50/50 Raffle for Hero Dogs
Schroeder Design/Build is helping to raise money for Hero Dogs in a fun 50/50 raffle! We’ll split the donations, with half the money going to Hero Dogs and the other half going to the winner of the raffle! Buy a bundle–or several! The more you donate, the more tickets you get, and the better your chances of winning! Let’s see how much we can raise for Hero Dogs!!
$25 = 6 ticket bundle
$50 = 14 ticket bundle
$100 = 30 ticket bundle
(single tickets also available)
- Purchase tickets online HERE. You’ll be sent your ticket numbers and be entered into the drawing automatically once you complete your purchase.
- Ticket sales close Sunday, December 12, 2021 at midnight. Winner chosen at random on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Hero Dogs is a 401(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training and placing service dogs with veterans of the U.S. military and first responders with disabilities. www.Hero-Dogs.org. It costs $40,000 to raise a puppy through it’s three-year training and placement process.
Jessica Page Awarded Q3 Blair Anderson Award
Schroeder Design/Build designer Jessica Page was awarded the Blair Anderson employee of the quarter award for Q3 2021 for her dedication and service to the company. Some of the reasons Jessica was chosen include:
- Took on responsibilities she is not trained for and did so with verve, passion, friendliness and extra effort
- Eager to learn in order to improve future projects
- Good communication between the team and clients
- Consistently friendly and available to others
- Cares for her clients
- Takes care of business and asks good questions
Jessica was nominated by her peers and the award was presented by Mark Gill. Please say “congratulations” the next time you see Jessica.
Hero Dogs Schroeder Featured in Tysons Premier Magazine
Hero Dogs was highlighted in a feature article in the Fall 2021 issue of Tysons Premier magazine, with none other than our very own Hero Dog that we named Schroeder! Schroeder Design/Build is sponsoring our Hero Dog from birth through training to hopefully one day to become a service dog as part of our 35 Acts of Kindness campaign. Read the entire article at Hero Dogs – Tysons Premier.
The article features photographs of our Hero Dogs Schroeder, along with interviews with his puppy raiser Nancy Welch, Executive Director Nikki Charles, and veteran Brian Wing.
Hero Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s heroes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by raising, training and placing service dogs and other highly-skilled canines with veterans of the US military and first responders with disabilities. These dogs are provided at no charge to the recipient, with lifetime support of the organization’s partnerships. Donations are accepted to help raise and train Hero Dogs Schroeder. Please donate to: Hero Dogs Schroeder – Hero Dogs (hero-dogs.org).
Schroeder Design/Build Celebrates its 1000th Client
In addition to celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, Fairfax-based remodeling company Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. recently celebrated its 1000th client!
Clients Jason and Suzy Fehr were honored with a surprise party in August at the Schroeder Design/Build Inspiration Studio, complete with balloons, champagne, French pastries, a card signed by the entire Schroeder Design/Build team, and a certificate honoring them as the 1000th client. They have contracted for a whole house remodel on their home in Falls Church, VA.
“Our longevity and the joy we all had in surprising the Fehrs as our 1000th clients speaks volumes about the confidence the Northern Virginia community has in our services and customer relationships. Not many remodeling companies can claim 35 years in business, let alone 1000 clients!” said Mark Gill, General Manager at Schroeder Design/Build.
Schroeder Design/Build Named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 for 2021
Schroeder Design/Build was selected to the list of the Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 Remodelers of 2021. The company appears as No. 391 in the 43rd annual TOP 500 remodelers list that represents the industry’s largest and fastest-growing companies located throughout the United States, moving up from No. 474 in 2020.
List list was announced on August 6, 2021. See the complete list at: https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/top-500-2021/.
“We’re not only honored to be chosen from among the best remodeling companies in the nation, we’re excited to be ranked significantly higher than last year,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build. “We truly appreciate the hard work of our team members over this challenging past year, and the recognition by both our clients and the industry.”
Schroeder Design/Build was chosen as a 2021 TOP 500 remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards, and community service. In 2021, the TOP 500 represented $10 billion in remodeling sales volume on more than one million jobs.
Claudio Oddo Awarded 2nd Quarter 2021 Blair Anderson Award
We were delighted to present Claudio Oddo with the 2nd Quarter 2021 Blair Anderson Award. Claudio is an Architectural Designer and works closely between departments and with clients to help design their new spaces. He exemplifies the qualities and values we encourage with all our team members.
