Our Story

STORY, VISION & LEADERSHIP: A NEW VISION

Partners and visionaries, Joe Duffus (CEO) and Jon Nash (President) implemented a new approach to their business in 2014 to take the 40 year old firm's iconic status to greater heights. Having both grown up with the company, Joe and Jon are committed to excellence in design, trend-forward marketing, innovation and education, and stellar customer service. Along with an exemplary staff of professionals, they developed a plan to deliver progressive interior design, while reinforcing target market design principles and research that drives sales.

Specializing in interior design that fuses RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND MARKETING

 

Our Leadership

The leadership team at Builders Design is second to none in the industry. They push the boundaries of design excellence, and bring inspiration, innovation, and creativity, along with a dedication for detailed execution. Highly credentialed and talented, many of the designers are trained and certified ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ & LEED. Their multidisciplinary team of 30 designers along with the dynamic marketing professionals work together seamlessly, providing clients with an experience like no other firm in the industry.
In addition, the methodical team of project managers and purchasing agents track each job, and ensure each project is on point, on time, and on budget.
And, no detail is left unturned as the professional Builders Design warehouse staff and installation crew is engaged in the final phases of the interior design process. Providing white glove delivery service, quality control is guaranteed throughout the entire process and 100% satisfaction is always ensured.
Equipped with the most extensive and cutting-edge resources available in the industry, the sales and design teams are supported by an extra layer of talented on-staff specialists to ensure passion, creativity, and execution for each and every project!
• CAD Specialists
• Purchasing Team
• Accessory and Art Buyers
• Lifestyle Specialist
• Rendering and Graphic Artists
• One of the largest fabric/vendor libraries in the Washington Metro Area
• An 85,000 square foot warehouse of furniture, rugs, art and accessories

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JOE DUFFUS
Chief Executive Officer
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JON NASH
President & COO

Our Values

PASSION - CREATIVITY - EXECUTION

For over 40 years, Builders Design has been recognized in the industry as a relationship driven, not project driven firm! In it for the long haul, we make an investment in your team and aim to grow with you as your preferred partner in RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND MARKETING.
As an award-winning national interior design firm specializing in Model home and Multifamily interiors, and Senior Housing, we've established long standing relationships as the exclusive design partner for hundreds of top builders and developers throughout the nation. Operating as an innovative and entrepreneurial thinking firm, we encourage incomparable creativity of our designers while never allowing design individuality or brand standards get in the way of the client's vision or budget.

  

It All Starts With Great Design

From balance to scale, our team focuses on every detail of your project. We believe that good design starts with the fundamentals.

Yet great design connects people. It draws you into a space and it can inspire. Our credentialed designers have dedicated their professional lives to bringing great design to life.

Our Science (Marketing And Research)

 

Selling homes is a retail experience and we are in the business of designing impactful interiors that drive sales with an emphasized perceived value.
More than just designers, we are a firm that understands the importance of marketing and the role it plays in our clients' objectives.
This thorough understanding of marketing, enables us to support you every step of the way, not only with concern for your design goals and expectations, but in the deep dive we take in understanding your competition, your community, and your prospective buyer.
Our partnership with one of the world's top trend research companies, allows us to understand generational, color, fit and finish, and smart home technology trends better than anyone else in the industry.

 

With The Expertise Of Many

We are more than just designers, we are a company that understands the importance of marketing and the role it plays in our clients' drive to move real estate. Our team of lifestyle experts and project managers ensure your project is on target, on time and on budget. With a warehouse staff and installation crew that provides white glove delivery service, we can guarantee quality control throughout the entire process and ensure 100% satisfaction. Our multidisciplinary team of 90+ design and marketing professionals work together seamlessly, providing our clients' prospects with an experience that moves them -- literally.

