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being remodeling. "I don't want to do anything that I can't do well,"
Moore emphasizes. "Remodeling and new construction are different processes and require different skillsets and a different labor
force. We have been developing our flexibility and diversity over
the past 15 years, so we can serve clients with remodeling as well
as new construction."
The company builds and remodels three to five homes annually,
mostly in Arlington and Fairfax Counties along with Falls Church
City. "Those are the three areas that I concentrate on," Moore says.
"I have gone as far as Alexandria, Va., but I try to stay within 45
minutes of my office because traffic is a bear. I like to see every
project daily and know what's going on and be available. Three to
five homes is my comfort zone." The number of homes worked on
annually also depends on when the permits are approved. Time is
money, so when the permits are issued, construction begins, even
in the dead of winter.
Because Moore and his father have spent their whole careers
in the Arlington, Va., area, they know who to call in local government to expedite building or transportation permits, which can
take up to six months to issue. "It's not favoritism - I just know the
supervisor, so I can call him instead of going through the counter
person," Moore points out. "Sometimes your permits get hung up
and you have to find out what's going on."
Moore is well-known in the local construction industry because
of his involvement with the Northern Virginia Building Industry
Association and its green subcommittee and the National Association of Home Builders. He also is a former member of the board of
directors of HomeAid Northern Virginia, a nonprofit dedicated to
building and maintaining housing for homeless families, and served
on the custom builders executive council as outreach coordinator.
Arlington Designer Homes does no self-performing and uses a
group of subcontractors with which it is familiar to complete its
homes. Moore estimates that his average home requires 50 subcontractors, 90 percent of whom have worked with Arlington before.
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from all metals or combination of metals with wood or glass. HP Metal is a
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