Our Story

“We have never experienced such customer service! We often think of our home as belonging to both of us, and Crescendo-that is how conscientious they were about their work. We believe Crescendo Builders would be an excellent addition to any team.”
-Stephen and Robyn Greenhouse.

Crescendo Builders is a privately owned custom home building company with a vision of making the home building process more fun and personalized for all involved. Our leadership has been in the construction industry for over 30 years.   We have been building in the Washington area for over 21 years primarily in Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Northwest DC.

Our homes are distinguished by award-winning architecture, superior building materials, and high performance energy efficient homes with high-end finishes built in the best neighborhoods at an affordable price with TWICE THE WARRANTY of our competitors.

We credit our success to providing quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and designs to fit many different family needs and lifestyles, building high performance homes and delivering to our clients a superior warranty service program. Our subcontractors refer to us as “those picky builders” and we love it! If they are not going to call us by our name then “those picky builders” is OK with us.

Our strong commitment to being good stewards of our resources  and recognizing that the cost of energy would play a major component in our customer’s monthly budget, we became the first Energy Star Custom Home Builder in Montgomery County. As you can imagine back in the early 80’s we got those crazy looks from our subcontractors and their eyes would roll and they would say  “you are the only builder that does it this way” and our reply “we know, we strive to set a higher standard for our homes”.

Always looking to set new heights and achievements;  YOUR HIGH PERFORMANCE HOME today far exceeds Energy Star requirements. All of our new homes built today meet the DOE Challenge Home requirements which recognize builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency beyond Energy Star, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero net-energy ready for the future.

Whether you speak to our homeowners, Realtors who have sold our homes, or our trade partners, we are confident that they will all tell you that buying a Crescendo Builders home is a wise investment.

We believe our homes exude a rare blend of sensitivity, practicality, style and energy efficiency that is the culmination of over three decades of industry experience resulting in Delivering a “World Class” building experience to our clients.