Experience

"Working with Don on our new home was a joy, his ideas, his vision attention to design detail, ability to work with and coordinate contractors is amazing. His many years of experience and the love he has for his job is a clear reflection of his work. Thanks to Don we have a very comfortable efficient, low maintenance home that we are very proud of." - Peter

"Don was a total pleasure to work with, and I especially appreciated his creativity and flexibility as the project progressed. He was able to help make my dreams into a reality with a design that is both elegant and efficient." - Libby

“Don's skills in many facets of building construction were critical in the success of our renovation. He took into account what our vision was and listened to us. He was cooperative to work with, willing to make changes in the design if we requested. A beautiful design was executed with his architecture skills. Don hired and managed excellent contractors. He was very conscious of pricing and details. It is with unqualified enthusiasm we would use on again.” - Beth

Don Simms

donsimmsOver the years I have designed many new single family homes, additions and project managed multiple construction projects located in Western MA and Vermont, varying in complexity from museum renovations, town hall expansions requiring the installation of elevators to conform to ADA requirements, new senior centers renovations and additions, and the renovations and expansion of area wide churches.

I have 35 years of construction management and design experience and was implementing green building practices back in the early 1980’s. In 2010 I received my MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School. In 2014 I received a certificate from Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project leadership training. My previous experience included running Castle Hill Construction, a premier construction company which built high end single family homes on the lakes and ski slopes of Vermont. Previously I was the Director of Development at several Western MA affordable housing companies where we designed, managed and built affordable housing.

  • Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License # CSFA-045426