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Elite Home Remodeling Has Moved

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Elite Home Remodeling has relocated our office spaces to the wonderful city of Chantilly.  As we continue to expand and grow our business, so to do we need to expand our office space.  But don’t fret, all of our existing and new clients throughout the Northern Virginia & Metro DC area will still be able to receive the same great award-winning service.

Our new office address is

14159 Mariah Court Suite 900

Chantilly, VA 20151

To celebrate our recent move, Elite Home Remodeling is offering a 5% discount to all home owners and local businesses looking to remodel or renovate their existing spaces in the month of June!  That’s right, we’re having a moving sale!  What a great way to usher in a new chapter in the history of Elite Remodeling than by celebrating with a sale, just in time for the summer holidays.  To get this discount, just make sure to mention you read this blog post and you’ll be good to go.

 

 

Elite Named Best Home Builder by Virginia Living Magazine

Elite Home Remodeling has recently been named Best Home Builder in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living magazine!  This prestigious annual award is presented to the area’s top builder as voted on by the readers and editors of Virginia Living magazine.

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At Elite Home Remodeling, we couldn’t be more proud to receive this award.  We make sure we bring our award-winning service and quality to every job that we do and our home owners know this and they like to tell other people about their experiences with Elite.  Our dedicated staff and crew members work hard year round on every project, big and small, to make sure that every home owner receives our first place service.

Every year, Virginia Living magazine conducts a poll to determine the best of the best in every region in Virginia.  Everything from the best winery in the Shenandoah Valley to the best cupcakes in Central Virginia.  This year, nearly 10,000 voters turned out to cast their ballots for their favorites in each category and Elite Home Remodeling was named this year’s best Home Builder in Northern Virginia.

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Thanks again to everyone who voted for Elite Remodeling, we could not have received this award without support from clients like you!  Please visit our website for more information about this award and Elite Remodeling.

Top 5 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and hopefully you have already done something for your significant other or you have planned something magnificent for that special someone.  But, I’m sure most of you would rather wait until the last minute.  Here’s a quick top 5 list of some of our better Valentine’s Day date ideas.

#5 Movie & Dinner

An old staple with a little bit of a twist.  Everybody loves dinner and a movie but I never thought that was a great order for a date, especially if it is your first date.  Our advice: go to the movie first!  Going to the movie first will give you and your date plenty to talk about at dinner.  It can sometimes be difficult to come up with interesting things to say to a total stranger.  But, if you have something mutual to talk about, you’ll be surprised at where the conversations will take you.

#4 You Bring the Booze, They Bring the Paint

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This is a great idea for those with (or most notably without) artistic talent.  The idea is simple: you bring your own bottle of wine to an art studio and you and your special friend try your hand at painting.  They offer a wide array of painting types – flowers, landscapes, people, etc.  It’s fun because you’ll have an actual art teacher telling you what to do and how to get better (if you are actually good at art.)  It’s even more fun if you aren’t an artist because you can make all sorts of “art” when you are intoxicated.

#3 Dine & Dash

No, I’m not talking about skipping out on the check at a restaurant.  Instead of chowing down on a 5 course meal, go somewhere for shared appetizers and drinks.  After you love birds are done with that, go to the gym or go for a run or do some sort of physical activity.  Building up those endorphins is a great way to increase the intimacy.

#2 Chocolate Tour

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Yes, a chocolate tour.  These tours are offered in most metropolitan areas and are a gathering of a small group of people with a tour guide leading you on a tour of the local bakeries and chocolate shops.  The tours are about 2 – 3 hours long and you walk from store to store, collecting and sampling a wide variety of chocolates.  This is great gift for any chocolate lover because you can eat as many samples as you want and not feel bad because you’ll be walking it off.

#1 Adventure is Out There!

Valentine’s Day is really about telling your significant other how much you love and care about them.  One of the best ways to do that is to do something a little bit out of the ordinary to make it a special morning/day/night.  A little thought goes a long way.  If you like rock concerts but you don’t often go to one, find tickets for an upcoming show.  If you have never tried rock climbing, go to a local rock climbing gym.  If a broadway show has always been on your bucket list, knock it off by planning it around Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day can be as special as you make it, so make something special out of it!

And for any home remodeling projects you have in Northern Virginia, give Elite Home Remodeling a call today.

Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials of 2012

Every year, the Super Bowl manages to get better and better.  This year, everything surrounding and including the game was perfect.  The game stayed interesting until the final whistle and even the half-time show managed to keep me entertained (the first time in a very, very long time.)

But the most important aspect to take away from this weekend’s game was by far the commercials.  So, without further hesitation, I give you our Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials of 2012.

#5 – Broderick’s Day Off

In an homage to one of the greatest classic comedies of all-time, Matthew Broderick brings back Ferris Bueller in this commercial for the Honda CR-V.  Although the idea was not very original, this commercial scores big while highlighting the best funny parts from that movie.   It gave us a good chuckle.

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Click the Honda to watch the commercial.

#4 – Sonic the Chevy Hedgehog

This commercial got huge points for originality.  I haven’t seen a commercial that made me go, “Whoa.  That was so cool!” in a long time.  Plus, having a super great song to go along with it doesn’t hurt either.  Good job Chevy.

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Click the Chevy to watch the commercial.

#3 – Best Buy Gets Kicked Off a Plane

The winner to the best inside-joke-but-not-really-an-inside-joke goes to Best Buy with their commercial for cell phone and the inventors of Words With Friends (among many worthy other innovators.)  But to use Alec Baldwin’s getting kicked off a plane spoof was by far the hardest we laughed at any commercial this year.

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Click the Apps to watch the commercial.

#2 – Prohibition Ends with Budweiser

I am always happy to see the Budweiser Clydesdales during the Super Bowl, but I always moan them using other animals.  This year, Budweiser decided to go back to a time when there really was something to celebrate – the end of prohibition.  A great commercial and absolutely worthy of our #2 spot in the countdown.

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Click the Beer to watch the commercial.

#1 – It’s Half-Time, America

There was no greater commercial this year than Clint Eastwood and the Imported From Detroit band.  In what was a moving, inspiring, uplifting and thoroughly epic commercial, this commercial could start a revolution throughout the nation to get America back on its feet when it needs it most.  It’s half-time America, go do great things in the second half.

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Click Mr. Eastwood to watch the commercial.

Agree or disagree with our list?  Comment and tell us what you think were this year’s best commercials.

Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia

Elite Home RemodelingThis year, help Elite Home Remodeling become Northern Virginia’s Best Home Builder of 2012.  You already know its true so why don’t you make it official.  Every vote you cast for Elite Home Remodeling as Northern Virginia’s Best Home Builder of 2012 will enter you into a chance to win a free Apple iPad.  But you better hurry!  Voting ends February 10, 2012.

Check it out here: Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of List Voting

Are you new to Elite Home Remodeling?  Never heard of us before?  Not to worry, check out our fantastic new website to learn all about us and then cast your vote for Elite Home Remodeling.  Then, feel free to tell all of your friends to vote for Elite Home Remodeling too!

Elite is Online

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In today’s business world, you need to stay connected with your clients and future customers 24/7.  In the home remodeling industry, this is no different.  That is why Elite Home Remodeling is now every where you want us to be.  Besides providing the most valuable when it comes to remodeling and renovation services in the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland communities, Elite now can connect with home owners and local business owners around the clock, anywhere in the world.

But just where exactly can you find Elite Home Remodeling?  Well, we have created a handy list of all of the outlets in which you can find Elite.  Make sure to check these places and pages often to see the most up-to-date information.  Then, share all of those great deals you found with your family, friends and your friends’ friends.  The more you share, the more you could save!

  • Facebook
    • Everybody knows what Facebook is.  Come like us today!
  • Twitter
    • Twitter is the best way to find out exactly what is going on in the world of remodeling today.  Come follow us!
  • YouTube
    • We have some excellent videos for you to watch about home remodeling!
  • Flickr
    • If you want to see pictures of our body of work, Flickr is the place to go.
  • LinkedIn
    • Interested in developing a professional relationship with Elite?  LinkedIn is the perfect place to do that!
  • Google+
    • The latest and greatest from Google and social media and Elite is there!
  • Pinterest
    • Looking for a little inspiration?  Check out our “dream boards” to point you in the right direction.
  • Angie’s List
    • The best place online to write a review or check out a review about Elite!
  • Better Business Bureau
    • We uphold our business to the standards set forth by the BBB.
  • ThumbTack
    • Looking for a contractor with a good recommendation?  You know Elite will be there!
  • Digital Newsletter
    • Sign up for our email newsletter to get sweet deals on all of your remodeling projects.
  • BuildZoom
    • The best place for home owners to find information on local contractors.
  • Community Associations Institute
    • Are you a property manager looking to get work done at your property?  The best contractors for the job can be found at the CAI and Elite makes it to the top of the list.
  • ActiveRain
    • The Web’s premier place for real estate professionals and the great real estate community to connect and share on issues within the real estate world.
  • Merchant Circle
  • Manta
  • WhitePages
  • Google Places
  • Yelp!
  • YP.com
  • Washington Business Journal

