Links

These are high quality and primarily local (to the Boston, Massachusetts area) resources we believe you will find helpful.

Cambridge Local First

Avest Home Repair and Painting is a proud member of this association of locally owned businesses in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our member businesses contribute significantly to the city's distinctive character and support the local community in many ways, both direct and indirect. Invest in your local community by supporting our member businesses!

Boston Building Resources

Two distinct organizations operating at the same location.

100 Terrace St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120-3418, (617) 442-2262, Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm; Sat: 9am-3pm

Tags Hardware

Tags is both a comprehensive hardware and housewares store, with convenient hours and free parking in Porter Square. Their customer service is excellent.

White St (Porter Square Shopping Center), Cambridge, MA, (617) 868-7711, Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm; Sat: 8am-8pm; Sun: 9am-7pm

F.W. Webb (fka Watertown Supply)

The best place to purchase plumbing and heating supplies and parts. This is where your plumber goes to obtain hard to find parts. They're extremely knowledgeable and patient.

33 Grove St, Watertown, MA, (800) 323-3233, Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm; Sat: 8am-12noon

Narrow Way Plumbing and Heating

Matt Nelson and his crew have been my first-choice plumbers for years. They're honest, dependable, and do good work. What more could you ask for?

217 Norfolk St, Boston, MA 02124, (617) 436-5229

Coolidge Hardware

An excellent neighborhood hardware store with a good selection of products including paint, and good service.

622 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472, (617) 924-6122, Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5pm; Sat: 7:30am-5pm

Dickson Bros Hardware

An excellent hardware and housewares store in Harvard Square. If you have battery operated smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, use the UltraLife 9 volt batteries they sell: I've had them last for four years.

26 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 876-6760, Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 6:00pm; Sat: 8:30am to 5:30pm; Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sterritt Lumber

An excellent lumber store with an excellent selection and good service. Family owned and founded in 1841. They carry FSC lumber.

110 Arlington St, Watertown, MA 02472, (617) 923-1480, Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm; Sat: 8am-12noon

Historic HomeWorks

John Leeke is a preservation consultant and an excellent source of information on maintaining old buildings. He's also a speaker and author of several books, including "Save Your Wood Windows", the best book on repairing windows I've seen.

Lookup a Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor's license

Our Home Improvement Contractor license number is 147777.

Massachusetts Smoke Detector Regulations

You must meet these regulations when selling your home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lead Safety Information, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Excellent resource on remodeling or renovating a home with lead-based paint as well as additional information about lead.

MA licensed Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors

The list of Massachusetts licensed Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors. From that page, click on Lead License Lists, then Licensed Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors for the PDF file, search for Avest (the list is in alphabetical order by City) to view our license information.

An Aging-in-Place Checklist for Your Home

An excellent Aging-in-Place checklist for your home.

back to top