"Our home improvements and newly finished lower level now makes our home the place to be for our friends and our kids and their friends."
- Z.S., Potomac, MD
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Founder and president of Sommer Homes, Inc., Joel is a University of Maryland graduate. After spending some time working for a residential builder, Joel followed his dream in 1974 and began The Sommer Company (now Sommer Homes). He started renovating townhouses in Capital Hill and Northwest D.C., and then built two small suburban subdivisions. When Joel started building custom homes and renovations in Bethesda and Potomac, he realized he had finally found his niche. Heading up Sommer Homes, Joel incorporates his favorite aspects of the construction industry: working hand-in-hand with clients, building great houses and renovations projects, and developing systems to improve all aspects of the building process.
Joel and his wife, Linda have been married for 40 years and share a love for traveling and fine dining. Joel enjoys golf, photography, and is an avid University of Maryland sports fan. They have two married children, Stefany and Scott and their greatest joy is playing with their four young grandchildren.
Vice President of Design and Construction for Sommer Homes Inc., Tom is a Maryland and Virginia Licensed Architect hailing from York, PA. Prior to joining Sommer Homes, Tom worked in the construction industry and as a staff architect for a local prominent local architect, focusing on custom single-family homes. For nearly 20 years, Tom has served as Sommer Homes’ in-house architect in addition to his duties overseeing the construction of its projects . His extraordinary new homes, renovations and additions have been featured in such publications as Washington Spaces Magazine and Bethesda Magazine.
Tom and his wife, Kim, have been married for twenty-seven years and have two children, Katie and Daniel. The family’s black lab, Pepper, travels to work with Tom on a daily basis and is his constant companion. Tom enjoys playing golf, sailing, woodworking, and experimenting in the kitchen. He is also involved in several of his church’s ministry programs, his son’s lacrosse teams, and is an avid Maryland football and basketball fan.