Testimonials & Awards


We're proud to have exceeded the expectations of many wonderful customers.

“We wish to thank you so much for the magnificent job you did in designing and constructing our new home. The uniformly rave reviews that we have received from our diverse group of friends possessing widely varying aesthetic and architectural tastes serve to confirm our views that the home is both beautiful and sounded constructed. Kudos to you and the team of contractors and subcontractors that you assembled for completing the work in timely fashion and within our budgetary parameters.

We were especially pleased by the collaborative process in which we all engaged to produce the final product. You worked extremely collegially with the architect and with us to develop and finalize the design of the house.

You exhibited great patience and did your best to accommodate our wishes, all while providing wise guidance.

The final product, featuring a wonderful sense of openness, space and light, is exactly the feeling that we hoped to achieve when we first contemplated building a house from scratch.

We also are grateful for the completely cooperative and responsive attitude you have demonstrated following completion of construction. You have addressed efficiently and with absolutely minimal disruption each of the issues that we have identified. Happily, none of them was major.

We would be happy to serve as references for R&R. You have proven the value in selecting a small, nimble and attentive company to construct custom homes.

Thank you once again for being our builder and becoming our friends.”

Larry & Jana - Bethesda

“R&R Custom Homes was invaluable to us in so many ways. They handled the entire process – found a home in our desired location, designed and built a major renovation, and even sold our former home for us. We are very happy with our beautiful home and with R&R.”

Gary & Dana Williams – Bethesda
University of Maryland Basketball Coach

“R&R Custom Homes did a fantastic job with our kitchen and bath remodel. Rick and Ray’s professionalism, attention to detail, and timeliness created a great experience for our family. Their creativity produced a final product far beyond our expectations. We would use them again and have recommended them to friends and family.”

David & Amanda – Arlington

“My experience with R&R was outstanding! Both Ray and Rick guided me through the complexities that always arise when one is building in a “tear down/infill“ situation and kept a very open line of communication with me. Furthermore, their attention to detail as well as their feedback on my homes’ selections was both invaluable and spot on! I would most certainly recommend them to any of my friends or family-in fact, I have already done so.”

David – Bethesda
National Homebuilder Executive

“R&R Custom Homes built us our "dream home" and it was everything a custom home project should be. After two prior custom experiences we were very tentative about building again, but Rick, Ray and their team made this a delightful process. They were always open to our preferences and communicated with us every step of the way. Their subcontractors were top professionals and made our budgets workable. More importantly, they were always available, honest, and their passion for home building was obvious and reflected in our finished product. They have made us a believer in the possibility of building your dream home without any regrets!"

Todd & Sharon – Bethesda

“What a wonderful job! Peggy and I want to thank you for the skilled craftsmanship performed on our renovation/addition. We are very happy…actually we absolutely love it and wonder why we did not build sooner. Everyone’s first reaction upon walking into the new room is ‘wow’!

Please pass along out thanks to your team. They were fantastic. They spent so much time with us making sure the job was done to our satisfaction. Your team of professionals showed up on time and the project was completed as scheduled.”

Mo & Peggy – Gaithersburg

“Thanks for making our home even more beautiful.”

Amy – Chevy Chase

“After more than a year of searching, looking at new homes, old homes and remodeled homes, we found exactly the home we were looking for built by Alliance Homes [now R&R Custom Homes]. We were immediately drawn to all of the beautiful woodwork throughout the home and especially appreciated the obvious attention paid to all the minute details. From the coffered ceilings to the crown molding throughout, to the unique arched windows that showcase the front of the house, to wonderful but not obvious built-ins in just the right locations, we saw something special around every corner. It is a beautiful yet livable home where we immediately felt comfortable this was the home in which to raise our family. In particular, we were drawn to the beautiful dark wood floors, an exquisite kitchen, and a layout that flows comfortably throughout the home.

After living in our home for 6 months, we have an even greater appreciation of the quality of construction and the attention to detail that went into it. One small, but telling, example – when we had the windows measured for installation of window treatments, a third party professional informed us that all of the windows measured exactly the same…a rare sign of excellent construction and quality craftsmanship.

This home struck the perfect balance for us in that we have been able to entertain large crowds, and also focus on the more usable space for just our small family.

Importantly for us, the professionals at Alliance Homes understood the hectic schedules of two working professionals and were flexible in answering questions, reviewing progress, and accommodating suggestions according to the needs of our schedules. As a result of their flexibility and hard work, they completed our home ahead of schedule and on budget.

We know we will be in this home for the rest of our lives and offer a special thanks to Alliance Homes for building such a beautiful house that is now our home.”

Amy & Mike – Chevy Chase

“Working directly with the Owner gave us a great sense of comfort that we made the right decision.”

Elizabeth – Bethesda

“We’ve done three projects with Rick over the years, and have been delighted each time with their professionalism and attention to detail.”

Bill – Washington, DC

“It was a pleasure to work with Rick Sullivan. He and his company are extremely talented, professional and diligent. We highly recommend them.”

Agnes & Daniel - Potomac

"We entered this endeavor without any experience in home remodeling and with little vision of what we ultimately wanted, but working with Rick Sullivan and Ray Sobrino was a terrific experience and they guided us superbly throughout the entire process."

Kimberly & Ryan - Bethesda



Our peers admire our work as well:
  • 2012 Gold Award – Best Custom Addition
  • 2012 Silver Award – Best Transitional Custom Home
  • 2011 Gold Award - Best Custom Home 5,000 - 7,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 2010 Great American Living Awards - Best Custom Home
  • 2010 Gold Award - Best Custom Home 5,000 - 7,500 Sq. Ft.
  • 2010 Gold Award - Best Partial House Renovation
  • 2009 Best in Show Custom Home
  • Home Builders Association Builder of the Year (multiple years)
  • Finest For Family Living (multiple years)
  • Monument (multiple years)
  • Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (multiple years)
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Service to Home Building Industry