About Us

*This is a reproduction Montgomery Fish Boat, famous Fish Class racer in the waters off Cape Ann through the mid-20th century.  Handsome lines over glassy ultramarine blue water, but what's it got to do with a contractor?

Our passion is building challenging projects, crafting them to perfection through acquired expertise, deliberation and careful management.

Goetemann Builders is a group of long-acquainted, conscientious sub-contractors working under the careful management of Mark Goetemann.

We do one project at a time and Mark personally manageseach one from preliminary pricing to the final punch list item.  

We choose to only do architect-designed projects because we want to build intelligent, conceptual, challenging projects, the more challenging, the better.  Many builders avoid architects, we don't work without them.

Starting out 28 years ago Mark worked as a finish carpenter and cabinetmaker up and down Beacon Hill under the tutelage of a high-end GC and the cabinetmakers Paul Reidt and Alan Haigh, then leased a shop in the South End and produced high-end custom cabinetry and millwork for 12 years, then moved to the western suburbs and started doing bigger additions and new homes, leaving the urban cabinet shop behind-too many hats for one GC, too many other fine cabinetmakers to supply us.

*The carvel planked hull from the chine down have exact Fish Boat lines, the lap straked lines and deck above the chine are MG's creation.  The rig is from a 1950's boat named Cloud-mast since snapped clear through at the deck in a gale-dry rotted...  She was built and christened TRIBUTE in 2013, maiden voyage made among the Tall Ships parading in Gloucester harbor that year.