History

FIRM PROFILE

With over 35 years of building experience, Kistler & Knapp Builders has grown to be one of the most highly regarded construction firms in the Greater Boston area.  Much of our work reflects the most demanding architectural concepts; all of our work reflects the finest in craftsmanship.

In any project, Kistler & Knapp has always understood the importance of effective communication and working well with the entire team in all aspects of the building process.  To that end, the foundation of our reputation rests on good management, transparent accounting and fiscal prudence; these principles are key to creating successful relationships during construction and into the future.

Related to those principles is documentation that can be easily understood by architects and owners alike.  Managing human resources is also central to achieving the best value.  For KKB, guiding our efforts is a continuous push to foster positive energy in the building community.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next building project.

Dennis Kistler
Founder
From Berkeley to building, Dennis’ love of music easily transitioned into the detailed world of fine homebuilding. His enthusiasm and professionalism are the model for the Kistler & Knapp organization that exists today. Altough Dennis retired from the business in 2014, he continues to express his creativity by making custom guitars. After moving to California and settling into their new home, Dennis and his wife are enjoying the California lifestyle and spending time with their children who had already been residing there.

David Knapp
Founder
David’s passion for sailing and the outdoors made him a natural for the hands-on world of custom home building. His pursuit of craftsmanship was born out of the years of building sailing yachts in Newport, RI. Dave retired from the business in 2016 but his zest for adventure continues. He is looking forward to discovering the world by way of sailing and spending time with his family.