Osborne Construction is a small, detail-oriented General Contracting outfit based in Philadelphia. Over the last decade, we have built a reputation for designing and building one of a kind residential and commercial spaces in Philadelphia and New York with a heavy focus on the delivery of meticulously executed custom millwork. Our focus has always been aimed toward the adaptive reuse of existing buildings. All of the materials we use are sourced locally. We find the use of reclaimed wood and salvaged architectural elements, when suited to the design, to be a huge boon to the environment and a signature of the originality in our custom work.

Our In-House team is comprised of highly skilled artisans, fine woodworkers, tile setters, furniture and cabinet makers and metalworkers--all with a deep appreciation for the meticulous execution of custom elements in a home that become a reflection of the unique people who inhabit them.  As a certified builder through the Passive House Institute (PHIUS), our expertise in building science and sustainable building practices allow us to apply a ‘whole house organism’ approach to building envelopes in new construction and especially retrofits in old homes.  

Some of us also have backgrounds in the visual arts, film and scenic arts, design, performing arts and as fine woodworkers within the trades.  We see each project as an opportunity to make the building process as painless and mindful of every client’s unique vision and situation.  Our aim is always toward the creation of long-lasting, artful work that will outlive us.  Work that not only will deeply resonate with our clients, but creates a ripple effect toward the beautification of Philadelphia and New York, and the world, as a whole.  

We Are

Brian Osborne: Owner+Principle/Project Manager.  Brian’s Great Grandfather, JW Osborne built custom homes in Palo Alto in the 1940s to the late 1960’s.  Both Brian’s Father and Grandfather worked on these homes.  In early 2008, Brian took on the namesake of his Great Grandfather’s Company and continued the family tradition on the east coast. Brian is  graduate of Marquette University.

Martin Madden: Project Manager. Martin has been working on homes since the age of 15 and has cultivated a deep appreciation and expertise in custom fine home building and historical renovations. Brian and Martin have been collaborating on a myriad of projects since they both landed in Philadelphia in 2005.  

Aaron Klingelhoefer: Lead Carpenter.  Aaron is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and has been working in the residential construction and the custom fabrication field for over 15 years.