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Westin Portland Harborview Hotel

WMI Awarded The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel

January 08, 2013

Windham Millwork, Inc has been awarded The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine.  The hotel is a complete renovation of the former Eastland Park Hotel, the 86 year old 206 room hotel.  The new hotel will be 289 rooms and will boast 16,000 square feet of meeting space and a ballroom. Making it the largest hotel in the state.  The Top of The East is also doubling in size.

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new hospital fittings

Press Release: Windham company’s prefabricated counters, cabinets speed up new hospital fittings

December 17, 2012

Items manufactured in southern Maine, then shipped to Augusta for installation.

Source: Kennebec Journal
Staff Writer: Betty Adams

AUGUSTA — All the woodwork, countertops, sink tops, windowsills and even the protective strips along the walls and the corner protectors are coming from a single firm in Windham.   Dan Berube, onsite foreman for Windham Millwork, talks about the cabinets that workers have already installed during a tour on Dec. 4 at the new MaineGeneral regional hospital in Augusta. The cabinets, counters and some other items are pre-made back in the shop at Windham Millworks before being shipped up and installed.

It’s all part of the emerging hospital under construction in north Augusta, where Maine General Medical Center is spending $312 million to consolidate operations in a modern building.

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Oxford Casino

Oxford Casino: The Second Maine Casino Completed By WMI

June 19, 2012

Oxford Casino

Windham Millwork, Inc had the pleasure of furnishing and installing all the custom millwork and woodwork for the Oxford Casino in Maine. Oxford Casino is the second casino built in Maine, the other casino is Hollywood Casino Resort and Raceway in Bangor. Awarding Windham Millwork to its third casino project. Granting Windham Millwork this project was a no-brainer considering their previous work on both Hollywood Casino in Maine and Maryland prior.

The 36,000 sq. ft. Oxford Casino showcases the woodworking talents of Windham Millwork.  WMI was responsible for all the interior woodwork inside the casino.  The 36 foot custom wood bar is the first thing that will catch your eye when entering the casino.   The wood bar consists of a granite countertop, rubber elbow moulding, stainless steel and built in touch screen gambling games.  Above the table games in the middle of the casino are pine trusses. Additionally, throughout the casino large custom wood column wraps were all hand made and installed by WMI.

The Oxford Rewards Loyalty Club and the Cashiers area were areas Windham Millwork’s custom millwork is really on display.  Oxford Rewards Loyalty Club large desk, which features different color wood panelingcabinets, built in flat screens and granite countertops. The Cashier station features the same multi colored pattern wall paneling.  The Cashier station also features a metal cage with wood trimcabinets and granite countertops.

Oxford Casino

There are two areas in the casino capable of providing food service, Seasons Grille and Seasons Express.  Additionally, Seasons Grille is the only restaurant on site and seats over 100 people. Seasons has some interesting woodworking pieces that really make it a nice attraction for guests.  A massive overhead wood light structure hangs above the hostess table, following a custom wood frame with metal art inside as you enter. Inside the buffet wood wall capstrimpaneling and wood rails are all visible.

Outside of Seasons Grille is Seasons Express.  Seasons Express is a quick stop food stand which  also has multi colored panelinggranite countertops and cabinets. Caseworkdealer podiumssecurity standsoffice cabinetsbathroom vanitiesdoor trim and wall paneling are other custom millwork items that WMI was responsible for throughout the casino.

In conclusion, Oxford Casino’s decision in choosing Windham Millwork Inc as their woodworking project speaks volumes to our company. Providing the only two casinos in Maine with high quality millwork further solidifies Windham Millwork as a high end commercial woodworking firm.

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college millwork

Endicott College and Middlebury College Completed

June 15, 2012

College Millwork

Windham Millwork Inc is on a roll by completing two college millwork projects; Endicott College’s Marblehead Hall and Middlebury Colleges Mahaney Center of the Arts buildings. A leader in educational casework and woodwork, Windham Millwork excels in completing entire interior finish carpentry projects throughout the country. Each college project brings a unique element to the table which WMI welcomes with its experience and expertise.

