We recently moved into our amazing new home in Falls Church and give our unequivocal and highest recommendation to work with Zimmermann Homes. Rob and team were simply incredible over the course of our home build, which was complicated by the unimaginable challenges of the pandemic that forced them to adapt their efforts in almost every respect. Through it all, Zimmermann Homes was a steady hand and inspired a lot of confidence that our home would be completed as planned. The finished product exceeded our expectations and it’s clear they take a lot of personal pride in their craftsmanship.
Beyond their ability to deliver, I’d highlight a few other aspects of the experience working with Zimmermann Homes:
1) Lot acquisition: Rob’s wife Meghan is a real estate agent and was able to help us identify, bid, and secure our lot. She gave us a lot of objective counsel to be disciplined in our bidding efforts, and we never felt pressured. By working in combination with Meghan and Rob, it made things more seamless in evaluating lots and considering our build options.
2) Simple process: We initially thought building a home would be daunting, but Rob and his team make things about as easy as they can be. There’s a very well thought out process, timeline, and sequencing of events that kept things moving. Rob and his team were always reachable, happy to provide baseline education and honest perspective, and extremely patient.
3) Full transparency: From a contracting standpoint, everything was fully transparent and there were few surprises experienced along the way. Anytime there was something we had to consider that deviated from our contract, communication was excellent and given balanced perspective to make informed decisions.
4) Attention-to-detail: As our home came together, I commend Rob and our project manager Jim in particular for their extreme, extreme attention-to-detail. They take great pride in their work and the resulting build quality and finish was clearly well-beyond homes we toured that had been completed by other local builders.
5) Logical design / good flow: I don’t know how to better describe it, but everything in the way they design and construct homes just makes sense. No wasted space, no weird configurations, no imbalance of higher vs. lower-priority areas of the home…it’s all just really consistent.
6) Good people: Rob and everyone he surrounds himself with are just honest, good and hardworking people who take tremendous pride in what they do. Also, I think they all recognize how huge an investment building a home is for their clients, and believe they take that responsibility very seriously and go the extra effort to earn your trust.
We’re thrilled by how things turned out and could go on about all the specific experiences we had that culminated in our ringing endorsement. If you’re thinking about building a home, definitely consider Zimmermann Homes.
- Eugene & Ga-Young Park, Falls Church, VA
It is with great enthusiasm that we write this letter of recommendation in support of Zimmermann Homes. We found our new Falls Church home after it was completed, but Rob worked with us to add customizations that turned an already well-built and well-designed home into one that reflected our preferences and needs. Having toured many new construction homes in the Falls Church area, I can attest to the build quality and tasteful design choices implemented by Rob and his team. Zimmerman Homes exceeded the level of service and satisfaction we were expecting, and delivered a home at a tremendous value that I have not encountered anywhere in this in-demand area. The community this house was built in is outstanding and my family is excited about our upcoming move-in. Thanks Rob and Team!
- Dan & Jean Danckaert, Falls Church, VA
Zimmermann Homes built our custom home in Northern VA. The team went above and beyond to meet our expectations and did an outstanding job! The overall process was honest, interactive and fun. We really enjoyed working with Rob, Darren, Nader, Cristina and Jim, as well as with the other subs (especially Don who built the custom/high quality kitchen and bathroom cabinets). It was really a blessing working with hard working, focused, dedicated and detail oriented individuals. Jim managed the overall construction and he was professional and excellent throughout the process. We love every single part of the house and thank you guys for helping us achieving this milestone!
- The Mercado Family
We can only praise and appreciate the entire Zimmermann Homes team! We completed a near-tear-down of a 1970's split level in Vienna, expanding the space by over 2,000 sq. ft. (to nearly 4,500 sq. ft. total). Zimmermann completed the project on time, competitively priced, and with exceptional quality that has friends and neighbors thrilled. The Zimmermann Homes approach impressed us from the first interview: Rob was thoughtful about how to get the most out of our project and budget, and fully understood our vision. Zimmermann's proposal was head's and shoulders above the other three bidders we considered in terms of professionalism, detail, price and approach. The design team did an outstanding job helping us convert our vision into fantastic plans and design selections. The project team, including each subcontractor, was professional, excellent with communications and meticulous about the details. Our trust in Rob and his team were well founded as we collaborated closely throughout the project. We would highly recommend Zimmermann Homes!
- The Petersen Family
Without a doubt, building is an enormous endeavor. And it can quickly become overwhelming – what with the expense, the planning, and the seemingly endless decisions that need to be made. That’s why we are so glad we had Rob and his team at Zimmermann Homes for our house. Every step of the way, they were available to answer question, give recommendations, or even just be a soundboard to help us when we got stuck with indecision. And the workmanship is excellent – the photos speak for themselves. Rob’s team listened to our ideas and tastes, and was able to help us model a home that really fit our family. Thank you Rob, Darren, Jimmy and Christina!
- The Hughes Family
"We really enjoyed working with Rob and his team! Rob is friendly, responsive, professional and extremely flexible. His excellent communication skills and enthusiasm truly set him apart. We always knew where we were on the project. Whenever we were stuck on decisions for our addition, he and the team had a handful of proactical suggestions ready for us to consider. Also, we felt like he respected our budget and timeline, which was a huge plus...especially since we had a newborn and two other small children to juggle! Rob's flexibility, and fantastic team won us over again and again. He has fantastic supervisors, designers, and partners/subs that, like him, kept our best interests in mind. We always looked forward to our meetings and walk-throughs on the project, because the team had always accomplished so much. Our three-story Arlington addition exceeded our expectations, and was delivered on time and on-budget! It is gorgeous and functional. The great room is perfect and full of light. It fits our daily needs and makes for a wonderful party space as well. The new basement has been ideal for the kids to play in on cold or rainy days and the new bedrooms and bathrooms are stunning. We wholeheartedly recommend Rob and the Zimmermann Homes team to our friends!"
