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  • Doug Best’s team is the gold standard for renovation. The minute they walked into our living room and began to roll out tarps and tools needed to protect floors and the rest of the house from the dust and debris of construction, I need we were in good hands. But they are not only careful in their work, they are master craftsmen and artists. And they communicated well with us and with each other, so that the end result was a book-lined library with elegant fireplace that looked as if it had always been there. We are thrilled with the result. And they are really nice people. So, if you are looking for maximum talent with minimum hassle, go with these guys. They are indeed the best, and not just because of Doug’s last name. We plan to use them on an and every renovation project in the future.

  • Doug and his crew are the ultimate professionals. From start to finish the job was on budget and on time. We would highly recommend D. Best Construction

  • Great Work and great team all in all. I really appreciate the responsiveness and and the communication. Great attention to details

  • We have used D. Best construction on two major projects in our house-: an upgrade in two bathrooms (plus the addition of splits , new stair railings and ceiling fans) was the first project and the second project , done last winter, was an upgrade/new kitchen. We were so happy with all their work. They were excellent at every part of the job. They came in on budget and they finished the work on time. They are excellent carpenters and work with great plumbers and electricians. They are very easy to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. We would use them again. Excellent workmanship, communication & responsiveness. Honest, thorough and easy to work with. We couldn’t be more pleased with how our project turned out.

  • !High quality workmanship and attention to detail. A focused and responsive team approach. Solutions oriented and creative. Very satisfied customer

  • We have been planning a special "home makeover" for two decades. We knew that D. Best Construction had tackled some large commercial projects on Martha’s Vineyard (St. Andrews Church and the Sweet Life Restaurant) but we were not aware that they handled residential projects like ours. D. Best was very responsive from the very beginning, offering us many construction and design insights. We are currently in the design phase and look forward to seeing our project completed in 2022. I won't joke that "D.Best lives up to its name" (it's been done already!) but I will say that you don't get voted best construction company on Martha’s Vineyard every year for 10+ years "accidentally" ---- D. Best Construction responsiveness, professionalism and quality make the difference ---especially on important projects!

  • We have worked with D. Best for renovations to our home and have been very pleased with our experience. This is a professional group! Their work is very good and the process has been easy. The team at D. Best is knowledgeable, responsive, organized and courteous. They listen to my questions and concerns and are always willing to help. They provide frequent project updates (with pictures) and detailed cost tracking information each week. We are happy with their work and professionalism and will be working with them again on another project.

  • D.Best construction did an excellent job completing my Kitchen, bathroom and living room on time and within budget! The D.Best group started with a project scope statement that outlined the key deliverables of the plan project. The key project milestones allowed the team to track the progress of my projects from start to finish. We will definitely be working with D.Best construction on future project.        

  • Doug and his team have been professional, hardworking and knowledgeable as we advance my commercial development project in the Edgartown B1 district. Many thanks to them for all their efforts.

  • Doug and crew are just the best to work with! They handled a multi-faceted project while we were not on island and during a very difficult time with Covid. Everyone involved was respectful of our home and our timeline. They are extremely knowledgable at their individual crafts and pay attention to the details which to me is most important. Plus, all the guys are as nice as can be! We were so happy with the crew and their work that they are currently doing another large project right now. We highly recommend D. Best!

  • Best Construction is the Best! The project Manager, Ryan has made some wonderful suggestions we did not think of! Lisa in the office is very detailed and sends an email of expenditures and a hard copy. Doug Best has a great team and has been very attentive to details and suggestions for improvements. If you hire Best construction it will be the best decision!

  • D.Best Construction is extremely knowledgeable, always professional, partner with the client to deliver exactly what the client wants, and have high quality standards. They are very prompt in bringing up any issues in the field, highly communicative, and efficient with regards to providing detailed cost tracking and timely billing. They are a pleasure to work with as well!

  • We have been working with Doug and Ryan since November. Could not be happier with the ideas they suggest, quality of the work they do, responsiveness and availability to all my questions and concerns.

  • D. Best Construction exceeded our expectations. Friendly, Professional, High Quality work. Doug and his staff are highly responsive, transparent, and easy to work with. We have a magical spot on Martha's Vineyard but did not realize that the previously dumpy exterior structure could be charming until D.Best completed the renovation.

  • D Best did an incredible job for us at our home in Vineyard Haven - Mr. Best was so responsive, engaging and kind and the contractors that completed the work were so knowledgeable and attentive to every detail, with the utmost care. We will continue to utilize D Best for all of our painting and renovation needs!

  • "I think highly of this construction team and have no reservation recommending them. Doug is thorough, honest, and quickly responsive to questions or concerns. His crew are all personable and take pride in their work, down to tiny details. I hired them for a complete house renovation and have been very pleased with the results. D. Best Construction is a great group of people to work with, dedicated to doing their best for their customers and working hard to produce an end result everyone is happy with. They are an exceptional business and I was lucky to find them!

  •  D. Best Construction has been very helpful to us on several occasions. From simple to complex Doug and his crew have the experience and know how to get the job done on time and on budget.

