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Testimonials and Home Advisor Reviews From Our Fantastic Customers

Mark and Judith, MD

"I have been meaning to write this letter since our home was completed last summer. It would be remiss of me to not let you know about our experience in working with your staff on the building of our new home in Lothian, Maryland. Over the years, I have read about, and learned from friends, the horror stories of working with contractors and the difficulty getting a project completed and done to the satisfaction of the homeowner. I mentally prepared myself for such an experience when I began the process of building a custom home. I am so pleased to tell you that my experience was quite different from what I had heard. Chris Marshall and Cary (C)Jones simply made the process a breeze. At every stage, from dealing with permits through handling the final punch list, both were attentive to every detail. They not only followed my instructions, but were quick to make suggestions that improved the quality of the house and its features. It was if they were building the house for themselves and they took the kind of care that you'd expect from someone building their own home.

Please feel free to use me as a reference for any future prospects. Thank you for make our home building experience a great one.”


Joe Johnson, MD

"Chris Marshall and the North Star Companies services have been crucial in the recent purchase and renovation of my older " fixer upper" home in North Beach, MD. As my realtor, Chris helped guide me through the process of locating, negotiating and purchasing my home. He and the North Star Companies then took on the very difficult task of completely renovating the interior of this older home. This renovation began by replacing the homes entire crawlspace including the concrete piers, beams, joists, gravel and vapor barrier, insulation and sub flooring. They then added a second full bathroom, completely replaced the plumbing, upgraded the electric, insulated the attic, added a heat pump system, replaced many windows, doors, trim moldings and installed my new appliances and kitchen cabinets.


Chris also played an essential role in recommendations for painting, flooring, cabinets and Granite. I have found Chris to be very patient, professional and detail oriented in every step of the process of renovating my home. I am now enjoying my beautiful newly renovated home and I would highly recommend Chris Marshall and The North Star Companies."

Robert, MD

"I just wanted to thank you for the work you have done on our New Mexico Ave. office. As you know this part of Washington, DC is very upscale I am very satisfied with the craftsmanship of our center as it definitely has this type of feel. As you have done with several of our offices, I appreciate your willingness to meet with me throughout the project to ensure the project was completed on time and under budget. It was an added bonus that you were able to bring an interior decorator to the project that put the final fantastic finishing touches on project. Our office has received many compliments from physicians and office staff in the building who remember the look of the outdated suite prior to our occupancy. Most are very impressed with the elegance and warmth that the office exudes.
I also wanted to express my gratitude for the work you have done to renovate my home. As you know, when I purchased the house, the bathrooms and upper level of the home was in need of serious updating. With your expertise, this was accomplished in a manner that far exceeded my expectations. In fact, this was a house that when I initially looked at it, I had passed on due to its outdated look. However, once I looked at the house again and because of my relationship with you, I knew this issue could be resolved. I am so happy that I made this decision; with the renovations now complete this house has now become a very comfortable home. Thanks again for all your help in regards to design, materials and the craftsmanship. I would recommend your services to any individual or company looking to build or renovate either a home or office workspace."

Robert H.

Jim and Coleen, MD

"My wife and I have been involved with many construction projects in the past, so when we were planning to build our definitive home in Huntingtown, we had a builder in mind. After the initial process with that builder, we decided that we wanted additional estimates and input. We had heard about Chris Marshall from a friend, and set up an appointment.

He listened to our concerns and wishes, and shortly thereafter, presented an extremely professional estimate with specific times frames, new ideas and modifications. We were so impressed that we signed our contract with him immediately. He did not disappoint. The entire construction process was professional and timely, we were continually updated on progress and he was always available to answer our questions, which were numerous.

Further, which impressed me more, was that after the project was completed, he came by to ask if there was any aspect of the project and our interaction with him that he could have improved on. I have been satisfied with Chris both as a builder and as a person. I would highly recommend him for any of your construction projects, and wish him tremendous success in the building business. Happy and thrilled with our home in Huntingtown.”

