Frequently Asked Questions

Questions from Montgomery County and Northwest DC homeowners just like you!


You have questions.
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While we are not plumbers, electricians, nor roofers – we can provide recommendations for you if your project requires. We have worked with numerous plumbing, electrical, and roofing subcontractors and vendors and have a list of preferred partners that we can share with you. If you have a larger project that includes these task we can even coordinate these subs for you.

After we receive your initial request, speak with you about your project, and come to a mutual agreement that we are the best fit for your homes needs we will present a work order for your review. Once you accept the work order and pay your deposit then you will be put onto our schedule.
The average cost of a home repair or maintenance project varies greatly because it is dependent on the scope of the project. At Merrick Home Services, we bill on a time and materials at $95 per hour.

Our core team of carpenters and home services professionals are full time Merrick employees but we also work with many skilled and experienced subcontractors and vendors. We’ll match you with the right skilled trades person for your project. 

In order to secure your appointment you will pay a third of the approved work order upfront. For small projects that balance is due upon completion. For project that take longer than 2 weeks, you will be billed bi-weekly for the work completed to date. 

We offer a two-year warranty on all home repair, maintenance, carpentry, and finishing services provided by the Merrick Home Services team. We stand behind our work and want to make sure that you are satisfied and that your home is working for you. If you run into any issues in the 2 years after your project is completed, call our Home Services team and we will work with you to resolve the issue.

One of our main goals is to be the only contractor you’ll ever need – and that means we have lasting relationships with our clients! We are more than happy to share reviews from homeowners just like you and a reference list is available upon request.

Your home is in good hands with our trustworthy team of home repair and maintenance professionals. You can be home for the entire appointment or away from home if necessary. We just ask that you provide the access we need as well as any instructions for locking up and securing your home if you are still away upon completion.

We are pleased to offer financing through a couple of excellent lenders. If you wish to finance your project, we can refer you to our partners at Intercoastal Mortgage and HFS Financial

Reviews from happy customers

I can't say enough about how pleased I have been with the quality and the service from Wayne and his team at Merrick. They restored a balcony railing and floor for us last year, and we had them return to install new shutters recently. We will certainly be calling on them again for other projects!

Heidi H.

The Handyman team has completed several projects for me this summer including tile work, furniture repair, exterior work and more. All the tasks were done in a timely manner and done with a detailed eye. Thanks so much Merrick Design and Build.

Elizabeth M.

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