OUR MOST RECENT AWARDS

GALA WINNER Dominion Crossing for K. Hovnanian Homes

GALA WINNER Goose Creek for Brookfield Homes

GALA WINNER Eastgate for Comstock Homes

GALA WINNER Potomac Crest for Basheer Edgemoore

PARADE OF HOMES WINNER Silver Spring for Traditions of America

MAX WINNER Towns at Arundel for K. Hovnanian Homes

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE The Mill at Clearfield for Advantage Homes

GALA MERIT Wulf Crest Farms for Steuart Kret Homes

GALA MERIT The Hampshires for Comstock Homes

Award of Excellence Brunswick Model for Advantage Homes

GALA WINNER Estates at Bull Run for Van Metre Homes

Parade of Homes Gold Winner Foxborough for Halle Homes

Parade of Homes Gold Winner West Broad Village for Eagle Construction

Parade of Homes Silver Winner Harvest Glen for Eagle Construction

Awards of Excellence Poplar Ridge for Dan Ryan Homes

GALA Winner Solomon’s Island for Classic Communities

MAME Award Princeton Manor for Citizens Homes

GALA MERIT Perry Meadows for Ryland Homes

MORE TO COME!

Our Clients

1788 HOLDINGS

AHC, INC.

ASHTON WOODS

AUGUSTINE HOMES

AV HOMES

BALDWIN HOMES

BARRY ANDREWS HOMES, LLC.

BEACON CREST HOMES

BEAZER HOMES

BELL PARTNERS

BENCHMARK COMMUNITIES

BERNSTEIN MANAGEMENT

BLENHEIM HOMES

BLUE RIDGE COMPANIES

BOB WARD HOMES

BOZZUTO

BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING

BROOKFIELD RES. PROPERTIES

CALATLANTIC HOMES

CCS BUILDING GROUP

COHEN COMPANIES

COMSTOCK HOMES

CRAFT HOMES

CRAFTMARK HOMES

CROWN POINT GROUP

DAN RYAN BUILDERS

DEREK HUETINCK

DOLBEN

DR HORTON

DRANOFF PROPERTIES, INC.

DREAM FINDERS HOMES

EASTWOOD HOMES

EDWARD ANDREWS

ELM STREET DEVELOPMENT

FRANCISCUS HOMES

GL HOMES

GREYSTAR

HARBOR GROUP

HAVERFORD HOMES

HH HUNT PROPERTIES

HHHUNT HOMES

HOLIDAY BUILDERS

JIM CHAPMAN COMMUNITIES

JOHN WIELAND HOMES & NBHDS

K HOVNANIAN

KETTLER

KLEIN COMPANY

LAKESIDE PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS

LANCASTER CRAFTSMAN BUILDERS

LEGEND MANAGEMENT

LEGUM & NORMAN

LENNAR HOMES

MATAN COMPANIES

MERITAGE HOMES

MERIWETHER RE-DEV., LLC.

MI HOMES

MIDDLEBURG MANAGEMENT

MITCHELL & BEST

MUNGO HOMES

NATELLI COMMUNITIES

NK ARCHITECTS

OL BLUE POINT, LLC.

OSPREY PROPERTY COMPANY

PENNROSE PROPERTIES, LLC.

PETERSON COMPANIES

PRIVATE EQUITY GROUP, LLC.

PROGRESSIVE HOUSING

RACHUBA GROUP

RALPH A FALBO, INC.

RICHMAN GROUP

SAGE CUSTOM HOMES

SCULLY COMPANY

SELBYVILLE W, LLC.

SIDNEY COLEN & ASSOCIATES, LTD.

SWITZENBAUM & ASSOCIATES

TH PROPERTIES

TOLL BROTHERS, INC.

TRADITIONS OF AMERICA

TUSCULUM FARM TRUST

TWO CAPITAL PARTNERS

VAN METRE HOMES

WB HOMES

WC RALSTON ARCHITECTS

WCI COMMUNITIES

WESTRUM DEVELOPMENT

ZALCO REALTY

CORPORATE OFFICE 

7601 Lindbergh Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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