Brant Nielsen


Brant’s work ethic started to develop at the age of four as he helped herd and brand cattle on his grandfather’s farm. As the son of a pastor, he witnessed the value of integrity throughout his youth. At fifteen, he entered the construction business pouring concrete by hand. These are the experiences that have shaped his work ethic and moral compass. Ask Brant and he’ll proudly show you the callouses on his hands, reflecting a life of honest, hard work.

At age 29, Brant started his own construction company built on the values instilled in him as a child—values that are reflected in the integrity and quality craftsmanship at NDG. Today, as ever, his life is centered around his faith, family, and work.

Joe and Karen share about their
experience working with Brant:

Customer Solutions Team

Brant Nielsen, Founder

Budget Management, Planning, and Quality Control

Painting is just one facet of Brant Nielsen’s construction management expertise. He’s brought color and style to hundreds of Annapolis homes and has an intuitive knack for understanding customer needs. Brant relies on the best artisans for the project while maintaining constant customer contact. Through his granular involvement in every facet of the project, Brant ensures that your expectations are met on time and on budget.

Alberto Fuentes, Painting Team Leader

Project management and on-site customer service

With 20 years of painting experience under his belt, Alberto Fuentes has become an important pillar of the NDG paint team. He understands how disruptive the painting process can be and is particularly mindful of customers’ space and privacy. Alberto’s goal is to leave your home looking better than ever, and he takes pride in achieving this on every project.

Elizabeth Johnson, Office Manager

Customer Accounting Solutions and Team Support

Elizabeth manages the financial nerve center of NDG, providing back office team support and regular customer updates. As an essential member of the NDG team, her support enables our team to continue to provide the high-level, personalized customer service and communications that we believe are vitally important to our clients.

10 Things Another Contractor May Not Tell You

1. We build relationships. 98% of our new customers are referred by satisfied clients.

2. We’re not the cheapest, just the best. In construction, like life, you get what you pay for.

3. We do everything in our power to finish the job on budget.

4. We charge what the job is worth, not what we think you can afford.

5. We own our mistakes. As we like to say, “we make it right.”

6. We show up on time and finish on time.

7. We never forget that you’re paying our salaries.

8. We communicate with you—clearly and constantly.

9. We strive to make the process as good as the end product.

10. We’ve taken decades to build our reputation. We’re not about to trash it to make an extra buck.

We select the paint.
You select the color.

We believe the best quality work starts with the best quality materials. We only use premium-grade Sherwin-Williams® and Pittsburgh Paints. If someone offers you a lower price estimate using the same brands, you can be pretty certain they’re using lower-quality paint or “builder-grade paint.” It’s cheaper, less durable, and difficult to clean.

Choosing a color can be tricky and confusing. Sherwin-Williams® offers hundreds of shades of “white.” To complicate matters, the same paint color can look different at different times of the day and in different rooms. Painting sample swatches on different walls in different rooms can help, up to a point. We’ll show you some “tricks” that will offer you a closer approximation of the finished product.

Color preferences are subjective too, so we leave that choice up to you. We’ll give you pointers and tips that will guide you—and if you select a color that we think is wrong, we’ll strongly recommend that you choose another color. Ultimately, the final decision is yours. We do not offer a “Color Dissatisfaction Guarantee.”

Why Customers Choose NDG Paint

“I couldn’t possibly recommend Brant more highly. We are continuing to use him on some ongoing renovations. We are so lucky to have him and are really glad we picked him of the 4 we interviewed. He is attentive, listens well, brings highly skilled and pleasant workers on every aspect of the job, from framers to drywallers, from cement to tiling to paint. Fabulous team.”


“I chose to employ Nielsen from the positive experiences of Lu Cotta and Jane Ramsay with Annapolis Accommodations (41 Maryland Avenue). The exterior of their 150-yr old building exterior was repaired and repainted. I had the existing, shingle exterior replaced and stained on my 110-yr old home. Also, the front door, windows and gutters were replaced. The renovation was done professionally and with great care. The workmanship is outstanding and I am more than pleased with the results. I recommend anyone contemplating extensive and long-lasting home improvements to contact Brant Nielsen.”


“Nielsen Construction is an amazing company! I found them through a family friend and they have now helped me with multiple construction needs around my house. From painting rooms and installing doors to redesigning rooms and adding new additions, they are resilient in their work. They make sure you, the customer, leaves pleased. I will definitely be using them for any and all of my future construction wants and needs!”


“Brant and his crew did an excellent job in renovating our kitchen. He was always on top of everything and quickly responded to any questions or concerns. You would be very lucky to hire him for your job.”