Is there a place that you visit often that you think Elite Home Remodeling would be perfect?  Give us a shout on any one of these social networks or you could just send an email.  Even better, you could visit our website and learn even more about some of the terrific services we can provide you and your business today!

Elite Home Remodeling in Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Elite Home RemodelingElite Home Remodeling is a home renovation and restoration contractor in the Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. communities.  We specialize in kitchen, bathroom and basement remodels as well as roofing and siding renovations.  Elite proudly serves home owners, property management firms, community associations, insurance providers and small businesses.

Some of the things that sets Elite Remodeling apart from our competition is that during the recent recession, while other remodelers and contractors saw declining sales, Elite’s sales grew and we hired more staff and crew members.  We were able to do this through our professionalism.

Anyone can pick up a hammer and call themselves a contractor.  But at Elite Home Remodeling, we make professionalism and customer service our number one priority.  Our customers notice and appreciate this and they like to tell other people about their experiences with Elite.

We have recently expanded our services to cater to not only home owners looking to renovate their kitchens, bathrooms and basements but we also offer our services to insurance providers for restoration work.  We also renovate and remodel apartment and condominium communities for property management firms.

We make clients feel like we are a large contractor with lots of resources at their disposal but we also cater to their every need at a moment’s notice like you would expect from a small company.

Visit us on online and give us a call to find out how Elite Home Remodeling can serve you today.

Selecting the Right Contractor

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One of the biggest decisions you will make when doing some home remodeling work is deciding which contractor to use.  There are hundreds of thousands of contractors out there and unfortunately not all of them are good.  Sadly, many people have had bad experiences with contractors which leads to a bad reputation for all contractors throughout the Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland communities.

Fortunately, there are always a few good apples in the bunch to make you forget about all of your previous problems with contractors.  Elite Home Remodeling is one of those good apples.

Recently, I had a conversation online with a friend who had used many different contractors in the past and had many bad experiences.  Our conversation will better highlight what Elite Home Remodeling does right and what you should be looking for in every contractor you hire.

Margie:

Finding a good contractor has been the bane of my existence.  You would think they would want my business!

Me:

What have been some of issues and frustrations you have had with contractors?  What are the things (if any) you’ve liked about working with them?

Margie:

  1. Finding someone that is willing to do both small and large jobs.
  2. Finding someone that is highly recommended by people I trust.
  3. Finding someone that is willing to dream with me, rather than telling me “oh no, that can’t be done” or “well, that would be expensive.”
  4. Finding someone who shows up when they say they’re going to show up.
  5. Finding someone who delivers what they promise.

Me:

Those all are things that should be at the core of every contracting business.  Here’s my two cents on your list:

    1. Elite Home Remodeling loves to do the little jobs and we love to do the little jobs well.  We feel that the best way to gain your trust is do the little things well and they will lead to big results.
    2. Almost 85% of our work comes from repeat clients and they love what we do.  Everyday we are expanding our reach by our clients giving us reviews online for everyone to see.
    3. We like to keep “dream boards” ourselves about what we would love to see in a kitchen, bathroom, basement, etc remodel. Check it out!
    4. Business 101.  8:00 AM means 8:00 AM.  If you can’t even trust someone to show up on time, how can you expect them to do a job successfully?  And if we are ever running late, we will call and tell you and never leave you wondering.
    5. We make sure that during the estimating and proposal process we thoroughly go over exactly what you want and what we will be providing.  That way you are never surprised by the end result.  And if something doesn’t look quite right, we’ll make sure to fix it exactly the way you want it.

Thanks for the help Margie. Hopefully the next time you have a remodeling or improvement project to take care of, Elite Home Remodeling will be there serve you!

This conversation is typical of many conversations I’ve had with many home owners who have had bad experiences with contractors in the past.  Fortunately, all of the painful headaches associated with contractors will be gone when you decide to use Elite Home Remodeling.  Check us out today!

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