Located at the southwestern tip of Cape Cod, the Nobska Lighthouse has been standing since 1828 and is visited by tens of thousands of people each year. Its four buildings, including a 40-foot high tower, are visible from both Martha’s Vineyard and Nonamesset Island. As part of a restoration project, we were given tasks including but not limited to:

  • Removing interior and exterior lead paint
  • Sandblasting the entire structure
  • Restoring the concrete base
  • Eliminating metal erosion
  • Replacing and repainting all doors and windows
  • Providing new woodworking

Using scissor lifts, scaffolding, and sand blasting, we were able to successfully remove up to eight coats of lead paint.  Upon completion, we collaborated with paint specialists to brainstorm a safe alternative, ultimately purchasing exclusive paint of an above-average thickness to combat the weather and salt air conditions. With the original woodwork having suffered irreversible damage, our two master carpenters were able to put their skills to good use by providing new woodworking.


Nobska Lighthouse


Lead Paint Removal


Falmouth, MA

Project Statistics





Doors and windows

Recycled Materials


Perched on a peninsula, the lighthouse is directly exposed to harsh weather conditions, especially during hurricane season.  Daily moisture and a chilly sea breeze are common, and our crews faced tropical storms, as well as Hurricane Jose.

Our Solution

To protect the safety of our workers, as well as the lighthouse, the entire structure was encapsulated, and 24-hour on-site surveillance coverage was set up to enable a prompt response to weather-related problems. Any waste left by the aftermath of storms was immediately loaded and exported away.


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