Testimonials

  • Alonsod

    "I hired AV Architects & Builders over 10 years ago to do a total renovation of my home in Vienna. An addition to my home, total kitchen and bathroom redesign, deck and exterior redesign. Ten years later I can say i have never had an issue with their work, solid construction and everything still looks brand new. In fact i am about to hire them again for another project. They are creative, understand client needs and budget. THE BEST."

    "I hired AV Architects & Builders over 10 years ago to do a total renovation of my home in Vienna. An addition to my home, total kitchen and bathroom redesign, deck and exterior redesign. Ten years later I can say i have never had an issue with their work, solid construction and everything still looks brand new. In fact i am about to hire them again for another project. They are creative, understand client needs and budget. THE BEST."

  • Bevalonso

    "AV did a complete renovation of my home. They were totally professional and the project turned out beautiful. What I appreciated the most is that they took care of every detail. We just love the finished project and take great pride in showing it off"

    "AV did a complete renovation of my home. They were totally professional and the project turned out beautiful. What I appreciated the most is that they took care of every detail. We just love the finished project and take great pride in showing it off"

  • Amy Gurri

    "It was a great pleasure working with AV Architects on my kitchen renovation project. Francisca spent quality time with me during the planning phases of the project to ensure that I came up with the best possible design for our kitchen. She guided me through the selection process of cabinets, appliances, light fixtures, tiles, and paint colors. It was definitely a collaboration where she took my ideas and feedback and ran with them as well as adding design concepts I never would have thought of. She also was a great project manager and managed the workers to make sure the workmanship was up to her high standards. Quality is a key requirement for AV Architects and they insist on using products and materials which will last. The result is that my kitchen, which was completed 10 years ago, looks as good today as the day it was completed."

    "It was a great pleasure working with AV Architects on my kitchen renovation project. Francisca spent quality time with me during the planning phases of the project to ensure that I came up with the best possible design for our kitchen. She guided me through the selection process of cabinets, appliances, light fixtures, tiles, and paint colors. It was definitely a collaboration where she took my ideas and feedback and ran with them as well as adding design concepts I never would have thought of. She also was a great project manager and managed the workers to make sure the workmanship was up to her high standards. Quality is a key requirement for AV Architects and they insist on using products and materials which will last. The result is that my kitchen, which was completed 10 years ago, looks as good today as the day it was completed."

  • Tony S

    "On-going in-home modifications and guesthouse build (not yet complete). Very professional design team that dealt with numerous challenges to existing house modifications and small guesthouse, in particular with dealing with permitting and zoning issues, and related to keeping homeowner informed. The only reason we didn't give a five-star rating is because we are not done with the project; we'll upgrade to 5 stars when it's all finished! They are pricey, and you don't have a clear idea of the breakdown of costs, but the cost has been worth it to make sure the project gets done right."

    "On-going in-home modifications and guesthouse build (not yet complete). Very professional design team that dealt with numerous challenges to existing house modifications and small guesthouse, in particular with dealing with permitting and zoning issues, and related to keeping homeowner informed. The only reason we didn't give a five-star rating is because we are not done with the project; we'll upgrade to 5 stars when it's all finished! They are pricey, and you don't have a clear idea of the breakdown of costs, but the cost has been worth it to make sure the project gets done right."

  • Huskerinva

    "I have known AV Architects + Builders for over three years. I was initially impressed with the company's culture and seeing their work later confirmed what I suspected about their culture. I then knew that someday I would become a customer and started searching for a home inside the Beltway that could be demolished and a new home built. I looked at several homes and even consulted with Francisca to get her professional opinion on issues that may arise if I bought the lot to build a home. Her feedback helped me move forward with the purchase of a lot. We are wrapping up the design phase and obtaining permits and will begin construction soon. I selected AV Architects + Builders because of their values, the quality of their work, and their vision. I did not consult with any other firm because of the high level of trust I had, their professionalism, and the quality of their work as I was able to observe it. I am not second-guessing my decision and remain confident in my decision."

    "I have known AV Architects + Builders for over three years. I was initially impressed with the company's culture and seeing their work later confirmed what I suspected about their culture. I then knew that someday I would become a customer and started searching for a home inside the Beltway that could be demolished and a new home built. I looked at several homes and even consulted with Francisca to get her professional opinion on issues that may arise if I bought the lot to build a home. Her feedback helped me move forward with the purchase of a lot. We are wrapping up the design phase and obtaining permits and will begin construction soon. I selected AV Architects + Builders because of their values, the quality of their work, and their vision. I did not consult with any other firm because of the high level of trust I had, their professionalism, and the quality of their work as I was able to observe it. I am not second-guessing my decision and remain confident in my decision."

  • Lisa899

    "AV Architects + Builders designed and built a two story addition to our home, including a new family room, breakfast room, and re-designing our existing family room into a mudroom and kid's study downstairs; and a new master bedroom, and re-designing the existing master bedroom into two walk-in closets, sitting room, and upstairs laundry room. This addition improved our storage, and the flow of our home tremendously. It made it perfect for a family with three growing boys and two big dogs. Having the architect manage the project from beginning to end was a huge benefit. It made it so the contractor had a stake in earning another contract (rather than a one and done situation, with little incentive to keep the customer happy). This made for very responsive contractor, who stayed on top of the job from start to finish."