Some of the reasons Claudio was chosen for the award include:
- Hard working and professional
- Took on extra work in the interim before others were hired into his department
- A team player
- Always friendly and supportive of others
Be sure to congratulate Claudio the next time you see him!
Schroeder Design/Build Raises Items for Good Shepherd Housing
We held a department-to-department challenge to gather children’s books and backpacks for Good Shepherd Housing, our third quarter charity sponsored through our 35 Acts of Kindness. We set the bar low—each of the four departments was tasked with gathering a minimum of 100 books and 20 backpacks. We blew that number out of the water, gathering just under 5,000 children’s books and 118 backpacks for the children in Good Shepherd Housing communities. Volunteers arrived at the Schroeder offices to pick up their bounty.
President/CEO David Levine of Good Shepherd Housing was grateful, writing, “Please thank everyone at Schroeder for their wonderful gifts of books and school bags. They will all be put to good use and will be much appreciated by our families.”
Throughout 2021, Schroeder Design/Build will host a donation link through Good Shepherd Housing. If you’d like to contribute, please go to: https://goodhousing.org/celebrate-schroeder-design-build-inc-s-35th-anniversary-with-a-donation-to-gsh/
(shown in photo: Candice Bennett, Director of Development & Communications with Good Shepherd Housing)
Ariel Mastbrook Awarded 1st Quarter 2021 Blair Anderson Award
Team members at Schroeder Design/Build chose Ariel Mastbrook as the 1st Quarter Blair Anderson Award winner. It was a surprise win! Since Ariel is on the selection committee herself, the rest of the team had to keep this award a secret.
Ariel transitioned from Team Support Agent to Project Developer over the past year and wore many hats as she learned her new role and trained her successor at the front desk. Reasons she was chosen include:
- Graciously took on double roles for an extended period of time
- Quickly learned her new role
- Always upbeat and willing to put in the extra effort
- Generous to others
Please congratulate Ariel on her award and her new role.
Schroeder Design/Build Awarded Best of Houzz in Design & Service 2021
Schroeder Design/Build is pleased to have been awarded two Best of Houzz badges for 2021, earning both the Design and Service honors.
The Best of Houzz badges are not applied for; they are earned through exceptional reviews and viewer interactions. Just 3% of the 2.5 million home design & remodeling professionals on Houzz receive a Best of Houzz award each year.
Byron Gonzales Awarded 4th Quarter 2020 Blair Anderson Award
Schroeder Design/Build was excited to name Byron Gonzales as our 4th Quarter winner of the Blair Anderson Award. Team members are nominated by their peers for outstanding achievements and dedication.
Byron was promoted to Lead Carpenter because of his knowledge and expertise. Some of the reasons he was chosen for this award include:
- Conscientious that his work is done well
- Supports and helps the work he works with to ensure that everyone has what they need
- Nicest guy on the planet!
When you see Byron on the job, be sure to congratulate him.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Two CotY Awards & the Image Award
Schroeder Design/Build won two awards and the Image Award in the annual Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards ceremony held by the Metro DC Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on February 5, 2021. We won the Grand Award for our post-fire whole-house remodel and the Finalist Award for our two-level master bathroom remodel.
The Image Award is given to one company each year and is designed to recognize those NARI members who have made significant contributions to the professional public image of NARI and the chapter in the Washington DC metropolitan marketplace. We are proud to be a NARI member and proud of all the hard work our team puts in throughout the year to help us create award-winning projects. Thanks also to our vendors, trades and suppliers, and of course, our clients.
Selema Lawson-Jack named to Pro Remodeler’s Forty Under 40
Selema Lawson-Jack, Director of Production for Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., was named to Pro Remodeler’s Forty Under 40’s Class of 2021.
The Forty Under 40 awards highlight the best and brightest–the rising stars in the remodeling industry from across the nation. Judges selected their winners based on a stringent set of criteria including: productivity, innovation, professional growth and achievement, creative problem solving, dedication, a passion for excellence, technical skills, education, career progress, professional affiliations, community/volunteer outreach, and off-the-clock hobbies.
The award was announced on January 28, 2021 and Selema’s profile and photograph will appear in the March/April 2021 issue of Pro Remodeler magazine.
Schroeder Celebrates 35th Anniversary. Launches 35 Acts of Kindness Campaign.
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., a Fairfax, VA-based remodeling firm, celebrates its 35th anniversary year in 2021. And to honor this milestone anniversary, the company is planning 35 Acts of Kindness throughout the year.
