TW Perry is one of the leading building materials suppliers in the mid-Atlantic, serving the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas and outlying suburbs. We supply lumber, building materials, doors and windows, hardware, decking and railing products, paint, and power tools. We also offer a wide selection of millwork products, including more than 250 in-stock moulding profiles as well as special order products. Our mission is “Quality and Service Always, We Make a Material Difference” and we take pride in offering the highest quality building materials at competitive prices. Our next-day delivery of in-stock materials helps building and remodeling contractors manage their jobsite logistics and schedules. TW Perry stores are located in Baltimore, Maryland; Chevy Chase, Maryland; Gaithersburg, Maryland; Leesburg, Virginia; and Springfield, Virginia. Our Classic Moulding & Door division, which specializes in high-end door and millwork packages, is based in Savage, Maryland.
WHOLE FOODS MARKET – PRESENTING SPONSOR
Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.
HARKINS BUILDERS – PLAYHOUSE BUILDER
Founded in 1965, Harkins Builders is an industry leader in providing professional preconstruction and construction management services for clients with negotiated and design-build construction projects. With annual revenues of over $225 million and three locations serving the Mid-Atlantic region, Harkins offers a diversified portfolio of commercial, mixed-use, multifamily, healthcare, student housing, senior living, and military construction expertise. We have extensive experience in renovation and historical renovation projects, and working with federal, state, and local governments.
SANDY SPRING BUILDERS – PLAYHOUSE BUILDER
For over 30 years, Phil Leibovitz and Mimi Brodsky Kress have been building and renovating award-winning homes throughout the Washington DC area. Sandy Spring Builders has won the Best of Bethesda Magazine award for “Best Builder” every year since its inception. Along with our employees, who are among the most talented and passionate in our industry, we have built home after home of which we are proud. We are full-service builders, and our expertise is unmatched in the industry. Our clients, including friends and family, are the biggest testament to an enduring theme that everyone at Sandy Spring Builders goes by, “We are your builder for life.”
PEPCO HOLDINGS – PLAYHOUSE BUILDER
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), now including the Pepco Holdings utilities, is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2015 revenues of approximately $34.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco subsidiaries.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN GROUP – PLAYHOUSE BUILDER
Sustainable Design Group designs and builds, state of the art, green, 100% solar powered costume homes. We are committed to building the healthiest, most secure and sustainable homes possible. We also believe in giving back to the community and the less fortunate. We are helping farmers in developing countries with solar powered milk chillers to build sustainable communities.
A residential design build company serving the community for 36 years.
PRO HOME CONTRACTOR – PLAYHOUSE BUILDER
Community Forklift, a project of Sustainable Community Initiatives, is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. We pick up donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials throughout the metro DC region. Then, we make the building materials available to the public at low cost, and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes. We also offer public education about reuse, and distribute free supplies to local nonprofits and neighbors in need.
Galanti Group is one of the leading full-service real estate practices in the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and NW DC markets. With more than 10 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied sellers and buyers, Galanti Group delivers exceptional service and expertise to each client it serves.
LERCH, EARLY & BREWER
For more than 60 years, the attorneys of Lerch, Early & Brewer have helped businesses and individuals solve legal problems. Our clients trust and value us because of our experience, our intellect, our integrity and our community connections; they like us for our energy and collegiality. Our goal is for every client to feel like our only client, with practical solutions individually tailored to each situation. Skilled legal advice, friendly relationships, thoughtful approaches, personal attention—these are ideas that work. The attorneys in our Bethesda office serve businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Clients appreciate our legal sophistication. At Lerch Early, we believe a great law practice is more than just legal statutes, filings and technicalities. We believe our clients want – and deserve – more. That’s why we bring enthusiasm, personality, responsiveness and engagement to the table along with our extensive legal knowledge. That’s how we create ideas that work at Lerch Early and how we deliver great solutions to a loyal clientele.
LIA KVATUM, AUCTIONEER
Lia Kvatum is an auctioneer who specializes in benefits and gala auctions, and is the 2013 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion. Ms. Kvatum began her career in non-profit fundraising, and that, combined with a background of improvisational theater, made galas a natural fit. She is licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland counties, and makes her home in the greater DC metro area.
