DEW Construction Corp http://www.dewcorp.com Committed to building excellence through our people and services. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:53:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i1.wp.com/www.dewcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Favicon-55c4e701v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 DEW Construction Corp http://www.dewcorp.com 32 32 56253206 Historic Francestown Town Hall Renovation Underway http://www.dewcorp.com/historic-francestown-town-hall-renovation-underway/ Fri, 19 May 2017 22:03:22 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2341 The MacMillin Company is happy to announce that the restoration of the historic Francestown Town Hall has begun. The Town Hall will be undergoing a full rehabilitation including new windows, flooring, roofing, windows and mechanical, electrical and fire suppression systems.  All work will be completed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for […]

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Francestown Town Hall Groundbreaking

Officials from Francestown, NH break ground on renovations to historic town hall.

The MacMillin Company is happy to announce that the restoration of the historic Francestown Town Hall has begun. The Town Hall will be undergoing a full rehabilitation including new windows, flooring, roofing, windows and mechanical, electrical and fire suppression systems.  All work will be completed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

The Town Hall and Academy building was built in 1847 and constructed to accommodate two usages; the first floor hosted special town meetings and other community events, while the second floor housed a private Academy.

As many as 100 students were listed as attending the private school. Prominent figures from history, including 14th President Franklin Pierce and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Levi Woodbury, are both said to have attended the academy.

The Francestown Heritage Commission helped to coordinate fundraising for the $1 million project which included private donations, town funds, and a grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.

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Hillside Village at Keene Breaks Ground http://www.dewcorp.com/ground-broken-for-hillside-village-at-keene/ Wed, 10 May 2017 20:10:05 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2334 Keene, NH – The Hillside Village Board of Directors along with officials from Kelly Real Estate Investment LLC, Tsomides Associates, and The MacMillin Company, ceremoniously broke ground on Wednesday, May 10th for the new Hillside Village Lifecare Community project. About the Project: Located on a scenic 48-acre campus in Keene, NH, Hillside Village at Keene will include a […]

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Hillsdie Village at Keene Groundbreaking

Officials involved with the Hillside Village at Keene project celebrate breaking ground on May 10, 2017.

Keene, NH – The Hillside Village Board of Directors along with officials from Kelly Real Estate Investment LLC, Tsomides Associates, and The MacMillin Company, ceremoniously broke ground on Wednesday, May 10th for the new Hillside Village Lifecare Community project.

About the Project:

Located on a scenic 48-acre campus in Keene, NH, Hillside Village at Keene will include a Community Center, 117 Independent Living Units, 24 Apartments, and a health center with 18 Alzheimer beds, 42 Assisted Living Units and 20 Skilled Nursing beds. Amenities include multiple dining venues, air conditioning, a heated indoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, library, auditorium, beauty salon/spa, greenhouse, country store, media center, mini-theater, and covered parking.

Once construction begins, the 320,589 +/- square foot community will take approximately 20 months to complete.  Phased construction for various buildings is anticipated. For more information about this exciting project please visit the Hillside Village at Keene website www.hillsidevillagekeene.org

 

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UVM’s Grossman School of Business Breaks Ground on Ifshin Hall http://www.dewcorp.com/uvms-grossman-school-of-business-breaks-ground-on-ifshin-hall/ Mon, 08 May 2017 16:54:17 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2316 DEW Construction formally begins construction. Family members of Steve Ifshin, UVM Class of 1958, and senior administrators from the University of Vermont and the Grossman School of Business Board of Advisors participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, May 5th for Ifshin Hall. The 21,000+ sf expansion includes a more inviting “public oriented” entrance for visitors and […]

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Artist rendering of Ifshin Hall @UVM

Artist rendering of Ifshin Hall at UVM.

DEW Construction formally begins construction.

