Client Testimonials for Meridian Homes
Read about our clients’ experiences.
What is it like to collaborate with Meridian to bring to life a new luxury residence or remodel an existing home? These demanding clients know, and we are proud to share their gracious comments. Their spectacular homes are among the ones featured in our Portfolio.
Safe to say if we had to do the whole process over again on another project we would hire Meridian Homes in a second.
We desired a swift renovation from design planning through completion of construction, and Meridian met the expectations in all facets and then some. The project manager was extremely knowledgeable and responsive to all communications, and the group as a whole made the unit look as if it came out of a magazine. Safe to say if we had to do the whole process over again on another project we would hire Meridian Homes in a second.
– Benjamin Marks
We have been in our new place for 5 months now and absolutely love it!
Both of us were initially hesitant of building instead of buying a home. We were concerned that building would turn into a very stressful full time job. But when we met and talked to Michael, the President of Meridian Homes, we changed our mind.
Construction started in November. While typically building a house during winter in the Washington DC area is not a big deal, the winter of our construction project turned out to be very rough, with many snowstorms, weather-caused delays, with days and days when nothing could possibly be done. However, despite everything, the house was completed on time.
Michael’s management of subcontractors is superb. The quality of work is very high and Meridian’s focus on customer satisfaction is paramount. We get a lot of compliments on the house from friends and random passersby. We will definitely build with Meridian Homes again.
— Natalia & Viktor K
I can honestly tell you I LOVE my new house.
— Ian Davis
The work finished on time, and on budget.
The work started on time. Michael was there every day to make sure the carpenters and other staff understood what needed to happen. It didn’t all go perfectly, but when a problem arose, it was quickly rectified. It was amazing to me how many of the sub-contractors who work with Meridian spontaneously spoke about how much they liked working for Michael because of his integrity and honesty. The work finished on time, and on budget. We love the finished product and have no hesitation recommending Meridian to others. From start to finish the project went well and I learned to trust that when things weren’t quite right they would be corrected. Too good to be true? Not in this case.
— Margaret Hadley
We are very happy with the quality of workmanship.
— Sona Varma
No house can stay new forever, but ours will undoubtedly age gracefully on account of its good bones.
As we watched our house go up, with all the excitement — and anxiety, too — that process brings on, Meridian’s knowledgeable staff, were always on call to explain the next steps and offer assistance, saving us money wherever they could and sharing ideas from their other projects to help with our decisions. The job super and I spoke almost daily, while others at Meridian also checked in frequently and tracked our progress.
Work proceeded on schedule and, when it didn’t, we always knew why and how things would be righted. When we worked with Meridian-recommended subcontractors (on landscaping, for example), Meridian co-owner Michael Lerner looked on like a sharp uncle, making sure his people gave us their best deal.
After handing us the keys, Meridian didn’t disappear. Far from it: I will never forget a cell phone call we received about two years ago, while away on vacation during a spate of torrential rains and flooding here in Bethesda. It was Michael Lerner, offering to make sure our basement was dry and bring over his pumping equipment if it wasn’t. We were lucky on the water that time, but even luckier to know we could count on a builder who has our back.
As to Meridian’s construction expertise, I can’t count the number of silent nods I’ve given to the thought and experience that went into our home’s layout, conveniences and little comfort touches, from basement to roof. The expansive floor plan, for instance, earns my approval whenever we host a party, as it seems to work equally well for a catered benefit or a muddy soccer team bash. When we’re bathed in afternoon light as we sit by a fire and watch a football game, I appreciate the wisdom of situating the family room and kitchen in the sunny back of the house.
Even more often, I give thanks for our awesome mudroom and its many uses. On nuts and bolts, too, Meridian offered sound advice, from wiring to plumbing to the central vac we installed, for which Michael suggested a garage outlet. (My cars thank him!)
No house can stay new forever, but ours will undoubtedly age gracefully on account of its good bones. I thank the Lerners and Meridian Homes for that and for all the good feelings that went into building and maintaining it.
— Mandy Katz
In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades.
Look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!
— Scott Allen
The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home.
As a two-career family who welcomed the arrival of our third child during this process, we were particularly appreciative of the flexibility, patience and good humor of the Meridian staff.
Most importantly, the house that Meridian built for us is extraordinary. The workmanship and materials are of very high quality, and the attention to detail is often remarked upon by our family and friends.
In short, we are very pleased by the quality of Meridian’s work and the standard of their service, and highly recommended them to anyone looking to build a home in the area.
— Claudia and David Sadoff
It was a joy working with them all.
As for the finished product, we love our new home! Friends and family who visit universally complement us on the design and workmanship. With little embarrassment, we accept the compliments on your behalf.
Although the initial quality of our new home at the time of closing was very good, the most impressive aspect of our experience has been Meridians efforts to correct issues identified after closing. Like many new homebuyers, we were apprehensive about the post-closing support we would receive. Your crews have addressed all of our major concerns.
We have recommended, and will continue to recommend Meridian Homes to anyone considering building a home in the DC metro area.
— Marc and Sharon Lindsey
The quality of workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of our home continue to impress those who visit us.
