top of page



"One of the best decisions we ever made was hiring John Lyons and Bruce McConnell from Lyons McConnell Architecture Construction (LM) to design and build our home in Chatham, NJ. Both John and Bruce are approachable, communicate well, have excellent follow-through skills and most importantly do what they say they will do. It was clear from the start that they wanted to design “our” home not their home. LM challenged us to think about what we really wanted and our overall vision for the house. They asked important questions about our life style and how we wanted to use this home. Always listening and focusing on our interests and needs while keeping an eye on the budget and time line. The end design is aesthetically beautiful yet it is both functional and unique. We are very pleased with the house, it’s a special place to live and raise our family."

"We also highly recommend the design to build model. It made the project easier to handle with seamless continuity and provided an overall consistent vision. We would be very happy to speak with anyone interested and explain in greater detail our very positive experience with LM."

John and Kathy H, Chatham NJ



"We are working with Lyons McConnell on a full house renovation in Summit.  Bruce and John have been phenomenal throughout the entire process.  They have a unique ability to provide creative yet practical solutions.  They not only solved all of the challenging problems associated with our house but also incorporated all of the items on our “wish list.”   We highly recommend Lyons McConnell as a great design and build firm to choose."

Dan and Wendy B, Summit NJ



"I have been involved with many restoration and construction projects on the different houses that I have owned and never enjoyed a project more than when dealing with Bruce and John.  They were extremely quick to respond to all of my questions with the utmost professionalism and sincerity… matter how many I asked.  They truly understand how important a HOME is to a family.  Their design and architecture are unmatched to anyone I have ever seen or worked with before.  The colonial details and design are truly a masterpiece.  The only question I ask myself is why it took me so long to find them.  I will never dread another renovation or project now that I have a great team to work with."

Jeff and Christy B, Flanders NJ



"I have the oppurtuntity to work with Bruce and John at my home and my business, both projects turned out wonderfully.  I have been nothing but pleased with their ability and follow through on both of our projects.  The planning of our new home and the direction during construction has made our home a comfortable work of art."

Glenn and Donna V, Roseland NJ



"After Sandy destroyed our porch we needed some new and creative ideas for updating our home. John and Bruce listened to our ideas and assisted us in designing space that best suited our needs and our home. They were responsive, available and extremely professional throughout our renovation. The contractors who worked for them reflected the Lyons and McConnell high standards.

Our updated home is beautiful and functional. We can barely remember how it looked before hurricane Sandy took a swing at us.

Thank you John and Bruce for helping us through our project. We highly recommend Lyons and McConnell for any home renovation."

Ed and Linda W, Morristown NJ



"We worked with Lyons McConnell on our kitchen and first floor renovation. Bruce and John were professional, fun, and easy to work with. They brought creative ideas and solutions to a unique floor plan, and most importantly, when making decisions they had our best interests in mind. The management of our project during the construction phase was exceptional and Bruce and John were always responsive.  The project turned out beautifully and we have Bruce and John to thank." 

Sean and Nicole M, Sparta NJ



"We have only been working with Bruce and John for a short time designing our new home, and from day one - they have been blowing us away. They actually LISTEN to all  your requirements while constantly keeping a keen eye on the overall project budget. Their wealth of both design and construction knowledge seems endless, always going way beyond to ensure avoiding any unknown pitfalls. We initially contracted with LMAC for A&E services only - but looks like they'll be getting the construction portion as well."

Andy and Nancy M, Mendham NJ



"Lyons McConnell Architecture Construction is a fantastic design and build firm. Bruce helped us through the whole process of designing and building our first custom lakefront home. Since our new home was being built in another state and in a development with an architectural review board, Bruce and John had thier work cut out for them.  Not only did they have to investigate all of the state and county regulations, they also had to design site specific to a rules and regulations community architectural board. They made it a much easier process knowing all of the requirements and having their knowledge and experience. We would use them again and we would recommend them to anyone."

Hank and Debbie G, Greenwood SC



"We worked with John and Bruce to create our dream home in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. From the very beginning they understood the home better than we did. They were enthusiastic and patient with all of our endless requests and gave us exactly what we wanted AND needed. Their artistic vision is carefully balanced by their attention to detail and practicality. For example, designing the entry way a few steps higher than the living area ensured that people walking in would be amazed at the unobstructed NYC and Hudson Bay views. We constantly recommend Lyons McConnell to our friends, because we are truly thankful for the home they designed."

Michael and Ana T, Atlantic Highlands NJ



"I am the owner of Spitball, a leading advertising agency in Red Bank, NJ. We had a small office space but needed to expand due to our growing client roster and staff. We had the option of leaving or renovating due to a vacancy by an adjacent tenant in our building.  My business partner and I had thoughts about what would work best but couldn’t agree on an approach. We brought in John Lyons and in an instant, we had a wide host of options not previously considered. John proposed a plan that optimized our space, crafted a blueprint and was by our side to intervene when challenged by landlords or inspectors. Any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and professionally. John and his team were an absolute delight to work with.  He took our blank slate and transformed it into a true centerpiece for our agency. Each client or prospective client that walks through our doors are genuinely taken aback by how captivating our space is. If we continue to grow as expected, John will certainly be getting another call to build out our new space."

Anthony T, Red Bank NJ



"We were very happy with the design of our new home and I will always highly recommend Lyons McConnell Architecture Construction.  We were very impressed with their historical design and knowledge of how to pull all the details together."

Tony and Fran P, Essex Fells NJ



Also, see our favorite testimonials below... 


  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • Houzz App Icon
bottom of page