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In 1989, Techo-Bloc had a great idea: create    textures, all designed to give homeowners
paving stones and masonry products that         the ultimate in design flexibility. Perhaps
blend more harmoniously with nature and         most important, Techo-Bloc stones com-
make them affordable for a broader range        plement each other, so you can mix up col-
of users. This innovative notion led to new     ors and textures to achieve a personalized
products and in-house inventions that           look to suit your style.
have transformed the look, appeal and               Techo-Bloc stones are the highest         TECHO-BLOC
economics of landscaping, and have also         quality, most advanced stones available.      PRECIOUS STONES
made Techo-Bloc a world industry leader         Visit for hundreds
in product development. With three pro-         of landscape ideas to inspire your imagi-     • De-Icing Salt Resistant
duction facilities in Canada and two state-     nation. You’ll see why homeowners and
                                                                                              • Strength & Durability
of-the-art plants in Pennsylvania, they are     professionals agree: Techo-Bloc stones
paving a pathway of precious stones across      are not just landscape stones… they are       • Transferable Lifetime Warranty
North America while beautifying land-           precious stones.                              • Color Through & Through
scapes, homes and buildings.
    Techo-Bloc’s manufactured masonry
and landscape stones are specically de-
signed to blend seamlessly with the natural
environment, yet they are more durable
and easier to install and maintain than nat-
ural stone. From patios to poolsides, walk-                                                   Techo-Bloc
ways to driveways, and even retaining                                                         5255 Albert-Millichamp Street
                                                                                              St-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Z8
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Bring your music and TV outdoors.              tures, from 122 degrees to 24 below!
    This summer you can enjoy the beau-        Screens range from 23 to 46 inches, so you
ty of your landscape and your music or tel-    can see the action from the pool, the deck
evision at the same time. Access Connec-       or the yard.
tions can bring your audio and video               And don’t forget the landscape lighting.
outdoors with a variety of high-quality        With Access Connections’ lighting control
audio speakers uniquely designed as            system, you can set your landscape lights to   BOB GAETZ &
rocks, planters or waterfalls.
    Imagine a spectacular, balanced listen-
                                               turn on at sunset and off at sunrise, or any
                                               time of your choosing. Access Connections
                                                                                              ANNE PELAGATTI
ing environment that blends into your          can also create lighting scenes to highlight   Personal attention, knowledge and
landscape. No longer do you need to have       your outdoor living environment and add        product breadth set Anne and Bob’s
large speakers blasting out the window or      drama to your landscape.                       business apart. They design and
on the side of your house. Access Connec-          As a leader in home systems integra-       install custom home theaters, whole-
tions works with makers of high-quality,       tion, Access Connections can make all          house music systems, lighting and
                                                                                              smart home controls for the inside
architectural outdoor weatherproof speak-      your systems work seamlessly and easily.
                                                                                              and outside of the home. They invite
er products which are protected from out-                                                     you to visit their showroom in down-
door elements (bugs, rain, snow and ice),                                                     town Groton, Massachusetts.
as well as from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
    Best of all, you never have to miss a
Red Sox game again: you can watch the
barbeque and the game. Access Connec-                                                         Access Connections, Inc.
tions’ weather-resistant flat-screen televi-                                                  491 Main Street, Route 119
                                                                                              Groton, MA
sions from SunBrite TV can withstand                                                          (978) 448-2877
water, dust and bugs in most tempera-                                               

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Looking to transform your landscape into         the Boston Design Guide.
a great room for outdoor living all year            “Integrity is the key to our longevity—
round? Alan Steiman’s Landscape, Inc.            we listen to our customers and deliver on
specializes in extreme landscape make-           our promises, on time and on budget. This
overs, providing exceptional landscape de-       simple approach has made us one of the         ALAN STEIMAN
sign and installation services.                  region’s leading firms,” Steiman says.
