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Economy Improves, but Challenges Remain for Builders, Consumers

Brad Campbell

As the economy ramps up, Brad Campbell says, so does the number of shady contractors looking to take advantage of eager consumers.

Brad Campbell calls it the “black-box effect.”

That’s the phrase the executive director of the Homebuilders and Remodelers Assoc. of Western Mass. (HBRAWM) contrived to reference the action of any consumer using their computer, tablet, or smartphone when selecting a professional home builder or remodeler.

“I think people have become way too dependent and trusting of the computer,” said Campbell, calling the phenomenon a faulty mindset, because glossy websites with carefully worded testimonials and paid reference sites like Angie’s List don’t always tell the full story. “And if consumers took the same amount of time to research the contractor as they do the product, they’d be much better off.

“As the economy gets better, we want consumers to know that there are risks and dangers out there,” Campbell continued. “There are more people out there who will take advantage of you.”

It’s a sign of the times, he told BusinessWest, adding that, just as contractors start coming out of the woodwork when there are weather-induced surges in construction-related work, as this region has seen recently, they also come out when consumers are ready to open their wallets and start catching up on deferred maintenance and expansion projects. And some of these contractors have less-than-stellar track records.

As she heard these remarks, Marybeth Bergeron of Charista Construction in East Longmeadow started nodding her head emphatically. “He’s absolutely right,” she said, adding that the conditions are now approaching perfect for disreputable builders to take advantage of consumers who are completely uneducated about how to find a contractor for repair or new construction, but want one because they’re in a mood to spend.

Because of the improving economy, and this black-box effect, Campbell said the focus of this year’s Western Mass. Home and Garden Show will shift from “come and see the products” to “come and learn about the people that install the products.”

Celebrating its 60th year, the show, produced by the HBRAWM, will run March 27-30 on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.

The show will feature hundreds of contractors and those who support the home-building and remodeling industry, Campbell explained, but more importantly, professionals to help educate attendees who are finally ready and able to spend money on home improvements or build new houses.

On the commercial side, business has definitely picked up, but education is necessary in that area of the building industry as well, due to heightened processes involving commercial and residential contractors’ licensing requirements, the Bay State’s increasingly strict energy-saving codes, and for the commercial consumer, a reality check about what is necessary and what isn’t for efficiency processes and new high-tech building products.

Town by town, Massachusetts is becoming the strictest state in the nation for energy-saving codes, said both Campbell and Seth Crocker, vice president and co-owner of Crocker Building Co. in Springfield. This development coincides with a desire among commercial and residential clients to be more ‘green’ in their building and perhaps pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation. What’s needed, they said, are detailed conversations between builders and their clients about what is necessary and what makes sense from the standpoint of return on investment.

For this issue’s focus on construction, BusinessWest spoke with professionals from both the residential and commercial sides of the building and remodeling industry just as the annual Home Show is about to begin, and winter exits stage left — finally. The consensus is that, while the economy is improving — and everyone has been waiting impatiently for that to happen — challenges remain.

Shades of Recovery

Seth Crocker

Seth Crocker says building codes are becoming more stringent, raising costs for contractors and homeowners.

Founded in 1939, the Springfield-based HBRAWM, a nonprofit trade association affiliated with the National Home Builders Assoc. (HBA), has nearly 350 members operating in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and promotes the best interests of home ownership, home buyers, and the building industry.

That mission is ongoing, but it takes on more emphasis at times like these, said Campbell, when there are more business relationships being made between consumers and contractors. He compared choosing a contractor to the dating process.

“You just can’t sit down with the first guy and say, ‘I trust him,’” said Campbell. “And when it comes to making a business relationship official, consumers are definitely afraid of something called a contract, and they have to change that mentality.”

Elaborating, Campbell said that consumers seem to feel that a contract is bad for them and good for the contractor, when in fact, it’s good for the contractor, and better for the consumer.  “It’s not restrictive, but a way to hold everybody accountable for what they said they were going to do.”

His example of a good contract is one that doesn’t have a line item stating that all the windows will be replaced in the home, but that a specific brand, style, and size of window will be used in all windows in question. Spending $300 to have an attorney look over a contract is also a good idea, Campbell added, given the much larger sum that could be lost if someone doesn’t exercise due diligence.

Additionally, he said, if the contractor doesn’t pull a permit, the consumer becomes 100% responsible for an entire project; if the project isn’t done the right way, the consumer can’t file a claim with the state’s repair fund.  “And if a contract doesn’t have certain things in it, it’s not a real contract.”

On the flip side, Campbell doesn’t want to see contractors themselves make mistakes. “They can hurt themselves by not having that same contract; it’s part of their licensing requirement, and they’re told they must have contracts for projects over $1,000, which these days could be just a storm door.”

Walt Tomala, president of TNT General Contracting, Home Show deputy chairman, former president of the HBRAWM, and past president of the statewide HBA, agreed.

Walt Tomala

Walt Tomala says a contract is critical to protecting the interests of both the builder and the consumer.

“There are so many different licensing qualifications that need to be met now, it’s hard enough for the contractor to keep up with it, never mind the consumer,” he said, adding that a contract protects both parties’ interests.

In order to get Home Show attendees to the HBRAWM booth to learn about such matters, agency officials are giving visitors a chance to register to win $160,000 cash. Upon entering, attendees will be given a card asking what they have planned for the next 12 to 18 months. Those who check off ‘building’ or ‘remodeling’ will be invited to speak one-on-one with HBRAWM professionals about what consumers need to know about hiring for these needs.

“We want you to talk to builders that have gone through a formal process to be approved in our association,” Campbell continued. “That’s not to say we’ve never had an issue with one of our builders, but at least if that happens, we have a policy and a process to help you get through this situation.”

LEED by Example

Contractors, homeowners, and business owners should have a lot to talk about at this year’s show.

Indeed, many consumers have put off repairs or remodeling while waiting for the economy to improve, and over the past few years, new products have been introduced, building codes have become more strict, and the world, in general, has become more green-focused.

Brothers Seth and Bill Crocker — co-owners of Crocker Building Co., which offers full-service general contracting solutions in commercial construction and renovation — have witnessed all of this. They say they often face a situation of balancing a desire to be environmentally friendly with what makes sense economically and what also meets state regulations.

Currently, there is heightened interest in efficiency in heating, air conditioning, and the thermal performance of the building envelope, but Seth Crocker sees the expense of higher-technology products as a hurdle that many clients are not willing to jump over, especially if they don’t have to.

The philosophy, Crocker said, is to advise clients on what are ultimately the best products to use, as far as efficiency and ROI.

“But what’s driving a lot of it is that the building codes are so stringent,” he told BusinessWest. “And all signs say that will continue to get more strict, which will drive more people to things like foam insulation, which is a lot more expensive.”

Campbell agreed, citing a survey by the NHAB suggesting that stricter codes are likely, and the Commonwealth has a mindset to be a clear leader in energy conservation, which has resulted in already-demanding regulations compared to most other states.

The 2012 Stretch Energy Code, which does what it says — stretches that base code by another 20% efficiency — and is adopted on a town-by-town basis, is making it financially difficult to build in Massachusetts, Campbell said, estimating that these codes add $16,000 to the cost of a 2,200-square-foot home.

Because of those strict Massachusetts codes, said Tomala — one of the first green professionals certified by the NAHB — he and most other contractors are already building to that highly efficient level, even though doing so does not necessarily designate a building as LEED-certified.

And this has prompted questions among some builders about whether LEED is worth pursuing.

“The actual LEED certification process is very time-consuming, and you really just get a plaque for the wall,” said Crocker. “In some cases, there’s a huge upfront cost, and the payback is all in feeling good about it.”

The plaque on the wall tells a story, for sure, Tomala added, but the Energy Star efficiency rating of the high-tech products he uses tells the same story, with a lot less time and formality.

“Don’t get me wrong — we’ll do whatever the customer wants, but we’d rather be out on the site, not have more office time doing paperwork,” which always means more expense to the customer, he said.

Sustainable Future

Weather extremes, a healthier economy, and the return of the popular outdoor modular home are expected to hike attendance at this year’s Home Show.

“I think the show is going to be a huge hit because people can only sit on their hands for so long, and it’s the year they feel like it’s OK to do something,” Tomala said.

Added Crocker, “I think there’s pent-up demand because people didn’t do anything for quite a few years and interest rates bottomed, but now they’re coming back up.” He noted that those climbing rates are causing people with residential and commercial building needs to move more quickly.

But as consumers make up for lost time, different levels of education about the right way to go about a project and the best return on investment will be the key to commercial and residential projects coming to fruition.

Departments Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest avail­able) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

BERNARDSTON

39 Deacon Parker Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Northfield Mt. Hermon School
Seller: Scott D. Sibley
Date: 09/30/13

BUCKLAND

3 Bray Road
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Brian W. Rice
Seller: Susan E. Geetersloh
Date: 09/30/13

34 Crittenden Hill Road
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $687,000
Buyer: Dennis D. Mehiel
Seller: Amy S. Reiser
Date: 09/27/13

CONWAY

896 Graves Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Marcia P. Lewis
Seller: Peter G. Prudden
Date: 10/04/13

117 Maple St.
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $238,000
Buyer: William T. Cote
Seller: Doherty INT
Date: 09/27/13

DEERFIELD

5 Eastern Ave.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Mark E. Pichette
Seller: Sanicki, James J., (Estate)
Date: 09/27/13

46 McClelland Farm Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $319,000
Buyer: Gregory E. Whittier
Seller: Kris N. Warner
Date: 09/30/13

66 North Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $134,000
Buyer: Lisa B. Middents
Seller: Vladimir Agapov
Date: 09/27/13

ERVING

41 Forest St.
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Jeanine M. Dibari
Seller: Jeffrey D. Budine
Date: 10/02/13

GREENFIELD

73 Beacon St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Gerard J. Gualberto
Seller: Chevalier, Mary A., (Estate)
Date: 09/30/13

24 Church St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $259,010
Buyer: Eleanor L. Mandell
Seller: Home For Aged People
Date: 09/30/13

85 Harrison Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $176,000
Buyer: David R. Kox
Seller: Michael H. Merritt
Date: 09/30/13

119 Harrison Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Zsuzsana E. Randall
Seller: Shirley E. Renfrew
Date: 09/23/13

15 Lincoln St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $127,500
Buyer: Patricia P. Marcus
Seller: John D. Merrigan
Date: 09/23/13

186 Plain Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $213,000
Buyer: Joseph R. Charron
Seller: Douglas H. Robinson
Date: 09/30/13

53 Pleasant St.
Greenfield, MA 01376
Amount: $140,040
Buyer: Bank Of New York Mellon
Seller: Felix L. Diaz
Date: 09/30/13

HEATH

33 Town Farm Road
Heath, MA 01346
Amount: $331,500
Buyer: Thomas H. Manley
Seller: John K. Burk
Date: 10/04/13

LEYDEN

19 Stephen Lane
Leyden, MA 01301
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Priscilla E. Sherman
Seller: Nils E. Bross
Date: 09/23/13

MONTAGUE

46 Davis St.
Montague, MA 01301
Amount: $143,500
Buyer: Christopher L. Bedaw
Seller: Dorothy E. Juskiewicz
Date: 09/25/13

7 Woodland Dr.
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Alvah L. Sibley
Seller: FNMA
Date: 10/01/13

NEW SALEM

36 North Main St.
New Salem, MA 01355
Amount: $184,000
Buyer: Cameron H. Dunbar
Seller: Richard C. Castine
Date: 09/25/13

NORTHFIELD

232 Old Vernon Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $182,500
Buyer: Thomas E. Harrison
Seller: Edmund C. Bassett
Date: 09/27/13

ORANGE

140 Horton Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Michael P. Gardner
Seller: Peter J. Baribault
Date: 10/02/13

419 Tully Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $176,500
Buyer: Gregory R. McIntyre
Seller: Michael D. Sherar
Date: 10/04/13

SHELBURNE

462 Little Mohawk Road
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Robert N. Nouryan
Seller: Sayagyi U. Ba Khin Memorial TR
Date: 09/25/13

SUNDERLAND

466 Hadley Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $1,499,381
Buyer: Szawlowski Realty Inc.
Seller: S&J Land Trust LLC
Date: 09/25/13

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

6 Althea Circle
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $229,900
Buyer: Amy Richards
Seller: Jason A. Rocca
Date: 09/26/13

32 Annable St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $148,000
Buyer: Arni Atlason
Seller: Colleen A. Shelden-Ferry
Date: 09/27/13

154 Elmar Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: Heather R. Ferreira
Seller: Philip B. Charette
Date: 10/04/13

123 Mallard Circle
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $252,000
Buyer: William E. Bunnell
Seller: Donna L. Montagna
Date: 09/27/13

229 North St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $161,000
Buyer: Jerome L. Luke
Seller: Davilli, Faustino V., (Estate)
Date: 10/01/13

632 North St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $342,000
Buyer: Rudolph J. Gay
Seller: Carol E. Chatman
Date: 09/30/13

50 Primrose Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Francis A. Connor
Seller: Gilbert D. Olivares
Date: 10/04/13

32 Redwood Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: Sarah Morris
Seller: Amy Kowarsky
Date: 09/25/13

177 River Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Jonnie M. Starnes
Seller: Oak Ridge Custom Home Builders
Date: 09/26/13

92 Royal St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Ruslan Kuzmenko
Seller: Robert J. Hagberg
Date: 09/23/13

520 School St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Kevin B. Tos
Seller: Siarhei Siarheyev
Date: 09/23/13

274 Silver St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Jeremy R. Rodier
Seller: Preston F. Perreault
Date: 09/27/13

519 Southwick St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $213,500
Buyer: Stephanie A. Lees
Seller: Jason R. Bessette
Date: 09/30/13

603 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Artem Artemov
Seller: Alma J. Cortez
Date: 09/30/13

BRIMFIELD

280 Little Alum Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Adam R. Ingram
Seller: Karen A. Davis
Date: 09/27/13

N/A
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $138,500
Buyer: Timothy R. Walder
Seller: Stearns, James C. Sr., (Estate)
Date: 09/27/13

CHESTER

375 Middlefield Road
Chester, MA 01011
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Mark A. Hynes
Date: 09/27/13

160 Skyline Trail
Chester, MA 01011
Amount: $288,000
Buyer: Keith Hall
Seller: Christopher West
Date: 09/30/13

CHICOPEE

17 8th Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: William B. Vanzandt
Seller: Jeanne Y. Ruell
Date: 09/26/13

107 7th Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Spencer R. Hart
Seller: Derick B. Lamoureux
Date: 09/30/13

34 Baltic Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Carlos J. Delgado
Seller: Robert P. Langevin
Date: 09/23/13

56 Billings St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Christian McCoy
Seller: Doris M. Stewart
Date: 09/30/13

24 Blanchard St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $126,000
Buyer: Andrew M. Chagnon
Seller: Mary A. Duguay

4 Burton St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $283,609
Buyer: Federal Management Center
Seller: Vesper Gibbs-Barnes
Date: 10/02/13

163 Delaney Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $181,000
Buyer: Amy A. Kowal
Seller: Richard A. Holmes
Date: 09/27/13

17 Factory St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $185,073
Buyer: USA HUD
Seller: Mark T. Sells
Date: 09/27/13

68 Factory St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Robert R. Mercer
Seller: Marie T. Appleby
Date: 09/27/13

6 Glenwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Alyssa A. Demers
Seller: Joseph Laliberte
Date: 09/30/13

217 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: FAB Holdings LLC
Seller: Philip L. Beaulieu
Date: 09/30/13

35 Linden St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Justin D. Delonge
Seller: Chicopee Neighborhood Development
Date: 09/27/13

124 Marten St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Paul C. Grace
Seller: Francis J. Schillinger
Date: 10/03/13

792 McKinstry Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $164,000
Buyer: Karen L. Watts
Seller: Geoffrey C. Gagnon
Date: 09/30/13

78 Old Lyman Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $268,000
Buyer: Michael J. Dean
Seller: Daniel P. Stamborski
Date: 09/30/13

114 Rimmon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $129,000
Buyer: Nathan P. Hudon
Seller: Walter S. Urbanek
Date: 09/27/13

140 Trilby Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Travis J. Raby
Seller: Claire C. Zacharie
Date: 09/30/13

EAST LONGMEADOW

12 Dale St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Debora A. Lavelli
Seller: Raffaele S. Carrano
Date: 09/30/13

Denslow Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $950,000
Buyer: Bay Path College
Seller: WLF Realty LLC
Date: 09/27/13

12 Pilgrim Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: David Behnk
Seller: Thomas M. Dodge
Date: 09/30/13

217 Porter Road
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Edward F. Prendergast
Seller: Paul J. Mercieri
Date: 09/27/13

1 Redin Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $194,000
Buyer: Seyedmehdi Sehbarader
Seller: Emmett W. Reardon
Date: 09/25/13

5 Roderick Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $287,500
Buyer: Loan Nguyen
Seller: Deborah A. Ainsworth
Date: 10/01/13

54 South Brook Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Ryan McCarthy
Seller: John F. Sullivan
Date: 09/25/13

83 Waterman Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Jennifer M. Territo
Seller: Vincenzo R. Amore
Date: 09/27/13

110 Westwood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $142,299
Buyer: Twinbrook Associates LLC
Seller: US Bank
Date: 10/04/13

271 Westwood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $283,000
Buyer: Antonios C. Jannakas
Seller: Shelley L. Pim
Date: 10/01/13

GRANVILLE

123 Barnard Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $655,000
Buyer: Paul Mayer
Seller: Robert Connelly
Date: 10/04/13

HAMPDEN

36 Crestwood Lane
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $203,000
Buyer: Christopher Lanzoni
Seller: Jason D. Christofori
Date: 10/02/13

23 Fernwood Dr.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Ashlee M. Deziel
Seller: David J. Rock
Date: 09/30/13

50 Martin Farms Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $229,500
Buyer: Sharon A. Woodwin
Seller: Craig A. Krejci
Date: 09/30/13

187 Sessions Dr.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $226,500
Buyer: Marlenne Rivera
Seller: Patricia R. Waskiewicz
Date: 09/30/13

HOLLAND

2 Fenton St.
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Donald Boutin
Seller: David C. Silbor
Date: 09/30/13

34 Leno Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Nicholas C. Ellsworth
Seller: Eric Perez
Date: 09/30/13

25 Stony Hill Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $159,900
Buyer: Bradley S. Sherrod
Seller: Jonathan D. Mason
Date: 09/30/13

57 Sturbridge Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $177,000
Buyer: Jordan R. Vallon
Seller: Matthew A. Pooler
Date: 09/30/13

HOLYOKE

114 Allyn St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Katherine M. Hall
Seller: Hilda M. Kotfila
Date: 09/26/13

34 Bassett Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Donald W. Miner
Seller: William C. Riley
Date: 09/30/13

11 Belvidere Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $161,900
Buyer: Shawn R. Croake
Seller: Edward J. Rondeau
Date: 10/01/13

22 Bemis Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $244,900
Buyer: Robert Zucker
Seller: Margaret Vezina
Date: 09/25/13

133 Brown Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $207,000
Buyer: A-Z Property Mgmt. LLC
Seller: Joshua G. Lynn
Date: 10/01/13

158 Dartmouth St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Daniel S. Kates
Seller: James F. McDonough
Date: 09/27/13

81 Edbert Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $155,360
Buyer: Christopher J. Dautel
Seller: Joseph A. Rivera
Date: 09/25/13

26 Edward Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Corrie A. Houle
Seller: Minerva Alvarez
Date: 09/24/13

29 Fenton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $164,000
Buyer: Angel M. Cruz
Seller: James P. Fenton
Date: 09/26/13

4 Irving St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $204,000
Buyer: Kirstin R. Kay
Seller: Jeanne L. Lippman
Date: 09/27/13

1548 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: ES Residential LLC
Seller: John Sutter
Date: 10/03/13

1863 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $150,820
Seller: Gregory J. Fox
Date: 09/30/13

23 Washington Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $186,500
Buyer: Avraham A. Harris
Seller: Christine Callahan
Date: 09/27/13

1 Western View Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: April Choiniere
Seller: John J. Ferriter
Date: 09/26/13

LONGMEADOW

75 Brooks Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $335,500
Buyer: Steven E. Rovithis
Seller: Bernadette J. Weitz
Date: 09/24/13

67 East Greenwich Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $725,000
Buyer: Edward Feldmann
Seller: Paul G. Chiampa
Date: 09/30/13

156 Green Hill Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $545,000
Buyer: Michael W. Shea
Seller: Therese B. Lapierre
Date: 09/27/13

17 Highland St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Matthew P. Wranovix
Seller: Harriet A. Fortin
Date: 09/25/13

483 Inverness Lane
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Denmark
Seller: Debora A. Lavelli
Date: 09/30/13

523 Laurel St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $271,500
Buyer: Thomas M. Libbos
Seller: Andrew Dzierzgowski
Date: 09/23/13

11 Maple Ter.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Helen C. Gouzounis
Seller: David H. Cosgriff
Date: 09/30/13

28 Oak Hollow Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Peter D. Cherichetti
Seller: Gregory I. Halpern
Date: 10/01/13

24 Salem Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $513,000
Buyer: Gregory I. Halpern
Seller: Richard S. Bell
Date: 10/01/13

107 Viscount Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $435,000
Buyer: Daniel C. Petersen
Seller: Jorge E. Silva
Date: 09/24/13

LUDLOW

34 Alvin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Elba G. Pires
Seller: Susan C. Sulewski
Date: 09/27/13

42 Beachside Dr.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Denise C. Golinski
Seller: Harvey A. Savoie
Date: 10/04/13

92 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Rafael A. Silva
Seller: Kevin V. Maltby
Date: 10/03/13

125 Church St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $186,000
Buyer: Eric S. Bohnet
Seller: Rae C. Stack
Date: 09/25/13

49 Maple St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Brenna M. Dubosh
Seller: Arlindo Valadares
Date: 09/26/13

N/A
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Ryan Gagne
Seller: Nicholas Morin
Date: 10/04/13

Sunbriar Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Michael R. Beauregard
Seller: David R. Lavoie
Date: 10/01/13

MONSON

306 Main St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $172,000
Buyer: Floyd W. Fairbanks
Seller: Bruno J. Costa
Date: 09/30/13

80 Upper Hampden Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $254,900
Buyer: Charles L. Hood
Seller: Harold J. Henry
Date: 09/25/13

MONTGOMERY

285 Main Road
Montgomery, MA 01085
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Laura M. Marino
Seller: Jeffrey M. Defeo
Date: 09/30/13

PALMER

78 Bacon Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: John Perkins
Seller: William M. Wanat
Date: 10/01/13

57 Elizabeth St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $232,500
Buyer: Jeremiah Casavant
Seller: Barbara A. Butcher
Date: 09/27/13

4185 High St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $139,500
Buyer: Jaime Delvalle
Seller: Duane M. Corbin
Date: 10/01/13

3136 Hillside Dr.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Jason M. Carlow
Seller: HAP Inc.
Date: 10/04/13

117 Longview St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $219,000
Buyer: Pamela J. Gurney
Seller: Lou A. Grimes
Date: 09/30/13

2010 Overlook Dr.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: James Brothers
Seller: Sharon A. Woodin
Date: 09/30/13

3051 Pine St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $167,500
Buyer: Michael B. Atwood
Seller: Renee Belleville
Date: 09/30/13

61 Summer St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $166,556
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Benjamin A. Cooper
Date: 10/04/13

SOUTHWICK

2 Alcove Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $570,000
Buyer: Claudia T. Martorell
Seller: Matthew A. Curtis
Date: 09/30/13

3 Birchwood Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Eugene J. Whitehead
Seller: Blake, Helen, (Estate)
Date: 09/27/13

2 Falcon Crest
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $442,000
Buyer: Jason Rocca
Seller: Randal B. Carlton
Date: 09/26/13

15 Lake Shore Dr.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $129,500
Buyer: Paula Maher
Seller: Joshua G. Lynn
Date: 10/01/13

9 Maple St.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: Jamie L. Garvey
Seller: Amie S. Seibert
Date: 10/01/13

North Pond Road #2
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $123,735
Buyer: John R. Parla
Seller: David M. Falbo
Date: 09/26/13

North Pond Road #3
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $123,735
Buyer: John R. Parla
Seller: David M. Falbo
Date: 09/26/13

10 Secluded Ridge
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $355,000
Buyer: David K. Kruse
Seller: Mary L. Guzik
Date: 09/26/13

49 South Loomis St.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Kelli M. Higgins
Seller: Michael R. Burns
Date: 10/04/13

109 Summer Dr.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $123,735
Buyer: John R. Parla
Seller: David M. Falbo
Date: 09/26/13

SPRINGFIELD

9 Allen Park Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $119,900
Buyer: Edwin D. Deberry
Seller: John J. Albano
Date: 09/30/13

25 Arvesta St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $208,000
Buyer: Gerald M. Foley
Seller: Paul F. Fernands
Date: 09/27/13

31 Balboa Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $132,500
Buyer: Joseph G. Forbes
Seller: Jeffrey Dunlop
Date: 10/04/13

150 Brookdale Dr.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $1,125,000
Buyer: Manufacturers Group LLC
Seller: Berkshire Brookdale LLC
Date: 09/26/13

49 Burnside Terrace
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $132,900
Buyer: Katelyn R. Kimball
Seller: Jeanette A. Whittier
Date: 09/30/13

112 Dayton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: David Rudder
Seller: Steven C. Wolf
Date: 09/30/13

223 Dayton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $152,500
Buyer: Daniel P. Allard
Seller: Marjorie C. McNeill
Date: 09/27/13

84 Denwall Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $118,000
Buyer: Enyoc Investment Properties
Seller: Nancy L. Folk
Date: 09/27/13

132 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Luis M. Perez
Seller: Ahap LLC
Date: 09/26/13

123 El Paso St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $124,407
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Matthew F. Dusseault
Date: 10/02/13

30 Falmouth St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Angela L. Martins
Seller: Ana Beleza
Date: 09/26/13

5 Gates Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Douglas Johnson
Seller: Joyce M. Debose
Date: 10/01/13

301 Gillette Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: Kara Sotolotto
Seller: Kevin M. Dudley
Date: 09/25/13

176 Glenoak Dr.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $147,000
Buyer: James M. McLaughlin
Seller: William J. Lapalm
Date: 10/02/13

105 Hampden St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Denise Anghilante
Seller: Shu Cheng
Date: 09/23/13

109 Harmon Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $157,000
Buyer: Joanne G. Costello
Seller: Rafael A. Hernandez
Date: 10/04/13

14 Hartwick St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Stephanie N. Cisler
Seller: Stephen Gasco
Date: 09/30/13

14 Herman St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $119,000
Buyer: Jose Santos
Seller: James W. Fiore
Date: 10/01/13

88 Hickory St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $1,093,376
Buyer: Springfield College
Seller: Spring Hill Apts. LP
Date: 09/30/13

17 Kosciusko St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: Timothy J. Ferber
Seller: Cindy C. Santos
Date: 10/04/13

60 Lancaster St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Matthew R. Sullivan
Seller: Ashlee M. Deziel
Date: 09/30/13

59 Laurence St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Vilai Sivongxai
Seller: USA HUD
Date: 09/23/13

42 Longfellow Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $162,501
Buyer: Household Finance Corp.
Seller: Jacqueline M. Griswold
Date: 09/24/13

3 Los Angeles St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $178,220
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Gricelle Santiago
Date: 10/02/13

46 Midway St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Jaimie L. Standing
Seller: Robert N. Genander
Date: 10/04/13

41 Montclair St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Angel J. Martinez
Seller: James W. Fiore
Date: 10/01/13

17 Notre Dame St. #38
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Charles Stevenson
Seller: Elaine C. Graham
Date: 10/04/13

87 Pennsylvania Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $134,900
Buyer: Narapati Kafley
Seller: Anita L. Reilly
Date: 09/30/13

74 Randall Place
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $236,900
Buyer: Randall Seventy Four LLC
Seller: KRM Real Estate LLC
Date: 09/26/13

Shefford St. (SWS) #9
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Lynn A. McAuliffe
Seller: McAuliffe, Pauline R., (Estate)
Date: 10/04/13

115 Signal Hill Circle
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Robin S. Sanchez
Seller: Diane A. Demarco
Date: 10/03/13

51 Sylvan St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: Luis J. Navarro
Seller: Nguyet Nguyen
Date: 09/25/13

425 Trafton Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $253,000
Buyer: Lauren E. Fiorentino FT
Seller: Nicole E. Marks
Date: 09/27/13

3 Waterford Circle
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $151,000
Buyer: Peter Kelly
Seller: Karen R. Hanson
Date: 09/26/13

206 West Allen Ridge Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Hung Giang
Seller: Andrew Thomas
Date: 09/30/13

8 White Birch Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Jose Serrano
Seller: Martin J. Getchell
Date: 09/30/13

178 Wollaston St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $189,900
Buyer: Omar J. Yousef
Seller: JV Properties Inc.
Date: 09/25/13

TOLLAND

33 Lands End Dr.
Tolland, MA 01034
Amount: $420,000
Buyer: Peter Girouard
Seller: Hyland, Thomas, (Estate)
Date: 10/03/13

WESTFIELD

33 Adams St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: George Chapman
Seller: Robert K. Walker
Date: 09/26/13

305 Buck Pond Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Laura C. Kellogg
Seller: Paul R. Desrosiers
Date: 09/30/13

