From the Desk of Valerie Burke
“I wanted to say I absolutely adore your work. Every day I drive through Clifton and see your beautiful new design near Fairfax station. You have a vision that really brings Mediterranean and French styles to Northern Virginia. It’s so rare and unique…Your work is truly special. Thank you for bringing beauty to NOVA!”
— Valerie Burke
From the desk of Faizan Khan Centreville, VA
“The house is beautiful. There is no builder in a 200 mile radius of Northern Virginia that builds homes like you do. Quality of the work you produce has surpassed any other I have seen. If I were to build another home tomorrow, I would not hesitate for a second to call you.”
— Faizan Khan
From the desk of Julia Li McLean, VA
“Hope everything will be great for you. It is still the most transparent model out there and enables homeowners to be creative at the same time… hopefully other customers can see that as well.”
From New Home Owner Dr. Alex Beyene, Fairfax Station
“Hi Mr. Botero, I hope all is well with you. Indeed we are enjoying the new house. It is well designed and built. You should be proud of your work.”
— Dr. Alex Beyene
From Valerie Burke of Keller Williams
“My name is Valerie Burke. I am reaching out to you because I absolutely love your homes. I drive by this particular house on Clifton road all the time, and I noticed you built and designed it. I really like how you are bringing a unique Mediterranean and French look to Northern Virginia. There is nothing else like it around here.
I grew up in Northern Virginia and love it here.
Thank you for your time, it is valuable.” — Valerie Burke
From the desk of Waseem Haider
“Thanks for your guidance and help all the way. You are a great man. I thank God that you are building our home.” — Waseem Haider
Testimonials by Clients of Botero Homes
Dear Friends at Botero Homes:
Pauline and I, together with our twin daughters, Sophia and Delphia, want to thank you for building our beautiful home located at 840 Saigon Road in McLean. We are very satisfied with the design and quality of the house and are very impressed with the services your company has given us.
Building a custom home was a big, yet difficult decision for us. It could also be risky as the project involves a lot of work. Today, six months after we moved into our dream home, we are really glad that we made the right decision to select Botero Homes to be our builder. When we first met, you told us you would do everything to make the process a relaxing and fun journey. You actually did! We enjoyed every stage of the process and were very relaxed to see our dream coming true step by step! In addition, you made the process very transparent to us so that we knew every progress and budget in detail.
Not only did you complete the construction with our total satisfaction, you also completed the house within the budget. It was so important for us to keep the project within the budget in today’s economic circumstance. Comparing the price of our house with similar houses on the market in our neighborhood, we found we had saved at least 40%! The saving in money clearly marks the success of the project for both of us.
During our house construction, I wrote my story with Botero Homes on my blog and posted our story in the Chinese community website. The 24 series of blogs attracted tens of thousands of readers and many of my blog readers began to consider taking the same journey as I did. You also made me famous in the Chinese community. Thank you!
We believe you have a successful business model and a great team. We wish you success in the future.
The Huang Family
Dear Mr. Botero,
On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank you for building a beautiful home for us. We interviewed many builders and selected you because we thought you could build exactly what we wanted, the transparency and costs involved in the process, and your wonderful team. Time and again, we found each of these to be true and reinforced during construction. Let me briefly discuss each one.
First, from the time we met you and your team, we knew that you will truly build our home our way. You and the others on your team made sure we were happy with every corner, finish, and detail of our house. You did not blink when we needed to move a wall (or two) or decided to add a swimming pool. You truly made sure that our home was built our way!
Second, I appreciated the transparency involved in the process. From day one, Felipe made sure we knew exactly what we were putting into the house and how much it would cost. He made sure that we had access to all the invoices to the extent we wanted to see them and was always available to discuss costs and budget issues. He made sure that we were happy and staying within budget.
Finally, I cannot say enough about your team. It starts with you. You were always there when we needed you. You answered every email, returned every phone call, and were available when we wanted to talk or meet with you. I do not know of any builder that does that. I believe the others at Botero Homes, including Ken, Felipe, and Claudia, have the same attitude, i.e., make sure you are there for your clients and that they are happy. Ken is a true genius when it comes to designing and envisioning things; Felipe is a true gentleman and totally customer oriented; and Claudia always made us feel welcome whenever we visited Botero Homes. I got to know each member of your team and feel that you are all family.
In short, we love our home. Thanks again for building such a great home. I wish you all the success for many years to come!
With Best Regards,
Botero Homes LLC receives 2013 Virginia Excellence Award
December 3rd, 2013 – Botero Homes LLC has been selected for the 2013 Virginia Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).
Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small business through service to their customers and community. Small business of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Virginia is renowned for.
Botero Homes LLC has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by SBIEC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Virginia.
