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We hired Meridian Homes, Inc. to complete an entire renovation of our condominium in order to update an extremely outdated unit into a modern day living space. Meridian came highly recommended from a family friend, and they did not disappoint.

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

2017-05-30T06:25:21+00:00

– Benjamin Marks

We hired Meridian Homes, Inc. to complete an entire renovation of our condominium in order to update an extremely outdated unit into a modern day living space. Meridian came highly recommended from a family friend, and they did not disappoint. 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.

We have been in our new place for 5 months now and absolutely love it!

We would like to share our great experience of building a new house with Meridian Homes. We have been in our new place for 5 months now and absolutely love it! The entire experience was so positive that we would definitely work with this wonderful builder again and recommend them to everyone.

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

2017-05-06T14:10:01+00:00

— Natalia & Viktor K

We would like to share our great experience of building a new house with Meridian Homes. We have been in our new place for 5 months now and absolutely love it! The entire experience was so positive that we would definitely work with this wonderful builder again and recommend them to everyone. 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.

I can honestly tell you I LOVE my new house.

After a lengthy and exhausting home search, I can honestly tell you I LOVE my new house. I’m very pleased I chose Meridian Homes. Throughout the buying process, and even more importantly after my purchase, Jonathan Lerner and the staff at Meridian Homes have been professional, responsive, and quite pleasant to work with. What impressed me the most about Meridian is their responsiveness, integrity, and follow through. They stand by their work, and truly believe in customer service. They don’t just say the words. Whether you’re considering building a custom home or undertaking a renovation, I would highly recommend you work with Meridian Homes. In fact, I have already passed their contact information to many friends and colleagues.

— Ian Davis

2017-05-06T14:09:13+00:00

— Ian Davis

After a lengthy and exhausting home search, I can honestly tell you I LOVE my new house. I’m very pleased I chose Meridian Homes. Throughout the buying process, and even more importantly after my purchase, Jonathan Lerner and the staff at Meridian Homes have been professional, responsive, and quite pleasant to work with. What impressed me the most about Meridian is their responsiveness, integrity, and follow through. They stand by their work, and truly believe in customer service. They don’t just say the words. Whether you’re considering building a custom home or undertaking a renovation, I would highly recommend you work with Meridian Homes. In fact, I have already passed their contact information to many friends and colleagues.

The work finished on time, and on budget.

We were referred to Michael Lerner at Meridian Homes by a colleague of mine who couldn’t stop raving about Michael and the wonderful experience she had with Meridian when they renovated her townhouse.  Too good to be true?  Well, no, turned out to be very accurate.  We added a screened in porch to the back of our house.  Even though this was a relatively small job, Michael could not have been more attentive.  During our first meeting he listened closely to what we wanted, made suggestions when we didn’t know what we wanted and provided us with a detailed written proposal in a short period of time.  I did not have that experience with some of the other contractors we talked with.

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

2017-05-06T14:08:18+00:00

— Margaret Hadley

We were referred to Michael Lerner at Meridian Homes by a colleague of mine who couldn’t stop raving about Michael and the wonderful experience she had with Meridian when they renovated her townhouse.  Too good to be true?  Well, no, turned out to be very accurate.  We added a screened in porch to the back of our house.  Even though this was a relatively small job, Michael could not have been more attentive.  During our first meeting he listened closely to what we wanted, made suggestions when we didn’t know what we wanted and provided us with a detailed written proposal in a short period of time.  I did not have that experience with some of the other contractors we talked with. 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.

We are very happy with the quality of workmanship.

We were delighted with the professional quality of Meridian’s services. Your team was always responsive and courteous and went out of their way to ensure that our needs were met. Meridian worked closely with our architect to anticipate issues and deal with them in a timely manner. Our home was built in record time and we are very happy with the quality of workmanship.

