What's our story?
Excellence and Quality
Unique Woman Touch
BuilderChicks was started in 2016 as a part-time side hobby by two best friends Amy and Krista in Washington, DC.
Amy got a Bachelors degree in Career and Technical Education and was a Woodshop teacher (among other fun classes) for 10 years. She also got a Masters degree in Educational Leadership before shifting to being a property manager in DC. Amy always joked about owning her own furniture store with her high school students, but never really considered the possibility of making it a business of her own.
Krista went a very different route to entrepreneurship and got a Bachelors degree in Communications and Marketing. Loving the blend of creativity and understanding people, she pursued Marketing and First Impressions, focusing on bringing visions and dreams to reality for over 10 years. After several years, she also got two Masters degrees in Business Administration and Leadership.
Both Amy and Krista joke about the level of education they have between them for now owning their own "blue-collar" company... And they love every bit of the uniqueness of their story.
In 2018 Amy began talking with Krista about leaving her job and switching to BuilderChicks full-time, so Krista put into motion helping Amy figure out all the things needed to make the switch, and together they started dreaming up what life would be like with this new creative adventure. By the end of 2018, Krista was looking for a new full-time job and ultimately decided to also pursue BuilderChicks full-time with Amy because nothing else brought the same level of dreaming and excitement to either of them.
Now, both friends spend countless (literally) hours dreaming, creating, working and discussing BuilderChicks and what could be in the future!
Because we love what we do, we take a great deal of pride in providing top quality service and products to our clients.
We don't cut corners or use cheap materials that will break down. We make things to last! - If we find one of our materials used is poor quality we replace it (and likely stop using it too).
Our hope is to help bring your inspiration, needs, and creative solutions to life!
Our Process &
What to Expect
When you're interested in getting a new custom built project, what can you expect of the process?
Come up with a beautiful, functional, or fun project! - (Those are our favorite!) Then:
1. Fill out our 'Contact Us' form with the details of your project, ideally with as much details as possible.
2. A follow up email will be sent to you asking for inspiration pictures, and any additional questions we need in order to send you a proposal.
3. Once we send the proposal to you, review all of the details and respond with any changes.
4. After the 50% retainer is paid we will add you to our calendar.
5. Once the project is near completion we communicate the projected delivery window.
6. We deliver/install the project and you love the project and share about it on social media!
We believe that men and women have unique views and perspectives on every project. - Both are valuable and useful!
But, the reality is that there are very few women in the building industry, so we love the chance to highlight the unique perspective that we offer to projects as women!