  “My passion is to create remarkable               Because Steiman’s is a full-service com-    The first home Alan landscaped was
                                                                                                his parents’—when he was twelve.
spaces that will enhance the value and           pany, you only need to make one call for
                                                                                                By the time he was sixteen he had
comfort of your home,” Steiman says.             your entire project. Steiman’s highly          his own landscaping business,
“The design should have a unique and             skilled and experienced craftsmen can de-      which he kept up while earning his
inviting feel to it.”                            sign and install your entire landscape proj-   degree. He incorporated the busi-
  Outdoor fireplaces and firepits, raised        ect, giving you a contractor experience        ness in 1974, and today, with over
terraces and patios, waterfalls, fresh and       like no other.                                 40 years of experience, he is con-
saltwater pools, Jacuzzis, grilling and din-        “We felt there was only one choice for      sidered one of the region’s premier
ing areas . . . the possibilities are endless.   our landscape—Alan Steiman,” say clients       landscapers.
  Steiman and master landscape designer          Monica and Jim Shay. “To us, the outdoors
Tom Wilhelm create unique designs that           is an extension of our indoor space. Alan
will complement your location and archi-         understands this; he knows how we use          Alan Steiman’s Landscape, Inc.
tecture, turning a plain yard into a sooth-      our property as a family and how we like        .O.
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                                                                                                Northboro, MA 01532
ing retreat of rich colors and textures for      to entertain throughout the year.”             (508) 393-6682
every season. In fact, their designs and                                                        cell: (774) 245-0637
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Dreaming of dining al fresco with your          products include glass and pottery by
sweetheart but don’t want to travel all the     Simon Pearce, crystal and metal by Nambé,
way to Paris? Turn your dream into reality      Belgian linens by Libeco Home, tablemats
in your own backyard. Transform your            and floormats by Chilewich, and rugs by
patio into an outdoor café with a tradition-    Merida Meridian.
al teak dining set or with furniture from            Also at Didriks, you can find a variety
mixed materials, such as teak and stainless     of bamboo fence products through our             DIDRIKS
steel or resin wicker, which offer a more       partner company, the Bamboo Fencer. A            Offering attentive, personalized
modern approach to outdoor dining.              bamboo fence can help transform your             service, along with delivery and
    Thinking of inviting friends over for       backyard into a beautiful living space.          assembly, Didriks is perfect for your
brunch? Take it outdoors with a teak serv-      Aside from its natural strength and durabil-     needs. The store is located in
ing cart and an umbrella for shade during       ity, bamboo is the ultimate “green” fence        Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the
those lazy, sunny afternoons. Enhance the       material. The Bamboo Good Neighbor               corner of Concord and Huron
table setting with a summery linen table-       Fence (made in the USA) offers an out-           avenues and is open seven days a
cloth to set the mood. You can enjoy your       standing overall value in versatility and pri-   week (Mon.–Fri. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.,
                                                                                                 Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–5
new space for years to come, as Didriks car-    vacy. Visit for
                                                                                                 p.m.). The Didriks collection is also
ries only the highest-quality furniture from    more information.                                available online at
internationally known manufacturers, in-
cluding Barlow Tyrie and Modern Out-
door, who make products to last a lifetime.
    To complete your living environment,                                                         Didriks
                                                                                                 190 Concord Avenue
both outdoors and indoors, Didriks offers                                                        Cambridge, MA 02138
an exquisite collection of tableware, linens,                                                    (617) 354-5700
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GalaMont custom-designed outdoor build-            belvederes—six-sided bell-shaped buildings
ings are showcases of art and craftsmanship.       with a copper ball and finial on the roof—
Founded on the belief that art is an expres-       designed for dining and entertaining. If you
sion of something beautiful inside, the com-       need a space for hobbies, why not choose a
pany builds all types of outbuildings: gaze-       GalaMont carriage house for a perfect place    STEPHEN STOLTZFUS
bos, pool houses, home offices, sheds,             to tinker and unwind? If you have children,
gambrels for pavilions and playhouses. Each        imagine a backyard playhouse designed like     Stephen is part of the Amish commu-
                                                                                                  nity, known for its heritage of hard
is handcrafted one at a time using only the        a manor, cottage or Victorian home.
