General Contractors, Engineers

BACA does not officially recommend, support, or guarantee the work or performance of any listed individual or organization; the information is provided solely as a convenience to residents.

Please comment to add a recommendation or review.

Juan Bonilla
Bonilla Construction
Recommendation in July 2015 via BACA Facebook: request for any contractor recommendations to do a front walkway? Response by Diz Cohrs: we used Juan Bonilla (Bonilla Construction).

Ark Contracting
Prior recommendation from U St Listserv: My friend’s recently remodeled house was featured in the Washington Post Magazine and she absolutely loved her contractor – something that I think is quite rare.

Jose Lopez Enterprises
Prior recommendation from Bloomingdale listserv: “Jose is a great trustworthy general contractor that is doing my complete gut-rehab and has worked for many people I know from colleagues at work to friends and neighbors–from the very rich to the very money conscious. He does jobs of various sizes from small jobs to complete rehabs. Anyone interested can come see his work in progress at 114 W Street NW. You won’t be disappointed!

Prior comment in May 2009 from Mike: I’ll second the recommendation for Jose Lopez listed above. I hired his company for some window work and was very impressed with the results. The job was finished in less time than originally expected and the quality of work was top notch. I would definitely use him again for any projects.

Prior comment in October 2009 from Gof3andP: Jose Lopez Enterprises is finishing up work on our home. Thank you for the original poster, and thank you to Jose Lopez Enterprises. Everything looks great, and new, and nice, and finished. I had a long list of honey-do’s. It would have filled my Saturdays for years. Well, now, it is all done and this place is very livable.

(As of November 2015, appears to be same business since 1987:; still on Angie’s list

J. Portillo Construction Inc.
(571) 210-7240 (per Facebook page as of 10/14)
Prior comment in July 2009 from Quincy Place NW resident: “To the individual seeking a company for brick work, I highly recommend J. Portillo Construction Inc. Tel-571-722-9034,”

(As of November 2015, Portillo has a Facebook page for various types of masonry and hardscaping, last post October 2014:

Carlos Pereira
Rio Construction
(703) 820-6126
Prior comment in May 2009 from Ray on the Shaw list: I’ve used him for the last fifteen years. They have worked miracles in my house and recently redone my back yard — pergola, brick barbecue, fountain — run electric lines and lights. His painters and wall guys have done over four rooms and he replumbed my bath.

(As of November 2015, likely still in business)

Residential Engineering Solutions
John S. Rossi, P.E.
1001 Spring Street, Suite 227
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 587-1777
Prior comment in July 2009 from a Flagler Place NW resident: a professional engineer familiar with basement excavations. He did our plans and they were of high quality (and necessary for approval of the demolition/building permits by DCRA).

Others Possibly Still in Business

Thomas Redding
Thomas Designs & Construction, Inc.
Prior recommendation from a 3rd Street NW resident: “They installed a kitchen from scratch for us… along with miscellaneous other work. They are licensed in DC and MD, bonded and insured.”

(As of November 2015, this business is still listed on Angie’s List – located in McLean, VA, same phone number and name)

Certified Services, LLC
Prior recommendation from Jon from 3rd St: I wish I found Dan at Certified Services sooner than I did. Then I would be able to write that he fixed everything in my house. After I found Dan, I had him do everything that was left. I love the bathrooms he did.

(As of November 2015, this business has a Facebook page, but last post was  in July 2012

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