Homer Contracting completes a multitude of projects yearly ranging from: Institutional, Commercial, Educational, Historical, to Residential Multi-Unit. Our attention to detail and organization allows us to be an industry leader in a range of different fields giving us an advantage over our competitors. We constantly deliver high quality construction projects and have developed a reputation amongst our clients for professionalism, quality, and efficiency. Below is a small sampling of some of our recently completed and in progress work.
Malden Housing Authority
With this 216 unit, 10 story building falling into disarray, Malden Housing Authority and HUD contracted out the exterior repairs of all the balconies, stair towers, curtain wall system, and windows. Scope included concrete repairs and cutting at balconies, new aluminum railings, new aluminum soffits, new storm doors, new sheet metal flashing, abatement, waterproofing coatings, painting, and extensive masonry repairs. Being an occupied building, we faced extensive challenges, but through our experience, expertise, and ability to self perform a large portion of the work with our own forces, we were able to complete this project without much disturbance.
Garrison Square Apartment
We were contracted to perform an exterior restoration at community consisting of three large apartment complexes in the heart of Copley Square. The scope included removing over 10,000 SF of common courtyard areas of pavers and landscaping (by hand as no heavy equipment fit to get inside the courtyard), installing waterproofing membrane throughout the entirety of the area, putting down new pavers and landscaping where removed, re-caulking over 800 metal windows, installing new joint sealants throughout the property, installing new masonry flashing throughout the courtyard and associated masonry repairs, painting of all 800 metal windows, replacing the entire ACT ceiling and lighting system and installing fireproofing in the underground garage after leaks were repaired, power washing entirety of exterior surfaces including copper stain removal, installation of a leak detection system in the newly waterproofed areas, new metal railings, and lastly a historical restoration of the windows and masonry at the 56 Saint Botolph address of the complex.
Watertown Middle School - MSBA Accelerated Repair Program
As part of the MSBA Accelerated repair program we were contracted to replace all the windows at Watertown Middle School, along with extensive exterior envelope repairs including, but not limited to, masonry, waterproofing, and concrete. Project also included interior trim work, ceiling work, and structural steel. This project required extensive planning and coordination as we only had 8 weeks to complete the entirety of the scope in the time that the students were on summer break.
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YMCA Relocation Project
We recently completed the gut renovation of 859 Massachusetts Ave. which has become women’s housing for the local YWCA. The Project has received LEED Gold honors and includes state of the art Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing systems. The project included a 6000 SF gut renovation and a 3 story addition to the existing building. Work included: asbestos abatement and demolition, extensive structural repairs, new high efficiency doors and windows, new siding, four different roofing systems, decorative custom made exterior trims, steel work for solar panel erection, spray foam insulation on the interior and 6” of insulation on the exterior, waterproofing under the siding system, all new flooring systems including wood, tile and resilient, drywall, framing, and taping to build 10 residential single units, 3 kitchens, 11 bathrooms, and common areas. Project also included extensive site work to bring in new sewer and water service, new paving, sidewalks, drainage, decks, and playground area. This project also received a Cambridge Historical Society Preservation Award for 2018.
United State Postal Office
As part of our larger decade long relationship with the United States Postal Service, we completed a full scale renovation of the Milton Post Office. This included a brand new copper roof ,new historic profile wood windows, structural reinforcement of the cupola, stripping and restoring of all the exterior wood, and a new HVAC system.
Cambridge Senior Center
We recently completed a roof replacement project at the occupied Cambridge Senior Center building. This not only included over 9000 SF over two roofs (upper and lower) of flat roof replacement and associated mechanical and electrical work, but we also built a curved steel structure upon which solar panels were installed and integrated into the building. Also on that same lower roof where the steel structure was erected, a system of wood pavers was created and a green screen fence was installed in order to create a green out door patio space for the City’s senior citizens.
Cambridge City Hall
While working in a completely occupied and functional building, Homer Contracting staged the entire exterior in order to access all the windows. The scope of work included, restoration of historical windows, replacement of deteriorated window sills, caulking, glazing, painting, and carpentry repairs.
The historical restoration of the windows on the South Side of the world famous Faneuil Hall in Boston, included paint stripping, carpentry repairs, glazing, caulking, and repainting of the indicated sashes and frames. The sashes were transported to an off site shop where they were fully restored and in some cases replicated by skilled craftsmen. During this time, temporary protection, which included a graphic of the existing windows, was installed to preserve the historic nature of the building.
Staying true to our painting roots, Homer Contracting still is the go to subcontractor for the largest painting and coating projects in the region. On average Homer coats over 3,000,000 SF of surfaces per year including schools, public safety buildings, town halls, commercial spaces, transit centers, historical buildings and residential units. Some of our latest projects include: Essex Agricultural and Technical High School, Duxbury Middle and High School, Lunenburg High School, WRTA Bus Terminal, North Reading High School, Cary Memorial Building, Monomoy Regional High School, Putnam Gardens Apartments, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and many, many more.