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EnviroVantage Leads the Way On Cliff House Transformation

The Cliff House in Cape Neddick Maine, one of the most spectacular Oceanside settings on the East Coast, is undergoing a major transformation, marking one of its most dramatic periods since its original opening in 1872. Situated on the beautiful coastline of Maine, The Cliff House Oceanfront Resort offers spectacular views and endless relaxation, on over 70 oceanfront acres.  When it reopens in Summer 2016, it will do so with luxuriously designed guestrooms and suites– all with modern amenities and extraordinary views, oceanfront dining and bars, a new ballroom with floor to ceiling scenic views, a seasonal lobster shack, and an expansive spa & wellness center. EnviroVantage, New England’s largest specialty company for historical restoration has been on site since November, performing extensive selective removal work of all interior finishes to include all Gyp wall board, all flooring and most ceiling systems. In preparation for the grand resort to return to its former glory, EnviroVantage owner Scott Knightly noted his teams challenges.  “There were many which necessitated managing 35 workers and loading some 100 plus dumpsters with materials.  The remote location, the proximity to the cliffs and the ocean were added challenges however those all paled in comparison to the aggressive time line as we had to deliver a clean and accessible work area to the rest of the trades to perform their scope of work.  We delivered, on time, on schedule”. When the work is completed and The Cliff House reopens for Summer 2016, in addition to an elevated experience of service and luxury, the resort will feature programming and amenities offering curated, authentically-immersed experiences for guests to... read more

EnviroVantage Wins Excellence In Construction Award

EnviroVantage of Epping, a fully licensed, full service Commercial, Industrial and Residential  Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor, was recently honored by The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association at their annual Excellence In Construction Awards Ceremony with a Merit Award for their work on The Gables Dormitories at The University of New Hampshire. The event, attended by over 250 people, honored outstanding work in the construction industry over the last 12 months. “The Gables is one of the most intense projects we have ever undertaken” comments EnviroVantage President Scott Knightly.  “(3) Dormitories, (1,134) rooms, in (53) work areas with (100) employees and (10) days to completely demo and clean the areas was a monumental feat, one in which we are proud of our team for accomplishing”. The Gables Summer Slammer project included a total time window of (68) days to totally rehabilitate (3) dormitories, with the time period between when school let out in late May until late August when the students returned for fall classes. ABC NH/VT President Mike Holden was quick to note that “EnviroVantage is one of our most involved and active members.  Not only do they participate in Leadership, Training, Networking and helping to grow our chapter, they are also involved helping to grow the leadership qualities of their own staff by participating in programs such as Future Leaders in Construction.  The fact they won this  award is an outgrowth of their commitment to quality workmanship and a safe working environment for their employees”. EnviroVantage is a Commercial, Industrial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor who is a three time... read more

EnviroVantage Hires New Safety Officer

EnviroVantage, an Epping, NH based environmental remediation and demolition contractor, continues to grow and to accommodate their increasing list of projects they have hired Greg Mackey as their new safety officer. Mackey, a Keene State College and UMass Lowell graduate in Environmental Science has been retained to make sure EnviroVantage meets and exceeds industry safety standards.  Mackey has been an AHERA Contractor Supervisor since 2008, and is certified as an EPA Lead RRP Supervisor. He also holds several IICRC certifications including AMRT, ASD, and WRT. “I am excited to exercise my skills to positively influence the safety mind set within the company culture”, Mackey commented. Mackey has experience in emergency response and environmental health and safety, spent time as a HAZMAT Superintendent, has participated in major remediation projects that included asbestos and lead abatement at the Japanese Internment Camps in Poston, Arizona, plus with the Colorado River Indian Tribes.  He also took part in the Westwood Intermediate School Soil Stabilization program in Arizona as well as the abatement for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Safety is our number one priority at all job sites and there is no better person to protect the safety interest of our employees than Greg” comments EnviroVantage owner Scott Knightly.  “His experience as Project Manager at Arizona State University will mesh well with the increase in academic work that we have undertaken and his background in safety regulations will created a great precedent that will only increase the safety and performance of the entire EnviroVantage team”. EnviroVantage is a Commercial, Industrial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor who is a three... read more

EnviroVantage Recognized for “Excellence in Construction”

