Monday, November 21, 2011

2 HOUR TURKEY


We know you love your newly remodeled kitchen by FW&D, and are proud to invite family and company for thanksgiving dinner, but why spend all of your time in the kitchen when you could be enjoying the visit with loved ones. We came across this interesting article on how to cook a turkey in 2 hours. I think the secret is brining the turkey overnight. My granddaughter did this a few years ago and we ate the most delicious and moist turkey I have ever had. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out or if you have a family favorite please share with us.

2 HOUR TURKEY

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"The Completed Work Was Terrific"

November 16, 2011

Below is a transcript of a letter we just received:

Dear Principals of FW&D:

The job was memorable. The overall renovation was performed in an organized and safe manner. The crew maintained a clean workspace even though it was a messy job (lots of drywall work and removal of a difficult countertop and tile in a 1955 bathroom). The completed work was terrific. We were preparing to put the house up for sale and FW&D’s work has really enhanced our home.

The crew that worked on the job was both skilled and resourceful. This included: Mauricio, Eddie, Jose, Juan, Richard and perhaps others. Dave Simmons was there to lead the work and quality-check all the daily and final results. You are very fortunate to have Dave for customer service job oversight. He is knowledgeable and helpful to both the customer and crew. He offered a number of good suggestions that I took when he evaluated the job. He understand the customer’s objectives and is able to communicate the customers’ wishes to the crew. And, the crew works hard to provide good results.

We would be happy to provide referrals. You may use my name and phone number for this professional purpose.

Sincerely,

Cherie Fitzgerald

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Orleans style in Fairlington








FW&D is working with a client who is originally from New Orleans and wanted the style and feel of being back home in the Big Easy. Her contributions to the design of a remodeled Fairlington bath room are amazing. I can’t wait for the finished product.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Super Satisfied!

At Fairlington Windows and Doors (FW&D), we always do our very best to meet and exceed our customer's expectations. Our customers deserve it and that's what they pay us for! Therefore, when we get feedback like the one below, it reminds us that we're doing what we're meant to do and makes us very happy that our actions are producing these results. See letter below:

To whom it may concern:

Recently, I had a basement renovation, and follow-on repair to a stairway wall, completed by Fairlington Window & Door LLC of Arlington, VA. Their craftmanship and results were superb. I would hire FW&D again and I would recommend FW&D to my friends. In fact, a friend recommended FW&D to me because she was pleased with their work. Their great reputation was well deserved.

For the renovation of my basement, FW&D gutted and replaced most of the ceiling, walls and floors. The old “popcorn” style ceiling and dated light fixtures were replaced with a modern flat surface ceiling and multiple recessed lights. Sheet rock, drywall and fresh paint replaced the old, painted over, wood paneled walls. Multiple new electrical sockets and cable connections were added to the walls. In one room downstairs, a bookshelf and cabinet combination turned a dull basement room into a comfortable library. Last, but not least, the craftsmanship in the new tile floor throughout the basement was outstanding. This was true particularly at two angled steps leading to an exterior stairway. The tile fits together precisely at angles that required expert cuts. The renovation was more than a home improvement; it turned my basement into art.

After the renovation was done, I had a mishap with furniture that was too tight for the interior stairway. Damage was done. I called FW&D for help and withing a short period of time all repairs were made. Again, the work was perfect. I remain pleased with FW&D. The community should be proud to have such a fine company of experts available to improve its homes.

Sincerely,

Marc J. Thomas

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FW&D Interviewed by Patch.com

Merlisa Lawrence Corbett of the Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch, a local chapter of Patch.com, interviewed FW&D's own Ned Overton about remodeling small bathrooms.

On August 31, 2011, Merlisa published her article, "Big Ideas for Small Baths", providing information about updating old bathrooms, how to best utilize small spaces, and the need for quality materials. The use of a knowledgeable contractor will ensure that each homeowner's desire for personal style will be reflected best in their most intimate space.


She features the FW&D blog and uses images from our satisfied bathroom customers from Fairlington, Virginia.

To be featured by Merlisa was quite an honor for us.

Fairlington Bath Remodel by FW&D


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Monday, August 22, 2011

Kitchen Remodel by FW&D

Mrs. R. invited FW&D back to her Fairlington Edgewood Unit for the kitchen remodel after we remodeled her bathroom in 2010. Read more here.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

FW&D Review- Silver Diner in Springfield


FW&D found another local jewel. We met up with some of our friends to review a timeless classic local favorite - Silver Diner in Springfield, near the Mall. Come for family time, date night or a quick bite.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fairlington Kitchen Remodel by FW&D

FW&D did some more work in Fairlington. We like the area.

