A Word from our Clients…

Horan Building


C. Gluck
Project Date: December 2018

Horan Building Company renovated completely our nearly 200-year-old home. While we faced many challenges during the building process, the final outcome is spectacular. Special kudos to Jeff Melillo! 


Alex Francine
Project Date: July 2019

Our first Horan home was a beautiful 8 bedroom Victorian that we loved so much we chose Horan Building to construct our new custom home in 2019. HBC is great because of the incredible construction quality, particularly of the custom millwork; because they finish jobs quickly, and because we knew first hand that Mark stands behind his work. We love the home HBC constructed for us. Mark’s team is great. His finish carpenters, Joe and Paul, create works of art from wood; and he gets the top contractors on the island, who have pride and passion for what they do. Everyone who worked on our project made sure we got exactly what we wanted; and took the time to explain difficulties and complexities in a way that we could understand. If you want a great home with stunning custom features, we strongly recommend Horan Building Company.

Mark Flaherty
Project Date: October 2018

We hired Mark Horan to do a large 1st floor redo while we were away al winter. Because of the strong communication and reporting, we never felt the need to return to inspect the work. Upon our return, the project was completed and came out spectacular. The house was spotless and the follow-up by Mark and his team has been flawless. World class experience.


Jackie and Michael McVicker
Project Date: July 2019

Building a custom home is a dream and a challenge. Being in the trusted hands of Horan Builders from step one, enabled us to feel secure and confident with every design decision we made. Their customer service and dedication for complete customer satisfaction, cannot he understated. We were impressed by their consistent focus on quality workmanship and their attention to detail. Our project manager, Jeffrey Melillo, worked tirelessly in keeping our project moving forward from every perspective. If you called Jeffrey, he picked up the phone on the first ring every time. If you want a positive building experience, select Horan Builders as your partner.


Suzanne Carroll
Project Date: June 2017

Horan Building Company completed two projects for us in Newport, RI. First, they completely renovated our single family home including a complete redesign of the first floor, new kitchen and updated bathrooms, new facade, etc. We were so pleased with the results, we then asked Mark to build a stand-along two car garage with a guest house above it. Again, fabulous results! His team is professional, they pay attention to detail and communicate with the client every step of the process.


David Megna
Project Date: January 2010

Horan Building Company built a 10,000 sq. ft. custom home designed by Kent and Kent of Boston. The home was built with exceptional quality throughout. Mark and his team were professional and knowledgeable of all aspects relating to the completion of the home. The interior detail work was without compare. Marks project manager was dedicated to building a first class project. Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with the team and i would not hesitate to do it again and to reccomend them for any project.

Stuart Hebb
Project Date: July 2014, New Build Under Construction

Project was put out to bid. They were the most competitive and built a high quality custom home in 11 months including our change orders. Was as transparent as one can be with billing. Has been very responsive in following up with the punch list. Project came on time and on budget. Can’t ask for more than that. Highly recommend.

Lynne Rey
Project Date: December 2003, January 2020

Over the past 17 years, Horan Building Co. has built one new home for us, and helped us to renovate three others. Mark Horan stands by his word and always does what he says he will do. The finish carpentry work of Horan Building is exceptional. They were on time and on budget and we would use them again.

Hank & Laurie Wholbrook
Project Date: June 2010

Mark Horan and Horan Building have built two homes for us over the past 10 years. We are a repeat customer for many reasons. It all starts with Mark and his extremely talented team. When getting to know Mark, there is a sincerity and confidence that he is going to build you an unforgettable home. And he did, twice! Building the kind of home Mark does, takes a lot of craftsmen. From the design team to the finish work, these folks are extraordinary. You’ll know what I mean when you see the finished product. Amazing! The people who work for Mark really care about building the best. They are there for you during the process and after as well. The homes are not only beautiful, they are solid too. Time is a great test to owning a home in a beach community. When you visit one of Mark’s projects, new or rich with family memories, you’ll know why we love our home and why there is nobody like Mark and his team! Thank you Mark and Horan Building Company! Sincerely, Hank and Laurie Holbrook

Project Date: April 2003

Mark created more than a house for our family; it is a home. Three generations gather regularly and everyone continues to remark about the comfort and beauty. Mark and his skilled craftsmen gave enormous attention to detail that has provided a backdrop for all. Mark was easy to work with especially for someone who had never looked at a blueprint before. His guidance & expertise made the process of building a house, joyful.


