Rager Construction LLC

Custom Home Builder and Home Additions

Located in Strasburg serving Strasburg, Winchester, Front Royal, and surrounding areas.


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55 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
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I always knew that Duane was a superior builder and contractor. My husband worked with him hauling gravel for him for years. My husbnd always told me that he did excellent work. Everything thing Duane does has to be 100% nothing less. Duane is always on top of everything. And he wants everthing he is committed to be on time and correctly. I found out for myself what an outstanding person Duane is. I called him for a reference for an licensed electrician because my pole for my electric fell. during a snow storm. And yes the pole was mine. He found me one within minutes. The electrician Ricky Campbell was at my house within a hour. Had to wait till the next morning for the electric company to get there to turn off the electric. Duane was there the next morning helping digging a hole to put my pole back. Was very grateful for the excellent job they did. I would recommend Duane for any job. As I said before my husband said he builds the best houses in the valley. Thank you again Duane and Ricky.


Very professional, courteous, neat, and reasonable, with continuous attention to detail. I’m absolutely delighted with the work and the crew. I’d hire them again in a heartbeat.

Belinda P.

My experience with Duane Rager as our contractor was very positive. He has the values of integrity, honesty, and quality workmanship that are often hard to come by. I especially appreciated his communication about how the job was coming along. I felt like he listened to what it was I wanted to accomplish in the project and he was able to offer options and ideas without my feeling pressured to move to his agenda or outcome and that he accommodated my suggestions. I definitely will use Rager Construction again in the future.

Trish H.

Duane and his team are top notch. They have high standards which are reflected in the quality of all work they did for us. Part of the remodel was adding some accommodations for my husband’s disability. Duane listened to our needs and made sure that they were met. His management and coordination of the project and the carpenters, flooring installers, painters etc. was excellent. Can’t praise this group enough for their professionalism and expertise.

Gerry S.

To whom it may concern, Please accept this letter as my recommendation for Rager Construction. Duane Rager, owner of Rager Construction, built my first home. Being a first time homebuyer, I had a million questions about the home building process. Duane was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. Duane always returned my phone calls and emails. It was very comforting to me to have a builder that communicated with me as much as Duane did. His price estimates were spot on with no extra hidden fees. All the staff at Rager Construction, that I met, was very polite and professional. I was very pleased to see that Rager Construction used local suppliers and local products to build my house. I am a strong supporter of local goods and feel using local products strengthens the community. You really get the feeling working with Duane that he is a hard working, family man, who is honest and trustworthy. Even after the closing on my house, Duane has stayed in contact with me making sure everything is functioning properly. I could not be any more pleased with my new home or with Rager Construction. I recommend anyone interested in building a new home call Duane. Jessica Kane Front Royal, VA

Jessica Kane

The best testimony that we can offer is that we have become extremely close friends to the Ragers! That has come about as a result of Duane’s excellent business ethics, complete honesty, creative design capabilities, superb building execution, and close attention to details. As well, he takes complete and total responsibility for everything associated with the house for two years following initial construction. We bought a 13 acre lot from Duane and he chose the exact spot which maximized our view, and minimized our impact on the land which was a high value for us. During the entire process we worked together with him to create our own little “Shenandoah castle” which has become a warm and beautiful nest for us. His pricing is competitive and appropriate to both the area and to the high quality of building that he provides. Regardless of the size or scope of your project, from our experience, it is a “done deal” that you will be very happy with Duane’s finished product. We send you blessings and hope that you enjoy Duane’s smiling eyes, keen intelligence, and wonderful demeanor as he and you create whatever it is that you want to build for yourselves. Sincerely, Robin and Jacob Ely-Goldstein Star Tannery, Virginia

Robin and Jacob Ely-Goldstein

To Whom It May Concern, We would like to offer this letter of recommendation for Duane Rager and Rager Construction. My wife and I contracted Duane to build a 20′ x 20′ single car garage for us during August and September of 2009. Duane’s quote for the job was very competitive and his plans were complete and well thought out. We had a building site that was somewhat steep and Duane was great in helping us figure out exactly where to build and how best to build the structure on our site. During the building process, Duane and his crew were courteous and diligent in their work and the job site was kept very neat and orderly. The entire project was well done, on time, and on budget. As all projects do, ours did go through some “owner requested” changes and Duane was very agreeable to these changes and incorporated them with ease, even suggesting some things that helped us get the project done while not increasing the overall cost. We are enjoying the garage tremendously and we will for years to come. Additionally, when my wife’s mother needed some work done around her home, we did not hesitate to recommend Duane and Rager Construction to her. She was equally impressed and pleased with Duane’s work and the overall result. Even as recently as February of 2010, we called on Duane to do some snow removal and he once again was quick to respond and help us out. In closing, we would not hesitate to use Rager Construction again for any project we might have. It is so refreshing to work with a contractor who not only does quality work, but is also a quality person. We cannot recommend Duane Rager and Rager Construction strong enough for your construction needs. Michael and Mary Harless Lebanon Church, VA

Michael and Mary Harless

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing this letter of reference for Duane Rager. I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Duane on a variety of construction projects over the past six years (from 2002 through 2008) on my house on Blue Mountain (Linden, Virginia). Duane’s work has always been of the highest quality. He is thorough and carefully monitors quality not only in the work he does, but in the work done by the subcontractors he uses. In addition, the work he has done for me has always been at a fair and competitive price. I have contracted with Duane for smaller projects (window and door replacement, roofing, storm damage repair) and for the renovation of my entire basement level of the house on Blue Mountain. On each project, he has delivered quality work on time and on budget. The basement renovation came after an unfortunate flood of the basement when a pipe burst in the winter of 2005. He helped me design the new basement, providing advice and counsel at every step of the way. His advice was spot on the finished product is wonderful. We are enjoying the house so much more as results of many of his suggestions. Duane is not only a fine craftsman and good contractor/businessman, he is a man of integrity and honesty. Because our mountain house is some 65 miles form where we in Arlington, I have not been able to be on site for any of the work Duane has performed for us. I have simply turned the house over to him, fully confident that all of the work would be done well and that the workers would be respectful of the house and my property. Duane has ensured that result each and every time. My recommendation of Duane as a builder, contractor and craftsman is unqualified. He should be among your top choices. I would be happy to respond to your questions or to provide additional information about my experience with Duane Rager if that would be helpful. Sincerely, LaDawn


We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Rager Construction (Duane Rager, owner) for those of you looking for a contractor. Our history with Rager Construction goes back about ten years. We bought a house they built, they constructed a new deck for us and, the latest issue involved our well system. Was Rager Construction the cheapest contractor around? No. Was Rager Construction the most expensive contractor around? No. In our opinion, anyone can claim to offer you value. The difference is, Rager Construction delivers value. Duane is honest. He won’t tell you something can be done just to get a job. Rager Construction won’t nickel and dime you either. We would also call Duane a perfectionist. We have watched him redo a portion of a job to make sure things are right and up to code. And one last note, if you call Rager Construction and leave a message, Duane will call as soon as possible. He won’t ignore your call for days and then finally call back at his convenience. Thank you for the opportunity to let us tell you about Rager Construction. These days when dollars count, you can trust Duane to deliver value for your dollar. Steve and Diane Linden, VA P.S. Our well is up and running just fine. Thank you, Duane, for interrupting your Labor Day weekend!

Steve and Diane

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