DiStefano Brothers Design-Build

…is a full-service firm made up of a talented team of designers, quality craftsmen, experienced project developers, and site supervisors.

Our team stands behind our Core Values; it is at the center of all we do.

  • Safety Above All: We ensure a safe workplace for our employees and clients.
  • Delight Your Customer: We deliver such a high level of customer service that our internal & external clients will tell everyone about us.
  • Pursue Growth and Learning: We pursue growth for our company through personal development of our employees & clients.  We teach from within and, when we are not able to, we find someone to help.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are always striving to be better, both as individuals and as a company made up of individuals, through gradual but never-ending change.
  • Integrity, Do the Right Thing, Not the Easy Thing: We act with integrity, which means always doing the right thing legally, ethically and morally.  We honor the spirit and intent of our commitments and promises, demonstrating consistency between our words & actions.
  • Respect: We are respectful to our teammates, clients, vendors and the community.
  • Our Team: We are a team of high performing individuals choosing to support each other.

Whether your project is for a beautiful custom-built home, an updated exterior, a new deck, a kitchen or bath remodel, the DiStefano team is here to turn your vision into reality.

Begin your remodeling journey with us today!

Rhode Island remodeler
Stonewall Residence

Our Design-Build Specialties

Custom Home Builder

south county cottage custom-built by distefano brothers

Rhode Island’s award-winning Design-Build firm DiStefano Brothers Construction specializes in new home construction- custom-built homes – with beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. As a Design-Build firm, the DiStefano team can both fully design and build your new home or can work with your chosen architect to build your new home on budget and schedule.

Whole House Remodels

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whole-home remodeling project, renovation, or addition can be a substantial and overwhelming venture during the upgrades. Working with an experienced Design-Build company will help you decide how much of the house to remodel, how best to maximize the space to meet your needs, and how our process will eliminate added surprise expenses! We will also work with you to develop a strategic plan for making the renovations possible during your daily activities.

Kitchen Remodels

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The kitchen is the epicenter of the home; it is where we have breakfast, casually gather, where we entertain our friends, and, let’s not forget, it’s where we cook! There are many considerations when designing a new kitchen: style, colors, lighting, storage, logistics, and materials. You are not on your own; the DiStefano Design-Build team will guide you through the design process, material selection, and the construction of your remodeled kitchen with quality craftsmanship.

Bathroom Remodels

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Bathrooms are functional, but they are also a place of renewal and relaxation. The bathroom is an essential space in the home and a place where you can have a bit of fun with color and texture! Whether it is a sleek modern style that you adore or a more traditional bathroom design holds your heart, the DiStefano Design-Build team will remodel your bathroom through your vision. Our portfolio of bath remodels features many different designs to inspire your bathroom oasis.

Interior Remodels

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Remodeling your home’s interior will increase the comfort and enjoyment of your living space, improve efficiency, address any safety issues, accommodate new family members, update your home’s style, or prepare it for sale. Whatever your reason is for the remodel, rest assured that the DiStefano Design-Build team will remodel your home’s interior with vision, comfort, craftsmanship, and high-quality work.

Exterior Remodels

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An exterior remodel will maximize your home’s curb appeal, increasing its value and giving your home a whole new look! Whether you’re updating or replacing siding, freshening your paint, replacing windows, adding a new deck or porch, any of these can turn an aging, dull facade into a stunning property. The DiStefano Design-Build team can design your new exterior or work with your architect and landscaper to produce a beautiful timeless home you’ll never want to leave!


basement remodel

We can transform your basement into a space for family fun, work or relaxation. We can remodel your basement into a home theater with a large projector screen, an office for remote work and productivity, or a guest suite for visiting relatives. We’ll tailor each project to your needs and budget! Let us help you create the perfect space for you and your family.

Commercial Construction Management and Design/Build Contractor

rhode island commercial remodeling - interior shot of the matunuck oyster bar

 The DiStefano Commercial Development Team has over 75 combined years of commercial contracting experience. From schools, hotels, shops, offices, and restaurants, the Distefano commercial team is here to listen to your vision, meet your needs, and guide you throughout the state and town processes.


concrete coatings
DiStefano Brothers Concrete Coatings provides beautiful, long-lasting solutions for the concrete floor in your home or business. Our coatings stand the test of time with a 15-year residential warranty against peeling, chipping, and delamination. Let our team of professionals transform your boring concrete into a surface you will love for a lifetime.

What Our Clients Say!

“The work was completed in a timely manner, the work was done completely and neatly, the end result…another great experience with DiStefano Brothers company. We would choose this company again and always recommend this company to others!”

