Custom Home Construction In Upstate New York

What differentiates Ketmar in the market place is the planning process that occurs before the building begins, coupled with the incredible attention to detail throughout construction.

We have found that the “Design/Build” approach to building or remodeling is the most successful process for creating a special home for a client.

house on the bank of a lake

We coordinate the Architect, Kitchen/Designer, Interior Designer and Landscape Designer together with the Owner from the onset. Communication of ideas from various perspectives is streamlined allowing the design to progress functionally and aesthetically within the Owner’s target budget.


We enlist experienced professionals to help capture your vision. The Architect illustrates the floor plans and architectural elements for the design. The Kitchen/Bath Designer plans food-preparation surfaces, cooking and storage areas, baths and laundry. The Interior Designer helps you select compatible materials, colors and surfaces. Finally, the Landscaper ensures that outdoor living spaces and gardens compliment the architecture.

The planning process is very visual and precise. Lots of notes are taken to ensure that as much of the “wish list” as possible is incorporated into the final design. Magazine pictures of preferred finishes, favorite furniture pieces and art treasures are defined and recorded to allow proper room proportions, placement and lighting. Samples are gathered and stored in your client cubby so each time we get together we can continue on with the earlier selections already in place and they are available to review.

The end result? Together we can build not just a home, but a legacy — with design, craftsmanship and architecture that will live with your family for generations to come.


An Exquisite Custom Home Completed on Canandaigua Lake…