For thirty years, E.C. Trethewey III Building Contractors, Inc. has constructed custom homes; new and old, renovations and additions. We specialize but are not limited to restoration of historic homes and construction of new residences reflecting historic traditions.

Our Mission Statement

At E.C. Trethewey III Building Contractors, Inc. , we believe we must earn each customer’s trust every day, by going above and beyond their expectations, delivering superior workmanship and personal service. Clear communication, honesty and integrity are vital parts of our company’s success and why we are well positioned to help you create the home of your dreams.


Details are reflected in a home by the materials used: such as heart pine, marble, old brick or copper and in the decorative facades, chimneys, roofs, cabinets, hardware, mantels, millwork, stairs, trims & mouldings. We pride our work on “Recycling the past into the future”, in using the new innovative lifestyles of today combined with the preservation of our architectural heritage. Our love of history, materials, quality workmanship, working with our hands in time-old traditions to restore and preserve a beautiful structure called ‘home’.

Clear Communication,
Honesty and Integrity
are Vital Parts of
Our Company’s Success

OUR Business History

E.C. Trethewey III Building Contractors, Inc. was established in 2004 by Edmund (Ted) C. Trethewey III. Ted’s extensive history in the field, which specializes in historic restoration, dates back to 1986.

Over the years, he has learned to appreciate the historic qualities of the past and help bring them to his clients today. He prides himself in representing authentic craftsmanship, details of the past, recycling old materials and recreating history. Ted is known for his genuine interest in each project, working closely with the clients and architects and in his desire to make anything possible. He is married to Ann and has 3 kids: Devyn, Tristen and Carley. He enjoys the outdoors and being with his family anywhere near the water.