Cypress Contracting Employees


Cypress Contracting LLC was founded in 2002 by Dan Sweeney and Steve Nicholakos.  The mission from inception was to produce the highest quality product that exceeds our clients expectations.  Our goal is to provide TOTAL QUALITY, which means to turn the projects over to our clients with ZERO DEFECTS, ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.  By providing TOTAL QUALITY every project, we are proud to have established long-standing relationships with our clients.  Whether the project is a major laboratory addition,  apartment renovation at a retirement community, office renovation or a small service project our uncompromising commitment to TOTAL QUALITY with a friendly and positive CAN DO attitude has been the foundation of our success.


Cypress has a unique corporate structure.  Both principals, Dan Sweeney and Steve Nicholakos, manage the projects from start to finish and are always the primary contact for each project.  By having the principal of the company actively take a project from design and conceptual budgeting, through hard bidding, scheduling and managing of its resources (subcontractors, vendors and Cypress tradesmen) and project close-out, the decision making process is expedited (no more – “I’ll have to check with my boss and get back to you”).  The client’s needs are always the focus.

The other distinct aspect of Cypress, is that we self-perform the demolition, carpentry, drywall, acoustical, ceramic and painting on many of our projects.  Having these in-house resources allows us to have better control on costs and scheduling.  Many of our projects are performed in occupied environments and our team understands the sensitive nature of working in these conditions.  Of course, we would not be successful were it not also for the subcontractors and vendors that pride themselves on the same CAN DO attitude.  We take great pride in the fact that we have great and long-standing relationships with some of the best subcontractors in the Washington Metro area.

National Association of Children's Hospitals & Related Institutes (NACHRI)

24,000 sf multi-phase renovation of an occupied 2-story office building, including ADA elevator upgrades, new fire alarm system, new fire sprinkler system, new main electrical service, all new floor/wall finishes, custom millwork.

What Our Clients Say...

“Cypress was exceptional throughout the process and planned the construction well to accommodate all of our staff who continued to work in the areas under construction….The working relationship was very positive throughout this project and the level of trust we continue to have with Cypress is unquestioned.”

“We have been working with Cypress for over five years and they have proven the ability to handle any project, from small service work to large renovations…I am happy to recommend their services.”
— Riderwood Village