The 35 Acts will be anchored by a year-long sponsorship of Hero Dogs, a local organization dedicated to raising and training service dogs for America’s heroes—our first responders and U.S. military veterans.
Acts of Kindness for other organizations, including the local food bank Food for Others, will be implemented throughout the year. Acts will range from large projects to simple and small kindnesses.
“As a company and as individuals, we are excited about both the variety of Acts of Kindness we’re planning and the organizations and people we’ll be helping,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. “We’re so grateful to the community, clients and partners who helped and supported us these past 35 years and are glad we’re in a position to be able to give back in this fun and engaging way.”
The 35 Acts will involve Schroeder Design Build team members, vendors, suppliers, partners and partnership organizations, clients and past clients, friends, and family in different capacities.
“We don’t want to forget how we began, with two people starting a little company in the basement of our house along with two small children and two cats, and how far we’ve come. This campaign gives us the opportunity to honor the people and organizations that helped us along the way and to reflect back over the years,” added Trish Schroeder, co-founder of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. along with her husband Tom Schroeder.
Schroeder Design/Build is encouraging sponsors and volunteers to join in its goal to spread kindness and give back to the local community. For details and sponsorship opportunities, contact Marketing@SchroederDesignBuild.com.
Schroeder Design/Build was founded in 1986 by Fairfax residents Tom and Trish Schroeder. A special 35th Anniversary logo will be used throughout 2021. For more about the company’s history, see www.SchroederDesignBuild.com/remodeling-about-us.
Tysons Premier Magazine Features our Master Bathroom Remodel in Article
One of our latest projects was highlighted in a feature article in Tysons Premier magazine in the Winter 2020 issue, published in January 2021. Titled “A Spa-Like Master Bathroom,” the article shows before and after photographs of the two-level bathroom, along with advice on how to create a master retreat for your own home and recommendations on how to work with a qualified remodeler–like Schroeder Design/Build!
This project is a National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Contractor of the Year (CotY) award-winner! Read the full story.
Selema Lawson-Jack Named Blair Anderson Image Award Winner for Third Quarter 2020
Selema Lawson-Jack was named the third quarter 2020 winner of the quarterly Blair Anderson Image Award.
Some of the reasons she was chosen include:
- Being a strong leader
- Dedication to the success of the team and the company
- Taking on added responsibilites to ensure safety through COVID
- Being a compassionate and understanding coach to her team
- Boosting team spirit company-wide
- Maintaining a pleasant attitude
- Doing what is needed to get the job done
Selema joined Schroeder Design/Build in August 2018 and has transformed the production department in her role as Director of Production. She is well deserving of this honor that was presented during a virtual company meeting.
Andrew Schroeder and Mark Gill Win Back to Back Remodelers Advantage Impact Awards
Remodelers Advantage, a peer-to-peer advisory group that brings together remodeling professionals gave back-to-back Impact Awards in their Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 meetings to Andrew Schroeder and Mark Gill, respectively. Members of each Roundtable group vote on the winner based on the contributions made by its members to the group. This distinguished award recognizes the individual who embodies, in spirit and practice, selfless leadership and unwavering commitment. Qualification is based on how long a person has participated, reporting, helpful advice, activity between bi-annual meetings, and the value given to the group as a whole.
Andrew and Mark are members of the Mentor 4 Remodelers Advantage Roundtable that includes ten companies from across the United States. It is unusual for the same company to win this award two times in a row!
Schroeder Wins National Award: Its First Ever Master Design Award
Schroeder Design/Build was awarded a National MASTER DESIGN AWARD 2020, taking the Bronze Award in the Universal Design category for our entry, “A Forever Home.” Our whole-house remodel project was chosen from among the best in the nation. The awards were given by Qualified Remodeler, and the winning projects are featured in the September 2020 issue of their magazine.
This is the first time Schroeder has won a Master Design Award!
Read our project story and view photographs here: “A Forever Home.”