— Sona Varma

2017-05-06T14:07:37+00:00

— Sona Varma

We were delighted with the professional quality of Meridian’s services. Your team was always responsive and courteous and went out of their way to ensure that our needs were met. Meridian worked closely with our architect to anticipate issues and deal with them in a timely manner. Our home was built in record time and we are very happy with the quality of workmanship.

No house can stay new forever, but ours will undoubtedly age gracefully on account of its good bones.

Our home turns four this month, so I’m celebrating by telling its creators at Meridian Homes how much we respect the craftsmanship and architectural wisdom that went into building it. From the moment we were first welcomed into Meridian’s offices to the present day, we’ve had many occasions to appreciate the entire company’s attentive service and dedication to getting things right.

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

2017-05-06T14:06:54+00:00

— Mandy Katz

Our home turns four this month, so I’m celebrating by telling its creators at Meridian Homes how much we respect the craftsmanship and architectural wisdom that went into building it. From the moment we were first welcomed into Meridian’s offices to the present day, we’ve had many occasions to appreciate the entire company’s attentive service and dedication to getting things right. 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....

In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades.

This is a quick note to acknowledge our great appreciation in the service provided by you and your team.  We had a few mishaps along the way (thankfully we remained completely dry despite all the rain over the past few days!), and Meridian always responded with alacrity and consummate professionalism.  It was easy for us to remain calm knowing that we were in good hands.  In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades.

Look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!

— Scott Allen

2017-05-06T13:59:32+00:00

— Scott Allen

This is a quick note to acknowledge our great appreciation in the service provided by you and your team.  We had a few mishaps along the way (thankfully we remained completely dry despite all the rain over the past few days!), and Meridian always responded with alacrity and consummate professionalism.  It was easy for us to remain calm knowing that we were in good hands.  In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades. Look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!

The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home.

We are writing this letter to recommend Meridian Homes for their outstanding, highly professional work.  The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home – from conferences with the architect, to the complex permitting requirements for our residential bridge, through the interior and landscaping details required to finish the job.  Where the inevitable difficulties did arise, we were always pleased with the Meridian’s good faith, responsiveness and professionalism.

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

2017-05-06T13:58:51+00:00

— Claudia and David Sadoff

We are writing this letter to recommend Meridian Homes for their outstanding, highly professional work.  The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home – from conferences with the architect, to the complex permitting requirements for our residential bridge, through the interior and landscaping details required to finish the job.  Where the inevitable difficulties did arise, we were always pleased with the Meridian’s good faith, responsiveness and professionalism. 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.

It was a joy working with them all.

We are writing to tell you how pleased we are with our new Meridian home.  And we are not just talking about the finished product.  During the construction process your entire team, were very professional and earnestly addressed the problems we encountered.  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

2017-05-06T13:57:51+00:00

— Marc and Sharon Lindsey

We are writing to tell you how pleased we are with our new Meridian home.  And we are not just talking about the finished product.  During the construction process your entire team, were very professional and earnestly addressed the problems we encountered.  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.

The quality of workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of our home continue to impress those who visit us.

As we begin the third year in our Meridian home in Cabin John, we’d like to extend our appreciation to you for a job well done.  The quality of workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of our home continue to impress those who visit us, and the overall design meets our every need, particularly for entertaining and accommodating house guests.

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

2017-05-06T13:56:52+00:00

— Daniele Grant and Robert Krahe

As we begin the third year in our Meridian home in Cabin John, we’d like to extend our appreciation to you for a job well done.  The quality of workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of our home continue to impress those who visit us, and the overall design meets our every need, particularly for entertaining and accommodating house guests. 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.

It is little things like this that continue to remind us that we made the right decision in having Meridian Homes build our house.

Just a quick note to say Thank You for taking the time yesterday to call and remind me to make sure that we had the snow removed from around our downspouts. It is little things like this that continue to remind us that we made the right decision in having Meridian Homes build our house. We have been in the home for over three years and yet you continue to be there to answer questions and provide guidance when needed. Again, thank you, we love our home!

