With a population of 2.8 million people, many of them living in high-end homes in exclusive communities and residential developments, central Maryland has a lot of remodeling activity going on, and it’s sometimes difficult to identify true greatness.
That’s what this list is for. These kitchen remodelers are the award winners, the listmakers, and the highly skilled and educated leaders of the pack. Whether you’re renovating a waterfront home in Annapolis or remodeling a brick row house in Baltimore City, these 15 kitchen remodelers have the talent, training, and professionalism to design and build your new kitchen.
Top Kitchen Remodelers
Solstice Kitchen and Bath
1651 Crofton Boulevard, No. 10, Crofton, MD 21114
About Solstice Kitchen and Bath
Solstice Kitchen and Bath is an innovative and thoughtful home improvement contractor focused on designing and building beautiful, useful, and lasting kitchens throughout the Baltimore metro area. The company was founded by Scott Dell and Derek Mahoney in 2007, and it has an A+ rating with the BBB. The kitchen remodeler works on renovation projects throughout central and eastern Maryland, including Annapolis, Severna Park, Bowie, and elsewhere.
Solstice Kitchen and Bath is based Crofton, where they have a showroom featuring all the latest cabinets, countertops, fixtures, kitchen lighting, and other must-have items. The company is a member of NARI and NKBA and has worked on a widely diverse range of projects.
One of the best examples of their work is an intricate kitchen renovation in a 100-year-old home in Annapolis. The project required the contractor to build a custom corner hutch and hearth. They also sanded and stained new unfinished hardwood flooring to look like the existing floors. In a wonderful pairing of old and new, Solstice salvaged and repurposed much of the original kitchen’s rustic paneling.
About Trademark Construction
A talented and trusted kitchen remodeling firm serving the Baltimore metropolitan area, Trademark Construction has been renovating and transforming outdated and cramped kitchens since 2000. Trademark’s founder and owner, Vasilios Vouros, is a highly skilled expert, having worked on small and large home-improvement projects for more than 20 years. Vouros also makes custom cabinets and countertops.
The kitchen remodeling contractor works out of a showroom in Baltimore City, offering high-quality customer service and samples of the latest premium and high-end cabinets, flooring, lighting, fixtures, and more. Trademark Construction has experience with a wide variety of kitchen remodel projects. They can help if you’re looking to completely renovate your current kitchen, knocking down walls and installing all new plumbing and stainless steel appliances. They can also work with you if you’re trying to keep remodeling costs down with a small makeover. Trademark Construction, which has an A+ rating with the BBB, works on kitchen remodels and home renovations all over the greater Baltimore area, including in Annapolis and Bethesda, and throughout central Maryland. They are a member of the NKBA and have a Guildmaster distinction with GuildQuality.
Cox Kitchens & Baths
6322 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
About Cox Kitchens & Baths
Cox Kitchens & Baths is greater Baltimore’s oldest family-owned and managed home remodeling company. Founded by Robert Cox in 1950 and now employing a third generation of the Cox family, the firm has completed more than 10,500 projects in and around Baltimore. The firm has a showroom in Baltimore and a design staff with a combined 75 years in the construction industry. The company’s portfolio of past kitchen renovation projects makes it clear that the team at Cox Kitchens & Baths has high-quality kitchen design ideas.
One project the design-build firm completed in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor neighborhood features a minimalist, subdued color scheme with stylish white upper cabinets and brown lower cabinets. There’s a white kitchen island with a built-in stovetop, stainless steel fixtures and appliances, and a light-blue translucent glass backsplash. The masterful design also has the small but open modern kitchen, flowing seamlessly into the rest of the house. Cox Kitchens & Baths has an A+ rating with the BBB and works on remodeling projects throughout Baltimore City and central Maryland.
HBAM Award of Excellence
Manchester, MD 21102
About ALC Contractors
ALC Contractors won the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) Award of Excellence for Kitchen Remodel for both $75,000 to $100k and $50,000 to $100k. Founded in 1993 by Andrew Lohmeyer, ALC Contractors works on projects with variable kitchen remodeling costs throughout the Baltimore metro area. The kitchen remodeling contractor is thoroughly qualified in designing and installing kitchen cabinets, countertops, tile backsplashes, and flooring, as well as stainless steel refrigerators and stoves, natural stone kitchen islands, and lighting elements.
ALC Contractors offers a three-year labor warranty on all of their kitchen remodeling projects. The company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), and HBAM, and its employees regularly enroll in continuing education programs through these organizations.
The kitchen remodel company has designed and built some amazing new kitchens over the years, including jaw-dropping spaces with white cabinets and black stone countertops, stylish hanging lights, wood floors, under-cabinet lighting, and open floor plans. The company works on kitchen remodeling projects all over central Maryland, including throughout Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Howard counties.
