We are proud of these words, and worked hard to earn them.

Some of our most cherished assets as a company are the words written and shared by our clients about our work. From ground-up new construction, to home renovations and additions, historic restoration, to the quality of our cabinetry and millwork products and the unparalleled level of service from our realty team, we are proud to have a long list of testimonials to share.They are sometimes hard-won, but always worth the time and dedication.

Windhill + Co. Builders

We worked with Windhill over the course of two years to build our dream house in Annisquam. Shawn and Kevin were professional, responsive and responsible. They handled a couple of “surprises” with honesty and grace. We had many laughs along the way. Even though the construction wrapped up in July, they are still tying up loose ends as needed and it’s now October. We are grateful that they have not walked off and forgotten about our project. Everyone in the office was proactive and organized. We are thrilled with the results.

Gloucester, MA  –  Lindsay & Chad  |  Annisquam River



Working with Shawn and his team was an absolute pleasure. They were with us every step of the way through design, permitting, building, etc. The entire team’s responsiveness was unmatched, and everyone seemed genuinely interested in meeting our every desire. From top to bottom, they take great pride in their work, and it shows in the finished product. We have already recommended Windhill to several friends who are building, and will continue to do so.

Hampton, NH  –  John & Sheila  |  Harborside



We vividly recall our first meeting with Shawn Cayer from Windhill Builders, when we discussed our building project. Friendly, professional, organized, and fully informed with the knowledge of a building expert, Shawn straightforwardly and thoroughly answered each and every one of our questions. He engendered our trust and confidence almost right away. After that initial discussion, we knew that Windhill Builders would be the right choice to bring our architect’s vision and plans (Cummings Architects) into the reality of our new dream home.

We cannot adequately express our appreciation for Kevin O’Connor, the Windhill construction manager who shepherded our building project from start to finish. Kevin was simply fabulous to work with. Always extremely reliable, communicative, and organized, Kevin truly made the building process so much easier for us. There were often daily texts, phone calls, and meetings, each helping us to move the project along. He inspired confidence and we always felt things were in good hands. But along the way, we also got to know Kevin on a more personal level and that made our interactions even better. Kevin always helped us keep things in perspective, and we also enjoyed his fabulous sense of humor.

It is not uncommon to hear about issues with subcontractors, but our experience with ALL of the Windhill Builder subs was terrific. We were extremely pleased with the high quality work they performed — from those who excavated and poured the foundation, to those who framed the house, insulated, painted, implemented the electrical plan, created the custom built-ins and cabinetry, installed the flooring, AV systems and alarms — they were all pleasant, professional, friendly and terrific at their jobs.

Windhill also provided wonderful inside administrative support. Billing and accounting was always clearly spelled out and specified. Any questions we had were always promptly answered, and we knew that Jessica was there ready to help with anything we needed. She always communicated the same high level of enthusiasm for the project and she played a crucial role in the success of the project. When we saw her in person, there was always a welcoming smile to greet us and a hand extended to help.

Our beautiful new home is everything we hoped for, reflecting the inspiration of Mat Cummings and his team at Cummings Architects and the “make it happen” team of talented, professional builders at Windhill Builders.

Weston, MA  –  Ed & Elizabeth  |  Hilltop



We don’t have enough good things to say about Windhill! We hired them for a significant renovation on our home which took 8 months and included an addition, all new kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, new plumbing, heating, electrical, windows, etc….. It was a big project and these folks were amazing to work with every step of the way. They are very knowledgeable, do great work and are all around very good people. While we have never done a project of this scale, we have renovated other homes, and this is by far the best experience we have ever had with a construction project. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product and we are so grateful to Windhill for all of the amazing work that has made our home so wonderful.

Winchester, MA  –  Timbre & Andrea  |  Bon Vie



We hired Windhill Builders last year to renovate our home on Great Neck in Ipswich, following an exquisite craftsman-style design provided by Cummings Architects. Both firms are located in Ipswich and work together on design-build projects frequently, so their communication was excellent and seamless. Here are some of the reasons we can recommend them: professionalism; excellent communication; clear plans, timeline, and budget; great project manager, staff, and subs; flexibility and creativity; and ready solutions to unanticipated structural problems with the original house. Although the project started later than anticipated because of winter weather and other factors, the renovations were finished on time and even ahead of the longest projection. The completed renovations are top quality, and Windhill stands by its work. Working with this firm was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Thanks, Shawn and company!

