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ABOUT

Barry Donovan General Contractor INC.


Is an owner-operated general contracting firm specializing in the construction of residential/commercial projects in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The business was begun in 1992 and our projects are new residences and renovations. We offer permit processing as well as associated design services. 


The owner, Barry Donovan, is a licensed general contractor within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is also a graduate civil engineer, with 36 years of experience in all aspects of the building industry – from constructing bridges and high-rise towers, to custom building residential structures.



Having successfully completed dozens of projects in the past 25 years here, the firm is recognized as being one of the more competitive and reliable builders on the island.

A Umass Amherst Civil engineering graduate, Barry Donovan’s background includes a 10-year history in heavy civil construction (skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, highway builders) in Boston and Providence.


Not only a builder, but Barry Donovan has also designed and built several notable residential/commercial buildings upon the Island.


  •   Worked as project manager building Miacomet Village Phase-2 low-income housing project; 1996-1997
  • Project manager upon the complete renovation of The African Meeting House in 1996-1997
  • Designed and built 7 residences on Nantucket