Creating and Enhancing Value for more than 50 Years
It is the mission of The JBG Companies to be a world-class investor, owner, developer and manager of real estate properties in the Washington Metropolitan Area. We seek to generate superior, risk-adjusted returns for our investors while actively mitigating risk. JBG is committed to being an engaged and responsible member of the communities in which we operate.
Bethesda Magazine is the magazine for people living in Bethesda and the surrounding towns. Lively, entertaining and informative, Bethesda Magazine covers the topics that are interesting and important to Bethesda-area residents, including restaurants, real estate, home design and décor, community issues (e.g., schools, traffic, development), arts and entertainment, and people. Bethesda Magazine is published six times a year.
Wisconsin Place is an urbane and vibrant town center – featuring first-class office space, luxury residential apartments, Bloomingdale’s, exciting boutiques and restaurants, a Whole Foods Market, a community center, park-like public spaces, underground parking, and on-site Metro access. Ideally situated on Wisconsin Avenue, this stunning new complex of exclusive retail stores, offices and residences is becoming the crown jewel in one of the region’s most affluent and discriminating neighborhoods – Chevy Chase. Wisconsin Place aims to be the epicenter of dining, shopping, living and working in the District and Montgomery County.
GERLACH REAL ESTATE
Established in 1989, Gerlach’s mission is to be an innovative, ethical, successful real estate company that is highly regarded both in the neighborhoods we serve and within the real estate community. If you are thinking of buying or selling a property in the near future contact us and we will take care of your very important transaction with “a personal touch”. www.gerlachrealestate.com
R.B. HILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Randy Hill, owner of R. B. Hill Photography, specializes in interior and exterior architectural photography for custom home builders, remodelers, architects, and designers. His photographic work includes photojournalism, scientific, nature, event, fine art, and macro photography www.rbhillphoto.com. Randy’s current work concentrates on architectural photography, and providing photographic coverage of conferences and seminars for corporations and associations. In his spare time he works on fine art and nature photography.
SANDY SPRING BANK
With $4.1 billion in assets, Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank and its principal subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and West Financial Services, Inc. Sandy Spring Bancorp is the largest publicly traded banking company headquartered and operating in Maryland. Sandy Spring is a community banking organization that focuses its lending and other services on businesses and consumers in the local market area. Independent and community-oriented, Sandy Spring Bank was founded in 1868 and offers a broad range of commercial banking, retail banking and trust services through 49 community offices in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland, and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. Through its subsidiaries, Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of insurance and investment management services. Visit www.sandyspringbank.com for more information about Sandy Spring Bank.
PETTIT FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Since 1989 the Pettit Family Charitable Foundation has been supporting the housing and shelter needs of Washington Metropolitan Area communities. We are pleased to sponsor Rebuilding Together Montgomery County in this year’s Playhouse Project.
When Patrick Leon Esquerré came to America, he brought the tastes of the French countryside with him. He grew up in the Loire Valley region of post World War II France, where meal times revolved around homegrown, hand-prepared food, friends, family and heartfelt conversation. Patrick missed the joys of his hometown. He yearned for the aroma of fresh-baked baguettes and lingering over an espresso at the corner cafe. So, he decided to create his own. Patrick opened his first la Madeleine bakery, or boulangerie, on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, Texas. It soon expanded to a café and neighborhood gathering place for all to see, be seen and enjoy a variety of classic French country fare. Now with more than 60 locations, Patrick’s dream of bringing the tastes of the French countryside to America continues. La Madeleine serves guests in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Atlanta and D.C.
WASHINGTON PARENT MAGAZINE
Washington Parent has been serving parents in the Washington metropolitan area since 1982, providing family enrichment through education and support…in print and on our very popular
website and through our e-newsletter.
