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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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Universal Design

A key aspect of sustainability is minimizing waste, and that means building for the long term. People’s needs change but by planning ahead you can make your house work for you and your guests, both now and for years to come. Are you replacing your doorknobs? Consider levers instead of knobs for ease of use […]

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For Those of Us Who Have “Begged at the Desk”

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Open it Up!

Sometimes a simple move can have a big impact.  Removing two walls made this small kitchen feel much bigger.  The perimeter cabinets and tile are original; we added an island in a contrasting color. To fill in the floor where the walls were and ease the transition between the existing floor and the tile we added […]

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Storm Panels/Restoration, vs. Replacement Windows vs New Windows

Your windows are old and drafty. You’d love to take advantage of low cost state loans to upgrade them. There are a number of options available. Which one is right for you? Option 1: Storm panel (may also involve window restoration): If you live in an older home and want to preserve the original windows, […]

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Welcome Carpenter Alex Pawling!

We are pleased to have added a new carpenter to our team. Alex Pawling joined us in May so we can report that he’s fitting in perfectly with our crew. He grew up in Newton but had migrated all the way to Bozeman Montana when we snagged him and lured him back to the Boston […]

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