We hear you

And we want to share that with the world.

We are intentional in the projects that we work on and schedule workflow so we have the time to focus on what is important — the quality of our work and to meet the expectations our clients and those that we have for ourselves.

Our reputation for quality, integrity-driven work is reflected in our client’s testimonials, repeat business, and referrals. We love what we do and our clients do too.

What Our Clients Say

Blue Star excelled at design and layout, craftsmanship and finish, response to feedback, figuring out creative solutions to inherent space challenges.

— Aaron, Capitol Hill

Blue Star’s best trait is their attitude. Everyone is unfailing polite, even when things got hard. And when things went wrong, which I fully anticipated would happen, you guys did the right thing every single time.

— Alyson & Dave, Capitol Hill

Blue Star was a great partner during our renovation. They were focused on working with our family to ensure our home was exactly what we hoped it would be during the design phase. One of the best things is that Blue Star worked with us even after we moved back into our home.

Blue Star excelled at providing a wide variety of options, being flexible on the things we picked, and trying to remedy unfortunate outcomes. We know that Blue Star wants us to be happy with the final product.

— Andrew, Capitol Hill

This was a complete remodel of a rowhouse. And I had absolutely no experience with remodeling. The owner was responsive, thorough, and brought the project in on time — not a small feat! The project manager was also very responsive and patient.

— Anna, Capitol Hill

I’m happy to recommend the team at Blue Star, who provided professional and high-quality work in a timely fashion for our basement dig-out and kitchen renovation. I appreciated how they operated with honesty and fairness, along with flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. Their staff worked hand-in-hand along the way to answer our questions and provide recommendations that helped ensure a successful outcome.

There were no surprises or hidden agendas, just a shared commitment to getting the job done right. Even after the project was completed, they made themselves available for follow-up as necessary. Their in-house team and subcontractors were attentive, respectful, and thorough. We enjoy the outcome of their work every day.

— C.D., Capitol Hill

You went the extra mile and put it all together!

I was very pleased with my experience with Blue Star. The reason for the 5-star is three fold- the quality of the work, the prices they obtained for materials and the design elements. I did a large renovation (kitchen, 3 bathrooms, HVAC, plus knocked down some walls) which took about 4 months.

Quality of Work: Wow- what a night and day difference from the last contractor I uses who cut a lot of corners. Blue Star knows how to do things the RIGHT way- for example, when they knocked down one of my walls they discovered there was not a support beam in a needed area- they put one in. In addition, they were able to figure out my crazy HVAC system and suggest a viable solution to ensure even heating/cooling throughout the old, quirky house. The way they did the kitchen and bathrooms- you feel like you just walked into a model home that is in a magazine! Finally, this was a rental house I was renovating- given this team’s experience in rental properties, they were able to suggest what made sense to renovate accordingly. They have a lot of knowledge about what adds to your property value, and what doesn’t. This was extra knowledge that you don’t normally get with a GC.

Prices: I guess because they are connected to wholesalers, they had great prices for my kitchen cabinets. We even put in the extra high ones, and the final price for the cabinets was LESS than their estimate to me.

Design Elements: This was a rental property and I personally am really bad with design, so I specifically asked Blue Star to help me with this. They designed the kitchen and bathrooms from scratch, from layout to lighting fixtures. They chose modern fixtures and were able to make suggestions on what had be best resell value for when I sell the home. The place turned out beautifully. They noticed things about the house I never would have- for example they noticed that half of my kitchen window was blocked so when they re-did the kitchen they opened up the window and now there is a ton more light. I let them do all the designing because I honestly I just didn’t have the time or energy- however if you do want a lot of say in the design I’m sure they would be fine with that as well.

Overall great work, and I would definitely use them again.

— Mary, Atlas District

Eric and Christal have a good sense of what makes a comfortable home. They were able to merge tasteful design aesthetics with functional spaces in order to modernize a 1950’s tract house into a custom residence.

Christal and Eric are highly professional, great listeners and problem solvers and were a pleasure to work with.

— Luis, Crestwood

Everything is looking really great! We are loving the place and adjusting to having all of this extra space. It’s awesome!!

— Liz, Capitol Hill

I’m happy to recommend the team at Blue Star, who provided professional and high-quality work in a timely fashion for our basement dig-out and kitchen renovation. I appreciated how they operated with honesty and fairness, along with flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances. Their staff worked hand-in-hand along the way to answer our questions and provide recommendations that helped ensure a successful outcome. There were no surprises or hidden agendas, just a shared commitment to getting the job done right. Even after the project was completed, they made themselves available for follow-up as necessary.

We own a 95 year old Wardman row house that we rent out. It was in desperate need of a kitchen renovation and new hardwood floors on the main level. And while we were at it, we wanted to redesign the main floor and rear entry, and expand the back porch to add enough space for a new powder room. The challenge was to make all of this happen in one month while the tenants were away on holiday!

We contacted Eric and his team at Blue Star and they worked with us from start to finish to ensure that everything was in place (permits, orders, subcontractors) so that work could begin on the first day and would be complete before the tenants returned. Blue Star worked through the inevitable bumps in the road, unexpected complications, and incredibly did it all in 21 days! We now have a new kitchen that is bright, light and open, beautiful new floors, and a sleek powder room for guests.

Even more important was how great it was to work with Eric and his team. They were never flustered even though our tenant made things difficult. They worked collaboratively, listened to our ideas and came up with great suggestions. We would highly recommend them to anyone considering a renovation.

