Gretchen Yahn

Gretchen Yahn, Owner

Gretchen Yahn came to Virginia by way of Gainesville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. Yahn started her quest for a Bachelor of Building Construction & Engineering degree in 1984 by attending the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. While pursuing her degree, Yahn started her career journey by working for McDevitt & Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Yahn worked as a project manager on some of Atlanta’s biggest commercial, construction undertakings; including the Georgia State University Library. Upon graduating in 1988, Yahn made the move to Washington, DC to be a senior project manager for Omni Construction on such well-known commercial construction projects as The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Metro Center, the Compri Hotel in Crystal City and her most publicized and awarded accomplishment, Reston Town Center.

In 1992, Gretchen expanded her construction firm to better serve her clients. Gretchen created a unique environment by providing a one-stop design and construction firm – where the home-building process from choosing the land to making selections to putting the final touches with landscape is completely at the client’s disposal. Gretchen has partnered with top, nationwide designers, architects and consultants to bring the very best to her clients in one stop, at her client relation offices in Hume and Middleburg, Virginia.

Tatjana Shields – Design Associate

Tatjana Shields as born and raised in Fauquier County. Being drawn to the theatric arts as a child, Shields pursued a major in Theater Performance at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va, graduating in the spring of 2022. Shields has known the owner, Gretchen Yahn, for nearly 20 years, and accepted an invitation to join MDC as an intern in 2019 during winter break, gradually learning the ins and outs of the design/construction world from Yahn, while MDC’s business manager Andie Lyle taught her how to communicate with various vendors as a project manager. In summer of 2022, Shields worked mainly remote in Richmond while performing professionally on stage. She transitioned in 2023 to working in store in Middleburg once more, and looks forward to learning new things in the office every day.


Finn Lyle – Customer Service

Likes – Hugs and smiles

Fun Fact – On my off days, I am becoming a certified, therapy dog

Addie Lyle

Addie Lyle – Head Contributor – Ask Addie

Likes – Wood furniture, antique armoires & baseboards

Fun Fact – I’m from SC and my mom may have been a beaver

Moira Shields – Client Investigator –

Likes – Playing fetch, French people, Cuddle Time

Fun Fact – I have only one floppy ear, the other one is gone so I have super sonic hearing!