Noah Blumberg, Owner and Founder
Noah has always been passionate about design and construction. As a teen, Noah spent his summers doing construction on early colonial and pre-colonial homes in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. He was fascinated with the architecture of these elegant homes, and with the effort to maintain their historical significance during renovation. He had caught the remodeling bug. With a few years off to finish college at Indiana University, Noah then worked in policy in the House; then with Wilmer, Cutler, Hale and Dorr; and Booz Allen. Finally, he took the plunge and opened his own design-build general contracting firm.
In 1999, Noah launched Ark to specialize in exquisite restorations and renovations. He started by finding and hiring the most efficient and high quality trades-people in the area and Noah quickly became known as a master of the interior space: by recreating and utilizing existing, interior spaces. Many Ark clients wanted to stay within the foot-print of their existing home, but create more functional space for themselves and their families, and Ark was the exact contractor for those needs.
Now, years later, after restoring gorgeous homes and starting from scratch on a few, Noah and The Ark Team have earned the NARI Contractor of the Year three times and have been noted as regional experts in green remodeling, with a focus on energy efficiency.
Noah and his wife, De, have two children, and live in Chevy Chase, MD. Noah is also an avid hockey player, mountain biker, and saxophone player. He is an Industry award-winner and proud member of NARI, the BBB and the Green Building Institute.