March Madness

As you all know there is March Madness going on, hope all your brackets are still intact. Our March Madness is different however, we are in crunch time trying to complete homes here on the island before the summer rush.

Today the weather is dreary, what you would expect for spring time on Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s our current progress report from las week…

On the Oak Bluffs Harbor lots of work continues, the owner is picking out their hardwood flooring. The home has been insulated and ready for sheetrock next week.

Off of Barnes Road we are thrilled with the progress of the home. The hardwood flooring has been laid, the bathroom tile has been set. The counter-tops should be in soon. The Farmer’s sink has been installed in the kitchen. The outside is buttoned up. The front steps are in progress. Here are a few photos!

Moving along to Vineyard Haven the Mayflower Lane job the back deck is looking good. Both retaining walls are now complete. The inside is getting ready for sheetrock soon. Kitchen cabinets and flooring ordered and waiting arrival.

Hope everyone has a great week and enjoy watching basketball!

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Spring Ahead

Spring will be here next week, the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly warming up. We look forward to t-shirt weather!

My first stop on the weekly update was in Oak Bluffs at the Barnes Road property. The exterior is coming along. Inside the home is being prepped for insulation and drywall. Next week I will pop inside and get some progress photos 🙂

Moving along I stopped at the Oak Bluffs Harbor job on East Chop and the exterior is looking great. The landscapers are now underway. In the near future there will be the framing inspection and then the inside is almost ready for insulation.

My last stop of the day was on Mayflower Lane in Vineyard Haven. The retaining walls are now in. The deck on the rear has begun. The electricians and plumbers have been working hard to finish their roughs. The house is coming along great and cannot wait to see the finished product in the next few months.

Hope everyone enjoy’s their weekend and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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March Blues

Cold winter has griped us on the island this past week.  Work continues on regardless of the weather. We look forward to springing a head this weekend and the warmer weather.

On our East Chop Drive renovation home the sliders and windows in on first floor and exterior trim going up. The subs continue on roughs inside the electrical and plumbing. Here are some recent photographs to see the progress…

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane project is almost complete on our end. The owners are working on paining their home and building their own decks. We are always working with our clients to ensure the cost works for them. Photos to come in the next week.

At our Barnes Road modular the subs are finished their pluming and electrical roughs and the crew continues to button up the outside of the home.

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower the work continues to the outside . A deck has been added to the front and the shingling and roofing is almost complete.

Have a great weekend don’t forget to set your clocks ahead!

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Winter on the Island

We have had a little bit of snow this winter and some very cold days but overall we have been able to get our projects done with little weather delay. Let’s hope this continues.

Our Winemack job has come to the end. The home passed its final inspections and the owner has started to have furniture delivered. The owner is in the process of putting their final touch on the home. Come spring the landscaping will occur and the pool will be completed.

Check out the final product! More photos to come in the spring and when the home is fully furnished and landscaping is in.

In Vineyard Haven the Mayflower Lane job is coming right along! Here are some progress photos. The retaining wall is in. Plumbers are on site. Great room all framed up.

At the East Chop Harbor renovation project all the subs are in full force working on installing new electrical and plumbing.

Our workers will keep plugging along the next few weeks to wrap up some jobs and start on new ones. Stay tuned!

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Ground Hog Day

The Ground hog did not see his shadow which predicts an early spring. Lets’s hope he is correct. This week flew by! Here is our weekly progress report.

At the Mayflower Lane project in Vineyard Haven the owner was on site this week to meet with the contractors to go over design work and finishes.

Up in West Tisbury on Trotter’s Lane the septic was installed and passed inspection woohoo for progress. Now the front steps and decking are in progress. Once the work is complete we will call in our final inspections.

Back down island in Oak Bluffs we have three current jobs going on. At our renovation project the windows are still going in and insulation has begun. The big item this week was the rat slab was poured. Here are some photos from today.

Next we have the Winemack home which is very close to being completed. We are waiting on the certificate of occupancy and then the owners will soon be able to enjoy their new Vineyard home. Final photos will come next week!

Lastly we have the Barnes Road site where the house was set last week. The crew is currently working on the exterior of the home. The electrical and rough plumbing are underway.

Have a great weekend everyone and see you next week!

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We made it to February!

January seem to last forever, bring on February! We made it through the first month of the year with minimal snow just dustings but some very cold weather. Today is still brisk 19 degrees but our men continue to work hard.

On East Chop we have one project finishing up and the other due to be completed in June. The Winemack home has had all the kitchen and bathroom hardware installed. The smoke inspection has been completed. The pluming and electrical inspections are in progress. We hope the owners will be moving in soon. Final photos of the project will be posted on our website.

On East Chop Drive the renovation project continues with framing for new windows. The bathroom walls are being built along with the new closets.

Moving along to our newest project off Barnes Road we set a home on Monday. Things went quick and smoothly just how we like it. The contractors are currently buttoning up the outside of the home. Next they will start on the exterior trim and siding.

