Meet some of the great folks you will be working with.
Great home building takes a collective imagination and know how of a skilled motivated team, with diverse skills, working together. Each project brings it’s own unique challenges; we’re in the business of building because we enjoy those challenges.
John Hopkins likely came with the building gene in his DNA. Augustus Construction is named in honor of his maternal grandfather Augustus Mayo who was a draftsman and a carpenter on Nantucket and Monomoy Island. “Gus” was the son of Joseph Mayo, a surf man and lighthouse keeper known for his heroism as a member of the Life saving Service out of the Chatham Station. John’s paternal grandfather, Charles Harold Hopkins, was an MIT trained architect who practiced in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Riverside County, CA designing hospitals, hotel’s and residences. John has been in the construction industry since he started as a lumper in 1969, just back from his tour in Vietnam, and over the years worked up to running his own company. First established in Watertown in 1980, Augustus Construction moved out to the Outer Cape in 1984.
John is integrally involved in developing corporate strategies, planning future growth, and overseeing managerial operations of Augustus; yet his commitment to working closely with each client remains his first priority.
John grew up on Nantucket and knows the sand, wind, water, and weather of coastal Cape Cod, one of the toughest building environments in the world. His construction management embodies his sensitivity to the opportunities and challenges of this beautiful and demanding locale.
John’s earned reputation for honesty and integrity is important, and goes hand in hand with his skills as a master builder and seasoned manager. He is familiar with the increasingly challenging local regulatory environment.
As soon as he got into carpentry shop in high school, Scott knew that carpentry was what he wanted to do. He particularly enjoyed field projects in the community. He attended U Mass Dartmouth long enough to find out it wasn’t for him, then returned to the construction field; working for several large construction companies working on new homes and remodeling projects. Scott especially likes renovation and restoration projects. “There’s always something challenging. You never know what your going to find when you start dismantling a structure. Building from the ground up is way more predictable.” Scott appreciates Augustus’s willingness to invest in keeping good people. He says he took a bit of a leap at Augustus when he became a project manger at 24. He knew he loved carpentry, but didn’t know how he would like supervising. With excellent technical training skills, including both reading and drawing plans, and strong skills as a seasoned carpenter with years of building behind him, he’s found running his projects a rewarding experience. He enjoys working with all the different people involved, from architects and subcontractors, to beginning carpenters. “I am very happy with the company” Scott says “They’re exceptionally fair. The staff is treated very well. I like their commitment to the community. Augustus is a quality company. I love getting up and going to working in the morning”