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Happy Note from Arlington Client


  • We hired ACM to completely rennovate our 1930s kitchen and expand it into an enclosed porch area, knocking down several walls, building extra storage, and replacing both the front and back doors of the house. ACM did a great job of updating the cabinets, flooring, counters, appliances, plumbing, and wiring. The project was particularly challenging because of the house’s age and previous rennovations (circa 1935) that caused the floors between the original kitchen and the enclosed porch to be completely different levels; we also needed to have a special built-in storage area for a washer/dryer set, which, given space constraints, required some “out of the box” thinking. They were even able to help us find a way to keep a couple of the house’s original built-in cabinets so that they look great with the new cabinets.
    Overall, our rennovation project with ACM went very well. Chad managed the project and was always available to answer questions, give recommendations, and make sure things were going smoothly. Doing any major rennovation on an old house is bound to turn up unexpected issues, but Chad was great and made sure all of the “issues” our old home had were fixed and that the final product was fantastic. He was never pushy about working with particular people/subcontractors, but when we needed help or advice he recommended great people to provide the things we needed – e.g. cabinets, countertops, etc. We are very pleased with the end result!

  • Tycie & Adam – Arlington

  • Chad and the team at Arlington Construction Management are great to work with. As a cabinet distributor/kitchen designer I have collaborated with ACM on numerous projects from small renovations to custom new home constructions. Chad and his project managers are highly knowledgeable, proactive and responsive. It has been my experience that ACM has assembled a team of skilled craftsmen that can deliver on a project of any scale. In addition to the high quality of work I know that Chad provides a great deal of transparency to clients. This transparency gives homeowners a certain level of comfort and piece of mind that otherwise would be difficult to find from many other builders. I would definitely recommend Arlington Construction Management to anyone considering a renovation or new construction project.

  • St. Clair Kitchens

  • ACM (and project manager, Chris) did a great job on our project. Despite challenges along the way (weather delays, changes in scope, etc.), they did their best to keep our project moving and completed with minimal delay. Their pricing/business model provided us with extra flexibility in selecting who worked on our project and helped keep costs down – it’s the way we were able to do everything we wanted within our budget. And, they seemed to genuinely care about the quality and outcome of our project, which was great. Highly recommend!

  • Anne – Arlington

  • The main job was a kitchen remodel. We also had new flooring put in and textured ceilings removed in joining areas. Chad was very easy to work during the project and was always available for questions. The job came in on budget which is always nice. I did have a bit of a difficult time communicating with a few sub contractors at times which was frustrating. But, in the end everything was exactly as I requested. Arlington Construction is the best contracting firm I have ever used. I would recommend them to anyone and I would use them again.

  • Robyn – Herndon

  • Chad Hackman of Arlington Construction Management built the home we recently moved into in December 2015. He did a tremendous job designing and building the house. In a sea of craftsman-like houses and layouts that are very similar, Chad and his team designed a thoughtful, livable, creative floor plan that is unique and fun in all the right ways. The design conveys a sense of warmth and openness and his integration of livable outdoor space is fantastic. We feel extremely fortunate to have this house and design – from the foundation to the details, Chad and his team made excellent and high quality decisions and choices.

    Even more important, as with any new house, we have discovered some “punch list” items to resolve. Chad and his team have been extremely professional, responsive, and punctual in addressing every issue. They are conscientious in following up with us and ensuring the work is done to our satisfaction — which is unusual in this industry.

    At the end of the day, it makes all the difference in the world to work with a professional and someone who is a good person, whose priority is doing the right thing and making sure his client is more than satisfied.

    We highly recommend Chad and his team.

  • Roger & Kiersten – Arlington

  • Our original house began as a single story rambler type home of about 1200sq. ft with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We explained to Chad Hackman (Arlington Construction Management) our vision of a 2nd floor that included a master bedroom with sitting room, master bathroom that included a steam shower and a free standing tub, and his and her walk in closets. The first floor was completely gutted and reconfigured. Chad provided us with a choice of architects and banks that he has worked with in the past (one stop shopping) Our home is now complete with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, beautiful sunroom and kitchen. The budget estimate was pretty much on target. Our neighbors and passerby’s still ask if they can come in for a tour. The new house is about 2000sq. feet. The curbside appeal is fabulous.