- Juan Carlos and Cristina P., Arlington, VA
"As you know, I had been watching the work Zimmermann Homes was doing in my neighborhood for several years. You and your crews have transformed the homes, and lives, of several of my neighbors. In asking my neighbors if they would recommend Zimmermann Homes, you recieved 100% approval ratings. You are known in the neighborhood for providing high quality work with an obsessive attention to detail, and, most importantly, finishing your projects in a timely fashion. You have provided me with a wonderful addition to my home. It exceeded my expectations. Special thanks to Darren for creating a design that meets my needs, and to Jim, who is a miracle worker. How he got my job done -- an exterior project -- on time during the worst winter in years I do not know. He is a truly extraordinary project manager. I cannot say enough about how dedicated and thoughtful Jim was from start to finish. Keep up the good work!"
- Sara Hutchinson, Arlington, VA
"Zimmerman Homes built our 5,000 square foot home for us in North Arlington. They started the demolition of the existing home in February and we moved in at the end of June. From the first intro meeting to the last close-out meeting they made the process as easy as possible. They were honest at every step, used high quality materials throughout, guided us to make intelligent decisions, and ended up delivering over and above what they contractually promised. It’s rare, in this day and age, to find a contractor that actually goes above and beyond what is promised. I very gladly and confidently write this note of reference and invite you to call me or stop by if you’d like to see their work first-hand. Rob and his team are amazing."
- Jacquelyn Greer, Arlington, VA
"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Rob and his team at Zimmermann Homes. I recently finished a large renovation and addition project in Arlington and the entire experience far exceeded my expectations. Once I met Rob and saw a few of the homes he had completed I knew he could deliver the extra space we needed in our small Colonial, but the finished project is seriously something to see. During the project, Rob and his team were creative, thoughtful and above all worked diligently to meet my time-frame and budget needs. Rob’s commitment to delivering the best product at the best price is why I would highly recommend him for your next home project."
- Dane Henshall, Arlington, VA
"We are delighted to be living in our exquisite new home that Zimmermann Homes designed & built for us. After only 6 exciting months of construction, our 6,700 sq. ft. English-Colonial style home is complete. The details both inside and outside the home are incredible. The hand built cabinetry, the marble tile, the masonry work, and of course the hot tub on the gazebo are truly first class! From start to finish Rob met all of our expectations. He is a hardworking, honest, and dedicated man who truly cares about his work and will go out of his way to make you happy. We plan to work with Zimmermann Homes on all future projects and you should want to hire them too if you are looking for a top quality home builder at a competive price!"
- Fred & Hilary Spilkin Great Falls, VA
"Rob and the entire Zimmermann homes team were exceptional to work with. With twins on the way, there was a lot of pressure to get our "pop top" addition done right, on time, and on budget. Zimmermann homes delivered on every front, and they were a pleasure to work with from the design phase straight through move in day. We have and will continue to recommend them to anyone looking for honest contractors who do top notch work. We couldn't be happier with the finished product!"
- Molly & Brian Douglas Arlington, VA
"We just recently had Rob Zimmermann finish a 9,000 sq ft home for us in McLean, Va. We as well are a Building company and not from the area, but needed somebody to finish a Foreclosed Home under construction for us from the framing to the final cleaning. Rob and his Company did an outstanding job on a project that was extremely difficult! Rob met with the Town time and time again to get this project done and followed it to end! We will definitely use Rob again on any Projects in the future!"
- Don Stanziale Midland Development Co.
"Rob and Zimmerman Homes turned our tiny 1940 colonial into our dream home! Our addition was right on budget, and finished within our demanding timeline. From the start, Rob was professional, enthusiastic, and friendly. He understood our vision, and did everything needed to make it happen, to include early morning and late evening meetings. He stands by his work, and continues to check in on the house long after completion. We highly recommend Zimmermann Homes."
- Carolyn and Dennis LeNard Arlington, VA
"We recently finished our first major renovation using Zimmermann Homes. The project added 75% more space and completely modernized our Arlington colonial home. Throughout the project Rob & his team were 100% professional - staying on schedule, on budget, and delivering a quality product. In the end Zimmermann Homes exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend them to anyone seeking an honest contractor capable of delivering quality results at a competitive price"
- Tim & Christine Wisecarver Arlington, VA
"We used Zimmermann Homes to complete a major addition and renovate our existing home, which nearly doubled our living space. Rob continuously communicated with us throughout the project, offering his expertise and guidance. By giving our home his complete attention for the duration of the project, he stayed on track and delivered results on time and the budgets allowed for quality products. We really appreciated Rob’s tremendous effort to complete the house for final inspection in time for our scheduled move in date. We greatly valued Rob’s continuous communication, responsiveness, and commitment to deliver results that met our standards.
- Jill & Colin Lennox Arlington, VA
"We were very pleased with the work that Zimmermann Homes did for us. Rob had excellent design ideas and many helpful recommendations. He was responsive, on time, and on budget, and made sure that attention was paid to every detail. We have recommended Zimmermann Homes to our friends, and they've been as pleased as we have with the results."
- Amy & Ken Dodds Arlington, VA
"Rob’s work was impeccable. He did extremely high quality work and in very quick order. The thing I liked most about Rob was how open and communicative he was with every step and expense related to the process. I’d recommend Rob to anyone and plan to hire him for all future work I need."
- Cesar Devoto Arlington, VA