Licenses: Construction Supervisor 74922, Home Improvement Contractor Registration 130058
Motto: “Unique Contracting You Can Build On”
Specialties: Plattypus, LLC specializes in Residential and light commercial remodeling and renovations in the Boston area. We also take on new additions and demolition projects associated with the renovations. Most of our work involves renovating Boston’s Row Houses & Brownstones, and we work in most of the city neighborhoods. While concentrating our resources predominantly in Boston Proper, Plattypus, LLC also enjoys the experience of working on projects in the surrounding suburbs.
Specialty Services Offered: Historic, Whole house remodeling and renovation. Services dealing with Boston’s Historic Neighborhood Associations, the BRA, and the City of Boston Landmarks Commission, & ISD’s Planning and Zoning. Plattypus, LLC and its partners are uniquely qualified to guide you through the sometimes complicated and lengthy process of Permit approvals in Historic City Neighborhoods.
Plattypus, LLC skillfully handles the whole project from start to finish. We can work with your architect or Engineer or we can reference one of the number of notable architects that we have worked with in the past. All of the subcontractors we work with are dedicated,well established companies or individuals who enjoy the challenge of working in Boston’s unique and congested city neighborhoods.
History: Kevin R. Platt grew up in Connecticut, the son of a self-employed, architectural hardware consultant and Contractor. Kevin moved to Boston in 1987 to attend Northeastern University. Kevin majored in Political Science, with a concentration in Organizational Theory. While spending a few years as Legal Liberian, in some of Boston’s larger law firms, Kevin moonlighted as a handy man for his friends, who sometimes owned their condominiums from their college days, or were settling into new residences.
In 1997 Kevin and his wife, Cate, purchased their first home in Jamaica Plain. Over the next 8 years he worked in his free time to restore a once cut up 5000 sqft Victorian into a stately painted lady. In 1996 Kevin was asked to start a property management company with a couple other investors. While working at the management company, Kevin became more and more involved in residential construction. Most of the management company’s clients were in Boston and adjoining cities and towns. Often the property owners were in need of a reliable contractor, so Kevin went back to school at Wentworth to obtain his construction supervisors license, and in 2003 Plattypus, LLC was incorporated, taking its name from a term of endearment used by his wife. Kevin sold his shares in the management company in 2010 to focus his work solely on Plattypus, LLC. Plattypus, LLC does the majority of their work in Boston’s Historic Neighborhoods but does not mind coming out to the suburbs to get a little fresh air.
Plattypus, LLC’s foreman-builder, carpenters and laborers and sub-contractors are a loyal lot, and many have been associated with Kevin for over a decade. Plattypus, LLC will only hire seasoned, licensed and insured subcontractors to help complete their projects. In 2005 Kevin took Plattypus, LLC to Canton where he works out of his home office and lives with his wife and 2 children.