Riley Custom Homes and Renovations
202 Legion Avenue, Suite 4, Annapolis, MD 21401
About Riley Custom Homes and Renovations
John Riley, president and founder of Riley Custom Homes and Renovations in Annapolis, started out in the building and remodeling industry when he was a teenager; he’s been creating beautiful and lasting structures and spaces in the greater Baltimore area since 1979. WIth a combined 200 years of experience, his team of supervisors and carpenters builds custom homes, whole-home remodels, and high-quality kitchen renovations all over central Maryland. The kitchen remodeler’s work has been featured in Annapolis Home Magazine and Chesapeake Home and Living.
A recent kitchen project in Annapolis, which was featured in Annapolis Home Magazine, proves that Riley Custom Homes and Renovations can handle even the most complex and demanding kitchen remodeling jobs. Working for a couple who wanted to create an all-wood, organic-style kitchen that would be a work of art in itself, the company created custom wood panels and other specialized elements for this one-of-a-kind kitchen. Riley Custom Home and Renovations’ portfolio of past projects also features stunning kitchens in the modern, traditional, and transitional styles.
Charleene’s Houses LLC
3100 Sunset Lane, Baltimore, MD 21131
About Charleene’s Houses LLC
Dedicated to renovating homes in Baltimore since 1995, Charleene’s Houses specializes in designing and remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and interiors. The firm is especially skilled and experienced in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms in older homes in the city’s urban neighborhoods.
The remodeling company was founded by Charleene Doverspike, a talented and creative designer and builder who got her start in the construction industry 30 years ago in Washington, D.C., renovating and rehabilitating the old row houses of Capitol Hill. When she moved on to Baltimore in the 1990s, Doverspike set her skills and imagination to work in Canton, a former industrial waterfront neighborhood near downtown Baltimore with a similar stock of old brick row houses. Doverspike became one of the first renovators in a neighborhood that has now become one of the most popular in the city.
Charleene’s Houses is an excellent choice if you’re looking to remodel a smaller kitchen in an urban row house or townhouse. That said, the company can also handle suburban jobs, whether you’re remodeling an entire kitchen, just adding more kitchen storage and new cabinets, or changing your layout, flooring, and appliances.
Delbert Adams Construction Group
Baltimore AIA President’s Award for Excellence in Construction,
Baltimore Magazine Best of Baltimore Award,
Remodeling Magazine Top 550 Award,
HBAM Remodeler’s Awards of Excellence
1417 Clarkview Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
About Delbert Adams Construction Group
Kitchen remodeling contractor and new-home builder Delbert Adams Construction Group has been on an award-winning roll recently. In 2017, the team won three awards from the Remodelers Council of the Maryland Building Industry Association. The Awards of Excellence recognized the company’s kitchen remodel over $200k, called “The Essence of White,” in Sparks; a barn conversion/interior remodel project over $400k in Owings Mills; and a master bath remodel over $75,000 in Baltimore City. Also in 2017, the licensed contractor won the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Construction from the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Founded in 1997, the Baltimore firm works on high-end kitchen and bath remodels all over central Maryland. Managing Member Delbert Adams has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Babson College. The group has also won Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award, Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550 Award, and numerous Home Builders Association of Maryland Remodeler’s Awards of Excellence, including for Kitchen and Outdoor Living Space.
1500 Riderwood Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD
About Kenwood Kitchens
With showroom locations all over the greater Baltimore area and a long record of high-quality craftsmanship, Kenwood Kitchens is one of the most accomplished and skillful kitchen remodelers in Maryland. Bob Waldhauser started Kenwood Kitchens way back in 1974. Over the years the second generation has expanded and has opened well-appointed showrooms full of kitchen and bathroom remodeling ideas for a range of updates. Kenwood Kitchens has showrooms in Lutherville-Timonium, Abingdon, Columbia, and Annapolis, and the company works throughout central Maryland.
The licensed general contractor is full-service firm, offering custom designs and installation along with custom cabinetry and all that goes with that kitchen style you’ve been dreaming so much about. Kenwood Kitchens has experience with a variety of kitchen styles, and their past work reflects a willingness to play around with the established and trendy — whether you’re looking for a cozy and homey traditional look, a sleek and clean contemporary style, or some unique transitional blend.
Kitchens By Request
1115 Baldwin Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
About Kitchens By Request
Kitchens By Request Owner Blue Arnold has more than 25 years of experience in kitchen remodeling and is certified as a Master Kitchen and Bath Designer by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). A graduate of Randolph College in Ashland, Virginia, Arnold has lectured on kitchen and bath design and has published articles on the subject both nationally and internationally.
The design-build firm, based in Jarrettsville, works on kitchen projects throughout the metro area and central Maryland. The company has been remaking kitchens since 1987, designing and installing custom cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances for projects with a range of kitchen remodeling costs. It’s not surprising that the company’s portfolio is overflowing with excellent and inspiring designs. In one of the company’s best, a long white granite counter with Curly Maple Cabinetry frames an otherwise wide–open floor plan featuring a large kitchen island made of wire brushed Absolute Granite with a mitered overhang side and Zebra Wood Cabinetry plus cooktop. This theme continues with a matching credenza (not shown) and a bar with an oversized illuminated glass top.
