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.
Brant has been building, remodeling and reselling homes for close to two decades. He is very much involved in the day-to-day operations and plays an integral role within the Customer Solutions Team and the NDG Home Team.
He has a knack for quickly understanding and addressing customer needs, and he relies on the best artisans for the project while maintaining constant customer contact. Through his granular involvement in every facet of construction, Brant ensures that customer expectations are met, on time and on budget.
Through his deep experience, he brings buyers and sellers a unique and valuable advantage: the ability to assess the flaws that stand in the way of a successful transaction and the judgement to advise what improvements are needed to make a sale or purchase financially viable.
Brant takes pride in the fact that 95% of his client relationships are a result of personal referrals from satisfied customers. His reputation for candor and reliability is widely acknowledged in Annapolis.

Joe and Karen share about their experience working with Brant:

Customer Solutions Team

Residential Construction Services

Alison Whitacre, Construction Operations Director

Alison Whitacre brings 30 years of experience in project management and facilitation to her role at NDG. She has worked for a development firm, as a Vice President for a residential builder, and a Project Manager for a residential and commercial construction company before starting her own company in 1999. She is known for her outstanding communication skills, integrity, and commitment to maintaining focus on the customers’ needs while effectively managing schedule and process.

Alberto Fuentes, Painting Team Leader
NDG Paint- 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.

NDG Home Team

Residential Real Estate Services

Jen Nielsen
Realtor, Team Lead

While Jen officially re-activated her real estate agent license in 2020, you could say she has 25 years of experience. Her real estate education started decades ago at the family’s kitchen table. Jen’s mom, Linda, would share stories based on 25 years of outstanding sales performance as one of the leading Realtors in Maryland, and Jen would soak up her knowledge by osmosis.
As a result, Jen is already delivering outstanding customer service, guiding clients on how to present their home for a quick sale while maximizing its value, and helping buyers negotiate real estate purchases for a reasonable price at the right terms. Jen also helps steer the marketing process, managing open houses and promoting sales through ads and listing services. Jen has already attracted praise from buyers and sellers alike for her eagle-eyed attention to detail to important paperwork, along with her talent for communicating clearly and consistently. Needless to say, Linda is justifiably proud of the professional real estate agent she’s raised.

Linda Giuffre
Realtor, Certified Home Stager

Linda brings valuable experience to NDG with over $100 million in sales over 25 years. Her knowledge of markets in good times and bad gives her a unique insight into the needs of buyers and sellers. She takes pride in the fact that every single client relationship she’s built has resulted from referrals from satisfied customers. Her low-pressure style, market knowledge, and steady guidance put clients at ease, helping them successfully navigate a potentially stressful sales process.

Peg Fetsch
Realtor, C. S. P. (Certified Sales Professional)

In an industry where the average real estate agent has 9 years of experience and works just 36 hours a week, Peg is anything but average. She’s enjoyed success selling homes for almost 38 years and has earned recognition as a Distinguished Sales Consultant with sales exceeding $22 million in one year. Moreover, she achieves results like this every year. It’s fair to say that Peg is one of the most successful real estate agents in the State of Maryland, where she’s closed deals in virtually every county. Not one to rest on her laurels, Peg owes her success in closing over 900 deals to her tireless work ethic and knack of earning trust, one customer at a time.