The Landis firm has more than 40 employees that include award-winning architects, kitchen and bath designers, project managers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers. Our skilled team is knowledgeable and works on most aspects of residential remodeling, design and construction. We provide excellent design, superior service, honest value and quality construction. Much of our new business and growth has come from referrals, so we strive to build long-term relationships with our customers and delight them with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and professionalism we deliver.
Ethan Landis went to Swarthmore College and holds an MBA from GWU. He has extensive experience in design/build remodeling and doing cost benefit analysis of residential real estate development. He works closely with sales and production management. He is LEED-AP certified and sits on the District’s Construction Code Coordinating Board (CCCB) and is working closely with the city to adopt the IgCC and the IECC 2012. He also is a member of the Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Board that helps oversee DC’s Green Building Act. He and his firm have received two Mayor’s Sustainability Awards for their leadership.
EthanLandis CR and LEED-AP
- Office - (202) 370-3402
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Chris Landis is a registered architect in four states (MD, DC, VA, NY). He graduated with a B.A. from Vassar College and a M.A. in Architecture from Columbia Architecture School (1977-1980). He is a member of the AIA, and has 24 years of experience in residential architecture. He is a past board member of the DC Historic Preservation Review Board and Past President of the DC Metro area chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry).
- Office - (202) 726-3777
- Mobile - (202) 489-1516
Paul is a registered architect and has designed over 600 additions and new houses over his 22 year career in private practice. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University, and has won over a dozen design awards from the American Institute of Architects, Qualified Remodeler and Remodeling Magazines, and has been published in Better Homes and Gardens, Home and Design, and other publications. Recent design work includes a super-insulated new home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware utilizing Passive House design principles. Paul and his wife Paula have been residents of Kensington for over 30 years.
- Office - 202-726-3777
- Mobile - (202) 425-0761
- Direct - (202) 370-3407
Jim Crenca has been involved in construction and contracting for 25+ years. He is a business graduate from the University of MD. Jim has a unique skill set enabling him to help clients balance the complexities of good design and price and an ability to quickly develop value engineered strategies. As a certified kitchen / bath designer (CKBR) and years of experience in basic construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and acoustics, he brings a strong blend of expertise to any remodeling or design project. As of 2013, Jim has designed and produced over 150 bathroom / kitchen remodels as well as many additions and other specialty projects.
- Office - (202) 726-3777
- Mobile - (301) 717-6580
- Direct - (202) 370-3421
- Fax - 202-882-9700
Sean deLaunay has over 12 years of experience in the residential construction industry in sales, estimating, and project management. While pursuing his chemistry degree, he worked for a remodeling company on historic renovations and grand manors in Charlottesville. His chemistry degree led to an interest in sustainable and green building, not only because it improves energy-efficiency, but because it creates a more comfortable home environment. Sean is a native Virginian who lives with his wife and two children in Leesburg. He spends weekends fishing, cooking, and shuttling kids to sports activities.
- Office - 202-370-3412
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H. Jeffrey Fox has 15 years of experience as a business owner prior to joining Landis Construction Corporation in 2003. He has 5 years of Public Accounting experience. Jeff graduated from the University of North Carolina and passed the CPA exam in 1985.
Jeffrey H.Fox CPA
- Office - (202) 370-3405
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After receiving a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Design from the University of Minnesota, Mary joined a Civil Engineering and construction firm set to work assembling a skill set based on thorough research, problem solving techniques, and construction details. Her design background aids her in critical path management, and her passion for green building techniques is an asset to Landis Construction. Mary also serves as primary customer service representative of the company.
- Office - (202) 370-3433
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Andrew Kerr has been with Landis Construction since 2001. Prior to working at Landis, Andrew held a position as a PM at Centex Homes managing construction for new homes and also worked at the White House for the National Security Council. In addition to his work experience he also holds both a MBA and MIM with a specialty in Operations Management.
- Office - (202) 370-3434
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Armin Bondoc joined Landis Construction Corporation in 2002. He has since raised the standard of the Design department. His designs have won numerous awards both locally and nationally and have been published in home magazines and trade publications. He has over 20 yr. of architectural design, as well as TV and radio commercial advertisement production & merchandising. His well – rounded approach to design has fulfilled or exceeded his client’s expectations. His artistic sensibilities have also given the client a great environment to live in. He holds a B.S. degree from Univ. of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.
