Project of the Month: Acella Construction Corp. completes 13,000 s/f Pelham House Resort addition

August 21, 2020 - Construction Design & Engineering
Shown (from left) are: Zach Silvia of DJSA architects, Dennis Swart of DJSA Architects, Mark Gentilozzi of Pelham House Resort,
Kevin Garcia of Pelham House Resort, Dennis Leary of Pelham House Resort, Frank Hursey of Pelham House Resort,
John McCarthy of Pelham House Resort, Ryan LaVangie of Acella Construction, Jessica Reichert of Acella Construction,
Dave Dirubbo of Acella Construction, Deane Ferioli of Acella Construction, and Todd Gainey of Acella Construction

Dennis Port, MA Acella Construction Corp. has completed construction on a 13,000 s/f oceanfront meeting and wedding venue, restaurant, and rooftop bar at the Pelham House Resort. 

The new space officially opened on August 7, following an August 6 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The oceanside event venue is a two-story steel-framed structure with Hardie Board and Hardie Board Battens with shingle siding. The venue features a rooftop bar and restaurant space overlooking the Nantucket Sound. The new facility shares grounds with the Pelham House Resort, considered one of Cape Cod’s jewels.

The Pelham House Resort has a time-honored tradition of offering the utmost in hospitality, beginning in 1997 when Bob McCarthy, owner of an insurance and real estate firm, moved his family from Melrose to the Cape and began the second phase of his career by acquiring the Pelham House. McCarthy soon transformed the venue into a vacation and exclusive wedding destination. In late 2018, John McCarthy, in partnership with Dennis Leary and Frank Hursey, brought the Pelham House Resort back in the family after Bob McCarthy sold it in 2007, taking ownership of the venue that over the years has seen many updates and renovations.

Extensive hotel and lobby renovations were completed last year; with this new addition now complete, the Pelham House Resort has an oceanfront meeting and wedding facility equal to none, positioning it as the premier wedding facility on Cape Cod.

Acella Construction oversaw the $7 million, 37-week project, conducting site work and ground-up construction. 

The new facility features a Pella Glass door system that opens to the rooftop deck. Rooftop amenities include a custom louver electric shade system manufactured by Shade & Shutter Systems, Inc. A porcelain decking system and KONE ReVolution elevator system complete the functional and aesthetically attractive rooftop deck. The HVAC system features rooftop units by Carrier. 

Extensive site redevelopment for the Pelham House Resort project encompassed new utilities, a revolutionary industrial air filtration system, a new septic system, outdoor lighting and paving.

DJSA Architecture PC served as architect for the project. Two commercial grade kitchens featuring CaptiveAire systems, was designed by Johnson-Lancaster & Associates, Inc.

“This new addition to Pelham House Resort is simply spectacular,” said Ryan LaVangie, vice president of sales and marketing at Acella Construction. “This innovative space with its expanded outdoor options serves to further enhance the facility’s reputation as a premiere venue for weddings, meetings, and countless other special occasions.”

Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients. 



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