About Walczak Design + Build


Walczak Design + Build is a design and build collaborative. We are experts in every phase of the construction process while also having deep interior design services to fit all types and sizes of projects. Our firm’s work runs the full spectrum from residential powder room remodels to entirely new construction.

We work with a well-vetted and tested close knit team of trusted partners and advisors such as architects, interior designers, landscape designers and masons, and more from which we can draw from as need.

We encourage our team and partners to dream and offer up interesting ideas, no matter their role. There is always a new way to solve an old problem.

But we don't just hire dreamers.

Our team takes pride and ownership in their craft.
Our construction is meant to last and is done right the
first time - every time.

Quality, sensible construction - designed with you in mind. 
That's our promise. 

Our collaboration with our Clients ranges depending on the scope of the engagement and may include: creation of interior and exterior elevations, room layouts, design mood boards, coordination of architectural schematic and construction documentation, project management, permitting oversight and coordination, and of course the execution of the build.


Areas We Serve

  • Beverly

  • Boxford

  • Danvers

  • Essex

  • Georgetown

  • Hamilton

  • Ipswich

  • Newbury

  • Newburyport

  • North Andover

  • Rowley

  • Salem

  • Topsfield


We're all all about taking plain 'ole spaces and bringing charm, character and a personal touch to them and making them uniquely yours. 

Our design + build sense is based on practicality and functionality. You need to live in your space after all. And a house is not a home if it's designed like a museum or as drafty as one. You need precision construction that stand the tests of time. We won't have it any other way.  But we don't do this alone. This can only be done through our close collaboration with you and our deep bench of design + build partners that allows us to scale our services to match your project needs.

More importantly, our philosophy is founded on accessibility - no matter the budget. There are always options. It's amazing what a little thoughtful consideration can bring to the table. And that's what separates us from them. We want to create livable, smart spaces that you'll be thrilled to fill with your family and friends for years to come and that work for your wallet. Makes cents, right? (See what I did there?)

We take clients, like you, through the process of identifying your needs, an agreeable budget, discovering your design style then renovate the imperfections and reveal your home space as it was always meant to be.

This is all done using a design + build process which you can learn more about here

We welcome the chance to collaborate with you. Let's chat. 

PS: Did we mention we are licensed and fully insured? We got that covered too. 
(License: CS-108993, HIC-185455)



Derek Walczak
General Contractor & Partner

Lisa Walczak
Creative Director & Partner


Derek Walczak

Derek elevates the trade with his commitment to quality and disbelief in short-cuts. His love for detail and impeccable functional design was instilled very early on while working with his father on many home projects. You name it, he had his hand in building it – and his Dad’s steadfast guidance to make sure he got it just right. Fast forward years later, and many solo projects under his belt, and he brings this ethos to every client’s project. Today, Derek continues to hone his craft by accepting construction challenges that stretch his experience and produce exceptional outcomes that his clients can rave about. In his free time, he is passing down his love for construction to his son, Deacon who already has his own tool box and helped build a kitchen table for the family.

Lisa Walczak

Lisa believes that design and style are a part of all of us. Sometimes it just takes a little creative thinking to bring it out. And that is where she applies her strength for all Walczak Design + Build projects. There is inspiration everywhere whether you prefer Houzz, Pinterest, family heirlooms or simply looking out your window. From that inspiration, she co-creates with her clients to develop a look that is uniquely theirs and functions the way they need it too. With an extensive background in project management and planning, she also ensures that every good plan has the ability to absorb change and that every challenge is expertly communicated upfront and throughout the lifecycle of a project.


(some of) Our Partners

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Let's build beautiful things together. 

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