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Design Trends
Employee Spotlight
Thinking Ahead
Staff & Family Updates

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Azek moulding 


Ask us how PVC Products can make your home a high style, low mainteneance showpiece.


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Gutter Cleaning

Gutter Cleaning is good old fashioned preventaive home maintenenace... contact us to get on our list for this coming season!  


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Think ahead and plan to winterize your summer home or investment property to prevent costly repairs down the line.

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Feature Project

Bringing the outdoors in


The objective at this coastal home was to create a larger more organized family room with adjacent screen porch that would allow the homeowner more expansive views and a more functional way to enjoy the outdoors.


An 18' x 22' Family room addition was constructed with a 15' x 15' screened porch attached. The family room is now the central portal to the backyard with a sliding door that steps out to a hardscape patio on one side and double sliding doors that lead into the new screened porch on the other. The two alternate walls of the addition house a wall of expansive windows for added light and a wall of built-in custom cabinetry surrounding a gas fireplace and custom mantel surround.  The built-in cabinetry neatly stores all of the electronic components and still leaves room for additional items, keeping the room clear of clutter and adding to the clean lines and open feel of the room.

upland addition - screen porch

Design by Campbell/Smith Architects


The oak floors of the family room step down into the cool slate of the screen porch floor. The screens run from floor to ceiling to maximize the outdoor feel. The space is outfitted as a dining area and evokes a beachy feel which is appropriate given the homes proximity to the water.


 Here is what the client had to say about the finished product:


"Our new family room and screened porch are now the central part of our house.  We are thrilled with how the Thorson team turned our vision into these peaceful and relaxing rooms"  


~Brian & Diana Walsh                                See more photos of this project

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As a service company feedback is very important to us. We want to ensure that we are bringing the best products, tradesman and services to each and every one of our Clients and their projects. You can help us to do that.  If  you want to reach out with a question, or feedback,  connect with us on Facebook and write a review or leave a comment. If we've sent you a survey on a recently completed project, we're eagerly anticipating your reply and we greatly appreciate your feedback!

Design Trends 

High Style meets Low Maintenance


azek deckingThe trend for decking is moving away from wood and composite and towards a more durable, scratch, stain & fade resistant option ~ PVC.  


Cellular PVC products have risen to a high level of style and are available for more than just decking. Trim, rails and architectural mouldings are also available in this durable, versatile material and it  comes in a wide range of colors and textures to resemble stained or painted wood.  The high quality, longevity and  visual appeal of products Like AZEK decking, rails and trim make it the standard for most if not all of our exterior projects. Check out the list of advantages below and see how it compares to your current trim and decking material:


Advantages to PVC vs. wood or composite 

  • Resists stains, fading, scratches
  • Resists  rot, mildew, mold and damage due to insects
  • Lasts in excess of 25 years
  • Never requires, stain or paint
  • Available in a variety of colors and textures
  • Offers options for hidden fastening systems
  • Material is 100%  recyclable


With all of these advantages you may ask why anyone would select anything else?


 Some of the reasons why AZEK isn't covering everyone's deck and replacing all wood trim are:


1.) Education -many people are still of the mind that "plastic" means "cheap" or low quality -these products are far from  low quality -in fact they are quite the opposite. Others aren't aware that these products even exist.


2) Higher initial cost -being that the product is technologically advanced and has such a long life the initial price is higher -but the smart consumer knows that cost difference will be recouped over the life of the product. The savings will come  in the form of  lack of maintenance bills to repair, replace, stain or paint the product.


 So if you are a fan of high quality, durable finishes, that will stand the test of time and ultimately save you money... than this design trend may be one to follow.

employeespotlightEmployee Spotlight 

Joseph Manley


Joe ManleyJoe is the newest member of the Thorson Team. He was raised in Holbrook Massachusetts and has had roots in the construction industry for many years. His parents owned and operated their own construction company for which Joe had opportunity to work for as early as age 15. His early introduction to the family business however didn't prevent him from exploring alternative professions and  interests.  


Joe graduated from New England College out of New Hampshire in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  His Junior year was spent abroad, studying and working on the southern coast of England which was only cut short in order to ...


 Read more of Joe's Story



 Thinking Ahead

Projects to consider now...The Little Things


 As the summer inevitably leads into the fall, our thoughts inevitably shift from carefree summer days to the impending chill of the colder season that is on the horizon. If your still having happy summer thoughts than good for you, but don't let the summer trance distract you from thinking ahead and preparing your home for the colder months.

Your House in our hands

All projects large and small receive the same high quality care and attention to detail


Whether that drafty door and window need replacing or you need to winterize your summer home, too often those smaller projects get left to the last minute.  Typically the warmer months are the best time to complete these projects. That means you need to start planning now to have these items done before the colder weather arrives. This is your official reminder!


Many often forget that we can also help with thise smaller projects. We are a "full service" company which means that we can handle any size or type of project from a new custom home, to gutter cleaning and other seasonal maintenance. You can rest assured that all projects large or  small receive the same high quality care and attention to detail you have come to expect from Thorson Restoration & Construction.


See the list of "The Little Things" you should consider now.

Staff & Family Updates  


Dan get's engaged!


Lead Carpenter Dan Moore Proposed to his Girlfriend Jennifer Lyford on Memorial Day weekend while vacationing with Jen's family.  Dan popped the question while walking along a beach Jen had been going to all of her life.  She of course said yes and the two will be getting married August 31, 2012 at the Seacrest Beach Hotel and Resort in North Falmouth. They will say "I do"  with their toes in the sand. Congratulations Dan & Jen! 


Meet The Manleys


Joe Manley's Children

We wanted to introduce one of our newest Carpenters Joe Manley and his

family. Here are his two children Acadia and Skye ages 6 & 4. They are shown here relaxing in a field just a few steps away from where Joe & his wife Melissa were married, at the Jordan Pond House in Acadia National Park ME. We wanted to Welcome Joe and let him know that we are very happy to have him as par of our team! Learn more about Joe & his Family by reading his Employee Spotlight Feature above.























The Donnelly Clan

Our Project manager Todd's children are shown here enjoyiing some play time together. Max age 4 and Shea age 1 1/2 make the cutest rocket and robot we've ever seen!

Todd Donnely's children 


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