Project Date: July 2018

I hired Mark Horan of Horan Building Company to renovate my home on the ocean in the Newport, RI area. I’m in a related business and hence feel that I am in good to position to evaluate Mark and his firm. From start to finish, Mark was extremely hands on and focused on every aspect of the project. Mark and his team were very communicative and made sure to keep me and my family up to date as the job progressed. He was always cognizant of our budget and in fact came in under it. The Horan Building Co. is made up of true professionals, led by Mark, who are very talented and display honesty and integrity at all times. They also produce a phenomenal product at a very reasonable price. I would encourage anyone to hire Mark and his team if Horan Building Company is willing to take on your new construction or renovation project.


Patricia Bliss-Guest
Project Date: August 2014

We worked with Horan Building Company in 2013-2014 to build our “dream” home in Middletown Rhode Island. Middletown is an area with many choices in architects and builders, and we feel very fortunate that we found and worked with the team of Alec Tesa and Mark Horan. Mark and his team at Horan Building Company were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and good communicators. They were responsive to our questions and requests for information, able to propose good solutions to any problems that arose, and built us an absolutely beautiful home which we cherish. Their work was of the highest quality and craftsmanship and shows a careful attention to detail and design. Intimately knowing Rhode Island coastal communities and service providers, the team helped us create a home unique to our needs while also fitting in perfectly with the location and the community. And their support did not end with our occupancy of the house. To this day, when we have questions, Mark is ready to offer advice and services to help us out. Always willing to help, even after our home was completed, is testimony to the company’s pride in its work and commitment to its clients. We are pleased to recommend Horan Building Company to those considering building a beautiful home or taking on other projects.


Ryan Westmoreland
Project Date: February 2016

Very professionally done, from the beginning to the end. Mark has made sure that any imperfection was taken care of right away. I’m glad I chose them to build my house. Definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have the job done right.


Lawrence Kahn
Project Date: July 2018

Mark and his team did a Full Renovation of our 100 year old Waterfront Home in a remarkable 10 Months from Building Permit to Certificate of Occupancy ! The workmanship is exemplary, the weekly communication ( we were in Florida ) kept us totally up to date as the Project took shape until we got back to Newport in mid May for the Finish work. We love our “new home “. Could not be happier ! Thanks Mark !


Barbara Schoenfeld
Project Date: April 2013

Mark beautifully renovated our 100-year old Victorian house that had not been updated in decades. He stripped it down to the studs and rebuilt it with modern systems and materials. Architect Alec Tesa’s plans preserved the style while converting the interior space to an open layout. Mark is meticulous about details and proper workmanship. While the project was underway, surprise challenges emerged but Mark flexibly maneuvered around obstacles. His deep experience and knowledge of the Newport community facilitated the required regulatory approvals. He is responsive and is always polite and graceful, even under pressure.


Donna Morvillo
Project Date: June 2018

Working with Horan Building was a seamless and great experience! The entire team was professional and wonderful to work with. From beginnng to end all aspects were positive. The craftsmanship was impeccable and really a work of art. The project manager, Jeff, was so impressive and his attention to detail made for zero mistakes. I really can’t say enough about Horan Building, if you are starting a project you would be lucky to have your home built by them.


Project Date: November 2014

I worked with Mark Horan and Horan Building to construct a home for my family in 2014. Mark was easy to work with, his staff was professional and the finished product is amazing. We LOVE our home!!! The best part of hiring Horan to build a beautiful custom home, is that Mark is always available for follow up. I would highly recommend Horan Building to anyone.