William & Eileen Swart

“When it was time to renovate our 35-year-old kitchen, as home improvement novices, we were pretty nervous. Luckily, a good friend was in the midst of a bathroom renovation and he strongly recommended DiStefano Brothers. One gleaming, beautiful kitchen and dining room later, we could not be more happy with our choice. The entire team at DiStefano made the project easy and exciting! John Bianco in sales made the process clear and transparent, Kristen Longo created a jaw-dropping design, and project manager Dave Meegan provided uncompromising quality execution. Communication was always clear, making a complicated project easy to track and manage—especially important because we were both working from home at the time. Even with COVID disruptions, the project was completed quickly and on budget. We will definitely be using DiStefano Brothers again, and recommend them to all friends considering renovation.” 

Cate Morrison

“We hired DiStefano Brothers for our living room remodel. We wanted a wall removed to expand the living room, windows installed, half wall between kitchen and living room removed, A/C split installed and french doors on the first floor office. Major challenge was making these two rooms look like one so we needed a builder that could conceptualize and brainstorm with us about how to accomplish our goals. Having a drawing to help visualize how it would all come together was so helpful. Customer Service is very important to us and DiStefano exceeded our expectations! From the initial meeting to the final walk through and beyond the communication and service were amazing. Every sub that entered our home was so professional and courteous that you’d think they were all employed by DiStefano. The CoConstruct App used by the company and the customer makes communication easy! Tom went out of his way even beyond the app to share updates and any changes to the schedule. Anytime we had questions or even needed something after hours, they continued to responsive. Oh, and they pride themselves on being as neat as possible while you are living among construction. We couldn’t be happier with our remodeled living space and would most definitely use them again for future projects” 

Sara Marshall

“We did 2 projects in our house, back to back with DiStefano Bros. We are thrilled with the remodel results and their attention to detail, both construction and design. The team is so easy to work with and the process is streamlined and transparent. The workers are discrete and respectful in your house. They take care as if your house was their own. They were each a pleasure to see every day. We have future projects we are planning and will definitely work with DiStefano again. Highest recommendation.”


“I would highly recommend DBC to anyone who has a home improvement project. They are very professional and every time I work with them they do great quality work. They go above and beyond for their customers and I will definitely hire them again in the future.”

John Henderson Construction

“Once we decided to renovate our master bathroom, we interviewed and obtained preliminary cost estimates from 3 design and construction companies. Because of their attentiveness, ease of communication and reasonable estimate, we decided upon [DiStefano Brothers] for our project. Needless to say, we were very pleased with our decision. Their design suggestions both for materials and color schemes were superb. The actual construction proceeded exactly according to their schedule. The project manager was always there to supervise and to seek our input on the various stages, from demo to tile work to cabinet installation to painting. We were impressed with DiStefano’s timeliness, attention to detail and the price for value. Almost on a daily basis I … hear my wife say, “I love my new bathroom!”. We highly recommend DiStefano Brothers Construction.”

Joe Dizo

“DiStefano Brothers did an extensive renovation of our bathroom. The walls were redone with new tile, the floor was replaced and, best of all, the tub was replaced with a beautiful, spacious, [curbless] shower. They were great to work with through every step of the project. Their design was spot on and we greatly appreciated Marisa’s help with making color and tile choices. Their staff were professional and courteous, doing everything they could to accommodate our needs as they renovated our only bathroom. And yes, they removed the toilet every morning and reinstalled it before they left each day!”

Sue L.

“My experience working with this company was excellent! Very professional, courteous, and reliable. Excellent work ethic. I was comfortable leaving workers alone in my home when I left for work. They also took care of our dog! Attention to every detail. Cleaned up at the end of each day, locked up if we were not there. My kitchen remodel is beyond what I dreamed of. I’m very happy, would recommend this company!”

Barbara J.

“We had our master bath and kitchen redone and they turned out beautifully, beyond any expectations we had. Peter, Kristen, Eric and the rest of the team were wonderful to work with. We then just had our garage and front walkway done with their concrete floor coating. One day to do and it looks gorgeous. Feels like we walk into a car showroom every time we enter the garage! We just have to figure out our next project with them!”

Jaime McGonagle

“DiStefano Brothers Construction recently remodeled my kitchen. The work exceeded my expectations and I love it! When I scroll through the Houzz kitchens, I still like mine the best! They provided a schedule, kept true to it and finished on-time. Peter and his staff are focused on the details and making the client happy. Every day they cleaned up the jobsite inside and outside our home. The staff and contractors that were sent to our home were friendly, professional and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. There were no surprises in the final bill for the work; other than items I specifically added, it matched the quote. This team really has the client’s best interest at heart. For example, Peter traveled to two states and three granite dealers with me until we found the perfect slab! I can’t wait for the next project!”

