Category: Arlington, MA

CCI Management Memo – Be Proactive About Doing Your Homework

Thinking about doing a major home renovation, like a big addition? Picking the right remodeling firm for the project is a critical part of the process. But before you even go down that path, you need to do a little research. Or in some cases, a lot of research. The fact is, larger projects often […]

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Client Spotlight: The McElroy-LeRoyer Home

Aging in place — the ability to stay in your home as you get older — is very much on the minds of homeowners these days. And more and more, it’s something that we’ve been accounting for in our projects at Custom. Arlington’s Richard McElroy and Ann LeRoyer offer a case in point. They’ve lived […]

Client Spotlight – Kitchen Remodel in Arlington

The Krause Home Before hiring Custom to renovate her small kitchen, Arlington’s Diane Krause met with general manager Scott Blain to discuss the project. One thing he stressed was that Diane should find a general contractor that she could really trust. He even urged her to talk to a few competitors to be sure of […]

Client Spotlight – Kitchen & Dining Room Remodel

The Magill/Dohan Home Marion Magill and Marc Dohan had one major frustration with their Arlington colonial: They didn’t have the space to host big family events. All that changed thanks to a renovation we completed early last year, as Marion reported in December. “We just had 17 people for ‘day after Thanksgiving’ dinner – both […]

Client Spotlight – The Hutchinson Home

The Hutchinson Home Mary and Lloyd Hutchinson first spoke with general manager Scott Blain about a bathroom renovation a few years ago. By the time we started work in May 2010, the project had expanded to encompass signifi cant changes to their fi rst fl oor and exterior. Like many homeowners, the Hutchinsons wanted to […]

The Harrington Home – Kitchen, Addition, & Outdoor Deck

The Harrington Home A couple years ago, Kevin and Lisa Harrington faced a decision: Fix everything they didn’t like about their Arlington home or start searching for someplace new to live. Their list of complaints was long, from poor flow in the kitchen to a sloping floor to bathroom pipes that froze every winter. On […]

The Holmes-Farley Home – Kitchen and flooring remodel in Arlington

The Holmes-Farley Home Becky and Randy Holmes-Farley love their Arlington neighborhood. In an effort to make the most of their home – rather than find a new one – they contacted Custom Contracting to discuss renovations to their kitchen, back hallway and half bathroom. The original kitchen lacked natural light, and the small window in […]

Two Story Addition in Arlington

The Silver Home Over the years, the Silvers’ 1950s split-level home – located just north of Route 2 near the Dallin School in Arlington – gave them little trouble. But recently, they decided some major improvements were in order. The roof and heating system needed to be replaced, and the exterior paint job was on […]