Cheney Brothers Building is a diversified general contracting company, owned and operated by Stephen Cheney, on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Personal attention is Stephen’s trademark...to the customer, the project, and to the many construction details involved in any custom home or renovation project. Cheney Brothers Building has the expertise and resources necessary to make your custom house construction experience easy and enjoyable.
Owner & Operator
Stephen’s passion for building began at age sixteen while working for a master carpenter in Rhode Island and continued through college. Spending his summers working on Nantucket, Stephen was drawn to the quality craftsmanship and fresh architectural details incorporated into the homes he helped build. After graduating from Rhode Island College with degrees in Communications and Business, Stephen made the decision to move to Nantucket to start his construction business. Now closing in on his 50th home built, he's very pleased with his decision to make Nantucket his home.
"We strive to build homes of exceptional value. My goal is not to be the biggest, just the best at what we do."
Hana is the informational epicenter of Cheney Brothers Building and Remodeling for our clients and subcontractors. Hana is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied Business Development, Composition, and Technical Design. Her varied experiences working in management across many diverse industries perfectly primed her for the fast-paced and ever-changing world of construction on Nantucket. With several years of experience in the building industry, Hana has honed the skills necessary to provide the organization, service, and attention to detail that Cheney Brothers Building devotes to each project and each client. She provides timely and pertinent answers to every question that arises, and keeps our jobs moving forward on schedule and on budget.
Gary started with the Company in 2001 working in the field as a master carpenter and lead foreman. As the company grew and the need for management arose, it was natural to have Gary take over as Production Manager. His role is an important one, ensuring that the smallest detail is incorporated and that all work is performed to the highest standards. Creating lasting relationships with subcontractors and homeowners, and the ability to find solutions to every problem are a few of Gary’s many strong points.
Gary can often be heard saying, “It’s not a problem, it’s a creative opportunity!"
Chad began working with Cheney Brothers in 2015, after assisting with the construction of Nantucket's new Stop & Shop building. Chad's passion for building is evident on each of his projects. With extensive experience in various mechanical trades, and a comprehensive background in all aspects of construction from framing to custom millwork, Chad is able to work closely with architects and homeowners to ensure that each detail of their aesthetic vision is meticulously captured. His knowledge of estimating and value engineering has been invaluable as we continue to produce homes of exceptional crafstmanship and value for our clients.