About Us

For over 38 years, Baxter Construction has been renovating and restoring homes in Princeton and the surrounding communities, including many of historical significance. Our legacy is built on a dedication to quality craftmanship, attention to detail, and exceptional experiences.

Community Involvement
It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to give back to the community in which we live and work. We are actively involved in the Princeton community. You can find us at Morven in May, working with the Historical Society of Princeton and sponsoring their Concert Under the Stars, and at the Hopewell Harvest Fair. We have also been honored to work on restoration projects for the Hopewell Theater and the Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Barn.

Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Barn

Baxter has been a partner with Morven Museum & Garden in so many ways. From helping to build the plane that graced the front lawn during our Lindbergh exhibition and sending man power to help set up Morven in May in addition to their long-standing sponsorship, Baxter Construction goes far beyond just helping us keep this National Registered Landmark in good working order on projects both big and small, they help us thrive.

– Jill M. Barry, Historic Morven Museum and Garden

Forever Grateful. From the moment we reached out to Jim about the Hopewell Playground Project he was a yes. Whatever we needed, he was there to help, problem solve, and get it done. There were so many times over the course of the project that elements of the build got way beyond us as volunteer community organizers… way beyond what we knew, what we could handle. We would reach out to Jim for professional advice, and he would say no problem, we’ll take care of it, no problem, just stop by my shop and someone there will help you out. At one point it even involved lending us a giant crane! It was a pleasure working with everyone on his team and not sure how we could have done it without Baxter Construction!

– Rachel Webster, Hopewell Playground

“Baxter Construction is deeply committed to the local community, not only through its local construction projects but also by providing essential support to a number of important local nonprofit organizations. We have come to know that Jim and the whole team at Baxter are right there when we need them, from providing enthusiastic manpower to help set up a fundraising event to gifting generous financial support that sustains our organization. Jim and his team’s steadfast kindness and passion for this community is undeniable, and for that we are so grateful.”

– Izzy Kasdin, Historical Society of Princeton

Awards and Recognition

Chrysalis Awards

The Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence began in 1993. The awards cover 28 categories of residential and commercial remodeling, and winners are selected for each of four geographical regions of the country. The regional winners are then judged to select a national winner for each category.

COTY Awards (Contractor of the Year)

Recognizing Excellence NARI’s Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards are the premier awards for the remodeling industry. The National award which is given out one time per year recognizes excellence in remodeling as demonstrated in forty-eight different categories.

Master Design Awards

The Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards competition was initiated 41 years ago to recognize remodelers, architects, builders, kitchen and bath specialists and other professionals for outstanding project design and construction.

Sam Awards (Sales and Marketing)

Hosted by the New Jersey Builders Association, the Sales & Marketing Awards program honors Builder/Remodeler & Associate Members of the New Jersey Builders Association who have made major contributions to the home building industry.

Historical Society of Princeton

Historic Preservation Award
Community Leadership Award 

Bestowed upon a visionary organization, business, corporation or foundation that affirms the Society’s mission and generously supports our activities.


Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

Experienced builders can be even better with the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) educational designation. You’ll sharpen your business management skills and better understand today’s home building industry. CGB courses focus on effective management in the office and on the job site, examine all stages of new home construction and cover topics such as scheduling, estimating, job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law.

Certified Green Professional (CGP)

The Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. The required courses provide a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)

Remodelers with at least five years of experience in the industry can apply for the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) educational designation. Courses in the CGR curriculum are designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a successful remodeling operation.

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation or the CGR designation with five years of building experience, or 10 years of building experience and successful completion of three CGB/CGR courses.