I wish AllenBuilt was in my neighborhood when

I wish AllenBuilt was in my neighborhood when I was growing up…

Step one: four days later and now complete.

Step one: four days later and now complete. Up next, the 20 hour exam. Passive certification is by far more rigorous than getting my contractor’s licences in DC, MD, and VA combined.

Not all projects need to be large to

Not all projects need to be large to be challenging. Rigo and Manuel killing it on our treehouse project.

Graham's attempt at company branding. I *think* I'm

Graham’s attempt at company branding. I *think* I’m proud. I’ve got conflicting feelings going on here.

So we called an audible and decided to

So we called an audible and decided to take the chimney and gable wall down to the first floor by hand. We couldn’t get an excavator large enough to reach from the front and back. This is too risky if it got away from us. That neighbor is sooo close.
Crunch time is only delayed a couple days while we do this right. Wave to Byron up there.

Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibit

Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibit from Hoachlander Davis: Photographing Spaces at the District Architecture Center. Our Kingman project is included.

You can never be too careful when dropping

You can never be too careful when dropping a house in a tight urban lot. Project managers Graham and Greg discussing every possible scenario that could go wrong

AllenBuilt rear additions intramural competition: first team to

AllenBuilt rear additions intramural competition: first team to get close-in wins what? Gas cards? Steak dinner? We don’t have a clear leader yet…

Finally….. a calendar spread that my mom can

Finally….. a calendar spread that my mom can be proud of….. .
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We're green for this blue house! Happy to

We’re green for this blue house! Happy to share this full remodel with an upper floor and rear addition that recently won Arlington’s Green Home Gold Level Choice Certificate for its sustainable design and energy efficiency.