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Strano & Co

Chantilly, VA 20151703-818-0962

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Consumer from ANNANDALE, VA
Aug 29, 2012
Recommended
Review of STRANO & CO. – Nick Daversa

If you’re looking for a general contractor to do some home improvement project, I highly recommend Nick Daversa of Strano & Co.

After reviewing and meeting with Mr. Daversa and other contractors, I chose him to finish the basement in my home. I did the usual checks before I contracted with him: Better Business Bureau, references, etc. After we discussed my “vision,” he drew up plans and presented me with a line-by-line list of materials and individual prices for each part of the overall project. We discussed options, revisions, etc. He told me the job would take 4-6 weeks and I retorted with “plus 3 months.” He advised me that he is hands-on and takes on only one job at a time – not 75 ongoing projects. He works with two other men: a plumber/electrician and a painter/handyman. They were finished in 4 weeks – just as Mr. Daversa said they would be!

Nick was there every morning by 7:00am and called the one day he was delayed. I saw great progress every day. We made minor changes as we went along. He was always mindful of the budget and let me know upfront what the additional charges would be. He has great ideas and knows his trade. He’s been in business for over 10 years.

Nick’s 2 helpers are just as proficient and hard-working as he is. Each day they left the area as clean as possible and hauled away all the debris. My backyard suffered a bit, but Nick even seeded the damaged area which slowly came back to life.

I am so pleased with the results. What was once an unfinished basement which we called “the dungeon” has now become 3 useable rooms: a large family room complete with recessed lighting and a picture window; a full bath with shower; and a craft room with a bonus built-in bookcase, which Nick suggested and added (complimentary) due to some extra space behind the bathroom sink area. The laundry room and the storage area under the stairs remain unfinished and are closed off.

Although Nick seems easy-going, he is a hard worker and knows what he is doing. The entire experience was painless – from contracting to completion. The only drawbacks are the usual construction dust and the inconvenience of having workers in your home at 7:00am.

I highly recommend Nick Daversa and will use him to do my patio and minor projects around the house. He also gives a 10% discount to Friends, and Family, Seniors, and Fairfax County Residents. Six weeks after the basement project was completed, Nick sent an e-mail checking in – his work is warranted for a year.