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S+H Construction

26 New Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Company Profile: 
S+H Construction
Founded by Alex Slive and Doug Hanna in 1978, S+H Construction is one of the area's most respected premier residential construction firms. An award winning company – including seven Best of Boston awards and several honors from the Cambridge Historical Society – S+H provides a dedicated team who share a commitment to customer satisfaction. Their work is consistently featured in both regional and national home and design publications. 

In 2016, the company was purchased by  Sarah Lawson, who had been a project manager with S+H since 2007. Well-respected and recognized for her strong leadership in what is typically a male-dominated industry, Sarah literally grew up in the design/build industry. Her father was an engineer, and he built the family home around them, teaching his three daughters core principles along the way. That experience stuck with her, though it took some years before she realized it was her calling. Lawson was in college and on track for a career in business when she completed her first major design/build project – a series of cantilevered decks at her parents’ home.

Eventually, her business career swung her back to the design/build industry when she founded her own construction company. She joined S+H Construction as a project manager  when the opportunity came up, understanding that she might be able to accomplish more at an established firm. She made her mark almost immediately – spearheading an initiative to streamline operations by upgrading the paper-based system to modern project management software. Ten years later when co-founders Doug Hanna and Alex Silve announced their retirement, she purchased the award-winning company and took the helm as owner and president. 

Now celebrating 40 years, the S+H legacy for premier residential home builds, renovations, and historic restorations rests soundly in Lawson’s talented hands. S+H Construction continues to win major awards and – most importantly – provide its clients with a level of craftsmanship and professionalism that continues to put S+H among the elite builders in New England. 

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S+H Construction Brand Story

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Icelandic wine cellar by S+H Construction
Over the course of this festive long weekend, many will be making a descent into their wine cellars for a prize bottle or two to ring in the New Year. We’re guessing, however, that most won’t look quite like this one.  This wine cellar, which graces the basement of a minimalist Cambridge smart home renovated by S+H Construction, Inc., was created for homeowners who hail from Iceland, and champion...
Modern kitchen design by LDa Architecture & Interiors
From candy apple to carnelian, the color red wears many faces. It can be festive, elegant, warm, saucy, passionate, vital and timeless. It’s both a power color and a period piece (and everything in between!), and as at home in traditional Victorian brownstones as it is in high-wattage modern condominiums. We can’t get enough of the versatile shade any time of year, enjoy a few of our favorite...
Contemporary Cambridge Renovation
Principal Doug Hanna of S+H Construction knew immediately that the transformation his firm and Architect Will Ruhl were planning for a 3,500-square-foot contemporary home in Cambridge would not be your everyday makeover. The property of interest was formerly an abandoned municipal garage that was converted into a residential living space in the 1950s by Paul Rudolph, one of the Modernist era’s...


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