315 Buck Pond Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Jared M. Longley
Seller: Douglas W. Bishop
Date: 09/30/13

12 Cortez St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $124,440
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Melvin R. Perry
Date: 10/04/13

51 Court St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $218,900
Buyer: Christopher R. Judson
Seller: Pamela Leigh
Date: 09/27/13

10 Forest Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $152,500
Buyer: Sarah C. Sanderson
Seller: Lawrence Borovicka
Date: 09/30/13

59 George St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Amy M. Desilets
Seller: Julio Melendez
Date: 10/04/13

32 Harvest Moon Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $458,000
Buyer: David A. Carlin
Seller: Steven F. Bertera
Date: 09/30/13

55 Jefferson St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Buyer: William J. Cronin
Seller: Laura Kellogg
Date: 09/30/13

190 Joseph Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $208,900
Buyer: Inna Shvetsova
Seller: Kenneth O. Fuller
Date: 09/30/13

405 Montgomery Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Stacey A. Sorawat
Seller: Giberson Construction Inc.
Date: 09/23/13

32 Murray Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $188,000
Buyer: Nicholas R. Redfern
Seller: Kirsten I. Casavant
Date: 09/27/13

118 Old Farm Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Diamantis Diamantopoulos
Seller: Robert Barnes
Date: 09/30/13

21 Princeton St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: Robert Mazeika
Seller: Provident Fund Assocs. LP
Date: 10/01/13

94 Riverside Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $157,000
Buyer: Mark P. Slessler
Seller: David G. Gauthier
Date: 09/27/13

3 Rosedell Dr. Ext.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $243,000
Buyer: Rodrigo D. Mascarenhas
Seller: Jazab LLC
Date: 09/27/13

571 Southampton Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Legend Associates LLC
Seller: Michael T. Beal
Date: 10/03/13

341 Springdale Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $288,000
Buyer: Frank R. Adamski
Seller: Jeffrey M. Litwin
Date: 09/30/13

24 Sunrise Ter.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $121,619
Buyer: USA VA
Seller: Donna J. Miranda
Date: 10/04/13

158 Tannery Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Robert W. Chipman
Seller: Daniel J. Seibert
Date: 09/30/13

WEST SPRINGFIELD

21 Almon Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $169,500
Buyer: Jason A. Caron
Seller: Peter D. Towle
Date: 09/30/13

24 Burke Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Yessenia Figueroa
Seller: Jared M. Longley
Date: 09/30/13

270 Ely Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $222,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Rizzuto
Seller: Patricia Langevin
Date: 09/26/13

189 Hillcrest Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $149,229
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: James C. Parent
Date: 09/24/13

93 Kings Hwy.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $154,650
Buyer: Alfred P. Bronner
Seller: James A. Ryan
Date: 10/04/13

322 Main St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Mustafa F. Niyazov
Seller: Filomena R. Larocca
Date: 09/30/13

618 Morgan Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Brett A. Smith
Seller: Robert G. Gordon
Date: 09/26/13

782 Morgan Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: Peter E. Mwanansao
Seller: Mary E. Piela
Date: 10/01/13

29 Old Orchard Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $189,900
Buyer: Steven A. Bramlett
Seller: Bradford A. Aubin
Date: 10/04/13

15 Piper Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Richard T. Cerrone
Seller: Donald Vachon
Date: 09/27/13

521 Piper Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Daniel A. O’Sullivan
Seller: Michael S. Czepiel
Date: 09/24/13

64 Poplar Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Duane H. Mason
Seller: Centracchio, Julia, (Estate)
Date: 09/27/13

92 Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Alexis K. Godden
Seller: Marissa Monti
Date: 10/04/13

130 Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Maryann E. Solomos
Seller: Stephen P. Bartolucci
Date: 09/25/13

56 Woodbrook Ter.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $337,500
Buyer: John F. Young
Seller: Laura J. Davis
Date: 09/24/13

WILBRAHAM

2350 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $725,000
Buyer: Baystate Self Storage of Wilbraham
Seller: Mari E. Tarpinian
Date: 10/03/13

100 Faculty St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $312,000
Buyer: Xingluan Cao
Seller: Mark T. Carlson
Date: 09/27/13

15 Hitchcock Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $439,000
Buyer: David Goodrich
Seller: Sheryl L. McQuade
Date: 09/30/13

11 Mcintosh Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $374,000
Buyer: Dominic D. Maloni
Seller: Christopher T. Collins
Date: 09/26/13

6 Millbrook Circle
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $297,500
Buyer: Brandon M. Waskiewicz
Seller: Beth A. Steil
Date: 09/30/13

726 Monson Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Marc E. Mylonakis
Seller: Rudolph M. Dias
Date: 10/01/13

491 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Linda Gates
Seller: Douglas Eldridge
Date: 09/27/13

34 Sunnyside Terrace
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Ian G. Kearney
Seller: Stephen M. Caraker
Date: 09/27/13

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

16 Arbor Way
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $433,500
Buyer: Tasmiah P. Chowdhury
Seller: Henry L. Pope
Date: 09/27/13

42 Harris St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $272,500
Buyer: Irene Nystrom
Seller: Anna M. Sceffey
Date: 09/25/13

41 Hunters Hill Circle
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $316,000
Buyer: Sujata R. Konowitz
Seller: Windcatcher RET
Date: 09/27/13

93 High Point Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $339,900
Buyer: Ann C. Kenworthy
Seller: Gayle A. Metevia
Date: 10/04/13

11 Indian Pipe Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Iris Greene
Seller: Honore S. David RT
Date: 09/27/13

Lindenridge Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Amy B. Gallant
Seller: Tofino Associates LLC
Date: 10/04/13

30 Sunrise Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $325,311
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Sally Ann Washburn
Date: 09/25/13

65 Taylor St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Jocelyn A. Deangelis
Seller: Andrew J. Glace
Date: 10/04/13

BELCHERTOWN

426 Allen Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Jeremy D. Cushing
Seller: David G. Cushing
Date: 09/25/13

86 Amherst Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $249,000
Buyer: Michelle Stewart
Seller: Nerissa C. Hall
Date: 09/26/13

161 Federal St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $186,000
Buyer: Marion P. Moreau
Seller: Diane J. Morre
Date: 10/04/13

16 Jackson St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Diane J. Morre
Seller: Richard F. Conrad
Date: 10/04/13

63 Mountain View Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Kenneth J. Riley
Seller: Edward J. Sokolowski
Date: 09/26/13

N/A
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Lurene A. Grenier
Seller: Donald W. Tyrie
Date: 09/26/13

21 Shea Ave.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Mark D. Wilkins
Seller: Donald R. Besancon INT
Date: 09/24/13

154 South St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Michael T. Schmidt
Seller: Jacob A. Speaks
Date: 09/24/13

CHESTERFIELD

79 Willicutt Road
Chesterfield, MA 01012
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Eric A. Gougeon
Seller: Karen Higgins
Date: 10/03/13

CUMMINGTON

1 Swift River Road
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Joshua R. Gamache
Seller: Elizabeth J. Wade
Date: 09/30/13

EASTHAMPTON

2 Autumn Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: J. A. Fraser-Champagne
Seller: Czelusniak Custom Homes
Date: 10/01/13

8 Bayberry Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Lori D. Vaillancourt
Seller: Michael A. Forget
Date: 10/01/13

13 Broad St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $227,500
Buyer: Jose A. River
Seller: Krawiec, John, (Estate)
Date: 09/25/13

3 Carillon Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Bank Of America
Seller: Katherine L. Hruby
Date: 09/23/13

302 East St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Jennifer L. Young
Seller: Chad Alexander
Date: 09/26/13

151 Ferry St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Charles Bobala
Seller: Michael J. Dean
Date: 09/30/13

17 Florence Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $172,500
Buyer: Bethany Ryan
Seller: William F. Gruber
Date: 09/30/13

65 Hendrick St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $153,000
Buyer: Lisa M. Green
Seller: Lauren A. Burke
Date: 09/24/13

12 Lawson Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $209,000
Buyer: Richard D. Desimone
Seller: Michael Donnis
Date: 09/26/13

260 Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Mukund Feldman
Seller: John W. Richardson
Date: 10/02/13

117 Main St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Raymond C. Ledoux
Seller: Karel P. Guardado NT
Date: 09/27/13

144 Main St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Jacob A. Speaks
Seller: Connie S. Going
Date: 09/24/13

18 Oakdale Place
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Matthew J. Clark
Seller: Deborah A. Kapinos
Date: 09/25/13

44 Oliver St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Deborah L. Barr
Seller: Raymond A. Kelliher
Date: 09/27/13

21 Pinebrook Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $290,500
Buyer: Chase S. Hunter
Seller: Lori D. Vaillancourt
Date: 10/01/13

18 Pomeroy St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $213,000
Buyer: Rachael E. Barber
Seller: Joanne F. Staszko
Date: 09/23/13

6 Truehart Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $194,000
Buyer: James A. Sturges
Seller: Karen Bolduc
Date: 09/23/13

GOSHEN

105 Ball Road
Goshen, MA 01096
Amount: $174,000
Buyer: Thomas J. Camilleri
Seller: Jan M. Kozloski
Date: 09/27/13

GRANBY

5 Lakeview Ave.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $151,000
Buyer: William H. Fournier
Seller: Paul J. Fortier
Date: 09/23/13

HADLEY

206 Middle St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: David J. Fill
Seller: 63 MKT Realty LLC
Date: 09/30/13

453 River Dr.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $778,119
Buyer: Szawlowski Realty Inc.
Seller: S&J Land Trust LLC
Date: 09/25/13

2 Sylvia Heights
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $405,000
Buyer: Valley Building Co. Inc.
Seller: Dorothy T. Ruder
Date: 10/04/13

HATFIELD

6 Pleasant View Dr.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $289,000
Buyer: Scott M. Cox
Seller: Kovalski, John F., (Estate)
Date: 09/30/13

HUNTINGTON

147 Worthington Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $197,000
Buyer: Christopher L. Meyerhoff
Seller: Sean M. Brady
Date: 09/27/13

NORTHAMPTON

15 Claire Ave.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $221,000
Buyer: Jennifer A. Daekins
Seller: Choquette, M. A., (Estate)
Date: 09/30/13

47 Dryads Garden
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $685,000
Buyer: Adam L. Zucker
Seller: Jay A. Breines
Date: 09/30/13

196 Federal St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Paul E. Gulla
Seller: David Kherdian
Date: 09/30/13

200 Federal St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: James V. White
Seller: Joan Barberich
Date: 09/27/13

49 Gothic St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $475,000
Buyer: Tragin Properties LLC
Seller: Lori Morgan
Date: 09/30/13

37 Henshaw Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $645,000
Buyer: Mary J. Prince
Seller: Thomas P. Lesley QPRT
Date: 09/27/13

90 Moser St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $508,500
Buyer: Stephen D. Hawley
Seller: Kent Pecoy & Sons Construction
Date: 09/30/13

534 North King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $243,000
Buyer: Anthony G. Nardone
Seller: Lynn M. Wiles
Date: 10/01/13

52 Pencasel Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Norman S. MaCleod
Seller: Paila J. Crest
Date: 09/30/13

19 Woodmont Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: John Baldarelli
Seller: F.V. & M.A. Salvatore NT
Date: 10/04/13

SOUTH HADLEY

3 Birch Hill Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Linda E. Brennam
Seller: Ellen V. Murphy
Date: 09/24/13

85 Charon Terrace
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $272,000
Buyer: Nigel J. Alderman
Seller: Colleen A. Garvin
Date: 09/30/13

130 East St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Robert J. Pleasure
Seller: Robert J. Shevlin
Date: 09/27/13

17 Jewett Lane
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Linda Knorr
Seller: W&Margaret Lavallee LT
Date: 10/01/13

70 Judd Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $268,500
Buyer: George Owen
Seller: Thomas J. Fitzell
Date: 09/27/13

29 Red Bridge Lane
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Steven G. Marsh
Seller: J. N. Duquette & Son Construction
Date: 09/25/13

38 San Souci Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $348,000
Buyer: Derick B. Lamoureux
Seller: Jerome B. Brightman
Date: 09/30/13

8 Scott Hollow Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Robert J. Shevlin
Seller: Edmund Babski
Date: 09/27/13

SOUTHAMPTON

3 Bluemer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: Joseph J. Fungaroli
Seller: Nancy Heidenreich
Date: 09/27/13

228 County Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $221,000
Buyer: John W. Richardson
Seller: Stanley Stochel
Date: 10/02/13

100 Fomer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $327,000
Buyer: Michael Kent
Seller: Gary P. Shannon
Date: 09/30/13

11 Russellville Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Wendy J. Allen
Seller: Robert E. Hitchcock
Date: 09/26/13

WARE

1 Bellevue Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $165,429
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Chad Kenyon
Date: 10/02/13

45 Bond St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $142,000
Buyer: Andrea L. Nicholas
Seller: Osucha, Ann M., (Estate)
Date: 09/27/13

1 Briar Circle
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Belco Construction Co. Inc.
Seller: Hampden Bank
Date: 10/03/13

89 Church St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Robert Sorel
Seller: Alex S. Engelson
Date: 10/04/13

7 Demond Ave.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Gregory P. Desantis
Seller: Oberg, Therese A., (Estate)
Date: 09/30/13

33 Eagle St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Cameron M. Harwood
Seller: Belaska, Genevieve, (Estate)
Date: 10/04/13

WESTHAMPTON

288 Chesterfield Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $357,000
Buyer: Cynthia Crooks-Garica
Seller: Peter Scherff
Date: 10/04/13

185 Main Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $465,000
Buyer: Marguerite A. Robbins
Seller: Charles Ognibene
Date: 10/01/13

Departments Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest avail­able) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

BUCKLAND

24 Conway St
Buckland,  MA  01338
Amount:  $240,000
Buyer:  Juliana M West
Seller:  Vitaly Dzhenzherukha
Date:  09/05/13

Crittenden Hill Rd
Buckland,  MA  01338
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Robert S Grignaffini
Seller:  Amy S Reiser
Date:  08/26/13

Orcutt Hill Rd #1
Buckland,  MA  01338
Amount:  $115,000
Buyer:  Huong C Chow
Seller:  Mark A Amstein
Date:  08/26/13

10 Sears St
Buckland,  MA  01338
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Walter B Earle
Seller:  Robert R Jackson
Date:  08/30/13

25 Stone Rd
Buckland,  MA  01338
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Davin G Ojala
Seller:  Susan J Shauger
Date:  08/27/13

COLRAIN

214 Call Rd
Colrain,  MA  01340
Amount:  $342,000
Buyer:  Brenda L Mozdzierz
Seller:  Leslie Ann Brooks RET
Date:  08/30/13

DEERFIELD

115 Lee Rd
Deerfield,  MA  01373
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Michelle L Kofler
Seller:  Nicole Bernier
Date:  08/29/13

85 Mill Village Rd
Deerfield,  MA  01373
Amount:  $347,000
Buyer:  Anthony J Furnari
Seller:  Jason J Paadam
Date:  09/04/13

ERVING

6 North St
Erving,  MA  01344
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Debra A Lapinski
Seller:  Rita Dubay
Date:  08/30/13

GILL

32 Mountain Rd
Gill,  MA  01354
Amount:  $130,000
Buyer:  New Perspective Dev
Date:  08/30/13

GREENFIELD

345 Chapman St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Joyce A Barber
Seller:  Tiffany Q Xie
Date:  08/30/13

4 Coolidge Ave
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $228,000
Buyer:  Se H Ahn
Seller:  Haigis, Eleanor V Est
Date:  08/30/13

145 Federal St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $190,000
Buyer:  Zip Zoo LLC
Seller:  Christene M Libbares RET
Date:  08/27/13

11 Grand Ave
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $139,000
Buyer:  Justin D Streeter
Seller:  Quintana, Minnie J Est
Date:  09/06/13

36 James St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $190,900
Buyer:  A P Shallers
Seller:  Felicity M Pool
Date:  08/26/13

22 King Rd
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  Shawn P Stone
Seller:  Kim M Stone
Date:  09/06/13

95 Laurel St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $2,938,953
Buyer:  NHI Reit Of Northeast LLC
Seller:  CFM Buckley N LLC
Date:  09/06/13

155 Leyden Rd
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $160,000
Buyer:  Susanne E Gunnard
Seller:  Nathan W Jackman
Date:  08/30/13

375 Leyden Rd
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $200,500
Buyer:  Brian A Coppola
Seller:  Baker, Carolyn A Est
Date:  08/30/13

448 Mohawk Trl
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $165,500
Buyer:  Graham Russin
Seller:  Audley Robinson
Date:  08/30/13

94 Oakland St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $160,000
Buyer:  Meredith C Leach
Seller:  Michael W Leach
Date:  08/30/13

49 Silver St
Greenfield,  MA  01301
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  Victor S Placinta
Seller:  Peter J Sullivan
Date:  08/30/13

LEYDEN

752 Greenfield Rd
Leyden,  MA  01301
Amount:  $327,000
Buyer:  Ginger S Robinson
Seller:  Jeanne M Breeden
Date:  08/30/13

MONTAGUE

19 Bulkley St
Montague,  MA  01376
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  William J Oneill
Seller:  John V Tessier
Date:  08/30/13

74 Dry Hill Rd
Montague,  MA  01351
Amount:  $175,000
Buyer:  Bryna R Zioliver
Seller:  Gregory R Haas
Date:  09/05/13

NORTHFIELD

15 Mountain Rd
Northfield,  MA  01360
Amount:  $158,000
Buyer:  Frank A Penny
Seller:  Gail E Clair
Date:  08/30/13

ORANGE

170 Wheeler Ave
Orange,  MA  01364
Amount:  $345,000
Buyer:  Gary E Haueisen
Seller:  170 Wheeler Avenue T
Date:  08/26/13

SHELBURNE

Frankton Rd
Shelburne,  MA  01370
Amount:  $342,000
Buyer:  Brenda L Mozdzierz
Seller:  Leslie Ann Brooks RET
Date:  08/30/13

271 Patten Rd
Shelburne,  MA  01370
Amount:  $270,000
Buyer:  Paul Stmartin
Seller:  Rita Dubay
Date:  08/30/13

3 Pleasant St
Shelburne,  MA  01370
Amount:  $330,000
Buyer:  Lauri S Marder
Seller:  Abigail Wolfson
Date:  08/26/13

SHUTESBURY

218 Baker Rd
Shutesbury,  MA  01072
Amount:  $400,000
Buyer:  Ethan T Whitehill
Seller:  George R Milne
Date:  09/05/13

SUNDERLAND

242 Russell St
Sunderland,  MA  01375
Amount:  $235,000
Buyer:  Steele RET
Seller:  Laura J McPheters
Date:  08/27/13

WHATELY

62 Christian Ln
Whately,  MA  01093
Amount:  $650,000
Buyer:  Full Bloom Market Garden LLC
Seller:  Christian Lane LLC
Date:  09/04/13

14 Westbrook Rd
Whately,  MA  01373
Amount:  $375,000
Buyer:  Henry M Frechette
Seller:  David B Champoux
Date:  08/28/13

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

6 Frank St
Agawam,  MA  01001
Amount:  $139,000
Buyer:  Jason Bryant
Seller:  Brian M Johnson
Date:  08/30/13

115 Lancaster Dr
Agawam,  MA  01001
Amount:  $318,000
Buyer:  Avinash S Bharvirkar
Seller:  Thomas G Gonet
Date:  08/29/13

45 North Westfield St
Agawam,  MA  01030
Amount:  $291,000
Buyer:  Michael P Murphy
Seller:  Timothy M Guay
Date:  09/04/13

22 Parkview Dr
Agawam,  MA  01030
Amount:  $225,500
Buyer:  Edward R Heim
Seller:  Poplar Development LLC
Date:  08/30/13

180 Silver Lake Dr
Agawam,  MA  01001
Amount:  $321,950
Buyer:  Michael A Sarnelli
Seller:  Dennis A Letendre
Date:  08/26/13

1162 Springfield St
Agawam,  MA  01030
Amount:  $1,450,000
Buyer:  1162-1172 Springfield St. RT
Seller:  1162-1172 Springfield St. RT
Date:  08/30/13

45 Zacks Way
Agawam,  MA  01001
Amount:  $370,000
Buyer:  Scott A Main
Seller:  T Russo Construction Corp.
Date:  08/28/13

BRIMFIELD

112 East Brimfield Holland
Brimfield,  MA  01010
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Richard W Swett
Seller:  Aris Group LLC
Date:  08/28/13

CHESTER

216 Blandford Rd
Chester,  MA  01223
Amount:  $209,000
Buyer:  Christopher M Merenda
Seller:  Timothy Dawson-Townsend
Date:  08/27/13

430 East River Rd
Chester,  MA  01050
Amount:  $497,530
Buyer:  Eric D Braaten
Seller:  Steven M Thompson
Date:  09/03/13

CHICOPEE

16 Boylston St
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $140,000
Buyer:  Robert E Desmarais
Seller:  Desmarais, Helen S Est
Date:  09/04/13

263 Britton St
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $127,500
Buyer:  Debra J Malinowski
Seller:  Dollie H Aiello
Date:  08/30/13

30 Butler Ave
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $179,000
Buyer:  Michael J Vieu
Seller:  Lawrence A White
Date:  08/30/13

14 Hajec Cir
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $229,500
Buyer:  Richard Dombek
Seller:  Scott A Main
Date:  08/27/13

55 Hyde Ave
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  Kenneth R Labrie
Seller:  Thomas J Robak
Date:  08/30/13

69 Kaveney St
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $260,000
Buyer:  Kim Pham
Seller:  Ruslan Kuzmenko
Date:  08/30/13

57 Leo Dr
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $230,000
Buyer:  Albert T Luzietti
Seller:  Sharon A Dussault
Date:  08/30/13

90 Marlborough St
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $199,000
Buyer:  Ricky T Javier
Date:  08/26/13

137 Mayflower Ave
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $267,000
Buyer:  Ronald H Boulanger
Seller:  Premier Home Builders Inc
Date:  08/30/13

35 Munger Rd
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $140,000
Buyer:  Derrick M Patruno
Seller:  Rudolph P Ciecko
Date:  08/27/13

53 Old Lyman Rd
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $214,000
Buyer:  Geoffrey C Gagnon
Seller:  Benjamin Smith
Date:  08/29/13

64 Rzasa Dr
Chicopee,  MA  01013
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Joanna Kuta
Seller:  Thomas J Noga
Date:  09/04/13

45 Simonich St
Chicopee,  MA  01013
Amount:  $149,500
Buyer:  Lisa M Lomas
Seller:  Helen A Swierad
Date:  08/26/13

96 Sunflower Ave
Chicopee,  MA  01013
Amount:  $157,000
Buyer:  William R Hernandez
Seller:  Ronald H Boulanger
Date:  08/30/13

236 Tolpa Cir
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $275,000
Buyer:  Theresa L Laframboise
Seller:  Jennifer L Donais
Date:  08/30/13

73 Waite Ave
Chicopee,  MA  01020
Amount:  $164,591
Buyer:  Green Tree Serving LLC
Seller:  Michael J Wilk
Date:  09/05/13

EAST LONGMEADOW

152 Brookhaven Dr
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $270,000
Buyer:  Julie A Makris
Seller:  Lawrence F Marquis
Date:  08/29/13

183 Chestnut St
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $220,900
Buyer:  Gregory D Forbes
Seller:  John Tsongalis
Date:  08/30/13

449 Dwight Rd
East Longmeadow, MA  01108
Amount:  $141,000
Buyer:  Catherine L Landry
Seller:  Chris Hall
Date:  08/28/13

74 Hanward Hill
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $179,900
Buyer:  Michael Sacristan
Seller:  Richard C Lyons
Date:  08/30/13

30 Heritage Cir
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $495,500
Buyer:  Michael A Zwirko
Seller:  William M Farkos
Date:  08/30/13

21 Lynwood Rd
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $274,287
Buyer:  Freedom Mortgage Corp
Seller:  Michael P Godin
Date:  09/05/13

170 Mapleshade Ave
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $174,000
Buyer:  Paul L Oldenburg T
Seller:  Edward R Matulewicz
Date:  08/29/13

604 North Main St
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $200,000
Buyer:  MPSA LLC
Seller:  Island Realty Inc
Date:  08/27/13

678 Parker St
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $145,000
Buyer:  Derrick J Mclaughlin
Seller:  Neils Amelia C Est
Date:  09/04/13

20 Rollins Dr
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $425,000
Buyer:  Vincenzo E Amore
Seller:  Derek J Caparoso
Date:  08/28/13

110 Westwood Ave
East Longmeadow, MA  01028
Amount:  $219,000
Buyer:  US Bank NA
Seller:  Jeffrey C Mccorkindale
Date:  09/04/13

GRANVILLE

62 Cross Rd
Granville,  MA  01034
Amount:  $207,000
Buyer:  John P Yeakley
Seller:  Clary, Serena E Est
Date:  08/30/13

399 Main Rd
Granville,  MA  01034
Amount:  $150,400
Buyer:  Reilly E Humason
Seller:  J D Thomas
Date:  09/04/13

HAMPDEN

52 Kelly Ln
Hampden,  MA  01036
Amount:  $330,000
Buyer:  James E Cormier
Seller:  Allison J Flahery
Date:  08/30/13

36 Ridge Rd
Hampden,  MA  01036
Amount:  $505,000
Buyer:  Mark S Howland
Seller:  Donna J Collins
Date:  08/30/13

69 Woodland Dr
Hampden,  MA  01036
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  Averi S Purchas
Seller:  Marilyn J Jordan
Date:  08/30/13

HOLLAND

38 Island Rd
Holland,  MA  01521
Amount:  $250,000
Buyer:  Matthew S Vuelta
Seller:  Eliezer Bonilla
Date:  08/27/13

HOLYOKE

95 Brook St
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $127,500
Buyer:  Lucien A Rivera
Seller:  Roger T Dore
Date:  08/26/13

33 Brookline Ave
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $150,775
Buyer:  Alberto C Rivera
Seller:  Carlos L Flores
Date:  08/29/13

179 Chestnut St
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $286,000
Buyer:  179-185 Chestnut LLC
Seller:  Chestnut Street LLC
Date:  09/04/13

74 Eastern Promenade St
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $239,000
Buyer:  Julia Ortiz
Seller:  Lisa Giroux
Date:  09/05/13

68 Lynch Dr
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $169,900
Buyer:  Amanda Wellman
Seller:  Anne M Hart
Date:  08/29/13

33 Moss Ave
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $145,000
Buyer:  Gary W Romanovicz
Seller:  Robert G Klopfer
Date:  08/30/13

1050 Northampton St
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $339,900
Buyer:  Todd M Osullivan
Seller:  Radner Sidney H Est
Date:  08/30/13

39 Ridgewood Ave
Holyoke,  MA  01040
Amount:  $188,250
Buyer:  Tracie L Lacasse
Seller:  Sean P Fitzgerald
Date:  08/30/13

LONGMEADOW

104 Ardsley Rd
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $560,000
Buyer:  Kasia Novak
Seller:  Oded Rencus
Date:  08/30/13

22 Cambridge Cir
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $302,000
Buyer:  Robert A Stamand
Seller:  Thomas J Kucab
Date:  08/30/13

83 Ely Way
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $705,000
Buyer:  Mae M Mirabelli
Seller:  Nancy M Westermann
Date:  08/30/13

163 Englewood Rd
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $561,000
Buyer:  Brian W Breed
Seller:  Kirk E Merriam
Date:  08/28/13

8 Grassy Gutter Rd
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $359,900
Buyer:  Celine A Gaudreau
Seller:  Vincent B Santaniello
Date:  08/29/13

25 Massachusetts Ave
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $203,500
Buyer:  Anthony S Guardione
Seller:  Catherine K Dunn
Date:  08/30/13

221 Meadowlark Dr
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $237,000
Buyer:  Lawrence F Marquis
Seller:  Lu J Pan
Date:  08/29/13

52 Oakwood Dr
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $245,500
Buyer:  Vincent A Guardione
Seller:  Ellen D Heye
Date:  09/03/13

195 Prynnwood Rd
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $425,500
Buyer:  Xuan Li
Seller:  Peter A Byler
Date:  08/26/13

289 Tanglewood Dr
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $442,500
Buyer:  Theodore K Mlapah
Seller:  Olga I Andreyeva
Date:  08/30/13

119 Warren Ter
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $210,000
Buyer:  Gail A Thomas
Seller:  Carolyn J Brown
Date:  09/04/13

97 Western Dr
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $392,000
Buyer:  Brian E Leverock
Seller:  Nancy R Quartz
Date:  08/28/13

963 Williams St
Longmeadow,  MA  01106
Amount:  $277,500
Buyer:  Vincent B Santaniello
Seller:  Setnor Jules R Est
Date:  08/29/13

LUDLOW

12 Chestnut St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Stevens Senior Hsng Ludl
Seller:  Ludlow Town Of
Date:  08/26/13

184 East St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $141,500
Buyer:  James H Taylor
Seller:  Nicole R Parker
Date:  08/28/13

194 Highland Ave
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $133,500
Buyer:  Ashleigh M Ouimette
Seller:  Donald J Couture
Date:  08/28/13

37 Hill Ter
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $277,000
Buyer:  Matthew M Hoar
Seller:  Jason A Barroso
Date:  08/27/13

219 Moody St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $700,000
Buyer:  Gilmar Realty LLC
Seller:  Tassinari James R Est
Date:  08/29/13

