“ Rarely will you find a group of people in the remodeling industry who are this committed to high-quality craftsmanship. We've worked on two projects with Wentworth and would gladly do so again. I must first of all compliment their architects for having immense creative talents but also working extremely collaboratively. Some architects simply impose their will and/or style on their clients; not so, with Wentworth. Your space will be uniquely YOURS. In addition, they are the kind of "shop" that views every roadblock or challenge as an added opportunity for great results. Every project has its challenges, but when (the inevitable) problems arose on ours, Wentworth responded with solutions that improved the overall space, making it seem like that had been the plan all along. The commitment for high-quality work extends to their carpenters and project managers, whose eye for detail is a huge asset in the implementation phase. ”
N.T., McLean, VA
“ Awesome. Thanks much. It is looking fabulous! ”
T.G., Kensington, MD
“ Thanks, Michael. We are VERY much enjoying the space! ”
G.R., Penn Quarter, Washington, DC
“ I was happy to learn (but not surprised) that your studio has earned three top awards in the Contractor of the Year competition. I just love your work for its effective unselfconscious beauty! I’ve just filled out the form to receive your e-book and am looking forward to viewing it. ”
“ I just want to take a moment to let you guys know just how happy we are with the designs. I was fully prepared to be disappointed because I had wild expectations and was incredibly excited. Instead I was blown away by every design you gave us. Any one of the addition designs would have more than satisfied my expectations and the fact I have to choose between them is incredible. Each one is so different but capture everything I wanted...Thank you so much for everything you have done so far. ”
S.R., Silver Spring, MD
“ I just wanted to tell you how happy we are with the work you designed and oversaw...We are so proud to show the kitchen and family room to friends and relatives, and love their reactions (gasps of awe and jealousy). Mike and Enio were amazing, working so hard -- every single day, beginning at 7am -- and paying such close attention to details I never would have noticed. They clearly treated this job as their "baby," not wanting to cut corners even if they could get away with it...They also were great about cleaning up; I am positive the garage is cleaner now than before this job started! ”
A.C., Bethesda, MD
“ Dear Bruce,
We are so pleased with our new room addition, designed and constructed by Wentworth, Inc.
Mr. Lach gave us a design that elevates our spirits each day and brings praise from friends and neighbors who have seen the room in actuality or iPhone photos.
Steve Barnard has our highest praise for triumph over single-digit temps, record snows, and personal changes to oversee and manage the on-site Wentworth team. His craftsmanship with built-in bookcases both in the new room and dining room will continue to give us pleasure for years to come.
Carpenter Juan is a valuable asset to your company and its client-homeowners. Consistently punctual at 7 a.m., skilled in workmanship and explanations to homeowners, good team leader and good team player.
With our gratitude for all the meetings here and at your office, for you and your team who worked with us every step of the way, and our warmest regards, ”
C.J., Arlington, VA
“ I would STRONGLY recommend using Bruce Wentworth up at Chevy Chase Lake -- it's a design-build firm so you have an integrated team working for you. We started out a kitchen-family room project with another design-build firm and it would be hard to communicate exactly how much BETTER the design that Bruce came up with was.
Bruce and his team also did a project for my daughter and her husband this past fall which was amazing. ”
L.M., Chevy Chase, MD
“ We had such a good experience with your studio that we are pleased to recommend Wentworth. We also hope to be back for other projects on our home. ”
D.S., Chevy Chase, MD
“ Everyone has truly done a remarkable job and we couldn’t be happier with the work. The delay was vastly improved by the fact that Sean cleaned up meticulously every single day, and that everyone was so pleasant to be around. And the attention to detail and the care with which everything was done, was truly remarkable. Sean filled us in at every step of the way, always with as much enthusiasm as professionalism - a truly winning combination. It was a pleasure working with someone who takes his job so seriously. Thank you all for all the wonderful work! ”
S.C., NW Washington, DC
“ I'm only writing to thank you for a truly fantastic educational and informative website. I'm on the havre de grace historical preservation commission and often need to identify the style of one of our historical homes. without architectural training it can be difficult. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to copy your page of styles and distribute it to commission members, along with credit to your website. It's truly exciting to find your website. thank you so much for sharing the information. ”
M.O., Havre de Grace, MD
“ Wow! I am incredibly proud of you and the kitchen. Congratulations! Yay! ”
Nina, Southwest Washington, DC
“ The quality of the finish work was incredible…This is a top-quality architectural design/build firm that will not disappoint you when it comes to the quality of thinking about design, and the quality of execution on the part of their employees. Unlike many firms, they are committed to the working within your budget but will stretch your dollar in precisely the right direction—to maximize your investment’s value to you and your home…I hope Wentworth is as proud of the work they did for us as we are of having worked with them. ”
J.A.N., McLean, VA
