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New Construction & Renovations - Testimonials

Rosanne front Kensington

Bethesda Home Design recently completed a broad range of remodeling and renovations to our 50 plus year old home and we take great pride in showing the results of their work to friends and neighbors. We believe the excellent results of their work reflect the care the company took in assuring the quality and workmanship they took in doing the job.They would be our first choice in any future work we decide we would want and would be the first company we will recommend to others we know are considering renovations and remodeling.

Bill and Mary from Bethesda

We have used your services three times – the first doubled the size of the house over three floors. Completed on time, to budget, with excellent customer service. Then we converted our messy garage into a wonderful `mud room’ and, now, to get the house ready for renting. Happy to refer you to anyone, anytime, as we have, many times.

Ken & Bridget from Bethesda

“Stop by and visit our home and have some wine and cheese and see what a great job Jeff & Pam Sarris did on our Kitchen!” (This was an open house invitation to neighbors)

Pam from Bethesda

“We have worked with Bethesda Home Design on a variety of large and small projects for 12 years and are just finishing up our 5th project with them! We have always been extremely happy with the high quality of their work and have always found their employees and subcontractors to be conscientious and trust worthy. We have recommended them to many friends and neighbors and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Elaine from Bethesda

“Jeff and Pam provide exceptional customer service. They really listen to their clients and do everything they can to meet needs in a timely manner. Even a year after project completion, they have always been available for any issue we’ve had. We’ve made other major renovations and never before experienced the level of service Jeff and Pam provide.

Stephanie from Potomac

I had a great experience with Jeff Sarris and would not hesitate to recommend him. He is extremely detail oriented and never made me feel like any detail was too small to manage. He really thinks through the chain of events so that when one decision is made that will affect other things. This has not always been the case in my experience with other contractors

Toby from Potomac

“I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the project you designed and built for us. Your people are talented, courteous, reliable, and so willing to work hard to get the job done”

Margaret from Kensington

“Thanks you for all your help with my basement and my new bathtub. You have been an invaluable source of knowledge in my endeavors to fix up my home .I am so grateful for all your time, effort and knowledge.”

Rob From Bethesda

“We have used Bethesda Home Design Services for over 12 years. They have done every renovation in our house including a kitchen, basement, mudroom/garage (most recent project) and a three-story addition to our home. Each time we have worked with Bethesda Home Design all has gone smoothly, the price has been excellent, the staff professional and the result as we expected. They are flexible and looking for our feedback throughout the process. We will continue to use them in our own home and encourage others to use them as well!!”

Paul and Linda from DC

“Thank you for making something so complex both understandable and manageable for the two of us. Your attention to the details, both big and small, throughout the entire project is greatly appreciated. “

Alex & Daphne from Chevy Chase

“From start to finish, working with Jeff and Pam was an absolute pleasure. I was a bit nervous going in to the project, because our previous experience with a contractor was pretty awful, and I'd heard so many horror stories about working with contractors. We initially chose Jeff based on a friend's recommendation, and decided to hire him because he had great design ideas for our kitchen and basement renovations, his price was fair, and he was responsive, thoughtful, and easy to get along with.

Jeff and his crew started work right when they said they would, and they finished early, which I think is pretty unheard of in the world of home renovations! Also, the final cost was right on budget! Jeff was quick to respond and to correct any issues or concerns that came up during the construction process, and we are incredibly pleased with the results. Pam was great, too. She helped me pick out tile for our bathroom, basement laundry room and bathroom, and kitchen backsplash tile, and she suggested great paint color choices. She is kind, easy to work with, and has a great eye for design.

We will use Bethesda Home Design in the future for any and all home renovations, and we recommend them without hesitation. I have a friend going through a nightmare of a home renovation with another company, and I just wish she'd contacted Bethesda Home Design, because I know her experience would have been so much better if she'd gone with Jeff and Pam!”

Izzy from Chevy Chase

After some back and forth and laying out different options, we were able to create a successful kitchen renovation plan with Jeff and Pam. We made sure to choose and/or order materials so they arrived on time, but Jeff's crew was able to perform in a very tight time window with high quality work. They ripped up a kitchen, bathroom, and foyer floor and replaced them with slate tiles; removed old backsplash tiles, and switched the cabinet configuration to allow for a larger refrigerator and added counter space. He also got a plumber to install a new gas stove line, refrigerator water line, and new fixtures; and found a great deal on new countertops. In addition to some minor electrical work, he was able to almost perfectly match the stain on the new and old cabinet components, making the entire kitchen look uniform and brand new

Carol and Mark From Bethesda

“Jeff & Pam Sarris are extremely knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Their crew, doesexcellent work. Issues?, Never a problem, the crew makes it right immediately. They are also available 24/7, not only during the project, but before and after.”

Bill and Charlene from Bethesda

“They remodeled the kitchen and 3 bathrooms for us. They were very accommodating from the scheduling perspective and gave great recommendations from a design perspective. We feel we got an incredible value for the money and of course they were very friendly.”

