Boston 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 in Boston 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 Boston home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More
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At the core of PEGASUS Design-to-Build are Geoff Shafer, Jenna Principi and Mike Bodek who like nothing better... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 808-3108
  • Melrose, MA, 02176, 20 projects in Boston Metro
Norfolk County's Award-Winning Development Company
Douglas A. King Builders, Inc. offers more than 50 years of experience designing and building over 1,500 homes...
Best of Houzz 2016, 2017, and 2018 for Client Service! Where Function Meets Design! For nearly a decade we... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 212-8145
  • Needham, MA, 02492, 18 projects in Boston Metro
Essex County's Top Craftsmanship, Honest Advice & Professional Service
We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship and our prompt professionalism. We provide unparalleled...
  • Click to Call(978) 965-2612
  • 21 projects in the Boston Metro area
Cataldo Custom Builders, Inc. is one of the most experienced and reputable building companies on Cape Cod. We... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 548-1133
  • East Falmouth, MA, 02536, 22 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Highest Quality Custom Home Builder
Massachusetts Metrowest’s highest quality builder – renovations and new home construction. We build valuable...
  • Click to Call(202) 251-0093
  • 7 projects in the Boston Metro area
Hawthorn Builders is a full service custom builder based in Needham, MA and the surrounding towns. Our company... Read More
  • Click to Call(781) 707-6564
  • Needham, MA, 02492, 7 projects in Boston Metro
Middlesex County's Preferred Renovation & Home Building Professionals
General Contractor servicing the Worcester County Area, focusing on new home construction, additions, master...
  • Click to Call(508) 714-7037
  • 8 projects in the Boston Metro area
Synergy Home Improvements is a full service building and remodeling operation specializing in additions and... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 731-8235
  • Falmouth, MA, 02536, 18 projects in Boston Metro
Eastern MA Luxury Custom Home Builder
Our team here at Kenwood Builders brings over thirty years of experience in the design and construction of luxury...
  • Click to Call(617) 682-7920
  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
SOS Home Services believes that a quality job begins with quality people. So we employ only highly trained... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 618-8910
  • Marlborough, MA, 01752, 18 projects in Boston Metro
Greater Boston's Comprehensive Home Builder & Remodeling Firm
Wether you are looking for a new home, extensive remodel or new kitchen & bath, SOS Home Services prides itself...
  • Click to Call(508) 618-8910
  • 18 projects in the Boston Metro area
We are full service home building and remodeling company. We specialize in new homes, in-law additions, home... Read More
  • Click to Call(978) 965-2612
  • Newton, NH, 03858, 21 projects in Boston Metro
Boston Home Builder Specializing in Custom Homes | Best of Houzz
With over 35 years of custom homebuilding and renovation experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. has grown to...
  • Click to Call(978) 528-0072
  • 17 projects in the Boston Metro area
Norfolk County's Custom Home Builder | Best of Houzz 2018 Winner!
Todd Sullivan is a native Westwood resident who has spent his 25 year career working in the region on a variety...
  • Click to Call(781) 399-4052
  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Galarneau Builders is a family owned and operated business that has been serving Saratoga County since 1980. ... Read More
  • Click to Call(518) 587-8191
  • Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866, 12 projects in Boston Metro
Essex County's Exceptional Home Builders
We are a family-run business, 45 years in the making. We build exceptional homes exclusively in New Hampshire and...
Wellesley's Trusted Full Service Residential Home Builder
MNS prides itself in transparency with its clients. The owners are intimately involved with every aspect of the...
  • Click to Call(617) 944-5596
  • 2 projects in the Boston Metro area
When I was 15 years old, I sold my first job. It was a 10×12 storage shed that sold to my art teacher. I called... Read More
  • Click to Call(562) 735-5005
  • Boston, MA, 10 projects in Boston Metro
Boston's 5 Star HERS Energy Efficient Custom Home Builder
Naplex Construction LLC is an experienced residential builder and developer. Our team of professional staff and...
  • Click to Call(781) 679-5073
  • 12 projects in the Boston Metro area
Middlesex County's Leading Home Builder & Remodeler | Best of Houzz
We provide exceptional results for our homeowners, whether you want to build a brand new home, planning an...
  • Click to Call(781) 912-3158
  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Massachusetts Metrowest’s highest quality builder – Renovations and new home construction. We build valuable... Read More