Kim N.

“Without reservation, we recommend DiStefano Brothers. We substantially remodeled our home (kitchen, bathrooms, mudroom, laundry room, pantry) and were very pleased with the quality of work and particularly Peter’s responsiveness to our questions and concerns. He has skilled craftsmen with whom he works, that really pay attention to detail. Peter and his crew were a pleasure to work with.”

Christine M.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Peter DiStefano and his team on multiple design-build projects. What a joy. They are always looking out for their client’s best interest and approach projects so that there are no surprises. This means that their estimates are pretty spot on – no add-ons at the end that weren’t disclosed upfront. The level of service that DBC provides is topnotch – always ensuring to protect the client’s home carefully during construction, something you should not take lightly. His crew members are true craftsmen who have many years of experience mastering their craft and I know Peter is a true believer in always learning about new cutting-edge products that would benefit his projects and client’s timeline or bottom line. Five stars for DiStefano Brothers Construction!”

Blakeley Interior Design

“I have used DiStefano Brothers Construction on several occasions to help our customers with their remodeling needs. Peter and his staff have a great, get it done type attitude. Their experience with material selection and helping guide our customers through the design phase makes for a seamlessly scheduled project. I do, often, highly recommend their company to our customers.”

Dennis Moffitt Painting, Your Content Goes Here

“Topnotch, reliable, attentive and responsible contractors! DiStefano Brothers will not disappoint! I highly recommend them!”

Tammy Comstock

“DiStefano Brothers just did our bathroom addition and it came out better than we could’ve imagined! Great team to work with and the quality of work is impressive!”

Melissa Richter Bowley , Your Content Goes Here

“I have had much interaction with a host of contractors during the time I’ve lived in the Wakefield area. It was my good fortune to encounter DiStefano Brothers Construction for two different projects at my home. One dealt with a chronic leak issue, that regardless of different solutions used to rectify the issue, was never repaired correctly. DiStefano Brothers diagnosed the problem and then set about a strategy to remedy the issue. Not only was it corrected, it was done professionally and with an aesthetic approach that complements the home. More recently I had my garage floor treated with the concrete coating treatment. The finished work exceeded my expectations and is the envy of others! I recommend – without hesitation – the exceptional work of DiStefano Brothers Construction for any construction need!”

Mark Male

“I have lived in many houses and have had work done in all of them. This was definitely among the best experiences I have had. Every subcontractor and contractor who came to the house was polite and helpful and asked if I had any questions. They were neat and courteous. They worked around my challenging schedule and couldn’t have been more pleasant. And most importantly, the work looks fantastic. I will definitely use them again for any projects – this made me excited to do the next one!”

Susan Kaufman


Where Function Meets Beauty: The Perfect Blend

Speaking of blend, is your spice rack working for you?
Elevate your kitchen with a pull-out spice rack! 🍴 Say goodbye to cluttered cabinets and hello to easy access to all your spices. Save space, stay organized, and add a touch of elegance to your cooking haven!

Our design team comprises seasoned professionals who excel at creating functional and visually appealing kitchen designs. Our clients are thrilled with this detail and the other creative solutions we provide to organize kitchens functionally.

You can see more of the `Silver Lake Social` kitchen remodel in this web gallery: https://bit.ly/49F8JP8

Are you considering a kitchen remodeling project? If so, contact our kitchen experts today at (401) 783-1030 for a free consultation!

#DesignBuild #DiStefanoAdvantage #kitechenremodel #kitchenorganization #rhodeisland #rhodeislandlife #spicerack

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Shout out to our sister company, @db_concrete_coatings. They will be exhibiting at the @ribahomeshow at the Rhode Island Convention Center from April 4 to 7! Stop in at booth #935 and say hello to the team!

DiStefano Brothers Concrete Coatings provides Polyurea and Polyaspartic floor coating systems, which are four times stronger than epoxy. These coatings are designed for one-day floor applications but are highly functional and suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

This year (2024) saw the introduction of innovative garage storage and organization solutions designed to create your dream garage.

RI Home Show: Unleash your dream home! The 74th Annual RI Home Show brings together everything you need for renovations & inspiration. Explore the latest trends at the Energy Expo, Garden Experience, Inspiration Showcase, Specialty Flower Show & the all-new House of Brews! Learn more about the RI Home Show at https://bit.ly/3JVRNc1.

