Newswire: Fall 2013

Happenings & Hirings etc.

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The Joyce Companies of Marstons Mills, with the help of Internet design and development firm COLEwebdev of Eastham, has launched a newly designed website for Joyce Landscaping, Inc., an interactive and user-friendly site that includes a wealth of information for both existing and prospective clients. Visitors can view service details, have access to project photos of landscape installation, architectural masonry, property maintenance and horticultural services, as well as request estimates, offer company feedback and utilize a new “pay online” feature. For more, visit

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This past July, Coastal Cottage, a home décor shop with a seaside, shabby-chic flair, opened at 11 Joy Street in South Cape Village, Mashpee. Owned by Susan Van Tol, a ceramics specialist, the shop includes large-scale, handcrafted furniture pieces made from reclaimed wood by Mel Gauley. These are complemented by new and vintage tabletop items, along with art and mirrors, affordable giftware and stylish jewelry. Many finds are truly one-of-a-kind and custom orders are welcomed. The shop’s line of signs can also be created in any choice of size, color, and wording. To order, please call 774-269-4848.


Tom Hague III Building & Remodeling of Orleans was recently recognized for the addition, renovation and remodeling work completed on the Rebecca Eldredge House in Chatham, which dates back to about 1880. Presented annually by the Chatham Historic Commission, Chatham Historic Business District Commission and the Chatham Historical Society, the Chatham Preservation Awards recognize structures that are at least 75 years old that have undergone preservation activities, sensitive modernizations, landscape and streetscape preservation and archaeology. Upgrades to the Rebecca Eldredge House included raising the main house, adding a full cellar, new two-story ell, new porch on the west side of the home, full veranda and new roofing, as well as work to the garage, which now serves as a two-story guest suite.

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Since 2001, Cape Associates, Inc.—a Cape-based custom home-building company—has annually constructed a children’s playhouse to raffle off and raise money for a local non-profit. Various landmarks across the Cape have been the inspiration of Cape Associates’ good will. This year, Latham Centers, a non-profit program offering support services for developmentally delayed boys and girls as well as children and adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome, is the beneficiary and also the owner of the historic structure that inspired the 2013 playhouse. The chosen playhouse landmark is a replica of the antique Captain’s House on the Latham School campus built by Brewster native Elisha Bangs. Measuring 10-feet long, five-feet deep and eight-feet high, the house could easily double as a garden shed. The handsome yellow and white-trimmed wooden “house” was meticulously built by eight Cape Associates craftspeople and is valued at $6,000.  Tickets are $10 for one and $20 for three and can be purchased online at  Raffle winners—there are four runner-up prizes—will be drawn October 21st at the Fourth Annual Latham Charity Golf Classic at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club. Raffle participants do not need to attend to win.

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McPhee Associates of Cape Cod, a residential design-build company in East Dennis, just added another team member. Susan Contonio has joined the company as an estimator/project manager. She has a broad range of knowledge in residential construction with more than 13 years of experience in the industry. Sue is a native Cape Codder and is married with two children.


Viola Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce they have been selected for the Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders. Pool and Spa News is the premier business magazine for the swimming pool industry and pool professionals nationwide. Viola Associates was welcomed as one of 10 newcomers who had the right combination of construction revenue, staffing proficiency, industry involvement, web presence and community engagement. Making it on to the list at number 39 involved a rigorous judging process, which ensured a well-rounded group represented the industry.

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Capewide Enterprises has expanded their management team with three new hires. Neil Kelly, operations manager, comes to Capewide after six-and-a-half years managing and growing Nantucket Fish, Inc. and co-owning a septic and drain company. John Laliberte, commercial sales manager, brings 15 years of experience with commercial and residential Title V septic systems, writing maintenance programs for restaurants and hotels for the company’s commercial division, and assisting residential customers in the process and paperwork for applying for the Barnstable County Septic Management Loan Program. Tom McConnell, master plumber, was the plumbing inspector for the Town of Falmouth and has over 30 years plumbing and heating experience, managing all Capewide commercial and residential projects.

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