“ How good it was to hear that your firm has been awarded two COTY grand prizes. What a skilled designer and architect you continue to be. Your work is as earnest as it is beautiful! ”
“ We just wanted to tell you how delighted we are with the final product. We really could not have imagined how big and beautiful our kitchen would be, but we are very glad that you could! Your firm's work has exceeded our expectations. Victor and Steven and their crew did a phenomenal job. They constructed a beautiful kitchen area and they thought of every detail. They were very thoughtful and courteous, cleaning up every visible speck of dust every day and keeping the remainder of the house very livable. Michael's many talents speak for themselves, and we are thrilled that we got to work with him.. Thank you for creating this wonderful space that our family will enjoy for years to come. ”
T.P., Northwest Washington, DC
“ We absolutely love our updated master bathroom. It was a pleasure working with the Wentworth team again ... they work magic. Victor is so talented. We are thrilled with our new storage spaces and beautiful hardwood floors. Looking forward to collaborating on our next big project together. ”
K.D., Northwest Washington, DC
“ We have been very happy not only with the workmanship of our project team including attention to detail when a change in plans is advisable, but also with their consideration for our preferences, our requests, and our schedules, in addition to their attention to leaving the work area tidy and as clean as practicable. Of course work on one's house involves disruption, but they have minimized that in all ways possible. ”
D.S., Chevy Chase, MD
“ We are loving our new space and are so happy we did it :) ”
P.P., Potomac, MD
“ We greatly appreciated your outstanding designs, your excellent advice, and your help in getting this project underway. Many, many thanks--I knew we would be in good hands with you. I have the feeling you treat all your clients this way and that's why your reputation is so stellar.
Linda, Chevy Chase, MD
“ We truly appreciate the time, effort, care and attention to all the details of our renovation that you have provided day to day throughout the project.
This note is for you and anyone you might want to share it with. We love the way everything is turning out.
Abby B., Georgetown, Washington, DC
“ Dear Wentworth folks,
Nina, Southwest Washington, DC
Thank you for my extraordinarily beautiful kitchen.
“ Hi, Bruce,
Linda, Chevy Chase, MD
I look forward to your articles in Chevy Chase Village Life -- I love bungalows so I immediately read the article in the latest issue that arrived yesterday (as your team was here planning for the photo shoot). I also liked the Sponsor Spotlight this month -- featuring your company.
Is it possible to get a reprint or link to your article on porches that appeared recently? I would love to add one to our NC beach home, but so far no one has been able to figure out how to get access from the inside to the outside! I know my sister would love to see the article too.
Thanks for ALL of your amazing work. I hope you will feel free (and
confident) to use us as references. The only hard part will be communicating what an outstanding job -- beyond our high expectations -- your team did for us. We are demanding, but your team is more demanding in the excellence that they deliver.
“ What appealed to the buyers…was the balance between the old and the new, the preservation of the original features of the house, set off by the new open and lighter look. A friend who showed the house to her cousin, an architect, told me that he liked the kitchen enormously and has used it to inspire his own designs. Highest form of flattery.
Susan, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
“ On the whole, this project has been spectacularly successful, we really love the new kitchen, bath and patio!
A.P., Bethesda, MD
“ Today I told someone that we are re-doing our kitchen and they asked with whom. When I told them, they said, "They're the best!" I agreed -- and the most responsive and the most creative and on and on. ”
Linda , Chevy Chase , MD
“ Hi Bruce,
Gail, Washington, DC
All is well here and getting better every day. You and your team have been fantastic, and never once have I questioned myself as to whether I was doing the right thing. Everything is looking great and I hope that when we are finished that it meets or exceeds our expectations. Thank for your continued interest and efforts in making this project something about which we all, you, your team and me, can be proud. ”
“ Thank you for all your hard work. I think the kitchen turned out beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the photos! ”
Ann, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
“ We continue to enjoy your amazing talents every day—you’re the best, plain and simple! ”
Linda, Chevy Chase, MD
“ The kitchen looks so good – I’m really impressed by how it turned out ”
Ann S., Washington, DC
“ Thanks for your great work on our home addition. We greatly appreciated your fine carpentry skills, attention to detail, and patience with the homeowners (!). The finished product is beautiful, and we are very proud of it!
Best of luck to you as you pursue your promising career in carpentry. Hope that our paths will cross again!! ”
Heather B. & Warren S.
“ Thank you so much for the very thoughtful gift and card you sent to welcome [our son] home. He has been following the baseball standings with great interest, and is looking forward to many messy meals with his Red Sox bib and bottle. And whether he realizes it or not, his meal times have been made much more pleasant - and his parents are much happier - because of the fabulous new kitchen you designed and built for us. It was really kind of you to think of us at this special time in our lives. ”
Amelia & Mike M.
