Wright Builders, Inc. has been one of the leading construction firms in Western Massachusetts for nearly 45 years. Known for our creativity and ingenuity and our commitment to sustainable high performance construction, we strive for the highest quality, enduring value and customer satisfaction on every project.

Seth Lawrence-Slavas is President of Wright Builders Inc. (effective March 15, 2021).

Our History

Jonathan Wright, Founder and Senior Advisor of Wright Builders, Inc., was a member of the first graduating class at Hampshire College in 1970. He enjoyed the quality of life in the Pioneer Valley so much that he decided to stay and raise his family here. Mark Ledwell joined the company as Executive Vice President in 2000, after 15 years as a general contractor in the Valley and is now Co-Principal and President. Together, Jonathan and Mark have built a team of skilled professionals who consistently deliver the finest quality construction, on time and on budget; the very best the area has to offer.

A Word About Planning

No matter what time of year it is, think ahead! For spring, start planning in the fall. For a fall start, start planning in the spring or even earlier. You will need time without undue pressure to make decisions and selections. A good project takes time to plan, design, cost out, detail, permit and execute. Let’s talk today!

Your Architect or Our Designers

We are proud of our long collaboration with many fine architects in the region, and will be glad to recommend various talented professionals for your design needs. The talented independent design partners who often work with us can also provide all the structural information and engineering typically required for a variety of residential projects, including new net zero ready homes.

Leaders in Green Building & Energy Conservation

The ENERGY STAR Partner designation means that our building methods, technology, and use of materials meet or exceed Federal standards. In fact, we have been at the forefront of energy conservation, passive and active solar designs, and indoor air quality initiatives for our entire history.

We, like you, are concerned that the materials, methods and implication of our choices do not take too high a toll on the environment. That’s why we work to stay current with new materials that utilize recycled components, and why we recycle more than 80% of our waste from the construction process.

Accessibility Solutions

Access for people with disabilities has been integral to our work for many years. We are experienced at providing both private and public facilities for people with disabilities, and can show you ways to ensure that living in the home is quite possible even when mobility is reduced, or particular resources are needed.

The Upper Ridge at Village Hill Northampton | 27 LEED Certified and ENERGY STAR Homes

Building the Future Now

Check out our Newsletters

You can look for our Newsletter in the Winter and Fall of each year. Content changes with each issue, but generally we share with you our new projects, existing project updates, an article about one of our friends and nonprofits, a newsy piece about a member of our staff, sometimes an appeal for help with thinking through a construction related question, our upcoming events and whatever else tickles our fancy. You’ll see lots of emphasis on sustainable building, net zero ready homes, high performance quality construction, and our commitment to a healthy indoor living and working environments for you, and a softer tread on the planet for all of us. 

So enjoy the read and feel free to suggest how we can make our Newsletter more fun and useful to you. (You sign up here to receive our newsletters electronically… the greener way!)