Pat & Lauren Donovan
Project Date: June 2017

We purchased a home built by Horan Building Company last summer. We love the house inside and out. While it was constructed prior to our becoming involved with the project, frankly we could not have imagined it coming together any other way. No detail was left to spare with both the architecture and craftsmanship simply stunning. Mark and his team have been great to work with, providing quick responses to our questions and needs. His team is always quick to show up and help evaluate and rectify the minor details that come about in finishing a new home. We couldn’t be happier with the product or the people behind it, and look forward to working with Mark and his team in the future.


Angelo and Ellen Lopresti
Project Date: September 2013

Professional, experienced and highest quality are the words we would use to describe Horan Building Company and Mark Horan. The Horan team worked on a partial tear-down and reconstruction that turned out better than we ever dreamed. The project threw a few curve balls our way, as all projects do, but Mark provided great advice and knowledge to guide us through. Although we introduced a few novel features to the project, HBC got up to speed quickly and installed them well. The cabinetry and finish carpentry were superb. We should not forget to say that Mark and others at HBC return calls promptly. After construction, he stood behind his commitment to quality if issues arose and provided great customer experience.


Tom Gilbane
Project Date: May 2007

Mark and his team built our home in Newport. They were involved early in the design process working with our architect, Paul Weber, through final completion. We found them easy to work with, good communicators, did quality work, and were on time and on budget. I would definitely hire Mark if we built again and have recommended him to others.


Ned Davidson
Project Date: August 2016

I have found Mark, the Horan team, and the extended team of outside contractors to be a terrific group. The quality of their work is best in class. We purchased our house when it was about 80% complete and found Mark to be available, engaged and with a point of view that took into account what we were trying to achieve. The quality of our house is outstanding. The team is truly a group of craftsman who take pride in their skills and the finished product. Rare in today’s world…Awesome! Mark’s involvement goes beyond the closing transaction. He has stayed in touch with us since and has taken care of any issue and remains accessible and available to us. They are just a great bunch!


Richard Calo
Project Date: December 2010

The Horan Building Company has established a deserved reputation for the building of fine homes in Rhode Island. The attention to detail paid in areas such as millwork in my home was excellent. Strong framing and structural construction are trademarks and deliver a product built in the best traditions of New England home building.


Patrick Toohey
Project Date: May 2017

We bought a home from Horan Building Co in 2011 that had just been constructed and recently sold it due to our move out of RI. Throughout the whole process Mark and his team were very responsive to all of our requests and even guaranteed his work to the new owners of the home five and a half years later in May of 2017 which he did not have to do. He has a great design and construction team and stands behind their work. Best builder in RI.


Duncan B
Project Date: January 2012

We approached Mark when we found one of his houses already in the construction phase. We then worked with Mark through construction completion providing the accents and modifications we desired to suit our tastes. The experience was very smooth and the end product is a quality custom built home. We recommend Horan Building Company to anyone seeking a quality builder.

Doug Kohler
Project Date: October 2015

Horan Builders is a very well run company. I hired Mark and his team to build my home in Newport. Jeff is an excellent project manager and runs the job very well. The job site was kept extremely neat and clean. Communication was excellent as there were a lot of decisions to be made. They finished the project on time as they had committed, and within budget. They have excellent craftsmen with a very professional team for all of the trades including Custom mill work tile, carpentry, exterior decorative metal/copper work and as well as other trades. This allows them better control of the project and better quality control as compared to their other competitors who may sub out more of the trades. Mark and his team are real craftsman with attention to detail. The job ran very smoothly. I would hire them again and recommend them without hesitation.

Project Date: May 2016

We have owned and built houses for our personal use for over 30 years, so we do have a basis of comparison. Our experience with Mark and his team was excellent! The quality of the workmanship was superb, with a highly professional and talented team. Mark is not only a builder, but also has an amazingly artistic eye. Details in the home are determined both by structural needs as well as visual impact. We give Horan Builders the highest possible recommendation for anyone looking to build their dream home.

