At FineCraft we pride ourselves with a high standard of quality and service. We not only strive for perfection with each project, we embrace a collaborative approach to every home improvement project, and we encourage homeowners and architects alike to adopt the philosophy that any project is as successful as the team players working with each other and for each others’ satisfaction and well being. After all, it’s your dream we’re work together on in making a reality. We’re here to stay. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths – the whole gamut of home improvement – for discerning families. Our legacy is happy homeowners who are enjoying their newly-created spaces we’ve built for them decades after the completed project.
From Our Founder
I’m a builder. I love the creation. Ever since I can remember I have been interested in “ART”. My philosophy which I imbue into my staff is the acronym - ART - Aesthetically Reimaging Together. This is essentially what we’re doing with every project we work on. We work with the homeowner, we create together, and we build new spaces - be it a house, an addition, a kitchen, bathroom, basement or patio. With each project the team (the architect, the homeowner and FineCraft) is aesthetically reimagining the spaces together. I studied architecture at the University of Maryland, and when I finished my degree I realized that I enjoyed building so much that I really didn’t want to be in an office. I decided that because of the experience that I had in building, because of my background, I could be uniquely situated in combining my fortes for and with my clients. Taking somebody’s dream and bringing it into reality in all the details that one wants is the essence of ART.
Have a question for George?
We’ll meet with you and provide you with a complimentary site visit and consultation. If you have questions we’ll provide answers. If you have plans ready to be estimated we’ll provide you with an estimate. If you don’t, we can help.
Getting to know the FineCraft family.
The next step to take while waiting for your estimate is a tour of our projects. Come see our work for yourself and get a “feel” for what it’s like to have a project done by FineCraft.
Estimating your project
Estimating a project depends on size and workload. Since we produce estimates in the order received, it’s not unusual to wait 2-3 weeks before getting an estimate back. We’ll keep you informed about our progress.
Going over the estimate
Once we deliver the estimate you may need assistance in understanding the details, and that’s why we’re here. We consider it our job to help inform you about the nuances of your project.
Before we get started on your project we have a pre-construction meeting to go over the starting date, hours of operation, what door to use to get in and out of the house, what plants to save, etc. We’ll go over over important terms if we haven’t already, and let you know who to contact for what.
You’ll have a team that will be in charge of executing the job and ensuring all goes according to plan. This includes coordinating inspections along the way. If you have any questions you’ll always have a Project Manager and a Project Coordinator to go to.
Finishing the project
The work we perform is guaranteed for 1 year. Within this timeframe feel free to contact us so that we can address what’s needed. No worries, you’ll have a designated person to help with anything that needs a little TLC after the project is completed.
"Finecraft built an addition and new outbuilding, designed by my firm, for one of the more finely-detailed late-19th century homes in the town of Kensington's historic district. The owners chose Finecraft because they wanted to match the quality of detail and workmanship that had sold them on the house in the first place. The end result did not disappoint. Finecraft performed at a high level of professionalism and the quality of their workmanship was superb."
— Helen Crettier Wilkes
"Finecraft did an extension on my historic house and it really is beautiful! George kept me in the loop about how it was all going. The team were efficient and respectful of my property and the problem-solving on the best way to get it all done was excellent. I would highly recommend this company."
— Vera Haime
"We hired Finecraft to repair our master bathroom after the discovery of a leak and mold. The Finecraft team was very professional and a pleasure to work with. They listened to our concerns as well as our ideas and came up with recommendations that fit with the design. They have a great network of suppliers and we were able to find great deals on tiles, fixtures and granite."
— Yuctan Hodge
"Finecraft Contractors recently completed the construction of my design for a garage with guest suite above. The project was small but George Papaheraklis and his team gave it their full respect and attention. They were knowledgeable, detail oriented, and a pleasure to work with; I look forward to our next project together."
— Upton Architecture, LLC
"Finecraft did an excellent job renovating our garage and converting it into a gym. They were prompt in their reply and finished the project in the time they quoted which is huge! The price was reasonable and the staff was very responsive throughout the whole process. I highly recommend them for any home renovating project and will be using them again in the future!"
— Morgan Barnes
"I contacted Finecraft from California after seeing a picture of a bathroom that I loved on Houzz, they answered the phone when I called and emailed me all the information I needed within 24 hours. They really were wonderful. Much appreciated for helping out!! 5 Stars for awesome customer service!!"
— Nicole Lyshorn
"I have worked on several projects with Finecraft. They are an excellent company to work with and have a pleasant and knowledgeable staff that will always make client communication, service and quality their to priority!"
