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Monday, 22 November 2010 13:26

Winter '10 and '11

Not only do wardrobes change with the seasons, but a home's thermal imaging becomes most dramatic as the temperatures shift from Fall into winter.  Driving around Nantucket, we are picking up remarkable infrared images of houses that simply aren't insulated and leak heat like the exhaust of a commercial jet.  I want to give every one of them a blanket and a glass of hot buttered rum.  Jeff and I are now offering Weatherization cocktails in the form of blown in cellulose which can be retrofit into existing homes for important insulation upgrades.  Air sealing will continue to be the number one saver in heating and cooling, and added insulation will really inhibit the thermal bridging that many older homes inevitably experience.
Thursday, 04 November 2010 21:55

Build Positive

We are proud to announce the launching of our newest business entity, Build Positive, an energy and home performance division of Buccino Enterprises.  I partnered up with Jeff Booms (after talking about it and developing a business plan for 14 months!)
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 02:02

talking trash

Geoff Smith was over for dinner talking trash about a Hinoki Cypress.  They are "whimsical" and don't blend to the natural landscape. 

What can I do with them.

They're trash

Or really expensive firewood?

Or something to carve.

Thursday, 07 January 2010 03:39

Using your head

New challenges everyday, this is a complicated business - and evolving technology makes Remodeling a labor in constant education.  Communicating complicated design details over the phone is possibly our most difficult thing to do.  Carpenters that have worked together for years may not speak the same language when conveying even the simplest of ideas...a picture is worth a thousand words.  (that's a lot of cell phone minutes)
Friday, 01 January 2010 17:03

New Year news

Happy New Year!  Welcome to the new decade and may all of our successes be shared.  We are fortunate for the long weekend, I look forward to spending it with my family and friends.  Eat well, relax and enjoy.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 04:04

About Me

I have been fascinated with the building process since my 7th grade drafting and shop classes. After receiving a general studies degree in 1997, I moved to San Diego to pursue an English degree, instead becoming a production framer of custom homes. After 3 years and dozens of buildings up and down the west coast, I apprenticed for six months in a custom furniture shop where I learned a contemporary aesthetic and evolved my woodworking skills.

 

In the fall of 2001, I followed an opportunity to move to Finland where I was immersed in the architectural design and construction techniques that have made Finland famous.

 

In 2002 I made my way to Nantucket, MA to continue my building practice. It was here I refined my skills within the heritage of island living, working for numerous builders on a range of homes from historic rose covered cottages to elegant custom homes.

 

With a production methodology and attention to detail, I began project managing in 2005. Recognizing a client need for value and quality I began training in estimation, receiving honors for an ‘Estimation in Construction’ course. I have worked with numerous software programs. Presently I am working on a marketing plan for a Construction Management software, The iBoss.

 

I Received my Massachusetts Contractor License in Spring of 2007.

 

I trained at the Journal of Light Construction’s ‘JLC Live’ show at the Providence Convention Center, taking day long seminars in both Project Management and Estimation. JLC is the leader in construction training and education.

 

I joined the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2008. Celebrating its 25th year, NARI is dedicated to providing continuing education to building professionals and servicing the remodeling community. I am enrolled in the NARI Green Education program slated for winter, ’08.

Saturday, 12 December 2009 19:32

A new beginning!

Welcome to Buccino Enterpises' new blog!