About Us

About Us

Staircase One of the most respected, stable and trusted builders in the metropolitan D.C. area, Associated Custom Builders sets the standard for quality and value in this region.

Our company was founded by Marshall Racoosin in 1959 and today focuses on building custom homes. Marshall's son Mitch, who grew up absorbing his father’s pride of workmanship and design sensibility, joined the company in 1985 and continues the company's commitment to excellence. Mitch is in the field and accountable every day, working closely with the region’s most skilled and dedicated subcontractors and craftsmen.

Value matters

With homes of this caliber, exquisite quality and on-time construction are, to us, non-negotiable. But what might surprise you is how focused we also are on value. We competitively bid every project to our network of trusted subcontractors, from whom we demand the best pricing. Our decades of estimating experience, efficient techniques, and proactive approach result in homes that represent outstanding value for your dollar.

Details matter

From our first look at your plans, we’ll bring you insights, ideas and solutions that will make your home much more than what you see on paper. Maybe it’s an outdoor living space your home site seems meant for. Or perhaps its an 18th century European mantle from our private collection or custom millwork from our own shop. At every step, we’ll collaborate with you and your architect to propose enhancements, prevent problems and bring you the benefits of our 50 years of experience and meticulous attention to detail.

The environment matters

With so many sustainable materials and technologies available, building an environmentally responsible home is easier than ever. Committed to ecologically sound building practices, Associated Custom Builders is Green Advantage Certified and carries the Certified Green Professional designation.