JPS Construction and Design is a custom home building firm located on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island. We have been serving clients since 2006 with personalized service and a passion and determination to complete high-quality projects that delight our clients every time.  

We have a demonstrated track record of growth each and every year, with a corresponding expansion of the number of laborers, carpenters, project managers, designers, estimators and office staff.

Because of our wonderful family of clients, we have never had to lay off any employees, even during the great recession. We are conservative with the management of our business, and we reinvest heavily in our people and our equipment so that our team has the resources to continually improve our work product and service.

Custom Home Builder

Our business has been built on referrals from existing clients and other industry professionals, and we are very proud of the more than one hundred clients who continually return to us for additional work on their homes and workplace. JPS serves clients who need construction management and general contracting services for home remodeling, new residential construction, light commercial construction, and ongoing property maintenance services. All of our clients and projects have one common theme, and that is they require an extremely high level of quality in their custom-designed building project. This is accomplished by listening to the clients’ goals and concerns, paying attention to every detail to incorporate these specific ideas in their project, and employing the very best skilled workforce, from carpenters to subcontractors available to perform the work and finish the project to the delight of you, our client.

Home Design Residential - Commercial Construction Estimates - Custom build quote consultation - RI - MA - New England
Home Design Residential - Commercial Construction Estimates - Custom build quote consultation - RI - MA - New England

Commercial & Residential Building Projects in RI and MA

We have built our business in and around the Newport, RI area, though our clients have brought us all over Rhode Island including Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown, and from North Kingstown to Westerly RI on the other side of the bay. In Massachusetts, we’ve completed beautiful projects locally in Seekonk, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, and in Southeastern MA including Dartmouth, Westport, Mattapoisett, Marion and on Cape Cod. To the north, JPS signs have been spotted on commercial and residential remodeling projects in Newton, Wellesley, Marlborough and other metro west communities. This sizeable geography has provided us with the opportunity to put our fifty skilled team members to work on a variety of projects, including historically significant homes, seaside cottages, large Nantucket style colonial homes, condo projects, contemporary designs, boutique retail outfits, and customized commercial applications like medical offices, spas, and golf facilities. JPS is a member of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and the RI Builders Association. In 2019, JPS was named one of the Top 15 Builders in Rhode Island by General Contractor Magazine. JPS is also proud to be the exclusive firm selected to design and build the HGTV Dream Home 2021® in Portsmouth, RI. This complex design and build project was completed from start to finish within seven months during a pandemic in 2020 and has been viewed by millions of hopeful entrants to the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. With success like that, JPS is ready to meet your needs for home or business construction services wherever you are located, and no matter what your unique project involves. We are certain you will appreciate the thoughtful, transparent and client-centric process employed by JPS and the entire team.

Highlights of the JPS Process

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One of the hallmarks of the JPS process is evident before any tools come out at the job. Protection is a critical first step in any renovation project to safeguard surfaces, furniture and anything that we do not need to touch in your home. We take extreme precautions to protect floors, countertops, and whole rooms as needed, including newly installed items as the project progresses. These extra measures help ensure a beautifully finished job while minimizing the punch list and warranty work at the end.


Our experienced Project Managers are solely responsible for the success of your project. Part of that success is to keep the job moving along and minimize your downtime by coordinating the vast array of materials, JPS manpower, subcontractors, service providers, and building inspectors that are involved in any project. It is not uncommon to have three to five trades working at one time on different components of a project, and our PM will act as a conductor to keep it running smoothly. We build project schedules with completion timelines for each component, that consider the interdependency between various tasks, so that we can anticipate needs and make updates when work scope changes, milestones are reached, or the inevitable delay in delivery or inspection occurs.


The primary role of the Project Manager is to communicate with everyone involved regularly. S/he needs to ensure permits are in place, materials are delivered, manpower is on-site, tradesmen show up when needed, inspectors approve the work, and more, all the while keeping you, the client, well informed of how the project is progressing, gaining your approval and decisions on variables as the work progresses, helping you make finish selections sometimes weeks in advance of the need for the materials, and most importantly, keeping you up to date on the budget for the project.