Family members of Steve Ifshin, UVM Class of 1958, and senior administrators from the University of Vermont and the Grossman School of Business Board of Advisors participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, May 5th for Ifshin Hall. The 21,000+ sf expansion includes a more inviting “public oriented” entrance for visitors and guests, along with a multi-purpose room, additional faculty offices, much-needed classrooms, breakout/study rooms, and a case room for graduate students.

The $8+ million dollar project is slated for a summer 2018 completion.

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West Brattleboro Fire Station Celebrates Grand Opening http://www.dewcorp.com/west-brattleboro-fire-station-celebrates-grand-opening/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:05:57 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2323 First of three public safety projects completed for the town of Brattleboro, VT. Officials from the town of Brattleboro  and DEW Construction Corp. celebrated the grand opening of the new 4,415 sq. ft. West Brattleboro Fire Station on Saturday, April 22. The new West Brattleboro station is part of a $12.8 million project to improve health […]

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West Brattleboro Fire Station

West Brattleboro Fire Station

First of three public safety projects completed for the town of Brattleboro, VT.

Officials from the town of Brattleboro  and DEW Construction Corp. celebrated the grand opening of the new 4,415 sq. ft. West Brattleboro Fire Station on Saturday, April 22. The new West Brattleboro station is part of a $12.8 million project to improve health and safety and address space issues for the town’s police and fire departments. Currently under construction is an addition at Central Fire Station downtown and renovations at 62 Black Mountain Road, where the police station will be located.

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Grass Fire Doused by DEW Employees http://www.dewcorp.com/grass-fire-doused-by-dew-employees/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:43:18 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2261 A roadside grass fire halted construction of DEW’s new U.S. Port of Entry project on Tuesday, April 12th. Thanks to their quick actions,  DEW employees doused the fire before any damage could happen. A small fire started on the grassy edge off I-91 but winds pushed the flames down the embankment and into several small trees […]

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Derby Line Fire - Photo Robin Smith

Photo by Robin Smith.

A roadside grass fire halted construction of DEW’s new U.S. Port of Entry project on Tuesday, April 12th. Thanks to their quick actions,  DEW employees doused the fire before any damage could happen.

A small fire started on the grassy edge off I-91 but winds pushed the flames down the embankment and into several small trees and bushes.  Subcontractor Dalton Lefevre (SD Ireland) was first to discover the fire and immediately notified DEW and fire authorities. DEW foreman Tom Langlois and carpenter Tim Menard grabbed fire extinguishers and were able to douse the flames before they spread to the project. The fire was almost out by the time the fire department arrived.

 

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Jim Gardner Rejoins The MacMillin Company http://www.dewcorp.com/jim-gardner-rejoins-the-macmillin-company/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:39:54 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2098 The MacMillin Company is excited to announce that Jim Gardner, CPE, LEED AP, of Brattleboro, VT, has rejoined the company as a Senior Estimator and will be key to our continued success. As the leader of our New Hampshire preconstruction and estimating team, he will be responsible for the oversight of all components of our […]

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Jim Gardner, CPE, LEED AP, Senior Estimator

Jim Gardner, CPE, LEED AP, Senior Estimator

The MacMillin Company is excited to announce that Jim Gardner, CPE, LEED AP, of Brattleboro, VT, has rejoined the company as a Senior Estimator and will be key to our continued success. As the leader of our New Hampshire preconstruction and estimating team, he will be responsible for the oversight of all components of our preconstruction services, from preparing comprehensive estimates to working with clients and the entire project team to guarantee all commitments and promises for every project.

Gardner, who has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, has 30 years of industry experience (18 with MacMillin) holding positions in numerous areas of construction including project management, preconstruction management, estimating, and business development. In 2014, he became a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) through the American Society of Professional Estimators and became a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional in 2006.

Gardner left MacMillin in 2010 to work for Consigli Construction Company (Portland, ME)as Senior Estimator, and most recently worked for Landry/French Construction Company (Scarborough, ME) as Director of Preconstruction.

