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Investing in Your Home

Making the renovations that work for you

In today's dynamic housing market, where prices soar, more homeowners are opting to renovate and update their existing homes rather than face the challenges of buying new ones. Amidst this surge in home improvement endeavors, Construct Associates, Inc. emerges as a beacon of expertise and innovation, offering comprehensive design and construction services to help homeowners realize their vision of the perfect living space.

“I tell clients to do it for you, not for resale,” says Stephen Ross, owner of Construct Associates. “You should get to enjoy the renovations, not the next person. Make the house what you want it to be.”

Ross explained that many people are choosing to stay in their homes for the long haul, creating a home that fits all their needs rather than buying a home that fits some. People are also choosing renovations that will last for decades rather than styles that may be over in a few years.

“We’re not seeing a lot of trends,” explains Stephen. Many clients do bathroom and kitchen renovations that often bring the best return on their investment and last the test of time. 

Whether clients are dreaming of a kitchen remodel, bathroom renovation, or a complete overhaul of their living space, Construct Associates, Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of design and construction services to bring your vision to life. From historic renovations to cutting-edge new construction projects, their skilled workforce and state-of-the-art resources ensure that every project is executed with precision and care. Moreover, their affiliations with esteemed organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders and the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts underscore their commitment to industry best practices and excellence.

“Some of our employees have been here since day one and many have at least 10 years of experience,” says Stephen. 

At Construct Associates, Inc., efficiency and quality go hand in hand. Through years of refinement, they have perfected their process to deliver exceptional results while adhering to realistic timelines and budgets. From the initial consultation to the final touches, clients can expect transparent communication, meticulous attention to detail, and a seamless experience from start to finish. 

Whether embarking on a residential renovation or a light commercial project, their team of experts will guide clients every step of the way, ensuring that their vision is realized. The process begins with an initial meeting to discuss the goals and requirements for the project, as well as issues related to design requirements, zoning and building codes, budget, and site conditions. 

“Most people come in with a vision and I try not to interfere with that,” says Stephen, “but I will share my experience because I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t work.”

Founded in 1984, Construct Associates, Inc. boasts a rich history of craftsmanship and client satisfaction. With a diverse portfolio spanning antique to ultra-modern designs, the company prides itself on its ability to deliver solutions tailored to each client's unique preferences and requirements. Ross continues to lead the charge, drawing upon his extensive experience and passion for construction to uphold the company's reputation.

Stephen started with Construct in 1988 as a carpenter and became a partner in 2006. His craftsmanship can be seen throughout the valley, in many downtown Northampton commercial locations and dozens of residential projects throughout the Valley. Although his partner, Bob Walker, retired in March 2023 after 30 years with the company, Stephen has no plans to stop working.

“I’m not going anywhere,” he says. “I love the work that I do.”

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, visit or call 413-584-1224.

“I tell clients to do it for you, not for resale."

“Make the house what you want it to be.”