Martin Dennis, MD

"Thank you for this opportunity to give you a recommendation to the various people and organizations. I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris Marshall for approximately 10 years. I have developed a personal relationship with Chris and a business relationship. In my personal relationship with Chris, I have come to find that he is a man of high moral standards, who prefers to be honest with everyone he has a relationship with. His judgment is of the top notch nature in that he makes good personal decisions about himself and he advises other to follow high moral standards and encourages them to use good judgment. He does this by his words and his deeds. With respect to my business relationship with Chris, I have had the opportunity to work with him as a Real Estate Agent, a builder, a developer of land, and a home improvement basis. He has actually completed some home improvements for your writer. He, first of all, did an excellent job on the home improvements and second and most importantly followed up on punch list items. This is hard to find in anyone who does home improvements. I would highly recommend Chris to do Home Improvements.

Chris has built houses for various customers within the State of Maryland and I had the good fortune of doing the settlements on the completed houses he built and I can tell you that each and every customer complimented Chris on the fine job he did on the house.

As a developer of land Chris has demonstrated the intensity and fortitude necessary to complete the difficult task of getting the development thru the county’s Planning and Zoning ordinances. On the real estate level I have found Chris to be very competent and someone who knows real estate contract and the real estate business in and out. He is highly recommended as a real estate agent both for sellers and buyers.

Patrick, MD

​"I would like to express my gratitude for the beautiful renovation job that you completed for me. It was scary enough being a first time home buyer, but to buy a foreclosure that I knew was going to be completely gutted and renovated was even scarier. Your expertise in the field and general knowledge not only makes you a great contractor, it also put my mind at ease. It didn't take long before I knew that you were about quality and doing the right thing. I appreciate your honesty, integrity, and most of all, a job well done". 


Thank You 

Ron, MD

To Mr. Chris Marshall,

"Just to thank you again for the fine house you constructed for me. I have received many compliments on the quality, craftsmanship,and looks of the finished product. It was a new experience for me, having never built a home before, you kept everything in check. Any minor problems were immediately taken care of. You have excellent integrity ! Thanks again Chris."

Charles, MD

“Thanks Chris for all you did. We are looking forward to doing future business with you. We appreciate your hard work and are fortunate and blessed to meet someone like you.”

God Bless You

Home Advisor Reviews

Home Advisor Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5.0  |  04/02/2017 
Quality: 5.0
Customer Service: 5.0
Value for Money: 5.0
Review by Susie Clay in Upper Marlboro, MD


Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms
Chris Marshall of North Star helped me from conception to finish with a 203k loan on a short sale property. It was a long process that I never could have made it through without the assistance of this company. After waiting from May 2016 until Dec 22 2016 to close on the house, Chris and his team got to work on Jan 4 and were finished on March 31, 2017. They encountered major renovations not planned for when they discovered termite damage which required a whole new flooring system. They went in and replaced everything; laying down pea gravel and sealing the crawl space with a vapor barrier and foam insulation after supporting the house with a steal beam. That was the unexpected part.

Then they went to work completely renovating the walls and floors top to bottom with care do that the final result was a completely new home painted beautifully, crown molding, special doors and fixtures. They remodeled the bathroom by enlarging it, setting beautiful ceramic tile and fixtures including a cottage style vanity with quartz counter top. They put a whole new roof on the house, turned an outbuilding into a barn, built a 8 x 20 screened porch off the bedrooms, graded and landscaped around the whole house burying the drain off from the new gutter system and running a water line to the barn. I am just giving you a brief idea of the enormous amount of work done in such a short amount of time. All the way, Chris Marshall discussed progress, options, and kept me informed about everything. He went the extra mile to get everything done and paid close attention to every little detail. He passed all inspections with flying colors and got me into the home by March 12,2017. You cant imagine just how much work was done all with a smile and devotion to getting it done right with quality materials and expert workmanship. It is quite scary to trust a contractor these days. Often they do a lousy job and leave you high and dry with work unfinished; saying they guarantee their work but not doing so.

