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Noël Design Build Group is a design build and construction company that integrates Architecture, Design, engineering and construction. We specialize in full home renovations, historic restoration and additions with over 25 years experience in the Washington DC, Annapolis MD area and beyond.

We provide our clients with premier design and engineering services and outstanding construction craftsmanship. We have perfected our process over the years to deliver beauty and sustainability, efficiently.

Noël Design Build Group’s production staff consists of a group of experienced lead carpenters and provides the full service needed for a successful house transformation. By working with us, you’ll be fully covered. Our trade partners, including electricians, plumbers, project managers, roofers and insulators, are licensed and insured. Having worked with them for many years, we trust them and always make sure that we obtain the best value and price for our clients.

We are consistently rated amongst one of the best design build remodeling contractors and firms in the Washington DC metropolitan area and delighted to offer our services in the Annapolis, Severna Park area as well. Our unique design build process takes sustainability seriously and our projects always meet and surpass expectations.

See below some of our most recent design build projects.


Before Front side angle ed

Our clients loved their old house but wanted all the systems upgraded and the look and feel completely refreshed. The front and back doors were moved, and a side entrance was created, opening up the rooms and improving the flow […]


Love brick? Us too! Here we opened up the back of the house to create a Great Room / kitchen combo with a master suite above it. Below is their new 2 car garage.


Outgrowing your downtown row house? Not anymore! This rear addition included a workshop in the basement, a granite and raw wood eat in kitchen with a fabulous new fireplace, 2 new kids rooms, an additional bathroom and a gorgeous roofdeck.



The quality of our work speaks for itself. Our leadership, led by James Noël, is well trained and passionate about design. This passion for excellence and in making great quality transformations for our clients has resulted in over 25 years of successful projects and happy working relationships. Primarily serving the Washington DC area, Noël Design Build has also worked on many projects and with many people all over the US.

Long&Foster Realtor

"I was delighted to work with James. He was the general contractor for work that was done to one of my listings. He was communicative and easy to reach. The project was very successful and my client was very happy with the results. "

3 story Addition and Roof Deck Noma DC

"I am making the strongest recommendation for Noel Design Group. For our major home addition project, there was no other choice then James Noel. When we hired him it was not only for the superior quality of his work but for the comfort level of knowing his integrity. We were able to rest assured through the entire scope that we had his full commitment to our project."


"Noel Design Build took on a very complicated attic roof bump up project on my historic DC row home. The project involved a lot of structural work with five steel beams and also included a green roof and roof deck. James is a creative designer with a unique talent for integrating dual visions for how a space will look and how it should be built. I can definitely highly recommend them to others."

Capitol Hill. Whole House Renovation

"The process with James and his crew has been amazing, from design to finish. James is not just a contractor turning over jobs, but wants the job to come out as good as we do, if not better. We are so happy and ecstatic with how things have turned out. You should definitely consider James for your next project."


"We recommend this company without reservation. We have had several excellent experiences with this company for finishing basement / attic and structural, design work for an addition. James Noel has a lot of experience and a recognized expertise in the design and construction field. He is really client-oriented and his crews are well-qualified and reliable. The quality of service is perfect and within the budget."

Chevy Chase DC Kitchen 1st story addition

"Noel Design Build Group is an excellent company. James Noel is a gifted designer, communicator, and collaborator. James was creative, conscientious, and patient, always presenting us with options. We have done a number of remodeling projects over the years and no other project has been so extensive, and never has the process been so comfortable. I can wholeheartedly recommend Noel Design Build Group."


Ready to work with the best design build group in Washington DC?

Call us: (202) 834 - 3499

Mon - Fri 8: AM - 6 PM

335 14th St. NE Washington DC 20002