Contractor Corner Opens In West Dennis
Contractor Corner has opened next door to Meyer and Sons Builders, Inc. at 852 Main St. in West Dennis.
Contractor Corner is a membership-based network of curated businesses that aims to help Cape Cod homeowners connect with reputable contractors for any and all facets of construction and precon services.
Contractors and vendors that are accepted into the network are vetted and required to sign a Statement of Understanding that they must adhere to in order to maintain membership.
Contractor Corner is currently accepting applications for membership, limited space available. To obtain a list of available categories and/or request new categories to be added to the list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acella Construction Corporation Promotes Filho
Acella Construction Corporation, a leader in construction management throughout greater Boston, is pleased to announce that Christopher Filho of East Bridgewater has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent.
In this role, Filho works closely with project Superintendents to manage construction sites, with responsibilities that include scheduling, supervising workers, and meeting with clients.
Filho joined Acella Construction in 2019 as a laborer.
Dervil Named President Of NEAHMA Board Of Directors
For the third consecutive year, Kerry Dervil, a senior property manager with the Peabody Companies (www.peabodyproperties.com), will serve as president of the NEAHMA (New England Affordable Housing Management Association) Board of Directors.
Dervil, a resident of Taunton, holds a C10P Tax Credit Certification, an Associate in Risk Management (ARM™) designation, a Fair Housing Compliance (FHC) certificate, a Certified Professional of Occupancy certificate, and a National Affordable Housing Professional Executive certificate. She is a Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) and a Certified Property Manager.
Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Opens Dance Rehabilitation Program
Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance recently opened a specialized rehabilitation program for dancers at their Pembroke clinic located at the Wolves Den Sports Complex at 340 Oak St.
The Dance Rehabilitation Program focuses on the injuries and rehabilitation techniques that are specific to dancers.
The Dance Rehabilitation Program was developed by Jessica Smith, PT, DPT, who earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where she worked with a variety of patients including professional dancers, athletes, pre-professional dancers, recreational dancers, gymnasts, vestibular patients, and general and neurologic and orthopedic patients.
Kaufman Named Clinical Therapist At Elevate Counseling Services
Elevate Counseling Services with locations in South Easton, Lakeville, Raynham and Bellingham, announced that Jessica Kaufman of Milford has joined the practice as a Clinical Therapist.
Kaufman will see clients from the practice’s Bellingham and Easton offices, as well as working with some clients via telehealth sessions. She works with clients ages 16 and up. Her areas of specialization include helping people struggling with depression, anxiety and who are going through life transitions.
Prior to joining the Elevate team, she worked at a Community Mental Health Clinic in Northampton for two years as a full-time therapist and Integrated Services Manager.
The Valle Group Wins Construction Industry Awards
The East Falmouth custom home builder The Valle Group recently received 12 awards recognizing excellence in construction.
The family-owned, residential construction company was honored with four BRICC Awards from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod and eight PRISM Awards from the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.
On the new construction side, the firm received two separate awards for the Passive House project in Sandwich, winning a PRISM gold for “Best High Performance Energy Efficient Home” and a BRICC silver. The Valle Group also won a silver award for “Best Single Family Home Under 2,000 Square Feet” for their beachfront home project in Sandwich and gold for “Best Living Area in a Private Residence” for the same project.
The company was honored in the best renovation/addition category as well, taking a silver PRISM Award for “Best Design for Outdoor Living” on a large custom gazebo room addition. They also won silver in “Outstanding Commercial Project” for the construction of College Light Opera Company’s new rehearsal facility.
The Valle Group’s staff was singled out for accolades, with three members of the team winning awards. BRAGB named The Valle Group’s Justin Spurr as “Superintendent of the Year,” while HBRACC recognized Spurr as a “Next Generation Shooting Star.” Account and Customer Care Specialist Sally Katon took the gold for “Most Valuable Team Member.” Job Superintendent Chris Girard was honored with a gold award as “Rising Star of the Year” from BRAGB. The Valle Group’s in-house carpentry team won a silver award for “Best Millwork or Custom Cabinetry.” The firm also won on the marketing side with the gold BRICC Award for “Best Website”, designed by Smith + Company Marketing and Communications of Plymouth.
Osteria Vivo Opens In Pembroke
Osteria Vivo Restaurant & Bar is now open at 254 Church St. in Pembroke.
Owned and operated by husband and wife Jimmy Burke and Joanie Wilson of Plymouth, Osteria Vivo features authentic Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere with seasonal menus that use locally sourced produce, seafood, and meat and showcase homemade pasta and handcrafted sauces.
Burke, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is an award-winning chef who began his culinary career in the late 1970s. Following a three-year tenure as chef at Harvest in Cambridge, Burke purchased Allegro in Waltham. In addition to Allegro, he is the former owner of greater Boston-area restaurants The Tuscan Grille, Riva, and Orta, and most recently Vivo in the lakes region of Maine.
