Home is where the heart is.  Home is where we make priceless memories and grow our family.  At Pillar and Pen we believe these memories should include the excitement of seeing a new home design for the first time on paper, finding the perfect tile for the bathroom, and selecting the colors to paint the walls.   We want you to have as much fun creating a home as we do because we know this experience can be incredible!

We believe simplifying makes everyone happier.  By offering a full scope of design and construction services, Pillar and Pen simplifies the process with a single point of contact.  A single source of information allows for seamless communication, informed decisions, thoughtful details, and a timely and positive transition for homeowners into their new home.  Simply speaking, we simplify so that we can ensure the entire experience is worth remembering!


Alvaro is Pillar and Pen’s expert builder. With over  20 years in the construction business, he has managed to install, build, and fabricate just about everything! His attention to detail is the key to making him not just a contractor, but also an essential right arm to any design project. He brings patience, enthusiasm, and tremendous knowledge to each project- a great benefit to each of our clients!

  • Licensed Contractor Westchester, NY
  • Licensed Contractor Connecticut
  • Lead Certified
  • Licensed NY Real Estate Agent


Meg is Pillar and Pen’s lead designer.  She has experience in both residential and commercial design. Pulling from her earliest roles as a design director in commercial architectural firms, she has a clean and simple aesthetic that focuses on thoughtful planning and functional style. She is constantly on the lookout for projects and new solutions while staying on top of the real estate market and trends.  Her broad scope of interest in design, development, and real estate brings greater perspective to our projects.

  • NCIDQ Certified
  • ASID Member


Put simply, we work with you.  We want to make your project run as smooth as possible so we always combine our design and construction services.  We have found that a very clear line of communication between the designer and the builder is critical and bundling these disciplines is the only way to ensure budgets and schedules are adhered to and that the completed design exceeds expectations. The following is a comprehensive list of our services that extends beyond our basic design-build services:

Pre-construction assessment and budgeting
Master planning
Construction drawings
Building permit submission
Specification & procurement of furniture, fixtures & finishes
Design & fabrication of cabinetry and custom millwork
New construction

First of all, they are very communicative and efficient and conduct their business with the highest level of integrity. The price of the project was very fair. In regards to design, they made multiple excellent recommendations throughout the project which led to a final product that completely exceeded our expectations.
Immediately, they were able to make intelligent suggestions that improved space, work flow and aesthetics. Extremely detail oriented and professional, our full kitchen renovation (w/ electric and HVAC upgrades) was within clearly defined budgets and timelines. We found Meg and Alvaro extremely easy to deal with and would highly recommend working with them.
I am in the business of commercial construction and I recognize quality when I see it. I was originally referred to them from a commercial architect in my industry. That would make two people in the industry that recommend Pillar & Pen.
They were patient in sitting down to understand our needs and made very good recommendations on everything!
Very professional service, impeccable workmanship, very reliable.

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