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"The Dowell company created a beautiful lighted cabinet for display of our pottery and glass collection. The cabinet exceeds our expectations. The Dowell craftsman and woman were meticulous in their installation of the case, carefully fitting it into a very odd-shaped space. Every detail of the design and installation was carefully addressed and they cheerfully put in the extra time required because of the idiosyncrasies of our space. We would enthusiastically recommend them for any cabinet, library or similar design and installation."

~Joseph C. 

"Robert is an expert craftsman and it shows in every detail of his woodworking!"

-Jeffrey C.


Project Price: $10,000 - $49,999


    "Mr. Dowell has earned our highest recommendation as an outstanding master craftsman, a contractor of high integrity, and a very nice man to boot. We first worked with Robert about 15 years ago to develop plans for extensive built-ins for our library, when our project was derailed by a major home disaster. When we finally got back around to our plans for the library just recently, the first place we went was Mr. Dowell. He not only remembered us, he had saved the plans and we were able to move ahead with the very elegant and functional project he developed for us over a decade ago. He had done built-ins for others in our neighborhood, so we had excellent references. But to be sure, we did check with others on price and quality, and overall his prices were not only highly competitive, but the quality of his work was better than many other highly respected cabinet manufacturers. Don’t expect a rush job – Mr. Dowell takes his time and does it right, and the result for us was simply outstanding. This caliber of work is virtually unseen today. We not only don’t have any complaints, I just wish I could find a craftsman of his caliber every time I needed work at the house. He is superb, and we will seek to use him again on a couple of other projects we have in mind, and are happy to serve as a reference."


Andrew P.


Robert and Lizzie are true craftsmen and artisans who produce the highest quality furniture and cabinets that you can find. I design museum galleries and they meet that industry's standards for quality and workmanship. They are tenacious about getting it right and producing beautiful, custom pieces that work really well.

May 22, 2017 Thumbtack

Steve S.


Robert and Lizzie do great work. They did built-in bookshelves for us, and the work was first class. But beyond that, they were such a pleasure to work with. Extremely flexible and careful. They hardly left a bit of dust—getting our books up was far dustier than they were. Wonderful job.

They also were the lowest price and the nicest design we got.

May 20, 2017 Thumbtack

Review by Megan O. in Ashburn, VA

Project: Construct Built-In Furniture

Comments: We hired www.thedowellcompany for our custom-built ceiling-to-floor bookshelves in our living room. We had an absolute amazing experience with this company and highly recommend them! We can't wait to work with them on more projects. Beautiful design, friendly interactions, and amazing cabinetry!

from Home Advisor Pro February 2018
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