About Us

We are a full service home improvements contracting company in the business of delivering high quality improvements that our customers enjoy for many years.


We started in the residential real estate industry, by offering a unique business plan that allowed home sellers the opportunity to have their homes transformed into model home condition.


Together with home owners, we evaluated their homes, and made recommendations on how to make their property more appealing to today's discerning homebuyers. Once our clients selected the improvements, we provided detailed action plans to ensure coordinated and timely project completions. Because we are a licensed home improvement contractor, we are able to complete the entire process.


Today our contracting business is in great demand and our custom cabinet line can't be beat. We are proud of the quality improvements that we are able to provide to all of our clients and look forward to adding you to our long list of satisfied clients.


Office Staff

Mike Ford, President


Mike is a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia and graduated from Old Dominion University.


Prior to founding The Model Home Look, Mike was Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the healthcare industry's Washington DC lobbying trade association.


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Peggy Reno, Accounting and Project Management


Peggy is a graduate of Rockhurst University with a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting.


Prior to becoming a Project Manager at The Model Home Look she worked in both public and private accounting settings. She is also the proud mom of three beautiful children.

Kristine Brady, Quality Assurance and Project Management


Kristine is a graduate of the University of Michigan.


Prior to joining The Model Home Look, Kristine worked for Accenture. She is a proud mother of three boys.


Melissa Gifford, Project Manager


Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Virginia Tech and her Master’s degree in Information Systems from George Mason University.


Prior to joining The Model Home Look, Melissa worked as an information technology consultant and Project Manager with AMS, Inc., Vice President and residential loan specialist with Mortgage Quest, Inc., and a training and human resources specialist with Booz, Allen & Hamilton. She is the proud mom of two children and a dedicated volunteer with local music and sports organizations and schools.

Evan Heitman, Office Assistant


Evan is a rising second-year at the University of Virginia, pursuing a Systems and Information Engineering major and a Business minor.


Evan is the Receptionist/Social Media Manager/Computer Aided Design Assistant extraordinaire at The Model Home Look, is an Eagle Scout, and enjoys playing baseball, racquetball, and ping-pong.