- Office - (202) 370-3413
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With both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in architecture, as well as 25 years of experience, Matt brings comprehensive design and construction expertise to every project. He has worked in residential remodeling over the last 15 years and has been intimately involved in the successful design, budgeting, and construction of over 60 additions and large interior renovations. His passion lies in applying green design principles and building science to his projects. Matt lives in Greenbelt with his wife and 3 children. He is an Eagle Scout and volunteers in his son’s Scout troop.
- Office - 202-726-3777
- Mobile - 301-646-7858
- Direct - 202-370-3411
Michael provides cost estimates for our sales and design team—several times during the process from initial consultation, through schematic design and into formal construction documents. He’s a ten year seasoned veteran at Landis. He’s a graduate of Kenyon College with a degree in English.
- Office - (202) 370-3404
- Mobile - (202) 489-1562
Doug has many and varied skills and interests—residential construction carpentry, boat design, building and racing, CAD design, and architecture. After joining Landis in 2006 as a CAD draftsman, he then enrolled at Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture & Planning graduating with his MA in Architecture. He then advanced from CAD draftsman to Project Designer at Landis. In addition to his MA in Architecture, Doug is a graduate of Skidmore College in business and Maine’s Yacht Design Program at The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design. He’s still an avid sailor and enjoys boat racing.
- Office - (202) 370-3430
- Mobile - (252) 202-0305
Tahani, a native of Amman, Jordan, graduated in architecture from the University of Jordan. While still in Jordan, she worked for Apple Computers doing computer training and technical support and then for a graphic design firm. Reflecting her love of historic architecture, she received an MA in Historic Preservation from the University of MD School of Architecture. Before joining Landis, she was with Drysdale Interior Design, a MD design/build firm, and a residential architectural design firm in College Park, MD. She served on the design committee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Barracks Row Main Street project.
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- Office - (202) 370-3410
- Mobile - (202) 431-9880
Jimmy has extensive experience with a range of projects from small renovations to multi-million dollar estates. He formerly worked as a Project Designer at a high-end residential design firm. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, he also has 2 Master’s Degrees from the University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Eng. You’ll most often find him and his wife, Katie, chasing their kids at their home in the Flower Valley community of Rockville. Outside of work and home, he rarely sits still, choosing to play sports and enjoy the outdoors.
- Office - (202) 726-3777
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- Direct - (202) 370-3432
Diego is originally from Córdoba, Argentina, where he started out studying industrial design. He noticed the fun and creative projects that his friends studying architecture were working on, and switched fields. He moved to the U.S. in 2003 seeking new experiences in the design profession. He joined Landis in 2014. He enjoys living in the Glover Park neighborhood because it’s quiet, beautiful, surrounded by woods, and has many other young professionals. He enjoys all types of international cuisines and spends time over the weekend checking out new restaurants.
- Office - 202.370.3423
- Mobile - 202.531.4496
Jon joined Landis in 2005. He is a certified lead carpenter (CLC) with 28 years of construction experience, first as a carpenter then as project manager. Jon has a wife, two children, and five large dogs. In his free time, Jon loves to water ski.
- Office - (202) 370-3412
- Mobile - (202) 321-5894
Allen joined Landis in 2012. He has 37 years of construction experience. Most recently he had a 9 year stint as a project manager for a new home builder and before that 10 years of successfully running his own carpentry firm. When he’s not working, Allen enjoys rebuilding automobiles, water sports, and vacations with his family.
- Office - (202) 370-3431
- Mobile - (202) 255-5288
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James Caw grew up in the business and worked on construction crews when he was in high school, buying his first house at 19. He joined the Air Force, where he traveled internationally. He had his own kitchen and bath remodeling firm for six years, but big brother Joe Caw Sr., a project manager at Landis, convinced him to join the company. James and his girlfriend live in Urbana, Md. He has a range of hobbies: hiking, running, cycling, swimming, hunting, skiing, and gardening. When he goes kayaking, his golden retriever Summer sits in the front of the tandem kayak.
