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Hopkins & Porter Construction, Inc. Recognized as a 2015 Guildmaster!

The Guildmaster Awards celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and real estate professions. Each year, GuildQuality gives special recognition to the companies that demonstrate an ability to deliver a consistently superior customer experience. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two...
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Custom Homes: An Exterior for Your Personality | Potomac, MD

​When it comes to choosing the exterior of their dream home in Maryland, Virginia or D.C., some people "just know." Custom homes give you the option to play around with your personal identity and expression. The exterior of a home is what you present to the rest of the neighborhood. It can be exciting to explore how the dif...
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H&P's Ray Hornsby Judges 2015 Skills USA Regional Competition

Ray Hornsby was a judge in the Carpentry competition in the 2015 Skills USA Regional Competition held at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring on Feb. 11. More than 130 students competed in categories that included carpentry, plumbing, culinary arts, and computer maintenance. Students from Montgomery...
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Is American Interest in Green Homes Enough to Prop Up a Green Product Retailer?

​Even as consumer interest in green home construction and green home improvement has shot through the roof over the last decade, options for homeowners, both in the products they use to make their homes more eco-friendly and for the design and build services they use to implement those changes, have remained markedly slim. ...
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Custom Home Choices to Make to Prevent Buyer’s Remorse | Bethesda, MD

​Buyer's remorse can be an unsettling feeling for a lot of home buyers in Maryland and Virginia. By building a custom home, you are faced with many decisions that could affect your lifestyle satisfaction. Having more options can give you more opportunities to have a home you can grow and change with instead of growing weary...
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Three Cabinet Blunders to Avoid During a Kitchen Remodel

Almost three quarters of Americans plan to undertake home remodeling projects this year. Some of them are likely doing them to increase the value of their home, but research done by Houzz indicates that 83% of home improvements done in 2012 were to improve the look and feel of a home. Remodeling kitchens is one of the most ...
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Common Green Home Building Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

​If you're building and designing your own home, now is the perfect time to consider incorporating green elements in your custom home design. Green home construction is a great way to minimize your environmental impact and save money on energy costs over time. But though you may already have some great green home build...
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Remodeling and Interior Design Trends Here to Stay | Chevy Chase, MD

​When it's time to remodel your home, you want to know the updates to your Virginia or Maryland home will stand the test of time. Nothing is more frustrating than spending tens of thousands of dollars on home remodeling only to find out your style is considered passé a few years later. With the help of an experienced design...
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National Geographic, Others Take Advantage of Solar’s Booming Popularity to Entice Employees

​Of all the trends in home additions, green home improvements are certainly among the most unexpected. Just 10 years ago, the idea that such a large number of American homeowners would be looking to incorporate solar kit panels, geothermal pumps, and a slew of other modern green technology into their homes would have been n...
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3 Value-Adding Strategies to Keep in Mind When Building or Remodeling a House

​With the economy slowly gaining ground, Americans are also regaining their taste for building and remodeling homes. These home improvement projects aren't small, either: According to Scarborough research, among homeowners who have done home projects in the last year, 56% spent more than $1,000. In fact, American homeowners...
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Remodeling Your Bathroom as a Contemporary Getaway | Chevy Chase, MD

​A contemporary spa-like bath is a private sanctuary with luxurious features for busy Maryland and Virginia homeowners. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, consult with an architectural design expert who can enhance your bathroom so it harmonizes with the rest of your home. According to a recent article by s...
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Improve the Look of Your Kitchen

​Kitchen remodeling seems like a daunting and expensive task, but most home owners feel that a revamped kitchen adds the most value to a home. According to Scarborough research, nearly 56% of Americans who made home improvements in the past year spent $1,000 or more — but the change was well worth it. If you plan on a ...
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Four of the Most Ridiculous Things Celebrities Have Done to Their Homes

​One of the worst things you can do when looking into interior home design or exterior home design is push your designer to build you something that looks just like all the other homes in the United States. Keep in mind, Americans spend $134 billion per quarter on home improvement projects. If you're going to put a lot of y...
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How to Remodel Your House

Statistics show that as many as 71% of homeowners are planning on doing home improvement projects this year. Some of these projects will likely be relatively minor, such as refinishing your old kitchen cabinets or painting a few rooms. Others, however, will be more extreme, ranging from home additions to home remodeling. No...
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On-Trend Remodeling Ideas for Your Kitchen | Bethesda, MD

​Realtors often say it's the kitchen that sells a home, which may help people rationalize the fact that they spend so much money remodeling that space. According to an article by Better Homes and Gardens, the kitchen is becoming the new family room. Whether you are planning to renovate your kitchen or consulting with a desi...
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Design-Build Process | Bethesda, MD

​Hopkins & Porter takes joy in what we do because we have a love for the design-build process, which leads to excellence, creativity, and elegance. Our emphasis on integrity and honesty for all parties makes for a business that creates and cherishes long-term relationships, loyal customers, and hard-working employe...
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Hoping to Face Down Challenges of Debt, Ecological Impact, More Americans Look to Tiny Homes

You might be hearing a lot about how the American housing market has finally bounced back, with new home builders finally able to head back to work and provide quality housing to any American looking to live that dream of a house, a white picket fence, and a couple kids. What you might not know is that this jump-start to th...
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Design Build Contractor Creates Gracious Outdoor Living | Chevy Chase, MD

​By improving your outdoor living space, you can enjoy the beauty of each of the four seasons in Maryland and Virginia. In addition to creating the gracious outdoor living space you desire, a Design Build Contractor can also improve the curb appeal of your home. More people are expressing their sense of style by custom...
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Going the Green Distance — Three Amazingly Sustainable Home Accessories That Can Make Your Next Improvement Environmentally Friendly

​It seems like just about every one is improving or adding on to their homes. According to Scarborough Research, more than half of the homeowners in the United States (53%) have made some kind of home improvement in the past 12 months, while about 71% of homeowners in the United States are planning a home improvement projec...
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Boosting the Resale Value of Custom Homes | Potomac, MD

​Although you may plan to live in your Maryland or Virginia custom home for the rest of your life, plans sometimes change. Custom homes have tremendous personal value to the homeowner. Maybe you are building your dream French Country home with a stone fireplace or a Country Victorian with a lovely front porch. Custom homes ...
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What our customers tell us...

“They were wonderful to work with and I would hire them again at any time. They were professional, cleaned up after themselves, payed attention to detail, and got the job done."
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