JPS Construction and Design, Inc. is a custom residential design build firm. The JPS design team’s core value is to have a positive impact on your life, the surrounding neighborhood and the community at large. Each project is treated as a new challenge that requires a different solution each time. Our goal is to serve our clients to create the perfect solution to their project that meets their requirements in every way and where a “house” becomes a “home”.

As a Rhode Island based design and build company, we have responded to our client’s desire to work with one coordinated team from concept to completion by building out our capabilities through a highly skilled team of designers led by Sue Horwitz, who is a licensed architect.

Many of our clients come to us with photos, clippings or simply home design ideas they may have as inspiration for their future project. We take those ideas and convert them into a workable home remodeling or new home construction project.

As a design build firm, we have extensive experience taking a project from initial design sketches, through to construction documents that are then used on the job site to convert the design into a reality during the construction process. Whether you use JPS as your home building contractor, or you have your own contractor, our in house Design Team is ready to assist you every step of the way to ensure a smooth and stress-free design experience. We intentionally separate the design contract from the construction contract, to provide you as much choice and flexibility as possible. Many clients, however, appreciate the seamless process that JPS design and build offers, as it allows our Project Managers to collaborate with the design staff throughout the design and building process. This results in the project being efficiently run, on budget and within schedule.

Our experienced team is both academically and field trained in architecture, with an emphasis on custom home remodeling, historic home renovations, space planning, and interior design. Whether you’re looking for new home design ideas, simply want to spruce up a residential interior, or anything in between, our team can deliver design concepts and construction plans inspired by your goals and objectives for the space, and most importantly, within your budget.

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The JPS team is equipped with the right mix of experience.

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The custom home design process involves multiple project phases.

These project phases are made seamless, because the JPS team is equipped with the right mix of experience to walk you through the entire process from concept to the finishing touches. The process starts with schematic design, where we take your thoughts and ideas, and propose two to three potential rough plans to show you the relationship of the different spaces to each other, building proportions, flow and functionality. During this phase, we will also highlight any special features of the existing structure or surrounding areas. These concepts are reviewed with you to help you decide which option the JPS team should develop. Once the design is established, the JPS team moves into design development, where the design is further refined, including identifying room sizes, door and window locations, functional layout of cabinetry, plumbing and electrical needs and other design details. Following client approval, the JPS team will prepare a set of construction documents, including a review by a structural engineer. At the end of the construction document phase, the drawings are ready to be submitted for a building permit. Throughout the design process, the JPS team will submit applications to historic commissions, zoning boards and other applicable agencies if required for your project.

The JPS Design Team offers three dimensional (3D) renderings to help you envision the design with greater detail and clarity. These renderings help to visualize the relationship between the different rooms, lighting effects, shadows, and finish materials and will help you gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the finished project.


Finally, JPS offers a complete interior design service to assist with selection of everything from building finishes to furnishings.

Finally, JPS offers a complete home interior design service to assist with selection of everything from building finishes to furnishings. Interior finishes are critical to the construction schedule because they often have long lead times and will need to be made well before the space is completely built. They can include items such as hardwood flooring, tile, countertops, cabinets, custom built-ins and millwork styles, fireplaces, plumbing fixtures, and custom glass, etc.
As the building nears completion, the JPS team can assist you in the design of the interior spaces and may include the selection of paint colors, furniture, carpets, window treatments, light fixtures and lamps, artwork and accent pieces. This is where you will have the opportunity to add your own personal touches to every aspect of your new residential interior.
Another advantage of working with the JPS Design Team is that our team partners with the Aquidneck Design Center, a newly formed collaborative effort from some of the area’s best suppliers of these types of finish products. The Aquidneck Design Center in Portsmouth, RI can be found within two buildings comprising over five thousand square feet of showrooms in one location right on the island.
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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.