“ I'm very satisfied with your team's work on the project. From the concept to the design to the execution, you have been very creative, patient and meticulous. ”
C.D., Bethesda, MD
“ I wanted to take a moment to say what a pleasure it was to meet with you this morning. Your ideas of using our little space were illuminating as [we] have a difficult time thinking beyond what already exists in our house. Again, thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration of our project. ”
J.Q., Kensington, MD
“ Thank you for all of the work and attention. We are very happy with our doors. It was the best option aesthetically. ”
Patricia, S., Silver Spring, MD
“ The Qualified Remodeler magazine recently selected your firm as the Silver winner for the "Finished Basement" AND the Gold winner for the "Exterior Facelift" categories. Throughout this economic roller coaster, your firm has clearly demonstrated true consistency and architectural excellence. Please accept my congratulations on your and your firm's success. I am sure it took many hours of planning and a lot of energy and hard work to achieve this status, and I applaud the efforts of everyone in your firm. ”
Jeffrey L. Davis, Founder & CEO, Chadworth's 1.800.Columns
“ Wentworth Studios turned our boring box into a beautiful, functional living space. They listened to our needs and ideas and gave us graceful solutions that far exceeded our expectations. Wentworth's cost was told to me upfront and there was never a deviation from that cost. It is a joy every day to live within the practical and elegant spaces Wentworth designed and built for us. I would strongly recommend Wentworth. ”
Mary D., Alexandria, VA
“ The door is great, and we are very happy with how everything was done. ”
Susan R., Washington, DC
“ Typically when one hears about another's experience with a renovation, they are stories of horror. My renovation experience with Wentworth was quite engaging and I would say even fun.
Glover Park Client, Washington, DC
“ On the construction side I couldn't be more pleased. Wentworth staff on site inspired confidence and no carpentry task seemed too challenging. They took the same care they would take in building their own house, and in addition were always quite professional and considerate. On many construction details I consider myself a perfectionist, and I soon learned that I could sit back and relax as details would be attended to with a very high standard. ”
Peggy M., Washington, DC
“ Just a note from a former client. We still get compliments on the design of our condo's kitchen.
Andrea B. & Gregg R., Woodley Park, Washington, DC
“ Just wanted to touch base and share how thrilled I am not only with how the design is playing out, but also the careful construction, and the personableness and consideration of your entire team. ”
Glover Park Client, Washington, DC
“ I am very satisfied with the design and decorating because they are spectacular. ”
Karin L., Washington, DC
“ We are very pleased with the outcome. The space is more open, warm, and inviting. ”
Susan and Larry K., Washington, DC
“ A number of the design elements I could easily envision from the plans and knew I would like, such as the arched French doors, window over sink, pantry. But others came to life for me only in the implementation. Standing in the doorway of the small bedroom, for example, is one of my favorite views; the arched cubby is beautiful. ”
Glover Park Client, Washington, DC
“ The lead carpenter was very attentive to detail. He set and met high standards. Potential problems and areas for improvement that were not directly related to the project were identified. We appreciated that input and advice. ”
Foxhall Village Client, Washington, DC
“ I LOVE the new space. LOVE it. ”
Peggy M., Glover Park, Washington, DC
“ You overcame site restrictions, articulated a historic style on a large scale, and found ways to accommodate all the requirements of a 21st century home ”
Anonymous, Washington, DC
“ We like your bold vision for our home. ”
Christine R., Washington, DC
“ Thank you for creating an elegant and amazingly functional new kitchen design for us. We would never have imagined such a design solution but now we cannot imagine it any other way. ”
Judy and Nelson L., VA
“ You really have great carpenters. They are easy to work with and are doing a beautiful job. I am really quite pleased. ”
Jim H., Washington, DC
“ The Wentworth team took special care with the workspace because of our children. I have not seen anything quite like these guys. They were fastidious and took the issue of our children very seriously. When they said they would be here at 7:00 AM the truck arrived at 6:55 AM. ”
Ben G., Washington, DC
“ We are extremely pleased with the construction and the way the process went so well. And, we are pleased that the project came in on budget as well. We felt that communication throughout the process was extremely good. When problems arose, they were quickly attend to and explained to us. The care and consideration for our neighbors was commendable. ”
Rindy and Frank O.
“ The creative direction, coupled with sure knowledge of how best to elaborate our existing home, added up to extraordinarily good value. ”
Bill S., Washington, DC
“ Your architectural concept, design ideas, craftsmanship, and overall service were superb. The resulting renovation has dramatically improved the beauty and function of our home. ”
Tim O., Falls Church, VA
“ The creative and economic solutions that you developed show there is no substitute for professional knowledge and, of course, talent. ”
Mary Ann G., Arlington, VA
“ I wanted to follow up with you about how our home ended up after
taking your advice. We love it and could not be more pleased with the
color selection based on your advice.
Seth K., Ask the Architect