About Us


We understand that when we come into your home it can feel like an invasion. But rest assured we will treat your home as if it were our own. Once the project has started we will take every measure to protect your valuables from floor to ceiling. We will leave you completely satisfied with the end result. We understand through many years of experience exactly what your concerns are. We will address them all before the project even begins.  I (Jim Hawthorne –owner) personally visit or review all projects daily. We truly understand that there can be a feeling of disconnect (with some companies this happens for various reasons) once the project investment is made. My team will do their best to put those concerns to rest. We answer all phone calls as quickly as possible. This is our personal guarantee.On a personal note, I’d like to share a little bit of myself.  As a young man I started my construction journey in 1972 when I helped build Calvary Baptist Church in Lincroft NJ.  But, it wasn’t until 1978 when I stepped onto my first construction site in South Florida that I gathered 20 years of field experience. A lot happened once I had that experience under my belt. I formed James W Hawthorne Residential Services in 1998. This quickly grew into Hawthorne Building and Development Corporation. These companies were located in South Florida. We were a highly successful custom home builder for over 11 years with many satisfied clients. As the owner of the company I developed friendships with some of those clients that still exist today. So, I can say with confidence that I have over 37 years of experience in the construction field.
Although I lived a successful life in Florida, my heart was always in New Jersey.  Here too, was my high school sweetheart Patty. Who is now my wife. When I returned to New Jersey, I knew there would be a difference in construction design.  While always understanding that basic construction methodologies and procedures would remain the same. I then proceeded to gain valuable New Jersey experience by joining some prominent remodeling contractor teams for the last five years.
Now I feel the time is right to put my knowledge and experience to work in my home state of New Jersey. With extensive experience in both new home construction and remodeling we are able to deliver projects on time and in budget for our clients. We strive to build relationships with conviction and integrity. If we have the privilege of creating your project with you, we promise that we will not try to sell you something you don’t want or need. We will make every effort to leave you feeling that all of your expectations have been fulfilled honestly and professionally. So give us a call or fill out our contact sheet today for your next home improvement project.



Hawthorne Building & Design’s Mission Statement

To deliver high-quality, cost-effective projects on schedule by employing and supporting motivated, flexible, and focused teams. We value the importance of our relationships and will continue to remain fair and true in our dealings with all employees, clients, vendors, and partners. Our clients count on our dependability, our drive, and our integrity. We take great pride in our accomplishments and build on them every day.

Lead practices certified
Certified Luma Solar Installer
Residential Superintendent Designation,National Home Builders Institute; 2007
State of Florida General Contractor License; 2003 Professional Blueprint Reading and Estimating, Florida Atlantic University; 2000 State of Florida Residential Contractor License; 1997 Small Business Management, Lifetime Career Schools; 1997 Computer Training, Professional Career Development Institute; 1996 Building Trades, Blueprint Reading, Estimating and Bidding, North Technical Institute; 1995
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