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We are excited to share that we recently acquired some great people, assets and customer contacts from McLaughlin-Buie H...
07/07/2021

We are excited to share that we recently acquired some great people, assets and customer contacts from McLaughlin-Buie Housewrights. The two partners, Dan McLaughlin and Glenn Buie are now part of Team WKP and we couldn't be more excited to welcome these industry experts.

Dan started his company on Block Island in 1992. Glenn joined him in 2007 and was instrumental in expanding the company's services. Dan is a graduate of the infamous North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. America's first trade school founded in 1881. Dan is a master of historic preservation and preservation carpentry. Glenn is a graduate in Architecture from Clemson University and has worked for some incredibly talented firms, including Estes-Twombly Architects in Newport, RI.

Dan's 30 years of experience living and building on Block Island has allowed us to expand our operations to the island. This has been months of planning to thoughtfully approach an entirely new way of building on an island. We are excited for this new wing of the company and fortunate to have Dan managing projects and leading our offshore operations. Glenn will also be managing projects and serve as our in-house architect. In just his first few months on board, Glenn is successfully managing several projects and designing a few new custom homes.

Please give a warm welcome to Dan and Glenn! Hopefully you'll be seeing more of them here on IG!

The roof is on! Fantastic progress these past few weeks by our framing crewProject #SakonnetCustomBuilder @wkp_construct...
06/03/2021

The roof is on! Fantastic progress these past few weeks by our framing crew

Project #SakonnetCustom
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks
Structural @merkstructuralconsulting
Interior Designer @beckynielseninteriors

#wkpconstruction #huber #zipsystem #framing #houseframing #framers #framerlife #framersofig #carpentry #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #construction #build #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #portsmouthri #newportri #RI

Setting the tone.When gable framing kicks off the week on a gorgeous sunny Monday, it’s bound to be a great week! Projec...
05/17/2021

Setting the tone.

When gable framing kicks off the week on a gorgeous sunny Monday, it’s bound to be a great week!

Project #SakonnetCustom
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks

#wkpconstruction #huber #zipsystem #framing #houseframing #framers #framerlife #framersofig #carpentry #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #construction #build #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #portsmouthri #newportri #RI

Setting the tone.

When gable framing kicks off the week on a gorgeous sunny Monday, it’s bound to be a great week!

Project #SakonnetCustom
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks

#wkpconstruction #huber #zipsystem #framing #houseframing #framers #framerlife #framersofig #carpentry #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #construction #build #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #portsmouthri #newportri #RI

Take a ‘moment’ to enjoy this view.Did you catch our @thebuildshow episode on what a Moment Frame is and why we’re using...
05/07/2021

Take a ‘moment’ to enjoy this view.

Did you catch our @thebuildshow episode on what a Moment Frame is and why we’re using one on this project? Link in bio.

Project #SakonnetCustom
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks
Structural @merkstructuralconsulting
Interiors @beckynielseninteriors

#wkpconstruction #steel #beams #momentframe #steelbeam #steelcolumn #fabrication #welding #welder #steelfabrication #steelerection #homebuilder #construction #customhome #architecture #newengland #coastalliving #custombuild #contractor #customhomebuilder #luxuryhome #ribuilder #jamestownribuilder #newportribuilder #newportri #RI #thebuildshow #buildshownetwork #rhodeisland

Take a ‘moment’ to enjoy this view.

Did you catch our @thebuildshow episode on what a Moment Frame is and why we’re using one on this project? Link in bio.

Project #SakonnetCustom
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks
Structural @merkstructuralconsulting
Interiors @beckynielseninteriors

#wkpconstruction #steel #beams #momentframe #steelbeam #steelcolumn #fabrication #welding #welder #steelfabrication #steelerection #homebuilder #construction #customhome #architecture #newengland #coastalliving #custombuild #contractor #customhomebuilder #luxuryhome #ribuilder #jamestownribuilder #newportribuilder #newportri #RI #thebuildshow #buildshownetwork #rhodeisland

Welcome home.A relaxed entrance meanders through a field of wildflowers and grasses on approach to the drive through car...
05/06/2021

Welcome home.

A relaxed entrance meanders through a field of wildflowers and grasses on approach to the drive through carport.

