Category: Client Spotlight

Client Spotlight: The Gibowicz Home

Client 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 very careful in their approach to remodeling.   The Gibowiczes first hired Custom for some smaller projects soon after purchasing […]

Buying a Home With an Eye to Renovate

Buying a Home with an Eye to Renovate

You know the old saying, “There are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location.” And for Arlington’s Sally Royce and Craig Hunter, location certainly did matter. Their 1922 colonial sits on a corner lot with an expansive view of lower Mystic Lake. It’s a quiet spot; in fact, a large cemetery abuts […]

Bathroom Remodel, Somerville, MA

Client Spotlight: The O’Sullivan Home

Paula and Dan O’Sullivan own something of a rarity in urban Somerville: a farmhouse-style home. They loved the house when they first saw it six years ago, largely because of the two generous porches and its location on a quiet lot at the end of a private way. They liked the interior, too, but knew […]

Client Spotlight – The Druy/Rothman Home

When Mark Druy and Johanna Rothman decided their two-story colonial didn’t fit their lifestyle anymore, they came up with an unconventional solution. Custom Contracting helped the couple make it work. Mark and Johanna had called Arlington home for 26 years and didn’t want to live anywhere else. What they wanted was a house that had […]

Client Spotlight: The Baxter/King Home

A couple years ago, Lexington’s Marianne Baxter and Robert King were thinking about having some work done on their home. While walking around their neighborhood, they noticed a lot of Custom Contracting signs. Each time, the workers onsite seemed to be efficient and keeping things tidy. That made an impression on Marianne and Robert. When […]

Client Spotlight: The Harris-Crocombe Home

Marla Harris and Richard Crocombe have lived in their Winchester home since 1997. They were never happy with their kitchen but decided that a major renovation would be too disruptive while they still had kids around. Once their youngest son went off to college, they decided it was time. The couple first heard about Custom […]

Client Spotlight: The Robie Home

    Ellen Robie’s mother is a professional kitchen designer. So Ellen and her husband Fred already had some pretty clear ideas in mind for their new kitchen. When it came time to bring their vision to life, they turned to Custom. Previously, we had completed bathroom and porch projects for the Robies. They appreciated […]

Client Spotlight: The Powell-Hollebone Home – Basement renovation & Winery Creation

The Powell-Hollebone Home Noel, a chemist by day, is CEO and winemaker at Aaronap Cellars. The company handcrafts wines from harvest to bottle, and he plans to release the first products in spring 2014. It’s the fulfillment of a longtime dream. “I got introduced to wine while going to grad school in California. My friends […]

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 – 2 Story Addition in Wellesley

The Ramnath Home Wellesley’s Suja Ramnath has lived in her 1920s-era colonial home since 2000. A couple years ago, she decided that while she loved the charm, she needed more elbow room and an updated interior. Based on a recommendation from co-worker (and Custom client) Kevin Harrington, Suja contacted us to discuss her vision. The […]