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Rocky Retreat: Craftsman Inspired New Home Construction

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Project Description

Client:   The Doucet Family
Location:   Gilford, NH 03226
Year Completed:   2017-2018
SubcontractorsBrittain Plumbing; Mike Harvey Electrical; Quality Insulation; Master Plasters; Sheehan Tile; TF Fletcher Excavation; R.A. Dunlap & Sons Excavation; East Coast Foundations; Gilford Well; KCL Windows & Siding; Forrest Noe & Sons Painting

This young family was looking to build their “forever” home in the Gilford Community for their growing family. The result is a comfortable and practical, craftsman inspired, 2500 SF, 4 BR, 3.5 Bath, colonial home with many smart home features.

The Success Story

Developing a raw site can present many challenges; bringing utilities in, blasting ledge, shaping the landscape and all while working through the winter. The home features a first floor office, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths upstairs with a guest bedroom, bath, playroom and den in the finished basement.

Smart home features include a driveway alarm with wifi connectivity for the exterior lighting, locks, thermostats, garage doors, whole home audio and surveillance system. Energy performance was a driving factor in many of the products used in this project. Closed cell spray foam insulation helps make the home very comfortable while also efficient. All appliances used are energy star rated thus making the home very efficient.

This home was part of The Lakes Region 2018 Parade of Homes. A self-guided tour of 11 crafted homes featuring superior designs by premier builders and trade professionals.

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The Refuge: Governor’s Island Renovation

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Project Description

Client:   The Milligan Family
Location:   Governor’s Island, Gilford, NH 03226
Year Completed:   2017-2018
SubcontractorsDaniels Electric; Quality Insulation; Sheehan Tile; Master Plasters; No Limits Metalworks; Chadwick Mechanical; Meridian Construction; East Coast Foundations; Belknap Landscaping
Commercial Photography:   John Benford Photography

The client purchased this home in late summer of 2017 with the vision of creating a welcoming place that the extended family could gather and enjoy together.

The Success Story

We had to completely demo the interior and exterior of this building. The 30’ x 32’ open concept living area used to be three separate rooms with a fireplace in the middle. We removed the walls, re-framed the roof to move the ceilings up to 10’ and installed 1×8 V-groove in the coffered ceiling. This created a stunning space in the home which included the kitchen, dining table and TV sitting area. We also built the shelving and cabinetry around the fireplace in the music room. A coffered ceiling was built in the space with the addition of columns and pilasters to tie it all together.

We also added a laundry room, created a new powder room, remodeled the master bath, and built a stunning radius deck with attached screened porch. The deck includes a custom powder coated aluminum railing with mahogany rails and recessed panel newel posts. We also included an outdoor kitchen on the deck. All the gable ends were extended two feet to match the eaves with the addition of knee brackets on the front with gable brackets on the lake side.

This was a large scale, Governor’s Island renovation with many changes to the existing structure. One of the biggest challenges was trying to achieve the level of detail in the finish work. The home was a 1950’s structure with multiple additions and alterations throughout the years.

The result is a stunning home with beautiful landscape and outdoor living space.

Winning Design

NH Home Builders Association awarded this project the 2018 Cornerstone Silver Winner for Residential Remodel over $500,000. The Cornerstone Awards are presented yearly to recognize excellence in the building industry.

Client Feedback

Jeremy Doucet and Lighthouse Contracting Group know how to pay attention to the details.

We have known Jeremy for years, having contracted him to do many smaller projects. When considering a contractor to take on an extensive renovation of a house originally built in 1945, we chose someone we knew could handle the details…Jeremy Doucet and Lighthouse Contracting Group.

From the first day of construction, Jeremy and his team worked in complete harmony, always maintaining an immaculately clean job site and dealing with each new challenge only an older house can bring with careful consideration and a well-though out plan of action.

Attention to details, in-depth knowledge of both products and their applications and expert craftsmanship allow Lighthouse Contracting Group to excel in their delivery of a quality result. Jeremy is committed to completing his projects in perfect condition. I don’t think we ever had a chance to offer him a punch list because he had already addressed any unfinished items!

