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Memorial Day 2022

Memorial Day push us upon us. We have one modular job completed this week as well as a finished basement and bathroom renovation.
In Vineyard Haven the Clough Lane owners now have their certificate of occupancy. The owners have begun to move in their furniture. Completed photos will be added soon to our website once the owners are settled.
Here is some kind words from the owner: “We finished the move-in last night at 6 pm and now we are home! Thank you for making this happen within our time frame. I cannot express how happy we are with the house. It is what we dreamed about and even better.

The process with you has been so valuable. In our first meetings with you and Dave, we learned that we could design anything that we could imagine. Then in the next meetings we refined our hopes. Then it was amazing with all the stages of construction with you and Matt and Rich and John. I have also really enjoyed getting to know Robo this last week, not to mention Woody and all the others at Squash Meadow. You have made and kept a great and loyal team.

I am most impressed with the quality at every point and the commitment of all of Squash Meadow to have an excellent result with every effort.

You have enabled us to make a new home for our family, old friends and new friends.

Thank you so much”

The finished basement off of Vineyard Meadow Farms Road came out nicely:

The modular on Chamber’s Way is coming along. The counter tops have been installed. Siding complete.

The next two modular sites are in progress. We have a set coming up on June 8th on Puritan Drive, Oak Bluffs and one on July 13th in Edgartown.

We hope everyone has a fun, safe holiday weekend!

Attention to Detail

Attention to detail….sometimes when taking photographs of these homes we don’t realize how much thought, drawings and effort it goes in to creating  and constructing one custom piece.  From custom shelves and mudrooms to home offices and fireplaces mantels there is a lot of detail that goes into the building of the the item. One of our finish carpenters recently constructed this custom fireplace mantel. Here is the progression of the fireplace surround from start to finish.

 

It is neat to see the process and changes from start to finish! Cannot wait to see the living room completed with furnishings and TV!  Stay tuned for more custom work.

Sunshine and 50’s in February!

Sunny and in the 50’s today, great day to be working outside in February in New England.  As always we have bunch of jobs going on in all different stages.

Starting with Chamber’s Way, Edgartown the foundation has been backfilled, sill plates going in early next week and the modular will arrive on island on Wednesday. The forecast is looking good for set day in the 40’s and sunny.  Set pictures to follow!

 

60 Curtis Lane is in the final building inspection called in.  Certificate of occupancy to follow! Owners will be able to move all their furniture in and start enjoying their new home! This home had a number of custom add ons like the custom desks and floating shelves, the mudroom with built-ins and fireplace.  Cannot wait to see what it looks like with the owners touches!

 

 

 

Moving on to 50 Curtis Lane, Edgartown the painters are in progress, the interior trim is being installed. Here are some progress photos.

 

In Vineyard Haven, off Franklin Street the contractors are shingling and working on the exterior decking.  Rough plumbing and heating and electrical all complete. Insulation and drywall coming up next.

 

Enjoy the sunshine and have a great weekend!

New Year….new homes!

New year, new homes!  Our first modular set of the year is coming up February 16th.  The home will be set in Edgartown, off Chamber’s Way.  The foundation has been poured, forms stripped, walls waterproofed and will be ready for the boxes to be set on the foundation come February.  The weather has been decent for January on the island allowing us to get some outside work done.

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In Vineyard Haven, off Franklin Street our set we did in December is coming along.  The framing is in progress for the gym. The subcontractors are moving forward, electrical, plumbing and heating.  The exterior siding will begin soon.

     

 

Back in Edgartown on Curtis Lane we have one home nearing completion #60 Curtis and final inspections. The flooring is complete, painting, tile work.  The custom fireplace and built in decks.  Almost time for the owner to move in and decorate.

 

 

#50 Curtis has hardwood floors going down, drywall in progress.  Painters, finish carpenter will be coming up next.

 

That completes the major modular homes. We also have two finish basements in progress as well as replacing windows on another home.  Never a dull moment in the busy construction world!

~Stay warm and healthy~

2021 Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and everyone is bustling around holiday shopping, baking and attending small gatherings. We are glad to see the mild weather for this time of year especially with the line of business we are in.

Today is set day in Vineyard Haven.  A new modular home  from Westchester Modulars being erected by Baxter Crane on Clough Lane.  The home features 2,010 square feet with an accessory apartment on the second floor.

 

In Edgartown on Curtis Lane we have two modulars in progress and starting soon a finished basement on one of the modulars we set two years ago.

At #60 the shiplap is being installed on the walls going up the stairway and on the island.  The trim is almost complete and painting in progress.

 

#50 Curtis Lane siding in progress, 3 season porch, heating and ac systems in place.

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That’s a wrap for now. We hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season with close family and friends!

Fall on the island

It is hard to believe that it is almost mid November and its 64 degrees!  Perfect weather for outside work! It has been very busy around here forgot to post about it!

We have a new foundation going in on Clough Ave in Vineyard Haven.  The home is due to be set next month December 15th.