1912 A Lincoln Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
About Bayview Builders
When you’re remodeling a kitchen with Bayview Builders, the experienced designers and craftsmen will work with you from the initial concept to the final unveiling of your project. They help their clients choose all the materials, appliances, flooring, and other design details. Bayview Builders’ kitchens feature many creative and inspiring touches. In one gorgeous remodel, a large kitchen island has a built-in dishwasher, oven, and wine refrigerator, as well as a two-stool wine bar at one end. In another, a sleek, metal island is lined on one side with industrial-style stools in front of bookshelves for cookbooks.
Bayview Builders is a proven and creative kitchen remodeler and high-end custom home builder based in Annapolis. The company works on high-quality remodeling projects throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area and central Maryland. President Dave Carlisle founded the company in 2000. Carlisle is an NAHB Certified Green Professional and a member of the MBIA. The company has been featured in and Chesapeake Views Magazine and Home & Design Magazine.
MBIA Award of Excellence,
Maryland Improvement Contractor Association Remodeler of The Year Award
1850 York Road, Suite H Rear, Timonium, MD 21093
About ADR Builders
ADR Builders is a leading Baltimore-area home improvement contractor with more than 40 years of experience coming up with cutting-edge kitchen remodeling ideas. The design-build firm, based in Timonium, can handle everything from designing and installing kitchen cabinets to a whole-home remodel. The company works throughout central Maryland and the Baltimore metro area.
Founder and consultant Gary Stokes started the company in 1977 and monitors all of the company’s projects. Jane Hill Stokes joined as president in 1995 and renovates kitchens and other interior spaces. Gary is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and was named one of the nation’s Top 50 Remodelers by Remodeling Magazine. Jane has a master’s degree landscape architecture from Morgan State University.
The company has won numerous awards from the MBIA, including a 2017 Award of Excellence for Kitchen Renovation $100k to $150k. ADR Builders has also received a Maryland Improvement Contractor Association Remodeler of The Year Award and has an A+ rating with the BBB.
T.W. Ellis LLC
Tim and Barry Ellis
HBAM Remodeler of the Year Award
2243 Rock Springs Road, Forest Hills, MD 21050
About T.W. Ellis LLC
Kitchen remodelers Tim and Barry Ellis founded T.W. Ellis in 2002. They have since worked on more 1,000 remodeling and renovation projects in Baltimore County and Harford County, and around central Maryland.
President Tim Ellis is a leading green remodeling expert with a national reputation. He has served as chair of the NAHB Green Remodeling Committee and was named NAHB Remodeler of the Year in 2014. He is a Certified Master Remodeler, Master Green Professional, Aging-in-Place Specialist, and Master Deck Builder. Ellis is also an advisor to Home Innovation Research Labs, the organization that developed the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).
Located in Forest Hills, about 30 miles outside of Baltimore City, the kitchen remodeling firm has won Remodeling Magazine’s coveted Big 50 Award. The design-build company has also won several Awards of Excellence from the MBIA, as well as a Remodeler of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association of Maryland. In 2015 the company won an Award of Excellence for Green Remodel $75,000 to $150k for a project that included a complete kitchen remodel to comply with the NGBS standard. They used green materials, recycled drywall, no-VOC paint, and other state-of-the-art green building methods.
Glickman Design Build
About Glickman Design Build
General contractor Glickman Design Build is a recognized leader in Maryland’s home improvement industry, as well as an expert in aging-in-place remodeling projects aimed at keeping older family members safely at home. Founded by Russ Glickman, a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, the firm is located in Rockville and works on kitchen remodels and other projects in the Bethesda area, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.
The company has received pretty much every award you could win for remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or home, including the Qualified Remodeler Magazine Master Design Award and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year Award. Glickman has also been named one of the Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500 remodelers in the nation, and one of Remodeling Magazine’s Top 550. Additionally, the company won Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 Award and an NAHB award for Best Accessible Living Remodel over $100k. Glickman’s work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, and Luxury Homes Magazine.
Owings Brothers Contracting
MBIA Award of Excellence,
Remodeling Magazine Big 50
1912 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784
About Owings Brothers Contracting
Owings Brothers Contracting is a family-owned company that sends one of its five owners to oversee each of its remodeling projects in and around Baltimore. The company and its kitchen and bath division, Owings Home Services, have won numerous awards, including the MBIA’s 2017 Awards of Excellence for Kitchen Remodel/Addition $150k to $175k, and Kitchen Remodel/Addition Under $100k.
Owner and General Manager Michael Owings and his fellow owners — Wallace Owings, Chris Owings, Timothy Owings, and Joseph Smith — work throughout central Maryland, including in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and elsewhere. Michael Owings and Joseph Smith are both NAHB Certified Graduate Remodelers and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists, and Smith is also a Certified Green Professional and is one of Remodeling Magazine’s prestigious “Big 50” remodelers in the nation.