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Without Quality, There is No True Value

Since our founding in 1975, Mitchell & Best has been dedicated to bringing the highest level of quality to our home construction, customer service, green building initiatives, and every facet of our operation. From Sales to Construction to Customer Service, the entire Mitchell & Best team is committed to providing a positive homebuying experience for you.

A Higher Standard

Among our other honors, we have been honored with:

2016 Avid Cup Winner

Winner of the Avid Cup™: The Best Home Building Experience in North America. Read the Release

Best of Houzz Design 2015

Proud recipient of the Best of Houzz 2016 Design award
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Meet the Team

Bob Mitchell >>

Chairman and CEO of Mitchell & Best, has led the company since its inception in 1975

  • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Maryland and a Masters degree from the Catholic University of America
  • Entered the homebuilding profession in 1964, and, with his partner Lou Best, founded his own company in 1975 now known as Mitchell & Best Homebuilders where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO
  • Created and presided over an affiliated residential design/build remodeling company and a custom homebuilding company
  • Served as President of the Suburban Maryland Building Industry Association for 3 years
  • Founded Home Builders Care for MNCBIA
  • Served as President of the Maryland State Builders Association for 2 years
  • Received the "Lifetime Achievement" Award - presented by the combined building associations of Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia in 1996
  • Served as President of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in the year 2000
  • Founder of Home Builders Care, the community outreach arm of the NAHB
  • Served 17 years on the Board of Directors of Sandy Spring National Bank
  • Has served on the Governor's Housing Policy Commission and other task forces
  • February 2003, was named by Governor Robert Ehrlich to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland
  • May 2006, inducted into the NAHB Housing Hall of Fame
  • Currently serves on Board of Directors of the Montgomery Housing Partnership, the Medstar Montgomery Medical Center of Development Board and the Olney Theatre.
  • Bob and Marlene, his wife of 56 years, have 4 grown children (all of whom serve in management roles at Mitchell & Best) and 6 grandchildren

Marty Mitchell >>

Deputy CEO, Vice President Land and Business Development

  • Member MNCBIA Executive Committee 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • MNCBIA Life Director for 10 years of service
  • NAHB Life Director for 10 years of service
  • Chair NAHB Single Family Housing Finance Subcommittee 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • Member NAHB Housing Finance Committee 2009 - 2013
  • Serving on CRA and Homestar Taskforce for NAHB currently
  • Serving on Maryland State Builder Association President’s Advisory Group
  • Member of Green Building Task Force of the State of Maryland Department of Housing Community Development
  • Environmental Issues Committees of NAHB nine of last ten years
  • NAHB Budget & Finance Committee 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • NAHB Nominations Committee 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • NAHB Appraisal Workgroup 2009 - 2013
  • MNCBIA/HBAM Affiliation Committee 2012 & 2013
  • NAHB Federal Government Affairs 2013
  • Co-Chair of Greater Washington Builder Expo and Green Building Committee of MNCBIA for three years
  • Participated on the EPA-All Appropriate Inquiry Committee for NAHB
  • Served on the Resolutions Committee, Single Family Production Builder Committee, Single Family Small Volume Builder Committee, the Land Development Committee, and the Smart Growth Advisory Group for NAHB
  • Served as Environmental Issues Committee Chair 2003
  • Served on NAHB EPA Stormwater Task Force
  • Rockville Rotary Foundation Board 2007-2013
  • President of Rockville Rotary Club 2007-2008
  • MBA from University of Maryland
  • BS in Finance from Univerisity of Maryland

Linda Ellington >>

Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Customer Service Coordinator

  • Member of the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council
  • Member of the MNCBIA Public Relations and NVBIA Homes-On-Parade Committees
  • Former Vice President of the Homebuilder's Care Foundation for the MNCBIA
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Hospice Caring
  • Hospice Caring Gala Planning Committee
  • Past Chairman, St. Patrick’s Catholic School Home and School Association (HSA); served on HSA Board 4 years
  • Member, St. Patrick's School Golf Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Director of Marketing and Special Projects, Potomac Investment Associates (developer of Avenel), 1988-1994. Served on Avenel Architectural Control Committee
  • BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech

Kristine Mitchell >>

Vice President of Finance and Administration

  • Directs all finance and accounting operations, personnel and administration, and acts as in-house Counsel
  • Served as the first woman President of the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association in 2006
  • Past Member of the NAHB Board of Directors and the NAHB Research Center Board of Directors
  • Served as Treasurer and VP/Secretary-State Legislative Committee for MNCBIA Executive Committee
  • Member of the NAHB/MNCBIA Professional Women in Building Council
  • Past President, Home and School Association (HSA), St. Mary’s Catholic School, Rockville
  • HSA Liaison to the St. Mary’s Parish Finance Council
  • Attorney, Linowes & Blocher, Silver Spring 1986-1990
  • BS in Accounting from University of Maryland and Juris Doctorate from University of Richmond

Curt Adkins >>

President, Mitchell & Best Next Door

  • Extensive background in residential construction, land development, and management
  • Served as Vice-President of Comstock Home Building Companies for 3 years
  • Former President of Home Builders' Care Foundation
  • Served as Managing Partner of Sunrise Home Builders for 2 years
  • Former Member of the MAME Sales Achievement Committee
  • Served as Vice President of Craftstar Homes for 12 years
  • BS in Mathematics from Ohio University

Robert L. Mitchell, Jr. >>

Director of Purchasing and Information Technology

  • Responsible for implementation of technology throughout the company and direction of the Mitchell & Best Quality Assurance and Green Building Plan
    • Over 15 years of information technology consulting experience:
    • Project Manager - Financial Software Implementation, American Management Systems, 11 years
    • Professional Services Manager, BuildTopia, 4 years
  • Former Chairman, Manor Country Club Golf Committee
  • MBA in Finance from George Washington University
  • BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland

Ralph F. Mobley, Jr. >>

Assistant Vice President of Land

  • Over 10 years of land planning and development experience in both the public and private sectors in Maryland and Virginia
  • Responsible for all aspects of construction permitting and land development operations for Mitchell & Best Homebuilders
  • MS in Geography & Environmental Studies from Shippensburg University
  • BS in Nuclear Medicine from Wheeling Jesuit University

Community Support

Over the years, the Mitchell & Best team has been actively involved in local neighborhoods where we develop and build homes. We are a part of the community. The company’s contribution of time, talent and treasure has benefitted a long list of recipients, including:

Join the Team

Mitchell & Best welcomes excellence, innovation, and self-motivation. We invite you to review our list of openings and contact us today. View Openings.