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Wow! Did this year fly by? My staff and I are astonished that 2012 is just around the corner. But, before we say goodbye to 2011, we’re proud to share a few accomplishments we achieved with the support of our clients, vendors, staff and friends. This year, Merrick Design and Build: Attended the spring home…read more

Home Maintenance

I usually avoid making New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that I’m against the concept, it’s just that I spend a good part of the day trying to be better than I was the day before, so daily resolutions are more my speed. Interestingly, many homeowners that we’ve spoken with recently are resolving to make small,…read more

Choosing a Contractor

When you consider a home remodeling project, you have a lot on your mind. Not only will you be thinking about the re-design of your space, but you’ll also be focusing on your budget, material selections, time frames and a host of other things. The Merrick Design and Build designers work with you to uncover…read more

Choosing a Contractor

Merrick Design and Build is excited to be selected as a winner in the Remodels & Additions category in the “Best of Service Alley 2011” contest. Merrick is one of only five companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to be selected in this category. Read the full story here. Questions? Comments? Reach me today…read more

Design Trends

We recently invited a vendor to provide a brief training session to our staff  on spray foam insulation. We wanted clarity on the efficiency, durability and potential downsides of this type of insulation and learned about the details of open cell and closed cell foam insulation, including a few pros and cons of each. Closed…read more

Rules and Regulations

Today, childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children.  Yet, one million children today are affected by lead poisoning.  Pregnant women are also vulnerable to lead poisoning.  There is a good chance that any home, building, school or daycare center built before 1978 contains lead paint.  Just a few particles…read more

Inside Merrick

Merrick Design and Build, Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve promoted Addie Merrick to Pre-Production Manager. In her brief time working at our family-run business, she’s assumed a vast amount of responsibilities and tasks. We’re excited to have her on board and value her energy, enthusiasm and ideas. If you have any questions or…read more


A few years ago, residential energy rebate programs abounded. Today, many programs have come to an end or run out of funding, but the good news is that several programs are still available for Maryland residents. Here’s a list of Pepco programs that offer money back on various remodeling improvements, appliance purchases and others home-related…read more

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It’s not often you hear that in your lifetime! Well, to be clear, Merrick Design and Build is participating in two contests and we’re asking for your votes: We’re running in the Remodeling Team Spirit Contest on daily5Remodel. Click here to see our photo and then fill out your ballot. It’s quick and easy, but…read more

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve hired top architect Barbara Aldridge, AIA, LEED AP. Read the whole story here. Questions? Comments? Reach me today at (301) 946-2356 or David Merrick Merrick Design and Build