Customized Home Finishes

As one of the top luxury home builders in our market, we are often asked to change ordinary spaces into ‘customized’ representations of a client’s personality or lifestyle. Whether it’s molding and trim, wood surface patterns, an ornate stairway, an outdoor living space, or hand-built cabinetry, JPS has the skilled people to make it a reality. Often a client isn’t sure what they want in an odd nook or for a dressing room vanity, but once the project begins to take shape, they gain clarity. That’s often when the next layer of customization adds an opportunity for JPS to shine. The JPS design team can suggest and draw beautiful custom built-ins for your unique space, and our expert finish carpenters can turn that into a centerpiece of your new room. These in-house capabilities mean your Project Manager is able to execute a quick turnaround, without having to wait weeks for outside providers to deliver. Ultimately, this leads to a unique project, completed in a reasonable time at a lower cost.

As you can see, there is no strict secret recipe for the success that JPS Construction and Design has enjoyed. There are many components, usually hundreds of varied details in each custom project, just a few of which we have highlighted above, that all come together under the skilled eye of the JPS Project Management team. Given our desire to produce uniquely finished homes and commercial spaces using interesting and well-crafted materials, and employing an experienced workforce of craftsmen, JPS delivers on its promise to complete high-quality projects that delight our customers and make a transformative impact in the communities where we work. We are certain that you, as our client, will enjoy the process of working with the JPS Team, seeing your project come to life, and enjoying its use for years to come.

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We worked with JPS Construction and design on a large renovation of a dated contemporary waterfront house. They worked closely with us and our architect in the design phase to ensure our vision was brought to life. Through phone, text, and email, JPS was in constant contact and many on site questions could be answered in a timely manner through the use of photos. Our new house is spectacular and couldn’t have been done without the hard work of JPS Construction and Design. We look forward to working with them again on future projects.


We’ve utilized JPS Construction and Design on at least a half dozen occasions, including three substantial renovations. And we’ve been thrilled with the results every time. From conception to execution through completion, the JPS Team sets the standard.

Your reputation for reliable, trustworthy and quality work is well deserved.

As always, thanks to you and your entire team.


This was my first experience with home renovations of any kind. My home is old and needed a lot of work. I really wasn’t sure where to begin. From the moment I met Sue, and soon after Dominic, I felt I had chosen the right company. They listened to me, seemed genuinely interested in my project, and offered great advice resulting in a phased approach to complete the entire project.

My little house was looking very sad before the Dream Team began to work their magic. Quality workmanship and a beautiful, finished product. I’m so happy with how everything turned out. I would recommend JPS to everyone!


Kitchen remodel. JPS demolished the existing kitchen including the floor and removed a section of wall. The project included new cabinets, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and granite countertops. The work was done to our total satisfaction. It was done on budget, on time and in a professional manner. We will use JPS again for any future projects and recommend them enthusiastically.


Each step of this process has been excellent. After many house projects, I am experienced in how the process can go south quickly. I have never been sad to say goodbye to a crew – until this project! Thank you does not express how pleased we are with how much the JPS Team put into making our vision of what this house could be into this amazing reality!!


The entire JPS team was knowledgeable, professional, and a true pleasure to work with. The craftsmanship and thought that went into each day did not go unnoticed. With changing ideas, evolving plans, and two wild kids running around you still found a way complete the project on time and on budget. The design and quality of the finished product is truly amazing!


I know we are not your only customer, but when I have questions, you all have been incredibly helpful and patient. You make us feel like your only client!


JPS makes some of the highest quality houses I have ever seen. They built my house and did an amazing job. They stand by their work 100%. Their carpenters are real craftsman who pay attention to the finest details of finish work. Great Company, great owner, great crew. I would highly recommend JPS to anyone. If I build another house, it will be built by JPS.


We love JPS Construction!!! We hired JPS to do a total reconstruction of our home. The project started in October and we anticipate the finish time is estimated for September. All work has been finished in a timely manner. The quality of their work is impeccable and their work ethic is the best that I’ve encountered. The JPS employees are on the job site everyday through all types of weather. They are extremely professional and full of integrity. The quality of their work is amazing!!! Our home looks beautiful!


