MHD Builds has a talented crew that works together tirelessly in a team effort to exceed our clients’ expectations.

MHD Builds was founded by Mary Denby, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and worked in architecture offices before moving to the world of construction in 2007. Mary fell in love with architecture in the 5th grade and has never looked back. Mary founded MHD Builds in 2015 to help her clients bring their vision for home to life. Mary, her husband and their two teenagers live in Del Ray.

Clifton Talvo leads production as MHD Builds’ seasoned and educated Project Manager. Clifton has proudly served our country in the Air Force for over a decade before moving to civilian life. With his production planning Clifton keeps our team coordinated during complex and dynamic projects while keeping our clients in the loop.

Marylu Benitez joined the MHD Builds team in 2021. Marylu studied and has worked in interior design for over a decade and works with our clients to select their finishes and fixtures.  Marylu and her husband keep their plates full raising their 4 children.

Keeping it in the family, our lead carpenters are Adolfo Mendez, Alvaro Mendez and Cristian Mendez. Adolfo has been with MHD Builds since our founding and is an expert carpenter, excellent problem solver and has an infectious laugh. Alvaro joined our team in 2016 and is a good leader, talented carpenter and always has a smile.  Cristian is skilled craftsman with a quick wit that joined our team in 2019 as a carpenter and has honed his skills to move up to lead carpenter. Each of our lead carpenters has a crew of 2-3 skilled carpenters that work together with them on their projects.