TJ Monahan

Director of Project Development

"Life is about happiness. Design yours."


I have been with Case Design/Remodeling since 2011.

Designing houses is really the only thing I can ever remember wanting to do (other than playing center field for the Yankees – spoiler alert, I didn’t get much farther than little league). As a kid, legos were my gateway to residential design. Legos eventually turned into cardboard models of houses. Cardboard models eventually turned into drafting classes in high school. And drafting classes turned into two degrees in architecture from The Catholic University of America. Those degrees and a decade of searching for the perfect workplace led me to Case Design/Remodeling. I love helping people redesign their houses….not just for my love of residential design, but because if I do my job right, I’ve changed the way my clients live, and hopefully made them happier in the process.

You can learn more about me, my work, and my happiness philosophy at my blog:

Honors & Awards

  • Professional Remodeler's 2015 40 Under 40 Award Winner
  • Qualified Remodeler, Bathrooms under $50K – Bronze
  • Professional Remodeler, Bathrooms under $30K – Gold
  • Featured in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Let’s Talk Live, Holly Morris Morning Show, Wall Street Journal, 2014 DC Design House
  • Montgomery County Builder's Association Award of Excellence for Outstanding Addition
  • 2014 MCBA Award Winners - Oustanding Kitchen
  • 2007 Custom Builder Magazine Design Challenge – First Place

Education & Certificates

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Architecture, CUA
  • Master’s Degree – Architecture, CUA
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional (LEED - AP)
  • Real estate license