Feinmann Participates in Habitat for Humanity Project

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity logoAs part of our “doing good while doing well” philosophy, Feinmann staff worked at the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity project in Lawrence, MA. The Bixby Building at 100 Parker Street was a convent built in 1908.  The 100 year-old building was once associated with the school across the street, then St. Patrick’s (now Catholic Academy). When the project is completed – slated for the summer of 2015 – there will be a total of ten units (9 three-bedroom units, 1 two-bedroom unit) on three floors.  Read more…

FEINMANN SPEARHEADS BACKPACK DRIVE FOR COMPASSforkids.org

HomePageCFKPhotoAs part of Feinmann’s ongoing commitment to “doing good while doing well,” we have joined forces with COMPASS for kids on a backpack donation drive. These backpacks are for the homeless parents enrolling in COMPASS job training or college classes through their COMPASS Community Collaborative (CCC). We want to extend this opportunity to all of our clients, former clients and readers to participate in a worthy cause.

Read more…

Happy Labor Day from your friends at Feinmann

Labor DayWhile Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer vacation, we observe it as a day not to labor. With projects in full swing and at different stages, the Feinmann Design/Build team has been spread out across Greater Boston all summer long. Monday we pause to spend time with family and friends. We pause to rest and recalibrate. We pause to refresh for the coming activity that Autumn brings. Read more…

Feinmann Participates in NBSS Evening of Traditional Craft

NBSS logoFeinmann’s connection with North Bennet Street School goes back a long way. Peter Feinmann received a certificate of carpentry from NBSS in 1982. Not long after he founded the firm, Feinmann, Inc., and in the early 1990s adopted the design/build business model. He has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award (2008), served on the NBSS Board of Trustees and has participated in the annual Evening of Traditional Craft for students and alumni for several years.  “NBSS’s mission resonates strongly with me and I want to support the school as it trains more talented craftspeople in Massachusetts and beyond,” Peter Feinmann has said. Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving from the design and build team at Feinmann!

Happy Thanksgiving circleWe have much to be grateful for here at Feinmann this holiday season. Our clients inspire us to come up with wonderful solutions to their design dilemmas. We enjoy getting to know them and feel great when they are wowed at the end of a project. Our staff enjoys working hard together and playing, too. We have families, friends and homes to cherish tomorrow but we know that is not the case for everyone.

We were proud to sponsor the COMPASS for kids New Directions Luncheon earlier this month. The stories of how homeless women have reinvented themselves to provide for their families were awe-inspiring. And we know that many of our clients have charities and causes you support because at this time of the year, it’s not easy to overlook those in need. Read more…

Builders Blitz Brings Two Homes to Life in Lawrence for Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

builders blitzAs most builders will attest, there is no better feeling than seeing a client happily settle into the home that they have built or renovated. So imagine the awesome feelings generated by the recent Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity project, two homes built in six days in Lawrence, MA as part of the nationwide Builders Blitz.

Feinmann contributed the services of two carpenters, Eric Lennan and Paul Flynn, for a busy Day Four. Lennan and Flynn worked on the bathrooms and kitchens while an army of volunteers – construction and non-construction alike – came together day after day to create homes for the Maldonado and Corona families. More than 15,000 hours of construction services were donated. Read more…

Helping Homeless Families in Massachusetts

What in the world do homeless families have in common with Peter Feinmann, the owner of a residential design/build firm? The answer is COMPASS for kids, the non-profit based in Lexington, serving parents and children living in shelters throughout Massachusetts.

A board member since 2007, Peter has been involved with the annual Shake-It event in Lexington and recently attended the annual New Directions fundraising luncheon. “We are proud of our association with COMPASS for kids and our contribution to this great organization, providing single parents and children the chance to leave homelessness behind them. Everyone deserves a place to call home,” Feinmann said. Read more…