The first time I met Dean I was impressed with his vision. I was convinced that Dean was the builder we should work with.

A few months later we purchased a home that was built in 1890 and needed substantial renovation. While the structure of the house was solid, the “guts” needed to be overhauled. We put on an addition, renovated six bathrooms, redid the kitchen, and updated all of the electric, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. Dean was instrumental throughout the process.

He managed all of the subcontractors, kept us up-to-date daily on the progress of the renovation, and was a pleasure to work with. We have been in our house for six years now and have just started a basement renovation (a gym) and a carriage house renovation (a basketball court). The easiest part was choosing our contractor.

Over the years we have stayed in constant contact with Dean. He is available if we ever need anything for the house and has become a close friend of ours. We are overjoyed to recommend him to anyone.”

Homeowner – Newton, Mass.

Life is so much easier under Dean’s management.

Having purchased a nearly 10,000-square-foot home on nearly three acres, we knew we were taking on a challenge. The home was beautiful but we wanted to make it “our own” — meaning cosmetic updating and minor remodeling throughout.

I had met Dean at one of his other Boston projects and loved what he had done. When the time came to choose a design-build team, I knew instantly whom to call: Dean Poritzky Custom Homes.

Dean has made every challenge of doing the remodeling, enhancing the home, and maintaining it completely effortless for us. He far exceeded any expectation I’ve ever set for a contractor or designer.

Never have I experienced the personal attention that Dean provides, causing me to oftentimes question him when he says something like, “I’ll be over after I’m finished with my ‘other’ meeting.” I ask, “You have clients other than us?”

From choosing paint colors to converting the space above our garage into an en-suite cherry-paneled executive office that rivals the Oval Office, Dean has done it all for us. And more.

Not only is he meticulous and passionate about his work, he is extremely organized. His building firm has the strongest relationships with only the top tradespeople and subcontractors in the Boston area. Their always-positive response to Dean is indicative of his level of professionalism and respect among those with whom he contracts.

Dean is visionary and creative, very up-to-the-minute in design and style. And he’s more than ready to take on any new challenge and see it through from beginning to end.

He is someone who truly loves what he does, which is why he is so good at his work. His always-positive attitude, incredibly driven work ethic and non-stop energy is a rare combination. We would recommend Dean to anyone and everyone who appreciates the very best. He is the epitome of the very best.”

Homeowner – Wellesley, Mass, Portola Valley, California, and Santa Barbara, California


I’m in the investment business and so I did a very careful, thoughtful evaluation when we hired Dean’s firm to work on our home. I have never had a contractor be as accurate and maintain the initial estimate with as much precision as Dean.

There is no better communicator than Dean. Through email and phone calls, he was never out of touch and kept me apprised and updated on the entire renovation process. He is very easy to talk to – even about things that are difficult.

He is a perfectionist who is very detail-oriented. I have very high standards, but I sometimes think Dean’s are higher! He wants things done right and will make sure that they are before the project is complete. Dean is creative and knowledgeable about design – from a standpoint of both form and function.

We also built relationships with Dean’s excellent sub contractors. We rely on them, trust them, and worked with them again after our initial project was done.

Best of all, we really like Dean! He’s like a great neighbor. He’s helpful and fun to talk to, but also respectful of our privacy and the unique position he is in when in someone else’s home.

We have worked with some of the best builders in the area over the years, but Dean is the first one we have worked with again and again.”

Homeowner – Weston, Mass

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