Waltham, MA – November 18th, 2015 – The Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors has awarded EnviroVantage of Epping, NH the Merit Award at the 23rd annual Excellence in Construction Awards for their outstanding work on the Waterbury State Office Complex located in Waterbury, VT. Over 200 ABC members gathered at the Westin Waltham Hotel for the annual Excellence in Construction Awards banquet to recognize and celebrate the very best construction projects its companies have to offer. This year’s applicant pool was particularly competitive, with each award winner selected for their high standards of craftsmanship, safety and quality that is a direct result from capitalizing on the talents of their employees and the efficiency of their workmanship. “Our companies are committed to providing the highest quality of work in a safe and efficient manner. This was a great way to recognize their achievements and celebrate the construction industry as a whole,” said ABC MA President Greg Beeman. The Merit Award recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction. EnviroVantage took home the Merit Award, representing work that stands above the rest, for its work on the Waterbury State Office Complex. “The Vermont Department of Building Services trumpets the overall project as ‘the largest building project in Vermont history’, according to EnviroVantage owner Scott Knightly.  “Prior to any abatement work, the state of Vermont prioritized that all fragile, intricate, historical trim from the 3-story building had to be removed, cleaned, catalogued for condition and location in the building, and wrapped and preserved for reinstallation. The careful removal of this unique woodwork... read more

EnviroVantage Wins Exeter Chamber Business Of The Year

EnviroVantage of Epping, a fully licensed, full service Commercial, Industrial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor, was recently honored by The Exeter Area Chamber Of Commerce as the winner of their prestigious 2015 Business Of The Year in the category of Real Estate, Construction and Engineering. The judges selected the winners based on their significant involvement and generous contributions made to both their industry and community. Each company needed to effectively demonstrate how they go above and beyond the normal daily activities and make a major positive impact in the state of NH. The extraordinary event, which took place at The Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center, brought hundreds of people together and included networking, awards and dinner. Recognizing this year’s winners were co-hosts Mark Danie (People’s United Bank) and Beth MacDonald (Donahue, Tucker, and Ciandella) with opening remarks made by Chamber President Mike Schidlovsky. “We are very honored to have been presented with this wonderful award and would like to express our gratitude to the amazing people involved with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for all their support, along with our hardworking, dedicated employees here at EnviroVantage, because without them, none of this would be possible,” says Owner/President Scott Knightly. EnviroVantage is a Commercial, Industrial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor who is a three time winner of Business of the Year.  As New England’s most trusted Environmental Contractor, they provide innovative strategies, exceptional performance and superior customer service for the removal of lead paint, asbestos and mold, H1N1 decontamination, demolition, disaster recovery, surface preparation and cleaning plus historic restoration and environmental clean-up. EnviroVantage utilizes cutting edge technology... read more

EnviroVantage Wins Safety Award

EnviroVantage of Epping, a fully licensed, full service Commercial, Industrial and Residential  Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor, was recently honored by The Associated Builders and Contractors Association of New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter at the annual Business Development and Employee Appreciation Event with (3) Safety Awards for work performed in the last 12 months. EnviroVantage’s commitment to safety on behalf of their workers and the work sites they perform at was highlighted with a first place acknowledgement for 200,000 – 300,00 Man Hours Worked, a Most Creative award for the company’s approach to work place safety challenges and a 3rd recognition for Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays. EnviroVantage President Scott Knightly was especially complimentary of his Safety Team whose job it is to evaluate work place safety challenges and mitigate them in advance as the job is in progress.  “Our team exhibited an enormous amount of intelligence and common sense in how we faced unique demolition and building challenges in the last 12 months and then proved that we could overcome those challenges in order to protect our workers as well as respect the integrity of the work site”. EnviroVantage is a Commercial, Industrial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor who is a three time winner of Business of the Year.  As New England’s most trusted Environmental Contractor, they provide innovative strategies, exceptional performance and superior customer service for the removal of lead paint, asbestos and mold, H1N1 decontamination, demolition, disaster recovery, surface preparation and cleaning plus historic restoration and environmental clean-up. EnviroVantage utilizes cutting edge technology to reduce time and save money while maximizing the recycling of raw materials.... read more

Cobb Hill Construction Inc.

