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I bought a tear down property in May of 2019 with Zimmermann Homes which was completed in July of 2020.  I can't say enough good things about Rob and his team.  I was not living in the DMV area when we started the project so they did a great job of communicating remotely during the design process.  His architect, Darren and interior design team, Christina Simon, took samples of things we liked and found ways to integrate them into the house.  The property has so many cool features from finishes, to a basement apartment, gym, and a roof deck.  It's a 4,400 sq foot house but feels like it's 6k.  


Rob, Jim, and team are very particular about how things are done.  If something doesn't look right, they are going to have it corrected properly and they did.  


From building for energy efficient, print labeling everything ( low voltage, electrical, was, gas), to managing the draw schedule, they really focus on the little things during what is a very stressful experience.


After moving in, they ensured punch list items were attended to. Unfortunately, we had to relocate for work after a year but the focus on details and quality allowed us to get top dollar for our property.  Having now bought another newly built home only further highlights the unique focus on service and quality building of Zimmermann homes.  Wish I could have had him build my house out west.


- The Messner Family, Arlington, VA


We selected Zimmermann Homes for our custom home after almost 3 years of detailed planning and research, which included meeting with just about every builder in the Northern Virginia area and touring numerous new homes.  Zimmermann Homes stood out from the rest with its long list of satisfied customers, rigorous quality controls and standards, and commitment to "green" and efficient building processes and products.   In the end, it was an easy decision and we couldn't be happier with Rob, the Zimmermann Homes team, and our new home.  The entire process from start to finish was straightforward and well-structured.  Darren, the architect, took our design ideas and list of must-haves and created a floor plan that exceeded our expectations.  We also can't say enough good things about Christina and the entire CSD Design Team. They were great to work with and their advice and guidance was invaluable throughout the process, and they were always available to answer our questions and requests for design input (no matter how big or small!).  We're absolutely thrilled with the quality and efficiency of our new home and would recommend that anyone looking at a new build should put Zimmermann Homes at the top of their list! 

- The Wyss Family, Arlington, VA


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.

- The Park Family, Falls Church, VA

Rob and his team put us into a home we never imagined we could have given our budget and existing conditions. Our renovation and addition feels like a new build, not a remodel. Rob's communication was superb and the process was enjoyable. We have to pinch ourselves every day we wake up in our home!


- The Minch Family, Falls Church, VA

We built a new home with Zimmermann Homes, and Rob and his highly competent team were with us every step of the way. The property had a complicated tear-down and multi-step permit project, and the team guided us through that easily. We appreciated the detailed plan and build process, which seamless integrated the house design, room by room product selection, installation and finish work. Zimmermann homes delivered the quality home we envisioned, on time and on budget, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result. You won’t find a better, more attentive builder!


- The Winebrenner Family, McLean, VA

"I highly recommend Zimmermann Homes for a custom build home, especially in the Falls Church City and North Arlington areas of Virginia. Their attention to detail, creativity, openness to design modifications, and supreme quality throughout the process of building a home together was unmatched.

Before meeting Rob Zimmermann, owner and CEO of Zimmermann Homes, I personally toured a few hundred new homes in the area so that I could better understand trends, options, designs, and finishes in the price range that I was looking to build a new home. I also met with/interviewed a handful of respected builders in the region to learn about their approach and processes, as well as their knowledge of new industry improvements and design features.

While I surely could have built a good home with many of the builders I met with, I am very confident that no one could have surpassed the quality of the home Rob and his team built for me this past year. I just moved into the new home two weeks ago and I can’t say enough good things about the decision I made. Rob is very knowledgeable about home construction and also looking to learn more each day about new ways to make a home more energy efficient, user friendly, or aesthetically pleasing. His team of professionals are all experts in their respective fields and run a very efficient operation, especially once the construction process begins. From the very beginning of the process, I worked very closely with Rob personally to design my new home to meet my current and future needs. Rob is very flexible about ways to meet expectations and wants/needs, while also keeping clients realistic about what can and cannot be accomplished easily. 

Working with Christina Simon on the finishes throughout the house was a very smooth process that was about as enjoyable as possible, considering the dozens of decisions that have to be made pretty quickly. Christina and her team are very efficient, and yet flexible on helping Rob’s clients stay within budget and still meet specialized preferences in areas that are most important. Her eye for colors and what “works” versus what doesn’t is very impressive.

