About us

Hunter and company, established in 2004, is a full service home design firm. We specialize in residential projects, both new and renovated and love nothing better than turning a sow's ear into a silk purse! The firm's principal, Carole Hunter, has worked in the construction and design business for many years and has an extensive knowledge of local construction methods and energy saving techniques and alternatives. We like to moderate sustainability with sensibility, both of the common and design variety, to develop homes that suit both our client's dreams and their pocketbooks. 

Our office is located in a converted hayloft in the West Tisbury woods. Dogs play, horses munch and hummingbirds light at the window. It's a perfect environment for study, deliberation and creation.

We are a small company and expand and contract as the need arises. We choose from the most talented and productive draftsmen available to produce complete sets of construction documents. Folks who have used their time, skills, ideas, and patience to help to develop some of the projects shown here are:

Maria Westby - the indispensable

Keith McGuire - the patient and detail oriented

Patrick Lindsey - the idea man

Angie Francis - the island's quickest draw

The team

We believe strongly that a home project requires a marriage of sorts between the client, the design team and the very talented craftsmen and women who will make the dream come true. As in a happy marriage, a generosity of spirit and a willingness to communicate and work cooperatively together is essential. For that reason we are taking this opportunity to thank the wonderful clients who have enabled us to bring these projects from sketches on scraps of paper to homes that will be havens for generations to come. You know who you are.... Thank you.

Our clients have also enabled us to work with some of the island's finest contractors and craftsmen. We couldn't produce the homes we do without them. Here they are, in no particular order:

Reimann Construction

41 Degrees North Construction

Martha's Vineyard Construction

Eric Whitman and Friends

Walter Smith Plumbing and Heating

New England Refrigeration and Heating

Guerin Plumbing

DASECO Electric

Schwab Electric

Lew French - stone and landscape design

Contact Stone - stone

Tim Bickford - timberframes

Brian Begley - timberframes

Robert Wilcoxson - ceramic tile

George Bianchi - ceramic tile and countertops

Against the Grain - fine cabinetry

Nash Woodworking - fine cabinetry

James Ferry - drywall and plaster

Jeff Entner - painting

Joe Jarjoura - audio-visual

John Keene Excavation

Richard T. Olsen and Son Excavation

Sourati Engineering Group - civil and structural engineering

Vineyard Land Surveying - civil engineering

Karl Nelson - landscaping

Carly Look - landscape design

Working Earth - landscaping

Gil Jacobs - fine photography