ADR Builders is a second generation family owned design build company. All of our staff are valued members of the team as we work together to cultivate a hardworking and creative environment. Each team member is a long term partner with ADR in our efforts to provide the homeowner with the best possible end result on every project.
Our management team monitors every aspect of your project to assure a successful job, completed within budget and on time. Bret and Nick will work with you before the project begins, while it is in progress, and be there for you after we are finished to streamline the many decisions and choices that are involved in remodeling your home.
BRET STOKES, is the second generation owner of the company and is responsible for sales, estimating and project management. He has been walking ADR jobsites since grade school and is well versed in all aspects of the renovation process. Bret graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. He lives in the Radnor-Winston community of Baltimore City with his wife and two sons.
NICK DRUMMOND, is our architectural designer and started with ADR in 2018. He assists our clients with their design and product decisions as well as creating our construction documents for the field staff. Nick graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Architecture and a focus in Historic Preservation. He now lives in the Original Northwood community of Baltimore City.
GARY STOKES & JANE HILL STOKES, are the original owners & operators of ADR Builders. After 40 years of creating remarkable renovation projects they have hung up their tool belts are now living the good life in Lewes, Deleware.
ADR uses a lead carpenter system for our field staff. Our employees are skilled carpenters who also function as job site managers. One carpenter is assigned the role of “lead” on each of our projects. As such they coordinate with subcontractors and suppliers, making sure every aspect of the job is running as it should. They also are the main point of contact for the client, able to answer questions and coordinate decisions as they occur. All of our carpenters are experienced craftsmen with years of expertise in home remodeling and renovation.
CHRIS GRISWOLD our most senior lead carpenters, has worked for ADR since 2001. Chris often does bathroom and kitchen projects for ADR where he can use his carpentry, tile, and fine finish skills. He is also expert in framing, window installation, exterior trim and metal work. Chris is married with two daughters, he lives in Glen Arm.
ANDY FATKIN was hired in 2012, he was previously employed by Wheatley Associates. Andy works as a lead carpenter for us on many renovation projects. His strength lies in coordinating large projects and communication with clients, working to ensure they get the best project possible. Andy lives in Perry Hall, he is married and has two young boys.
DAVID FRIEDMAN was hired in 2016 as a lead carpenter. He previously had his own residential renovation business and now runs a variety of projects for us. Dave has experience in all manner of interior and exterior finishing as well as plumbing and electric work. Dave is married with two children.
ANDRES BARAHONA was hired in 2013 as a carpenter. He most often is working on projects with Andy. Andres assists him on large jobs while utilizing his strong rough and finish carpentry skills. He is married to Alyssa Stokes, Jane and Gary’s daughter, and has a son.
TREY DE LA CRUZ was hired in 2013 as a carpenter. He is often paired with Chris as they tackle our latest renovation projects. Trey’s enthusiasm for learning the trade and positive attitude is a great asset.
JOHN RALSTON was hired in 2017 as a carpenter. He often works with Dave Friedman as well as completing small projects on his own. John has a Masters of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute and is a practicing sculptor in his free time.