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Success Stories

Clients share their success stories

We’re honored to be a part of our clients’ remodeling success stories. Our work with clients to bring fresh ideas, fresh solutions and fresh environments come to life when we’ve provided a memorable and well-managed remodeling experience. Read what our clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC metro area say about Pelican Residential. If you’d like to share your experience working with us, contact us today.
“Bruce, Joel and Salih, together with a great crew of carpenters, electricians, plumbers and contracted specialists did a great job of:
  • designing a new kitchen and a new master bath,
  • gutting the existing space and,
  • creating wonderful new living spaces for us.
I can't leave out Anne-Marie Brown, an independent design consultant who has worked with Pelican for quite awhile. She saw possibilities we couldn't have imagined, and we implemented those and her color/texture/'rightness' sense gratefully.” Steve S., Gaithersburg, MD
“We hired Pelican to build a new kitchen for us after seeing a neighbor’s kitchens they produced. After listening to our requests, they designed a creative new kitchen that met all our needs. They took the kitchen down to the studs and, in addition to all new cabinets and appliances they were very creative in the use of our small space. We were very pleased with their work and the results.  The owners came in at least twice a week to oversee the work and answer our concerns and questions. The workmen on the project were excellent. They were totally responsive to our questions, concerns and requests. The design proved to be outstanding and almost a year later I am still extremely pleased with the design and workmanship.” Ann R., Rockville, MD
“We were thrilled with the design Bruce provided, the work Salih and his crew did and Joel's communication and management from start to finish. I would highly recommend Pelican Residential to anyone looking for a remodeling job to be done. We will be using them in the future for any other projects that come up.” Adam S., Arlington, VA
“Our kitchen cabinets were tired looking and damaged.  I had thought that some might need to be completely replaced. Pelican came and were able to put on new doors and reface the ends. The project looks fabulous. They said the boxes were perfectly sound even though they were old.  The ones they did need to change they did without any problems. It saved us a huge amount of money. We were really happy. Pelican came up with the very cost effective solution and were able to work with the manufacturer to pull my order with other orders in the factory so they didn’t make any special runs.” Janna L., Washington, DC
“I needed a total "pull and replace" of a cramped, 1960's bathroom in an old house. To complicate matters, the location was in a rural area about 2 hours away from the DC area. Joel and Bruce and their team managed to bring the project off without a hitch, giving me the "bathroom of my dreams" in a timely and fully professional manner.  We stayed within budget, and the end quality exceeded my expectations. I have lived through a number of renovations in different houses, both in DC and other cities: this is the only one where I can say that the process as well as the result was a pleasure! More specifically: the project started with design consultations.  Anne-Marie Darby Brown caught perfectly the rustic chic look I was aiming for. She worked with the major appliances (tub, sink) that I had chosen, while finding me compatible items to complete the practical needs of a bathroom. She is brilliant at seeing special relationships & potentials:   the new bathroom feels much more spacious than the old, although it is actually about 2 feet shorter along one wall -- and the two feet gained in the adjoining room by pulling in the bathroom allowed for a floor-to-ceiling bookcase. Construction involved removing all the old appliances, tearing down a wall, electrical and plumbing work. There were some surprises (old house = weakened timbers), which Joel informed me of promptly and dealt with while keeping on schedule. Communication was excellent, always, via email and telephone, and several on-site walk-throughs so I could make design decisions in consultation with the Pelican team. They often raised issues which I would not have seen, so that my choices were always well-informed. Salih and his crew are true craftsmen -- taking great pains to ensure that the lighting was angled exactly right, and finding just the right shade of white paint to finish off an old door. They left the house cleaner than it was before! As I saw the excellence of the work on the bathroom, I had Pelican do some other renovation in the house:  bookcases, stair rails and some lighting. Joel and Bruce were always clear about what the extra work would cost, and worked with me to prioritize the new projects, so that I could keep my wish list within my budget. I intend to use Pelican again and am recommending them to all, without any reservation whatsoever.” Mary Lou S., Chevy Chase, MD
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