What type of projects do you do?

FRED is a full-service home improvement business. From everyday updates to custom renovation and installation projects, our skilled team of consultants and craftsmen are equipped to advise on and handle virtually all of your home needs. Typical FRED projects include: bathroom renovations, kitchen updates, custom shelving and built-ins, window and door installation, home exterior restoration, insect damage repair, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical and more. See our Interior Projects and Exterior Projects pages for more information.

How long does it typically take for the work on my house to begin?

Depending on the size of the project, work will typically begin one to three weeks after the scope of work is determined.

What are your payment options?

With FRED, you can select either a fixed price contract or pay on an hourly basis. This is typically determined by the size and scope of the work. If you opt for payment on an hourly basis, you will be given a range of hours based on the work requested.

How long is a typical consultation?

For projects that require fewer than a couple of days’ work, work can typically be scheduled over the phone. One of our client services consultants will give the estimated timeframe for your project as well as an estimated budget based on an hourly rate. For more involved projects, where a home visit by one of our remodeling consultants is appropriate, consultations typically last one to two hours depending on the scope of work.

Do you provide free consultations and budgeting?

Your initial consultation is provided free of charge. A budget range will be provided as well.

How do I schedule a free consultation with a remodeling consultant?

Simply click here to schedule a consultation or call: for MD 301-560-3733, for VA 703-536-3733 and for DC 202-582-3733.

Are you licensed and insured?

FRED is licensed and insured in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

How do Case and FRED fit together?

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. is a family of two companies, Case and FRED. Case focuses on the larger, more design-intensive home remodeling projects, while FRED focuses on smaller renovations and everyday home improvement.

How do I determine if I should use Case or FRED?

First of all, rest assured that our client services consultants will listen to your needs and guide you in the right direction. Sometimes your project will require finding a partner to help navigate you through the maze of design, selection, budget and construction options. Typically this applies to the larger, more design-intensive projects. For these, Case is your guide. For basic renovations and everyday home improvement projects, the FRED division is there for you.

Can I still expect to see the same team members I’ve worked with in the past?

For those of you that have relied on Case Handyman over the years for home improvement and repairs, you will receive the same great service and craftsmanship from FRED. In fact, many of the team members you’ve come to rely on are still with the company.  As always, each of our craftspeople are drug tested and background checked so you can feel safe inviting them into your home. As we grow, we continue to add top notch individuals to our outstanding team.

What can I expect to see from FRED?

With FRED we are able to offer you: an industry leading workmanship warranty, the option of selecting a fixed price contract or payment on an hourly basis, and the opportunity to become acquainted with your craftsperson before they arrive at your home.