— Larry, Woodley Park

I was very pleased with my experience with Blue Star. The reason for the top 5-star rating is three fold- the quality of the work, the prices they obtained for materials (e.g., kitchen cabinetry) and the design elements. I did a large renovation (kitchen, 3 bathrooms, HVAC, plus knocked down some walls) which took about 4 months.

Quality of Work: Wow- what a night and day difference from the last contractor I used who cut a lot of corners. Blue Star knows how to do things the RIGHT way- for example, when they knocked down one of my walls they discovered there was not a support beam in a needed area- they put one in. In addition, they were able to figure out my crazy HVAC system and suggest a viable solution to ensure even heating/cooling throughout the old, quirky house. The way they did the kitchen and bathrooms- you feel like you just walked into a model home that is in a magazine!

Overall great work, and I would definitely use them again.

— Kristen, Capitol Hill

Areas of satisfaction: Design, quality of craftsmanship, creative architecture/use of space, ease of choosing finishes, responsiveness by Eric, Tiffany’s communication on billing scheduling. In the end, our house is absolutely what we’d hoped it would become.

— Katie & Travis, Capitol Hill

Blue Star excelled at building a beautiful home. (They were) willing to work with us to get what we wanted. Blue Star employs a great team and makes beautiful designs. They will come through for you in the end and you will be happy with your wonderful home!

Overall, excellent craftsmanship and they use good technique and product.

— Katie & Henry, Brookland

Really impeccable work! My style is hands-off so I wanted Blue Star to make suggestions and most of the choices for me on design, kitchen appliances, features, lighting, etc. They were easily able to do so, and as a huge bonus for me, they understand the rental market and sales market well so made suggestions that made sense for investment. They also have great access to products at good prices – I would highly recommend them.

— Joshua, Capitol Hill

(Blue Star’s ability to stick to the schedule) is my biggest compliment. It was a big project and finished basically on time, despite some setbacks with the foundation, etc. We were feeling pressure from bank construction loan coming due. So this was much appreciated.

We are generally very happy with the overall design/function of the house. The flow is very nice. We have great light. We have tons of well-functioning space and storage. It is a very livable house.

— John & Monica, Brookland

When you buy from Eric and his team, you can rest assured that they will address problems your inspectors couldn’t see. That is an invaluable asset for any home buyer, but especially a first-time home buyer like me

— Jimmy, Shaw

Eric and his team turned the house next door to mine on Capitol Hill into a jewel box. I was impressed with his outreach to our neighbors and his attention to detail. He cares about his work and it shows. I hope he ‘polishes up’ a few other houses on the block

— Ed, Capitol Hill Neighbor

I couldn’t be more pleased with the finished product and the service we received along the way. Our experience was a refreshing contrast to many seeking to take advantage of demand in this area by cutting corners and squeezing every possible dollar out of the customer.

As a builder’s child, I was extremely apprehensive about undertaking a construction project on a 100 year old home. However, Eric and his team quickly put me at ease and made clear that their goal was that we end up with a high quality addition without anything more than the headaches that simply cannot be avoided in a project like this. Blue Star really does take a “long view” approach to their business.

It is clear from interactions with the various members of their team that they want their customers to be satisfied and their work to stand the test of both peer review and longevity. I couldn’t be more satisfied with their work, my new space, and the process it took to get here! I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to renovate or add onto their house on the Hill!

— Christi, Capitol Hill

Overall, we can’t say enough good things about the quality of our home and Blue Star’s customer service and attention to detail!

The house was well laid-out, design choices were clearly thought out, and no detail was left undone. Simply put – the house was perfect and we had to have it.

— Chris & Haley, Petworth

There are so many adjectives that come to mind when it comes to Blue Star: knowledgable, selective, client focused and a company with a very high quality sense of design, structure and function. Blue Star loved the architectural and design challenges I handed them, and each time I came up with a new idea, they were driven to figure out the best way to deliver. They and their team are amazing to work with. I would recommend them to the world!

— Cari, Atlas District

We were impressed with their work and attitude and ability to creatively work around issues. We are extremely happy with the work delivered by Blue Star. The addition seamlessly integrates into the rest of the house and it’s hard to believe that the new spaces haven’t always existed as part of the original home. The new kitchen and bathrooms are stunning and the craftsmanship is both sound and beautiful. We are thrilled with the results and highly recommend Blue Star.

The team was easy to work with, had good ideas, was flexible when necessary and generally completed the project on time. While we had some issues post-construction, the team was very responsive in resolving them. The craftsmen used were excellent.

 

— Capitol Hill Homeowners

The Blue Star team made the stressful process of a home improvement project very easy, affordable and professional. The results are amazing and we are enjoying our home more than ever!

— The Wrights, Alexandria

We are blown away by the transformation from where we started to where we are today and still amazed that we fit it all in!

— Suzy, Atlas District

They had some very good design ideas at the start, but were also receptive to requests and very accommodating. The execution was professional and timely. We were very pleased with the work product and highly recommend the team.

— Nicolas, Hill East

Our project manager has been great in moving the project along and keeping things going. It is always easy to get a hold of him, which I really appreciate.

— Nadia, Capitol Hill

Quality and the majority of the project was managed very efficiently until the end. The team worked to make sure we were satisfied with the final finishes and made adjustments as needed.

— Maury, Capitol Hill

Paul was incredibly responsive and great about working around our schedule. Our new 3rd floor addition exceeded our expectations in design and functionality. The entire team was great about working with us and our schedule as we had a new baby during the middle of the process. They adhered to timelines and had great communication. So happy with our end result.

— Matthew & Karla, Southwest

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