(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring the progress of East Providence’s 10-year effort to redevelop its waterfront and what it might mean for a similar effort underway in Providence.)more
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Nearly five years after the U.S. economy first spiraled into recession, the local construction industry, like much of Rhode Island’s labor force, is still struggling to get to its feet.
When the last of the Arcade’s retail tenants vacated the 185-year-old building in 2008 in anticipation of a planned renovation, the imposing structure often called the oldest indoor mall in the country jumped to the top of the most-endangered-properties list published by the Providence Preservation Society.
Bill Bohmbach, founder and president of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith, recently earned the National Association of Home Builders’ certified aging-in-place specialist designation. Bohmbach has more than 30 years of experience in adaptive-mobility equipment and previously served in the Navy as an electrician. He founded Accurate Elevator and Lift in 1994, which he sold in 2010 to a major international elevator company. Bohmbach is currently pursuing his certification for home modifications through the University of Southern California.
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