I recently hired JPS Construction to build my dream home. Right from the beginning, they were respectful of my needs and easy to communicate with. They took the time to explain options to me in a way that was easy to understand. They even introduced new ideas that I may not have considered. Although we did go over budget slightly (mostly due to my design choices), the project was completed on time and I was in the house before Christmas.


Kitchen renovation & addition. During the process of the renovation and addition, I was extremely impressed with many aspects of the organization from reliability and respectability to the quality of workmanship. I was given professional guidance throughout the entire process and felt that I could rely on the management and crew to keep me apprised of the goings on each day. The project finished in a timely fashion and now I’m enjoying my new room and gorgeous kitchen!


We were very pleased with the work JPS did with our kitchen and dining room addition. We particularly liked their approach — very professional, never pushy, and always willing to provide alternative options. In the design phase, Jamie and Julia were very approachable and were creative in coming up with solutions to meet our needs. Most importantly, they always responded promptly to any of our queries. The JPS employees and crew was wonderful — they were skilled and very respectful of our space. Our project manager, David, was always helpful and reassuring. The project was finished on time and we continue to get compliments from family and friends on the renovation.


As an interior designer, it is always a pleasure to work with a talented group of builders and JPS is just such a group. We truly worked together to transform our client’s rather basic beach house into a home they loved and that functioned for the way they wanted to use it. JPS really stayed on top of the job and worked with me to add all the special finishing touches that make this updated vacation home so special. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to remodel or build. They are a pleasure to work with both professionally and creatively!


JPS put an addition on, and pretty much rehabbed our entire 90 year old beach house. From planning stages to completion, we’ve been extremely happy and we absolutely love our new home. Jamie has assembled an amazing team – from Sue and her design team, to our project manager Julian and his team, we’ve been so impressed. Everyone listened, offered suggestions along the way, and worked with us to make sure they gave us what we wanted. We were afraid we’d lose the unique charm of the original house, and instead in the end, they enhanced it. The “old” is improved, and the “new” flows so well with the original, making it feel like the house was always just as it is now. We so appreciated everyone’s expertise and professionalism at JPS and we’ll definitely be calling them when we’re ready for that rooftop deck!

We could not be more pleased with the quality of your construction and that the project was completed in the time frame you stated. We have had only positive comments about the design and exceptional work by you and your crew. We have recommended your company to friends, and they are equally satisfied with the outstanding professional construction you provide. Wishing you continued success in all your endeavors.

Many thanks to you, the wonderful crew you put on our job and your terrific work. They were so great and hard working. We look forward to seeing you in the spring.


Our thanks to you and your crew for the very good and thorough work on our home. Your crew was very easy to deal with and accommodating. Kevin, thank you for your personal involvement, guidance, follow-up and patience.


JPS recently completed a full remodel of our home in Middletown, which converted it from a beautiful home to our dream home! The quality of the work was exceptional, which we believe resulted from the leadership of out project manager, Kevin, and the positive attitudes of the whole team on the site. When problems were encountered, the team came up with a good solution. We appreciate the attention to detail and the insistence on doing things right. The “P” in JPS must stand for “passion!”


I have turned to Jamie for several updates and repairs to my home. Each time, I have been amazed at the quality of work the Team provides. They are up for any challenge, and I can be assured that I’ll be assigned an expert in any given construction field. They listen carefully. The job is not complete until the client is satisfied. It’s nice to know that I can turn to Jamie and his Team. I know I can get simple, honest advice and a reasonable quote.


I highly recommend Jamie and his crew. Very professional. I worked with him on a large job in Middletown, things went smoothly and timely. I designed and supplied the kitchen cabinets and vanity’s which he and his crew did a wonderful job installing along with all the other finish work.


I have done a couple of elevator installations with Jamie and his crew. Top notch outfit, the kind of team you look forward to working with.


JPS Construction did a beautiful job on our addition. Everything was thought out and done with thought.


Very good contractor. They do excellent work at the price estimated.