Endicott College’s Marblehead Hall in Massachusetts is a brand new 260 room dormitory state of the art building which includes an extensive amount of millwork.  WMI’s work includes; solid surface window sillstack panelsshelvingcountertopscurved counterscabinets and casework. When entering the dorm lobby you will instantly recognize the craftsmanship of a custom wood slat wall with matching ceiling trim. All of the manufacturing and installing was done by Windham Millwork Inc. Furthermore, curve paneling on both walls of the lobby are also visible when entering the dorm. In addition, the common room areas feature banquet seating and custom kitchens by Windham Millwork. Each room had its own bathroom where vanities and solid surface shower surrounds. Completing the Endicott College project took the highest quality craftsmanship in the industry.

College Millwork

The Mahaney Center of The Arts at Middlebury College in Vermont is an extraordinary building featuring detailed custom millwork throughout.  Ceiling trimwindow trimwall trim and column wraps can be seen as soon as you enter the building and in most of the classrooms.  Furthermore, WMI manufactured and installed a curved reception desk with a 2″ marble countertop in the upstairs office.  Also in the office, a custom display casecabinets and countertops are beautifully visible as you enter.  The quality of millwork strongly reflects the prestige of the building and the art program at Middlebury College.

Windham Millwork, Inc was proud to be a part of two prestigious projects at both educational institutions.  Each project showcases different skills and craftsmanship from WMI that can be seen in schools all throughout New England. Inc conclusion, WMI is proud to be apart of yet another college project and its incredible interior woodwork.

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Woodshop News Feature

Woodshop News Feature: What it means to be from Maine

December 12, 2011

Woodshop News Feature

As featured on the cover of Woodshop News; written by Jennifer Hicks and edited by Todd Riggio.

Windham Millwork is a three-generation, family-owned custom woodworking business in Windham, Maine, specializing in high-end commercial projects for newly constructed buildings throughout New England.

The company was originally founded in 1957 by Walter Pulkkinen and is currently owned and managed in part by his son, CEO Bruce Pulkkinen. Bruce’s sons, Chad and B.J. Pulkkinen, are among a number of company partners who also have an ownership interest in the firm.

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Maine General Regional Hospital

Maine General Regional Hospital: The Future of Construction

December 08, 2011

Windham Millwork, Inc recently signed a contract to provide the architectural woodwork for the new Maine General Regional Hospital. This new hospital is being built in Augusta, Maine to bring state of the art medical services to the Augusta area. It represents one of the largest single building construction projects in the state of Maine’s history.

This is not just another construction project; it is a true partnership between designers, the owner, the construction managers, and the major subcontractors in a team environment. Maine contractor, HP Cummings Construction has teamed with Robins & Morton from Birmingham, Alabama, a nationally recognized leader in health care construction, to construct this enormous project.

The Maine General Regional Hospital project represents the first of its kind in this market area. It is being constructed under the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method of construction. This is where the entire team works in concert to produce an end product.  By providing the best value and virtually taking the adversarial aspect common to large projects out of the equation. Windham Millwork, Inc worked for the past year to position itself to be a part of this team. We believe that it represents something very special and really is the way construction should be accomplished. We have had our plant FSC certified to help achieve the silver level of the LEED certification program. As well as adding 3D CAD to our design credentials to allow us to contribute to the Building Implementation Model (BIM).

Maine General Regional Hospital

Over the years we have teamed with HP Cummings in a similar “informal partnership” on Maine General projects. Furthermore, this represents the first time under a formal arrangement. We have already been attending design concept meetings to work with the design team, the owners, and the rest of the team. In order to work out the most cost efficient and value added details to maximize the owners dollars. While maintaining the architectural design intent. We will also work with a goal to reduce the typical construction period from concept to completion.

Under and IPD concept, the structure is going up as we are working on the interior design and other architectural and mechanical systems. Instead of waiting for all the design work to begin the excavation and steel erection. The intent is to pre-fabricate as much as possible, once again shortening the overall field installation duration.

The most unique aspect of this project is that Windham Millwork, Inc is just one of many subcontractors on the project that are Maine based and local. The Robins/Cummings team and the owner had very precise goals to contract as much as possible with Maine companies; this is again unique in large projects just due to the relative size of the subcontracts. By teaming former competitors or creating partnerships with larger out of state subcontractors, the team has been able to keep a large percentage of the contracts right here in Maine providing Maine jobs. In a tough economy this project has provided a great base for many of Maine’s construction related companies.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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