We highly recommend Jeremy Doucet and Lighthouse Contracting Group to anyone who would like to work with a true professional and quality craftsmen.

Thank you, Jeremy, for crafting your art and giving us a beautiful home to enjoy for years to come.

Jerry and Barbara
Jerry and Barbara
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Garwoods Modeled Renovation

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Project Description

Client:   Galuecia Family
Location:   Gilford, NH 03249
Association: Samoset Condominiums
Year Completed:   2013
Subcontractors:   BPMS; Harvey

This was a complete renovation of a 2+ bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo. The client had just purchased the home and wanted to make it their own.

The Success Story

We completely gutted this condo, including removing the fireplace in the middle of the living room to open up the space, which it did tremendously. The design was modeled after Garwoods Restaurant in Wolfeboro, NH, the paint colors were matched to the restaurant as well. All of the interior doors and trim were replaced along with most of the windows. We came up with a simple design for the window & door toppers, which added a lot of class.

The lower level was a slab on grade which limited our flooring options but we wanted the same flooring on all floors so we used an engineered hardwood that allowed us a glue down installation on the main and second floor, with a floating installation over a premium moisture mitigating underlayment on the lower level. The kitchen featured inset cabinet doors with honed finish granite tops and a glass tile backsplash.

Client Feedback

Jeremy, of Lighthouse Contracting Group, renovated our Samoset Condo on Lake Winnipesaukee. From beginning to end, we were thoroughly impressed and overwhelmingly satisfied with his professionalism, attention to detail, craftsmanship, commitment to quality, and follow-through. Jeremy took pride in his work and provided excellent client service, keeping us informed throughout the whole process. We have already recommended and will continue to highly recommend Jeremy for his first-rate contracting services!

Michael Galeucia
Michael Galeucia
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Lakefront Condo Renovation

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Project Description

Client:   Breakstone Family
Location:   Gilford NH 03249
Association: Samoset Condominiums
Year Completed:   2012
Architect:   BPMS; Harvey

This lakefront condo has one of the best views in the complex. The client absolutely loved the location but was ready to make it more comfortable and fitting for their family. Some custom built shelving solved their storage shortage.

The Success Story

The guest bathroom features in floor radiant heat with a tiled tub surround and a double sink vanity. The master bath features a custom tile shower using limestone with a glass tile accent. We custom fabricated all the bullnose & baseboard out of the limestone tiles. The fireplace received a makeover with a stone veneer & birds-eye maple mantle. We refinished the existing hardwood floors, which added great value.

Layout & storage solutions were one of our main focuses. We built custom wood shelving in all of the closets, including a built in dresser with soft close drawers in the guest bedroom. Before the renovation, the Kitchen was a galley kitchen. Moving the sink & creating a space to walk through to the dining room area opened up the kitchen immensely. New windows featuring retractable screens offered a much clearer view of the lake & mountains.

Client Feedback

I have nothing but the highest praise for the professionalism, craftsmanship and reliability of Jeremy Doucet and Lighthouse Contracting Group. Jeremy and his skilled colleagues completed an extensive renovation at our vacation home on Lake Winnipesaukee approximately 4 years ago. From the get-go, Jeremy was an absolute pleasure to deal with in every regard. He has an amazing problem-solving approach which incorporates extensive building and architectural sensitivities. His pricing and cost-projections were consistently fair and reasonable. His workmanship is what sets him apart. He pays incredible attention to detail. For example, there was a switch plate over a switch box which didn’t quite fit. Jeremy spent hours filing down the electrical box and tweaking the plate until the fit was right. He is an honest reliable contractor who gets the work done on time and on budget. All of our work and the subsequent 3 jobs has done at our home were completed to our satisfaction even while we were back home in the Boston area. Jeremy provides worry-free, complete satisfaction, quality work. I would recommend to everyone. He is a gem.