101 Motyka St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $150,000
Buyer:  Armando F Tereso
Seller:  Paulo A Tereso
Date:  09/04/13

56 Oakwood Dr
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $315,000
Buyer:  Daniel P Demars
Seller:  Dinis Baltazar
Date:  08/30/13

Parker Ln
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $126,500
Buyer:  FJFB RT
Seller:  Whitetail Wreks LLC
Date:  09/05/13

54 Reynolds St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $197,000
Buyer:  Barbara Brehaut
Seller:  Daniel Jarvis
Date:  08/30/13

156 Simonds St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $130,000
Buyer:  Norman Ladue
Seller:  Patricia A Bousquet
Date:  08/26/13

153 West Ave
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $164,000
Buyer:  Cristina D Ribeiro
Seller:  Antonio V Aleixo
Date:  08/27/13

MONSON

107 Bogan Rd
Monson,  MA  01057
Amount:  $187,600
Buyer:  Adam Hageman
Seller:  Benjamin P Goodwin
Date:  08/29/13

226 Bumstead Rd
Monson,  MA  01057
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Patrick G Renna
Seller:  Jason E Stratton
Date:  08/28/13

PALMER

3 Homestead St
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $270,000
Buyer:  Deidre L Cadieux
Seller:  Norman B Flebotte
Date:  08/29/13

68 Jim Ash Rd
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $216,000
Buyer:  Stacey Vogel
Seller:  Matthew D Cadieux
Date:  08/29/13

1426 Park St
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $143,000
Buyer:  Randall G Ketterman
Seller:  Laurel C Dickson
Date:  08/30/13

54 Reynolds St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $197,000
Buyer:  Barbara Brehaut
Seller:  Daniel Jarvis
Date:  08/30/13

156 Simonds St
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $130,000
Buyer:  Norman Ladue
Seller:  Patricia A Bousquet
Date:  08/26/13

153 West Ave
Ludlow,  MA  01056
Amount:  $164,000
Buyer:  Cristina D Ribeiro
Seller:  Antonio V Aleixo
Date:  08/27/13

MONSON

107 Bogan Rd
Monson,  MA  01057
Amount:  $187,600
Buyer:  Adam Hageman
Seller:  Benjamin P Goodwin
Date:  08/29/13

226 Bumstead Rd
Monson,  MA  01057
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Patrick G Renna
Seller:  Jason E Stratton
Date:  08/28/13

PALMER

3 Homestead St
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $270,000
Buyer:  Deidre L Cadieux
Seller:  Norman B Flebotte
Date:  08/29/13

68 Jim Ash Rd
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $216,000
Buyer:  Stacey Vogel
Seller:  Matthew D Cadieux
Date:  08/29/13

1426 Park St
Palmer,  MA  01069
Amount:  $143,000
Buyer:  Randall G Ketterman
Seller:  Laurel C Dickson
Date:  08/30/13

SOUTHWICK

247 Granville Rd
Southwick,  MA  01077
Amount:  $178,000
Buyer:  Marissa B Magni
Seller:  Donald M Prifti
Date:  08/26/13

SPRINGFIELD

100 Appleton St
Springfield,  MA  01108
Amount:  $126,500
Buyer:  Julio A Dejesus
Seller:  Global Home Properties
Date:  08/30/13

39 Bartels St
Springfield,  MA  01128
Amount:  $198,500
Buyer:  Andrew J Wurszt
Seller:  Frank J Stearns
Date:  08/27/13

22 Belvidere St
Springfield,  MA  01108
Amount:  $138,900
Buyer:  Gabriel J Martinez
Seller:  Alice M Auclair
Date:  08/26/13

14 Buick St
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  Brendan Broderick
Seller:  Morgan Marjorie V Est
Date:  08/30/13

36 Burns Ave
Springfield,  MA  01119
Amount:  $172,000
Buyer:  Dhara Desai
Seller:  Pavel Kulyak
Date:  08/29/13

85 Castle St
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $170,900
Buyer:  Carlton J Banks
Seller:  Jeffrey J Hebert
Date:  08/30/13

64 Cherry St
Springfield,  MA  01105
Amount:  $131,000
Buyer:  Leslie A Nater
Seller:  Monty LLC
Date:  08/30/13

92 Corona St
Springfield,  MA  01104
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Mirta T Deperez
Seller:  Richard L Voltz
Date:  09/03/13

154 Darling St
Springfield,  MA  01151
Amount:  $120,000
Buyer:  Johaim Santiago-Ayala
Seller:  Mirella Mcdonough
Date:  08/26/13

201 Durant St
Springfield,  MA  01129
Amount:  $140,000
Buyer:  Joshua Oneil
Seller:  Juan A Rosario
Date:  08/30/13

101 Fair Oak Rd
Springfield,  MA  01128
Amount:  $134,900
Buyer:  Tricia A Calkins
Seller:  James E Cormier
Date:  08/30/13

288 Fountain St
Springfield,  MA  01108
Amount:  $130,000
Buyer:  Angie H Tao
Seller:  Brian K Witman
Date:  08/29/13

109 Gilman St
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $122,000
Buyer:  Richard Mccarthy
Seller:  Mitchell H Singer
Date:  08/30/13

93 Goodwin St
Springfield,  MA  01151
Amount:  $128,750
Buyer:  Ana Pereira
Seller:  David Heffernan
Date:  08/29/13

55 Gralia Dr
Springfield,  MA  01128
Amount:  $171,322
Buyer:  Jessica Bigelow
Seller:  Joshua S Darling
Date:  08/30/13

33 Hillside Dr
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $150,000
Buyer:  Margaret A Sheehan
Seller:  Sheila M Sheehan
Date:  08/28/13

157 Jardine St
Springfield,  MA  01107
Amount:  $127,376
Buyer:  US Bank NA Tr
Seller:  Sonia N Gonzalez
Date:  08/30/13

96 Kirk Dr
Springfield,  MA  01109
Amount:  $126,900
Buyer:  Lloyd Chadbourne
Seller:  Joseph Plomaritis
Date:  08/29/13

26 Marmon Ct
Springfield,  MA  01129
Amount:  $165,000
Buyer:  Rachel L Tilli
Seller:  Philip A Sterner
Date:  09/03/13

237 Marmon St
Springfield,  MA  01129
Amount:  $137,500
Buyer:  Michael Perez
Seller:  Harriet F Cupero
Date:  08/30/13

N/A
Springfield,  MA  01128
Amount:  $122,500
Buyer:  Lisandra Nieves
Seller:  Richard S Harty
Date:  09/03/13

76 Norman St
Springfield,  MA  01104
Amount:  $130,000
Buyer:  Brenda L Flores
Seller:  James Morgan
Date:  08/30/13

147 Nottingham St
Springfield,  MA  01104
Amount:  $129,800
Buyer:  PHH Mortgage Corp
Seller:  Charles J Chisholm
Date:  09/05/13

145 Performance Blvd
Springfield,  MA  01101
Amount:  $440,000
Buyer:  Domanico&Schoellkopf
Seller:  RAM Construction LLC
Date:  08/28/13

153 Plainfield St
Springfield,  MA  01104
Amount:  $440,000
Buyer:  RAM Construction LLC
Seller:  Domanico&Schoellkopf
Date:  08/28/13

1321 Plumtree Rd
Springfield,  MA  01119
Amount:  $205,000
Buyer:  Kara M James
Seller:  Peter M Haley
Date:  08/30/13

227 Senator St
Springfield,  MA  01129
Amount:  $151,000
Buyer:  Amanda M Wickett
Seller:  Ronald Sherman
Date:  08/30/13

117 Shady Brook Ln
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $127,213
Buyer:  Ada Torres
Seller:  Kaitlyn M Matarazzo
Date:  08/27/13

17 Sherbrooke St
Springfield,  MA  01104
Amount:  $119,900
Buyer:  Scott Morin
Seller:  A Plus Enterprises Inc
Date:  08/28/13

170 Switzer Ave #4
Springfield,  MA  01109
Amount:  $135,000
Buyer:  Greylock Group LLC
Seller:  LA LLC
Date:  09/05/13

128 Tallyho Dr
Springfield,  MA  01118
Amount:  $160,000
Buyer:  Helena N Davis
Seller:  Daniel J Dillon
Date:  08/30/13

956 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield,  MA  01109
Amount:  $133,500
Buyer:  Melvin E Cosme
Seller:  Lillian B Akers
Date:  09/03/13

873 Worthington St
Springfield,  MA  01105
Amount:  $126,000
Buyer:  Josue Velney
Seller:  JD Powers Property Mgmt
Date:  08/30/13

167 Wrentham Rd
Springfield,  MA  01119
Amount:  $205,930
Buyer:  Freedom Mortgage Corp
Seller:  Ross A Henke
Date:  08/29/13

WALES

50 Monson Rd
Wales,  MA  01081
Amount:  $169,701
Buyer:  FNMA
Seller:  Nancy E Blackburn
Date:  08/26/13

WEST SPRINGFIELD

53 Beech Hill Rd
West Springfield,  MA  01030
Amount:  $324,900
Buyer:  John H Chwalek
Seller:  Beech Hill Construction
Date:  08/30/13

80 Butternut Hollow Rd
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Scott E Steglinski
Seller:  Joseph L Fitzpatrick
Date:  09/04/13

N/A
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $229,500
Buyer:  Danielle L Lamagna
Seller:  Emilien L Larochelle
Date:  08/30/13

55 Elm Cir
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $149,204
Buyer:  FNMA
Seller:  John R Landry
Date:  08/26/13

49 Lyman St
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $155,000
Buyer:  Pavel Mashnitski
Seller:  Donna M Vuilleumier
Date:  08/30/13

1164 Morgan Rd
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $213,000
Buyer:  Mary A Bilodeau
Seller:  Eldred J Baker
Date:  08/30/13

429 Morgan Rd
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $450,000
Buyer:  West Springfield Town Of
Seller:  Westfield W Springfd Ldge
Date:  08/27/13

94 Overlook Dr
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $233,500
Buyer:  Lynn A Laplante
Seller:  William S Mullett
Date:  08/30/13

30 Piper Rd
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $157,000
Buyer:  Fidel A Prudencio
Seller:  Stahelski, Francis A Est
Date:  08/28/13

1311 Westfield St
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $525,000
Buyer:  Salmar Realty LLC
Date:  09/03/13

2019 Westfield St
West Springfield,  MA  01089
Amount:  $180,000
Buyer:  Robert Schmidt
Seller:  FNMA
Date:  08/30/13

WESTFIELD

27 East Bartlett St
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $172,000
Buyer:  Theodore J Kopyscinski
Seller:  Dennis Paroline
Date:  08/28/13

11 Hayre St
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $122,500
Buyer:  JRP Realty LLC
Seller:  Liberty, Richard H Est
Date:  08/27/13

187 Joseph Ave
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $294,500
Buyer:  Cathleen R Hutkoski
Seller:  Robin L Deaton
Date:  08/30/13

293 Loomis St
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Lisa Gagnon
Seller:  Marie Mercure
Date:  08/30/13

143 Rachael Ter
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $374,000
Buyer:  Thomas J Robak
Seller:  Kevin D Matheny
Date:  08/30/13

33 Russell Rd
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $151,000
Buyer:  Ziblim Abukari
Seller:  Gregory M Ramos
Date:  08/26/13

302 Russell Rd
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $169,000
Buyer:  Jeremiah Z Hoffman
Seller:  Amanda L Craven
Date:  09/04/13

171 Wildflower Cir
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $515,000
Seller:  George Phillips
Date:  08/30/13

104 Woodside Ter
Westfield,  MA  01085
Amount:  $137,000
Buyer:  Zachery Demers
Seller:  Danielle E Bowen
Date:  08/29/13

WILBRAHAM

3 Brainard Rd
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Eric M True
Seller:  Natalie M True
Date:  08/30/13

883 Glendale Rd
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $189,000
Buyer:  Christopher Ladue
Seller:  Marion E Oliver
Date:  08/30/13

15 Glenn Dr
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $265,000
Buyer:  Rebecca R Before
Seller:  Bruce E Gaudette
Date:  08/30/13

8 Horseshoe Ln
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $244,900
Buyer:  Jessica M Pace
Seller:  Wilk James E Est
Date:  08/26/13

5 Patriot Ridge Ln
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $429,900
Buyer:  Rakeshkumar V Patel
Seller:  Denise R Tessier
Date:  08/30/13

12 Peak Rd
Wilbraham,  MA  01095
Amount:  $280,000
Buyer:  Carl R Jahn
Seller:  Ronald E Teece
Date:  08/28/13

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

11 Foxglove Ln
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $509,500
Buyer:  Nina R Tetenbaum
Seller:  Hedy S Wermer
Date:  09/04/13

747 Main St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $475,000
Buyer:  DNB Properties LLC
Seller:  Onesta Properties Inc
Date:  09/06/13

81 McClellan St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $450,000
Buyer:  Alan E Giessen
Seller:  Thomas M Scriver
Date:  08/26/13

10 North East St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $324,500
Buyer:  Andrew B Desiervo
Seller:  Virginia Weimer
Date:  08/26/13

226 Pine St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $215,000
Buyer:  Burlin Barr
Seller:  Carolyn J Thomas
Date:  08/28/13

659 South East St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $240,000
Buyer:  Kathryn E Marciano
Seller:  Michael D Olkin
Date:  08/30/13

445 Shays St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $488,000
Buyer:  Brian D Bowden
Seller:  Fawkner, Margaret B Est
Date:  08/30/13

201 Stanley St
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $331,000
Buyer:  LOC LLC
Seller:  Michael F Strong
Date:  08/27/13

12 Sunset Ct
Amherst,  MA  01002
Amount:  $429,000
Buyer:  DNB Properties LLC
Seller:  Onesta Properties Inc
Date:  09/06/13

BELCHERTOWN

85 Bay Rd
Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  Elizabeth A Meaux
Seller:  Patrick J Mignault
Date:  09/04/13

63 Gold St 74 Clark St
Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $260,000
Buyer:  Jeffrey M Matthews
Seller:  Dennis Gendron
Date:  08/28/13

241 Daniel Shays Hwy
Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $275,000
Buyer:  Jacob Sobasko
Seller:  Paul M Roberge
Date:  08/30/13

Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $150,000
Buyer:  Nathaniel W Roberts
Seller:  Randall E Roberts
Date:  09/06/13

56 North Main St
Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $170,000
Buyer:  Umass Five College FCU
Seller:  Steven A Syriac
Date:  09/04/13

149 Turkey Hill Rd
Belchertown,  MA  01007
Amount:  $225,000
Buyer:  Jonathan A Lawall
Seller:  James P O’Connor
Date:  09/03/13

CHESTERFIELD

115 Old Chesterfield Rd
Chesterfield,  MA  01096
Amount:  $187,500
Buyer:  Geoffery Gougeon
Seller:  Jack Gougeon
Date:  09/04/13

EASTHAMPTON

21 Ballard St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  Tsering Choedon
Seller:  Autumn Priperties LLC
Date:  08/29/13

22 Bayberry Dr
Amount:  $189,000
Buyer:  Mary Redmond
Seller:  Mary Redmond
Date:  08/26/13

35 Briggs St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $335,000
Buyer:  Benjamin F Chandler
Seller:  Kevin C Netto
Date:  08/28/13

114 Line St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $216,000
Buyer:  Jason P Graham
Seller:  Cathleen R Hutkowski
Date:  08/30/13

223 Loudville Rd
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  Gabriel J Grygorcewicz
Seller:  Joseph P Loftus
Date:  08/28/13

3 Mutter St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $194,500
Buyer:  Margaret J Shar
Seller:  Darla D Ledger
Date:  08/30/13

55 Northampton St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $270,000
Buyer:  Jennifer M Dragon
Seller:  Marc A Gauvin RET
Date:  08/28/13

28 Pepin Ave
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $232,500
Buyer:  Barbara Kelly-Kinney
Seller:  David J Strong
Date:  09/05/13

10 Pine Hill Rd
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $310,000
Buyer:  James R Pellegrino
Seller:  Walter J Bourque
Date:  08/30/13

17 River Valley Way
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Jenna B Higgins
Seller:  EH Honeownership LLC
Date:  08/28/13

7 Union Ct
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $150,000
Buyer:  Joseph C Ryan
Seller:  Union Court LLC
Date:  08/28/13

11 West Green St
Easthampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $124,015
Buyer:  US Bank NA
Seller:  Michael J Pelissier
Date:  08/27/13

GOSHEN

29 Lake Dr
Goshen,  MA  01096
Amount:  $205,000
Buyer:  Dorothy A Clayton
Seller:  Fred M Sliwa
Date:  08/30/13

GRANBY

34 Amherst St
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $318,000
Buyer:  Celso A Correia
Seller:  Mikhail Ashlaban
Date:  09/05/13

30 Circle Dr
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $224,900
Buyer:  Scott J Lougham
Seller:  Kevin R Gendreau
Date:  08/27/13

230 East St
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $200,000
Buyer:  Westover Metropolitan Dev
Seller:  Thomas C Labrie
Date:  09/05/13

9 Greenmeadow Ln
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  David A Strycharz
Seller:  Linda T Messenger
Date:  08/30/13

37 New Ludlow Rd
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $156,000
Buyer:  Candice Rosado-Cuoco
Seller:  Mark T Halon
Date:  08/30/13

64 West St
Granby,  MA  01033
Amount:  $135,000
Buyer:  Careena R Henry
Seller:  Diana J Blanchard
Date:  08/28/13

HADLEY

7 Edgewood Ter
Hadley,  MA  01035
Amount:  $370,000
Buyer:  Linda M Ziegenbein
Seller:  Patricia A Szumowski
Date:  09/06/13

1 Laurana Ln
Hadley,  MA  01035
Amount:  $334,000
Buyer:  Aaron T Soules
Seller:  Paul R Miller
Date:  08/30/13

211 Russell St
Hadley,  MA  01035
Amount:  $185,000
Buyer:  Huong C Chow
Seller:  Patricia J Zumbruski
Date:  08/27/13

HATFIELD

11 Cronin Hill Rd
Hatfield,  MA  01038
Amount:  $210,000
Buyer:  Mary P Flannery
Seller:  Kenneth R Griswold
Date:  08/30/13

112 Linseed Rd
Hatfield,  MA  01088
Amount:  $419,000
Buyer:  Sally Morgan
Seller:  Shawn R Adams
Date:  08/26/13

35 Plain Rd
Hatfield,  MA  01038
Amount:  $374,000
Buyer:  Sean M Brady
Seller:  Robert P Anderson
Date:  08/30/13

58 School St
Hatfield,  MA  01038
Amount:  $280,000
Buyer:  Morgan Sheehan-Bubla
Seller:  Janet Grenzke
Date:  09/06/13

240 Straits Rd
Hatfield,  MA  01038
Amount:  $235,000
Buyer:  Andrea K Moroney
Seller:  Audrey Weston
Date:  08/30/13

HUNTINGTON

11 Pleasant St
Huntington,  MA  01050
Amount:  $115,479
Buyer:  UB Properties LLC
Seller:  United Bank
Date:  09/05/13

NORTHAMPTON

8 Arch St
Northampton,  MA  01053
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Elizabeth K Harrington
Seller:  Susan A Eilenberg
Date:  08/27/13

41 Avis Cir
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $384,000
Buyer:  Daniel C Rochon
Seller:  Gregory J Zakrzewski
Date:  08/26/13

326 Chesterfield Rd
Northampton,  MA  01053
Amount:  $305,000
Buyer:  Susan A Elienberg
Seller:  Ernest J Heon
Date:  08/27/13

264 Chestnut St
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $374,000
Buyer:  Denise L Callaway
Seller:  George C Eastman
Date:  08/30/13

35 Ellington Rd
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $214,000
Buyer:  Michael R Wolk
Seller:  John A Favaro
Date:  09/06/13

335 Florence Rd
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $317,000
Buyer:  Lauren Schwartz
Seller:  Jessica L Diemand
Date:  08/30/13

717 Florence Rd
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $225,000
Buyer:  David S Smokler
Seller:  Joseph T Tortoriello
Date:  08/30/13

48 Fort St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $395,000
Buyer:  Steven T Hoffman
Seller:  William J Conz
Date:  09/03/13

67 Fort St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $600,000
Buyer:  Amanda Barnhart
Seller:  Louise F Vera
Date:  08/29/13

99 Lake St
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $309,000
Buyer:  Eugene B Ferrari
Seller:  Linda M Ziegenbein
Date:  09/06/13

111 Old Ferry Rd
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $245,000
Buyer:  Jillian M Niedzwiecki
Seller:  James B Frutkin
Date:  09/06/13

20 Rick Dr
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $200,000
Buyer:  Ethan C Meyers
Seller:  Janeth C Smith
Date:  08/27/13

245 South St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $325,000
Buyer:  DNB Properties LLC
Seller:  Pipeline Properties Inc
Date:  09/06/13

250 South St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $510,000
Buyer:  Michael C Jacques
Seller:  Timothy J Flynn
Date:  09/05/13

38 Spruce Hill Ave
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $230,000
Buyer:  Carol A Heon
Seller:  Steele RET
Date:  08/27/13

38 Stilson Ave
Northampton,  MA  01062
Amount:  $250,000
Buyer:  David B Champoux
Seller:  Scott E Purcell
Date:  08/28/13

17 Union St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $499,000
Buyer:  Brian P Mcdermott
Seller:  Lisa C Gustavsen
Date:  09/06/13

93 Vernon St
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $287,500
Buyer:  Mahammed A Mack
Seller:  Arthur P Fugere
Date:  08/28/13

6 Wright Ave
Northampton,  MA  01060
Amount:  $140,000
Buyer:  John W Kowalski
Seller:  Weeks, Russell C Est
Date:  08/26/13

PELHAM

11 Bray Ct
Pelham,  MA  01002
Amount:  $230,000
Buyer:  Shawn R Adams
Seller:  Daniel C Rose
Date:  08/26/13

PLAINFIELD

8 Old South St
Plainfield,  MA  01070
Amount:  $249,900
Seller:  Edgar J Drake
Date:  08/30/13

SOUTH HADLEY

518 Amherst Rd
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $199,900
Buyer:  Jose G Guaregua
Seller:  Daniel C Rochon
Date:  08/26/13

50 Brigham Rd
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $187,000
Buyer:  Kristin L Will
Seller:  Will Kathryn B Est
Date:  08/28/13

15 Cedar Rdg
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $362,500
Buyer:  Susannah E Gregory
Seller:  Wayne J Konrad
Date:  08/30/13

35 Chapel Hill Dr
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $259,000
Buyer:  Raeann L Pelletier
Seller:  Paul R Gallagher
Date:  09/03/13

6 Dale St
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $143,000
Buyer:  John E Cole
Seller:  StSauveur Lillian V Est
Date:  09/06/13

280 Granby Rd
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $575,000
Buyer:  33 Granby Road LLC
Seller:  Robert Bolduc
Date:  08/30/13

21 Hillside Ave
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $242,000
Buyer:  Kevin M Sawula
Seller:  Carolyn L Bessette
Date:  09/05/13

20 Meadowood Dr
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $266,388
Buyer:  Vincent Muto
Seller:  Carolanne Bright
Date:  08/30/13

149 North Main St
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $180,500
Buyer:  Michael L Thomas
Seller:  Mark Morsbach
Date:  08/30/13

25 North Sycamore Knls
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $250,000
Buyer:  Thomas R Reidy
Seller:  Rorke Glenna F Est
Date:  08/28/13

154 South Main St
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $174,000
Buyer:  Frank R Sousa
Seller:  Matthew L Gomberg
Date:  09/03/13

1 West Summit St
South Hadley,  MA  01075
Amount:  $193,000
Buyer:  Michael F Willard
Seller:  Jose C Larouco
Date:  08/29/13

SOUTHAMPTON

31 Bissonnette Cir
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $375,000
Buyer:  James J Fitzgibbon
Seller:  F&G Development Corp
Date:  09/06/13

170 County Rd
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $236,300
Buyer:  Jessica L Diemand
Seller:  Kevin M Kuehner
Date:  08/30/13

15 Edward Ave
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $332,000
Buyer:  Paul J Murray
Seller:  James L Podolak
Date:  08/28/13

124 Fomer Rd
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $239,000
Buyer:  Bernard J Martin
Seller:  Joshua R Donovan
Date:  08/30/13

77 Glendale Rd
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $336,900
Buyer:  Jennifer L Donais
Seller:  Karen A Ciejek
Date:  08/30/13

53 Middle Rd
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $253,000
Buyer:  Ashley J Alexander
Seller:  Christopher J Graham
Date:  08/30/13

25 Montgomery Rd
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $265,000
Buyer:  Richard R Paul
Seller:  Jeffrey C Barry
Date:  08/27/13

N/A
Southampton,  MA  01073
Amount:  $389,000
Buyer:  Sean P Fitzgerald
Seller:  F&G Development Corp
Date:  08/30/13

WARE

24 Berkshire Dr
Ware,  MA  01082
Amount:  $195,000
Buyer:  Andre M Fernades
Seller:  Elena L Simmoneau
Date:  08/30/13

71 Greenwich Rd
Ware,  MA  01082
Amount:  $160,000
Buyer:  Carolyn Bessette
Seller:  Provencal NT
Date:  09/05/13

WESTHAMPTON

296 Main Rd
Westhampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $125,000
Buyer:  Tammies Warriner
Seller:  Francis J Cote
Date:  09/05/13

61 Stage Rd
Westhampton,  MA  01027
Amount:  $150,000
Buyer:  Robin Smilie
Date:  08/27/13

WILLIAMSBURG

16 Nash Hill Rd
Williamsburg,  MA  01096
Amount:  $375,000
Buyer:  Mark R Chrabascz
Seller:  Peter R Trechartin
Date:  08/29/13

WORTHINGTON

1104 Old North Rd
Worthington,  MA  01098
Amount:  $195,000
Buyer:  Michael E Stevenson
Seller:  Matthew J White
Date:  09/03/13

335 Old Post Rd
Worthington,  MA  01098
Amount:  $570,000
Buyer:  Taylor FT
Seller:  Robert W Fondakowski
Date:  09/03/13

Departments Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest avail­able) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

ASHFIELD

646 Plainfield Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Robert Petrizzi
Seller: Richard B. Colby
Date: 08/22/13

228 Steady Lane
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Theodore Walls
Seller: Tammy L. Graves
Date: 08/23/13

1277 Williamsburg Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Deborah A. Reed
Seller: Anna J. MacNeish
Date: 08/23/13

BERNARDSTON

12 Bald Mountain Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $218,900
Buyer: Steven S. Hean
Seller: Laurie Fox
Date: 08/12/13

32 Depot St.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $130,635
Buyer: Wells Fargo Bank TR
Seller: Dwight S. Barrows
Date: 08/22/13

BUCKLAND

29 Avery Road
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $181,000
Buyer: Lisa L. Rubeck
Seller: Linda M. Vight
Date: 08/22/13

27 School St.
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $195,500
Buyer: Seth Wynne
Seller: Dale R. Macleod
Date: 08/21/13

CHARLEMONT

399 Legate Hill Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Carrie H. Ferretti
Seller: Lori A. Shulda-Merrigan
Date: 08/19/13

DEERFIELD

14 King Philip Ave.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Tatiana A. Goclowski
Date: 08/23/13

ERVING

34 Prospect St.
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $186,000
Buyer: Scott D. Nicholas
Seller: Eric A. Johnson
Date: 08/23/13

GREENFIELD

740 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $395,000
Buyer: Mary P. Watson
Seller: Elliottr Smolensky
Date: 08/19/13

879 Bernardston Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Aaron E. Maxam
Seller: Elise A. Rice IRT
Date: 08/13/13

9 Grinnell St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Mary M. McManus
Seller: Mary M. McManus
Date: 08/14/13

72 Harrison Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Charles Herbert
Seller: Bunker IRT
Date: 08/14/13

109 High St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $234,500
Buyer: Marjorie D. Sobil
Seller: Jay E. Karetnick
Date: 08/23/13

Lampblack Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $119,000
Buyer: James R. Schramel
Seller: Donna R. Proven
Date: 08/23/13

41 Old Albany Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Steven P. Koblinski
Seller: Judith C. Anderson
Date: 08/16/13

LEYDEN

780 Greenfield Road
Leyden, MA 01301
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Paul R. Fleischman RET
Seller: Mary A. Blackstone
Date: 08/19/13

MONTAGUE

7 Highland Circle
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Heidi M. Graves
Seller: Louise E. Traceski
Date: 08/12/13

75 Millers Falls Road
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Karen White
Seller: Michael A. Sevene
Date: 08/16/13

56 Turners Falls Road
Montague, MA 01301
Amount: $198,000
Buyer: Bryan T. Niedbala
Seller: Alfred M. Broga
Date: 08/16/13

NORTHFIELD

225 Main St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: HL Investments LLC
Seller: Northfield Mt. Hermon School
Date: 08/15/13

276 Old Wendell Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $228,000
Buyer: Julia A. Blyth
Seller: Pamela J. Veith
Date: 08/12/13

SHUTESBURY

366 Leverett Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Elizabeth A. Loving
Seller: Diane Jacoby
Date: 08/14/13

SUNDERLAND

124 North Silver Lane
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Sean G. McCallen
Seller: R. B. Trainor
Date: 08/19/13

