Homefront Insights is your home improvement contracting company.
Homefront Insights is a Maryland-based home remodeling contractor in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We provide custom home improvement services – kitchens, bathrooms, additions, drywall and painting, stonework – to homeowners. With 15 years of experience, Homefront Insights takes pride in every detail and approaches each remodeling project as if it was our own home.
Homefront Insights builds the very best gourmet and luxury kitchens with custom hardwood cabinetry, center islands, breakfast bars, backsplashes, countertops, and equipment.
The kitchen is no longer just a place for preparing food. It’s a room for socializing and entertaining.
You can gain more space in your existing home through an addition project. Additions can be major and minor. A first-floor addition may allow for an expansive new kitchen, sunroom, or family room.
Sometimes a modest bump-out combined with an interior reconfiguration can work miracles. Older homes in Maryland no longer meet the needs of modern families. But many people like you aren’t ready to pick up and move. Your love your neighborhood and value your investments!
A smooth, seamless finish in your home or business provides a more polished, professional look for painting and decorating. When you contact our experts for all your home improvement and remodeling needs, you are getting top-notch service from experienced technicians. Whether you’re constructing from the ground up, finishing a basement or room addition, renovating, or need repair and replacement services, call us today.
Homefront Insights is a premier home remodeling company in the Washington, DC area. We are a small family-owned contractor with a big heart and we strive to give you hands-on attention and first-rate service for your remodeling and repair projects.
Our collaborative approach begins with a client’s vision and brings together architects, specialized designers, field craftsmen, and a supporting back-office staff, to deliver extraordinary home remodeling designs.
When it is time for the home remodeling project to begin, our clients value a single point of contact. Homefront Insights manage subcontractors, monitor the budget and ensure that expectations are met.
We approach your project as if it were a project in our very own home. View the Homefront Insights portfolio for visual proof of our highest design standards.
Homefront Insights is owned and managed by Steve Jolles. Steve has more than 30 years experience in the construction and home remodeling industry.
Our Home Owners Say
We have used Homefront Insights for several jobs in our house over the past year or so and we will continue to call Steve for all our jobs in the future. You will not find a more conscientious contractor than Steve Jolles. Nor a company with better prices.
The first work we had them do was repair work in our basement from flooding caused by a broken water pipe. The job included drywall, painting, all new tile flooring, and completely remodeling a full bathroom. The tile work in the bathroom and the whole basement floor was exceptional!
The second job we used them for was replacing windows across the front of our house. The price of the windows was competitive and the work was done well.
We also had Homefront Insights remodel two full bathrooms on the second floor. They gutted the bathrooms and redid them completely—even replacing one of the bathtubs with a beautiful glass enclosed shower . For this remodeling job Steve spent 31/2 hours with me at the Tile Shop helping me choose all of the wall, floor and decorative tiles for both bathrooms—making sure it was the right tile, that I got a fair price, etc etc. How many contractors would spend their Monday evening doing that?
Any time we have questions or concerns, Steve comes right over to work it out and never gets defensive or blames anyone else—even when the concern or question was not his fault!
I can not recommend Homefront Insights enough. WE plan on using Steve for many yeas to come!
TERI H. - GAITHERSBURG, MD
Can’t say enough regarding the communication and working with the owner (Steve). I found Homefront Insights through YELP simply because of the reviews. My office is 900 miles from a project we are working on there in Gaithersburg. The work he did for us was outside (for the city) and he stayed in touch with me very regularly during the project – even letting me know of any possible upcoming weather delays in order for me to update the city. Even during the “down time” we had waiting on some approval processes with the city, Steve reached out to me by phone or email to follow up to make sure nothing was waiting on him. Steve and his crew jumped right into the work as soon as the “approval” came in from the city. Before and After pics were sent and Steve and his guys were all over the work in order to make sure what was asked of them was done as asked.
It was great to have no worries from 900 miles away. Talking with Steve you know right there he is on top of things. If something comes up out of the blue you will know about it asap. There was ZERO worries working with Steve. I work with hundreds of other subcontractors nationwide who are constantly having to follow up on asking questions for literally everything to make sure things were done. This isn’t the case with Steve and his crew!
