Our Team

The 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 strive to build long-term relationships with our customers and delight them with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and professionalism we deliver.

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    Chris Landis
    Principal AIA
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    Ethan Landis
    Principal CR and LEED-AP
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    Dana Kaminsky
    Team Leader
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    Frank Chu
    Project Architect
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    Ryan Ban
    Assistant Plumber
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    Isaac Martinez
    Electrical Assistant
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    Mario Diaz
    Plumber's Assistant
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    Zach Booth
    Carpenter
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    Joseph Galicia
    Carpenter
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    Fayig Mustafa
    Carpenter
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    Chris Williams
    Project Designer
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    Matt Dirksen
    Team Leader/Senior Project Designer AIA Assoc.
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    Alvaro Romero
    Master Electrician
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    Melvin Crenshaw
    Permit Specialist
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    Nina Patel
    Director of Marketing
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    Tito/Eugene Cantero
    Lead Carpenter
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    Steve Bonaiuti
    Lead Carpenter
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    Oscar Quintanilla
    Electrical Assist/Drywall
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    Matt Malaska
    Master Plumber
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    Martin Bolainez
    Lead Carpenter
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    Luis Orellana
    Lead Carpenter
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    Ken Guillett
    Lead Carpenter
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    Denjar Gutierrez
    Electrician
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    Carlos Marin
    Lead Carpenter
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    Art Booth
    Lead Carpenter
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    Tahani Share
    Senior Project Designer Assoc. AIA
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    Pak Cheung
    CAD Drafter
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    Nannette Frost
    Director of First Impressions
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    Michael Gotthelf
    Production Estimator
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    Jon Bein
    Project Manager CLC
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    David Richardson
    Production Coordinator Allied ASID
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    Armin Bondoc
    Senior Project Designer
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    Andrew Kerr
    Deputy Director of Production
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    Jeffrey H. Fox
    Chief Financial Officer CPA
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    Paul Gaiser
    Director of Architecture/Team Leader AIA
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    Heather Gorton
    Assistant to Comptroller
Chris Landis
Principal AIA

Chris Landis

Chris@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 489-1516
Direct – (202)-370-3401

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).

Ethan Landis
Principal CR and LEED-AP

Ethan Landis

ethan@landisconstruction
Mobile – (202) 489-1590
Direct – (202) 370-3402

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.

Dana Kaminsky
Team Leader

Dana Kaminsky

dana@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – 240-354-4227
Direct – 202-370-3430

Dana’s business development background blended with her creative vision led her to Landis in 2017. Her primary focus is to serve as a liaison between the homeowner and the design team. She is passionate about making clients’ renovation goals a reality. Dana lives in Potomac with her husband and two children. She also enjoys cooking, playing tennis, biking, browsing décor and fashion and traveling.

Frank Chu
Project Architect

Frank Chu

frank@landisconstruction.com
Office – 202-370-3423

Frank is a registered architect in MD and VA and has 25 years of experience in residential architecture. He has a BA in Architecture from Lehigh University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He’s worked for Landis since January 2017. He is married with 3 young children and lives in Rockville. His hobby was alternative fuels and he successfully ran his GMC Suburban on vegetable oil for 8 years. He and his wife had five dogs for 17 years but they’ve all passed. Since they couldn’t envision living in a dog-less home, they brought home 2 rescue dogs last year. He highly recommends City Dogs Rescue.

Ryan Ban
Assistant Plumber

Ryan Ban

ryan@landisconstruction.com

Ryan has seven years of experience in HVAC systems and some electrical skills. Since joining us in 2016, he’s adding plumbing to his skill set. His favorite part of a job is troubleshooting a system that is not working. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife and daughter and awaiting the birth of his son. He is an avid soccer fan. Manchester United is his favorite team.

Isaac Martinez
Electrical Assistant

Isaac Martinez

isaac@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (240)-478-3521
Mario Diaz
Plumber's Assistant

Mario Diaz

mario@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (240)-554-7643
Zach Booth
Carpenter

Zach Booth

zach@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (443)-404-7942

Prior to joining Landis 2 years ago, Zach worked for worked for F O’Day Inc. as an asphalt and machinery worker. He’s the son of lead carpenter Art Booth and has been learning about carpentry from his Dad since he was five years old. He really enjoys installing interior trim and molding. He lives on Solomon’s Island and spends weekends outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping on or near the Patuxent River.

