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We first met Dave Magee 15 years ago as the project manager for our historic renovation in West Newton. We recently re-engaged Dave and his firm, Magee Builders, to update the property to our family’s needs. Dave and his team, and all the subs, were a pleasure to work with – thorough budget in advance, fluid communication about the process and decisions, deep attention to detail, and no surprises on billing. Magee Builders really cares about quality and the client relationship.

- Frank & Amelia - West Newton, MA

We tend to be critical and demanding and do not lightly give the high praise which comprises this recommendation. David deserves this praise. Working with him was not only a pleasure but a very productive enterprise with few of the upsets that one expects on a complex project of this sort. His knowledge of the construction field is encyclopedic and stems from the advantage that he has been close to the construction field, not only for his career but for a large part of his life. We relied extensively on this knowledge base throughout the project and soon made David become a part of all of the decisions we made since it gave us such an advantage

- Randolph N. - Beverly Farms, MA

David was always on top of every issue, and proactive, brought questions of design and implementation to our attention and the attention of the architects. He is a stickler for quality, and very often noticed tiny defects that we would have missed, and had the subs correct them.

Whenever we had a problem with something on the house, whether it was directly related to the project or not, we would contact David and he would be on it immediately, and get plumbers or electricians or carpenters in to fix right away.

- William O.

David is a great communicator. His patience, compassion, and empathy helped guide us through each phase of project. This was our first major project and we were new to many construction terminologies and how things worked. David provided guidance and led us through with the utmost professionalism. We were in good hands and we never worried since we knew David had a firm grasp on the project. The end result was an amazing house we now call home.

- Robert L. - Newton, MA

David managed our extensive addition/renovation to our primary residence. The project was complicated in that it touched virtually every part of a busy house and during most of the project, the house was occupied. Additionally, the architects did not provide any material on-site services and David was required to step into that role as well.


David did an outstanding job. He was prompt, courteous and above all else, reliable. He did a remarkable job making sure the complicated project was on track and when challenges popped up, he attended to them with professionalism and genuine creativity.

- Robert E. - Sudbury, MA

David was the consummate professional who went above and beyond in helping to design some of the trickier challenges of my renovation project. My house is an antique, and as such had some architectural challenges. It was evident he spent a lot of time off the job brainstorming to try and craft the perfect balance between the finished aesthetic and the structural needs. I was very happy with my finished product and would recommend him highly. 

- Judy H. - Concord, MA

David did a superb job managing our remodeling project for our Chestnut Hill home. He effortlessly dealt with many trades and we completely trusted David. What made his work especially valuable to us was the fact that we could rely on him while we were in California when the work was being done. He did a very good job of keeping us informed and frequently sent photos of the work-in-progress. I wouldn't hesitate to engage him again.

- William M. - Chestnut Hill

I have had the pleasure of working with David on several projects. I have found him to be very personable, professional and experienced. I would strongly recommend him and would welcome the opportunity to work together again!

- Andrew Sidford - Principal Architect, LEED AP

As an architect I have had the pleasure of working with David for over a dozen years, and I have continually been impressed with his range of experience, depth of knowledge and ability to think creatively to execute a variety of projects from small to large. His standards of workmanship and attention to detail are very high so I never have to worry about achieving “best practice” construction for my clients. He is 110% honest, transparent, and a pleasure to work with on every project.

- Peter Grover - Architect

I’ve known David for over 15 years working with him along his path when he had different project management positions with some of the the finest builders in the Boston metro area. David has a passionate sincerity about his approach to the business of residential building with a true understanding of process and the fundamental importance of estimating jobs. He brings a deep and wide knowledge of project management skills relative to cost of labor and materials to achieve a completed build out that is of the highest standard of finish and craftsmanship.

- William Gregory  - Wm. Gregory & Associates Interior Design

KR+H has worked with David on numerous projects over many years – all with great outcomes for everyone involved. David brings a deep well of experience and education to the benefit of his clients and trades partners. His skills as both a mechanic and manager are manifest in solving the large and small problems that crop up daily during construction all the while communicating effectively and collaboratively with clients and colleagues. Everyone at KR+H welcomes the chance to work with David.

- Paul Reidt - President, KR+H

David Magee is someone worth keeping on your short list of builders – we’ve done great work with him on high-profile projects, he is a skilled, organized and perfectionist builder, is a terrific guy, and draws from the top tier of subs.  I like him a lot and he helps our design work come out better.  If you’re thinking of bringing him onto a future job consider me an enthusiastic reference. David.

- Steven P. Siegel, P.E. - President, Siegel Associates

Magee Builders recently finished a complete renovation of our home and we couldn't be happier with the result. David insists on quality from his sub-contractors and pays attention to all the details. He was also great about communicating with us regarding any changes to the schedule or budget. We wouldn't hesitate to hire Magee Builders again on a future construction project!.

- Jeff & Marty B. - Carlisle, MA

Magee Builders handled our full renovation. They were recommended by our designer who had worked with them multiple times and vouched for their quality, knowledge, and experience - that was all I needed to hear. We clicked with David Magee, his team, and subcontractors immediately; they were personable, easy to deal with, and earnest about their work. Now, we’re planning phase II of our renovation and there’s no question that Magee Builders will do the work.

- Noelle & James - Groton, MA

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