232 Russell St.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $285,500
Buyer: Krisha J. Gile
Seller: Larry D. Honeyman
Date: 08/16/13

WHATELY

122 Christian Lane
Whately, MA 01093
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Katelyn Hallowell
Seller: Karen R. Milch
Date: 08/16/13

251 Long Plain Road
Whately, MA 01093
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Heidi L. Canalizo
Seller: Neil D. Stairmand
Date: 08/16/13

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

49 Barney St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Christopher Malloy
Seller: Kevin Malloy
Date: 08/16/13

597 Barry St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Scott R. Pospolita
Date: 08/13/13

60 Beverly Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Richard J. Gamelli
Seller: Raymond E. Berthiaume
Date: 08/15/13

11 Bradford Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $199,900
Buyer: Darren Morace
Seller: Kevin J. Gaffney
Date: 08/16/13

80 Burlington Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $515,000
Buyer: Shaun M. Dwyer
Seller: Ivan Siryk
Date: 08/16/13

13 Campbell Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $167,500
Buyer: Patrick S. O’Hare
Seller: Robert Dyl
Date: 08/16/13

31 Cedar Knoll Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $369,000
Buyer: Michael J. Hutchinson
Seller: Alan L. Ferrigno
Date: 08/19/13

39 Chapin St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Buyer: Greg J. Hammerle
Seller: Christopher M. Izzo
Date: 08/23/13

47 Elm St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $167,000
Buyer: Geraldo V. Perez
Seller: Janice E. Reynolds
Date: 08/19/13

107 Fairview St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Andrea J. Fusick
Seller: Michael G. Fusick
Date: 08/15/13

76 Katherine Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Marcos Ramirez
Seller: Kevin T. O’Keefe
Date: 08/19/13

132 Liberty St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Danny M. Marsili
Seller: Desiree Gribi
Date: 08/12/13

20 Marlene Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $281,000
Buyer: Pamela Camerlin
Seller: Thomas P. Reilly
Date: 08/14/13

214 Maynard St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $329,000
Buyer: Daniel J. Dangelo
Seller: Steven E. Rovithis
Date: 08/21/13

739 Mill St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Jackuline Robinson
Seller: Mary E. Rosati
Date: 08/22/13

30 Pembroke Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Santino U. Valentino
Seller: Kenneth J. Askins
Date: 08/15/13

44 Riverview Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Stanislav Gvinter
Seller: Langone Realty Corp.
Date: 08/12/13

BLANDFORD

4 Beulah Land Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: John C. Zalot
Seller: Stephen C. Poteat
Date: 08/16/13

166 Chester Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Marjorie C. McNeill
Seller: Melanie Curran
Date: 08/15/13

Crooks Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Donna M. Gamble
Seller: Donna M. Gamble
Date: 08/20/13

CHESTER

9 Lynes Road
Chester, MA 01011
Amount: $272,000
Buyer: Jerry L. Paquette
Seller: Kenneth R. Tessier
Date: 08/23/13

CHICOPEE

31 Alvord Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $157,000
Buyer: Edythe M. Ambroz
Seller: Lisa M. Labrie
Date: 08/15/13

44 Alvord Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Wells Fargo Bank
Seller: David J. Fitz
Date: 08/19/13

54 Cambridge St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Ivan Litvac
Seller: Cabott Realty LLC
Date: 08/16/13

147 Grape St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: College Of Our Lady of the Elms
Seller: River Valley Counseling
Date: 08/20/13

1213 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $168,000
Buyer: Nathan H. Leitl
Seller: Richard Lavallee
Date: 08/20/13

37 Hajec Circle
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Roman Catholic Bishop Of Springfield
Seller: Lucy I. Klaus
Date: 08/12/13

37 Harrington Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $139,900
Buyer: Brandon A. Staszko
Seller: Joyce A. Provoda
Date: 08/20/13

393 Irene St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Grazyna Pielecha
Seller: Larry E. Harris
Date: 08/20/13

402 Irene St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Laura E. Lanier
Seller: Irving I. Farber
Date: 08/23/13

193 Loomis Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Jennifer L. Fortuna
Seller: Thomas J. Maciolek
Date: 08/14/13

151 Mayflower Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Raymond P. Authier
Seller: Premier Home Builders Inc.
Date: 08/13/13

913 McKinstry Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $166,500
Buyer: Aaliyah Harris
Seller: Kenneth C. Boutin
Date: 08/21/13

186 Murphy Lane
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Timothy E. Coyle
Seller: Janice B. Bridgman
Date: 08/15/13

469 Oldfield Road
Amount: $122,500
Buyer: Mayte L. Davila
Seller: Robert M. Hastings
Date: 08/13/13

66 Paradise St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $148,000
Buyer: Diane M. Borek
Seller: Richard P. Goncalves
Date: 08/20/13

125 Ruskin St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $224,600
Buyer: Wheeler RET
Seller: First Central Baptist Church
Date: 08/15/13

29 Sherbrooke St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: Luke A. Donahue
Seller: Virginia J. Stasiowski
Date: 08/15/13

1 Tanglewood St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $144,800
Buyer: Jeremy Lambert
Seller: Joseph A. Brosseau
Date: 08/23/13

201 Woodcrest Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Brian Fernandez
Seller: Robert Shattuck
Date: 08/23/13

EAST LONGMEADOW

12 Canterbury Circle
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $362,000
Buyer: Ryan P. Lynch
Seller: Ian Dalton
Date: 08/14/13

Capri Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $139,900
Buyer: Kent Pecoy & Sons Construction
Seller: Bella Vista Land Holdings
Date: 08/12/13

183 Mapleshade Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Steve Marangoudakis
Seller: Donald K. Fricchione
Date: 08/16/13

251 Mapleshade Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Christopher J. McMahon
Seller: William T. Carabine
Date: 08/22/13

51 Pilgrim Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Christopher M. Gates
Seller: Huan Vanhuynh
Date: 08/22/13

321 Porter Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Aimee C. Bihler
Seller: Bianca P. Norton
Date: 08/12/13

76 Redin Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Stephen M. Extine
Seller: Carol A. Stone
Date: 08/14/13

22 Rogers Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Marcy C. Racicot
Seller: Mary L. Haley
Date: 08/12/13

HOLLAND

3 Pine Tree Dr.
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $264,000
Buyer: Douglas C. Curving
Seller: Dianne B. Snieder
Date: 08/13/13

HOLYOKE

29 Magnolia Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $159,000
Buyer: Kenneth A. Voorhees
Seller: Agnes M. Connell
Date: 08/21/13

19 Raymond Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $127,900
Buyer: Michael R. Patenaude
Seller: Florence Savings Bank
Date: 08/23/13

35 Richard Eger Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Eric S. Wood
Seller: Coarnelius R. Dreger
Date: 08/16/13

25 Shawmut Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Donald Pelletier
Seller: Desrosiers, Leona G., (Estate)
Date: 08/22/13

30 Sunset Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Gerald Connell
Seller: Aldona Cebulak
Date: 08/21/13

LONGMEADOW

939 Converse St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Jeffrey Kuselias
Seller: Louis J. Concotilli
Date: 08/21/13

99 Deepwoods Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Rick G. Cianfaglione
Seller: E. P. Wagner
Date: 08/22/13

65 Forest Glen Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $396,250
Buyer: Hans J. Vonnahme
Seller: Todd E. Butler
Date: 08/16/13

144 Franklin Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Timber Development LLC
Seller: S. W. Goddard
Date: 08/22/13

120 Greenacre Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Lindsay B. Burns-Maloni
Seller: Rich G. Cianfaglione
Date: 08/22/13

1656 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Anthony E. English
Seller: Mary A. Downey
Date: 08/15/13

17 Merriweather Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Joseph L. Fontaine
Seller: Neil J. Maloney
Date: 08/23/13

157 Pleasantview Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $367,500
Buyer: Patricia A. Clark
Seller: Glenn S. Anderson
Date: 08/12/13

58 Shady Side Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $399,000
Buyer: Kim D. Tanzer
Seller: Michael A. Zwirko
Date: 08/21/13

LUDLOW

776 Alden St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: William B. Crawford
Seller: Shawn D. Asselin
Date: 08/14/13

37 Bristol St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $131,500
Buyer: Stephen Sarrasin
Seller: Acasio Almeida
Date: 08/15/13

597 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $357,000
Buyer: Joao A. Dias
Seller: John E. Ryan
Date: 08/14/13

25 Dale St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Brian H. Martins
Seller: Domingos Joao
Date: 08/12/13

364 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Zapgo LLC
Seller: Robin Wdowiak
Date: 08/14/13

50 King St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $195,900
Buyer: Ian Premo
Seller: Antonio Carvalho
Date: 08/13/13

721 Moore St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Stephen W. Ricardi
Seller: Joseph P. Cardaropoli
Date: 08/23/13

92 Parkview St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Edward H. Fillion
Seller: Judith G. Landers
Date: 08/23/13

10 Paul Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Diane H. Zina
Seller: Shirley H. Casimiro
Date: 08/12/13

MONSON

4 Country Club Dr.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $173,250
Buyer: Jeremy Bailey
Seller: Eric M. True
Date: 08/16/13

23 Green St.
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $134,300
Buyer: FHLM
Seller: Michael P. Sousa
Date: 08/16/13

62 Palmer Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Thomas C. Sandomierski
Seller: Sergey Savonin
Date: 08/12/13

MONTGOMERY

3 Birch Bluff Road
Montgomery, MA 01085
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Robert A. Doyle
Seller: Joseph L. Fontaine
Date: 08/23/13

N/A
Montgomery, MA 01085
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: Scarfo Construction Inc.
Seller: Flynn, Eileen T., (Estate)
Date: 08/16/13

Southampton Road
Montgomery, MA 01085
Amount: $140,000
Seller: Scarfo Construction Inc.
Date: 08/16/13

PALMER

4253 Church St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $217,500
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: David Chamberlain
Date: 08/14/13

2015 East St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $170,584
Buyer: Wells Fargo Financial
Seller: Patricia A. Narreau
Date: 08/19/13

4415 High St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Margaret A. Mileskie
Seller: Eric H. Niergarth
Date: 08/14/13

132 Shearer St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $198,777
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Gary E. Hilton
Date: 08/22/13

RUSSELL

570 Pine Hill Road
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Shane C. Cekovsky
Seller: Anthony J. Palazzo
Date: 08/22/13

SPRINGFIELD

44 Ashland Ave. #9
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Ya J. Chen
Seller: Kevin J. Czaplicki
Date: 08/14/13

142 Avery St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $144,282
Buyer: Pati RE Holdings LLC
Seller: Christopher Tiso
Date: 08/14/13

162 Bowles Park
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $132,000
Buyer: Jennifer A. Bertolasio
Seller: Courtines, Velma L., (Estate)
Date: 08/22/13

63 Bridle Path Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Jess P. Wainscott
Seller: David S. Burnett
Date: 08/19/13

158 Bridle Path Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Brian D. Coelho
Seller: Sarah E. Bryson
Date: 08/15/13

102 Chalmers St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $157,000
Buyer: Neslie R. Pryce
Seller: Norman C. Michaels
Date: 08/20/13

274 Christopher Dr.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $186,900
Buyer: Aminah M. Sallu-Lukulay
Seller: 50 By 50 REO 3 LLC
Date: 08/23/13

650 Cooley St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $117,500
Buyer: Sarai Andrades
Seller: Richard S. Harty
Date: 08/16/13

41 Copeland St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $164,936
Buyer: FHLM
Seller: William J. Sullivan
Date: 08/12/13

14 Fairfield St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $169,900
Buyer: Kaelan A. Rhiannon
Seller: Thomas J. Rowland
Date: 08/12/13

38 Granger St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: Kiyota Woods
Seller: Luke E. Hunter
Date: 08/19/13

116 Hampden St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $159,397
Buyer: MHFA
Seller: Luis A. Feliciano
Date: 08/21/13

96 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $900,000
Buyer: Hung T. Tu
Seller: Long K. Le
Date: 08/23/13

1091 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: 1095 Main Street IRT
Seller: NEC Family Enterprises 2
Date: 08/20/13

N/A
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $172,300
Buyer: Emily K. Herring
Seller: Daniel A. Britt
Date: 08/16/13

5 Nokomis St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Craig A. Belanger
Seller: Earl H. Thibodeau
Date: 08/16/13

55 Oak St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Jose L. Pedro
Seller: Maria R. Fortunato
Date: 08/23/13

30 Prentice St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $136,900
Buyer: Brenda S. Davis
Seller: Carlos L. Melendez
Date: 08/16/13

33 Rathbun St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Luis Cotto
Seller: Deborah L. Scharmann
Date: 08/23/13

23 Slater Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Travis R. Vaz
Seller: James M. Lage
Date: 08/14/13

16 Sunapee St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $169,000
Buyer: Lissette Martinez
Seller: William Raleigh
Date: 08/20/13

253 Sunrise Terrace
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Raymond Masso
Seller: Rosa Jusino
Date: 08/20/13

64 Treetop Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $195,125
Buyer: HSBC Mortgage Svcs. Inc.
Seller: Anthony L. Perry
Date: 08/21/13

36 Village Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Dawn M. Chaffee
Seller: Andrew C. Bordoni
Date: 08/20/13

19 Warner St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $218,000
Buyer: Luxiana Property LLC
Seller: Marie C. Rigaud
Date: 08/22/13

30 Wells St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Christopher Edge
Seller: Courtside Of Springfield
Date: 08/15/13

1425 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Alfred P. Cola
Seller: Robert L. Craig
Date: 08/16/13

201 Windemere St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Crystal L. Roy
Seller: Teresa A. Klein
Date: 08/23/13

107 Winton St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $142,500
Buyer: Cynthia R. Carbonneau
Seller: Robert J. Bousquet
Date: 08/23/13

178 Wollaston St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $136,000
Buyer: JV Properties Inc.
Seller: Martin A. Derrick
Date: 08/23/13

5 Woodland Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Nathaniel J. Gilmore
Seller: My Ron A. Hatchett
Date: 08/16/13

SOUTHWICK

7 Deer Run
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $443,946
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Richard E. Tersavich
Date: 08/16/13

16 Foster Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Jaydub LLC
Seller: Russell L. Ramah
Date: 08/23/13

313 Granville Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Joseph M. Lemoine
Seller: Louise R. Lamountain
Date: 08/15/13

5 Revere Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Christina L. Abbondanza
Seller: Ronald A. Teal
Date: 08/15/13

18 Sterrett Dr.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $365,900
Buyer: Christopher R. Foreman
Seller: Ronald A. Nadeau
Date: 08/14/13

WALES

11 Main St.
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $139,000
Buyer: Robert B. MacDonald
Seller: Paul Vessio
Date: 08/13/13

WESTFIELD

45 Apple Blossom Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $221,000
Buyer: Brian R. Broderick
Seller: Sheila A. Lambert
Date: 08/16/13

41 Bailey Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Melissa A. Glynn
Seller: Scarfo Construction Inc.
Date: 08/21/13

90 City View Blvd
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Brian C. Miller
Seller: Paul P. Nowak
Date: 08/23/13

19 Eastview Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $126,500
Buyer: SSMG LLC
Seller: Thomas R. Webster
Date: 08/23/13

6 Fowler St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Rafael R. Maldonado
Seller: Ashlea R. Miller
Date: 08/23/13

78 Granville Road #8
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $326,298
Buyer: Karen M. Regan
Seller: Granville Road LLC
Date: 08/23/13

80 Highland Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Michael P. Sadowski
Seller: Elizabeth A. Butcher
Date: 08/23/13

33 King St.
Amount: $137,500
Buyer: Robert Daigneault
Seller: Steven A. Andrews
Date: 08/20/13

125 Montgomery St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $201,637
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Patricia M. Tower
Date: 08/16/13

160 North Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $273,500
Buyer: Joel S. Mollison
Seller: Deboroah S. Harris
Date: 08/20/13

215 Notre Dame St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $154,635
Buyer: Andrew H. Joseph
Seller: Michael P. Sadowski
Date: 08/23/13

7 Phyllis Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $268,000
Buyer: Julieann L. Schortmann
Seller: Kenneth L. Ridley
Date: 08/15/13

139 Springdale Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $135,600
Buyer: Robert A. Gauthier
Seller: George J. Fitch
Date: 08/23/13

33 Squawfield Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $252,500
Buyer: Gregory A. Denys
Seller: Marcel H. Frere
Date: 08/13/13

74 Westwood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: James Dinopoulos
Seller: Paul Smith
Date: 08/15/13

83 Wyben Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Arlene E. Bednaz
Seller: Richard P. O’Connor
Date: 08/19/13

WILBRAHAM

6 Cedar Ridge Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $419,134
Buyer: Richard A. Charpentier
Seller: Mile Oak Land Holdings LLC
Date: 08/12/13

5 Laurel Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: David S. Burnett
Seller: Steven M. Sady
Date: 08/19/13

25 Rochford Dr.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Gregory Bernat
Seller: William R. Cusson
Date: 08/23/13

26 W. Colonial Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $398,000
Buyer: Bryand E. Brenes
Seller: Charles K. Abro
Date: 08/20/13

WEST SPRINGFIELD

37 Avondale Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Lal Khadka
Seller: Keith D. Bowes
Date: 08/14/13

29 Bowers St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Joseph Machnecz
Seller: Rosann Desrosiers

146 City View Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Olga I. Lopez
Seller: Dickson, Dorothy M., (Estate)
Date: 08/19/13

184 Laurel Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Jacqueline L. Bell
Seller: Diane E. Gallup
Date: 08/16/13

Mulcahy Dr. #22
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: David J. Piacentini
Seller: Francis Wheeler Construction
Date: 08/16/13

90 Nelson Circle
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $174,900
Buyer: Nicholas A. Bull
Seller: Daniel J. Garrity
Date: 08/12/13

492 Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $3,250,000
Buyer: MWF Realty LLC
Seller: Fountain Prospect Realty
Date: 08/14/13

166 Robinson Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $169,500
Buyer: Patricia A. Schufreider
Seller: William J. Powers
Date: 08/12/13

68 Smyrna St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $166,000
Buyer: Sarabeth G. Caplette
Seller: Matthew J. Scytkowski
Date: 08/14/13

105 Van Horn St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $204,900
Buyer: Matthew J. Scytkowski
Seller: Ryan P. Lynch
Date: 08/14/13

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

104 Dana St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $470,000
Buyer: Rosemary A. Cowell
Seller: Rachel R. Hexter
Date: 08/22/13

623 East Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Michaeel E. Williamson
Seller: Judith R. Ashkin
Date: 08/19/13

75 Larkspur Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $545,000
Buyer: Marc S. Osten
Seller: David G. Doctor
Date: 08/15/13

Leverett Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $116,000
Buyer: Joslad & Associates PC
Seller: Bernard F. Mikelis LT
Date: 08/14/1

27 South Prospect St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $362,545
Buyer: Benjamin Beiley
Seller: Donald S. Pitkin RET
Date: 08/20/13

BELCHERTOWN

17 2 Ponds Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Himanshu Patel
Seller: Whitney Mollica
Date: 08/22/13

80 Granby Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $338,000
Buyer: Jonathan W. Ritter
Seller: Carriage Town Homes LLC
Date: 08/20/13

20 Hemlock Hollow
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $292,573
Buyer: Freedom Mortgage Corp.
Seller: Kevin M. Hughes
Date: 08/16/13

141 Metacomet St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Daniel A. Bergeron
Seller: William M. Booth
Date: 08/15/13

425 Michael Sears Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Ronald T. Galen
Seller: 425 Sears TR
Date: 08/19/13

469 Michael Sears Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Wendy A. Bowers
Seller: Joseph M. Lemoine
Date: 08/15/13

196 Old Enfield Road
Amount: $468,000
Buyer: David R. O’Brien
Seller: Gordon Bjorkman
Date: 08/23/13

203 Orchard St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Jeffrey N. Cosgrove
Seller: Eileen A. Casella
Date: 08/23/13

97 South Washington St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $268,500
Buyer: Katherine Bousquet
Seller: Michael J. Czepiel
Date: 08/16/13

46 Wilson Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Peter J. Czapienski
Seller: David P. Jones
Date: 08/16/13

CHESTERFIELD

228 Sugar Hill Road
Chesterfield, MA 01012
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Thomas S. Vincent
Seller: Diane M. Pfisterer
Date: 08/16/13

EASTHAMPTON

82 Ferry St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Megan R. Scott
Seller: Jeremy A. Hebert
Date: 08/16/13

238 Hendrick St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Paul J. Wysocki
Seller: Jean K. Canon
Date: 08/16/13

1 Lovefield St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Triple C LLC
Seller: Liberty Field LLC
Date: 08/14/13

4 Valley Lane
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $283,000
Buyer: John J. Mingrone
Seller: Michael J. Schrauben
Date: 08/13/13

13 West St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $287,500
Buyer: Shirlee B. Williams
Seller: Suzanne O’Donnell
Date: 08/22/13

GRANBY

240 Carver St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $260,000
Buyer: Stephanie N. Granger
Seller: Stephen J. Guenette
Date: 08/15/13

499 East State St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Denis Laflamme
Seller: Jacqueline Bell
Date: 08/16/13

Maximilian Dr.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: CIL Realty of Mass. Inc.
Seller: East State Street NT
Date: 08/16/13

204 School St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Joshua N. Broussard
Seller: Jeanne Yocum
Date: 08/20/13

HADLEY

7 Indian Pipe Dr.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $699,000
Buyer: Ajla Aksamija
Seller: Bercume Construction LLC
Date: 08/23/13

26 Mount Warner Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Jeffrey T. Reynolds
Seller: Gideon Y. Freudmann
Date: 08/22/13

36 North Maple St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $267,500
Buyer: Austen Iglehart
Seller: Kazimiera Szlaban
Date: 08/23/13

108 Rocky Hill Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Bruce D. Montague
Seller: Elaine Aldrich
Date: 08/14/13

23 Rocky Hill Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $297,500
Buyer: Dennis C. Morin
Seller: Kathleen Miller
Date: 08/15/13

8 Wampanoag Dr.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Quentin S. Amrani
Seller: Christopher C. Slack
Date: 08/16/13

HATFIELD

8 Woodridge Circle
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $525,000
Buyer: Honora G. Gordon
Seller: John H. Zieminski
Date: 08/19/13

HUNTINGTON

70 Goss Hill Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Garrett T. Barsalou
Seller: Kelso, Edward A., (Estate)
Date: 08/20/13

138 Pond Brook Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: William C. Madden
Seller: Nettler Green LT
Date: 08/15/13

NORTHAMPTON

621 Burts Pit Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Hurn
Seller: Harry L. Hoar
Date: 08/12/13

86 Cahillane Terrace
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Brian Campedelli
Seller: Matthew L. Owen
Date: 08/13/13

262 Crescent St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $535,000
Buyer: Patrice M. Sabach
Seller: Christopher Laflamme
Date: 08/15/13

22 Dickinson St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $356,000
Buyer: Krista L. Carothers
Seller: Nathan S. Korza
Date: 08/23/13

100 Front St.
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $274,000
Buyer: Laurie B. Foley
Seller: Thomas F. Quinn
Date: 08/19/13

35 Hatfield St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Mohamed R. Abdulazeez
Seller: Henry J. Kowalski
Date: 08/19/13

33 Harlow Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Andrew B. Dahlberg
Seller: Janet R. Dahlberg
Date: 08/16/13

96 Island Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $186,000
Buyer: Gail F. Lysiak
Seller: R. Jalbert&M Sullivan RET
Date: 08/12/13

100 Maple Ridge Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $575,500
Buyer: Matthew E. Page
Seller: Emil J. Kobylarz

107 Massasoit St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $353,000
Buyer: Tor A. Krogius
Seller: Lairie B. Foley
Date: 08/19/13

111 Nonotuck St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $387,500
Buyer: Bruce Frankel
Seller: Sara R. Page
Date: 08/16/13

140 Pine St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $321,500
Buyer: 40 Main Street LLC
Seller: City Of Northampton
Date: 08/22/13

110 Prospect Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: Nathan S. Korza
Seller: Sarah C. Barrett
Date: 08/19/13

405 Ryan Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: C. P. Andrikidis
Seller: John J. Glenowicz
Date: 08/16/13

114 South Main St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $690,000
Buyer: Charlene E. Choi
Seller: Nancy W. Denig

168 South Main St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Scott E. Evans
Seller: Melitta Carnevale
Date: 08/13/13

3 Tyler Court
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $900,000
Buyer: Cheryl A. Jacques
Seller: MLG RT
Date: 08/15/13

93 Washington Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $538,000
Buyer: William J. Corwin
Seller: Amy B. Morse
Date: 08/15/13

PELHAM

47 Arnold Road
Pelham, MA 01002
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Mark Lange
Seller: Joan S. Leavitt
Date: 08/21/13

PLAINFIELD

64 Old South St.
Plainfield, MA 01070
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Michael R. Packard
Seller: Joseph Freeland
Date: 08/15/13

SOUTH HADLEY

47 Charon Terrace
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Jonathan S. Szymonik
Seller: Ian D. Premo
Date: 08/12/13

104 Granby Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $233,000
Buyer: Farrah Matta
Seller: Norma I. Resto
Date: 08/23/13

16 Linda St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Bryan J. Lynes
Seller: Eleanor Dauphinais IRT
Date: 08/20/13

520 Newton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Bernard D. Gelinas
Seller: Richard Theriault
Date: 08/16/13

11 Silverwood Terrace
South Hadley, MA 01075
Buyer: Nancy A. Dinn
Seller: E. Muriel Allen TR
Date: 08/16/13

70 Woodbridge St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Matthew S. Bertuzzi
Seller: Andrew Clendinneng
Date: 08/23/13

193 Woodbridge St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $258,500
Buyer: Carole A. Camp
Seller: Jihn W. Malone
Date: 08/15/13

SOUTHAMPTON

8 Bluemer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $219,648
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Wayne F. Demers
Date: 08/23/13

5 Buchanan Circle
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Vincent S. Turgeon
Seller: John Zalot
Date: 08/16/13

42 Line St.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Angelica F. Trenholm
Seller: Carl E. Osepowicz
Date: 08/22/13

53 Moose Brook Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $219,500
Buyer: Donald N. Bernier
Seller: David L. Neal
Date: 08/15/13

27 Mountain View Circle
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $168,500
Buyer: Evan R. Huff
Seller: James J. Jackowski
Date: 08/23/13

12 Rattle Hill Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $122,000
Buyer: John Dafonte
Seller: Michael L. McKnight
Date: 08/19/13

WARE

270 Old Gilbertville Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Gregory W. Eaton
Seller: Melissa C. Martin
Date: 08/12/13

111 Walker Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $318,500
Buyer: Robert E. Provencal
Seller: Provencal Demer NT
Date: 08/16/13

WESTHAMPTON

148 Northwest Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $296,000
Buyer: David L. Popham
Seller: Joseph Hvishaway
Date: 08/19/13

WILLIAMSBURG

20 Petticoat Hill Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: John W. Selfridhe
Seller: Briam W. Breed
Date: 08/20/13

Departments Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest avail­able) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

CHARLEMONT

48 Main St.
Charlemont, MA 01339
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: William J. Schaefer
Seller: Herbert H. Fitzrey
Date: 04/01/13

DEERFIELD

105 Plain Road West
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $324,000
Buyer: Greenfield Savings Bank
Seller: Scott A. Higgins
Date: 03/29/13

623 River Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $154,500
Buyer: Joel T. Monette
Seller: Stephen A. Anderson
Date: 03/25/13

791 River Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $120,100
Buyer: Amie L. Panek
Seller: Jasmin, Emma, (Estate)
Date: 03/29/13

ERVING

11 Holmes St.
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Nathaniel D. Rindone
Seller: Moore, Virginia G., (Estate)
Date: 03/26/13

GREENFIELD

94 Beacon St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Brenda J. Davis
Seller: Melody A. Root
Date: 03/27/13

325 Wells St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $115,301
Buyer: Beneficial MA Inc.
Seller: Pamela J. Avery
Date: 04/02/13

14 West St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $217,250
Buyer: William B. Noyes
Seller: West Street Properties Inc.
Date: 03/29/13

LEYDEN

64 Coates Road
Leyden, MA 01301
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Birch Mountain Farm TR
Seller: Sharon A. Vinten RET
Date: 03/27/13

MONTAGUE

97 East Taylor Hill Road
Montague, MA 01351
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Young K. Westort
Seller: Deborah J. Picking
Date: 04/01/13

154 Montague City Road
Montague, MA 01301
Amount: $186,500
Buyer: Thomas J. Demers
Seller: William J. Doyle
Date: 03/28/13

NORTHFIELD

59 Highland Ave.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Alexander G. Loud
Seller: Richard P. Rly
Date: 03/25/13

ORANGE

41 Lake Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $117,767
Buyer: FHLM
Seller: Elizabeth Philbin
Date: 03/29/13

SHELBURNE

120 Bridge St.
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Carol Angus
Seller: Caleb Kissling
Date: 04/01/13

SHUTESBURY

69 Pratt Corner Road
Shutesbury, MA 01072
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Robert B. Hayes
Seller: Jeffrey M. Davis
Date: 03/26/13

WENDELL

19 Old Stage Road
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $158,000
Buyer: Angela M. Ferris
Seller: Robert T. Rosser
Date: 03/27/13

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

176 Barry St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Jennifer L. Tretheway
Seller: Justin T. Howes
Date: 03/26/13