  • Click to Call(202) 251-0093
  • Sudbury, MA, 01776, 7 projects in Boston Metro
Dedicated Team of Custom Builders Serving Barnstable and Surroundings
Our team at Bannon Custom Builders works directly with property owners, architects and designers to form a...
  • Click to Call(508) 882-7067
  • 8 projects in the Boston Metro area
Saltsman Brenzel, a Boston based company, integrates design and construction services from the inception through... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 860-3869
  • Boston, MA, 02118, 6 projects in Boston Metro
Third Generation Building & Development Company Serving Norfolk, MA
Personal attention to detail is a cornerstone of Colwell Homes’ business. The Colwell Homes team works closely...
Precision Built works with discerning clients and their architects to create unique and distinctive residences.... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 655-0778
  • South Natick, MA, 01760, 14 projects in Boston Metro
Greater Middlesex County's Environmentally Responsible Home Builders
Modern Habitat is a design, contracting and project management company focused on green building ideas, smaller...
  • Click to Call(781) 808-3893
  • 4 projects in the Boston Metro area
Ryan & Kristen Lenhart formed Blueprint Properties a decade ago. A partnership that brings together the... Read More
  • Click to Call(508) 981-7596
  • North Walpole, MA, 02081, 14 projects in Boston Metro
Boston's Leading Home Builder and Remodeker | 4x Best of Houzz Winner
CMG is a full service construction company that is excited to hear from you on your next project. We are based...
  • Click to Call(978) 956-0390
  • 38 projects in the Boston Metro area
We specialize in new construction and home remodels Read More
  • Click to Call(603) 294-4293
  • Concord, NH, 10 projects in Boston Metro
Fully Licensed, Professional, General Contractor on the North Shore
We work closely with our clients to create a spirit of collaboration that ensures our clients needs are being...
  • Click to Call(978) 283-6063
  • 3 projects in the Boston Metro area
Copper Leaf Development is a Wellesley, Massachusetts-based home builder focused on creating high performance... Read More
  • Click to Call(617) 620-9390
  • Wellesley, MA, 02481, 9 projects in Boston Metro
Norfolk County's Top Design Build Firm & Custom Home Builder
We construct new homes for our own account and build homes and renovations/additions for both homeowners and...
  • Click to Call(617) 855-1452
  • 6 projects in the Boston Metro area
Featured Reviews for Home Builders in Boston
PEGASUS Design-To-Build LLC
Home Builders in Boston
"I have used other contractors in the past and can say that I have never had such a positive experience. The job was enormous- almost a complete house gut and I lived in my home while the work was going on- seven months ! Not Fun! But...... I arrived at the office for an interview with only my own scribbled plans. Jane spent a great deal of time understanding how I lived and then totally resigned my plans to reflect what I actually wanted- with many new and terrific ideas. Jeff and I discussed every change I wanted and what it would cost on a regular basis. There was unbelievable communication. I always received a call back from someone within an hour , even on weekends. The crew is lovely and they spent a lot of time screening off my living areas and cleaning up. Once I even changed my mind about a wall and some electrical work just as they finished it - and they redid it all on the spot - no problem. They have a set crew and I got to know them all. Living with them - they became like family. If I requested a particular carpenter for a particular job- he was sent. If they got behind the schedule , they would work on weekends and evenings to catch up. Mike is great and supervises every small thing. I would really like to thank them all. I especially would like to thank Jesse for all the extra little things he did to make my "life in construction" more comfortable. Reading this , it sounds like they paid me - but I definitely paid them:-) I still call if I think something is "funky" and they are over here right a way to take a look. The completed house is more beautiful than what I imagined and everyone seems to have taken great pride in their work. I would never use anyone else."
- pobs
Federow Development
Home Builders in Boston
"We purchased our home from Federow Dev about two years ago and couldn't be happier. Garrett was easy to work with and has a true talent for attention to detail. More importantly, they stayed on schedule!"
- kaustin23
Cataldo Custom Builders, Inc.
Home Builders in Boston
"Cataldo Custom Builders is very professional. They respond immediately to any questions we have about a project. They continue to follow up and complete maintenance for us. Anything that comes along they will take care of. I can't recommend them high enough."
- lavertylohnes
Hawthorn Builders
Home Builders in Boston
