Testimonials

Check out what our clients have to say about their home-building experience with us. We have also won the Customer Service award for Houzz for several years in a row. We welcome the opportunity to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers!

WE ARE THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO CALL IT OUR HOME!
Having gone through several major renovations on our homes, we wanted to build a custom home to better fit our needs. We decided to interview at least three builders before making a decision. Our first meeting was with Charlie and Cathy Little of Fairhaven Homes. Walking out of that meeting we knew we had found our builder and did not once regret that decision!

Having a general idea of what we wanted in a house, Charlie and Cathy were able put together the plans and make it happen. Throughout the entire design, build, and finish process, we were constantly amazed at the patience and responsiveness they exhibited with all the changes and additions we made. They listened well and responded with solutions keeping with the design of the house. They have a high level of knowledge of the industry and new trends in both the construction and details of the home.

The contractors onsite for Fairhaven worked extremely well together, like a team. Anytime we stopped by the worksite, there would be friendly banter and lots of hard work! The quality of workmanship throughout the entire house is impressive. We are thrilled to be able to call it our home!

Kirk & Mary
Purcellville, VA

unique kitchen and great room design

TRULY COLLABORATIVE
This was the first house that we designed and built ourselves – a daunting task – but was made possible by Charlie and Cathy at Fairhaven Homes. From the start of the project and then all the way through, they worked in a truly collaborative fashion. They took the time to get to know us, understand our style and ideas and were always available to help, counsel and direct. When issues arose – as they are bound to with any project like this – not only did they inform us immediately and explain about the issue, but were always ready with a solution. When our ideas weren’t practical – or would break the bank – they always had an alternative to propose that was either as good as, or better than, our original plan.

We initially had concerns about all of the permits and approvals necessary. Because of his reputation for quality, Charlie was able to obtain them all seamlessly.

All of the workmen and craftsmen they brought to work on the project were top notch – they were true professionals with a pride in what they did – which resulted in an impeccable attention to detail and finish.

To top it all, not only are they ultimate professionals, they are also genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work and spend time with. We can’t thank them enough for building with us the house of our dreams.

Steve & Renate
Middleburg, VA

custom design by Fairhaven Homes

ON TIME AND ON BUDGET ~ AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL!
We spent months interviewing builders before hiring Charlie and Cathy Little of Fairhaven Homes to build our first custom home. We are so glad we did! From the very beginning, their careful attention to our architectural plans and specs was evident. They also spent a lot of time talking to us up front about our wants and needs. As a result, we felt confident in the quote they gave us–a huge factor for us.

Once construction started, Charlie managed an excellent team of subcontractors at every stage of the build. He communicated with us clearly and consistently, and was a great source of advice and information about everything from permits to final finishes. He and Cathy both have great relationships with area vendors, and often accompanied us to help us choose everything from plumbing fixtures and lighting to cabinetry and bathroom tile. In the end, our home came in on time and on budget…and it’s beautiful. We couldn’t recommend Fairhaven Homes more highly.

Ed & Mary
Paeonian Springs, VA

Farmhouse design by Fairhaven

OUR PERFECT DREAM HOME
Fairhaven Homes just completed designing and building our perfect dream home. We are so pleased with the entire process. It was professional, stress free and enjoyable. Charlie’s attention to detail in both design and finishing touches is the best. During the building process, we were very impressed with the quality of materials and workmanship.

Charlie was on site every day to oversee construction and was always available to us. Charlie’s wife, Cathy is an invaluable asset to the building process, helping with everything from design decisions to landscaping. We are so happy with our beautiful home and even happier that we chose Fairhaven Homes to take this journey with us!

Kathy
Round Hill, VA

great room that takes in all the views

A HOME WE WILL ENJOY FOR YEARS TO COME!
Fairhaven Homes just completed our beautiful new farm estate and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. Charlie and Cathy were able to translate our vision of our dream home from concept to reality through an exceptional and easy design-to-build process. The level of knowledge and experience with construction best practices, highest quality building materials, and flawless project management are demonstrated in the quality of our amazing new home. We would not change a thing and thank you for creating such an amazing home we will enjoy for years to come!
Sincerely,

Pete
Round Hill, VA

luxury kitchen

BEST OF HOUZZ 2016 for CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
For the third year in a row, Fairhaven Homes has been awarded Best of Houzz in Customer Satisfaction and Service.
There is nothing more important to us than to design and build a home that our customers love. We strive to make it an enjoyable experience by guiding our clients through every step of the process. We are happy to assist with lot selection and home design. Our 3D design software makes it easy to envision the final product. We can guide you through your finish selection options and suggest suppliers that we know and respect.
With over 30 years’ of experience in home building, we encourage our clients to rely on our expertise.