— MasterCraft Solutions
"As both architect and client, I was pleased with Finecraft Contractors. I found the crews to be hardworking and pleasant. With our project, George took a hands on approach from beginning to end, and collaborated well to help create what we envisioned for our home."
— Sarah Hayes Design
"Finecraft Contractors completely revamped our family room. Tore out old dated paneling, and 'popcorn' ceiling. Now it is not all chopped up looking and it is calming to look into it. Also they made custom bookcases on the sides of the fireplace that have ample storage below and great display space above. I'm very pleased with the results and the respectful people who came into our home to do this work."
— Lynne Oakes
"Finecraft is an unusual combination of exceptional talent, fine craftsmanship, delivering more than expected and with personal touches that would make any home remodeling or home construction project a dream for the owner. On time, on the ball, on target and on top of the project from start to finish. It's been a pleasure to attend the open houses to discover the range of services and beautiful outcomes."
— Craig Higgins
"This was my first experience working with George of Finecraft, He is a professional who listens, asks intelligent questions, and proposes great solutions based on his years of experience in the industry. The quality of Finecraft's work is high, and the staff is friendly and responsive. I strongly recommend George and the Finecraft team."
— Joseph Richardson, Landscape Architect
"Finecraft does excellent work! Extreme attention to detail George has a very good eye and is very accommodating. His crew have been with him for a long time. That iIs very important to me as an Interior Designer. A Company is only as good as the people who work for them. I highly recommend Finecraft Contractors."
— Steven Richards and Associates, Inc.
"Finecraft contractors is a well rounded professional company in the DC area. Their crew is highly skilled and the staff has superb customer service. Every project we have seen has exceeded our expectations. It is hard to find a building company with such high attention to detail. Working with the Finecraft family makes your experience enjoyable and gratifying."
— Jimena Layton
"Mario worked on two separate projects at my home. One was an outdoor window that needed to be rebuilt the other removing an old bar area and replacing it with a closet. Mario was efficient, polite, fairly priced and provided outstanding workmanship. I'm using him again this month for yet another project. I highly recommend him!"
— Don Metz
"They are very good with their job but expensive. They have great staff too! Be sure to specify anything you want for them if not you wont get it e.g if you want a bathroom be specific with every single detail you want in the bathroom down to the smallest detail like soap holder if not you wont get it. If you have the money and you desire a good job done call Finecraft!"
— Keno Amagada
"George and his crew are complete professionals with and eye for details. The additions to our house by Finecraft are high quality and very well constructed. I highly recommend them for any project."
— Sandy Martini
"FineCraft Contractors, Inc. is an excellent company! The staff are very professional and efficient. I was so impressed by their work. The quality and design of their projects are some of the best I've seen in this industry. I would gladly work with them again!"
— Savannah Cotter
"Finecraft Contractors is a top quality operation. I have done multiple renovation projects with George and his team, including bathrooms, kitchen, addition, terrace, and in-law apartment. Finecraft has a great sense of aesthetics, great attention to detail, and the construction site is left impeccably clean every night. That's why I am a return customer!"
— Sabine O'Hara
"The details and craftsmanship in the work by Finecraft Contractors is exquisite. Being an Architectural Photographer, I see a lot of houses on a daily basis. I'm very impressed with the close attention to detail and the quality of the work that Finecraft has put into this beautiful house. It's truly a work of art and I'm excited to photograph more of their work."
— Susie Soleimani Photography
"They are my favorite! They always seem to make things right. Even when things are tough they work through them and the outcome is always amazing. They have worked on several projects in my house and all of which are excellent products which reflect the level of detailed work that epitomizes Finecraft. From smaller projects to larger ones, from my experience, I can guarantee they'll leave you satisfied with the job you contract them for, hands down!"
— Dagmar Papaheraklis
"We have collaborated with Finecraft on several projects and have been impressed with their integrity, client commitment, as well as the overall quality of their work. Each of these projects were medium sized renovations with very complex design details. George and his team always try hard to please the client. We look forward to working with them again on future projects!"
— Lobkovich Kitchen Designs, Inc.
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Some of Our Partners
- Lippincott Architects
- McD Studio
- Soe Lin & Associates
- Urban Project Management
- Maja Likakis, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
- Susan Gulick Interiors
- Steven Richards & Associates
- Eagle Bank
- George Mason Mortgage, LLC
- Sandy Spring Bank
- Rollin’ Siding
- Indiana Floors
- Architecture Stone
Real Estate Agents
- Washington Fine Properties
- The Caza Group
- Tri State Home Services, LLC
- Classic Floor Designs
- Furlong’s Sheet Metal
- Capitol Building Supply
- Thomas Sommerville Co.
- Classic Kitchens & Designs, Inc.