Chris Rapczynski founded the construction firm Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. in 1993. Over the past three decades, Rapczynski has built the company into one of Boston’s leading general contracting, design/build, and real estate development firms. Specializing in luxury residential and commercial projects in Boston and its surrounding areas, Sleeping Dog Properties has contributed to Boston’s reputation as a city of preeminent architecture and design.
Sleeping Dog Properties and its President Chris Rapczynski have recently been recognized for excellence in general contracting by General Contractors Magazine, which has named the firm one of the Best General Contractors in Cambridge, MA. The magazine selected SDP among many area contractors, noting its world-class client service, its consistent high-quality construction projects in the Cambridge area, and its commitment to cultivating the growth of community members and local artisans.
Chris Rapczynski and the staff at Sleeping Dog Properties responded with gratitude, promising to continue the high-quality work that merited this award.
Sleeping Dog Properties: 30 Years of Integrity
Since its founding in 1993, Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. has been providing residential
construction services to Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, and Newton
Center. Founder and President Chris Rapczynski sought to start a construction firm that took a different approach to general contracting and real estate development.
Rapczynski believes that people come before projects. The fundamentals of Sleeping Dog Properties’ growth involved providing world-class service to customers, investing heavily in its employees, and building strong bonds with other local contractor partners.
Rapczynski seeks to foster a positive and honest work environment to offer equal opportunities to his employees and business partners. This integrity-based business model has made Sleeping Dog Properties a top choice of customers and collaborators and one of the most respected and awarded general contractors in the Boston area.
Under Chris Rapczynski’s leadership, Sleeping Dog Properties has successfully completed over $500 million in construction projects, improving the lives of countless clients and contributing to Boston’s timeless architectural landscape.
From Luxury Homes to Bespoke Commerical Projects
Sleeping Dog Properties specializes in a range of high-end construction services, including luxury residential, boutique commercial, and unique hospitality projects. The company does not believe in churning out cookie-cutter homes and commercial spaces. SDP’s staff is committed to turning its clients’ original ideas into reality, and it has constructed some of the finest residences in the Boston area. The company’s approach to innovation and original design has earned it recognition in reputable architecture and design publications such as Houzz, Interiors Magazine, and New England Home Magazine.
Sleeping Dog Properties has the expertise to take on projects of every size, specification, and detail. Aside from luxury residences and traditional Bostonian brownstones, the company has taken on major hospitality and commercial projects, such as the restaurant Smythe and Dove in Andover, MA (a high-end steakhouse) and Newton Pediatrics (a 4000 sq. ft. children’s medical facility). Another of SDP’s notable projects is a high-rise luxury penthouse in Boston’s tallest residential building, Millennium Tower.
A Multi Award-Winning Firm
Over the years, Sleeping Dog Properties has received numerous awards for excellence in general contracting and customer service. It has also been recognized for specific design projects by many major publications. Aside from the most recent award by General Contractors Magazine, Sleeping Dog Properties and Chris Rapczynski have received the following accolades:
- Boston Society Architecture Access Award
- 4 Best of Houzz Awards for service and design
- Boston Society of Architects Citation for Interior Design
- Boston Society of Architects Design Award
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety Architectural Access Board Honor Award for Accessible Design
- A feature in Boston Magazine
- A feature in New England Home Magazine
- A cover feature in Interiors Magazine
- A feature in The Boston Globe
Chris Rapczynski and the Future of Sleeping Dog Properties
After nearly 30 years in the business, Chris Rapczynski shows no signs of slowing down as President of Sleeping Dog Properties. In his leadership role, he continues to serve as the lead in business development and new client relations.
Rapczynski is responsible for the growth and advancement of SDP, and he has already begun to expand its operations beyond the immediate Boston and Cambridge areas. He seeks to broaden the company’s reach into new markets such as destination/vacation home projects in Cape Cod and the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
On the heels of its latest recognition by General Contractors Magazine, Sleeping Dog Properties, with Chris Rapczynski at the helm, is likely to continue its successful rise as one of Massachusetts’ top construction firms.
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