Doug Monsein, Founder, Douglas Construction Group (DCG)

8429 Fox Run
Bethesda, MD 20814

QWhat makes the homes you build unique and different?
A Every home we build is unique, and well over half of the homes we build are custom. When having the opportunity to collaborate directly with the homeowner exists, the individuality of each home comes to life, truly taking on our client’s personality. Listening in today’s world seems a lost art, but not at DCG–we deliver what our client fancies, not what we think they want.

We have built over 205 new homes in the Bethesda area, all based on a foundation of integrity. Past and current clients are our best ambassadors. They will attest to our exceptional communication, organized and stress-free process with quality craftsmen and vendors involved. Our primary goal is that our clients enjoy their homebuilding experience. 

QWhat are people asking for in their new and custom homes today?
A Bethesda homeowners are well-informed, setting their own standards and trends. We have been adding design and engineering touches in homes for years, as the rest of the industry plays catch-up on lots of elements. The pandemic clearly shifted preferences to more private at home features as more people are working remotely.

We believe that green building should be an everyday standard, and this is important to owners, starting with the building envelope of framing, windows, exterior doors and the insulation package.

Warmer tones are coming back aggressively and wallpaper as accents or a full room is gaining serious traction. Brass, or brush brass and matte black finishes are becoming commonplace. Quartzite of course replaced granite as the go-to. We’re building grander mud rooms. Free-standing tubs in the primary bath is the go-to, always an eye-catching design touch.


Industry Expert, Home & Design magazine
Best Green Builder (only builder ever), Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers Poll
A Top Vote Getter, Best Builder, Best of Bethesda Readers Poll