Stephanie Brick

For over half a decade, I have trusted Dago and CND Company to execute and build my designs for clients. Kitchens, bathrooms, bump-outs, additions, and whole-floor remodels - you name it, they can do it. Dago is an excellent lead contractor and supervisor who is regularly in touch with (if not physically on) his jobsites to ensure any questions get answered and all execution is as it should be. They maintain a high standard of quality and it shows in their detailed workmanship. He cares about not only delivering an excellent installation but also in meeting - even exceeding - the expectations of homeowners. I've chosen Dago and his company as the contractor for dozens of clients' home remodel jobs, as well as (many times!) projects in my own home. There are always unexpected and unforseeable issues that can pop up during a home renovation; that's just the nature of the business. For me, this is what marks the quality of a truly great contractor: when something unexpected comes up, Dago has always promptly called me to inform me of the situation, present options to resolve the problem, and then what the impacts will be (time, money, etc.). He has integrity, is honest, and is an expert at his trade. I have complete confidence in his recommendations and know my clients are in good hands because he's proactive about anything that isn't done right - or perhaps wasn't done right by the last guy and could be a safety hazard if it's not resolved. I can almost guarantee once you work with CND you'll be calling them back as your coveted "go-to" contractor. It's amazing what doors can be opened - figuratively or literally - when you suddenly have a "go-to" like that you can trust! As a professional with experience trying to find quality tradesmen, I can tell you how difficult quality is to come by. But they are a gem in the industry: I give my highest recommendations for Dago and CND Company. Sincerely, Stephanie Brick, Assoc. AIA, WELL AP, LEED GA OWNER, BRICK HOUSE DESIGNS

Virginia Palmer

It truly was a pleasure working with everyone at CND. Dago and his team were highly professional, offering creative suggestions (tile layouts, window design, where to place appliances and French doors, etc) to make the final result of our major renovation most useable and economic. I remain extremely happy with the results, which you can see in these photos. What I most remember, however, was how CND was like family; I was trapped in a secure video conference when my daughter's middle school called home to say she was sick; Dago, much to my relief, went and fetched and brought her home for me. We've continued to work with CND, handling a bathroom and kitchen remodel the rental property we own, knowing that the renovations would be beautiful and economical. Virginia Palmer Ambassador of United States for Malawi

Amirali Nasserian

My Wife and I chose to hire C&D company when we purchased our new home in Spring Valley neighborhood of Washington, DC, in February 2015. The house is built in 1937 and was never remodeled till our purchase date since the family who owned it lived there since 1945 which required us to go through a full renovation of theentire house including the basement and the backyard to bring it up to today'scode and standards of living. We consulted with friends and family whom had performed renovation before and C&DCompany came with the highest amount of recommendations and when we contacted them, we found Dago to be very responsive and thorough during the interview, budget and contract process. This also continued during the actual construction, they managed to complete the renovation on time and with high quality of work before we move into the house. The team is very professional and also considerate of the neighborhood and so naturally we received complements from our neighbors on the same. Now, it is more than a year since completion of the initial project and Dago still is helping us with any issues that come up at the house periodically. We will certainly recommend him to our friends and family and consider him for our own future projects. Please don't hesitate to call/email me at (571)221-5932 or anasserian@mcrtrust.com if you have any further questions. Amirali Nasserian Managing Director Mill Creek Residential

Cathi Cohen

We have used Dago for many projects over several years. He has completely finished our basement, changing it from a dark, low-ceiling hole into a lovely, modern movie theatre room, full bathroom, bedroom, and walk-in closet. This was no easy task as the ceiling had to be removed and raised, the 1940's brick floor was removed (upon Dago's recommendation) which added 3" to the height of the room, and the back wall was removed and pushed back, giving us an extra 2' in the room itself. In addition, a massive brick pylon in the middle of the basement needed to be removed, and all of the duct and electrical work needed to be pulled out and reconfigured. I'm not sure if he showed you the picture, but we feel that this was the best investment we ever made. We use the basement constantly, and we now have a guest room suite downstairs. Dago is responsive, creative, timely, and cost appropriate for the work. In addition to being very creative himself, he is thoughtful, brilliant, and kind...quite a combination. There is honestly not a single problem we have thrown at Dago (and we've had many) over the years that he hasn't been able to figure out and fix. I'm happy to speak with you more about Dago if you'd like. He has also built an addition on our house that nearly doubled the square footage of our 1500 sq foot Cape Cod. It's wonderful! Suffice it to say, we really love Dago (and all of the men who work for him). The team is dedicated, quiet, hard-working, pleasant, and are very careful to clean up after themselves when they are finished each day. Let me know if you have more questions. 703-346-4268. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP Director/Founder of In Step

Sybil Lang

We have hired C&D Company on three separate occasions for projects in our home. Our home was built in the 70s and included such wonders as powder blue formica counter-tops and particleboard cabinets. That in combination with being own by several families took its tole. By the time we bought the house, it was in dire need of work. However, work, kids and general insanity kept us busy. After several years (yes I said years), we finally decided to start remodeling with the kitchen.