2020 Second Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winners
For the first time, we have selected two of our team members for our quarterly Blair Anderson Image Award. Each of these individuals went above and beyond their normal duties to help our company thrive as the coronavirus pandemic overtook the industry. Our second quarter winners are:
Beth is our Chief Accounting Manager and carries many responsibilities including accounting, billing, sales and customer service. Some of the reasons she was selected are:
• Working long hours for weeks to ensure the company and its team members were taken care of financially
• Jumping in to research and secure financial resources during the pandemic
• Going WAY above and beyond
• Always has a smile on her face, even during high-stress situations
Linda is our Director of Marketing and leads our efforts to interface with the community and provide marketing support to our clients and our team. Some of the reasons she was selected are:
• Awesome team spirit
• Adjusting quickly to COVID-19
• Exceeding goals
• Pride in her work
• Facilitating marketing, social media, and showroom seminars
The awards were presented through a company Zoom meeting during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Schroeder Design/Build Announces Three Promotions
We are pleased to announce three promotions within our Schroeder Design/Build family:
- Ariel Mastbrook is promoted from Team Support Agent to Project Developer.
- Byron Gonzales is promoted to Lead Carpenter.
- Oswaldo Cabrera is promoted to Lead Carpenter.
Schroeder Design/Build takes pride in promoting the careers of its team members. If you’d like to work with us, visit our Join Our Team page.
Schroeder Design/Build Named to Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 List for 2020
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., a Fairfax, VA-based remodeling firm, has been selected to appear on the list of the Qualified Remodeler TOP 500 Remodelers of 2020. The company appears as No. 474 in the 42nd annual TOP 500 remodelers list that represents the industry’s largest and fastest-growing companies located throughout the United States.
The list was announced on August 14, 2020. See the complete list at: https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/top-500-2020/
“It is quite an honor to be represented among the best in the nation,” said Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build. “We work hard at providing the best quality remodeling, along with an outstanding remodeling experience, and we appreciate being recognized for our efforts both by our clients and the industry.”
Schroeder Design/Build was chosen as a 2020 TOP 500 remodeler by the Qualified Remodeler editorial staff for meeting a set of criteria including installed remodeling dollar volume, total years in business, industry association membership, industry certification, industry awards, and community service. In 2020, the TOP 500 represented $10 billion in remodeling sales volume on more than one million jobs.
About Schroeder Design/Build, Inc.
Schroeder Design/Build (SDB) is a top-rated, family owned & operated remodeling firm serving residential & commercial clients throughout Northern VA since 1986. As a Fairfax-based contractor, it provides award-winning remodeling, home building, and real estate sales. Company leaders endeavor to stay at the forefront of innovation, offering online portals to job communication, state-of-the-art construction processes, and advanced technological methods for managing jobs, promoting its services, engaging team members, and serving its clients.
In addition, SDB is intrinsically involved in helping the remodeling industry through appointed and volunteer positions, shared knowledge, and best practices. It is the recent winner of several National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) local, regional and national awards for remodeling projects in 2020, along with two NARI national personal achievement awards in 2020: the NARI Lifetime Achievement Award, given to co-founder Trish Schroeder, and the John Quaregna Award, given to CEO Andrew Schroeder.
“Based on Qualified Remodeler’s analysis, the TOP 500 firms tend to share several common attributes, including strong revenues, a commitment to customer service, insightful sales techniques, and strong customer loyalty,” said Qualified Remodeler owner and editorial director Patrick O’Toole. “These attributes helped put the firms on this list, and contribute to their success.”
About Qualified Remodeler
Additional information about the TOP 500 can be found in the August 2020 issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine, and at www.qualifiedremodeler.com.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins National CotY Remodeling Award
SDB was the winner of a National CotY Award (Contractor of the Year) for our project in the category of Green–Entire House/Addition during an awards ceremony in April 2020. We took a run-down rambler home in Fairfax City, took out interior walls to create an open concept, bumped up the ceiling with a clerestory addition, and redid this entire home for Green Living and Aging in Place.
2020 First Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
Jack Canan is the much-deserving winner of our Blair Anderson Image Award for the 1st quarter of 2020. Jack is our Senior Project Manager and an invaluable member of the SDB team. He has a great fun-loving spirit and loves to surprise us with a sci-fi costume, a joke, a gift, or a tasty treat from time to time in addition to performing his job.
Some of the reasons Jack was chosen include:
- He wears a number of hats, including being our estimator, commercial salesperson, commercial project manager, production fill-in, and director of new home builds
- He is developing an entire system for commercial and new builds in addition to running that department
- He worked hard at landing a large commercial account in the first quarter
- He works steadily and conscientiously with whatever is asked of him, without expecting recognition
- He always has a cheerful attitude and remembers to appreciate people
Jack works hard and represents the spirit of Schroeder Design Build. This award was presented through a company Zoom meeting during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Schroeder Family Members Make Remodeling History with TWO National Achievement Awards
Trish Schroeder and Andrew Schroeder were awarded two of the top honors at the recent Evening of Excellence awards held by the National Association of the Remodeling Idustry (NARI). It is the first time in NARI history that two members of the same family have won top honors, and the first time ever that a mother and son were selected for the top National Achievement Awards simultaneously.
