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

Sununu names two directors to New Hampshire Housing Board, Brookstone Builders awarded state contract ... and more

2020 Hmw 1Clear Choice Home Improvements has announced that Lisa and Peter Bissonnette of Manchester are the lucky winners of the Clear Choice Home Improvements $10,000 Home Makeover Giveaway. Randomly drawn from thousands of sweepstakes entries for $10,000 toward new roofing, windows, siding, gutters or bathroom products, the Bissonnette family chose a top-quality roofing system to protect and beautify their home. Submissions are currently open for the 2021 $10,000 Home Makeover Giveaway. To enter, visit or in person at one of the many shows, fairs and festivals.

Hooksett-based Monarch Communities, a provider of senior living in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, has acquired  The Hearth at Southbury in western New Haven County, Connecticut. The purchase will add 130 apartments to the Monarch portfolio once the August 1, 2021 sale is complete. To coincide with a new brand introduction, The Hearth at Southbury will become Motif by Monarch.

Manchester-based construction managers and general contractors Brookstone Builders, Inc. will renovate the bathhouse at Ellacoya State Park, a public recreation area located on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. The scope of work will include select demolition and the installation of a new roof, siding, railings, floors, walls, and plumbing fixtures along with some mechanical and electrical upgrades. Scott Launier will serve as Brookstone Builders’ project manager.

Donna Marsh of Stratham and Tricia Morin of Hopkinton were recently appointed to the New Hampshire Housing Board of Directors by Governor Chris Sununu. Marsh is the interim director for Home for All/United Way Greater Seacoast, a coalition to end homelessness. Previously she was the executive director for New Generation, Inc., a family-oriented shelter for homeless pregnant women and women with small children. Morin is the president/owner of Tarkka Homes, Inc., a custom homebuilder serving central and southern New Hampshire. She has held numerous positions on the NH Home Builders Association Board of Directors, and has been the chair of its Government Affairs Committee since 2004.

Last Wednesday, Einar Barenholtz, a Wilton contractor, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District on one Class A misdemeanor count of accomplice to unlicensed electrical installations. Between Sept. 13 and Oct. 18, 2018, Barenholtz — through his company, Manifest Builders — served as general contractor on a home renovation project in Peterborough, where he subcontracted an unlicensed electrician, reported the NH Union Leader. Barenholtz was sentenced to 6 months in prison, suspended for a period of 2 years, and a $2,000 fine, of which $1,500 was suspended for a period of 2 years. He is also prohibited from doing work as a contractor, either general or sub, without obtaining the proper permits as required by federal, state or local officials.

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