In Vineyard Haven on Mayflower our contractors have completed the great room walls and roof and that is all closed in. Looking more like a home now.

Lastly up in West Tisbury at the Trotter’s Lane site we are waiting on the septic to be installed.

Stay warm and see you next week!

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Weather in New England…

The weather this week has been all over the place. We started off with -14 degrees with the wind chills, brrrrr! Followed by a high of 54 degrees mid-week with high winds, sideways rain and no boats running. We are ending the week at 37 and sunny let the work outside work commence.

Trotter’s Lane, West Tisbury the exterior lighting has been installed and waiting on the final electrical inspection to occur. The counter tops arrived and have been set in place along with the appliances. Things are moving right along at this home.

At the Mayflower Lane job in Vineyard Haven the weather did tie us up this week as the work at the home is mostly outside at the moment. Today work progresses and you can see the great room framing continues.

Winemack project the counter tops and appliance both have arrived! The counter tops were installed and look great! The appliances are being installed as I type this. The cleaners have completed the cleaning on the second and third floor and will finish the first floor this weekend. The painters are touching up some spots. The stairs were stained over last weekend. The plumbers and electricians are waiting on their final inspections. Everything is coming together nicely. Hardware and mirrors will be installed soon.

Working directly on East Chop on the Oak Bluffs Harbor this week was tough but the contractors made progress despite the weather holding us up. The window installation has begun. The second floor dormers are framed up and ice shield on. The foundation posts have been completed.

Last but not least our set today on Barnes Road was postponed today till Monday due to the high winds yesterday. The barge was not being able to pick up the boxes to deliver them to the island. The house will now be set on the foundation on Monday. Let’s hope the weather cooperates with us this time around.

Have a great weekend and stay tuned till next week’s progress report!

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Mid-January on MV!

Hard to believe we are half way through the month of January already with no snow on the island as of yet. Hopefully the weather will continue to be in our favor.

Up in West Tisbury on this cloudy Wednesday I visited the Trotter’s Lane site where the counters are now all in place just waiting on the counter tops. The trim work has been completed. The painting should start soon as will the decking on the outside. Not too much longer before the owners will be in their new cozy cape!

On Mayflower Lane the exterior work continues the trim is in progress than they will start to shingle. The great room steal is now in place and the walls are being framed up now and the sub floor has been laid.

In Oak Bluffs on Winemak the trim is complete. The second and third floor stairs will be stained starting later this week. The electricians and plumbers were working diligently while I was there.

On the Oak Bluffs harbor at our East Chop renovation project the new supporting foundation structure has been installed.

My last stop of the day was at the Barnes Road job site where the utilities are currently going in for the house that is coming on Friday the 25th! Not much to photograph but the foundation and holes in the ground. Next week will be a different story.

Keep up the good work crew and we will continue to hope for good weather to keep our projects rolling!

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January on the Vineyard

Many places are closed on the island this time of year but we are still working around the clock building homes for our clients. Here is our January progress report.

Starting the day off checking in on this home on Winemack Street we have the painters finishing their final touches. Counters have been measured for the counter-tops. Plumber is finishing the final sign offs and will have running water soon! Soon our job here will be complete.

Moving along down the harbor to the East Chop Drive site we have the hard scape in progress the walk ways are being dug up for new ones in the future. The front walls along the water side have been removed for expansion.

As we move along to Vineyard Haven we had a set back in December here is the update on the job….the garage floor has been poured, the great rooms beams are going on as I write this. The exterior siding and trim continues.

On Barnes Road the foundation was poured and inspected. Site is almost ready for the set coming in just two weeks! The land will be backed filled soon around the foundation. Stay tuned for set date photos!

Up in West Tisbury the Trotter’s Lane site has trim being hung, doors being hung and other finish work. Next I will post some progress photos as the home is close to being complete.

Have a great week and see you soon with more on whats happening here at Squash Meadow!

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Final December Update

The Mayflower Lane project the boxes were set on the site last week. The exterior of the home will be shingled over the next few weeks. The on site work adding the cathedral ceiling in the middle and connecting the two boxes will follow.

Winemack Street interior is almost complete. Painters are finishing up and we will be completing final inspections over the next few weeks. The pool was being poured when I stopped over today. Waiting on the arrival of the counter tops. The sunroom floor has been completed and looks great! I am sure the owners can’t wait to furnish their new home!

Barnes Road project the land cleared and footings have installed for the foundation and the inspection complete. Concrete had been started to be poured today.

Trotter’s Lane the floor is being laid. Next up will be the trim and painting then counter tops and appliances.

Red House on East Chop is a work in progress. New windows have been ordered waiting on their arrival.

Two projects have been completed and the owners of Baileys Park in West Tisbury and Edgewood Drive in Edgartown were able to celebrate Christmas in their new homes!

See you next year folks! We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!!!

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