About Us

Highland Builders has been incorporated since 1993 and is based in the Newport Area. The principal owners are Westall Deane and Gilbert Pires.

In the beginning, Highland Builders was a collection of subcontractors, building homes for larger contractors in the area. After accumulating experience and a static team of subcontractors, Wes and Gil decided to create a new company and began contracting their own projects. In 1998, they began working for one of the elite architects in the area, and have been with that group ever since. Highland has built award-winning homes in several different towns in Rhode Island, such as Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Block Island, and Westerly, RI. We are licensed in Massachusetts as well, and have done projects in Westport, Marion, and Cambridge. Many of the homes we have built have appeared in publications and received significant recognition.

Highland expanded slowly, so that our reputation and the quality of our projects wouldn’t be compromised. The homes that we contract range from as small as a 1,200 square-foot guest house to as large as a 10,000 square foot mansion. There are no constraints, however, and no project is too small or too large.

We realize that paint and finish are a vital part of the finished project, and in order to guarantee the highest quality we employ our own painting and finishing team. Created eight years ago, this team allows us exceptional control at important stages of construction. Highland Painting Company also handles its own independent projects, and we welcome your inquiries.

It is our objective to exceed expectations. We realize that a building is an important, functional piece of art, and aim to build with this in mind.

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