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WHITE BUILDERS TAKES ITS ROLE AS A CONTRACTOR SERIOUSLY. BY JIM HARRIS
* Revenue: $3 million
* Headquarters: Woburn, Mass.
* Employees: 5
* Specia y: Renovation and
"Our ingle greatest treng
is at we believe what we do
makes a difference."
- Marshall White, owner and president:
hite Builders feels a strong
sense of purpose about each
project it works on. "Our single greatest strength is that
we believe what we do makes a difference,"
says Marshall White, owner and president
of the 40-year-old contractor based in
"We are all shaped by the built environment, and we go into every project knowing
that our work has an impact on the people
who live and work in these spaces," he adds.
At the same time, the act of building is a
collaborative, human endeavor and we
hope to inspire the people we work with to
realize their full potential."
White Builders works with a close-knit
group of subcontractors and vendors.
"We're been very lucky to find people who
have the same values and drive for excellence that we do," White says, noting the
company only has five full-time employees,
making the work of its subcontractors critical to its success. "It's important for us to be
open and communicate with our partners,
and I think they appreciate that and it helps
them do their job better."
The company uses both traditional as
well as high-tech methods for keeping in
contact with vendors, tradespeople and
clients. Each of White Builders' field employees uses mobile and cloud technology
to coordinate work.
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Builders specializes in
historical restoration, renovation
and remodeling projects.
"We've always been early adopters of new
technology," he adds.
Most recently, the company began using
the Procore project management software.
"We are moving away from the information silos we've had in the past, and trying
to open a dialogue with our design team,
vendors, suppliers and owners," White says.
"We want to be as transparent as possible."
White Builders specializes in historical
restoration, renovation and remodeling
projects for commercial, institutional and
residential property owners and tenants
in the greater Boston area. The company's
services include general contracting, design/build, construction management and
One recent example of the company's
skill is its work on the restoration and
renovation of the Lincoln Institute of Land
Policy's headquarters at 115 Brattle Street
in Cambridge, Mass. The large shingle-style colonial revival house was built
in 1887 for Annie Longfellow. The home
is located near the home of poet Henry