General Contractor

WORKS Makes Accessory Apartments Happen: From Permit to Cleanup

By | 2017-12-26T19:27:17+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Addition, General Contractor|

Many New England communities have become more flexible over the years about allowing accessory apartments (also known as in-law or family apartments). Before you plan to expand your home with an accessory apartment, make sure you speak with...

WORKS Completes Multiple Projects for Manchester Homeowner

By | 2017-12-27T10:56:50+00:00 June 5th, 2016|General Contractor|

As a general contractor, I have to be flexible because I never know what construction project will come my way or what hidden challenge will arise as a project continues. Thank goodness I enjoy variety! I work on historic homes, new homes, single family...

WORKS to the Rescue: a Kitchen Renovation Disaster

By | 2017-12-05T12:36:41+00:00 November 15th, 2015|General Contractor, Kitchen, Renovations|

“We had the money to remodel the kitchen but of course we wanted the job to be cost-effective. So we went with a ‘good deal’ contractor. We thought a lot about the quality of the materials we wanted, but we didn’t think about the quality of...

Suzanne Caldwell, WORKS Project Administrator

By | 2017-12-05T09:30:57+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Construction, General Contractor|

Construction is the practical application of architecture,” says Suzanne Caldwell, the Project Administrator at WORKS. Suzanne should know because she previously worked for an architect for 8 years and has earned credits toward an architectural...

7 Questions to Ask Before Building an Addition

By | 2017-12-05T09:23:51+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Addition, General Contractor|

An addition adds square footage, architectural interest and value to your home. It is also a major commitment. As a long-time general contractor, I recommend that you ask yourself these questions before you begin on an addition project...

Jesse DeBenedictis: Owner and Founder of WORKS

By | 2017-12-04T21:27:09+00:00 July 19th, 2015|Carpentry, General Contractor|

We’ve been introducing the WORKS team members to you in these blogs, and I thought it was time to introduce myself, Jesse DeBenedictis. I grew up on the North Shore, and you might have seen me around as a kid. When I was in eighth grade, I started...

5 Tips Before You Start Your Renovation or Remodel

By | 2017-12-04T16:22:13+00:00 June 28th, 2015|General Contractor, Remodel, Renovations|

Now that we have a breathing space before winter shuts us inside again, let’s take a look at some home improvements that will lighten next winter’s doldrums or cabin fever, even better than a trip to. When you start on a home renovation, you start on...