Trish Schroeder, co-founder and Director of Business Development, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes accomplishments, awards, local community involvement, and NARI National involvement in both appointed and elected offices.
Andrew Schroeder, CEO of Schroeder Design/Build, was awarded the John Quaregna Award. This award is designed to recognize NARI’s young remodeling professionals and associates for their efforts and achievements in the remodeling industry.
The awards were announced on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Washington Post features Schroeder Design/Build’s CEO Andrew Schroeder
Company CEO Andrew Schroeder was featured recently as one of the remodeling experts in an article in the Washington Post. The real estate-related article, titled “Preparing a property for sale: How to put the best place forward,” was written by Wendy A. Jordan and published on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Throughout the Washington Post article, Andrew shares his expertise on the building as well as the real estate markets to help local homeowners sell their homes quickly, even in these current market conditions.
The first rule of presale home improvements,” says Schroeder, is to do “the minimal amount that it would take to make the buyer want the home. Make a list of changes that will maximize the return.” He goes on to describe which rooms and which elements of each room should be “spiffed up” prior to putting a listing on the market.
Read the entire story here.
Andrew Schroeder (left), Nelson Alcocer (right)
2019 Fourth Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
We are pleased to have selected Nelson Alcocer as our Blair Anderson Image Award Winner for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. Nelson is one our expert carpenters and a member of the team that is creating dream homes for our clients.
Here are some of the reasons Nelson was the winner:
- He takes care of his customers and receives high praise from both our clients and the other team members
- He brings in his projects on time and on budget
- He produces high-quality work
- He is fun to work with
Nelson really represents what Schroeder Design/Build is all about and is well deserving of this honor. The award was presented at our Holiday get-together.
Schroeder Design/Build Is Still Open for Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
When establishments all around us are closing in response to COVID-19 concerns, we want to let you know that Schroeder Design/Build is still open and working with clients. We, as part of the construction industry, are classified as “essential” and thereby enabled to remain open for business.
We’re Instituting Special Safety Precautions
We want to assure you that we are taking special precautions to keep our clients and our team safe.
We continue to function with our usual services as we are able, with virtual meetings online. We can hold virtual face-to-face meetings, view plans and discuss options, all online.
Stringent Safety Measures
We do have team members working on sites as well. On our job sites, we are installing plastic sheeting to separate the work area from your living areas. We are also practicing diligent sanitary practices according to CDC recommendations. In our office, we continually sanitize surfaces and have asked our team members who can to work from home for the time being.
If you’d like to talk to us about remodeling, please give us a call at 703-449-1700. We’ll be glad to help you plan your dream home…even from afar.
Schroeder Design/Build Selected for 2020 Best of Fairfax Award
March 31, 2020—Schroeder Design/Build., Inc. was recently selected for the 2020 Best of Fairfax Awards in the category of General Contractors.
Each year, the Fairfax Award Program chooses only the best local business from in and around the Fairfax area with a focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their businesses in spite of difficult economic times. The chosen companies exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement.
The 2020 Fairfax Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. The winners are chosen through various sources of information gathered and analyzed in each category.
About the Fairfax Award Program:
The Fairfax Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fairfax area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Fairfax Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Its mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Two 2020 NARI Grand Awards
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. was honored with two top awards by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) at a recent NARI Metro DC 2020 Capital CotY™ awards ceremony held February 8, 2020:
• Grand Award Winner for Universal Design—Entire House
• Grand Award Winner for Green—Entire House/Addition
The project that won both of these awards is located in Fairfax City, VA. Highlights of the home include a two-story clerestory addition lined with windows, architecturally-interesting rooflines, an open flow, a gourmet kitchen, his-and-her garages, a stunning master bath, a playful patio, and much more.
The NARI CotY Awards
Each year, NARI Metro DC presents its Capital CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. This year’s entries totaled more than $26 million worth of remodeling projects.
Judging for the NARI Metro DC Capital CotY awards is performed by an impartial panel of industry experts from a different region, based on criteria involving problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, and degree of difficulty. The term CotY represents “Contactor of the Year.”
