Get to Know Our Dedicated and Knowledgeable Team
With decades of combined experience and a shared passion for our craft, the Touchstone Remodelers team consistently delivers.
CEO & Founder
Ben founded Touchstone Remodelers in 2011 with many years of experience in residential construction and a vision for a company custom tailored to service the grand homes that grace the neighborhoods of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. That vision includes not just superior quality and an exceptional customer experience, but also a professional, collaborative work environment and a supportive company culture in which everyone can perform at their best. Ben’s primary mission is to ensure this vision is shared by the entire team and put into practice every day, on every project. On a given day, you may find him mentoring a team member in construction techniques, working with an architect on the finer points of materials and design, or simply visiting each of Touchstone’s projects as often as he can to make sure everyone has what they need and every customer is happy.
Prior to Touchstone, Ben was a project manager at a leading residential construction and architecture firm where he oversaw complex, high-value projects. During a career in residential construction spanning almost 25 years, he worked his way up from a start in humble jobs and filled virtually every role in the industry along the way. In addition to project manager, his previous job titles include managing partner, superintendent, master carpenter, and cabinet maker. Over decades of work in residential remodeling, custom home building, and light commercial construction, Ben has acquired the knowledge and skills of many different aspects of construction. These include interior and exterior carpentry, interior finishes, concrete, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and site work. However, it was the years he spent making custom cabinets with his father that instilled in him a love of woodworking and a passion for precision craftsmanship.
Ben also has a passion for precision flying. He holds an instrument-rated, multiengine commercial pilot’s license and on weekends he enjoys flying his four-seat Mooney or even an acrobatic plane on occasion. Ben and his wife live in Chevy Chase, MD where they lead an active life that includes traveling, boating, scuba diving, and weight training.
As Superintendent at Touchstone Remodelers, Don Fink brings to the firm a diversified set of skills and a keen eye for detail. Don is an expert in project management and interprofessional liaison work; he also happens to be a master carpenter.
Don enjoys perfecting his already substantial skills and acquiring new knowledge. Having been in construction for 25 years, he has worked in a wide variety of roles ranging from subcontractor to project manager, touching nearly all subfields of the industry.
Don’s passions span a range of interests, including old-school muscle cars, recreational fishing, and master-class Lego building with his son.
Demolition Specialist & Apprentice Carpenter
Robert Barnes, a Demolition Specialist and Apprentice Carpenter at Touchstone Remodelers, has the distinct privilege of overseeing demolition on our projects. He also lends to the firm his admirable work ethic and considerable craftsmanship in framing, trim work, painting, drywall, welding, and plasma cutting. Robert has been a member of the Touchstone Remodelers family since 2013.
When he’s not wielding power tools, Robert enjoys spending time with family and perfecting his considerable skills in fishing, bowling, and billiards.
With a strong background in the fields of communication, photography, and videography, Jennifer has a unique ability to capture the home renovation visions of Touchstone’s clients as these visions are brought to life. Serving as Administrative Assistant, Jennifer brings both substantial organizational skills and an extra touch of creativity to Touchstone Remodelers.
During her college years at Southeastern Louisiana University, Jennifer developed a passion for photography and videography, successfully opening and managing a small media business while simultaneously pursuing her studies. Upon graduating in 2019 with a degree in mass communication, Jennifer relocated to Washington, D.C. to work as a Press Assistant in the U.S. Senate. A natural people-person, Jennifer enjoys connecting with others and thrives in the supportive team atmosphere at Touchstone.
Over the years (having watched too much HGTV), Jennifer recognized her love for the remodeling and real estate industry and has been studying to become a licensed real estate agent. When not working or studying, Jennifer enjoys playing guitar, singing, and attending live music events. She often spends weekends traveling out of town, enjoying the many beautiful sites that the DMV area has to offer. Born and raised in Louisiana, she loves spicy foods, Mardi Gras, and the New Orleans Saints!