Massachusetts is known for being home to many colleges and universities, including the renowned Harvard University. With many learning institutions in the area, the Bay State’s residents have come to value education, which has resulted in the state having the highest percentage of residents with a college degree. In addition to that, Massachusetts also has a strong health service sector; there are esteemed hospitals in the area such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. As a central education and health hub in the United States, Massachusetts makes for a phenomenal place for people to move to and work in.
For those who are interested in moving to the state, we have created a list of the best construction companies in the area. These firms are known for their innovative approaches to creating spaces that are healthy and inspiring for clients.
Commodore Builders Inc.
404 Wyman St. Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451
Commodore Builders Inc. (Commodore) is skilled in working on commercial, life science, institutional, corporate interior, and public sector projects. These spaces are built with a particular effort to be healthy, efficient, sustainable, and innovative. The firm also aims to provide quality customer service, and much of its success is thanks to its client-centric efforts. Indeed, clients return to the firm repeatedly due to its attentive service and its success in making the construction process smooth and stress-free.
The Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s Glass Retail Pavilion is one of Commodore’s Boston-based projects. Before construction began, Commodore removed an existing greenhouse—a task that involved excavation, pulses, and utility connections. The new space, however, features a transparent, single-story glass pavilion that serves as the base building for a retail store. The firm also brought in a subcontractor to furnish and install a flood panel at the main entrance, which was an effort to address the marketplace’s susceptibility to flooding.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
313 Congress St. Boston, MA 02210
As a Seaport-based firm, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (Consigli) works to preserve historic structures while transitioning into forward-thinking construction practices. For example, its team assesses the impact of water table levels on deep foundations and anticipates the complexities of working in an evolving environment. The firm has completed projects for a wide range of sectors, including academic, corporate, energy, federal, healthcare, hospitality, interiors, life sciences, cultural, and multi-family residential.
After biotechnology company Biogen returned to Cambridge, the company worked with Consigli on its new headquarters in Kendall Square. Consigli created fabrication models for all the major trades, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEPFP) systems. The new headquarters has fully collaborative spaces that make use of the raised flooring and demountable glass partitions, while the interactive lobby features the client’s corporate history and exhibits. The result of this adaptive reuse of two historic buildings is a state-of-the-art training, conference, and community laboratory space. There is also a new glass and terra cotta facade.
Columbia Construction Co.
100 Riverpark Dr. North Reading, MA 01864
Columbia Construction Co. has built a team of professionals that understands the importance of matching a client’s vision, dedication, and attention to detail. With nearly a century of industry experience, the firm has worked on numerous project types, including academic, corporate, interiors, hospitality, healthcare, life science, residential, and energy projects. It has also fostered many lasting relationships with clients. The team-oriented approach that the firm has adopted for planning and solving challenges has resulted in proactive solutions, satisfying outcomes, and quality partnerships.
The Boston Scientific Corporation relocated its corporate headquarters to one of its facilities in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Columbia Construction was contracted to work on transforming the Marlborough campus through a series of projects. These projects included the renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot building and the construction of a new 110,000-square-foot building. The new space features an open-office concept that includes collaborative meeting and conference spaces, executive board rooms, a conference and training center, a two-story entrance lobby, and an enclosed connector to other buildings. Columbia Construction also renovated the fitness center, cafeteria, daycare center, and parking areas.
Corderman & Company, Inc.
9 Channel Center St. Suite 400, Boston, MA 02210
Corderman & Company, Inc.’s mission is to provide the highest quality of preconstruction and construction management services. To do this, the firm works to bring a client-centric and innovative approach to the construction process, as well as partners with clients, architects, engineers, trade partners, and vendors. The firm’s expertise includes projects in the academic, banking, corporate, financial, healthcare, science, hospitality, legal, showroom, and retail sectors.
SAPPI’s headquarters, located on the third and fourth floors of 255 State Street, is one of Corderman & Company’s Boston-based projects. The client wanted to consolidate the third-floor space to the fourth floor while increasing capacity and updating the 10-year-old finishes. In addition to completely removing an internal staircase that connected the third and fourth floors, Corderman & Company also constructed new offices, meeting rooms, a pantry, a reception area, and several workstation areas.
