Our Process

Take a look at our home remodeling process in Montgomery County and NW Washington, DC


We have an open discussion about your project and how it can come together. We will talk about what you are looking to accomplish and discuss a realistic range of costs. Then together, we will explore the possibilities of how we can make your remodel possible.

Design Development

Initial designs are created to explore your plans. We then review the designs to make sure we are on the same design page. Then more detailed design plans are created with your financial investment in mind.


We will go through your ideas and determine how we can best meet your goals with careful consideration of project design, and your desired investment. Projects are feasible when they solve all your home’s problems, can be built within your budget, and excite your imagination.


Working drawings define the details of your project. We include all of the product selections, specifications, and include a comprehensive and inclusive written contract for construction.


Before any work begins, a construction schedule is mapped out, and most of the primary materials are purchased. This step is vital to making sure we can complete the project on budget and on time.


Once all the pieces are in place, construction begins. Dedicated professionals and craftsmen focus on the various details that will bring your project to life. A Merrick Lead Carpenter is assigned to work and supervise your project, with support from our Production Manager.

Long Term Realationships

We opened Merrick Design and Build in 1989, and some of our best customers are repeat customers. Merrick has a five-year warranty on our work, so we are still working to take care of your project. Also, our Home Repair Team will be happy to help you with any future projects you may have. Many of our customers return to Merrick year after year for all their home’s needs.

To learn even more about our process and to hear from one of our customers, please enjoy this video!


Want to talk to our team in person? Give us a call at 301-686-7323 or email to schedule an appointment.