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Established in 1990, NCB Construction, Inc. continues a Washington, DC construction tradition started in 1910 by Joseph F. Nebel. Bernie Nebel, Joseph’s son, and Bernie’s son, Joseph B. Nebel, Jr. founded this corporation on the Nebels’ philosophy that includes these three important features:

  • Straight forward pricing without any hidden agenda to “change order” a project to profitability
  • Seasoned professionals who are accountable for the work they start
  • The ability to team with all parties (owner/architect/engineer) on a variety of project types.

Expectations are a critical part of the success of any project. For that reason, the principals of NCB Construction will spend a substantial part of the pre-construction phase of your project clarifying the responsibilities of all team members. It is critical to make certain that everyone’s schedules coincide perfectly. You can expect that the preliminary schedule received from NCB Construction will reflect the critical timing of your project and match the actual time expended for its completion.

As an extension to your construction team, you will find the staff of NCB Construction cooperative and flexible in their ability to accommodate the guidelines and desires of you, their customer. NCB Construction realizes that many of our customers have nearly as much experience in developing and construction as we do and have standards that they have found to be successful. We respect this and, moreover, find it advantageous to work with such a knowledgeable client base.

You can also expect that the project superintendents and project managers will reflect the same philosophy as the Nebels’ (with a little personality too!). Our superintendents all have backgrounds in carpentry and, as a result, understand the importance of final finishes in the aesthetics of a building. No details will be left partially completed. In most cases, work not completed to the satisfaction of the superintendent will be corrected before the client even notices.

Project mangers all possess either a college degree in Business or Engineering as well as decades of experience in construction. You will find their attention to detail (and the paperwork that comes with it) most helpful as you attempt to navigate the project minefield filled with Architects, Engineers, Consultants, Lenders, Code Officials, Concerned Citizens, and Tenants. Rarely will a construction company match the attributes of the Nebel tradition: accountability, integrity, meticulous attention and patience to the particulars, and aggressive pricing utilizing trustworthy and experienced subcontractors. This unique combination enables clients with high expectations to know that their satisfaction is of the utmost import when NCB Construction, Inc. is on the job.