Mitchell & Best Next Door





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We’re in the business of making sure the next door you open leads you to the customized forever home you’ve been dreaming about.

Our Story

Since our founding in 1975, Mitchell & Best has been dedicated to bringing the highest level of quality and expertise to every facet of our operation as a home builder in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. From customer service to the overall construction process to green building initiatives, we are committed to providing a positive home building experience for you.

Mitchell & Best has been a grateful recipient of over 60 Monument Awards including Best of Show & Lifetime Achievement Awards, named "Builder Of The Year" by the Maryland National Capital Building industry Association, and earned "The Best Home Building Experience in North America" as winner of the Avid Cup™.


Family-owned and operated.

We are proud of the legacy that past generations established, and every day is centered around fulfilling the level of quality our founder, Bob Mitchell envisioned over 45 years ago.


Bob has led the company since its inception in 1975 and has been instrumental in developing the strong reputation of Mitchell & Best, a luxury home builder in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor. He’s not the retiring type, and continues to offer guidance and expertise, gained from his many years of success. His legacy within the industry speaks volumes, and it all starts at home with Mitchell & Best.


As CEO of Mitchell & Best Homes, Marty is always working to grow new opportunities. His extensive background in land and site development brings a level of experience to Mitchell & Best Next Door, to take property from raw land to finished, buildable homesites. He presently manages the development and sales of the Hometown Collection at Becraft.


Linda ensures Mitchell & Best Next Door is marketed in a way that aligns with the overall brand and ideals of the company. Her skills and knowledge come from generations of industry involvement while staying in tune with changing demographics and evolving product and design trends to meet customer needs.


Kristy has many years of experience in both the financial and home building industries. This allows her to deliver a unique set of skills in managing all finance and accounting operations for Mitchell & Best Next Door. She also oversees human resource and overall office management.


Rob is responsible for oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of Mitchell & Best Next Door. He is focused on overall efficiency while always striving to deliver a quality home and exceptional customer service through a trusted team of experienced trade partners. With 15 years of information technology and consulting experience, Rob leads the implementation of technology throughout the company while also directing our Quality Assurance and Green Building Plan.


Billy Neeb has been a part of the Mitchell & Best team for over 40 years. His vast site development and home building knowledge are exceeded only by his superb can-do attitude. Billy excels in problem-solving; he’s earned immense respect from our trade partners who appreciate his high expectations for quality work, delivered in a timely, professional way. Billy oversees all construction activities and is also tasked with heading the company’s Safety Program.


Shelly comes to Mitchell & Best Next Door with experience in both production and custom home building. She works tirelessly to find the right site, floor plan, options and financing program to meet every client’s specific needs. Shelly understands that building a custom home can be both exciting and challenging, and she is there every step of the way to cheerfully guide and coordinate the process.



Since 1975 we’ve immersed ourselves in every facet of the home building industry, creating valuable relationships with loyal trade partners and experienced project managers, only further expanding our industry knowledge. Therefore, if you have questions - we have the answers.

Community Involvement

Over the years, the Mitchell & Best team has been actively involved in local neighborhoods in which we develop and build. As a member of the community, we feel a sense of pride in supporting those around us. Our contribution of time, talent and treasure has benefited a long list of recipients.

The passion to build up our communities starts with our founder Bob Mitchell, who founded the Home Builders Care Foundation in the early 1980’s, inspiring others within the company and in the industry to give back to those in need, with a particular focus on shelter-related charities.

Find out about other causes Mitchell & Best is committed to. Learn More

Energy Star

Mitchell & Best Next Door is proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability.

It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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