Author Archives for dave

Is My Remodeler Ripping Me Off?
Published April 13, 2018 | By

This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. Is My Remodeler Ripping Me Off? In a recent blog, I outlined some of the ways remodeling costs can be misrepresented. In light of that information, you are probably wondering (especially if you are not in the… View Article

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Michelangelo didn’t think he was an architect!
Published April 2, 2018 | By

This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists to have graced the Earth, and the designer of some of the most beautiful buildings ever built, never considered himself an architect. Though he designed incredible buildings, regarding actually being an… View Article

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8 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Boston Home
Published March 20, 2018 | By

On a scale of old and poorly constructed to modern and well designed, where does your house fall? Is it time for a remodel? We stand by the belief that a well designed and constructed space can lift your spirit. Sadly, many Boston-area homes haven’t been remodeled in decades and are still living in the… View Article

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What does design-build have to do with the Pats?
Published February 9, 2018 | By

  This is a guest post from our Business Development Manager, Brad Cashin. Each week, he shares an “educational moment” with our team, sharing things that are inspiring or resonate with who we are. This past week prior to the superbowl, he sent out the following educational moment, which we thought was worth sharing with… View Article

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Shakespeare Knew What a Real Architect Was: a Design-Builder!
Published December 20, 2017 | By

Shakespeare Knew What a Real Architect Was: a Design-Builder! This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2 (this is the third of a four–play series), there is a scene where opponents of King Henry IV are conspiring and making… View Article

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Transparency and cost: do we have something to hide?
Published October 18, 2017 | By

What does remodeling cost? This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of remodelers knowing their costs as a foundation to being able to deliver a successful project. Understanding these costs helps ensure that the… View Article

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Closing the Gap in Remodeling
Published October 5, 2017 | By

Turning a Losing Game Into One Where Everyone Wins This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model.  The purpose of this blog is to isolate the gap that exists between creating a win-win proposition in remodeling and the present no-win situation that seems to… View Article

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6 Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas
Published August 1, 2017 | By

Kitchen storage inspiration! Kitchen storage is very important to keep your cabinets, drawers, and pantry in order. Nobody can enjoy a disorderly kitchen! How are you supposed to have fun making holiday cookies when you don’t know where the stand mixer went? Here are 6 great ways to keep your kitchen organized, and turn it… View Article

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Why Choose Design-Build?
Published July 18, 2017 | By

Why is design-build so expensive? Turns out, it’s actually not… This is an excerpt from Dave’s upcoming book about design-build and the design and construction industry.  I wish to lift as many spirits with spaces as possible with my career. My long-term aspirations are in large scale mixed-use real estate development. I completed a real… View Article

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