Top 50x2: The Wormald Companies and Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

The Wormald Companies
5283 Corporate Dr. Ste. 300 | Frederick
Established: 1964

Founder: Robert K. Wormald Sr.

Wormald is a sixth generation Maryland family with deep regional roots, and generations of building experience. Wormald Homes’ success is built upon two pillars: an uncommon spirited focus on unique signature designs that inspire the way we live and a genuine passion for the details that make up a well-built home.  Wormald has dedicated industry professionals in the areas of field supervision, project management, architecture, engineering, sales and marketing, and administration dedicated to delivering excellence.  Wormald has particular expertise in large mixed use Planned Unit Developments, housing for the empty-nester and seniors market, Class A office parks, Village-style retail environments, infill tear down homes, and boutique residential product ranging from condos and apartments to townhomes to villas to single family homes designed for targeted niche markets.

What is your advice to a young company?

Don't stop trying. Reach back to the start of business when times are tough. It’s not always easy, so you have to make sure you keep driving.  Find and hang on to good people and work through hard times together.

Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities
26 S. Market St. | Frederick
Established: 1998

Founder: William O. McCutcheon

We pride ouselves in creating custom artwork to last a lifetime and beyond. Each one of our artists is incredibly talented and committed to coming up with the perfect design every time. We want to make sure that every tattoo that we do will make our customers happy forever, not just for the the first few days.  We do Tattoos, Body jewelry and curiosities and piercings.

Planning a trip to the area? Time Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities has two spacious suites that are centrally located above the 1910 Edwardian Era building in Historic Downtown Frederick.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.