It has been a banner year at brookes + hill custom builders, inc. The high-end custom builder and renovator is celebrating its 10th year in business, and has marked the milestone by moving to a new Waltham office, launching a compelling new website and by promoting Jessica Griffith to the role of principal, joining Eric Hill (pictured below left) and David Brookes (right) at the helm.
Griffith, who has been at the company for seven years, has, by all accounts, earned her new title. “She has the respect of everyone in the industry,” asserts Eric Hill, “and has become a tremendous asset because of how she works and who she is.” As brookes + hill has grown, the firm has become increasingly reliant on Griffith. “She has accepted the responsibilities and has been a really great fit,” says David Brookes. “This was our way to recognize her contributions.”
One of brookes + hill’s foremost virtues is the high involvement of its principals. With that operational structure, it follows that the boutique firm’s growth would necessitate a third leader, and Griffith is well respected within the industry. “We only take on what we can be personally involved in,” says Brookes. “That’s something that a lot of people cannot claim.”
Because each project is “so custom and personal,” seconds Griffith, at least one or two principals are invested in every project—whether in the city proper or in Greater Boston. “There are not a lot of people that do what we do,” says Brookes. The custom builds and renovations of brookes + hill are complex and unique projects that require careful oversight and management. “That’s what makes us strong.”
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Top image: architecture by Amanda Martocchio Architecture; photography by Michael Moran/OTTO