David E. Michael has been in the construction and restoration business in Rhode Island all his life. He worked for his grandfather in construction since he was 12 years old. At Rogers High School in Newport, he studied architectural drawing and went on to learn interior design at the Hall Institute.

After completing his education, Mr. Michael worked for Adé Bethune, a liturgical consultant and icon in the world of stained glass and church design. For several years, he worked under various local carpenters and contractors before starting his own business in 1993. He then built a solid reputation as an accomplished builder specializing in restorations of homes of historical importance. His meticulous work and attention to detail have made him the absolute authority on the resources and methodology required to achieve restorations of the highest quality.

A native Rhode Islander, Mr. Michael is intimately familiar with all styles of New England architecture. He is involved with a network of suppliers, craftsmen, and artisans who specialize in the confluence of new products applied to traditional design.

David E. Michael and the staff at Distinctive Homes, Inc. offer lifetimes of experience in building, renovating, and restoration in the area of Newport, South, and Bristol Counties. This unparalleled team of experts is just a phone call away from making the home of your dreams a reality.