Main Services: Residential and Commercial Construction
We are full-service general contractors serving the DMV area. We are licensed for all commercial & residential repairs and new construction. The services we provide, include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Flooring (Hardwood Refinishing & Installation / Tile)
• Window Installation
• Concrete & Stone Work
• Complete Network Solutions
We specialize in remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements and building new structures on existing homes, i.e., adding a new floor to a home, building decks, building a garage onto a home, to name a few.
We are licensed, insured and bonded. Our experience in this area dates back to the 1980's. All of our work comes with warranties and we stand behind our work.
We are professional, courteous, well-experienced, and our prices are competitive and reasonable. We have an extensive staff of certified professionals and carpenters.
Service Area: Washington, Washington Navy Yard, Naval Anacost Annex
50 ReviewsReview Me
Work Description: Decks/Porches/Ramps - BuildComments: Reported on time and was courteous and provided everything asked of them Completed on time.
Work Description: Repair collapsing granite countertopComments: Timely, efficient, good communication, did what they said they would do, fair pricing. Would use again and recommend to others.
Work Description: HandymanComments: Was helpful initially but never came back to finish the job.It was a simple job that they perceived as not as important as their bigger jobs.
Work Description: HandymanComments: More plumbing work than originally stated had to be done to complete the project. The workmanship, cleanup and walk through were all done to my satisfaction, and the total cost was within range. Overall, they did some very good work and I will seek their services in the future. They have my recommendation.
Work Description: Total remodeling of my full BathroomComments: The MG Construction workers did an exceptionally magnificent job with the design and the materials used were top quality. They had great work ethics from the beginning to finishing the job. I plan to have them do other work in my home.
Work Description: Hung curtainsComments: Very personable and professional
Work Description: Faucets/Fixtures/Pipes Repair/ReplaceComments: Unfortunately, we could not coordinate a change he made to the appointment. I had to hire someone else.
Work Description: Install House meter and survaillance systemComments: Simply DISAPPOINTING.
He disappeared after collecting down payment of $3750.00.
Will soon be taken to Small Court in DC.
Gave one star to complete this review.
Work Description: Major renovationComments: Used this company for a major renovation to complete a two story addition. Structural work and a couple other things were done correctly, but there were a lot of issues with project completion. The owner Kelvin Swinton, to his own admission, doesn’t know the construction side of the trade and depends on the knowledge of his workers and subcontractors. There was no one to manage my project or supervise his workers day to day and to ensure quality control. We had the responsibility of micromanaging our project and bringing issues to his attention. When given a task he would say he was on top of it, but wasn’t.. left things until the last minute or just didn’t follow up at all. He usually got things wrong or forgot things even though I gave him detailed information via phone, in person, email and text which lead to things being missed or having to be corrected.
Well into our project, my husband (licensed contractor) realized that based on the mistakes and short cuts he was seeing that he had to take over certain tasks to make sure our house was completed correctly. This meant paying additional money to complete tasks that were already paid for in our contract. For example, we paid for architectural plan changes in the beginning of the project (told we had to) that were never produced.
Missed all deadlines and in the end left work undone and damage that we are still fixing (backed up plumbing - entire house, damaged brand new windows and patio door framing due to scaffolding and throwing construction trash out the windows, had to install our own soffit, fascia boards and gutters on rear, sloppy HVAC work, missing vent covers (not one was put in the addition), missing light switch plates and outlet covers, some walls that still need to be patched due to dents and chips, new build walls not plumb, door and window moldings that look 10 years old (chips, dents, paint drips; just sloppy finishing), never finished stairwell (just assumed we would), and scratched deck boards (said he would replace-never did). Never did a final walk through of the house with us. The entire experience was stressful, exhausting and expensive. He made alot of promises and told us the job would be easy because it's nothing compared to what they usually do. In the end the finished product didn't live up to the hype.
Work Description: Fixed Foundation of Building
Replaced Plumbing Pipes
Repaired and Painted Walls from previous plumbers work
Work Description: Cleaned up a rental property behind tenants that intentionally did damages.
Painting, sanding floor, replaced doors, lighting fixtures, etc. They did plumbing, drywall, they do it all.
Work Description: Work done by first plumber was sub-standard and dangerous (dangling pipes, unsecured electrical connection, water near electrical connection that resulted in short). Job needed to be completed by second worker. Owner is diligent and well-intentioned. Would like to hire for other jobs but would need to get past unfortunate first experience.Comments: Work done by first plumber was sub-standard and dangerous (dangling pipes, unsecured electrical connection, water near electrical connection that resulted in short). Job needed to be completed by second worker. Owner is diligent and well-intentioned. Would like to hire for other jobs but would need to get past unfortunate first experience.
Work Description: redo concrete backyard car portComments: I believe this company will do an excellent job based on the professionalism displayed thus far.
Work Description: Install storm door. Cut 1/2 inch from 3 interior doors .Comments: The installation of the storm door took nearly 4 hours. The Contractor sent his worker and did not review . The other details such as replacement of the sweeper in the front door were not done. The price to cut and place back the doors was 4 times their purchase price.
