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"Matchmaker for homeowners and renovation experts"

"Sweeten is disrupting the home renovation experience"

"An invaluable service that matches renovators with general contractors"

"Through Sweeten, home renovation is now more personable, efficient, and clear"

Washington DC service area

  • Arlington County
  • Fairfax County
  • Fredrick County
  • Montgomery County
  • Washington County

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Why Sweeten is unique


Curated General Contractors

We select our contractors for experience, work quality, customer reviews, and all required licensing.


Personalized Matching

You’ll be matched with a selection of contractors based on location, budget, expertise and experience with projects like yours.


Competitive Bidding Process

You’ll get 3-5 competing estimates, so you can make an informed choice — we’ll even help you compare your bids on a free call.


Guidance and Support

We’re experts in renovating, here to answer your questions, help you compare bids, and hire the best contractor.


Secure Payments

You can pay your contractor safely and easily, through Sweeten Secure Pay — powered by the most trusted banking partners in the business.


Free Tools & Service

You’ll save time and money, and feel supported throughout your hiring and remodeling journey with Sweeten by your side, for free!

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Featured reviews

  • “They were fantastic to work with! Our contractor had great ideas and her construction crew were so friendly, courteous and excellent at dealing with problems that arose—while still completing the project on time. Every day they left the construction area tidy. Plus I have a puppy who they graciously allowed to come visit every morning and randomly throughout the day to check progress! An excellent experience that took 3.5 weeks but ultimately felt like no time with how easy and unstressful it was.”

    Nicole T., Arlington, VA
  • “Sweeten found us the dream contractor for our project!”

    Ray M., Dupont Circle, Washington DC
  • “I had hit a lot of walls when comparing quotes and seeking a contractor prior to Sweeten. Without finding their page, this renovation may still be incomplete.”

    Brandi F., Rockville, MD
  • “This contractor made a nightmare situation for me so easy to navigate and rectify. From planning and coordinating with the Project Manager to working with the contractor and company for the actual remodel, I couldn’t have been more satisfied. Great communication, very responsive, and well knowledgeable. Great work, done with attentiveness and care. A+ all around, would recommend!!! Sweeten was a breeze to work with as well. So glad they matched me with a contractor who turned out to be exactly who I needed for the job!”

    Marcus S., Congress Heights, Washington DC
  • “I don’t think we would have found our contractor without Sweeten and he was a perfect fit for our project. The work was high-quality, the workers very professional, and the communication excellent (and rapid—our phone calls/emails/texts always were responded to in minutes). Everything was done with great care and, where appropriate, creatively. The results exceed our high expectations. Next time we need a contractor, he will be my first and only call.”

    Ezekiel H., Dupont Circle

What is a general contractor?

General contractors in Washington DC are in charge of managing all aspects of a major remodeling project. They supervise all planning and permitting, and oversee demolition and construction with their team that includes project managers and subcontractors. If the scope necessitates the expertise of architects or designers, your contractor will coordinate with them. They will also bring on expediters or engineers if a structural or procedural issue arises.

Experienced firms will know how to work with your board or HOA to get necessary approvals for a remodeling project, which is a typical delay during the early stages. Working with a Sweeten general contractor in DC will move your project from beginning to completion delivering quality results on time and within budget. Read more below on the process and costs to remodel:

Hiring the right firm for your renovation project is important to ensure that you complete it on time and within budget. Typical projects popular in this area include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and whole home remodels. To avoid mishaps, choose a professional who is licensed and insured to do work in your neighborhood. They should have experience with a scope like yours in your area so they are familiar with local codes and regulations. The first step to hiring your GC is to have a select group of firms scheduled for site visits and estimates. Post your project on Sweeten to be connected with general contractors in Washington DC.

How does Sweeten connect me with the top general contractors for my Washington DC remodeling project?

Finding the right professional for your project can be imposing. When selecting an experienced team, it’s important to consider factors such as their past work on similar projects like yours, their estimated budget, and the building type you live in. Take note on how they communicate and express their professionalism, so you know the type of business partnership you can expect during your renovation journey. We execute thorough contractor vetting guidelines and have established a strong network of the best local general contractors in Washington DC. So, post your home improvement project on Sweeten and work with a select set of GCs which:

  • are licensed, insured, and vetted
  • have experience with renovations like yours
  • do work in your city, town, or neighborhood
  • are already interested in your project based on its budget and scope
  • guarantee their work

Read more about how Sweeten works.

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