Project #FortGettyFieldHouse
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @estestwombly
Landscape @landscapecreationsri & @studio_cosmo_design
Photography @ggray_photo

#wkpconstruction #landscape #hardscape #driveway #extraordinarylandscapes #design #materials #nature #photooftheday #instagood #builder #customhome #homebuilder #home
#modernhome #architecture #architect #modernarchitecture #newengland #construction #customhomebuilder #ribuilder #jamestownri #RI

Framing progress. How about that view!!  🙌Project #SakonnetCustomArchitect @herkworks Interior Design @beckynielseninter...
04/27/2021

Framing progress.

How about that view!! 🙌

Project #SakonnetCustom
Architect @herkworks
Interior Design @beckynielseninteriors
Structural @merkstructuralconsulting
Builder @wkp_construction

#wkpconstruction #huber #zipsystem #framing #houseframing #framers #framerlife #framersofig #carpentry #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #construction #build #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #portsmouthri #newportri #RI

A stretch of fantastic Spring weather has helped installation progress of the hardscape around the pool. One step closer...
04/20/2021

A stretch of fantastic Spring weather has helped installation progress of the hardscape around the pool. One step closer to pool finishes!

Project: #JTNoceanviewrenovation
Pool Design: @aquatic_consultants
Pool Subcontractor: @poolsbyrichard @landscapecreationsri
Builder: @wkp_construction

#wkpconstruction #pool #poolvault #equipmentvault #dreampools #luxurypools #poolmasters #luxurypoolsmagazine #amazingpools #rebar #steel #construction #custompool #concrete #foundation #formwork #pooldesign #swimmingpool #customhome #newengland #coastalliving #outdoorliving #luxuryhome #ribuilder #jamestownribuilder #newportribuilder #luxuryrealestate #ri

A new custom wine storage unit. Accessible from the new lounge and from the dining room. The four panel slide-n-stack do...
04/11/2021

A new custom wine storage unit. Accessible from the new lounge and from the dining room. The four panel slide-n-stack door unit will open to the new outdoor living space and the new pool we’re building. ⁣



Project #JTNoceanviewrenovation⁣



#WKPconstruction #winestorage #wine #winecellar #winelover #instawine #vino #millwork #metalwork #custommillwork #woodceiling #shiplap #vgrooveceiling #design #interiordesign #carpentry #woodwork #woodworking #craftsmanship #handmade #finehomebuilding #home #design #customhomebuilder #coastalhome #luxuryhome #ribuilder #jamestownri #newportri #RI

Today is a very rewarding day.  We just accomplished a huge air sealing goal!  On a large house that sits 15ft in the ai...
04/09/2021

Today is a very rewarding day. We just accomplished a huge air sealing goal! On a large house that sits 15ft in the air on 35 concrete piers, we essentially had an additional side of the house to air seal: the underside of the first floor system. This was a MAJOR challenge. And anyone that knows me understands I love a good challenge. It started 14 months ago on day 1 of framing. A huge amount of time was spent on thinking through so many details and coordinating those details to dozens of people to communicate our methods and expectations. Well, it paid off. I am extremely proud of my team and my subs for listening to all my crazy ideas and trusting me. I am happy to report we scored a 1.8ACH50 on this extremely complicated challenge. Well done everyone!! Time for a beer!

Additional thanks to @huberwood for their amazing ZIP System WRB, liquid flashing and tapes - AND - to @foursevenfivedotcom for their superb line of air sealing products.

#wkpconstruction #builder #airsealing #blowerdoor #ach50 #customhomebuilder #thebuildshow #buildshownetwork #bsn #teambsn #buildingbetter #construction #buildingscience #longliveourbuildings

Our Mackerel Cove shingle style sits high above the ocean with commanding views of the cove and its iconic sunsets. ⁣⁣⁣P...
04/02/2021

Our Mackerel Cove shingle style sits high above the ocean with commanding views of the cove and its iconic sunsets. ⁣


Project #MackerelCoveProject⁣
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @sbarzin_architect
Photography W. Jagger

Our Mackerel Cove shingle style sits high above the ocean with commanding views of the cove and its iconic sunsets. ⁣


Project #MackerelCoveProject⁣
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @sbarzin_architect
Photography W. Jagger

Here we go, again! Another tear down. Making way for a new custom home for our wonderful clients. This one is going to b...
03/31/2021

Here we go, again! Another tear down. Making way for a new custom home for our wonderful clients. This one is going to be fun, stay tuned! ⁣


Project Team⁣
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @herkworks
Interior Design @beckynielseninteriors
Structural @merkstructuralconsulting

#wkpconstruction #demolition #housedemolition #housedemo #teardown #construction #homeimprovements #homebuilder #customhome #architecture #newengland #home #house #oceanviews #customhomebuilder #luxuryhome #ribuilder #builder #RI #PortsmouthRI

Is it too early to get the patio furniture out? Custom built cedar arbor with sun screens. The perfect outdoor space to ...
03/20/2021

Is it too early to get the patio furniture out?

