484 Portsmouth, RI Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right home builder. Constructing a new house is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders you can trust to bring your vision to life, as well as keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and challenges, a Portsmouth, RI home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More 
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North Kingstown, RI, 02852
12 miles from Portsmouth
Integrity, craftsmanship, quality, detail. On these principles, Suburban Renewal has built some of Rhode Island's finest luxury homes. At the helm, Jeremy Sherer, master builder... Read More
Kirby Perkins (401) 848-0150
Kirby-Perkins is an award winning full service construction company serving areas throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Workmanship, guaranteed for life.
Edgartown, MA, 02539
40 miles from Portsmouth
Norman Rankow has been building and renovating beautiful homes on Martha's Vineyard for over 35 years. At Colonial Reproductions, we take your project personally. With just a few... Read More
ODEN Home Improvement (401) 486-2749
Building custom homes and adding beautiful additions to homes in the Ocean State. Our reputation consists of high quality craftsmanship, efficiency, custom details and strong lines of communication.
Mystic, CT, 06355
42 miles from Portsmouth
Energy Star Certified Home builder located in Mystic, CT Builder of green, efficient and functional homes. PV panel installation available. Custom, Design build or we will work... Read More
Long Built Homes, Inc. (508) 995-8240
Long Built Homes builds homes and relationships by listening, putting your needs first and by standing on a foundation of truth, integrity and good old-fashioned hard work.
Plainville, MA, 02760
27 miles from Portsmouth
A design build firm specializing in new construction and remodeling Read More
Pocasset, MA, 02559
34 miles from Portsmouth
Home Remodeling, from start to finish Read More
Sandwich, MA, 02563
41 miles from Portsmouth
R. W. Anderson & Sons, Inc. is a fully licensed and insured Builder of fine homes, additions, remodels and commercial spaces. Proud of the homes we build and the relationships we... Read More
Sandwich, MA, 02563
41 miles from Portsmouth
A builder structured around quality. A builder structured around you. At the core of the Structures Building philosophy is a belief in working collaboratively with our clients.... Read More
Lehto Design/Build (860) 481-5497
Killingly, CT, 06239
36 miles from Portsmouth
Lehto Design/ Build is a firm based out of eastern Connecticut that specializes in building energy efficient homes. We are certified Passive House consultants and are also one of... Read More
Little Compton, RI, 02837
8 miles from Portsmouth
Jacob Talbot - Fine Homebuilders have been building custom homes of character and distinction for over 20 years. Working closely with award-winning architects and independent... Read More
Wakefield, RI, 02879
19 miles from Portsmouth
Stephen Sullivan, Inc. is a full-service general contracting company specializing in custom construction. We build custom homes and perform renovation projects of the finest... Read More
Kirby Perkins (401) 848-0150
Middletown, RI, 02840
9 miles from Portsmouth
Kirby-Perkins is an award winning full service construction company serving areas throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. There is no job too big or too small. We... Read More
GVN Construction (508) 989-6960
Franklin, MA, 02038
35 miles from Portsmouth
We are a family owned business with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Our main expertise is in medium to large projects from new residential and commercial... Read More
Fine Line Design (508) 420-1296
Osterville, MA, 02655
45 miles from Portsmouth
We have been based on Cape Cod, MA for 16 years. Our architectural focus is primarily residential, custom home design, historic renovation & remodeling. Our process is... Read More
42 North Builders (888) 301-0076
Newport, RI, 02840
9 miles from Portsmouth
42 North Builders is a general contracting firm which specializes in custom homes, renovations, historic restorations as well as select commercial construction and property... Read More
East Hampton, NY, 11937
50 miles from Portsmouth
Builders of fine custom homes in the Hamptons, New York City, Southern Connecticut and Northern New Jersey. Our mission is to build quality homes that exceed the expectations... Read More
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What do new home builders do?


For builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform Portsmouth, RI market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Portsmouth, RI market, as well as survey the land on which the house will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. They also obtain the necessary permits.

A good builder has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on Portsmouth, RI zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality house. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home builders: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

Builders are responsible for ensuring that the home-building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom and luxury home builders also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some houses you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find custom home builders and luxury home builders on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Portsmouth, RI new home builders. You can also look through Portsmouth, RI photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in Providence, New Bedford, Fall River, Warwick and Cranston.
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