Ipswich, MA  –  Eileen B. & Doug  |  Great Neck



We hired Windhill Builders for a large, complex renovation for a house built in 1729. Everyone from the owner, Shawn Cayer and project manager Kevin O’Connor, to the subcontractors were professional and responsive. Communication with the team was easy and I felt they listened to our thoughts and concerns throughout the project, while still keeping the project going. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and cannot recommend Shawn, and his team highly enough.

Newton, MA  –  Elizabeth & Chris  |  Hyde House



Construction projects are never easy, especially when you are living in your house during the process and your home is 250 years old. With that in mind, it’s still amazing to me how smooth the process for this project was. The work included demolition of some existing additions to be replaced with new spaces as well as restoration of an early 1800s structure. The restored and new spaces included a living room, master bedroom suite and a gourmet kitchen. The work was completed in a timely fashion and with the highest quality craftsmanship. More important to me was good communication and customer service. I can recommend Windhill enthusiastically as a builder for your project.

North Reading, MA  –  Donna  |  Antique Farmstead C.1790



We worked with Windhill Builders to do a total renovation/addition to our 300-year-old home. From our first meeting with Shawn to the final touches, Shawn and Kevin were a pleasure to work with! We had lots of tough decisions to make building our dream home while keeping the old farmhouse character alive. Windhill worked closely with our architect and us to make it happen! Everyone Windhill brought on board to our project from plumbers, electricians, even lighting store recommendations were professional and fun to work with! I highly recommend Windhill Builders!

Winchester, MA  –  Kate & Craig The Johnson Thompson House



We hired Windhill Builders to do an addition/ kitchen remodel. The project was involved and included a new addition/ foundation, kitchen, mudroom, powder room, and new laundry. There were a lot of moving parts and they did a phenomenal job. Their craftsmanship was top notch and the attention to every detail was impressive. The project was on time and they communicated with us on every detail. We are thrilled with the results and enjoyed working with them. I would highly recommend them and would use them again!

Merrimac, MA  –  Sherry & Larry Skylight Kitchen



What started out as an addition of a second-floor master suite and an open concept kitchen/family room for entertaining turned into so much more. The attention to details do not go unnoticed in this beautifully renovated house, custom built-ins throughout, a master bathroom vanity, desktop and floating shelves all crafted from reclaimed wood; a custom marble island large enough to feed a feast and lighting that accents every room to its fullest. The exterior received new shingles, fresh paint and a new tongue and groove wood flooring on the front porch.

Winchester, MA  –  Liza & Peter  |  Dutch Colonial



We had an excellent experience with Windhill. Came in according to budget, managed expectations well with respect to planning. Very responsive when needed; kept us updated on status & next steps for the project before and during. Also, a fast, hard-working team with excellent quality.

Ipswich, MA  –  Dan & Tama  |  Carriage House

Windhill + Co. Woodworks

We completed a kitchen and bath renovation with Windhill, and we are thrilled with the quality, craftsmanship, and design of the work. They took our awkwardly-shaped, small kitchen and turned it into a well-designed and beautiful space. (We keep joking that he somehow must have convinced our condo association to let him expand the walls because it feels so much bigger!) They took the time to figure out what we were looking for, and led us patiently through the showroom and workshop to discuss our many options. They proposed a thoughtful design and then worked with us to refine it. The custom-designed shelving adds a lot of extra storage and the finishing touches are beautiful. We would definitely work with Windhill again and recommend them very highly.

– Susan



Windhill did a masterful job in our kitchen. Not only are the cabinets top quality, beautifully designed and expertly installed, the people are exceptional professionals in every way. They treated us with respect, acted in every way with integrity and our best interests at heart and were incredibly knowledgeable about remarkable details of kitchen design and installation. I couldn’t recommend them more.

