Ali Tatari founded Tatari Construction more than 10 years ago. Since then, his business plan has evolved from kitchen-and-bath remodeling to high-end, custom construction. Tatari has worked hard to build on his own experience, while adding highly seasoned senior staff members to his company. To this end, he has hired project managers with decades of experience in such specialties ranging from excavation, foundations and exterior work to detailed interior finishes. “Our company’s working protocol focuses on customer service, extreme attention to detail, high standards and excellent value,” Tatari says.
For those looking for a builder for their custom-home or remodeling project, Tatari recommends obtaining referrals, looking at previous work, gathering ideas and thinking through your budget. “Shoot for an open-book estimate from builders, where they break down the various phases of the project and are transparent with you on their mark-up,” he suggests. “This is nothing to be shy about; the builder deserves to make his profit, but a level of clarity around the costs and stages can make the negotiating process easier.”
Tatari Construction builds over 20 custom homes, home additions and whole-house renovations a year, ranging between 3,000 and 10,000 square feet. Recently completed projects have been located in Bethesda, Georgetown and Arlington. The company recently made the Best Home Builders list in Arlington Magazine.
In addition to getting referrals, seeing previous work, gathering ideas and thinking through your budget, shoot for an open-book estimate from builders where they break down the various phases of the project and are transparent with you on their mark-up. There is nothing to be shy about — the builder deserves to make his profit but a level of clarity around the costs and stages can make the negotiating process easier.
—Tatari Construction, Inc.