Trish Schroeder Honored with NARI President’s Award
Trish Schroeder was honored with the President’s Award at the recent NARI Metro DC 2020 Capital CotY™ awards ceremony, an “Evening of Excellence,” held February 8, 2020.
Since 1986, Trish has dedicated herself to supporting and promoting the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and has served in a number of volunteer positions. On the local NARI level, she served as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board; as Chairperson for the areas of committee, education, membership and consumer awareness; and as a mentor to other remodeling companies. On the national level, she was appointed National Chair Committee and served on the membership, education and awards committees.
The winners of the President’s Award, as chosen each year by the local chapter President, were awarded by Daren Smith, 2019 President and Chairman of the Board for NARI Metro DC, and owner of Smiley Renovations, LLC. “I chose Trish because she has demonstrated over time that she is passionate and sincerely invested in the success of the NARI organization,” he said.
“As Chair of the Membership Committee, Trish has been an absolute force in organizing, streamlining, and bolstering the committee’s actions and efforts. I have personally benefitted, as well as witnessed her selfless nature and willingness to help any NARI member. I could not think of anyone who would be a better representative of NARI, and no one more deserving to be recognized and thanked for her efforts to increase the professionalism and strength of the NARI organization.”
“I was completely surprised to be chosen for this award,” Schroeder said. “I consider lifetime success as continually surrounding yourself with those in your industry from whom you can learn and I’m glad to do my part.”
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Best of Houzz Design Award
We just won the 2020 Best of Houzz Design award!
Best of Houzz Design celebrates home professionals whose work was most popular among Houzz users in the past year. This means photos of our work garnered the most user engagement and ideabook saves, among other things.
According to Houzz, the annual Best of Houzz awards recognize the top-rated home pros and most popular designs on Houzz, by category and area, across the country and around the world. Winners are announced annually, chosen by the Houzz community of millions of homeowners.
As a result of winning this award, Houzz automatically posted the Best of Houzz badge onto the Schroeder Design/Build Houzz page. Schroeder was also awarded the Best of Houzz Service award in 2019, and the Design and Service awards in 2018.
Andrew Schroeder (left), Mark Gill (right)
2019 Third Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
We are proud to announce that Mark Gill was named the third quarter winner of the Blair Anderson Image Award. Mark is a co-owner of Schroeder Design/Build and wears many hats including that of General Manager.
Throughout some recent organizational changes and hirings, Mark took on many roles within the company, which was one of the biggest reasons for his being chosen this quarter.
Other reasons Mark was the winner include:
· He led the team at a major client job
· He does what it takes to keep all the jobs going
· He always has an open door policy, without judgment
· He is always working hard and helpful to anyone who needs it
Even though Mark tried to decline the award, stating that owners weren’t eligible, the vote carried.
Mark Gill (left), Oswaldo Cabrera (right)
2019 Second Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
Schroeder Design/Build is pleased to announce that Oswaldo Cabrera was named the Blair Anderson Image Award winner for the second quarter of 2019. Oswaldo works hard as a carpenter and makes our company look good.
Some of the reasons why he was chosen include:
· The quality of his work and his overall performance is outstanding
· He never complains and is always smiling
· He is a team player
Congratulations Oswaldo for your great work!
Andrew Schroeder (left) & Juan Velasquez (right)
2019 First Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
The SDB team was proud to honor Juan Velasquez with the Blair Anderson Image Award for the first quarter of 2019. Juan is our Real Estate Acquisition Director and works tirelessly to show the remodeled properties we have for sale, and showcase our new construction—also for sale! You might find him any weekend holding an Open House.
We thought Juan should win this award for:
· Doing all the right activities that yield positive results;
· Always having a smile and being willing to help; and
· Being open to lending an ear.
In addition, Juan is instrumental in keeping his ear to the ground to find new real estate projects for the company. He looks for lots where we can build new construction, and tear-down/rebuild and remodeling opportunities. If you have a home to sell and don’t want to fix it up, talk to Juan. We often buy houses “as is.”
Congratulations Juan for a great job!
2018 Fourth Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
Deirdre has been working in the remodeling industry since 1995! She enjoys hanging out with her 8 (you read that correctly) rescue pets, including 3 dogs, 4 ferrets, and 1 cat. She also enjoys visiting local wineries with her husband as well as sketching and painting portraits.
