LCG Team Introductions: David Allaire

At Lighthouse Contracting Group (LCG), we believe our team members are as important as the business itself. Each member brings a unique set of ideas, talents, and personalities that combined make LCG one of the best contracting businesses in the Lakes Region. We are excited to introduce our newest team member—Production Manager David Allaire!

About David

Having worked in construction and woodworking since his teens, David has decades of custom, high-end finishing experience. David learned about LCG through his mate, Carolynn, who discovered LCG on Indeed. It was when he looked up Lighthouse online that David realized he would be a great fit for the team. He immediately wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself—part of a real team with a family-like vibe.  So he uploaded his resume right then and there!

David’s Background

David left his home in Vermont when he was 18 and headed out to find his way. He moved to Florida and after only spending 30 days there, he met a man who offered him a job restoring a home on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. David ran a paint crew for a few months and naturally fell into all things construction, really discovering an interest in building cabinets and furniture.

David fell in love with the tranquility of island life and worked mostly on his own for seven years. When he grew restless, he returned to the States and enrolled at Roger Williams University. He graduated with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Architecture. After school, David moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he started a custom furniture company with his younger brother, who also had a knack for all things woodworking. David and his brother quickly made a name for themselves making custom, high-end furniture. Owning a company was very rewarding, but being the boss, the partner, the accountant, and the salesman made David weary.

David decided to leave his company to find another way to satiate his desire to make and design furniture without all the hassle of being a business owner. He sought out furniture companies that were larger and had CNC capabilities, submerging himself into AutoCAD and automated woodworking.

David eventually moved back to Vermont to assist with his family. While there, a cabinet and custom milling company hired him as a Project Manager. He found management to be very rewarding and challenging. He enjoys working diligently together with a team to make something beautiful and awe-inspiring. David is excited to continue that work as LCG’s Production Manager.

Favorite Type of Remodeling Project

David’s favorite project is a kitchen remodel.

“It is such an important part of a home. It’s the hub of the house where so much of family lifetakes place. When design and a well-thought layout are mixed, the room can become so much more than a bunch of utilitarian cabinets.” — David Allaire

Favorite Part About Working for Lighthouse

So far, David’s favorite part of being on the LCG team has been the people—not just the ones under our roof but the tradesmen we call coworkers. We work with a talented bunch who are steadfast in their professionalism.  And then there are the clients who put their trust in us to bring beauty into their homes. David enjoys it when someone has a vision and is willing to take a chance with a material or a design to see it come to life.

Coffee Talk

COFFEE! David likes it light and sweet, and always hot.  He uses Splenda, but prefers New Hampshire (and Vermont!) maple syrup.

Free Time

When he’s not managing a project or visiting a job site (always with a hot coffee in hand!), David can be found gardening (he especially loves house plants), painting, tinkering, making furniture, biking, or rubbing fuzzy animal tummies.

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LCG Team Introductions: Bill Wood Lead Carpenter

Our Lighthouse Contracting Group team introduction this week is our Lead Carpenter, Bill Wood. Once you have met with our sales and design team, Bill will be your main point of contact for the entirety of your home remodel project. Keep reading to learn more about Bill, his carpentry and remodeling background and why we put him in charge of your home.

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First Floor Family Renovation in Meredith NH

Project Description

Location: Meredith, New Hampshire

Year Completed: 2022

Subcontractors: A. Lee Interior Design, Squam Lakes Plumbing and Heating, Finer Tile & Masonry, Freer and Son HVAC, Lakeshore Electric, McGann Painting and Pressure Washing, John Groesser Plastering.


This project involved a full-scale renovation of the first floor of the home. The kitchen was completely remodeled, as well as the primary bedroom and bath, and the hallway bathroom and laundry room. An additional sitting area and built-in storage was added, along with an office space. All of the existing finishes were removed, and with the help of designer Allison Lockard, everything was updated for a more modern look. To create an open-concept space, the first floor layout was reworked to optimize the flow and functionality of the home.


The Success Story

Our goal for the project was to create a beautiful, usable space for this family to enjoy. The homeowners were looking for a more open-concept layout, so the floor plan was reworked to make better use of the space. In order to do this, some structural changes were made, including taking down a load-bearing wall and reinforcing it with a three-ply LVL support beam. All new Mathews Brothers white vinyl windows were installed and the dining room slider door was also replaced. Two mini-splits were installed by Freer and Son HVAC to more efficiently heat and cool the home. This, and the new windows and slider, will also improve energy efficiency. 


Modern Farmhouse Kitchen: 

We often think of the kitchen as one of the main focal points in the home; not only does it need to be functional, but it also serves just as much as an entertainment space. This kitchen has a light and bright feel and a modern farmhouse-style design. On the ceilings, we installed white shiplap and refinished the existing wood beams to accentuate the high, vaulted ceilings. All new cabinetry and granite countertops were added, the appliances were upgraded, and the light fixtures were updated for a refreshed look. 


Primary Bathroom:

In the primary bathroom, we installed a tiled shower with a glass door, which features a built-in niche, a shave shelf, and a corner shelf. The existing vanity was replaced, and a new built-in shelving unit provides additional storage space. Not only do these changes give the en-suite bathroom a more updated look, but they have also made the bathroom more practical for everyday use. 


Hallway Bathroom, Office & Built-Ins:

In the hallway half-bathroom, we updated the fixtures by changing out the vanity, installing a new toilet, and continuing the same luxury vinyl plank flooring into the bathroom that was used throughout the first floor. We also created a new laundry room area, as well as an additional sitting area, office, and built-in storage space in the room off of the kitchen. This has given the family a multi-functional space that serves as an entryway, sitting room, and an office area as needed.


Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Lighthouse Contracting Group was amazing to work with from start to finish. When we first met with Jeremy, we were unsure of exactly what we wanted done to our house but explained what our hope was. We needed another bedroom but also wanted to gut and redo our kitchen and make the first floor flow. He listened to us and suggested a complete first floor remodel because it would meet all of our requests and goals. The design team he paired with helped bring our dream to life. Not only did we remodel our kitchen and make it open concept with our living room, but they redid our first floor bathroom and created a first floor master suite that is absolutely beautiful. The project was within our budget and all of the materials and finishes are exactly what we hoped for!

Cody, the lead carpenter, and the rest of the team, as well as the subcontractors, were nothing short of phenomenal. Whenever an issue arose, because let's face it - they always do in construction, they handled it swiftly and with transparency. They accepted nothing short of the best and gave us the absolute best in return. They were timely, professional, and detailed in their work. The craftsmanship was top-notch.

While construction is normally stressful, the Lighthouse team made it stress-free. They communicated with us daily via their app and weekly at our meetings. We are in awe of the transformation of our home! We look forward to contracting with them again for our next home project!


Sarah and Jim
Sarah and Jim