Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ Category

Merrick Design and Build, Inc. Creates a Pirate Ship Playhouse for “Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project”

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Merrick Design and Build is happy to announce its participation in the 2014 Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project, an extraordinary fundraiser designed to help Rebuilding Together Montgomery County continue its much needed work. In keeping with the home theme, Rebuilding Hope is centered on displaying and auctioning up to 10 custom-built, beautiful and elaborate playhouses. Merrick Design and Build is creating a pirate ship playhouse for the fundraiser.

The fundraiser supports the Arc Montgomery County in continuing to provide seamless delivery of child care and early intervention services for children with and without disabilities and special medical needs who are six weeks through 10 years old.

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is teaming up with exceptional builders to craft unique and exciting playhouses that will delight and inspire children and adults alike. From May 1, these playhouses will be proudly displayed at Wisconsin Place, at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Western Avenue N.W. Visitors can see the craftsmanship first-hand by visiting the plaza during the month of May.

On May 29th, there will be a live auction reception (a ticketed event) hosted by Wisconsin Place, where families can bid on the playhouses. Online purchasing will be available online beginning May 1.

For the past few months, the Merrick team has been excitedly working on the design and build of the pirate ship playhouse at David Merrick’s home in Kensington, MD. “This project has been a wonderful and challenging project for my team,” notes David Merrick. “We’re extremely proud to be a part of this project and support the enduring efforts of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County and Arc Montgomery County.”

About Merrick Design and Build, Inc.: Homeowners in Maryland and DC come to Merrick Design and Build when they’re tired of how their homes look, feel or function. They rely on Merrick for remodeling solutions that are practical and beautiful and replace outdated styles, eliminate cramped quarters or improve poor traffic flow with changes that honor their vision and respect their budget.

About Rebuilding Together: Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC), formerly Christmas in April, provides small and large-scale home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to low-income homeowners in Montgomery County. These services help our county’s most vulnerable residents live safely, securely and independently in their homes.

About The Arc Montgomery County: The Arc Montgomery County provides a seamless delivery of child care and early intervention services for children with and without disabilities and special medical needs who are six weeks through 10 years old. This unique, fully-inclusive program supports children from many different cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and leverages community resources and partnerships to help EVERY child develop to his or her fullest potential.


All the best,

David Merrick and the Merrick Team

Love Your Home & Garden Event Presented by Merrick Design and Build and John Shorb Landscaping

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Kick off the Valentine’s Day holiday by focusing on your other loves: your home and garden. Mingle with industry experts from Merrick Design and Build and John Shorb Landscaping and discuss your questions and thoughts on your upcoming projects. And, enjoy a glass (or two) of champagne and dip into some chocolate fondue.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014



Merrick Design and Build, Inc.
3923 Plyers Mill Road
Kensington MD 20895

Invite a friend and RSVP to Addie:


Community Spirit

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Check out the “Community Spirit” post on the “daily 5 Remodel” blog regarding our recent project with Rebuilding Together and Choice Hotels.

Thank you to Leah Thayer for posting this.

David Merrick

Sharing Our Strengths Together

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

On October 22nd, 2010 the entire staff at Merrick Design and Build will join with Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Choice Hotels and other individuals and companies to assist two families in Montgomery County whose homes are in dire need of repairs and renovations.

The first home needs a new toilet and vanity and lacks a working dryer. Some walls require repair and painting. The outside work includes replacing the roofs on the house and shed and other tasks.

The second home has been cited for code violations that require repairs for which the family is unable to pay. A collapsed garage needs to be dismantled and removed and retaining walls need to be demolished and rebuilt.  There is also a large amount of outside work to be done.

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RBTMC) is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to helping elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners, and families with children through home renovation and repair. (More)

Merrick Design and Build has been actively involved with RBTMC since 1991. I began as a House Captain and then become a member of the board. Later, I served as president of the board and then, chairman of the board. Today, I serve as chairman of the Advisory Board.

It’s a natural fit for Merrick to support RBTMC, as it allows us to share our strengths in construction and remodeling and continually assist area homeowners in need.

If you’d to join our efforts with RBTMC, contact me at 301-946-2356.

David Merrick