Custom built cedar arbor with sun screens. The perfect outdoor space to soak in the tranquil landscape.

Project #FortGettyFieldHouse
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @estestwombly
Landscape @landscapecreationsri | @studio_cosmo_design

Is it too early to get the patio furniture out?

Custom built cedar arbor with sun screens. The perfect outdoor space to soak in the tranquil landscape.

Project #FortGettyFieldHouse
Builder @wkp_construction
Architect @estestwombly
Landscape @landscapecreationsri | @studio_cosmo_design

White oak beam installation is underway. Having nearly 40ft runs our team got creative to create the aesthetic of a soli...
03/11/2021

White oak beam installation is underway. Having nearly 40ft runs our team got creative to create the aesthetic of a solid reclaimed beam but these are actually made from 1x8 white oak. Man-made chatter marks and scarf joint details provide authenticity.⁣


#WKPconstruction #millwork #custommillwork #woodceiling #oakbeams #fauxbeams #creativedesign #design #interiordesign #carpentry #carpenter #woodwork #woodworking #craftsmanship #handmade #keepcraftalive #carpentryskills #carpentrylife #finishcarpentry #wood #finehomebuilding #home #design #customhomebuilder #homebuilding #coastalhome #newconstruction #luxuryhome #ribuilder #RI

PRELUDE: Rhode Island Edition is here!! Huge thanks to @bostondesignguide for the feature!! “Just as we appreciate and m...
02/13/2021

PRELUDE: Rhode Island Edition is here!! Huge thanks to @bostondesignguide for the feature!!

“Just as we appreciate and marvel over fine cuisine, hand-crafted furniture, high fashion clothing—all of these things are in part luxurious and valued because of the time, attention and thoughtfulness spent creating them. I’m a firm believer that great things take time. And since a home is one of the biggest investments most people make, this has always just resonated with me”

Link in bio for the full article (page 36)

#wkpconstruction #bostondesignguide #bdg #builder #magazine #homeinspo #rhodeisland #architecture #construction #passion #build #dreamhomes #luxuryhomes #customhome #customhomebuilder #luxuryhomebuilder #housegoals #oceanstate #design #coastalhome

The stage is set.Lots of engineering, planning, and coordination went into the design of this pool equipment vault. Next...
02/04/2021

The stage is set.

Lots of engineering, planning, and coordination went into the design of this pool equipment vault. Next step is to place the concrete that will make a concrete deck that will span the width and length of the foundation. It will “cap” the vault and create a new bluestone terrace above. No beams or columns will be used in order to maximize the space inside the vault for all the equipment (and there is a LOT of it). The deck is heavily reinforced and will support itself once cured. To create the formwork needed to place the concrete, we framed two walls along the length of the vault and used 12” lvl’s at 12”o/c as the support for the slab formwork. We decided to overengineer the framing as we’ll have some serious weight on this deck when the concrete is placed.

Project #jtnoceanviewrenovation

These planks tell a story.⁣⁣They are over 225 years old. ⁣⁣This old barn we converted into a home back in 2009. I was we...
01/30/2021

These planks tell a story.⁣

They are over 225 years old. ⁣

This old barn we converted into a home back in 2009. I was wearing a tool belt at the time and was excited to use my creativity on this project. The first order of business was to remove these 2.5” thick hemlock planks so we could install a proper floor joist system. I tried to save, salvage, and repurpose as much of the barn material as I could. These hemlock planks were sexy and I wanted to reuse them for the floors in the soon to be home. I wanted the story to continue. So we painstakingly removed every plank. We went through a rigorous denailing process. Brought the shop planer to the site and each board went through that planer at least 10 passes to get the imperfections out along with the oil stains from old farm equipment. I couldn’t tell you how many man hours went into this but it was a LOT! But we got the planks clean and flat and reinstalled them over the new subfloor. I blind fastened them so no screw heads were visible. This project was a labor of love and one I’ll never forget. It turned out awesome and the clients, who are awesome people, got their dream home. Mission accomplished.⁣


