Douglas Newcomer - President/CEO and Founder
Doug began his construction company 32 years ago as a single carpenter right out of trade school. His business, Trim Plus, was a sub-contracting firm to area builders as a finish carpenter. After extending his education, Doug started building additions and recreation rooms to existing homes. In 1988, Doug expanded into home building, building both speculative and custom homes. Today Trim Plus Custom Homes and Trim Plus is one of the highest acclaimed unique custom home builders and remodelers in the state of Maryland with hundreds of satisfied clients.
Throughout his years as a builder and remodeling contractor in good standing with National Home Builders Association, Trim Plus has donated time and material for many Roof Raising events in the greater Frederick County area, providing new homes at no cost for homeless families and giving back to the very community that raised him.
It was from his interests in perfecting HVAC systems for his clients in his home building career that the XChanger concept was born. Doug made application for the patent, formed a company and seeked out partners to deliver this great technology to industry.
Doug and his wife Debbie, of 35 years, have raised three children, and have six grandchildren. Doug and Debbie now reside on Kent Island in Maryland.
Gerald Mullins - Secretary
Jerry has spent his career advising organizations on communications initiatives that influence public perception. By combining his experience as a former reporter and television producer as well as a communications strategist with strong media contacts, Jerry is able to effectively influence the community at large.
Jerry joined Weber Merritt from Oakton Capital Partners, a CFTC-regulated third party marketing firm where he was a founding partner.
Jerry’s work in the political arena included four years with the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee producing over 2,000 radio and television advertisements as well as hundreds of hours of programming from both the 1996 and 2000 Republican National Conventions. Jerry also worked for news organizations including the Richmond Times Dispatch, Associated Press, ABC Sports, USA Radio Network, CNN, Fox News Channel and Capital Broadcasting and served as a national spokesperson for dozens of nationally recognized organizations.
At Weber Merritt, Jerry provides counsel to clients to achieve their business objectives through partnerships, legislative outreach and communications.
Jerry is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Business. He and his family reside in Annapolis, MD.