Our Company

Essex Restoration is a residential building and remodeling company specializing in custom home renovation and historic preservation for clients in Boston, Metro West, and the North Shore.

Our crew has well over 250 years of combined experience in carpentry, building, historic preservation, and remodeling. With a uniquely diverse mix of education and experience, what brings our team together, and sets us apart, is commitment to quality workmanship, attention to detail, and extraordinary customer service.


In addition to our in-house staff, Essex Restoration works with a select group of subcontractors on a regular basis. As a result of this consistent collaboration, we are confident in their expertise and they are familiar with our high standards.


We hope the quality of our work and dedication to complete customer satisfaction  is evident in the enclosed photographs and testimonials from our clients.  Thank you for considering Essex Restoration for your upcoming project.

Licenses & Certificates

Licensed green remodeler

Licensed home improvement contractor

Licensed construction supervisor

Lead safe certified firm

Certified lead carpenters


National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB)

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Historic New England

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Trades’ Network

Trustees of Reservations

Essex County Greenbelt



Walter has led his company Essex Restoration in highly successful renovations of historic properties for which Menders, Torrey and Spencer, Inc has served as architect. Our firms have collaborated to provide design-build capabilities to realize our client's dreams to transform and rehabilitate their homes. I will continue to recommend Walter as a capable and trustworthy builder who is a pleasure to work with.


We couldn't be happier with the work!  You were super at keeping in touch and making recommendations that greatly improved on what we had otherwise thought we wanted.  We are extremely pleased with the entire operation from start to finish.   We can certainly attest to your flexibility, 'can do' approach, and innovative solutions. Thanks again for a great job that was on time, on budget and exceeded expectations!


I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with Essex Restoration and your team. Never in all my years of various home remodeling projects, have I experienced the quality of work ethic which your group displayed.  From their timeliness, to their accommodating my needs, their quality of workmanship and right down to the end of the day clean up. Everything done by Essex was top notch and I am pleasantly surprised by how the team came together to get the job done.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Eric Ashwell and Chris Haynes. It is because of their attention to detail and quality of work that I am thankful I hired Essex.


I have hired Walter and Essex Restoration three separate times for work on two different homes. Walter unfailingly puts in the time and effort needed to ensure that I understand my options and can choose those that meet my needs best. Essex Restoration staff are true professionals, from their craftsmanship to their project management and communication with me as a client. I will not hesitate to use them for home improvements in the future.


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed having them work here. I know it’s a weird thing to say, but they are all perfectly delightful, so professional, very nice gentlemen, obviously very talented and knowledgeable


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