Clients Testimonials and Commendations

To Whom It May Concern:
We purchased a lot in Creighton Farms to build a custom home. The lot we purchased for our home was somewhat challenging in terms of house layout. With Scott’s (Apex Custom Homes) assistance, we were able execute a land/boundary line exchange with an adjacent lot. The end result was a much more desirable and functional lot.
We then went on to design and build our home with Apex and were delighted with the end result. Scott and team were responsive and effective communicators. Our home is well built, with quality showing inside and out. We are overall quite satisfied!
Our friends and neighbors have repeatedly commented on how our house is one of their very favorites in Creighton Farms from a design and finish standpoint.

Jeff Yablun/Lot 30 Creighton Farms
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, HMS Host

We started the process with Apex after purchasing a lot/teardown house in Great Falls, Virginia….the design process was enjoyable & collaborative…the construction process was exciting; well thought out with superb execution. The communication during the entire process was outstanding. In the end we have the home of our dreams. We would certainly recommend Apex Custom Homes to our friends and anyone considering a custom project.

Pete & Michele Aquino

Executive Chairman, Primus Telecommunication

Dear Mr. Prendergast.,

I have never written a letter of commendation before but I feel compelled to do so with your company. The quality of Apex, your employees and Management staff has been nothing short of OUTSTANDING! They took on an extremely difficult project with there superior workmanship and completed it ahead of schedule, which frankly I thought was impossible. They were informative along the way and always communicated when problems arose. There is such a huge difference working with a high line company such as yours compared to other builders. We are happy to refer Apex and offer our opinion of the great work and accomplishments at our home.

Very Respectfully, Jim Giddings

Managing Partner Lustine Companies


Christie and I wanted to express our sincere gratitude to you and your APEX team for a “job well done”. From start to finish, the professionalism and technical expertise of your team were nothing short of spectacular. The benefits of working with APEX included consistent communication, accurate price estimates and QUALITY workmanship. Further, our concerns about adding a new addition that would aesthetically match the existing structure was a big issue. After consultation with APEX Custom Homes, we overcame that concern and the final product was the exceptional building we had hoped to see. As a consumer, it is always a challenge to envision the final product without a good plan and pictures. We highly recommend APEX Custom Homes to anyone who want an excellent experience from concept drawing to the final payment. Lastly, while your foreman was outstanding, the personal attention provided by you, the CEO, was very much appreciated.

Lee & Christie Kestler Leesburg, Virginia

Dear Scott:
We wanted to express our sincere appreciation for the outstanding job that Apex Homes did in building our house. Barb and I selected Apex not only because of the superior construction process and materials but also due to the collaborative approach you take with home owners. We were involved every step of the way and your suggestions added immensely to the outstanding finished product. Most importantly, Apex delivered our home on time and on budget without a plethora of change orders. Your responsiveness during construction and after delivery has been superb. We would not hesitate to recommend Apex Homes to anyone who wants a quality home.

Sincerely, Bob and Barbara McCord

Robert McCord President & Chief Operating Officer at Acentia


Thanks for the great home in Beacon Hill. When I moved in, I was really happy with the house and I still love it. It is beyond my wildest dreams. Please let anyone who is possibly going to use you know that Apex built my home and I love it. Great work my friend and stay in touch. I will also be using your company for the Detached Garage and pool…later this summer!

Sincerely, LaRon Landry

Washington Redskins #30

Dear Scott:

For some time we imagined bringing major renovation to our home, including a complete kitchen renovation, but we hesitated to begin as we were concerned about the disruption it would bring to our lives with a young toddler in the house. Then we spoke to Apex and we saw the real possibility! From start to finish, we felt that you, Shannon and your team of technical experts worked tirelessly to make the process as smooth and quick as possible, quickly addressing several major challenges that arose with your full personal involvement, great finesse and attention to detail. The initial design reflected all of our wishes and more, but the finished product is greater than we could have hoped for. Thank you for helping to bring our dreams to fruition. We would happily and wholeheartedly recommend Apex to any future potential clients you may have. In fact, we have already sung your praises to several friends considering renovations in their own homes.