Middleburg custom home

BEST OF HOUZZ 2017 for CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

We’ve done it again!! For four years in a row our customers have told Houzz how happy they are with their Fairhaven experience.
We love collaborating with our clients, designing and building the homes they have imagined. Charlie lends his 35 years of experience to every aspect of the process and Cathy facilitates with the design and selections. We are lucky to say that we love what we do and the people we get to work with!

Best of Houzz - Customer Satisfaction

BEST OF HOUZZ for CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 2015
February 15, 2015
Once again, Fairhaven Homes has won Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction!
We are proud of building homes that our customers will love and be happy in for years to come. We take pride in keeping an eye on every detail of the building process and the quality of the products we select. We want our customers to be surprised and pleased by the quality that surrounds them.

Best of Houzz for customer satisfaction
custom designed hilltop home

THE JOURNEY and the DESTINATION
Our new home was recently completed by Fairhaven Homes and the journey was as enjoyable as the destination. Charlie was receptive and responsive to our concerns and ideas. He holds his contractors to the same high standards he demands of himself and focuses on all the details. He always shared his experience as a custom home builder in northern Virginia with us and also researched any new ideas we came up with. I believe our entire experience was enhanced by the close working relationship that Charlie has with his wife Cathy. Cathy brings the “how will it be to live in” perspective to the “this is how you build it” process. The end result is a beautiful home that fits our lifestyle and will for many years to come.


spectacular views from Fairhaven home

A PERSONAL INTEREST in EVERY DETAIL
Fairhaven Homes built our retirement home. From beginning to end, they took a personal interest in every detail of the project. Charlie Little’s experience, attention to detail, and determination to create a quality product made a huge difference. His tradesmen were first class, and Charlie personally oversaw their work. Our house is now completed, and we could not be happier. His personal touches and willingness to work with us on our specific requests resulted in a unique home with our stamp on it.

Mick
Clark County, VA

French country custom design

A GREAT DEAL OF EXPERIENCE
Charlie has been a dream to work with so far. He has a great deal of experience and builds very “tight” and energy-conservative homes. Prior to hiring him, he personally toured with us several of his most recently finished homes. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the workmanship, and the attention to detail. He also stays abreast of all of the “state-of-the-art” building materials and technologies, and will apply them to the design and build of your home.

We are in the middle of construction of our custom-built home now, and already I can see the quality that is going into it. His sub-contractors are top-notch. Charlie has done everything he can to give us our dream home, while trying to be cost-conscious at the same time. I can’t wait to see the final product!! I highly recommend his services to anyone I know who is thinking about building a home.

Lonny and Dorothy
Leesburg, Virginia

attention to detail

ATTENTION TO DETAIL, EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
We absolutely love our Fairhaven Home. From the wonderful floor plan to all the extra touches that are put into this home – there’s nothing out there we have discovered that comes close to our Fairhaven Home.

Charlie Little’s attention to detail and customer service have made the purchase of our new home one of the most enjoyable experiences. Charlie is the kind of person who will be your personal builder and friend for life. We highly recommend him to you.

Alan and Carroll
Round Hill, Virginia

craftsman under construction

BEST of HOUZZ
Fairhaven Homes has won Best of Houzz 2014 for Customer Service!

Thank you to our clients for your glowing reviews!

Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction

BEST of LOUDOUN
Out of dozens of Loudoun County builders, Fairhaven Homes has been named runner-up two years in a row in the Best of Loudoun Leesburg Today poll!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

Best of Loudoun - Builder
incredible tile work

ON TIME and ON BUDGET
It is a privilege to write a recommendation for Charlie Little and Fairhaven Homes.
Charlie was there to help us from the beginning as we were deciding whether to buy our plot of land. We had never custom built a home before, and we had the added complexity of living in Houston but building in Loudoun County, Virginia. From the very beginning we felt that Charlie was our advocate. He worked with us patiently while we decided on the design and finalized the floor plan, giving sound advice along the way. His many years of experience and knowledge of the county offices and local building community was invaluable during the process, making it very easy and stress free for us to get all the appropriate permits in place quickly and efficiently. Many of the design choices were made via email and internet. Charlie helped us through this process to make sure we had all the information we needed. On weekends when we arrived in Virginia to see products and make final selections he was always available to ensure we achieved everything that needed to be done.

We explored options and interviewed other builders but Charlie immediately put us at ease and gave us the confidence that he was the right person to build our house. He is a builder with integrity, who listens to what you want and guides you in the right direction. He is clearly passionate about his work and does not compromise on quality. This clearly shows through in the level of details at the initial building stage and also in the finishing touches.

