Choosing the right company to work on your home is a daunting task. Multiple quotes, referrals from friends, and internet research can be overwhelming.
The first thing to check when you’re researching a new company is their certifications, awards, and affiliations. These designations are often awarded by third-parties or require specialized training, adherence to a strict set of guidelines, and are awarded on a limited basis.
In addition to our A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, ALCO has also met minimum criteria for being a reputable contractor – Lead-Safe Certification from the EPA as well as 100% Licensed, Bonded & Insured.
Our BBB Rating of A+ is reflective of our past interactions with our customers. This rating is based on our lack of complaint history, the type of business we are, how long we’ve been in business, whether we have transparent business practices (we are who we say we are and do what we say we’re going to do!) and our compliance with licensing standards in our industry and area.
The EPA’s Lead Safe Certification process allows us to show that our employees have extensively trained in practicing safety with lead, including lead-based paint.
This means that we know how to handle potentially hazardous situations withOUT endangering you and your family.
Choosing a contractor who is unlicensed leaves you open to a variety of problems, not the least of which that there is no governing body ensuring that contractor has completed all of his or her requirements.
Many times, unlicensed contractors are able to “cut corners” and provide a more shoddy workmanship – leaving your home vulnerable and your money wasted.
ALCO is one of the first companies licensed in the State of Maryland, and we hold active licenses in Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C.
Virginia Class A 023445
ALCO is proud to be insured by The Hartford Mutual Group,
with a $3,000,000.00 per occurrence provision. (Policy #9137354)
All of our employees are covered with Workers Compensation Insurance,
also through The Hartford Mutual Group. (Policy #4071771)
Third-party awards are given to companies who hold a high standard of service. ALCO is proud to be the recipient of these awards on a regular basis.
From Angie’s List and Houzz service awards, to remodeler organizations and publications, ALCO strives to be the best at service, customer satisfaction, and quality year after year.
Houzz awards a “Best of Service” designation to those providers who achieve reviews high in both number and quality. Our Best of Service award two years running shows that we consistently perform well and often for our clients.
The Golden Hammer award is presented each year to performance leaders based on overall excellence measured by customer service scores, professionalism in communication, cooperation, and overall POMS scores.
Each year, Angie’s List awards Super Service awards to the top companies in their category within their market – which means we’ve been voted as one of the top Remodeling Contractors in the MD/DC/VA region!
GuildQuality is a Customer Surveying service that allows us to collect unbiased, third-party reviews and show them to you without editing or curating from us.
Our Membership in GuildQuality allows us to ensure that you always see every review we get – the projects that went exactly as planned AND the projects that may have required a little more finesse.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is the only professional trade association dedicated solely to our industry – remodeling. Our membership with NARI allows us to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, take advantage of exclusive education opportunities, and learn best practices from our peers and experts.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association is a professional trade association dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry. Our membership with the NKBA allows us to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, take advantage of exclusive education opportunities, and learn best practices from our peers and experts. This translates to a more knowledgeable company to serve you more.
The Remodeling Magazine 550 is the list of the largest companies in the nation in four categories, and ALCO is proud to be part of this list in the Specialty Contractor Category.
The contractor who grows and stays big has proven to master not only solid construction skills, but also business practices that make them a great service provider for their customers.
Qualified Remodeler, much like Remodeling Magazine, has a list of their top 500 remodeling companies. ALCO is proud to be on this list to showcase our commitment not only to growth, but the principles that drive our growth: excellence and service.
Consumers’ Checkbook is a non-profit rating service that provides rigorous ratings for companies across the country. Because they accept no advertising dollars, they’re able to provide a completely un-biased view of how a company operates.
ALCO has earned a Top Rated Designation because of our commitment to excellence and our exemplary service record.
We have been selected as one of the NARI metro-DC Capital 2016 COTY award winners.
ALCO has studied with a number of manufacturers and companies to ensure that we install their materials exactly to their specifications. These programs are often rigorous, requiring us to train each installer and maintain a standard operating procedure that is approved by the manufacturing company.
Very few companies have undergone these processes – but it’s these training and certification programs that will ensure that your home remodel is done the right way, every time.
CertainTeed’s Master Shingle Applicator Program requires that our company adhere to a high standard of operation when applying CertainTeed roofing products. This includes training from the manufacturer, and consistently performing to their high standards.
Only 6% of roofing companies are Certified GAF Weather Stopper Roofing Contractors, as there’s a screening and training process to ensure that we meet their quality standards.
Simonton Windows has trained our installers on the proper way to install their windows in order to achieve weatherproofing that lasts. Additionally, we’re a Master Consultant company – which means we’ve worked with Simonton products in a high capacity and can recommend the exact product that’s right for you.
As an Authorized Soft-Lite Windows Dealer, we are approved by Soft-Lite to sell and install their product. This means that they have trained us, provided materials, and continue to expect us to provide quality service and lasting installation to those that buy their products.
As a James Hardie Preferred contractor, we are authorized by Hardie to sell and install their products. We also have taken their installation classes, as well as routinely stay up to date on the latest products and practices according to Hardie, to ensure that you get the best fiber cement installation possible.
Leaf Relief Gutter Protection System is an incredible line of defense between water and your home. As a Certified Installer, we have been extensively trained on how to install this system properly to protect your home for years to come.
Mastic Home Exteriors holds us to high standards in quality and qualifications in order to be part of their Preferred Contractor program. From our commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest technology to our overall service rating, Mastic’s Preferred Contractor program means you’re getting the best of the best.
ProVia’s Certification Training includes a hands-on workshop to learn the exact way ProVia wants their materials installed. This allows us to meet their exact specifications, understand the quality they provide, and stay current on their current service issues and techniques.