About Us

Our firm uses Superior Products and Construction Methods to always deliver the Best Quality.

Our Story

As youngsters in the 1960’s, my brothers Vinnie, Frankie, Rocky, and I worked with my father, aka Jimmy the Greek, to build a successful home improvement business in Easton, Pennsylvania. This might sound cliche, but working with my father in a family owned company taught me how to do things the RIGHT way. Most contractors fail at doing this.

After graduating high school in 1971, I took a job delivering milk to homeowners. Unsatisfied with the position, I joined the United States Navy as an Air Traffic Control Specialist during the Vietnam War. I left the Navy years later with an Honorable Discharge and returned to the home improvement industry.

After working with several companies, I saw an industry that was lacking in Professionalism, Efficiency, and Ethics. Many Deck and Patio builders have delayed project schedules, cut corners, and offer few Custom Options.

I started American Exteriors & Masonry in 2005 with the goal of eliminating the negative experience so many people have with home improvement companies. We are NOT like the vast majority of contractors that show up late, perform shoddy work, and only care about their bottom line. We strongly believe these companies have no place in our industry. They are not in this business to genuinely help people.

Our Passion at American Exteriors & Masonry is to create a stress free experience for our customers. This is why we only use the Best Materials and State-of-the-Art Design Services. Our Reputation for Quality is known throughout Northern Virginia. Just check our Online Reviews! Smooth sailing from initial consultation to project completion. We are in the top 2% of contractors who have a Class A License in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With over 6,000 projects completed since 2005, our Installation Teams are comprised of only the most Experienced, Trained, and Professional Craftsmen. We have also built lifelong relationships with most of our customers.

Every project is unique. American Exteriors & Masonry will design and build your Dream Outdoor Living Space using Superior Products, Meticulous Craftsmanship, and a Complete Commitment to Customer Service. That is a Promise.


Carmen Pretopapa

Owner and President

American Exteriors & Masonry