Building Better

We are a Boston-based design-build company founded in 1993. Our founder, Chris Rapczynski began his career at a small development company working with a few outstanding tradesman, subcontractors, and administrators. Dedicated to quality finishes, Chris and his brother, Matt, soon realized that the market failed to provide the level of quality, expertise, and service that they could offer. Together, with their partners, they founded Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. to build a better way. The result is 25 years of sustained excellence in construction accomplishment.

We have chosen to specialize within the construction industry by offering only experiences of exceptional quality. Our objective is to be recognized as the company that manages the finest residential, unique hospitality, and flagship retail projects in Boston and New England. We create properties of enduring value using superior design and finishes, and support them with a deeply instilled ethic of personal service. Doing so allows Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. to satisfy the needs and tastes of our discerning clients and to maintain our position as one of the industry’s best performers.

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Mission, vision, and values

Many years ago, Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. set out to create a corporate mission statement that would guide the actions of everyone in the organization. Our goals, beliefs and principles are the foundation of the work we do every day on behalf of our clients.

We are a client-first company. We seek to deliver world-class client service above all else – it’s the first and primary order of how we do business. We succeed when every decision is based on this clear understanding of and belief in what we do. When we couple this conviction with sound construction management practices we expect to achieve outstanding results for both our clients and our employees.

Our Commitment

Building better is a team oriented approach of project fulfillment. From our first sales call to our final effort, each team member brings their chosen creative skills of innovation and intelligence to each project. Outstanding project quality is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship of our team members, our subcontractors, and vendors. We demonstrate our beliefs most meaningfully in the way we treat each other and by the example we set for one another. In all our interactions with our team members, customers, subcontractors, and vendors, we seek to deal with others as we would have them deal with us.

We are committed to:

Helping to grow and develop our people to be their best. We invest heavily in our people – making sure they are the best in the industry and bring their best to each opportunity we offer.

Valuing diversity, openness, and respect. People who feel good about coming to work end up doing the best work. We have zero tolerance for hostility of any kind. Our top priority is to create an honest and fair workplace.

Safety. There is no more valuable mission than making sure everyone returns home to their loved ones at the end of every day. We invest heavily in training, technology, and equipment to ensure the safety and health of our team, partners, and clients.


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Chris Rapczynski

Founder, Principal & President

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Joseph Boccelli

Director of Construction

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Derrick Tyler

Chief Operating Officer

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