail-oriented, they kept the project on schedule. I feel that I can still call the owner for advice and/or references for additional work that I would like to have done, even though my project was completed a few years ago. They still stand by the company's work, and I would recommend AV Remodeling without any reservation."
“A.V. Remodeling & Construction completed my addition beautifully; the end result is spectacular. The company left my home neat and clean. I highly recommend the firm.”