Quality. Details. Unsurpassed Service At David Costa General Contracting our goal is to help you realize your dream space by becoming a trusted partn


Quality. Details. Unsurpassed Service

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At David Costa General Contracting our goal is to help you realize your dream space by becoming a trusted partner and offering value added remodeling solutions with unsurpassed service. “Form following function” drives our design philosophy, for no matter how beautiful something is, if it doesn't function well, its aesthetic beauty has little value.

We believe in tying together a rich architectural history and deep understanding of design with the practical, real world application of best-in-class construction practices and materials. Together, these yield a product that is both aesthetically pleasing, cost efficient, and well managed, delivering on the adage “Attention to detail requires detailed attention. ”

Thank you for the opportunity to demonstrate our passion in your space.


Featured Project

Mt. Lookout Addition

Client consultation is important to us!

During construction, I make sure my clients are very involved in the decision and selection making process.

In this picture, the clients discuss HVAC options with the subcontractor.

The back side of the their new 2nd floor Master bedroom & Master bath has yet to be framed out.

If you or someone you know is in need of a detailed and dedicated general contractor, please contact David Costa General Contracting.

Q&A with Dave


Question: What is a Gambrel Roof?

Answer: A gambrel or gambrel roof is a usually symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side.

In this picture, the framing, windows, & roof have been completed. The Gambrel Style roof truss system matches the existing house’s roof line.

This type of roof is common in Dutch Architecture. (The usual architectural term in eighteenth-century England and America was "Dutch roof.") The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep. This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the building's upper level and shortening what would otherwise be a tall roof.

The name comes from the Medieval Latin word gamba, meaning horse's hock or leg. The term gambrel is of American origin, the older, European name being a curb (kerb, kirb) roof. Europeans historically did not distinguish between a gambrel roof and a mansard roof but called both types a mansard. In the United States, various shapes of gambrel roofs are sometimes called Dutch gambrel or Dutch Colonial gambrel with bell-cast eaves, Swedish ~, German ~, English ~ , French ~, or New England gambrel.

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