Case Studies

The Herrick House

The Challenge

The Herrick House is an assistant living residence with approximately 90 private apartments within a four story building. In May 2012, the maintenance director called Presto to bid on painting the facility. They had just won a grant from the state of Massachusetts and wanted to put the funds in good use. They wanted to paint the exterior of the building.

Before a bid was presented by Presto, Presto went on site and spent an hour or so taking pictures and notes. We were informed after we were awarded the bid even though we were one of the highest bidders, we were awarded the project because of the great attention to detail presented in our proposal and the professionalism of our estimators.

The project presented some challenges as we had to be extremely vigilant on site to account for the daily foot traffic from family and friends visiting the elders residing on location.

Our Solution

We began by setting up staging for easier access on the rear areas of the building and articulating boom trucks for the front sides. Once the staging was in place, we began with sanding & scraping of the trims and body of the building using FIN sanders connected to HEPA vacuums to prevent the spreading of dust. All EPA and OSHA regulations are always followed on each and every project.

During the preliminary sanding stage, we were able to spot problem wood areas (such as rot) and address them with our carpentry crew. We replaced all the rotted wood with composite trim boards. Once the exterior was sanded and scraped, our painters continued caulking followed by priming with an oil based primer. The building was painted with a Latex finish paint.

Once the painting project was completed, we were asked to provide a quote to replace the windows in two phases. The first phase consisted of ordering and installing 150 new windows. The remaining windows will be replaced during phase two.

Presto also performs minor interior painting projects for the Herrick House as requested and needed by the maintenance director.

Lahey Clinic Case Study

Lahey Clinic

Services
  • Interior Painting

Lahey clinic in Burlington began their state of the art renovation back in 2009. Presto came highly recommended from their general contractor specifically because of our expertise and knowledge for LOW VOC paints, also known as ‘green paints’.

Herrick House Case Study

The Herrick House

Services
  • Interior Painting
  • Exterior Painting
  • Carpentry

The Herrick House is an assistant living residence with approximately 90 private apartments within a four story building. In May 2012, the maintenance director called Presto to bid on painting the facility. They had just won a grant from the state of Massachusetts and wanted to put the funds in good use.

Princeton Properties Case Study

Princeton Properties

Services
  • Interior Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing

Princeton Properties owns over 6000 apartments in the states of MA, NH, ME & GA. They needed a company that had expertise in not only painting, but carpentry and roofing as well. When they needed a company that they could trust and help maintain their Salem, Lowell & Lawrence buildings, they looked to Presto.

Herrick House Case Study

Ryder

Services
  • Interior Painting
  • Exterior Painting

In 2011 Ryder truck rental hired Presto to paint the interior of their Peabody facility a single color. The manager at the time was very happy with the workmanship. In 2013, Ryder was ready for a new look. They wanted to add some color to the exterior and interior of their facilities. Their top priority was timing.

Herrick House Case Study

First Church of Wenham

Services
  • Exterior Painting

The First Church of Wenham, built in 1644, is a picturesque white steepled building overlooking the village green. Atop sits a tower bell which is a community landmark. In 2011, Presto was among one of the few companies that were called upon to bid on the painting of this historic site. Our expertise in historical building renovations led to us being awarded the project.

AT&T Telecommunications Center

AT&T Telecommunications Center

Services
  • Interior Painting

In 2005, Presto was called upon to bid on a interior painting project at the AT&T Telecommunication center in Watertown. Presto was awarded the project because of our presentation and great references.

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