|InSite Builders has nearly two decades of home remodeling and renovation experience working on projects that vary from custom built homes and whole house renovations to specialty projects such as wine cellars, media rooms and fitness studios. High-end kitchen and bath remodels also comprise a large part of our portfolio.
Building and renovation is in Stephen Gordon’s blood. His grandfather, Fulton R. Gordon, Sr., started out as a country boy delivering milk to the White House and went on to develop much of what is now Chevy Chase/D.C. Watching his father and grandfather build homes is what captured Stephen’s imagination and sparked a life-long love of the business.
During college, Stephen spent his summers learning each facet of the building and remodeling industry by working under subcontractors in their special field of expertise. He worked for one of the area’s most reputable custom-home builders and renovators before striking out on his own renovating homes in Bethesda, Northwest D.C. and Chevy Chase nearly 18 years ago.
Stephen firmly believes in the old saying, “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life,” and he truly enjoys helping his clients transform their old houses into new homes.
Charlie and Carolyn Pardoe, 2014
“We chose InSite Builders because of the high level of comfort that we had with Stephen. Though he was not the least expensive general contractor we interviewed, we had absolute trust in him, his employees and subcontractors—so much so that we handed over our keys to InSite Builders while we headed off to Maine. Project Coordinator Bryan was attentive and on-site, and he kept the lines of communication open. Any little issues that arose during the project were addressed immediately, and we couldn’t be happier with the final product.”
Maika and Loic Chiquier, 2014
“I am using this opportunity to thank Bryan and Steve very much for conducting the overall work with great diligence and extra care, and to have successfully completed the whole process while meeting an important deadline for our family. The extended family lifestyle has greatly improved thanks to the renovated living room (Sherlock, the dog, agrees).”
Janice and Michael McMahon, 2014
"Many, many thanks to our new friends at InSite Builders for our beautiful new home: for the inspired design, for the high-quality workmanship, for the thoughtful attention to our needs and comfort, for the helpful attitude and focus on service, for the commitment to ensuring that the end product meets the highest standards, for the gifts and supports along the way, and finally - for making our first major renovation a very positive experience! We shall miss having you all around the house, and will certainly be in touch if we plan any future projects."
Scott Messinger and Gloria Trattles, 2013
"We are very glad that we chose InSite from among the many firms that we interviewed for our home renovation project. Our interactions with Stephen Gordon and his crew were pleasant from the start (and remained so throughout), and the project was completed on-time (!) and in a very professional manner. We especially appreciate the great service and responsiveness of InSite’s Production Coordinator, Bryan Atkins, who always found a way to say 'yes' when we asked for something. Our new kitchen, powder room and mud room are beautiful."
J.R. and Anne Brooks Rudzki, 2012
“I immediately liked Stephen's demeanor and confidence. He seemed to understand right off what we were after. There was plenty of collaboration during the design process, and Stephen really listened to us and specifically what WE wanted.
I also appreciated seeing the same face (Production Manager Bryan) everyday; he was always on the ball and always had a great attitude. The subcontractors were very tidy—laying down protective cloths and cleaning up at the end of every day.
Scott Pastrick, 2013
"As we all search for quality vendors that work hard to provide exceptional service with on time and on budget construction for big and small projects we have found no one better than InSite Builders. Their approach to renovations, new construction or home repairs has always been very consistent, well managed and cost competitive. Stephen Gordon’s construction expertise, reputation, deep work ethic and pleasant business demeanor, that he brings to every job, makes working with he and his team a real pleasurable experience. Along with their in-house services and tradesman InSite Builders works with subcontractors that also bring this same spirit to the job- they are well qualified and work seamlessly with Stephen’s team; we have always been very happy with the end product. InSite Builders are truly insightful."
Ashton Gonella, Whole Apartment Renovation, 2012
“I hired InSite Builders recently to handle a renovation in my condo apartment. I was quite impressed with Stephen Gordon who came to my apartment and explained options, made suggestions and gave timelines for the work. There were selections to be made—marble, hardware and lighting—and Stephen referred me to vendors with whom he had affiliations. They were all very professional and knowledgeable.