About Squash Meadow

Weather On Our Side

We have various jobs in all stages, some are in design work, some are clearing lots and putting in foundations others are in the final move in stages. No matter what stage your project is in we are working hard to get the job completed with quality and professionalism.  The phone has been ringing a lot recently with clients looking to do a modular home, we are grateful the jobs are lined up for the fall already!

The weather has been on our side to get the exterior work completed for the West Chop property. Here is a sneak peak of the inside of the property!

 

The renovation project is almost complete the lighting  and fans has been installed. Looking good!

 

The foundation for the new modular coming in August has started having the footings poured in Katama.

 

The home on on Spruce Avenue is in the personalization stage. The finish carpenter is in working on the baseboards, the cabinets in the mudroom and install doors and trim.  Appliances are being delivered this week.  We cannot wait to see the finish product!

 

That wraps up our week here at Squash Meadow.  See you next week!

Officially Summer on MV

The island is starting to pick up with the nice weather. Work has picked up too.

It is always exciting starting a new project. The lot in Katama has started to be cleared.  The house is to be set on the foundation mid August.

 

The Spruce Ave. job  in Oak Bluffs the flooring has started to be laid down and the decorative shiplap ceiling is being installed.

In Vineyard Haven at our renovation project the outside shower is complete and plumbing os done inside and out.

At our modular job on West Chop the exterior is getting closer to the completion date. Everyone is working hard to get all the outside work done prior to July 1st.  Once we complete the exterior interior work is allowed during the summer months and will focus on the plumbing, heating, electrical work and hope to have the owners in toward the end of September.

 

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That wraps up our update on projects for this week.  Have a great Father’s Day to all the dads out there and its almost officially summer!!

June on Martha’s Vineyard

Usually June on MV is bustling with tourists…it is pretty quiet out there due to the COVID.  We actually are able to drive around with no traffic still which is amazing.  We can enjoy the beaches and outdoor dining before the crowds come…which we know they will come.

Good news!!  Two of our new modular homes received their certificates of occupancy this week!!!

The Hampson Avenue has their certificate of occupancy and now can stay in their brand new home!   The landscaping continues. Interior photos will be added on our website soon!

The Bramble Path home in West Tisbury received their certificate of occupancy as well and the owners are now allowed to move their items in and live there. Photos to come.

On Spruce Avenue, Oak Bluffs the flooring from Stonewood Products the Sawyer Mason line has been delivered.  The installation will begin ASAP.  The electricity is now on in the home.

In Vineyard Haven at our renovation project the painters are nearing the end.  The new bathroom has been tiled and waiting on fixtures.

At our West Chop water front modular the home continues on the exterior work, siding and decking.

 

Enjoy the nice weather and stay healthy!

Plugging Along on MV

It’s Wednesday the middle of the work week and we keep plugging along.  Martha’s Vineyard continues to have great weather, not too hot, not too cold and not too much rain which is good for our outside jobs.

In Vineyard Haven- West Chop we are working quickly as we have few more weeks to get the outside work of this home buttoned up before we can no longer do exterior work due to the town by-laws. The  exterior stairs are going up and siding and decking continue.

 

At our renovation project in Vineyard Haven the landscaping continues and the painters have now started the interior paint.

 

At the Spruce Avenue home in Oak Bluffs Matt (of Ridgeline Construction) installs a tin ceiling for the owners.

 

The Hampson Avenue home in Oak Bluffs is in the final touch period.  The appliances have been installed. The hardware for the kitchen cabinets has been installed. The custom stairs and cabinets have been completed.  The owners had some furniture delivered and they are waiting on the certificate of occupancy any day now.  Next up they will be working on installing a pool!

Cannot wait to see the final out come of these homes and post them on our website!

 

Un-official start to Summer

The un-official start to summer has begun on the island.  Memorial Day weekend was a different feel this year than years past.  The island seemed busier with homeowners here enjoying their home but the vacation rentals and hotels are still not permitted due to COVID 19.  This is giving homeowners the opportunity to spruce up their properties and use the homes themselves which does not happen as frequently.  In Phase 2 we will hear if the governor will allow vacation rentals and hotels and restaurants when they can re-open and what restrictions they will have.  Construction work continues as we are playing catch up and trying to complete a few properties to get the new owners in!

Up in West Tisbury at the Bramble Path job the subs are putting the final touches on the home and soon final inspections will be called in!  The owner will be able to start landscaping and move their furniture in!

 

In Oak Bluffs on Hampson Ave. we will be calling in the final inspections and working on obtaining the certificate of occupancy in the next week.  The owners will be able to enjoy putting their personal touches on their home this summer!

 

Exterior siding and decking continue at the West Chop property.