                                                                                                  work and craftsmanship. He com-
finest materials.                                     “We get a lot of satisfaction out of cre-   bines those principles with his pas-
   “We strive to build the best quality, not the   ating something unique and different,”         sion for creating. To him, they’re not
most volume,” says owner/artisan Stephen           Stoltzfus says. “Each GalaMont building        just outbuildings, they are an expres-
Stoltzfus. “We love authentic materials,           is as different from the next as the owner     sion of creativity. He works closely
cedar shakes, real wood siding, shutters and       is different from their neighbor. It’s the     with each client to create a show-
trim, high-quality windows and doors.”             details that make the difference.”             piece for his or her unique landscape.
   Every building is customized for the               Nestled in Lancaster County, Pennsyl-
client’s tastes and site, and built with the       vania, GalaMont does much of its work
utmost attention to detail. GalaMont can           by e-mail and phone. Or visit and be de-
match your home’s architectural style              lighted with Amish hospitality in Gala-
and create specific sizes to fit your indi-        Mont’s farm guesthouse.
vidual space.                                                                                     GalaMont
                                                                                                  New Holland, PA
   You can view the company’s past work at                                                        (877) 350.3551 There are belles and                                                  

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                              Each of our personally designed garden
                               structures are a showpiece of art and
                              craftsmanship. Let us help you design a
                             structure that perfectly ts your lifestyle.

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If you want to make your home more en-          mon deck screws are all you need. The
joyable by doing less maintenance, Geno-        deck boards come in two profiles, 2x6
va is your go-to company for building ma-       inches and 5/4x6 inches. In addition,
terials. Genova has enhanced many home          they’re made in the U.S.A.
improvement products, including plumb-               Distributed throughout the United
ing, rain gutters, fencing, railings, lattice   States and internationally, Genova’s prod-
and decking, by producing them with             ucts are the highest quality in the industry.    ABOUT GENOVA
sturdy, maintenance-free PVC materials.         The company’s vinyl decking and railing          Genova began 45 years ago with
All will beautify your home while giving        products have gained ICC approval, and           one man’s dream to simplify the
you more leisure time.                          all of its building materials exceed nation-     lives of others by manufacturing
    For example, Genovations solid-PVC          al building code requirements. Genova is         complete, maintenance-free, do-it-
deck boards are engineered to last a life-      so confident of their reliability, it contin-    yourself plumbing systems. Today,
time and are ideal whether you’re replacing     ues to offer a lifetime warranty on all of its   Genova has evolved with technolo-
an old deck or adding a new one. Specially      products, a promise made possible by four        gy and continues to improve the
engineered solid PVC will not absorb            decades of expertise in engineering and          lives of millions with complete gut-
                                                                                                 ter, fence, railing and decking sys-
moisture and will never warp, rot, crack,       manufacturing.
                                                                                                 tems, all manufactured with low-
splinter or stain. The barefoot-friendly,            Projects made with Genova’s vinyl           maintenance PVC.
fade-resistant, low-gloss surface has a nat-    building products are just as durable years
ural wood grain and comes in four earth-        later as the day they were constructed.
tone shades to accent your home: sandal-        Visit the company’s Web site to see a            Genova Products, Inc.
wood, birchwood, cedar and driftwood.           gallery of projects.                             7034 East Court Street
                                                                                                 Davison, MI 48423
    Genovations decking is designed for                                                          (810) 744-4500
quick and easy installation with no special                                                      toll free: (800) 521-7488
fasteners and no expensive spacers; com-                                               

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Imagine pulling into your driveway               you will be happy with the final product.
through a set of gates that perfectly cap-           “Their attention to scheduling. . . and
tures your home’s personality, or relaxing       the products themselves have suited our
on your balcony with hand-forged metal           needs perfectly,” says builder and customer
railings. If those are the finishing touches     Finley H. Perry of F.H. Perry Builders.
you’re looking for, then contact the talent-     “They know how to deal with people and,
ed craftsmen at Main Street Metal Prod-          therefore, how to get things done.”            KIERAN (“K.O.”)
