1. 3 Reasons to Choose a Custom Home Builder

    With so many building contractors out there, each one specializing in slightly different things, why should you go with a custom home builder? Dobson Building + Remodeling builds custom homes in the Alexandria area, but we also complete many other projects, such as additions, renovations, and remodeling of kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, a…Read More

  2. Tips from your Building Contractor on How to Have a Successful Project

    No matter what kind of building project you’re embarking on in the Fairfax and Alexandria area, you undoubtedly want to make sure that it goes smoothly and has a successful outcome. If this is your first home improvement project, custom home, or remodeling job, you may be unsure of what to expect and how to proceed from start to finish.…Read More

  3. Great Kitchen Design Ideas to Drool Over

    If you have a kitchen in Alexandria, Annandale, Fairfax, or Springfield VA, and especially if you enjoy being in your kitchen, chances are you also have a bucket list of all the upgrades you’d love to have in your kitchen. Maybe you even have the chance to implement these home improvements this year. If it doesn’t take much to get you…Read More

  4. What is a Passive House?

    The Passive House movement is relatively new to this country (and, indeed, the world) and many people have not even heard of a passive house. If you don’t know what a passive house is, keep reading for a bit of background information and definition from our passive house builder in Alexandria. You might just fall in love with the idea o…Read More

  5. Advantages of Custom Homes over Spec Homes

    If you are in the market for a new home in Alexandria or anywhere in Northern Virginia, you may be wondering if it’s worth your time to get a custom home. Custom homes are homes where you get to choose every detail of your home’s design from start to finish. Spec (short for speculative) homes, on the other hand, are homes that are bui…Read More

  6. Criteria You Should Use When Choosing a Building Contractor

    So you’ve gotten your taxes done or you’ve taken out a home equity line of credit, and it’s finally the moment you’ve dreamed of. You finally get to embark on the long-awaited adventure of home improvement. Whether you want to remodel your home, add on space, or even build a whole new custom home, it’s an exciting moment to fina…Read More

  7. Remodeling Considerations for Historic Homes

    One of the most beautiful things about Northern Virginia is the number of old homes that are still standing in many of our cities and rural areas. Many of these homes date back at least to the Civil War era, and some of them go back even earlier to Revolutionary War days. But when you live in one of these homes, you realize that it’s on…Read More

  8. Welcome to Dobson Building + Remodeling

    Welcome to our blog! Please check back often for updates and useful information on the building and remodeling services we offer here in the Alexandria and Fairfax county, VA area. Dobson Building + Remodeling is located in Mount Vernon, VA and is a full-service general contractor specializing in high-quality design and build projects. W…Read More