The town of Rockville is one of the DC area’s desirable places to live. You can enjoy everything the District has to offer and still feel like you are getting away from the city. Rockville offers quality living for young professionals, couples, and families alike thanks to the vibrant neighborhoods in the town.

Parks are within walking distance for most residents. Communities connect people together and give the town of Rockville its hometown feel. Whether you live in a Twinbrook Post WWII gem, a historic West End home, or a modern Kings Farm property, your home is your retreat and your investment. Shouldn’t it feel that way?


The heart of the home. The gathering place. Those are just two of many phrases that are used to describe a kitchen. When you stop to consider those phrases, don’t they ring true? The ease and functionality of a kitchen can impact the rest of a home. Homeowners and many home buyers will look past the reality of a kitchen and see what it could be.

Kitchen remodeling is often one of the first interior home improvement projects. Almost everyone has an idea of what their dream kitchen would be and being able to walk into that dream kitchen has a remarkable ability to relax and inspire. Your options for a kitchen remodeling are as limitless as your dreams.  Together, the Merrick team works with you to create the space you have always wanted.

Whether your kitchen is small or large, the options for remodeling can seem overwhelming. Do you want to:

  • Add an island
  • Update old cabinetry facing
  • Change to a more open floor plan
  • Include eating or seating areas
  • Improve the functionality of storage
  • Update flooring and tile

The list can seem dauntless, and deciding where to start is harder than it looks when faced with so many decisions. Your kitchen is what you want it to be; we help you make it a reality.

Bathroom Remodeling

Is your bathroom an oasis or a place you’d rather not let visitors see? Most of us are closer to the latter. Fixtures can be worn, outdated, or just need replacement as soon as possible. The tile you fell in love with years ago may have you wondering why you ever liked it. Everyone has a wishlist for a bathroom that runs from the simple to the complex.

A growing remodeling need is aging in place. Aging in place is done with a thought to the future needs of residents. How we use our bathroom changes as we move from our 30s to our 50s and 70s. Merrick will help you design a bathroom with safety, usability, and design in mind.

Whatever your reasons remodeling your bathroom will add value, comfort, and efficiency to your home.

Home Repair & Handyman Services

Regular maintenance of your home will save you hundreds of dollars each year. Merrick Design and Build can help you stay ahead of big problems by handling the repairs and smaller jobs you might have. We provide service for multiple tasks 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.

Pam wanted to create her dream kitchen with a large island, two-toned cabinets, and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. Her kitchen is everything she had hoped for and more, and it was finished three weeks early!
Anthony’s home remodel included a large mudroom/laundry, a new kitchen, and a master bathroom. He also wanted to spruce up as much of the existing home as possible and open it up without losing the sense of defined spaces.
Karen wanted an open floor plan, breakfast bar, and extra storage for her kitchen remodel. Extra cabinets, spice drawers, and end spaces with hidden storage gave the family that extra storage.

Call Merrick Design and Build Rockville 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 David Merrick, Answers Your Home Remodeling Questions

I feel like my Rockville home is too new to need a remodel, but it just doesn’t work right for my family. Am I being hasty?

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.

How do I know if I need a Rockville building permit?

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.

My Rockville split level feels choppy. How can I improve its function?

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.

Did You Know?

Rockville is one of the oldest cities in Maryland but didn’t get its name until 1803 from nearby Rock Creek. Before that, the city had many names: Hungerford’s Tavern, Daley’s Tavern, and Owen’s Ordinary.

After WWII, Rockville became a popular place for GIs and their families to settle and the city’s population started to take off.

We love Rockville!

Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County. Our beautiful town boasts wonderful schools, amazing shopping, beautiful homes, and a fantastic quality of life.

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