Ms. M, the woman who referred her good friend (our fun loving homeowner Carole), wanted to make some changes to her kitchen, and FW&D was happy to be a part of the change. More...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fairlington Remodel by FW&D

The homeowner Carole had been in her home since, she says , “before I was a hippy”. She decided to remodel her bathroom. She had also decided to make some changes the ceiling in her kitchen.

Naturally, she called on FW&D.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

FW&D Review- Twisted Vines


FW&D found another local jewel. Facing Columbia Pike in Arlington is a perfect spot for a date night or a quick bite. FW&D met up with friends old and new to review our newest discovery - Twisted Vines Bottle Shop & Bistro…READ MORE HERE

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FW&D Profile- Jackie Moyer

Now that it is officially summertime, Ned Overton of FW&D attended a Seminar for Window Treatments by Jackie Moyer of Decorating Den.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

FW&D AT RESTAURANT SUPPORTING TORNADO VICTIMS

FW&D's very own Ned Overton is probably going to have Southern BBQ tonight. He'll be at Ramparts Tavern on Fern enjoying some great food for a great cause.

Ramparts Tavern is donating 20% of today's proceeds to the Joplin Missouri Tornado Relief Effort.

Ramparts Tavern Fund Raiser 6.16.11

Join Ned at Ramparts to participate in the fundraising event.

Ramparts Tavern & Grill
1700 Fern Street
Alexandria VA 22303
703.998.6616
703.778.2940(fax)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toilet Repair by FW&D

FW&D got a call from Ms. P., who was having a leak in her service line to the toilet. It needed urgent repair. Read more...

From Mrs. P

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

FW&D Review of Bubba's Bar-B-Q

Its summertime according to the weathermen, and Barbecue is definitely on the list of things to eat. FW&D spied a spot that is hailed as having the best Carolina BBQ in these parts. Taste buds buzzing, FW&D joined with some local friends and made our way to Bubba’s Bar-B-Q.

Bubba's Bar-B-Q in Falls Church

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fairlington Home and Garden Tour features FW&D Home

It started with FW&D. Finished floors throughout the home, Kitchen and Bath Remodeling projects, and of course Window Replacement. Add to that a painter. Then call upon an interior decorator to help find pieces to bring gentle shifts of color and elegance in each room. The collaboration ended with a home worthy of recognition. Read more...

View from the dining room towards the front door

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

FW&D Review- Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine

Sometimes it’s nice to try something exotic, but not outside the realm of Virginia good. There are so many different flavor experiences one could have within the DC Metro area, and FW&D saddled up the taste buds and traveled to Fairfax, where we explored the culinary wonders of Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine.

Jaiput Royal Indian Cuisine in Fairfax, VA

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Monday, May 2, 2011

New Member to the Team!!

FW&D's interior remodeling consultant

FW&D Remodeling is excited to welcome another new member to our team! Ed Thomas has just joined forces with FW&D as our new Interior Remodeling Sales Consultant.

A native Virginian from the Northern Neck and a graduate of Randolph Macon College, his background is full of sales experience, to the tune of 25+ years! He is friendly, intelligent, professional, and genuine. As a military veteran, 82nd Airborne, he is clean-cut and confident, and FW&D is glad to have him.

When he first came in and said hello, it was easy to build a nice rapport with him. He will be taking care of the initial appointments for those of you with interior design needs. FW&D is sure that you will be as pleased to meet him as we are.

If you are looking for bathroom remodels, kitchen upgrades, basement renovations or service to the interior of your home, you will have the pleasure of working with Ed. For roofing, siding, gutters, and other exterior needs, FW&D’s Project Manager Dave Simmons is still available.

Join us in welcoming Ed Thomas to the team!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Arlington Bathroom Remodel by FW&D

Here in Arlington, FW&D remodeled a bathroom. There is an old adage that says, “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

These tile selections
VL03 Milk Chocolate 6 X 6 from American Olean with Glass Mosaic Earth 1 x 1

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This Arlington bathroom
Condo bathroom in Arlington VA prior to renovation

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This modern classic look
From milk white to milk chocolate, the effect is impressive in this Arlington bathroom

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This bathroom remodel
Complete main bath remodel completed by FW&D

Any questions?