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Do you have a unique project that requires a creative builder? We’d love to chat with you! You can reach me, Wade, at 401-619-3909 or by email [email protected]

Dadoed quartz?⁣⁣⁣⁣You betcha. This creative detail allowed us to use a stone backsplash and continue the shiplap aesthet...
01/29/2021

Dadoed quartz?⁣⁣
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You betcha. This creative detail allowed us to use a stone backsplash and continue the shiplap aesthetic.⁣⁣
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Swipe for the kitchen transformation.⁣⁣
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Builder @wkp_construction ⁣⁣⁣
Designed by @digsdesignco
Photography @gregpremru
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Looking to build or renovate in Southern New England? We’d love to chat with you! You can reach me, Wade, at 401-619-3909 or by email [email protected]


#WKPConstruction #Transformation #tbt #shiplap #nickelgap #kitchen #cabinets #dreamkitchen #kitchendesign #openkitchen #kitchenisland #kitchensofinstagram #interiordesign #design #interiors #home #customcabinets #homedesign #customkitchen #kitcheninspo #kitchengoals #kitcheninspiration #kitchenrenovation #renovationproject #ribuilder #newportri #builder

The vaulted great room is taking shape! Our team is excited with the opportunity to be creative with finishing this spac...
01/28/2021

The vaulted great room is taking shape! Our team is excited with the opportunity to be creative with finishing this space. What should we do with it? Leave a comment. I have so many ideas in mind. We’ll just have to wait and see where the creative process take us! ⁣
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Project #ShorebyHillCustom⁣⁣⁣
Architect @cordtsendesignarchitecture ⁣⁣
Builder @wkp_construction ⁣⁣
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Looking to build or renovate in Southern New England? We’d love to chat with you! You can reach me, Wade, at 401-619-3909 or by email [email protected]



#wkpconstruction #vaultedceiling #rafters #roof #roofrafters #framing #roofframimg #houseframing #framers #framerlife #carpentry #attic #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #jamestownri #newportri #RI

The vaulted great room is taking shape! Our team is excited with the opportunity to be creative with finishing this space. What should we do with it? Leave a comment. I have so many ideas in mind. We’ll just have to wait and see where the creative process take us! ⁣
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Project #ShorebyHillCustom⁣⁣⁣
Architect @cordtsendesignarchitecture ⁣⁣
Builder @wkp_construction ⁣⁣
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Looking to build or renovate in Southern New England? We’d love to chat with you! You can reach me, Wade, at 401-619-3909 or by email [email protected]



#wkpconstruction #vaultedceiling #rafters #roof #roofrafters #framing #roofframimg #houseframing #framers #framerlife #carpentry #attic #lumber #wood #architecture #longliveourbuildings #newconstruction #homebuilder #customhome #custombuild #customhomebuilder #contractor #homebuilding #finehomebuilding #newbuild #ribuilder #jamestownri #newportri #RI

New MEDIA ROOM renovation is complete! One of several newly renovated interior spaces in this stunning home. We also add...
01/14/2021

New MEDIA ROOM renovation is complete! One of several newly renovated interior spaces in this stunning home. We also added a spacious bunk room off the loft. ⁣


Project #JTNoceanviewrenovation⁣
Builder @wkp_construction
Floor Install & Finish @gq_hardwoodfloors ⁣
Flooring @carlislewideplankfloors



#wkpconstruction #mediaroom #bunkbeds #balcony #renovation #remodel #interiorrenovation #curvedstaircase #interiors #recroom #homeentertainment #finehomebuilding #home #house #homedesign #builder #homebuilder #customhomebuilder #quality #finecraftsmanship #craftsmanship #ribuilder #newportri #jamestownri ⁣

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174 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 305
Newport, RI
02840

General information

WKP Construction Services, LLC is a full-service General Contractor with over 15 years experience in the construction of residential, commercial, retail, and office facilities throughout Southern New England. As our client, we will guide you through budgeting, design, and the building process to get the job done right and on time. We offer clients a focused team of professionals that work closely with our customers to meet deadlines and budget through commitment to detail and quality workmanship. We are fully licensed and insured and offer our customers a one-year warranty on all of our projects.

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm

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(401) 619-3909

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