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Anand & Lauren Chevy Chase View, MD

Dear Anax,

Well, we can't believe we're at the end! It seems like it wasn't that long ago that we met you in the freezing cold in front of an old house to pull out plans on the back of your truck!

I know you know the story, but it's worth repeating: When we took a tour of the house on Lone Oak, we were blown away by the precision and care that we saw exhibited in that house. We talked a lot about you and wondered if you'd be interested in building for us. After some time, I decided to give you a call. You were in Brazil at the time and told me that when you returned we could talk. When I got off the phone, I looked at Anand and said "that's the guy who's gonna build our house!" There was something about you that made me feel comfortable from the moment we spoke. And when the three of us met many many months later, Anand agreed with me. It was this comfort that made us decide to work with you.

Anax, you really are a wonderfully kind person and a terrific builder. This has been a tremendous experience for us. We've had sleepless nights because we're both worriers, but we NEVER worried about the quality of the house. From the beginning, you put us at ease. And that was the best thing about you, as a builder: you never made us feel scared or nervous about things not working out well. You always tried to comfort us in the most honest way and most importantly, you always tried to keep your word.

Anytime we met a subcontractor or another builder who had worked with you before, they would gush about what a great guy you were. Of course, we knew this was true, but it says a lot about someone that EVERYONE who knows them always has kind words to say about them. It's a professional compliment and also a personal one. Anax, you have a lot of integrity. We had our stressful moments during this process. Times when all of us were frustrated with the other, but in the end, I always knew that your integrity and our trust in you would get us to the finish line.

I think I can speak for both of us when I say that the most amazing thing about you is that no matter what the problem, you always tried to find a solution. You're not a "no" guy. Sometimes the solution wasn't always what we wanted to hear, but we al­­­­ways knew that when we asked you to think something over, you gave it great thought (unless of course you forgot!! :-). The other thing that I, as a woman really appreciated about you, was how much care you took in explaining things to me. Very often when you meet a builder they don't give the "wives" the same consideration and respect as the husbands. But with you, I never felt like you were too busy to explain an issue to me or too bothered by my questions. I learned SO much from you, and for that I am personally very grateful.

We can honestly say that we love our home. We love the color of the house, which was a big decision! We love the trim, which we know was a big undertaking. We love the floors and even those darn palazzo doors! We love the deck and the patio. We love the care you took in hanging the dining room light (thank you), and we wanted you to know that all the little things that you did for us (especially with trying to help us make the numbers work) and all the things you did to get the details just as we wanted them did not go unnoticed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I tell everyone who will listen that I will never build another house without you and I really feel that way. So, when I hit the lottery and I call you to build my beach house, please be ready to pack up your truck and your crew!

Anand & Lauren Sharma

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Peter & Rosalie Grazzini Bethesda, MD


Peter and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the gorgeous job you both did on our new home. We could not be happier. The home is everything we have ever wanted and more. We had been looking at houses for over a year. I was beginning to wonder what my husband and I had in common. He wanted new with all the conveniences, and I wanted charm. And, with four kids, we needed space. Our new home boasts it all beautifully.

When we first walked into the house, it was framed out with no dry wall, flooring or exterior. We fell in love immediately. The 4x6 studs (rather than the 2x4) made us feel the house was secure. It was obvious that you were not skimping behind the walls. We had he distinct pleasure of watching the rest of the process unfold from there. It was incredible to watch. Of notable mention were the trim carpenters responsible for all the incredible architectural details, and the painters. The trim guys did not miss a beat. They finished every inch of this house, including the insides of closets. The paint guys used several coats of paint after meticulously hand-sanding every inch of molding. The result of all this labor is obvious. After three months of living here, there is not a single nail pop.

In addition to great layout and construction, we really appreciate all the fine living details. The cove lighting in the master bedroom and upstairs hallway creates a mood that helps keep love alive! The kids love having their own theater — it’s a great attraction for their friends.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your superb craftsmanship and your kind, fair business manners. We are avid supporters and are happy to be called on as referrals. We wish you both the best of luck and are confident you will do well in your future endeavors!

Kindest Regards,

Peter and Rosalie Grazzini

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Roy Almandrez Bethesda, MD

We had been considering a major remodeling project for some time, but we didn’t know where and how to start: architect, permits, materials, contractors, builder, etc. After meeting with Mr. Anax, owner of A/X Carpenters, we decided to take the gamble and hire him to completely remodel our house. It turned out to be the best decision we have ever made. Mr. Anax did a superb job. He turned our modest house into a completely new DREAM HOUSE! His crew worked from sunrise to way past sunset. Anax made sure I was satisfied with the project and progress. He delivered our new house in record time. The workmanship far exceeded all my expectations. My friends and coworkers are very impressed with the outcome. I recommend A/X Carpenters with absolute confidence.

Roy Almandrez

P.S. Two months after we moved into our new house, a very strong and heavy rain (June 2006) damaged the ground around our house. There wasn’t any flooding inside the house, but the heavy rain washed some of the dirt away. That was nature’s doing — not anyone’s fault — but when I called Mr. Anax to rehire him to fix the damage, he FIXED the problem free of charge!

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