Risser Design + Build is a unique, design-build collaboration, led by seasoned Nova Scotia contractor, Barrett Risser, and his wife Melissa Risser, an experienced draftsperson  – with more than 15 years of building custom dream homes and providing contracting services in and around Lunenburg.


Some of our clients come from down the road, and others from across North America. But all have one thing in common: the desire to build a beautiful, quality custom home with an East Coast sensibility that complements our stunning landscape.

If you’re looking for a stress-free and seamless process, you want to work with a partner who can manage the whole build, from detailed estimation and design concept, to managing subcontractors, to handing you the keys to your new home.

We work closely with you to help you achieve your vision – on time and on budget – whether it’s a new build, a renovation or a restoration.





Why Work with Us


We’ve built our reputation as home renovation contractors that our customers can trust.

  • As accredited, experienced builders, you can trust the quality of our work, knowing that we care deeply about superior quality.

  • Our customers can attest to the fact that we’re honest and you can rely on the timing and costs we commit to.

  • We love the South Shore and understand how to design and build custom homes that complement the natural landscape.

  • We know that builder-home-owner communications are crucial to the success of a project, and you can trust that we’ll communicate openly throughout the build.