MCS Small Project Portfolio




About Us

Pre-Construction Approach

Mastering the Inside Job

The Merritt Advantage


Relevant Projects


Do the right thing and your business will prosper. This philosophy – one that always puts the customer first – is the foundation on which Merritt Construction Services has been built. We long ago took on a more personal approach to those we serve.

Our unconventional, people-oriented style has led to our long-term success. With a project portfolio of nearly 16 million square feet, Merritt is one of the most seasoned construction services and redevelopment companies in the Mid-Atlantic area. Moreover, we bring an “owner’s perspective” to all that we do. As a result, the quality and longevity of our work in this area is unparalleled. Since our founding in 1967, Merritt has worked with customers ranging from the American National Red Cross to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to CareFirst of Maryland. From contemporary office buildings to institutional facilities, our highly skilled construction team has completed a comprehensive roster of customized projects, including corporate campuses, LEED-certified green buildings, schools, manufacturing facilities and retail centers.

“We gave Merritt an opportunity to deliver a first-class project on a short schedule and that is what was delivered. In short Merritt delivers what they promise.”

Whether serving as general contractor, construction manager or design- builder, Merritt Construction Services offers full-service construction capabilities through all phases of development, from feasibility to commissioning. Our goal is not to look at your project as a one-time engagement for our services. Rather, we are committed to meeting your objectives so that we become your “go-to” resource for your construction needs now and in the future. And, regardless of our role, we take on the responsibility of translating your ideas into a building that balances budget and timing with functionality and corporate vision. With Merritt Construction Services, it’s about more than what we do. It’s also about how we do it. We treat our customers with honesty and integrity, while constantly staying focused on results, value and efficiency.


It’s customer first. And that’s our bottom line.


It’s the details that count. Because when they are given a backseat, they inevitably move up front and can overtake the direction of a project. So, at Merritt Construction Services, we know to pay close attention to the little things that could have a big impact on the successful completion of your project. And, of course, when you focus on the details, the big picture inevitably takes shape as you had envisioned it.

A Collaborative Approach When brought in at the ground level of a project, our approach focuses on creating a collaborative, integrated group – with owner, architect, construction manager, engineers and subcontractors all working together from the start. This facilitates communication, which is a core component of our construction philosophy, and ensures that there will be no surprises at the end of your project. Throughout the process, you will be fully aware of alternatives available to you, as well as any related modifications to the project cost or schedule. History has taught us that this approach is the most effective way to assure quality, optimize efficiencies and control costs.


In our view, an interior space is more than a place where you do business, it’s a reflection of your business itself… its culture… its vision… its values. It’s our job to best capture the essence of your business in developing your interior space.

Because interior construction has its own unique challenges, Merritt has created a team dedicated specifically to these projects. We understand that both quick turn-arounds and working in occupied spaces call for a team of professionals that is in constant communication with customers. Furthermore, it’s our job to keep the project moving at a brisk pace while complying with the highest standards for cleanliness and professionalism in these spaces. Our interior construction portfolio includes office, warehouse, restaurant and retail along with highly technical space such as SCIF, data centers, network operations centers (NOCs), tactical gun ranges and robotic manufacturing facilities. Companies with a focus on environmental stewardship will find that our green building capabilities are truly exceptional, having guided several customers through interior designs based upon the LEED for Commercial Interiors standards. From new, contemporary interior construction to historical warehouses converted to office and retail space, there’s peace of mind in knowing our expertise will help transform your space to reflect your corporate vision.