                                                                                                MICHAEL J. COUTU
ucts. They specialize in designing, fabricat-        Main Street’s mission is to treat each     O'SHAUGHNESSY Design
                                                                                                As president of the Sudbury
ing and installing custom metal products.        project with the respect and attention to
                                                                                                Group, Coutu built a firm whose
     A quick look at the photos on Main          detail that it deserves. The company man-      Kieran has twenty-three years of
                                                                                                reputation is recognized for respon-
Street’s website demonstrates their ability to   ufactures award-winning metalwork, de-         construction experience and is well
                                                                                                sive master planning and design,
service all of your metal needs. Whether it’s    livers it on time and exceeds customers’       respected in the industry. He incor-
                                                                                                along with the ability to manage the
a cast-iron fountain, ornamental iron fence,     expectations. Visit Main Street’s website to   porated Main Street Metal Products
                                                                                                implementation process to a highly
bronze railings or a contemporary stainless      get inspired by the metalwork that could       in 1995 and has earned a reputation
                                                                                                detailed level of completion. He has
                                                                                                for quality craftsmanship and cre-
steel counter for your outdoor kitchen,          beautify your home.                            been involved in a variety
                                                                                                ativity. In fact, his firm has received
Main Street Metal Products can fabricate                                                        of projects, including upscale resi-
                                                                                                ten awards from the landscape and
and install it for you. Historic renovations                                                    dential, commercial, recreational
                                                                                                construction industries. He was also
are also a large part of Main Street’s busi-                                                    and community-based endeavors.
                                                                                                featured on This Old House.
     The company’s in-house designer will                                                       Main Street Metal Products, Inc.
                                                                                                Sudbury Design Group
ensure that the new metalwork comple-                                                           1504 Providence Road
                                                                                                740 Boston Post Highway, Suite 21
ments the architecture of your home. You                                                        Norwood, MA 02062
                                                                                                Sudbury, MA 01776
                                                                                                (978) 255-1050
                                                                                                (781) 443-3638
will also receive detailed shop drawings and                                          
                                                                                                fax: (781) 255-1090
samples before fabrication begins so that                                             

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Paul Massad Landscaping, headquartered         The company’s maintenance service is
in Boylston, Massachusetts, is a design-       available to provide continuous care for
build company backed by over twenty            the long-term health of your property.
years of experience. The company pro-              Paul Massad Landscaping has the
vides fine residential design and construc-    equipment, materials and expertise to
tion services to properties throughout         build a product respectful of your aesthet-
New England. Projects range from small         ic goals and budget. It’s the company’s in-   THOUGHTFUL DESIGN
pocket gardens to estate development. The      tent to provide quality outdoor living
company’s continuous dedication to cus-        spaces through a seamless design-build        “Paul Massad offers thoughtful and
                                                                                             inspiring design ideas. He can visu-
tomer satisfaction, as well as ecological      process. Feel free to contact the office to
                                                                                             alize a property’s full potential and
and cultural awareness in developing sus-      discuss your next project today.
                                                                                             create a beautifully landscaped
tainable landscapes, is unsurpassed.                                                                ”
                                                                                             home, says customer Ted
    In-house design staff provide a full                                                     Goodnow, CEO of Woodmeister
range of services, from conceptual design                                                    Master Builders. In addition, Paul
to construction documentation. Their                                                         Massad Landscaping has been rec-
built product is derived from personal,                                                      ognized with awards from a number
hands-on construction methods devel-                                                         of area horticultural associations,
oped through continuous site manage-                                                         including The Arnold Arboretum of
                                                                                             Harvard University.