In Edgartown we have one property recently completed on Curtis Lane and two others in progress.

The newest home was set at #50 Curtis Lane last week and is in the process of buttoning up the exterior. Siding to begin this week.  Trenches for the electrical in progress.

 

#60 Curtis Lane update….finish carpenter has begun installing trim.   Painters beginning next week.  The tile installer is working on the bathroom.


 

#49 Curtis Lane the owners are busying setting up their house and putting their final touches 🙂 We will post final home photos on our website soon!

We have a few bathroom renovations in progress as well as finished basements.

The work keeps coming and we keep going!

September Living

The feeling of relief is what comes to mind when we reach September.  You are able to breathe lighter that you made it through another busy summer on Martha’s Vineyard.  It was a record summer for tourists here on the island and now that Labor Day has come and gone and the kids are back in school our little island is becoming “ours” again.  Less traffic, less people now time to get some new houses set!

The home we set on Curtis Lane in June is in the final stages.  The finish carpenter is installing trim, interior doors, handrails and stairs. Soon the appliances will be installed.  The painter has begun the interior of the home.  The carpenters are putting up the last shingles on the exterior, finishing the decks,  The mason is almost complete with the fireplace in the three season porch.

 

We have a set for a modular home on Curtis Lane coming up next week 9/16.  There is also one more modular #50 Curtis Lane in the beginning of November.  Photos of the new modular at 60 Curtis Lane. Curtis Lane was a popular street for modular this year!

We hope everyone has a great, stress-free weekend!

 

Summer Summer Summertime on MV

Summer time we hope for sun and beach but this summer the weather hasn’t been spectacular.  Let’s hope the sun shines this weekend and for the rest of August!

Despite the gray day, we day we made the rounds to check up on our Edgartown properties.

On Middle Street, the home is nearing the finish line.  The trim is being installed, the painter is in. The counter tops have been installed. The bathroom tile has been completed.  Finally the shingles have been completed. There was a shortage for a short period of time.  The decking is done and outside shower!  The appliances will be delivered in the coming weeks, some are backordered due to COVID and shipping delays.

 

On Curtis Lane we have two active projects and one coming up.  One property has the foundation in the ground and is being back filled.  The house is due to come September 16th.

Here are some updated progress photos on the modular home on Curtis Lane we set back in June.  The flooring has been ordered should be on island soon! The owners picked out a Sawyer Mason floor.  Now that we have shingles again the carpenters are busy getting to work shingling the home.

Hope the sun pops out and keep up the good work!

July on Martha’s Vineyard

July has flow by. The weather hasn’t been the best, there are a lot of tourists on the island.  We have had a lot of rain and cloudy days this month.  Despite the weather we have been working hard completing jobs and starting on new ones!

Our next modular set is coming up in September on Curtis Lane, Edgartown.  We have taken a short respite of setting homes to complete all the homes we have set the last 6 months.  In the fall we will have another aggressive schedule. Here are some photos of the progress of the site work on the next Curtis Lane project. This one will be the third home we have done on Curtis Lane. We will have one more coming this fall!

 

The set in June on Curtis Lane is coming along. There is a shortage of cedar shingles so we are at a stand still waiting for more to be delivered on the island. The trim on outside and decking is in progress. The plumbing and heating and electrical are all in progress.

 

On Middle Street in Edgartown the home has a ton going on!  The tile works in in progress, the finish carpenters are in now working on the trim, installing doors, the stairs etc. The painter has started.  The kitchen counters will be installed in the next coming weeks.  The home is bustling with workers trying to complete the job.

Lots of moving parts here but we are making it work!  We hope to see some sunny days soon!

Summer Season Upon Us

The unofficial start to summer has come and gone! Memorial Day weekend was a bit of a wash on the island.  Rained  on and off all weekend. The team at Squash Meadow went out for our annual lunch at Atlantic, it was great finally being able to go out and eat all together as a company again!

We currently have three modulars all in progress at different stages.

Last week we set a home in the rain… on Curtis Lane in Edgartown.  We always hope for dry days so there is no water damage but we were able to get the house set and everything was dry!  The set crew was efficient and able to button up the house quickly.   Here are a few photos from the set:

 

 

The second job we have in Edgartown on Middle Street they are working on finishing the exterior siding. Subcontractors are working on the rough inspections.

 

At the Vineyard Haven modular on Greenwood the siding and decking is complete. The sheet rock has been hung. The finish carpenter is working on trim and baseboards.  Tile has been completed in the bathrooms.

 

This past week we completed the modular home on Simpson Ave.  The home was set on February 11th and completed last week.  Now the owners can move into their new three bedroom, 2.5 bath home.  The property is approximately 1850 square feet of living space.  Once the owners have furnished  and decorated the property we will take final photographs for the website.

As you can see the Squash Meadow team has been busy and continues to be.  We have out next set coming up in September give everyone a little reprieve of the last five modular sets.

Have a great weekend!