After meeting each other in grammar school at six years old, Steve Cote and Bill Foster started what we see today as a lifelong friendship and partnership. They both attended Greater Lawrence Technical School for their high school years, focusing mainly on carpentry, while dabbling in other trades as well. Upon graduating, the two enrolled at Northern Essex Community College to study civil engineering while also making strides to start a small business. Starting out with a makeshift office in Cote's parent's basement in Lawrence, MA, and putting their first check towards new equipment, Cote and Foster Contracting has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Since then, their expertise and professionalism have earned the company the reputation of premier general contractor, custom home builder and remodeling expert in the Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas.

In addition to designing and building custom homes, Cote and Foster also offers individual room remodeling projects, such as bathrooms and custom kitchens, and elaborate full house remodels, including additions. Our previous projects include, but are not limited to, media rooms, sunrooms, pool houses, great rooms, and game rooms. You are limited only by your imagination.

Cote & Foster also offers a full service Design/Build program. This service sees any project through from the initial meeting, to design (including structural aspects), site engineering and the actual drafting of final plans submitted for the client's approval. This program simplifies the many aspects involved with a large scale renovation or building project. It provides the customer with the advantages and ease of a full service general contractor.

During our 30 years of operation we have established solid relationships with highly reputable suppliers. These partnerships, in turn, ensure high quality materials and products are used in our construction projects. Our expertise, commitment to excellence and focus on the customer’s desires are well known in the communities we serve. We pride ourselves on bringing our clients the highest quality and the best service.
We are able to provide references and/or photos related to projects you might be considering. Please explore our portfolio to learn more about the scope of our services and to review photos of recent projects.