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Massachusetts builders help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Health Care Workers
Posted Apr 8 at 12:49 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Area builders have banded together to help those in the medical industry and on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Sitting idle didn’t sit well with Ken Vona of KVC Builders and others in the construction business, so instead they’ve joined forces to help the health care community while honoring the governor’s stop-work order.  The Maybe We Can Help Initiative was conceived as a result of an...
The Portland Group Launches Campaign to Feed First Responders
Posted Apr 7 at 1:48 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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The Portland Group, a multigenerational, family-owned plumbing, heating and air-conditioning company, is partnering with local restaurants to donate and deliver meals to first responders in New England. Each day, a Portland Group wholesale location or retailer, including Splash in Newton, and Spritzo showrooms in Worcester, Providence, Clinton and Middletown, Conn., and Saco, Maine, orders from a...
Pj and Lizzy of Oak Development & Design
Posted Mar 20 at 10:59 AM in News by Kathleen Parente
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A New England home renovation show, Heart of Oak follows PJ and Lizzy Antonik and their team from Oak Development & Design as they tear houses apart to turn them into beautiful custom renovated homes.  As real as it gets, there’s no script and no fluff - just an authentic look at building in New England.  Season 2 features multiple projects including The Squirrel Hill Project where PJ and...
JW Construction
Posted Feb 4 at 10:16 AM in News by Kathleen Parente
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JW Construction, Inc., a Boston-based, full-service construction company recently announced the appointment of Andrea Brownell as Vice President. In this newly created role, Ms. Brownell will oversee internal operations as a whole to ensure all departments are working together and towards the same common goal – deliver nothing less than exceptional service.“Today I am proud to announce the well-...
Snow and Jones helps in the realization of the CCALS Retreat Center in Falmouth, Mass.
Posted Dec 26 at 4:37 PM in News by Edie Ravenelle
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When Snow and Jones, Inc. was asked to support the plumbing for CCALS’ (Compassionate Care ALS) new Retreat Center in Falmouth, they were honored but not surprised. In business since 1952 as a family owned plumbing and heating supply company, they are a fixture in the community, and it wasn’t the first time they’d donated their expertise. “We have eight locations on the South Shore and Cape Cod...
Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Posted Dec 24 at 9:58 AM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Isabella Stewart Gardner created her Boston museum in the Back Bay Fens in 1899 because America didn’t have anything like it—and there is nothing like it. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hands down one of Boston’s treasures and completely captivating this time of year. Pictured left to right: Andrea Mingels, Kathleen Parente, Sandy Giardi, Maureen Lampert, Julie Kelly, Rob Silsby; front l...
Mac Davis Flooring custom European oak flooring
Posted Dec 5 at 1:54 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Mac Davis of Mac Davis Flooring knows the importance of laying the groundwork and building relationships. He grew up in the flooring world, working under his father, and has brought that education, as well as what he’s gleaned from his continued studies as a certified installer and finisher through the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), to his own hardwood flooring business, which is...
Duravit Dream Bath Competition Winning Bathroom by Paris K Designs
Posted Nov 27 at 4:31 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Duravit USA names the winner and the distinguished runners-up of its 7th Annual Designer Dream Bath Competition and BDG was honored to play a part. Duravit USA teamed with sales partner Frank Webb Home to scout the hottest bathroom designs in the Northeast incorporating Duravit’s timeless yet cutting-edge products. Designers hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New...
Custom Camp-Style Fire Pits to Benefit the Leo Project
Posted Nov 26 at 2:24 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Nick O’Hara of O’Hara & Company is donating 100 percent of the sales of his fun, rustic stone fire pits to The Leo Project. An initiative close to his heart, The Leo Project is a non-profit organization that was started in honor of Nick’s daughter, Caitlin, who passed away in 2016 following a double lung transplant. It’s the vision of Jess Danforth, another extraordinary young woman who vowed...
High-end turnkey Weston home for sale by top Boston builder
Posted Nov 14 at 12:25 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
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Ever since BDG ran a “Successful Women in Building” feature two years ago and dubbed Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders one to watch, we’ve been tracking her career and progress in a highly competitive field. Eleni Kaplan of E.K. Sanford Builders In just two years, she’s completed a spec home in Sudbury, a custom build in Sudbury, numerous bathroom and kitchen remodels, and her newest project...

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