#rhodeisland #concretecoatings #rihomeshow

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Stunning Transformation!

Check out this incredible whole-house remodel. Enjoy these before-and-after photos. We always love to show what our team is capable of!

Want to see more? We have a complete photo gallery on our website. https://dbcri.com/middlebridge-whole-house-renovation

Architect: Frank Karpowicz Architects
Landscape Design: @bayscapelawncare

#DesignBuild #TheDiStefanoAdvantage #rhodeisland #rhodeislandconstruction #rhodeislandlife #wholehouseremodel

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Where Dreams Become Reality!

If you can dream it, our client-centric design team can create it. Whether you`re looking for a complete home build, an addition, or a fresh take on your existing space, our design team will collaborate closely with you to understand and interpret YOUR vision, crafting functional, beautiful spaces that will bring you joy for years.

Thank you, Kaitlin, Kristen, Katie, Tim, and Charlie, for your exceptional interior design, drafting, and materials selection skills. This team combines imagination with expertise.

#DesignBuild #TheDiStefanoAdvantage #rhodeisland #design #team #rhodeislandlifestyle

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DiStefano Brothers was honored to partner with other local businesses to sponsor this community fundraiser held at @matunuckoysterbar.

Working as a commercial fisherman since he was a teenager, Graham Brawley is genuinely a man of the ocean. He is a founding member of the Ocean State Shellfish Cooperative and a supporter of the Aquaculture community in RI. It is our turn to support this brave man as he continues his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Any form of support is greatly appreciated. Please consider donating or sharing this post so we can reach out to the community.

To donate:
Checks can be made payable to MTK Community Fundraiser and dropped off at the Matunuck Oyster bar; for more information, please get in touch with info@rhodyoyster.com

Pictured below: Tony Silbert (Spartina Consulting), Pete DiStefano (Owner), Charlie Sonder (Architectural Design Manager), John Kissebert (Home Consultant), Tom Webb (Home Consultant), and Marc Sherman (Marketing)

#community #acutelymphoblasticleukaemia #strong

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We`re happy to welcome Darwin Jimenez and Jeremy Palaguachi to our team as carpenters apprentices! They`ll gain valuable hands-on experience and learn the carpentry trade from our skilled carpenters.

At DiStefano Brothers, our teams have a fantastic opportunity to develop skills and knowledge while building a rewarding career in the construction industry.

#DesignBuild #TheDiStefanoAdvantage #rhodeisland #rhodeislandconstruction #career #carpentry

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Behind the scenes, where magic happens!

Our warehouse isn`t just a storage space, it`s the hidden engine propelling our projects to success. Here, Brad, Shaun, and Bobby ensure all of our materials are managed, inspected, and organized for each project. Their daily dedication means we can access what we need, when we need it, guaranteeing quality, efficiency, and ultimately providing a great construction experience for our clients.

Thank you, Brad, Shaun, and Bobby.

#DesignBuild #TheDiStefanoAdvantage #construction #rhodeisland #ResidentialConstruction #wakefeild #Narragansett #remodeling #homeremodeling #designbuild

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Are you planning a construction/remodel project for your coastal property?

The Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) protects our coastline`s beauty, but the permitting process for a homeowner can feel daunting.

DiStefano Brothers Construction, experts in navigating the CRMC permitting process, share their valuable insights in our new blog post.

Are you considering a coastal construction/remodel project? Contact our CRMC permitting experts today at (401) 783-1030 for a free consultation! Let`s discuss your vision and navigate any permitting hurdles together.

#DesignBuild #TheDiStefanoAdvantage

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Bonnet View Beckons: A Deck Remodel with Coastal Charm!

From CRMC review to stunning reality, we are thrilled to share this Bonnet View deck transformation in this super video by @pj.dougherty! This project required careful planning, starting with CRMC approval before the town permitted the go-ahead.

DiStefano Brothers completely redesigned the deck, keeping some existing portions but requiring all new footings for stability. The entire surface was then re-decked in synthetic TimberTech by @theazekcompany in a gorgeous "coastline" color, perfectly complementing the surroundings. To accent the deck and the home, @bayscapelawncare designed and installed the stunning hardscapes.

But the true heart of this project?

Here`s the breakdown:

- CRMC hurdle cleared: Navigated the CRMC review process to ensure compliance.
Redesigned for excellence: Crafted a deck that perfectly fits the homeowners` needs and style.

- Solid foundation: Installed new footings for lasting safety and security.

- Coastal vibes: Re-decked in stunning "coastline" color for a touch of nautical charm.