Marc Breakstone
Marc Breakstone
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Waterfront Condo Renovation

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Project Description

Client:   Giles Family
Location:   Gilford NH 03249
Association: Samoset Condominiums
Year Completed:   2013
Architect:   BPMS; Harvey

This beautiful lake front condo received a makeover, yet we managed to salvage some features that were already updated. We kept the hardwood floors and stairs but remodeled 2 ½ baths and the kitchen. The entire condo was re-painted and new carpet installed in the bedrooms and lower level.

The Success Story

We removed the vanity in the ½ bath and installed a pedestal sink with sconces on either side of the oval mirror. We changed the layout in the kitchen & installed a new tile floor with white cabinets, granite tops & a tile stone backsplash. The master bath features a stunning custom tile shower with a bench & niche. The vanity top coordinates well with the tile shower. We re-finished the existing fiberglass tub/shower surround in the guest bath & installed a new tile floor, vanity cabinet & marble top.

New windows with retractable screens offered a much clearer view of the lake & mountains. Paint colors were chosen wisely to create a warm environment. A fresh coat of urethane was applied to all the interior doors & woodwork as well as the existing hardwood floor to give it a fresh look. All new light fixtures , outlets, switches & coverplates completed this renovation for a brand new appearance.

Client Feedback

It is with great pleasure we write this testimonial for Lighthouse Contracting Group. After purchasing a waterfront condo on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, we hired Lighthouse Contracting Group to renovate the entire unit. We had the pleasure of working with Jeremy Doucet on the complete renovation of our Living Room, Dining Room, Full Kitchen, 3 Bathrooms from top to bottom. He also put in new windows and we had him redo our back deck. The entire renovation came out absolutely perfect. His crew was always professional and courteous.

Jeremy worked with Pauline throughout the entire process, exchanging ideas in selecting tile, granite, cabinets, fixtures, etc. He would not install anything unless Pauline loved it. Jeremy is quite the perfectionist. We highly recommend Lighthouse for any job big or small.

Skip & Pauline Giles
Skip & Pauline Giles
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Showcase Condo Renovation

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Project Description

Client:   Kent Family
Location:   Gilford NH 03249
Association: Samoset Condominium
Year Completed:   2011
Architect:   BPMS; Harvey

This 2+ bedroom, 2 ½ bath condo was completely gutted to create the client’s dream home. The kitchen layout was completely changed to create a cleaner work space. The master closet & bathroom were reconfigured for a better use of space.

The Success Story

This was a large project including all new interior doors, trim, flooring, windows & doors. Both the deck & enclosed porch were remodeled as well. We expanded the porch, added removable storm glass panels for off season use and installed a tile floor for a more finished look. All the windows & doors were replaced with Pella units & featured a pre-finished interior with retractable screens & blinds between the glass.

The master bath & closet were completely reconfigured and feature a woman’s vanity, custom tile shower with fold down teak bench and custom built shelving in the closets. We built a custom entertainment center on the lower level with flipper doors for a television, adjustable shelving standards for the bookcases on either side and an enamel finish for durability. The fireplace is a beautiful feature in the heart of the condo with a custom built mantle & surround.

Client Feedback

Having built a house several years ago we had a lot of experience dealing with contractors, most of it negative. So it was with great trepidation that we decided to buy a summer condo in New Hampshire that required extensive renovations. But the experience we had with Jeremy Doucet of Lighthouse Contracting Group as our contractor was 100% positive. Our condo renovation turned out better than we ever dreamed. Jeremy’s expertise in all areas of our renovation was invaluable. His cost estimates were accurate. His work, and that of his crew, was top notch. He is a perfectionist right down to the details. No corners were cut here. Our condo was practically gutted and
completely redone so it was a huge project. Yet when it was finished, Jeremy and his crew left it in turnkey condition. Not a speck of construction dust or debris anywhere. And what a showcase it was! Jeremy had great design ideas and suggestions that turned our condo into a stunning showcase. An honest, skilled contractor is a rare find. We only wish we could transplant Jeremy and his crew to Massachusetts to work on our home there.

Paula Kent & Ray Devettere
Paula Kent & Ray Devettere