Monday, November 29, 2010

MICA Award

 This November ADR Builders was awarded a Merit Award by the Maryland Improvement Contractors Association a whole house renovation in Stoneleigh.  The projects will be featured in the February issue of Chesapeake Home.  ADR has won numerous awards over the years but each new one is appreciated.  Thanks to the ADR carpenters and subcontractors who worked on the project and especially thanks to the client for choosing ADR and making it all possible.

Have a look at a few photos from the award winning job.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Clients beginning the remodeling process typically have visions of the “dream” home or “perfect” remodel they will have when complete.  Few, however, give much thought to the process, the dust and dirt, noise, daily disruptions, changes, and slight problems that must be dealt with along the way.  These elements are part and parcel of any remodeling job, and each client should be realistic and accept the fact that there will be some inconveniences.  How disruptive this is depends a lot on the working relationship between the client and contractor. 

Keep in mind remodeling is a two-way street.  The contractor should respect your long-term goals as well as your day-to-day concerns, and you should respect his specialized knowledge and expertise.  You should expect the remodeler to be committed to providing you with as painless a remodel as possible with the final results you expect.  You should expect a remodeler to be an experienced construction professional, to assist you in making informed decisions, provide budgeting and scheduling information, and if requested provide detailed specifications and design documents.  Working together, with mutual respect, should lead to a very successful project for all involved.

Look for more on the client-contractor relationship in the next blog.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Welcome to our newly redesigned website and welcome to my new blog.  I hope in the coming weeks to provide some general information that will be helpful to clients, potential clients, and anyone with an interest in remodeling.  I’ll try to avoid the sales pitch, politics, and football and provide informative and useful articles.  I will occasionally mention news and items of interest to ADR, and we are a business so if you have any specific questions or projects in mind please contact me.

If anyone should have any special requests, questions, or items of interest I will also try my best to provide that information, or at least find a helpful source.  Remodeling covers a very big world and we operate in a very small portion of it.  My concentration in this blog will be residential remodeling, especially kitchens, baths, additions, and whole house remodels.

Let the fun begin.