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The Next Wave – Jonathan Jaxtimer

Profiles on emerging young professionals in the local housing industry

Jonathan Jaxtimer
E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc.

Jonathan Jaxtimer, 26, serves as head project manager for E.J. Jaxtimer Builder, Inc., the company his father started 40 years ago on the Cape. In our conversation with the emerging young leader, he talks about the dynamic of working in a family business and looks ahead…

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Buzzards Bay Information Center gets a facelift by local Cape artisans

Visitors to Cape Cod are greeted by artisans’ interpretations of the region’s unique surroundings.

Summers on Cape Cod are for making memories. Travelers come from all over the world to wiggle their toes in the sand next to slowly rolling waves, explore the Cape’s many historical landmarks, or reel in a big striper along the Cape Cod Canal. But for tourists…

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New Seabury home designed by John Dvorsack exceeds family’s expectations

John Dvorsack designs a modest waterfront dwelling that is more than meets the eye

In Christopher Priest’s 1995 novel, The Prestige, which would later become a 2006 movie, the author explains that great magic tricks contain three parts. “The Pledge” introduces the audience to something that appears ordinary, but of course is not, then “The Turn” makes that item do something…

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Special garden heals mind, body and soul

When Judi Meyer expressed interest in a tiny house in East Sandwich, her son told her she was crazy. “We were driving by, and I saw the ‘For Sale’ sign,” Meyer recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s pull in here!’ and so we stopped.” Despite her son’s lack of enthusiasm, there was something about this small, older cottage and its bare landscape…

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2016 BRICC Awards • George Davis, Inc.

Three-time award winner

The staff of George Davis, Inc. had much to celebrate when the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod’s 2016 BRICC Awards were handed out in November: namely, the three gold awards the design-build firm took home. “We were in good company in that room,” says owner George Davis, “and we were really excited about all of…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Gable Building Corp.

Excellence in Historic Renovation or Restoration

Historic home renovations come with their own unique set of challenges for architects and builders. Providing structural integrity and modern-day livability  while preserving the home’s history is often a necessary balancing act. Add problematic site logistics to the mix, and these projects can present a daunting undertaking.
Gable Building Corp. tackled these challenges head on with…

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2016 BRICC Awards • E.J. Jaxtimer

Excellence in Outdoor Living Space Design

Craigville Beach Retreat is a Mediterranean oasis on Cape Cod. This stucco house with European flair is not your typical Cape residence – and its recently updated, luxurious outdoor living space is far from typical either. From the 20’ by 60’ saltwater pool and 14’ by 14’ infinity spa that match the grand scale…

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2016 BRICC Awards • Coastal Engineering Co.

Outstanding Engineering Project

John Bologna, president of Coastal Engineering Co. (CEC), still remembers the devastation upon seeing his church, the Cape Cod Bible Alliance Church in Brewster, reduced to a pile of rubble and smoke after the building was destroyed by arson in 2012. When the time came to rebuild, Bologna and his team saw it as an opportunity to enhance…

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