"Your Vision
Our Expertise."
Historic Restoration, Custom Homes, Additions & Quality Rebuilding.
ALL of your Contracting Needs.
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"Your Vision
Our Expertise."
Historic Restoration, Custom Homes, Additions & Quality Rebuilding.
ALL of your Contracting Needs.
Contact Us

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About E.S.H.I.

E.S.H.I. Builders and owner Dwayne J. Paiva are expert craftsmen based in Middletown, Rhode Island offering a full set of construction and build services, including historic restoration, remodeling, additions, and much more.

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Our Mission

Excellence in our craftsmanship.
Service that exceeds expectations.
Honesty with our clients.
Integrity with all we do.

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Gloria Chacon

Very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend ESHI Builders.

May 11, 2023

Michelle Tolleson

ESHI Builders came in super clutch when we had a water damage issue in our kitchen which affected our kitchen and a bathroom. ESHI was affordable, super communicative and worked with our insurance to make a really difficult situation manageable. people that came into our house were friendly, respectful and COVID sensitive as well. Cannot give enough praise to everyone at ESHI. Heidi and Dwayne and everyone at ESHI provided awesome service and got us cooking in our kitchen again!

May 25, 2023

Mike Sollecito

I have worked with ESHI on dozens of projects now over the last 5 years. They truly exemplify Excellence, Service, Honesty, and Integrity. They are fair and transparent in all of their projects and make sure to finish a project to the customers expectations. i will continue to refer them to customers and look forward to working with them for years to come.

April 16, 2023


Had two great experiences working with ESHI Builders. Both projects were done on time and on budget. Very pleased to highly recommend them.

March 02, 2023

Robert Dias

ESHI Builders are absolutely, hands down the best at what they do. The team is highly organized, they communicate very well before, during and after the project and the work is always masterfully done! I would definitely recommend them for my friends and family!

February 18, 2023

John Tobin

We had ESHI remodel our kitchen. They were able to help with the design and addressed any of our questions. The contractors were all amazing and did fantastic work. Dwayne and Heidi were both great to work with. We would highly recommend them.

March 25, 2023

Sandra H

We are extremely happy with our work from ESHI Builders! Dwayne was easy to work with during our extensive house remodel. Our project involved pretty much every aspect of construction for a residence and Dwayne and his crew were both helpful and professional Dwayne also was quick to update us on any glitches or delays and offer options and solutions, something I consider invaluable in a big project. It's for these reasons I would not hesitate to use ESHI Builders for any future projects.

May 16, 2017

Mary Ann Dischert

Dwayne and his crew did an outstanding job on our kitchen renovation. He and his crew were attentive and communicated throughout the process. They listened to our wants and implemented them. Dwayne was flexible and willing to work with us to help stay within our budget. He provided us with a schedule and maintained the timeline. I would strongly recommend ESHI Builders for any future projects.

July 13, 2017

Paul Hand

Dwayne and his team completed a total renovation and extension of our cape cottage in Middletown RI , the job was completed whilst we were overseas, not once during the 8 month build process were we concerned about the quality , progress or price of the work. Dwayne is a very competent and honest builder with a network of talented contractors. He is always our first choice for any construction job no matter how large or small. We highly recommend ESHI Builders.

August 21, 2017


Working with Dwayne and his company was an absolute pleasure. After my condo was damaged, I ended up having to deal with multiple insurance companies, adjusters, contractors, my HOA, you name it. But once Dwayne started the repair work, it was smooth sailing. He was so responsive to all of my emails, texts, and calls, often responding within minutes. The work came out beautifully and he took a very stressful situation and made it so much better for me. I highly recommend ESHI.

August 31, 2017


Completed several repairs including chimney, deck, and several others. Provided options and improvements. Dwayne is very responsive he has always returned I call within 2 hours.

November 30, 2017

Jana Rice

ESHI was very professional and the work quality was excellent. The job got done in a timely manner and questions and concerns were always responded to promptly.

April 20, 2018

Kristine Langdon

Dwayne has overseen multiple projects at my house that was originally built as a stable in 1890. He was originally recommended to help with roof issues that other contractors had not solved. He earned my confidence on that one and has come through on multiple projects since then including complete renovation of 4 bathrooms, installation of central air conditioning, floor refinishing, installation of new hot water system, house repainting etc. He is very responsive to anything that comes up. He recommended a top notch gardener.

