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A Little Summer Reading: A Glimpse at Steve’s Bedside Table

Did you ever wonder what remodeling contractors read when they’re home relaxing? No???? Well, that’s ok, we won’t hold it against you, but Tova and I realized that we actually have pretty interesting piles of books on our bedside tables and thought we’d give you a little glimpse into the inner world of Steve and […]

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Just a Bit of Comic Relief

Just found this again ( Tova had it buried somewhere in her office)  Enjoy:  

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Just Add the Bubbles!

At a recent EMNARI meeting, sponsored  by DesignerBath , Tova relaxed in a hand carved sandstone bath tub. If you would like one made for you it can be yours for the bargain price of $22,000. (delivery is extra!) Tova commented that a nice glass of Chardonnay would have been an excellent addition.

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Steveworks Helps Out Our Future

We were thrilled to participate in EMNARI (Eastern MA National Association of the Renovation Industry) First Annual Youth Remodeling Career Day. The response was incredible.  We had just shy of 500 students participate from more than 30 classrooms around the state.  The kids were thoroughly engaged and we have already had many teachers emailing to say […]

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Not a Tiny House, but a Large Shed!

For the first time in a while we built something from the ground up.  It was  fun for the crew to frame and Alex had a blast making the custom barn doors. The shed footprint is 12×16′ and has shelving around it’s perimeter and we designed loft storage space in as well.  

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Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2016!

Team Steveworks had a great weekend peddling to fundraise for MS. We departed from Quincy on Saturday @ 7:30  and left from the Mass Maritime Academy in Borne at 6am for Provincetown for a total of 155 miles. The weather was fantastic and the peddling was …a bit of work. Very little of Plymouth to P-town […]

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Congratulations to Tova on becoming a UDCP

Congratulations to Tova on becoming a UDCP Tova recently earned the designation of Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Universal Design is the application of practices to allow a home to be used by people of all ages and abilities and to be easily modified over time […]

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Lead & Learn

Asher and Alex spent a weekend in Waitsfield VT at Yestermorrow Design/Build School with 30 of their peers.  Yestermorrow and NESEA’s Bottom Lines sponsored a lead carpenter training which focused on the triple bottom line approach ( people/planet/profit) to leading and running a successful project.  Leadership skills and communications were taught and reviewed.  Both Asher and Alex were […]

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Don’t Do This!

So the dog woke up at 3 am and Moxie started woofing and sneezing.  I woke up and smelled something odd, was Tova cleaning the oven? No, she was still sleeping next to me.  So I got up, walked around the house, the basement, and finally outside. I opened the garage door to find the garage […]

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Asher’s Back in the Classroom

Asher helped out his roommate, Beni Summers, teaching a class on sukkah design.  A sukkah is a temporary structure erected during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, a harvest festival which occurs in the fall here.  Asher guided the class in evaluating their sukkah plans based on design, structural integrity and thermal performance, although the last two […]

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