“I’m very excited that Jim has joined our organization. He will be a great addition to our experienced team here at DEW | MacMillin,” said Don Wells, President. “Jim brings a tremendous amount of talent and knowledge. He has proven proficiency in all areas of construction, and he knows how to build partnerships and tackle tough projects through collaboration.”

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Safford Commons Housing Celebrates Opening http://www.dewcorp.com/safford-commons-housing-celebrates-opening/ Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:05:17 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2048   Officials gathered on September 22nd to celebrate the grand opening of the Safford Commons housing complex. The Woodstock Community Trust, Twin Pines Housing Trust and Housing Vermont partnered to develop the new affordable housing located just outside of downtown Woodstock, Vt. The project, located on an 8-acre site, included the construction of 10 buildings […]

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Safford Commons

Safford Commons – Woodstock, Vermont

 

Officials gathered on September 22nd to celebrate the grand opening of the Safford Commons housing complex. The Woodstock Community Trust, Twin Pines Housing Trust and Housing Vermont partnered to develop the new affordable housing located just outside of downtown Woodstock, Vt.

The project, located on an 8-acre site, included the construction of 10 buildings with 24 apartments and the redevelopment of a former Grange Hall/church building into four apartments.  Twenty-three of the apartments are available for low-income households.  Safford Commons consists of 10 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and 2 three-bedroom units.  The apartments feature front porches and energy efficient design and materials.

Duncan Wisniewski Architecture was the architect on the project, and DEW Construction Corp. served as the general contractor.

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Bright Street Housing Co-op Underway http://www.dewcorp.com/bright-street-housing-co-op-underway/ Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:17:44 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=2009 Burlington, VT– Two local nonprofit housing developers were joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Vermont’s Speaker of the House Shap Smith and DEW Construction Corp to mark the beginning of construction of a new housing co-op in Burlington. “The Bright Street Housing Cooperative will create greatly-needed new affordable housing opportunities in Burlington, and will continue […]

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Rendering by Duncan Wisniewski Architecture and Champlain Housing Trust

Burlington, VT– Two local nonprofit housing developers were joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Vermont’s Speaker of the House Shap Smith and DEW Construction Corp to mark the beginning of construction of a new housing co-op in Burlington.

“The Bright Street Housing Cooperative will create greatly-needed new affordable housing opportunities in Burlington, and will continue the recent progress of a substantial new investment in the Old North End,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger.

“We know that community centers and downtowns are what many young families seek out as they search for places to work and grow a home. The Bright Street Housing Cooperative provides housing opportunity in this neighborhood in a way that reflects local needs and values. It was created with community involvement. When complete, it will offer housing that people need and can afford,” added Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith.

Two nonprofits- Champlain Housing Trust and Housing Vermont- are collaborating to build the development that will create 40 new homes on the one and a quarter acre brownfield site. Construction is underway, and occupancy is expected in September 2016. Four old, blighted buildings are to be removed to make way for the new housing in three buildings. Land is set aside for the possibility of installing a community garden at a later date.

“While this project will bring long lasting housing and community development benefits to residents, the neighborhood, and the broader community, it also generates significant economic advantages,” said Housing Vermont President Nancy Owens. “It will create 118 on-site jobs and 177 off-site jobs while providing more than $25 million in construction and indirect economic benefit.”

D.E.W. Construction is the general contractor for the development and Duncan Wisniewski Architecture is the project’s architect. The cost of the development, including the environmental clean-up of the site, is approximately $11.7 million.

The redevelopment will include a 1.24-acre urban Brownfield with five existing buildings in Burlington’s Old North End converted into a 40-unit, resident-controlled affordable housing cooperative. Four buildings will be demolished for the construction of the co-op (one building will remain separate from the co-op.) The new housing will be located in three buildings. The primary building, which sits in the interior of the site, is a 3-story building with 35 apartments and below-grade parking. The other two buildings are smaller, 2- story structures situated along Bright Street to help reestablish a strong streetscape on that block.