This company is trustworthy and reliable on every level and phase of a remodel project. Any question or concern I had, was responded to within the hour not the day. There were changes needed to the bid and Chris kept it financially feasible without sacrificing the overall look as he went along. He kept me on course and hopeful even when facing a real disastrous situation with the termite damage. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have had North Star doing the work. They not only brought a dream into reality, they stepped it up to a higher level by adding all the bells and whistles. My home looks like a magazine and I am so pleased. So, if you are wondering about taking an older property on the market and turning it into your dream home, call on North Star. Chris Marshall is also a realtor so he can help you with the buying of the property as well. You will be amazed at what he can do for your unique situation. I am a school teacher looking to retire in a few years. I was going to relocate out of state, but am so happy I decided to stay in this area where I can know my house is done completely and can raise alpacas and focus on what I want from here on out, not worrying about a problem later on or fighting over work done poorly.

I started out just dreaming about a home, but Chris Marshall North Star Company made it into a reality that I will never forget. I really encourage anyone playing around with the idea of any remodel or work requiring a contractor to use this company. You will not regret it in the least. Work done with pride would be the simplest description of how North Star operates. Check out his web page for pictures and contact him soon to make your dream a reality. When I was just in the thinking stage, he responded right away to the home advisor request and helped me navigate the entire process. Don't let your dream vanish; give Chris a chance to make it a reality.


Rating ★★★★★ 5.0
Date Approved 07/26/2017
Reviewer B D. 
Reviewer Location Suitland, MD
How You Know Them They hired you 
Their Review
I love my home!!!! I still can't believe that I own this beautiful home. My experience with The North Star Companies was amazing. Mr. Marshall was very friendly and professional. I knew the first time that I met Mr. Marshall (with his notepad and measuring tape) that North Star was the company that was going to get the job done. I received notifications weekly about the updates to my home. I was never left out of the loop. Mr. Marshall was very knowledgeable about everything. I learned so much from him. The North Star Company is the best!!!

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Review by Imtiaz A. in Crofton, MD

Project: Remodel a Basement

We bought a foreclosed property that needed a lot of work like leaking plumbing, roof, basement mold, etc. We also needed enhancement work all over the house. Chris provided a very accurate cost estimate and completed the work on time and within budget. Chris and his team are very skilled, knowledgeable, professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend them.



Review by April B. in Bowie, MD

Project: Remodel a Basement

We are very happy with the workmanship, professionalism, materials, and overall result of our basement repair completed by Chris and crew of the North Star Companies. As a result of a recent basement flood, we hired Chris to bring our basement back to life, as well as to complete some upgrades to make the space more functional for our family. The team worked to replace an overworked sump pump and backup system, repair drywall, and replace carpet that was damaged in the flood. They also created a playroom for our girls, and made some aesthetic changes by replacing plain drywall in our staircase with a beautiful wood and wrought iron rail. In comparison to other companies we interviewed, the North Star Companies is very competitively priced. They utilized upgraded materials which were much better than what was originally there. Chris and team remained flexible with our schedule, and was very responsive whenever we reached out to him to discuss changes and/or questions we had during the process. The end product is gorgeous and we already have plans to hire them again for future work in our home. We highly recommend the North Star Companies, as they were a pleasure to work with.



Review by Mark H. in College Park, MD

Project: Build an Addition

We are very happy with the workmanship, materials and the working relationship we had with Chris and his workmen. End product is beautiful, and Chris worked with us flexibly through the completion of the project to make sure we were happy with the results.



Review by Syd B. in Dunkirk, MD

Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms

Reference for Chris Marshall We were having a rental house we owned for 37 years totally gutted and renovated, unfortunately the contractor we chose abandoned the job and left town. Our attorney recommendation Chris Marshall of North Star LLC. Chris inspected the job and gave us a very professional proposal and after getting several other proposals we reviewed all the proposals, Chris Marshall stood out from the others. Spelled out everything in detail and also Included with Chris Marshall's proposal he included The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations for North Star Companies LLC along with Chris's Contractor/Salesman licenses, letter showing Maryland Home Builder Registration Number showing expiration date, a certificate from State of Maryland, Department of Assessments and Taxation showing that North Star Companies LLC was in good standing, their insurance binder summary of coverage and from The Better Business Bureau certification. After reviewing Chris's references we were very impressed and hired him. He has no problem with organizing and coordinating the work to be done and hiring excellent subcontractors. I feel he is a perfectionist and was in contact with us throughout the renovation and we highly recommend Chris Marshall, I don't think you will be disappointed. Syd and Fred Barr Dunkirk, MD



