Bucheimer Company Design and Build, LLC is a residential remodeling firm in Maryland. In business for over 20 years, our construction company continues to specialize in the design and construction of additions, kitchens, bathrooms, interior renovations and outdoor living spaces. Lisa and David Bucheimer bring a combined 60 years of construction experience to the firm. Started in 1994, the company recently celebrated its twenty-year anniversary. Since 1994, the Bucheimers have had the privilege of working with many great clients around the central Maryland area, assisting them in making their remodeling ideas and dreams become reality. In many cases Bucheimer Company has designed and built multiple projects for the same clients over many years while developing a far-reaching “tree” of referrals.
Bucheimer’s focus is on providing clients with an innovative design using state of the art methods and materials and a high degree of personalized customer service. Our objective is to counter the stereotypical remodeling experience of poor communication, uncourteous employees and subcontractors, dirty job sites, over-budget projects and late completions. Our ultimate goal with every client is to have delivered to you a first-class project and to have earned your trust, friendship, and your referral.
Bucheimer Company Design and Build LLC is proud to serve our clients in the central Maryland areas of Frederick, Montgomery, Washington, Carroll and Howard counties.
It all starts with your phone call to us! After an in-depth telephone conversation, your initial in-home consultation with Bucheimer Co. Design and Build, LLC is free. We will gladly come to your home and spend time with you discussing ideas and lending you the benefit of our experience. At this meeting, we will each be assessing the other to gauge the feasibility of working together. Be prepared to discuss the cost of the project including what your budget range is. We will give you feedback on costs, some basic design ideas and a potential time table. After this initial meeting, the next step typically leads directly into the design phase.
Design & Planning
This is where the fun starts. Once you have signed a Design Agreement with us, we begin working closely with you to custom design your project from the initial concept, construction drawings, specification writing and permits. This process also results in a comprehensive Construction Agreement that is complete with a Scope of Work, Cost of Work, dates and specifications.
We believe that form follows function and that a simple elegance is usually best – allowing the inherent aesthetic of beautiful materials and a balanced composition to make the boldest statements. Our design approach is one that starts with the existing architectural style of your home, considering your lifestyle, blending your ideas with ours and finally pulling it all together into a design that is original, functional, budget conscious and, most importantly, gorgeous.
Because most people are living in their homes while remodeling, adequate protections must be put in place to control dust, manage debris and protect existing furnishings and finishes while insuring safety. Federal Law mandates that all homes built before 1978 be subject to lead safe demolition and tear out procedures. Bucheimer Company Design & Build, LLC is a registered EPA Lead Safe Firm. This means you will see poly walls with zippers, drop cloths, temporary floor coverings and daily clean-up including vacuuming. While the process occurs, naturally your driveway and/or street front may take on the look of a construction site. There will be a yard sign out in front and maybe a dumpster and portable toilet. Depending on the project, a safety fence may erected to control and contain the work zone and protect the residents of your house and the general public.
Once the site is set up and protections are in place, the tear-out begins. Excavation and foundations, when called for, come next and then structural framing. It is at this point when the project begins to take shape and you can start to get a sense of how things are going to look and work. This is also where questions sometimes arise and changes are called for. If there are changes requested to the design, this is the easiest time to make them – prior to drywall. And don’t worry, changes midstream are not uncommon. We will flex and bend as needed to be sure you are happy with the finished product.
Mechanical installations, plumbing, electrical and HVAC come next. Building inspectors usually make an appearance after the mechanicals. At this point, the project will transition from the “rough” phase to the “finish” phase as it moves into insulation, drywall, trim and paint.
Custom installations, flooring, cabinetry, final plumbing and electric occur next as the end of the project grows nearer. The final finishing details are crucial and sometimes seem to take an unusually long time but careful attention to detail during this phase makes all the difference in turning out a first-class final product.
When it is all complete, the dumpster will be gone and your driveway will be back to normal again. Your mornings will be quiet and the house will be ready to be enjoyed for many years to come!
We thank you every morning when we have our coffee in the sun-room.
David and Lisa Bucheimer are true professionals. They have done several projects in our neighborhood, and the neighbors have all recommended them to…
Thanks again for all the effort getting the room completed. It looks great.
Renovating a kitchen and master bath, while remaining in your home, can potentially be a traumatic experience. From start to finish, the Bucheimers ma…
If I can’t get David Bucheimer to do the house renovation, I won’t do it.
I cannot thank you enough for all your creative energy, skilled craftsmanship, and personal integrity. From start to finish, it was a pleasure working…
Thank you so much for the careful attention to detail and your diligence on seeing this project through to completion. The screened in porch is alread…
I cannot even thank you enough for the beauty you created for us. Every time from our beautiful kitchen I go out in the sun-room I think of you and th…
Dave Bucheimer is the best contractor ever! There is nothing he can’t do well! I have referred him to many friends and everyone has been thrilled with…
We just wanted to say “Thanks” for the excellent work on our basement project. We are so glad that you agreed to take on our “unique“ and chal…