Welcome To Conservatory Craftsmen

As a company and team we take pride in personal, small business client relationships, incredible workmanship and quality, and a priceless guarantee that we will always be there to meet your conservatory needs.

From orangeries and green houses to living spaces and entertainment areas, a conservatory is a unique and beautiful addition to almost any home.

We challenge you to take a look at our featured projects and galleries, and if you’re not inspired, we would love to have you over for dinner in our personal conservatory to see if we can change your mind.

Jim Hewitt is available for consultation or to answer any questions you may have.

Featured Projects

Whether you are yearning for additional living space, to grow plants year ‘round or looking to integrate and recapture the Victorian era architecture of bygone days into your home, Conservatory Craftsmen can suit your needs. Feel free to peruse our featured projects.



Since 1987, Conservatory Craftsmen takes pride in personal, small business client relationships, incredible workmanship and quality. That comes with a priceless guarantee that they will always be there to meet your conservatory needs.


As an Architect, you obviously have an appreciation for quality and technical advancements. That said, you are visiting this website to determine the credibility of Conservatory Craftsmen’s abilities. Your customers have an expectation that you will deliver on a promise of excellence without waver or remorse. Rest assured, those expectations will be met when you work with Conservatory Craftsmen. We look forward to working with you!

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Conservatory Craftsmen are true artisans. Jim Hewitt, who heads the company, knows everything there is to know about conservatories, greenhouses, orangeries – you name it. In late 2014, when we reached out to Conservatory Craftsmen through the Houzz website about building a conservatory onto the second floor of our Colonial Revival home, Jim himself emailed back within a couple of hours. He then visited our home in New York several times over the winter to brainstorm, measure, and plan for our conservatory. And, by September of last year, all of the plans had become a reality. We could not be more pleased with our conservatory. The lines are graceful, the design fits perfectly with the rest of our house, and the materials and construction are top quality and just, well, beautiful. I smile every single time I walk into that room.

Kay E.

“Deciding to build – or rebuild – a greenhouse or solarium means dealing with miles and miles of information that the typical homeowner knows nothing about. And, as you ask each vendor for general details, pricing, specs and timing, it’s hard to know what the best choice is. We got battered by Hurricane Sandy, and our 1928 greenhouse was the first victim. Replacing it, negotiating with the insurance companies, coordinating the replacement with all the other repair work that had to be done….we were at our wits end. Enter Jim Hewitt. Jim nurtured us slowly with any and all information we needed to make the right decision. He answered technical questions about glass and metal, height and depth, windows and color – all before he even had the job. When the time came to make a decision we already knew Jim was a guy we could trust with this seemingly monumental task. His is not the lowest price greenhouse, but the pedestrian kits are only about 15% less, and not half as beautiful, in my opinion. Jim and his company live in Minnesota but he does most of his work up and down the east coast. What I can tell you is this: Jim Hewitt is a high-service guy who is passionate about his product, and has lots of experience building beautiful structures. His team travels with him in what looks like a horse trailer; they show up, build, chat a little and go. You have to at least talk to Jim and get his view on your project. Otherwise, you just don’t know what you’re getting.”

Yonkers, NY / See our project...

Initially, we had planned for 16′ ceilings on the conservatories. But because of the wind factor and loss of intimacy , we scaled down the height of the conservatories. Conservatory Craftsmen helped us to modify the plans and brought the project in within budget. They were the easiest contractors to work with in the entire project.

Mary Ellen Slattery of Peterson Companies
National Harbor, MD / See Our Featured Project

We had Conservatory Craftsmen design and install a 15×15 conservatory. Jim is very knowledgeable and was able to recommend the best design and setup for us. The job was done professionally on budget and within the timeline provided. Jim was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely recommend CC to our friends.

“We live in the conservatory. We eat all our meals in the conservatory. I can’t imagine ever living in a house without one.”


Jim Hewitt and his capable team designed the greenhouse and worked well with my local builder and my neighbors. I am especially grateful to Jim for his expertise and honest, forthright nature.

Carol H.

We are here to answer any questions you may have about conservatories. We check our messages daily and will respond as soon as we can.