ment. The company regularly collects
specimen plant materials, antique granite
and garden amenities, providing a palette                                                    Paul Massad Landscaping
                                                                                             411 Cross Street
from which to develop custom stone ap-                                                       Boylston, MA 01505
plications, water features, mature plant in-                                                 (508) 842-6599
stallations and heirloom arrangements.                                             

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You may have seen Piscataqua Landscap-          its list of specialties so its clients can enjoy
ing’s fleet of distinctive white and green      their landscapes into the evening hours.
trucks on the move from southern Maine          The company designs and installs low-
to the north coast of Massachusetts. With       voltage lighting that dramatically changes
a crew of over forty professionals, Pis-        your landscape as night falls while increas-       BOOTH HEMINGWAY
cataqua has been beautifying homes and          ing your property’s safety and security.
businesses for thirty years.                         With a professional crew like Pis-            Booth has dedicated his life to cre-
                                                                                                   ating beautiful landscapes. Hooked
    From designing and installing new           cataqua Landscaping caring for your
                                                                                                   at the age of eight while mowing
landscapes to renovating older gardens and      property, you can say goodbye to your              his family’s lawn, he has built one of
creating exceptional hardscapes and light-      mower and garden tools and hello to                the most successful full-service
ing designs, the Piscataqua team does it all.   more free time. Piscataqua adds its special        landscaping firms in the region.
With a reputation for excellence, Piscataqua    touch during the holiday season with cus-          Celebrating 30 years, Booth and his
Landscaping proudly guarantees all its work     tom decorations, and with its standard             team enjoy many longstanding
and delivers superior customer service.         spring and fall cleanup, pruning, fertiliz-        clients and have received numerous
    The company credits its decades of          ing and weed control, you’ll enjoy your            awards of distinction.
success to its practice of providing a single   property more than ever.
point of contact for each customer, along            For superior results you’ll want to
with a true commitment to providing top-        share with friends and family all year             Piscataqua Landscaping
                                                                                                   Company, Inc.
quality products and reliable maintenance       long, turn to the certified experts at Pis-        26 MacLellan Lane
you can count on.                               cataqua Landscaping Company.                       Eliot, ME 03903
    In recent years, Piscataqua Landscap-                                                          (207) 439-2241
ing has added custom lighting systems to                                                 

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Since 1985, R. P. Marzilli & Company has      landscape construction students at accred-
constructed many of New England’s finest      ited colleges through the PLANET Acade-
landscapes. The company was founded by        mic Excellence Foundation.
Robert Marzilli, who developed a talented         The company’s reputation as a leading
staff of landscape professionals, horticul-   landscape contractor in the region is based      ROBERT P. MARZILLI
turists, stonemasons, estimators and de-      on client approval and satisfaction. Its staff
signers. The company collaborates with        consistently exceeds clients’ expectations       Robert Marzilli is the founder and
                                                                                               owner of R. P Marzilli & Company,
clients to build award-winning landscape      to deliver beautiful and functional land-
                                                                                               Inc., with 33 years of experience in
projects. Projects include site develop-      scapes, and their ability to complete com-       the landscape construction industry.
ment, masonry, architectural stone fea-       plex projects results in strong referrals        He is a Massachusetts Certified
tures, water features, plant and lawn in-     year after year. The outdoor living areas of     Arborist, and he earned his B.S. in
stallation, mature tree moving, irrigation,   some of the finest residences in the region      landscape architecture from the
site amenities and maintenance. The com-      are the result of the skill, hard work and       University of Massachusetts at
pany’s resources include regional, national   dedication of R. P. Marzilli & Company.          Amherst and an A.S. in landscape
and international suppliers of hardscape                                                       operations from the Stockbridge
materials and plants.                                                                          School of Agriculture.
     R.P. Marzilli & Company has received                                                          .
