McPhee Associates Celebrates 50 Years in Business

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McPhee Associates, a design/build firm in Dennis, is marking its 50th year in business in 2022.

At the age of 25, founder Bob McPhee already had a desire to build homes. After a few short years of building duplexes, he was able to move into spec homes, quickly amassing a portfolio that drew great interest in the area.

“My preference for style was always a Cape with angles, roof breaks, large chimneys, anything to add what I thought was character,” recalls McPhee. “I pounded nails during the day and worked on plans, estimates and proposals at night.”

Old McFee crew
A McPhee crew is pictured in this 1980s’ photo from a job site.

That hunger was evident to his growing family, particularly to his son, Rob, who runs the business to this day.

“He was a hard worker, committed to the success of the business and taking care of his customers and family,” says Rob McPhee. Aware of the homes his father was building, and of the land development he had begun, Rob realized the importance of building good relationships, earning the trust of those you work for and always doing the right thing. “[It’s about] having integrity and understanding. You are working with what will be, for the most part, the largest, single investment [people] ever make…it’s someone’s home, where families are made, memories are made.”

“We have worked hard to attract and find the right talent to join our team and contribute to the success and growth of the company,” says Rob. “We are fortunate to have a great team who takes pride in their work and has a good time while doing this.”

As the company looks ahead, there seems to be ample opportunity for growth, while managing the details and intricacies of the business and multiple projects. “We are excited for what the future holds and how the next 50 years unfold,” says Rob. “Regardless of what business a person is in, you aspire to do better. I learned to never give up. You make your own good luck.”

The company has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, including most recently, as 2021 Business of the Year; a 2021 Gold  BRICC Award for Excellence in Remodeling and a 2021 Silver BRICC Award for Excellence in Design & Construction of Specialty Rooms or Buildings. In 2012, it was honored by The Chatham Historical Commission, winning a Preservation Award for its renovation of an historic property.

McPhee Associates offers design, build, remodeling and property management services throughout Cape Cod. For more information, visit