John Sanati and partners start their first general contracting company, focused on building private dental offices due to John's prior experience in fabricating millwork for medical practices
John and his son Aras form Liberty Construction, a design-build firm with the goal of providing an all-in-one solution to small business owners in the healthcare industry with design and construction needs. Building start-up dental practices quickly became the company’s new speciality
Liberty Construction forms separate divisions to give healthcare, commercial and exterior clients their own project success team, after the company onboarded project consultants that specialize in each of these types of construction projects. In this year the company also adds plastic surgery, dermatology and veterinarian projects to their portfolio, adding expertise and services for a full range of healthcare projects beyond strictly dental
Construction starts with the concept, and that concept should be an accurate reflection of a client’s vision. In such a dynamic and pervasive industry, there are only a handful of contractors that can make the entire process, from design to delivery, a truly successful collaboration that prioritizes client satisfaction and peace of mind above all else. Liberty Construction & Design is proud to be one of them. Providing business owners in the healthcare and commercial industry with a complete package to turn their vision of building an efficient and successful business into a reality, Liberty has been a name synonymous with industry excellence for almost a decade.
Founded in 2012 by the firm’s President, John Sanati, Liberty Construction was created as a full-service contracting company that goes beyond the typical role of a quality builder. With his previous experience in commercial trade contracting companies, John already had a pedigree of expertise gained from his decades working with small business and private medical practice owners. “My goal was to provide clients the assistance they need as soon as they decide to start or expand their business,” believes John, “and to help business owners in every step toward making their vision a reality.” This started the all-inclusive service that Liberty Construction is now proud to offer clients. The firm’s strong workforce of space planners, interior designers and CAD specialists are capable of developing concepts for potential customers the same week they contact Liberty Construction with their vision. John saw the value that busy, motivated small business owners gained when you reduce time and stress from a project by offering one place for all design, construction, and consulting needs. Today, Liberty Construction is a father-son owned and operated company headquartered in Rockville MD, servicing all of Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia with a diverse team of in-house designers, engineers and project managers. The dedication to quality work and reputation for on time delivery makes them a truly unique and valuable partner in every project.
John Sanati is a licensed contractor in DC, MD and VA with over 40 years of experience in commercial construction and design. He has earned a strong reputation in the area for his expertise in healthcare and commercial projects, assisting hundreds of small business owners and healthcare professionals with their vision of building and operating a successful office. With his educational background in architecture and construction management, he serves as both a design consultant and project executive for every Liberty Construction client. Creativity and forward thinking drives John’s daily routine of project planning and problem solving for every job site he steps foot in.
When John isn't at job sites or staying in shape at the pool, he likes to bring work home with him as continues to endlessly re-design and renovate his current home in Potomac MD!
As Director of Operations, Aras Sanati oversees every project to ensure that the clients' schedule and budget stays on track and that they are kept in the loop with crucial updates on their project. His number one priority is client satisfaction, so he makes it a point to meet with every client during the design phase and uses this insight to assemble the project team that is best tailored for each project's specific needs. Certified by USGBS as a LEED Green Associate and with a background in Sustainability, Aras is pivoting Liberty Construction's design and engineering team to shift focus towards green initiatives to give client's a finished space that is environmentally friendly while being more affordable to operate in the long term.
Aras received a degree in Architecture from University of Maryland, and is currently living in Baltimore, MD to complete his MBA program at UMD. During the warmer months, if you can't reach him by phone, you can most likely find him at the rooftop pool in one of the nearby Merritt Clubs!
As a Vice President taking on the Healthcare Project Consultant role, Robert brings 29 years of commercial financial experience in multiple commercial industries with a specialty in healthcare. He is highly recognized for his attention to detail, caring of his clients, understanding of their vision, and his step-by-step consultative approach to educate them on the many important aspects of their project to ensure success. From business planning and budgeting, to ribbon cutting ceremonies, and all that comes in between, Robert's handling of his construction projects makes him an essential part of the Liberty Construction client experience.
Originally from Virginia, Robert lived his younger years with his family overseas. He has lived in Portugal, Chile and Brazil. He now resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and four children. He enjoys time with his family at the beach, amusement parks, and spending time on the weekends with his children at their soccer and baseball games.
With numerous strengths that set them apart, one of the most obvious is the strong leadership of both John and his son, Aras Sanati. As Operations Director, Aras oversees every project to a precise degree and is always available to clients whenever needed. His main objective is ensuring that clients always have a direct line to Liberty Construction’s management, and this is crucial since no complex construction project goes from concept to completion without questions and changes. It is paramount that the clients’ needs and expectations are set as a priority and that their questions from all project stakeholders are answered swiftly so that when John Sanati hands over the key, the only thing on the client’s mind is bringing their business to life in the space Liberty Construction built. Never in the company’s history has a project been built where John himself was not heavily involved in consulting the client through every aspect of their buildout. This starts at the very first meeting with a future project owner, and includes everything from understanding the vision, to making sure there is a set budget that allows the client to have both the space they need to run their business successfully while still having the necessary capital left to hit the ground running when we finish the project. As designers continue to become more creative and construction details more complex, Liberty Construction has onboarded new consultants to the client success team, including Robert Cassiano, VP of Healthcare Projects.
At the very heart of each successful project undertaken by Liberty Constructionis our commitment to strong communication with all parties involved. Our team’s communication standard is something our clients have told us makes them feel very confident as the project reaches turnover, which in turn builds a level of trust that removes stress and accelerates the entire process. This means ownership being hands-on from the minute a client contacts us, and this extends to our staff as well. Members of Liberty’s project teams are very quick to adapt to the company’s ideology that any client that puts trust in us to build the structure for their next business or practice has to be kept consistently in the loop on where their project stands. In fact, Liberty Construction’s philosophy is that high-end design and construction can only be coordinated and completed in a fast and error-free manner if all parties are communicating and cooperating from day one.