Happenings & Hirings etc.
Renovisions (150 Broadway, Four Corners, Hanover; 781-826-0559) recently expanded their kitchen and bath showroom, more than doubling the size to 1,550 square feet. Owners Cathy Follett and Ed Spooner opened the small studio showroom in 2005 to complement their full-service design-build company, founded in 2002. Recently, when the business next door decided to move on, Follett and Spooner seized the opportunity to expand their showroom space.
The showroom, which carries everything from flooring, countertops and cabinetry to hardware, fixtures and appliances, now features additional space for product samples and kitchen and bath displays, including a fully functioning kitchen. The new kitchen—outfitted with white, beaded inset cabinetry, LED under- and in-cabinet lighting, an island with a state-of-the-art induction cooktop, Silestone quartz countertop and GE appliances—provides the company the opportunity to host cooking demonstrations and classes. “We love to share what we know with other people,” says Follett, who adds that the company also offers regularly scheduled mini presentations at the showroom on topics such as kitchen and bath trends and tile and countertop options.
Renovisions has also added a stainless steel outdoor kitchen display with a bartending station, ceramic egg smoker/grill and Dekton, the latest in composite countertops.
Unfinished Business of Cape Cod (280 Route 28, West Yarmouth; 508-778-8123) has added a new line of furniture to their showroom. Made in the USA by Amish craftsmen, the line, which can be customized, includes dining room sets, hutches, buffets and corner cabinets. “People want and deserve unique furniture for their home,” says, Joanne Marselle, who owns and operates the West Yarmouth custom-furniture shop with her husband, Jeff. You can choose the wood species—hickory, walnut, brown maple, red oak, cherry, quartersawn oak, reclaimed barn wood and more—and the finish, and even modify the design to perfectly fit your décor. For a beachy look, try the new “driftwood” stain. For more rustic character, choose a one-of-a-kind natural live edge table or one made of refurbished barn wood.
Josh Mingels, a former wooden boat builder, was recently hired by Atlantic Workshop (33 Depot Rd., Chatham; 508-241-9675) as the company’s head builder. Atlantic Workshop, owned and operated by Scott Feen, specializes in creating furniture and accessories from wood salvaged locally from homes, boats and barns. The reclaimed materials are then repurposed into handcrafted pieces with a distinctive coastal vibe. Mingels will focus on the building side of Atlantic Workshop’s operations, allowing Feen to direct more of his energy towards the design side.
REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder (24 School St., West Dennis; 508-394-3090) added new talent to their team. Joe Thomson, a former home building company owner, was hired as a field supervisor. “Joe Thomson brings a wealth of custom home building experience to REEF,” says Chuck Tuttle, director of business development. “Joe is a hands-on craftsman with a cheerful disposition and a strong work ethic,” adds Tuttle. Thomson is experienced with new home construction, whole house renovation and small project management. “His constant presence and organized approach to every job means you can relax,” says Tuttle, “because you know that your REEF home is being built with attention to detail and quality at every corner.”
Kathy Hurlburt recently signed on as a kitchen designer and project manager for White Wood Kitchens (160 Route 6A, Sandwich; 508-353-9183), a full-service kitchen design company with a retail showroom in Sandwich.
Hurlburt has more than twelve years of industry experience and has worked as a project coordinator for Kitchen and Bath Details, where she provided support to the head designer, managed orders, acted as the point of contact for customers and provided on-site support. Her projects range from stunning kitchen remodels and graceful spa baths to custom entertainment consoles and functional offices.
“I am thrilled to have Kathy working with us,” states Gail O’Rourke, president of White Wood Kitchens. “I respect her quality of work, her enthusiasm and her range of style. I am excited to see what is ahead for us.”
A huge honor, REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder in West Dennis was named “Best Houzz” 2014 for customer service by Houzz.com, the leading online platform for residential design and remodeling.
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” says Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder among our ‘Best Of’ professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
President of REEF Cape Cod’s Home Builder, Matt Teague says about the online recognition, “We take great pride in our work here at REEF. Our goal is to ensure a very high-quality, stress-free experience for our customers. We are honored both by the wonderful comments that our clients posted on Houzz and the special recognition from the Houzz community.”
Out of hundreds of projects nationally, Cape Associates, Inc. (345 Massasoit Rd., Eastham; 508-255-1770) received “Gold” and “Silver” recognition at the annual Professional Remodeler Design Awards for its work improving the Centerville Public Library and a residential home in Provincetown.
For the Centerville Public Library, Cape Associates won a “Gold” award in the “Commercial Remodel” category. The project was directed by Executive Vice President Rich Bryant and designed by Brown, Lindquist, Fenuccio & Raber Architects in Yarmouthport and included a new 4,600-square-foot, two-story addition, renovations to 3,795 square feet of the existing structure, and a new outdoor terrace. In addition to improvements, the library needed to stay open throughout construction.
A residential project in Provincetown managed by Cape Associates senior project manager Trevor Meyer and designed by b Architecture Studio in Melrose took home a “Silver” award in the “Whole House over $750,000” category. The harbor-side row house, once a sea captain’s home, was divided into three apartments in the 1970s. The recent remodel undid the apartment-style layout to once again accommodate single-family living and restore the historic seaport character that had eroded away.
Lowell Park, home of the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Cotuit Kettleers, has begun a three-phase capital improvement project to restore and add much-needed features to the historic venue. “It is a huge undertaking,” says Paul Logan, president of the Cotuit Athletic Association, the non-profit that owns and operates the team. Tim Luff of Archi-Tech Associates designed the project.
For phase one, Carey Grover of Grover Building and Remodeling acted as the general contractor, overseeing the construction of the new restrooms—with trophy and memorabilia display case built into the exterior—and kitchen renovation.
Richard Capen of Capewide Enterprises was the general contractor for the second phase, which included a new grandstand—fabricated and installed by Bensonwood in Walpole, N.H.—and dugouts with metal rooves to match the other buildings at the park.
“All parties have done a tremendous amount of excellent work,” says Logan, referring to Grover, Capen and the organizing efforts of Mike Roberts (head coach) and Stacy Wardell (vice president). But, the project is not complete. “We are continuing the fundraising efforts for this three-phase project,” says Logan. To donate or for more information on this project, visit: www.kettleers.org.