The Bright Street Housing Cooperative will offer four tiers of affordability: 13 apartments will be affordable to households earning less than 50% of the HUD area median income (AMI); 21 affordable to households earning less than 60% of AMI; two targeted for households at less than 80% of AMI; and four apartments will be unrestricted.

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MacMillin Breaks Ground on Scott-Farrar Project http://www.dewcorp.com/macmillin-breaks-ground-on-scott-farrar-project/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:58:07 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=1889 The Board of Trustees of Scott-Farrar is pleased to announce that they have obtained financing for their new retirement community, Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, and plans to begin construction immediately. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 26th. The original design for the new senior living community remains intact: the sixty-three apartments of multi-level […]

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Scott-Farrar of Peterborough

Officials from Scott-Farrar and DEW|MacMillin break ground Friday, June 26, 2015.

The Board of Trustees of Scott-Farrar is pleased to announce that they have obtained financing for their new retirement community, Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, and plans to begin construction immediately. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 26th. The original design for the new senior living community remains intact: the sixty-three apartments of multi-level independent living, licensed assisted living, and licensed memory care will be built as originally conceived.

“We are very pleased that the construction will follow the original design under the new finance plan”, Peter LaRoche, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Scott-Farrar, is quoted as saying. The twenty-five independent living apartments are spaciously designed with fireplaces, sunrooms, and full kitchens. Residents will enjoy dinner in the main dining room with a view of the beautifully landscaped property leading down to the river. They will also have access to the art studio, exercise and fitness area, library, café and auditorium.

The twenty assisted living and eighteen specialty memory care apartments will offer the care and services for those residents who need assistance in those areas. The assisted living and memory care areas will have their own kitchen, dining, and comfortable seating areas for visiting and socialization. The memory care residents will have a courtyard style garden, and the assisted living residents will have access to a garden designed especially for them.

Gardening, woodworking, art, music, performances, literature, outings, shopping, and community events will all be part of the activities that all residents can take part in both on site and in the greater Peterborough area.

DEW/MacMillin Construction Company of Williston, VT and Keene, NH will begin construction of the three story, 72,300 square foot building this month. The construction will require 13 months and Scott-Farrar at Peterborough plans to open in early fall of 2016. One change in the schedule is that the current Scott-Farrar building will be demolished as construction begins. The design of Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, created by EGA Architects of Newburyport, MA is based on three neighborhoods of care and services, with a blend of social, dining, and leisure opportunities for all the residents and their guests. The entire building is built to high levels of fire safety and quality construction.

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UVM Miller Research Complex Breaks Ground http://www.dewcorp.com/uvm-miller-research-complex-breaks-ground/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:08:30 +0000 http://www.dewcorp.com/?p=1867 Today marked the official start of construction for two new barns at the University of Vermont Miller Research complex.  One barn will be used for research, the other for instructional use by the CREAM program (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management). This is the first phase of a three-phase $10 million upgrade of the […]

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University of Vermont (UVM) officials, professors,  students and representatives from DEW break ground for the new UVM Miller Research Complex.

University of Vermont (UVM) officials, professors, students and representatives from DEW, break ground on the new UVM Miller Research Complex.

Today marked the official start of construction for two new barns at the University of Vermont Miller Research complex.  One barn will be used for research, the other for instructional use by the CREAM program (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management).

This is the first phase of a three-phase $10 million upgrade of the farm. Tom Vogelmann, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences says a lot has changed since the old facility was built back in the 1960s, including the size of the cows. They have been bred to be 30 percent larger than they were 40 years ago. And more space will allow the program to grow.

With agriculture becoming increasingly important, the university would like to see the farm complex become the “farm for the future.” One of the challenges for modern farms will be to become as energy-efficient as possible, Vogelmann said. The new barn will be built with a goal to become energy neutral down the line. The new barns will be structurally equipped for solar panels, to be added at a later time, and they’re looking at methane digesters to create bio-gas.

DEW Construction Corp. was hired as general contractor for the project and S2 Architecture is providing architectural services.  The project is slated for completion in September of this year.

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