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, 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 completely dedicated to proving to our clients the absolute best 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. He worked closely along-side his father, an engineer, from an early age and learned every aspect of the trade from framing to fine furniture and cabinetry construction. After completing his degree in construction management, he moved to Nantucket to begin his building design business.
He has restored and worked on many of Nantucket’s historic homes including the West Brick on Main Street and has designed and or built numerous new homes throughout the island. Jonathan is well known for his meticulous attention to detail and designs that respect the architectural history unique to Nantucket. While he has worked with local and off island architects, his own knowledge of the design process enables him to create personalized and comfortable homes for his clients. Jonathan takes care to orient each home with regard to the unique light that has attracted painters to Nantucket for centuries.
He works closely with his clients taking them through each step of the process beginning with the initial meeting to understand clearly how they will live in their home, to the HDC meetings and required permits, to custom interior details and final landscaping that will enhance the overall aesthetic of the property and its surroundings. Jonathan is a true treasure to the industry and proven again and again to be the top requested home builder on Nantucket.
MA Construction Supervisor license
MA Real Estate license
B comes to us from Dublin, Ireland. Like so many, he and his wife came to Nantucket for a visit and never left. He has been in the building business for 23 years and has a mechanical background. With an excellent working relationship with Jon, B is 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 no matter how difficult. His dedication to his position is priceless.
Originally from Skaneateles, New York and the oldest child of five, Chris oversees our shop where he custom makes everything from molding to cabinetry and so much more. Chris has lived on the island for forty years and has two children. In the earlier days he worked as the manager of Glidden’s fish market, used his woodworking skills restoring wooden boats and finds time to play guitar.
His father a master craftsman, introduced him to the tools of the trade instilling in Chris the values, discipline and dedication to his own craft. His fathers’ influence is still present today in every project Chris produces in the shop.
Chris also learned a great deal working side by side over the past 30 years with his brother Jonathan. Chris’s passion for working with his hands and maintaining efficiency along the way makes him invaluable. He produces all necessary trim work along with custom designs to add beauty and details to our customer’s homes. To this day, the end result of the product thrills him every time.