Deirdre’s Fun Facts:
- Worked as a Script Supervisor for small independent films when living in CA, and as a teleprompter operator on set for the show “House Detective.” I had the opportunity to work with Francis Ford Coppola and the cast of his film, “The Rainmaker” (including John Voight, Danny Glover, Matt Damon and Danny DiVito) – that was a cool day.
- Travelled to all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii, and driven across the country 8 times.
- Skied the Zugspitze of the Bavarian Alps. It is the highest mountain in Germany (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen).
Deirdre was nominated by her peers because she absolutely outperforms expectations, she works well with the team, and she owns her job and responsibilities.
Congratulations, Deirdre! Your hard work never ceases to amaze us!
2018 Third Quarter Blair Anderson Image Award Winner
SDB and our team members are proud and honored to award our Blair Anderson Image Award to Ron, Project Manager. Ron has been with our company for 3 years and he consistently gives 100% in all the projects that he manages.
- He is a tremendous asset to our growing company and team
- Works very hard and diligent
- Admirable and a great example of team player and leader
- He has vast construction knowledge and passion for what he does especially since he has been in the industry for 40 years
- Our clients and our team members enjoy working with him
- When he is not managing a project and our awesome Field Team, Ron enjoys spending wonderful quality time with his wife, family, and grandchildren.
- He enjoys hunting and competes in archery.
Schroeder Wins NARI Regional & National Contractor of the Year Awards (CotY)
We are so proud of our accomplishments to be among an elite group of remodeling contractors to win the 2017 NARI Metro DC Chapter and 2018 NARI Regional and National Contractor of the Year Award. Congratulations to Schroeder Design/Build and our team members for winning prestigious awards for:
- 2017 NARI Metro DC Chapter CotY Grand Winner for *Whole House, *Green Entire House, *Residential Interior, and Commercial Interior
- 2018 NARI Regional and National CotY Winner for *Green Entire House
- 2018 NARI Regional CotY Winner for *Whole House and Commercial Interior
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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor. Members are full-time, dedicated, remodeling industry professionals who follow a strict code of ethics with high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility. Remodeling Done Right™ is NARI’s promise to consumers as well as members and the industry. For more information, contact NARI at 847-298-9200 or www.nari.org.
Schroeder Design/Build Wins Recognition from the Falls Church, VA City Council
Schroeder Design/Build has been awarded the Green Home Certificate of the new addition and alteration of an exquisite remodeled craftsman-style family home in Falls Church. The City of Falls Church has acknowledged the extra effort it required to be Green Certified and thanks Schroeder Design/Build and homeowners, Andrew and Amy Schroeder, for their contribution to improve the sustainability of the community and the environment. Along with achieving this award, the remodeled craftsman-style home met the stringent requirements of the ICC 700-2012 NGBS and Schroeder Design/Build received the National Green Building Standard Bronze Certificate from Home Innovation Research Labs.
About City of Falls Church Environmental Programs:
The City of Falls Church is strongly committed to environmental harmony, as set forth in the Council Vision. Their vision is to protect and nurture a healthy natural environment. The city integrates sustainability into all of its operations to create an environmentally friendly residential and commercial building throughout the city. They incorporate national accepted benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. For more information on the Environmental Programs, contact 703-248-5001 or www.fallschurchva.gov
About Home Innovation Research Labs:
The Home Innovation Research Labs help clients improve home quality, durability, affordability, and performance since 1964. For more information, contact Home Innovation Research Labs at 800-638-8556 or www.homeinnovation.com.
Get to Know Our Product Developer Team
Meet Fonda and Maks, our Product Developer Team. Learn how they can assist homeowners on a smooth transition and make the remodeling experience enjoyable from start to finish! They are ready to help make your remodeling dream a reality.
Our Designers present 2018 Kitchen Sink Trends
Find out from our Designers what Kitchen Sinks are trending in 2018 as they give an inside tour of different sinks at Ferguson Showroom in Alexandria, VA.
ANDREW SCHROEDER RECEIVES 2 PRESITIOUS DESIGNATION FROM NARI
Fairfax, VA, April 2, 2018 — Schroeder Design/Build is pleased to announce that Andrew Schroeder, General Manager, recently received the prestigious Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) and the Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designations from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
An MCR designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, dedication to the industry, and community involvement. This program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. The NARI certification program assesses the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, planning and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home. Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have attained the Certified Remodeler (CR) designation and maintained it current for a minimum of 10 years. The candidate must also have achieved at least one additional NARI Certification, and have served in a NARI chapter or a community leadership position.
A UDCP designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.
