Banks & Son-Builders

4.59 |18 Verified Ratings
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Banks & Son-Builders

4.59 | 18 Verified Ratings
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301-310-3645

1756 Laurance Court
Crofton, MD 21114
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Banks & Son-Builders


Addition contractor, deck builder, licensed contractor, custom home, custom, customs, deck, screened

We are a family owned business operating over 40 years in the DMV area, primarily in Montgomery county.  We are BUILDERS, not handymen.  In addition to our Maryland Home Improvement Licenses, we are licensed Maryland Home Builders.  Over the years we built dozens of CUSTOM homes, start to finish, that are still loved and lived in by their homeowners today!  Although we are a small firm, our scope of work is large.

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Service Area

  • Washington
  • Silver Spring
  • Bethesda
  • Takoma Park
  • Rockville
  • Chevy Chase
  • Bowie
  • Hyattsville
  • Columbia
  • Kensington
  • Millersville
  • Crofton
  • Gambrills
  • Potomac
  • Laurel
  • Severn
  • Odenton
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Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Kitchen Remodel
Designers & Decorators
  • Kitchen Designer

Areas of Expertise

  • Additions and all NEW construction
  • Kitchen remodels
  • Major renovations
  • Decks
  • Patios

Product Brands Used

  • American Standard
  • Delta - Cosella-D�rken Products, Inc.
  • Grohe
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kohler
  • Price Pfister
  • Zephyr

Quick Facts

Business Hours
Monday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday:
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Residential
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Veteran Owned

Credentials

In Business Since: 2018
Memberships & Affiliations
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Salesperson
License #: 420320000009
Expiration: 09-30-2021
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: 116759
Expiration: 08-30-2022
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: 420220000004
Expiration: 08-31-2021
Trade: Home Builder Registration
License #: 8390
Expiration: 06-01-2021
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Active members of the FBCG

Veteran owned and operated

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because 3 0 1 - 3 1 0 - 3 6 4 5 We are a family owned business operating over 40 years in the DMV area, primarily in Montgomery county.  We are BUILDERS, not handymen.  In addition to our Maryland Home Improvement Licenses, we are licensed Maryland Home Builders.  Over the years we built dozens of CUSTOM homes, start to finish, that are still loved and lived in by their homeowners today!  Although we are a small firm, our scope of work is large..

We started in this industry in 1968.

We describe our business as Multi-generational

What sets your company apart from the others?

Customer service. We work 1-on-1 with homeowners, and provide a different level of customer service

 