- Sustainable reuse: The existing railing system was repurposed, minimizing waste and adding character.
Accessibility in mind: Upgraded stair railings to meet ADA compliance.

Are you considering a coastal deck project? Contact our deck experts today at (401) 783-1030 for a free consultation! Let`s discuss your vision and navigate any permitting hurdles together.

#rhodeisland #Narragansett #decks #exterior #summervibes #construction #remodeling #wakefeild #homeremodeling #summer #DesignBuild @advantagelumber

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Join the Ocean Recovery Community Alliance (ORCA) and Aunt Carrie`s for a shoreline cleanup in the Point Judith neighborhood, Narragansett, this Saturday, Feb 17th, from 12-2 PM! Please make a difference in your community and help clean our shoreline!

Dress for the weather and bring gloves; cleanup supplies will be provided!

RSVP: https://www.oceanrecoverycommunityalliance.org/event-details-registration/aunt-carries-1

Spread the word and share this post! Let`s make this cleanup a huge success!

@orcafellowship @auntcarries

#ORCA #CleanCoast #PointJudith #Narragansett #AuntCarries #OceanLove #Community #GiveBack #MakeADifference #rhodeisland #DESIGNBUILD

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Are you dreaming of that perfect outdoor deck? Distefano Brothers Construction has you covered.

From classic pressure-treated wood to the elegance of composite decking to exotic woods, we offer many materials to bring your vision to life.

You can view a selection of our finished deck projects on this webpage: https://dbcri.com/design-build-projects/#decks

We can build a perfect deck for you, from an elevated deck to a waterfront deck to a curved deck.

Our expert team is here to guide you through the entire process, ensuring your deck is built to last and exceeds your expectations.
But hurry! Our order book is filling up fast as the warmer weather approaches.

If you have any questions about building a new deck or renovating an existing deck, please call us at (401) 783-1030 for a free consultation.

#DesignBuild #decks #construction #dbcri #dbcri #dbcri #rhodeisland #exterior #summervibes

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DiStefano Brothers Construction Welcomes New Safety Manager!

We`re thrilled to announce the appointment of Jess Kent as our new Safety Manager! Jess previously served as a carpenter.

A Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring the workplace is safe for everyone. Jess will develop and implement safety plans, enforce policies, investigate accidents, and provide training and communication to help employees stay safe.

At DiStefano Brothers, safety is more than just a priority; it is our number one core value:

Safety Above All: We ensure a safe workplace for our employees and clients.

We believe every team member deserves to go home healthy and happy every day, and Jess is the perfect person to champion that commitment.

#DesignBuild #DBCRI #safety #construction

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Introducing John Kisseberth, who has joined our team as a Sales Representative.

With a construction background in Block Island and South County, John brings with him a wealth of remodeling/construction experience. In 2004, John began his construction career in Block Island. In 2009, he moved to Narragansett, where he formed his own general contracting company that he operated until 2023.

John and his family have renovated and flipped eight homes while living in them; he knows how unnerving and difficult remodeling can be.

When John comes to work every day, he will be helping people reimagine their perfect spaces (beautiful, functional kitchens, dreamy bedrooms, and backyards for epic barbecues!). He will work hand-in-hand with his clients to ensure each project runs smoothly from start to finish.

Put him to the test, call John at (401)-363-8336

#dbcri #homeremodeling #construction #DesignBuild #remodeling #rhodeisland #wakefeild

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Reminiscing back on summer days ☀️
This pergola and bluestone patio makes us miss the warm weather! Imagine cozy evenings under the stars, watching movies outside, roasting marshmallows at the fire.

This covered oasis isn`t just a dream, it`s a reality we can help you create.
Summer countdown is on! Get your decks, screen rooms, and pool houses ready for fun in the sun with our expert services. Don`t wait - contact us today!

Project: Stonewall Residence
Builder: @distefanobrothers
Hardscape: @bayscapelawncare
Photo: @robertbrewsterphoto

#patio #patiogoals #pergola #pergoladesign #PergolaParadise #summer #summervibes

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Dreaming of a basement transformation but worried about the budget? We`ve all been there! Basements hold endless potential, but the costs can feel overwhelming. That`s why we at DiStefano Brothers created an easy guide to budgeting for your basement remodel.

Don`t let all your basement space just sit there!
Ready to unlock the potential of your Basement? Head over to our website now, and get ready to say goodbye to that dusty, unused space!

Project: #BeachsideBasement
Design | Build: @dbcri
Photo: @brandondupontphoto

#basementremodel #BasementRenovation #basementdesign #construction #designbuild #dbcri

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