  • Ron & Rebecca – Temple Hills

  • It’s been nearly 8 years since we completed our addition and created the home we dreamed about. Arlington Construction Management helped us turn those dreams into reality and without any of the constraints typical to a design/build firm and at great savings. They helped us select contractors that were both flexible and reliable. They really did provide us a level of comfort while ensuring that we understand the process and possible issues of remodeling our home. Thank you-Arlington Construction Management!

  • Ron & Cathy – Arlington

  • ACM not only built my home addition in 2010, they also saved our neighborhood preschool from delaying its first-day-of-school relaunch in Sept. 2015 by remedying a county permitting issue for us at the *very* last-minute and at a reasonable cost! Owner Chad Hackmann knows how to prioritize, and his team always comes through when it counts. We’ve been nothing but satisfied with ACM’s level of service, both during and post-construction. Would definitely hire ACM again and/or recommend to others!

  • Megan – Arlington

  • I needed to do a commercial retrofit on an historic building in a very short timeframe. Chad and his team were there for us every step of the way. Chad and his team were vigilant throughout the process to “make it happen” despite the tough time constraints. Chad’s team was knowledgeable about building code and even recommended alterations on-site to help the retrofit stay compliant. Chad delivered more than what was initially scoped, on time, and on-budget. I would highly recommend Arlington Construction Management for residential and commercial projects. They are easy to work with and care about the finished product.

  • Arlington

  • Chad helped us relaunch our preschool in record time with a quick response to our needs, additions, and last minute changes in a small renovation on the outside of our building. He was attentive, answering every email and text quickly and efficiently and made us feel like a priority. As a small, non-profit preschool, it was refreshing for us to feel like we were at top priority and because of Chad’s service, we were able to meet our needs in record time. I look forward to working with Chad again for any future projects here at work or for future projects at home.

  • Beth – Arlington

  • I can’t say enough wonderful things about Chad and Arlington Construction Management! We had a leak in our roof that no one could seem to fix. Roofers said it was a roof problem. Masons said it was a chimney problem. But nobody fixed it correctly. Finally, a home inspector told us to call a builder. Really? A builder? How many builders would be willing to take on such a small project (small for them, but had been a huge headache for us)? I called Chad at Arlington Construction Management because his company was located nearby. Out of the kindness of his heart he took on this silly (to him, I’m sure) project. He was knowledgeable, patient, and informative… and of course he figured out what was wrong, got it fixed, and had the interior repairs done too. Along the way, he generously answered other random questions we had about our house. If we were to build a home or addition, Chad is the ONLY person we would consider working with. He is a truly honest and trustworthy individual, knowledgeable and experienced too. Best of all, we found that he genuinely has his clients’ best interests in mind!

  • Louise & Vic – Arlington

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  • Chad Hackmann of Arlington Construction Management has stepped forward to build a home for Marine Cpl Marcus Dandrea in Haymarket, VA. He has partnered with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    As HFOT’s Building Partner, Chad will serve as the General Contractor for the project and will be in charge of permitting. In conjunction with Homes for Our Troops, the company will reach out to their best suppliers and subcontractors, enlisting them to donate their materials and labor for the project. The home will be wheelchair accessible and feature state-of-the- art adaptations including a roll-in shower, pull-down cabinets and a roll-under sink in the kitchen. The new home is expected to break ground in April of 2015..

    To find out more about HFOT and Cpl Dandrea, go to www.hfotusa.org.

  • Homes for the Troops

  • My husband and I were very pleased with the services provided by Chad Hackmann and Arlington Construction Management during the tear down and rebuild of our home. I was around the project daily and soon after we started I began calling Chad “Mr. Calm” as there were no challenges in the day to day of the project or request/questions/changes that seemed to throw him off or surprise him. Made a potentially very stressful experience in building a home an enjoyable one.

  • Heather – Fairfax Station

  • ArlingtonConstruction Management built a beautiful home for us in Arlington. Chad and his team were professional throughout the process and were always available to answer our questions and concerns. As a construction manager, the cost of building a quality home was less expensive than building a custom home with a traditional general contractor, and well worth it. I would highly recommend ACM for anyone looking to build a new house or an addition.

