"We rate you as excellent in every category on the project evaluation."

You want the best for your family and home. We strive to be the best and most knowledgeable residential designers and remodelers and dedicate our efforts so that every remodeling project is evaluated with the same high rating as that given by the Smith-Jacobs family.

Our commitment to excellence has led us to be one of the most acclaimed, experienced and customer-focused remodeling companies in the region.

We believe that our role is to serve you through fine design, quality craftsmanship, clear communication, efficient project management, and superb customer service.

All of the design and construction services you need for any residential remodeling project are here. We are a full-service design/build company, serving northern Virginia and the greater metro Washington, D.C. area. Read more about our design/build services.

Whether you are planning to turn your house into a dream home or thinking of remodeling just one room, we have the expertise you need.

  • Whole house remodeling
  • Additions
  • Custom kitchens
  • Bath remodeling
  • Master bedroom suites
  • Attics and basements
  • Historic renovations
  • Landscape architecture
  • Green Building

We have been honored with awards from such organizations as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), including CotY Competition Awards, and by the Southern Builders Association and Qualified Remodeler Magazine. While you can view all of our honors at Awards and Certifications, below is a partial list:

2006 Crysalis
Best Design/Build Addition

2005 Contractor of the Year
Best Residential Kitchen
Best Residential Addition

2004 Contractor of the Year
Best Residential Interior
Best Residential Kitchen

2003 Contractor of the Year
Best Whole House Remodel

2002 Contractor of the Year
Best Whole House Remodel

2002 Top 500 USA Remodelers
Best Outdoor Living Project

2002 Master Design Award
Best Outdoor Living Project
Best of Room Addition

2002 Chrysalis Award
Best Addition

2001 Contractor of the Year
Best Residential Addition
Best Residential Exterior

2000 Chrysalis Award
Best Historic Renovation

Bringing Dreams to Life Since 1984

SEI Design/Build was formed in 1984 with a showroom/ office in Bethesda, MD and then expanded to an additional showroom/office warehouse in Fairfax, VA. The majority of projects in the early years were sunroom additions. Satisfied clients began to request additional remodeling services such as kitchens, baths, master suites, etc.

Steve assembled a team of experts to meet the needs for virtually every type of remodeling project, including historic restorations. Even designs created by our own architects (under Steve Perlik's direction), are services we offer.

Furthermore, Steve combined this full-service approach with a more advance project management system to be a more progressive design/build company. We’re known for forging excellent communications with clients and taking a lead role as pro-active project managers.

Our architectural design work, materials selections, and craftsmanship are to the finest quality.

Client referrals have and continue to drive our growth. Whether a friend or neighbor referred us, or you found us on a search engine, we look forward to learning more about your remodeling dream and to telling you more about how we will make it a reality.

Contact us today for more information. Call 703-641-5866.

Family room addition open to the remodeled kitchen was added to this home as part of a whole house remodel in Arlington, VA.

Remodeled kitchen opens to a sunroom addition in this home in Oakton, Virginia