– Scott



I have been in the construction industry for over 30 years. Whether it is for a bathroom vanity or a dream kitchen, Windhill treats it all the same. They were very open to ideas and implemented my thoughts along with their expertise for the best looking design. their new show room is over the top! You can touch and feel the different looks and designs .. I have used over 7 cabinet companies and designs in the past … I have to search no longer, Windhill does it all and I will continue to use them.

– Construction Managers & Developers, LLC.



I wanted to thank you and your team once again for the fantastic job you did on our cabinet additions. From our first conversation you really showed a willingness to help and to do the job right. That work ethic also carried down to your employees. The team was on time and extremely conscientious of our home and making sure everything was perfect. This was not an easy install since he had to fit into existing cabinets, plumbing and electrical. But they met every challenge head on with thoughtful and innovative approaches that always had perfection as the standard. All in all we are thrilled with our experience and would happily work with and recommend you to anyone in the future. Thank you!

– Pete & Sandy



I’m extremely happy with my cabinets. The team listened to my requirements and made great suggestions to improve upon them, with the final design being a team effort. My kitchen is not particularly large, but they gave me a lot of personal attention. The cabinets are high quality with wonderful woodwork. The installers did a great job – the installation is solid with superb finish work. There were no additional charges beyond the original proposal. I highly recommend them.

– Richard



Windhill built a custom bar for our home. They did a great job from start to finish. They helped us make good decisions that balanced budget and function. The installers were very nice, neat, on time, detailed oriented and did an amazing job. We are extremely pleased and would highly recommend Windhill Woodworks.

– Louie



Windhill built a beautiful custom sized vanity for me during a recent bathroom remodel in my home. They were exceptional to work with! When I walked into their showroom in Georgetown, I knew I was in the right place! Samples of their work were beautifully showcased in their large space! I was greeted warmly by the team who ultimately created the perfect vanity for me after answering my questions and providing proper guidance. The vanity was completed ahead of schedule and installed in my home perfectly. The installer was on time and did a great job! Couldn’t be happier with the entire experience from start to finish and would highly recommend Windhill +Co. Woodworks for any custom cabinetry you need in your home!

– Kelly



We had a wonderful experience working with Windhill to design and build our new kitchen. Everyone was fantastic! The guys who installed our cabinets were amazing and very meticulous about every detail. The time it took to build and install our cabinets was great! I didn’t even mention the QUALITY of the cabinets! Wow! I can’t imagine anyone could beat the quality of their workmanship or the pride taken in their work. Thank you so much…what a great experience.

– Deborah and Chester



We recently downsized from a large home to an in-law apartment. Windhill was able to produce a kitchen for us that includes numerous cabinets, an island, and a built in pantry. Their design with special features allows us to make use of every available inch of space. Their team was wonderful to work with. They were knowledgeable about the design of the space, and helpful to us with choosing the type of wood, color, and hardware.The materials used are strong and sturdy. The members of the installation crew were careful and attentive to details. We have received numerous compliments on our new kitchen. We have already recommended Windhill to a few people we know, and will continue to do so in the future. It was a wonderful experience!

– Grace and John

Windhill + Co. Realty

Visit the Windhill +Co. Realty website to view the complete library of satisfied buyer and seller testimonials for each agent on our roster.

Rick was extremely attentive and engaged throughout the home buying process and always available to answer any question about the dozens of homes we were interested in. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had a great ability to spot potential issues and/or appealing features that might otherwise go unnoticed. Great job!

Wenham, MA – Kevin & Jacqueline

We’d like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the work and time Kathy Dagle put into helping us find and purchase a home. We were shopping in a high-end market to keep our children in the same school system we had been in while renting, but we didn’t have a high end budget. While she knew we were on a tight budget, she also knew it was a tight market. She found homes that would meet our needs or could easily be adjusted, and never took us anywhere that wasn’t within our guidelines. Kathy kept us updated on price changes almost before they happened. She was also extremely honest and let us know if she thought a house wasn’t worth what it was listed for, even when it meant she would make less of a commission.

Without her encouragement, perseverance and knowledge of real estate, we would not have found our forever home. Kathy noticed a house that had come down in price but was still a little out of our budget. With her hard work and persistence, we were able to get the sellers to agree on a lower price. Now we live in our beautiful little house in the woods, only minutes from the beach.

