Award-Winning Custom Homes
& Remodels in Northern VA
WHY YOU'RE HERE
We’re A Down To Earth Design Build Firm Who Will Get
You The Design Transformation You Want
Over the years, we’ve met with many homeowners who are uncertain as to whether they should build a new home or remodel their existing one. They’ve come to the realization that their current home no longer fits their family’s needs, but they’re unsure of how to best remedy the situation. At the Foley Companies, we understand. When you decide to construct a new home or remodel your current space, you’re making a major financial decision that is far-reaching.
Do you want to build a custom home?
For over 40 years our home building division has designed and built small homes, large homes, contemporary homes and traditional homes, ranging in size from 2,300 to over 20,000 square feet.
Do you want to remodel your home?
For over 40 years our remodeling division has transformed homes in Northern Virginia by renovating and remodeling everything from a simple bathroom remodel to a large addition.
WHAT WE DO
Make Your Dream Come True Through Custom Design
From one-room remodeling to new home construction, we The Foley Companies have what it takes to help you move from dream to reality. We provide you with creative and innovative solutions that make your home not only more beautiful, but more enjoyable to live in.
We believe effective communication and teamwork are the foundation of every successful project. When it comes to experience, quality workmanship and value, Foley is the region’s leader in designing and building high-quality residential properties. Our four decades of experience have helped us gain a real understanding of how people use their homes, and we bring to you a keen eye for designing and creating warm and inviting living spaces.
Every job we do is given the same level of attention from start to finish. If you plan to custom design and build a new home, we’ll handle the entire project from lot walk through to construction. If you want to remodel or add an addition to your home instead, we’ll make sure the process goes smoothly, reshaping your existing space into one that suits your family’s current needs.
Awards & Accreditations
We're Delighted To Have Received
Honorable Mentions & Awards From The Following:
How Our Process Works For You
At Foley Companies, we’re proud of the dedication and hard work we bring to
each and every client’s custom build or remodeling project.
New home process: A step by step guide
In Northern Virginia, the average custom home has more than 40,000 individual parts, up to 120 subcontractors and suppliers, and demands over 8,000 work hours. This is daunting work and you need the right professionals to make your dreams of owning a custom home a reality.
At Foley Companies, we look at the new home construction process as an 11-step process made up of various important elements.
New home FAQ: A step by step guide
Check out our new home FAQs to get a better understanding of our services.
How Much Will My New Custom Home Cost?
This will depend on the size of the home, your needs and wants, the materials used, and the complexity of the land development. Typically, our custom homes range from $450,000 to more than $5,000,000.
Home remodeling process: A step by step guide
Our home remodeling and addition process involves the following steps from helping you figure out a reasonable budget for your particular remodeling project to advising you on various specifications and selections such as light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, countertops cabinets, and more.
Home remodeling FAQ: A step by step guide
Check out our renovation process FAQs to get a better understanding of our services.
How Much Will My Remodeling Project Cost?
This will depend on the scope of the project, how fancy you want it, and how much of the existing material we can reuse. From past projects, a simple kitchen remodeling project can cost between $50,000 to $120,000 and an entire home makeover can cost between $250,000 to over $1 million.
PEACE OF MIND
Organized For Everyone
Foley Companies uses advanced technology to enhance communications and improve performance. BuilderTREND™ provides you, our vendors and our team with project management information, tasks and outstanding items that are needed throughout the construction process. It also provides progress photos that keep everyone updated and on the same page. In addition, the software can be accessed from a smartphone, providing you information anytime, anywhere.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our Family Wants To Make Your Family’s Dream A Reality
We’ve always believed that our clients are also our friends and neighbors. We may be an award-winning, locally and nationally recognized design build firm, but we’re dedicated to the local communities we serve. We reside in Northern Virginia ourselves, and we embrace a family-oriented approach to everything we do. Our customers’ needs come first and we define our success by your satisfaction, including long after the work is completed.
We'll take your vision and shape it into a safe haven for your family.
