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

John Hopkins

President and General Manager

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.

Brian Hopkins

Brian Hopkins

General Manager

Brian took naturally to carpentry. In 2003 he began as a carpenter, experiencing first hand the different processes involved in this field of work. In 2005, at the age of 23, Brian passed the un-restricted construction supervisor course, and worked in the field as a project manager for 5 years. During that time his responsibilities expanded: working with homeowners, architects, and subcontractors; performing and supervising jobs in the field; all while successfully balancing administrative responsibilities. Currently Brian works in the office putting together bids, drawing up designs, and acts as a hands-on general manager, who is committed to his projects. He has a full understanding of the construction process, and through taking continuing education courses stays current on building codes and trends.

Scott Romer

Scott Romer

Project Manager

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”

Mark Travers

Mark Travers

Project Manager

Mark Travers brings extensive building experience to Augustus. Before joining the management team, he served as construction foreman for four different companies, then ran his own contracting business for twelve years. Mark got his contractors license early in his career, but found that he much prefers the hands on aspects of construction to the business end. Mark grew up in Provincetown. He remembers that as a kid he always thought the big guys with the tools kits were cool and wanted to be like them. Now the big guy enjoys standing back and seeing the results of his labor. Mark is happy to be working for Augustus. “ It is a professional outfit from top to bottom” he says, Mark laughs when talking about working with John. “He’s amazing” he says “He’s got such an eye . You can’t take any shortcuts with John.” When he is not on the site for Augustus, Mark is building his own house, playing guitar and making furniture.

Annette Cyr, Joan Wall, Sharon Bronsdon

Annette Cyr, Joan Wall, Sharon Bronsdon

Financial Manager, Office Assistant, Office manager

Annette recently joined the Augustus team in the office after years as a restauranteur. She is responsible for the management of money in the firm. Her duties include a range of accounting, bookkeeping and general clerical support functions. Her attention to detail and strong organizational skills, along with a spirit of teamwork and a general, caring interest in our clients, help provide superior service to our customers.

Joan has been working at Augustus Construction since October 2013, as a part-time Office Assistant. She works closely with the Office Manager working on the company‘s payroll as well as performing general office duties. Her commitment to having a high quality work ethic, many years of office experience and willingness to help both the company’s employees and clients when asked; has proven to be an asset to Augustus Construction.

Sharon is a valued employee in our office and has worked for the company for over 10 years. Sharon is an amazing resource of Outer Cape knowledge. She brings an incredible ability to multi-task, managing to take care of all diverse things that keep the office running smoothly, carry out product research, materials purchasing, and maintains a valued levity and sense of humor.