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Meet Sweeten Virginia General Contractor Gerald

Check out Gerald’s portfolio here

Where are you from and how long have you been in construction?

I am from Cameroon, Africa and have been in the construction industry for 15 years.

How did you get into this industry?

I studied construction management.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love creating something out of nothing.

What is the biggest challenge about renovating in Virginia?

Sometimes the cold temperatures will cause work to slow down during the winter.

What do you think is the biggest misconception that homeowners have when starting a renovation project?

A misconception homeowners have is that the contractor is unsure about the project or what the outcome of the renovation will be.

What do you want all of your clients to know before you work with them?

I’m here to help them realize their vision and make it a reality.

What’s the number one thing clients should know before starting a renovation?

A homeowner should always make sure the contractor has the proper licenses needed for their renovation.

If clients have questions or concerns, how would you like them to address them?

I am easily reached by a phone call or email.

What is your favorite project that you’ve done and why?

All projects are my favorites. I get to see the clients loving the end product and that makes this job fulfilling.

What is one piece of advice you would give to new general contractors?

The key to a good job is consistency.

What Virginia city has your favorite buildings?


What is your favorite neighborhood in Virginia?


What is your favorite Virginian restaurant?

La Bamba

If you weren’t a general contractor, what would you be doing?

I’d be a physical therapist.

Check out Gerald’s portfolio for photos of his past work.

Gerald has been one of Sweeten’s general contractors in Virginia since November 2021




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