Our Team

Cheney Custom Homes is a diversified general contracting company, owned and operated by Stephen Cheney, on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Personal attention is Stephen’s trademark...to the customer, the project, and to the many construction details involved in any custom home or renovation project. Cheney Custom Homes has the expertise and resources necessary to make your custom house construction experience easy and enjoyable.

Stephen Cheney

Stephen Cheney

Owner & Operator


Stephen’s passion for building began at age sixteen while working for a master carpenter in Rhode Island and continued through college. Spending his summers working on Nantucket, Stephen was drawn to the quality craftsmanship and fresh architectural details incorporated into the homes he helped build. After graduating from Rhode Island College with degrees in Communications and Business, Stephen made the decision to move to Nantucket to start his construction business. Now closing in on his 50th home built, he's very pleased with his decision to make Nantucket his home.

"We strive to build homes of exceptional value. My goal is not to be the biggest, just the best at what we do."

Sara Lewis

Project Coordinator

Sara brings over 10 years of project management experience to Cheney Custom Homes. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she studied Business Development and Marketing. During her time in the Nantucket building industry, Sara has been involved with almost all aspects of the construction process. This experience has equipped her with the unique set of skills and attention to detail that Cheney Custom Homes devotes to each project and each client. In her free time, Sara enjoys adventures with her husband and four year old daughter.

Chad Gingras

Project Manager

cgingras@cheneycustomhomes.com Chad began working with Cheney Custom Homes in 2015, after assisting with the construction of Nantucket's new Stop & Shop building. Chad's passion for building is evident on each of his projects. With extensive experience in various mechanical trades, and a comprehensive background in all aspects of construction from framing to custom millwork, Chad is able to work closely with architects and homeowners to ensure that each detail of their aesthetic vision is meticulously captured. His knowledge of estimating and value engineering has been invaluable as we continue to produce homes of exceptional crafstmanship and value for our clients.

Judson Thomas

Project Manager

jthomas@cheneycustomhomes.com Judson Thomas is the newest addition to the Cheney Custom Homes Team. Jud moved to Nantucket in 2013 and had been working as a Finish Carpenter prior to him taking the next step in advancing his career and filling the role of Assistant Project manager with the CCH team. With almost 10 years of carpentry experience and his degree in Architectural Engineering, Jud brings not only a keen eye for attention to detail and an enthusiastic can do attitude but also a wealth of knowledge of the ever changing materials, methods and best practices required to construct a quality home of both Cheney Custom Homes and our clients expectations.