(signed) Margaret Trudle
Botero Accumulates 14 Awards
Testimonial by the Panel of Judges that Selected Botero Homes to Receive the “Monument Award” as “Best of the Best” Luxury Builder in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. for 4 Consecutive Years
When reviewing Botero Homes you find that some are French, other English, some traditional, and others a fusion between traditional and contemporary. All of them are designed to satisfy all space needs. Details have been elaborated in all floors, graced by embassy-sized rooms, ten-foot ceilings, unique architectural elements, a fully equipped home theater, a bar, a recreation room, a pool, a port de cochere, a cherry wood-paneled library and cutting-edge technology. Meticulous attention to detail has yielded luxurious crown moldings, sumptuous baths and an abundance of custom accouterments. The master bedroom features a whirlpool tub, a separate massage shower, a beautiful sitting room with fireplace, an exercise room, and a bonus room. Spare bedrooms showcase walk-in closets with their own bathrooms. The Deluxe-Gourmet kitchens feature top of the line appliances, granite countertops and an open floor plan.
These elegant homes provide space, serenity and grace. Every aspect of comfort, convenience and luxury was thoughtfully incorporated into these refined residences. Each one, at different cost levels, are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that offers luxurious living in grand style. There is more than ample space for family and entertaining.
Botero Homes designs homes with magnificent architecture and uses the finest materials to not only produce quality homes, but rather a work of art.
Botero Accumulates 14 Awards
From the Desk of Tami Azimi
I want to take time to thank you for the great experience we had in working with you as a homebuilder. We knew you were the one from the moment we interviewed you as a potential builder. My husband and I immediately felt like family after our first meeting. We followed our hearts and chose to build a relationship with you. You were an educated builder with much integrity and honesty. As time went on, our evaluation proved accurate time and time again.
While those were the most important values to us, your added ability to envision what was possible when we were just verbalizing an interest in a Mediterranean style home. Your attention to every detail was most admirable. You took our project as if it was your own home and we very much admired that. You were open to new ideas and exposed us to a wealth of knowledge. We appreciate how hard you tried to find the best deals around while trying to stay within our budget and taste. The countless meetings, emails and visits you engaged in with us was above and beyond what I would think a builder’s job should be.
I would also like to call attention to your staff. They are all courteous, friendly and extremely conscientious. Specifically, your Project Manager/Architect Ken Ramirez was key in the success of the construction process. He was always punctual and also took our project on as if it were his own. He continued to ask questions and ensure that we were satisfied every step of the way. Even all of your subs were most courteous and ready to go out of their way any time necessary.
To sum it up, you held our hand every step of the way and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. We have received many compliments on our home and we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to working with you again in the future and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family.
With Kindest Regards,
From the Desk of Tami Azimi Fairfax Station, VA
From the Desk of Kuldeep & Reena Grover
Thank you very much for sharing this (occupancy Permit) with us. It has been an amazing journey for us for the last two years since we decided to have this home built for us. There were a lot of ups and downs during this journey, but then this is expected in a project of this size. As long as we reached the destination successfully, and we achieved the desired result, the bumps along the way make it all worthwhile.
Let me take this opportunity to also thank you and the entire staff for a job well done. Felipe, Ken, Claudia and Isa were all wonderful. It takes a team to do this and we all became one team to accomplish what we set out to do. We are now looking forward to moving in and enjoying the home.
From the Desk of Kuldeep & Reena Grover Fairfax, VA
(1 Year After Moving into Custom-Built House)
From the Desk of Kuldeep & Reena Grover
It seems like a long time since we moved into our new home at the end of June 2013. We are still settling down, but we have been enjoying every stage. So, though somewhat late, I am taking this opportunity to put down some of our thoughts.
It took us about a year to make a decision to build a home for ourselves, do the initial plan design, and crystallize our thoughts into what we wanted exactly. Then started the search for a reputed builder who could put our thoughts into action and build us the dream house that we wanted. This was very difficult because we wanted a very contemporary home, and there are not many builders in this area who can do this. After interviewing and researching many builders, we finally settled on Botero Homes, and looking back, that was the best decision. You have been able to build and deliver to us the exact custom home that we had planned for ourselves.
There are many “custom builders”, but when we looked them up close, we realized they were very limited in their capabilities, or had many restrictions. You have been able to provide us an excellent quality of construction, with the options we desired, and with a lot of cooperation throughout the process. Thank you so much again.
When we started out on the project, we expected difficulties and we had many of them. However, our great working relationship with you, Felipe, Ken, Claudia and the rest of the crew helped resolve these to our mutual satisfaction so that the construction continued at the fast pace that was needed to complete the project within the desired time frame. You have a great team and should be very proud of them.
All in all, the biggest compliment Reena and I can give you is that if we were to start from scratch again, we would again choose you to build our home. Thank you again for all your assistance, patience and expertise in helping us build our dream home.
From the Desk of Kuldeep & Reena Grover Fairfax, VA