We would also like to include that Kathy is always very professional, she has a warm and compassionate side to her that makes the clients feel like she truly cares about and understands them and their family. She takes the time to listen and she always helps wherever she can.

This was move number 4 for three of the four of use in as many years. It was the second move in 5 months. Needless to say, the stress level was exceedingly high and emotions were roaring. Kathy was always there with reminders, explanations, offers to call the mortgage company and real estate lawyer if we didn’t have time, and again, just there to listen. We are absolutely 1,000% happy with our experience and HIGHLY recommend Kathy to other families.

Manchester, MA – Elizabeth and William

This was our second time around working with Kathy. The first time was during the summer of 2015. We had planned to put our Byfield house up for sale after living there for 25 years. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer and had a “total hysterectomy” which sidelined me for months, and at the same time, my husband was diagnosed with Lyme disease When it rains…it pours. After about 8 weeks, Mark and I were back in the saddle again and were preparing our house for sale. My memory is hazy but I think we met Kathy before my surgery or right after. We went to an open house in Ipswich, I believe. I loved the way she came across. Confident, but not overbearing, knowledgeable, and superfast at getting back to us, so we hired her to be our real estate agent. She sold our house and helped us buy our new house in Peabody.

Fast forward almost 5 years and I was retiring and wanted to put my money that I’ve earned through my 401K and other retirement accounts towards a down payment on a property in Bradford, MA. I called Kathy again for her help. And again, I had surgery (a brain tumor) that set me back about 2 months. Unbelievable! Anyway, Kathy handles anything that needs to be done in an efficient and professional manner but she also has compassion. Buying or selling a house is a stressful process and it is not always a smooth road, but we felt safe with her to explain situations in a language that is understandable, and we were sure she would do her best to get the property we desired.

We’re also impressed with the real estate lawyer, Judy Field, and Joe Long (Mortgage Network). We had Judy as our real estate lawyer back in 2015.

Bradford, MA – Gail and Mark

Having made the decision to retire to a warmer climate, we contacted real estate agent, Kathleen Dagle, who also lived within the community that we felt we wanted to settle in. Subsequent to conversations we had with Kathy as to what type of property we were looking for, we then traveled south for the purpose of meeting with her and viewing what was available to us that fell within the guidelines we had outlined for her. In addition, she gave us an outstanding overview of the area and the amenities that were offered by the retirement community we had chosen. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the area were a tremendous help in assisting us to eventually choose our new home. We could not have been happier with the personal and caring attitude she demonstrated and conveyed to us throughout our visit. I seriously doubt that we could have found a more professional yet caring individual to help us with this gigantic step into retirement. We will always consider Kathy a life-long friend.

Lecanto, FL – Pat & Bill

Aalin was fantastic from start to finish, we had a very specific area and challenging price range to fit and she stuck with us for almost a year! Between emails/calls/texts she was amazing. I can’t even begin to say how awesome it was to have someone who wasn’t only doing their job but was genuinely invested in the journey and the outcome. Bonus was the amazing congratulations basket we received when we moved into our new home, tailored to us! Not enough great things to say!

Boxford, MA – Megan & Anthony

My sister Janet and I want to let you know how grateful we were to have Aalin guide us through the process of selling our parents home, our family home on Abell Ave. After just 2 years of losing our father, our mother fell ill, and after months of caring for her before she passed away, we were faced with the next step of deciding what to do with their home. When we made the hard decision to sell – we were basically lost, as we were so exhausted from all that has happened. We met with Aalin, and she immediately put so many of our worries at ease, as her expertise of the selling process was so helpful. She made this process easier for us as we felt so overwhelmed. Every little worry was taken care of, and we will be forever grateful to her. Thank you

Ipswich, MA – Mary and Janet

Our experience with Windhill Realty was great! Finding our forever home and selling the house we’ve made our home for almost 12 years was stressful and intimidating. But working with Aalin made it less so. Over the course of the last few years, we looked at other houses but didn’t find the right fit until Aalin told us that a house had come down in price and landed within our range. We fell in love and couldn’t believe that we could jump right into it. The flurry of paperwork terrified me but Aalin helped walk us through each one and before we knew it our offer was accepted and it was time to sell. Her knowledge and organization helped make what I thought was impossible, possible. It was stressful and emotional to sell the house where we brought home our babies and built great relationships with our neighbors but we found the right buyers and it all went so smoothly. We love Ipswich so much we stayed and we are so thrilled to be in our forever home making new memories with our family. We couldn’t have pulled it off without Aalin and Windhill.

