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Bethesda Magazine HOME | September/October 2014 241
PROFILES | HOME EXPERTS
What makes you different than others in your profession?
We have been in the building business for 34 years, and are the
experts in land development in our area. Clients can work from our
extensive floor plan library, or we can build totally custom homes.
We live among our clients in the community and give back. We’re
full-service, meeting client needs from a new kitchen to an estate
home. We work toward our client’s goals in an open format; what we
do standard in homes, other builders do as options.
What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?
Definitely our product. We can drive all over Bethesda, Chevy
Chase and Washington and see our work everywhere. We are
incredibly proud of our projects, and take great pleasure in bringing
prospective clients into finished homes and hearing the homeowners
speak so enthusiastically about their home and working with us. Most
importantly, we love what we do!
What’s an example of when you helped a client you’re
particularly proud of?
We worked with a client and their architect to build a beautiful
new home with an accessible, independent-living attached cottage
for their adult daughter. The home and the cottage incorporated LEED
Platinum standards, and the house has geothermal HVAC along with
48 thermostats! Most of the house is automated and can be operated
from a smartphone. The upper cabinets and appliances are lowered
to counter height by hydraulic lifts at the push of a button; there is an
indoor resistant rehab pool. We are proud of this home for its incredible beauty and unique features, but also for helping someone have a
more independent life.
“We’re full-service, meeting client needs from a new kitchen to an estate home.” Sandy Spring builders, llc
(L to R): Mel Silicki, Matt
Covell, Adam Goozh, Jeff
Lastner, Phil Leibovitz,
Mimi Brodsky Kress.