With warmest regards and great thanks, Steven and Gretchen Leitch

Director, Deutsche Bank

I purchased my new home in Creighton Farms from Apex. The house was built with incredible quality and I am very happy. The overall design and craftsmanship is excellent.

Jordan Reed
Washington Redskins, #86

Dear Scott:

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the service provided by you and your staff at Apex Custom Homes during the design and construction of our new carriage house. Overall, the service provided by Apex Custom Homes was exemplary. Your design ideas were innovative, the construction quality and attention to detail were outstanding, and your adherence to the agreed-upon build schedule and budget, despite number of weather-related challenges, was much appreciated. Also, we very much appreciated your hands-on involvement and frequent communication throughout the design and build process.

We have already recommended Apex Custom Homes to several of our friends in the Northern Virginia area. Additionally, we would be pleased to serve as a reference if any of your prospective clients would like to speak with us.

Sincerely, Paul and Lisa Thompson

Partner, Ernst & Young LLP


My wife and I like most everyone sometime in their life dreamed of one day building a custom home, with all of our personal ideas incorporated into it’s design, well, she cutout pictures from Architectural Digest, Southern Living, Veranda, etc. and our first attempt at building failed miserably it was a devastating experience, So when we chose to try again we did so with a huge degree of hesitation,
I can tell you that if you are considering building a home, not just a home, but a ‘full custom home’ Your experience with Scott & his wife Shannon, will be an enjoyable, professional, ‘Olde World craftsmanship, type of journey, from the attention to detail, the granite, the molding,
The interior doors, the insulation, Apex will present you with a finished product that you will enjoy for years to come. They made a commitment to finish our dream home in less than a year and they did!

Thank you Scott & Shannon!

John & Jennie Belle Crowe

Apex Custom Homes:

My wife and I were interested in a luxury home that required major renovation. At first, we were reluctant to move forward with the transaction, but after meeting with Apex on the scope of work & the timeline of completion they promised, we took the “leap of faith”. Each phase of the project was completed on time and within our stated budget. We would not have made the move without Apex’s involvement. It was a great decision and we are now living in the home of our dreams. We could certainly recommend and have recommended Apex Custom Homes.

Bill & Holly McMullen

Chief Executive Officer, WBB Consulting Inc. Reston, Virginia


Although we purchased one of your homes after it was completed, we have been very happy with the overall quality of our home. We have been in the house for nearly 10 years now and know it is an extremely well built home.

We are certainly impressed and would gladly recommend you and Apex Custom Homes. Great home, quality and workmanship.

Sincerely, David and Margaret Kay

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc.

I would like to express how completely satisfied and proud of the lower level build out that Apex Custom homes recently completed in our home in Beacon Hill. From our first meeting to the completion of the project and in every phase, we found Scott to be very creative, professional and easy to deal with. We were impressed with the original design he presented, then he continued to offer useful and unique design features that other companies we interviewed had not even considered. I must say we always looked forward to our meetings and discussions with Scott, because he is simply the best in dealing with customers. He was able to understand and address our concerns, often before we could articulate them. On a few occasions, we anticipated some difficulties, but when we met with Scott, there was no problem. He quickly understood the issue and our concern and had numerous creative suggestions and options to deal with it. Often his suggestions included materials or fixtures that were not available locally, nor did we see anything like them during our internet research. We found his staff to be hard-working, polite and they always maintained the highest standards for quality and workmanship. The workers left the site clean and secure every evening. Their pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail were quite evident. In summary Apex Custom Homes was the best company and most professional company that I have ever worked with. I would definitely, without reservation, recommend them. If you would like to see our completed project as an example of their workmanship, you are most welcome. They did a great job!

James A. Arena

Chief Technical Advisor , Strategic and Intergovernmental Operations Office of the Managing Director, NTSB