Happy Clients

BrightBuilt Home has worked with Joe Carry to build several new sustainable homes in Western Massachusetts. Joe is a genuine, affable, earnest person who shares wholly in our mission of creating a high-performance built future, as well as running a business thoughtfully and honestly. He is collaborative, easy to communicate with, cares about clients, and takes pride in the work he does. We look forward to continuing to work with Joe in the future.


BrightBuilt Home
Portland, Maine

When the local flooring contractor was overwhelmed with work and backed out of our project, Joe found a lumber company with local ash planks and had his own crew install the floors. When the columns on our porch were not spaced the way we wanted them, Joe redid them. When our dining light fixture required a low voltage connection to be dimmable, Joe talked our electrician into fishing the wire. Joe worked with the architects, subs and his crew to get the details right. Whether it was creating cascading deck stairs or leveling the land to give us a yard and a view, Joe Carry helped us create our dream house.


Elizabeth and Ed
Great Barrington

[Residential Construction] is a tough business, and you handle it with grace and intelligence—rare in our experience.


Lenox, Ma

I did a lot of research before choosing Decumanus for my renovation project.   I liked their design/build approach combined with an emphasis on green building. In hindsight I consider myself lucky to have made this choice. Joe was terrific to work with—full of creative suggestions and sensible advice, always with an eye to price and timing. His work teams were also topnotch—skilled, tidy, responsible, and courteous. I was especially happy that the cost of the project came in more or less on target.  I look forward to working with Decumanus again.


Lee, MA

We have now done 3 major remodeling jobs with Decumanus Green Design/Build. The end result in all cases was beautiful and satisfying. The team was hard working, respectful of our home, and always cleaned up well after each day. The work was done in a timely manner. We are very happy and will use them again.


Marc and Eileen
Lenox, MA

Joe Carry of Decumanus Green is a fine craftsman whose attention to detail elevated the design of our home. In addition to his other fine work, his elegant framing of our windows and doors is noted by many guests in our home. Joe is prompt, honest, thorough and has a great eye!


Chet and Deborah
Spencertown, NY

Now that we have been living in our expanded home for some time we truly appreciate the fine work that you did in the house. You, and Mark Smith, as well as all your workers, should be proud of the fine product that you produced. For your information, the insulation that you used must be enormous, as we have not yet, despite being there for two winters, turned on the supplemental electric baseboard heat in the new bedroom. Indeed, we often shut off the heat after running it for an hour or so and that keeps the bedroom warm an entire weekend. Furthermore, the snow remained on the roof in the house for the entire winter indicative of the fact that no heat was escaping through the roof. Well done on that job.


Stockbridge, MA