Lastly we have used Stonewood Products outdoor shower kits on a few of our current projects.  The product came out nice!  They have all different sizes and custom details you can add to you outside shower, a staple item for a Vineyard home.

Have a safe week and enjoy this sunny, warm weather!

Spring time on Martha’s Vineyard

We are taking advantage of beautiful springtime weather and 5-man work crews to keep our momentum moving forward. Siding and decks being completed while carpenters, painters, plumbers, and tilers work on finished up our homes.
(Please note that all crew & subs on projects strictly adhering to best management practices of Social Distancing and wearing PPE when needed for everyone’s safety. Some pics show individuals working alone and were taken 8′-10′ back)

At our modular home on West Chop, in Vineyard Haven the crew continues to work on siding the exterior. What a great view to look at while working!  (Vineyard Haven Harbor watch the boats go by.)

 

 

At our renovation project in Vineyard Haven the owners are adding a bedroom, bathroom in the old loft and adding a screened in porch.  Things are finishing up at this project.

 

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the tile contractors have been working hard on the showers and the back splash.

At our Hampson Avenue modular home the tile contractors were in putting in the finishing touches. The plumber was installing fixtures and the glass has been installed in the bathroom showers.

Keep up the good work, enjoy this nice weather and stay healthy! Until next week… 🙂

Progress…progress

We are seeing progress on our jobs even with two person crews.  Starting next week the towns on island passed that five workers can be on a job site which will make things go a little faster.  It was a challenging but we have made progress and held to the guidelines. Longer days, weekends and swapping crews through scheduling have definitely helped. We hope everyone continues to being safe and practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands. 

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the tile has been installed in the bathrooms, the details on the decks are coming together.

 

Up in West Tisbury things are coming along…the decking and outside shower have been completed. Bathrooms have been tiled and hardware will be going up soon.

If you are thinking about doing a modular now could be the time to start planning while you are working from home and noticing all the changes that need to be made.

Stay tuned to next weeks progress with more workers on our various job sites!

Out with the Old…

Squash Meadow recently launched a new website and it looks bright and fresh. Sadly we lost a lot of our blogs in the process which is a bummer but the new layout is worth it! We hope the new website is more user friendly to our clients.

Here is a synopsis of whats been happening at Squash Meadow recently…

Yesterday was Squash Meadow Construction’s first full day back to work after the island wide work stoppage since Mid-March. We are strictly adhering to the Phase 1 Guidelines written by the back to work committee, passed our initial inspections, have all the required wash stations, sanitizers, PPE for crew, completing our daily logs and cleaning. We understand this is a first step with the two-man per site limit but it is a step we can all live with to make sure everyone is safe and to stop this pandemic.

At the beginning of March we had set a new house on pylons in Vineyard Haven. The crew yesterday was working on buttoning up the exterior and will begin siding in the next few weeks.

Cannot wait to see the outcome of this house!

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the exterior is almost finished with siding and decking. Next the subs will be going in one at a time to do the finish plumbing, heating, counter tops and painting.  More photos to come as the progress continues.

 

The finish carpenter is at the Hampson Ave. property working on the custom stairs. The painters are almost complete.  The owners soon will be able to move in their furniture and begin their landscaping for the summer!

Everyone is working hard during this difficult time and we truly appreciate everyones hard work and dedication.  Stay safe and healthy and see you again soon!

Gobble….gobble

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is one week away which means Christmas is five weeks away….time to get shopping and prepare for the holiday season up on! In the meantime we will keep on keeping on….

In Edgartown today we stopped by the Curtis Lane project. The three season room fireplace is complete. The contractors are finishing up trim in the three season room. The home is almost finished with the siding and decking. The outside shower is in progress.

In Oak Bluffs on Spruce Ave. the foundation is complete and inspection passed! The foundation will be backfilled right after Thanksgiving. Set day is just around the corner…stay tuned!

At the Hampson Ave. the electrician and plumber are in doing their roughs. The exterior is in progress the trim is now up, shingles will be next.

We hope everyone has a safe, happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!

In the Office & out in the Field

Out on the field:

It’s happening now on Spruce Ave, in Oak Bluffs…the concrete is being poured for our next modular set coming to the island from the Westchester Modular Homes factory in Wingdale, NY on December 5th. We like forward progress! Now the concrete will have time to cure before the boxes arrive in the next few weeks.

In the office:

This week we have been busy talking with our web designers and creating a new Squash Meadow website! We are excited and hope to launch in the next few months 🙂

There have been a few design meetings this weeks on two upcoming projects in Vineyard Haven in the West Chop area. One is a new modular home set date likely in February and the other is a renovation project. We look forward to posting more about these upcoming projects in the next few months.

Lots of fun and exciting things happening at SMC. Hard to believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away, the time is flying! Stay tuned till next week.