Chevy Chase, MD

Chevy Chase was built with the idea of convenience in mind – particularly the convenience of the new streetcar.  Fast forward to now and Chevy Chase still delivers convenience to its residents. It is one of the most sought after communities for DC movers and shakers.

Washington DC and the greater metro area are unlike most urban centers in the US. We boast modern highrises but DC, particularly NW Washington, hasn’t lost the neighborhood feel. It’s one of the most unique and wonderful amenities of life in the DC area and Chevy Chase is the ideal residential area.

Our homes can be one of the oldest in Chevy Chase or it can be a recent build. Either way, our home is ours for a long time to come. Shouldn’t we make it as comfortable as possible? There is no end of improvements that homeowners can make that add visual appeal, efficiency, and value to a house. When determining how to best proceed with your own home improvement project, call Merrick.


Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is often more than just where food is prepared. It’s a gathering place for family and friends. Families seem to congregate in the kitchen at the start of a day, or a family dinner. It should be a welcoming space; a space that encourages relaxation.

Many times, especially with older homes or new purchases, the kitchen is the first place we think of updating. The styles are endless for a new kitchen. Materials, too, have become widely available as needs, lifestyles, and values have changed.

Merrick designers stay current with new trends in design and advances in kitchen building. That means we can work with you to design the kitchen of your dreams. If you are ready to get to work on creating a space you will love, contact us at Merrick.


Bathroom Remodeling

The second most common remodeling job for homeowners is the bathroom.  It makes sense, after all. Bathrooms are one area of a house that everyone has access to. Powder rooms, children’s bathrooms, master baths, gues bathrooms – they all serve different purposes and yet we want them to look their best with minimal time. Updating fixtures, replacing a sink cabinet, making the switch to a shower versus the traditional tub are just some of the options for a bathroom remodel.

Merrick can also help with Aging in Place remodeling. Improved lighting, unobstructed floor area, accessible fixtures can enable homeowners to stay in the homes longer with greater independence and safety.


Home Repair and Handyman Services

Regular maintenance of your home will save you hundreds of dollars each year. After a long work week do you really want to face more work around the house? If the answer to that is no, why not call Merrick Design and Build?

Merrick can help you stay ahead of big problems by handling the repairs and smaller jobs you might have.   We provide service for multiple jobs around the house: Wall repair, Fencing, Insulation, Weatherproofing, Roof Repair. If you have work you need to be done, call Merrick to schedule a consultation.

Erin wanted stairs that were safe for young children. Out went the dated iron railing and in came a fresh, modern railing of tempered glass. It updated the space and opened both floors.
Mike wanted to add more area to his 1940s home. This finished basement combines family space, an extra bathroom, and a guest room.
Suzanne's tiny bathroom was anything but functional. Keeping the traditional look with modern fixtures was the path to creating a bathroom that is beautiful and functional.

Call Merrick Design and Build Chevy Chase To Schedule a  Consultation

Are you ready to turn your house into your dream home? Merrick’s team of professionals is available to help you reclaim your home. We are locally owned and operated, with than 30 years of experience. We offer a 100% guarantee on all of our services. Call our Maryland office at 301-686-7323, or use our online contact form to send us a note.

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 Dave Merrick Answers Your Questions about Home Remodeling

Does Merrick Design and Build have experience working in the Village of Chevy Chase?

We have provided remodeling service to the Village of Chevy Chase for decades and are ready to help you navigate the complexities of pulling a Village Building and historical permit.

Can you tell me which of my neighbors have worked with you?

We can provide contact information for references in your neighborhood and work to arrange a tour of a completed or in-progress home if you would like.

In your experience is it better to move, build new, or do a full home remodel?

Many Chevy Chase Home Owners wonder if it is better to invest their money in moving, a custom build or a remodel. We have partnerships with realtors and custom home builders and are ready to help you explore all options. Of course, if you really want to know of course we think it is best to remodel!

Did You Know?

Chevy Chase was designed as a streetcar suburb in the 1880s. Houses along Pennsylvania Avenue would be priced at a minimum of $5,000 and houses on side streets would be priced at no less than $3,000.

We love Chevy Chase!

You might say Merrick Design & Build got its start in Chevy Chase. It’s our owner, Dave Merrick’s, hometown.

Ready to get started on your dream home? Call (301) 686-7378 today!