Home is where the heart is.  Home is where we make priceless memories and grow our family.  At Pillar & Pen we believe these memories should include the anticipation of reviewing your new home design, the hunt for the perfect bathroom tile, and the visits to stone yards and studios.   We want you to have as much fun creating a home as we do because we know this experience can be incredible!

A good service pays attention to all of the details. Details are very telling and when you are designing, building, and renovating homes there are so many levels of detail. From scheduling our team and deliveries to designing your floor plan and cabinetry, our attention to detail is how we differentiate ourselves. Our thoughtful details are everywhere and we work very hard to bring the best workmanship and service to each and every project.


Alvaro is Pillar & Pen’s chief builder with an expertise in building science. His latest endeavors have led to becoming a Zero Energy Ready Home partner and his completing multiple homes through the ZERH program.  Alvaro’s attention to detail is the key to making him not just a builder, but also an essential right arm to any design project. He brings patience, enthusiasm, and tremendous knowledge to each project.

  • Licensed Contractor Westchester, NY
  • ZERH partner
  • Lead Certified
  • Licensed NY Real Estate Agent


Meg is Pillar & Pen’s lead designer.  She has 30+ years experience in both residential and commercial design. Pulling from her earliest roles as a design director in commercial architectural firms, she has a clean aesthetic that focuses on thoughtful planning and functional style. With the incorporation of the ZERH program into the latest projects, further education in energy saving design techniques for high performance homes has been at the forefront of her work.  Her broad scope of experience in design, real estate development, and real estate investment brings greater perspective to our projects.

  • NCIDQ Certified
  • ASID Member


We believe simplifying makes everyone happier.  By offering a full scope of design and construction services, Pillar & 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.

Clients usually have a problem we need to solve.  We have a depth of services that address most all of the needs we can imagine. We use our services to educate and inform so that you can have not only a problem solved but a new way of living that is mindful of your lifestyle and enhances the performance of your home. The following is a list of our services but give us a call if you can’t find what you need:

New construction
ZERH building
Pre-construction assessment and budgeting
Design drawings
Construction drawings
Building permit submission
Specification & procurement of furniture, fixtures & finishes
Custom Cabinetry


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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