About Fisher & Rocha, Inc.
Fisher & Rocha, Inc. was founded in 1965 by Bruce E. Rocha, Sr. and Henry G. Fisher. Rocha was a skilled carpenter with a fledgling real estate practice, while Fisher was a financier with a motel enterprise. They decided to join forces to develop and build quality homes.
They purchased land, developed property, built homes and created relationships within the community together. Fisher retired from the business in 1975, while Rocha and his wife Bette-Jean, an advertising major, continued working and expanded the operation throughout the Southeastern Massachusetts region, focusing on construction, real estate and property management.
We provide all manner of construction, real estate and property management services in the Southeastern Massachusetts area. Call us for a free quote at 508 758 -6738.
What to Know Before Hiring a Home Improvement Contractor
Millions of dollars are spent every year by consumers on home improvement projects. Before investing thousands of dollars on your next home improvement project, there are some key items to keep in mind before selecting a contractor. First, think about the project and specific design you want created that can be accomplished within your budget. Be thoughtful as to what types of materials and quality of products you wish to incorporate into the plan. Clearly express the goal that is to be accomplished with the home improvement project. Is this project being completed for aesthetic reasons, improve quality of living areas, increase value of property, upgrade to current code laws, or all of these reasons and more? Finally, the most important part of the home renovation process is selecting a professional contractor that will provide quality craftsmanship within your budget.
Before hiring a contractor, make certain that the professionals you hire are registered and current with the state. If the contractor you hire is not registered with the state, you will not be protected by the Home Improvement Contractor Law. A registered contractor must display their name along with the state six digit registration number on all advertisements, contracts, and permits. Verify that the registration is valid and has not expired and that the company you select is fully insured. Many fly-by-night contractors will provide you with lower pricing, lower quality products, no insurance and not be a legally registered entity. Don’t be fooled by lower pricing, the project may cost you more in the long run.
Ask the contractor to provide you with references of jobs that they have completed. Contact other homeowners who have used that company and ask about their experience. Check if the contractor has a complaint history with Consumer Affairs, the Better Business Bureau, or the Attorney General’s Office.
Before signing any contracts, make certain that the scope of the project and the pricing is clear. Look for the following key items in the contract:
Total cost of the project
A payment schedule
A provision for changes or extras to the original scope of work
Start and completion dates
List of what is included and excluded from the contract price
Building permit is obtained by contractor
Copy of the contractor’s insurance
State registration number
If you would like to meet with one or our professional staff members and obtain a free quote on your next project, please give us a call today to schedule an appointment at 508.758.6738. Fisher & Rocha, Inc. is fully licensed, insured, and has proudly been serving the Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Acushnet, Fairhaven & South Dartmouth areas for over 54 years.
We've completed new homes, remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, installed generators and built commercial structures in Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Rochester, Acushnet, Wareham, Marion, South Dartmouth, and Padanaram. Check out a few of our latest:
Bruce E. Rocha, Jr.
Bruce E. Rocha, Jr., began working alongside his father at a young age, learning and embracing the company’s devotion to providing quality products and services to the community. As a result of their commitment to excellence, Fisher & Rocha, Inc., has achieved a high level of customer service, delivering on quality and maintaining high employee satisfaction.
Today, Bruce E. Rocha, Jr., a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, College of Design and Construction, is the President and is in charge of all construction projects at Fisher & Rocha, Inc. The company has earned a reputation for its quality craftsmanship, custom home building and specialization in remodeling, repairs and restoration.
Fisher & Rocha, Inc. is also well-known for building and maintaining long-lasting customer relationships, some which have spanned through three family generations.
Recognition and Awards
With over 54 years of experience serving customers in the Southeastern Massachusetts region, Fisher & Rocha, Inc. has received many awards and recognition for our quality craftsmanship and dedication to customer service. Some of our work has been featured in top industry publications, including:
- Ten Houses by Peter Forbes
- Architectural Record
- Builder/Architect Magazine
- Builder Magazine
- Coin-Op Magazine
- The Readers Digest
Fisher & Rocha, Inc. was proud to receive the Grand Award "Builders Choice" from Builder Magazine. We also received "Builder of the Month" from Builder/Architect magazine and First Place Award in the National Competition for the Most Beautiful Laundromat in North America.