About Us

At Cornerstone Design we focus on much more than just getting the job done. We listen carefully to our clients and work with them closely throughout each step of their project to ensure their satisfaction. We see each project as an opportunity to apply common sense and creativity to remodeling, while giving you solutions that are efficient, effective, and affordable.

Think about it. Your home has a major impact on your quality of life. It should reflect your needs, be a place of comfort, and feature the amenities you enjoy. We want to help you explore the possibilities of creating a home environment that enhances your life.


Russ Silipigni, Founder and Owner

Russ founded Cornerstone in 2002 when he saw the need for housing contractors who care enough to give clients personal attention. He loves listening to clients’ ideas and guiding them through the process of making their dreams turn into realities. Russ specializes in helping people envision the best options for their homes, and then designing and building projects that make those visions come to life.

Russ is originally from Rochester, New York, and moved to Northern Virginia in 1998. His professional background includes positions with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Boeing, Dresser Rand Industries, and American Management Systems. He also has a diverse educational background that includes studying mechanical engineering, economics, and political science. With the expansion into Dallas, Russ now splits his time between the Northern Virginia and Dallas, TX offices.