EM NARI Trade Scholarship Fund

EM NARI members give generously to support the chapter’s scholarship fund.  Each year scholarships are granted to support the educational goals of local youth.  New in 2015, EM NARI awarded its first Trade Scholarship.  Students …

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CCI’s Bill Farnsworth on the 2017 EM NARI Board of Directors

The EM NARI Board of Directors represents the diverse businesses that make up our chapter with a heavy emphasis on remodeling contractors.  The EM NARI Board Members work throughout the year, some serving both on …

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CCI Q&A: The Challenges of Creating a Project Timeline

Production manager Craig Lielasus explains what goes into creating a project timeline — and how we and our customers can use this valuable tool. At what point in the process do you begin working on …

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Project Spotlight: The Yao/Rossacci Home

At Custom, it’s a real pleasure to work with homeowners over the course of several years to bring their vision to life. That’s certainly been the case with Arlington’s Yili Yao and Mike Rossacci. Yili …

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Custom Makes The Remodeling 550 and the QR500 Lists!

Remodeling magazine has released its 2016 Remodeling 550 list, and Custom made the cut. We came in at No. 72 among Full-Service Remodelers. The Remodeling 550 captures the largest 550 remodeling companies in the United …

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Is Now the Time to Remodel?

With many Greater Boston homeowners having seen the value of their investment rise since the dark days of 2008–2012, now may be an excellent time to put some money into home improvements The key is …

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A Dedicated Team Is the Key to Our Success

Outside of quality of work, price has traditionally been the most critical variable for homeowners evaluating general contractors. In Eastern Massachusetts today, however, availability may well have moved ahead of price.   In the March …

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CCI Subcontractor’s Corner with Ed Teehan

E.R. (Ed) Teehan, Jr., is a master electrician who has been part of Custom’s network of trade subcontractors for two-and-a-half years. Given his strong electrical and people skills, he’s been a perfect fit for us. …

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Project Spotlight: The Uttley Home

Taylor and Will Uttley were thrilled to buy their 1931 Colonial two years ago. The Arlington Heights home sat on a large lot and had plenty of charm, including much of its original natural woodwork …

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