Who We Are

Relationships are our foundation

Founded in 1984, Essex Builders is the leading full-service general contracting and construction management firm in New England. We were successful developers when we started Essex three decades ago, so we have first-hand knowledge of our clients' needs. With teamwork as our guide, we build lasting relationships with our clients, contractors, and vendors—ensuring success at every turn, exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Our Projects

Building a better way

Working as a true team player, we've developed a portfolio of successful projects in excess of $1Billion.  Experience includes projects across the following sectors: office, retail, industrial, senior-living, multi-residential, mixed-use, healthcare, biotech, education, religious, and institutional.

Our Services



As your general contractor, Essex Builders works with you on a fixed-price basis. We deliver the project conforming to the plans and specifications of your architect and within an allotted time-frame.




Our becoming a contributing team member at the onset of the project can help save money by providing accurate and reliable budgets, estimating services, and value engineering. This streamlines project time while maintaining quality workmanship, and facilitates early occupancy for the client since construction can start prior to finalization of design documents.




The essence of Design/Build is when quality, completion dates, and costs are firmly controlled by a single entity: the Design/Builder. By teaming with the Architect best suited for your building needs, Essex Builders is able to implement the design and construction simultaneously and in the most efficient and economic manner.




Because we "think like an owner" Essex Builders implements program management services for multiple sites or sites involving multiple buildings, each with unique needs. This service takes the staff extension component of project management to another level. We offer strategic and economic "single source" responsibility, and cost-effective services tailored to exceed project(s) requirements.




We believe that pre-planning is the key to cost and time savings, and to the solution of complex construction issues. As a construction problem-solver, we offer a wide range of consulting services and bring invaluable expertise to both the pre-construction and construction phases of your project.


About Us

Michelle O'Neil is the President of Essex Builders. Her solid background combined with her leadership and vision has moved Essex into the 21st century as one of the most successful and influential companies in the northeast.