Nick Walker and Adam Sherman met in the 1980s through a mutual friend. Both shared a love of older homes and an entrepreneurial spirit. After becoming friends and investing in a few renovation projects of their own, in 1989, they established Cottage Industries, Inc.
Initially, their concept was to buy and renovate houses to rent or flip. They took on clients only to generate revenue in-between their own projects. However, as time went on, they found that they had a following as new customers kept calling.
By the end of their third year in business, the friends realized they had something unique growing, so they adjusted their business model to focus entirely on serving their clients.
Meet Nick Walker
Nick Walker was born and raised in the Main Line area with a family history rich in local lore and a lineage dating back to the founding of the nation. Nick graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Fine Art and pursued an entrepreneurial career in the field of his passion, construction. He invested in many projects of his own before establishing Cottage Industries, Inc with Adam Sherman.
Meet Adam Sherman
Adam Sherman traveled with his family growing up from New England to Oregon, finally settling in Bucks County while in middle school. After earning a degree in Physics from Albright College in Reading, Adam became an engineer working for several large corporations. Adam’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of older homes led him to invest in several properties of his own before connecting with Nick Walker. In 1989, they established Cottage Industries, Inc together, and the rest is history!
Cottage Industries, Inc Today
Today, Cottage Industries, Inc is a full-service residential design and construction company offering home remodeling in Philadelphia and on the Main Line. Our home renovation contractors offer creative architectural design, sound structural engineering, efficient and supportive project management, and fine craftsmanship in all trades.
We advocate for technology and the efficiency it provides so we don’t need the large support staff often required by a company of our size. Many of our proprietary systems were designed in-house and continue to be improved upon every year.
Our customers experience those efficiencies through our scheduling, accounting and project management systems and, of course, the lower cost of our overhead. More of your money goes into your project rather than into overhead and waste when you work with Cottage Industries, Inc.
Projects our home renovation contractors handle include:
- Large additions
- Small additions
- Custom kitchens & bathrooms
- Master suites
- Finished basements
- Whole house remodels
- Historic renovations
- And much more!
Our strength is seamlessly blending old with new, accommodating architectural styles including Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Georgian, Contemporary, Farmhouse, Cottage, Splits and many more.
Here’s What We’re Doing in Your Neighborhood
- Building with meticulous craftsmanship, cleanliness & care
- Meeting schedules & budgets with focused management
- Providing an industry-leading 5-year warranty on all projects
- Creating comfortable living spaces for over 30 years
- Working one-on-one with each customer, the company owners give truly personal attention
- Producing creative architectural designs that will fit your budget
- Performing our work with integrity and professionalism at every level
Schedule an Estimate With Our Home Renovation Contractors
Contact Cottage Industries, Inc today to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation for your next project with one of our founders. Call us at (610) 293-9750 or get in touch with our home renovation contractors using our contact form!