Work Description: Fixed bath tub faucet leakComments: Great job
Work Description: Bedroom additionComments: After reading all the nice comments about D-Sea Construction, I met with Mr. Swinton. The price we agreed upon was excellent. He told me this project would take two weeks. I figured it would take about six weeks. After many problems with contractors not showing up and not working full days, it took five months and it is still not complete. Mr. Swinton continuously told me that he didn't charge me enough, so my project basically had to wait. He never saw the work that has been done. I have sent him several emails and talked with him requesting screens for the windows, the air conditioner to be placed in the window. I had high expections that this long thought about project would not be a nightmare.
Work Description: Refitted gas waterm heater vent to outside wall.Comments: Excellent job ! WILL hire them again and again!!!
Work Description: carpentry, light electrical, demoComments: Can't grade...starts today
Work Description: fix broken sliding patio doorComments: They called back promptly but I had aready found another solution to my problem. I would call them again if the need arises again.
Work Description: Re-tiling my bathroom floor.Comments: The contractor and his team did not show up on the agreed upon date to do the project. I spent hundreds of dollars on tile and rearranged my schedule to accommodate the contractor. This is the worst service I have ever received.
Work Description: Water leak from living room ceiling due to busted radiator pipe.Comments: Team was very professional, informative, and organized. They found the cause of the leak and determined the correct course of action for repairing the radiator and the ceiling, and for insuring that all the radiators were functioning properly. They were careful not to damage the property and cleaned up after themselves removing all trash etc.
Work Description: Electrical Wiring installedComments: I am very pleased with the electrical wiring work done on my house and the customer service was great. I would tell anyone to give D-Sea call you won't be disappointed.
Work Description: Kelvin was great and the work is beautiful. He is very fair, honest, wonderful attention to detail on tile replacement. He is definitely coming back to help me in the future with a 90yr old house.
Work Description: Replacement of toilets and bathroom fixtures.Comments: DC-Sea Construction did an outstanding job. The owner and DC licensed Contractor, Mr. Kelvin Swinton, 703-474-2787, promptly responded, within minutes, to my service/work request. The quote for service was extremely reasonable and the quality of work was superior. The quality workmanship was supervised by Mr. Swifton and completed within one day. DC-Sea Construction workers were reliable and punctual. I highly recommend DC-Sea Construction to all customers with no reservations.
Work Description: Repair Steps, Remove and replace gutters, fix ceiling in bathroom.Comments: I thought this was a great job! Being that this was my first time using a contractor, everything went extremely well. The main purpose of this job was to get the steps repaired. After seeing what a great job Mr. Swinton and his crew did, we decided to have him do the gutters also. The bathroom ceiling needed to be drywalled also after a previous leak. After being done, you can't even tell it was replaced.
We will definitely use D-Sea Construction Company again.
Work Description: Total bathroom renovationComments: Kelvin was very professional, courteous and answered all my questions throughout the process, his workers were great and kept the area clean. Overall he and his workers did a great job and the price was very competitive. I then hired him to work on the bathroom of my rental property and again I was extremely pleased and my tenants said he did a fantastic job. I will definitely use him again.
Work Description: D-Sea Construction submitted a very competitive bid to work on Joint Air Force Base in DC. Renovation of 2 Lounges and 3 Laundry Rooms.Comments: Their management staff was very professional and accommodating to our needs. Thanks guys great job. (Rand Enterprises Inc.)
Work Description: Repair /restore basement bathroom.Comments: Doing a fantastic job so far! They are still on the job.
Should be completed by 9/20/15.
They are great!
Work Description: Remodeled kitchen and basement, add bathroom fixtures, painting etc.Comments: Mr. Swinton knows his job (kitchen is beautiful) however there were odds and ends that could me more neatly completed. We recommend he supervise is employees more closely.
Work Description: The contractor assisted in preparing an estate house for sale which included refinished hardwood floors, new kitchen floors and appliances, painting and basement floor tile installed.Comments: The service and work were excellent. The work was completed as agreed, on time and within budget. I would recommend D-Sea to my neighbors.
Work Description: Install metal security mesh on some iron gates for added security.Comments: Very pleased with response time and the completion of the scope of work within the projected timeline,the attention to detail was also a added plus.I will being using this service again and would recommend it to others.
Work Description: Repaired gutters; replaced and painted steps leading to back porch.Comments: Kelvin Swinton and his team provided us with fine service. Replacing the steps was an add-on to our original job because Kelvin noticed that the steps were in poor shape. We are pleased with the outcome and will use D-Sea Construction again. We also will recommend the company.
Work Description: Complex painting and plaster work for 1929 walls and ceilings in several rooms, new fan installation, exterior lighting updates and installation, bookcases and shelving build, porch + deck refresh including pressure wash, electrical/appliance issues evaluation and resolution, demo/redo ceiling and closet, various other interior workComments: Kelvin Swinton once again makes good on his commitment to quality work and to meeting client needs and expectations. I'm a repeat customer for 2+ years, and will be again for many more to come. Well done!
Work Description: The work involved: tiling; affixing drywall;
painting; exterior door trim; installing an exterior light fixture; correcting an old electrical switch.
