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    Starting them early: Association sponsors children’s LEGO® home-building competition

    Cape Cod children ages 5 to 12 were given 600 LEGO blocks and an hour to build their dream homes in the 1st Annual Children’s LEGO Home-Building Competition. It was sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Children’s Museum and Cape Cod Community College.

    The program aimed to integrate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with home building, and involve children in the building process in a unique and fun setting.

    Guest building commissioner and judge, Justin Post of Chatham, had each of the young contractors complete a building permit, and all received a certificate of occupancy for their finished homes.

    Other judges were Mark Scala, Bank of Cape Cod; Brian LaValley, Brown Linquist Feniccio & Raber Architects; April Ducott, Cape Asociates; and James Bird, Windjammer Homebuilding & Remodeling.

    The children’s homes were judged on neatness, creativity, design, attributes and color. There were two judging divisions: age 5-8, and age 9-12.

    A hard-hat comedy show, with comic performer Brent McCoy, rounded out the afternoon program at the college’s Tilden Arts Center.

    Thanks to our members and friends who through their sponsorships and support made the new and exciting program possible.

     

    General Contractor Sponsor                     Bank of Cape Cod

    Construction Supervisor Sponsor              Cataldo Custom Builders Inc.

    Construction Supervisor Sponsor              E J Jaxtimer Builder Inc.

    Project Manager Sponsor                         SE Mass Building Officials Assn

    Project Manager Sponsor                         Windjammer Homebuilding & Remodeling LLC

    Builder Sponsor                                Advanced Communication Technologies, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Aline Architecture, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects

    Builder Sponsor                                Cape Associates, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Crane Appliance Sound & Vision

    Builder Sponsor                                Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency

    Builder Sponsor                                E2 Solar, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Freeman Law Group LLC

    Builder Sponsor                                GFM Enterprises, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod

    Builder Sponsor                                Harvey Building Products

    Builder Sponsor                                Jim Gronski Construction

    Builder Sponsor                                Lewis and Weldon Custom Cabinetry LLC

    Builder Sponsor                                M.J. Nardone Carpentry LLC

    Builder Sponsor                                Marvin Design Gallery by MHC

    Builder Sponsor                                McPhee Associates of Cape Cod

    Builder Sponsor                                New Angle Designs

    Builder Sponsor                                Richard Desmarais Builder LLC

    Builder Sponsor                                Robert  B. Our Co., Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                Sea-Dar Construction

    Builder Sponsor                                Toby Leary Fine Woodworking, Inc.

    Builder Sponsor                                White Wood Kitchens

    Additional thanks to Skip Carleton and Mid-Cape Home Centers for providing gift bags including frisbees.  And a big thank you to Ryan Family Amusements for providing prizes to the winners (a birthday party), and gift certificates for all the participants.

    October 03, 2014