frequently asked questions

How long does the entire design and construction process take?

The duration of design and construction depends on the specific project at hand. We can estimate the length of a project after visiting your site and assessing your needs. Please call us at 301.654.6624 to set up a complimentary site visit.

Why hire Ark Contracting instead of another contractor or design firm?

Simply stated, clients hire the team at Ark Contracting because of our reputation. Our quality is impeccable, our knowledge of green construction is unequaled, and our entire team is fully dedicated to your satisfaction: it's in our culture.

Our process is also unique in that we start with an advantage. We take the time before the project starts to truly understand your needs - how you use your space, how you'll grow, what your priorities are. Then, we translate your goals into award-winning design, build with impeccable attention to detail, and moreover always finish projects on budget and on time. We're not just contractors; we're partners and advisors to your process. From advising you on the best of green remodeling practices to helping with your interior design decisions, everything we do is measured against the highest standard.

How can I figure out how much the entire process will cost?

Project costs vary dramatically based upon your goals. Before giving a quote, we will meet with you onsite to discuss your ideas, give you our expert input, teach you about design and materials, propose options and alternatives for healthier green living, and then develop a budget.

Do you provide a warranty for your services?

Yes. We want you to be completely satisfied with our services and your finished home. Our unconditional guarantee is that, for a full year after the completion of our project, we'll fix, refine, and alter anything that did not meet our initial specs. And we don't wait for you to call us: six months after the completion of your project, we conduct a walkthrough inspection to make any adjustments needed, ensuring that you we've left exactly the results you expected. We stand by our work and stand by our clients.

What geographic areas do you provide service for?

We are licensed and bonded to work in Maryland and the District of Columbia. We work on residential spaces (homes, townhomes, and condos) in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Northwest DC, and the immediate surrounding areas.

How do I schedule a consultation appointment?

Please call us at 301.654.6624 or email us at

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