When I came to Cambridge from Washington State in the 1960s to attend Harvard, I was struck by the architectural richness and diversity of the city’s streetscapes. Raised by a do-it-yourselfer, I wasn’t afraid to pick up a hammer and soon found myself working nights and weekends as a contractor, renovating and restoring period homes in the neighborhood. In 1978 I founded Charlie Allen Renovations.
For more than three decades, my team and I have restored and renovated scores of period homes large and small in the Greater Boston area, from modest one or two room projects to full house remodeling. We know how your house was built, and with decades of experience, exactly how to remodel it to fit your modern-day lifestyle without losing any well-earned charm. Please take a minute to review examples of our work HERE.
– Charlie Allen, Founder and CEO
Since joining Charlie Allen Renovations in 1999, I've worked with Charlie and our team to make the hard work of taking a home renovation from 'before' to 'after' much less painful. The professional process that we have developed combines comprehensive pre-construction planning and creative project management. Collaborating with you well before we start the remodeling work, we're able to determine concrete project goals that coincide with your budget.
“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”
- Alexander Graham Bell.
Thank you for visiting our online home — and if you’d like us to visit your house, please call us anytime.
– Julie Palmer, President