About Us

Our Team
Martha’s Vineyard Construction Company was founded in 1971 by Colin Whyte—an aviator and surfer with a military school background and degree from Brown University. The company’s first project was constructing a trailer large and sturdy enough to move the cabin Colin lived in. From such humble beginnings was born one of today’s most respected, sought after, and successful building companies on Martha’s Vineyard.

MVCC is known for offering construction management’s most coveted trio: exceptional quality, sophisticated business administration, and unrivaled process management. Run by Colin and his family since its founding, MVCC delivers a consistently superior product, examples of which dot every corner of the Island. Colin continues to lead the enterprise and remains involved in every project, supported closely by his daughters, Alison and Hilary.

We invite you to read more about our team, review our online portfolio, and contact us to discuss your building needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Colin Whyte


Alison Thompson

Vice President

Hilary Moore

Operations Manager

Mark Tonnesen

Senior Project Manager

Drew Cathey

Senior Project Manager

Stephen Savard

Project Manager

Nolan Fredricks

Project Manager

Lou Cossutta

Senior Carpenter

Mark “Hap” Bernard


Ken Shepherd

Shop Carpenter

Emmy Tholen

Office Manager