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South Coast Improvement, Co. Completes Renovation Project at 9 Dana Street in Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA and Marion, MA, December 17, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company (SCI), a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently completed work on a $6.75 million renovation project for Rafi Properties at 9 Dana Street in Cambridge, Mass. The Marion, Mass.-based company completed work in August 2021.

The project was a selective demolition and renovation of a 26-unit apartment. The project featured a structural interior renovation, including a structural exterior ramp and lift platform.

“This was the second project we have done for Rafi properties. This one was a challenge in that it was an urban site located right down the street from Harvard University,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “The goal of the project was to provide a much more “open concept” to the units in the building, which was constructed in the 1940’s.

Added Quinlan, “There was extensive structural work done to achieve the open floor plans as many of the walls were load-bearing walls.”

As part of the project, an all-new HVAC system was installed as was new electrical service to the building and multiple plumbing relocations. In addition, an ADA unit was added on the ground level, which necessitated a complete reshaping of the limited frontage of the building to achieve the required pitch for the walkway.

SCIC gutted all the building’s kitchens and baths, and new ones were installed.

The Cambridge Fire Department required a new fire suppression system for the renovated building. This presented several challenges, the biggest being the distribution of the new electrical system in areas where the wall was not demolished. These areas also presented a challenge in that new wall and old wall/new ceiling/old ceiling had to blend and look consistent.

“I’m happy to say we were successful on both of these challenges,” said Quinlan. “The end result speaks for itself.”

In addition to South Coast Improvement, the project team included Kripper Architecture Studio, Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc., Collective Wisdom Corporation, Wolf in Sheep Design and Norton E. Remmer, PE.

Est. 2011, Rafi Properties started with a multifamily investment in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, with one goal in mind – deliver quality constructed living space. Through its 10-year history, Rafi Properties’ goal has evolved into creating a unique urban lifestyle with each mixed-used properties in Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge. For more information, www.rafiproperties.com.

Based in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of senior living, healthcare, institutional and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com

South Coast Improvement, Co. Begins Renovation Project at LCB Norton

Norton, MA and Marion, MA, December 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company, a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently began a renovation project at the Residence at Great Woods, a LCB Senior Living property located at 190 Mansfield Avenue, Norton, Mass. The Residence at Great Woods is an assisted living home, which also offers memory care services.

The Marion, Mass.-based South Coast Improvement Company began the design-build renovation of more than 110,000 square feet of occupied space in February 2021 and will complete work in late spring 2022.

“The acceptance of the design build approach was the key reason why this project is doing so well. The level of expertise we have in this space allowed us to take the leadership role in driving this project forward through design phase, while helping to coordinate the drawings to avoid risk later in project,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “Through close coordination with the management team and staff, we have put a process in place that will get this project done and done well with minimal disruption to operations.”

The project features the conversion of 24 existing skilled nursing rooms into 24 new memory care resident units and four future units. Each room will receive new cabinets and countertops, as well as a new bathroom sink, toilet and shower.

Additionally, 59 assisted living resident apartments and nine assisted living rooms will be created. The common areas will receive finishes along with new back-of-house upgrades, including a new commercial kitchen.

LCB Senior Living team has been a leader in senior housing, development and operations for nearly three decades. In that time, LCB has been involved in the creation and/or management of more than 50 senior living communities throughout New England and the Northeast. For more information, visit https://www.lcbseniorliving.com/.

With its headquarters in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of senior living, healthcare, institutional and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com.

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include: Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit https://www.southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.

John Sinnott Joins South Coast Improvement Company

Marion, MA, Dec 02, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently hired John Sinnott as director of production. Sinnott most recently held a similar role with Gilbane Building Company.

As direction of production, Sinnott will provide oversight and direction for South Coast Improvement Company field operations on renovation and new construction projects. He will also be part of South Coast’s executive team and will offer support on RFPs and new business proposals.

“Much like football, construction is a team sport. John knows the value of teamwork firsthand from his work as a construction professional for the past quarter of a century,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement, Inc. “John also has a very strong track record with diversity in the workplace with his work with the Rhode Island non-profit, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future. We are delighted to have him on our team.”

Sinnott holds a degree in civil engineering from Brown University. He’s also a member of Brown University’s Football Hall of Fame and played professionally for the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts. Sinnott is a current board member and former chair of board of directors of the aforementioned Skills for Rhode Island’s Future. He’s also active with Damian’s Place Food Pantry in Wareham, Mass.

“There were a couple of things that drew me towards South Coast. First, I’ve known Tom and his brother Henry for quite some time, and I really do like the idea of working for a family-owned business,” said Sinnott. “I love that 85 percent of their portfolio is repeat business. That means that clients like working with them and there’s a certain level of mutual trust and respect. That type of relationship makes for very smooth sailing on projects for the most part.”

Sinnott resides in Mattapoisett with his wife Cathleen. The couple have two sons, Terry and Desmond, and a daughter, Colleen.

For more information South Coast Improvement, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com.

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include: Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit www.southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.

