Are You in the Market to Buy or Sell a Home?

eileen editedSpring weather is right around the corner and homeowners are beginning the process of buying or selling a home.  As stated in our mission statement, our company values building relationships and delivering personalized customer service and we have found one exceptional real estate agent, Eileen Michaud of RE/MAX Traditions, who shares this same philosophy.

Eileen genuinely values developing relationships with those she works with and has the ability to effectively listen and communicate honestly with her clients.  When buying or selling a home, there is no substitution for finding a real estate agent who legitimately takes a personal interest in their clients and who has a gift for listening to their client’s needs and desires.  Eileen has these qualities and is not only a pleasure to work with but she is also a wealth of information and able to supply you with resources and contacts to local banks, lawyers, inspectors, and builders.  She is on top of current housing trends and market conditions and has the ability to work effectively and efficiently through the latest technological advances.

If you are in the market to purchase a home or sell your existing one, we sincerely and highly recommend Eileen Michaud of RE/MAX Traditions.  Working with a client-centered realtor who is genuinely and compassionately invested in her clients can ensure a successful home buying or selling experience.  At BCB, we are pleased to recommend such a reliable, capable, and competent real estate agent.  Give Eileen a call at 978.841.7677 or contact her via email at


Building the NextHouse Prototype

One of the homes we have had the privilege to build was the prototype for the NextHouse.  Working alongside wonderful homeowners, the process started with the demolition of an existing Deck House home.  The NextHouse design that was chosen blended geometric shapes with sweeping lines.  The resulting home featured modern styling that integrated with the landscape instead of competing with it.
The NextHouse design offers styling that pulls at the heart strings of Deck House homeowners who want a more modern look.  An homage to the mid-century modern style of the 1960’s Deck House homes, the NextHouse brings the design in an innovative direction while hinting at the company’s roots.  
The joy of working on this home was to assist in the development process.  From the full-walled Phantom Screen to the folding glass wall, integrating new materials and products into a fresh concept always makes for fun problems to solve.  The NextHouse utilizes many great Deck House materials such as windows, doors, beams, decking, and mahogany trim.
Below are a few construction pictures:
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A few comments from the homeowner’s blog:
“Steve identified changes so the decks make sense, various things related to the roof, and a whole bunch of things that are invisible to us, but important to the end result. We knew we chose well with him, but couldn’t have anticipated this level of fixing things that Empyrean hadn’t yet thought through.”
“We’re so happy with the work (the cabinet contractor) and his team did on all the cabinetry that we had him over on Friday to discuss several more bookcases, shelving units for CDs, and a cat-proof cabinet to house the turntable and a few other audio components.”
“Today being a company holiday, I had my first opportunity to be there while they’re building. These guys work hard: not even the cookies we brought distracted them from the work. “