Home restorations are a special type of project, because of the home owners’ emotional connection with the structure, property and its history.  Experts in heritage home restoration, we understand both the regulations around renovating historic buildings, and the elements that are prevalent in older structures.

When planning home restorations, we strive to pay tribute to the craftsmen who originally built the structure, by re-using and re-purposing components from the original house alongside the modern amenities of a newer home.  You can trust that we’ll work to retain the original character of the home, while refinishing it with modern touches.

Additionally, our team understands that a restoration can be an emotional time for our clients, and we show respect and mindfulness during the demolition and re-building phase.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you, so you can continue making memories on this property.


With Risser Design + Build as our general contractor and custom-builder we successfully tackled a sizeable renovation to create the look and feel of a contemporary design interior AND deliver the build quality of a new home, while respecting the dignity and traditional character of our old-town Lunenburg house. 

Barrett and Melissa Risser and their team of skilled trades and craftspeople understand when and where the important decisions are made, and are open and communicative throughout the entire process. They have good ideas, are receptive to new ways of seeing things, are very organized and work cooperatively throughout the process to deliver complex projects on time and on budget.

We had a very positive overall experience working with Risser Design + Build and we would do it again in a heartbeat.

- Jean & Michael Peters


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