About Us

Canatella Custom Builders is owned by J.D. Canatella, who was born and raised in Harford County, Maryland. J.D.'s career has revolved around providing residential development products and services to residents of Harford and Baltimore Counties. His vision to build historically accurate, detailed, custom homes is inspired by his personal love and passion for the rich history and architecture of Colonial Williamsburg.

In fact, J.D.'s own home serves as an example of the quality products and craftsmanship you will secure when you choose Canatella Custom Builders to construct your new home. Determined to replicate a Williamsburg colonial style home for his own family, J.D. and his wife Ashley began collecting photographs from the quaint Virginia town, compiling more than 1,000 images that were ultimately "mixed and matched" to create a vision for their own dream home. Today, J.D., Ashley and their three children live in that home in Fallston, Maryland.

J.D. is licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC# 128204) and is a member of the Maryland Homebuilders Registry (MHBR# 6654).

A Message From J.D. Canatella

Thank you for visiting our website, and for considering Canatella Custom Builders for the design and construction of your new home.

I take much pride in the fact that as the owner of this company who is also the lead carpenter, I am intimately involved in every detail of every job. I view myself as your partner - someone who is committed to offering you hands on quality control, and who will be there with you every step of the way to provide guidance, answers and support throughout the process of planning for and constructing your home. Every aspect of your project is a reflection of my professional and personal commitment to you.

My promise to you is that I will build your home with the same care, respect and quality that built my own home. When all is said and done, I will finish your project feeling proud almost as proud as you will feel to open the door and begin the next chapter of your life in your new home.

I look forward to an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your visions, and how together, we can bring them to life.


John David (J.D.) Canatella Owner, Canatella Custom Builders, Inc.

Email: jd@canatellabuilders.com | Phone: 410.804.9050 | Fax: 410.877.3543 |