Cape Cod HOME Stories



Viola Associates

Pools & Spas

When you ask John Viola what makes him most proud of his company, Viola Associates in Hyannis, he doesn’t hesitate. “I am proudest of my employees. My company wouldn’t be successful without our team,” says Viola, of the 30 to 40 seasonal and full-time workers at the irrigation, swimming pool design and installation company.

Viola says he never would…

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Sudbury Design Group

Pools & Spas

Mike Coutu may be the long-time owner of Sudbury Design Group, one of New England’s most widely respected landscape architecture firms, but he still gets to work every morning at 5:30 a.m., raring to go.

Coutu—who started working at the company right out of high school—says he likes every aspect of the company’s award-winning business, from the small residential…

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Daseco Electrical, LLC

Pools & Spas

A trip to Martha’s Vineyard in 2004 to tackle some electrical work for a colleague prompted David Smith, owner of DASECO Electrical, LLC to open his Cape and Islands business.

“I just fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard. The Cape and Islands have some of the most beautiful architecture and residential construction in the world. It’s a wonderful place…

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Casual Designs

Pools & Spas

After working in the landscaping business for several years, Rick Concordia decided to take his career to the next level and moved into the outdoor furnishings industry. He and his wife Barbara packed up their young family and moved from upstate New York to Cape Cod.

“My wife Barbara and I purchased Casual Designs in 1999. I knew nothing…

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Vetorino’s Landscaping & Irrigation

 Landscape Design

After more than 20 years of providing Cape Codders with “one-stop shopping” for all their landscaping and irrigation needs, Steve Vetorino knows that the number one component of building a successful business is creating a rock-solid reputation.
Vetorino’s Landscaping & Irrigation offers the full gamut of services to customers Cape-wide, offering everything from irrigation systems, to experienced lawn care and…

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Parterre Garden Services

Landscape Design

Parterre Garden Services offers the perfect blend of landscape designers with true vision, knowledgeable horticulturalists, and experienced maintenance professionals on the Cape and Islands, and throughout New England. “Our staff of designers create beautiful designs and our certified horticulturalists bring those designs to their fullest potential,” says Jason Harris, who co-owns the business with landscape architect Gregory Lombardi.

Founded in…

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E.j. Jaxtimer Landscaping

 Landscape Design

Every day when he goes to work as the general manager of E.J. Jaxtimer’s landscape division, Rob Kennedy knows that moving his family to the Cape in search of a new career was absolutely the right move.

Kennedy left behind a career in retail management and on a whim, applied for a landscaping job. “I didn’t know much at all,…

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Coy’s Brook Landscaping

Landscape Design

Started in 1981 by Gary Murphy, Coy’s Brook Landscaping in Yarmouthport grew from the seeds of a smaller landscaping company. Today, Coy’s Brook specializes in residential and commercial landscape design, construction, installation, and maintenance services Cape wide.
Celebrating 35 years in 2016, Murphy says he has seen some significant changes—not only in the industry, but also in Cape’s housing and…

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Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc

Cape & Islands Architects and Builders

An intuitive nature—coupled with strong communication skills—is what builder and designer Tom O’Neill says has made all the difference in his 20-plus years in the industry.

“I read people well; I’m a good listener, and I think that’s essential because customers—even if they say they don’t know what they want—do communicate their preferences, ” O’Neill explains.…

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Silvia & Silvia Custom Builders

Cape & Islands Architects and Builders

To say Silvia & Silvia Custom Builders take care of their customers is an understatement.
For the firm’s CFO Floyd Silvia, it’s about more than just designing and building high-quality, custom homes for the firm’s clients.
From meeting with clients at night or on weekends  to accommodate busy schedules, to providing complete home maintenance options—including maid service—with…

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