I simply cannot say enough nice things about the people at Carnemark. There is a professionalism and commitment to customer service that is simply the best I have ever experienced.
CARNEMARK creates design + build solutions that flow - meeting practical needs in contemporary life through a client-responsive and environmentally sensitive process. Read more
Since 1987, Washington DC-area clients have enjoyed the award-winning combination of function and beauty we've helped bring home.
Guildmaster Award Winner
2009 Guildmaster With Highest Distinction
2010 Guildmaster With Distinction
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
U.S. Green Building Council
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Green Building Institute
2008 CotY Awards
Professional Remodeler Best of the Best Design Award
2009 CotY Awards
Remodeling Magazine - Remodeling 550
Professional Remodeler - Remodeler of the Year
2010 CotY Award
In 1987, Jonas Carnemark founded a company to realize his creative goal: to bring home remodeling dreams to life-with both beauty and purpose.
He grew a 17-person design/build firm where devotion to the clean lines of modern design flows easily alongside attention to comfort. Where form and function-and service and integrity-co-exist naturally.
Homeowners across the Washington metro area and nationally have celebrated the company's results. Regularly honored as a top designer and builder, Carnemark has been a guest on such television shows as Good Morning America to the Food Network's Ultimate Kitchens.
Carnemark was born in Sweden and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, in a family where art mattered-his grandfather owned a modernist gallery in Sweden. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in physics and engineering. In work ranging from environmental design and solar installation in California to carpentry on historic preservation projects in Washington, he sharpened his practical training.
Throughout the years, his firm has renovated and restored some of Washington's oldest properties and helped define modern residential design as well as design/build as an industry. Always a pioneer, Carnemark penned the firm's sustainable mission in 1997 and has applied sustainable design to projects for more than a decade.
A Certified Remodeler (CR) and Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Carnemark also serves as a voice for the profession, leading discussions, giving lectures and writing for industry periodicals. A regular speaker at both local and national home shows, he advises other growing companies on strategies for success. Education doesn't stop there-the entire Carnemark team is constantly involved in the pursuit of best practices through classes, conferences and participation in Remodelers Advantage, an industry peer-review group.
Although word of mouth provides a steady source of work for CARNEMARK, many have learned about the firm through local and national mentions in the media. But not every project is the right fit. CARNEMARK chooses projects that challenge: whole-house renovations and additions as well as kitchens, baths, home offices and media rooms. A unifying element is making every space useful and beautiful. And the ultimate effect is making every space joyful.
Using a carefully crafted design/build process, where balancing budget and desire lead to award-winning creations, the CARNEMARK team continually earns the trust and loyalty of clients. So much so that they keep coming back for more remodeling or just to stay in touch. "We love CARNEMARK" was an often-heard client comment at a recent company party.
Jonas lives with his wife and three daughters, an orange dog, a mischievous cat, and a funny-looking border collie in a mid-century contemporary. In his downtime, Jonas skis (extreme whenever possible) and plays guitar for HusBand, a funk/dance band that regularly records in his at-home studio.
I have worked with a lot of architects and contractors, both at work and at my home, and I have never met any company as professional and pleasant as all the people at Carnemark. They keep their commitments and time schedulew. We have a large job with them, and they are on-schedule, and keep us well-informed as to progress. Their detailed finish schedules and weekly meetings keep everyone on-track so that the job can finish on time.
Yes. Having had projects done by other reputable architects and contractors (on my house) I was truly amazed as well as pleased by how much better (and nicer!) Carnemark is. Your skill, courtesy and organization are a winning combination.
Yes, Michael S is a wonderful designer, and Frank managed and accomplished the even harder task of implementing the designs and overcoming all problems. Their teamwork, organization, and leadership throughout the project were most impressive.
We asked Carnemark not merely to update our space, but to transform it. They did so. It designed to meet our needs and wants and the limitations of the space, and gave us a more open, comfortable, and efficient living area.
Their greatest strength is execution.
Extremely pleased with the quality of the work performed on this job and their previous work for us. Highly professional and conscientious, both in the design phase and in construction. Would gladly recommend them to others.
We would work with them again as well.
Very high level of service and professionalism-which is what we expect and why we worked with them.
Very high quality of workmanship and attention to detail. Excellent execution overall.
Frank Sis and Mike Stehlik did excellent work. They are talented, professional and really nice guys.
Weekly meetings with Michael Stehlik, Rusty (on-site PM) and Andy have been quite helpful in ensuring effective communication. Rusty is also good about asking questions in between our weekly meetings when needed to make sure things are done as we would like.
Carnemark delivers a very good quality, professional and on time project. All workers were very good, qualified and friendly professionals. I would recommend any of them individually.
The final product is just what we wanted and it has been a pleasure using the kitchen and showing it off.
An excellent crew. We only had very good experiences with all that worked and work here. Couldn't be more pleased with everybody.
A superb cleaning job! Not only at our place, but around the hallways of the building. Neighbors are pleased!
We were happy that Carnemark was familiar with many of the newer, more environmentally friendly building products.
Carnemark had many materials in their office that we used in making selections. They also bought materials to our home during construction to help us when we had to make decisions.
I particularly appreciated all the efforts to keep the job site clean and the thoughtfulness and consideration everyone showed to the residents of our floor and building.
Our project was finished on time and on budget. We're very happy with the result. The hallmark of the company is integrity.
It was exceptionally efficient.
We have been deeply impressed by Carnemark's professionalism from the earliest design and contractual standpoint. The comparison between them and other contractors we have previously dealt with is night and day. Their follow-up and attention to detail is truly one-of-a kind. This attitude also extends to their subcontractors as well.Mike Stehlik deserves special mention. He created a truly magnificent project design and his committment and continued involvement with the project during the implementation has been extremely impressive. Paul Huebner's responsiveness and tenacity are also worthy of note. The entire work crew, starting with Gordon and Jason, is always polite, attentive and helpful.
None at the moment, but would go back to Carnemark if we decide to do additional work..
We have very much enjoyed working with Carnemark's employees. They are always ready to listen and fix or change anything to ensure client satisfaction.
Yes, and I will use Carnemark again!
This is a top drawer firm - they sweat the details and follow through on them and not a day is wasted. Having an onsite Carnemark representative throughout the entire project to manage all the details and subcontractors is particularly helpful.
As a GuildQuality Guildmember, CARNEMARK design + build relies on our customer surveying to help them deliver an exceptional customer experience.
We have surveyed customers on behalf of CARNEMARK design + build in Washington, DC; Bethesda, MD; Chevy Chase, MD; Potomac, MD; Falls Church, VA; Mclean, VA; Silver Spring, MD; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Potomac Falls, VA; and 9 other cities in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland.
In this report, CARNEMARK design + build has published a summary of the customer feedback they've received since they joined GuildQuality in May 2006. In that time, 104 out of 134 customers (78%) responded to a GuildQuality satisfaction survey, with the most recent response in March 2013.
CARNEMARK design + build received feedback from a customer in Great Falls, VA.
CARNEMARK design + build received feedback from a customer in Potomac, MD.
CARNEMARK design + build received feedback from a customer in Bethesda, MD.
CARNEMARK design + build received feedback from a customer in Arlington, VA.
CARNEMARK design + build received feedback from a customer in Washington, DC.