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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2010 Best Kitchen Remodel Under $40,000

2010 Best
Outdoor Living

2008 Best Green Remodel

2008 Best Addition $100,000 - $250,000

2006 Best Bath Remodel Under $50,000

2005 Best Room Remodel

Modern Yankee Builders, Inc.
Remodelers of Cumberland, RI

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Industry Associations: RIBA, NAHBR
Professional Designation: CGR, CAPS, CGP

Joseph Cracco
3433 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-641-9457
Fax: 401-334-4355

2008 Best Green Remodel

Photo by John Anderson, On The Spot Photography

This project included removal of an old 7’ X 25’ single floor addition with crawl space and the construction of a new 13’ X 25’ addition over the old addition’s footprint. The new addition has a bull basement and a 2nd floor over part of the footprint. During the design phase, the contractor presented the case for green building, which the client ultimately embraced.

The summary of the green aspects of this project are:

Recycling of entire existing structure and 100% of jobsite waste.
Durable shell, using materials that will last 100 years or more. Roof shingles will last 50 years.
Thermally efficient foundation, wall and roof systems.
Extensive use of local materials and sustainably grown materials.
Use of formaldehyde-free and low-VOC products along with a tight envelope and variable speed air handler.
90% of the additional “green” measures were done for the original contract price.