I have known Matthew for 18 years. During this time, Desmond Construction has completed three remodeling projects that included a new kitchen, master bathroom, and a full finished basement. From the beginning, Matthew delivered on time and on budget. His professionalism and his integrity has been foremost in my mind the greatest factors that made my experience a true pleasure. His workmen fully complimented his professionalism. From the beginning of each project, Matthew took the time to explain the process, details and the decisions that needed to be made prior to the commencement. Because of his values and commitment to his clients, I would recommend Desmond Construction without reservation for any remodeling project you may have.

H.Z.-North Andover, MA


As our family grew it became apparent that our house no longer fit our needs.  We loved our neighborhood and home and really did not want to move, so we decided to hire an architect and put an addition on to our home.  We sought three contractors’ bids and Matt Desmond’s bid was 15% less than one and 20% less than the other!  Even with the lower bid the cost was more than we had bargained for and we thought our only option was to sell our beloved home.  Matt looked at the plans, talked with us about our needs, and came up with an alternate plan that not only gave us the space we needed and wanted, but was a far better layout.  Matt and his crew spent eight months at our house; he always kept us aware of what was happening and what was coming next.  That was a huge help because living in a construction zone with two toddlers was not easy.  Not only was Matt patient with us (we had a million decisions to make and a million questions), but he was great with the kids!  He knew how chaotic our living space was and appreciated the challenge.  Many days Matt would ask when I was putting the kids down for naps and he would intentionally plan his workday around this.  Some days he took lunch when they napped, other days he worked in an area farthest from their nap site.  We so appreciated his thoughtfulness and it made all the difference.  Matt has been back to our home several times over the years for various projects and each time we’ve been more than pleased. 

Kelley and Anthony Papa

In 2005 after I had interviewed several candidates, I hired Desmond Construction to build a sunroom onto the house.  I had an immediate feeling that Matt Desmond was someone with whom I could easily work and who is a straight shooter.  He did what he said he would do, came when he said he would – not one of those who start something and then disappear.  The sunroom was beautiful.  Because of the great experience working with him, I later hired him to do a complete master bath remodeling; again this was a positive experience working with someone who deals with his clients respectfully.  A couple of years later, I bought some land on which to build a house.  I asked Matt’s opinion about the lot and he gave me an honest and thoughtful response.  The house building process went very smoothly and Matt kept me informed about progress or the impediments that are a normal aspect of house-building.  He does quality work, really cares about the outcome and the owner’s opinions and requirements, never cuts corners and takes pride in his work.  He provides his clients with his cellphone number and always responds to calls, patiently answers questions and explains things clearly.  He listens to his clients.  He finds solutions to problems.  You do not back and forth by email with Matt, rather he talks to you by phone or in person.  He keeps you informed about the building process.  The house could not have turned out better and after I moved in, he continued to doing the minor tweaking that any new house requires.  As a single woman, I really appreciate working with someone who has integrity.  He’s absolutely the best!!

ANdrea Jensen