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Our Team

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

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 75% 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.

More About Russ

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.

Russ Glickman is a master builder with a heart of gold and 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.

In addition to home design and remodeling, 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, and provides courtroom testimony for attorney’s clients.

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

Kelly Vogan Sr.

Kelly Vogan Sr., Project Development Consultant

Kelly enjoys collaborating with clients to learn about their challenges and goals to develop the optimal design solution. As a 3rd generation builder with over 30 years of business and remodeling experience, he has worked his way up through the business from the ground up and draws upon his diverse experience to provide comprehensive project oversight and management. His commitment to quality and efficiency, depth of knowledge, and vast long-term relationships with vendors and trade partners is invaluable to our clients and team. Kelly’s certifications include Green Advantage, OSHA 30, EPA Lead Safe Certified, Maryland lead paint supervisor, and US Army Corp of Engineers QCM. Kelly lives in Maryland with his wife, three kids, and their dog.  He has a passion for anything outdoors and spending time with his family.

Fawn Baranko

Fawn Baranko, Interior Design Specialist

An interior designer with specialized training in kitchen and bath design, Fawn believes homes should have functionally intelligent, creative, and aesthetically pleasing interiors that meet current and future life needs. Her design vision focuses on transforming homes in ways that align with your taste, vision, and needs. Capitalizing on 20 years of advanced nursing practice in the United States Navy, Fawn’s expertise extends beyond traditional interior design to optimize homes for clients with living and aging in place goals, multi-generational families, and mobility challenges. When not imagining amazing interiors, Fawn spends her time with family skiing, hiking, biking, and traveling.

Nate West

Nate West, Architectural Designer

Nate recently joined the Glickman Design Build team and brings with him more than 28 years of skill and experience in residential remodeling design and drafting.  With an Associates Degree in Architectural Design & Drafting Technology from Youngstown State University, Nate is responsible for creating innovative designs to ensure that every client’s vision is translated into beautifully tailored living spaces and that each project exceeds client expectations. He is also dedicated to making sure that the whole project team understands the clients’ needs for their home renovations including lifestyle, project timeframe, budget and any special requirements. Nate ran his own architectural design firm for ten years where he created designs for residential and light commercial projects.  What most excites Nate about what he does is creating awesome spaces that are functional and aesthetically pleasing. When he is not working, Nate loves to spend time with his family, watching movies and going to his son’s basketball games. He is also a part-time musician at two churches where he plays sax. He is currently working on finishing his second solo CD project.

John Fowler

John Fowler, Production Manager

John brings over 30 years of experience in the home remodeling industry to his role as production manager. He holds a variety of industry certifications including: Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR), and an EPA Certified LEAD Remodeler. His expertise primarily lies in kitchen and bathroom remodeling as well as large additions. John is passionate about seeing a project start from an idea and turning it into a finished product. John loves fishing and camping with his wife and three children. He also enjoys coaching his two sons in baseball. John holds a variety of certifications including: Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR), Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Lead Safety (EPA), and Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM).

Justin Wigfield

Justin Wigfield, Project Manager

Justin has 15 years of experience in the home remodeling industry.  After obtaining his associate degree in mechanical engineering technology, he focused his professional career on helping people make their homes better. Justin is an EPA Certified LEAD Certified Remodeler and his areas of expertise include: kitchen and bathroom remodeling, custom cabinets, finish cabinetry and tile work. What most excites Justin about what he does is the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to help see their project evolve from start to completion and help create the home of their dreams. In his free time, Justin enjoys anything outdoors – skiing, fishing, and riding motorcycles. Justin holds the following certifications: Certified Lead Safety (EPA) and Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM).

Denis Meza

Denis Meza, BIM/CAD Drafter

Denis Meza is truly a designer at heart.  Working over 14 years in the design build industry, Denis is an experienced BIM/CAD drafter and project designer. He also holds both an Associate Degree in Architecture and a CAD for Building Professional Certificate Diploma. His area of focus is in structural, mechanical, and electrical drafting engineering as related to residential homes. Denis loves working in a friendly environment where he is part of a team, and can focus on what he loves to do…designing. In his free time Denis enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, watching sports, and listening to music. He especially enjoys watching his twin sons play soccer. Denis is also a youth sports instructor and middle school soccer coach.

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