I did want to let you know how much I enjoyed working with you and your staff during the construction of our new home. I also want you to know how pleased we are with the quality of our home and the responsiveness of your staff Lyn does a great job keeping all of the changes straight and really helped me to always know where I was financially… I also really appreciated being able to move in on the exact date that you had promised the house would be complete.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Blomstrom
Dear Wayne and Lyn… We wanted you to know how much we appreciate the creativity, professionalism, attention to detail and follow-up that you demonstrated on this project… We met with Wayne, and were immediately impressed by his ability to listen. Rather than attempt to convince us to change our ideas to fit his plans, he was able to incorporate them into an outstanding design for our needs… Through the selection process, Lyn provided us with invaluable consulting; Lyn’s extensive experience prevented us from making mistakes… we were always kept informed as to what was going on…You delivered our home, working against a very tight timetable, two weeks early. A truly remarkable feat! An element of your standard contract indicates that the project will be completed ‘in the spirit of friends and neighbors.’ We thought the language was superfluous during negotiations. We discovered it is absolutely true. We love our new Foley home, and are proud to count you as our friends and neighbors.
Mark and Kim Pacala
Dear Wayne… we wanted to take the time to express in writing our appreciation for the fine job you and the entire Foley Construction Corp. team did on our home… And in keeping with your reputation, you delivered the house on time and on budget… the reason for the success of this project was due to the great team you’ve assembled… Lyn in selections and scheduling… Al in overall supervision… critical tasks of Terry cannot be forgotten either! They were all a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. The subcontractors you used were quality professionals who took pride in their work… We appreciate the way you’ve stuck with getting the details right and never sacrificed quality in order to just get the job done… Thanks again for a great house!
Mark and Lauri Brown
On behalf of the Brown Family, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Foley Construction for the fulfilled promises of an elegant, energy efficient, peaceful family home… As we watched other friends and their construction nightmares (builders going bankrupt, homes taking over a year to complete, lack of warranties and accountability from builders) we became even more satisfied with our choice to entrust the family owned business of Foley Construction to build our Georgian Estate. From the selection process to the punch-list finishing work, we have witnessed the utmost in patience, integrity, and professionalism from the entire company… We have found true happiness in this home that we feel is full of quality, luxury, and detail. We owe the success of this project to the team members of Foley Construction who have been so helpful and honest. All unforeseen changes and repairs have been handled expediently and efficiently with great care. For these reasons we would highly recommend your services!
Tom and Charlotte Norwood
Dear Wayne… I remember that in our first meeting you said that it is important to enjoy the process, and that your customers seemed to have fun. Our whole experience, although hectic, was enjoyable from beginning to end… The combined utility bills for our new homes… for the twelve months… is even less than for our other home in Vienna, which had only half the square footage… We had expected the openness of our design and the large expanse of glass in the Nittany to lead to very high utility bills, despite your assurances to the contrary… The best measure of a company, however, is its response to problems. We had a few, of course, and we were very pleased with your reactions in dealing with them. The construction crew worked hard to maintain the guidelines you set, both for timeliness and for quality of construction. The fact that our home was completed within two weeks of the originally scheduled date, even though we made a number of design changes, is proof of your high standards and the skill of your team in overcoming obstacles… We are very pleased with the home, and we highly recommend Foley Construction to anyone preparing to build a custom home.
Pierre L. Sales
The delight of having recently moved into a new custom-built home and the high regard my wife and I hold for the builder and his company for its design and construction impels us to express our appreciation in writing… The design phase went through a number of major changes as our ideas began to fuse into something coherent. Wayne kept coming up with different options, advising us at every turn about the cost implications. As we moved into the construction phase, we began to appreciate how quickly and effectively he was able to mobilize his team to meet an impossible deadline which we had to meet. His wife enormously facilitated matters for us as she introduced us to the subcontractors and set up appointments for our selection of fixtures, colors, et al. The other members of the office staff made us feel as part of the family as we all became an integral part of a well-organized process. My wife and I were invited to a Xmas party at the home of one of our soon-to-be neighbors and were delighted to find Wayne and Lyn among the guests.
Congressman and Mrs. Calvin Dooley
We are writing to share our positively rewarding experience in home-building, due to the fact that we chose as our builder, Foley Construction Corporation… Wayne and Lyn tirelessly supplied us with information, support and suggestions based on their experience and expertise. Because of their help, we had no need to hire an architect, which meant substantial savings for us. Just as Wayne predicted, our house was built in six months, despite major weather and bad ground obstacles (Our friends are amazed this beautiful home was completed in that amount of time)… As we look back, two excellent Foley features stick out in our minds: communication and the selection process. We received no less than weekly written correspondence from Wayne, in addition to almost daily informal interaction with someone involved with our home.