  • Katie & Mark – Arlington

  • “We had a great experience with Arlington Construction Management. The design work they did for us was perfect for the space, and they gave us excellent, straightforward advice. The subcontractor they hired was very professional and committed to getting the job done, and was careful about all details of the project. ACM’s initial estimate for the project was exactly on target and we were able to keep the scope to just what we were looking for. We will definitely hire ACM for future projects.”

  • Robin & Tom – Arlington

  • Arlington Construction Management oversaw the building of our new two story addition — a master bedroom/office suite above a living room. I had heard horror stories about the whole construction process and was quite nervous about undertaking this project. But Chad and Ben were super easy to work with, iron out problems very quickly and were very patient with all of my last minute “Wait! I changed my mind…” orders. They saw the project to the very end, and stuck by to help out with the nit-noidy details. The whole process, while tedious as expected, was not in any way bad. I’d hire them again. In fact, I have! We’ll be working together on an investment property soon.

  • Diana & Rick – DC

  • We hired Arlington Construction to build our home in Great Falls, VA. We built a Greek Revival and were very anxious to get all of the architectural detail in the drawings reflected in the actual work. Chad was very thorough and provided the attention to detail that delivered an outstanding product. We would work with Chad again. He made a very demanding process easy to manage and allowed us the creative freedom and input that we wanted to make the project a reality. Highly recommended!

  • Andrew – Great Falls

  • We used Chad as a general consultant. I.e., Chad provided planning, contracting for bids, working with contractors, following up, problem solving and making sure the quality remained good. We actually paid the individual contractors. This worked out very well for us, and we completed our renovation at a cost more than 40% less than other bids we received. Chad made sure we didn’t get nickled and dimed with small changes, but on the other hand told us when the contractor was in the right.

  • Mike – Falls Church

  • ACM was a great partner in our renovation – worked with us and the contractors to see the job through, throughout the inevitable bumps in the road. We are happy with our new home – and where things need to be re-addressed, ACM has helped us get that done.

  • Jennifer – Arlington

  • Chad and Chris have been a real pleasure to work with! Our friend and interior designer introduced my husband and I to them and “this fabulous new home” they were building. When we came “just to take a tour and check it out”, we fell in love immediately, put our condo on the market and purchased the home. We loved the modern feel, open floor plan, and bathrooms attached to all bedrooms. The rooftop patio, lower level screened in porch, 2 car garage are great attributes as well! At that point, construction was in it’s final stages. Chad and the team held to their schedule to get things completed for settlement, etc.

    Chad and Chris have offered us great guidance and advice in being new home owners. They’ve also been very timely in all facets of getting settled in and providing finishing touches of the remaining “puch list” items. I highly recommend them for anyone seeking experienced, talented, and responsive individuals looking for a new home or home renovation. 5 stars hands down!!!

  • Kristen – Arlington

  • We hired Chad Hackmann after a burst water pipe destroyed much of the interior of our home. The majority of our home was stripped down to the studs, and then rebuilt. Chad was available to us right from the beginning to guide us through the process. Since much of our project was covered by the insurance reimbursement, he was able to help us negotiate with the insurance adjusters by providing estimates and reviewing all of their numbers.

    Then he sat down with us to discuss what exactly we wanted done and found the right people to complete each part of the renovation. Each person he referred us to (from cabinets, countertops, appliances, tiles) was very helpful and had only good things to say about working with Chad. Not having to search out who to use for all of the different aspects of the project took a huge burden off our shoulders.

    He laid out the costs and the time frame for the project, and ended up right in line.

    I would definitely recommend Chad Hackmann and would use him again in any future projects.

  • Christine – Falls Church

  • I am an interior designer and have had the pleasure of working with Chad and Arlington Construction Management on three different projects. All three projects were different sizes from custom building a house to remodeling a kitchen. Each experience he provided a professional crew and wonderful project managers to oversee all the work on site. All of the clients I have helped make selections for on these projects were very happy with the work and end result.I will continue to work with Arlington Construction Management and would recommend them highly.

  • Patricia Gold Interiors

  • We love the addition that Chad helped us build. All the subcontractors he worked with were professional and responsible. Anytime an unexpected issue arose (as it does with a 1940-era house), he found a good way to fix or circumnavigate it. He even helped us find people to finish getting our drawings approved. And he continues to check in to make sure we’re satisfied with the results, well after completion.

