We are a general contracting company redefining the perception of contractors.
We don't believe renovation has to be stressful, drag on indefinitely, or exhaust your savings.
As a woman owned company, we recognize the importance of a positive client experience that is responsive to your needs.
One that provides creative options,
doesn't inconvenience you
and respects your financial boundaries.
We are the company to call when you want the job done right.
After working in the media industry for over twenty years, I decided to start a new career embracing my skills, passions and the reality of living with OHID (Obsessive Home Improvement Disorder).
In 2013, I partnered with my friend Fredi Prevost to launch Boutiqae Group. Initially we staged houses for real estate agents and investors. Through these associations, we began staging industry events, including ribbon cutting ceremonies, company holiday parties, and broker's luncheons.
This access afforded insights and opportunities to expand into the renovation arena. Timing also played a key role. The Washington metro area was undergoing explosive growth in the rehab housing market. Eager to gain experience, we leveraged relationships, assembled a crew and did home improvement projects for friends. Our friends referred us to their friends- they paid it forward.
By 2015, Boutiqae Group was changing the face of the local construction community. Known for our proclivity to pink, we were gaining visibility and creating a more inclusive building culture. To meet our growing demand, we increased capacity and began providing full-scale residential and commercial services for customers.
Eight years later, Boutiqae Group continues to repeat history.
We earn the right to referrals by providing quality work and personalized service. We're still pushing past our limits, taking on new challenges and advancing creative ideas.
We take pride in the fact that we are able to convert our clients to Ambassadors who promote us to their friends.
Relationships have always been important to us.
We take care of our friends.
Rehab gutted properties. Renovate homes.
Build-out commercial spaces. Erect additions.
Update bathrooms and kitchens.
Make cosmetic updates.
Excavate basement apartments. Repurpose spaces.
Regardless of your project scope, we have the expertise to help you arrive at your renovation destination.
We show up on time.
We can be trusted.
We collaborate with you.
We offer style and substance.
We focus on details.
We don't mind questions.
We leave your job site clean.
We exceed your expectations.
Co-Founder and President Angela Palmer-Rose, a former media executive, brings a wealth of talent and skill to the Boutiqae Group. At the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), she was responsible for overseeing the development of documentary television and digital media content, project funding for underrepresented filmmakers, and training to cultivate the next generation of diverse media makers. She also has a background in marketing, business development, executing national outreach events and planning promotional marketing tours for
C-SPAN and NUE-TV, a Quincy Jones venture. Her passion for creative arts is augmented by experience in project management, overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, and negotiation skills.
Palmer-Rose is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Director of a Christian performing arts troupe. She holds an undergraduate degree in Communications and a M.A. in Organizational Development.
Paul Grocia's industry experience spans over 20 years. Regarded as our resident expert in kitchen and bathroom renovations, he began his career as a carpenter's apprentice, before advancing to Supervisor for Home Depot's leading kitchen contractor (Counter Intelligence). Paul's organization skills, coupled with a calm demeanor and detailed eye, serve him well with customers. He is the always smiling Project Manager we look to for additions, "customer-in-place" home renovations, and commercial projects.
Octave Constantine studied chemistry in his native home of Trinidad before transitioning to the building trade. His background includes 25 years of experience, including positions as Quality Control Director for a concrete manufacturer and Chief Builder for several development companies. Octave oversees Boutiqae Group's investor developments, special projects and consultations. His ability to allocate space, design and problem-solve are unparalleled.
Austin Palmer graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Relations. His background includes sales and marketing for Monumental Sports and Entertainment, and Manager of a 2017 Grammy nominated local artist. He is also the US based member of a start-up media sharing music platform company. As Business Development Manager, Austin better enables us to connect with customers and manage our operations more efficiently.