Our Story

Steve & George DeFalco

  • After years in real estate development and architecture, brothers George and Steve DeFalco co-founded Tradition Homes with clear goals: focus on homeowner’s needs, build attractive designs with quality materials and respect neighborhood architectural integrity.

Tradition Homes combines skill and talent with a passion for creating beautiful custom homes in Northern Virginia.  The brothers decided early on to make the process transparent.  “For us, gaining our client’s trust in what is such a large investment of their time and money is paramount”, says Steve DeFalco.

Tradition Homes’ customers can customize any feature of their homes.  “Some prefer to design from scratch; others can start with one our plans and tweak a wall or porch to suit them” says George DeFalco.

To help clients build homes created especially for them, the company employs a team of award-winning architects as well as experienced project managers, quality assurance officers, kitchen and bath designers, engineers and craftsmen.

Custom home clients get exactly what they want to meet their needs and lifestyles.

Future needs, including aging in place, are planned for as well. Stacked closets can house elevators added later, and large powder rooms can be converted to full bathrooms.

For those that don’t want to build a house but still need more room and updating, the DeFalcos have a separate company, Tradition Renovations, to handle remodeling projects with the same care and many of the same resources as Tradition Homes.

No matter what the requirements, Tradition Homes is committed to providing homes with craftsmanship, energy efficiency and curb appeal that have lasting beauty and value.


We worked with Tradition Homes to build our new home and had a great experience. From helping us negotiate the purchase of a lot to designing and building our dream home, Tradition did a great job. George, the architect and co-owner of the firm sat down with us and after discussing our needs & wants came back with a floor plan that met our needs perfectly. The construction process was smooth and there were no hidden costs or delays. Even though some additional excavation was required, they still delivered our home before the promised date. We have lived in our home for over 2 years and are still as happy with it as the day we moved in!

Kate & Peter Karafotas