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Select Contracting

Newburyport, MA

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About Select Contracting

Select Contracting is a licensed and insured general service home improvement company. We are experienced in all aspects of residential work.

Most of our business is from repeat customers, word-of-mouth referrals, or from other licensed contractors who offer only specialized services. We have two full-time tradesmen, and we perform all the work ourselves, and do not hire subcontractors.

We offer free estimates, provide detailed proposals, and always warranty our workmanship. Our territory includes Greater Boston, North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire.

We accept major credit cards with a 3% surcharge. Thank You.

Our expertise includes:

• Commercial painting (Zolatone®, Polomyx®, industrial coatings)
• Residential painting (interior/exterior, spray finishes, stains, poly)
• Carpentry (trim, finish, decks, railings, stair rails, framing)
• Doors and windows (new, replacement, repair, sliders)
• Siding (cedar shingles, cedar impressions, HardiePlank®, vinyl)
• Roofing (asphalt, rubber, ridge vents, skylights, chimney repair)
• Gutters and downspouts (seamless, colors, leaf guards, cleaning)
• Masonry (footings, piers. concrete block, brick, skim coat, repair)
• Tile (ceramic, porcelain, marble, natural stone, re-grouting)
• Flooring (hardwood, engineered hardwood, VCT, sheet vinyl, tile)
• Drywall and plaster (all repairs, skim coating, priming, installation)
• Plumbing (repairs, toilets, sinks, dishwashers, disposals)
• Electrical (troubleshooting circuit box to outlet, lighting)
• Kitchen and bath (cabinets, countertops, crown, trim)
• Wallpaper (residential and commercial, stripping and replacement)
• Insulation (batts and blown-in fiberglass, spray foam, ventilation)


Newburyport, MA 01950

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  • 5/5 stars March 5, 2014

    My family and I have been working with Select Contracting for almost ten years now. Bruce is extremely professional and fair. He always gives us a range of products and explains the differences with price and quality of the choices. He has done numerous projects for us ranging from redoing a porch to building a deck to painting, among many others. I would recommend him for any home service improvement project.

Question and answer

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Today I finished replacing concrete support piers (4 ft. deep) for a deck in Stratham NH. The existing piers were not deep enough (1 to 2 feet) and tilted due to frost heave -- very dangerous for a deck ten feet above ground level.

First of the week I replaced a rotted staircase leading to a farmers style porch in Georgetown MA. I used all pressure-treated lumber with PVC trim. I modified the original design to meet building code requirements and have all step risers the same height.

Last week I insulated a crawl space under a family room which was an addition built about three feet off the ground in Reading MA. The floor was insulated and covered beneath with 1/2" plywood -- the new owners were cold already this year! So, I added 2" thick foam, foil-lined panels to the underside and sealed all seams and edges with tape. Meanwhile I re-hung the gutters on the house with hidden hangers -- the older style spikes had worked their way out an inch or two and the gutters were becoming loose.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Repairs to your home or upgrades can be done in a variety of ways and styles. Get a detailed proposal from your contractor and make sure you see eye-to-eye on the work that needs to be done and any possible additional work that the job may lead to.

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