Back to top


Magma Design Group at Ron Burton Training Village with a group of kids sitting at a waterfall
Posted Mar 18 at 8:40 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Magma Design Group joins forces with Ron Burton Training Village to inspire kids to create. Samantha and Neil Best, owners of Magma Design Group, a landscape architecture and construction firm, craved something beyond satisfying their clients. Their desire to give back and do more for the greater good was fulfilled by the non-profit Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV), an organization located in...
Family room with floor to ceiling windows
Posted Feb 18 at 8:42 AM in News by Marykate Forte
Thermal steel windows embody elegance and the latest technology. Arcadia Custom thermal steel windows combine style, strength, and performance, offering the most precise, energy-efficient steel windows on the market. Utilizing modern materials and state-of-the-art computerized machinery, Arcadia Custom creates a minimalist aesthetic with a powerful architectural appeal. Clean sleek lines make...
Bedroom overlooking the water
Posted Feb 8 at 10:39 AM in News by Marykate Forte
SBS OneSource provides unique products and quality customer service. SBS OneSource offers a wide range of building products including exclusive high-end window and door lines. Founded in 2001 by Chris Dias who was guided by the notion that every employee is an expert at what they do. Dias instills in his team the value of building client relationships regardless of how challenging or costly it...
high end kitchen
Posted Jan 5 at 3:26 PM in News by Jaci Conry
East Longmeadow-based homebuilder, Laplante Construction, opens an outpost on Cape Cod. By blending building and design expertise with top-notch client service and project management, Laplante Construction has earned a reputation of being a leading luxury homebuilder in Western Massachusetts. The business was founded in 1964 by Ray Laplante. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Ray built the business...
Executive Vice President Larissa Cook of FBN Construction
Posted Sep 11 at 8:53 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
Executive Vice President Larissa Cook is celebrating 15 years at FBN Construction, one of Boston’s premier residential construction and remodeling firms. Cook began her tenure at FBN as an assistant to the former owner John DeShazo, with no construction experience under her belt, and worked her way up with posts as an Estimator, General Manager and, occasionally, Bookkeeper, before serving in her...
The making of a custom Modern Prairie home in Boston
Posted Aug 13 at 4:43 PM in News by Dan Kaplan
As we continue to follow the build of a Modern Prairie style home tucked away in the suburbs of Boston, we are amazed by the progress Concept Building, Slocum Hall Design Group, and Briar Design Group have been able to make given today’s challenges with Covid-19.   While Covid-19 has changed the way in which the team works, it certainly has not slowed down the pace in which they work. Through...
Plymouth Quarries gives back to COVID-19 front line workers
Posted Apr 28 at 3:23 PM in News by Andrea Mingels
Plymouth Quarries and JF Price Company are giving back to those who have continuously given so much during the COVID-19 pandemic—our front line workers. The two companies are offering a special discount on their finest stone products and services to those who are working on the front line during these troubling times. The discount began on April 27th and will continue through December 4th, 2020....
Custom home by brookes + hill custom builders
Posted Apr 23 at 5:13 PM in News by Sandy Giardi
It has been a banner year at brookes + hill custom builders, inc. The high-end custom builder and renovator is celebrating its 10th year in business, and has marked the milestone by moving to a new Waltham office, launching a compelling new website and by promoting Jessica Griffith to the role of principal, joining Eric Hill (pictured below left) and David Brookes (right) at the helm. Griffith,...
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
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
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...