Name: Jonathan Merz
Job title and company: President, Merz Construction; Carlisle, Massachusetts
Currently we’re gearing up for the 2012 ABX show. We’re looking forward to the show being at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, close to our headquarters. Come by and visit us at Booth #723. Also, visit our new website: www.merzconstruction.com
We have a wide range of residential projects in the works right now in the Greater Boston area:
Architect: Pisani + Associates Architects; Photography: Richard Mandelkorn
By now she knows it well. First it was more about the physical work and craft. Now we talk more about the people, the funny situations, the characters and the challenges. She has enjoyed going to see the projects under construction and going to see the finished results.
The very well articulated appreciation I heard from a client who really enjoys the collaboration of the entire team on her project. This type of feedback is very inspiring and fulfilling.
Buzzwords don’t give me any trouble.
Absolutely! Finding the balance between a productive exchange of ideas and productivity is important. Beyond that, the process and finished product is superior when we are fortunate enough to have a client that is a patron in the process, not just a consumer.
Tom Kundig: Houses 2 [by Tom Kundig]
Both. Sketching by hand and trace paper is where I start, and then we go to CAD for the development of shop drawings. I really enjoy being involved in the process of design development with the architects we work with. Working out the details, discussing means and methods, and collectively finding the best solutions while maintaining design intent bring real value to the client. Often good things come from this type of collaboration.
Yes, definitely. Getting to know many truly unique and diverse individuals comes immediately to mind. Our clients often have a wide variety of backgrounds, skills and talents, and it’s been an adventure getting to know and learn from them.
Save? It can certainly help and bring enjoyment and beauty to life.
Beautifully crafted projects, happy clients, happy architects who want to work with us over and over again, and a livelihood for our employees
The encouragement and belief my mother and father have always had in me; our talented and dedicated staff; plus, I am a precise, tireless worker. I have a high standard for myself and find that I keep pushing myself as I become more seasoned and knowledgeable in this business.
Trust and follow your initial instincts, [and] act on them accordingly.
The Zakim Bridge
To rally community support for people in need. So much waste, so many in need.
“Appreciate what you have, and enjoy the moment.”
Top image by Richard Mandelkorn.