    "AV Architects + Builders designed and built a two story addition to our home, including a new family room, breakfast room, and re-designing our existing family room into a mudroom and kid's study downstairs; and a new master bedroom, and re-designing the existing master bedroom into two walk-in closets, sitting room, and upstairs laundry room. This addition improved our storage, and the flow of our home tremendously. It made it perfect for a family with three growing boys and two big dogs. Having the architect manage the project from beginning to end was a huge benefit. It made it so the contractor had a stake in earning another contract (rather than a one and done situation, with little incentive to keep the customer happy). This made for very responsive contractor, who stayed on top of the job from start to finish."

  • Donnbeth

    "We just finished a kitchen renovation with Av Architects and Builders and I can't say enough about the gorgeous job they did. Francisca was AMAZING! She helped bring everything together from the back splash, granite island and new tile floor. She was so easy to work with, she really took into consideration my floor plan, taste and daily living patterns and it is all reflected in the materials and their quality, not to mention her fabulous taste. The job was also scheduled, and completed earlier than expected, her staff is very prompt and efficient. This job was so well organized and her company left nothing undone. Francisca has a great eye for building and renovating and we will definitely use her in the future for more projects."

    "We just finished a kitchen renovation with Av Architects and Builders and I can't say enough about the gorgeous job they did. Francisca was AMAZING! She helped bring everything together from the back splash, granite island and new tile floor. She was so easy to work with, she really took into consideration my floor plan, taste and daily living patterns and it is all reflected in the materials and their quality, not to mention her fabulous taste. The job was also scheduled, and completed earlier than expected, her staff is very prompt and efficient. This job was so well organized and her company left nothing undone. Francisca has a great eye for building and renovating and we will definitely use her in the future for more projects."

  • Tilson Group

    "At Tilson Group, we just love working with AV Architects and Builders. They have a great understanding of what their clients needs wants and desires are and can communicate them effectively. Tilson Group provided Landscape Architectural design and installation services for their project in Falls Church, Virginia. AV Architects and Builders client was please with the design and installation of landscaping for their house and we were so glad to be part of the process."

    "At Tilson Group, we just love working with AV Architects and Builders. They have a great understanding of what their clients needs wants and desires are and can communicate them effectively. Tilson Group provided Landscape Architectural design and installation services for their project in Falls Church, Virginia. AV Architects and Builders client was please with the design and installation of landscaping for their house and we were so glad to be part of the process."

  • Meganjlong

    "My fiance and I met with Francisca & Tony after we got engaged to discuss rebuilding on our property. The 800 sq ft brick house I owned wasn't going to be big enough for us & our 3 dogs! The design phase was a lot of fun and very detailed, but never overwhelming. We went away to get married the same week our house was demo'd and 8 short months later were back on our property in our dream home!! What I love most about the house is the kitchen, the stairwell, the windows, the mudroom, the dog wash station in the mudroom... I love it all :-) Francisca & Tony think of all the little things that add so much detail and really make a home feel finished. If I ever build another home I know who to call!"

    "My fiance and I met with Francisca & Tony after we got engaged to discuss rebuilding on our property. The 800 sq ft brick house I owned wasn't going to be big enough for us & our 3 dogs! The design phase was a lot of fun and very detailed, but never overwhelming. We went away to get married the same week our house was demo'd and 8 short months later were back on our property in our dream home!! What I love most about the house is the kitchen, the stairwell, the windows, the mudroom, the dog wash station in the mudroom... I love it all :-) Francisca & Tony think of all the little things that add so much detail and really make a home feel finished. If I ever build another home I know who to call!"

  • The Binnick Group

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Francisca and her team as her cabinetry representative. I continue to be blown away at the level of service, professionalism and detail she gives each customer. She takes the time to listen to her customers wants and needs, then couples that with her diverse and extensive professional knowledge to make their dreams come to reality!"

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Francisca and her team as her cabinetry representative. I continue to be blown away at the level of service, professionalism and detail she gives each customer. She takes the time to listen to her customers wants and needs, then couples that with her diverse and extensive professional knowledge to make their dreams come to reality!"

  • Tillervt

    "We hired AV Architects/Builders to expand and update our 1980 brick colonial. The project consisted of a complete renovation and reconfiguration of the kitchen and 3 baths, the relocation of a laundry room, the construction of a mud room and a 2-level addition including a bathroom suite on the upper level. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Francisca and her team at AV. Francisca is familiar with current trends, but also considers the efficiency and effectiveness of the natural flow within a house. The contractors at AV were all professional and considerate. Our concerns with such a large project were budget and timeliness. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased that we were able to move back into our "new" home on time and without any budget overruns. We are 100% happy with the work AV has done in our home and highly recommend the team."

