Our Background

While quality, reliability and integrity make up the foundation of our business, we know that isn’t the whole story. It is a new era in construction: technology has evolved, and we have evolved along with it. ELEVATE is all about finding the best way to do the job; we’ve made our mark by blending sophisticated systems with tried-and-true craftsmanship, producing impeccable results.

Our design team utilizes the latest in custom programming to create a tangible, detailed visual of your finished product. Through the creation of 3-D architectural plans, you can experience the results before we’ve laid the first brick. “From render to reality” – our promise to each client.

A plan is only as good as the team implementing it, and this is where ELEVATE shines. Our build team is not only highly skilled and proficient, but maintains ELEVATE’s incredibly high standards for professionalism, efficiency and excellence.

Making your dreams a reality isn’t just for TV shows. It’s what we do.

Quality. Reliability. Integrity. Technology. Excellency.


The Team
  • Wes Westcott
      Wes WestcottOperations Manager

      Wes has been a leader in business and project management for as long as he can remember. Originally hailing from Newfoundland, Canada, he has spent the last 20 years building successful general contracting businesses and developing residential projects of all shapes and sizes.

      On the business side, Wes runs the day to day operations for ELEVATE. He is our CEO, CFO and marketing director all in one.

      Wes has a solid reputation for dependability and integrity among his clients, and many stay in touch with him well after their project is completed. He is committed to quality and, having worked hands-on in every area of home construction, brings a unique expertise to each aspect of the project.

    • Jim Cabral
        Jim CabralChief Designer and Sales Director

        Jim has a lifetime of experience in business management. As the son of a master carpenter and general contractor, he ventured into the world of residential building at an early age and has worked in this field for most of his adult life. His career has continued to progress through various leadership roles in sales, design, plans and permits, marketing and project management.

        With over 25 years in the Maryland general contracting field, Jim is an expert on the ins and outs of creating a customized and personalized project for each client. As our chief designer, Jim utilizes the latest in modern technology — combined with a keen eye for detail — to create customized 3D architectural designs for those clients. He is also the head of our sales department, and brings an energy and passion that is an integral part of ELEVATE’s approach.

      • Hal Marker
          Hal MarkerProject Manager

          A long-time stalwart in the Maryland building community, Hal brings decades of construction leadership experience to the ELEVATE team.  

          Throughout his career, he has managed it all: large-scale new construction, rehabs, remodels, and build-outs. Hal is focused on precise collaboration and has an impeccable track record of bringing projects to completion on-time while ensuring the delivery of a top-notch product. His focus on relationships means that architects, owners, and construction staff alike look forward to projects with Hal at the helm.

        • Spencer Newcomb
            Spencer NewcombLead Installer

            Spencer is our team’s renaissance man. A talented and well-rounded jack-of-all-trades, he is ELEVATE’s lead installer and on-site quality control captain. He can most often be found wearing his signature scully hat, earphones in, with a streamlined focus on whatever project he is tearing into. Spencer shares in ELEVATE’s commitment to integrity and credits his parents with inspiring this priority in both his private and professional life.

            Spencer’s after-hours roles of husband and father are his favorite. His passions — besides working with his hands — include philosophy, simple living, and a good stout (though perhaps not in that order).

          • Laura Decker
              Laura DeckerMedia Director

              Beautiful pictures. Poetic lyrics. Art created by those living life authentically. These are a few of Laura’s favorite things, and part of what guides her implementation of ELEVATE’s social media vision. Her appreciation for inspiring aesthetics brings an artistic expression to our projects.

              With a natural instinct for what resonates with readers in various social media platforms, Laura collaborates closely with our leadership team to ensure a cohesive and unified presence. She shares our passion for providing quality content and is the catalyst for putting our ideas into action.

              Laura is a wife and mom to three amazing children. She enjoys travel, adventure, and well-crafted cocktails.

            • Mike Ketteringham
                Mike KetteringhamDesign Consultant

                Design-build concepts have been a part of Mike’s life for decades. Mentored by his father – an engineer – Mike learned mechanical systems drawing techniques that have become a valuable asset over the span of his career.

                Mike is passionate about producing quality projects with sharp architectural detail. He offers his clients the opportunity to talk details, no matter how small, and takes the time to ensure he clearly understands their vision.

                An outdoorsman, Mike enjoys being at the beach and the occasional round of golf.

              • Ryan Gettier
                  Ryan GettierDesign Consultant

                  Ryan is all about quality client service. As a young man, he was mentored by his father in the field of sales and honed his direct and genuine communication skills. Early in his career, Ryan worked with clients and professionals in the ophthalmology field, where attention to detail is a top priority. He brings this expertise, along with a genuine enthusiasm, to his interactions with each client.

                  A native Baltimorian, Ryan is a huge local sports fan. He also enjoys music and is a seasoned drummer.

                • David Hill
                    David HillSales/ Design

                    Attentive listening and building relationships are at the top of David’s list. As an experienced consultant, David has a proven track record of capturing the vision of his clients and understanding what matters most.

                    Growing up just outside of Boston in Woburn, MA, David learned at a young age what energy and hard work could do. His natural enthusiasm coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit has served him well in the construction industry, where he has spent much of his adult life. A seasoned consultant in the home improvement field, David is knowledgeable and confident, and prioritizes the client-consultant relationship. He values open communication and understanding in order to create a positive construction experience for his clients.

                  Client Testimonials

                  “Great value and fantastic job! Will use them again for future projects.”

                  “They went above and beyond. We were left with a warm and inviting space and get compliments from all that see it. The attention to detail was exceptional and they answered all our questions and concerns with a great level of professionalism. Great work, and we will be hiring them again when the time arises!”

                  “The quality of work, craftsmanship and project management took the pressure off of me and enabled me to trust the process. Elevate Design Build worked hard to work within my budget and in the end, I don't feel I compromised anything in terms of quality. I have a few more projects in mind and will be calling them back when the time comes. Thanks!”

                  “Every day we use the wonderful addition you built. All of our friends and relatives have loved it and have admired your taste and work.”

                  “I cannot thank you enough for the quality, value, and pleasant process you provided throughout my bathroom and sunroom building projects. By providing such expertise and attention to detail, you completely eliminated the stress and worry people usually experience with such projects.”

                  “They really understood what we wanted.  The design was great and we will do business with them again…”

                  “Wes is awesome and is a perfectionist.  He was on-site and readily available to answer all questions.  He provided ideas and suggestions for both functionality and visual appeal.  Every member of the team was as dedicated as he was to making our project perfect.  We would use them again for any additional project.”

                  “It was high-quality work and well worth it.  The customer service was excellent, very personalized, and everything was done on time.  If any problems came up, they took care of them and made sure it was still done on time.”

                  “Entirely and completely satisfied.  They went above and beyond.  I would hire them any day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

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