— Enos Fry

2017-05-06T13:56:19+00:00

— Enos Fry

Just a quick note to say Thank You for taking the time yesterday to call and remind me to make sure that we had the snow removed from around our downspouts. It is little things like this that continue to remind us that we made the right decision in having Meridian Homes build our house. We have been in the home for over three years and yet you continue to be there to answer questions and provide guidance when needed. Again, thank you, we love our home!

Your joy at seeing our happiness made us feel as if we were your most important customers.

Thank you for building our family a wonderful home. It has surpassed our expectations in function and comfort. The experience of moving caused a lot of stress in our lives but all of you tempered that strain with your confidence and expertise. There was no problem that didn’t have a solution and no obstacle that couldn’t be tackled. Your encouragement made the process of building and making decisions exciting. You have all been approachable and available to assist us with any issues that arise and problems are handled in a timely manner. Your confidence in your product brought us peace of mind. 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

2017-05-06T13:55:49+00:00

— Diane and Frank Filderman

Thank you for building our family a wonderful home. It has surpassed our expectations in function and comfort. The experience of moving caused a lot of stress in our lives but all of you tempered that strain with your confidence and expertise. There was no problem that didn’t have a solution and no obstacle that couldn’t be tackled. Your encouragement made the process of building and making decisions exciting. You have all been approachable and available to assist us with any issues that arise and problems are handled in a timely manner. Your confidence in your product brought us peace of mind. 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.

The old adage, ‘quality, service and value’ has not been lost with your company.

I want to write this letter to thank you for the wonderful job Meridian did on remodeling our home. The workmanship is wonderful and the subsequent follow up has been great.

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

2017-05-06T13:55:15+00:00

— Lawrence Bulman

I want to write this letter to thank you for the wonderful job Meridian did on remodeling our home. The workmanship is wonderful and the subsequent follow up has been great. 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.

I found every step of the process to be clear, reasonable and you and your staff came though at every turn.

I want to thank you and your entire crew for the pain-free remodel of my home. I found every step of the process to be clear, reasonable and you and your staff came though at every turn. I am also delighted to have worked with you and a crew that is totally ethical. I truly value that as much as I value the excellent quality of the work.

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

2017-05-06T13:54:38+00:00

— Fran Zamore

I want to thank you and your entire crew for the pain-free remodel of my home. I found every step of the process to be clear, reasonable and you and your staff came though at every turn. I am also delighted to have worked with you and a crew that is totally ethical. I truly value that as much as I value the excellent quality of the work. 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.

We are thrilled with the final product.

We loved working with Meridian Homes. Our project involved a 125 year old home that presented many unexpected surprises during the renovation project. Michael Lerner and his team, including our site manager, were incredibly responsive, creative, thoughtful in terms of budget and time considerations, and flexible. We very much appreciated the insight that Michael and our site manager brought to the job and the willingness to let us take the lead on some aspects of the project. The unique nature of the old home coupled with our 21st century expectations could have been an insurmountable challenge, but Meridian handled the whole project with professionalism and a desire to make us happy. We are thrilled with the final product.

— Susan and Adam Wegner

2017-05-06T13:54:00+00:00

— Susan and Adam Wegner

We loved working with Meridian Homes. Our project involved a 125 year old home that presented many unexpected surprises during the renovation project. Michael Lerner and his team, including our site manager, were incredibly responsive, creative, thoughtful in terms of budget and time considerations, and flexible. We very much appreciated the insight that Michael and our site manager brought to the job and the willingness to let us take the lead on some aspects of the project. The unique nature of the old home coupled with our 21st century expectations could have been an insurmountable challenge, but Meridian handled the whole project with professionalism and a desire to make us happy. We are thrilled with the final product.

Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!

Meridian did a clean professional job on a “to do” list of tile and stone repair around my home. They were a bunch of small jobs that made such an impact when they were all repaired! Highly recommend them. Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful! Employees were courteous and helpful. Meridian made it easy to fix a bunch of jobs with one stop shopping- they do it all!

