About Ken


Meet Ken Bartow

In early December, 1979, I established my residential construction business in the Western Maine lakes area with one employee and the goal of providing the best in residential home construction. The business quickly grew to one of the largest and most respected residential construction firms in the area. We earned a reputation for the finest quality work backed by honesty, integrity, and a real love of the craft of homebuilding. Thirty-five years and hundreds of custom homes and renovations later, I happily sold my thriving business in 2014 to a young employee and started a new venture.Seizing the opportunity for a change, my wife Polly and I sold our home to our business buyer and moved to Biddeford in late 2014. We love our new community and the many social, recreational, and volunteer opportunities that are available here. Of course it doesn't hurt that we now live much closer to our children and young grandchildren!My new business is focused on providing personal attention to one job at a time in order to give you, the homeowner, the results you want. With 35 years experience in every phase of custom residential construction and renovation, I offer a broad range of services covering repairs, renovations, remodeling, and problem solving for both antique homes and newer residences. I can help you with that "honey-do" list, track down the cause of nagging leaks or sagging floors and make necessary repairs, or complete a larger renovation or restoration project for the kitchen, sunroom, or master suite you have been dreaming of in your antique or newer home.You can expect a prompt response to your call, an honest evaluation of your project, and the best quality work from Ken the House Doctor.