I'm personally of the opinion that, unless you're exceptionally lucky in being exactly the size of the dummy they made it for, and unless it's of extraordinary quality, no ready to wear suit is worth $3000. That really is into Savile Row bespoke territory.
But as you're in DC, I wouldn't recommend that either. If you're going to pay serious bespoke prices, then you should have a serious bespoke service, and that to me means a tailor you can visit easily.
I think you should either, as hinted, try some different made to measure options (like Kent Wang and Tiberias, featured heavily on this forum), or look for a more local bespoke tailor. The former option will give you three quality suits for your money - and if the first one just isn't right, you haven't wasted so much! And the second option gives you the gold standard: a tailor you can spend some time working with to get a suit that's truly perfect for you, and an enduring arrangement to help you get it right every time in future (although there's no rule that says you can't work with more than one tailor).
I've no idea about tailors in DC, but there are certainly plenty in NY, and I'm sure others can recommend someone to you.