About Us

The Nautilus Vision

Every project that Nautilus Builders contracts on is a collaboration of passion and quality. Every aspect of those projects—from blueprints and budgets to fixtures and flooring—is a showcase of our expert staff, the latest trends, and the customer’s dream.

The Nautilus Mission

Nautilus Builders will consistently deliver an outstanding customer experience. This includes regular communications, well-trained staff, high-quality materials and best practices, innovative design, and transparent billing.

Always do right by the customer

The Nautilus Code

  • We are dedicated to earning customer loyalty
  • We provide innovative, well-considered design solutions
  • We always err on the side of using better materials and better construction techniques
  • We promptly honor our warranties
  • We treat all clients, employees, and stakeholders with respect
  • We are grateful for your referrals and will always treat them like we would like to be treated

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Over 40 Years Experience

About Nautilus

Nautilus Builders is owned and operated by the Lipovsky family; we are lifelong residents of the Washington, DC, area. We began remodeling and restoring homes—just like yours—right here in the neighborhoods we love. We started way back in 1981 after Bob received his MBA from Indiana University and Therese graduated from Simmons College in Boston. Our lives have been enriched by the people we have served over the years as well as our 6 wonderful children. They’ve certainly made a difference in our lives and given us a very real understanding of just how important a properly designed home is to the quality of a family’s daily life!

The Right Company For Your Renovation. So, you’ve decided now is the time to remodel, renovate, or expand the home that you love. Feeling inspired and empowered, you’ve entered “search mode” to find the perfect local company to work with to make your dream a reality. You’re comparing the services, capabilities, and prices from so many builders. Gathering recommendations from friends. Scrolling through photos on Houzz, Instagram, and Pinterest. And it’s all a blur. You’re beginning to wonder if there are any differences between all these remodeling companies. Well, yes, there are!


The Nautilus Difference. At Nautilus Builders, the difference lies within all that we value as a family company. In fact, it’s our personal values that are why you should choose us. We value integrity and honesty as much as quality and service. When you hire us, you can be confident in knowing that we pledge to hold to the highest code of ethics—we never make a promise that we won’t keep. Every step along the way—from planning to staffing to materials and billing—you can rest assured that we will be true to our word.

A Personal Commitment. Here at Nautilus, we’re a family of great people. We take pride in our company and are committed to excellence. That makes a difference, too. Every aspect of your project will be given the Nautilus Touch—we will approach it as though we were building it for our children—and grandchildren! Your invitation to allow Nautilus into your home will be like welcoming in a trusted member of the family. As our client, you’ll reap the benefits of becoming part of our happy, knowledgeable team while we have the privilege of bringing your building wants, needs, and dreams to reality. Learn More.

A Free In-home Consultation. Whether your kitchen is outdated, your home is too small or even if you’ve had a secret wish all these years of how you would like to update your home, let’s talk. Having a face-to-face discussion is very beneficial. Even if your plans are not fully formed, we can help. This is not about pressuring you. It’s more of a friendly visit to hear your ideas. We may be able to help you brainstorm or provide suggestions based on materials and functionality. We promise to keep this visit short (about an hour), friendly and low-key.

The Purpose Behind The Consultation. This is a time for us to inspect the areas you’d like to change, discuss what you need, what you want, and how much you’d like to invest. You’ll feel the Nautilus difference right away. We know that, when you love the space you live in, a Nautilus remodel can improve your life. The home of your dreams begins with that first call to Nautilus Builders. We are so looking forward to meeting you.