- Mobile - 202-714-2744
After getting his bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002, Pak spent the next 8 years working for several architecture firms as an individual subcontractor, mainly focused on high end residential remodeling. As a CAD Specialist, Pak specializes in 3D models and construction drawing sets for building permit application. With his computer science background, Pak is also working on the company website and helping as an IT assistant in Landis Construction.
- Office - (202) 370-3409
- Mobile - (202) 751-8337
Melvin has been at Landis for over 2 years and serves as assistant project manager/designer and permit specialist. He’s the one that puts together the permit applications in D.C, Maryland, and Virginia to make the process go as swiftly as possible. He is an honorably discharged Navy veteran. He was a carpenter in California and also a crane operator. He learned CAD & drafting when studying architecture. He builds model dollhouses for his daughters and granddaughters.
- Office - 202-370-3403
As director of marketing, Nina Patel promotes our design/build, green, and historic, renovations, through public relations, marketing, and social media. She joined Landis in October 2013. She is a former writer/editor at Remodeling magazine. She has 20 years of experience writing about design, building, and construction. She has also written freelance stories for Home magazine, USA Today’s Home publication, At Home with Century 21, and Date Lab in the Washington Post. She is an avid do-it-yourselfer and always has a project going on. She brakes at flea markets and garage sales where she searches for interesting furniture pieces to refinish.
- Mobile - (301)-806-6631
- Direct - (202)-370-3414
David came to us most recently from another DC construction firm having steadily migrated south from his native New York. He brings a background and education in fine arts and interior design and is an Allied ASID member. At Landis he bridges the Design and Construction sides of the firm—he sees the designers ideas come to life and then helps realize them—ordering and advising on project finish materials and then monitoring the cost, delivery and quantity of these materials. He also acts as our communications director when it comes to BuilderTrend–our very valuable online client and project communications tool.
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- Office - (202) 370-3435
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Ken started young building models and forts. He always had a proclivity for creating substantial things and never lost that zeal. It led him naturally to the remodeling industry. After 11 years as an apprentice carpenter, Ken and his business partner subcontracted high-end carpentry in Montgomery Co. and DC for 26 years. He joined Landis in 2012 because their core values match his own. Ken lives in the agricultural preserve with his wife and son in an arts and crafts style home of his own design. Ken’s work has received numerous NARI awards and can be spotted in Architectural Digest and Southern Living.
- Mobile - (202) 421-1851
Eugene/Tito has lived most his life in Montgomery County. It was a great place to grow up and he spent a lot of time outside building tree forts and tinkering with things. By age 17, he had a job building many of the new houses in the county. He loved it, he was hooked. At age 20, he went into remodeling, because it was more creative and challenging. He also enjoyed interacting and working with homeowners envisioning and helping realize their dreams. Eugene has been very fortunate to work with some of the best builders in the area. He’s been with Landis Construction since 2012 and it’s turned out to be one of the best firms he has ever worked for!
- Mobile - (202) 271-4464
Carlos was born in Guatemala, where at the age of 14 he began working as a welder. He moved to the United States in 1985 and began his career in construction. In the summer of 2005 he began working for Landis Construction. During his time with the company he trained to become a certified lead carpenter. Carlos likes to work on his cars and new motorcycle on his spare time.
- Mobile - (202) 812-3415
Cesar was born in El Salvador and moved to Maryland in 2000. After high school, he began working in remodeling and came to work for Landis as a carpenter’s helper in 2007. After lots of hard work Landis has promoted him to a lead carpenter. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family and play soccer.
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Matt is a licensed master plumber in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He joined Landis in 2012. He has worked as a plumber since 1986 and is highly knowledgeable and experienced with most aspects of plumbing including cast iron boilers, high efficiency boilers, indirect fired water heaters, radiators, and on-demand water heaters. He enjoys challenging projects.
- Mobile - (202) 421-6949
Alvaro grew up near San Francisco, but moved to Maryland in 2000. One of his early jobs in this area was building cell phone towers. Yup, he was one of the ones that would hang from a few hundred feet up. He took an interest in the electrical side of the installation, and then went to work for an electrical company. He is now a Master Electrician—which requires 8 years of experience. He joined Landis in 2014. He and his wife have a 9-month old son. Their Boston terrier, Milano, also requires a lot of their attention. Alvaro is very meticulous with his work. His one pet peeve with outlets in a backsplash? They have to line up with the cabinetry.