Lastly, working with Jim Jennings, project manager, was an experience that is hard to fully articulate, but I can’t imagine a more qualified construction industry professional to work with on a daily basis. Jim has a work ethic and attention to detail that is extraordinary. No task or question was ever beneath him and he always went the extra mile to either meet my needs/wishes/expectations or to help persuade me against making a decision that I may regret later. Jim saved me from making more than a few poor design decisions and was a key factor in a final product that I am very happy to own.

Overall, I can say with great confidence that future clients of Zimmermann Homes will be more than satisfied. The quality construction and design provided for the cost equated to a great product for me and I’m confident it will for future buyers too."

- The Scardino Family, Falls Church, VA

"Zimmermann Homes built our house in 2018, and we couldn't be happier! When we decided we wanted to build new, I met with over 15 local builders, and selected Zimmermann homes based on their quality, value, and customer service. Rob worked with me even before I found a lot to build on, making me aware of leads he had on certain off-market lots. Once we bought a lot, we worked with Darren to custom design a house that worked for our needs and fit nicely on our lot. His expertise was clear - I sketched out about 5 different versions of how I could see the floor plan laid out, and even his first draft was better than anything I could have envisioned. He really listened to our needs and wants, and by the time we worked through the details, the plan was exactly what we wanted. 
Once permitting was under way, we worked with Cristina on the design details. She took the time to get to know our tastes, and made some fantastic suggestions we hadn't thought of that we're absolutely thrilled with. The way they work is very flexible, which we loved. We changed probably 2/3 of our light fixtures from the ones we initially picked, swapping in ones we found ourselves in some instances. Cristina helped us evaluate each and make sure they work with our overall design. 
Once building got under way, Jim led the construction effort as the PM, and his decades of home building experience was clear from day one. Things happen during builds, regardless of planning, as anyone who's ever built will tell you; suppliers send the wrong materials, weather causes delays, or things don't look quite the same in the house as they did in the plan. The way Jim and Rob handled things when they came up is what really set them apart. They had the flexibility to allow for changes mid-stream. We completely changed our stairway design. A vanity was too big, so Jim modified it on site. A cabinet could have been designed better, so Jim modified it and Cristina helped obtain new parts. These are just a few examples - I could easily go on. 
Communication throughout was superb - they know I'm a detail guy, and they provided me with the information I was looking for throughout the build. Through everything, they finished ahead of schedule, the quality is top notch, and the only budget additions were things we decided to add mid-stream. Even post move in, their service has been great. They track things via DropBox, so I can upload pics or identify service items at any time. Overall, we're thrilled with both our house and our decision to build with Zimmermann Homes!"

-The Schwartz Family, Falls Church, VA

"Rob and his team recently built our 4100 sq foot home in Arlington.  Building a home is a massive endeavor and Zimmermann homes does a fantastic job of delivering.  Rob laid out our schedule and we were able to move in early even with all of the moving parts and schedule adjustments that are to be expected with a project of this scale.  

Before contracting with Zimmermann, we were able to see a floorplan and actual home that would work for our lot - the owner was very gracious in letting us tour their house! As with Rob's other homes we had toured, we could see the house was amazingly well constructed and designed, and we could immediately see our future home clearly!  

Our first step was to meet with the architect, Darren, who took the home we had toured as a starting point and made adjustments for our lot and for our lifestyle.  Darren was great at understanding our needs and putting together a floorplan that truly works for us.  With plans finalized, Rob and Grant started the permitting process and moved through it exactly as Rob had laid out in the schedule.  Permitting in Arlington is challenging and it was great to have a team experienced with the process.

While we waited for permits, we started shopping with Christina.  This entailed several days of picking out the major finishes for our home - a very daunting proposition but Christina and her team made it very easy by giving us a starting point for selections based on our style and budget.  Christina and Amanda designed our kitchen and now that we're in, we appreciate their choices and design elements even more!  The placement of the dishes/silverware relative to the dishwasher makes unloading the dishwasher as enjoyable as that task can possibly be! Christina also introduced us to several amazing countertop choices for our kitchen and master bath that we would never had thought of on our own.   We love all of the finishes and selections Christina helped us with!

Then came the construction. Jim Jennings, the project manager, has a true driver personality - exactly who you want making sure your home is built right.  We appreciated all of his hard work coordinating so many moving parts and asking questions and making suggestions and adjustments to improve the design along the way.  Jim has a great eye for detail and helped us think through the small items that would really make an impact in our home - from built ins, to the way the tile was laid in certain areas, to bigger adjustments like moving the kitchen island a bit for better flow in the space.  There are so many more examples that could be shared about fine tuning Jim did for our home! 