                                                                                               R. P Marzilli & Company, Inc.
several national and regional awards for                                                       21A Trotter Drive
landscape construction and environmen-                                                         Medway, MA 02053
tal improvement. Its staff is dedicated to                                                     (800) 794-5480
                                                                                               (508) 533-8700
supporting the landscape industry and is                                                       fax: (508) 533-3718
proud to have established a scholarship for                                          
Creating New England’s Finest Landscapes

                       21A Trotter Drive | Medway MA02053
                    800.794.5480 | 508.533.8700 | f: 508.533.3718
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As one of Boston’s premier residential         patios, which allow rainwater to seep back
contractors, S+H Construction creates          into the aquifer instead of running off into
magnificent exterior living spaces to com-     a storm drain. The key is a completely dif-
plement your home through its sitework         ferent kind of base prep, Shea says.
and landscape division.                            Preserving and transplanting mature
     S+H’s team members are experts at         trees is another part of the team’s conser-
executing well-thought-out landscape de-       vation focus; they will move trees up to 40     JACK SHEA
signs, incorporating how you use your          feet tall and ensure that they like their new
landscape with proper siting and the right     environment. The team also focuses on           With over 25 years of landscape and
                                                                                               construction knowledge, Jack is an
mix of hardscape and plants that will look     using both stone and plant materials na-
                                                                                               experienced, licensed construction
great all year round.                          tive to the area.                               supervisor. A skilled multi-tasker, he
     “For example, we’ll choose trees that         Installations range from large projects     arranges estimating and scheduling,
look great when they’re leafed out and         in the suburbs to tight urban work sites,       develops new client relationships
during late fall through winter with a coat-   but all are done with well-coordinated lo-      and maintains client and architect
ing of snow,” says landscape expert Jack       gistics and intelligent planning. S+H’s         relationships. Before joining S+H
Shea, who heads the division. “Our instal-     Green Team works with homeowners,                                    ,
                                                                                               Construction in 1997 Jack ran the
lations not only look good from the street,    landscape designers and architects alike to     hardscape division of a design/build
but when you look out from the home.”          beautify your landscape.                        firm in western Massachusetts.
     Shea and his Green Team excel at con-
servation, installing rainwater capture sys-                                                   S+H Construction
tems and storage tanks so water can be                                                         26 New Street
                                                                                               Cambridge, MA 02138
reused for irrigation or water features in                                                     (617) 876-8286
the yard. They also expertly install the new                                                   fax: (617) 864-1850
permeable pavers for driveways and                                                   

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Custom Home Building | Renovations & Additions | Historical Renovations | Landscaping & Site Work | Renewable Energy

                               THE SITEWORK AND LANDSCAPE DIVISION collaborates with homeowners and architects
 2007                          to create stone walls, terraces, patios, walkways, waterfalls, ponds, and reflecting pools in
 Best General   Best Kitchen   addition to overall site improvements, plantings, gardening, water management, and drainage.
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As a design firm with a deep appreciation       comprehensive team of talented and com-
for the arts, design disciplines and the en-    petent professionals (architects, interior
vironment, Studio B Designworks views           designers, engineers, builders, artisans
each project through an artful lens and         and artists alike) based on their value to
responds to cues from the site to ensure        specific design requirements. Open com-
its work fits within the context of the         munication and the team’s combined ex-
greater surroundings.                           pertise allow Studio B to execute dynamic,        STEPHEN BAGLEY
     With an affinity for both traditional      artistic designs that are tailored specifical-
and contemporary styles, Studio B is con-       ly to a site and to clients’ individual tastes.   Studio B’s owner, Stephen has over
                                                                                                  a decade of professional design and
sistent in its focus to produce work that            In executing its designs, Studio B so-
                                                                                                  construction experience on high-end
supports current trends in lifestyle and        licits competitive bids from trusted sub-         residential and commercial proper-
sustainable practice. In the residential sec-   contractors within its professional net-          ties. An artist and dedicated land-
tor, for example, Studio B has responded        work, creates timelines and cost                  scape steward, he enjoys creating
to an increased desire from clients to real-    projections, and oversees all phases of           stimulating and enduring environ-
ize outdoor environments that have year-        construction, providing quality control for       ments that enrich everyday life. He
round purpose, that bring resort luxuries       clients and support to all workers on the         earned his degree in landscape archi-
to the home and that minimize environ-          job. Studio B is committed to the best in-        tecture from UMass Amherst and is
mental impact while delivering increased        terests of its clients and to maintaining the     a member of the American Society
                                                                                                  of Landscape Architects.
economy and efficiency.                         integrity of its design intent.