Corporate Offices | Headquarters


EMSEC | Tempest Rooms

State-of-the-Art Conference Rooms

Data Centers and NOCs

Training Rooms

Corporate Cafeterias

Corporate Fitness Centers

Fitness Clubs

Swimming Pools

Classrooms | Gymnasiums | Playgrounds

Surgical Suites

Dining | Restaurants

Commercial Kitchens

Food Processing

Shooting and Tactical Gun Range


Merritt Construction Services, LLC has been buildings for Merritt Properties for 50 years, which gives us a distinct competitive advantage. In building our own company buildings, it is essential that we build efficiently, quickly, and effectively. Our construction techniques and methods are constantly evolving as we must find new ways to provide cost savings. We are unique in that we have a land development group, a design group, a shell construction group, and an interior construction group all in-house. The diversity and expertise of our team, allows for value engineering, the providing of options and alternatives that allow for cost savings and efficiency, and the ability to resolve potential problems in the early stages of pre- construction. Additionally, in providing construction services for our large tenant base, we are tremendously experienced in providing quality work within exceptionally tight time frames. The same applies to third-party projects, as we look at every project as if it were our own and treat it as such throughout. An Experienced Team With certified experts in steel structure, welding, concrete, carpentry and masonry, the Merritt Construction Services team has successfully completed a wide breadth of projects, ranging from Class A offices to industrial warehouses. Our construction team is among the best in the business. As a result of their experience and expertise, unforeseen issues that can arise during construction are minimized, as is their impact on schedule and budget. This team is complemented by our many longstanding partnerships with subcontractors and suppliers in the Baltimore/Washington area who provide us with competitive pricing and outstanding service. These relationships, some with a 30-year history, also ensure that all construction team members embrace Merritt’s standards of quality and service. In addition, Merritt also has well-established relationships with county planners, reviewers and inspectors, which can help expedite the permit and inspection process. With this experience and excellent reputation in the marketplace comes outstanding cooperation to achieve each project’s schedule and budget.


At Merritt Construction Services, we sweat the small stuff.

In addition to our large, ground up projects, we accommodate small to modest sized projects for our customers. Whether it’s a simple paint and carpet job or a full interior renovation, MCS will bring the same quality and experience to our smaller projects as we do to our larger projects. We will even complete maintenance and repair jobs on your HVAC and building mechanical systems, as well as your plumbing and electrical systems. We know that every detail counts, because when they are given a backseat, they inevitably move up front, possibly even affecting your daily business operations. MCS will work around your schedule and operational requirements so you can keep your doors open for business. So let us be your one-stop-shop for all of your locations’ construction and maintenance needs.

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M3COM 20110 Ashbrook Place, Suite 250, Ashburn, VA

Square Footage: Completion Date:

8,909 SF

September 2016

Summary: M3COM wanted an overall modern feeling and sense of sophistication in their space, beginning in the reception area and continuing throughout the space. A sophisticated, yet simple, feeling is achieved through the use of modern materials, textured elements and a monochromatic color palette. The reception wall is designed with decorative, textured wood panels to create depth and dimension. Glass walls give the appearance of openness and afford employees greater visibility to the outdoors and exposure to daylight. A lounge area, adjacent to the reception conference room, enhances the open feel. A wet bar, featuring counter-to-ceiling tile backsplash, and a mix of wood as well as white high-glass panels throughout the office complement the design theme.


1ST MARINER BANK 3301 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD

Square Footage: Completion Date:

2,000 SF branch w/ 70,000 SF of office

May 2015

Summary: First Mariner was looking to downsize from their previous office space and add a new bank branch for customers. They wanted their new branch to have a modern “coffee shop” feel, with aglass doors and pendant lighting to create an open, sophisticated feel. Rather than traditional teller lines, the branch will have “teller pods” making the lobby more open and removing barriers between the tellers and the customers. Additionally, they needed office space for their 180 employees. They wanted to continue the modern look with an open site line and private offices with glass doors.


CRUISEWEB 3901 Calverton Boulevard, Calverton, MD

Square Footage: Completion Date:

14,799 SF May 2012

Summary: The Cruise Web was relocating their corporate office to a 14,799 square-foot office space. The project included an interior fit-out of an existing shell space that required substantial coordination with the architect and the owner to achieve the desired end result. The goal was to create a space that carried features from their cruise ship business into their office environment. They wanted to create a fresh, energetic new office space with one vision – to attract, motivate and retain superior staff. The overall design includes bright colors, abstract furniture, unqiue lighting and an open feel.


SAAB DEFENSE AND SECURITY 20700 Loudoun County Parkway, Ashburn, VA

Square Footage: Completion Date:

9,600 SF office w/ 15,840 SF warehouse

May 2015

Summary: SAAB Defense and Security were looking for a flex facility. They needed warehouse space to hold their product inventory as well as a traditional office space for their employees, all under one roof. As a defense contractor, SAAB also needed several secure zones within the space. SAAB wanted the space to be in a great location where their employees had access to an abundance of amenities, including food and shopping areas. The 9,600-SF office features high-end design elemnets influding dark flooring and bright accent colors, as well as an abundance of natural light. The buildout is equipped with an open office area for cubicles, 10 private offices, two conference rooms and two secured areas.


