About Us

Our Relationships

It is very important to us that our customers are happy and comfortable in their homes long after we’re gone. We care deeply about craftsmanship and we respect the unique needs of each homeowner. We assess your needs and assemble the best team for your project. And, we’re there everyday until it’s complete.

Some of our employees have been with us for over 15 years and we have the same long-time association with many of our sub‐contractors. Their excellence and attention to detail make them a perfect fit with Silva Brothers’ building philosophies and values. In a house, that means using tried‐and-true, traditional practices; in a business relationship, it means being conscientious, honest and dependable.

Our Reputation

Beginning a home construction project can be daunting, and we know how important it is to have complete confidence in your contractor. You want to know that we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through every step of the process, and that we will be there everyday until the job is completed. At Silva Brothers we do those things, because we respect your vision, your time and your budget.

From day one, the Silva Brothers crew is on site, and Tom or Charlie is involved with all of the details of your project until it is complete.

Our attention to detail and concern for our customer’s needs are the reason that homeowners come to us in the first place, the reason they come back to us again and again, and why they refer us to their friends.


For over 60 years, the Silva family has been providing construction services to the Boston area. Tom Silva’s father was a Lexington-based contractor who started the family business and retired in 1985. Since that time, Tom and his nephew Charlie have become co-owners of the well-known and highly reputable company.

Charlie Silva

Charlie Silva grew up learning the business from his Uncle Tom. As far back as he can remember, he worked summers with Silva Brothers and, in 1981, came aboard full-time.

Today, Charlie is a homeowner’s point of contact throughout the duration of a project. Charlie provides project estimates, coordinates crews, schedules subcontractors and manages ongoing costs. He acts as a liaison to a project’s architects, local municipal boards and permitting authorities.

Tom and Charlie value their customer relationships, and together they ensure that every homeowner will be satisfied and comfortable in their home long after the project is complete.