Block Island Times: You are here Warwick company wins housing contract

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 6:30pm
Category: News

Pariseault Builders, Inc. of Warwick, R.I. was selected to build the five single-family homes in the B.I. Housing Board's Cherry Hill Lane affordable housing subdivision on a parcel off Cooneymus Road.

The board and its project manager, Herman Mast, compared the bids submitted by Pariseault and Connecticut Valley Homes of East Lyme in open session at the Board's June 25 meeting. Board Chair Cindy Pappas made the motion to award the contract for construction of the homes to Pariseault pending successful negotiation of a contract that will include “upgrades” to the bid specified by the Board. Member Stacey Henshaw seconded the motion. Michael Kiley and Kay McManus joined in the unanimous vote in favor. (Members Millie McGinnes, John Spier and Rosemary Tobin were absent.)

On June 11, the Board had awarded A. Transue Corp. of Block Island a contract to prepare the site for the homes, including pouring concrete for five full foundations, installing shared septic and water supply systems, building a new access road and all landscaping. Transue's successful bid was a collaboration with two other island-based contractors, Mike Ernst and Bill Rose.

Connecticut Valley and Pariseault had proposed to build the homes without bidding on the site work. Both companies had also submitted proposals in an earlier round of bidding on the project. This time, both proposed to use modular construction; Pariseault's earlier bid was for “stick-built” homes.

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