Let’s define these visually.
This is an arbor (an outdoor archway):
An arbor built by Chris Ryan
This arbor was built by Handyman Project Manager Chris Ryan for a customer.
This is an arbor with a trellis (latticework to support climbing plants):
Arbor with Trellis by Randy Boyer
Pergola style Roof on Randy's Arbor
The pictured arbor was built by Project Manager Randy Boyer for his garden. The top of this arbor is very much like pergola…
There are also pergolas which are posts with a simple roof structure:
Pergola built by Duane Overlock
This pergola was built by Foreman Duane Overlock for a customer.
This is the entrance of the customer’s home which has a mock pergola:
Pergola style entrance
Construction Manager David Luckman recently snapped some shots of Front Street Shipyard’s newest building as Maine Coast Construction’s workers added the final touches.
According to Maine Coast Construction President, John Davee; “Building #1 is the northerly building and actually the 6th of 6 buildings built, renovated and/or supplied by Maine Coast Construction just in the last year. This is a phenomenal accomplishment by Maine Coast Construction’s steel crews and management.”
Building #1 is a 15,600 square foot steel building on Belfast’s working waterfront. Not only will it house boats, but it contains facilities for boaters who are renting space in the marina and includes a laundry room, showers, and a lounge with free wi-fi.
Earlier, Maine Coast Construction finished construction of Building #5, a 22,000 square foot boat repair shop. Building #5 can accommodate boats over 100 feet in length. Maine Coast Construction also renovated Building #3 which is used as Front Street Shipyard’s woodshop.
Front Street Shipyard also has a new wooden boardwalk. According to the project manager, Randy Boyer, the boardwalk is roughly 300 feet long and goes around Building #1 for the enjoyment of visitors.
Front Street’s additions are being completed just in time for the summer season. The property was formerly the home of a sardine cannery and has since been transformed by a group of investors into a premier shipyard for large vessels. This has created over 100 new jobs for the Belfast area. For more information about Front Street Shipyard, please visit http://www.frontstreetshipyard.com/
Maine Coast Construction has been custom-building, renovating and restoring fine homes and commercial buildings in Mid-Coast Maine since 1968. For more updates on Maine Coast Construction’s latest projects in the Mid Coast, please visit www.mainecoastconstruction.com
A lightweight crib structure. Picture by Bill Bradley: http://www.builderbill-diy-help.com/
Cribbing is used when the structure needs to be jacked up from its foundation. Cribbing involves building a crib of wood timbers in a Jenga type formation in key spots underneath the building. The cribs will provide support to keep the building up when it is lifted from its supporting columns.
Cribbing is also used for mining and landscaping.
- Builder’s Comprehensive Dictionary (Robert Putnam, Reston Pub. Co., c1984) p.100, p.171
On June 8th Maine Coast Construction held it’s annual Employee Appreciation Day. Thank you David Luckman for the great BBQ! It was a little overcast but this did not discourage us from playing horseshoes into the late afternoon.
Chris Ryan, an employee of Maine Coast Construction for 13 years, has recently been promoted to Project Manager and is now overseeing the popular Handyman Division.
Chris is an ’89 graduate of the Belfast Area High School and before working at Maine Coast Construction Chris worked, and later became partners, in a small saw mill. Seven years later he changed jobs and worked for a custom cabinet shop before joining Maine Coast Construction in 1999.
Chris’ long experience with Maine Coast Construction and our customers makes him the perfect man for the job. Chris says, “I am excited with my new position.”
Chris lives in Belmont with his wife Jessica and family pets.
Located in Camden, Maine Coast Construction has been custom-building, renovating and restoring fine homes and commercial buildings in Mid-Coast Maine since 1968. For more information about our services, please visit www.mainecoastconstruction.com or call 236-6000.