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In addition to his custom home and renovation work for clients, for the past several years Mark Duval has focused on full turnkey solutions for home construction: he seeks out and purchases prime property on Cape Ann, he designs the home, and then proceeds to build it according to his own custom specifications. As energy efficient and economical homes, they have found ready buyers in a tight market.


While building these turnkey homes Mark has focused on optimizing the fundamentals in house construction. With an eye toward energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, Mark utilizes a custom modular design in building full Energy Star compliant homes. To attain an Energy Star rating, every aspect of the house has to be Energy Star compliant, from the building techniques used in creating a thermally tight house, on through to the appliances and even the light bulbs.


Whether you decide to use custom modular building in your own new home project, you can be sure that these energy efficient design principles will be incorporated into your own dream home. The same applies for custom renovations and additions.


Building a home involves several discrete phases, from site and land preparation, excavating, laying the foundations, on through to framing, walls, roofing, and interior work. The process also includes several independent yet interacting systems--plumbing, electrical, heating or HVAC, security, etc.--and each of these require specialized expertise in designing and installing for every unique home.


All of this work is orchestrated and managed by a single person, a general contractor, who works closely with the future homeowner in understanding and interpreting his or her needs in realizing the vision for one’s own home. From this it is easy to recognize how important it is to have an experienced contractor you can trust and who can understand your particular needs. 


In the sections to the right, Mark summarizes his design and building philosophy for building homes. He invites you to look the material over and to get in touch with him to further discuss your particular home building interests. Whether that interest is in purchasing one of Mark’s current turnkey home solutions on Cape Ann, or in having him build your dream house on property you own, he would be happy to spend time with you!

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