Work Description: Work was done all in one day and they payed close attention to extra details to make sure it was done well.Comments: Service was great, polite and respectful. As a single mother I felt at ease and like I was in good hands.
Work Description: Replace all drain lines located from the sink to the garbage disposal and replace extension drain line and trap.Comments: The work performed was done in a professional manner and the price was very reasonable. Thank You for a job well done!
Work Description: General repairs and paintingComments: I heard from D-Sea soon after I contacted them and Kelvin Swinton, owner, came by soon after to scope the project. Soon thereafter I received his very detailed estimate and we agreed on items to meet my budget and work needs of $3,000 for general repair work on my old house.
Not only did Kelvin keep me apprised every step of the way, he also came on site at least once a day over the 5 or so days of the project to check on his workers, make sure things were going well and that I was satisfied. When there were unexpected glitches in the work, he took them in stride and never once tried to charge more or reduce the work scope. I am very detailed oriented and he made sure the many items that were done were to my satisfaction.
For example, one of the items was to fix a broken window shade. When they saw it wasn't fixable, they went to try to find one to fit at the big box store but the size wasn't standard. Kelvin then said they come back and install the one I've had to custom order (along with another one not in project scope) at no additional charge when the orders come in. He also used Benjamin Moore paint at my request, and lots of it, when my front porch project ended up being more work than could have been anticipated.
I had received several estimates before selecting D-Sea and I'm very glad I did. Not only is the work excellent, but the company and Kelvin are honest, reliable and a pleasure to work with. I'm already planning more projects with them as my budget permits. It's good to know I have this company to call upon going forward and I won't hesitate to do that.
Great company, great work, great people!
Work Description: Stairs replaced/repaired.Comments: This is a follow-up review. What I thought to be quality work turned out to be horrible. In December 2013 this company repaired/replaced stairs in my home. I wrote a good review. However, in January 2014, the repairs began to fall apart. Twice I spoke with Mr. Swinton and made an appointment for him to come and make repairs. He did not show for either appointment. He also did not call. Telephone calls go unanswered. I sent a registered letter which has been refused twice. Whatever you do, do not hire this company. Mr. Swinton will make promises that he seems to have no intention of keeping and the work is horrible.
Work Description: Repaired one side of the wooden closet door. And we had to call them back to fixed the plaster chip in the door that they had knocked off.Comments: This company needs to be more punctual and above all they need to communicate more, especially when they are late, late. And when they tell you that they will be there and don't come when expected and then they don't even call, email or whatever that is very, very bad.
I say this for them to improve their bus. operations
Work Description: stairs repaired/replacedComments: The quality of work is oustanding. I will definitely be calling this company again for other projects.
Work Description: I had D-Sea Construction assist with removal of large office equipment and also had them assemble large furniture for me. I was very satisfied with their punctuality, professionalism and work. I would highly recommend them and consider working with them again in the future.
Work Description: Excellent work. Repaired tile in bathroom and re caulked shower. Very reliable and professional. Very prompt and would happily recommend to others.
Work Description: Drywall Repair, Ceiling Replacement, Painting, Electrical and Wood work.Comments: Overall, they did a very good job. Easy to work with, punctual and if we expressed any issues, they were attentive to our issues and did what they said they would do. I would def. reccomend
Work Description: Change underground water pipe (around 55') from the street to the house.Comments: Extremely satisfied from the moment Kelvin came to my house all the way to the final payment. The professionalism I encountered dealing with D-Sea construction is rare and needed to be highlighted. They were on time, on budget. No gimmicks or tricks no extra charges here and there even when they realized that the job will be more difficult than originally planned. I will definitely use and recommend D-Sea Construction in the future.
Work Description: Demolish my existing concrete porch, steps, and remove old bricks. Build foundation and poured cement into mold of porch and steps. Will get new rails and hand-rails once the concrete dries.Comments: The owner was very knowledgable and explained to me what the job entailed. The workers were very experience and did an exceptionally well job on my front porch.
Work Description: Demolish and install kitchen tile backsplash and kitchen floorComments: Craftsmanship/quality of work is excellent. Workers are polite, on task and focused and worked steadily. Some additional work was recommended to properly install backsplash and they replaced part of the kitchen wall in an excellent manner. They worked with the situation we had to enable the kitchen appliances to be removed and replaced. Coordination of elements of work was not as good as it should have been; need more attention to project management.
Work Description: Paint front porch, railings, and brick fence in front of yard in one day.Comments: Job was done on time and to my complete satisfaction.Thank you. Will contact for additional work when required.
Work Description: Kitchen Floor Tiled, Backsplash installed and Closet Doors installed.Comments: Work was professionally done, I was really , really satisfied with the work. Would highly recommend D-Sea to everyone!
Work Description: replace driveway with new concrete drivewayComments: Kelvin and his crew did a great job with the driveway. He provided an excellent detailed quote, kept in constant communications with the tenant and landlord of the property. I would use him again for other jobs and would highly recommend him.
Work Description: Kelvin remodeled my whole apartment.Comments: He is very prompt and very good. I would highly recommend him.
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