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Star Sales is a leading national distributor of fasteners, power tools, and construction supplies.
Founded in 1922, by Harry Star, it originated as a neighborhood hardware store in downtown Boston. During this time, Star Sales put an emphasis on quality and service which continues to be the forefront of our success.
In 1978, Harry’s son, George Star, acquired the business and moved it to our current corporate headquarters, a 55,000 square foot facility in Woburn, Massachusetts. Located at the major highway exchanges of Route 95 and Interstate 93, Star Sales location facilitates our ability to continue to provide its neighborhood level of service to all of New England and the regional northeast. This expansion allowed Star Sales to increase its inventory lines in order to provide a broader selection of drywall and power tool products to our customers.
During this period, George developed strong relations with factories in Taiwan and began importing drywall screws and fasteners. Star Sales quickly became a dominant supplier in the East Coast market. Now with a second location, in Baltimore, MD, we continue to grow and prosper.
The average tenure of our core employees is nearly thirty years. We are indeed a family business and we treat our customers with the same regard.
Apr 22, 2020
Facade & Window Install Progressing at Somerville High School
Facade & window install is progressing for the renovation and addition to the Somerville High School. The building which was originally constructed in 1895 and renovated in 1986 will now see around 82,000 square feet updated again along with the addition of 322,000 new space. The new campus will offer space for 1,600 students and is expected to be complete in May 2021.
Mar 09, 2020
Exterior Work Ongoing for Addition to Somerville High School
Exterior work is ongoing for the addition to Somerville High School. The multi-phased project will preserve the original 1895 school and the front of the 1929 War Memorial Building while adding over 320,000 square feet of space. The new campus will provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for nearly 1,600 students. Construction on the new building, phase 2 of the project is expected to wrap up in August 2020.
Feb 14, 2020
Cambridge Mobile Telematics Signs Lease for 314 Main Street in Kendall Square
Cambridge Mobile Telematics has signed a lease for 25,757 square feet of space on the 12th floor of 314 Main Street. Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a leader in mobile data sensing and smartphone telematics, will join Boeing at the upcoming Kendall Square building. Occupancy is expected in mid-August of this year.
Jan 15, 2020
Core Rising for 165 Main St. in Kendall Square
The elevator core is rising at 165 Main Street as part of MIT's Kendall Square initiative. The building adjacent to One Broadway will feature 295 residential units along with over 8,000 square feet of retail. A 150 space garage will also be included in the project.
Jan 07, 2020
Steel Framing Ongoing For MIT's 238 Main Street
Steel framing is ongoing on Site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative, 238 Main Street. The building will combine this new construction 12-story tower with the existing Kendall Building below. The project will feature 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. At the main entrance, a front-to-back five-story atrium will bring natural light inside the structure and will connect the lower masses of the existing building and the new addition.
Dec 05, 2019
$2.65M Interior Fit Out Permit Pulled for Penthouse Unit at One Dalton
A building permit valued at over $2.65M has been pulled for a penthouse flat unit at One Dalton by The Lagasse Group. The project calls for new walls, mechanical, and finishes. One Dalton, as most of you know, is Boston's newest skyscraper rising 61 stories over the Back Bay offering 180 luxury condo homes over Boston's second Four Seasons Hotel.
Nov 23, 2019
Construction Continues for Somerville High School
Construction is rapidly moving forward for Somerville's new high school project. Along with new classroom space, the $256 million project will include an athletic field on the high school campus for the first time with a lighted turf field. Now 18 months into construction, the project is more than halfway completed ahead of the expected grand opening in May of 2021.
Oct 22, 2019
Structural Steel Up for New Portion of Somerville High School
Following the demolition of an existing portion of the high school, structural steel and framing are now up for a new western addition of the building. When complete in May 2021 the new $256M school campus will provide a state-of-the-art, innovative learning environment for nearly 1,600 students.
According to the Building Committee Chair, Tony Pierantozzi, the bulk of the work that produces the loudest noise was completed during summer and school vacations to minimize with disruptions.
Photos: Marr Companies
Sep 20, 2019
Work Continues at One Broadway in Cambridge
The old roof at the terrace access near Venture Café will be removed and a new roof will be installed next week. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Panels will be installed on the walls of the mechanical headhouse and on the terrace shaft wall, and stair area wall next week.
L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. Louver installation and related work will take place next to the lobby between the tower next week. Visual impacts near the lobby will occur. Waterproofing at the terrace knee wall area will take place on Saturday, September 21st through next Wednesday. An asphalt odor may be detected on the 5th-floor annex. A cap and lighting will be installed at the knee wall next week. L1 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex.
Metal column wraps will be installed at the columns on the terrace along the window line. L1 with occasional L2 noise is expected in the 5th-floor annex. The sidewalk fence will be moved to allow more walking space for pedestrians at the end of next week except at louver area next to the lobby where work continues.
Lobby, Elevator, and Garage
The new elevator to the second-floor inspection is upcoming. Punchlist work in the lobby will take place.
165 Main Street Construction Site (former Surface Parking Lot)
Emergency egress from Stair 3 is through the garage, where the garage doors will automatically open in the event of an emergency. Please follow the signage. Finish work at the loading dock and corridor. Backfill and install a sub-slab vent system. Punch-list items are ongoing.
Liner Retail Building at Broad Canal Street
Wood installation continues and plantings will be installed along Broad Canal. Lighting and bench installations will also take place.
Basement and Sidewalk on Main Street
Equipment installation and outfitting work for the market continue.
Electrical and plumbing connections and duct insulation on the roof. Expect L1 noise in the 5th-floor annex.
Sep 12, 2019
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Aug 01, 2019
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
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