     From consultation and design through                                                         Studio B Designworks
project management, Studio B works                                                                 .O.
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through a collaborative, creative process.                                                        South Hamilton, MA 01982
The firm fosters productive working rela-                                                         (978) 405-0264
                                                                                                  fax: (978) 233-2561
tionships with clients and assembles a                                                  
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Since 1957, the Sudbury Design Group has          sign development process, from construc-
been bridging the gap between the twin con-       tion through completion. They advocate a
siderations of form and function, creating        collaborative affiliation with other design
harmony between the home and its sur-             professionals; architects, interior designers
roundings. Specializing in high-end residen-      and building contractors should all work in
tial projects, the staff of the Sudbury Design    concert from the project’s inception. This re-
Group, boasting one of the industry’s lowest      lationship fosters the pursuit of a common         MICHAEL J. COUTU
employment turnovers, is composed of              goal—the client’s best interest. The result is a
highly skilled, award-winning landscape ar-       landscape that is in perfect accord with the       As president of the Sudbury Design
                                                                                                     Group, Coutu built a firm whose
chitects, graphic designers, urban planners       architecture and which maximizes both aes-
                                                                                                     reputation is recognized for respon-
and engineers who strive to preserve the          thetic and functional values. Clients particu-     sive master planning and design,
complexity and integrity of their designs. At-    larly appreciate the ongoing relationship fos-     along with the ability to manage the
tention to detail and the consistent ability to   tered by the company’s principals, a dynamic       implementation process to a highly
complete projects on time and within budg-        bond that grows and matures over time, in          detailed level of completion. He has
et are just two of the qualities that set Sud-    sync with the landscape itself.                    been involved in a variety of proj-
bury Design Group apart.                               Sudbury Design Group is confident that        ects, including upscale residential,
     Their competent craftsmen include the        their participation will ensure a final result     commercial, recreational and com-
area’s finest masons and horticulturists.         of beauty with optimum satisfaction!               munity-based endeavors.
Their diverse expertise enables them to im-
plement a wide variety of residential and                                                            Sudbury Design Group
commercial projects from conception to                                                               740 Boston Post Road
completion.                                                                                          Sudbury, MA 01776
                                                                                                     (978) 443-3638
     Clients are consulted and considered                                                  
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For over twenty years, Triad Associates             Triad’s work, both commercial and
has earned the distinction of being one of     residential, can be seen from the Maine
New England’s premier hardscape design         coast to the New Hampshire lakes region,
and installation companies. Located in         and throughout Massachusetts (includ-
Haverhill, Massachusetts, Triad services       ing the Cape and Islands), Rhode Island,
all of New England (including the Cape         Connecticut and New York.
and Islands), working hand-in-hand with             Whether it’s a simple patio or a com-     ABOUT TRIAD
individual homeowners, as well as com-         plex exterior design, Triad’s crew gives
mercial builders and architects.               full attention to each job. Triad prides it-   Triad Associates’ design department
                                                                                              works with the latest design pro-
    The Triad team includes designers,         self on a simple yet vital philosophy: “Just
                                                                                              grams to take a client’s concept and
construction supervisors and some of the       do it right.” You’ll see the results in the
                                                                                              give it substance through 3D ren-
country’s most experienced hardscape arti-     high quality of your finished project.         derings. Once approved by the
sans to help customers take their basic con-                                                  client, these plans serve as both a
cept all the way through design, construc-                                                    technical and visual guide for the
tion and completion of the project. Triad’s                                                   construction crews in the comple-
experience goes well beyond standard                                                          tion of each project.
