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Ottati & Associates

3417 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016202-363-3210

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Consumer from WASHINGTON, DC
Oct 31, 2013
Recommended
I highly recommend Ottati & Associates. Bruce Ottati, the hands on owner of the business, is the nicest, most honest and down to earth guy you could hope to find. As soon as you meet him, you know you're in good hands. He has more than 30 years experience as a builder and does beautiful, high quality work. Bruce is both creative and hardworking and runs a very organized and tidy job. He has designed and built entire houses too.

I think the highest recommendation of all is that many clients ask him to keep their keys after their renovation is finished so he can come back for future needs, including emergency repairs when they are away.

His rates are competitive and he is very respectful of your budget, which in my experience is not always the case. Also, his crew are full time employees with benefits (beware of a trap I fell into years ago - "contractors" who use day laborers!)

He is currently doing a significant renovation for me and I couldn't be happier. His painters are fantastic - far better than even the priciest painter in DC. I hope I'll never have to look for a painter again! FYI, I interviewed a few other design/build firms and several architects. I heard some horror stories that made me realize you have to be careful with design/build - without an architect to help oversee quality control, review billing etc you can run into real trouble. That will not be an issue with Bruce.