— Darian Drescher

2017-05-06T13:53:25+00:00

— Darian Drescher

Meridian did a clean professional job on a “to do” list of tile and stone repair around my home. They were a bunch of small jobs that made such an impact when they were all repaired! Highly recommend them. Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful! Employees were courteous and helpful. Meridian made it easy to fix a bunch of jobs with one stop shopping- they do it all!

We got immediate attention from a team that was highly skilled.

Our neighbor, whom we trust and adore, works for Meridian, and so we figured we needn’t look further for some urgent repair work we needed for our kitchen and bathrooms. We also knew and admired the fact that her boss, Michael Lerner, picked her up and drove her to work every morning when she stopped driving a few years ago, so we figured that someone who treats his staff with this level of care and respect has to be a person with integrity and we want to work with him. And so it was! Ours was a small project, but we got immediate attention from a team that was highly skilled, efficient, reliable, and above all, responsive to our schedule and our aesthetic. Michael managed the whole process with skillful direction and a warm sense of humor. He understood our goals, kept us focused, and followed up with a meeting when the work was completed to assess the process and to make that our goals were met and we were satisfied. First rate!

— Thomas Walker

2017-05-06T13:52:43+00:00

— Thomas Walker

Our neighbor, whom we trust and adore, works for Meridian, and so we figured we needn’t look further for some urgent repair work we needed for our kitchen and bathrooms. We also knew and admired the fact that her boss, Michael Lerner, picked her up and drove her to work every morning when she stopped driving a few years ago, so we figured that someone who treats his staff with this level of care and respect has to be a person with integrity and we want to work with him. And so it was! Ours was a small project, but we got immediate attention from a team that was highly skilled, efficient, reliable, and above all, responsive to our schedule and our aesthetic. Michael managed the whole process with skillful direction and a warm sense of humor. He understood our goals, kept us focused, and followed up with a meeting when the work was completed to assess the process and to make that our goals were met and we were satisfied. First rate!

He (and Meridian) take great pride in their work.

We are in a new home built by Meridian and it has been excellent so far. Craftsmanship is great, all the selections/finishes are fantastic, and the design is perfect across the board. Best of all, Jonathan, one of the principals, is fantastic to work with. He is a perfectionist with an amazing eye for detail and a great sense for design. He (and Meridian) take great pride in their work and clearly want their customers to be happy and love their new home (or renovation). In fact, more than once, we had various tradesmen comment on something really smart that Meridian did in the construction process (e.g., the layout of the laundry was perfect to fit new washer/dryers including room for cables which the installers indicated many new builds get wrong; wiring for cable/internet included power so Verizon did not have to drill in a new line, as they normally have to do). I would be hard pressed to identify something I would have done differently. I would definitely recommend Meridian to anyone in Bethesda/DC area looking for a new home or someone to handle a renovation project!

— Abby Kessler and David Weiner

2017-05-06T13:52:08+00:00

— Abby Kessler and David Weiner

We are in a new home built by Meridian and it has been excellent so far. Craftsmanship is great, all the selections/finishes are fantastic, and the design is perfect across the board. Best of all, Jonathan, one of the principals, is fantastic to work with. He is a perfectionist with an amazing eye for detail and a great sense for design. He (and Meridian) take great pride in their work and clearly want their customers to be happy and love their new home (or renovation). In fact, more than once, we had various tradesmen comment on something really smart that Meridian did in the construction process (e.g., the layout of the laundry was perfect to fit new washer/dryers including room for cables which the installers indicated many new builds get wrong; wiring for cable/internet included power so Verizon did not have to drill in a new line, as they normally have to do). I would be hard pressed to identify something I would have done differently. I would definitely recommend Meridian to anyone in Bethesda/DC area looking for a new home or someone to handle a renovation project!

We LOVE our new home.