hardscapes (such as pool decks, patios,
driveways, walls and walkways) to include
complete exterior environments featuring
integrated waterfalls, fireplaces and cus-                                                    Triad Associates, Inc.
tomized cooking areas. Just bring Triad’s                                                     100 Downing Avenue
                                                                                              Haverhill, MA 01830
team your ideas, your magazine clippings                                                      (978) 373-4223
or a complete design from your landscape                                                      toll free: (800) 464-8833
architect, and they’ll make it happen.                                              


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100 Downing Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 978-373-4223
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Imagine taking the Winston floral design      change plants by season according to your
aesthetic and expanding it to your garden,    schedule, whether you’re away from the
rooftop or deck: you’d have beautiful         city for a season or want beautiful gardens
blooms year-round. Now you can, because       all four seasons.
Winston Flowers is launching a full gar-         Winston Flowers takes pride in its         KATE KENNEN
den design department this spring, to be      unique choice of plant materials, hand-
headed by landscape architect Kate Ken-       selecting each from trusted local vendors     With a childhood spent at her fami-
                                                                                            ly’s garden center, you could say
nen, formalizing the garden service of-       who grow specifically for Winston’s. The
                                                                                            garden design is in Kennen’s DNA.
fered previously.                             wide selection allows for unique plant        She earned a bachelor’s degree in
   The department will focus on urban         combinations and designs, so you’ll always    landscape architecture from Cornell
outdoor space with container and special-     be delighted with something different. Of     and a master’s in landscape archi-
ty gardens, such as perennial and herb        course, Winston’s trademark containers        tecture from Harvard. She ran her
gardens around a patio, container plant-      are high style but will stand up to the       own landscape architecture practice
ings at the front door, and elaborate roof    harsh New England weather.                    in Boston and now joins Winston
deck landscapes for both residences and          More than a green thumb, Kennen            Flowers, providing creative direction
businesses. Through in-home consulta-         brings a sustainable design ethic to her      in garden design.
tions, Winston’s designers will customize     work. She creates productive landscapes
each project for your color palette, design   by choosing plants that cleanse storm
style and taste, so your garden comple-       water, enhance the soil, provide edible
                                                                                            Winston Flowers Garden Design
ments your architecture. Winston Flowers      vegetation, improve wildlife habitat and
                                                                                            Boston, MA 02118
also offers a maintenance program to care     require minimal water, which is especially    (800) 457-4901
for your gardens weekly and automatically     helpful with container gardens.     

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For almost thirty years ZEN Associates             As a design/build company, ZEN As-
has been helping clients throughout New        sociates provides a full range of services to
England develop truly special living           residential and commercial property own-
spaces. Their portfolio of award-winning       ers. Their construction division often
projects demonstrates how dynamic,             works collaboratively with many of the
functional and beautiful living spaces can     area’s other leading design professionals
be realized. Just looking through their        including architects, landscape architects,     ZEN ASSOCIATES, INC.
Web site will leave you thinking different-    interior designers and builders.
ly about the outdoor environment.                  If you appreciate distinctive environ-      ZEN’s Design Department works
                                                                                               with clients to design distinctive
     The company’s staff includes landscape    ments that combine functional and aes-
                                                                                               living spaces. Their Construction
architects, interior designers, construction   thetic appeal, visit      Department teams with the client
managers and a full range of construction      to view some of their work.                     and designer to build the vision, and
trades necessary to implement these kinds                                                      their Maintenance Department
of projects. The design team approaches                                                        maintains that vision. They have
each project by working with the client to                                                     built small and large residential and
develop a program. Together, the design                                                        commercial projects throughout
team and the client engage in the creative                                                     New England.
process by exploring what makes a great
living space or landscape. ZEN Associates
believes that truly memorable spaces have
a strong connection, both visually and                                                         ZEN Associates, Inc.
physically between the indoor and outdoor                                                      10 Micro Drive
                                                                                               Woburn, MA 01801
environment. This can be especially im-                                                        (800) 834-6654
portant in the New England region.                                                   


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