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selves on being able to integrate the new to the old so it is very
difficult to distinguish between the two."
With a focus on the Mid-Atlantic region, Winchester is adept
at renovating historic buildings and keeps maintenance in mind in
everything it builds. "It's important to us to maintain our buildings,
so as we are building them we are thinking about what it's going
to take to maintain them," Albright explains. "We have a residence
management group and provide the service of taking care of the
projects once we complete them."
'THE ART OF FINE BUILDING'
Winchester is adept at renovating historic buildings and keeps maintenance in mind
while it's working on a home.
Winchester is currently in the process of refining its website and
plans to launch the new site in January 2018 with added imagery
and a touch of rebranding. Albright says the website and branding
efforts will better align the company with the quality level of the
houses they build and design professionals it partners with.
"We are very excited about the new website," Albright says.
"The vision moving forward is to continue building the highest
quality homes in the Mid-Atlantic region and remaining focused
on the core values that have allowed the company to be an industry leader." )
Establishing an open line of communication from the start
among all parties is critical to the success of the project. "We typically hold progress meetings about every other week," Albright
says. "Through that, by having the whole team together, we feel
that we can stay on top of the project so we are planning and moving forward and not renovating what's already been done."
Campbell oversees every project with the support of a project
manager and field supervisor during construction. As a former
project manager, Albright says construction is an imperfect process and there are frequently changes throughout the process. "We
just work with it," he adds. "You are building someone's home and
if they want to change something or change their mind, we do
our best to accommodate such circumstances. Our goal for each
project is to achieve client satisfaction along with building the best
When building a custom home, Winchester prides itself on
working with raw, natural materials. "We would much rather work
with something that's durable, proven and natural like stone, glass,
wood or copper so that we aren't relying on synthetic materials
that are unknown or potentially hazardous to the environment,"
Albright says. "The durability, health of the building for the occupants and energy efficiency are always priorities with our projects."
As with the construction of custom homes, Winchester prides
itself on delivering seamless renovations that integrate into an existing home. "The renovation side is a bit more challenging because
you are integrating something into an old canvas that is somewhat
unknown until you tear it apart," Albright adds. "We pride ourWinter 2018 www.mhb-magazine.com