Building a house from over 1,000 miles away could have been very stressful, but instead we both found the whole process a lot of fun. Charlie is a great photographer and this allowed us to be actively involved in the daily progress with regular photos via email!!!

The house was completed on time and on budget. There have been very few problems since we completed the house, but Charlie has always been there promptly to take care of any needs since completion.

We wholeheartedly recommend Charlie and he would be our first choice if we build a house again…but in the meantime we are thoroughly enjoying this new home.

Jonathan and Nicola
Purcellville, Virginia

Stone farmhouse

ADVOCATE and PARTNER
We built our first house ourselves 33 years ago and I had been dreaming of building another house ever since. Finally, we were going to build our dream house after collecting notes for all those years and working with an architect for the last four years. Since I manage programs for a living and I am a detail-oriented person, my husband wondered whether any builder could make me happy and meet my standards. We broke ground in August 2009. After much searching and many interviews we selected Charlie Little of Fairhaven Homes in Round Hill, Virginia as the person who was going to see us through the whole process beginning to end.

Recently, when I met a friend for lunch and she asked “So tell me all the horror stories about your builder”, I had to honestly say that I don’t have any. She was surprised and asked how had we managed this? I think that Charlie is the major reason we have survived and actually enjoyed the process:

Charlie is our advocate and is very cost conscious with his experienced stable of vendors and contractors. He fights for quality materials, quality work, and fair prices as if it were his own home. He has made significant recommendations about how to make the house energy efficient and low maintenance. When the mechanical crew, dropped our furnace, he made them take it out and replace it even though the damage was mainly cosmetic. When the concrete was incorrectly poured for the front porch, he made them fix it.

He really engages with us and wants very much to understand what we want. When circumstances come up, we discuss it as a team and we make a decision based on facts, constraints and cost. We talk almost every day with lots of e-mails in-between. He has been amazingly transparent about the process, giving us a detailed schedule and costing that gets updated. We even get copies of certain invoices so we know exactly what the vendors are charging us.

He is very creative and detail-oriented, always giving us options based on his years of experience. When we had an issue with positioning a duct in one of the bedrooms, he suggested putting a bookcase underneath the duct so you hardly even notice the duct above it. He noticed that the backsplash in the kitchen would interfere with the electric plugs and changed it so that it looked better. He checked to make sure all of the moldings for the kitchen cabinets were exactly right so that we would not have to use odd size fillers.

Finally, Charlie is a man of integrity who has been a true partner in this massive undertaking to build our home beautifully, which will stand the test of time. Our uncle, who built RFK Stadium, recommended for us not to build because he said all builders were crooks that did shoddy jobs. When he looked at the photo history of our house he was really impressed with the quality and workmanship. Charlie has certainly met our standards and I highly recommend him to anyone.

Ann and Rick
Purcellville, VA

Gorgeous Leesburg home

EXPERIENCE and PRIDE of WORKMANSHIP
It is a privilege to write a recommendation for Charlie Little and Fairhaven Homes. Our home was completed on budget, several months ahead of schedule, and with a level of quality that exceeded our high expectations.

We explored many options and interviewed many builders over a two year period before choosing Charlie to build our dream home. We couldn’t be more pleased with our choice. The whole process was fun, exciting, and educational for a couple that had never custom built a home before. From our very first meeting, Charlie immediately put us at ease and gave us confidence that he was more than capable for the job and that he had a very high degree of integrity.

Charlie’s many years of experience gives him the knowledge and skill to build a sound and solid custom home. He had wonderful suggestions for improving layout, finish, and design of the house plan we brought him. His intimate knowledge of the county offices and the local building community was invaluable during the process.

Charlie is a man of integrity – we knew we could trust him to be honest and fair. Charlie is passionate about his work – we felt his pride of workmanship come through in every detail of our home. Charlie is open and approachable – we always felt like our opinion mattered and our ideas were valued. He was patient and attentive to all of our questions.
We feel we have gained a friend during a process many told us would leave us anxious to part ways. We highly recommend Charlie Little and would gladly use him again if the situation arose.

Mark and Julie
Leesburg, Virginia

Beautiful Round Hill home

Workmanship and Integrity
The instant we walked into what is now our new home, we knew that it was the one for us. The quality of the workmanship was incredible! The home inspector we hired said he’d been in the business for almost 30 years and that this house was, if not the best, one of the top five he’d ever inspected.

We have had very few, minor things that needed to be corrected, and Charlie has been absolutely phenomenal in making sure they were resolved in a timely fashion. When you are making perhaps the biggest financial transaction of your life, the most important thing you can hope for is that the person you are dealing with has integrity. Unequivocally, that is what Charlie Little stands for – integrity in product, and most importantly integrity in character!

Rod and Debbie
Round Hill, Virginia