From the Forum – Looking for a (Female) General Contractor and Wondering about Neighborhood Safety in NoMa

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Looking for a general contractor – snowflake issue – I’d like it to be a woman!

“I have a bunch of house projects I’d like done (from drywall patching to installing new bathroom vanity, weatherization, maybe a roof deck?) and I’d like to develop a working relationship with a great general contractor who I could use to manage all of these projects. Also, I’d like it to be a woman Not necessarily a female owned firm; I’d like the person who I work with (and who coordinates any subcontracting) to be a woman. I’m not going to go into why, let’s just assume it’s a given at this point. I’m a woman, if it matters.

Does anyone have any recommendations, or even better, other ways I can be searching for this? The person would need to be 100% legit (licensed, bonded, etc) and I am looking for someone who really prioritizes good communication and relationship-building. I potentially have a lot of work that could make them a lot of money over the years.

I’m open to any suggestions, thanks!”

Neighborhood Safety–NOMA (O NW and North Capitol NE):

“I would like some input on safety in the NOMA area. My roommate and I (two females, mid/late twenties) are looking into an apartment on O Street NW and North Capitol NE. To gauge some perspective, we currently live near Euclid and 14th and feel safe walking home at night alone. What is the general level of safeness for a female to be walking home from Mt vernon metro, NY Ave or H street at night? I checked the crime reports but would like to get a general awareness and other perspectives. Thanks!”

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