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About Us

Providence Design & Build is owned by Dennis Almeida. Dennis is a native of New England and has been visiting Lafayette for the last 22 years. Dennis studied at the Boston Architectural Center, and for the past 25 years, he has remained involved with design and building. Now a resident of Lafayette, Dennis also owns A Kitchen By Design, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling company.

Dennis's love for residential architecture was established quite early in life. While other boys were drawing cars and motorcycles, Dennis always found himself drawing houses.

At Providence Design & Build, Dennis demonstrates his passion not just for building, but for creating and delivering the client's dream space. Dennis leans towards a classic design with a contemporary feel. This results in a timeless quality blended with a current flavor of today.

Although Dennis has done custom homes for as low as $120,000, the company's average home is approximately $500,000 and 4,000 square feet. He’s also designed and built homes in the $1-1.5 million range. Regardless of the price point, it's Dennis's attitude that sets him apart from other builders:

One thing that’s very important to me is my relationship with my clients. I want to have a nice, friendly relationship with them. If something’s not right, I would rather start from scratch than have something ruin my reputation. A client’s satisfaction is very important to me and that satisfaction leads to referrals. Although we’re here to make a profit, it’s not all about the profit. It’s about the relationship.