About us


Left to right: Chapman Smith, Shap Smith and Cleve Patterson

Left to right: Chapman Smith, Shap Smith and Cleve Patterson

Cleveland Patterson and Shapleigh Smith are longtime residents of Stowe, and have been building homes in partnership since 1991.  Chapman Smith joined the company in 2003, turning Patterson & Smith Construction into a family business as well.  Chapman brought with him years of hands-on construction experience and a degree in Architectural Engineering.  His joining the company also ensured a seamless transition of the company’s abilities, strengths and philosophy into the future. Cleve, Shap and Chapman share a strong commitment to customer service, community and excellence, and that continues to deliver stunning results.

The foundation for Patterson & Smith Construction’s success is teamwork and we are fortunate to have a talented team dedicated to building high quality homes, estates and commercial spaces.  Zeph Bryant joined us as a project manager in 2013.  Zeph has been in construction his entire adult life and in that time he has worn many hats on a project site.  He has a range of experiences in the construction industry that give him a full understanding of all the pieces to a project.  Jim Quine joined us in 2014 as our office manager.  Jim has extensive experience in small business accounting and project management, and draws from that experience to keep our company running smoothly.  Cara Zimmerman, our most recent addition, was brought on to focus on marketing and management tasks.  Cara’s organizational and critical thinking skills will play an important part in the success and growth of our company.

We currently have more than three dozen carpenters, painters and fine woodworking craftsmen employed by us, as well as a large pool of extremely talented tradesmen we work with on a regular basis.  Together they bring extensive experience, knowledge and talent to our company.  We would not be able to deliver on our promises without the skill and dedication of our employees.  Good teamwork is built on trust, respect, participation and collaboration. This is how we work with each other, with our vendors, and with our clients and together we are always working toward a common goal of excellence.

Our awards

We are proud of the recognition we receive and strive for excellence in all facets of our business.

awards1Left to right: AIA Excellence in Architecture Award;
AIA Excellence in Architecture Award - Small Project- ;
Best of houzz service award '15;
Best of houzz design award '15;
Best of houzz design award '16.