New Hampshire’s commercial and residential construction company Concord-based Cobb Hill Construction Inc. (Cobb Hill) has been in business since 1986, when Tom Avallone established the company to serve the residential remodeling market in New Hampshire. Jerry Kingwill, current owner and president of Cobb Hill, joined the business in 1988, his first foray into the construction industry. “Tom founded the business with his brother-in-law,” Kingwill recounts. “They started off providing turnkey remodeling services, including everything but electrical and plumbing performed in-house. After the recession of the late 1980s, new business came to a standstill. The company transitioned into the commercial sector, hiring the first commercial project manager in the early 1990s.” In 2015, the business has grown and diversified significantly. After more than 28 years in business, Cobb Hill has become a reputable contractor for new construction, remodeling and historical renovation work in both the residential and commercial sectors. With a total of 33 employees, Cobb Hill has four project managers with differing specialties; one is focused on the senior living market, another specializes in commercial work with a niche in dental office construction and renovation. The third focuses on high-end residential work and the last oversees specialty service-related projects and maintenance work. “Our mantra is that we do not want to excel at just one thing,” Kingwill says. “We have not really declined the opportunity to work for anyone so long as the relationship we build is good. In the last six years, we have found a niche market with dental offices. We do three to five offices a year. Our team also does a considerable amount of residential... read more

EnviroVantage Adds Two New Estimators

EnviroVantage of Epping, continues to grow with the addition of Nicholas Morse and Mathew Fitzpatrick to its team of estimators. In their positions, Morse and Fitzpatrick will be charged with doing complete breakdowns of impending jobs which will increase EnviroVantages capacity to create thoroughly inclusive and all-encompassing proposal presentations. Morse’s background in business and applied mathematics will match well with his need to closely interact with General Contractors and on-site work teams to develop more in-depth evaluations of the work to be performed and its cost, well in advance of work beginning.  Fitzpatrick has a background in government contracting which will be an asset in preparing comprehensive and detail oriented plans that government projects require. EnviroVantage President Scott Knightly noted that the addition of Morse and Fitzpatrick “reflects the company’s commitment to providing comprehensive and wide-ranging customer support, before, during and after the job.  Nicholas and Mathew will give us that advantage in the field and in the office.  We look forward to having them play key roles in our success and advancement in 2015 and beyond”. EnviroVantage is a Commercial and Residential Environmental and Specialty Services Contractor who is a two time winner of Business of the Year.  As New England’s most trusted Environmental Contractor, they provide innovative strategies, exceptional performance and superior customer for services such as the removal of lead paint, asbestos and mold, H1N1 decontamination, demolition, disaster recovery, surface preparation and cleaning plus historic restoration and environmental clean-up. EnviroVantage utilizes cutting edge technology to reduce time and save money while maximizing the recycling of raw materials. For further information visit:... read more

EnviroVantage Adds Jake Hart as Indoor Air Quality Specialist

EnviroVantage is pleased to announce the addition of Jake Hart as an Indoor Air Quality Specialist. Jake will be working alongside the sales department and project managers throughout the broad spectrum of services EnviroVantage offers. He will also help to develop our duct and specialty cleaning services. Jake comes to us after serving as COO of Envirotech Clean Air for 8 years. Previously, he served as the CEO and managing partner of ServiceMaster AAA Associates in Nashua, NH with offices in NH, Maine and Vermont. His franchises were a 2 time winner of the ServiceMaster presidential award. “Jake’s background and leadership skills will be a valuable addition to our staff and we are very happy to welcome him to our team,” said Scott Knightly, President and founder of EnviroVantage. “His experience in this growing and ever changing industry will allow us to better serve our customers as we move forward.” Jake resides in Nashua, NH with his wife Amy and their three children, Chase 13, River 10 and Wylie 6. In his spare time, he is following his passion of coaching and teaching as he and his partner are in the process of opening an indoor sports facility in Nashua. “I would like to thank Scott and his team for this opportunity. It is a pleasure to join an award winning company with an outstanding reputation,” said... read more

EnviroVantage Receives Business of the Year Award for 2nd Time in 5 Years

Business NH Magazine  announced today its prestigious Business of the Year award winners, which will be featured in the May issue. The following companies were chosen for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within their industry sector: • Business Assistance Organization – NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Concord • Business Services – Granite Clover Self Storage in Amherst • Construction/Engineering/Real Estate – EnviroVantage in Epping • Education/Nonprofit – New Hampshire Catholic Charities in Manchester • Financial Services/Insurance – Optima Bank & Trust Company in Portsmouth • Health Care – Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in Keene • Hospitality/Tourism – Tuscan Brands in Salem • Manufacturing/Technology – RCD Components in Manchester • Retail – Hannah Grimes Marketplace in Keene All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. A Panel of Excellence, consisting of executives from the 2013 Business of the Year award winning businesses, selected this year’s recipients after careful consideration and great debate. Awards will be presented at a special luncheon on Wednesday, May 29, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at the Center of NH in Manchester. Tickets for the luncheon are $60 per person or $480 for a table of eight. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives scholarship fund. To register, please visit www.eventsNH.com or call Amanda Arsenault at 603.626.6354 x213.... read more
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