Our company is built on a mission.


Deliver excellent results and help our customers succeed.

At Triple Crown, what drives us is the reward of doing things the right way - what we call Partner-Grade. That’s often a challenge in the complex construction business and yet, for over a quarter century, understanding and delivering on our partners’ expectations remains our top priority.

"Chris and his team have, by their own achievements, become well-established in the hotel renovation business community and are committed to a very high standard of excellence on each project."

- Dave Rapp, Triple Crown Construction

Taking care of commercial projects for nearly 3 decades.

Triple Crown Construction is a commercial construction company with deep roots in the hospitality industry. Founder Dave Rapp served for 10 years in Marriott International’s Architecture and Construction Division before leaving the firm and embarking on an exciting venture of his own.

In 1991, after a successful career at Marriott Hotels International, Dave Rapp founded Triple Crown Design & Construction, Inc. serving as a general commercial construction firm in the Washington DC metro area. While the young company had humble beginnings with an office in the basement of the family home and a single part-time administrative assistant, this would be the starting point of a company built on solid principles and values.

When the market expanded and the opportunity presented itself, Dave presented Triple Crown as a reliable and efficient hotel renovation contractor that hotel owner reps and other parties could depend on. With positive reception from the market, he brought in long-time friend Dennis Haeder to help expand the young company. Success with hotel renovation projects helped further define Triple Crown’s niche, resulting in growth that allowed them to quickly become recognized as one of the leading hospitality renovation contractors in the industry.

Chris Rapp, Dave’s son, got his start at Triple Crown as project manager. The mid-2000’s were a great time for Chris to get on board because it was a period of significant growth in the hotel industry. This enabled him to learn the business and the industry in a way that gave him a unique perspective on how to do things the best way. Working together as father and son, Dave and Chris completed hundreds of hotel renovation projects, further strengthening the Triple Crown brand and building a reputation for excellence.

In 2013, in preparation for Dave’s retirement, Chris formed Triple Crown Construction, LLC as a spin-off from Triple Crown Design & Construction, Inc. Gradually, the firm took over the assets and clients from the parent company while maintaining the legacy of excellence that has driven the Company from its origins.

Shortly before moving into the next decade, Triple Crown achieved 100% growth over a 3 year period, which ushered them into being recognized by the 2019 Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fasted growing companies. Shortly thereafter, in 2020, the company was honored to be named as one of Frederick County (MD) Top 50 Best Work Places.

Today, Chris continues to guide Triple Crown Construction’s growth and expansion while raising the standard of excellence in hospitality renovation and commercial construction.

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"In addition to watching Triple Crown Construction grow a strong reputation in our business community, we have also been fortunate to witness first-hand their commitment to give back to the local community. In addition to generously sponsoring multiple fundraising events for Habitat for Humanity, they were instrumental partners, donating materials and expert installation, when we moved to a new office as well as during our build out of our retail outlet, the ReStore. This corporate generosity and commitment to excellence has a direct impact on local residents, making it possible for more to experience the strength, stability and self-reliance of affordable homeownership. We are truly grateful."

- Ron Cramer, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County

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