Andrew Flake, Inc. is a respected builder of distinct Martha’s Vineyard homes. We undertake residential construction and renovation only, believing that specialization fosters exceptional work. We enjoy getting to know our clients personally and building residences that often remain in families for generations.
To every project, we bring decades of management experience, technical expertise, and familiarity with the latest, environmentally friendly methods and materials.
Over the past 34 years, we’ve brought the same level of energy, curiosity, and skill to every new engagement – endeavoring to build homes in which everyone involved in the construction can take immense pride.
Our founder, Andrew Flake, strives to create a company culture defined by trust, respect, and loyalty. All of our employees have been with the company for a minimum of 10 years, and many of our contractors (based both on and off the island) have worked with us for 20 years or more. Our clients appreciate our discretion and the care we take to maintain their privacy.
We understand that building in a world that values efficiency and sustainability has become a science and that availing ourselves of the latest technologies and management techniques is essential. We’re an active member of the Martha’s Vineyard Builders Association and foster close relationships with a range of professionals at the height of their craft, engaging the very best designers, engineers, and craftspeople appropriate for each project. We also participate in a bi-annual conference with an exclusive group of homebuilders from selective markets throughout the United States to exchange ideas and discuss the latest developments in the field.
Although much has changed in residential construction in the almost 40 years since Andrew Flake embarked on his first residential construction project, our mission has endured: to foster an efficient, transparent, collaborative, and enjoyable building process that yields unparalleled results.
Andrew A. Flake, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and has since established a reputation for personal and professional integrity, an empathetic management style, and the ability to produce homes of exceptional and enduring quality.
Passionate about design, Andrew has great respect for the vision of the building architects, landscape architects, and interior designers with whom he works. He appreciates the opportunity to bring that vision to life – and he does so with a level of care and attention to detail that’s unique among builders.
Open and frequent communication, responsiveness, and adaptability helps minimize surprises and ensures a positive and empowering experience
Andrew is known as a relentless advocate for his clients. He demands openness and honesty from his contractors, just as he does from himself and his employees, helping to establish a unique level of trust between clients, contractors, and crew. At the same time, because they are treated with fairness and respect, contractors are eager and empowered to achieve at their highest level.
The ability to cut through complexity to get to the crux of any problem – and to offer practical and cost-effective solutions – are two aspects Andrew most enjoys about this work. At the same time, no detail is too small for Andrew. He’s just as adept at coordinating a large team as he is in assisting with a landscape or other design decision.
The construction process can be stressful, especially for clients who’ve never been through it before. It’s the nature of construction that difficulties will arise along the way and that issues will come up to be remedied. Andrew’s management philosophy of open and frequent communication, responsiveness, and adaptability helps minimize surprises and ensure a positive and empowering experience for all involved.