About Us

The Glickman team is an experienced group of designers, project managers and carpenters.

We are here to ensure that every aspect of your project is taken care of with the highest level of service and the utmost attention to detail. We will work with you on every step of your project to ensure not only the result that you are looking for, but a great experience along the way.

Russ Glickman, President and Founder

Russ Glickman is the founder of Glickman Design Build, a home remodeling company that has been serving the DC Metro area for more than 40 years. Russ is passionate about helping his clients see the visions for their homes come to fruition. It’s more than just a business for him.

While 50% of his business focuses on general remodeling—additions, kitchens, bathrooms, interiors and outdoor living, he has a strong passion for and expertise in helping those with mobility challenges with universal design and aging-in-place solutions. As the father of a child with cerebral palsy, and having been a caretaker for an aging parent, he is well versed in the unique needs and sensitivities of families where physical disability is part of their day-to-day life. That knowledge allows Russ to design beautiful and functional projects for his client’s whatever their needs may be.

In addition to numerous accolades over the years, Russ Glickman recently received the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Master Certified Remodeler Designation. According to NARI, “These are the leaders of our industry.” Russ Glickman was recently appointed to the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities by County Executive, Isiah Leggett. The Commission advises the County government on the coordination and development of policies for people with disabilities.

Russ Glickman is called upon regularly by some of the most prestigious law firms in the area to assist attorneys and their client’s in litigation involving personal injury cases. He serves as an expert witness for wheelchair accessible home assessments, modifications, conversions, and home redesigns. He also prepares detailed cost reports, assists with case reviews and depositions, & provides courtroom testimony for attorney’s clients.

As a master builder with a heart of gold, Russ Glickman has a passion that produces exquisite results for his clients. Almost born with a hammer in his hand, Russ helps his clients to articulate their dreams for their homes and translate them into reality. Simply put, he and his team of experts create beautiful living spaces that clients can enjoy every day.

Russ Glickman was recently named one of the Top 50 Remodelers in the nation by Remodeling Magazine. Each year since 1986, the Remodeling Big50 inducts 50 owners of remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. With 40 National and Local Awards under his belt including 5 accolades since 2012 for creative accessible modifications, Russ Glickman draws upon his lifelong passion for building to create innovative living spaces that improve the quality of life for all of his clients.

As the father of a child with Cerebral Palsy, and having been a caretaker for an aging parent, he is well-versed in the unique needs and sensitivities of families where physical disability is part of their day-to-day life. That knowledge benefits you because Russ can design your home to have better resale value – to meet the needs of the ever growing number of baby boomers who will eventually need houses which will work better.

Russ was recently featured on WUSA-9 news regarding modifications for a family with a young adult child with multiple disabilities. Russ has been endorsed and featured in over 80 national and local publications for creative solutions, including Better Homes & GardensThe Washington Post, and Washingtonian Magazine. Russ was also named “Wizard of Inner Space” by Luxury Homes Magazine. Among his other accolades are “National Remodeler of the Year” by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and a Washingtonian Magazine ‘Top Remodeler’. Russ received the ‘2015 Best of Houzz Award’ for Remodeling and Home Design. And recently won the 2015 Chrysalis National Award for Residential Universal Design.

Russ holds a variety of certifications including:

  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)**
  • Certified Remodeler (CR)
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)
  • Green Advantage Certified Professional (GACP)
  • Certified Lead Safety (EPA)
  • Certified Environmental Access Consultant (CEAC; ADA Specialist)

**There are only 3 MCR (Master Certified Remodeler) qualified design/build firms within 25 miles of Potomac, MD

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