“It’s an honor to receive these two designations from NARI. The focus and time to meet the requirements, reviews and testing was well worth it both personally and professionally. Throughout my career, I’ve made a conscious effort to continue my education within the remodeling industry to ensure that Schroeder Design/Build can offer the best design, customer service, and craftsmanship to our clients. The UDCP designation is particularly important in our industry today as homeowners are deciding to remodel their homes so that they can stay in them throughout their retirement. Understanding how to best meet the needs of these clients allows SDB to provide custom design solutions that will allow them to age-in-place in a functional and beautiful home environment,” said Andrew Schroeder, General Manager of Schroeder Design/Build.
About Andrew Schroeder:
As the General Manager, Andrew focuses on all aspects of a project, from the big picture to the smallest detail; he has been a part of the business since 1999. In addition to his work for SDB, Andrew has served on the Board of the NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Metro DC Chapter.
Andrew holds a degree in Business Management from James Madison University and is an avid traveler, enjoys Crossfit and adventure races along with soccer. In both work and play, Andrew demonstrates the integrity that is an essential part of SDB’s success.
About NARI: The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™ To learn more about membership, visit www.RemodelToday.com or contact national headquarters, based in Des Plaines, Ill., at (847) 298-9200.
2018 Second Quarter Blair Anderson Award Winner
The SDB Team would like to present our second quarter Blair Anderson Award to Nina Carhuarica. She has been an Interior Designer with us for 3 1/2 years and works with our clients to bring their dream home to life.
As a key member of our design team, she is always professional, brings a positive attitude, and has stepped up on taking control of other projects. In addition, Nina’s outstanding customer service skills and willingness to train others made her an obvious choice for this award.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and seeking enriched cultures and good eats! Nina is also dedicated to her fur babies, a lab pup and 2 orange tabby cats and loves taking them on walks. Yes, the cats too! In the future, she’s like to take her pets along with her on traveling adventures. Nina also enjoys playing volleyball and taking dance fitness classes.
Congratulations Nina for all that you do!
2018 First Quarter Blair Anderson Award Winner
Ray Taber, congratulations on receiving the Blair Anderson Award! Ray has been with us for almost a year and brings 16 years of professional construction experience to our team!
Ray exemplifies the qualities of this award. He is very knowledgeable on all assigned projects, works well with his other team members, and is great with our clients. He is always helpful, happy to train others, and has a positive attitude with everyone he interacts with.
In his free time, Ray enjoys time with his son, and family, going camping, walking their Chocolate Lab named Taco and making sushi. He loves entertaining family and friends in bringing laughter through his comedic acts or he may serenade the crowd with his awesome voice. The SDB team is fortunate that he brings this same fun and exuberant excitement to work as well!
2017 Fourth Quarter Blair Anderson Award Winner
Congratulations to one of our Lead Carpenters, Steve Sampson! He is 20-year veteran of the remodeling industry and has been contributing an amazing amount of knowledge to our team for nearly four years.
Steve was selected for his ongoing commitment to fulfilling his job responsibilities in a consistently, friendly, helpful, and conscientious manner. We are fortunate to have him on our team sharing his breath of expertise with a positive attitude every day on the job site.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing a variety of sports, particularly soccer and likes to travel when he can. He also loves a good game of poker or a plate of delicious Thai food. But most of all, he finds spending time with his family, including his six grandchildren, to be the most rewarding.
Thanks again for your hard work and dedication! Way to go Steve!
2017 Third Quarter Blair Anderson Award Winner
Congratulations to Morgan Veil, one of SDB’s hard working carpenters, for winning the Blair Anderson Award! In the year he’s been with SDB, he’s proven to be a valuable member of our team. Although he’s relatively new with us, he brings seven years of experience in the remodeling industry with him.
Morgan exemplified workmanship, constantly strives to succeed, eagerness to learn, positive attitude and always being on time! In his spare time, Morgan is quite the outdoorsman and enjoys boating, camping and fishing. He also loves spending time with his wife Kayla and daughter Skylar.
Way to go Morgan! Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication!
2017 Second Quarter Blair Anderson Award Winner
We’d like to congratulate Fonda Salguero, Project Developer, on being crowned this award! Her nomination was well-deserved as she is an exceptional mentor for our Design Team. She is recognized for her continued hard work, exceptional commitment, and outstanding job performance.
On her spare time, Fonda enjoys spending it with her family, gardening, and having outdoor fun!
Awesome job Fonda!