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Custom homes are an investment. I believe the process of building your custom home should be managed as such with focused attention paid to project budget, legalities, schedule, and every design detail. Creating a strong data-driven process at the inception of a project makes the journey through design and construction seamless and enjoyable.
Who We Are

Justin Dubrow

Justin Dubrow

20 Years of Construction Knowledge

As a Southampton native, I began my career at my family's construction management firm while still in high school, cleaning up construction sites and doing demolition on projects. This experience gave me a deep understanding of the best practices within home construction and exposure to working with the various trades on a project. Having the ability to communicate effectively and deeply with everyone from the owner to the plumber sets me apart from other Owner’s Representatives.  

Transparent

About 10 years into my career, I noted a service void in the custom home building process. That void was a single voice to speak exclusively to the owner's best interest with a complete understanding of construction and the financial and legalities in the custom home building process. This void and my passion for creating systems to increase communication, transparency, and efficiency in the construction process made the transition from Construction Manager to Owner's Representative a natural next step. 

Custom home building is a full-time job managing all the necessary decisions, consultants, schedules, legalities, and budgets. I am the eyes and ears of a project, ensuring everything is moving smoothly and the homeowner or investor's best interests are fulfilled.

Analytical

The best financial decisions related to home design and construction are made with reliable data, experience, and a strong knowledge of the local market. With this in mind, I obtained my real estate license in 2012 to bring my clients, both homeowners, and investors alike more value. I spent the next  6 years watching market trends and making connections that benefit my clients still today.

Proactive 

Developing a metric based process at the start of a custom home project is the only way to ensure schedules and budgets are maintained. The adage ‘Time is Money’ becomes visibly evident when a schedule is broken, and you begin to see budget creep. Work done during the pre-construction phase is the most important part of the process based on my 20+ years of experience in homebuilding. My strength is seeing the most effective path forward at the start of a project. 

Data-Driven

Over the years, I have repeatedly seen how spreadsheet project management can cause financial and schedule issues. To prevent data failure, I manage projects on two very robust automated systems. One to manage the construction process and the other to manage the project’s budget. These systems provide accuracy, excellent project documentation, and help streamline communication within the project team. Reliable data


firm history

Dubrow Group

Dubrow Group is a second-generation family-run business founded by Marc Dubrow with over 4 decades of experience in projects of all scales within the Hamptons. Marc founded the firm on the principles of honesty, transparency, accuracy, and hard work. As a boutique firm, we pride ourselves on highly personalized service. Each client becomes a part of our family and each vendor a trusted partner.  

We started as a small painting company growing into a full-service construction management firm, growing slowly and purposefully while preserving our founding principles. Focusing on excellent service and cultivating strong relationships within the local architecture and construction community. Our success has been built on a seamless process, reliable data, and trusted partners.  

In 2010, Justin Dubrow expanded the company’s offerings by adding Owner’s Representation. As an Owner’s Representative, Dubrow Group provides continuous oversight throughout the project, organizing team coordination meetings, monitoring quality, managing financials, and producing custom-tailored reports that track every detail. We run our projects on state-of-the-art technology to bring together all team members on the project, enhancing communication, workflows, transparency, and overall collaboration—the result culminating in the highest level of the finished product

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Process

Project Management Software | Single Source of Truth

Cloud-based project management software that is robust and well-maintained is the key to any successful construction project. While many professionals talk about collaboration, the industry still operates in a very siloed manner. The only way to achieve true collaboration and efficiency is to have a single source of truth on the project that is easily accessible by all team members.

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May
13
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Process

Construction Contract Options

No two construction projects are alike, thus requiring different types of contracts to protect everyone’s interests. Utilizing standardized contracts brings ease to a project through familiarity within the industry and trust in the knowledge that it is fully vetted covering all potential issues.

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May
4
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Team

Construction Projects | Tips for Assembling a Project Team

The process of construction is complicated, fast-paced, and highly collaborative. To navigate this process with ease and success you’ll need a strong team of experienced professionals. A cohesive team will communicate regularly, anticipate next steps, and thoughtfully challenge one another to achieve the best outcome for the owner.

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