Featured Work (view all)

  • Year Completed: 2014
    Neighborhood: Ward 5
    Improvements: New Sign, Interior Remodel

    Ward 5's VMG Resources is quietly one of the more successful workforce development businesses in the District. Working from an historic house converted into offices, the owner requested new signage and paint along with an interior remodel to address his growing business. With Great Streets support and CDBG funding, VMG was able to get a new HVAC system, flooring, lighting, workstations, phone system...you get the idea.

  • Year Completed: 2016
    Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
    Improvements: Window Graphics, New Sign, Painting

    Story District of Georgia ave needed new signage, window graphics, and painting.CDBG gave them a grant of $10,000-$25,000. We did the installation and helped to make attract new customers to Story District.

  • Year Completed: 2017
    Neighborhood: Rhode Island Avenue
    Improvements: Painting, Install Lighting, Clean Awning

    Rita's Water Ice has been on Rhode Island Avenue for more than a decade- so it was no surprise that it needed to replace some lights, clean the awning and get some fresh paint. With matching funds, we were able to help Rita's remain a center of the summertime scene for visitors!

  • Year Completed: 2010
    Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
    Improvements: New Sign, New Awning, Interior Remodel

    Missouri Avenue Market was founded by Fikre and Beletech, a formerly-Ethiopian couple who has been working hard in the District since the 1980s. They started their business near Georgia Ave at the former site of an open air fruit market. When Wal-Mart moved in across the street, they knew it was time to ask for assistance in some upgrades. We encouraged them to apply for Great Streets grant so they could afford new signs, awnings, equipment and an interior remodel. They committed the matching funds and we were able to make a major transformation for this beloved neighborhood store.

  • Year Completed: 2014
    Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
    Improvements: New Sign, New Door, New Storefront

    As part of our services with the Mayor's Office of Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, we try to work with Asian-owned businesses who want to repair their buildings but may experience language or cultural barriers. With Howard China, MoAPIA provided translation services and we provided drawings for starters. Once the owner approved drawings and provided their contribution, we obtained bids and coordinated the contractors. In this case, we used all DC-based trades to get this project done. This was a success because all the groups came together

  • Year Completed: 2013
    Neighborhood: Shaw
    Improvements: New Door, New Glass, Architectural Drawings

    A longtime business selling necessities to Shaw residents in a large space, but Dollar Plus Savings found itself surrounded by new condos, coffee shops and beer gardens. Not wanting to ignore its longtime customers but knowing the neighborhood was changing fast... we worked with business owner Halima to write grant applications, complete architectural drawings, meet with potential co-tenants, order equipment- you name it- plus we handled the traditional building improvements. This was a combination of Great Streets, DHCD funding and a lot of hard work to protect some of the community's character.

  • Year Completed: 2017
    Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
    Improvements: New Door, New Storefront, Painting, Exterior Repairs

    Georgia Ave's District Dogs needed a new storefront, anew door, and a new paint job. CDBG provided $10,000-$25,000 in grant funding and DC Facades did the installation which helped District Dogs to gain new business.

  • Year Completed: 2017
    Neighborhood: Georgia Avenue
    Improvements: Painting, Install Lighting, Repair Storefront, Remove Canopy

    The DC Star Market market on Georgia Ave need a store front repair,a canopy removed, lighting installed, and a new coat of paint. We provided these services with the help of a $25,000-$50,000 CDBG grant and helped DC Star Market attract a whole new client base.

  • Year Completed: 2010
    Neighborhood: Shaw
    Improvements: New Sign, New Awning

    Cheryl Lofton and Assoc. in Shaw needed new signage and a new awning. With the help of DC Facades and a $10,000-$25,000 grant from CDBG for the project Cheryl Lofton and Assoc. was able to attract new customers.

  • Year Completed: 2012
    Neighborhood: Kennedy Street
    Improvements: New Awning

    It was straightforward: Vera's Barbershop on Kennedy Street needed a new awning, so we provided one for them.

  • Year Completed: 2012
    Neighborhood: Rhode Island Avenue
    Improvements: New Door, Install Lighting, Replace Bay Fronts

    Rhode Island Avenue has a wonderful hair salon in Studio Elan, but the owner Cleashay still wanted to increase their sales through building improvements. DC Facades received matching funds from the business owner and Rhode Island Avenue Main Street to install new doors, bay fronts and lighting. We also helped coordinate a Great Streets grant award, so the business looks fantastic inside and out!

  • Year Completed: 2011
    Neighborhood: H Street
    Improvements: Painting, New Awning

    Sticky Rice is a well-known restaurant on H street but in need of a new awning and fresh paint scheme. With more than $10,000 of grant funding and a matching contribution from the owners, DC Facades completed the work and Sticky Rice was able to attract new customers and new profits.

