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Quality Building and Restoration on the Lower Cape: An Interview with Parkington Building & Remodeling

By Kristen Bosse

Please describe a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Andrew Parkington Building & Remodeling, LLC is a custom Cape & Islands building company that offers full services from general maintenance to complete remodeling and custom building on your home site.

Established in 1987 in Wellfleet, MA, it is owned by Andrew James Parkington, a third generation building contractor.

Does the Cape Cod area require a certain design and build style?

The Cape does bring its own challenges to construction due to high winds and our coastal environment. New products are constantly being introduced to the market, and it is our job to give our customers the best products which suit not only their design needs but enhance the appearance of their homes.

How do you make sure the return investment on your renovations is worth it?

Home owners are concerned with the return on their investment when contemplating a remodeling project and rightly so. But, in my opinion, the first question that should be asked is, "are my needs being met in my home? Does it function as it should and utilize all its potential?" I am always surprised how many homes were designed incorrectly for the building lots upon which the homes are sited. If you are sitting at the dinner table or in your favorite chair and you can't enjoy a;; the views your property has to offer ? maybe a sunrise or beautiful sunset ? it's possible your home designer didn't spend enough time thinking through your potential needs and wants or all your property had to offer.

What is your company philosophy/motto? Basically, what would you like to bring to your customers?

My philosophy is to build long lasting relationships through great customer service and exceptional craftsmanship. Being a Cape born building contractor has given me an advantage over some other building contractors not as familiar with the Cape and its own unique conditions.

What are the most difficult kinds of projects?

The most difficult projects are sometimes the ones with the smallest staging area with little or tight access. Working in these conditions has its own set of issues and requires very good planning and scheduling. Because of the lack of area to store materials and parking for sub-contractors throughout a project, good communications is a must. I have found maintaining good communications with neighbors and abutters also help projects go more smoothly. Everyone in a neighborhood can be impacted by a building project in close proximity. It goes a long way to treat them fairly and with respect as well. I have always prided myself and my company with being ambassadors of good will.

Visit me on the web at
Office: (508) 349-9174
Cell: (508) 989-7082
Fax: (508) 349-6699

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