• Custom Home
  • Bonner Addition
  • Kitchen Remodel
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  • Cabin Remodel
  • Basement Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Bonner Addition
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Cooke Night 116
  • Exterior Garden
  • Cabin Remodel
  • Basement Remodel

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“When we were deliberating whether to buy an intriguing 15-year-old home in Darnestown, we met with a representative from Hopkins and Porter to discuss the possibilities of remodeling it to fit our family's needs. We were immediately attracted to what we recognized as an important optimistic realism from H&P's Ken Hurdle. He was remarkable at listening, hearing and being careful to understand exactly what we were trying to achieve. He was never intimidated by the craziness of our ambitions but, at the same time, he was never hesitant to give us his honest professional outlook as to what those crazy dreams would factually entail. Over the following months, we learned we could completely trust the H&P team either to figure out ways to transform our visions into reality or to help us adjust our expectations into financial feasibility. Unexpected challenges that arose along the way - as happen in every remodeling project - hardly seemed to phase our H&P team. They almost welcomed them as interesting challenges and launched in to find creative solutions. We feel that the end product of our extended remodel job is a resounding success. The unfinished basement has been transformed into a combination of recreation rooms, bathrooms, sound-insulated bedroom, and a mahogany office of the most meticulous detailed craftsmanship. The new addition of a connected three-car garage with guest apartment was so masterfully built and with such careful matching of rock, paint, trim, etc. that it's nearly impossible to tell that it's not part of the original home. The H&P team stopped at nothing to make sure every detail of our project was completed to our full satisfaction. They demonstrated the highest standards of professional integrity and became lifelong friends to our family in the process. We couldn't give Hopkins and Porter any higher recommendation. Contact us and we'll gladly tell you more!”

- Peter and Heather Germantown, MD

Home Builders & Remodelers

HOPKINS & PORTER is a residential architecture design/build firm serving Northwest Washington, DC, Southern Montgomery County and select areas in Virginia. Our recognized designs have been transforming the way people live since 1977. Our expert staff of architects, remodelers and home builders work to fulfill your dreams while respecting your budget throughout the process. We also have Handymen to maintain your property in shipshape condition.

Home Remodeling Experts: 3 Reasons To Use Professionals


Whether you are buying a new home that needs some work done, or you want to make changes to your existing home, it may be tempting to start a DIY project. But in fact, looking for a home remodeling expert is probably a better choice. Here are three reasons why.

1. Professionals can help you to visualize your space

When you undertake a home remodeling project, there are many factors to consider. Especially if you are a visual person, and are having a hard time seeing what the space could look like, it's important to call the professionals. In fact, their years of experience might be able to help you to think outside of the box and come up with creative ways to reimagine a space that you had never considered.

Additionally, contacting professionals means they will be able to work with you on a budget. This will ensure that you understand what can be done within your budget and, if you need more, to know the full scope of the cost. When you are adding a new space or remodeling an existing space, professionals will be able to tell you what would and would not be possible for your budget, and what can work for your existing space.

They will also have samples of past work for you to look through. Looking at an expert's portfolio is a great way to get a glimpse of the past work they've done, and see what their projects have been like. This will help you to know that you've hired to right people for the job, along with visualizing your project ahead of time.

2. Getting the work done correctly

You should especially call professionals when embarking on a large project around the house. They will understand the intricacies of what permits might be required, and all the other parts of the project you may not even consider.

Additionally, experts will be able to help with your budget, set up a timeline, manage the overall project, and make sure that your needs are being met.

Especially if your renovation requires electrical work and plumbing, it is hugely important to work with individuals who know exactly what they are doing. The last thing you want to do is attempt to do these kinds of jobs yourself, and end up making a mistake that could either lead to a costly leak or - even worse - a fire hazard.

3. Using trusted experts will give you peace of mind

Using experts, who will come in with vast knowledge and experience, will help to ensure that you are getting quality work done. Your home is undoubtedly important to you, and you want to be sure that you are making changes that will not only benefit you now, but also in the future.

If sometime after your remodel you consider selling your property, it's important to know that the money you've invested will be well worth it to add value to your home. Also, when you with with contracted and licensed professionals, you'll know that everything being done is up to code. This is especially important not only for your peace of mind but for the future as well.

Knowing that walls, electricity, plumbing, roofing, and all other parts of your renovation are done properly is crucial to your peace of mind. Too many individuals try to cut corners and are not diligent in their work, which is why it is crucial to find trusted experts to come into your home and turn it into the space you've always wanted.

Making your home beautiful should be a fun process. Using experts means they will help to alleviate some of the stress that comes with renovations. Thanks to past experience and expertise, they will be able to guide you through an entire renovation. At Hopkins and Porter we can do just that; to learn more about our services, please contact us.

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What our clients say...

“Hopkins & Porter's service was very responsive to our requirements, on budget, and extremely well executed; Hopkins & Porter was a pleasure to work with because they listened and responded to our needs and concerns, brought the job in on budget, and their work and the finished product exceeded our highest expectations."
Bill & Laura P. - Potomac, MD

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