Cape Associates, Inc
345 Massasoit Rd. Eastham, MA 02642
Founded in 1971 with a small team of three employees, Cape Associates, Inc. has since expanded to include more than 100 full-time employees. Most of the firm’s operations are carried out in its office, warehouse, and shop, though the firm also has a facility with a large, heated shop for woodworking projects and winter painting. Cape Associates, Inc. has locations in Eastham, Yarmouth Port, and Chatham, which allows it to serve clients throughout Cape Cod.
In order to maintain easy and frequent communication between important parties, Cape Associates, Inc. has an in-house team of carpenters, painters, laborers, tile setters, and plumbers. Having in-house employees also has the benefit of maintaining quality and accountability across projects. Clients can contract Cape Associates, Inc. for its services in custom building, renovation, property management, painting, custom design, and cabinetry.
New England Design and Construction
103 Terrace St. Boston, MA 02120
New England Design and Construction (NEDC) utilizes a construction approach that is based on the values of collaboration, dedication, and creativity. This approach reliably produces well-designed spaces that are meant to uplift their occupants. The design-build method the firm uses involves a full architectural team and qualified construction professionals. This methodology has resulted in a large portfolio of mostly mid- to high-end residential remodeling projects.
A couple in Jamaica Plain contracted NEDC to work on the kitchen, solarium, and first-floor remodel of an outdated townhouse. The goal was to rework the claustrophobic and dark spaces of the home, which NEDC did by opening up the circulation, refinishing and updating the space, and gutting the kitchen. The original brick of the structure was reexposed, while the solarium footprint was opened up in order to bring light into the kitchen and living area. The solarium also features a built-in banquette that makes it more functional as well as aesthetically-pleasing. The kitchen area of the renovated townhouse has an oversized island with a modern mix of industrial and eclectic features. These features include wooden drawer pulls, exposed pipe shelf support, and natural brick. NEDC also worked on a new mudroom and small half-bath for the home.
254B Bodwell St. Avon, MA 02322
Founded in 2014, NS Builders is a young construction and general contracting company based in Avon, Massachusetts. Nick Schiffer, a carpenter with experience in residential and high-rise construction, leads the firm in providing services to clients around Massachusetts. Most of the projects featured in NS Builders’ portfolio are privately owned homes and condominiums in the Boston area.
To ensure that client spaces are built with a creative approach, the firm’s team centers its work around quality craftsmanship. NS Builders offers its clients a full-service experience, giving them a team of experienced carpenters, project managers, cabinet makers, and apprentices. The dedication that the firm has put into its work has earned it a reputation for meticulous quality control and a strong attention to detail.
151R Adams St. Newton, MA 02458
Auburndale Builders is a residential construction firm based out of Newton. The firm focuses on high-performance home building and remodeling in order to produce comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient spaces. The team’s process includes using updated technology for solar power, heat pumps, and other electrical mechanical systems. Overall, Auburndale Builders makes sure that the construction process is both seamless and enjoyable for all of its clients.
A couple in Newton partnered with Auburndale Builders to work on an addition to their 1950s home. The home was in disrepair, and the couple sought a new kitchen to entertain family and friends. To help them, the firm worked on an expansive and light-filled kitchen that it added to a contemporary addition. The addition, which was joined to the renovated main house through a glassy link, also included a master bedroom suite and a master bathroom.
240 Elm St. 2nd floor Somerville, MA 02144
Originally a small cabinet company, Morse Constructions has expanded to be a premier residential home design and construction firm based in Somerville. Over the years, Morse Constructions has continued to evolve its operations through a commitment to high quality and integrity. This has resulted in high levels of client satisfaction, which is reflected in the fact that 90% of the firm’s work comes from returning clients and referrals.
A family of four in Cambridge employed Morse Constructions to work on their home. The firm took this project as a creative challenge, since it involved transforming a 650-square-foot space into something that can support a family with growing children. Some elements of the work included adding a third bedroom, designing an open floor plan with well-delineated and multi-purpose spaces, and creating functional areas for private and family gatherings. Additionally, the new kitchen is smartly designed with cabinetry that gives the family access to atypical areas.