43 Elbert Road
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $153,000
Buyer: Lynn Griffin
Seller: Charles C. McCobb
Date: 04/03/13

24 James Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Muhammad A. Razzaq
Seller: Charles A. Calabrese
Date: 03/25/13

89 Katherine Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $229,900
Buyer: Mahmut Alkan
Seller: Harry M. Orell
Date: 03/29/13

10 Robin Lane
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Danielle M. Pineau
Seller: Concetta S. Bruno
Date: 04/05/13

30 Stanley Place
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Nathan Kibbe
Seller: James L. Kopcinski
Date: 03/28/13

BRIMFIELD

273 Dunhamtown Palmer Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Adam C. Bradway
Seller: Robert F. Nelson
Date: 03/26/13

CHICOPEE

29 Armanella St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Rachel A. Uhlig
Seller: Vitaly Dzhenzherukha
Date: 03/29/13

38 Asselin St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $157,500
Buyer: John T. Rivest
Seller: Paul M. Heyl
Date: 03/28/13

94 Clarendon Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $156,850
Buyer: Wieslawa Mikula
Seller: Stephen A. Krupczak
Date: 04/05/13

93 Frink St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Scott L. Stefanowich
Seller: Sean P. Welch
Date: 03/26/13

1177 Granby Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: WRZMM LLC
Seller: Kayrouz Realty LLC
Date: 03/29/13

33 Hansen St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Matthew W. Picard
Seller: Geoffrion, Jeannette, (Estate)
Date: 03/29/13

66 Haven Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $146,000
Buyer: Lucinda Vega
Seller: Richard A. Obara
Date: 04/04/13

23 Jackson St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Kristal Douglas
Seller: Robert P. Langevin
Date: 03/28/13

58 Marlborough St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Lawrence A. Roberson
Seller: Roger A. Bonneau
Date: 03/29/13

317 Montcalm St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $190,900
Buyer: MKAA LLC
Seller: John P. Tarka
Date: 03/28/13

674 Montgomery St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: Arsim Abdullahu
Seller: Sonoski, Genevieve J., (Estate)
Date: 03/28/13

107 Moreau Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $157,500
Buyer: Jody M. Bixby
Seller: Michael T. Boucher
Date: 04/01/13

32 Oliver St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $194,000
Buyer: Marcin G. Jandzis
Seller: Tonya M. Perron
Date: 03/26/13

85 Park St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: William J. Stetson
Seller: Steven R. Etheridge
Date: 04/03/13

65 Sampson St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $172,000
Buyer: Andrea L. French
Seller: Viktor Savonin
Date: 03/29/13

32 Terrance St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $149,999
Buyer: Edward J. Maldonado
Seller: Dion, John A., (Estate)
Date: 03/27/13

92 View St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Nunes Ventures LLC
Seller: 92 View Street LLC
Date: 04/03/13

162 Wildermere St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $206,000
Buyer: Kurt A. Wajda
Seller: Currin L. Walz
Date: 03/29/13

51 Willow St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $256,000
Buyer: Jennifer M. Pete
Seller: Melanie M. Sutton
Date: 03/26/13

EAST LONGMEADOW

15 Angela Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Lynn M. McColgan
Seller: Diane Robertson
Date: 03/28/13

19 Day Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Elizabeth K. Hobaica
Seller: Kathleen T. Kerrigan
Date: 03/26/13

135 Elm St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: John J. Needham
Seller: Kevin Czaplicki
Date: 03/29/13

33 Granby St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Strider Dev. Inc.
Seller: John P. Ford
Date: 04/05/13

227 Kibbe Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Laplante Construction Inc.
Seller: William E. O’Connor
Date: 03/29/13

16 Melwood Ave.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Brian D. Murray
Seller: Linda S. Fijal
Date: 04/01/13

56 Oak Brook Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Oleg Anisimov
Seller: Henry J. Wawrzonek
Date: 03/25/13

283 Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $197,000
Buyer: Cheryl A. Mandirola
Seller: Michael J. Molinari
Date: 04/03/13

9 Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Mark E. Deehy
Seller: Jose B. Guimaraes
Date: 04/01/13

439 Porter Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $243,500
Buyer: Enrique Rosado
Seller: Winterberry LLC
Date: 04/04/13

40 Rogers Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $266,000
Buyer: Robert Hanson
Seller: Heather J. Bliss
Date: 03/27/13

HOLYOKE

353 Chestnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Kelly A. Maher
Seller: Holyoke Housing Authority
Date: 03/29/13

24 County Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $268,000
Buyer: Michael C. Carriveau
Seller: Mark D. Mills
Date: 03/29/13

55 Francis Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Brian T. Johnson
Seller: Gary Godbout
Date: 04/02/13

38 George St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $177,500
Buyer: Jeffrey J. Judge
Seller: US Bank
Date: 03/29/13

29 Laura Lane
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $244,169
Buyer: MetLife Home Loans
Seller: Mar C. F. Marinello
Date: 04/04/13

4 Loomis Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $264,000
Buyer: Brian A. Lamirande
Seller: Laurence P. Cournoyer
Date: 03/29/13

33 Raymond Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Sean C. Mangano
Seller: Michael Cauley
Date: 03/28/13

281 Rock Valley Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $142,500
Buyer: Stephen L. Johnson
Seller: Bruce R. Gloutak
Date: 03/29/13

LONGMEADOW

45 Ardsley Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Louis P. Krzeminski
Seller: Joseph F. Partyka
Date: 03/28/13

96 Birnie Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $192,800
Buyer: Michael Gralia
Seller: Maria C. Pritchard
Date: 03/29/13

69 Chiswick St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Timothy Giguere
Seller: Dennis C. Spring
Date: 03/27/13

104 Crestview Cir
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Stephen Crane
Seller: Reidy, Madeline F., (Estate)
Date: 03/25/13

108 Dover Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Jo Ann W. Davis
Seller: John W. Davis
Date: 03/29/13

LUDLOW

14 Acorn Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $242,000
Buyer: Lisa G. Urban
Seller: William R. Ayers
Date: 03/27/13

46 Bowles Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Evette M. Rodrigues
Seller: HAP Inc.
Date: 03/28/13

1459 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Brian A. McDaniel
Seller: Diane D. Cousineau
Date: 03/28/13

1229 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $263,000
Buyer: Rui A. Pereira
Seller: Gordon G. Grimes
Date: 03/28/13

146 Highland Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Kevin J. Schwerdtfeger
Seller: Schwerdtfeger, M. M., (Estate)
Date: 03/26/13

134 King St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $286,000
Buyer: Kimberly A. Chase
Seller: Michael A. Florio
Date: 03/28/13

73 Laroche St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $148,000
Buyer: Katie L. Schebel
Seller: Anna M. Casagranda
Date: 03/27/13

5 Marion Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $196,500
Buyer: Pierre R. Bertrand
Seller: Cynda M. Rosenbaum
Date: 03/28/13

Olivia Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Shannon M. Chaves
Seller: Rosewood Meadows Inc.
Date: 03/26/13

Pinewood Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $426,430
Buyer: Maria A. Lavoie
Seller: Manganaro Home Builders
Date: 03/29/13

57 Tilley St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Westover Metropolitan Development Corp.
Seller: Kimberly A. Chase
Date: 03/26/13

314 West St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $149,000
Buyer: Melissa A. Moret
Seller: Marion M. Surprenant
Date: 03/29/13

MONSON

84 Bogan Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Claudette Jean Girard
Seller: Gerlad T. Davies
Date: 03/29/13

243 Moulton Hill Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $199,683
Buyer: Bank of New York Mellon
Seller: Jennifer M. Toelken
Date: 03/28/13

17 Stafford Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Rachael K. McDonald
Seller: Timothy C. Lavoie
Date: 03/28/13

PALMER

1501 North Main St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Lazy River Housing Co. LLC
Seller: JEEJ Real Estate LLC
Date: 04/04/13

371 Rondeau St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: George L. Ortiz
Seller: Mark A. Stebbins
Date: 03/29/13

37 Saint John St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $271,402
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Donald J. Williamson
Date: 04/02/13

SPRINGFIELD

Allen St. (SS)
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $160,500
Buyer: Den V. Thai
Seller: Donald W. Lomascolo
Date: 03/28/13

35 Angelica Dr.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $244,000
Buyer: Delva M. Campbell
Seller: Steven M. Leone
Date: 04/01/13

598 Armory St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $132,000
Buyer: Oscar A. Lopez
Seller: Global Homes Properties LLC
Date: 03/26/13

135 Bartels St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $175,500
Buyer: Joseph M. Paixao
Seller: Daniel J. Molta
Date: 04/05/13

80 Bevier St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $189,665
Buyer: USA HUD
Seller: BA C. Home Loans Servicing LP
Date: 04/01/13

436 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: 436 Boston LLC
Seller: JAH Commercial Inc.
Date: 03/29/13

14 Carew Terrace
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Maria Lugo
Seller: Luis A. Cruz
Date: 03/29/13

24 Chilson St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $164,000
Buyer: Kimberly A. Kirkland
Seller: R. A. Fetterroll
Date: 03/29/13

276 Cottage St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $329,800
Buyer: Omicron Investments LLC
Seller: Inland American CFG Portfolio
Date: 03/28/13

87 Denver St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $157,608
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Christopher Senior
Date: 04/03/13

29 Donbray Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $158,900
Buyer: Laurie S. Ratkiewicz
Seller: Douglas C. Phelps
Date: 03/28/13

245 Fair Oak Road
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $143,000
Buyer: Kelly J. Keenan
Seller: Edward J. Haluch
Date: 03/28/13

79 Fox Hill Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $185,772
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Joseph K. Jorgensen
Date: 03/25/13

446 Franklin St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Michael P. Crean
Seller: Juan Medina
Date: 03/28/13

265 Gresham St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $148,000
Buyer: Jamilette A. Reyes
Seller: Quetszy A. Cruz
Date: 03/29/13

90 Hartwick St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Michael J. Regan
Seller: Nelson R. Colon
Date: 04/03/13

252 Lake Dr.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $141,000
Buyer: Adilen Negron
Seller: Barry, Joseph T., (Estate)
Date: 03/28/13

63 Loretta St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $144,000
Buyer: Natacha Nieves
Seller: Colleen M. Danahey
Date: 03/29/13

201 Overlook Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Alfredo B. Vivenzio
Seller: Judith J. Heit
Date: 03/27/13

42 Marquette St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $122,500
Buyer: Aileen Ramos
Seller: CDM Properties LLC
Date: 04/05/13

120 Odion St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Jeffrey J. Thornton
Seller: David A. Starr
Date: 04/04/13

1569 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $119,091
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Justine A. Finn
Date: 04/01/13

332 Parkerview St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: Nicholas M. Tangredi
Seller: Katherine M. Tangredi
Date: 03/28/13

15 Plumtree Circle
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Judith A. Garrett
Seller: Armando Rodriguez
Date: 04/05/13

21 Rita St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $144,500
Buyer: Tuyen Nguyen
Seller: Henrietta R. Ehrlich
Date: 04/04/13

28 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $144,229
Buyer: Debra A. Griffith
Seller: John Martin
Date: 03/29/13

148 Shefford St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $161,000
Buyer: Marco P. Carreira
Seller: Todd C. Emmons
Date: 03/29/13

15 Signal Hill Circle
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Campagnari Construction LLC
Seller: Irene A. Jansen
Date: 04/04/13

41 Westbank Ct.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $155,900
Buyer: Deborah A. Kelly
Seller: Danielle Prendergast
Date: 03/26/13

332 White St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $128,000
Buyer: Luis Berrios
Seller: Rose Talbot-Babey
Date: 04/04/13

143 Woodlawn St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $129,000
Buyer: Miguel Gonzalez
Seller: James W. Fiore
Date: 03/26/13

33 Worthy St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $123,822
Buyer: Nationstar Mtg. LLC
Seller: Marion C. Larese
Date: 04/04/13

SOUTHWICK

9 Coyote Glen
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $543,500
Buyer: Sherri Digiacomo
Seller: Craig Digiacomo
Date: 03/28/13

307 North Loomis St.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $237,020
Buyer: Cornelia R. Jacquier
Seller: Marcia L. Jester
Date: 03/27/13

WEST SPRINGFIELD

105 Albert St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: F. W. Maroni
Seller: Jerolyn L. Lareau
Date: 04/02/13

129 Apple Ridge Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $313,000
Buyer: Joseph M. Turner
Seller: Guiel, Annette R., (Estate)
Date: 04/01/13

17 Neptune Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $129,000
Buyer: Suraya Kapitonova
Seller: Joseph Desmarais
Date: 04/05/13

597 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $149,000
Buyer: Velvet Stamand
Seller: Cynthia M. Kennedy
Date: 03/29/13

36 Bonnie Brae Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Cynthia A. Kennedy
Seller: Joyce J. Niedzialkowski
Date: 03/29/13

56 Cynthia Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Carmino J. Santaniello
Seller: Roman Szarek
Date: 03/29/13

148 Dorwin Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $267,900
Buyer: Pamela J. Mott
Seller: Kevin R. Dowd
Date: 03/26/13

86 Garden St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $157,500
Buyer: Sean M. Duclos
Seller: Christopher S. Hjaftmann
Date: 03/29/13

110 High St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: First Slavic Pentecostal
Seller: Slavic Pentecostal Church
Date: 03/29/13

404 Massachusetts Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Donna Jones
Seller: John H. Jackson
Date: 03/25/13

22 Pleasant St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: First Slavic Pentecostal
Seller: Slavic Pentecostal Church
Date: 03/29/13

254 Rogers Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Matthew W. Disbrow
Seller: Keith E. Harvey
Date: 03/29/13

22 Sprague St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Paul R. Ehrlich
Seller: Clarissa M. Young
Date: 03/29/13

9 Timber Ridge Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $417,500
Buyer: Costas D. Anamisis
Seller: John S. Ciborowski
Date: 03/29/13

68 Vincent Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $149,000
Buyer: Larry A. Wood
Seller: Sheridan, Norma A., (Estate)
Date: 03/27/13

WESTFIELD

78 Dana St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: James Laverty
Seller: Matthew T. Beattie
Date: 03/29/13

42 Daniel Ridge
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Mark J. Ankstitus
Seller: Luke Demoracski
Date: 04/03/13

16 Deepwoods Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: City Of Westfield
Seller: Alison Brule
Date: 04/05/13

77 George St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $176,000
Buyer: Valentin Bidyuk
Seller: Anatoliy Panchelyuga
Date: 03/29/13

156 Joseph Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: James R. Dufraine
Seller: Judith A. Maunsell
Date: 03/27/13

35 Knollwood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $192,900
Buyer: Mary B. Bates
Seller: Barbara J. Sadler
Date: 04/03/13

76 Long Pond Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $247,500
Buyer: Terrie J. Campbell
Seller: Richard, Kevin M. (Estate)
Date: 04/01/13

84 Otter Point Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Vincent Cross
Seller: Hampton Ponds Realty LLC
Date: 03/26/13

129 Ridgecrest Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: William F. Hoarle
Seller: Robert P. Hoernig
Date: 03/29/13

109 Ridgeway St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Jean M. Ford
Seller: Fedora, Paul D., (Estate)
Date: 03/29/13

1232 Russell Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Brian Duggan
Seller: Pagliaro & Sons Dev. LLC
Date: 04/04/13

1244 Russell Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Brian P. Duggan
Seller: Pagliaro & Sons Dev. LLC
Date: 04/04/13

266 Southwick Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Diane E. Dipietro
Seller: Rodman Financial Corp.
Date: 03/27/13

32 Violet Circle
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $369,000
Buyer: Mark W. Sadler
Seller: Scarfo Construction Inc.
Date: 04/03/13

36 Whispering Wind Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: Matthew E. Kessler
Seller: Rheal R. Duquette
Date: 04/02/13

WILBRAHAM

3 Blacksmith Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $209,000
Buyer: John R. Turcotte
Seller: Manjit Sikka
Date: 04/01/13

940 Glendale Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Shawn R. Osmani
Seller: Monson United Methodist Church
Date: 03/29/13

358 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Amanda A. Bennett
Seller: Donald Dean
Date: 04/05/13

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

218 Alpine Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $349,900
Buyer: Alyson D. Miller
Seller: Joel W. Wolfe
Date: 03/29/13

155 Farmington Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $229,500
Buyer: Elizabeth E. Powers
Seller: John A. Root
Date: 03/28/13

207 Glendale Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Diana A. Navarro
Seller: Pinkham Joan, (Estate)
Date: 04/01/13

32 Hickory Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $284,900
Buyer: George G. Watson
Seller: 145 State St. Partners LLC
Date: 04/04/13

46 Hop Brook Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $485,105
Buyer: Deborah R. Neubauer
Seller: Timothy R. Hampson
Date: 04/04/13

1190 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: East Pleasant St. Partners LLC
Seller: Watroba, Chester E., (Estate)
Date: 04/04/13

Old Farm Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Amherst Village Inc.
Seller: Bank of America
Date: 03/27/13

Old Farm Road #1-5
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $372,500
Buyer: Tofino Assocs. Inc.
Seller: Bank of America
Date: 03/27/13

166 Summer St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Domeni C. J. Sebben
Seller: Judith Verchot
Date: 03/27/13

BELCHERTOWN

248 Amherst Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $229,203
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Larry J. Saccamando
Date: 03/29/13

12 Canal Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Leonard F. Delorenzo
Seller: Richard T. Collins
Date: 03/29/13

60 Canal Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Dennis M. Liptak
Seller: Frank A. Cowdrey
Date: 03/29/13

Crestview Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $272,000
Buyer: Stephen Rose
Seller: Crestview Acres Inc.
Date: 04/02/13

45 Juckett Hill Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Juliana Vanderwielen
Seller: Allen D. Forsythe
Date: 03/29/13

12 Ledgewood Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $146,299
Buyer: Prop Enhancement LLC
Seller: Deutsche Bank National
Date: 04/01/13

86 North Washington St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $268,000
Buyer: Patrick Loftus
Seller: Paul Lapinsky
Date: 03/28/13

4 Park St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Andres LLC
Seller: Mario Sotolotto
Date: 04/01/13

17 Pine Brook Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Jeremy A. Dunn
Seller: David M. Guy
Date: 04/03/13

EASTHAMPTON

212 East St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $212,399
Buyer: Kristin E. McLaughlin
Seller: Josephine A. Przada
Date: 03/29/13

119 Holyoke St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $126,000
Buyer: K&A LLC
Seller: Deutsche Bank National
Date: 04/04/13

GOSHEN

Cape St. #9
Goshen, MA 01032
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Rawlings Excavation Services
Seller: Mountain Stream Inc.
Date: 03/26/13

GRANBY

20 Pinebrook Circle
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $177,000
Buyer: Justin P. Beaupre
Seller: Carlos Gutierrez
Date: 03/29/13

HADLEY

27 Breckenridge Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $343,000
Buyer: Sean A. Mackin
Seller: Raymond G. Sylvain
Date: 04/05/13

4 Hawks Meadow
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Alan Sthilaire
Seller: Tomlinson Builders Inc.
Date: 04/01/13

226 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $329,900
Buyer: DGG Realty Partnership
Seller: Creative Properties LLC
Date: 03/29/13

HATFIELD

25 Elm St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $340,000
Buyer: Northeast Ent. Realty
Seller: Elizabeth A. Porada
Date: 03/29/13

15 Main St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $204,573
Buyer: Thaddeus L. Kabat
Seller: Suzen J. Maxwell
Date: 03/25/13

11 Scotland Road
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Thomas P. Morse
Seller: Marie A. Chmura
Date: 03/29/13

255 Straits Road
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $198,500
Buyer: Kara A. Jagodzinski
Seller: Cynthia L. Streker
Date: 04/05/13

NORTHAMPTON

152 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Michelle L. Bouleyu
Seller: Lotus P. O’Connor
Date: 04/01/13

72 Crosby St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: W. Marek Inc.
Seller: Kumiega, John S., (Estate)
Date: 04/05/13

578 Elm St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $161,000
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Fola Fagade
Date: 04/05/13

22 Finn St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: David P. Goldstone
Seller: Delisi, Leborio G., (Estate)
Date: 03/29/13

83 Forest Glen Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Richard A. Saalfrank
Seller: Cindy Turner
Date: 03/29/13

40 Maple St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $819,969
Buyer: Melodie P. Turner
Seller: David S. Turner RET
Date: 03/29/13

68 Prince St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Stuart B. Warner
Seller: James W. Holden
Date: 03/29/13

451 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Richard P. Ely
Seller: Kyle P. Maurer
Date: 03/26/13

12 Sylvan Lane
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Jonathan S. McFadden
Seller: Judith A. O’Brien
Date: 03/25/13

125 State St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $300,000
Buyer: Sullivan Real Estate LLC
Seller: American National Red Cross
Date: 04/02/13

48 Sterling Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Kendra A. Dahlquist
Seller: Clifford, Eileen D., (Estate)
Date: 04/04/13

53 Strawberry Hill
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $665,000
Buyer: Matthew D. Curtis
Seller: Richard N. Norris
Date: 04/02/13

SOUTH HADLEY

45 Michael Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Christopher M. Havlak
Seller: Adam J. Bartlett
Date: 03/29/13

11 Pittroff Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Oliver O. Akamnonu
Seller: Cheryl L. Bisson
Date: 03/28/13

SOUTHAMPTON

15 Freyer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Daniel E. Fried
Seller: Stephen L. Johnson
Date: 03/29/13

Strong Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $586,823
Buyer: Triple Seven LLC
Seller: Edwin F. Goral
Date: 04/02/13

11 South Main St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $213,570
Buyer: Village Center Apts. LLC
Seller: Raymond M. Rice
Date: 04/03/13

WORTHINGTON

461 Old North Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $122,500
Buyer: William M. Powers
Seller: Sylvia J. Howes
Date: 03/25/13

215 Thayer Hill Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Noreen F. Ryan
Seller: John D. Ryan
Date: 03/27/13

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Barometer of Business

The 23rd annual Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield Super 60 awards luncheon was held recently at Chez Josef to celebrate the success of privately owned businesses that continue to make significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy. From top to bottom: Art Jasper, left, sales manager at Johnstone Supply, and Alan Stearley, financial advisor at the Gaudreau Group; Dr. Henry Julio East-Trou, center, executive director of Gandara Mental Health Center, accepts a Super 60 award for revenue from Luke Kettles, left, senior vice president at Hampden Bank, and Juan Campbell, vice president of sales at Health New England; Danielle Lord, vice president of operations at O’Connell Professional Nurse Service, accepts the award for overall growth alongside Campbell and Gordon Quinn, principal at Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn; from left, Lynn Ostrowski, director of Brand & Corporate Relations at Health New England, Pat Scheer, director of Quality Operations at Health New England, Michael Scheer, flooring contractor and consultant at Dimauro Carpet & Tile, and Peter Straley, president and CEO of Health New England; guest speaker Greg Bialecki, secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, addresses the gathering; keynote speaker Stanley Kowalski III, chairman of the board for FloDesign Inc. and founder of FloDesign Wind Turbine, speaks about the misses his ideas experienced before his current success and new ventures.

 









































Super Model

Mike Balise, right, vice president of Balise Motor Sales, poses with Timothy Cardillo, general manager of Balise Lexus, at an unveiling of the new ES350 model at the dealership late last month. The event drew several dozen customers and potential customers to the facility on Riverdale Street in West Springfield.











Groundbreaking Event

Balise Ford in Wilbraham staged an elaborate groundbreaking ceremony for a new dealership on Wilbraham Road late last month. The 27,000-square-foot facility, which will feature 16 service bays and a QuickLane service center, is expected to open next spring. Seen here with ceremonial shovels in front of several Ford officials, are, from left, Hal Dewsnap, Ford regional manager; Michael Balise, vice president of Balise Motor Sales; and Wilbraham selectmen Robert Russell and Robert Bollard.

 

A Grand Opening

Laplante Construction hosted a reception on Oct. 18 to celebrate the opening of its new offices at 94 Maple St., East Longmeadow. The new, fully leased commercial building was designed with a residential look, and is also occupied by Northstar Recycling, M. Scott Investments, and Robert M. Phelan. From top to bottom: Bill Laplante, president of Laplante Construction; Paul Tierney, senior vice president of United Bank; and Brad Campbell, executive director of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass.; Andy Crane, president of A. Crane Construction, with his wife, Tina. Ray Laplante, left, founder of Laplante Construction, with Bill Donovan, president of Donovan Oil Co.

Construction Sections
Eastern General Contractors Raises the Bar for Community Involvement

John Murphy Jr., with account administrator Bonnie Moynihan

John Murphy Jr., with account administrator Bonnie Moynihan, who has been with the firm for 24 years.

When John Murphy Jr. was young, he wanted to become a musician or pilot. And although the founder, president. and CEO of Eastern General Contractors Inc. in Springfield did not end up pursuing either of those careers, he has spent the past 40 years orchestrating complex construction projects that often involve dizzying heights.
“We do anything that’s vertical,” Murphy said as he talked about jobs his full-service construction company has completed, such as building air-traffic control towers in Worcester, Cape Cod, New Haven, Conn., and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, as well as many high-rise buildings. EGC just finished replacing the siding on six hangars at Westover, which are so high that he had to bring in a crane from Missouri to reach 150 feet into the air to handle the work.
The majority of EGC’s projects are public-sector in nature, with many undertaken for the federal government, and Murphy’s employees work throughout New England. But the company is grounded in Springfield, and both he and his staff spend many weekends engaged in volunteer work that ranges from building handicap ramps and installing elevators in local churches to a complete renovation of the Dunbar Community Center in Springfield and maintaining the cottages and buildings at Camp Atwater, a summer camp for boys and girls in North Brookfield, which they’ve done for 20 years.
In fact, Murphy believes successful businesses have a responsibility to give back to their communities. “The late economist Mark Friedman once said, ‘there is one and only one social responsibility of business, and that is to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase profit,’” he told BusinessWest. “But we subscribe to a different value system. Although we certainly set the highest bar in corporate ethics, it reaches far beyond dollars and cents. Our company is not just a money-making machine or a balance sheet; it is a human enterprise run by caring people who understand the impact of the work we do in our immediate community.”
Murphy likes to fly under the radar, but has received so many accolades and plaques commemorating the volunteer work his company does that they line the walls of his office as well as the rest of the building.
Mayor Dominic Sarno gave him a key to the city in recognition of his work, and he has been feted in Boston as well as Washington, D.C. for those volunteer efforts. But he doesn’t like fanfare, and the interview he agreed to do with BusinessWest was the first since he established his company.
Still, he takes pride in the fact that EGC provides jobs for local people and serves as a flagship for community involvement. “We will continue to find innovative ways to forge ahead in that direction,” he said, recounting local projects as well as a scholarship association he started with a friend that awarded $500,000 to deserving high-school seniors in his hometown of Ridgeland, S.C. “There is so much that is needed, so we do what we can.”

History of Success
Murphy said he was introduced to both construction and social responsibility during his youth.
“My father was a handyman, and we built things together; I thought it was interesting,” he said, adding that his parents spent their weekends doing volunteer work and always took him along “to help someone.”
Before starting his own business, he spent 10 years working in production control at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, Conn., which made aircraft parts. He said the responsibility he had there played a role in his later success in the construction business.
“There were 1,200 parts in a jet-fuel control, and I had to do all of the coordination required to build them,” he said. “When I began building homes, it seemed simple, as there were only about 30 components to keep track of.”
Murphy opened a construction firm he called Eastern Home Builders and Developers, and began building single-family homes while he was still employed at Hamilton Standard. The business took off quickly, and Murphy left Hamilton Standard when it became too overwhelming to work two full-time jobs.
During the ’80s, his company built a number of single-family homes in Springfield under the federal Housing and Urban Development Section 235 program, which allowed qualified families to purchase them with a $200 down payment.
As word of the quality work he did began to spread, Murphy received repeated recognitions, which included being named Contractor of the Year in 1987 and 1988 by the Small Business Administration.
When the government discontinued the HUD program, he switched his focus to historic preservation and high-rise projects, and changed his business moniker to Eastern General Contracting Inc.
The most challenging job the company has undertaken was a recent $6.5 million renovation of the four-story Whaling Museum in New Bedford. “Everything inside had to come out. It was challenging because the museum is on a corner and we couldn’t touch the exterior,” Murphy explained.
The company removed the roof, then began disassembling the building piece by piece, floor by floor, until they reached the basement. However, everything had to be labeled and saved so it could be put back inside when the renovation work was complete.
“There were planks used in the original construction that had been shaved with an axe that we had to take out in one piece,” Murphy said. “We had someone stationed inside the building with a radio who had to communicate to the crane operator outside because the person operating it couldn’t see what needed to be done inside. It was very challenging.”
Another difficult project involved installing five elevators in a 28-story library at UMass Amherst. “When we got to the 28th floor, we had to use a helicopter to put the equipment inside. The wind was blowing, and the opening was only four feet wide, so we had to make sure everything was dropped in exactly right,” Murphy said, explaining that renovation is challenging to begin with “because when you open up a wall, you don’t know what is behind it.”
The company recently finished a renovation of the historic Fanueil Hall in Boston. “We removed the moldings, the ceiling tiles, the window sashes … and everything had to go back in the way it came out,” said Murphy. “It was extremely challenging, but I like to see the finished product and be able to say, “I did that.”