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My Work
6 Projects
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4.0   |  
Review by in Washington, DC
Knowledge, experienced, friendly
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5.0   |  
Review by in Washington, DC
We hired Banks & Son for an extensive rehab of our English basement rental unit. It needed a lot of work. Total bathroom renovation. Totally new kitchen area. New floor, which required extensive re-leveling. Lots of refinishing and painting, of course. And a huge job on the celling, primarily for noise abatement. That entailed special sound-insulating drywall, additional insulation, plus a new floating floor on the first floor of the upper house, where we live. Even extensive work to prevent water infiltration. We couldn't be happier with the final result. High-quality work, and visible interest on the part of management and workers in getting things right. It was a project that required extensive daily communication and coordination betwen ourselves and the contractor, and that was handled very well. It was a complex project. Things came up unexpectedly. But we were able to address all issues in a friendly and collaborative spirit. Pricing was very honest and transparent. No surprises. We got a lot of bids. Banks & Son came in toward the lower end in price and, as noted above, we were very happy with the outcome and process. We already have recommended this company to friends, and will do so in the future without reservation.
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5.0   |  
Banks and Sons designed and built a quality pergola for my deck. Very satisfied.
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5.0   |  
Fantastic work - they put in a deck and patio. Very happy with the result.
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0.5   |  07-01-2020
Review by Rhoda W. in Bowie, MD
I believe a contractor should want to warranty his work, and if he does not do that, there are other options. He has not warranted his work and addressed issues brought up with the work that was done and Sam has not come out to view the issues himself. I have sent multiple photos, and am concerned about safety for my family. He changed the pricing for the 2nd part of our project and stated it would be $20K more than he initially quoted. I did not make changes to what I wanted but after I signed the contract, he raised the pricing $20K+ due to a misquote.
Response by Banks & Son-Builders: This is unfortunate. We do our very best to bring every family's vision to life, but not everyone will be satisfied with the result. This job consisted of three parts: Building a sunroom, replacing hardwood with tile in the kitchen, and a basement remodel. Yes, the original basement quote was wrong, and no deposit was ever received for that portion. There were no price changes mid-stream as this review erroneously implies. We did not "raise the price" as they claim. This family hired unlicensed contractors to do the basement, in an effort to save money. That work was done improperly, and cracked the tile above the basement in the kitchen. We came back and replaced the broken tile. Within 24 hrs that same tile starting to crack AGAIN. NOTE: This tile was installed for 3 months, and only cracked AFTER the work was done poorly in the basement. Additionally, the same tile was used in the sunroom without issue . Only areas above the basement work have been affected. I asked this family to consider that their issue was outside of a material defect or our workmanship, they were not interested in that conversation. I offered to come back a THIRD TIME, but warned this family that the tile would likely crack AGAIN. I told them that after it cracks again, I would replace the tile with hardwood, and do that work at cost. They were not interested in this offer either. Over 40 years in business, we have NEVER had tiles crack. However, it cracked TWICE for this family, and only this family, but nowhere else in all of the DMV in 40+ years in business. They were not willing to consider that this could be something other than our fault. I tried my VERY BEST to fix the situation, but this family was not interested in finding solutions, only blame. We stand by our work 100%!!
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4.0   |  
Review by in Upper Marlboro, MD
Good work
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5.0   |  
Review by in Silver Spring, MD
My wife and I contacted Banks & Son-Builders for an estimate on an elevated deck off the back of our Cape Cod home in Silver Spring. During our first meeting with Sam Banks, the scope was expanded to address several other items on our wish list. In the end, Banks & Son-Builders provided us with a beautiful 4-season sunroom beneath a new elevated deck. They also helped with several other home improvement needs that were added to the scope. Sam's team did the work on time, on budget, and with great skill, attention to detail, and professionalism. We appreciated Samâ s open communication with us through the project.
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5.0   |  
Review by in Washington, DC
I contracted with Banks and Son Builders to complete a full remodel of my basement bedroom and full bathroom. I was also interested in adding a third bathroom for the guest bedroom on the third floor, which would have involved moving the laundry down to the basement hall closet. I contacted Banks and Son Builders, and the owner, Sam Banks, returned my call the same day. I described what we were looking to do and we made an appointment for later that week. Sam was on-time and listened closely as I walked him through the basement and described the scope of work. He steered me away from some more expensive drain solutions for the basement I had considered, which would have eaten up a good chunk of my budget. When he evaluated the laundry room move and bathroom addition, he provided us a good rationale for keeping the laundry room where it was as well as weighing the cost/benefit of adding a third bathroom. Itâ s rare to have a contractor advise you to scale down your project and to be mindful of your return on investment with the improvements. This speaks to Samâ s character and credibility. During our first meeting I learned he also builds custom homes, so he approaches a project from a comprehensive and big picture perspective. Taking Sam's advice in consideration, we ultimately decided to forgo the bathroom and laundry room move and instead retool our budget to address our second-floor railing and floors. Our second-floor living room has a two and half foot step down from the dining room that had a safety railing the previous owner had removed. We wanted to reinstall a safety rail, but in a manner that didn't make the dining room feel closed-off and reduce the open flow of the room. There was also a section of warped flooring in the dining room that we assumed was caused by a dishwasher leak from the previous owner. We wanted to address this as well. Sam prepared two quotes for the basement remodel phase and the flooring and railing phase on the second floor. We reviewed the scope of work and found the price to be competitive and inside of our budget. We accepted the quotes, signed contracts, and provided a 10% deposit. Banks and Son started the next day and had the entire basement and bathroom gutted in under 3 hours. Over the next four weeks, his site manager, Robyn, and his team were at my home daily to install drywall, flooring, tile, plumbing fixtures, a window, the railing, repairing and refinishing my second-floor hardwood floors, and installing recessed lighting. The team even worked a few Saturdays to stay on schedule. The Banks team was professional and kept the work-site tidy and clean after every day on the job. The entire time Sam was in contact with me regarding any changes or unforeseen modifications. He also went out if his way to find the right glass railing to fit our tastes in the dining room. The project had less than 2% cost overruns due to the bathroom floor needing to be re-leveled and the fireplace base needing to be re-shored with concrete. In every remodeling project I've done there is almost at least a 10% variance in the ultimate price as something unforeseen arises, so I was very impressed with Banks and Son bringing the project in on time and on budget. We were able to use the contingency I budgeted to purchase higher quality tile and flooring then originally conceived. The finished project looks amazing. The basement bedroom and bathroom were in dire need of a refresh from their 1970 design. Itâ s gone from a part of the house we tried to steer people away from to an area we are now proud to show-off. The glass railing in the dining room has really raised the visual appeal of the dining room. The refinished floors are brighter and the warped section has been completely fixed with no discernable difference between the new wood and old. I would highly recommend Banks and Sons for their remodeling work and would use them aga...
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5.0   |  
Review by in Washington, DC
Sam is excellent to work with. He really cares about the quality of his work and his customers.
Response by Banks & Son-Builders: Kathryn, thank you for leaving this excellent review! We appreciate your business and we're here for you anytime. Banks & Son-BUILDERS
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4.5   |  
Review by in Laurel, MD
Very easy to work with
Response by Banks & Son-Builders: James, we appreciate your business and thank you for your review! Banks & Son-BUILDERS
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