Alex Turnbull
Project Date: May 2016

Mark, Jeff and the Horan group are hands down the best builders in the state. Honest, hard working, on-schedule, and provide a meticulous finish. Jeff, who managed our project, was always on it and replied in a timely manner to any questions we had along the way. Hustler, hard worker, someone who truly cares about the finished product. This was our first house that we built and shopped it around to various high end builders in the state. The most important aspect of our decision was trust. From the beginning we knew we could trust them. Couldn’t recommend these guys more.


Doug Manoni
Project Date: June 2012

Mark Horan and his diverse team of friendly building professionals guided us through the construction of our new home and made it a great experience. Horan is a firm qualified for high-end design and construction, yet small enough to gain the personal attention of the owner. Mark added several design ideas that emerged during construction, and we love our new home. Also, it was completed on time, on budget – we couldn’t ask for more. We may do it again!?!

Project Date: September 2009

As Connecticut residents my husband and I sought a nearby beach location for a summer home and settled on Rhode island. It was a perfect weekend drive for us and we were delighted to find a small but ideally located waterfront home. We enjoyed it as such for years until deciding to renovate and transform it to a family friendly year round residence. Uncertain as to how we might accomplish this we turned to Horan Building for guidance. Mark Horan came highly recommended as a skilled and professional builder with a wide range of noteworthy beautiful projects in the area. After our initial consult we were convinced that we shared the same image for our reconstruction and happily moved forward with the project. Mark’s vision helped us to seamlessly integrate the old with the new to create a modern, open and spacious home which we love. We were amazed with the finished product, completed to the highest architectural standards, in a timely manner ( he advised he would complete the project by the end of Spring so as to not lose the Summer season on the water… it was finished and we moved in early May) ! Throughout the project we were kept updated as to any cost changes due to modifications of the plans which kept us all on the agreed budget. My husband really appreciated Mark’s business acumen and his strict adherence to the process of every change order initiated by us, be priced and signed by us before the work was begun. We initiated over 30 change orders and at the end of the project, there were no surprises – none. The project team at Horan Building was creative and hard-working, attentive to every detail and were a pleasure to work with. Anyone who sees the finished product and the attention to detail and craftsmanship, can’t believe it’s the same house. We would highly recommend this company without any hesitation.

Jim Williams
Project Date: January 2015

My wife and I were life-long residence of Connecticut but have always loved the beaches and breathtaking views of Middletown, Rhode Island’s, Easton’s Point. We have three adult children and wanted a four season’s home for our family, but were apprehensive about the prospect of devoting the time and energy that would be necessary to build our dream home. That apprehension quickly disappeared once we made the decision to hire Mark Horan and his team of professionals at Horan Building. Mark brought a sense of calmness and professionalism to what was, to us, a massive undertaking. Mark, Donny and the rest of the team were always available to listen and address any questions or concerns he had. They guided us through the project every step of the way. Their attention to detail and refusal to compromise the quality of the workmanship was apparent from start to finish. The result: a quality custom home that exceeded our expectations and has become a focal point for our family to gather and enjoy. We highly recommend Horan Building and invite those of you who have questions to feel free to contact us.

Steve Ludwig
Project Date: August 2009

We hired Horan Builders to renovate our vacation home originally built in the 1860’s. Mark Horan guided us thru the historic commision hurdles we encountered, and stood by us every step of the way. This building was transformed from a big box, into a welcoming 19th century period home that now belongs in the historic town where it is located. The quality of workmanship was superb and attention to detail is displayed throughout. Several years later, we decided to move into the town permanently and found an old 1860’s (again!) B&B for sale. We decided to only pursue the home if Horan Builders would perform the renovations. Fortunately for us, the timing worked out and the year long project culminated in a home we hope to have forever. The old, tired house with good bones is now a new, stunning home with great bones, amazing detail, and workmanship that generates compliments whenever we have guests. We highly recommend Horan Builders for your renovation project, both for their quality workmanship and for the personal, friendly and professional relationship you will enjoy with the company.


Project Date: October 1994

Mark build my home over twenty years ago and I have since had the opportunity to watch his company grow and view his homes over the years. There is no one better in this area, period. Mark is intelligent, hard working and creative. His attention to detail is unparalleled and his commitment to quality bears his name. He has changed the landscape of Aquidneck Island for the better and his homes creates more value where ever they are build.