  • Greg & Megan – Arlington, VA

  • My wife and I visited my brother over the thanksgiving holiday and were so impressed with their house that I decided I wanted to let you know what features we found particularly attractive.  I sincerely hope this might prove useful in your future residential building endeavors.  For demographics, I should preface this with the fact that we are from Austin, Texas.

    1)     Very functional and open floor plan downstairs with particularly good use of space, providing room for people to move about area(s) simultaneously.  An ease of transition from the kitchen/dining areas to the living area, providing ease of mobility between them yet also a different atmosphere.

    2)     The kitchen layout is extremely functional with egress in both directions of its length.  There is an excellent proximal relationship of the appliances/sink, with the island counter and other countertop space being ‘roomy’, yet easily reachable.  The style and material of cabinets and drawers is outstanding.

    3)     Lighting is very good without being obtrusive and control switches are placed where they can be found and operated intuitively.

    4)     Countertop materials on both levels are seemingly ideal, with good color matching.

    5)     Windows are plentiful and placed well.  They provide a feeling of integrating/extending the indoor living space with the outdoors.

    6)     The transparent fireplace really works well for me, particularly at night.  The reflection of the fire in the rear window makes it seem even bigger and warmer.  Psychologically, it provides a very natural feeling of insulation between the outdoor elements and indoor living space.

    7)     The wooden floors are superb.  Also, the color tone match between stairway and floors provide a seamless feeling of living space.

    8)     The master bath is obviously designed as carefully as other living areas, providing much of what one would hope for and more, both with respect to amenity and space.

    9)     Upstairs bedrooms are spacious with easy access from a single long hallway.

    10)  Tiles are tastefully decorative with use of neutral earth-tones.

    11)  Fixtures are easy to use, and I have a particular penchant for stainless steel.  Further, a higher spout mouth allows one to easily access water and move beneath it without strain.

    12)  Placing the utility room upstairs offers ease of use and less travel with heavy laundry loads.

    13)  Workmanship throughout is exceptional, with obvious attention to detail.

    14)  Location within the city is possibly one of the biggest pluses, offering walking distance to a supermarket, easy access to major roadways, and a general feeling of less congestion than many other areas.

  • Kevin – Georgetown, TX/Arlington, VA

  • We contracted Chad to help us replace the entire sewage line for our
    1925 farmhouse. Chad very quickly identified a contractor who
    specialized in this work, and was considerably less expensive than
    other companies we looked into ourselves. Chad handled all the
    permits and scheduling, and the work was completed exactly in the time
    frame he stated. We were very happy to have such a large job handled
    by him in such a professional and hassle-free manner.

  • Jeremy – Arlington

  • Chad with Arlington Construction Mangement arranged everything for me when I needed to tear down my old garage.  He booked a dumpster, sent an electrician to take down the wiring, and sent over his team from for the demolition.  All the workmen were very nice, and did a great job, including a very thorough clean up.  He made it all so easy for me, finding the right people for the job at the right price.

  • Frankie – Arlington Garage Teardown

  • Chad has helped us on a number of relatively minor household projects so it was a no brainer to turn to him when we were ready to renovate a bathroom. As is typical in many older Arlington homes, space is limited. Chad and his team worked with us so that we were able to design a way to expand the shower and make it with door less entry. Throughout every step of the renovation, we were told what was happening, why, and what the next steps were. When obstacles arose, a number of alternatives were presented and discussed with us. In the end the bathroom has surpassed our expectations. Just look at it! Chad was readily available to us throughout the project and did a great job of tailoring his service to meet our needs and kept the overall cost within our budget.

  • Jon & Elaine – Arlington

  • We have a small bathroom that was in desperate need of renovation. I didn’t want to spend too much money, but also wanted something nice that could be done quickly. Chad helped us put in a new tile floor, new bath fixtures and now we have a beautiful new guest bath – all well within our limited budget! Also, it took only four days to complete once scheduled. It couldn’t have been more painless.

