About Us

A New England Tradition of Fine Home Building

With over 70 years of combined experience in custom quality construction on Chappaquiddick and Martha’s Vineyard, Dick Knight and Mike Zadeh have the vision and expertise to meet your homebuilding needs. They give the same attention to detail and quality craftsmanship to every project – from renovating a kitchen, to building a small guest house or creating a large family compound.

Offering the Best in Quality and Craftsmanship

Knight + Zadeh Builders offer:

• The highest standards of craftsmanship and materials
• Talented and experienced construction team
• Experience with the unique requirements of building in an exposed coastal environment
• Strong relationships with the finest subcontractors
• New and best building practices and building codes
• Wise use of Green technology
• Long term commitment to Chappaquiddick and Martha’s Vineyard as a place to live and work

A Partnership of Balance

While working together in the 90’s, Dick and Mike discovered they shared the same high standard for quality and integrity. Shortly thereafter, they combined their talents and formed a partnership. Their personalities and skills balance and complement each other. Mike excels as the job site supervisor, making sure of adherence to the highest standards of workmanship. He enjoys the hands-on craftsmanship, meeting construction challenges and the camaraderie of a well-functioning crew. Dick enjoys working directly with clients. He likes people and tries to see through their eyes so that he understands what they really want. He works the details and numbers with clients and architects and values “getting to yes”.

Maintaining Long-lasting Relationships

Dick and Mike place the highest value on the relationship between client, builder and architect, working to clarify client’s needs and desires and bring them to fruition. The client has the dream, the architect or designer gives it form and Knight + Zadeh bring it to reality. In this complex process, Dick and Mike have learned the critical value of great communication between all three.

Knight + Zadeh are known for their repeat clients – from building the original home, to maintenance projects, to adding a guesthouse or addition, to then building for the married children of their clients – Dick and Mike value maintaining relationships over time. It’s all about integrity, a high standard of work and being a good neighbor.