Insite Builders' Journal
Tue 22 April 2014

A Truly "Green" Greenhouse

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: greenhouse; recycling; insitebuilders; renovation; bethesda

A Truly "Green" Greenhouse

Recently, InSite Builders replaced all the windows on an older home with an extremely energy efficient model.  The

Thu 13 March 2014

What's Your Style?

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: kitchen cabinets; cabinetry; style; insite builders; bethesda

What’s your style?

There you are in the midst of your kitchen renovation, and it has come to choosing your cabinets.  You are thinking

Thu 27 February 2014

Remodeling in Phases

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling; insite; bethesda, remodeling in phases

For some homeowners, the sheer size and scope of a remodeling job are enough to make them shudder (pun intended), but Stephen Gordon has used

Tue 11 February 2014

Wine Storage: Past and Present

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: wine cellar; storage

On a trip to Italy for a family wedding, Stephen and Mary had the opportunity to tour a local wine maker.  The photos from that trip made us think of

Thu 16 January 2014

Best of Bethesda!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bethesda magazine; bethesda; remodeling; award


As we start the new year, we want to thank you for being the very best friends, clients, former clients and supporters.  You inspire us to

Thu 05 December 2013

Fireplace Safety

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: fireplace safety; insite builders; remodeling; chimney

Our bookkeeper Karen and her husband recently stayed at a charming inn called the Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN, and it was everything they had

Thu 14 November 2013

Good Deeds...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bethesda; remodeling; remodeler; volunteer work
InSite Builders' clients know and love our production manager Bryan Atkins, but they probably don't know how he spends his free time.  Recently,
Thu 07 November 2013

We want YOU!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bethesda, remodeler, hiring, job

Are you super organized and a self-starter?  Do you love finding creative solutions to technological challenges? Are you detail-oriented and a whiz

Thu 24 October 2013

Better Safe Than Sorry...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: water; leak; remodeling; bethesda; alarm

Leak AlertWhat is this little gadget you might ask?   It’s an added layer of security that we install on all of our kitchen projects.  The Leak Alert acts

Thu 03 October 2013

New and improved...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: kitchen remodel; bethesda, kitchen renovation; insite builders; new;

Heard from our young client, Isabel, age 11, over breakfast with dad: “Daddy, everything tastes

better in our new kitchen!” 

Isn't that the

Wed 11 September 2013

Bad Kitty...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: insite builders; renovation; remodeling; cat rescue

You never know what a day in the life of an InSite Builders employee may hold, and last week brought a unique challenge to InSite intern Dave Menzen

Thu 05 September 2013

InSite Builders named to the Remodeling 550

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling; bethesda; remodeling magazine

InSite Builders is pleased to be named to the 2013 class of Remodeling Magazine's Remodeling 550.

The list is Remodeling Magazine's annual list of

Wed 28 August 2013

Transformation: Unused to Unique!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: dry bar; custom bar; bethesda; remodeling;

Recently, one of our homeowners contacted us with the idea of transforming an unused coat closet into a dry bar that she could use while entertaining

Mon 12 August 2013

Mary Gordon offers her "InSite" on hiring a new employee.

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: hiring; employee; human resource; bethesda; remodeling

Our very own Mary Gordon offers some "InSite"--pun intended--on hiring new employees in Remodeling Magazine.  Way to go Mary!

Mon 24 June 2013

Bathroom remodel costs can quickly add up

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling, cost, bathroom, remodel

What is a realistic cost to remodel a master bathroom or a typical price range I should be looking at?

We recently wrote a story about home

Wed 19 June 2013

Dog Days of Summer at InSite Builders

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: dogs; workplace; renovation; builders; bethesda

You know you have a great set up when your employer allows you to bring your dog to work.  Daisy, our Production Coordinator Bryan’s dog, routinely

Mon 10 June 2013

International travels and unique materials

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bamboo, scaffolding; materials; insite builders; bethesda, remodeling; renovation

As a general contractor, Stephen is around scaffolding and ladders all the time, but on a recent trip to China, he encountered something we don’t

Thu 18 April 2013

InSite Builders strikes a pose!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: Jennifer Hoak Photography, owner, staff, introductions

Check out some of the photos from our photo shoot with Jennifer Hoak of Jennifer Hoak Photography.

Mon 18 March 2013

Spring Readiness Checklist

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bethesda; remodeler; spring cleaning;

Despite the cold temperatures outside, the calendar tells us that Spring really is just around the corner.  We've put together a checklist to help

Wed 23 January 2013

Home Performance...What's That?!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags:

With the temperatures outside dipping to extreme levels and your furnace running most of the time to keep you warm, this is a great time to think

Sun 09 December 2012

'Tis the season to deck the halls...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling, bethesda, decorating, holiday, renovation

Tis the season to deck the halls, and while most of us appreciate the many benefits of LED lighting, many of us also agree that their garish blue

Mon 19 November 2012

In This Season of Gratitude...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: insite; bethesda; remodeling; renovation; gratitude

In this season of gratitude, it’s especially important to remember those men and women serving in our armed forces around the world as they fight

Sun 14 October 2012

Are You Ready For Fall?

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: fall; to-do; insite builders; bethesda remodeler

Now that the calendar tells us that it’s officially Fall, and with temperatures dropping sharply, now is the time to prepare your home for the

Sun 26 August 2012

Planter: Broken to Beautiful

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling, planters, custom, bethesda, curb appeal

Realizing the possibilities is our job, so when we were confronted with a builder-installed planter system that ultimately failed, we immediately saw

Wed 22 August 2012

We just had to share our good news!

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: bethesda, remodeler, award, top 500 remodelers

We just had to share…

InSite Builders is pleased to announce that we have been named to Qualified Remodeler’s "Top 500  Remodelers of 2012". 

Tue 24 July 2012

Nostalgically Modern Kitchen

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodel, bethesda, kitchen, repurpose, reuse, modern, sleek

Nostalgically Modern Kitchen

When Steve and Joan wanted to update their kitchen, they went forward with one foot firmly planted in the past. 

Their

Tue 26 June 2012

It's a dog's world, and we're just living in it...

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: remodeling, dogs; customer service; bethesda

Anyone who knows Mary and Stephen Gordon of InSite Builders knows they are crazy about their Cockapoo, Sugar Bear.  This love doesn’t stop at Sugar

Tue 26 June 2012

Bethesda Colonial Adds Portico Plus Dimension and Charm

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised, products Tags: bethesda-colonial-adds-portico-plus-dimension-and-charm

Our client Karen loved her Bethesda colonial but not its "flat" exterior (her word, not ours!), so she teamed up with InSite Builders and architect

Thu 07 June 2012

Introducing....InSite Builders New Website and Blog

Written by Carrie Tydings. Categories: Uncategorised Tags: new, website, insite builders, remodeling

Welcome to InSite Builders website!  We are pleased to share the fruits of our labor over the past few months.  There are many people to thank for