In 2013 we decided to start with the kitchen, the mudroom and the family room. We went to Nicely Done Kitchens and worked with them to come up with a floor plan. It was the representative at Nicely Done that introduced us to Dago at The C&D Company. Nicely Done Kitchens handled planning what my husband and I wanted, ordering the materials and scheduling while Dago’s crew at C&D made it all happen.

The old kitchen and office were taken down to studs. A wall between the kitchen and family room was removed, support headers were built in and doorways moved. The old office was converted into a mudroom/laundry (moving the old laundry from our basement up onto the first floor). The areas were being completely renovated. Floor tile, cabinets, island, new doors. The old oven exhaust literally blew into the cabinet above the stove. So a new exhaust system had to be installed so the stoves exhaust would actually lead outside. We had also decided to convert from electric to gas.

When Washington Gas couldn’t get to us for several more months (we had started the process before the project began), C&D worked with us to keep the project on schedule and make sure we would be able to use our kitchen while we waited. The old electric appliances were put into place and working until the gas lines could be installed. Once the lines were in, C&D came back, removed the electric appliances and installed in the gas appliances.

Any issues we had, Dago dealt with personally. He walked us through, answered questions, caught any errors and made sure things were done right. His crew was hard working, polite, friendly and always smiling, even when I would change my mind and ask them to make a change.

On a side note, during the gutting of the kitchen, new copper had to be run in the basement. During this stage some storage was knocked over and fell onto my daughter’s doll house (built for her years before). I was upset and my daughter broken hearted. I did not know what to do. I told Dago about the damage, he came to our home on his own time and rebuilt the broken area of the doll house. Right down to matching up the old paint and repainting it.

Companies like this are hard to find folks. They care about their customers.

When it came time to start the second project in 2015 – there was no question as to who we would call. We called Dago at C&D and asked him to come take a look.

The second project, also on the first floor of our home, was for the entryway, powder room and living room. This time my husband and I picked tile and made plans, working directly with Dago and once again his crew came in and made it all work. The powder room was gutted and completely remodeled; Entryway floor removed and tile laid; Wide doorways that had made the first floor living room impossible to find privacy were converted to beautiful solid wood 6-panel pocket doors. The living room itself got new lighting and crown molding was added with tube LEDs to put some additional soft lighting in the room.

This year, 2017, we called Dago at C&D again. It was finally time to tackle the 2nd floor bathrooms. We needed both the Master and Hallway baths to be renovated. These rooms had been the ones most abused by ours and past families.

The hallway bath was going to be a straight-forward renovation. Gut the room and reinstall new tile, sink, toilette and tub. I sketched out what I was wanting and worked with Dago to make sure the crew had the same vision as me.

But the master bath would be the crazy area. It was so small, the only way to crowbar space into it was to take a few inches from the adjoining walk-in closet. But doing so would take much needed closet space. My husband and I had pulled our hair out over how to make it work and finally came up with an idea. The next step was to ask Dago if our ideas were workable. He gave us several options and helped us work out a way to add space to the master bath without losing closet space. He suggested adding a nook to the other end of the room, consisting of a little window-space with a closet on either side of it. The master bath doorway was another issue, it opened into the bath hitting the edge of the tub and taking up what little room there was. Since C&D had installed pocket doors for us before, which worked out very well, we wanted to do the same here. The old tub was going away and we did not want a new one. We wanted a large shower with a bench. The C&D crew removed old pipes, replaced with new copper and drain.

When I had an issue with the shower floor pattern, C&D removed the floor and did it again, without argument. I had a problem, talked to Dago and walked through it. There was no argument, no issues. He listened, he looked at the floor and he worked with his crew to fix it. Any problems we have ever had, Dago’s crew at C&D have made it right.

To make a long story short (yes I know, too late)… you would be crazy not to give C&D Company a call. They are hard-working, friendly, professional and will work with you.

-Sybil Lang

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