Architectural Integrity

Your home has character, an architectural style, and systems and structure that may need updating or replacement. We blend the new with the old, matching moldings and architectural details and integrating the original structure and systems with the latest engineered materials, products, and construction techniques.

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Project Finesse

Remodelling projects are always disruptive, with dust, noise, and ever-present workers  making changes to your home and your life. We minimize this disruption through constant communication so you know what to expect. We know that little things, like leaving the job site clean and orderly every day, can make all the difference in keeping your renovation experience as stress-free as possible.

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Doing It Right

With over 30 years of experience and hundreds of projects, Dave Bortell believes that client service and individual attention are critical to satisfied customers.  We’re a small firm, able to provide an exceptional level of service to discerning clients. We creatively solve the inevitable problems that come up, do the job right the first time, and strive to maximize the enjoyment and long-term value you get from your investment.

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Your Vision, Realized

Whether you want to retain your home’s character or make radical changes, Bortell/Stroud is up to the challenge. Your home is a reflection of your personality, the hub of your family life, a source of pride, and a valuable financial asset. Renovating your home is a profoundly personal transformation. We can help you realize your dream.

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Bortell/Stroud Associates creates a magical home from a forgotten 19th century factory. Read the Boston Magazine article and view the slideshow!


Who are we?

Bortell/Stroud Associates is a full-service general contractor, specializing in out of the ordinary renovation projects from whole house remodels to additions and updates. Projects of all sizes are welcome. Dave Bortell, principal, has been renovating homes since 1976. Whether you have your own architect or design professional, or need help in finding one, Bortell/Stroud works together with you and your architect to implement your vision. Contact us for more information. We're eager to show you our capabilities, discuss your project, and assess whether our firm can help you realize your dream.

Customer Feedback

Through multiple projects over 14 years, we've never had a cross word with Dave. We don't even go out to bid any more - we've been spoiled!
Kate and Rich Sands - Arlington, MA
Whenever possible, we advise our clients that we prefer to work exclusively with Bortell/Stroud. In so doing, we can assure the client of competitive prices, the finest quality work, timely completion, good communications and ease of process.
Barbara Kapp, M. Arch., President, Barbara R. Kapp and Associates, Inc.
David Bortell is the finest contractor we’ve ever worked with, and we recommend him and his company with great enthusiasm. They did a wonderful job with our ambitious kitchen and bathroom renovation and have been terrific in the post-project follow-up and follow-through.
Liz Cohen and Herrick Chapman