Groom Construction partnered with Jumbo Capital Management and O'Sullivan Architects on this 36-unit residential condominium building. Now in the Interior Finishing Stage, Penniman on the Park, located steps from Allston’s Union Square, is projected for completion in March, 2018. The building features garage parking with elevator access and is merely steps away from the Boston Landing MBTA Commuter Rail Station. The soon to be condominium building will feature 36 units measuring at approximately 1,000 SF each and will include four penthouse residences, six units designated affordable. The 41,000 SF building is equipped with weather proof siding, moisture resistant cladding, gorgeous finish palettes featuring wood flooring and designer-level kitchen, bath and lighting finishes such as custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and high-end Jenn Air appliances.
Newly appointed John Keenan, the 14th President of Salem State University, was posed with a problem. Several areas of the president’s office were separated throughout the campus. Robert Burr, developer of 331 Lafayette Street, proposed a solution. Keenan decided the top two floors of the new building, offering 16,000 SF of newly constructed office space, would facilitate enhanced communication in a much needed central location. Throughout the construction process, Groom Principal Scott Faulkner worked closely with SSU to ensure their needs were met. In President Keenan's words, “It was a fantastic process…we did not have a single complaint.” Click the link below to watch an extended video including a tour of their new space!
Robert Burr, Developer of 331 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA met with the Salem State Expect students interning at Groom to share details/timelines of the project. He took the opportunity to educate them as well on the steps involved in developing a commercial property. Bob Burr gave a glowing review of Groom stating the team, under the direction of Groom Principal and Project Executive Scott Faulkner, was "the best construction company he's worked with in his past 30 years as a developer." Click the link below to watch the extended video with an inside look at the project.
Groom once again was excited to host a group of enterprising Salem State University students through the Expect Program. An internship program sponsored by the Communications Department, students receive hands on experience working for a semester for real companies. The Expect team developed social media posts on all platforms and offered their videography and photography skills. This semester proved particularly rewarding as they were able to conduct a live interview and tour the new offices of newly appointed University President John Keenan and his staff. They were also thrilled to visit and video several newly completed projects including the recently renovated Lynch Van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead.
Opening 6 weeks ahead of schedule 331 Lafayette Street is now complete! The first floor is home to RN Esthetics, a premium Med Spa of the North Shore with two other retail spaces awaiting tenants. Salem State University took lease of the second and third floors now occupied by SSU's Marketing and Institutional Advancement offices. The second floor acts as a check in area for the third floor which houses the President, Public Relations, and Chief of Staff offices. The President, John Keenan was extremely pleased with the space as it allows for consolidation. “What was a fifteen-minute commute between offices has now become a fifteen-step commute.” The offices are moving in over the next few weeks and plan to be up and running after Thanksgiving. Hear from the Developer, Robert Burr and take a tour of the newest Salem State University offices with President, John Keenan.
On October 27th our team was thrilled to meet with Mayor Kim Driscoll and Andrew DeFranza, Executive Director of Harborlight Community Partners at HCP's Boston Street Crossing. We are currently working with HCP to transform two rooming houses into 26 affordable, studio style housing units. At 43 Boston Street, construction is well underway and upgrades will include onsite laundry, private kitchenettes and bathrooms with a common room on the ground floor. Once complete (mid February '18), our team will turn to 179 Boston Street. Click the link below to view construction in progress.
A special thank you to North Shore Magazine for recognizing Groom Construction in its inaugural Best of the North Shore (BONS) Home Awards. Groom was awarded the Reader's Choice Award for Builder - Custom Homes. We are pleased and honored to receive this award as our team of residential specialists have been dedicated to building homes of distinction for over 35 years. Click the link below to checkout our residential portfolio page.
The 331 Lafayette Street Project broke ground this past February and we are pleased to say construction is nearly complete. The project has come a long way as it took nearly three years for the project developer, Robert Bur, to obtain the property in order to start the project. Which were once four separate parcels will now stand as a beautiful single property. The property will serve the surrounding community 8,000 square feet of street-level retail space, including RN Aesthetics and a restaurant. Office space on the upper floors will be leased to Salem State University Assistance Corporation along with other Salem State University offices. We are excited for the exterior is nearly complete and we can tackle the interior work. Click the link below to read more about this project in North Shore Magazine.
Dwight, our Vice President of Retail, was recently featured in High Profile, a publication that has been faithfully reporting the news of New England facilities since 1997. The publication identifies all aspects of New England architecture, engineering, and construction industry through featured projects, news announcements, trend articles, industry events, and informative interviews attributed to owners, developers, property managers, architects, engineers, project managers and consultants, contractors, subcontractors and others. Check out the interview here:
Groom Construction recently began construction and renovations on a building located at the Girl Scouts of Massachusetts location in Waltham, MA. The construction on the soon to be museum included renovated walls, floors, siding, and a raised roof. The two story, 9,600 square foot, project includes an elevator, one bathroom, a kitchenette, handicap ramp, and recessed ceiling lighting. The beige walls and white trim compliment the light hardwood floor perfectly giving the space an extremely open and clean feel.