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Residential | TERRATEC CONSTRUCTION - CRANBERRY VILLAGE

A Strong Foundation

TERRATEC HAS EXPANDED ITS CAPABILITIES INTO HOUSING WITH CRANBERRY VILLAGE. BY CHRIS KELSCH

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erratec Construction didn't start
out in residential construction,
but that hasn't stopped it from
excelling in a number of projects
throughout Massachusetts. "We actually
started out doing infrastructure," President
Mounir Matraji says. "Eventually we started
expanding into residential homes and now
we have a few projects ongoing."
The company's experience is literally
built from the ground up. It started in 2003
in Marlborough, located in eastern Massachusetts, by offering services such as site excavation, utilities and concrete foundations.
It offered these services to a wide variety of
industries, including infrastructure, energy,
education and health, residential, commercial and industrial edifications, basic
sanitation and town planning.
The problem was, in offering those services, the company found itself idle with no
work for about three months out of the year
- mostly due to weather constraints. About
two years ago, the leadership of Terratec
decided if the company were to grow, it had
to expand its capabilities. That's when it
decided to pursue residential homebuilding. Massachusetts remains one of the more
robust markets in the United States, and
coming out of the recession the timing was
right to expand its expertise. "We thought
to ourselves 'Why not expand?'" Matraji
recalls. "We started picking up some jobs

Terratec Construction-
Cranberry Village
www.terratecconstruction.com
* Location: Middleborough, Mass.
* Employees: 40
* Scope: Residential apartments

"We tarted picking up ome
jobs here and ere and lowly
it has tarted to work. We are
seeing momentum."
- Mounir Matraji, president

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here and there and slowly it has started to
work. We are seeing momentum."
Matraji was connected fairly well
throughout the Boston area, and in 2016 the
company landed its first residential project,
Carthay Circle in nearby Newton. It features
four condominiums in two buildings. "That
was our first residential project," Matraji
recalls. "Then we did a small home and then
Cranberry Village."
Terratec's most prestigious project to

date is Cranberry Village, a multi-unit
residential project featuring nine residential buildings with 24 units each, and a
tenth building with 18 units, along with a
state-of-the-art clubhouse. "Within the club
house there will be several features," Matraji
states. "There will be a gym, a great room,
a swimming area and a barbeque area as
well." Phase one began in April 2016 with
the first three buildings and the clubhouse.
The project will also include modern ame-


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