Great to work with! So what are you waiting on…. CALL HOMEFRONT INSIGHTS AlREADY!!!!
Superior customer service. The owner was on top of things, making sure my tenants and I were pleased with the work. I highly recommend Homefront Insight’s services.
HAROLD B. - WASHINGTON, DC
Steve Jolles and the entire Homefront Insights team is fantastic to work with! It so hard these days to find a contractor that still has the key qualities I look for – honesty, fair prices, quality workmanship and consultative approach. Homefront is the only organization I’ve found locally that embodies all of these important qualities! His first job with us was to repair issues we were having with our flooring. Steve and his team took time to explain everything they were doing and why to us. This was a situation similar to another reviewer where we weren’t sure what we would uncover as the reason for the issue since we have wall to wall carpeting so we understood from the outset that Steve’s quote was based on best case scenario but he really worked extremely hard to keep his quote accurate in spite of some unforeseen issues. The other thing that impressed me so much about Homefront is that Steve has experts each with their own individual expertise working to ensure the best job is done. In our case, we had both carpeting professionals and construction professionals working together to not only ensure the flooring and subflooring was fixed but then brought in a professional carpet layer to make sure everything back even better than before! (Our carpeting had begun to develop some ‘lumps’ which were taken care of also – icing on the cake).
If you are looking for an honest, no pressure, do what they say, fair priced contractor….Homefront Insights is really the only choice I know of in the area!
Thanks again to the whole Home fronts team and we are looking forward to continuing to work with you to improve our home!
J.N. - GERMANTOWN, MD
Steve Jolles and his crew did a fine job on some emergency and non-emergency repair work on our home. The emergency work involved water leaking in intermittently which then damaged a portion of an upper story bedroom ceiling. Steve made the estimate with the understanding costs could increase as we did not know the source of the leak. That was well established beforehand and the time for repair was therefore not certain as we did not know what was “hiding in the attic” as it were.
Once the cause was determined, a plan was swiftly put into place by Steve and the necessary tools, supplies and equipment were procured (a cherry picker, no less!). The repair was done swiftly and while his fellow, Caesar, was elevated Steve was kind enough to do some caulking around the windows on that side as they are unreachable without access to such machine.
His drywaller/painter, Carlos, went to work inside the house, fixing the ceiling and painting. The man is a marvel and is able to make clean edges without the use of tape. That room had a special finish on the walls and he was able to handle that as well.
The rest of the work in the home was routine drywall repair and painting. Carlos did a fine job and any detriment is not his fault but simply a difference between old paint and new paint. Any further work decision was mine to make and Steve assured me if I ever wanted more done he’d be happy to come back and do more.
As has been noted on other reviews, Steve is adamant his team fully clean up after themselves. Steve does not tolerate his workers leaving behind any mess whatsoever and he inspected everything and was present for most of the time during the work.
I found Steve to be pleasant to work with, accommodating to schedule, have reasonable prices and was completely true to his every word.
I realize 5-star reviews, especially if there are a number of them (and only 5-star) may seem suspicious. Homefront Insights deserves this review and as long as Steve is at the helm, such service norms will continue.
RICHARD H. - GERMANTOWN, MD
Steve and company have done work at my current house as well as my previous house. The quality of work has been great and the prices fair. Steve has been receptive to my needs and never pressured me into any decisions, and in fact was very patient with me to (finally) make up my mind on a few jobs. Something else Steve has done on a number of occasions is offer me general house maintenance suggestions for things he has noticed while at the house. Most are not items he is looking to sell me work – he offers me suggestions for DIY jobs to help save me money. I very much recommend Homefront Insights as a home improvement contractor not just because of their finished product but for the way they treat their customers throughout the process.
J. R. - SILVER SPRING, MD
Steve Jolles and his team are simply amazing. Nice to work with, clean on the job and produced professional results, as expected, on my bath room remodel. The final amount came in well under budget and under any other reasonable bidder. Steve is responsive and has helped me in a pinch on a Sunday with an emergency plumbing job and and unbelievable price. Can’t say enough great things about my experience with Steve and his team.
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