We want to make your home serve YOU. Each of us have different mobility requirements, style preferences, and family members to consider. Every one of our builds is unique, but all of our customers should expect superb project management and guidance regarding residential accessibility solutions.
The Harvey Difference
Seniors and families navigating through mobility, cognitive, and health concerns require a greater level of attention. There are many excellent contractors in Massachusetts who are capable of constructing sound homes, but few that are equipped to work with families like Harvey Home Modifications can.
So how are we different?
We provide a truly superior level of project management. Our Project Planner covers every detail before we ever break ground, and our Project Manager is on-site at your home each day.
We are extraordinarily knowledgeable about residential accessibility building.
Our team is considerate of health conditions and anxiety surrounding invasive construction.
We work with a small group of well known subcontractors. Each person we put in your home can be trusted.
We leave the house cleaner than we found it. We've also invested significantly in dust extractors, negative air machines, and training workers on clean working techniques.
This business was founded on serving seniors and disabled homeowners, is family owned, and perpetually strives to improve our offering.
Company & Family History
The Harvey family has a long history of serving seniors in the greater Boston area. Kara Harvey, current owner of Elder-Well, started personal caregiving services in the early 1990's. By 2012, she had grown the business to nearly 50 full time caregivers. In 2012 she sold that business, Home Helpers of Metrowest, and created an innovative adult-day program in Wayland called The Constance Rose House. The social-supportive service provided much needed socialization to aging individuals and respite to their families, and is now being offered nationally through a franchise known as Elder-Well.
While caregiving for hundreds of local families, Kara and her handy husband Ken Harvey noticed a need for reliable home maintenance and safety modifications for their customers. Ken, who had been in construction his entire professional career, quickly began providing home improvement services full-time.
In 2015, their son Brian Harvey joined Ken in the family business. As their capabilities grew, so did the demand for larger scale projects that would allow seniors to remain at home. In 2017, both Ken and Brian obtained their builders licenses and began extensive interior remodeling projects.
Since 2018, Brian has owned and operated Harvey Home Modifications. The scale of projects now ranges from small safety improvements to new home construction, including development of a 4 bedroom 2 bath wheelchair accessible group home in 2020.
Meet The Team
Brian is the owner-operator of HHM and brings a decade of accessibility-centric contracting to each job. He had the good fortune of learning many skills from his father, Ken, the founder of the business and a lifelong tradesman.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maine, where he graduated with a dual degree in marketing and management. Brian is a MA registered Home Improvement Contractor, has a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License, is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist from National Association of Home Builders, and is a MA Lead Safe Renovator.
Heather is responsible for the entire pre-project planning and design process. Her duties include budgeting, drafting, interior design, material procurement, subcontractor bidding, scheduling, and contract development.
She has been with HHM for more than four years and brings a diverse knowledge of construction, accessibility, and interior design. Heather holds a B.S. in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technologies in Boston. She has over 20 years of architectural drafting and design experience and has a MA Unrestricted Construction Supervisor License.
Mike is the single point of contact for customers once we break ground on a project. His responsibilities include client communication, subcontractor management, code enforcement, inspections, scheduling, and skilled labor.
He is a highly skilled carpenter with the ability to construct a home “from the ground up.” Mike brings greater than 30 years of frame-to-finish experience to our team.
As our Lead Carpenter, Felipe is responsible for executing finishes, directing our crew, jobsite organization, and the safety of our workers and customers.
He has 20 years of experience in the residential construction industry. When asked to describe his work, Felipe said “I have a keen eye for detail and a passion for crafting high-quality pieces. I take pride in my ability and have a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.”
Jason St. George
Jason is our jack-of-all-trades and is responsible for labor from demo to finish. Prior to HHM he owned and operated his own interior renovation company for 15 years, completing kitchens, baths, and extensive painting projects.