FAQ

ALC Home Contractors FAQ's

Are you properly licensed and insured?faq
ALC Contractors is a registered Maryland Home Builder, # 4755 as well as the Maryland Home Improvement Commission, # 45869. We are also a member of the Maryland Home Builders Association. We maintain both liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance at all times to ensure that our clients are fully protected.

How long have you been in business?

Founded in 1993, ALC Contractors has been growing steadily with "A" excellence in design and mastery of craftsmanship for nearly fifteen years. We build new custom homes, green homes, home additions, garages, custom decks and patios, home theaters and we are also experts in kitchen remodeling.

What is "Design/Build"? 

A "design/build" company is a company that combines both the architectural and building construction components under one roof. A primary strength of the design build process is that it allows you to integrate the strength of an architectural firm with the pricing capabilities of a construction company. One major advantage is that we are better able to control costs of custom homes and home improvement costs to match your budget.

Energy Efficient Homes

What are you doing to build energy efficient homes?
We are proud to build green homes. All of our employees are enrolled in continuing education to stay up to date on all the latest trends and technologies in making all of our custom homes energy efficient. Currently, we use engineered lumber, composite decking materials such as Trex, Timbertech and Alcoa products; tankless water heaters, high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems, and energy efficient windows and doors. We use brand name ENERGY STAR products. Owner Andrew Lohmeyer is now a Certified Green Professional (CGP). The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional Designation teaches builders, remodelers and other industry professionals techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes—without driving up the cost of construction. Please visit our Green Homes page for additional information.

Call us at 410-356-7300 or send us an email for more information on our custom homes and home additions / remodeling.

If I have a problem with my home after it’s built, will you take care of it?
Yes, you can count on us to be there if you need us. We stand behind our workmanship and craftsmanship. We offer a 3 year warranty on our labor, which is well above the industry standard.

Can you match the brickwork on home additions and garages?
Absolutely. We pride ourselves on our ability to match your home addition to your existing home, whether it’s the brickwork, stone, windows or paint. Our goal is to build an addition that looks like it is part of the original house, and has always been there.

Is your carpentry work "subbed" out or is it in-house?
Our carpenters are employees of ALC Contractors with a vested interest in the integrity of all our custom homes, home improvement additions, garages, kitchen remodeling, home theaters, or custom decks and patios. Our people are loyal, motivated and highly skilled craftsmen who take great pride in their work and in the awards of recognition. Having carpenters as employees rather than subs also allows for better quality control and comfort level for our clients.

Home Theaters

Can you design home theaters?
We are a design build company and can offer ideas and assistance for your dream theatre room from start to finish.

Can you get home theater accessories?
Yes, we work with a local company that can provide movie posters, popcorn machines, theater seating, signed movie paraphernalia and much more.

Do you have project managers?
Each of our jobs is headed by a project manager who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the job, whether it’s custom homes or small kitchen remodeling projects. They are each good listeners and effective communicators that our clients feel at ease having in their homes day after day. They attentively oversee all details of the job including daily clean-up of the construction site to promote harmony and safety for you and your family.

Can you assist with financing?
We are happy to refer you to a number of local banking institutions.

How do I get a permit for my custom home?
We take care of the headache of securing the appropriate building permit on your behalf and ensure that the project does not exceed the building restriction line of your plat and meets with planning and zoning approval.

Is there any cost for an initial consultation for my custom home or kitchen remodeling project?
An initial inquiry is generally followed up with a phone consultation where together we review budget considerations and scheduling timelines. We can then schedule a visit for a complimentary consultation and discussion on how to turn your new home or remodeling dreams into reality.

Can I talk to any of your past clients?
Of course. We are delighted to put you in touch with prior clients who generally are happy to share their experiences with you.

Call us at 410-356-7300 or send us an email for more information on our custom homes and home additions / remodeling.