CORNERSTONE CHAPEL 650 Battlefield Parkway, Leesburg, VA

Square Footage: Completion Date:

110,000 SF

October 2016

Summary: Cornerstone Chapel wanted to construct a “lodge retreat-like” modern, rustic 110,000-square-foot church from the ground up to accommodate a rapidly growing congregation. The design plan included a 2,000-seat main sanctuary with stadium-style seating and A/V production rooms under raised seating levels, overflow/multipurpose chapel, separate rooms for children in elementary school, middle school and high school, nursery for infants, an open atrium lobby with 45’ clear height ceilings and custom- built reception desks, and a common area with seating and coffee shop. Additionally, there was office space including a conference room and administrative offices. Exposed wood millwork items, roof decking, wooden beams and the underside of the wood roof in the atrium as well as The use of interior stone on the columns, accent walls and fireplaces tie in the visible woodlands and speak to the lodge-like atmosphere.


OMEGA HEALTHCARE 303 International Circle, Hunt Valley, MD

Square Footage: Completion Date:

27,176 SF April 2017

Summary: The overall design plan for Omega Healthcare called for an open layout with modern, high-end finishes and neutral dark accents throughout. Glass doors were installed in every room to expose the natural light from the extensive window line. Semi-frosted glass walls were installed intermittently between conference rooms and private offices to allow the natural light to shine through the office and continue the high-end, modern look. The workstations ensure privacy for employees with glass dividers separating stations allowing a direct sight line down the entire office space. The front reception area features a stone accent wall, glass entranceway with double doors, recessed lighting and a custom desk with quartz granite countertop to greet visitors with a sophisticated and polished feel upon arrival. The break room/kitchen area gives employees a welcoming space to relax featuring high and low-top tables, a kitchen island with pendant lighting, granite countertops and multiple refrigerators.


1st Mariner Bank 3720 Washington Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21227 New branch bank with drive thru Square Footage: 2,000 SF Start Date: May 2004 Completion Date: October 2004 Howard Bank 6011 University Boulevard Ellicott City, MD 21043 New branch bank with drive-up and administrative offices (phased) Square Footage: 11,450 SF Start Date: January/March 2004 Completion Date: June/August 2004

Bucs Bank 10715 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117 New bank drive-up Square Footage: 2,100 SF Start Date: July 2003 Completion Date: September 2003 Coca Cola North America 6011 University Boulevard Ellicott City, MD 21043 Interior office fit-out Square Footage: 3,583 SF Start Date: July 2017 Completion Date: September 2017

CyberHive bwtech@UMBC 5520 Research Park Drive

Catonsville, MD 21228 Interior office build-out

Square Footage: 3,700 SF Start Date: August 2013 Completion Date: September 2013

CyberHive bwtech@UMBC is a brightly-colored office with opportunities for collaboration.

1st Mariner Bank branch located in one of Merritt’s retail centers with drive thru ATM and teller window.

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Sono Bello 7580 Buckingham Boulevard Hanover, MD 21076 Medical build-out including exam rooms, physician offices and surgery rooms Square Footage: 9,560 SF Start Date: July 2017 Completion Date: October 2017 Black & Decker 8850 Orchard Tree Lane Towson, MD 21286 Interior fit-out for office, warehouse and R&D space Square Footage: 5,400 SF Start Date: April 2016 Completion Date: June 2016

East Coast Dyes 8745 Orchard Tree Lane Towson, MD 21286

American Cancer Society 1393 Progress Way Eldersburg, MD 21784 Interior office build-out

Interior fit-out to include office, warehouse and R&D for sports equipment and apparel. Square Footage: 9,000 SF Start Date: November 2013 Completion Date: January 2014 DeCosta Construction 9600 Pulaski Park Drive Baltimore, MD 21220 Interior office build-out with warehouse storage Square Footage: 3,000 SF Start Date: November 2015 Completion Date: January 2015

Square Footage: 2,250 SF Start Date: January 2005 Completion Date: February 2005

Friedburg PC 10055 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117 Interior office build-out Square Footage: 2,040 SF Start Date: March 2017 Completion Date: May 2017 Prostatis Financial 7580 Buckingham Boulevard Hanover, MD 21076 Interior office build-out

Square Footage: 2,850 SF Start Date: October 2016 Completion Date: December 2016

Sono Bello’s medical office space in Hanover, MD designed for the ultimate comfort of patients.