Ipswich, MA – Mary

Thank you for the great job you did marketing and selling my Dad’s house during this difficult time. This was the easiest RE transaction I have been through……….the process was virtually effortless with you taking care of every detail! Good luck getting through the remainder of this crisis working in your industry. I am sure it has been difficult to get your jobs done………you will be very busy once the restrictions are lifted! Please let me know if I can be a reference for you as I would certainly recommend you to anyone needing an agent/agency in the area.

Danvers, MA – Eric

We are very grateful to have met Denise. There was a comfort to her personality and how she presented herself in a professional way in all our situations that came upon us. We not only got our asking price but above and beyond what we were asking. Denise was very articulate and patient. Stood though when she needed to. We had 100% confidence in Denise so much so that she found houses for all three of my children. We want to thank her for her hard work, dedication and guidance. We would recommend Denise to anyone seeking real estate.

Amesbury, MA – Karen

Toni is amazing! She arranged for us to look at properties whenever we asked and she was always available to answer our questions. She is very knowledgeable and communication was excellent. She is also currently selling our house and we are extremely pleased with her services.

Danvers, MA – Michael & Elizabeth

Toni was wonderful to work with. She made a very intimidating process relatively easy and actually enjoyable! She was always just a text or a phone call away. We knew that Toni would give us her honest opinion and answer our questions truthfully based on her experience. She was never pushy. She told us to ‘keep the faith’ when we became discouraged when we missed out on our favorite home. Well, she was right! By some miracle, we ended up buying our dream home! We love Toni and will be recommending her and Windhill to many!

Ipswich, MA – Brianna & Cameron

Jeff Silva is an amazing and caring Real Estate Agent. He went above and beyond what was, or should be expected of any Realtor. He understood my needs, was always available to me either via text or phone. A true asset to your staff. Have highly recommended him to others I know that are considering placing their homes on the market in the near future.

Ipswich, MA – Cynthia

There are realtors, then there is Betty! She’s bar none, the best we’ve ever worked with – always willing to visit a showing and offer relevant feedback on the house or property. Betty was great from the start and helped us navigate the home buying process in Mass (we previously lived in NH) in clear, easily understandable terms. We’re completely happy with our experience with her and would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend or colleague!

Ipswich, MA – Ian

Betty was the perfect match for our family as we cleaned and sold our family home after the death of our parents. We had mixed emotions about losing a house-full of memories, and lots of competing points of view between siblings, and she worked with us very patiently. Betty was empathetic, but practical and calm during the process. Pricing, showing and negotiating were complicated with our unique situation, but we all felt that Betty helped us end up in the best situation possible. We were so happy to find a good family to take over our family home, and we are grateful to Betty for her expertise and her personal skills.

Boxford, MA – Anne

I was very impressed with Sarah from the first interview in Sept. ’14. Although not ready to buy, she continually sent possibilities for review. Sarah contacted me as soon as this condo was rumored to be coming on the market as she knew I was visiting family in Switzerland. Her quick action enabled my son-in-law to secure a ticket for me to come to Ipswich. I saw it on May 6th and her sound ideas on creating a viable, but flexible offer won the day. She called me as I got to Logan on the 9th to return to Switzerland of the great news. Sarah continued to be a valuable advisor through all the negotiations and on through the closing. I am so grateful!

Ipswich, MA – Laura

Sarah was great. For a first time home buyer, especially doing it alone, the process with its various steps can be tedious and daunting. Without being able to trust the advisor it would be very difficult to make the correct choices. I feel fortunate that I could put that trust in Sarah.

Manchester, MA – Jonathan


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