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G. Morris Steinbraker

G. Morris Steinbraker (1893-1975)

G. Morris Steinbraker was born at 3321 Q Street NW in 1893. The Washington, D.C. native established his own general contracting firm in 1944, called G. Morris Steinbraker & Son, Inc. He and his son George ran the business together, and his grandson David Steinbraker also apprenticed under him. Steinbraker made a name for himself and his business by following the maxim, "The customer is always right." These old-school manners gained Steinbraker a number of important clientele, including Dumbarton Oaks. G. Morris Steinbraker died in 1975, but the business he established is still run by his grandson today.

 

References:

Dodd, Nico. “G. Morris Steinbraker & Son: Three Generations in Georgetown.” The Georgetowner. February 13, 2013. http://www.georgetowner.com/articles/2013/feb/13/g-morris-steinbraker-son-three-generations-georgetown/

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"George Morris Steinbraker." Findagrave.com. January 27, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=70774897

“Services: G Morris Steinbraker & Son Inc.” GeorgetownDC. Accessed January 14, 2014. http://www.georgetowndc.com/explore/services/g-morris-steinbraker-son-inc-3207-grace-st-nw/