We would especially like to thank your Project Manager and the office staff at Meridian, for their efforts to ensure that our home met our every expectation. They have always gone the extra mile, both during construction and afterward, to make certain that we kept informed of the progress being made, and that the finished house was exactly as we desired. Our Project Manager was also very responsive to the very few and very minor problems we encountered since we moved in. He is a great guy to work with, always positive, and his dedication to us and our home was the most critical factor in making us satisfied Meridian homeowners. So please extend our best compliments to the entire Meridian team.
We look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.
— Daniele Grant and Robert Krahe
It is little things like this that continue to remind us that we made the right decision in having Meridian Homes build our house.
— Enos Fry
Your joy at seeing our happiness made us feel as if we were your most important customers.
We are thrilled to be living in the home that has exceeded our dreams and we feel as if we have made lasting friends along the way. We can’t imagine a better home building experience. We have recommended your company to family and friends and will continue to do so.
Thanks again for all you have done for our family. We look forward to seeing each of you as our path cross in the future.
— Diane and Frank Filderman
The old adage, ‘quality, service and value’ has not been lost with your company.
The old adage, ‘quality, service and value’ has not been lost with your company. Thanks again for providing professional, quality service to each and every detail to improve our home.
— Lawrence Bulman
I found every step of the process to be clear, reasonable and you and your staff came though at every turn.
The project came in on budget, on time and with a smile. Every question or concern that I had was handled promptly and without any indication that my questions may have been silly. I couldn’t ask for more.
As I have explained to some people who have asked about my experience, my project manager had the mantra “Fran we want you to be happy.” This was particularly apparent when, because of my poor decision, you all went the extra few miles and traded out a refrigerator (that you had originally advised me against buying) for one that works better in the space.
Everyone who worked on my home was professional, courteous, and skilled at his/her task. Most of my friends have been surprised that I have been so pleased – they all have ‘war stories’ about remodels that had problem. I simply have no complaints.
This was, indeed a problem free experience for me.
— Fran Zamore
We are thrilled with the final product.
— Susan and Adam Wegner
Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!
— Darian Drescher
We got immediate attention from a team that was highly skilled.
— Thomas Walker
He (and Meridian) take great pride in their work.
— Abby Kessler and David Weiner
We LOVE our new home.
We were extraordinarily impressed and their attention to detail was superb. The construction was done on time and within budget. In fact, they were able to build the home months quicker than the conservative timeframe was projected at achieving, with a little luck from the weather. We always knew where we stood every step of the way and whenever we had a question or concern, we got an immediate response. There were NO surprises. In addition there was a series of meetings scheduled on every aspect of the build from what we were selecting through every aspect of the building process. They were absolutely transparent with costs and gave great advice about what was worth spending extra money on and what was not.
Most importantly, the quality of their work was exceptional — We LOVE our new home. If someone were to ask my wife and me about our experience, I would, without a doubt, tell them go with Meridian. Not only was it money well spent, but we have complete confidence going forward that they will assist us on an ongoing basis with any issue that might arise.
— J & LG
We found that Meridian’s Michael Lerner and the project manager, met every one of our expectations.
- flipping the kitchen and dining rooms
- replacing portions of roof framing to create a new vaulted ceiling in both the new kitchen and adjacent living room
- removing walls on the main floor to create an open concept throughout and adding beams and columns to support the structure in these areas
- replacing some windows and adding new ones, including the structure for a new 8 foot x 12 foot full-opening glass NaNa wall
- installing all new interior doors, trim and baseboards throughout the house, including a new double entry front door and relocating the garage entry door
- replacing a old gas fireplace with a contemporary new gas fireplace
- updating five bathrooms
- installing some new HVAC ductwork
- replacing all lighting with energy efficient recessed LED lights
We initially interviewed Meridian along with 3 other contractors. We were looking for a contractor who provided the best value, not necessarily the lowest price. In addition we wanted someone who would be creative and would pro-actively make recommendations to save money or enhance the project. Having been involved in other construction projects, we knew that not everything would go to plan. We also knew that we would encounter unexpected issues and wanted a contractor who would address them promptly and thoughtfully. However, we also wanted a contractor who would take responsibility for their mistakes and “make it right”.
We found that Meridian’s Michael Lerner and the project manager, met every one of our expectations. They were very professional, provided great recommendations and addressed issues fairly and responsibility. We would highly recommend them and would use them again.
— W & K Singer
The Meridian owners are involved in each project, stand by their work and by their commitments.
— Bill Nussbaum
We chose Meridian because neighbors of ours were very pleased with their renovation, which was gorgeous.
Our designer and Michael came up with a beautiful plan for our basement. The floors, walls, cabinetry, and hardware look fantastic. On our first floor, the new wood flooring matches the old seamlessly. (Several flooring companies told us this wasn’t possible and recommended replacing all the wood on our first floor, but Michael’s team did a wonderful job.) The lead carpenter managed the day-to-day job, and he made everything work. His crew could not have been nicer, and they left our house spotless. They even hung all our pictures–in the right places, having photographed everything before painting!
Along the way, we made some last-minute changes, which did not faze anyone at Meridian. The result is that we have our home back, better than ever.
We also have to compliment everyone at Meridian for their communication skills. All our emails and text messages were answered promptly, whether it was by Michael, the lead carpenter, or any of their wonderful office staff.
If we could give Meridian 10 stars, we would!
— SR & LR
They did a great job, high quality work and incredibly fast.
— Michael B.
We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends.
— Nina Totenberg
I would certainly recommend Meridian Homes for small projects or large ones.
— Rhona Gordon