August 2018
Dear friend,

So here we are in August already. August typically means nature’s warm colors, the smell of seasons about to change, the hint of new beginnings, and knowing something wonderful is just around the bend.

If you are planning on remodeling your home this fall, you will be glad to know that the brand new Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix Color Forecast was just announced in June. This forecast can be a huge help as you are trying to choose colors for your home. Enjoy the exciting color themes below, along with the specific vignettes.

Keep reading as we take the opportunity of introducing our new carpenter, Justin Long. He has specialized in building decks for many years now. So, if you’re wishing for a new deck at your house, now is a great time to contact our team.

Tim Ellis
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Welcome Justin Long to the T.W. Ellis Team

We are pleased to announce that Justin Long has recently joined the T.W. Ellis team as one of our expert carpenters. Justin grew up in Baltimore, so he’s very familiar with our locality.

While in school he liked to play baseball and soccer, and for a while he was thinking about playing soccer professionally. During this same time he also worked as a carpenter with his father, who specialized in home improvement projects. With all those years of experience under his belt, Justin chose to continue in the field of carpentry after graduation.

After working with his dad for several years primarily building decks, Justin also worked for a few other companies on the same kind of projects. “I generally work with existing decks,” Justin explains. “I tear down the old worn decks and build attractive new ones.”

Now that Justin is a part of our T.W. Ellis team, he is enjoying the fact that we are keeping him busy building splendid decks for our clients. Justin brings a tremendous amount of expertise to his projects and therefore even complex deck plans are not a challenge for him. “I’ve done this kind of work for a long time,” Justin says. “For me, everything is natural. It all just falls into place.”

In his spare time, Justin likes to spend time with his girlfriend. They enjoy hanging out together at their preferred restaurants and attending their favorite movies.

Where is Tim?!

Why was Tim Ellis’ space empty at this board meeting in Portland, Oregon in July? Tim Ellis is Vice Chair of the Remodelers Council Board of Trustees for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHBR). His presence at the Mid-Year Directors Meeting was expected since he was scheduled to give the Vice Chairman’s Report.

Unfortunately, we experienced a lot of bad storms here in our area near the end of July. Tim couldn’t attend the board meeting because of the extreme weather in Baltimore on the day his flight was scheduled. Southwest cancelled his flight two hours before he was due to fly out! He tried rescheduling for a different flight with Delta, only to learn that it was delayed two hours, making him miss his connection in Detroit. Sadly, he was forced to cancel the trip.

Tim Ellis puts a lot of effort into helping the NAHBR raise the Remodeling Industry to new levels of professionalism regarding production as well as client relationships. Next year he will be inducted as Chairman and so we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather next year will provide smooth sailing!!

Great Work Barry, Mike, and Team!


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“I’m very satisfied with the quality of materials T.W. Ellis used on my project and the workmanship was exceptionally done. The company remained professional throughout my project, respecting my property and belongings very much. T.W. Ellis left the job site clean; in fact the job site was much cleaner after workers left the property. T.W. Ellis also demonstrated safety measures throughout the project.

When I had questions about anything concerning the job, they answered without hesitation. T. W. Ellis effectively addressed and resolved problems in a timely manner. They were right on schedule with my project, completing the job on time and nicely done.

I absolutely feel that I received a fair value for my money. Barry Ellis was knowledgeable and helpful regarding my project. I would like to recognize Barry Ellis and his foreman, Mike, for their exceptional service. In no areas did T.W. Ellis fall short of my expectations—in fact they exceeded my expectations when installing vinyl railings on my front porch. I am likely to recommend T.W. Ellis to a friend.”
—Carl F.   Havre de Grace MD
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We are looking for two attentive, self-motivated, entry-level carpenters.  
  • 1-2 years’ experience preferred.  
  • Must have valid Drivers’ License or Identification Card and own transportation.
  • Reliability is paramount.  Serious inquiries only, please.
  • Salary based on experience and performance reviews
  • Weekly pay


We are looking for a motivated, committed, and enthusiastic candidate interested in working with our Design/Build Firm.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent professional degree in architecture.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs, Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to follow-up in a timely manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Recent graduates will be considered.
  • At least 1 year experience preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a resume.

If you know someone who would fit either of these positions, forward this email, or follow us and share our post with them on LinkedIn or Facebook.
Shapeshifter theme

Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix Color Trends

With the ever changing design trends, sometimes it is difficult for you to select just the right style and color that will please you when remodeling your home. You desire the look that suits your personality and also will continue to be fashionable as years go by. The annual Sherwin-Williams Colormix Color Forecast assists you in choosing color themes for your home that feel comfortable as well as expressive.

This Summer, Sherwin-Williams announced its 10th annual Colormix Color Forecast. The 42-color master palette is divided into six themes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur. These themes are fresh, fluid swipes of color that are key for 2019 color and design trends.

Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, developed the 2019 color trends along with the Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast team. They identified colors from free-spirited wanderers and old-world storytellers, while drawing inspiration from every corner of the globe and extending even to the cosmos. These color trends are intended to reflect human touch.

“Every color in the Color Forecast, whether alone or when combined with others, tells a different story, a different riddle or different song, similar to the honesty found only in a written journal,” explains Wadden. “Our intent was to ask ourselves, ‘If this palette were a person, what kind of person might they be?’ making it important to bring forth a forecast that is personal and aspiring, yet attainable—how all design should be.”


There are those who always seem a little ahead of their time. Visionary and creative, this palette reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Shapeshifter’s aesthetic is about the mystical, from the deep sea to the galaxy and everything in between and is rooted by strong geometrics and clean lines. (above)


This palette is for the person who will never be fenced in, who needs to soak in the endless horizons and subtle earthy tones of the high plains. Clays, caramels and browns come from canyons to worn leather and woven wool blankets of the true New West. (below left)


Like a bookcase of leather-bound literary classics, this pedigreed palette evokes nostalgia and timeless traditions. Copper and gold anchor merlot and gray. The tailored tones are tasteful, elegant and classic. (above right)


For those who go against the grain, break the rules or are more free-spirited than the status quo, the Enthusiast palette brings maximum attitude and yet produces harmonious results. The proof is in this palette, which features bold pops of vivid blue, green and red. (below left)


Nature lovers can connect with the wonder of the world in full bloom. This collection’s lush, sophisticated tones poke out from the rainforest as colorful tendrils. Ranging from mushroom to passionate pink, the focus on botanicals is slightly classic, with bold details. (above right)


From ancient rhetoric to today’s on-screen webcasts, there is a desire and appreciation for stories and the storytellers behind them. From Africa to the New World, human origins have been translated into this rich palette that spans time. (right)
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Forest Hill, MD 21050


About Us

Since 2002, we have been a customer service oriented company that is fully committed to communication, industry certification, continuing education, and quality craftsmanship. You can depend on us to exceed your expectations for your project.
• 2014 NAHB Remodeler of the Year
• 2012 HBAM Builder of the Year
• 2009 HBAM Remodeler of the Year
• 2015 NGBS Advisory Committee
• Master Deck Professional
• Graduate Master Remodeler
• Master Certified Green Professional
• Certified Graduate Remodeler
• Certified Green Professional
• Certified Aging-in-place Specialist
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