Honesty. Dedication. Family.

Cote & Foster is family-owned with over thirty-five years of successful business.

About Cote & Foster

Cote & Foster Contracting is a family-owned-and-operated, full-service general contractor serving the North Shore of Massachusetts and New Hampshire homeowners. We offer design, build, and renovation services, interior and exterior, residential and commercial. Past projects include custom-built homes, rebuilds, remodeling for kitchens & bathrooms, and elaborate full house remodels & additions.

A background in civil engineering gives our owners Steve Cote & Bill Foster an edge in the business with their ability to custom design projects to complement their carpentry and remodeling services. This service involves seeing an entire project through from initial meeting to the drafting of final plans for the client’s approval, and everything in between. Once the design is approved, we move on to estimating and beginning the project per the client’s needs and preferences. The design piece, in many cases can eliminate an architectural expense for clients looking to build a brand new home or completely remodel and existing home.

With a combined 70+ years of industry experience between owners Bill & Steve and 33 years in business, we have established solid relationships with our subcontractors and vendors. These partnerships ensure that high-quality materials and products are used in all our projects. In addition to that, members of our team have 10-29 years of experience working with us, keeping up the Cote & Foster standard of quality. Our expertise, commitment to excellence, and focus on your desires are well-known throughout the North Shore. We pride ourselves on giving you only the best service possible. You are limited only by your imagination.

Our Specialties
  • Custom Home Building
  • Residential Construction & Remodeling
  • Commercial Construction & Remodeling
  • Historic Restoration & Renovation
Meet The Guys
Steve Cote & Bill Foster

Bill (right) and Steve (left) at their high school graduation from Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover, MA, in 1984.

The story of Bill & Steve is that of a lifetime friendship and partnership. Going all the way back to Mrs. Martel’s first grade class at St. Augustine’s School, where they met as two goofy six-year-olds and began what would turn into the lifelong friendship they have today. 

Nevins Passion for Fashion

Nevins Manor, a nonprofit nursing home in Methuen, MA, hosts an annual Fashion Show in support of their residents (all proceeds from the event go to improvements for the Nevins residents programs and facilities) and honoring local first responders. Cote & Foster proudly sponsored and attended this event in 2018, a truly fun night for all!

Habitat for Humanity

Cote & Foster has proudly taken on the role of Lead Builder for the recent Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Builders’ Blitz’ hosted by the HFH Merrimack Valley Chapter. With the Builders’ Blitz, the HFH team impressively assembles a complete two-family home in a matter of days. For months and months before each Blitz, Steve & Bill worked with the Merrimack Valley chapter to plan each step along the way, including finding donors, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors to help with the event. Read more on the Blitz and Cote & Foster’s involvement here.