Project Date: September 2016

I am currently in my second home project with Horan Building Co, and went back to them for good reason. My first home was build by Mark over 20 years ago and the quality of the construction has held up as though it was newly built. Mark was new to the area at the time and since then has cemented himself and his company as the areas premiere builder. In a small community HBC relies on the experiences of his customers and results of his work to grow his company and that is obvious in the number of projects that HBC has completed in Newport, RI and surrounding areas. HBC has always treated customers with the highest respect and professionalism, and has helped the process with a unique depth of knowledge in the industry and attention to detail to create a final product that the homeowner can be proud of. Mark has experience in a wide range of style, design and price ranges, and those experiences allow him to make suggestions and recommendations based on his ability to envision the final product, and to stay within the budgets of the homeowners. I would certainly recommend HBC to any project, and am looking forward to seeing the finished product of the project we are currently involved in.

T. Kay
Project Date: December 2013

The house Horan Building built for us looks like it’s been here forever. It is a classic New England shingle style house that looks completely natural here in Newport. That was very important to us when we were looking for a home here. The house position on the lot and its design maximizes the benefits of the lot. Mark and his team are extraordinary at figuring out how to position a house and place rooms to maximize ocean views and sunlight. We find that to be a real rarity in the industry but it has had great impact on how we enjoy the space. The craftsmanship is incredible. Mark employs a group of highly skills carpenters and stonemasons that do incredible work. The house has beautiful custom made cabinetry through the kitchen, vaulted ceilings in the living room and bead board ceilings in the kitchen, fieldstone fireplaces, and an enormous kitchen island and counter in mahogany that are reminiscent of a boat deck, all of this was built by Mark’s in-house team. The value is right. While this house was not inexpensive, we feel like we got tremendous value. We got a house that we will own forever, is rock solid, and has given us no headaches. Mark is especially good at knowing where to invest capital in what will be appreciated, but also not going overboard on frivolity that will drive up costs for no reason. And we can also say that he is a rarity in the industry in that mark is smart, professional, honest, committed to doing good work, and a lot of fun to be around. Mark and his team put their hearts and souls into what they do and you can literally feel that in the house. We are absolutely thrilled with this house and we credit Mark for building a masterpiece.

Project Date: February 2011

I have hired Horan Building Company to help me with several construction projects. I could not have been happier with the process or their level or organizarion, professionalism and quality of their work. THe delivered both projects for me on-time and on-budget. The quality of the finishes were on par with contractors in both Boston and Newport who charge considerably more for similar quilty work. I would unequivocally recommend Horan Building Comapny

Stephen Duffy
Project Date: October 2015

Horan builds high-end homes with attention to details using the best materials. The staff was very response to our requirements resulting in a home that we are proud to own. We would recommend Horan Building CO. to anyone that is seeking a fine comfortable home that works.

Jeff Gouveia
Project Date: April 2012

The quality of Horan Building Company’s work on our home in Newport, RI was exceptional. The staff on the project was professional and courteous at all times and cared deeply about their work; which was ultimately reflected in the finished product. Given that the design of our home was fairly complex, the knowledge and technical ability of Horan’s craftsmen was key to the success of the project.

Harold & Mary Perlingiero
Project Date: July 1997

Twenty years ago we decided it was time to downsize. My husband had been in the construction business, but no longer able to take on such a big project because of his age. We raised our daughters in several homes he had built over the years. Needless to say, finding someone to meet his standards was difficult, but to our good fortune we found Mark Horan. Mark is not only very professional, but truly a man of integrity. Construction teams can make all the difference. Mark’s team was exceptional; they were available, helpful, and reliable. We are still very happy with our home. Because of the quality of workmanship, it has required very little maintenance, which for us is good as we live out our golden years. We highly recommend Mark Horan for your building needs. We had a great relationship with Mark through all the phrases of construction–and still enjoy that relationship some twenty years later.