If you’d like to experience Remodeling Made Easy, contact us here.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Storm Door Needed! by FW&D


A Fairlington storm door needed immediate replacement. FW&D came and worked a little "Remodeling Made Easy".

The result was so astonishing, the kids noticed and were impressed!


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

FW&D Review- Vienna's Maplewood Grill

Would you like some piano with your dinner? Well, sometimes FW&D does. Not only that, the food was marvelous! With awesome food, great atmosphere, and live music, the Maplewood Grill in Vienna is definitely a place you can come to for a night of enjoyment. 


Look's good huh...  read the review!
Looks good huh... well click the pic to read the review!


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Friday, March 25, 2011

Roof Emergency in Arlington, by FW&D

The rains were crazy this March, and just because you have a brand new roof doesn’t mean that it won’t suffer under winds upwards of 60mph and torrential rains. FW&D was right on time without a moment to spare. The rains came that next day, and Mr. S was safe, secure, and dry within his Arlington home. Click here to read the entire article.


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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hands Free Faucet in FW&D Home

Ned Overton, resident “Inspector Gadget” of FW&D (especially when it comes to household appliances), has installed a newfangled contraption in his kitchen- something called a Foot Faucet.





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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

FW&D Review- Open Kitchen Bistro


The strangeness of the Open Kitchen story is what lured FW&D to give them a try. Once again, we brought some of our client favorites to join us on another edible journey. Read more...


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Friday, March 4, 2011

Basement Remodel by FW&D

Mr. and Mrs. B called FW&D to construct a finished workout area in their unfinished basement in Burke VA... Click the image to read the whole story.



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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fairlington labeled one of Arlington’s Historic Essentials

FW&D is located in Fairlington, recently labeled one of Arlington’s 23 “Essential Historic Properties” by Arlington County. Click here for the story.



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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RESTAURANT REVIEW TIME!

The night ended with four full stomachs, and great conversation enjoyed by all. FW&D will definitely be back, and soon. Read our review here!

House Dynasty
7550 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-922-5210

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sound Reducing Windows- By FW&D

The V family came to FW&D hoping for some kind of hope. Perhaps a new set of windows would deal with their air and sound issues. After the initial appointment with the V family, and literally hearing their concerns, FW&D proposed to remove the existing windows... MORE...



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Monday, January 31, 2011

FW&D Seeking A Salesperson


We are a growing family-owned remodeling business with a high referral ratio and excellent reputation looking for a sales consultant to grow with us. This experienced salesperson should have knowledge in remodeling, (kitchens, baths, other interior projects, etc.), strong integrity, and a desire to earn a high commission-based income.

We provide qualified leads, a company vehicle, and a friendly supportive environment.

It would be a great opportunity for the right person.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Galley Kitchen by FW&D

Near the Gallows exit of 495 in Annandale, there is a nice quaint home hidden away. One of our previous clients were so thrilled with the basement remodel done by FW&D that they called upon FW&D to remodel the kitchen, and the change was beyond words.


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

FW&D once again recognized as CertainTeed ShingleMaster


FW&D has performed all tests, requirements, and recommendations in order to maintain the ShingleMaster status. 

This status must be renewed every two years in order for FW&D to be able to offer warranty options such as SureStart, and SureStart PLUS 3-STAR or 4-STAR. And the test must be passed prior to recognition of the ShingleMaster Level. Test topics covered the specific installation instructions for CertainTeed shingles, workmanship, estimating, roof ventilation, shingle underlayment, flashing specifications, and repairs.

The Shingle Applicator’s Manual, written for roofing professionals, is a fully illustrated manual for shingle roofing installation instructions and tips “This manual is the roofing industry’s most authoritative guide to proper steep-slope roof system installation,” says Jay Butch, senior marketing manager of contractor programs for CertainTeed Roofing.

FW&D will remain qualified, certified, and up-to-date on all industry techniques and standards that make remodeling easy.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mrs. G and the Infinity Windows- FW&D

Just off King Street in Arlington sits a house owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. Ms. G didn't want the typical vinyl window replacements with interior grids. She wanted a window that kept the old world charm of her original wood window, yet aesthetically recreated a true divided light window profile...



Once Mrs. G's Homeowner's Association approved the project choices, FW&D was ready to install her eight new windows. Needless to say, she was very pleased.


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