Southern Connecticut’s Premier Design Build Contractor

Craft Your Home’s Unique Story With Our Expertise

5-Star Reputation

30+ Years Experience

300+ Clients Served

Luke & Rachel

“Welcome to Choate Builders, a name that has stood for quality and innovation in construction since 1996. I’m Paul Choate, and for over 30 years, I’ve dedicated my life to this craft. Starting in high school, working alongside my father, I’ve absorbed a wealth of knowledge and experience, shaping a business that epitomizes trust, excellence, and unmatched craftsmanship.

At Choate Builders, we bring dreams to life with our design/build approach, ensuring that every project is not just built, but crafted with precision and care. We embrace challenging designs and believe in thorough preparation, guaranteeing that every detail is perfect for our clients.”

-Paul Choate, Owner of Choate Builders

5 Stars


“Paul and his team have done an amazing job on a number of renovations in our house. Paul designed an absolutely beautiful laundry room, bathroom, and basement playroom for me. His team was clean, neat, skilled, organized and his communication and process were excellent. I really can’t say enough! highly recommend Choate Builders and can’t wait to have them back to remodel my kitchen!”

-Samantha N.
(via Google Review)

Discover Our Comprehensive Range of Design Build Services

Additions

Expand Your Living Space with Seamless Additions

Transform your home with our custom addition solutions. Whether it’s an extra room, a second story, or expanding your living area, we blend functionality with aesthetics to enhance your living experience. Every addition is tailored to fit your lifestyle and home’s architecture, ensuring a seamless and beautiful extension of your space.

5 Stars


“When people ask me if I know a builder… I always let them know that I know the BEST builder. Over the past decade, they have taken my cape to a colonial, added a garage, added a family room, completely renovated my kitchen and added a primary bedroom with two gorgeous, walk in closets, and the potential for an en suite, which I can’t wait to see them complete in the near future. Paul Choate’s team’s work is flawless.”

-Jaimee L.
(via Google Review)

5 Stars


“When people ask me if I know a builder… I always let them know that I know the BEST builder. Over the past decade, they have taken my cape to a colonial, added a garage, added a family room, completely renovated my kitchen and added a primary bedroom with two gorgeous, walk in closets, and the potential for an en suite, which I can’t wait to see them complete in the near future. Paul Choate’s team’s work is flawless.”

-Jaimee L.
(via Google Review)

Bathroom Remodel
5 Stars


“My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Paul Choate. He delivered everything he promised and more. Paul was very responsive anytime we called him with a question or concern. His company finished the job on schedule and our new master bathroom is beautiful!”

-Tracey M.
(via Google Review)

Bathroom Remodels

Revitalize Your Retreat with Luxury Bathroom Remodels

Turn your bathroom into a personal oasis. From modern upgrades to complete overhauls, we specialize in creating luxurious, functional bathroom spaces. Our expert team pays attention to every detail, from tiles to fixtures, ensuring your remodeled bathroom is not only elegant but also a reflection of your personal style.

5 Stars


“My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with Paul Choate. He delivered everything he promised and more. Paul was very responsive anytime we called him with a question or concern. His company finished the job on schedule and our new master bathroom is beautiful!”

-Tracey M.
(via Google Review)

5 Stars

“Paul Choate and his team helped me get over my previous design/build PTSD…

…and rebuild more than just my space, but my faith in contractors too. I could not be more happy with the professionalism, the work, the process, the attention to detail and the results. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give him an 11.”

-Monica R.
(via Google Review)

Home Remodels

Transform Your Living Space with Our Home Remodeling Services

Revitalize your home with our expert home remodeling solutions. We understand that a home remodel is more than just a change; it’s an evolution of your living space. Whether you’re looking to modernize your interiors, add a new room, or reconfigure your entire layout, our team is dedicated to bringing your vision to life. We blend innovative design with top-quality materials and craftsmanship, ensuring every remodel reflects your personal style and meets your everyday needs.

5 Stars


“My Wife and I had the good fortune to meet and work with Paul Choate on our Home renovation in 2003 – Paul is a true professional who made our project a complete success. He is an honest, dependable and forthright individual who did a great job in melding our older home with an updated addition – not always an easy task – and we recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking a building/renovation professional.to meet your project needs.”

-Ron M.
(via Houzz Review)

Lawn Mowed
5 Stars


“My Wife and I had the good fortune to meet and work with Paul Choate on our Home renovation in 2003 – Paul is a true professional who made our project a complete success. He is an honest, dependable and forthright individual who did a great job in melding our older home with an updated addition – not always an easy task – and we recommend him without hesitation to anyone seeking a building/renovation professional.to meet your project needs.”

-Ron M.
(via Houzz Review)

Lawn Mowed
5 Stars


“We hired Paul and his team to do a major kitchen renovation this past fall. This was a large scale renovation since we relocated a bathroom and laundry area to open up the kitchen and give the house better flow. I would not hesitate to hire him for any future jobs. I highly recommend Paul Choate and his team!”

-Debbie S.
(via Houzz Review)

Kitchen Remodels

Craft Your Dream Kitchen with Our Custom Designs

The heart of your home deserves the finest touch. Our kitchen remodels focus on creating a harmonious balance between style and practicality. Whether it’s contemporary chic or rustic charm, we bring your vision to life with custom cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances, and smart layouts. Experience the joy of cooking in a kitchen designed just for you.

