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 who help turn dreams into reality through home building.
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Ellicott City Project:
A Dramatic Transformation!

before after - Ellicott City Project
Before...and After!

EC Kitchen before    Kitchen cabinets

After the devastating Ellicott City, Maryland flood of July 2016,
 DreamBuilders partnered with Rebuilding Together Howard County
 to repair a home on upper Main Street that did not have flood insurance.
 The Ellicott City Historical Preservation Commission approved the repair project as follows:

- replace all windows 
- repair external walls and install new siding
- repair all gutters and downspouts
- gut the kitchen
- install drywall, flooring, cabinets, appliances, and plumbing

We worked 7 weekends this fall. Here's a glimpse of our work: 

Hauling debris on Day 1   Circular Saw on side of house  
during EC   wrapping   after EC
Installing front porch siding  Volunteers watching 2017 Veteran's Day Parade   kitchen cabinets

Our outside work is nearly complete. Early tasks included removing old windows and preparing rough openings for the new windows, demolition of the kitchen area, and exterior Typar wrapping for weather protection. We painted the front porch siding and new windows. We installed hardie-siding and handled other repairs. All interior walls have been repaired and the windows painted. The kitchen plumbing and electric rough-in is complete, drywall installed, and walls are spackled and primed. The kitchen floor was installed and kitchen cabinets are ready for installation in late November. Many local businesses generously supported our work. Soon, we will recognize all of them in this space.