Review by Steve Y. in Beltsville, MD

Project: Remodel a Kitchen

My husband and I are delighted with our new kitchen. We are glad we chose The North Star Companies to do the work for us. Good quality material, very reasonable price; efficient work crew. A contractor who returns calls quickly. Our complete kitchen remodel was finished in two weeks with no headaches. Dawn and Steve Y.



Review by Alimamy T. in Temple Hills, MD

Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms

It has been a great experience so far. Chris is very professional and honest. They do quality work and have my best interest in mind.



Review by Gabrielle I. in Huntingtown, MD

Project: Remodel a Basement

Good quality work and very trustworthy! Works fast and hard until completion. Hired for multiple other jobs as well.



Review by Dawn G. in Upper Marlboro, MD

Project: Remodel a Kitchen

I contacted and hired The North Star Companies LLC to remodel my kitchen. Chris Marshall responded prompt and timely with great ideas and suggestions to enhance my kitchen area which also lead into enhancing my dining room area as well. All of my concerns and interests were treated with concern and factual details that were accurate. I was quite impressed with how Mr. Marshall expended himself with a hands on approach to ensure all work was completed with great detail intact. I was very very impressed with the final product and everyone raves about the transformation!



Review by Terrance S. in Upper Marlboro, MD

Project: Remodel a Basement

Mr. Chris Marshall is very good at what he does. Very good communication throughout the project. Always informative and customer service oriented. Even if there was something I noticed I didnt like or wanted to be changed, Chris made sure it was fixed to my liking in a timely manner. I am pleased with the work done to complete my basement and am very happy that Home Advisor suggested The North Star Companies LLC, namely Chris, to be my contractor. If I ever need contractor work done, I'll be calling Chris Marshall to get the job done correctly and efficiently.



Review by Werner K. in Hyattsville, MD

Project: Build a Custom Home

I was so lucky finding Chris Marshall on HomeAdvisor, he saved me from losing thousands of Dollars. I called Chris because I was in desperate need of someone who can finish the build out of my retail store. The contractor that originally started it, took the money but never finished. With the work half done and several inspections missing, it was near impossible for me to find someone who would complete the build out, as nobody wanted to take over a job that someone else had started. Chris and his team were extremely professional, offered a great price and finished all open work quickly and in much higher quality than anyone else who had worked for me before. I am sure to call them first for my next construction project! I cannot be happier!



Review by Marina D. in College Park, MD

Project: Remodel a Bathroom

They are very considerate, polite, clean. They worked with all the non-standard conditions of my basement bathroom, sometimes being creative. Thanks!



Review by Alex N. in Washington, DC

Project: Renovate or Repair a Home

Very professional company. Work was done in a timely manner. Very good craftsmanship and were great at communicating and keep me posted on the status of the work as it progressed. Have hired to do additional work for me since this major project.



Review by Linda W. in North Beach, MD

Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms

Chris Marshall of North Star Companies LLC is a true star in his business. He is professional, personable, communicative and much more. We were living 7 hours away and Chris kept us up on everything in great detail even sending pictures to show us the progress. We also appreciated that he kept in mind that we are seniors on a fixed income. Can't say enough good about him. Excellent and highly recommend!



Review by Robert T. in Glenn Dale, MD

Project: Remodel a Basement

very happy with Chris Marshall and his crew they run a very good and professional job from the start and a Highly Skilled and friendly; Great product and outstanding service!



Review by St Clair W J. in Waldorf, MD

Project: Remodel or Renovate One or More Rooms

Highly Skilled and friendly; Great product and outstanding service!

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