Miller & Smith Celebrates Completion Of Homestretch Project


Chantilly, Virginia — Miller & Smith, a homebuilder and real estate development company, is proud to announce the completion of a $95,000 project for Homestretch in Falls Church, Virginia. The condominium renovation provides a new home for a single mother and her children. The project was produced in partnership with HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates facilities for the homeless, and led by Miller & Smith along with 19 trade partners.

“The Homestretch renovation was an opportunity to give a family a new beginning,” said Scott Alford, VP of production, Miller & Smith. “We completely transformed the condominium from top to bottom as well as professionally decorated and furnished it. It became so much more than just paint and cabinets — it became a home. We can participate and help because of the generosity of our subcontractors that always go above and beyond to donate their time and materials.”

The renovation included new: floors, windows and doors; kitchen and appliances; bathroom; HVAC system, electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures and window coverings; interior doors; and furnishings and décor specifically for the age and gender of the children who now live there. View before and after pictures.

“Homestretch, a program for homeless families located in Falls Church, was extremely fortunate to have one of our most distressed units renovated by HomeAid and Miller & Smith,” said Christopher Fay, executive director, Homestretch. “But to call it a renovation does not adequately describe the incredible makeover of the unit; it was transformational, and went from being our worst unit to our best. The new family coming in, a single mother (and victim of severe domestic violence), when seeing the home, fell to her knees in tears of joy and prayers of thanksgiving. Words can barely express our gratitude.”

About Miller & Smith:

Founded in 1964, Miller & Smith is celebrating 50 years as one of the Washington area’s top privately-owned building and development firms. Active in both residential and commercial real estate, the company has earned a reputation for creating innovative and imaginative homes and communities. In 2013, Miller & Smith sold 170 single family homes, 103 townhomes and 56 condos. Miller & Smith has built nearly 5,600 single family homes and more than 8,900 townhomes and 2,180 condominiums, and has developed over 13,000 home sites in 95 communities throughout Maryland, Virginia and Delaware and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information about Miller & Smith, visit www.millerandsmith.com or call (703) 821-2500.

About HomeAid Northern Virginia:

HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, leverages the resources of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. HomeAid Northern Virginia was started in 2001 by the members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), and since then has completed 91 projects valued at more than $12 million, serving more than 60,000 homeless individuals. HomeAid also manages Women Giving Back, a program which provides free clothing to women and children in crisis.