Washington Parent has been recognized in the community as the most targeted, tested and trusted parenting resource in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Each month, the magazine features articles written by professionals in the fields of child development, education, arts, special needs and more. The calendar, “Along the Potomac,” lists hundreds of events and activities for children and parents. The “Parents’ Bulletin Board” includes resources and workshops for moms and dads. Washington Parent attends over 40 events per year and presents three of our own. Funville, The Montgomery County Camp & Summer Fun Expo and The Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo.
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
Rich African mahogany paneling and warm lighting from one-of-a-kind art deco chandeliers set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening (unless it’s a lively, social atmosphere you seek, in which case our sophisticated bar might be your destination). Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.”
TRENT & CO.
With more than 45 years of collective real estate experience, Trent & Co. is one of the region’s top teams representing clients all over the DMV. Trent Heminger, who leads the team, has been named one of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” by both the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends. Additionally, Washingtonian Magazine has named Heminger as a Top Producer and Top Agent in the Washington Metro area. The team had more than $100 million in sales and closed over 130 transactions in 2014. Trent, along with Kevin Gray, Andrew Nelson, Mary Noone and D’Ann Lanning, comprise one of the most respected teams in the region.
While homebuilding is the primary thing we do, building sustainable neighborhoods is our primary passion. And that means more than welcoming new homeowners—it means giving back in the communities where we build. The EYA Foundation was established to make a positive difference in the neighborhoods where EYA builds homes throughout the Washington area.
At P.F. Chang’s we are committed to providing you with an exceptional dining experience every time you walk through our doors. Each dish on our menu is prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. At P.F. Chang’s you are surrounded by a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures. A panoramic, hand-painted mural depicting 12th century China is visible from the main dining room and commands attention as the restaurant’s centerpiece, while several terra-cotta warriors stand guard. Our majestic 11 ft. tall horses grace the entrance to many of our restaurants. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. These elements showcase the cuisine and create a stylish, comfortable, upbeat dining experience for our guests.
While Bruno was running the successful Rockville Mamma Lucia, his future partner was operating his namesake restaurant, “Jimmy’s Place” in Gaithersburg, MD. Introduced by a mutual friend, Jimmy and Bruno soon became good friends and, of course, had the restaurant business as a mutual interest. Having been raised in the Bronx, NY by his native Italian parents (from Rome and Naples), Bruno had worked at his father’s Italian restaurant since he was 14 years old. Jimmy is a native of the Washington area and, after graduating from the University of Maryland, he left the real estate business to open “Jimmy’s Place”. The two became business partners in Mamma Lucia in 1997. Since then, they have opened restaurants in Bethesda, Olney and Fallsgrove in Rockville, MD. With Bruno’s dedication to the freshest ingredients for his kitchens and Jimmy’s drive for outstanding customer service, the results are a winning combination. Both spend a majority of their time in the restaurants, so it is quite likely that you will see them on your next visit to Mamma Lucia’s!
We help busy people get things done. Personal assistant, organization and turnkey moving services for individuals or business. Our full range of personal assistant and business concierge services will free up your time so you focus on what is important to you while we take care of life’s “to do list” and emergencies. For the past 11 years our professional and mature team of problem solvers have helped individuals and corporations add extra time to the day by stepping into your shoes and getting things done. We serve clients throughout the Washington, DC metro area, and assist them with tasks that sometimes range from national to internationally. We love nothing more than helping you keep your life—or business—in check. www.PotomacConcierge.com
Over 30 years ago in Atlanta, Ga, Courtyard started a revolution in travel, with the first hotel created just for business travelers. Since then, business and travel have evolved and so have the needs of our guests. They want more from their hotel experience, and we’re delivering on that, with our lively social spaces and ways to just kick back and relax. Whatever your speed, our spaces have what you need, right where you need it. And now, with over 1,000 hotels in 42 countries, Courtyard is everywhere today’s traveler needs—or wants—to be. www.courtyard.marriott.com
SANFORD AND DORIS SLAVIN FOUNDATION
The Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation is committed to supporting the local community by making direct investments in the mission-driven work of Montgomery County nonprofit organizations. By doing so, the foundation improves the lives of the region’s most vulnerable populations, empowers nonprofits to positively shape the future of our communities, and strengthens the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of our County.