People and Property: Real Estate and Construction News From Around NH

Liquor Commission readies two new outlets, NH Legal Assistance plans Fair Housing presentation … and more
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PC Construction has begun work on two major projects in New Hampshire. The 232-unit Edgebrook Residences, a residential development in Merrimack is a $43.1 million project that includes construction of four individual five-story residential buildings with parking garages. The plans also include a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, featuring community space, a leasing office, exercise and yoga rooms and a cyber café. The company also recently began work on the $19.6 million the city of Manchester Wastewater Treatment Facility Solids Trains project.

Munch’s Supply, a portfolio company of Charlotte, N.C.-based Ridgemont Equity Partners, has acquired Air Purchases of New Hampshire Inc., Manchester a distributor of HVAC equipment and accessories for residential and commercial markets. Established in 1987 by the Engel Family, API serves customers across the Northeast. The partnership with Munch’s Supply will allow API to accelerate the management team’s strategic growth initiatives through both organic and inorganic opportunities, said Bob Engel Jr., president of API. Citizens M&A Advisory served as the exclusive financial advisor to Air Purchases.

The Atlanta Water Supply Program project built by a joint venture of South Burlington, Vt.-based PC Construction and H.J. Russell & Company of Atlanta, Ga., has received a national Build America Award from the Associated General Contractors of America. The project, completed in October 2020, earned recognition in the New Utility Infrastructure category. Officials from PC Construction and H.J. Russell will accept the award at the AGC annual convention in September.

New Hampshire Legal Assistance will be presenting an online workshop on Fair Housing laws for tenants and community service providers. The presentation will feature a review of state and federal housing laws and the protections they provide tenants from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, religion, familial status, age, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The presentation, which is free and does not require pre-registration, will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. For more information, contact Maria Eveleth at or call at 603-668-2900 Ext 2904.

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has begun work on a new NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in Claremont and is set to start construction this summer on a new NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in Rindge The new Claremont outlet will be 10,300 square feet, nearly doubling its floor space. The freestanding Rindge outlet will be a 10,500-square-foot building on the same property as the current Outlet. The Claremont location is expected to open in July. The Rindge outlet is expected to open in the summer of 2022.

Aquarion Water Company has begun work on a water main replacement project on High Street between Little River Road and Oak Road in Hampton. The project is expected to be completed by the end of July. The project will replace approximately 3,200 feet of water main, part of an ongoing program to improve Aquarion’s water distribution system, the company said.

Tabitha Perkins, owner of Winnipesaukee Cleaning, and her daughter, Cortland Findlay, who helps her run the business, recently closed on the purchase of Bear Tree Lodge in Meredith with financing support from the Belknap Economic Development Council. The building will be the firm’s new headquarters and, provide housing to staff, they said.

Chinburg Properties, Newmarket, has received the 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the fourth year in a row. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the program.

Clean Energy NH has added Martha Fuller Clark, a recently retired state senator from Portsmouth, Freedom Energy Logistics Chief

Operating Officer Bart Fromuth and Nashua Energy Manager Doria Brown as new to the board of directors.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court is accepting applications for a currently vacant position on the state Housing Appeals Board. The position for a four-year term must be occupied by a professional engineer or land surveyor. Candidates should submit a current resume and a separate statement of interest to Timothy A. Gudas, Clerk, New Hampshire Supreme Court, One Charles Doe Drive, Concord, NH 03301. For more information, click here.

Ledyard National Bank has been selected to participate in two programs offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston — the Equity Builder Program, which assists local home buyers with down-payment and closing costs, and Housing Our Workforce, provides down-payment assistance to homebuyers earning more than 80% and up to 120% of the area median income. Equity Builder borrowers are eligible to receive up to $15,000 in assistance on a first come, first serve basis. Housing Our Workforce participants can receive up to $10,000 per homebuyer.

Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, recently replaced approximately 2,500 fluorescent light bulbs with new LED lights. In addition to energy and cost savings, the new lights will also create a more comfortable environment for employees, helping to increase productivity, the hospital said. The project was completed in partnership with Eversource and Hamblet Electric of Keene.

Kalwall Corp. of Manchester and Structures Unlimited Inc. of Bow have entered a partnership with Opening Technologies Inc. of Concord, Calif., a supplier and installer of commercial security and safety solutions for 25 years. Under the partnership, Opening Technologies is adding Kalwall’s full line of daylighting solutions, including façades, skylights, skyroofs, canopies and walkways, and Structures Unlimited’s single-source aluminum box beam structures that use Kalwall translucent sandwich panels to its product offering.

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