5 Stars


“We hired Paul and his team to do a major kitchen renovation this past fall. This was a large scale renovation since we relocated a bathroom and laundry area to open up the kitchen and give the house better flow. I would not hesitate to hire him for any future jobs. I highly recommend Paul Choate and his team!”

-Debbie S.
(via Houzz Review)

Outdoor Living Remodels

Create Your Perfect Outdoor Living Space with Us

Whether it’s a sun-drenched deck, a breezy screen porch, an inviting sunroom, or a welcoming front porch, our team specializes in crafting outdoor spaces that truly extend your home’s living area. We focus on designing and building outdoor areas that are not only beautiful and functional but also seamlessly integrate with the style and feel of your home, providing you with the ideal setting for relaxation and social gatherings.

5 Stars


“I recently had the pleasure of working with Choate Builders, LLC to build a new deck and front porch for my home, and I couldn’t be happier with the entire experience. From start to finish, they demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and commitment that truly sets them apart.”

-Peter T.
(via Google Review)

Lawn Mowed
5 Stars


“I recently had the pleasure of working with Choate Builders, LLC to build a new deck and front porch for my home, and I couldn’t be happier with the entire experience. From start to finish, they demonstrated a level of professionalism, expertise, and commitment that truly sets them apart.”

-Peter T.
(via Google Review)

A Seamless Design-to-Build Experience

We’ll guide you from first sketch to the final touch, ensuring a journey as seamless and unique as your space.

Building Trust, One Review at a Time

Our Service Area

Proudly serving Fairfield and Western New Haven Counties

If you live in Fairfield or Western New Haven County, there is a good chance we’ve provided remodeling services in a neighborhood near you. We serve:

  • Easton
  • Fairfield
  • Monroe
  • Newtown
  • Milford-Orange
  • Oxford
  • Redding
  • Seymour
  • Shelton
  • Southbury
  • Stratford
  • Trumbull
  • Weston
  • Westport

Don’t see your city listed? Give us a call at (203) 945-9482 to discuss your project and our service area.

FAQ

What is a design/build company?

Design-build is a construction project delivery method offering a one-stop, seamless way to build or remodel a house. When it comes to home renovation, there is a design “hat” and a construction “hat,” and Choate Builders wears both, providing comprehensive design and construction services to the project owner. Instead of hiring separate entities (with two separate contracts) for design or architecture and construction, Choate Builders combines these roles, streamlining the design process and construction process – eliminating the need to contract two separate firms. Our design build team handles both design and building, making us a full-service project delivery provider for your construction projects.

How do we get started on our remodel project / What is the process?

a. The design build process with Choate Builders begins when you contact us to set up a discovery call, which is the first step in our project delivery method. During this call, our design build team will understand your needs and determine how we can assist you, including estimated costs and the potential for a design and/or firm price proposal for your project.
b. Following the discovery call, if you’re ready to proceed, we’ll move to the next phase in the project delivery, which involves drafting a firm price quotation and/or design for your project, setting the stage for construction.
c. Our in-home design consultation marks a crucial step in the construction process, where we confirm project details, review plans more thoroughly, and provide pricing for the design and/or firm price proposal, advancing the project delivery.
d. The construction projects’ timeline from conceptualization to proposal, including scope and price, varies but is always aimed at keeping your project on track.
e. The construction process includes a phase of review and revision, ensuring your needs are met within your budget before moving into the construction phase.
f. The finalized proposal transitions into a construction agreement, outlining the construction phase with a clear payment schedule and definitive start and finish dates.
g. Our project commitments include starting the project on time.
h. The construction phase is dedicated to building your project exactly as you envisioned.
i. Completing the project on time is a testament to our efficient project delivery and construction process.

Do we really need a design?

While not all construction projects require designs, a detailed proposal/project scope is essential for a clear understanding of the project delivery, ensuring all parties are aligned before starting construction.

Do you charge for estimates?

For initial project delivery discussions, we provide complimentary verbal ballpark estimates during our discovery call, based on similar construction projects we’ve completed.

What kinds of design services do you offer?

Our design build team offers a range of services from concept plans to working construction drawings, essential for the construction phase of your project.
a. Concept plans are a preliminary phase in project delivery, offering a glimpse into the finished project with detailed 3D renders and plans, which are crucial for estimating the project cost.
b. Working construction drawings are developed for project delivery, containing all details necessary for obtaining permits and guiding the construction phase.

What does a design cost?

The investment in the design process with our design build team varies, starting at $2,500 and can go up to $20,000 or more, depending on the complexity and requirements of the construction projects.
Is the design price credited to the construction if we hire you to build it after designing it?
The design and construction phases are billed separately as part of our project delivery method, ensuring clarity and transparency in our services.

Do you get the building permits?

Yes, obtaining building permits is an integral part of our project delivery services, ensuring all construction projects comply with local regulations.

Can we provide materials for the job?

We advise that all material purchases go through our project team as it’s important that the orders are placed correctly, come in on time and in good condition. You may provide us with certain materials however we do not warranty owner-provided materials.

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