Gilmore Building Company - Our Story

Builder of Custom Designed Homes and Remodeling Projects

Operating since 2005, Gilmore Building Company, Inc. is a full service home builder / contractor offering planning, custom design, and build services for remodeling and new home construction projects. Its clients include homeowners and land owners developing land for residential single-family housing.

The Company excels at communications, creativity in historical-inspired design, construction technology innovation, as well as on-budget project management. Please watch this client review / testimonial video. It tells you all.

The Company's design specialty is traditional New England style architecture expressed in the popular architecture concept of the New Old Home. A New Old Home will look, like it was built 200 years ago, but it will be of new construction and incorporate today’s convenient living amenities. The Company is increasingly celebrated for the artful combination of 18th or 19th century traditional; New England architecture, Green Building, and innovative efficiency-based building techniques.

The Company's projects are located throughout Central and Eastern MA and Boston Metro-west.

The main office is located in the Central Massachusetts Town of Grafton in the 1860's Old Town House which is next to the historic Grafton Common. 

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President and Founder

Eric Gilmore is the Company's founder and President. He has considerable experience in new home building and remodeling. Since 1995, he has managed the custom design and construction of more than 200 hundred residential single-family design and building projects that had a cost ranging from $50,000 to nearly $2 million. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in Syracuse N.Y. and a Master of Science degree in Construction Project Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. Additionally, he is a licensed Construction Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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The Company has grown to a staff of eight women and men. Their duties include administration, accounting, project management and field construction supervision.


"Client First"

As the Company's clients attest (see video above and other reviews below), our interest is on a “client first” focus. This business model was set by Eric L. Gilmore, the Company’s President. It is a commitment to client service that flows from his work history in residential and commercial construction observing what worked for clients and what did not. He believes and has learned that putting the client first requires constant development of communication and dedication to making the building process client friendly - pleasant and satisfying.

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"No Surprises" Cost Controls

Over its 15 years in business, our staff has developed a sophisticated cost control process that combines dedicated staff and computer-based accounting / project management software. Our client's will tell you that their projects have been completed without cost overruns - the design budget became the completed project cost. No surprises!

"The Right Path"

We have developed an expertise in "Right Path" management of our home building and remodeling projects. We guide our clients through the maze of building options and select the "right path." A team of artful designers, engineers, our Project Manager and skilled craftsmen is assembled and its collaboration defines the right path to designing and building the project. A "right path" is selected when the decision to build with panels, or traditional stick methods or factory produced modular components. The right path will assure a finished project will be within a client's budget, image of the final project and preferences.


The Company is a Registered Home Improvement Contractor with the Commonwealth of MA Board of Building Regulations and Standards. Its Construction Supervisors are Licensed as such by the Commonwealth of MA..


The Company is fully insured. It continuously maintains in effect General Liability, Non-Owned / Hired Auto and Worker’s Compensation insurances. All sub-contractors are also required to carry the same insurances limits of coverage.


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"While relocating to New England, we researched 100's of homes on-line and through site visits until our real estate agent showed us a new old home designed and built by Gilmore. Upon arrival at this home, we were immediately impressed by the unique yet classic look of the exterior. The interior layout and detailing showed there are still builders who are proud of what they do. When you see quality, you know it ...."

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"The level of professionalism Gilmore brings to a project is excellent.  The design and build process really allowed us to explore and then narrow the project's scope of work with ease.  No other company could have applied the knowledge and architectural expertise needed to help us achieve the historic appearance goals we had.  The completed project exceeded our goals."

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"We can't say enough wonderful things about the work completed and the satisfying experience we had teaming with Gilmore Building Co.  Our project came in ahead of schedule and right on budget.  We love our new addition and our new kitchen and bath.  We would recommend Gilmore Building Co. for any project."

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"After a long search, my wife and I found in the Gilmore Building Co. homes everything we believed to be important in a new home. From the classic New England styling, abundant trim work, top of the line mechanicals and hardware, exceptional layout of the kitchen, custom cabinets and high quality appliances. The quality and craftsmanship built into our home was obvious from the street but even more so when you step through the front door."

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"My husband and I spent over a year working with an architect to design our summer home for our family. The execution, workmanship and temperament of the builder were critical to us. Gilmore Building Co. surpassed our expectations throughout the very satisfying process."

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"We chose to work with Gilmore Building Co. because they presented themselves as offering a detailed project scope and budget, high-quality work and overall excellent communication. And indeed that is what we received - an overall seamless and successful project with a level of customer service and detail not normally seen in this industry. We would highly recommend Gilmore Building Company and look forward to working with them again on future projects."