Memorial Day

Memorial Day…the start to summer on the island has begun. Things have picked up, there is traffic and time spent looking for parking and waiting in lines. Summer is here. Now bring on the beach days and fishing!

Our major renovation project is finishing up. Everything is on schedule. The painter should be complete by this weekend. The tile sub contractor completed the tile in the showers. The electrician and plumber have their final inspections called in. Move in day is around the corner for the owners!!

In Vineyard Haven at the Mayflower Lane project the drywall sub is near the end of the project. The finish carpenter has begun installing trim on the interior of the home. Things are looking good over there!

The certificate of occupancy for the Barnes Road project should be completed by next week. Finishing touches are happening there as I type this.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and happy summer folk!

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Is that the sun?

The sun finally decided to grace us with its presence, thankfully finally feeling like spring and not winter around here. Flowers are blooming and grass is turning green. Traffic is picking up all signs of summer is near on the island!

Checking in on our Vineyard Haven project – the drywall team is working hard on the main living room area at the moment. They have about another weeks worth of work to be completed at the home.

In Oak Bluffs on the Harbor at our major renovation project the home is nearing completion. The landscaping is underway, the painters are working on painting the entire house. The plumbers and electricians are working on their final inspections. The tile has been completed in all the bathrooms. It is coming along really nice and we cannot wait to see the finished product in the next few weeks and the happy owners will be moving in soon!

At the Barnes Road project we continue to work on punch list items . The final inspections are called in or in progress. Final photos to come soon.

Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy the sun and go Bruins!!!

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Pushing Forward

Mother’s Day weekend, Pink and Green weekend in Edgartown, Chili Fest in Oak Bluffs lots of happenings around the island this weekend. We push on like the Bruins to the next round. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there 🙂

Finishing up at the Barnes Road project the punch list is under way. The owners have their painters in painting the home as we speak. Final photos to come soon.

The major renovation project on East Chop is bustling with contractors. The tile people are finishing up . The painters are working on the trim and doors. The landscape plans have been approved and the front walk way is in the process of being laid. Finish carpentry has begun. Fireplace waiting for the mantel to arrive. Check out the progress photos.

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower Lane the tin roof is being installed on the front porch. The insulators have finished. Sheet rock contractor will be coming in next week.

Keep up the good work everyone…including the Bruins and we will see you next week!

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Go Bruins!!

We are all a little tired today after watching the Bruins playoff game last night! Let’s go B’s!! As you know everyone is working hard to complete jobs before Memorial Day and the next round of projects start. Here is our weekly progress report….

The smaller projects are finishing up! Here is the final photos of the outdoor shower and bathroom renovation on East Chop.

My own renovation project is also 99% complete. The new appliances are going in today. All new lighting has been installed. Fresh paint throughout, new windows and interior doors and trim, and cleaner scheduled for tomorrow…time to move back in! Our next project will be the deck and outdoor shower and siding and trim….stay tuned.

On East Chop in Oak Bluffs at our major renovation project the flooring is in progress. The tile is going down, the hardwood floors are being laid. Bathroom cabinets are in. New water line was installed. See the photos below:

At the Mayflower Lane home in Vineyard Haven the fireplace was delivered and installed this week. The insulation has begun.

At the Barnes Road project that is wrapping up the counter-tops are in and the back splash and appliances. The owners painters will be going in soon. Final punch list is underway.

All of our caretaking clients have had their outside water turned on and their patio furniture put out. The minor repair lists the owners have for us are in progress.

The island is starting to pick up, I noticed traffic the last few days…the summer season will be here before we know it. Keep up the hard work everyone and check back next week for more updates!

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Crunch Time

With May just days away and Memorial Day only 5 weeks away it is crunch time.

At our major renovation project on the Oak Bluffs harbor on East Chop the hardwood floor has been started. The tile floor is also going on. Doors being hung. The landscape plans have been set and submitted to the town for approval. The crew has started to trench for the new water line that will be installed.

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower Lane the framing inspection has been called in. Once that is all set the insulation will go in then drywall following in the next few weeks. The garage doors have been installed and they are working on the sliding doors going out to the deck.

Off of Barnes Road our project is moving right along. The butcher blocks are going in the kitchen. The doors and trim are in progress. Next few weeks the electrical and plumbing inspections will be called in.

At our two smaller renovation projects the one on Laurel Ave. in Oak Bluffs the painting is under way, the floors finished. The tile work in the bathroom is in progress.

At my own house the painting is almost complete and the electrician will be back over to install the new lighting next week. Final photos to come next week.

Keep up the good work everyone and we will check in again next week!

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Busy Bees…

Busy, busy, busy bees here as keep plugging along at the long list of “to do’s” before Memorial Day and things are constantly being checked off the list.

The homes we caretake have had the water turned back on, the outdoor furniture put out and batteries changed in the smoke detectors.

