Award-Winning Full-Service Home Remodeling Firm, Serving the Main Line & Philadelphia

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Many architects and designers work in isolation, without the input from experts in the trades. Construction today is far too complex for that as products, methods, and codes change almost daily. When we design, we rely on input from our partners in each pertinent field, from foundation, to roofing and everything in-between, to find the optimum value solutions for each design.



Our hands-on and decades long construction experience is complimented with focus, integrity, and a personal touch. This ensures that our clients’ specific goals and needs are not only met with meticulous craftsmanship but with cleanliness and care as well. Our services go beyond the “bricks and sticks” and extend to every facet of the construction experience.



Our focused management and organizational skills are the cornerstone of our clients’ satisfaction. These benefit the entire design-build process and help us create solutions while meeting your budget and expectations at every stage of the project. From the detailed plans and specifications, to the written weekly work schedule, to the clearly formulated accounting procedures, our clients are well informed and able to follow the process with ease and peace of mind.

Our Mission

To develop long term relationships with our client by providing functional design, conscientious construction, and caring management.

“An Investment In Excellence”

Historic Preservation Award Winner – Radnor Historical Society

Our Work

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Thrive in your home. Add square footage to your existing home and experience the wonderful amenities your new space provides.


Dream in color. From simple to sublime, our kitchen designs are sure to inspire life and laughter.


Calming environment. Soak into zen. We have bathroom design ideas that relax the senses and calm the nerves.

Whole House Remodels

Grow. Transform your space with conscientious design that aligns with your movements.

Historic Restorations

Fine Tradition. Preserve the memories and beautify the traditional elements of old historical architecture.

Our People

As the owners of Cottage Industries, Adam Sherman and Nicholas Walker have a strong belief in family and community. Inspired by the old world craftsmanship in the homes they grew up in, they now add grace to the aged structures of yesterday, preserving the architectural integrity of homes around the Main Line and Philadelphia. With a knack for innovation and design, this award-winning team renovates and expands all styles of homes from historical to contemporary. Their mission is for every project to have a positive effect on the community.

Areas We Serve

PhiladelphiaBala CynwydWynnewoodArdmoreNarberthBryn Mawr • 

GladwyneHaverfordVillanovaWayneBerwynDevonNewtown Square • Malvern