Wilson takes the helm at the front of the house and the kitchen is headed by business partner and chef Douglas Rodrigues, who has worked at Boston establishments Clio, Liquid Art House, North Square Oyster and Aquitaine.
The kitchen is a fusion of 40 years of Burke’s classic Italian cooking and Rodrigues’s more modern influence with hyper-seasonal touches.
Merrill Corp. Acquires Cavanaro Consulting
Merrill Corporation, owner of land use consulting firm Merrill Engineers and Land Surveyors in Hanover, acquired Cavanaro Consulting, a Norwell firm well-known for its civil engineering and permitting expertise.
Both firms will operate as divisions of Merrill Corporation. The merger was effective Jan. 1.
“We are very excited for the Cavanaro crew to join the Merrill family,” said Joshua Bows, P.E., President of Merrill Corporation. “Both firms have achieved exceptional milestones in their field. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”
Merrill’s acquisition of Cavanaro Consulting is instrumental to Merrill’s strategy to build on its reputation as the “go to” land use consulting firm in Eastern Massachusetts, Bows added.
More information at: https://merrillinc.com/about/
Keith Joins Elevate Counseling Services Team
Elevate Counseling Services has added Andrew L. Keith, a licensed mental health counselor, to its professional team.
Keith will provide individual and couples counseling for adults, helping people work through depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties (primarily) to achieve the best quality of life. Keith works out of the practice’s Lakeville office.
A North Dartmouth resident, Keith comes to Elevate Counseling Services with eight years of experience from Child & Family Services, Inc., most recently serving in their Adult Behavioral Health Services division as a mental health clinician in New Bedford.
He earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Military Veterans Psychology from William James College. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from UMass Dartmouth.
Cipullo Joins C&P Business Media
Cape & Plymouth Business Media has announced the hiring of Cara Cipullo of Plymouth as marketing and community manager.
Her main responsibilities will include working with current and potential marketing partners, running the social media platform and creating new campaigns. She will work to seek new partnerships to expand Cape & Plymouth Business’s network. Other responsibilities will include looking for sponsorship opportunities, newsletter/magazine writing and managing signature events.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism, with a minor in Marketing/Public Relations from Suffolk University.
Cipullo serves on the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and chairs the chamber’s membership committee. She has also been the organization’s head ambassador for the past few years and is a past winner of the chamber’s Ambassador of the Year award. She is a member of the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors. Cipolla also runs a networking/referral group, Connect 2 Close, that meets in Plymouth.
Cipullo was named a 2015 Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 recipient, which honors the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.
She can be contacted at email@example.com
Acella Construction Promotes Johnson
Acella Construction Corporation has announced that Josh Johnson of Halifax has been promoted to senior estimator.
In this role, Johnson’s responsibilities include accurately estimating the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment required for construction projects. In addition, he procures vendors and subcontractors, and ensures that resources are managed, and deadlines are met.
Johnson joined Acella Construction in August 2014 as an estimator.
He is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering.
Habitat Blitz Build Set For September
The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod and Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod have announced the 2022 Blitz Build.
The 2022 Blitz Build will take place the week of Sept. 19, 2022 on Willett Way in Falmouth. The three-bedroom ranch is one of 10 affordable houses being constructed on a 5.5-acre site that was purchased with Town of Falmouth Community Preservation Act funds by Habitat of Cape Cod. This is HBRACC’s fifth Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity.
A Blitz Build is a home that is built from frame to finish in one week to help bring awareness to the affordable housing crisis on Cape Cod. Hundreds of HBRACC members and their suppliers will donate countless hours of skilled labor and materials to build an affordable home to be sold to a qualifying local family.
The Blitz Build also benefits local builders, many of whom become regular volunteers with Habitat and/or donors to their ReStores. The project gives local builders a chance to give back to their community and to network with other builders and suppliers.
For a list of Blitz Build participants visit blitzbuildcapecod.com.
Rogowski Appointed To Mass. Mortgage Bankers Association Board
Shanika Rogowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Residential Lending Officer at The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, has been appointed to the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association (MMBA) Board of Directors.
The MMBA is the largest mortgage association in New England, offering comprehensive services to more than 225 corporate members throughout the region.
Rogowski has more than 25 years of banking experience at a large Fortune 500 financial institution and small- to mid-size community banks, specializing in residential and consumer lending, sales and service.
A resident of Mansfield, she is an active volunteer with community organizations and nonprofits, including Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Relay for Life and the Mass Bankers Women in Banking Advisory Board.
Elaine M. Johnson Landscape Design Awarded Best Of Houzz
Elaine M. Johnson Landscape Design of Hyannis has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Service on Houzz , the leading platform for home renovation and design.
This is the 10th consecutive year that Elaine M. Johnson Landscape Design has been chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.7 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2021.