Custom Homes

Choosing a builder for a new home, addition or renovation project is an important decision. At Vath & Higgins Builders we bring a unique skill set proven over years of construction and custom carpentry experience on Cape Cod. We understand any project, regardless of scope, is a process that begins with listening to the client’s ideas and working with them to give shape and substance to the final completion. Communicating with our clients throughout every stage of construction is one of our strengths.

Our craftsmanship and project management skills are of the highest caliber. We are the builders and only use the services of selected skilled tradesmen such as electricians and plumbers that we trust and have a long history of working together. This combination of experience, skill and communication means that we provide unparalleled building services on Cape Cod where attention to details and exceeding the client’s expectations are paramount.

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Renovations and Restorations

Vath & Higgins Builders offers new construction, additions and award winning historic renovations.  Bob Vath and Peter Higgins share an appreciation for the beauty, the fine craftsmanship, and the unique landscape of Cape Cod.  They understand that each historic home or addition, no matter the scope of the project, presents unique challenges due to materials, structural deficiencies and local preservation restrictions. Whether the project involves restoration or complete renovation, Bob and Peter are skilled at retaining and enhancing the unique details and historic charm.

Vath & Higgins Builders believe historic homes should be preserved and the materials which make up the home should be reused as much as possible.  This process keeps with the homes historic character and charm, as well as adding to the architectural composition of the home.  Vath & Higgins Builders were awarded a Chatham Historical Society Preservation Award in 2014 in recognition of their hard work and dedication for their renovation and restoration of a 1850 home.

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Whether building new, or remodeling, Vath & Higgins Builders take great pride in the opportunity to create or change a space to be functional and fun for family and friends.  In recent years kitchen renovations have been on the rise, as the kitchen is the heart of the home.  Vath & Higgins Builders will help you design and build a beautiful functional kitchen to meet all your culinary needs, as well as a space for entertaining.  Kitchen remodels are more popular than ever, with custom islands taking center stage.  A beautiful custom island whether finished in Granite, Corian, or gorgeous hardwood is not only a great and functional work space, but the space where family and friends can gather.  With your dream kitchen wish list, we can work together to create a space to enjoy a lot of wonderful meals and many fun filled memories.

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The bathroom may be smallest room in a house, but don’t overlook the value of a great renovation!  The overall cost of a bathroom remodel depends on the scope of the work: the size of the space, quality of materials,  and the endless choices of features you desire. Updates such as a new tub or walk in shower, plumbing fixtures, heated flooring, or custom cabinetry will not only add beauty, comfort and convenience, but add value to your home.  Vath & Higgins Builders will help you with your dream bathroom, using your ideas, and our custom building experience to create to a beautiful, spacious and more functional room.

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Custom Cabinetry

Vath & Higgins Builders is inspired by the natural beauty and charm of Cape Cod.  Our clients share this appreciation, and Vath & Higgins Builders like to include them in the planning and design process of their home renovation or building project.  These collaborative relationships allow us to design custom built cabinetry fitting both the home, and the client–adding functionality and beauty to each project.  Custom cabinetry in place of a standard closet, or in a small wall cavity allows for more usable and functional space.  Hand-built shelving, or custom cabinetry with high quality materials and craftsmanship can create a focal point in a home as well as maximize the space, and beauty of any room.

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So glad we chose Vath and Higgins to renovate our home.  Bob Vath and Pete Higgins attended to all our concerns.  They listened carefully, worked both creatively and skillfully and were most trustworthy.   Working with them was a great experience culminating in a beautiful renovation!  We will be ever grateful they were the professionals who gave us the house of our dreams.

Bob and Margaret

Vath & Higgins Builders


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