Meridian Homes did a fabulous job with us.  Given the tremendous trepidation with which my wife and I approached the idea of selecting a custom homebuilder, they truly outperformed, across the board. Michael Lerner, in particular, who oversaw our project, and our lead builder, the lead carpenter, were truly exceptional.

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

2017-05-06T13:51:39+00:00

— J & LG

Meridian Homes did a fabulous job with us.  Given the tremendous trepidation with which my wife and I approached the idea of selecting a custom homebuilder, they truly outperformed, across the board. Michael Lerner, in particular, who oversaw our project, and our lead builder, the lead carpenter, were truly exceptional. 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.

We found that Meridian’s Michael Lerner and the project manager, met every one of our expectations.

Our project involved an extensive remodel. We effectively kept the house’s shell but replaced almost everything inside. The project’s scope included:

  1. flipping the kitchen and dining rooms

  2. replacing portions of roof framing to create a new vaulted ceiling in both the new kitchen and adjacent living room

  3. removing walls on the main floor to create an open concept throughout and adding beams and columns to support the structure in these areas

  4. replacing some windows and adding new ones, including the structure for a new 8 foot x 12 foot full-opening glass NaNa wall

  5. installing all new interior doors, trim and baseboards throughout the house, including a new double entry front door and relocating the garage entry door

  6. replacing a old gas fireplace with a contemporary new gas fireplace

  7. updating five bathrooms

  8. installing some new HVAC ductwork

  9. 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

2017-05-06T13:51:06+00:00

— W & K Singer

Our project involved an extensive remodel. We effectively kept the house’s shell but replaced almost everything inside. The project’s scope included: 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.

The Meridian owners are involved in each project, stand by their work and by their commitments.

I have used Meridian Homes for a number of projects, ranging from an entire home renovation and expansion, to smaller projects such as modifying a fireplace wall and installing a generator. In each project, my experience has been great. The Meridian owners are involved in each project, stand by their work and by their commitments (including budget and schedule), and promptly address any questions or concerns. The quality of their work is excellent and has stood the test of time. Based on my numerous positive experiences with them, I have recommended them to family and friends, and do so without hesitation.

— Bill Nussbaum

2017-05-06T13:49:51+00:00

— Bill Nussbaum

I have used Meridian Homes for a number of projects, ranging from an entire home renovation and expansion, to smaller projects such as modifying a fireplace wall and installing a generator. In each project, my experience has been great. The Meridian owners are involved in each project, stand by their work and by their commitments (including budget and schedule), and promptly address any questions or concerns. The quality of their work is excellent and has stood the test of time. Based on my numerous positive experiences with them, I have recommended them to family and friends, and do so without hesitation.

We chose Meridian because neighbors of ours were very pleased with their renovation, which was gorgeous.

We could not be happier with the work Meridian has done for us. A year ago we had a major flood that ruined our finished basement and the floors in our kitchen/family room. To make matters worse, our insurance company was very difficult to deal with, and we were at our wits’ end. After interviewing several builders, we chose Meridian because neighbors of ours were very pleased with their renovation, which was gorgeous, and we liked Michael Lerner, Meridian’s co-owner. Michael brought in an insurance expert who acted as our go-between, thereby relieving us of having to deal with the insurance adjuster.

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

2017-05-06T13:47:20+00:00

— SR & LR

We could not be happier with the work Meridian has done for us. A year ago we had a major flood that ruined our finished basement and the floors in our kitchen/family room. To make matters worse, our insurance company was very difficult to deal with, and we were at our wits’ end. After interviewing several builders, we chose Meridian because neighbors of ours were very pleased with their renovation, which was gorgeous, and we liked Michael Lerner, Meridian’s co-owner. Michael brought in an insurance expert who acted as our go-between, thereby relieving us of having to deal with the insurance adjuster. 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!

They did a great job, high quality work and incredibly fast.

