Here are some kind words from a few of our clients and architects we’ve worked with. We appreciate their trust in our abilities and value the friendships we’ve formed.

The beauty of working with Kent is we’re both on an evolutionary ride. As with every project, we’re going to scrutinize everything we do. It could be something we’ve done 100 times, but we’re still going to question its relevance to the project. We’re both out to build a better house every time, so we’re on the same learning curve.
~ Steve Baczek, architect (quote from Building Green article – Dec. 2017)

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Kent Hicks Construction Co Inc - passive house, reduce energy consumption, deep energy retrofits, net zero, prefabricated homes, prefab homes, net zero ready, healthy homes, net zero homes, green building, affordable green prefab homes, passive house builders, energy efficient homes, building a new home

We were so fortunate to have Kent Hicks in our locality when we wanted to build an energy-efficient house. Kent has a deep knowledge and an abiding commitment to environmental concerns in all aspects of construction. Our house is not only efficient, but beautiful, thanks to Kent’s aesthetic sense, design collaboration, and high standards. We love our new house!

        ~ Kathryn Jensen & Bill Latimer, New House

After seeing an outstanding renovation project done at a friends’ house I decided I had to talk to the builder, Kent Hicks about plans my wife and I had for our new “age in place” house.

We felt comfortable immediately with Kent, he was patient with us and supportive while meeting with us several times to discuss how we might proceed.

At the onset of our project it became abundantly clear to us we had made the right decision. Kent, his team and associates are all first rate, from design refinement, landscaping, framing and finish.  Everything is done with attention to detail, with current knowledge of materials and state of the art “green” building methods. We are very happy we trusted Kent Hicks with one of the most important decisions we have made together.  We love our new home.

        ~ Bob and Margaret LaPalme

Kent and his crew are the best–leaders in their field and masters at their craft. They created an addition for my post-and-beam home that turned a quirky and idiosyncratic house into a warm and elegant sanctuary that had new-found flow and logic. And have been there for me, as friends and as builders, ever since!

~Kelly Anderson, Renovation

Kent’s tremendous knowledge and dedication to high-performance construction were invaluable in the planning and execution of the construction documents; his thoughtful feedback on the design made the house more efficient while keeping costs down. All true!

~ W.Scott Laidlaw, Architect

Anyone can see the quality of Kent Hicks’ work: the new West Cummington Church is as simple and beautiful as its surroundings.

What you can’t see is the quantity of Kent’s work: nothing was left to chance or ‘good enough.’ Everything was thorough and better than it had to be.You also can’t see how the work was achieved. Kent listens to the idea. Then he makes it real—and beautiful.

~ Stephen Philbrick, Minister, West Cummington Congregational Church

Kent renovated our retirement home. He removed old and worn and installed a new hardwood floor, opened up walls creating a living–dining area, installed new windows and designed and built our New England front porch. We observed his commitment to up-to code; his broad architectural and construction experience; his oversight of his skilled workers; his timeliness and fair pricing. Kent left us with a sense that he exudes ethics. We continue to call him for additional improvements.

~ George Bertrand, Renovation

We had a very specific vision of how we wanted to renovate our 200-year-old kitchen – and Kent Hicks delivered, combining old and new that resulted in a cohesive whole that came out better than the design we gave him. Kent is the real deal: an old-fashioned craftsman – honest, creative and reliable.

~ Ben Bederson, Renovation

The entire process impressed me….from the team itself, to knowledge of their field, from integrity of design; to excellence in craftsmanship and careful control of costs…and more. The process itself has left me very appreciative of East Branch Studio and their team.

~ J. Bronson

After living in our net positive home for almost two years, we can confidently say that working with Kent Hicks Construction was the best decision that we could have made for our home construction.

From the first meeting, my wife and I had the feeling that Kent is someone who truly cares for the quality of construction and is passionate about making healthy homes. Throughout the process of working with Kent, we saw a fantastic group of professionals in all phases of design and building construction.

The budget was very thorough and allowed us to have a true prediction of cost; we were able to get what we wanted  without going over budget. The timeframe for this project was well planned and the project ran efficiently.

Overall, Kent and his crew surpassed our expectations with their quality standards.

~ Doug Thayer


Kent Hicks–If you are not looking for skilled execution, aesthetic sensitivity, utter reliability, deep building knowledge and fair dealing, don’t engage Kent Hicks as your contractor. If you want all of these qualities, you can find no one better, period!

~ Wil Hastings, New Home

Kent Hicks brings great talent, integrity, and intelligence to the building process.  He is innovative, perfectionistic, respectful, easy to talk to–we would never work with anyone else!

~ Jennifer Rosner and Bill Corwin, Renovation

Everyone on Kent’s crew was skilled, knowledgeable, and wonderful to work with. Kent has a great eye for detail and a vast knowledge of energy efficient house building.

~ Traci and Pete Olsen, New Home

Kent and his crew worked ceaselessly with impeccable precision, workmanship, and speed to finish our home to meet the due date. Visitors say we are living in paradise, as they go from room to room, impressed with the detail work and design. Saying they wish they could have a house like ours.

Not only does Kent build with top craftsmanship, you also get to work with someone who is easy going, listens to what you want and sees that it gets done. Even after the house was built, a minor problem came up and Kent went to bat with the manufacturer to see that a door was replaced (it had slight cracks in it that with time would get larger). Kent has a wide network of experienced, high-quality sub-contractors who have worked with him for years who are an integral part of the building process and he oversees it all wonderfully.

~ June Carter, New Home