Sid Kumins, Incorporated

120 Braintree Street

Allston, MA 02134-1604

Phone: (617) 254-8250

Fax: (617) 254-8251


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Project 1:  Renovate a century old storage building with no square walls into modern corporate office space.


Our Solution:  Use the natural charm and unusual angles to create remarkable office spaces; conform the non-conforming structure to the needs of the developer.


Flexibility is always important in any construction project.  Being able to step back and look at a design or material selection or mechanical plan and having the experience to understand the architect or owners needs and the judgment to contribute insight early on in the planning stages, that could make a particular design or layout a success rather than a headache.


Sid Kumins, Inc. brings that and more to any institutional renovation project.  Just ask the principals of New Directions, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts.  The renovation of their corporate offices in downtown Boston presented many challenges.  The structure itself was a century old storage building with no square walls, no plumb lines, and no accommodations for mechanicals.  The result was impressive, modern interior office space that utilized the brick and open beams of the old building to create a professional working environment.  Equally impressive was the work that Kumins did for Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts.  Here Kumins received very high marks for their work in renovating the Harvard University Police Department.


“With this project and all our work,” says Kumins' Principal Rod Gilbert, “we are committed to the architects and developers success and satisfaction.  It's relatively simple.  We focus on helping you attain the ultimate quality.  With the least possible risk.  At the best possible prices.”




Project 2:  Turn the basement kitchen area of an elder apartment complex into a Head Start Day Care Center for children.


Our Solution:  Get involved early in the planning and design stages of the project to create the environment that was needed.


Each institutional renovation project starts with its own unique set of parameters.  It takes a seasoned contractor who can bring the experience of many similar projects to the planning table to help the architect, designer, and building owner achieve their goals.


Two perfect examples of Sid Kumins, Inc. work in institutional renovation are the North Shore Community Action Day Care Center in Peabody, Massachusetts - and the HMFH Architects offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In both projects, Kumins was able to interpret the architects vision and bring it to life.


Architect Gail Sullivan, of Gail Sullivan Associates, wanted individuality in her design for a day care center and Kumins was able to transform the basement cafeteria of an elder apartment building into a series of unique classrooms and play areas, using a sense of humor and carefully crafted use of color to make it easier for the children to identify selected areas.  For HMFH Architects, Kumins renovation of an ordinary 10,000 sq. ft. office resulted in an elegantly simple architectural space gifted with light, openness, and functionality.


Commercial and institutional developers have come to count on Sid Kumins, Inc. experience and judgment during the life of a project.  And in a world where the margins for error and margins for profit tow the same tight line, its comforting to know there is a source you can rely on to make it all happen. Just the way you envisioned it.  Just the way you planned.



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