Michael B. McEnearney
I wanted to take this opportunity to commend all of the individuals of the W. M. Foley Construction Corporation for their work on my home and to describe the high standard of service and professionalism they have maintained throughout the entire process… Wayne… was an honest businessman who delivered what he promised, who was responsive to the concerns and requests for changes brought by his customers and who delivered a final product that was very high quality at a reasonable cost… Wayne worked closely with me in making extensive modifications to the original floor plan… Wayne suggested several modifications, based on his experience with prior homes, which I believe significantly improved the final product.
Dr. James and Pamela Jelinek
We are building a house that Foley Construction has built before… We met with Wayne Foley several times to adapt the floor plan to our needs. Suggestions were made by both parties on ways to improve the design so it would fit our family. Wayne was always receptive to our ideas for change and would work with us until we were all happy… Lyn has provided advice when we asked for it, told us when she thought something just wouldn’t work… Al always draws pictures for us when we begin to look confused to better illustrate the point he’s trying to make. Al is the on-site detail person and little escapes his attention… The actual construction phase has been a dream. We have absolutely no builder “horror” stories. Working with Foley Construction is truly like working with a big family. Everyone in the office knows who you are and goes out of their way to welcome and accommodate you. They deal with all the potential problems and all the paperwork involved in the bank draws… the highest praise we can give is that we would easily recommend Foley Construction to anyone with no reservations.
Betty and Donald Wallace
We encountered what we thought was a unique statement in his contract: ‘It is mutually agreed by all parties that this project will start, progress and end in a spirit of mutual cooperation and friendship’… The many varied selections in having a home custom built can be overwhelming, and certainly the expertise of Lyn Foley made this process easier than expected. Her spirit of cooperation in our many changes and indecisiveness has been outstanding. We changed selections time and again, and never did we feel uncomfortable doing so… We are indeed fortunate to be working with a small builder of quality custom homes. It has been a very close relationship with the entire staff, and we are looking forward to… a continuing spirit of mutual cooperation and friendship.
Patricia Y and David Alton Smith
We would enthusiastically recommend Wayne’s firm to anyone to design and construct a house. We have been extremely impressed with their professionalism, excellent design advice, and the obviously genuine pride they take in the quality of the homes they build. Wayne and his staff care as much or more than their customer about building a beautiful, quality constructed house… We had never built a house before, were more than a little nervous about taking the step… Wayne worked very hard and intensely for three weeks making extensive modifications to the plans… Wayne’s advice was excellent. He not only understands and can explain construction considerations, but he has an excellent sense of aesthetics, of what will look attractive and be effective from a design perspective… We have worked closely with Lyn Foley making the selections for our house. She as well as Wayne, Al Geserick, and the staff have offered excellent, practical advice-never being pushy… They have excellent judgement of what is economical, aesthetically effective, and good quality… We’re very excited about our house and extremely pleased to be working with W. M. Foley Construction Corporation.
Nancy and Dallas Simons
When we decided to remodel our home, there was only one builder we considered for the job. Someone we could trust to turn our wishes into reality: W. M. Foley Construction… We turned to them to finish our basement. That project went so smoothly that we made plans for a three-story addition when our growing family needed more space. Now that the addition is complete, we still remain friends and are very grateful for a job well done… We felt like part of a team working toward a common goal… Wayne and Lyn listened to our wishes and showed how everything could become a reality: financing, design decisions, choosing materials, and working within Reston’s covenants. During construction, they kept us aware of what to expect and when. Any questions or problems that cropped up have always been addressed promptly… Now as we enjoy the changes in our home, we appreciate having a builder that we trust… The value of our home is greatly enhanced, but most importantly we know we made the right decision when we chose our builder.
W. Scott Buswell, III
It has been over ten years since we first contacted Foley Construction Corporation to build an addition to our home in Vienna… Wayne Foley and his wife, Lyn, were so helpful and generous with their time and knowledge that we became friends in more than a business sense. When we then decided to purchase a lot and build a 7,000 square foot home in Great Fall, Virginia, we immediately turned to Foley Construction as someone with the integrity and skills we could trust. They made it possible for us to see the potential of the lot we eventually bought and advised us throughout the planning, design and implementation. Never being impatient with our many questions and various changes and personally making certain that the end result would be what we wanted, yet keeping the costs in line… After our Great Falls home was built, we returned to Foley Construction to finish out the basement, then to design and create the walk-out patio…
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