High Stakes
Murphy said he likes to continually raise the bar for himself and his employees.
“Turning a vision into a multi-million-dollar reality is a lofty goal that many people aspire to, but precious few achieve,” he said. “I began by setting a goal, and once I reached it, I continued to set another, then another. You have to look at where you came from and where you are, at as well as the obstacles you have to jump across to move forward. I always say, ‘I am pleased, but not satisfied, because I think we could do more.’”
So they do whatever is needed and take pride in their accomplishments. “I tell my employees repeatedly that we have to be three times better to be considered half as good, and as long as we have that philosophy, we will be successful,” Murphy said. “People hire us because we save them time, worry, and money.”
The majority of his employees have been with him for at least two decades and share his philosophy of giving back to the community. “They often ask me what we’re doing on the weekend,” he said.
Their 20-year history of volunteerism at Camp Atwater began after it closed. “It was in great need of repairs and someone asked me if I could help,” Murphy said. Over the years, he built a laundry there and renovated a kitchen and recreation hall. In addition, “I took my crew there, and we built five cabins, supplying the labor and materials.
“I really believe in giving back,” he continued, adding that, at one point, his staff built a cottage at the camp from the ground up, finishing it in one day. “People were running all over, but we got it done,” he said. “When we do a project, we try to accelerate everything and do whatever it takes to make the customer happy.”
EGC still maintains a cottage at the camp which is used as a recreational building for staff members. The camp named it ‘the Murphy’ after him, but, again, it was not an honor he wanted.
Still, the donations, labor, and materials ECG has provided for nonprofits is remarkable, and requests for help continue to pour in. So, in recent years, Murphy has had to pick and choose carefully how to spend his resources.

Bottom Line
EGC’s portfolio is substantial, but Murray said his employees are his most valuable asset. He has 31 full-time staff members and about 50 field employees.
“We are a family, and I appreciate the support I get from them as well as their honesty, loyalty, and integrity,” he said. “For many years, we have produced quality products in a timely and cost-effective manner, while providing jobs for members of our community and contributing to funds that keep our local, city, state, and federal governments up and running.
“We will continue to find innovative ways to forge ahead in the direction of larger building contracts and enhancing the community services we provide for free,” Murphy went on. “But our proudest goal will continue to be the success of our families and the success of the families around us.”

Home Builders Sections
Home & Garden Show Offers Businesses Valuable Exposure

Brad Campbell

Brad Campbell says the home show is a valuable source of funds for the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc., but more critical as a marketing tool.

To call the Western Mass. Home & Garden Show a lifeline for certain businesses, says Brad Campbell, would certainly be underselling it.
“I know of one foam-insulation company that gets 60% of its business from the home show,” said Campbell, president of the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. of Western Mass., the organization that has been putting on the show for the past 58 years. This year’s event takes place on March 22-25, at the Eastern States Exposition.
That 60% figure isn’t an isolated example, he told BusinessWest. For some companies, the leads generated over those four days may account for up to 70% of their business for the year.
“The home show gives vendors the opportunity to market to an audience that normally wouldn’t see their name,” he explained. “They get in front of consumers for four days — more than 20,000 consumers, in fact. That, by itself, is a tremendous value.”
That exposure is, in many ways, a reflection of the goals of the association itself, Campbell noted.
“We’re an independent group made up of builders, remodelers, and what I call allied industries, industries that support builders and remodelers,” he said. “We have about 400 members, and our purpose is to represent the interests of those industries, both legislatively and by helping our members develop themselves as stronger business people. We offer education to our members to try to help them run their business more effectively and efficiently.”
The home show, he explained, started as a way to generate revenue to support the association.
“Like any trade group, we’re supported by dues from members. We try to keep dues as low as possible, and the home show has been able to be our funding mechanism to accomplish that. But that’s a minor point; the real purpose of the home show is that it gives the community the opportunity to see and touch and feel these new products we’ve developed, and incorporate them into their homes. It’s developed over the years to be a spotlight for these products and services.”
For this issue, BusinessWest sits down with Campbell to learn how the Home & Garden show continues to evolve in its 58th year, and why it continues to be that vital lifeline — or, at the very least, a springboard into a busy spring — for so many companies.

Bricks and More
The scope of the home show has definitely expanded, Campbell explained, noting that it’s no longer just a showcase for new products and construction- and landscaping-related services. Visitors can learn how to finance their projects by visiting one of a whopping 10 banks and credit unions that will set up shop at the show. Other exhibitors — more than 350 in all, in more than 90 different categories — run the gamut from inspection services to security and alarm systems; Internet and communications to moving and storage; duct cleaning to pianos and organs.
“We even have automobiles at the home show,” he added. “It’s no longer just about homes; it’s about lifestyle, how we live our lives, whether it’s improving our backyards, creating an escape from the day-to-day, or the vehicles we drive, or the sheds we put things in. Sheds have also become a big portion of the show.”
The theme of this year’s show is ‘Rebuilding Western Mass., Rebuilding Lives,’ a nod to a freak series of weather events last year that turned countless lives upside down across the region.
“A lot of consumers haven’t figured out how they’re going to do it,” Campbell said in reference to said rebuilding. “This is a place where they can talk to professionals, talk to suppliers, architects, and find a way through the maze of how to get back on their feet.”
Responding to the storms of 2011, he noted, some fields (roofing and siding, for instance) were booming from the get-go, but much of the new construction still hasn’t happened because property owners and insurance companies continue to deal with claims, so there’s plenty of opportunity on the table for companies in dozens of specialties. “A lot of people were underinsured or uninsured,” he added. “We’ve all heard horror stories. It’s been interesting.”
That brought Campbell back to one role of the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc., and that is as a resource for consumers looking for construction services. The home show, he said, is one way to get that message across, by enhancing the group’s profile.
“That’s one thing that gets lost about our association,” he noted. “When consumers are trying to figure out which builders or remodelers to use, when they have questions, we’re possibly the best source for that information. When consumers call, we do the research. We have a referral program for our members, so when a consumer calls and wants work done on their home, we’ll find a member willing to do the work. Sometimes people think of the Yellow Pages first, but here, we’ve got the resources.”

Solar Proprietors
Those consumer questions often center around options for energy-efficient products, an increasingly noteworthy trend in building. At the home show, that’s reflected in everything from solar and geothermal products to a company like Eco Building Bargains, which specializes in repurposing discarded building supplies.
“We’re seeing more technology, more energy-efficient products,” Campbell said. “That’s what consumers are looking for. This year we have three or four solar companies, where in the past we’d have one. High-efficiency heating and cooling systems always play a big role.”
Also on the rise at the show — perhaps reflecting an improving economy — are luxury items, from pools and hot tubs to central vacuum systems and other gadgets that make home life a little easier.
Speaking of making life easier, Campbell’s organization aims to do just that for area nonprofits, many of whom are offered free booth space at the show. The Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. has partnered in the past with the Red Cross, Shriners Hospital, Rebuild Together Springfield, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Harmony House, and many others. It also maintains a scholarship program for members’ children, which has doled out some $400,000 to date.
“We try to give nonprofits the opportunity to get in front of people and explain who they are and what they do; that’s an important component of community service that we’re promoting heavily,” he explained.
This year, the association is working with Homes for Our Troops to build a house in Granby for Marine Sgt. Joshua Bouchard, who lost his left leg and broke his back after his vehicle drove over an explosive device in Afghanistan in 2009.
Efforts like that, Campbell said, make it clear that “the culture of home shows is such not just about doing business. One thing I’ve found is that people actually go to these to see old friends, people they haven’t caught up with in recent years. It’s a social event as well as a consumer event.”
And if it helps to rebuild a few lives — from tornado victims to an injured Marine — then it’s a show even more worth seeing.

Joseph Bednar can be reached at [email protected]

Construction Sections
Nick Riley Builds His First House — in One Week

Nick Riley, president of N. Riley Construction

Nick Riley, president of N. Riley Construction, during the build week at Sirdeaner Walker’s home.

Nick Riley launched his construction company about five years ago, focusing on residential remodels but eager to move into total home builds. He’s not likely to forget the first house he finished from the ground up, because he — and a large crew of volunteer builders and tradespeople — managed to complete it in one week. Riley said the opportunity to tear down and rebuild a house for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is one he’s glad he didn’t pass up — not only for the experience, but for the chance to impact the lives of a very deserving family.

Kate Riley said her husband had a few goals when he planned his career — “to have his own business, to have his name get big, and to build houses. This is his first house.”
She — along with several other Riley family members and dozens of area builders and tradespeople, all volunteering their time — stood on Springfield’s Northampton Avenue, absorbing what had happened in the first few days since Ty Pennington and his team of designers from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition knocked on the door of Sirdeaner Walker and informed her she would have a new house by the following week.
“The Extreme Makeover producer contacted me about four weeks before we started the project,” said Riley, president of N. Riley Construction in Chicopee, noting that he was recommended by the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. and other contractors. “I ended up meeting with them the day after. I sat down and spoke with them, and they told me the story of this family.
“That’s when I made my decision,” he continued. “Being able to do this for this family … you never get a chance like this, to be able to do a project like this. It’s not too often that you can say you were able to gather an entire community to help one family.”
Walker is no stranger to the spotlight, but it’s a light she never would have asked for, obviously. Her 11-year-old son, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, took his own life in 2009 after being incessantly bullied by peers at the New Leadership Charter School in Springfield.
In the months following the tragedy, Walker became a strong advocate against school bullying, successfully pushing for anti-bullying legislation in Massachusetts, meeting with federal lawmakers and President Obama, and establishing a foundation in her son’s name that raises awareness of the bullying issue and scholarships for area students.

Nick Riley’s wife, Kate, and mother, Lisa

Nick Riley’s wife, Kate, and mother, Lisa, were among many family members pitching in with Extreme Makeover.

Her house, in the Upper Hill neighborhood close to Springfield College, was run-down and riddled with plumbing and electrical issues, according to ABC producers. She lives there with two daughters, a sister, her mother, and her grandmother.
“We started planning about four weeks before the build week,” Riley said. “I approached a couple of good friends of mine in the trades to help me. I also started planning right away as far as gathering materials, manpower, and tradespeople. The Extreme team sent in a couple of project managers to help us do that, but it was ultimately my responsibility to provide the help.
“I had, at the beginning, some very good responses. I had a lot of people who wanted to participate, but didn’t think they could at the time because of how everything has been” with the economy, he told BusinessWest. “So it was a little bit of both: I had people who were very positive about it, saying, ‘yes, we’ll do it,’ and on the other hand some who wanted to do it but couldn’t afford to at the time, or were just too busy.”
Riley’s glad he wasn’t too busy, though, calling the experience one of the most rewarding of his life.

From the Ground Up
Riley corrected his wife’s first-house assertion to a point, noting that he’s currently building a house in Chicopee, and his company, which he launched about five years ago, has done some major home renovations that were very close to whole-home jobs. But this month’s makeover was, indeed, the first house he has completed from the ground up.
The build week itself was every bit as long and intense as viewers of the show might imagine. “On Sunday, we knocked on the door and surprised the family, and on Monday we ripped the house down. On Tuesday we started the foundation,” Riley said.
By midweek, a newly framed house had gone up in its place, followed by repaving of the driveway, complete landscaping of the yard, and of course, all those personal touches the designers are known for. “On Sunday, they brought the furniture in and surprised the family with their new home.”
The days, not surprisingly, were long. “We had 12-hour shifts set up, but the nighttime shifts started to roll into the daytime shifts,” said Riley. “The demolition of the house went really well, and when we dug out the foundation, that went really well,” he recalled. “Framing went pretty well, too. We had framers there for 40 hours, then we started losing them, and it was a challenge to get people back there.”
Inclement weather, always a concern on these one-week builds, wasn’t a factor; temperatures were mild all week, with a little rain passing through on Wednesday, but nothing to slow down the progress, as the house was weathertight by that point. But the occasional unexpected challenge emerged during construction.
For example, “when we started to set the concrete walls, we noticed that we hit a little bit of water. That caused a bit of a problem; we had to set up a pump and pump out the water while we were setting these concrete walls.”
But any problems encountered during the build paled in comparison to the joy the Walker family felt at receiving so much community support. In addition to the army of volunteers and dozens of companies — in the construction trades, home supplies, marketing, and other fields — who lent their time and resources, Walker had more surprises coming at the reveal. Notably, UMass presented her with four-year scholarships — tuition, room, board, and fees at any of the four campuses — for each of her youngest children, now age 7 and 8.
Details about the home’s interior will have to wait until the show airs, at the request of ABC. But Riley said the designers came up with some special touches to match the work he and his crew did on the house itself.
“Seeing people come together to help other people in such a big way, giving up their days and money to help people they don’t even know, it was an amazing experience,” he told BusinessWest. “It just shows how good people are. And just seeing the faces of the family when they moved that bus — it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
He said he was also fortunate to meet many people from different businesses he might not otherwise have met, and the participation of his own family members was another personal highlight.
“I asked a couple people in my family to help me out with the planning process, and before I knew it, the whole family was helping out in some way,” particularly helping at the various support tents set up around the neighborhood. “That was rewarding.”
His wife agreed. “This is unbelievable,” Kate said that afternoon midway through the project. “It’s amazing to be able to help a family like this.”

Making a Name
If Riley’s goal was to make a name for his business, he’s well on his way. He started out in the construction business working for his uncle, Andrew Crane, president of A. Crane Construction in Chicopee.
“I ended up leaving because I wanted to start my own company, and things have been great the whole time,” Riley said. “I haven’t had one minute of downtime — it’s been amazing.”
That’s a striking account of success in what has been a decidedly downbeat atmosphere for builders, many of whom have struggled to keep employees busy during the past few years of recession and sluggish recovery. But Riley, most of whose work is residential, has focused largely on home remodels and renovation work, one of the few sectors of construction that has consistently shown some life.
“Right now, because of the recent disasters, we’ve done a lot of insurance repairs, from the ice damage from the winter to work from the tornadoes and the microburst.”
And he’s looking forward to plenty more work as the economy improves — with the experience of that one-week build under his toolbelt.
Still, “we don’t want to grow too big,” he said. “We want to stay a smaller company and keep it personal, make sure we continue to provide a quality product.
“I like the hands-on work of going into someone’s home and putting a smile on the face of the owners,” Riley continued. “There aren’t a lot of other jobs where you can do that, where you can go in make an impact by changing their homes.”
Or, in extreme cases, their lives.

Joseph Bednar can be reached at [email protected]

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Coming to Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — A deserving family in Springfield will have their dreams come true in just a few weeks thanks to ABC’s Emmy-winning reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. That family will learn of their good fortune with a knock on the door on Sept. 11, when the show’s team of designers will surprise them with the news that their home will be completely renovated. The build is a race against time involving a team of designers, contractors, and several hundred workers who have just seven days (one week for the actual construction) to rebuild an entire house — every room, the exterior, and landscaping. Normally, a project of this scope would take months, not days. Chicopee-based N. Riley Construction was selected by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s producers to be the lead builder on the project. The Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. has also signed on to collect donations and help coordinate volunteer contractors. “We look for builders with big hearts, great skills, and a strong connection within their own community,” explained Milan Vasic, the show’s senior producer. “Nick and his crew at N. Riley Construction were the perfect fit.” The build officially kicked off with an announcement by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno on Aug. 19. A kickoff pep rally is scheduled for Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. (location TBA) with work beginning on Sept. 11, and continuing around the clock until Sept. 18. “We are thrilled to be part of this project and already have tons of support from the community,” noted Riley. “But we need your help and donations. So please go online and sign up to volunteer and donate.” Organizations and companies that have already signed on include: the city of Springfield, Abide, Ingram and Associates, Southampton Environmental, Durkee, White, Towne, and Chapdelaine, Ondrick, Kohler, Kitchen Encounters, Kraftmaid Cabinets, Silestone, Emtek, Dki, John Pelland Electric, Fontaine Bros., Galen and Sons, Superior Walls, Mvg Home Improvement, Crystal Brook Decorative Concrete, Sherwin Williams, Masterpiece Finishes, Shubee, Contemporary Structures, USG, ABC Supply, Daltile, Baystate Rug and Flooring, Bouchard, Pro-Tech, Select Blinds, Lumber Liquidators, Garvey Communication Associates Inc., James Langone Photography, and Viz-Bang. To donate, volunteer, or for more information, visit www.joinextreme.com/mass. Several families are being considered, and the recipients will be announced on the door-knock date. Local information, including the most up-to-date sponsors’ lists, behind-the-scenes photos, and news flashes, will be posted at facebook.com/emheSpringfield.

State’s Jobless Rate Holds Steady
BOSTON — Massachusetts continues to outperform the nation in job growth, according to the latest statistics from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Employers in the state added nearly 13,000 jobs in July, building on strong gains in the first half of the year, the agency reported. The state’s unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.6%, well below the national rate of 9.1% in July, the office reported. Massachusetts has added more than 50,000 jobs since the beginning of the year.

HCC Plans ‘Working Green’ Training, Certification Programs
HOLYOKE — This fall, the Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College will introduce new training courses that provide technical skills and a framework for developing sustainable facilities. “Green Facilities Training for Managers” is an introductory course that focuses on practical ideas and a plan of action for businesses to immediately save money. In addition, HCC will offer “Introduction to Cleaning Green,” “Getting to Sustainability Through Changes in Waste Contracting,” and “Introduction to Green Purchasing.” Also, a “Facility Team Green” program is designed for restaurant and lodging establishments. For more information on programming, visit www.hcc.edu/bcs or contact Rachel Bishop-Cook at (413) 552-2730 or [email protected]

Kindergartners to Receive Literacy Packets
SPRINGFIELD — Children entering the Springfield Public School kindergarten programs this fall will receive a special gift thanks to Link to Libraries Inc. Welcome to Kindergarten, the newest initiative by Link to Libraries, will include a bookbag, new book, bookmark, and educational materials that are bilingual. It is hoped that the selected youths participating in the test pilot program will have the opportunity to read their book with their parents or guardians at home. Classroom teachers will be asked to generate discussion among their pupils to gauge if the sharing of the book occurred at home between the parents or guardians and the youths. It will be requested of each teacher to return a brief survey to Link to Libraries to help determine the success and effectiveness of the program. Link to Libraries has donated more than 26,000 books to schools and nonprofit organizations throughout Western Mass. and Northern and Central Conn., and more than 10,000 books to Springfield public elementary schools since its inception in 2008. For more information, visit www.linktolibraries.org.

NH, Maine Join FastLane/E-ZPass Pacts
BOSTON — The Mass. Department of Transportation recently announced agreements with New Hampshire and Maine enabling all three states to impose sanctions on FastLane/E-ZPass toll violators across each other’s state lines. Enforceable penalties now include registration suspension (Maine) and denial of vehicle registration renewal (New Hampshire and Massachusetts). The tri-state reciprocity agreements are the first such agreements in the nation and mark an important step in ensuring toll equity by addressing revenue losses caused by motorists without FastLane or E-ZPass transponders or whose electronic accounts perennially have insufficient funds. “Electronic tolling accounts accounts for about 70% of our toll revenue,” said Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT secretary and CEO. “These first-in-the-nation agreements allow us to continue to collect tolls more efficiently, to address toll equity issues, and to collect tolls from out-of-state violators.” The agreements will be in force for one year. After that, the agencies have the option to extend the term of the pilot program for up to two additional one-year periods or create permanent agreements. For more details, visit www.mass.gov/massdot.

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Kids Safety Event

LibbosTeamClownFireTruck1At left, the staff and family members of the Law Offices of Thomas M. Libbos, P.C. hand out hundreds of free bike safety helmets to children at the 3rd Annual Kids Safety Event staged recently at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. From left, are: attorney Thomas Libbos, Samantha Wrinkle, Catherine Wrinkle, Melissa Cintron, and attorney Katherine Lamondia-Wrinkle. Below left, Shriners Clown Lenny Horowitz, a.k.a. “Paintbrush,” waves from a Springfield Fire Department Fire Truck during the event, which was produced by Market Mentors LLC of West Springfield.







Extreme Makeover

Extreme-Makeover-Home-EditionExtreme Makeover: Home Edition is coming to Springfield. That announcement was made recently in front of City Hall, with dozens of city officials, volunteers, and builders in attendance. Here, Brad Campbell, left, executive director of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Western Mass., standing with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, thanks Western New England University students for volunteering their time to help with the project, which will kick-off with the ceremonial “door knock” at the home of the lucky family on Sept. 11. At right is Nick Riley, owner of N. Riley Construction and lead builder for this project. Visit http://www.joinextreme.com/mass to register as a volunteer or donate to the project. For behind the scenes photos and videos visit http://www.facebook.com/emheSpringfield.

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A Mill Town Writes a New Chapter in Its History

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders says the Ludlow Mills site reflects one part of the town’s history, but farming has been another important aspect.


As he surveyed the landscape — old yet solid brick factory buildings bordered by broken expanses of asphalt with lanky grass growing in patches — Aaron Saunders said that this property is filled with the stories that gave birth to his town.
Walking around the Ludlow Mills, the chairman of the town’s Board of Selectmen remembered one particularly extreme tale — of the old smokestack, which he said was covered in diesel fuel and set afire to demolish it. “There are families living here that can trace their history there 100 years or more,” he said. “Those are the stories that maybe only one or two people still remember.”
Gesturing to the brick mills all around him, he added, “some of the older generations are still alive, and that means there’s a lot of living history here.”
He was at the property to tell BusinessWest about history in the making at this site bordered by State Street and the Chicopee River. The former Ludlow Manufacturing Associates jute mill has been selected as the latest property development undertaken by Westmass Area Development Corp. This past March, that organization secured funding to go forward with the remediation and redevelopment of this 170-acre site on the town’s southern border.
Bill Wagner, right, with Kenn Delude

Bill Wagner, right, with Kenn Delude, says the Ludlow Mills project, if done right, could serve as a blueprint for other cities’ riverfront development projects.

At Westmass headquarters in Chicopee, Kenn Delude, president and CEO of  the agency, and Bill Wagner, chairman of the board, sat before two posterboards: a present-day aerial shot of the property, and an historic etching of that same view.
Wagner said that, while Westmass has a history of successful site development, including the business and industrial parks at Westover, the project in Ludlow has some important and distinct qualities, some measured by the property itself, but also by the residents in town.
“When people in Ludlow first heard that we were involved in the property,” he said, “their first response was, ‘what can we do to help?’”
From the outset, the community has been invited to meetings intended to help determine the fate of this property, and both men agreed that Ludlow has been actively concerned with the property whose iconic clock tower graces everything from the town’s seal to its stationary to the high school’s class rings.
Doing business in Ludlow has long been reflective of many small towns in the area, with many primary services provided by locally owned operations. But as the mill property that gave the town much of its urban shape is redeveloped, an important aspect of this project stands a good chance to reinvent much of the way the Pioneer Valley looks at its riverfront industrial property.
It’s a big-picture perspective, but as Wagner pointed to a bucolic photograph of the greenway in front of the Ludlow Mills, he said, “the board’s opinion is that, if we revitalize this, and do it successfully, it will establish the blueprint for all the other communities to go forward with their riverfront property.”

Flower Power
Saunders was one of many people who spoke openly about their hopes for the future of the Ludlow Mills project. But he also mentioned the interesting nature of the town’s business profile. “Sure, this site is what built up all the houses in this part of town, but go just a couple miles east, and it’s all farmland.”
And while that agricultural legacy might have been eroded as the family farms were replaced by housing developments — another homegrown industry, you might say — Ludlow is still a place to get some of the finest local produce.
“Well, right now we’re in strawberry season,” Karen Randall said, “along with asparagus. This time of year is really the kick-off for the area’s growing season, and people have been busy putting in their perennial gardens, too.”
The second-generation owner of Randall’s Farm and Greenhouse on Center Street, she listed off all the local bounty that can be found in the market area of her operation. “Red and green leaf lettuces, summer squashes, tomatoes in late July, and then corn after the fourth of July. It’s really the exciting time of year for us. And if Mother Nature cooperates with sunny days, the ice-cream stand will be busy also.”
As she gets ready to celebrate the 50th birthday (next year) of the family business — what started out as a farmstand run by her mother and father — Randall said that her business has stayed in bloom throughout an otherwise down economy.
“The last two seasons have been good,” she explained, “and I’m really happy to say that. People do seem to be more relaxed. I haven’t quite figured out if people’s circumstances are better, or they’re just used to the way things are now, but people seem to be less nervous about the economy.”
While her business has a broad appeal far beyond the town limits, she said that efforts have been made to secure that market share. “We’ve developed our e-mail lists of customers, and our marketing through that. By touching our customers in that way, it has helped.”
But, as owner of one of the popular places for people to gather for coffee in the morning, she does see that there are other sectors that aren’t as rosy. “We do have a high concentration of construction companies in town who have taken a hit because there just isn’t a lot of new building out there,” she said.
That’s a sentiment that Bruce Libby said is unfortunate, but true.
He’s also a second-generation owner of a family business in Ludlow — Contemporary Structures Construction was started by him and his father back in 1975. They started as general homebuilders way back when, but in the early 1990s, during another downturn in the construction sector’s fortunes, a decision was made to hammer out some changes.
“We started doing staircases as a fill-in-the-gaps thing,” he explained. “Then it evolved into a great niche as the construction tide ebbed. So we focused on that, and today there are nine guys who work for me all year long — installers, shop people, estimators. Building finely crafted staircases is a nice area of focus.”
Today, that niche operation has ascended to a business that builds, on average, 200 to 300 staircases per year, from Worcester west to New York, up and down from Vermont to Connecticut.
In talking about the town’s construction economy, which saw a boom in houses built both in Ludlow and by its talented local builders in other communities, he tracked the changes from the perspective of his corner of the market.
“Five years ago, we probably did 95% new, and now it’s probably 50-50,” he explained. “There is still a market for new construction, but people are increasingly using remodeling as a means to get more out of their investment. New stairs, hardwood flooring, these are big improvements that add a lot of value to a home.”
He credits the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. of Western Mass as a key player in keeping the industry on a solid tread. “I’d say 80% of my contractor clients are from there,” he said of that trade group. And as tornado reconstruction gets underway, he’s looking to those colleagues to help rebuild the area. Ludlow, he said, will be well-represented in that effort.
“In general, Ludlow has a lot of contractor companies,” he added. “You won’t see a harder-working group of people.”

Rolling on the River
The development-update materials from Westmass refer to the Ludlow Mills project as “Our Next Challenge.”
While it is the largest brownfield mill-redevelopment project in New England, with nearly 1.5 million square feet of space in 66 buildings on 170 acres, the property is still in decent overall shape, both Delude and Wagner said. And, they agreed, the people of Ludlow have been vocal and helpful about what they hope to see both before and after the official sale — on track for early this month.
“The larger issue for the people of Ludlow,” Wagner explained, “was that they didn’t want it to deteriorate like other riverfront mill properties in the area, and become a potential big environmental hazard. They were very pleased that we were going to come in while the mill was still in a useful state.”
Delude said that Ludlow’s citizens have been engaged in meetings from the outset, to help determine what would be a good shape for the final results of the project. And, of course, his office’s track record speaks for itself.
“When people found out it was Westmass,” he said, “they knew that we’re looking for business uses, industrial uses, maybe in some cases a small residential component. This is contrasted with what they’ve seen in the past, when maybe there was a fear that there was too much of an emphasis on residential development.
“The focus here is on the creation of jobs still, with some mixed-use development,” he continued. “And that scope gives the plan its strength. If one sector is a little softer than others, you’ve got the others to support it.”
To elaborate on much-anticipated details is premature, Delude said, but he did note that two businesses have expressed strong interest in the property. “And both of them would be embraced by the community,” he added.
But one component to the Ludlow Mills which has both men, and indeed most everyone attached to the project, brimming with enthusiasm is the greenway along the property’s river edge. “There’s been a fence along State Street for almost 160 years,” Delude said, “prohibiting the people who live in these houses just across the street from getting to the river. In fact, by virtue of the infrastructure in town, there is no public access to this beautiful stretch of water.”
In response, Delude said that 50 acres of the project is to be set aside for a greenbelt and walkway along the river, stretching from the westernmost point, close to the town common, all the way along the property’s waterfront, up to a rail trestle spanning the bridge.
Putting that into perspective, Wagner said, “almost since we started talking about doing this, about five years ago, everyone is struck by the fact that, here in the Pioneer Valley, some of our most valuable land — the land along these clean and beautiful rivers — is banked with these old mills that are becoming more and more functionally obsolete. The real estate isn’t being put to its highest and best use.
“That has an economic cost to Western Mass. and to cities like Holyoke and Springfield and Chicopee,” he continued. “The fact that, thus far, you can’t use this shore property is a big negative. It’s a monumentally important effort that we’re putting forward here for not just Ludlow, but the future of our valley.”
It might sound like a lofty goal, but, then again, Delude and Wagner don’t limit the scope of what their office can accomplish. Looking at the images behind him of not just the Ludlow Mills complex, but of other Westmass projects, Delude said, “I think you can see why we chose this site in Ludlow; it does have the beauty, and it has the ability to create a model that Westmass could use going forward.”

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Two Generations Build on Laplante Construction’s Solid Foundation
From left, Ray and Bill Laplante

From left, Ray and Bill Laplante say their family has built a strong reputation over five decades in business.

