FAIRFAX, VA, February 13, 2023 – Schroeder Design Build, a second-generation family-owned design-build firm and leading provider of home remodeling services, has hired Jim Baker, the former National Director of Workforce Development for Associated Builders and Contractors and previous co-owner of McNeill Baker Design Associates, as its Director of Design to help nurture and advance the depth and vision of its design services.

Jim brings more than 25 years of architectural design and construction experience to the new role. He is most recognized for his design ethos working as a Director of Operations at Morris-Day Design Build. Jim, along with principal architect, Dwight McNeill, created a portfolio of highly coveted custom homes that valued context, community and craftsmanship. After a tragedy that dissolved the Morris-Day Design Build firm, Jim and Dwight partnered together to form McNeill Baker Design Associates, continuing to fuel demand for the nostalgic brand of architecture.

Most recently, as President of McNeill Baker Design Associates, Jim used his multi-faceted expertise to create homes and communities with a timeless sense of place. As a past executive and realtor with a keen understanding of construction materials and building codes, Jim has effectively learned how to guide clients through the complexity of building their homes while remaining true to traditional forms of architecture.

“We welcome Jim, with his passion for his work and his deep experience in the residential remodeling industry, said Mark Gill, General Manager and co-owner of Schroeder Design Build. “Jim brings clients, architects and contractors together to deliver a comprehensive and integrated approach to residential design. He fits beautifully with our culture and has fully adopted our processes as his own.”

“I was drawn to Schroeder by the family-owned, people-centered culture,” admits Jim Baker. “The company invests in its people who are given career paths with the company. Everyone is caring, compassionate, collaborative, and client- and solutions-focused. This results in the entire team caring deeply about each other, our role in contributing to the clients’ satisfaction, and the company’s overall success.”

“There is no limit to the depth of our opportunities to innovate at Schroeder Design Build,” Jim adds. “I couldn’t be happier being part of a company that consistently strives to deliver exceptional value when it comes to end-to-end customer service, process efficiency, and quality construction.”

About Schroeder Design Build

Schroeder Design Build is a second-generation family-owned design-build firm founded in 1986 and headquartered in Fairfax, VA that is dedicated to providing quality design and construction services at an extreme value. Its people-centered company employs a diverse team of skilled professionals who not only care deeply about their role in elevating a client’s home remodeling experience, but are also empowered to grow personally and professionally, each highly trained with a license or certification, or working towards one. The award-winning design-build firm specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels, room additions, whole house remodels, and outdoor living spaces.