"Hawthorn Builders are amazing. They expertly lead us through a massive, 10-month renovation and addition project... pretty much the only thing remaining intact of our old house was the living room floor! This was a complicated, difficult project where we were dealing with conservation land issues, septic issues, old-house-meets-new-house issues, and the myriad other issues one can expect during a large renovation/addition project. Hawthorn continually gave excellent advice, supported our decisions and worked hard to resolve each and every new challenge. They are extremely knowledgeable, keep an excellent team of subs at their fingertips and are professional in all aspects. And on top of all that, their work is outstanding. We very proudly show off our new house. It's truly a work of craftsmanship and passion. Thank you, Hawthorn Builders!"
- Rebecca Coll
Synergy Home Improvements
Home Builders in Boston
"Dependable, professional and attention to detail. Great work ethic. Truly cared about the job. Remodeled bath, built porch, outside stairway & general maintenance projects. Will hire them again."
- 1robertadunn
SOS Home Services Inc
Home Builders in Boston
"Pros Home Services did an outstanding job replacing my roof. The job was done on time, by an experienced team, in a professional way, and they left no mess behind. They also have an excellent warranty for their work. I'm impressed enough so that I'm looking at them to do more work at my home."
- HU-105424
Norman Builders
Home Builders in Boston
": Ryan Norman and Norman Builders were outstanding from start to finish. We come in contact with numerous builders, remodelers, and building professionals on a daily basis and can say without hesitation, Ryan and Norman Builders are in the top 1%. They initially provided a quote that included busting through into the existing master bedroom closet and adding that space to the bathroom and then rebuilding a closet in the master bedroom. Ryan helped us realize that there still wouldn’t be enough space to do what we wanted to, so we asked for a scaled back quote, which we promptly received. Ryan patiently responded to every inquiry and was right on top of things in terms of response time. We asked about the possibility of remodeling a second bathroom at the same time and Ryan was honest, to his detriment, in his response. Every aspect of the project that was within Ryan’s control was handled superbly. The workers picked up after themselves, laid new plastic sheeting to protect the existing carpet daily when called for, and showed up and completed work as scheduled. We ran into an issue with a vendor we had chosen and asked Ryan to handle resolution for us. He did so with professionalism and effectiveness. Everything in Ryan’s control was completed on schedule and without cost overruns. We will definitely call Ryan when we are ready for our next project."
- Neal Morin
Galarneau Builders Inc.
Home Builders in Boston
"From the initial planning stages for our four season sunroom, Galarneau Builders were fully engaged in meeting our thoughts for this project. Ed Lewis was fully engaged in all phases of our building. The craftsmen used on our sunroom were skilled and were sensitive to our concerns. As the project came to a close, my wife and I were totally satisfied with the competence of all involved. We were pleased that we hired Galarneau Builders for our home addition. We have only the highest regard for the professionalism exhibited and the desire to please the home owner."
- Stuart LaDue
NS Builders
Home Builders in Boston
"Nick is a professor and an artist in the business. He has the skills of a master carpenter but the mind of an engineer allowing him to do the difficult jobs and manage the even more difficult jobs. Very impressed with his work - communication - responsibility and a true professional."
- Anthony Rich
Woodside Development
Home Builders in Boston
"We absolutely love the home Mike built for us! His genuine willingness to exceed our needs, even after we moved into our home was best in class--few builders will go above and beyond in the manner in which Mike did for us. Mike was 100% focused on our satisfaction and went out of his way to accommodate. In addition, the quality of work was second to none. We knew we found the right builder and the right home. We highly recommend Woodside Development and Mike for anyone interested in a positive, high quality home and building experience. Thanks Mike!"
- Jay Newman
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What do new home builders do?


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

A good custom home builder in Boston has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on local 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.

House 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 in Boston 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 in Boston:


  • How long have you been in the home building 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 in Boston on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Boston home builders. You can also look through Boston photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell and Cambridge.

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