Concord Monitor Featured Post: Let there be light: Long-dormant tower on historic Concord church shines

The church, at the corner of School and North State streets, is in the renovation stretch run, and the 165-foot granite tower, dormant for 30 years, stands tall above the rest of the facelift, lit each night from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Meanwhile, Cobb Hill Construction is finishing the huge task that remains inside.

“I saw it one night when it was lit up,” said Jeff Burd, who’s on the church’s house and grounds committee. “If you go up the hill right over here, it’s a pretty cool thing to see.”

It is cool indeed, and the rest of the church dedicated to Christian Science, scheduled to be finished by early December, is shaping up nicely as well.

A Walk Through History

Gov. Chris Sununu has fond memories of the Bridges House from when he was a child.

When his father, John Sununu, was governor of New Hampshire in the 1980s, he and his seven siblings would spend their days playing in the loft of the old barn attached to the main house and at holiday parties, where friends would gather outside for  Christmas tree lightings or the annual state Easter egg hunt.

Open Concept Done Right

 If the phrase open concept and the thought of knocking down a wall or two in your home gives you a little twitch of excitement, hold on. For those not yet in the know, open concept refers to an open floor plan where walls and other barriers between rooms are removed to create open, mixed-use living spaces. For example, rather than separate rooms for living, dining, and kitchen, walls are taken down to create an open, airier space. 

Get This Look: French Country Potting Shed

Get This Look: French Country Potting Shed

Get This Look

Whether you're a gardener who lives to get your hands dirty or you just crave a dedicated space for tending houseplants and cut flowers, an efficient—and attractive—workroom is a pleasure to have.

This one, located just off the kitchen in a 1929 brick house, was designed around a 6-foot-long vintage nickel sink and inspired by the kind of potting shed found in the French countryside, crafted from leftover boards and bricks and filled with weathered, moss-covered pots. How to strike a balance between practicality and style when you bring such a space indoors? "Keep all the finishes natural and stick to conventional garden-tool materials: wood, metal, and terra-cotta," says interior designer Wayne Nathan, who created the Brookville, New York, potting room shown on these pages. Here are some pieces you can use to bring a similar space to life in your home.

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

9 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you really thought the whole thing through? You have given much thought and consideration to what will work for you, but have you taken the time to think about what won’t work?

Cobb Hill Donates Services for Church Renovation Project

Concord, NH Cobb Hill Construction has begun pro bono renovation work for South Congregational Church. With time and materials donated by several local companies, Cobb Hill will renovate a kitchen, a bathroom, and an office in the house at 6 S. State St., which is adjacent to and owned by the church, at no cost.

Concord Monitor - Dr. Reeve's New Office

Vet's office opens  (Concord Monitor 12/13/10)

Epsom is home to a brand-new veterinary clinic.

Fiona Reeve, a veterinarian at Pembroke Animal Hospital for the past four years, has started her own practice, Suncook River Veterinary Clinic, at 1569 Dover Road. The 3,470-square-foot clinic is open for business following a two-month renovation of the former Precious Angels Child Care & Enrichment Center by Concord-based Cobb Hill Construction.

NE Real Estate Journal - Cobb Hill Receives ABC NH/VT Excellence in Construction Awards

Cobb Hill Construction, Inc. has been honored by the Associated Builders and
Contractors of NH/VT (ABC NH/VT) with two Excellence in Construction Awards and one
Merit Award. 

NH Business Review - The Value of Hiring a Safety Conscious Builder

he value of hiring a safety-conscious builder
Extensive safety programs are cost-effective and good business
By Jerry KingwillFriday, January 2, 2009

Professional Remodeler Magazine - Breathing New Life Into Historic Buildings

Breathing New Life into Historic Buildings
By Jerry Kingwill, Cobb Hill Construction -- 3/10/2008 1:25:00 PM

Cobb Hill Project Manager Claude Dupuis oversaw the transformation of Concord, N.H.'s historic theater which included the creation of a three-story glass-enclosed stairway entry and atrium, and major renovation and restoration work to the lobby, 'Governor's Hall' function room, and theater. 

Construction Management: Be in the Know

Construction Management: Be in the Know, by Jerry Kingwill

Construction is a major responsibility of facilities management. One way to ensure successful construction projects is to work with a highly competent construction manager.

Homeless center finds a new home

More than two years after it opened in the basement of the South Congregational Church, the Concord Homeless Resource Center has moved into a new home on South State Street.

The resource center, a project of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, re-opened April 4 in a church-owned building at 6 S. State St. that also houses Cornerstone Family Resources, said Marcia Sprague, director of the resource center.