Hanley Construction & Development is a general construction firm with a focus on high-end residential projects on Nantucket. We believe that the key to achieving the highest level of client satisfaction is by maintaining a constant working relationship throughout the length of any project. We approach each job as a collaborative process with the homeowner, architect and designer. On this unique and special island, we value traditional aspects of construction, while also maintaining the latest in design and innovation.

Throughout our portfolio, you can see a glimpse of our attention to detail, design, quality woodwork and ultimately an extraordinary end result. We’re very proud of what we do and we’re dedicated to handling every job with the utmost level of professionalism.

Over the past twenty years, Jay Hanley has built lasting relationships within this special community. Among those being a diverse network of highly skilled tradesmen and craftspeople, realtors, island vendors and most importantly our clients – the homeowners. We truly take pleasure in the journey that fine homebuilding takes us on with our clients.


Our team’s project managers and on-site supervisors work alongside the project architect and interior designer to ensure that their designs are precisely executed. We emphasize value-engineering to minimize unnecessary costs while maintaining excellent quality. We assist clients and designers with material selections in regards to durability, installation costs and availability. We provide detailed and researched proposals for each project in order to give clients an accurate understanding of the scope of work and cost necessary to produce the desired end goal.

Throughout the project, we offer comprehensive, updated schedules to ensure timely completion of the project. Our professionalism and attention to detail is matched only by our expert management and ability to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Altogether, we bring great care, excitement and passion to every aspect of our work, from the inner workings of a historical renovation to the finely crafted details of a custom home.