Porch & Deck Construction - Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville

Don Hartman offers residential porch & deck construction and remodeling services to those in the Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda and surrounding regions of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Contact Don today to learn more by calling 301-926-9000. View a gallery of completed projects.

Deck Design Ideas

Building a deck onto your home is an excellent way to spend more time outdoors. With a deck, you’re able to host holiday cookouts, entertain guests in the springtime, or simply relax outside after a stressful day of work. While you’ll probably need to hire a reputable contractor in your area to help you with the actual construction of the deck, the ideas below can help you with designing and planning the perfect deck for your home. Built-in furniture Built-in furniture is a great way to add functionality to your deck while still keeping in mind the aesthetics of the design. Consider, for … [Read more...]

It’s Hard to Find Trustworthy Home Builders in Bethesda, MD

Tired of renting an old house where the water leaks in when it rains, the plumbing constantly backs up, the lights blink on and off at random, and your landlord does nothing about any of these problems. “I’ll get around to it,” he says, and then never shows up to take care of the issues. Meanwhile, your clothes get mildewed and you have to put up with the annoyances in your rental place. You’re afraid to rent another place and experience the same problems. If you are living in the area of Bethesda or Gaithersburg, Maryland or moving there, consider hiring D. R. Hartman Construction to build … [Read more...]

Replace Your Old Deck With PVC Lumber

You have just built the deck of your dreams. It surrounds the new in ground swimming pool you recently had installed. The construction company did an excellent job installing board after board and fence panel after fence panel to create a private recreational area for your family. However, year after year, you begin to notice the cost to maintain the beautiful deck. You must spend days staining or painting the deck every year to protect the wood from sun damage. The one year you forgot to stain, you noticed warped boards popping up. It only takes a few years for your deck to begin to … [Read more...]

The Value of Outdoor Renovations

Realtors worth their salt know the value of location when it comes to selling a house. A house next to a busy highway will have more trouble selling than a secluded cul-de-sac. However, the one influence over location is landscape. A well designed outdoor space can entice buyers or boost homeowner enjoyment. The tough economic times may not allow everyone to  move to his or her dream home, but bringing a bit of serenity to the present is within reach. Expand your home outdoors with an outdoor renovation. Not only will an improved outdoor space benefit you as the homeowner, it also means … [Read more...]

New Porch Construction in Gaithersburg, MD

Ever dreamed of being able to walk out your front door, grabbing a rocking chair, and then just enjoying the cool breeze and peacefulness of the outdoors from your new front porch?  What an ideal place to escape the noise of the house and to just relax as a bird nearby sings and a squirrel hops by.  Imagine a summer night, late in the evening, and the time you could spend chatting with friends while surrounded by nature without the bugs--thanks to the fully screened in porch.  These dreams don't have to remain dreams.  It's time to turn those longings into reality.  It's time to build a full … [Read more...]

Should You Add Onto Your Home?

Perhaps your growing family is feeling cramped in its current quarters, or you have some extra cash and want to know if putting it into your home would be more worthwhile than using it toward buying another home? In the current economy, many homeowners are finding their homes still being valued somewhat below what they may have been worth in 2006 during the peak of the U.S. housing bubble. Though housing prices are back on the rise, many homeowners would prefer to get more out of their homes at the point of sale. An addition can be a great compromise, giving you the extra space you need … [Read more...]