River Road

Running alongside the James River, the area known as River Road boasts beautiful homes exuding Southern charm and hospitality. Within close proximity to the Country Club of Virginia and the University of Richmond, this beautiful section of the West End offers quiet living in the capital city.

The River Road area is home to many of the most beautiful homes in Richmond. Leo Lantz Construction specializes in top level home renovation throughout the Richmond area. At Leo Lantz, we are committed to preserving the architectural and aesthetic beauty of your home. Our services include:

  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Wellborn Cabinets
  • Windows & Doors
  • Aging-in-Place Remodeling
  • Bathroom Remodeling

A home renovation is more than just adding modern conveniences and charm. Home renovation also adds value, function, and efficiency to your home. Leo Lantz Construction strives to provide you with a top-quality renovation that is beautiful and efficient, but not out of place with the rest of your home. Our experience in the field means that your house will retain its beauty while providing the amenities of modern living.

Our commitment to excellence is the driving force behind every Leo Lantz Construction home renovation project. We work closely with our clients to create a home improvement project that serves, not on their needs, but their lifestyle.

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Merrick Design & Build, Inc. has helped me renovate practically my entire house, both internally and externally, and I could not be more thrilled with the result. They have been true partners helping me implement my vision and actually improving on it. The process and construction were always smooth and when issues did arise, they resolved them quickly and effectively. They are true professionals and I do not hesitate to recommend them.

Alisha H.


We could not be happier with the workmanship and professionalism that Merrick devoted to our recent renovation. Their work is expensive, but we have found that the cost is definitely worthwhile. In the past, we’ve had very disappointing experiences with other contractors who cost less but made mistakes with great future cost consequences. Merrick, however, does the job right, with great care, and so it will last. We highly recommend Merrick for your renovation needs.



While Merrick hasn’t yet begun the work (it should commence in June of 2013) we wanted to write a review of the design process that we began a year ago with Lindsay. Lindsay is, with all sincerity, the sweetest, most honest, and most professional person we’ve ever encountered in the home improvement realm. We cannot imagine working with anyone else. In fact, my wife and I were so compelled to work with her we decided it would be a waste of time to get additional bids. Lindsay has, over the course of the design process, taken every one of our unusual requests with patience and consistently found a way to make them work in order achieve the effect we’re after. There was no curve ball she didn’t crush and no email she didn’t respond to and absorb. We’ve been blown away at her ability to track and integrate every single one of our off-handed requests and rapid-fire emails. She oozes a level of competence and attention to detail you just don’t expect to encounter these days. We strongly encourage anyone looking to work with a design-build firm to begin and end their search with Lindsay @ Merrick

Luke C.


Merrick completed a large renovation project for our split level home to include a new and larger first level with a new kitchen, dining room, family room with a stone fireplace and screened porch. The project went very smoothly from the design phase through completion of construction and was delivered prior to the date promised and within budget. We lived in the house during the construction with far less than expected disruption. Everyone in the construction crew was very professional, knowledgable and considerate of our needs and even went the extra mile to be sure our dog was not disrupted too much each day while we were at work. We received frequent updates on the status of the project from the foreman and always knew who to expect to be working at our house each day. The finished product exceeded our expectations in every way and we highly recommend Merrick Design Build .



Merrick Design Build is one of the best design build firms in the area. Their service is excellent as is their insallation work. I am proud to recommend them for any project in your home.

LindaRose P.


Merrick Design & Build, Inc have done 3 major jobs for me. 1. Finished my walkout basement as a gameroom, and bar with integrated sound system, high end job. Done by Mike Pirrone, who at that time was independent, but works for Merrick now and had previously. Completed in 2004 2. Designed and built a large screened in porch with skylights and wrap around outer deck, and large patio underneath. Designed and supervised by Mike Pirrone and Brian Eberhart. Completed in 2010. 3. Designed and built large stepped walled terrace to prevent erosion of yard that had been occurring for several years. Designed and supervised by Mike Pirrone. Completed in 2013. These jobs are all excellent and of high quality; we repeatedly get compliments from anyone that visits on all 3 jobs. Merrick does very good work, they are not inexpensive; but they do very high quality work with attention to detail that most people wouldn’t think of. I believe they have pictures of these jobs, and they are welcome to show them.

Henry M.


My family and I had an awesome experience with Merrick. We were looking to do a complex job of combining two condo units, including remodeling one and living in the other while the work was going on. The job required lots of planning and thinking through design, engineering and cost details to fit our desires to the building’s reality and our budget. Merrick worked with us through several iterations of developing our plans, including several online conversations and joint design sessions while we were located outside the Washington area. The company’s workers were fastidiously clean and detail-oriented. Their follow-up since the work was completed has been excellent. I have enthusiastically recommended them to friends and neighbors.

M. Hankey


I had considered adding garage space to my house for over ten years and finally decided to move forward with the project after meeting David of Merrick Design and Build. I told him my two main requirements were to get as big a garage as I could on my property and that curb appeal was paramount. He worked with me through the design process and incorporated my desires into the designs. I am very pleased with the quality of work and attention to detail that shows in the finished addition. Oh, I forgot to mention, the project included a fabulous new master suite, driveway and what my neighbors call a garage terrace (granite look retaining walls with flower beds). The project took a bit longer than I expected, but well worth the wait.

Ritchie D.


Merrick Design and Build turned our small kitchen that lacked function and style into a functional space that is beautifully designed. They removed a wall between the dining room and kitchen and reconfigured the kitchen from L-shape to u-shape. The end result is a kitchen that feels twice a big, very open, and has plenty of storage. The quality of craftsmanship is excellent. Thank you Merrick for our fabulous kitchen that exceeded our expectations!



I would highly recommend Merrick, based on our experience. From project start to finish, Merrick’s staff was responsive, thorough and conscientious. In particular, Merrick was highly attentive to our project’s budget and timeline, and kept the work on track despite a few change orders. The cost-estimates and billings were very transparent — I knew what I was paying for. I would be very comfortable hiring Merrick for another job or recommending the firm to friends and neighbors. I definitely believe that Merrick’s work added value to our home. I would also note that subsequent to the job, we have sought recommendations from Merrick for a few small projects around the house. In both instances, we have been highly impressed with the work of the contractors Merrick recommended.

Michael H.


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Owner, Steve Svindal, Answers Your House Painting FAQs

No! There is a saying in remodeling, that new home builders keep us in business. Spec builders typically use entry-level materials and generic layouts. With time the materials often fail and the layouts can fall short for many homeowners. So whether your Rockville home was built in the 80s, 90s or 2000sThere is no shame in exploring ways to improve its look feel and function.
If your home is located within the Town of Rockville, you will need a Rockville Building Permit in addition to your Montgomery County Building Permit. Our team is familiar with all permitting requirements and will handle all the extra paperwork for you.
The split level home was popular in Rockville for years but has recently fallen out of favor because its separate living levels do not adhere to universal design standards. The key to redesigning a split level it to understand how your family uses the different living levels to create distinct zones and maximizing the main one, typically the kitchen level.

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