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Review:  Jane P.

Project:  Trim and Paint

Comments:  After receiving a recommendation about Justin Kennedy’s work, I asked him to do some minor remodeling in my home.  I was extremely pleased with his work ethic, knowledge of  materials, and craftsmanship, as well as his competitive pricing.  I am a Realtor® specializing in residential sales in Northern Virginia and have recommended Justin’s company for both small and major remodeling projects to my clients.  He is a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend Calabrese Home Improvement.

Review: Jessie N.

Project: Bathroom Remodel

Comments:  I highly recommend Calabrese Home Improvement .  We renovated (completely gutted) our basement bathroom and the finished result exceeded our expectations.  Justin Kennedy’s team was excellent – hard working, skilled, professional, punctual, easy to work with, kept a very clean job site, and identified issues that needed further clarification or approval from us.  Justin provided great suggestions on the design and layout of the space, gave an accurate estimate, and provided a binding contract that ensured our satisfaction.  We could not be more pleased with our experience and would not hesitate to use them again on another project!

Review: Tom K.

Project: Multiple Projects

Comments: Justin, Luis, and the whole group at Calabrese are fantastic. I had a laundry list of work to do on my house to get it ready to sell, from painting to plumbing, and they did it all. Not only that, but they went above and beyond multiple times. For example, if touching up paint on a wall would look weird, they just painted the whole wall. If there was a problem, they went out of their way to fix it.

Also, they’re the most proactive contractors I’ve ever dealt with. In the past I’ve had to nag contractors just to do simple things like give me an estimate, but Justin was always on the ball. The work was done well and quickly, and they even worked weekends to help me get my house on the market as fast as possible.

Next time I need anything done (or my friends do), I’m going straight to Calabrese!

Review:  Karina S.

Project: Kitchen Remodel, Painting, Lighting, Trim, Hardwood Refinishing

Comments: As first time home owners my husband and I were nervous about every step of the renovations.  But Justin Kennedy of Calabrese put us at ease every time!  His guys did an amazing job with our new house-renovating the kitchen, finishing the hardwood floors, putting up beautiful crown molding and painting the whole house.  They also worked quietly and respectfully as we moved in during the kitchen remodel with a newborn and toddler.  They worked late, around our schedule and were not done until we were satisfied with the work.  Justin was available at all times on the phone to answer all our questions and was a pleasure to work with.  We highly recommend Calabrese and will use them again in the future!

Review:  Tom L.

Project: Bathroom Remodel and Laminate Flooring

Comments: I couldn’t give higher praise to Calabrese Home Improvement. Having recently bought our first house, my wife and I had many questions on some improvements we wanted. Justin was super responsive and took the time walk us through the options that were best for our desired end result. We met with Justin daily throughout the process of redoing our downstairs den and master bathroom. He was available at any time to help us out. His guys were very respectful and kept our house clean even through the demo process. Additionally, he finished our project a week ahead of schedule. We are absolutely thrilled with the changes. For our future projects, Justin will be the first call we make


Review: Sonya N. in Mclean, VA

Project: Crown Molding

Comments:  We are extremely happy with the work we just had done by Calabrese Home Improvements.  They installed new crown molding in our kitchen and hallway areas.  The work was completed to a high standard, with accurate corners and good finishing.  The crew arrived on time and completed the work as scheduled. They took care to cover all surfaces prior to commencing work and cleaned up afterwards.  They were pleasant guys to have in our home and Justin was onsite during the entire job, ensuring a high quality result to our satisfaction.  We would definitely hire this company again for any remodeling work.

Review by Raha Y. in Falls Church, VA
Project: Refinish Wood Flooring
Comments: Working with Calabrese Home Improvement was easy, convenient and smooth. Justin was very easy to reach at any time. His service was prompt, punctual and very reliable. Estimate was accurate, no hidden costs. They began the project early and finished before schedule. Their work is neat, clean and precise. I couldn’t have asked for a better overall experience. I love the fact that they provide you with a contract that binds them to satisfactory completion of the project(also stating that they are certified and have the necessary licenses). I love my newly finished hardwood floors so much I would definitely choose Calabrese for my next project.

Cassie B.

Chantilly, VA

I can't express enough in this review how happy we are to have found Justin and his crew.  We had them renovate all 3 levels of our home at the same time!  We initially hired them to renovate our master bathroom, relocate the laundry room to the 2nd floor and then turn the old laundry room into a mudroom with custom cabinetry.  Two months before they were to start that project, our basement flooded.  Thus, we included that in the other renovations.  They were easy to work with, courteous, cleaned up each night very thoroughly and were meticulous in all that they did.  Justin was present most days to oversee what was being done and was accessible via phone and e-mail day, night and weekends.  He always answered my questions promptly and worked with me when I had some minor tweaks in the grand plan.  Overall, he had my vision (or a better version of my vision) for everything from the beginning.  I plan to have Justin return eventually to renovate my kitchen and other bathrooms (or anything else that comes to mind between now and then!!!).  I wouldn't think of using or trying my luck with any other contractor.  They treated my home as if it was there own and possibly even better.  Anyone who knows me will agree that I am very particular and difficult to please.  Calabrese exceeded all of my expectations.  I look forward to my next project with them.

