Winchester lives by a longstanding philosophy—that fine building is an art. The company has specialized in high-end residential construction since its inception in 1980, demonstrating strong craftsmanship and durability on architect-driven projects spanning Washington, DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. Rustic villas, weekend retreats and country estates are all part of Winchester’s extensive portfolio, which includes more than 500 projects. The company is equally comfortable working in traditional and contemporary styles.
“The goal is to build generational homes through quality and execution,” says director of business development TD Albright. “We want to remain involved for the life of each building—and we achieve this through teamwork and relationships.”
Winchester’s president, Mike Campbell, heads a team of 40 employees, many of them tenured, with multiple years of experience. The team collaborates with high-end area architects on new homes, renovations and additions. Carpentry, painting, concrete excavation and masonry services are all offered in-house. Dedicated site supervisors and project managers oversee each project from start to finish, while a residence management division supplies preventive maintenance, repairs and minor renovations after completion to keep each home looking and performing optimally.
Most of Winchester’s business comes via referrals from architects, designers and clients—many of whom have long-established working relationships with the company. As Albright explains, teamwork amongst staff and regular communication with homeowners, architects and designers ensures a cohesive, coordinated approach. “The best scenario is to get involved in a project as early as possible. This facilitates conversation and makes the process seamlessly efficient,” he says. “The hallmarks of a successful collaboration are shared commitment, mutual trust and open lines of communication.”
When it comes to the nuts and bolts of construction, Winchester favors natural building materials such as stone, wood, glass, metal, copper, tile and clay over manmade materials. “Natural materials are higher in quality and we trust them,” Albright says. “There are always new products hitting the market, but we are conservative, researching and testing everything before using it.”
A tight building envelope is also key, and the company puts a premium on energy efficiency and building a healthy home. “We are truly looking out for the client,” Albright notes. “We are passionate about all aspects of the process and are committed to achieving the vision of both the homeowner and the design team.”
Inquiries: 1114 Benfield Boulevard, Suite L, Millersville, Maryland 21108; 410-987-5905; winchesterinc.com