We have a team of full time carpenters. Most of these employees have been with us for many years. We have developed outstanding relationships with our architect/designer and subcontracting friends over the years and the process of working together as a team is essential to job quality and time execution.
I started in the building industry in 1972 while attending Beloit College in Wisconsin. In 1980 the business moved to the North Shore of Boston. The business has grown from one man and a truck into a mid- sized, full service construction firm . We provide services from Boston to Southern New Hampshire and west to Marlborough.
Massachusetts Construction Lic. 063350
Massachusetts Home Improvement Lic. 106728
EPA LEAD Lic.NAT-43845-1
How long will the project take?
The length of the project can only be determined by the amount of detail about the project that the builder knows at the beginning. If most of the details are worked out in advance, the time schedule can be realistically set. If the house is older and likely to have unforeseen conditions, then the timeframe is harder to pin down until the conditions have been addressed.
What are the potential hidden costs that are unforeseen?
Most of the unforeseen costs we encounter are the result of hidden rot, unsuspected piping or wiring in the walls and ceilings, out of level or plumb conditions in old framing, and structural inadequacy of frames once they are exposed.
Who pulls the local permits?
We handle all permitting on our jobs. If you need to have a variance or special permit from your town for your project we can guide you through the process.
What is your payment schedule?
Generally, we are paid once a month for the work already completed.
Do I need more than one company to do our project?
We prefer to handle all subcontractors on our projects. If you have a sub you want to use we will respect that, but our experience with that scenario has generally not been positive.
Does the size of our project matter?
We do not care about the size of the project. We do jobs from as small as hanging a storm door to building multi-million dollar homes.
Can we break up our project into phases?
Many of our projects are done in phases. They key is to have an overall design in mind so that when one phase ends and another begins there is none or little repeat cost.
What is the general building warranty?
The standard builders warranty for the industry is one year for all parts and labor. The manufacturer's warranties often last longer and we stand behind their warranties.
How do you handle changes to the project?
Changes that will affect schedule and/or cost need to be agreed on and in writing. The schedule or cost change can be agreed on before the change is executed, but often this slows the project down. It is up to the customer to specify whether they need to have the full schedule or cost change documenting before the work is done.