Michael and Sarah from Kensington

Choosing the Contractor:

Jeff was the only builder out of the four we interviewed that understood and respected our vision. Within 30 minutes of meeting, he was fully able to visualize a workable design. Seventy-five percent of our final project was laid out in that first meeting. His enthusiasm and love of the craft showed through and was present throughout the process. The above combined with having access to an interior designer through the duration of the project made Bethesda Home Design the clear winner for us. We could not have been happier with our decision and the final product!

The Build Process

Jeff was great at helping to put everything in perspective and was patient with whatever questions we had. He was always available and responded promptly to any concerns. It was reassuring to know that. you could always count on him to respond promptly. Often Jeff followed up after “business” hours and was able to anticipate our concerns. He went above and beyond in researching new ideas or reaching out to his network for additional information when he did not have the answer. The team Jeff had working on our house was first rate. Everyone was very friendly and always willing to answer any questions we had. We often stopped by unannounced and the guys always acknowledged us and updated us on what they were doing. Jeff and Pam’s network of vendors and suppliers were all great to work with. They provided great advice and helped to tweak or add their expertise when appropriate without taking over the project.

Design Expertise

It was wonderful to work with Pam! She helped make the million and one decisions that come with a renovation project, feel like only a handful of decisions! She provided peace of mind on the design choices that I would not have had otherwise. Pam helped clarify my vision while also providing suggestions and other alternatives I would not have considered. She was cognizant of budget and helped me prioritize where to spend the money on the design elements.

Her services helped make our house a home. The biggest testament to her talents is people’s reaction when they see our home for the first time and exclaim how great everything flows seamlessly together from the kitchen counters to the cabinets to the lighting and wall colors.

Stephanie from Potomac

I had a great experience with Jeff Sarris and would not hesitate to recommend him. He is extremely detail oriented and never made me feel like any detail was too small to manage. He really thinks through the chain of events so that when one decision is made that will affect other things. This has not always been the case in my experience with other contractors

Colleen from Silver Spring

I needed a pipe repaired and the ceiling fixed due to the pipe leaking. This was a condo issue so my condo management requested Bethesda Home to do it. I had some scheduling issues, mostly cause I travel a lot, and wanted my guy to do it. However, he got hurt and was off for a while. As I was turning unit into a rental, I went back to Bethesda Home and worked with Ari there. He was FABULOUS. I requested that he work on the Dining room wall, which was cracking, replace the kitchen sink and paint three rooms (for the new tenant). He recommended saving some money and just sprucing up the sink, which was nice. Again, my travel schedule was a hindrance here. But since I was vacating the place, he recommended that I drop off keys and he helps himself to the place. This turned out to be better than expected, since my dad got sick and I had to tend to him. I admit, I wasn't clearly thinking or communicating with him about the unit, but Ari had it under control. He was able to also install a ceiling fan. Plus, he itemized the bill, so that I can charge the condo for their portion. I will definitely use them again.

Contact Us

Office: 301-512-9830 | Cell: 301-512-9827
 
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8502 Hempstead Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20817
 
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  • Ken and Bridget from Bethesda

    "Stop by and visit our home and have some wine and cheese and see what a great job Jeff & Pam Sarris did on our Kitchen!” (This was an open house invitation to neighbors).

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  • Rob from Bethesda

    "We have used Bethesda Home Design Services for over 12 years. They have done every renovation in our house including a kitchen, basement, mudroom/garage (most recent project) and a three-story addition to our home. Each time we have worked with Bethesda Home Design all has gone smoothly, the price has been excellent, the staff professional and the result as we expected. They are flexible and looking for our feedback throughout the process. We will continue to use them in our own home and encourage others to use them as well!!”

    read more...
  • Margaret from Kennsington

    "Thanks you for all your help with my basement and my new bathtub. You have been an invaluable source of knowledge in my endeavors to fix up my home. I am so grateful for all your time, effort and knowledge.”


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  • Toby from Potomac

    "I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the project you designed and built for us. Your people are talented, courteous, reliable and so willing to work hard to get the job done”

    read more...
  • Rosanne from Kennsington

    "Bethesda Home Design recently completed a broad range of remodeling and renovations to our 50-plus year old home and we take great pride in showing the results of their work to friends and neighbors. We believe the excellent results of their work reflect the care the company took in assuring the quality and workmanship they took in doing the job.They would be our first choice in any future work we decide we would want and would be the first company we will recommend to others we know are considering renovations and remodeling."

    read more...
  • Elaine from Bethesda

    "Jeff and Pam provide exceptional customer service. They really listen to their clients and do everything they can to meet needs in a timely manner. Even a year after project completion, they have always been available for any issue we’ve had. We’ve made other major renovations and never before experienced the level of service Jeff and Pam provide."

    read more...
  • Bill and Mary from Bethesda

    "We have used your services three times – the first doubled the size of the house over three floors. Completed on time, to budget, with excellent customer service. Then we converted our messy garage into a wonderful `mud room’ and, now, to get the house ready for renting. Happy to refer you to anyone, anytime, as we have, many times."

    read more...