Trade Partner Spotlight: HVAC Specialist Tom Talcott

Tom Talcott, owner of HVAC contractor T.J. Talcott & Son in Townsend, goes way back with Custom’s Bill Farnsworth and Scott Blain. In fact, the three first worked together on Custom projects in the early …

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Custom Contracting at 30: We’ve Come a Long Way

The year 1990 saw the reunification of Germany, Margaret Thatcher resigning as prime minister of the United Kingdom, the beginning of the Human Genome Project … and the founding of Custom Contracting.  Okay, so Custom …

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Project Spotlight: The Gibowicz Home

Julie and Joe Gibowicz’s Sudbury farmhouse was built in 1810 and expanded in 1860. With its long history and charming period details like posts and beams, wood floors and brick fireplaces, the couple has been …

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Mudroom Must-Haves

Over the course of our 30 years in business we have worked on tons of mudrooms. Some were additions and some were renovations of existing space. There are endless possibilities that we explore with potential …

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Live Larger With a More Organized Home

Home organizing is a hot topic, from interior design shows on HGTV to photographic inspiration on Pinterest to The New York Times‘ Best Sellers list. The subject dovetails with a question our clients often ask: …

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Kitchen Islands: Bigger and Better

  Kitchens have long served as the hub of the home. Today’s kitchen renovations are fully embracing that identity, with the kitchen island evolving from a place for basic meal prep to a multi-functional center …

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Teamwork From Concept Through Construction

We’re often asked what makes our company so successful, makes our system so effective and sets us apart from the competition. The short answer is our production team and our teamwork, from concept to construction. …

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Project Spotlight: The Barmak Home

Many homes in Arlington and nearby communities are perched on hills, which can present some interesting challenges during major renovations. This factor came into play in a recent project we completed for Belmont’s Lisa and …

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