  • Santya – Arlington

  • Prior to using Chad, my architect had bid out my completed architectural plans to 3 GCs. The bids came back 50-80% higher than the budget I had set originally. So I turned to Chad.  Chad poured over my plans, did lots of research, and invited qualified subs for bidding. It’s clear Chad has the industry knowledge and contacts needed to get a job of my large scope accomplished. Having already been through the bid process 3 times with my architect, I can say it was far better with Chad. I spoke to the subs directly instead of just the GCs, and the subs asked me good questions no GC had asked me before. The overall bid Chad pulled together was about 25% less than the lowest GC bid. Saving money and having more control over the building process are key reasons to use Chad’s services. I can definitely say how impressed I was by the way Chad ran the bid process, the quality of the subs, and the savings of using  his method.

  • Leslie – Bethesda

  • As busy homeowners we relied on Arlington Construction Mangement’s research and guidance. Selecting sub contractors and evaluating estimates would have been much more of a long drawn out ordeal without their advice and support.

  • Deb & Kay – Arlington

  • Chad  has been very helpful and flexible with our project in Northern Virginia. Without their help, my wife and I would have given up on the dream of building our own home.

  • Jake & Kathy – Boyce

  • Arlington Construction Management helped us create the home of our dreams, without any of the constraints typical to a design/build firm and at great savings. They helped us select contractors that were both flexible and reliable. They really do provide us a level of comfort while ensuring that we understand the process and possible issues of remodeling our home.

  • Ron & Cathy – Arlington

  • In the past we used a design/build company and did not feel that we had control over the process or the budget. When we reviewed the bill we found the mark-up was excessive, especially when sub-contractors were used for most of the work. This time around we chose to use Chad with Arlington Construction Mangement because of the ability to control expenses, choose the products used in building our addition and select our own sub-contractors. The ability to get several estimates and meet the subs for each trade beforehand made a huge difference in our experience. We completed our project 2 months earlier than predicted and were able to stay within budget. We ended up saving 28% from our lowest bid and we were able to use upgraded products along the way. Chad gave us great advice, support and knowledge to help us through our project. I know we would not have received the same personal service from any other builder. We would use Chad again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking into building.

  • Alex & Victor – Alexandria

  • After interviewing several design/build companies, we thought we couldn’t afford to remodel our home, until we talked with Chad. He allowed us to take control of the project ourselves while expertly guiding us throughout the project, which saved us over $100K compared to the estimates from other companies. Using the pre-screened subcontractors recommended by him gave us peace of mind knowing our project would be done right. The whole process went smoothly and was completed on time and within budget!

  • Tim & Carroll – Springfield

  • After extensive research and reviewing all-inclusive bids from several general contractors, we decided to renovate our 1920’s Arlington home with the help of Chad from Arlington Construction Mangement and UBuildIt. After all these years of thinking and planning, we found ourselves more familiar with the project and specifications than anyone else could be.  Chad’s system gave us credit for that knowledge, allowed us to get exactly what we wanted, did not penalize us for making changes and saved us substantially. We even had the freedom and flexibility to do some work on our own (a little demo saved us nearly 5K) as well as to receive bids from sub-contractors we had met over the years. A few of those sub-contractors worked out well, but predominantly Chad’s recommended sub-contractors were a better value. As an example, the siding contractor he recommended was half (20K less) than a bid we found online. Chad has been with us every step of the way.

  • Jackie – Arlington

  • I am building a three story house in the Washington, DC area and have been working with Chad and his team throughout the entire process. They bring a wealth of knowledge about construction and relationships with subcontractors and vendors that has provided me with the step ahead in my building process. I would recommend his services to anyone that is doing work on their home.

  • Kelly – Washington DC

  • Chad and his associates were a breath of fresh air.  My family was faced with a difficult home improvement project that needed to be addressed in a very short period of time.  The sale of my home was contingent on the completion of a set of tasks and I am glad that I had Chad to rely on.  Chad was referred to me by a top local roofing company because of his vast knowledge across a wide range of home improvement project types and industries and he and his company exceeded all expectations.  Not only can he help families address any task through his vast network and skill sets, but he also made the experience less stressful (even enjoyable).  He was fair, transparent, cost effective, responsive, flexible, and laid back.  I will go out of my way to work with him in the future and have already recommended to friends.  Thanks again Chad!

  • Dave – Arlington