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Posted: May 19th, 2016
Comments Off on Project Before & After: Historic Home Renovation

Recently, we’ve received several inquiries from homeowners looking to update antique homes, so it seemed like a good time to share the before and after photos of a historic home in Andover that we recently renovated, with the help of interior designer Amanda Greaves. The Hannah Fay House was built in 1860, and is located […]

Posted: February 19th, 2016
Comments Off on North Shore Shingle Style Custom Home

    In addition to working on a variety of interesting remodeling jobs, we are thrilled to have broken ground in August on a shingle style custom home, designed by TMS Architects of Portsmouth, NH. The home will serve as the year round residence for an active family of six, who love the outdoors and […]

Posted: September 4th, 2015
Comments Off on Let’s Get Cooking! Three Kitchens- Before & After

What a glorious summer it was – in our house we enjoyed lots of outdoor cooking and al fresco dining.  But, as summer turns to fall, we’re finding ourselves back in the kitchen, refreshed and ready to dive back into cooking meals indoors. We find this is reflected in the calls we are receiving from homeowners, […]

Posted: March 12th, 2015
Comments Off on Project Before & After: Master Bedroom Suite

With the long winter, everyone has had plenty of time to look at our indoor spaces and consider where we want to make improvements.  Oftentimes, couples will make a master bedroom/bathroom renovation their last priority as they focus on their more family-oriented rooms. That was certainly true of a Boxford family for whom we recently […]

Posted: February 10th, 2015
Comments Off on Everyone Deserves A Place to Call Home

  We believe everyone deserves a place to call home. While we love transforming the lives of all of our clients by transforming their homes, one of the most rewarding experiences for our company over the past year was giving back to our community by overseeing the planning and construction of two homes in just […]

Posted: January 14th, 2015
Comments Off on Project Before & After: Gold Award for Best Remodel
Cottage Exterior After

Our company was honored to recently receive the 2014 PRISM Gold award for Best Remodel/Renovation from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. The award winning project was a vacation home we renovated for a North Andover family. The homeowner’s bought this antique farmhouse on the coast of Maine with the intention of remodeling […]

Posted: May 7th, 2013
Comments Off on A Home That’s Part Art: Timberpeg Post & Beam Custom Home

We are currently building a custom Timberpeg home in Lincoln, MA. An article about it recently appeared in The Lincoln Journal. The 3200 square foot home is inspired by the American Arts & Crafts movement and will feature soaring cathedral ceilings and exposed beams, typical of a Timberpeg project. The home will meet the town […]

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Posted: April 24th, 2013
Comments Off on “Love Your Home” Design Challenge Winner 1: Bathroom Remodel & Laundry Room Renovation

At a recent Northshore Magazine event, held on April 4th at Landry and Arcari in Salem, MA, several readers who were faced with challenging spaces in their homes, were the fortunate winners of free design solutions from North Shore home design experts. After many readers submitted photos of rooms that were not working for them, […]

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Posted: January 10th, 2013
Comments Off on Dreaming of a new kitchen in 2013?

As you entertain this holiday season, it’s a great time to keep a notepad handy and start to jot down what you love about your current kitchen, and what you dream of changing. See Kitchen Portfolio Many homeowners we meet want to open their kitchen to other rooms in the house, improve island seating and […]

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Posted: July 31st, 2012
Comments Off on Boxford, MA Contemporary features Innovative Siding Material

What is It? We recently completed construction on a contemporary custom home in Boxford, MA . Many passersby stopped to ask us about the unusual combination of siding materials, in particular, the mettalic material. The wood is Douglas Fir, and the silver squares are painted PVC panels applied in a rainscreen application, a creative and […]

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Posted: July 26th, 2012
Comments Off on North Andover, MA renovation project featured on

One of our master bedroom/bathroom projects was recently included in an article about beadboard wainscoting on the homepage of, the leading website for home design enthusiasts – both professionals and homeowners. If you’re not already familiar with, it is a great site for homeowners to gather remodeling, design and decorating ideas by creating […]

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Posted: July 18th, 2012
Comments Off on Expansive Timber Frame is home to Calareso’s Farmstand

Over the winter, we raised the largest timber frame we’ve ever raised, and one of the largest frames in New England. The frame was designed and constructed by Timperpeg (the artisans of post & beam) for Calareso’s Farmstand & Garden Center, on Main Street in Reading, MA. As Timberpeg’s regional independent representative, Howell Custom Building […]

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Posted: June 28th, 2012
Comments Off on Howell Custom Building Group oversees the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity 2012 Builders Blitz

Two Homes Built in 5 days for two hardworking, deserving families The week of June 4th was life-changing for us. That was the week of the nationwide Habitat for Humanity Builders Blitz , when 200 homes were built in just 5 days across the country. As part of this nationwide effort, we oversaw the construction […]

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Posted: December 22nd, 2011
Comments Off on Rockport Cottage Wins Gold!

Project receives a 2011 PRISM Gold Award from the Builder’s Association of Greater Boston We are honored to announce that we are the proud recipients of the 2011 PRISM Gold Award for “Best Remodeling/Renovation under $250,000” for an 800 square foot beachfront cottage renovation in Rockport, MA. This award was particularly significant for us because […]


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