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Demo King

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LAST UPDATED: January 17th, 2024

With many years in the construction industry and understanding the unique building market in the Washington, D.C. area, Alexander Matthews decided to start Demo King in 2010 realizing there would always be a need for this sort of work with the age of the city.

Demo King provides cost effective and safe demolition services for any size project. With experienced crew members, Demo King aims to earn and exceed customer expectations. It is a certified minority-owned small-business enterprise which helps government buyers meet their small-business set-asides and socio-economic quotas.

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The Good

  • Wide Variety of Services Offered
  • Experience and Licenses
  • Excellent Reviews
  • Works with Local Non-Profit Organizations
  • Photo Gallery of Past Project Sites

Wide Variety of Services Offered

Demo King offers services that can meet a wide variety of customer needs:

  • Demolition and excavation
  • Concrete and masonry
  • Remodel and renovation
  • New construction 
  • Solar
  • Solar storage
  • Government construction work
  • Asbestos testingand removal
  • Site clearing
  • Supplier for office, medical, and industrial products

Experience and Licenses

Demo King’s owner, Alexander Matthews, makes sure his crew members are educated in construction beyond demolition. Being in construction for decades before starting Demo King, he recognizes the importance of skill in the demolition process. Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, blueprints, and construction materials are all important when Demo King’s crew comes in to cap off lines, remove hazardous waste, disconnect, and facilitate the removal of large structure appliances.

Demo King does large commercial projects and has taken on projects as large as hospital demolitions and projects as small as bathroom remodels. 

The company carries the proper licensing and is EPA certified to do demolition work and manage asbestos removal. EPA certification is given from the federal government to contractors who are properly trained to remediate and remove lead contamination in home structures. 

Excellent Reviews

Demo King has a solid online reputation with customers highlighting punctuality, excellent communication, and genuine enjoyment working with its crew. Independent reviews are by far the most accurate indicator of what you may expect if you choose to hire a company, and Demo King’s report card shows all A’s. 

The company's owner claims that one secret to success is always answering the phones. We always appreciate coming across a company where efficient and timely communication is a standard. 

Many reviewers are so impressed with Demo King, they become repeat customers. This is also a great indicator of a solid company. 

Works with Local Non-Profit Organizations

In the demolition industry, many companies choose to just take everything they can to the dump, even when lots of property needing to be discarded has the potential for a second life. Demo King is unique as it chooses to donate much of these left behind items to local shelters and community organizations.  

Demo King partners with a Baltimore-based nonprofit called Second Chance. Demo King takes salvageable items from the structures it's demolishing such as doors, windows, fixtures, lumber, and hardwood, and donates to the Second Chance store. This gives the owner of the building, Demo King’s client, a tax credit for the donated items. 

This attention to being ecologically conscious is applauded as its not always cost effective. We love to see a local company do what it can to pay it forward and bless others with what others do not need anymore. 

Photo Gallery of Past Project Sites

Demo King has an extensive history of a variety of projects digitally documented on its website. We love to see stages of demo work that result in amazing restorations and renovations. This is a great tool for prospective clients to see the stages of projects that may have similar components of a job they need done. 


The Bad

  • Limited Service Area

Limited Service Area

Demo King provides service solely in the Washington, D.C. area.  


The Bottom Line

We give Demo King a resounding thumbs up recommendation. The company can handle any job size and often is called in at hard times for clients. Demo King has a crew with the knowledge, experience, and qualifications we look for.

Many potential customers will be impressed with the company's dedication to recycling and donating to local charities. We are mostly impressed that it always has its phone lines answered by crew members that can help immediately. Responsive customer service is a key to earning customers' trust and it has paid off for Demo King.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use this company unless you live in Washington, D.C. 

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