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The questions we hear most often, and the answers you’re looking for.


We’re here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you don’t see your question listed below, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

How do I get started with a remodeling project?

We want to be a part of the plan and hear your thoughts.  The first step is to simply reach out to us. If you’re like most clients, you have an idea or vision you’ve thought long and hard about. Whether you come to us with your architect, designer or a full-on dream book of photos, and clippings, we want to be a part of the plan! Hearing our thoughts, the first step is to simply reach out to us. We will work with you to realize your project. Remember, we’re with our clients from design until completion.

How much will my remodeling project cost?

Every remodeling project is unique in itself, and costs are determined by the complexity of the work and materials being selected. Some clients come to us with an established budget to stay within, others are more open. A cost estimate is always provided once the final design is determined and materials are selected to be used to bring your remodeling dreams to life!

How long does a typical remodeling project take?

The timeline for a remodeling project really depends on the complexity of the project and materials selected. Building Your Dream sequences your work based on procurement of materials. We won’t start your project then leave. We stay on your project until it is complete.

Can I do some of the work myself?

Absolutely! We don’t mind sharing the tasks as long as the work is agreed upon up front in the estimate and we can work together to maintain our schedule.


Unfortunately, we are not able to warranty outsourced materials or provide proper re-course for our client if an item fails or is defective.  For this reason, we typically do not use materials provided by the client.

How long has your company been in business?

We are proud to have been in business since 1991—that’s almost three decades!


We are licensed and insured as required by law, and we are happy to provide documentation for verification.

Does Building Your Dream, Inc. belong to any professional organizations?

We are a member of Remodelers Advantage, and are accredited (with an A+ rating) by the Better Business Bureau.

Do you have references?

Of course! Contact us today for a list of past customers who can share about their experience working with Building Your Dream, Inc.

Richard and his crew completely renovated our condo from top to bottom, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Walls came down or moved, a completely brand new kitchen was installed, new bathrooms, closets, all of the tile work, and a completely new ceiling. The crew was always prompt, courteous and respectful, and left the apartment as cleaned up and as orderly as possible at the end of each work day. They worked well with the building staff, and several other unit owners in the building have used Building Your Dream, Inc. upon our recommendation and seeing the finished product in our home. You’ll never find a better contractor than Richard and the folks at Building Your Dream, Inc..

- Gerald and Jose Popco

Building Your Dream, Inc. has been involved in three major remodeling projects for us, two of which required structural design changes. We are now using their service to design and remodel a major sales office for out of state sales staff. We also have several other remodeling projects with them in the works. They are great to work with and the results are always great. We would recommend them for any building or remodeling projects. You will love the results!

- John Freeburger, Holmatro-USA

After 30 years of my wife waiting for her dream house, and after interviewing some 20 companies, we chose Building Your Dream, Inc. We made the right decision. We came to see that Richard really cared, and took pride in realizing my wife’s dream; he approached the renovation as if he were doing it for his own home. A home owner cannot ask for anything more!

- Dr. Michael Cataldo

Building your dream did an extensive renovation of our new home in Timonium, MD including our kitchen and master bathroom. Richard and Christine were involved from the very beginning in every aspect of the redesign ensuring a smooth process. We were living in Virginia at the time of the renovation and would not have been able to do this without the support and guidance of The Building Your Dream Team. Everyone involved in the renovation was punctual, professional and courteous. We can’t say enough about this wonderful duo. Richard and Christine truly made our vision a reality and we couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. Thank you Building Your Dream!

- Liz, Mike and Conor Grimm

Having worked as an architect for many years, about 8 years ago, I was fortunate and thrilled to meet and work with Richard of Building Your Dream, Inc. Richard is thoughtful, skilled, knowledgeable and fair. He and his crew are a pleasure to work with. Their work is on time and on budget. Since meeting and working with Richard, Building Your Dream, Inc. is the construction firm I recommend to my clients and every client calls BYD back when they have another project to do. Give them a try, you will be thrilled too.

- Myrna Poirier AIA

After hearing horror stories from friends about their home renovations, we were hesitant about gutting and renovating our entire condominium. And then we met Richard of BYD, and our fears dissipated. I can’t imagine an easier design-planning and building process, and to say these guys were amazing is an understatement. Their attention to detail and professional attitude was superb, and the fact that they managed to stay within our budget was a miracle.

- John Gilligan

As an Interior Designer, it is most important to work with a professional dependable, talented and dedicated team of people. I have been very fortunate to have worked with Richard Zavodny, Owner of Building Your Dream, Inc. for almost 26 years. We have worked successfully together on every aspect of the most detailed custom designed homes to individual rooms, wine cellars, and offices. Richard has a crew of licensed and experienced contractors who are the best I have ever worked with. They have the kind of work ethic one looks for. Trustworthy, pleasant, detail oriented, exceptional workmanship. Always accommodating, always respectful of the clients property. “PROFESSIONAL”. Richard and Building Your Dream, Inc. will continue to be my recommended contracting company.

- Arleen Dvorine, ASID

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