Monday, August 24, 2009

Fairlington Basement Stair Rail System

Are you tired of the dated 70’s look in your basement? Would you like the perception of more space in your basement? FW&D recently completed a basement stair railing system in a Clarendon model townhouse in Fairlington. If you would like to update the look of your basement, whether you’re in Fairlington or not, then contact your full service remodeling company.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Golden Opportunity Award Recipient Press Release

Arlington, VA – 20 August, 2009

FW&D LLC Remodeling Services of Arlington, Virginia, announced the recipient of the Golden Opportunity award for 2009. Mary Rothenbach is a 2009 graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts, University Scholar.

FW&D provides the award recipient with the opportunity to participate hands on in all aspects of business management with a concentration on customer service and marketing. Previous winners continue to work with FW&D in consultation and mentoring the newest recipient.

Mary was selected for her command of written communications, poise and presence in the interview process, and for her ability to formulate and articulate answers to difficult questions.

FW&D LLC Remodeling Services has provided home improvement services including kitchen and bath remodeling, roof replacements, window replacements up to complete additions for Northern Virginia since 2002. Due to a commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer service, the company has sustained growth every year.

If you would like more information about FW&D and the Golden Opportunity award:

Official Press Release can also be viewed on

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bath Rooms Are HOT!!

The majority of our business right now is remodeling bath rooms. As a matter of fact we have completed 12 bath remodel projects in Arlington and Fairfax in the past month. Take a look at some of our projects in this video.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

No it's not a story about Gomer Pyle. We started a bath room remodel in Arlington, VA, and much to our surprise we found a previous remodel effort had used plywood as a backer board. You can see the water stains and possible mold growth.
At FW&D we like to use DUROCK concrete backer board in all tub & shower installations. Concrete backerboard has a solid concrete core and is faced on both sides with fiberglass. It's an ideal underlayment for wet areas like shower walls and bathtub surrounds.
As part of a proper application we tape and mud the joints.

If you would like to know more about bath remodeling please contact us.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Web 2.0

Web 2.0" refers to the second generation of web development and web design that facilitates information sharing and collaboration on the World Wide Web. The advent of Web 2.0 led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and web applications. Examples include social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies.
Well here we are on FW&D's social networking site, the company blog, and who would have ever thought that I would know how to use this stuff as a marketing tool. I certainly didn't. Not only do we have the blog but we also have a YouTube channel which enables our clients to view certain aspects of our work conveniently from their laptop or pc.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Remodel Crazy

A couple of contractor friends of mine started a forum that will bring contractors and homeowners together and it's called Remodel Crazy. What's different about this forum is they are welcoming all of the players in a remodeling project to participate in the forum. Sounds crazy but if you have a homeowner asking a question surely one of the members will be able to answer the question when the forum has a membership represented by most every trade, suppliers, vendors and a few crazies. I'll leave it up to you to figure out who the crazies are. So take the time to check out