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.

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.


I would highly recommend Merrick Design and Build based on our experience with our home renovation project! They are highly professional and worked with our budget and timeline. We started our project with a different contractor that was unable to deliver what we wanted. During the process of replacing the original contractor, we got a recommendation to go with Merrick Design and Build from a firm we were considering selecting for our project. This made our decision very easy and we are grateful to have selected Merrick Design and Build for our project. Everyone on their team (designer, carpenter, project manager) were professional and always available to answer any questions or concerns that we had. I recommend anyone looking for a design-build company to consider Merrick Design and Build for your project.



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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!