Ray Laplante says he’s always been more of a “hands-on guy.”
He told BusinessWest that he was following in his father’s footsteps by starting his own framing and carpentry company back in 1964, and that, while he would subcontract some work for his dad’s firm — called Albert Laplante Construction — his own namesake business went through the roof in the early 1970s.
“When he got out of the service, my older brother went to work for our father,” he remembered. “And when they hired a project manager, there wasn’t really room for me to be there all the time. Even though I was on my own, they did hire me a few times for sub jobs.”
It was a handful of spec houses that he put up 40 years ago, though, that paved the way for Laplante to find his niche in the home-construction market, and he went on to build many such properties in East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, and Wilbraham. “That’s when my business took off,” he said.
But even though his business, R.E. Laplante Construction Inc., started to develop a reputation for fine home craftsmanship that endures to this day, it was his desire to be out in the field that prompted one of his biggest decisions in the company’s almost-five-decade history.
His son, Bill, currently the company president, went to college to get an economics degree. “Basically, I started working here when I was 12 or 13,” Bill said. “I would come after school, during school vacations, and continued that throughout high school.
“During college,” he continued, “I was still in the field, framing or doing finish work, and continued that after I graduated. But in four or five years’ time, I made the transition into the office, doing a lot of the day-to-day functions, and then eventually sales.”
As Bill told the story, Ray smiled and added, “I’m a framer, a carpenter. I don’t have any kind of management education. Although the business was very successful, my plan always had been for him to come in, and bring the business up to that level.”
And that level, as the elder builder called it, was for his son to take over the behind-the-scenes (and front-of-house) operational aspect of Laplante Construction, while he himself builds on the foundation he created and nails down the strategy that continues to bring success to the family business.

Father Knows Best
As president, Bill said, his job is not just to make sure all the bills get paid — “all the day to day financials,” as he called it — but also to be the top-tier salesman for the company. Which is easy when his number-one selling tool happens to be the man who built the reputation he’s pitching.
With a history of building homes that he designed himself, Bill called his father’s expertise “invaluable.”
“He meets with the customer, listens to them, and has an incredible knack for design and for coming up with ideas,” Bill said. “He can take a look at something, especially in renovations, and come up with the ‘good idea’ for that specific project.”
Ray added that some 90% of his clients don’t in fact work with an outside architect. “So when people call us, they’re looking for ideas and for layouts,” he added. “And we have that capability here — we can put it on the computer and do layouts. My brother, Paul, does all the CAD drafting, which we do in-house. Which is great for our customers because we can take them from the design stage all the way through to completion.
“We’re not architects,” he clarified, “but both Paul and I are very knowledgeable with regard to framing, structural needs, and putting things where they need to be. When we run into situations where we need an engineer, we will hire one, but a lot of it we can do ourselves.
“And we do that design work for a fraction of what you would expect a professional architect or designer to do,” he added, emphatically.
As a result of the economic downturn, Bill did say that he’s noticed an overall shift in priority, from new construction back to renovations. “People are staying put, and putting money into their existing homes,” he explained.
But while other firms might have historically shied away from smaller-profile jobs, focusing on bigger budgets and entire houses, Laplante has always made it an unofficial policy to take on all work that met its criteria for a job well done, no matter the size.
“This has always been the case,” Bill said. “We never let go of renovation, remodeling, and new-addition projects.
“Through the years,” he went on, “you get a dip in the economy, or a recession, and renovations pick up. Some builders, when they get busy, might not want to have to deal with the $20,000 remodel job; we always did, no matter how busy we were — just for that reason, to keep the company diverse. And this has served us well.”
Just because a project might be termed a renovation, Ray noted, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a small-scale project. “Some of these types of work can add up to $500,000 or $600,000.”
In addition, Bill said that a key facet to broadening the horizons for a building company is to always keep pace with developments in the industry. To that end, he has undertaken the necessary coursework through the National Assoc. of Home Builders to receive the designation as a certified green professional. What this means, he explained, is that his role as salesman for the firm now is fully compliant in all that a customer should and would want to know about available green technologies, processes, and products for their project.
“More and more people are looking for it these days,” he said. “But more than just using the word ‘green,’ I’d say that what they are after is energy efficiency. And they are looking for a payback on those investments.”
The key is to look at those technologies and discover what will give the payback that his clients expect, he said, whether that be spray-foam insulation, higher R-value windows, different construction techniques, or siting the house to take full advantage of the sun.
“There are a lot of ways to reduce the energy costs on a new home,” he added. “The nice thing is, we will give our customers that whole array of different products and technologies, and then help them make an informed decision, to decide if it works for them personally, or fits into their budget. That’s really why we tried to get out in front of the green-building process.”

The Family Way
“A lot of people that we work with aren’t price shopping,” Bill told BusinessWest. “They come to us through word-of-mouth referrals, and they trust that we’re going to give them a high-quality product at a fair price. We will bid against other contractors, but one thing we won’t do is compromise what goes into that house.
“I’d say that 75% of our business is just through word-of-mouth referral,” he continued. “That, and the reputation my father has built up over the years of being a high-quality and fair, responsible builder.”
To prosper in an industry that has suffered perhaps more than any other sector in this down economy, both men agreed that the best tack has been to proceed with business as usual. Provided, of course, that one has a track record like the Laplante company.
“It ultimately comes down to trust,” Bill stated. “In many cases this is the largest investment that someone will make in their lifetime. There are so many ways that builders can cut corners, to reduce price or increase their profit, and ultimately it comes down to being able to fully place your trust in the person you’re working with.”
To illustrate that point, Ray told of a recent meeting with a client, in this case someone with whom Laplante has worked in the past.
“We bid on this job; I think it was $80,000 or $90,000,” he said. “Now, they also had gotten a price of $20,000 less, and they wanted to know why. So they called me up and asked if I would go over the price bids. I put them both on the table. The other contractor hadn’t figured in painting, and hadn’t added a number of things — different materials. None of it was written into their contract. We try to be reasonable with our allowances, and because of that level of trust, we are doing that job now.”
Adding to their offerings as homebuilders, father and son have branched out both geographically and in their building envelope. Clients have asked them to build houses on Cape Cod, as well as light commercial structures.
But that doesn’t mean the pair are changing their direction at all. Rather, they’re just doing what their customers have asked of them. And when the conversation arrives at the next generation of Laplantes that might bring the company into the fourth generation of builders, the pair smiled. They aren’t ready to hang up their hammers yet.
Ray said he’d like to have the chance to play a bit more golf, but there’s plenty of time for that in the future.
“My main priority is to maintain the Laplante reputation,” he said. “That’s all I’m looking for.”
When the business of building homes can fall back on more than 40 years and multiple generations of service, that’s a pretty good sign this family is doing it the right way.

Departments People on the Move

People’s United Financial Inc. of Springfield recently named John P. (Jack) Barnes as President, CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors. Barnes was also named President, CEO, and a Director of the company’s subsidiary, People’s United Bank. Barnes has served as interim President and CEO since April.

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Werner Maiwald of The Gaudreau Group, Inc. in Wilbraham has achieved membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial-services professionals. Maiwald has also earned recognition from the American Assoc. for Long-Term Care Insurance for the work he has done on the national and state level in helping to meet his clients’ needs.

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Jeffrey Trant of Human Resources Unlimited in Springfield was recently named a program surveyor in the Employment and Community Services Division at the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Trant was among 23 industry experts who were selected from a candidate pool of more than 2,000 professionals across North America to participate in comprehensive training. He will conduct surveys of organizations seeking CARF accreditation. Trant has served as manager of HRU’s Lighthouse Clubhouse on State Street in Springfield for two years.

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Dee Dee Mares, Managing Partner of Songline Emu Farm in Gill, recently attended the American Emu Assoc. national convention in Iowa. During the annual meeting, Mares was elected Vice President of the Board of Directors. She also serves as President of the New England Emu Assoc.

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Michael Reilly has been appointed Divisional Sales Manager for the South/Central Region for Springfield’s MassMutual Retirement Services Division. He is responsible for managing the Chicago field office and the territory encompassing Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Eastern and Central Wisconsin.

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lia sophia announced the following:
• Dorothy Hastings has received top honors among its Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for sales accomplishments and professionalism; and
• Cathy Cardenuto has received top honors among its Excellent Beginnings Program Achievers for sales accomplishments and professionalism.

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Jeff Ferreri has joined Peter Pan Bus Lines in Springfield as Regional Sales Manager of Charter Sales and Operations.

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Florence Savings Bank announced that the following were elected to serve on the institution’s board of directors:
• Willard Plumley, proprietor of Plumley Consulting and a certified public accountant; and
• Carol Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Anthony Elder, a Cambridge College graduate, recently published the book Your Intangible Assets; Five Simple Ways to Succeed. A successful businessman and life coach, Elder discusses how business professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use their courage, determination, creativity, and other intangible assets to enhance their lives professionally and personally.

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Molly H. O’Brien has been named Advertising Supervisor for equine health care products at W. F. Young Inc.

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Borawski Insurance Agency in Northampton announced the following:
• Lynne Colesano has joined the company as Employee Benefits Director; and
• Mark Rosa has been appointed Marketing Director.

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Barbara A. Baran, Business Development Officer at Holyoke Credit Union, received the 2010 Henry A. Fifield Award for Voluntary Service from the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce at its 120th annual meeting. Baran co-chairs the chamber’s Ambassadors’ Club, a group of 20 business and professional people who support and advocate for the chamber.

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Robert C. Holub, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, has been elected to a one-year term as Secretary of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

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Walter Tomala Jr., of TNT General Contracting of Westfield, was recently sworn in as President of the Home Builders Assoc. of Massachusetts for 2010-2011.

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Nick Graveline has joined the East Longmeadow office of RE/MAX Prestige.

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Attorney Gary M. Weiner has been named President of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Law League of America. Weiner is Managing Shareholder at Weiner & Lange in Springfield.

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Michael J. Roy has joined Easthampton Savings Bank as the Compliance Officer.

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New board members of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority include:
• Vanessa Otero, owner of a consulting firm in Chicopee;
• Michelle A. Shell, a Vice President at Strategic Advisers, a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, and the new board chair;
• Ann Conlon Roosevelt, an environmental advocate and owner of a Cambridge real-estate firm;
• David R. Giblin, general manager of the Boston Marriott Copley Place;
• Paul J. Sacco, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Assoc; and
• Mark Erlich, executive secretary-treasurer of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters.

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Mary Jenewin-Caplin has been appointed Area Agency on Aging Director for Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc. She will oversee the operation of Meals on Wheels and congregate nutrition programs, oversee the long-term care ombudsman program, and administer federal grants for community organizations that provide services to older adults.

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Carol Swistak, Manager of the McDonald’s at 299 East Main St., Westfield, and Ismael Flores, Manager of McDonald’s at 2392 Main St., Springfield, were recently honored with Outstanding Restaurant Manager awards by McDonald’s USA. The awards recognize managers whose McDonald’s restaurants operate at an outstanding level and exemplify leadership following McDonald’s key initiatives. The top 10% of restaurant managers are bestowed with the honor.

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Attorney Peter W. Shrair, a Managing Principal at the law firm of Cooley Shrair in Springfield, presented a seminar titled “Fraud in the Workplace: Assessment and Prevention” for the Financial Executives Institute, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council in Springfield.

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Andrew Crane recently received the Home Builders Assoc. of Massachusetts Legend of the Industry Award.

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Stephen J. Caldeira has been named President and CEO of the International Franchise Assoc.

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The Depositors Insurance Fund announced the following:
• John F. Heaps Jr., President of Florence Savings Bank, has been elected to the Board of Directors; and
• William J. Wagner, President of Chicopee Savings Bank, has been elected to the Board of Directors.
The Depositors Insurance Fund provides excess deposit insurance to 65 Massachusetts-chartered savings banks. At member banks, all deposit amounts above FDIC insurance limits are insured in full by the Depositors Insurance Fund.

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Women recently named to the Leadership Institute for Political Impact include:
• Daryl Essensa and Shenandoah Sluter, both of Greenfield;
• Susan Mareneck of Leverett;
• Ingrid Brandenberg of Montague;
• Joanne Sunshower and Lori Tuominen, both of Shutesbury;
• Corinne Wingard of Agawam;
• Karen Jarvis Vance and Elizabeth Dineen, both of East Longmeadow;
• Maria Salgado, Yaraliz Soto, and Peggy Vezina, all of Holyoke;
• Wanda Banks, Kimberly Barbato, Natasha Clark, Ivette Cruz, Denise Hurst, Jennifer Kirby, Kathryn Kirby, and Haydee Lamberty Rodriguez, all of Springfield;
• Carla Doyle and Kristin Palini, both of West Springfield;
• Laura Mecham of Wilbraham;
• Virgenmina Perez of Amherst;
• Ashley Fay of Belchertown;
• Wendy Gannett of Easthampton;
• Gloria DiFulvo and Susanne Rondeau, both of Hadley;
• M. J. Adams-Pullan, Mollie Fox, and Anja Waechter-Bourbeau, all of Northampton;
• Jennifer Dexter of South Hadley; and
• Norma Adler of Hatfield.

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Dr. Mark Novotny, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, announced that several new physicians are affiliating with CDH. Novotny said the hospital seeks to grow a number of specialty services as part of a broader re-positioning. The physicians specialize in areas the hospital has targeted for growth. They include:
• Dr. Timothy Abbott, Anesthesiologist;
• Dr. Kelly Bishop-Bartolomei, General Surgeon;
• Dr. Jacob Chapman, Emergency Medicine;
• Dr. William Dean III, Neurologist;
• Dr. Julia Gates, Interventional Radiologist;
• Dr. Tae Kim, Emergency Medicine;
• Dr. Andrew King, Anesthesiologist;
• Dr. Erin Leahy, Adult Hospitalist;
• Dr. Sean Mullally, Hematologist/ Oncologist; and
• Dr. Sarah Workman, Adult-Pediatric Hospitalist.

Departments

40 Under Forty Gala

June 24: BusinessWest will celebrate its 40 Under Forty Class of 2010 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House with a gala to begin at 5 p.m. The event, which has become a spring tradition in Western Mass., will feature fine food, entertainment, and special presentations of the Class of 2010. Tickets for the event are $60. To order tickets or for more information, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 10, or e-mail [email protected].

The Coming Demographic Storm

June 30: The 2010 census statistics will prove it out over the next few years, but Kenneth W. Gronbach already knows what the stats will mean to America. A demographic storm of epic proportions is upon us, and if America’s businesses, regardless of size, are ready, they can plan for amazing success. But if they are not ready, they could be washed away in the giant generational wave. Gronbach, a gifted public speaker and a nationally recognized expert in the field of demography and generational marketing, will be the keynote speaker at the noon luncheon for the Advertising Club of Western Mass. at Longmeadow Country Club. Gronbach makes the science of the census results and shifting demography come alive with real-life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate, and economy. His presentation is based on the effects of shifting demography. He is an accomplished author with a new, bestselling book, The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm. The demographic landscape in the U.S. is made up a series of waves that are about 20 years in duration. It would follow that business will rise and fall according to the critical mass of customers heading toward it. What is different about this wave is the extraordinary amount of population it includes compared to the past two generations. Businesses will enjoy extraordinary success if they are prepared and in front of the wave. Ad Club members are invited to bring a business associate and join the Ad Club for this presentation and network with the top advertising, marketing, and design talents in Western Mass. To make a luncheon reservation, contact the Ad Club at (413) 736-2582, or online at www.adclubwm.org. The cost for the luncheon is $25 for members, $35 for future members, and $15 for students.

Construction Course

July 14: The Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. of Western Mass. will sponsor a six-session course starting July 14 to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s Licensing Exam. Sessions are planned at the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. headquarters at 240 Cadwell Dr. in Springfield for six Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exam is authorized by the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards and administered by Thomson Prometric. Registration forms to enroll for the exam will be distributed at the first session of the program. The fee is $250 for members of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. and $350 for non-members. All course participants must bring the 7th edition of the One & Two Family Dwelling Building Code book and the 7th edition of the Basic Building Code book to each class and to the open-book examination. There is an additional charge to order the code books through the association. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126.

Advanced Manufacturing Competition & Conference

Sept. 23: The first highly concentrated, cluster-centric, regional manufacturing conference of its kind will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The event, called the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference (AMICCON), is being staged in response to growing recognition among area manufacturers and supply-chain members that there is an urgent need to find and meet one another. “AMICCON was formed to identify who’s here in manufacturing, expose them to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and procurement, and to make these introductions,” said co-founder Ellen Bemben. “The ultimate goal is to be the advanced-manufacturing region in the U.S., where exotic manufacturing, such as micro, nano, and precision, meet higher specifications and tighter tolerances, and short runs are the norm.” Industry sectors to be represented at the event will include plastics and advanced materials, precision machining, paper and packaging, electronics, ‘green’/clean technology, and medical devices. Business opportunities in defense and aerospace will also be highlighted at the event. OEMs and their supply chains are being invited personally to participate. “AMICCON is also a new consortium on innovation that also delivers manufacturers to innovators and new markets in order to cause new business,” said Gary Gasperack, vice president and general manager (retired) of the Spalding Division of Russell Corp. “We are very excited about introducing it to our region.” The Mass. Export Center has already produced two programs for AMICCON: an “Export Experts Panel,” and a seminar, “International Traffic in Arms Regulations for Defense and Aerospace Export.”

Departments

Michael Seward has joined Prudential Sawicki Real Estate in Amherst. He has been a Real Estate Agent since 2003 and a Real Estate Broker since 2005.

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Emily Bryant has been promoted to Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn Springfield-South in Enfield, Conn.

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Margaret A. Wheeler has joined the Law Practice of Attorneys Joseph P. Curran and Dan H. Berger. Wheeler has been an Immigration Attorney since 1997.

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Alice E. Pizzi has joined the management employment law firm of Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn in Springfield.

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David G. Ahearn has joined Greenfield Cooperative Bank as Vice President for Commercial Loans.

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Paul Nicolai has been named to the Executive Committee of the Western Mass. Economic Development Council Board of Directors. He is President of the Nicolai Law Group in Springfield.

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The WFCR Foundation announced the following:
• Marc Berman has been named President of the Board;
• Paul Friedmann has joined the board as a Director;
• Michael Miller has joined the board as a Director;
• James V. Staros has joined the board as a Director;
• Eva Thompson has joined the board as a Director; and
• Sarah Tanner has joined the board as an Adviser.

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The Landmark Companies announced the following:
• Christopher Woods has joined the Wilbraham office;
• Nancy Hunt has joined the Wilbraham office;
• Ela Gomes has joined the Ludlow office;
• Elizabeth DeGray has joined the Ludlow office; and
• Gina Gelineau has joined the Dot Lortie-Springfield office.

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W. F. Young Inc. of East Longmeadow announced the following
• Molly H. O’Brien has been named Advertising Supervisor, Equine Health Care Products. She will be responsible for the creation, execution, and media placement for Absorbine horse-care products, as well as the Equine America brand. She will also collaborate with the company’s advertising agency and creative team to implement strategic branding and creative execution to promote the company’s equine products throughout the world; and
• Vicki Evans has been promoted to Vice President, Controller.

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Michael J. Roy, Esq. has joined Easthampton Savings Bank as the Compliance Officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s compliance program. His responsibilities will include implementing, amending, or creating compliance policies and assisting with federal and state regulator compliance exams. Roy will also function as the in-house expert for all applicable federal and state banking laws and regulations.

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Chicopee Savings Bank announced the following:
• Cidalia Inacio has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking;
• Alyse Ramalho has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Retail Lending; and
• Henry Downey has joined the organization as an Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending.

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Susan Dixon, M.D. has been appointed to the medical staff at the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, Vt. Dixon is board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and will spend the majority of her clinical time working with adolescent inpatients.

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Bertram W. Gardner IV, AIA, of Caolo & Bieniek Associates Inc. in Chicopee, recently was granted reciprocity as an Architect by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gardner is also a licensed Architect in New Jersey.

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The Home Builders Assoc. of Mass. announced the following:
• Walter Tomala Jr. will serve as President of the organization from now through 2011;
• John DeShazo will serve as President-Elect of the organization;
• Michael McDowell will serve as Senior Vice President of the organization;
• Christopher Lund will serve as Vice President of the organization;
• Dwight Thompson will serve as Treasurer of the organization; and
• Robin Ward will serve as Secretary of the organization.

Agenda Departments

40 Under Forty Gala
June 24: BusinessWest will celebrate its 40 Under Forty Class of 2010 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House with a gala to begin at 5 p.m. The event, which has become a spring tradition in Western Mass., will feature fine food, entertainment, and special presentations of the Class of 2010. Tickets for the event are $60. To order tickets or for more information, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 10, or e-mail [email protected]

The Coming Demographic Storm
June 30: The 2010 census statistics will prove it out over the next few years, but Kenneth W. Gronbach already knows what the stats will mean to America. A demographic storm of epic proportions is upon us, and if America’s businesses, regardless of size, are ready, they can plan for amazing success. But if they are not ready, they could be washed away in the giant generational wave. Gronbach, a gifted public speaker and a nationally recognized expert in the field of demography and generational marketing, will be the keynote speaker at the noon luncheon for the Advertising Club of Western Mass. at Longmeadow Country Club. Gronbach makes the science of the census results and shifting demography come alive with real-life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate, and economy. His presentation is based on the effects of shifting demography. He is an accomplished author with a new, bestselling book, The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm. The demographic landscape in the U.S. is made up a series of waves that are about 20 years in duration. It would follow that business will rise and fall according to the critical mass of customers heading toward it. What is different about this wave is the extraordinary amount of population it includes compared to the past two generations. Businesses will enjoy extraordinary success if they are prepared and in front of the wave. Ad Club members are invited to bring a business associate and join the Ad Club for this presentation and network with the top advertising, marketing, and design talents in Western Mass. To make a luncheon reservation, contact the Ad Club at (413) 736-2582, or online at www.adclubwm.org. The cost for the luncheon is $25 for members, $35 for future members, and $15 for students.

Construction Course
July 14: The Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. of Western Mass. will sponsor a six-session course starting July 14 to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s Licensing Exam. Sessions are planned at the Home Builders & Remodelers Assoc. headquarters at 240 Cadwell Dr. in Springfield for six Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exam is authorized by the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards and administered by Thomson Prometric. Registration forms to enroll for the exam will be distributed at the first session of the program. The fee is $250 for members of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. and $350 for non-members. All course participants must bring the 7th edition of the One & Two Family Dwelling Building Code book and the 7th edition of the Basic Building Code book to each class and to the open-book examination. There is an additional charge to order the code books through the association. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126.

Advanced Manufacturing Competition & Conference
Sept. 23: The first highly concentrated, cluster-centric, regional manufacturing conference of its kind will be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The event, called the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competition & Conference (AMICCON), is being staged in response to growing recognition among area manufacturers and supply-chain members that there is an urgent need to find and meet one another. “AMICCON was formed to identify who’s here in manufacturing, expose them to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and procurement, and to make these introductions,” said co-founder Ellen Bemben. “The ultimate goal is to be the advanced-manufacturing region in the U.S., where exotic manufacturing, such as micro, nano, and precision, meet higher specifications and tighter tolerances, and short runs are the norm.” Industry sectors to be represented at the event will include plastics and advanced materials, precision machining, paper and packaging, electronics, ‘green’/clean technology, and medical devices. Business opportunities in defense and aerospace will also be highlighted at the event. OEMs and their supply chains are being invited personally to participate. “AMICCON is also a new consortium on innovation that also delivers manufacturers to innovators and new markets in order to cause new business,” said Gary Gasperack, vice president and general manager (retired) of the Spalding Division of Russell Corp. “We are very excited about introducing it to our region.” The Mass. Export Center has already produced two programs for AMICCON: an “Export Experts Panel,” and a seminar, “International Traffic in Arms Regulations for Defense and Aerospace Export.”

Departments People on the Move

Michael Seward has joined Prudential Sawicki Real Estate in Amherst. He has been a Real Estate Agent since 2003 and a Real Estate Broker since 2005.
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Emily Bryant has been promoted to Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn Springfield-South in Enfield, Conn.
•••••
Margaret A. Wheeler has joined the Law Practice of Attorneys Joseph P. Curran and Dan H. Berger. Wheeler has been an Immigration Attorney since 1997.
•••••
Alice E. Pizzi has joined the management employment law firm of Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn in Springfield.
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David G. Ahearn has joined Greenfield Cooperative Bank as Vice President for Commercial Loans.
•••••
Paul Nicolai has been named to the Executive Committee of the Western Mass. Economic Development Council Board of Directors. He is President of the Nicolai Law Group in Springfield.
•••••
The WFCR Foundation announced the following:
• Marc Berman has been named President of the Board;
• Paul Friedmann has joined the board as a Director;
• Michael Miller has joined the board as a Director;
• James V. Staros has joined the board as a Director;
• Eva Thompson has joined the board as a Director; and
• Sarah Tanner has joined the board as an Adviser.
•••••
The Landmark Companies announced the following:
• Christopher Woods has joined the Wilbraham office;
• Nancy Hunt has joined the Wilbraham office;
• Ela Gomes has joined the Ludlow office;
• Elizabeth DeGray has joined the Ludlow office; and
• Gina Gelineau has joined the Dot Lortie-Springfield office.
•••••
W. F. Young Inc. of East Longmeadow announced the following
• Molly H. O’Brien has been named Advertising Supervisor, Equine Health Care Products. She will be responsible for the creation, execution, and media placement for Absorbine horse-care products, as well as the Equine America brand. She will also collaborate with the company’s advertising agency and creative team to implement strategic branding and creative execution to promote the company’s equine products throughout the world; and
• Vicki Evans has been promoted to Vice President, Controller.
•••••
Michael J. Roy, Esq. has joined Easthampton Savings Bank as the Compliance Officer. He will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s compliance program. His responsibilities will include implementing, amending, or creating compliance policies and assisting with federal and state regulator compliance exams. Roy will also function as the in-house expert for all applicable federal and state banking laws and regulations.
•••••
Chicopee Savings Bank announced the following:
• Cidalia Inacio has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking;
• Alyse Ramalho has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President of Retail Lending; and
• Henry Downey has joined the organization as an Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending.
•••••
Susan Dixon, M.D. has been appointed to the medical staff at the Brattleboro Retreat in Brattleboro, Vt. Dixon is board-certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and will spend the majority of her clinical time working with adolescent inpatients.
•••••
Bertram W. Gardner IV, AIA, of Caolo & Bieniek Associates Inc. in Chicopee, recently was granted reciprocity as an Architect by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Gardner is also a licensed Architect in New Jersey.
•••••
The Home Builders Assoc. of Mass. announced the following:
• Walter Tomala Jr. will serve as President of the organization from now through 2011;
• John DeShazo will serve as President-Elect of the organization;
• Michael McDowell will serve as Senior Vice President of the organization;
• Christopher Lund will serve as Vice President of the organization;
• Dwight Thompson will serve as Treasurer of the organization; and
• Robin Ward will serve as Secretary of the organization.

40 Under 40 The Class of 2010

Jill Monson: 35

Director of Marketing, Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding

“If you can hear me … go shhhhhhhhh.”

This is, for all intents and purposes, Jill Monson’s ‘line.’ She utters it to quiet people down and get things moving at events ranging from chamber After-5 outings to Springfield Armor basketball games. And she says it often; she has become the region’s preeminent emcee.

But Monson has been doing a lot more than making a name and a line for herself these days. She’s made a career move — actually, two of them. Her new business card announces her as the director of Marketing for Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding. Meanwhile, she’s taken a major entrepreneurial step, opening her own business called Inspired Marketing & Promotions, which handles everything from consulting work in social media to event planning to public relations.

Monson said she chose that name for a reason: She was inspired by the recent death of her mother at the age of 56. “Her passing showed me that you just don’t know how many days you have left,” she told BusinessWest. “So you have to make the most of each and every one of them.”

Looking back on what she’s done to date, it’s clear that Monson has wasted little, if any, of her time. She has always been busy professionally, mixing a day job — first in radio with several area stations and then in various marketing capacities — with announcing and emcee gigs. And she’s always been extremely active in the community. She’s on the board of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, is an executor for the Springfield Museums, serves as a diplomat for the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, and volunteers as the sales coordinator for the Rays of Hope walk. She’s also active with Keep Springfield Beautiful, Habitat for Humanity, and the Home Builders Assoc. Home Show.

So while she’s becoming known across the region for quieting crowds, Monson is making her mark as an entrepreneur and proponent of Springfield and many of its institutions. And that point is coming across loud and clear. —George O’Brien

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40 Under 40 Class of 2009
Age 29: Owner, Minuteman Press

Michael Weber knows a secret about how to succeed in business.

“It’s such a cheesy statement,” said the 29-year-old, who owns and operates Minuteman Press in Enfield, Conn. with his wife Lindsey. “It’s the more you give, the more you get. Givers gain. If you want to succeed, you have to help out and contribute something.”

The formula has worked — the Webers have increased sales by 450% in the five years since they purchased the business.

Weber takes his volunteer work seriously. He is vice president of the North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield, and a member of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. and the Affliliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield.

He joined these organizations immediately after moving from Boston to Connecticut and taking over the Minuteman franchise. His motivation was to make friends, make a difference, and form relationships that would result in business accounts.

Although his approach has worked, Weber’s intent is always focused on the greater good. “I want to do my part by helping people out and genuinely contributing,” he said, adding that he has supported beneficial initiatives even when they were not good for his business.