South Coast Improvement, Co. Wins Second Renovation Project with Pegasus Senior Living at Pegasus Evergreen Place in Brockport, NY

Brockport, NY and Marion, MA, November 24, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company, a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently won the $2.4 million contract for a renovation project at the Pegasus Evergreen Place, a Pegasus Senior Living assisted living community with memory care services located at 90 West Avenue, Brockport, NY.

The Marion, Mass.-based South Coast Improvement Company began the renovation of the occupied space in October 2021 and will complete work in late spring 2022.

“This is our second project with Pegasus Senior Living and we’re proud to add them to a long list of repeat customers,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “South Coast has a longstanding and well-earned reputation up and down the east coast for successful renovation projects in occupied assisted living facilities—particularly those with memory care units. We look forward to showing our mettle on this project as we bring the South Coast way to New York state.”

The 22-week renovation features: Exterior building upgrades including but not limited to new windows, fascia/soffits, concrete repairs, fences/gates, new storage shed, exterior kitchen and landscaping; upgrades to Activity Room, Community Room, Salon, Staff Break Room, Common Area Rest Rooms and Café. Those upgrades consist of new flooring (carpet & LVT) ACT ceilings, paint, and upgrades to the commercial kitchen.

Additionally, the renovation will include a new roof, the replacement of 42 resident AC units, a new eight-ton supplemental cooling system and replacement of RTU’s.

The architect for the renovation is MCG Architecture.

Pegasus Senior Living manages dozens of communities across the United States, each firmly rooted in its local geography, empowered to provide customized attention and committed to the individual well-being of its residents. For more information, visit https://www.pegasusseniorliving.com/

With its headquarters in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of senior living, healthcare, institutional and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com.

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include: Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit https://www.southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.

South Coast Improvement, Co. Enters Mississippi Senior Living Market with Renovation Project at Pegasus Ridgeland Place in Ridgeland, MS

Ridgeland, MS and Marion, MA, November 19, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company, a design-build general contractor serving states in the eastern region of the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean, recently won a $1.3 million contract for a renovation project at the Pegasus Ridgeland Place, a Pegasus Senior Living assisted living community with memory care services located at 410 Orchard Park, Ridgeland, MS. The renovation represents South Coast Improvement Company’s first project in the state of Mississippi.

The Marion, Mass.-based South Coast Improvement Company began the renovation October 2021 and will complete work in late spring 2022.

“We are thrilled to win our first project in the state of Mississippi and even more thrilled to work with a company of the quality and stature of Pegasus Senior Living,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “South Coast has a longstanding and well-earned reputation up and down the east coast for successful renovation projects in occupied assisted living facilities—particularly those with memory care units. We look forward to showing our mettle on this project as we introduce another region of the country to the South Coast way.”

The 26-week renovation features: Exterior building upgrades including but not limited to new windows, fascia/soffits, concrete repairs, fences/gates, new storage shed, exterior kitchen and landscaping; eleven resident room finish upgrades (paint, carpet, millwork, plumbing/electric fixtures and appliances; modernization of building elevators and the replacement of 30 resident AC units; and selective interior building renovations ranging from new flooring (carpet & LVT) and ACT ceilings to paint and upgrades to the commercial kitchen.

Additionally, the renovation will include a new roof, five-ton supplemental cooling system and replacement of RTU’s, boiler and building generator system.

The architect for the renovation is MCG Architecture.

Pegasus Senior Living manages dozens of communities across the United States, each firmly rooted in its local geography, empowered to provide customized attention and committed to the individual well-being of its residents. For more information, visit www. https://www.pegasusseniorliving.com/.

With its headquarters in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of senior living, healthcare, institutional and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit https://www.southcoastimprovement.com

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include: Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit https://www.southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.

South Coast Improvement, Co. Launches Affordable Housing Division

Marion, MA, October 21, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, recently launched an affordable housing division. The new division includes additional staffing in the areas of business development, project management and support.

The new division comes on the heels of SCIC completing phase 1 of a project to convert the former Wingate Residences assisted living and nursing facility in Brewster, Massachusetts into Serenity Brewster, a rental housing for those ages 55 and over. That project is being developed by the Elevation Financial Group of Orlando, Florida. Twenty percent will be affordable housing.

“The affordable component is part of most new developments undertaken these days,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company. “With this new division and added reinforcements, we are better equipped for projects with an affordable housing component.”

With the new division intact, SCIC recently began phase two of the project at Serenity Brewster, which is located at 873 Harwich Road (Route 124) in Brewster. When complete, the 119,000 square foot Serenity Brewster complex will have 132 units, 20 percent of which will be affordable (the Massachusetts state requirement is 10 percent, otherwise known as 40B).

“We’ve been doing affordable projects for years with success. We look to model what we have done in Senior Living and focus on process. We think that many of our processes that have resulted in becoming a partner with top senior living providers translate well into affordable housing,” said Quinlan.

Quinlan was referring to the Simon C. Fireman Community, a 160-unit affordable senior property located at 640 North Main Street in Randolph, Mass. The property is owned and operated by Hebrew SeniorLife. SCIC began a $5M renovation project there in October 2020. Completion date for that is March 2022.

Based in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of affordable housing, senior living, healthcare, institutional and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com.

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include: Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit www.southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.