We moved in ahead of schedule and even with the build process complete, Rob, Jim and their partners have been on hand and available for questions and small items where we have needed support as we settled into the house. Zimmermann homes is all about customer service.  We love spending time at home and couldn't be happier with the home they built for us!"

-The Lamorena Family., Arlington, VA

"The Zimmermann Homes team did a fabulous job with our dream home.  We researched several large and small custom home builders and chose Zimmermann Homes for our new build project…and we could not have been happier with our decision! The project scope was delivered on time and within budget. From the beginning, Zimmermann Homes personalized our project by getting to know us, our expectations, wants and needs.  We worked directly with the architect to conceptualize our vision. The design team tailored the experience based on our style, budget and added their wisdom and expertise with each selection. As difficult as the permitting process can be in Arlington, VA, Zimmermann Homes thoroughly understands the process and works expeditiously with the county to keep the project on schedule. During the build phase of our home, Rob and his team kept us informed and was extremely responsive. The site manager, Jim, delivered an amazing home with top notch craftsmanship.  Throughout the entire process, the team proved we made the right decision. We love our new home!"

- The Reed Family, Arlington, VA

"My wife, Sarah, and I built a home in 2017 with Rob. The process was well run from start to finish and I appreciated Rob being very responsive when I was trying to buy our lot without a realtor - a little nerve racking to say the least. The use of technology was extremely helpful and made the process much more efficient and transparent than it otherwise would have been. We have a very specific style and it matched up well with Rob's house design and attention to detail. Jim was especially helpful along the way by pointing out things that were of concern so that we could address before they became significant issues. There were a few unexpected design issues that popped as you would normally expect and Rob and Jim's proactiveness made it go very smoothly. We love our home and would do very little differently. I would recommend Zimmermann Homes for anyone wanting to build a custom home!"

Neil & Sarah Blake, Arlington, VA

"Zimmermann Homes built us our dream home in 2017. This was our first experience building a house, and they made it an easy process for us. Not only did they provide an in-house design consultant (Christina Simon, who is also fabulous!), but they provided us with a top-notch, "attention-to-every-little detail" project manager, Jim Jennings. From taking it upon himself to create and add a wood panel at the bottom of our dishwasher and refrigerator (without being asked because he thought it would look better - which it did!) to always being available to answer any and all questions - Jim doesn't miss a thing. The attention to detail in our home has been remarked upon by everyone who enters our house - especially those in the business! 

After they handed over the keys, they didn't ditch us, either! From small questions to troubleshooting minor issues, Rob and his crew at Zimmermann Homes has made themselves available anytime we needed something. They truly go above and beyond. Grant Johnson (another great member of the team), Rob, and Jim were all shoveling our driveway when it snowed last year before we moved in. You won't regret it if you choose these guys. They really think through every detail and build each home as if it were their own."

- The Robertson Family, 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. Zimmermann 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, Cristina and Jim, as well as with the other subs. 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, Herndon, VA

"Rob & his team at Zimmermann homes built our 5 bedroom 4.5 bath 4,000 square foot Falls Church home. We couldn't be happier with the house and the whole process from design to move in. We have now been in the home for a year - and have had no issues beyond a few nail pops and even there, Rob's crew was back at the one year point to do touch-ups and any minor repairs needed. The summer before we Contracted with Zimmermann, We were living in Asia and were in Falls Church for what ended up being a very unsuccessful house hunting visit. Our long-time realtor had seen a home built by Rob and had also seen our former home that we had remodeled ourselves. She knew that we were sticklers for detail and quality and instantly knew that Rob might work for us. She was right. We went back to Asia and proceeded to work with Rob's team of professionals from 12 time zones away. Other than a design trip made by my wife, the whole process was done virtually. Project manager Jim Jennings was outstanding. Everything was on time, in budget, and exceeded our high expectations on quality. If we ever build another home, Rob will be doing it."

- The Loi Family, Falls Church, VA

"We had an excellent experience working with Zimmermann Homes on a new custom home design and construction. The team was professional, diligent, and worked with us in many ways to satisfy desired features within budget and schedule. We executed an extensive search of various builders in the area before selecting Zimmermann Homes and are thoroughly happy with our decision and our home."

-Fred and Debbie Zimmerman, Great Falls, VA

"Zimmermann 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 

"Rob is a class act. We moved into our completely custom home in 2016. He is easily reachable and responsive even after we have moved in. Throughout the process our concerns were addressed and our house turned out even above our own expectations. All of our fears about building a custom home were unfounded thanks to Rob and his team."

-The Krieger Family, Arlington, VA

"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, Vienna, VA

"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, Arlington, VA

"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

"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

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