Review by Laura M. in Alexandria, VA
Project: Install Interior Trim and Decorative Moldings
Comments: Justin’s crew installed crown moulding in our living room and 3 upstairs rooms. The crew installed the moulding in less than a day and returned a couple days later to paint. The paint job looks great. The crew was neat, fast, and professional. Justin was always very communicative. We would hire again.

Review by Jennifer H. in Alexandria, VA
Project: Install or Completely Replace Wood Flooring
Comments: Justin was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was willing to work around my schedule and his prices were reasonable. His crew was also professional and made sure they stayed until the job was done to my satisfaction. Overall, it was a great experience!

Review by James W. in Alexandria, VA
Project: Install or Completely Replace Wood Flooring
Comments: Justin’s crews have completed two jobs for me– a hardwood floor and some minor exterior wood replacement. I’m very pleased with both jobs–not perfection but nearly so. Excellent work completed by highly skilled craftsmen.

Review: Mark D. in Fairfax, VA
Project: Install or Completely Replace Wood Flooring
Comments: Owner Justin Kennedy and foreman Luis were both very pleasant and easy to work with. Was able to reschedule our work the night before it was scheduled to begin to two weeks later because of a family emergency of ours. Work started on time with the new date. Workers were all excellent and took extra care to protect the areas not being worked on. Also cleaned up at end of each work period. Would use them again when the need arises.

Review by a Neighbor in Mc Lean, VA
Project: Install or Completely Replace Wood Flooring
Comments: We had an excellent experience using Calabrese Home Improvement. The level of service was outstanding, the price was great, and the quality of the work was very good. We are so happy with the work they did on our floors that we’ve hired this company again to paint our house!


Review by Bob B. in Alexandria, VA
Project: Install Interior Trim and Decorative Moldings
Comments: We were very pleased with Calabrese Home Improvement. Justin Kennedy is a skilled and honest craftsman. He and his assistants arrive on time and leave a clean work place. He chooses his assistants wisely knowing his company will be judged, in large part, by those that do the work. Based on my first experience, I have contracted with Calabrese for additional home improvement projects. Bob & Eileen Beauregard

Review by a neighbor in Reston, VA
Project: Install or Completely Replace Wood Flooring
Comments: Calabrese offered a very competitive price for what I wanted done. They were very communicative and arrives prompt to perform the work.

Review:Adam G. Arlington, VA
Project:As the owner of a residential real estate company, I’m always on the look out for a company that consistently does good work and does business in a professional manor. I have found this with Justin and his team. They are very easy to work, dependable and stand behind their work. I recommend them for your next job… big or small.

Review:Brian F.
Project:Calabrese Home Improvement recently remodeled my company’s office. Justin was always reachable and showed up on time every day. The work was completed in a timely manner and I appreciate how hard his crew worked at all hours. His employees were also always courteous and professional. I am entirely satisfied with the remodeling they did- everything looks great. I will definitely use Calabrese again in the future.

Review:  Matt P

Project: Basement Remodel

Comment: Had to get my basement finished. I researched a lot of contractors but I decided to go with Justin. He came over and gave a very accurate estimate. Work was complete almost a week ahead of schedule. The basement is awesome and they crew did amazing work. I already have Justin looking into remodeling my master bathroom. Five star work and customer service. Keep it up.

Emily T.

Washington, D.C.

We used Calabrese Home Improvement for a recent kitchen and bath renovation at our 1900s row home in DC. From the first meeting, Justin really understood what we wanted for the renovation and set about to develop a plan to achieve it. We wanted a look that would complement and stay true to the age and style of our home. Justin and his team got it right at every turn. The initial estimate was straightforward and the documentation for the project scope was also clearly defined and easy to see the steps that would be complete and when. We originally just wanted to do our kitchen, but after seeing the work begin, we were so pleased that we added a much needed bathroom remodel to the scope. Justin added the bathroom project and didn't miss a beat. His communication was great and he kept us informed of progress at each step and let us know what selections we needed to make at each step. His contacts with local manufacturers and suppliers was exactly what we needed! Our cabinets and countertop were perfect choices for us and he helped navigate us through the thousands of choices by narrowing it right down to what we needed.


Through the process, Justin and his team made suggestions for a better way to achieve what we wanted in either a more cost effective or less invasive way. Our troubleshooting sessions resulted in some of our favorite and unexpected additions. They also went the extra mile in suggesting improvements to our plan for things we wouldn't have through of, but that have made our project so much better. Out 10+ year old hot water heater died about halfway through the project and Justin got us an estimate that afternoon and his crew replaced it the next morning.


The price point was very reasonable and we felt that it was fair and competitive, especially in the DC area. The quality of the craftsmanship, carpentry and finishing were top notch, giving the look a top-of-the-line look and feel. I've been in renovations where it is clear that the materials were pricey, but the finish was mediocre, so the end result looked shotty. The opposite is true here. The attention to the finishing details and molding created the perfect, high end finished product.


Overall Justin and his crew delivered a final product on time and within budget that exceeded our expectations. I cannot recommend Justin and Calabrese Home Improvements highly enough. They will be our first call whenever we need to do work on our home in the future.


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