In gearing up for our first major trade show at the Seaport World Trade Center, we've reached back out to our long time friend and consultant on graphics Chris Marston at Stonefish Workshop.
Stonefish Workshop is a graphic design studio located in the heart of Portland, Maine.
SO WHAT IS NEXT?
In addition to an advertisement banner that will be hosted on the New England Home Show's website for the 2016 spring event in Boston, we will be collaborating on the backdrop to our exhibit.
Given the volume of about 30,000 that attend the event as well as potentially participating in future home trade shows across New England, we trust a collaborative effort working remotely with Chris will result in a stunning visual to hopefully draw visitors to the trade show to our booth.
In case you missed it ...
You can find us at Booth #801
We connected with Scott Orlowski, president of Apex Engineering located in Rochester, MA through a mutual contact. The general contractor recommended Scott for structural engineering and we were impressed after our initial meeting.
Scott has opened his firm over 5 years ago during the economic downturn and still managed to keep the work flowing to support the growth of the company.
A member of BNI South Coast in New Bedford, MA which is a Business Networking International group with a local ties to support the growth and development of business in the area. Scott is heavily involved in the successful networking and expansion of his structural engineering trade.
We have dealt with Dan Washburn from Washburn Construction on our Featured Residential project in East Freetown, MA. As well as a long-time friend, Dan has the industry experience and quality of craftsmanship that you really look for in a good general contractor.
Make no mistake about it, one of the most important aspects to any new construction or remodel is who you select for your contractor. You should never base your selection off price alone. As the old saying goings "you get what you pay for"
We've worked with several local contractors in the Southern Massachusetts area since starting our firm, which you can find out more About Us. Quality, Service, Craftsmanship, Price, Responsiveness and Reliability are just a few pieces to the puzzle that should be considered when interviewing and selecting your general contractor.
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR
One aspect to the Services we provide, as well as other architects, is assisting you in interviewing, making recommendations and even being by your side during the bidding and negotiations.
The design and drafting part of the project is the less stressful and more exciting phase. During construction you'll run into the unknown variables for what exists in the walls and floors.
You can also expect delays from city approvals, material shipments, subcontractor scheduling, and several more regardless of who your general contractor is.
But ensuring you select the right one for your project is important to your satisfaction and hopefully stress-free construction process. Washburn Construction is one we would happily refer you to.
We actually connected with Virginia DesRoches from Artful Interior Finishing through a referral on blogging for our design inspiration website www.HomeIdeasHQ.com.
Turns out Virginia is one of the most sought after Interior Artists in Massachusetts. With more than 18 years experience, her work has been featured in hundreds of homes across New England and has been published in Better Homes and Gardens Special Interests Publications.
We've consulted with Virginia on a number of potential projects as she continues to work with her clients on providing quality and creative interior renovation needs.
If you're interested in checking out some of her work, check out the Blank Canvas web series.
Have questions or want to see if Virginia DesRoches can help you with your next creative project?
Contact her online or follow her on any number of her social media sites.
We have been working with Fred Blome since 2013 on over 20 projects as part of an ongoing production assistance relationship between 8TFive Studio and Blome Architecture.
Fred is a licensed architect in the state of California and had reached out to us on an inquiry about how we liked using a project management software. We started talking and found there was an opportunity for an ongoing virtual working environment though multiple platforms.
In order for this to really work out, an innovative approach and constant adapting to potentially new workflows would need to occur. Fred seemed to match well with our technology driven Services.
Fred has very much aided our own professional development as a mentor of sorts. Considering he has established his own thriving and sought after architectural practice in the San Francisco Bay area, Blome Architecture has been a great partner to help out and collaborate with.
All the projects are 100% residential and he has some truly stunning completed works. Fred does post progress images of his current designs on his Blogs but also highlights them in his Portfolio.
INSPIRING PORTFOLIO OF WORK
We continue to be impressed with Fred's ability and creativity, not to mention client management. A good portion of his work comes from word of mouth and referrals from satisfied clients.
A marketing strategy that we certainly aim to achieve as we build our brand's awareness.
Blome Architecture will continue to not only be a collaborative partner on his production needs for residential jobs in the San Francisco Bay area but will be a resource that we tap into as needed.
Welcome to 8TFive Studio. I'm owner architect Neil Silva and you can find the latest about our company, projects and many more home ideas.
2016 New England Home Show Architect Booth #801
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