About Us

Headquartered in Savage, MD, Design House Kitchens & Appliances (DHK) is an independent, family-owned business that has been passed on through three generations since it’s founding in 1918.

With showrooms in Savage, MD and Chantilly, VA, DHK works with some of the top manufacturers in the cabinet and appliance industries. Our 140,000 –sq. –ft. warehouse is centrally located to efficiently serve the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware markets.

The company was started by two entrepreneur partners and was originally called Economy Tire & Rubber, which focused on retreading tires in rural Pennsylvania. Over many years, the business evolved into an independent distribution business of major appliances, kitchen and bath products and was formerly known as D&H Distributing.

In the early 1990’s, the company began to further develop its kitchen and bath business. As the construction industry grew in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area, the company started to focus its distribution there.

In 1998, the company narrowed its focus on the kitchen and bath industry. The kitchen and bath business became a separate entity renamed Design House Kitchen & Appliances under the leadership of Harry Spector, the grandson of the founder.

DHK focused on serving both the new construction and remodeling industries. As a full-service provider, DHK offers trade customers design installation, warehousing, delivery, warranty services, and two beautiful showrooms where our clients can bring their customers to see the products in full display.

DHK proudly serves: production and custom homebuilders, property management companies, general and remodeling contractors, and interior designers. DHK participates in various industry trade associations including NKBA, Home Builders Associations, and ASID.

DHK has received several awards in the past decade including: “Dealer of the Year” in 2005 by Hadco, “Silver Star Sales Club” in 2004 and 2003 by Brookhaven Cabinetry, “Elite ‘Gold’ Club” for sales excellence in 2003 by the Fretz Corporation, and “Excellence Award: In appreciation for Outstanding Sales Volume” in 2002 by Diamond Cabinetry.