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane project is complete on our end. The certificate of occupancy has been issued to the owner. The owner will now paint and do the landscaping themselves to stay on budget. We hope they enjoy their new place to call home on Martha’s Vineyard!

All the small renovation projects are wrapping up this week. The bathroom renovation is complete new vanity, tile work and painting and trim. Another home has had new flooring installed from Stonewood Products-Sawyer Mason line and it is looking great! At my own house the painters giving the living room, dining are and kitchen a fresh coat.

At the major renovation project on East Chop on the harbor the drywall is complete. The tilers are working in the bathrooms. The carpenters are installing trim on the windows. The doors have been delivered, flooring is still acclimating but will be laid soon. The new waterline to the house should be coming soon. The homeowners were on island this week meeting with the carpenters and management to pick out finishes and paint colors. Things will be finishing up in the next month or so and the owners will be able to enjoy their new home for the summer on the island!

Off of Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs the stairs have been started on the inside, the newel posts, handrails and spindles are in progress.

In Vineyard Haven at the Mayflower Lane project the fireplace has been framed out and will be installed on Monday. The insulation has started and will be finished early next week.

We had two design meetings this week and plans are in the works for the new projects.

Things have been very busy, we hope everyone can catch up on rest this weekend! Until next week folks…

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Weekly Report…

Here is your weekly report of the happenings here at Squash Meadow…not too much to report this week but here we go!

At the Red House job on the Oak Bluffs harbor work continues to move along. The drywall has been hung. The crew is in the process of taping and mudding currently in the living room. The foyer of the house has “Shiplap” going up and I must say it is looking fabulous.

The flooring has been delivered to the property and is acclimating.

Have you seen the fireplace? It is looking amazing! I cannot wait to see the final outcome of this renovation job.

On Barnes Road we have the finish contractor going in to install the stair treads and newel posts. This job is ahead of schedule which is always nice to hear. Photos to come next week!

That’s all for now, see you next week!

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Way to Go Westchester!

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty has recently awarded the 2018 Foundation Builder Achievement Award to Westchester Modular Homes. This award recognizes builders with a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional customer service and protection for their home buyers.

This lifetime achievement award is reserved for builders who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving the housing industry. Westchester Modular Homes has excelled in customer service and has built its business based on integrity, trust, and reliability.

Westchester Modular Homes has been recognized as a distinguished builder in the industry and is committed to protecting their home buyers with the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty* on every home they build. Squash Meadow Construction is the authorized builder on Martha’s Vineyard of Westchester Modular Homes.

* Westchester Modular Homes provides a 10-year structural warranty from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty. This warranty covers only the modular components of the new home.

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We have been busy, busy, busy this week. Lots of projects going on simultaneously.

In Vineyard Haven the decking is almost complete on Mayflower Drive. The electricians are in the final stages of the electrical work.

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane project is in the final stages of decking and will be able to call in for the final inspection and get the owners in the home soon. Final photos to come soon 🙂

Off of Barnes Road the front entry way is in progress. Countertops have been ordered but waiting on arrival.

At the Red House in Oak Bluffs on the Harbor the drywall is being installed, then the taping, mudding. The fireplace is in progress for its new surround. Decking and exterior are looking great.

We have a few smaller renovation projects going on… new flooring going in at one home in Oak Bluffs, new windows at another, new bathroom and outdoor shower at another job which is keeping us all busy!

At my own house we are under construction added four new windows. The insulators used spray foam insulation in the ceiling in the living room, kitchen and dining area. The electricians added new light fixtures. Drywall has been hung, tapped and mud. Next will be all new interior doors and trim. Then the final stage of painting the interior. On the outside new siding, trim, front steps are all happening. Things are coming along great and so thankful for team and the subs who have helped us out! I will post photos once all complete 🙂

The next round of permits have been pulled for the upcoming projects in the pipeline. Design meetings again this week. Never a dull moment around here 🙂

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“In like a lion out like a lamb”

As the month comes to an end we are trying to keep on schedule and complete jobs before the summer starts. Our workers are enjoying the temperatures slighting rising and not having to wear so may layers and the dry weather lately. Here is a synopsis of our week here on Martha’s Vineyard:

On the Oak Bluffs Harbor the Red House project is moving right along! Insulators have finished. The sheet rock has arrived and the crew has started the install.  The steps and decking are in progress.  The crew is finishing up exterior loose ends. The gas company arrived fire up furnace for heat in the house. Water to the house coming soon!

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower the exterior is getting near to the end. The decking is looking great! Inside the electricians are working hard to complete their roughs.

The lot has been cleared for our next set in the middle of May in Oak Bluffs. Foundation will be poured soon.

Design meetings for the next few projects have been going on the last two weeks.

That’s all for this week at Squash Meadow! Have a great weekend everyone 🙂 and bring on the spring like weather!

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