Meridian Homes completed a near-total renovation of my home. They did a great job, high quality work and incredibly fast. Compared to other contractors I have used, they were extremely well-organized and responsive to questions and changes while the process was underway. They made the process about as simple as it could be, given the scale of the project and the fact that we had not had much time to plan it out ahead of time.

— Michael B.

2017-05-06T13:45:40+00:00

— Michael B.

Meridian Homes completed a near-total renovation of my home. They did a great job, high quality work and incredibly fast. Compared to other contractors I have used, they were extremely well-organized and responsive to questions and changes while the process was underway. They made the process about as simple as it could be, given the scale of the project and the fact that we had not had much time to plan it out ahead of time.

We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends.

Meridian Homes built our house and we gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends–from the men who worked on the house to the Lerner brothers. It was a twofer.

— Nina Totenberg

2017-05-06T13:45:05+00:00

— Nina Totenberg

Meridian Homes built our house and we gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends–from the men who worked on the house to the Lerner brothers. It was a twofer.

I would certainly recommend Meridian Homes for small projects or large ones.

I cannot recommend Michael Lerner and Meridian Homes enough!! And I usually don’t say that. Michael helped me transform my home office into a fabulous place to work. After a small flood, Michael was recommended to me and I knew he was the right person to complete this project as soon as I met him. And I was so right!!! Each person involved in the project, from the wonderful foreman down to the men destroying the old walls and putting up the new ones, was professional, attentive and competent. At one point, I was having trouble picking colors for the walls and Michael came right over to help me. I am happy to say the color is perfect!! The project is finished and the new space is tranquil, quite functional and terrific. I would certainly recommend Meridian Homes for small projects or large ones; you WILL be so happy you chose them!!

— Rhona Gordon

2017-05-06T14:10:50+00:00

— Rhona Gordon

I cannot recommend Michael Lerner and Meridian Homes enough!! And I usually don’t say that. Michael helped me transform my home office into a fabulous place to work. After a small flood, Michael was recommended to me and I knew he was the right person to complete this project as soon as I met him. And I was so right!!! Each person involved in the project, from the wonderful foreman down to the men destroying the old walls and putting up the new ones, was professional, attentive and competent. At one point, I was having trouble picking colors for the walls and Michael came right over to help me. I am happy to say the color is perfect!! The project is finished and the new space is tranquil, quite functional and terrific. I would certainly recommend Meridian Homes for small projects or large ones; you WILL be so happy you chose them!!

Our Clients Say It Best

"We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends."

— Nina Totenberg

2017-05-26T04:56:13+00:00

— Nina Totenberg

"We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends."
"The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home."

— Claudia and David Sadoff

2017-05-26T04:56:04+00:00

— Claudia and David Sadoff

"The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home."
"Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!"

— Darian Drescher

2017-05-26T04:55:16+00:00

— Darian Drescher

"Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!"
"In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades."

— Scott Allen

2017-05-26T04:55:14+00:00

— Scott Allen

"In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades."
"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

2017-05-26T04:44:08+00:00

– Benjamin Marks

"Safe to say if we had to do the whole process over again on another project we would hire Meridian Homes in a second."

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Our Clients Say It Best

"We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends."

— Nina Totenberg

2017-05-26T04:56:13+00:00

— Nina Totenberg

"We gained not only a place to live that is beautiful and comfortable, but we gained friends."
"The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home."

— Claudia and David Sadoff

2017-05-26T04:56:04+00:00

— Claudia and David Sadoff

"The team at Meridian Homes guided us through the entire process of building a custom home."
"Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!"

— Darian Drescher

2017-05-26T04:55:16+00:00

— Darian Drescher

"Everything was completed on time and looked beautiful!"
"In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades."

— Scott Allen

2017-05-26T04:55:14+00:00

— Scott Allen

"In my opinion, you guys richly deserve all the ‘best builder’ accolades."
"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

2017-05-26T04:44:08+00:00

– Benjamin Marks

"Safe to say if we had to do the whole process over again on another project we would hire Meridian Homes in a second."

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