Founded in 2006 by lifelong friends Nick Stamos and Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, Fresh Start Contracting specializes in custom home renovations. Our team of master carpenters, project managers, and skilled laborers approach each project with enthusiasm and extreme care.

Welcome to Fresh Start Contracting Custom Home Renovations

Fresh Start Contracting specializes in custom home renovations serving home owners in the Greater Boston area. Our services range from whole home renovations, kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, exterior additions, custom builds and much more.

Interior Renovations

When working with home owners on interior project upgrades, we focus specifically on kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining rooms and bedroom renovations.

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Exterior Renovations

On exterior renovation projects, we work with home owners on a range of  areas including on roofing, new siding, window installation, porches and pavement.

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Custom Builds

We also design and build custom pieces specific to our clients needs. Our custom projects have included bookcases, fireplace mantles, decks, and work spaces.

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Fresh Start Portfolio

With almost a decade of experience working with homeowners and families in the Greater Boston area, Fresh Start Contracting has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering high quality work. Our portfolio of bathroom and kitchen renovations, custom builds and exterior remodels demonstrate our focus on quality and attention to detail. View all works


Pitcher Renovation

pitcher ave

Oakwood Renovation

oakwood terrace

Dorchester Renovation

dorchester ave

Berkeley Renovation

berkeley road

Client Testimonials

Fresh Start repaired interior damage from an ice dam this winter. They took down partial walls in both our dining room and breakfast nook, replaced insulation, and the chair rails, window frames and molding, re-plastered the walls and ceiling, and repainted the entire dining room and breakfast nook area. The Fresh Start team was great to work with. They did an excellent job, and the project manager was on hand each day of the project to ensure that the jobs was being handled efficiently, cleanly and on time.

Steve D., Brookline

I have worked with this company over the past four years, for multiple projects including direct contracting or project coordination. Most recently the replacement of a stove with the installation of necessary venting. This work has been on a property in Cambridge, yet I live three hours away in Maine. I have been totally pleased with the work, accountability and professionalism of the company and staff, and recommend highly.

Miles L., Cambridge

In the last 8yrs we have owned we have used various with degree of variance of workmanship from bad to nightmare contractors until we got introduced to Fresh Start Contractors. They really are a 'Fresh' start. Very Amicable, cordial and work gets done with no delays, no complaints, and no supervision from homeowner. This is by far The Best contractors I have hired. I am also lining them up for some other work and even recommended to some of my friends.

Muni M., Somerville

We have used Fresh Start Contracting Company twice and both times they did an outstanding job. They painted the new ceiling and refinished the damaged hardwood floors. Honestly, the two rooms looked brand new when they were done. The work has so far held up as this was a few years ago now. I especially appreciated how they did not leave any dirt or dust. They were very careful to enclose the work space.

Madhu M., Newton

Ben and Nick of Fresh Start Contracting, break every traditional mold of contractor you envision. They are punctual, professional, responsive and the quality of their work is excellent! They arrived at our home with the project management team, prepared the environment by making sure all our floors/furniture etc was covered and protected and got down to work. There were 6 members on site for our project which was not only completed on time, but came out better than we expected. Even when there was a touch-up to do, they came out within 48 hours, and took care of it perfectly. I couldn't recommend Fresh Start any stronger. Ben, Nick - Thank you! Look forward to working together again.

Yan K., Winchester

Fresh Start managed the renovation of an area of our third floor, adding a dormer and a small deck to the back of the house. The work extended to replacement of the entire roof, painting the whole house, and repairing or replacing a number of other things (e.g., front doors) on the house. The company did an excellent job of planning the project, selecting and deploying an on-site team, hiring subcontractors, and communicating regularly with us on progress, The on-site team was very competent, professional and respectful. The subcontractors were also very good and responsive to our needs. The project was completed close to schedule. The only concerns we had were that the actual billed costs for subcontractors tended to be significantly higher than the original estimates, with few supporting details. Fresh Start was responsive to our questions about this and tried to provide explanations. Overall, we are very happy with the work done and the management of the project.

Derbali A., Boston