Joseph Galicia
Carpenter

Joseph Galicia

joseph@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202)-316-8180
Fayig Mustafa
Carpenter

Fayig Mustafa

fayig@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (240)-422-0601
Chris Williams
Project Designer

Chris Williams

chris.williams@landisconstruction.com
Office – (202)-726-3777
Direct – (202)-370-3421

Chris Williams joined Landis in 2015. He has 25 years of experience in residential construction, including designing/estimating small kitchens to $15 million new homes. He enjoys working with 3D modeling because it provides realistic views for clients and it offers seamless coordination from design to construction. He started out studying engineering at the University of Maryland, but switched to architecture. He lives in Hyattsville with his wife. One of his sons recently graduated from the Naval Academy; the other attends UMBC. For the past 4 years he’s served as a mentor for St. John’s High School’s robotics team.

Matt Dirksen
Team Leader/Senior Project Designer AIA Assoc.

Matt Dirksen

matt.dirksen@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (301)-646-7858
Direct – (202)-370-3411

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.

Alvaro Romero
Master Electrician

Alvaro Romero

alvaro@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (240)-678-2694

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.

Melvin Crenshaw
Permit Specialist

Melvin Crenshaw

melvin@landisconstruction.com
Direct – (202)-370-3403

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.

Nina Patel
Director of Marketing

Nina Patel

nina@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (301)-806-6631
Direct – (202)-370-3414

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.

Tito/Eugene Cantero
Lead Carpenter

Tito/Eugene Cantero

tito@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 271-4464

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!

Steve Bonaiuti
Lead Carpenter

Steve Bonaiuti

steve@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 246-6359

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.

Oscar Quintanilla
Electrical Assist/Drywall

Oscar Quintanilla

oscar@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 489-5473

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.

Matt Malaska
Master Plumber

Matt Malaska

matt@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (443)-336-4321

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.

Martin Bolainez
Lead Carpenter

Martin Bolainez

martinb@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 431-8141

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.

Luis Orellana
Lead Carpenter

Luis Orellana

luis@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (240) 893-9097

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.

Ken Guillett
Lead Carpenter

Ken Guillett

ken@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 421-1851

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.

Denjar Gutierrez
Electrician

Denjar Gutierrez

denjar@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 489-1855

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.

Carlos Marin
Lead Carpenter

Carlos Marin

carlos.marin@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 812-3415

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.

Art Booth
Lead Carpenter

Art Booth

art@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202)) 431-6559

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.

Tahani Share
Senior Project Designer Assoc. AIA

Tahani Share

tahani@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 431-9980
Direct – (202) 370-3410

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.

Pak Cheung
CAD Drafter

Pak Cheung

pak@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 751-8337
Direct – (202) 370-3409

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.

Nannette Frost
Director of First Impressions

Nannette Frost

nannette@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 957-3961
Direct – (202) 370-3400

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.

Michael Gotthelf
Production Estimator

Michael Gotthelf

michael@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 489-1562
Direct – (202) 370-3404

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.

Jon Bein
Project Manager CLC

Jon Bein

jon@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 321-5894
Direct – (202) 370-3412

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.

David Richardson
Production Coordinator Allied ASID

David Richardson

david@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 288-8753
Direct – (202) 370-3435

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.

Armin Bondoc
Senior Project Designer

Armin Bondoc

armin@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 210-8109
Direct – (202) 370-3413

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.

Andrew Kerr
Deputy Director of Production

Andrew Kerr

andrew@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 489-1599
Direct – (202) 370-3434

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.

Jeffrey H. Fox
Chief Financial Officer CPA

Jeffrey H. Fox

jeff@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 421-1003
Direct – (202) 370-3405

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.

Paul Gaiser
Director of Architecture/Team Leader AIA

Paul Gaiser

paul@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (202) 425-0761
Direct – (202) 370-3407

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.

Heather Gorton
Assistant to Comptroller

Heather Gorton

heather@landisconstruction.com
Mobile – (802) 356-2334
Direct – (202) 370-3406

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.