Great Partners = Great ResultsJune 17, 2020
Over the years, we have collaborated with some of the top professionals in the design and construction industry. While we have always appreciated these relationships, the past few months have given us some time to reflect on the importance of strong partnerships. Clear communication, trust, and having like-minded people to work with, can make all the difference when developing a team. If you develop a strong team, the work will reflect that.
Last month, we began a social media campaign to shine a spotlight on these wonderful companies, in a series of posts entitled “Trade Partner Highlights.” It is our way of saying “Thanks, and we couldn’t do it without you.” Here is a recap of who we highlighted:
Shoplick Associates Landscape Architecture
When we conceptualize a new home, or modify an existing one, the siting of the home or addition is a key factor in the design process. Landscape Architects, in general, add a tremendous amount of aesthetic value to a project; not only do they select the plantings that bring a finished home to life, but their role in developing the project from the initial conception is invaluable. The responsibility of figuring out the grading of the site, so that our designs can work harmoniously with their surroundings, is a key role a Landscape Architect plays in the process. Jane Shoplick has been our go-to Landscape Architect for several years, and we have collaborated on multiple successful projects. Jane is the quintessential team player – always willing to work through a design challenge on a complicated site, with a smile on her face and a positive attitude; we absolutely love working with Shoplick Associates! Jane is always at the top of our list when we need to collaborate with a Landscape Architect on a project.
We love working with Concept Building! We have completed many successful projects together, and are currently partnering with them on our Modern Prairie house in Weston. Between their exemplary service on-site and on the back-end, Jeff and Alan are great team-players and make the process fun, while also providing unrivaled quality and oversight. We feel very fortunate to have a close working relationship with Concept Building and consider Jeff and Alan to be part of our extended Slocum Hall family. We are looking forward to working with them on many successful future projects.
There is a reason why David Cohen of Hampden Design + Construction won Best of Boston this year; he is an outstanding partner who knows how to be a team player and executes beautiful projects. His level-headed approach to construction projects puts his clients at ease, while his background in business keeps his projects organized and on-budget. We enjoy the process of working with Hampden, and know that when our clients select David as a contractor, they are in excellent hands.
Asher Nichols and Craftsmen are precisely what they claim to be: Craftsmen. The level of professionalism and precision that they address their projects with makes them a joy to work with. When you walk onto an Asher Nichols job site, the team is always friendly, knowledgeable, and though there may be construction going on – the site is always orderly and neat. When we partner with Asher and his team, we know our clients are in great hands. As one of the only contractors in the Boston area who offers a Five-Year Warranty on their work, we know that when we recommend Asher Nichols and Craftsmen, our clients are getting the quality and attention they deserve.
We love partnering with Briar Design! Anne and Jessica are great team players and have an amazing ability to work comfortably in a variety of styles – from modern to traditional; their impeccable taste is seen in every project they take on. We have had the pleasure of working with Briar on several projects, and they have been an integral part of the Modern Prairie, bringing our clients’ dream home to fruition. The value they add to a project with their attention to detail, exceptional customer service, and innovative finish selections make for a beautiful finished product.
S&H Construction has an unsurpassed reputation in the high-end residential construction community in Boston. We know that when we partner with them, they will take the reigns and manage the project with precision and keen attention to detail. We take immense comfort in knowing our clients are in the most capable hands when we turn a project over to Sarah and her team. We love the process of working with them from the very start to seeing a project through to fruition.
We love working with the team at Moniques, their product knowledge, and customer service-focused approach makes them our first choice when we specify plumbing fixtures for our projects. Their showroom features a wide array of options that can fit any budget; we know that when we send our clients to Moniques, they will be well taken care of by their sales team.
We have partnered with The Remodeling Company on more than 20 projects over the past seven years, ranging in size from a $6m gut/rehabilitation and addition to a historic mansion in Newton, to bathroom and kitchen makeovers. Gary and his team are incredibly thorough and detail-oriented, and always put the needs of our clients first – regardless of the size of the project.
At Slocum Hall, we feel incredibly fortunate to have the team at TRC as one of our closest partners, and we look forward to many more successful projects together.
Joe and the entire team at LaFauci are a pleasure to work with; they have an incredible selection of tile and marble at various price-points, and they are always willing to make suggestions to help save on budget. I have personally used LaFauci from my own projects, and send all our clients there first.
We love working with the Hawthorn team! They provide fantastic service and are true team players. The talented design staff at Hawthorn provides a tremendous amount of value for all of us working on the project. When we collaborate with them on a new home or a renovation project, we are confident that they will enhance our work and make the entire team look great and go above and beyond to deliver for our clients.