About Us

Sutherland Construction is a firm located in Charlotte, VT.

Specializing in small to large residential remodeling and renovation projects.

We pride ourselves on developing strong client relationships, effective communication, efficient work flow and a strong work ethic, project safety and cleanliness, and beautiful craftsmanship.

For larger scale remodels and renovations we will work in tandem with your, or our, architect or design professional. We work seamlessly with architect or design professionals to develop the scope of work, design details, realistic budgets and schedule. We are happy to collaborate directly with clients on smaller scale projects. For these smaller projects we can find the best solution working directly with you and a few graphic aids. If you are not sure, we can help find a solution that works best for the project.

Sutherland Construction was founded in 2012 by Damien Helem. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Damien found his way to Vermont after traveling the globe and most recently living in London UK and Boston. In London he worked as an assistant conservator for the prestigious decorating firm Hare & Humphrey’s specializing in historic restoration and high end painting projects such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Hackney Empire. In Boston he further developed his skills in the building trades. Working for a high end residential renovation firm he quickly progressed from lead carpenter to project manager overseeing projects ranging from historic brownstone renovations such as Faneuil Hall upgrades to high end contemporary condo renovations.

We look forward to hearing from you about your project.

South Cove Dining Room

What Our Clients Are Saying

Five Star Rating

Sutherland has done a few small jobs in our home and remodeled our basement. The team was excellent – detail oriented, considerate of our needs and creative. They thought of tons of variables that did not even occur to us and helped us make decisions. Cost was always on Damien’s mind and they worked very efficiently.

Elizabeth Hunt

We had Sutherland renovate our master bath and children’s bathroom along with a few smaller projects. The team is the kindest and most professional group around. They went above and beyond went it came to the details and perfection of each bathroom. Damian has excellent taste and brings a great eye to the project, which we didn’t think we needed. We can’t wait for our next project to work with them again.

Larson Berkey

I chose Sutherland construction based on a recommendation from my neighbor, and I couldn’t be happier with the way it all worked out. At the consult, Damien pointed out a simple adjustment we could make to the blueprints which opened up the whole kitchen.

This kind of service continued throughout the whole project, the team offered advice and tips but we’re never pushy and always respected our decisions. They were great with our kids and dogs, and they were always friendly and professional. Honestly, they made it as easy as a full kitchen renovation could be. Highly recommended!

Stephanie O'Callaghan

We were referred to Damien and Sutherland Construction by a real estate professional and hired him to renovate our family bathroom. Damien does a great job communicating and his honesty, integrity and attention to detail were exactly what we were looking for. Damien made sure that every aspect of the project was done to his high standards of quality. We will certainly use Sutherland Construction again and would recommend you do so as well…

Damien showed up on time and took his shoes off at the door. While this may not seem like a big deal, it was theme throughout his work for us. Our project was a fireplace demo and reconstruction, and he was fastidious in containing dust – we noticed none outside the project area – and at the end of each day there was no mess to walk around. When we made a change mid-project, and using a new material, he did not pause, but found the right contacts and best materials to complete the project on time and with a wonderful finished project.

We have him lined up for our next project of changing out doors, molding, light fixtures and painting.

I recently hired Damien Helem of Sutherland Construction for a bathroom renovation, ceiling repair, and a new closet installation. I was extremely happy with the work. They were absolutely great to work with. They stayed within projected budgets, were extremely tidy and respectful of being in someone’s home. They did a great job cleaning up each day and and completed the work in a timely manner. I would , highly recommend them and will definitely use them again in the future.

I hired Damien based upon a Front Porch Forum recommendation. I was more than pleased. I found Damien very easy to communicate with. He fully understood my timeline, budget and desired results, all of which he met and exceeded ( he did not exceed the budget, but stayed to the original costs!) my expectations. I have recommended Damien to friends and he is the first person I would call for any future repair/ construction work.

Damien worked to repair an unexpected bathroom problem in our rental unit. We wanted to work with contractors as efficiently as possible because we didn’t want our tenant to be without a bathroom any longer than was necessary! Damien took charge of hiring the plumber because we were traveling at the time. He coordinated the work so that there was no lag between his work and the plumbers work, which kept the bathroom useable for a maximum amount of time. Job was done beautifully and he stayed in contact with us so we understood the timeline and what was being done.Also, Damien is a great guy to work with- easy!

Wendy Bratt