Happenings & Hirings etc.
Three years ago, Setting the Space opened its first home decor and gift store on Main Street in Plymouth. Now, the successful home staging, interior design and retail operation is opening a third location—this time on Cape Cod. “We have a lot of Cape customers who were asking about opening a location on the Cape,” says Blair Hamaty, the company’s chairman and executive managing officer. When a spot opened up in Mashpee Commons (38 Steeple Street; settingthespace.com) they seized the opportunity, he says. Much like the two Plymouth locations, the new shop, which opens April 1, 2014, will offer a “full shopping experience” replete with a well-culled selection of high-quality furniture, home accessories and unique gifts. “There is so much in the store that hits every price point and budget, from lifestyle items like handbags and jewelry and gifts to home furnishings, which includes upholstery,” says Hamaty, of the 3,600-square-foot shop, which will also offers design services. “People are looking for [design] help and one-stop shopping,” says Hamaty, and that is just what Setting the Space aims to do.
A refurbished barn in historic Dennis Village is the ideal spot for Deep BLUE (800 Main St. in Theatre Marketplace; 508-385-3410: deepbluecapecod.com), a new home furnishings shop specializing in vintage items. The shop, which also offers interior design services and unique gifts, is a collaborative enterprise between friends Amy Mason of Stony Brook Design and Bridget Cahill of Seaside Design & Baths—both businesses formerly located in Brewster. Mason brings her fun and whimsical greeting cards and stationery designs previously available at Stony Brook Design and an upcoming line of home goods, which will include fabrics and soft furnishings. In addition to design services, Cahill will offer a line of home goods as well, which will feature customized furniture. The two friends hope to “bring customers a design sensibility that is a little off-beat, yet fun and down to earth so it can be translated into many home styles,” says a recent press release. “Deep BLUE is about a lifestyle experience for people who love vintage but crave modern.”
Congratulations to Viola Associates for being recognized as one of the top 50 pool and spa builders in the nation by Pool and Spa News trade magazine. Companies were judged on construction revenues, staffing proficiency, industry involvement, web presence and community engagement. “One reason we have been recognized nationally is because of the company’s ‘total control’ approach,” says owner John Viola in a recent press release. “The vast majority of our work is done in-house, including gunite and tile installation. And, he adds, “All our service technicians are state certified and receive technical training through the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals.”
A new kitchen cabinet showroom and kitchen design business recently opened in Sandwich. White Wood Kitchens (160 Route 6A, Sandwich; 508-353-9183: whitewoodkitchen.com) is the brainchild of Gail O’Rourke, who has turned her passion for cabinetmaking and design into a business. “I love working with my clients, taking their vision and executing a plan to create their dream kitchen,” explains O’Rourke in a recent press release. She says: “I like facing the challenges each project brings—meeting the client’s needs and providing a fabulous product, all delivered on time and meeting their budget.” In addition to carrying many quality lines of cabinetry—from such names as Wood Harbor Cabinetry, Fieldstone Cabinetry and Diamond Cabinetry—and a diverse range of cabinet hardware, the showroom also has a large selection of granite Silestone, Cambria and marble countertop materials.
Capewide Enterprises added new talent to their management team. Neil Kelly, who previously managed Nantucket Fish, Inc. at Chatham Fish Pier for six and a half years and co-owned a septic and drainage company, was named operations manager while John Laliberte, with 15 years of experience in commercial and residential Title V septic systems under his belt, was appointed to the commercial sales manager position. Laliberte will be in charge of writing maintenance programs for restaurants and hotels for the company’s commercial division and will also assist residential septic customers with applying for the Barnstable County Septic Management Loan Program.
F.W. Webb Company, the largest wholesale supplier of plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial products in the Northeast, has opened a new 25,000-square-foot facility that will cater to contractors, tradesmen, facility managers and other industry professionals. “We’re extremely excited to be expanding into Falmouth,” says General Manager Rich Boynton. “From plumbing and heating to HVAC and refrigeration, this new facility allows us to offer the latest products from top brands to industry professionals. We’re looking forward to bringing all that F.W. Webb has to offer to the Falmouth community.” Retail shoppers will be happy to hear the company will also be installing a Frank Webb Bath Center showroom within the Falmouth location (171 Worcester Court, Falmouth; 774-255-4155: fwwebb.com), which will provide cutting-edge kitchen and bath solutions for homeowners. The new retail showroom is expected to open within the first half of 2014.
Shepley Wood Products and Snow & Jones kitchen and bath showroom have teamed up to help Dream Day On Cape Cod, a non-profit that provides seriously ill children and their families a no-cost vacation. With the assistance of generous local volunteers, the companies built eight handicap bath facilities at Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, where every year nearly 50 families spend a week creating “loving, lasting memories that transcend illness and struggle,” says a press release about the March 1, 2014, build event.