May 9, 2018

Ann Marie van den Hurk

We are new to the area and lacked the local connections. While researching tile for a family bathroom renovation, the local tile and carpet store recommended ESHI. That's a good sign when a vendor suggests a contractor. ESHI was very responsive and prompt. We picked the worst time to buy then renovate a house in Newport: the summer. It is the busiest time for contractors. Thanks to experience and solid relationships with tradesmen, ESHI was able to take us on as a client. Dawyne, the owner, really listened to us and understood are challenges. The family bathroom on the second floor was very small and dark. It was a disgusting space. We were able to work together to create a functional luxurious space. Throughout the process Dawyne kept us informed of any changes to schedules. The tradesmen who work with Dawyne were professional and personable making a tough job - we were living in the house during the renovation - a lot more palatable. While ESHI will not be the cheapest bid, the end result shows in the craftsmanship of the work. Invest in the quality now and not pay later in fixes. We plan on using ESHI again for other projects.

September 14, 2018

Charles Fausse

ESHI tecently completed building an apprixmate 120 square foot laundry toom addition. approxnate 100 square foot shed and the rebuild of an approximate 140 square foot second floor deck. Dwayne Paiva, the company owner is a proffesional He has a sense of urgency when appropriate and was responsive to our questions. His subs are A1 and the building area was kept neat and orderly. Tne three jobs commenced at vafious fimrs from Nov 2017 and completed in Apr 2018

September 14, 2018

Devin Sheehan

As a real estate professional, I have relied on Dwayne and his company for their expertise and professionalism. They are one of very few company's I would recommend. Not only did they do a wonderful job on my parents property but have continued to do so for many of my clients properties. I cannot thank Dwayne and his team enough for alway's being there for me and my clients. When you refer business to someone it's important to know that they will get the job done and ESHI Builders certainly will.

January 11, 2019

Holly Heymann

The Women's Resource Center hired ESHI Builders, LLC to replace the front porch on our Touro Street office building. We are located in the Historic District in Newport, so this project required HDC approval and a contractor skilled in historic restoration. ESHI Builders completed the project on time, within our budget and we are VERY pleased with the high quality craftsmanship. The employees and subcontractors where always clean, respectful and responsive. We hosted a "Porch Reveal" party on July 26, 2018 with local city officials and prominent members of our professional network. All who attended were impressed with the quality of work and commented how beautiful our new porch looks. I highly recommend Dwayne Paiva and ESHI Builders, LLC. Holly Heymann, Finance Director Women's Resource Center

January 12, 2019

Debra Janikowski

I hired ESHI Builders LLC to complete multiple renovation projects on my 60 year old home to include basement mold remediation, foundation repair, installation of French drains and a commercial grade dehumidifier system with two sump pumps, replacing rotting soffits, trim and gutters, and renovating two large full sized bathroom down to the studs. The expert tradesmen that worked on all of these projects included electricians, plumbers, plasterers, tilers, painters, and custom woodworking. Each and every one of them treated my house and belongings with respect. They were all highly skilled and took pride in their work. They cleaned up at the end of every day over the course of 3 months and flawlessly at the very end since I lived 5 states away and could not always be there. Dwayne and Josh were only a text message or phone call away 24/7, even while on vacation so that each project kept on schedule. They even took care of all of the small handyman things that were not part of the original projects like installing outside lights, installing curtain rods and fixing broken doors. When they advertise 'full service', they mean it! I cannot thank them enough for all of their expert advice and commitment to giving me the best prices possible. I was extremely pleased with the finished projects and will most definitely recommend and use again.

January 19, 2019

Dean deTonnancourt

Dwayne was thorough in every aspect, and was patient with a changing project. I look forward to working with him again! Fantastic job!

January 22, 2019

Mark Frey

ESHI Builders LLC under Dwayne's leadership and direction exceeded my expectations on my home in Newport RI. He and his team managed to refresh my entire house from a total bathroom renovation, from the studs to perfection, as well as repairing stucco siding and painting, replacing a soffit, rebuilding the basement stairs, and installing a custom side garage door, painting the four bedrooms, great room, hearth room, and kitchen, to the little details making the kitchen cabinet doors work again and installing missing downspouts and countless other items. He and his team provided excellent status updates and helped me make design choices from out of town. And despite not being there routinely the quality of his work was excellent and was exactly what I was looking for such that I asked him to also install a composite stairs to the backyard. From the total renovation of the bathroom to dealing with the little things while I was away, I can always count on Dwayne and his team. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

May 11, 2019