- Office - 202-726-3777
- Mobile - 240-678-2694
Denjar is an Agronomy Engineer in his native land of Nicaragua. He also dabbled a bit with civil engineering since it ran in the family. After coming to the states he began working at Landis Construction in late 2005 as a carpenter. During that year he began his studies in electrical school while still working for us. After four years he officially finished his studies and currently heads the electrical department for Landis.
- Mobile - (202) 489-1855
Oscar was born in El Salvador where he worked for 3 years in road construction. He came to the US in 1998 and started working at Landis in 2002. His first position was as a drywall finisher and carpenter. Throughout the years he has learned framing, painting and is now currently in our electrical division. In his spare time he likes bike riding and fishing.
- Mobile - (202) 489-5473
Luis was born in El Salvador and came to the Unites States at the age of 16. He first lived in San Francisco, CA and then moved to DC in 1990. He started working for Landis in 2000 as a carpenter’s helper and left in 2005 as a lead carpenter to work on his own. He came back in 2012 as a lead carpenter III. Luis loves to spend time fishing, swimming and time with his kids.
- Mobile - (240) 893-9097
Though Eric was born in Washington D.C., he grew up in Rockville and considers himself a Maryland boy. This Chuck Norris look-alike has been friends with Tito Cantero and Ken Guillett since their high school days and they brought him to the company in 2014. His building experience includes carpentry work for Ulysses Auger in the now-defunct family of restaurants that included Blackie’s, Ha’Penny Lion, and Lulu’s. He has five daughters and a son. Eric has been playing drums for 48 years. As a musician and a carpenter, he is a perfectionist who wants to do the best job he can.
Joe, Jr. was born in February 1992, in Dickerson, MD. With his dad a master carpenter, he grew up helping him on many construction projects, including a full restoration of the 1800’s house he currently lives in. After graduating from Poolesville, MD High School, he began his construction and remodeling career full time. Joe loves remodeling because it’s something different every day. In his free time he likes hunting, fishing, and restoring historic vehicles and also riding horses. He currently lives with his fiancee, Cheyenne, on a small ranch in Dickerson. They are planning their wedding.
- Mobile - (202) 270-5273
Steve was born in Eritrea, East Africa, his mother’s homeland. He grew up in Milan, Italy–his father’s home. Steve moved to the states in 1999 and began working for Landis in 2012 as a certified lead carpenter. In his spare time he likes to build instruments like guitars since his son is a musician, ride his motorcycle and spend time with his kids.
- Mobile - (202) 246-6359
Art is a born and raised native of Maryland. Before coming to Landis in 2012 as a carpenter he worked in his family-owned construction company building custom homes in Southern MD. In his spare time Art likes to hunt and fish.
- Mobile - (202)) 431-6559
Spencer Allin was born California and moved to Northern Virginia in 2004. He graduated from TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Following high school he spent time traveling to Australia, New Zealand and India. After returning to the US, Spencer relocated to Vermont where he worked on a grass fed beef farm for four years. While in the green mountain state, he received a Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design from Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT.
- Mobile - (802) 431-5898
Alex Miller was born in Alexandria VA, he lost his father at the age of 12 to pancreatic cancer. He later moved up to Poolesville MD in 2009, where he attended and graduated from Poolesville High School. After high school Alex attended a community college for a couple years where he studied construction management. His favorite thing about construction is the transformation of seeing nothing turn in to something. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with his friends.
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Nannette is a native of Puerto Rico who’s been on the mainland since 1991, but if you listen to her, you’d swear she’s from Boston! Since graduating from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL with an AA in Fashion Illustration, she has worked in retail management until joining Landis Construction in 2008. At Landis, she provides general office, administrative and marketing assistance.
- Office - (202) 370-3400
- Mobile - (202) 957-3961
Heather grew up in New England and was originally from the Caribbean. She went to college in Vermont graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College. She moved to DC in 2011 and started working at Landis in May 2012.
- Office - (202) 370-3406
- Mobile - (802) 356-2334
Martin was born in El Salvador where he worked as an electrician. He moved to the states in 2000. He came to work for Landis Construction in 2012 as a carpenter and is now an electrical assistant. In his spare time, he likes to work on fixing up his new house.
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