Cape Cod Custom Building and Remodeling Company « Cape Associates, Inc.

Cape Cod Custom Building and Remodeling Company

Cape Associates is a full-service Cape Cod custom homebuilder that offers design, permitting and cost-estimating services. With more than 100 of our own employees, we are able to exercise greater quality and schedule control. You will find our budget and schedule diligence second to none. Through every step of the process, we keep you informed so there are no surprises.



Cape Associates, Inc. is a third generation family business now owned by the grandchildren of founder Lester F. Langhans, Jr.. Cape Associates was established in 1971 by Lester, a World War II veteran and life-long builder who had relocated to the Cape a year earlier. In 1978, an office, warehouse and shop encompassing over 5,000 square feet was constructed at our present site in North Eastham. From the mid 1980’s through 2012, Michael H. Cole, Lester’s son-in-law was President and Owner. During Michael’s tenure the business grew substantially, opened a second office and spread its geographical coverage. Michael carefully transitioned the business over to his children three years prior to his retirement at the end of 2012.

From three employees at its founding to now over 100 full-time, year-round employees, the company has grown to be one of the largest builders on Cape Cod. We cover Cape Cod, the islands and Plymouth with offices in Eastham, Chatham and Yarmouthport.

Our facilities include offices and conference rooms, advanced computer systems and storage for our construction equipment and vehicles, and a large heated shop for custom woodworking projects and year-round painting. Of significance to our customers, we also maintain the records of our past projects. Cape Associates currently works throughout Cape Cod, from Plymouth to Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Read more about: Lester F. Langhans, Jr., Michael H. Cole

Our Approach

Cape Associates has been committed to employing its own tradespersons – carpenters, painters, laborers, tile setters, plumbers and more! This approach helps us maintain constant, effective communication between us and our customers necessary for successful custom construction. Another advantage to in-house employees is quality control through better continuity of responsibility. The employees of Cape Associates take pride in their work; many have worked here for over ten, fifteen, twenty, and even thirty years!

Our Mission

At Cape Associates our mission is building life-long relationships with our customers and with our employees, based upon an uncompromising commitment to quality and integrity.

Project Goals-
  • Produce the highest possible quality
  • Exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Complete the project on time
  • Complete the project within budget



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