Sylvester Building Movers, Inc. has been in the building moving business for over 60 years, founded by John Sylvester in 1954 in East Falmouth, Massachusettes on Cape Cod. The business has grown a lot since then. Gary, John’s son, took over in 1980 and has made the company the premier building moving, raising and excavation company it is today. We have provided our expert services throughout all of New England for over 30 years.

With our specialized equipment, unified jacking systems, building movers skates, hydraulic dollies and cranes we can get the job done, big or small safely and on time.

Our specialty of foundations under existing buildings, building moving, excavation and demolition is the only type of work we do. If your looking to move, raise or demolish a structure, our team of experts can consult with you to provide the information needed to get your project done.

We can guarantee that from the beginning to end of the job, the best service and care to your home or business will be given, we stake our reputation on it.

Moving Day for Stearns Tavern - October 18th, 2016


In the Press

It's a Keeper (Nauset Light Keeper's House), Cape Cod Times

Building Sights, The Enterprise

An Historic Moving Day, Foster-Emerson House, The Advocate

Moving Day, Falmouth Enterprise

Oil Tank Rupture Displaces Pocasset Family for the Holidays,
The Enterprise

Not Your Typical Houseboat, Cape Cod Times

Homeowner Has a Moving Experience, The Enterprise

A Few Reasons For Raising or
Relocating a Structure

One reason would be a failing or non-existing foundation. The next reason would be to reposition a structure on its lot in order to maximize the usability of the area. Another reason to relocate or put a foundation under a building would be if that building had historical value. Finally, in some cases, when a building is located in a flood zone, elevating the building a few feet can eliminate any problems associated with that.

If you are thinking about, raising or relocating your structure, the following are things to more.