About Dream Builders of VA

Dream Builders was founded in 2006 and licensed in the state of Virginia as a Class A builder for commercial and residential construction. The founding principle we were built upon is to only offer the industry’s finest materials and best installation practices. Through this, we are able to provide the finest decking and roofing services to keep us as the premier installer of the greater Stafford and Fredericksburg area. From the initial consult through the final county inspections, we ensure a professional experience at honest pricing. We are, your local, family-owned builder serving the Virginia communities of Caroline, Fredericksburg, King George, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford & surrounding areas.

About the Owner – Nick Covert

Graduating in 2001 from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Science is where it all started to take shape. In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Nick found a connection to nature and realized he wanted to work in a field where he could be outdoors. Being an active person, construction seemed to be a good path to start his career. The first position he held was as a roofing installer for a small business for about one year. His next employment opportunity came as a carpenter’s apprentice for a Dutch Master Carpenter named Rick Vanbrugen. It was here where Nick’s love for construction was born. As an apprentice, Nick was taught everything from sweeping to complex rafter cuts/layouts. The lure of a hard day’s work and the pride that comes from seeing something from initial design phase through the building process keeps Nick eager to help with your outdoor project.

On the personal side…

All of Nick’s accomplishments have been made possible through the love and support of his wife Megan, two children, and family dog Gracie. Megan has served the Stafford County public school system for over 15 years. Raising their young children has always been top priority and being good role models at home is just the beginning. Outside of work/school, the family enjoys camping, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, skiing, and spending time at the lake.

Owner Nick with his family

About the Crew

Robert ZahabiVice President
Ricardo SalcedoLead Carpenter

Rob grew up in Spotsylvania County Virginia and graduated from Spotsylvania High School. He furthered his education locally in the Fredericksburg area graduating from Mary Washington College. Rob has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He spent his summers and breaks from college working as a flooring installer for Northern Virginia’s top home builders. After graduating college, Rob worked in the commercial glass business spending almost two years at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Since 2007, Rob has been a committed member of the Dream Builders of VA team to constructing quality Trexdecks and GAF roofs for the Fredericksburg community. Rob has dedicated himself to being as educated as possible in his crafts. His commitment to fine craftsmanship is unquestioned and he will do his best to help build a new space you and your family will enjoy!

Growing up in Guadalajara Mexico, Ricardo has fond memories of his family. Leaving Mexico in 1986, he found a new home in the United States of America. Once he settled down in Fredericksburg, he and his wife had a son and two daughters. With over 25 years’ experience as a carpenter, he has mastered his trade in many ways. When not at work, he likes to watch his favorite team, DC United. Ricardo’s family time is also very important and enjoys taking his children to Kings Dominion and local parks.

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