Our Story

STORY, VISION & LEADERSHIP: A NEW VISION

Partners and visionaries, Joe Duffus (CEO) and Jon Nash (President), both grew up with this 40+ year old firm. Over time, they have implemented innovative approaches to further elevate Builders Design's iconic status to even greater heights. 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 

JOE DUFFUS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JON NASH
PRESIDENT & COO

PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF DESIGN EXCELLENCE

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.
The sales and design teams are supported by an extra layer of talented on-staff specialists and equipped with the most cutting-edge resources in the industry 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
• Model and Commercial fabric/vendor libraries

• 85,000sf warehouse: furniture, rugs, art and accessories

BRITNEY GILLEY

VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN

SALLY WILSON

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

SHANNON COFFIN

DESIGN DIRECTOR

ALYSSA JOHANSEN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

DAN WILSON

DIRECTOR OF WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION

LARRY HIRSCH

CONTROLLER

We fuse research - design - marketing - to maximize your rOI

Our Experts

 JESSICA STEEVES

SVP - MidAtlantic Division

jessica@buildersdesign.com

LESLEY MCCARTHY

SVP - Model Division

lmccarthy@buildersdesign.com

CHRISTEN DERBY

REGIONAL MANAGER, Virginia

Model & Hospitality Design

cderby@buildersdesign.com

MARNEE DUFFUS

Regional Manager - FL

mduffus@buildersdesign.com

VALERIE CARLSON

Regional Director     

VA, WV, D.C.

valerie@buildersdesign.com

CYNTHIE CORCORAN

Director of Marketing

ccorcoran@buildersdesign.com



ELIZABETH HAGIE

SVP - Multifamily Division

ehagie@buildersdesign.com

KELLY MANGUM

Regional VP - NC/SC

kmangum@buildersdesign.com

ABBEY SLITOR

REGIONAL MANAGER, VIRGINIA & D.C. METRO

Multifamily Division

aslitor@buildersdesign.com

BROOKE COLLINS

Regional Manager - FL

bcollins@buildersdesign.com



LAURA KUTCHER

Regional VP - TX 

lkutcher@buildersdesign.com



ERIN STEWART

Graphic Design & Social Media Specialist

estewart@buildersdesign.com

CORPORATE OFFICE 

7601 Lindbergh Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

301-590-1100

 REGIONAL OFFICES

Washington, DCOrlando, FL
Richmond, VASarasota, FL
Greensboro, NCDallas, TX
Charleston, SCAustin, TX
Atlanta, GADenver, CO