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3 Reasons Why Our Clients Choose Us: AV Architects + Builders

April 21st, 2024

By Sofia Alonso

4 min read


The journey to creating your ideal home is filled with potential pitfalls, from confusing processes and unexpected costs to outcomes that don't align with your vision. The complexity of building a custom home can often feel daunting, necessitating a builder who not only understands your vision but also transparently guides you through the process. Choosing the right builder for your dream home is a crucial decision that can shape your future living experience. 

At AV Architects + Builders, we distinguish ourselves by not just constructing houses, but by crafting bespoke living spaces that reflect the unique aspirations of each client. Our commitment to excellence is evident in every project. The transparency extends into our building process, which is designed to be straightforward and clear, ensuring that every client is fully informed and confident at every stage of their home-building journey.

What truly sets us apart is the personal touch we bring to every project. Each client’s journey is personally navigated by our CEO, Francisca Alonso, ensuring a single point of contact from the initial concept to the final touches. This personalized approach fosters a deep understanding and a bespoke building experience, ensuring that every detail reflects the client's desires and lifestyle needs.

In this article, we will explore in detail these three pillars — our product, our process, and our personal touch — that make AV Architects + Builders the preferred choice for creating dream homes that are as functional as they are beautiful. Join us as we uncover how these elements combine to not only meet but exceed our clients' expectations, helping them to create not just any home, but their dream home.

Our Product


Experiencing Our Craftsmanship Firsthand

At AV Architects + Builders, we believe in the importance of seeing and feeling the quality of a builder's work firsthand. Unlike other builders who may offer tours of model homes, we provide a more personal experience. Our co-founders, Francisca and Tony, open up their own residence, The Architect House, for private tours. This approach not only demonstrates our confidence in our work but also ensures that potential clients can witness the livability and craftsmanship of our homes as they are truly meant to be seen — lived in and loved.


The Architect House: A Model of Our Custom Capabilities

The Architect House is not just a home; it's a showcase of what we can do. As custom builders, we don't use one-size-fits-all solutions. Each corner of The Architect House reflects personalized design decisions, from innovative uses of space to meticulous details, all of which illustrate our commitment to quality and functionality.

Forest Villa Exterior Front Dusk JpegAV Architects + Builders, Virginia, The Hill House

Our Process


A Straightforward and Transparent Journey

One of the biggest hurdles in custom home building is the complexity and mystery often associated with the process. We've designed our workflow to be as transparent and straightforward as possible. From the initial design sketches to selecting materials and outlining the cost details, our process is laid out clearly for clients. This transparency ensures that there are no surprises, allowing our clients to feel secure and involved every step of the way.


Comprehensive Management from Start to Finish

Our team handles all aspects of the construction process, ensuring that every phase is managed with precision and attention to detail. By providing a clear cost breakdown and timeline upfront, we address one of the most common fears clients have: unexpected costs and extended timelines. This not only helps in building trust but also in maintaining a smooth and predictable project flow.


Our Personal Touch


Single Point of Contact

Unlike the typical experience with many construction firms where clients are shuffled between sales, design, and construction teams, AV Architects + Builders ensures a singular point of contact throughout the entire project. This model of continuity eliminates the frustration of repeated storytelling and the risks of miscommunication. It also builds a strong, personal relationship between the client and the builder.


Your Personal Guide: Francisca Alonso

Francisca, our CEO, takes pride in guiding each client personally from the initial Discovery Call to the exciting move-in day and beyond. Her role as your consistent guide through the process not only ensures accountability but also provides a personalized touch that is rare in the industry. This unique aspect of our service offers peace of mind and a personal connection that enhances the overall experience.

Team Photo w out A.L.

Choosing AV Architects + Builders for Your Custom Home

At AV Architects + Builders, we recognize that building your custom home is more than a construction project; it's the creation of your future living space, a sanctuary tailored to your unique lifestyle and aspirations. With over two decades of expertise in the Northern Virginia area, our commitment to crafting bespoke living spaces is evident in every project we undertake. Our approach ensures that from the initial concept to the final touches, every element of your home is meticulously planned and executed to meet the highest standards of quality and functionality.

What sets AV Architects + Builders apart is our holistic approach to building custom homes. We not only focus on delivering exceptional products but also provide a seamless and transparent process, enhanced by the personal touch of direct involvement from our CEO, Francisca Alonso. This combination ensures that each client’s journey is not just fulfilling but also enriching, as they see their visions come to life in ways that surpass their expectations. The trust and confidence we build with each client through this personalized journey underscore our dedication to not just meeting but exceeding the unique needs and desires of those we serve.

For those contemplating the journey to their dream home, the next step is to schedule a Discovery Call where you can speak directly with Francisca and get your questions answered. Let us guide you through the intricate process of home building with the assurance of transparency, quality, and a personalized touch. By choosing us, you are not just selecting a builder; you are partnering with a team of dedicated professionals committed to creating a home that reflects your personal taste and lifestyle while ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

AV Architects + Builders are more than just builders, we are partners in bringing your dream home into reality. Our foundational principles of crafting beautiful, functional, and personalized living spaces ensure that each home we create is a reflection of its owner’s dreams. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the nuances of custom home building, we are here to provide not just a house, but a home that stands as a testament to your aspirations and our shared vision. Reach out to us today to begin your journey toward creating a home that is as extraordinary as your vision for it.


9903 Georgetown Pike Suite 201
Great Falls, VA 22066
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