David Merrick, MCR

My Story

“As President of Merrick Design and Build, I am passionate about Design Build. I have been involved with building things since I was a small boy. I knew when I was attending the Boston Architectural Center that I wanted to be a Design Build contractor, the Boston Society of Architects thought otherwise. Design Build as an industry did not exist but I knew then it was the best way to deliver state of the art, technologically sound, artistic, well planned residential remodeling services. Today Merrick Design and Build is an established, nationally recognized leader in this industry.

I am the Father of three beautiful girls, the oldest, Addie has been a member of the Merrick Design and Build, Inc. team since 2010. Isabel, a graduate from the University of Florida, and Emma, from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, are both following in their mother’s footsteps and are working in special education. I am immensely proud of the achievements of all three of my children. My wife, Lu is the Director of the Post High School program at The Ivymount School. We have been residents of Kensington since 1986 and love our community.”

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David is also an active member of the remodeling community. He currently is a member of the NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) National Government Affairs Committee and is a regular volunteer for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. His years in the industry have earned him a lot of credibility his is frequently quoted in articles about the industry. Recently he has been quoted in the Washington Post article “What to look for when picking a contractor”  and Professional Remodeler’s Magazine’s article “Research: Growth Spurt”  

My Projects

glass railing
Erin’s Modern Stairs
NW DC
modern livingroom
Jan’s Metal Handrail
Potomac, MD
Claire’s Second Story Addition
Chevy Chase, MD
basement family room
Mikes Basement
Checy Chase, DC
u shaped kitcen
Beth’s Kitchen
Kensington, MD
custom cabinet hutch
Sam’s Kitchen & Master Bath
Kensington, MD
Josh’s Screened in Porch
Chevy Chase
Carrara Marble double vanity
Kathy & Glenn’s Master Bath Remodel
Kensington, MD
garage addition
Before, a single car garage left one of Rich's cars in the elements
Rich’s Garage Addition
Silver Spring, MD
Pirates of all ages have a stomping good time on the Merrick Pirate Ship Playhouse! The Pirate ship had original murals painted by local artist Jason Swain Fully operational portholes added extra charm Pirates of all ages have a stomping good time on the Merrick Pirate Ship Playhouse! Pirates of all ages have a stomping good time on the Merrick Pirate Ship Playhouse! Pirates of all ages have a stomping good time on the Merrick Pirate Ship Playhouse!
Dave’s Pirateship Playhouse
large island with wood top
Before the renovation Diana's dark and cramped kitchen The Merrick craftsmen each bring an assortment of talents to the team Unused porch space was incorporated into the renovation Despite the ongoing construction Lead Carpenter David Cummings keeps a tidy job site
Diana’s Kitchen Addition
Kensington, MD
Steve's Addition: Before Kitchen Steve's Addition: Before exterior
Steve’s Addition
Takoma Park, MD
Faye’s Kitchen
Bethesda, MD
Robin’s Addition
Kensington, MD
Kate’s Renovation
NW, Washington, DC
lots of windows
The inviting open concept elevates the design of the whole home The two-toned cabinets add a creative and stylish complement to David's experienced taste Granite counter tops and a Butcher Block peninsula complement the two toned cabinets A refined new dining space mirrors the look of the two toned cabinets and thus creates an overall cohesive look. Cheery yellow walls add to the elegantly coordinated space which is perfect for entertaining dinner guests. The kitchen pass through in classic black and white Slate floors are perfect for the mudroom as is the bench for when removing shoes The powder room vanity is accentuated by a large round wooden mirror A large walk-in pantry was needed for everyday and bulk shopping storage Mudroom cubbies hold all the family's castoffs from head to toe David's kitchen before the renovations Project Mantra
David’s Kitchen Addition
Kensington, MD
galley kitchen
Mike's Renovation: Before Photo - 2 Mike's Renovation: Before Photo - 3 Mike's Renovation: Before Photo - 1
Mike’s Condo
NW Washington, DC
large kitchen island
Pam’s Kitchen
Rockville, MD