  • D. Best has performed several jobs at our home, including the gut replacement of three full bathrooms, replacement of all interior wood trim in the home, and the installation of a large antique wooden beam. Doug Best is dependable, up front and honest, and most importantly, all of the work has been at the very highest level of craftsmanship and quality. To us, he completely lives up to his name.

  • We hired D. Best Construction to renovate our 200+ year old house in Chilmark. The project included new windows, doors, whole house insulation, new bathrooms, kitchen cabinetry and much more...all to be undertaken while we were living in the house. The crew couldn't have been more professional, able, respectful and courteous. Would hire them again without hesitation.

  •  We hired Doug to repair the ornate front porch on an 1871 Camp Ground cottage that had been expanded into a 2500 sq. ft. house. This project ended up as a 1-plus year complete gut and rebuild/restoration project. Doug, his foremen, his crew and his subs were imaginative, clever, enjoyable to work with, and superb craftspeople. Doug’s active involvement in the community and his positive relations with the various agencies regulating building activities on the Island made the project go more smoothly. The outcome speaks for itself as it has been featured in various publications since being completed. We recommend him and his team without hesitation for jobs both huge and small.

  •  Our firm has worked with Doug Best and his crew of D. Best Construction on many projects over many years on Martha's Vineyard. He shows extreme workplace professionalism and really cares about his clients’ needs and the quality of work he produces. One of the great aspects of working with Doug is his ability to see the overall picture during the design and development phase; he's always thinking ahead so any problem faced on the jobsite can be overcome. I would highly recommend D. Best Construction for any project, small or large.

  •  We hired Doug and his crew to replace our roof, trim and some windows. They were knowledgeable, efficient, clean, friendly and respectful. The project stayed within our budget. We would hire Best Construction again.

  • We have a 200+ year-old home that we are currently renovating, and in terms of their professional knowledge and ability to explain and process everything with us has been phenomenal! Their knowledge of old homes is especially impressive. Pricing has been a little more than expected, but that's just Martha's Vineyard. They have taken all measures with encountering and combating structural issues, they have been open and honest with telling us when things were going to be more - very professional in providing explanations for any rise in price and its function. Their overall pricing itemization and billing is perfect down to a T. Personality-wise, they have a great attitude and a great crew. Douglas and Stephen have both been dependable, reliable, and making themselves available to us. Great group of professionals to work with from their process, billing and the people.

  •  Doug Best and his crew are very professional. It was a pleasure working with them. We are so happy with our completely updated home. It came out beautiful!

  • A true professional operation. Doug Best was very responsive and gave a formal proposal outlining all aspects of the project. His staff maintained communication with us and sent photos as the project progressed. This is the second time we have used them for a major project.
    Would highly recommend Doug and his company.

  • D. Best Construction is a great company. Everyone who works for them and is affiliated with them are amazing. They are a great team and their work quality is amazing.

  • Great construction company to work with, deliver on time. Always answers the phone and let costumer knows the status of project. I would recommend to all my friends.

  • We contracted with them for two jobs. We were extremely pleased with the quality of workmanship, cost effectivenesss, and management of the jobs. They are respectful and sensitive to schedule changes because of our unexpected schedule of events: Holidays, weather, family crises. They follow up with suggestions and communicate regularly. Everyone knows what the job is and his/her role. No surprises in billing. They are our "go to" people for renovation and construction. We will use them again and refer to friends. 

  • I was very impressed with the quality of their work. The employees were very professional and proficient. I would definitely hire them for any future jobs that I have.

  • I think highly of this construction team and have no reservation recommending them. Doug is thorough, honest, and quickly responsive to questions or concerns. His crew are all personable and take pride in their work, down to tiny details. I hired them for a complete house renovation and have been very pleased with the results. D. Best Construction is a great group of people to work with, dedicated to doing their best for their customers and working hard to produce an end result everyone is happy with. They are an exceptional business and I was lucky to find them!

  • Just a note of appreciation for our new addition! The new spaces are lovely.  They have also been thoroughly tested by two hordes of children and grandchildren and there is such nice flow and space throughout the house. The gear room under the stairs has been a godsend for keeping all the beach supplies in order and the new outdoor shower roof looks so nice and has added extra privacy for countless showers. Special thanks to Debra for the all the design details that let the spaces communicate so well and to Best and Co for such careful and lovely construction.  We love it!


I knew your guys were good, but I have really experienced just how good they are and I I wanted to tell you about it.  Back in the fall, they did a first-rate job transforming our bare living room into a book-lined sanctuary with a lovely fireplace. Then, in the winter, we noticed some settling that resulted in some minor repair work that needed to be fixed. I contacted Ryan, who had done such a great job of overseeing the initial project, and Sam, the carpenter. Together with Mike, the painter, they came back and, with care, thoughtfulness, and precision, restored the room so that it is just as beautiful as it was before, maybe more so.

In a world where there is so often so little response to customer issues, it is a relief and a joy to know that your craftsmen and artists stand by the high quality of their work and respond quickly and professionally when needed.We were fans before; now we know we will never turn to anyone else to have work done on the house. You have an exemplary team. Thanks for putting it together and heading it up. We, on the island, are all the better for it!


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