  • Year Completed: 2014
    Neighborhood: Rhode Island Avenue
    Improvements: Full Remodel and Exterior Renovation

    Formerly a lounge with limited success, the owners of Nido Tavern took over this space on Rhode Island Ave which needed a full remodel and exterior renovation. In addition to their own funds, they received significant funding and support through DMPED, DSLBD and DHCD to bring a quality restaurant to an underserved area. Not sure who those funding groups are? Call us and we'll see if your commercial property is eligible too!

  • Year Completed: 2012
    Neighborhood: Bladensburg Road
    Improvements: New Sign, Painting

    The owner of Mother Rucker's knew her existing color scheme was too somber to reflect all the new energy around Starburst Plaza, so they turned to us for support with a new sign and paint scheme. Years later, the business is still going strong!

  • Year Completed: 2014
    Neighborhood: Rhode Island Avenue
    Improvements: New Door, Install Lighting, Replace Bay Fronts

    We worked with Global Print Masters and their business neighbors on Rhode Island Ave to replace glass, doors and lighting. They have also since received a Great Streets award for interior work. Together with Good Food Market and Capoeira Spot, this little row of building has some of the nicest facades in the area- and the customers look forward to visiting!

  • Year Completed: 2009
    Neighborhood: H Street
    Improvements: Replace Floors

    Fitness Together is a personal training center and one of the earliest Great Streets awardees. Our team was able to prepare their application while designing the work and providing cost estimates. With their grant, the building took advantage of repairs and upgrades inside and out- more than $50,000 in invested funds.

  • Year Completed: 2016
    Neighborhood: Rhode Island Avenue
    Improvements: New Door, Install Lighting, Replace Bay Fronts

    "The former site of a fish wholesaler, the owners of Fish King were thinking about changing the name along with the look of the business. We hosted ""new name"" contest across the Edgewood and Eckington neighborhoods but in the end, they elected to maintain the original identity of the location. In the meantime, we coordinated the completion of new bay fronts, doors, transoms and lighting. We are now working with their neighbors to build upon the momentum."

  • Year Completed: 2005
    Neighborhood: Chinatown
    Improvements: Painting, Architectural Drawings, Repair Windows

    As Gallery Place was being built in 2004-06, Chinatown businesses and District agencies knew they needed to make their own upgrades. One of the most popular businesses, Chinatown Garden worked with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to maintain it's historic property. DC Facades coordinated the restoration work and preserved the role of this community member.

  • Year Completed: 2015
    Neighborhood: H Street
    Improvements: New Sign

    H street's CAT Walk Boutique is a successfully-owned local business. The business owner requested a new sign as she saw her neighbors were all making improvements around her. CDBG funds provided up to $10,000 in funding for the project and DC Facades provide them with signage through one of our local sign manufacturers.

  • Year Completed: 2011
    Neighborhood: Mount Vernon Triangle
    Improvements: Clean Masonry, New Glass, Repointing, Remove Grates

    A beautiful building but in need of a few upgrades, Capitol City Wine & Liquors was looking to remove roll-down grates, install new glass, and repoint masonry. With significant CDBG grant funds and commitment by the owner, we were able to restore a great look to a lovely corner of Mount Vernon Triangle!

  • Year Completed: 2013
    Neighborhood: H Street
    Improvements: New Sign, New Storefront, Clean Masonry, Painting

    ARW Thrift Store was a big project…the building hadn't seen repairs in a decade and wasn't keeping up in a fast-changing neighborhood. A modest facade but with subtle architectural elements that required a creative cleaning process. With the cleaned masonry, a sharp paint/sign scheme,we were able to modernize their storefront and curb appeal.

  • Year Completed: 2007
    Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
    Improvements: New Sign, New Door, New Storefront, Painting

    The owners of Mount Pleasant's Alex's Unisex Salon knew they needed a better façade- so we worked with them to replace glass and doors, while providing new paint and signage. The completed project was a major transformation that fit well with its business neighbors.

  • Year Completed: 2014
    Neighborhood: Barracks Row
    Improvements: Repair Awning, Window Graphics

    Valarie's Animal Den was another longtime Barracks Row business that a facelift- window graphics, signage, canopy repair and some paint touch-up. DC Facades was able to get this work done with help from grant funding from CDBG. Our work helped Valarie's guests keep purring and wagging their tails!

  • Year Completed: 2013
    Neighborhood: Barracks Row
    Improvements: Repair Awning, Window Graphics

    Barracks Row business Salon A its own facelift- new window graphics, new awning and paint touch-up. CDBG grant funds subsidized the work and with our help, Salon A had a new look store that attracted new customers!