Gary and Matthew Morrison Join Morse Constructions

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We are delighted to welcome Matthew Morrison and Gary Morrison to our project development and management team! Previously, both Morrisons worked at Morrison Remodeling and Repairs, a respected residential remodeling company based in Beverly, MA. Gary founded Morrison Remodeling and Repairs in 2001 and Matthew joined the firm as an apprentice carpenter in 2011 before working his way up to Project Manager in 2013.

Gary Morrison now works part-time as a salesperson and project developer for Morse, while his son, Matthew, is employed full-time as a project manager. In his new position with  us, Matthew Morrison is responsible for working with clients during project development; creating contract documents, schedules and budgets; coordinating subcontractors, vendors, material procurement and delivery; and guiding projects to completion to meet or exceed client goals.

According to our founder, Paul Morse, the addition of Gary and Matthew Morrison will enable Morse Constructions to continue to grow without sacrificing the attentive personal service and commitment to quality for which the company is known. “2015 has been incredibly busy for us and we don’t see any slowdown ahead. We are delighted to have such experienced, proven professionals join our team to help us serve a growing number of clients,” says Paul.

Gary Morrison served as chairman of the board of Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM-NARI) from 2012 to 2013 and as the organization’s president from 2011 to 2012. According to Gary, “I loved what I was doing but I was tired of working 70 hours per week and my son, Matthew, decided that he did not want to take over Morrison Remodeling. I fielded lots of offers but it was important to both Matt and I to go with a company that has the same high standards and commitment to customer service that we do. We knew Paul Morse from NARI and knew that Morse Constructions would be a good fit.”

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Aging-in-Place Renovations (and Morse) Featured in Boston Globe

Aging in Place article Boston GlobeAging-in-Place is a topic that is very important to us. We renovate with aging-in-place in mind, Paul is a NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a member of the National Aging-in-Place Council, and Paul and Karen Morse recently renovated their own home so they can stay put as they age. Paul has testified at the Massachusetts State House on visitability and aging-in-place issues and we recently wrote a guide to aging-in-place renovations. So when Boston Globe correspondent Jay Fitzgerald contacted Paul for an article about aging-in-place renovations, he was more than happy to share his thoughts.

Jay's article -- entitled "Aging in YOUR Place" -- was published in the April 13, 2013 Boston Sunday Globe. The article features photos of Paul and Karen's own home, as well as extensive comments from Paul. We'd love to know what you think of the article. You can read it on the Boston Globe website here.

If you have any comments or questions, please post them on the blog or email Paul.

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Morse Constructions Honored with Best of Houzz 2014 Award

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For the second consecutive year, Morse Constructions has been honored to receive a "Best of Houzz" award for both design and client satisfaction. Houzz.com is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, with 16 million monthly users.

Best of Houzz recognition is given to firms and professionals whose exemplary work or reviews have stood out for Houzz users. Morse Constructions has been recognized for both our design work and client satisfaction.

According to Houzz, design award winners' work was the most popular with Houzz users, who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site. Client satisfaction awards were granted to Houzz pros based upon client reviews.

We are honored that 22 clients or professional associates took the time to post reviews of Morse Constructions on Houzz. Thank you to everyone who helped us earn the Best of Houzz designation!

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Cambridge Renovation Featured on Houzz Story on Color

A few years ago, we completed a colorful renovation for a family who wanted to make the most of the space in their small Cambridge home. You can see photos of the renovation and learn a little more about it in our Small House Transformation gallery.

We were delighted to see a photo from the project featured in an article on Houzz.com entitled "Color Guide: How to Work with Primary Colors." Take a look at this slide show from the story! Just click on a photo caption to go to the full story on Houzz.com and move the slide show forward using the arrow button at the bottom. (Our photo is this one)

 

 

 

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Renovations for Older Homes in the Boston Area

The median age of houses in the Boston area is about 63, and, of course, many homes are much, much older. We have spent decades renovating these wonderful older homes and decided that the time had come to share a few tips. So.... we are excited to announce that we have published our first ever ebook!Renovating Older Homes Ebook

The 38-page ebook is entitled “How to Breathe New Life into Older Homes.” We incorporated numerous project photos and used magazine-style page flip technology to make it easy and enjoyable to read. Here's what you'll find inside:

  • Solutions to common problems in older homes
  • Photos and information about popular updates
  • Tips to evaluate whether your home is a good candidate for renovation
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To view the ebook online or download a PDF for free, just click this link:

 We'd love to hear your feedback or questions. Please comment on this post or give us a call at 617.666.4460!     

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Boyd Boggess Joins Morse Constructions

We're pleased to welcome Boyd Boggess to Morse as our new Project Developer. Here are some highlights from the press release that we just sent out about him:

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Morse Constructions, Inc., a design/build renovation firm serving homeowners through greater Boston, has hired Boyd Boggess as Project Developer. Boggess is responsible for working with clients during the project development phase; creating a clear project scope of work with specifications; developing  schedules and budgets; coordinating subcontractors, vendors,  and material procurement and delivery; and guiding projects through the pivotal time prior to construction to help insure completion that meets or exceeds client goals.

According to founder Paul Morse, Boggess’ position will enable Morse Constructions to continue to grow without sacrificing the attentive personal service and commitment to quality for which the company is known. “I will continue to work directly with clients, but Boyd will handle many of the logistical details required for a well- run remodeling project,” explains Morse.

Boggess brings an extensive background in general contracting, interior design,  antique Boyd Boggess smallfurniture restoration and sales to his new position. He grew up under the tutelage of his grandfather, a well-known international antiques dealer, and his mother, a noted Chicago-based interior designer. For the past 15 years, he has been self-employed as a licensed general contractor in Florida. He recently relocated to Boston as his wife pursues a law degree.

Boggess says: “I attended high school in New England and have deep roots in the area. I feel a bit as if I am coming back home. I’m grateful for the opportunity to combine my passion for history, design and construction to help Boston area homeowners.”

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You're sure to meet Boyd if you work with us. We think he's a great addition to the team!

 

 

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