About Us

Newhaven Builders is a company that prides itself on achieving client objectives, on time and on budget through a purposeful corporate culture of integrity, craftsmanship and drive. We are proud that many of our employees have been with us 30 years and are well experienced tradesmen and supervisors. Such cohesiveness allows us an efficient management structure that time over, meets client benchmarks and exceeds expectations.

Building With Trust And Respect

Ken Rideout is the creative force behind Newhaven Builders, recognized for his keenness interpreting the client's objectives and translating them into experiences that impact the senses. Ken's design skills were nurtured from childhood, eventually leading to his passion for building. Years of field experience have honed him into a Master Carpenter and in the 90's, Ken founded Newhaven Builders. Setting him apart is a unique blend of talents for design, communication, and an acute problem solving ability. Overall, what drives Ken is to see a client's vision turn into their dream home.

Ken Rideout

Our Mission

Newhaven is dedicated to the highest standards of quality coupled with professional, collaborative services in building your project.

Taking a process that is inherently difficult with many moving parts, and effectively turning it into a rewarding partnership and experience for the owner.

This dedication encompasses high end construction, architecturally significant homes, and all things custom; be it a custom home to a custom porch, we specialize in it.

Long term relationships with our clients are our benchmark for success. The job is not complete because a "Punch List" has been finalized, but rather when the client trusts us to care for their home in the years to come.


With 30 years and over 300 homes under our belt, we've worked with some of today's great architects and designers. In addition, we've had the privilege of working on many historically significant homes, including those designed by the following acclaimed architects.

  • Louis B. Easton
  • Marla Felber
  • Charles And Henry Greene
  • Buff & Hensman
  • Arthur B Alfred S. Heineman
  • Myron Hunt
  • Reginald B. Johnson
  • Georgie Kajer
  • Liza Kerrigan
  • Sylvanus Marston
  • Susan Masterman
  • Kelly Sutherlin McLeod
  • Wallace Neff
  • Harlan Pedersen
  • Garret Van Pelt
  • George Washington Smith
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Jr.


As builders, we love the art of taking something historical, then adding on to it in such a way one can’t tell where new house began and original house ended…equally difficult, building a new, custom home in a way that honors the style's history, yet appropriately bridges the materials and conveniences of today. Modern to Victorian, we are well versed.

  • Queen Anne Victorian
  • Victorian Farmhouse
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Craftsman
  • Colonial Revival
  • Mission Revival
  • Greek Revival
  • Dutch Colonial Revival
  • Mediterranean Renaissance
  • Spanish Colonial
  • Prairie Style
  • English Tudor / Cotswald
  • Contemporary / Modern
  • Mid-century Post And Beam

Working Together

Start the project knowing your builder is advocating for your vision. Newhaven Builders has the processes and experience to deliver on a finished product that meets or exceeds expectations.

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