Kennedy Restorations has been doing business in the Franklin, Massachusetts area for the past 4 years.  Prior to that, Peter Kennedy was a carpenter on the island of Nantucket for several years, where he worked on many different types of projects ranging in scope from new construction of custom built homes, to restoration of existing houses and everything in between. 
The hallmark of Kennedy Restorations work is meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail, as well as professionalism and consummate respect for the homeowner. 
Many of our customers are referrals, and we pride ourselves in coming back to do two, three and more projects for the same customers.  

Here is just a sample of what our customers have to say about us...
"To Whom It May Concern:

Is is with great pleasure that I can recommend Peter Kennedy of:  Kennedy Restorations...for your home improment project (s).

I have had several home improvement projects completed within the last year:  Windows, Interior/Exterior Doors, Decks; both built and reworked, Screened Porch reworked, Replacement of rotten wood all around the perimeter of the house and a Complete Master Bath remodel.  Kennedy Restorations has worked with my vision and completed each of these projects in a timely manner with quality work that superceded my expectations.

More importantly, it has been a wonderful, collaborative effort and partnership between myself, Peter and those who work for him.

So, it goes without saying that I highly recommend Kennedy be the company you choose, to partner with you, in building and completing your home improvement project."

Ann B.
Wrentham, MA
March 11, 2010

"To Whom It May Concern,

I recently had my unfinished basement finished by Kennedy Restoration.  We needed the space for my daughter?s day care business that had outgrown the space where it was.  We told them that we needed it done quickly to accommodate an aggressive opening date.  They got it done in 30 days.  My wife, daughter and I were totally delighted with the outcome.  Peter and his crew were always prompt, courteous, professional and they cleaned up at the end of every day.  They were also very patient.  During the course of the project we made changes and they worked with us to get those changes incorporated.  I would recommend them to anyone with the confidence that they would do a fine job...?


Mike M.
Framingham, MA
March 31, 2009

"Hi Moms,
I just wanted to spread the word about a fantastic contractor/carpenter that we had work on our basement.  His name is Peter Kennedy...Peter went beyond in the quality of work he did.  He repaired drywall that had been ruined due to flooding, installed beadboard and built a beautiful bench.  He gave us a very reasonable price compared to other quotes that we had.  He also got back to us immediately whenever we had questions.
My husband and I would highly recommend Peter for any of your carpentry/handyman needs..."

Melissa N.
Franklin, MA
(in a letter to a local Mothers group)

"Dear Peter,
When we set out to find a builder for our landscape office project, we were nervous - there is no doubt that there is an entourage of horror stories about incomplete projects, overlooked details and unreturned phone calls in the contracting/ building business.
However, our experience with you was completely different.  You were extremely attentive to the details we wanted and also had some of your own, but also very sensitive to the needs of our budget.
Every phase of the project moved along on schedule and we were informed of the steps along the way.  Not only did the office come out beautiful- it was on schedule!
There is no doubt we would recommend Kennedy Restorations to anyone.  Re-constructing our office was an amazing experience.  Thank you."

Michael and Nicole L.
Franklin, MA
(custom interior finishing)

"Peter Kennedy of Kennedy Restorations was a pleasure to work with and was referred to us by a good friend of our family.  Peter helped with the design and the choosing of materials of our deck.  His craftsmanship was meticulous and well thought out.  He consulted (with)us with details and encouraged us to be an integral part of the process.  All work was delivered as promised.  We were impressed with the timeline of the project as well as his professionalism and willingness to work with us.  We look forward to working with Peter again."

Kristin and Chad L.
Rhode Island
(custom deck)

"I worked with Peter on a very unique job that took a lot of ingenuity, hard work and creativity.  Peter was very reliable, fair, and easy to work with and committed to the project.  I designed a custom built structure that needed to be built on a trailer for a commercial ice cream business.  It was very complex and had many features that needed attention to detail and creative solutions.  Peter was fantastic.  I found Peter on Craig's List and had never done business with someone that I did not know before, but Peter is a perfectionist and is passionate about his work and the outcome.
I originally had an architectural drawing of the structure to be built, but at the last minute decided on a completely different look and (he) sketched up a quick drawing.  The building looks exactly like what I had imagined.  Peter is flexible, creative, passionate about what he does, fun to work with, very fair, and very honest and very hard working."

Michaela C.
Massachusetts/Rhode Island
(custom built trailer/retailice cream 'shack')

"To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is written on behalf of Peter Kennedy and Kennedy Restorations.  We contracted with Peter to demolish and remove and existing deck and to design and build our new deck in June of 2008.  Kennedy Restorations had been recommended to us by friends in town and we have since passed his name along.
After our initial inquiry, Peter got back to us in a timely fashion and provided us with a fair estimate that was within the range of several other local contractors.  He came with a member of his crew and together they discussed the project with us an provided recommendations and solutions to any design and structural problems we anticipated.  Their experience and expertise was evident.
Peter and his construction crew followed the timeline we agreed upon.  They were flexible and open minded throughout the process as we added things like a sliding glass door from the house to the deck and upgraded the lattice work.  Communication was welcome and when the crew from Kennedy Restorations was on our property they were always professional, polite and accomodating to our needs as homeowners.
The project was completed on time and met our specifications.  We were more than satisfied with the price, design and workmaship.  We would certainly welcome the opportunity to work with Kennedy Restorations again in the future and would highly recommend Peter and his crew to others.

Margaret L. and Samuel Z.
Franklin, MA
(custom re-built deck and sliding glass door installation)


April 14, 2010



Dear Peter,


I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the work you did finishing my basement this winter. 


Jen and I are extremely happy about the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail put forward by you, your co-workers, and each of your sub-contractors.  Given my past experiences with contractors, I approached the project with some concern regarding whether you would be communicating your plans and schedules with us and whether you would solicit our opinions for even the simplest of decisions that needed to be made.  But it was clear from the start of the project that I had no reason to be concerned. 


Throughout the project you did an outstanding job of keeping us up to date on what you had accomplished, what you had left to accomplish, and what the timeframes were for completing particular tasks.  It?s incredibly helpful for a homeowner to be fully aware of project timelines, and I?m glad that I never felt in the dark as to what was happening in our home.


Jen and I appreciated that at no time did you simply assume what we wanted for a particular look or feature within the room.  You consistently asked us what we were looking for which prevented us from coming home and finding an unwelcome surprise.  Furthermore, each time we put our trust in you to make decisions on our behalf when Jen and I were unable to figure out what we should do (such as with where to place the foyer closet and whether to have the fireplace recessed a bit), we ended up finding ourselves very happy to have gone with your instincts and not ours!


Finally, it was great to see that you were able to complete the job without charging us any unreasonable or unexpected costs.  Everything was done according to the cost of the project you set forth in the contract.


Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you in the future.




David M.
Cumberland , RI