Jonathan Raith & Co. is a unique building development company focusing exclusively on residential design and construction of fine homes on the island of Nantucket. While projects range in size from “jewel box” cottages to expansive family estates, our attention to detail is paramount.
We attribute the success of our projects to our team of professionals, from architects to landscapers who share our passion and philosophy of building and design. We complete each project with the best craftsmanship and are entirely dedicated to proving to our clients an unparalled construction experience. Fully licensed and insured, our continued commitment to our trade provides repeat clients and endless referrals.
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Jonathan Raith has been designing, building and restoring homes on Nantucket for over 30 years. From an early age, he worked closely alongside his father—an engineer—and learned every aspect of the trade, including framing to fine furniture and cabinetry construction. After completing his degree in construction management, he moved to Nantucket to start his building-design business.
While Jonathan has restored many of Nantucket's historic homes, including the West Brick on Main Street, he has also designed or built numerous new homes throughout the island. Jonathan is well known for his meticulous attention to detail and for creating designs that respect the architectural history unique to Nantucket. Although he has worked with both local and off-island architects, his personal knowledge of the design process enables him to create personalized and comfortable homes for his clients. Jonathan makes a point to orient each home with respect to the unique light that has attracted painters to Nantucket for centuries.
Jonathan works closely with each of his clients, taking them step-by-step through the entire building process. From the initial meeting to understand how clients want to live in their home, to HDC meetings for required permits, custom interior detail choices, and final landscaping, Jonathan's process works to enhance the overall aesthetic of the property and its surroundings. Jonathan is a true treasure to the industry and a proven top-choice home builder on Nantucket.
MA Construction Supervisor license
MA Real Estate license
B Fleming comes to us from Dublin, Ireland. Like many Irish Islanders, he and his wife came to Nantucket for a visit and never left. B has been in the building business for 23 years with a specialized mechanical background. Creating an excellent working relationship with Jonathan, B serves as the project manager on every site for Jonathan Raith & Co., ensuring the best quality of work is completed in a timely manner. B thrives on the challenges that the building business proposes on a daily basis, and his dedication to his position is priceless.
Originally from Skaneateles, New York and the oldest child of five, Chris has lived on the island for forty years, and has two children. Chris oversees our shop where he makes custom molding, cabinetry, and everything in between. In his earlier days, Chris worked as the manager of Glidden’s fish market, where he used his woodworking skills to restore wooden boats.
Chris' father, a master craftsman, introduced him to the tools of the trade. By instilling the values, discipline and dedication necessary to the craft of building, his father’s influence has been present in every project Chris has produced.
Chris has also learned a great deal working alongside his brother Jonathan over the past 30 years. Chris’s passion for working with his hands and maintaining efficiency has made him invaluable to every job. Chris produces all the necessary trim work, along with custom designs to add undeniable beauty and detail to our customer’s homes. To this day, the end result of his craftsmanship excites him repeatedly.