    "We hired AV Architects/Builders to expand and update our 1980 brick colonial. The project consisted of a complete renovation and reconfiguration of the kitchen and 3 baths, the relocation of a laundry room, the construction of a mud room and a 2-level addition including a bathroom suite on the upper level. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Francisca and her team at AV. Francisca is familiar with current trends, but also considers the efficiency and effectiveness of the natural flow within a house. The contractors at AV were all professional and considerate. Our concerns with such a large project were budget and timeliness. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased that we were able to move back into our "new" home on time and without any budget overruns. We are 100% happy with the work AV has done in our home and highly recommend the team."

  • Icaicedo

    "Francisca, Toni and their entire crew made all this project easy by working closely with us. My best experience with the was finding our countertop, which i love but was tough to find because we wanted something very specific. Francisca was excellent at interpreting my ideas and making them real. We posted a review before but wanted to post pictures."

    "Francisca, Toni and their entire crew made all this project easy by working closely with us. My best experience with the was finding our countertop, which i love but was tough to find because we wanted something very specific. Francisca was excellent at interpreting my ideas and making them real. We posted a review before but wanted to post pictures."

  • Bill and Michelle K.

    "We were very fortunate to use AV Architects to handle our kitchen, mud room and bath remodel. Francisca's designs were perfect, both functional and elegant. She completed the work on time and within budget. We truly appreciate that she was with us every step of the journey, both in our home and in every store we visited. Francisca not only helped create our vision, but delivered it flawlessly. AV Architects is a great company. We plan to be lifelong customers and consider them a part of our family."

    "We were very fortunate to use AV Architects to handle our kitchen, mud room and bath remodel. Francisca's designs were perfect, both functional and elegant. She completed the work on time and within budget. We truly appreciate that she was with us every step of the journey, both in our home and in every store we visited. Francisca not only helped create our vision, but delivered it flawlessly. AV Architects is a great company. We plan to be lifelong customers and consider them a part of our family."

  • Lockd

    "We selected AV Design Build to create a new kitchen in our 1954 New England Salt Box home in Northern Virginia. We interviewed four firms, but selected AV because they understood us better than anyone. We wanted a firm that could create a completely new kitchen that replaced the existing small kitchen and one car garage, but could do so within a reasonable budget and still achieve a combination of an updated modern space that would blend with the traditional character of the house. They achieved our dream within the expected time frame. We love our new kitchen and we are enjoying every piece in it, which was chosen with their guidance and expertise. We were very lucky to find a firm who could combine the architectural design, the contracting and the development of the project. The combination made all the process smoother."

    "We selected AV Design Build to create a new kitchen in our 1954 New England Salt Box home in Northern Virginia. We interviewed four firms, but selected AV because they understood us better than anyone. We wanted a firm that could create a completely new kitchen that replaced the existing small kitchen and one car garage, but could do so within a reasonable budget and still achieve a combination of an updated modern space that would blend with the traditional character of the house. They achieved our dream within the expected time frame. We love our new kitchen and we are enjoying every piece in it, which was chosen with their guidance and expertise. We were very lucky to find a firm who could combine the architectural design, the contracting and the development of the project. The combination made all the process smoother."

  • plagendyk

    "Finding the right architect is never an easy process,, but when we met AV Architects our problems were solved. They helped us visualize the potential of our home and helped us stay within our budget. AV Architects are true Solution Builders."

    "Finding the right architect is never an easy process,, but when we met AV Architects our problems were solved. They helped us visualize the potential of our home and helped us stay within our budget. AV Architects are true Solution Builders."

  • Edalbrigo

    "AV Architects provided an innovative solution to our remodeling needs. They were far more engaged with us than other companies who gave us designs and estimates. We met all our design objectives within the budget we set for the project. The construction phase stayed on time. AV Architects addressed all issues in a timely fashion. We would definitely engage them for future remodeling needs."

    "AV Architects provided an innovative solution to our remodeling needs. They were far more engaged with us than other companies who gave us designs and estimates. We met all our design objectives within the budget we set for the project. The construction phase stayed on time. AV Architects addressed all issues in a timely fashion. We would definitely engage them for future remodeling needs."

  • Chris_barton

    "We have completed two significant projects with AV Architects & Builders and have been extremely satisfied. They redesigned and built our kitchen and master bath several years back. More recently they finished redesigning and building our family room, children's lounge and basement. Both projects were completed on time and were delivered as promised."

    "We have completed two significant projects with AV Architects & Builders and have been extremely satisfied. They redesigned and built our kitchen and master bath several years back. More recently they finished redesigning and building our family room, children's lounge and basement. Both projects were completed on time and were delivered as promised."

  • Michelle Langley

    "I am a designer for a custom closet company. I have been working with Francisca Alonso of AV Architects on various projects since 2006. I love collaborating with her because she is extremely easy to work with and the projects always go very smoothly. I HIGHLY recommend Francisca Alonso and AV Architects. They do some amazing renovations and are a fantastic company to deal with."

    "I am a designer for a custom closet company. I have been working with Francisca Alonso of AV Architects on various projects since 2006. I love collaborating with her because she is extremely easy to work with and the projects always go very smoothly. I HIGHLY recommend Francisca Alonso and AV Architects. They do some amazing renovations and are a fantastic company to deal with."