Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 150
Residential | DELLBROOK | JKS - GENESIS HOUSE
A New Genesis
DELLBROOK | JKS REVIVES BOSTON'S GENESIS HOUSE SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. BY JIM HARRIS
ellbrook | JKS wants clients to
receive a project exactly the
way they envisioned. "We have
systems in place that help us
track everything we do and ensure we are
building the project the owner specified,"
Project Superintendent Donal Barry says.
"Quality control is a big part of what we do.
We make sure we're putting in what we're
supposed to and that our clients are getting
what they paid for."
The company's commitment to quality,
as well as the work of its construction staff
and subcontractors, has made Dellbrook |
JKS one of the largest and fastest-growing
construction companies in the northeastern United States. "We are a client-oriented
company; there's very little that we won't do
for a client," Barry adds. "Client satisfaction
is paramount to everything that we do."
Dellbrook | JKS provides a range of construction services to clients in the residential, healthcare, historic renovation, education, municipal and commercial markets.
Dellbrook | JKS is applying its client-focused philosophy to the renovation of a
senior housing development in Boston's
The company is the general contractor
for the $33.9 million renewal of the Genesis
House, owned and managed by Jewish
Dellbrook | JKS - Genesis
* Project cost: $33 million
* Location: Boston
* Employees on-site at peak: 65
* Scope: Senior housing
"Client atisfaction is paramount
to every ing at we do."
- Donal Barry, project uperintendent
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM VOLUME 16, ISSUE 2
| JKS is transforming
the 1970s-era Genesis House
into modern living spaces.
Community Housing for the Elderly, a nonprofit housing agency. Work on the project
began in July 2016 and the renovation is
slated for completion in June. The project
architect is Dietz & Company Architects of
The project involves renovating 170,000
total square feet in the complex's two midrise buildings. Genesis House is comprised
of a six-story building and an eight-story
building. Combined, the buildings have 209
units including 189 one-bedroom and 20
The electrical, mechanical and plumbing
systems in each unit will be replaced, and
all finishes will be upgraded. In addition, 30
units will become wheelchair accessible.
New windows and doors will also be
placed throughout the facility, and a new
roof and elevators will be installed. The project also includes renovating an adult daycare
facility, an art room and other common areas.
The renovation will transform the
1970s-era buildings into modern living
spaces. "It was time for a renovation to
happen," Barry says.
In addition to its work inside of the buildings, Dellbrook | JKS was awarded phase
II of the project, a new courtyard outside
of the building that is shared by residents
of Genesis House and two other adjacent
buildings on the same campus. The courtyard project will include installing new
underground drainage, catch basins and a
discharge system as well as new pavers, accessible walkways, gardens, water features
and exercise equipment. The contractor is
also restoring a Holocaust memorial and
creating a walking path around the entire
campus, Project Manager Carl Johnson says.
Working with Residents
The Genesis House buildings have remained occupied during the renovation
project. The contractor is renovating one
floor at a time beginning with the upper
levels and working its way down each
building, Assistant Project Manager Seth
In addition, the project entailed the reconfiguration of two vertical stacks of units in
each building for the wheelchair-accessible