Phil Leibovitz
Phil LeibovitzChief Executive Officer
Phil has more than thirty years of experience in the residential home and development business. He has developed over 1,500 lots and built over 1,000 homes. He has been a partner in Sandy Spring Builders since 1998, and is responsible for their business development, land acquisition, and sales.
Mimi Brodsky Kress
Mimi Brodsky KressChief Operating Officer
Mimi has been a partner in Sandy Spring Builders since 1998, and is responsible for the company’s business and administrative management. Prior to becoming a partner in Sandy Spring, she was a partner in Kenwood Homes and Springbrook Builders from 1990 to 1998, building over 500 homes in Maryland and Virginia.
Brian Abramson
Brian AbramsonPartner
Brian is an owner of The Tower Companies, a three-generation real estate developer whose family has delivered some of the most monumental and memorable landmarks in the area. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and has worked on several LEED projects. Brian will creatively cultivate new business with a strong connection to the next generation of homebuyers.
Ray Sobrino
Ray SobrinoPresident
Ray has spent 35 years managing the design and construction of trend setting homes throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. He is a registered architect and brings design sensibilities to fine homebuilding. He is a great team builder and leader, and oversees management of the company.
Joy Lanum
Joy LanumDirector of Site Operations
Joy has over 30 years experience in residential construction, and has worked with some of the major home builders in our area, including Toll Brothers and Pulte Home Corp, managing residential subdivision development. She is involved with all phases of front-end construction.
Tom Bennett
Tom BennettVice President of Field Construction
Tom has over 35+ years in the construction and development business, building award winning custom homes. His past experience includes Vice President of Construction for Richmarr Construction Corporation, BOWA Builders, & The Galileo Group.
Tyler Abrams
Tyler AbramsVice President of Project Management
Tyler brings a unique skill set and design eye to the Sandy Spring team. He holds his Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture and a Masters in Real Estate Development. Tyler’s focus is to be a primary point-of-contact to clients, and act as their liaison to the rest of the SSB team.





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Green building is more than a fad, and our specifications have always kept energy-efficiency in mind. There are many shades of green when it comes to building a home, and we pride ourselves on helping our clients understand the difference. From energy-efficiency to sustainable products use, let us help you make the world a little greener. We are certified in the “NAHB National Green Building Program”, meet “EnergyStar” requirements, and our Bradley Green Home was “LEED-certified”.


Precision construction methods are used to create a significantly tighter building envelope. Our homes have an enhanced insulation package with increased “R-values” and use 2×6 lumber on exterior walls. This increases the insulation area by more the 50% compared to traditional construction. Our homes use a “Tuff-n-Dri” 30 year warranted foundation waterproofing, which provides an unsurpassed barrier against water infiltration. Our homes are approximately 40% more efficient than the average home.

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Our homes use energy-efficient products such as “ENERGY STAR” appliances, “Low E” high performance windows, insulated doors, energy efficient “hybrid” heating and cooling systems, water-saving plumbing faucets and hot water pipes are insulated to retain temperature. Many of our homeowners have taken advantage of geothermal systems, rainwater collection, and solar hot water heaters.



Sandy Spring Builders is a proactive community builder. We sponsor schools and non-profits throughout the area (Bethesda Elementary, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle School, and more). We built a school library pro-bono at the Abram Simon School in a very poor section of Southeast Washington. We were the builders and developers of the Shirley Povich Baseball Field at Cabin John Park which is enjoyed by thousands of Montgomery County baseball fans yearly, and we helped restore two youth baseball fields in the Washington area.


We support and work for Habitat for Humanity, and have given both money and time to many community non-profit organizations including News Literacy Project, Rebuilding Together Montgomery, and the Children’s Inn at NIH, just to name a few. Sandy Spring Builders has been a sponsor and supporter of the Bethesda Green initiative. We are politically active and are environmentally-conscious builders who live, eat and work amongst our neighbors. With our enthusiastic team at Sandy Spring Builders, we actively participate in all endeavors from Habitat for Humanity Build days to the Somerset Elementary 8k!


We co-founded Renewing Montgomery to improve the dialogue between builders and neighbors during construction in established neighborhoods. In 2011 we became proud partners of the Bethesda Farmers Market and Bethesda Cares. We believe in being a part of our community… we believe in giving back to our community.  Learn more.