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Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. 21620 Ridgetop Circle Sterling, VA 20166 Physical therapist office Square Footage: 2,625 SF Start Date: December 2011 Completion Date: July 2012 Perque, LLC 44621 Guilford Drive Ashburn, VA 20147 Medical distribution Square Footage: 7,949 SF Start Date: March 2009 Completion Date: June 2009 Sonak Family Chiropractic 21240 Ridgetop Circle Sterling, VA 20166 Chiropractic office Square Footage: 2,018 SF Start Date: April 2010 Completion Date: June 2010

Microsoft 6518 Meadowridge Road Suite 200, Elkridge, MD 21075 Interior office build-out Square Footage: 16,633 SF Start Date: June 2014 Completion Date: September 2014 Primary Care Center 3720 Washington Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21227 Lead shielding X-ray room, patient rooms, doctors’ offices Square Footage: 3,406 SF Start Date: November 2014 Completion Date: February 2015

KeeperTech 21740 Beaumeade Circle, Suite 150 Ashburn, VA 20147 Interior renovation for office and lab space Square Footage: 18,000 SF Start Date: June 2013 Completion Date: August 2013

Henry Schein, Inc. 44611 Guilford Drive Ashburn, VA 20147

Dental equipment distributor Square Footage: 5,664 SF Start Date: April 2008 Completion Date: November 2008

Filled with vibrant colors, Merritt recently completed an interior office build-out for Microsoft at Meadowridge 95 in Elkdridge.

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Lotame Solutions 8850 Stanford Boulevard Columbia, MD 21045 Interior office build-out

GBMC - Neurology Suite 6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204

GBMC - 1st Floor Office Renovation 6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204

Expansion and relocation including exam rooms, physician offices and EEG room. Square Footage: 3,400 SF Start Date: May 2013 Completion Date: June 2013

Square Footage: 18,590 SF Start Date: September 2010 Completion Date: January 2013

Expansion of their 3rd party medical partnerships, patient access training room, nap room Square Footage: 1,500 SF Start Date: November 2012 Completion Date: January 2013

Coffey & Company 225 Schilling Circle Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Interior office build-out

GBMC - 5th Floor Respiratory Therapy 6701 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204

Square Footage: 3,897 SF Start Date: August 2012 Completion Date: November 2012

Relocation of Respiratory Therapy area including offices, workroom, oxygen storage, equipment room, break room and locker room Square Footage: 2,000 SF Start Date: November 2012 Completion Date: January 2013

Canon Business Solutions 6011 University Boulevard Ellicott City, MD 21043 Interior office build-out

Square Footage: 6,196 SF Start Date: September 2012 Completion Date: November 2012 Vision Technology Services 230 Schilling Circle Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Interior office build-out Square Footage: 6,100 SF Start Date: April 2010 Completion Date: June 2010

Lotame Solutions’ office space is fun and bright and features a ping pong table in their employee lounge.

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Crawford’s Deli 303 International Circle Hunt Valley, MD Interior renovation to existing deli Square Footage: 1,316 SF Start Date: February 2016 Completion Date: March 2016 Subway 20 M Street Washington, D.C. Interior build-out; LEED certified Square Footage: 2,000 SF Start Date: June 2014 Completion Date: November 2014

Jailbreak Brewing Company 9445 Washington Boulevard Laurel, MD 20723 Micro-brewery distribution facility with bar area Square Footage: 10,200 SF Start Date: December 2013 Completion Date: February 2014 Cask & Grain 2821 O’Donnell Street Baltimore, MD 21224 Convert former rowhouse salon to farm-to-table restaurant Square Footage: 2,000 SF Start Date: March 2016 Completion Date: January 2017

The Corner Stable 8639 Guilford Road Columbia, MD 21046

Retrofit of an existing restaurant for a new expansion location for The Corner Stable Square Footage: 6,230 SF Start Date: September 2011 Completion Date: October 2011

Mattress Warehouse 2091 West Street Annapolis, MD Demolition & retrofit

Square Footage: 5,000 SF Start Date: October 2014 Completion Date: November 2014

Mattress Warehouse 12129 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD Interior renovation

Square Footage: 5,000 SF Start Date: December 2014 Completion Date: January 2015


For Jailbreak Brewing Company, we took an exisiting flex-warehouse space and turned it into a microbrewery distribution facility.

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CORPORATE OFFICE 2066 Lord Baltimore Drive Baltimore, MD 21244 410 298 2600 phone 410 298 9644 fax

VIRGINIA OFFICE 20116 Ashbrook Place, Suite160

Ashburn, VA 20147 703 858 2725 phone 703 858 7239 fax

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