A Streamlined Design Build Process
in Maryland & Washington, DC
The Winthorpe Design & Build Advantage
What sets Winthorpe Design & Build apart? The people we work with.
Our design-build process is simple, but it’s been carefully honed to provide you with professional, high-quality personal service. We know you have many contractors to choose from in Maryland & the Washington, DC Metro area so our goal is to show you why selecting our firm is the right choice.
From our initial in-home consultation to 3-year warranty, we work with you to create a beautiful and lasting finished product and relationship!
Phase 1: In-Home Design Consultation
It all begins with a conversation where we learn everything we can about you and your project.
From day one, we’re all on the same team! Our initial in-home consultation is about discussing your ideas, discovering your likes and dislikes, and figuring out how we can help you realize your vision for the budget you have in mind.
We’ll tour your home, take pictures and measurements, and define the scope of the project. Information in hand, we then create a preliminary design layout and budget range specific to your wants and needs.
Phase 2: Design Planning
During this phase, you work closely with our design team as we begin to fine-tune the scope of your project.
Detailed elevations and floor plans are presented for your approval. Accurate cost projections are provided, financial options are researched, and a budget is established. Once vague concepts are replaced with details, the excitement builds as you glimpse how your completed project will look.
During this phase, you also visit our Winthorpe’s Design Center showroom in Howard County to select the products and finishes for your project. Because we’re a design-build firm, your design team works with the production team throughout the entire design process. This method ensures your design, right down to the smallest details, is planned to project scope expectations.
Phase 3: Construction
A successful remodeling, renovation, or new build project requires expertise in all phases of design and construction. Great care and attention to detail ensure code compliance, proper permit procurement, functional integrity, and a beautiful finished project.
Clear communication is a must.
From the first day of construction, your designated project manager oversees daily activity and is there to answer any questions and provide you with progress updates. To enhance communications and improve performance, Winthorpe uses Buildertrend™, an advanced technology that provides updated information and progress photos that can even be accessed from your phone.
A final walk-through is conducted once construction is complete and a list is made of items that still need attention. Your newly completed space or home is ready to move into!
We know that life during construction can be challenging, but we aim to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. We never lose sight of the fact that we are invited guests.
We’re sensitive to the disruption construction can cause and we work hard to respect your living environment, as do all the trade partners we bring on to your project. Of course, the balance to any disruption is the excitement our clients experience as the project reaches completion!
Ensuring Peace of Mind
Rest assured, Winthorpe Design & Build, as well as all the people we work with, are fully insured. And every one of our projects is covered by a 3-year warranty that is backed up with prompt service whenever needed.
Most of our business comes from previous clients and referrals, so your complete satisfaction is our highest goal. We’re grateful for the client testimonials we’ve received and relationships we’ve built.
We’d love to work with you to bring your home vision to brilliant life!