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Our custom gut renovation project in Brookline, MA is challenging!

2019-01-04T13:26:32-05:00 January 2nd, 2019|Construction, Renovations|

Our custom gut renovation project in Brookline, MA is challenging! It's a great house in an amazing location - but the lot is tiny. There are workers, tools, and materials covering most of the space inside and out making the construction, coordination, and safety difficult. Each project has it's unique complexities and obstacles, and we're up for the challenge! Interested in learning more about

Benchmark Builders Values Their Employees

2018-11-19T16:00:55-05:00 October 13th, 2018|Construction, Employees|

Meet Mike.  Can you see the smile behind his dust mask? Mike is one of Benchmark’s happiest and most valued employees.  He’s always doing the worst, dirtiest jobs and smiling and making everyone on the jobsites laugh while doing so. Whenever I pull up to a jobsite with a load of materials, he seems to magically and instantly appear to help me unload. This is a renovation we’re working

Video Part 2 Interior & Exterior Full Gut Renovation – Brookline, MA

2018-11-19T15:57:34-05:00 September 28th, 2018|Construction, Renovations|

Cool video showing the interior/exterior demolition process at our Brookline, MA gut renovation project. Thanks, Adzemen Demolition for a truly great job! Architects: Mayer & Associates – Newton, MA Videographer: Drone Home Media Interested in learning more about our services? Contact Us

Video Part 1 Interior & Exterior Full Gut Renovation – Brookline, MA.

2018-11-19T15:56:35-05:00 August 22nd, 2018|Construction, Renovations|

We’re starting an interior & exterior full gut renovation this week in Brookline, MA. Check out this video to learn about one of the project challenges. Architect: Mayer & Associates Videographer: Drone Home Media Interested in learning more about our services? Contact Us

Neighboring Luxury Builds in Newton

2018-06-05T12:24:51-04:00 June 5th, 2018|New Construction|

During 2016 and 2017 Benchmark Builders had the privilege of building two luxury homes in the Waban neighborhood of Newton, MA. Both new homes bordered the Braeburn Country Club, an exceptionally picturesque setting for new construction in the relatively urban town of Newton, MA. We built these Newton, MA homes for two different clients who didn’t know one other and had no connection to each other. Coincidentally, these two

Sawn White Oak Built-In Bench

2018-06-05T12:09:17-04:00 June 5th, 2018|New Construction|

We’re starting a mudroom built-in today at our custom new construction project in Weston MA. Scroll to view the beautiful ¼ Sawn White Oak we sourced for the bench. We’ve constructed hundreds of built-ins over the years, but variations of the mudroom bench with cubbies and lockers is one of our staples. Interested in learning more about our services? Contact Us

Persian White Marble Installation

2018-06-05T12:09:02-04:00 June 5th, 2018|New Construction|

Here are some progress shots of Persian White Marble – sourced from Porcelanosa Boston - getting installed in a herringbone pattern in one of the 7.5 bathrooms at this custom new home Benchmark is building in Weston, MA. Scroll through the photos and you will notice our tile installers skill transitioning the pattern from one wall to the next. There are hundreds of details that go into a successful

Landscaping & Hardscaping at New Construction in Weston

2018-06-20T13:42:47-04:00 June 5th, 2018|New Construction|

Hats off to Alex and his amazing team at Supreme Landscaping. They've been working very hard at this luxury new home construction project in Weston, MA for the past eight weeks installing stone landings, veneer, steps, patios, walkways, planting 40 large trees & 50 bushes, and spreading 2000 yards of loam. All with extreme politeness and can-do attitudes, even during all of the changes and pivots along the way.