Many of his volunteer activities involve working with people who are much older, so Weber especially enjoys his affiliation with the YPS.

“It’s refreshing to be on board with so many like-minded people. I truly have good intentions and try to contribute,” he said.

His background is in information-management systems, and his wife was an assistant buyer for Filene’s Corp. prior to their venture with Minuteman, but both know the value of networking.

“We don’t wait for people to come in,” said Weber. “You have to get to know people. We set quality standards, volunteer, and participate on committees. You have to get involved, and if you show up to help, you get to know everyone.”

—Kathy Mitchell

Departments

Brown Bag Lunch Series

April 15: Dr. Linda K. Fuller, Senior Fellow, Northeastern University, will present a lecture titled “Communication is Key to AIDS in Africa” at noon at One Financial Plaza Community Room, third floor, 1350 Main St., Springfield. The lecture, part of the Instant Issues Brown Bag Lunch Series, is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Western Mass. Fuller, who has lived and worked in Africa, has determined that communication holds the key to our understanding of and dealing with AIDS in Africa and beyond. The cost of the lecture is $8 (bring a lunch) or $15 (tuna, turkey or vegetarian sandwich included). Reservations must be made by April 13 to (413) 733-0110.

Home Builders Course

April 15: The Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. will sponsor a six-session course beginning April 15 to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s Licensing Exam. Sessions will be conducted at the Home Builders Assoc. headquarters, 240 Cadwell Dr., Springfield, for six Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The license exam is authorized by the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards and administered by Thomson Prometric. Registration forms to enroll for the state exam will be distributed at the first session of the program. The course fee is $250 for a member of the Home Builders Association of Western Mass. and $350 for nonmembers. Participants must bring the 7th Edition One & Two Family Dwelling Building Code book and the 7th Edition Basic Building Code book to each class and to the open-book examination. There is an additional charge to order the code books through the Home Builders Assoc. For more information or to register, contact Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126. Enrollment is limited.

Rock ‘n’ Roll & Management Styles

April 15: “Everything I Learned About Management, I Learned From Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be presented by James M. Wilson III, Ph.D., assistant professor of Business at Bay Path College, and Gregory Jones, director of Cannes Associates Production Management. Wilson and Jones have been conducting research for three years on the production of live rock ‘n’ roll concerts featuring Metallica, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson, among others, with a focus on how event management contributes to organizational theory. The free lecture at 7 p.m. will take place in Breck Suite in Wright Hall at Bay Path College in Longmeadow. The event is part of the Kaleidoscope lecture series. For more information, call (413) 565-1066 or visit www.baypath.edu.

Health Care Reform Law Discussion

April 16: Sandra Reynolds of Associated Industries of Mass. will lead an interactive discussion on the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St., Springfield. Discussion will focus on the individual mandate — what it means, how it works, and the impact on employers of every size. The workshop is sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. The cost is $40. For more information, call (413) 737-6712.

Events for Kids

April 17, 21-24: What’s Cooking, Kids? will host several events throughout April for children, ranging from candy-making sessions and Easter-egg decorating to a Food Network Camp and an American Idol for Kids evening. For complete details on all events, call (413) 224-1208 or log on to www.whatscookingkids.com. What’s Cooking, Kids? is located at 41 Maple St., East Longmeadow.

Cryotherapy Lecture

April 22: Dr. Mohammad Mostafavi of the Urology Group of Western New England, P.C. will lead a lecture on the latest treatment options for prostate and kidney cancer using cryotherapy at 6 p.m. at 3640 Main St., Suite 103, Springfield. Cryotherapy provides a minimally invasive method of destroying cancer. While the lecture is free and open to the public, seating is limited. To pre-register, call (413) 748-9749. For more information on the Urology Group of Western New England, visit www.ugwne.com.

‘Your First Business Plan’

April 23: The Mass. Small Business Development Center Network, in conjunction with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, will offer a workshop titled “Your First Business Plan” from 9 to 11 a.m. at the chamber office, 395 Main St., Greenfield. The workshop will focus on management fundamentals from start-up considerations through business-plan development. Topics will include financing, marketing and business planning. The cost is $40. For more information, call (413) 737-6712.

World Affairs Council

April 27: Marco Werman, senior producer and anchor of The World, a daily news radio program produced by the BBC, Public Radio International and WGBH/Boston, will discuss “Tintin and Movietone Made Me Do It” as part of a World Affairs Council of Western Mass. gathering at Western New England College. Werman’s talk is planned at 7 p.m. in Sleith Hall, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. The event is free and open to the public. Springfield public high-school teams who participated in the council’s fourth annual Academic WorldQuest competition in January will also be recognized at the event. For more information, call the World Affairs Council office at (413) 733-0110.

Women’s Professional Development Conference

April 30: Bay Path College in Longmeadow will stage the 14th annual Women’s Professional Development Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. For more information, call (413) 565-1293 or visit www.baypath.edu.

Fourth Annual Walk of Champions

May 3: Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will host its fourth annual Walk of Champions at Quabbin Reservoir to benefit its Baystate Regional Cancer Program. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program opens at 9:30 a.m.. Walkers will step off at 10 a.m. from the Quabbin Reservoir tower parking area and will proceed along the Windsor Dam. Both two-mile and five-mile routes will be available. Refreshments will be provided along the routes, and the event will conclude with more food and entertainment at the Quabbin Reservoir tower. For more information, call Deb Gagnon at (413) 967-2458.

Leadership Development & Teambuilding

June 15: SkillPath Seminars will present a conference titled “Leadership Development & Teambuilding” at the Holiday Inn, 711 Dwight St., Springfield. Workshops include: “Developing the Leader Within You,” “30 Tips for Becoming an Inspired Leader,” “It All Starts with You … Discover Your Team Player Style,” and “Building a Team That’s a Reflection of You.” Other workshops in the daylong event include “Leadership Mistakes You Don’t Have To Make,” “Light the Fire of Excellence in Your Team,” “Speak So Others Know How to Follow,” “Positive Feedback … the Fuel of High Performance,” “A Team Approach to Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior,” and “What Teams Really Need from Their Leaders.” The conference is targeted to managers, supervisors, team leaders, and team members who would like to learn skills to motivate, inspire, lead, and succeed. Enrollment fee is $199 per person or $189 each with four or more. For more information, call (800) 873-7545 or visit www.skillpath.com.

Departments

Getting Down to Business

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno recently announced that Royal & Munnings, LLC is the recipient of a city of Springfield contract providing certain services to minority- and women-owned businesses. The services to businesses under the contract includes technical and legal assistance in obtaining state and federal certification as a minority- or woman-owned business, in responding to procurement opportunities and in obtaining financing and bonding to support these businesses in their participation in construction and supply projects. From left: Maria Lopez-Santiago, chief procurement officer for the city of Springfield; Aimee Griffin Munnings, partner with the law firm of Royal & Munnings, LLC; Sarno; and Amy B. Royal, Partner with Royal & Munnings, LLC.


Parting Thoughts

Paul Digrigoli, founder and president of Digrigoli Salons, was the keynote speaker at the recent national conference for NACCE (the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship) in Anaheim, Calif. Here, he makes his point to an audience of educators looking to develop or enhance programs for teaching entrepreneurship.


Model Operation

Balise Lexus recently hosted a launch reception to introduce the all-new 2010 RX at its dealership on Riverdale Street. The all-new RX is touted as the “reinvention of the vehicle that invented it all,” according to Mike Balise, left, vice president of Balise Motor Sales, seen here with Brant Baird, district sales manager for Lexus. The event drew several hundred visitiors, and was highlighted by an auction of the first few RXs delivered to the West Springfield showroom.


Forging Partnerships

Fagor-Automation Corp. in Chicago recently donated the installation of its new Innova 40i ‘True Vision’ digital readout system in the Machine Tool Technology Program at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical High School in Springfield. The new computer controls will assist Putnam students to blend their pre-existing Windows computer skills with most of the manual metal-working machines at the school. In preparation for a hands-on open house at Putnam this spring, precision-machining companies that are interested in viewing this new equipment, which will be debuted at EASTEC 2009 on May 19-21, should contact Fred Carrier at Putnam ([email protected]). Coordination of these donated services to Putnam was lead by Buck Upson, president of Pioneer Tool Supply Co. Inc. of West Springfield, the Putnam Program Advisory Board, and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. Installation of the controls was provided by Danny Steidi and Joel Kasnick from Fagor-Automation Corp.


Hometown Heroes

The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter recently honored several Western Mass. residents at its annual ‘Hometown Heroes’ breakfast. Above, Tony Filipe (left), president of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass., with honoree Joseph Lesniak of Indian Orchard. At right, Sheila Doiron (left), director of Communications and Community Relations for Bay State Gas, with honoree Bobi Steingart of Longmeadow.

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Construction Course

July 16: The Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. will sponsor a six-session course starting July 16 to help individuals prepare for the Mass. Construction Supervisor’s Licensing Exam. Sessions will be conducted at the Home Builders Assoc. headquarters, 240 Cadwell Dr., Springfield, for six Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Course instructors are Bob Ashburn and Michael Carter, tenured professors at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Registration forms to enroll for the state exam will be distributed at the first session of the program. The fee is $250 for a member of the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. and $350 for a non-member. For more information or to register, call Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126. Enrollment is limited.

Business Resource & Services Fair

July 17: The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County will host a Hampden County Business Resource & Services Fair from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Banknorth Conference Center, 1st Floor, 1441 Main St., Springfield. One of the goals of the morning event is to inform businesses in Hampden County about state and regional services that are available to them to assist in addressing business needs and strategies. A business card is required for admission. Organizations scheduled to provide services include the state Office for Minority and Women Business Assistance, Commonwealth Corp., New England Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms, Mass. Office of Business Development, MassDevelopment, Associated Industries of Mass., Small Business Administration, and the state Office of Business and Entrepreneurship. People planning to attend the event should E-mail Larry Martin at [email protected] by July 8. For more information, call (413) 755-1361.

Cambridge College Extravaganza

August 5: The Basketball Hall of Fame will be the setting for Cambridge College’s 2nd annual Enrollment Extravaganza, beginning at 6 p.m. An information session on undergraduate, master of Education, master of Management, and master of Education–Counseling Psychology programs is planned, featuring a student panel with faculty members. In addition, workshops are planned, as well as a keynote address by Michael Lundquist, a Cambridge College alum and CEO of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development Inc. Lundquist will speak on “Giving Back in a Global Economy.” For details, visit www.cambridgecollege.edu/ Springfield, or call (800) 829-4723, ext. 6623.

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A. Crane Construction Will Build Just About Anything
Andrew (left) and A.J. Crane

Andrew (left) and A.J. Crane say cultivating relationships, not aggressive bidding or advertising, has fueled the success of their family business.

Andrew Crane says a “goofy motto” has long been at the heart of what A. Crane Construction is all about.

“Picnic tables or bridges,” he said, “it doesn’t matter.”

Not that he’d plaster the slogan on a sign or anything. The storefront in the Aldenville section of Chicopee that serves as headquarters of this 20-year-old construction business is modest, even unobtrusive, yet is still a step up in noticeability from the first 17-plus years when the company eschewed advertising and even a number in the phone book.

Yet, Crane said, he has developed a loyal clientele based on the values of quality work, attentive service, and a willingness to do any type, and any size, of commercial or residential job.

“I’ve always been in the construction business,” said Crane. “My grandfather was in it, and I liked it as a kid. My first real job was working for Daniel O’Connell for a couple of years, and from there I went on to homebuilding for a company that built post-and-beam homes.” After that, he spent eight years in the family business before striking out on his own in 1988.

For the better part of two decades, A. Crane Construction conducted business out of a house in Chicopee, doing jobs only for people Crane knew personally. A couple of years ago, he moved to Grattan Street and published a phone number — but his philosophy of attracting work remains unchanged.

“About 95% of our clients are people we know. It has always been that way,” he told BusinessWest. “We’ve built big stores, and we’ve hung mirrors. My first job was Chapdelaine’s Furniture in South Hadley, and then that summer I built a million-dollar house. But if someone calls me up for a storm door, I’ll do that, too.”

At a time when larger builders are being hard-hit by dramatic economic shifts, it’s a philosophy that has kept his team working and profits coming in.

Hammering Home a Point

After starting out alone, Crane gradually hired a team; he employs 10 people today, and the same people-we-know philosophy has taken root there, as well. “The first guy I ever hired is still here,” he said. “The second guy, too.”

Intentionally staying small, Crane has resisted the temptation to expand too quickly, which he claims would compromise quality. That has proven to be a solid business strategy at a time when increased competition in the building industry (see related story, page 29) has pushed bids downward and made it difficult for conventional firms to make a profit. Crane says he has avoided the low-bid trap by cultivating a reputation for personal service and quality control — and a stable of loyal clients — allowing him to earn more realistic profits without cutting corners.

“People who go for the lowest price these days can’t be interested in doing it for a long time,” he said. “For one thing, they can’t do it for that price if they’re properly insured; that costs a certain amount of money.

“I’d say the biggest single challenge in construction is to keep yourself legitimate,” he continued, arguing that the reputation of all builders is compromised by small, renegade contractors who act unscrupulously, whether by using shoddy materials or failing to have adequate insurance. “Anyone can put up a storm door, but I’ll bet you could go out and find six or seven out of 10 doing this business who are not properly insured. That hurts the general public, because if someone ever gets hurt or damage occurs, they won’t be able to recoup it. If everyone competing at some level works to get people a better product at less risk, they’ll be doing a good thing for the industry.”

Crane is especially proud of his term as president of the Home Builders Assoc. of Mass. (HBAM), which ended last June. He had served the organization at the local and state levels before that time, all the while learning about issues that affect his industry. The role saw him warning lawmakers of the influence that homebuilding wields over the economy locally and nationally; “nobody believed it, but now the bubble has burst, and the economy is suffering as a result,” he said. And it also led him to push for a law requiring anyone with a construction supervisor’s license to complete continuing education courses on a regular basis; after stalling last year, that bill has made progress on Beacon Hill.

“They need continuing education to learn safety rules, how to write contracts, all the things that protect the consumer. We almost got it done last year and had to wait for another session, but I’m glad it’s happening,” he said, noting that his time with the HBAM has given him an appreciation for aspects of the business that affect customers.

“I encourage every business to belong to a trade association, whether it’s for teachers, doctors, dentists, whatever,” Crane told BusinessWest. “It kind of validates your existence in business, I think, and keeps you current on all the legislative issues. It really does set you apart from the average, everyday guy.”

Steady On

Among his customers over the years, Crane has built stores and revamped displays for Manny’s TV and Appliance, as well as building facilities for Jerry’s Music Shop in South Hadley, Ondrick Natural Earth in Chicopee, Class Grass Garden Center in Granby, a 60,000-square-foot commercial complex on Cape Cod, and the Home Builders Assoc. itself. Through the years, he has seen a roughly 50-50 split between homebuilding and commercial work.

“Every year, there’s a decent-sized commercial job and a bunch of home remodeling. I have 10 remodeling jobs now, and another appliance store to build,” he said. “I like the challenge of doing both; it helps to manage the cash flow. And, again, it’s mainly people we know, not Joe Shmoe calling me to build a tire shop. And our customers keep coming back.”

“We seldom competitively bid,” said Crane’s son, A.J., who joined the company four years ago. “Plans are sent to the office all the time, but we’re often too busy.”

A.J. Crane was intrigued enough by his family’s business to earn a Civil Engineering degree to teach him everything from reading blueprints to managing large-scale construction projects. “I like working in an industry where there’s something to show at the end of the day. I’m lucky in that I have a lot of say in the day-to-day operations. My dad wishes he was in the field more,” he said, as his father nodded and smiled.

“We’ve got the second generation coming in,” Andrew Crane said, “but I’ve always operated this place like a family business. The guys who work here have become close. They’re not just employees; we care about their welfare, and we want them to work safe and happy.”

With that in mind, Crane likes the pace of growth so far, keeping the company small enough so that it doesn’t get stretched too thin. That reflects that oft-mentioned focus on individual attention, and the way it breeds loyalty. “We want to make decisions for customers like it’s our own stuff,” he said.

Besides, Crane still wants enough time in the day to shepherd schoolchildren through a crosswalk outside his office. “The cars fly by here,” he said. “When the kids get out of school, if I see them, we run out and cross them. I don’t mind. It’s a good thing.”

And just a few more people he’s getting to know.

Joseph Bednar can be reached at[email protected]

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The Regional Homebuilders Association Focuses on Education to Strengthen the Market
The team at the Homebuilders Assoc. of Western Mass. stands in front of their offices, designed to look like a private home, on Cadwell Street in Springfield.

The team at the Homebuilders Assoc. of Western Mass. stands in front of their offices, designed to look like a private home, on Cadwell Street in Springfield.

There’s a quaint, stone-walled home that seems out of place on Cadwell Street in Springfield, the industrial roadway on which it’s located.

But inside, there’s much more going on than Sunday dinners. This is the headquarters of the Homebuilders Assoc. of Western Mass. (HBAWM), a member-driven organization formed in 1939 to promote the trade of residential construction as a whole, as well as responsible practices therein and affordable home ownership.

The building was constructed in 1998 by some of the association’s 550 members — who hail from all four counties in Western Mass. — and represents the only physical offices maintained by any of the five regional home-builders associations in the Commonwealth.

The Cadwell Street facility is home to an extensive library and meeting space for use by both the association and its members when needed. Operated by a staff of six, it serves as a model home of sorts, too; the molding is a little different in each room, as are the windows, cabinets, floors, and color schemes, and builders often use these examples to show clients.

Beyond a spiffy home base, though, the HBAWM is also one of the most active such organizations in the country. The group’s annual Spring Home and Garden Show, this year slated for March 27-30, is one of the 10 largest in the nation, and was joined last year by a second show held in the fall, which is more ‘lifestyle-based,’ focused on topics like home entertainment and healthy living rather than the nitty-gritty of building and remodeling.

The HBAWM also conducts educational, charitable, and promotional efforts throughout the year for both consumers and members. These are steered by several volunteer-based committees and a 40-member board of directors, also volunteers, many of whom are past presidents of the association who hold a term for one year (this year’s president is Paul LeClerc, co-owner of LeClerc Bros. Inc. in Chicopee).

Members range from seasoned professionals to small-business owners just starting out, and the association’s executive director, John Lilly, said there’s no shortage of topics to discuss.

“We just completed a construction licensing class, as well as an OSHA certification class, and our members have asked us to look into holding courses in small business ownership,” he said, noting that informational sessions are another major aspect of the HBAWM’s educational offerings.

“As a member of both the state association of home builders and the national association, members can take advantage of information on many different levels,” added Lilly, noting that this focus on current information and professional development is a key tenet of the HBAWM. “If we educate ourselves, we’re armed to make better decisions, and gradually raise the standards for residential building. Plus, we’re better-prepared to pass that education on to consumers.”

Banking on It

Lilly’s own story is an intriguing one — he spent 36 years in the banking industry before signing on to lead the HBAWM in December. While he admits he’s no builder, the respect and admiration he has for this profession is evident in his remarks, as well as his plans for the future as he settles into his post.

“Continued education is at the top of my list, as are addressing liability issues and doing whatever we can to help our members,” he said. “The people doing it right — the registered builders who keep on top of changing laws, regulations, and trends — are finding it increasingly difficult to compete in this economy. Our goal is to educate them on how to do their jobs as best they can, and to educate consumers that when selecting a contractor, it’s important to compare apples to apples.”

In other words, comparing reputable, licensed contractors to one another, and in the case of the HBAWM’s membership base, Lilly says that’s each and every one of them.

“The amount of time people put into this organization is significant. We have a membership committee, a legislative committee, an ethics committee, a spring home show committee, a fall home show committee, and a lot of camaraderie. You’d think that all of the builders in the area would be in competition, and while that’s sometimes true, that’s not the attitude within the organization.”

Lilly said outside pressures tend to create a bond between like-minded professionals, and the home-building industry is not immune to that.

At the top of the current list of concerns are the state of the region’s economy and the health of the real-estate market, both of which directly impact the building sector. Meanwhile, there are legislative issues, safety concerns, regulatory questions to be answered, and new trends to explore.

For example, there is a new state law that will go into effect July 1 of this year that the organization is working diligently to publicize among the building and renovating community, which will require contractors specializing in roofing and window and siding installation to be licensed with the state. Previously, these professionals needed only to be registered. In addition, rumblings on the state level to pass legislation requiring formal continuing education for contractors are being tracked closely.

And there are other discussions surrounding the day-to-day challenges of doing business, especially in this challenging economic climate. Tina Smith, sales director for the HBAWM, who has been with the organization for just under 20 years, said that, largely, builders in the area seem to be holding strong, although they certainly aren’t enjoying boom times.

“Overall, builders are doing OK. A lot have been through this in the past, and I think they were able to see this coming and adapt,” she said, noting that the health of the building industry often fares better in Western Mass. because of the wide availability of open, developable space. “We have cycles like everyone else, but it’s not as dramatic a downturn as in other regions of the country.”

The Trends of the Trade

Lilly added that while remodeling often becomes a sign of a tight economy, certain trends in the building sector today, including ‘aging in place’ work for older Americans and green building, lend themselves to renovations and additions.

“‘Green’ is the biggest thing,” said Lilly. “People are trying to work through what green means in today’s market.”

He added that the HBAWM has recently formed a ‘green committee’ to further study its effect on the building trade; it recently voted to recommend promoting green building as an organization.

The HBAWM is also in the midst of efforts to bolster its own ranks and those of the homebuilding and renovating trade in general, to prepare for the future of the industry. It does so through scholarships made available to high school and trade school students to further their educations or start their own businesses, amounting to $20,000 annually.

In addition, the association takes on a certain amount of charity work each year, sponsoring the Pioneer Valley chapter of the American Red Cross’ Hometown Heroes event, for instance, and participating in a Springfield-based program called Christmas in April, during which members and staff of the HBAWM provide both financial and in-kind assistance to individuals and families in need, completing minor home improvement projects, yardwork, and small construction projects, such as building handicapped-accessible ramps.

The association also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity on a regular basis. Lilly said it’s an excellent way for builders to give back without taking too much time from their own job sites.

“We have a lot of very busy members,” he said, referring not just to their businesses but their work within the association. “Our members want to move the association forward for the good of everyone involved.”

An Open-door Policy

And as he walks through the 5,500-square-foot building that the HBAWM calls home, Lilly takes note not just of the recessed lighting and the dramatic staircase, but also of the staff members stuffing envelopes, putting the finishing touches on marketing materials for the spring home show, and straightening the shelves in the resource library.

“Our staff learns from our members, and at the same time, we do a great deal of lobbying on their behalf,” he said. “Overall, it’s a system with which I’m very impressed.”

Jaclyn Stevenson can be reached at

[email protected]

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Home and Garden Show Planners Have a Win-win Attitude

The theme of this year’s Western Mass. Home and Garden show is ‘Springboard to Achieving Your Dreams,’ and that name speaks not only to the emphasis on ideas for property improvement, but also to a wide array of prizes available to attendees this year, among them a $6,000 rent or mortgage stipend that could be just the boost many area residents need to reach their goals.

Tina Smith, sales director for the Home Builders Assoc. of Western Mass. (HBAWM), which has organized and sponsored the show for 53 years, said the raffle prize will be paid in monthly installments of $500 per month to the winner. She said it’s just one example of the kind of draw the association tries to create for the home show each year — the promise of ideas and resources that address real needs, and can offer a leg up.

“We always have prizes, but this year I’d say we have quite a bit,” she said. “And the grand prize in particular was designed to appeal to consumers in the midst of the mortgage crisis.”

Beyond that, the prize is part of a larger contest that will offer a number of items donated by the show’s vendors, all valued at $100 or more, such as rugs, tools, and services. Attendees will be given a ‘game card’ that can be stamped at a number of booths throughout the show, and later entered into the raffle.

Smith said the system was devised to encourage visitors to the show to take in all it has to offer — specifically, 350 vendors staffing 800 booths spread across three acres at the Eastern States Exposition grounds.

“We’re trying to reinforce how big the show actually is,” said Smith, noting that as of last year, it was ranked the seventh-largest home and garden show in the country, and has long been New England’s largest and oldest.

Further, the show will include a wide array of home improvement, gardening, landscaping, and interior design showcases, such as an expansive flower and garden display in the Stroh Building featuring waterscapes and floral exhibits. The Sherwin Williams Design Showcase will surround the garden displays, offering new trends in furniture and home décor, and the ReStore Home Improvement Center will hold a tent sale in an outdoor exhibiting area, selling surplus and used building materials including cabinets, doors, and windows.

Finally, Smith said the HBAWM will again staff its ‘Ask the Experts’ booth, offering answers to home improvement questions, referrals, and copies of the association’s 2008/2009 Consumers’ Guide to the Home Building and Remodeling Industry.

If that doesn’t whet the home-improvement appetite, though, there are even more prizes to be had, including a $10,000 kitchen makeover, Red Sox tickets (raffled by Clear Channel Radio to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital), a flat-screen television from Manny’s TV and Appliance, and an overnight trip to New York City to view a live taping of The Rachael Ray Show donated by WGGB ABC40, with transportation provided by Peter Pan Bus Lines and accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn.

“We always say the home show is an excellent place to get ideas, but now, it’s not a bad place to win some nice things,” said Smith, adding that families are encouraged to attend the show, and attractions for attendees of all ages will be available throughout the weekend.

WMAS radio will be sponsoring a local ‘celebrity chef’ cooking demonstration, for example, and for the young at heart, the Springfield Falcons’ mascot, Screech, will appear Thursday evening, while Fenway’s own Wally the Green Monster will visit on Sunday. In addition, the HBAWM’s own mascot, Hooter the Owl, will be on hand along with the Shriners’ clowns throughout the event.

The Western Mass. Home and Garden Show will kick off on Thursday, March 27 and continue through Sunday, March 30. Tickets are $10 each or $9 for senior citizens age 60 and over; $3 discount coupons are also available via the home show’s Web site,westernmasshomeshow.com.

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The Springfield Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial announced the following:
• Gary E. Pemble has joined the organization as a Financial Representative;
• Andre S. Casimiro has joined the organization as a Financial Representative, and
• Michael J. Gexler has joined the organization as a Financial Representative.

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Carlo Centeno Jr.

Carolino (Carlo) A. Centeno Jr. has been appointed Vice President of Marketing at D. J. St. Germain Investment Management in Springfield.

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Bernard F. Travers, III and Scott A. Betsher were recently named Shareholders of Aaron Smith, PC in East Longmeadow.

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Craig Tracy has joined Gomes, Bramucci & Co. P.C. of Ludlow as a Partner. Tracy specializes in tax and business planning needs of small to medium-size businesses and also has extensive experience in not-for-profit organizations.

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John J. Furman, P.E., has been hired to lead the Springfield office of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc.. His responsibilities will include leading the Springfield office’s integrated transportation, land development, and environmental services team.

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Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced the following:
• Debra A. Palermino has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources. Her responsibilities include oversight of recruitment, business consulting, employee benefits, compensation, succession planning and talent development, and change management, and
• Isadore Jermyn, Senior Vice President, has been named Chief Actuary. In that role, Jermyn has enterprise-wide oversight of actuarial reviews, monitoring and compliance matters related to product reserves, product pricing and illustrations, legally required actuarial opinions, and other actuarial activities. He is also responsible for MassMutual’s actuarial team, recommends and develops the company’s annual policyholder dividend schedule, and serves as MassMutual’s primary rating agency liaison.

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Valerie L. Petit has been named Human Resources and Affirmative Action Officer at Florence Savings Bank.

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Paul Leclerc, President of Leclerc Brothers Inc., has been named President of the Home Builders Association of Western Mass.

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Architect Jeremy Toal, AIA, NCARB, has earned his LEED accreditation. Toal is employed at Dietz & Company Architects in Springfield.

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Brian Darnold has joined the civil engineering team at The Berkshire Design Group of Northampton. He previously worked as an engineering intern with the firm.

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Douglas Greer

Douglas Greer has been named Director of New Leadership Charter School in Springfield.

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Todd Audyatis has been named Director of Development at Westfield State College.

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The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington announced the following:
• Beryl Jolly has been named Executive Director, and
• Karin Watkins has been named General Manager.

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James P. Van Dyke has been promoted to Vice President of Environmental Sustainability at Jiminy Peak in Hancock.

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Seder Foods Corp. in Palmer announced the following appointments:
• Tom Ferraro will be responsible for Boston market sales;
• James Rick will cover the Interstates 91 and 84 corridor business for the company, and
• Michael Williams will be responsible for all aspects of warehousing and transportation.

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Marlina Duncan has been named Director of the American International College Core Education Program at American International College in Springfield.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announced the following:
• Gerard Donnelly has joined the English/Communications Department as an Assistant Professor;
• Anne Goodwin has joined the Biology Department as an Assistant Professor;
• April Horstman Reser has joined the Psychology Department as an Assistant Professor;
• Christine Lozano has joined the Education Department as an Assistant Professor;
• Emilia Sciarra-Laos has joined the Modern Languages Department as a Spanish instructor;
• Elena Traister returns to the Biology Department as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies;
• Gerol Petruzella has joined the Philosophy Department as a visiting lecturer, and
• Rebecca Stone will be a visiting lecturer in the Biology Department.

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