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STUDENTS FROM PROVIDENCE Career & Technical Academy finish up constructing a playhouse that will be displayed at the 74th annual Rhode Island Home Show this weekend at the R.I. Convention Center. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

CTE students build displays, their futures through R.I. Home Show

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this week, students from several area schools spent their days inside the R.I. Convention Center’s main exhibit hall constructing and putting...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: ­Chandler ­Architectural ­Products carpenter apprentice Luis ­Mercedes at the former Windmill Street Elementary School building in Providence, which is undergoing renovation.  

APPRENTICING FOR SUCCESS: Aging workforce needs infusion

Earlier this year, first-year ­carpenter apprentice Luis ­Mercedes got to spend a few months helping install windows at the former Windmill Street ­Elementary School...
PUSHING FOR CHANGE: Ally Maloney Winzer, principal of Newport-based Maloney Interiors, is currently supporting proposed legislation in the R.I. General Assembly to recognize interior design as a distinct profession. 

Maloney Interiors principal Maloney Winzer is an advocate by design

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards CREATIVE SERVICES WOMAN TO WATCH: Ally Maloney Winzer | Maloney Interiors principal WALLPAPER ON THE CEILING. An accent pop of...

O’Donnell nominated to serve on R.I. Commerce Corp. board

PROVIDENCE – Carol O’Donnell, who has more than 34 years of experience in the construction and sales industries, on Monday was nominated by Gov....
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...
CLIMATE CONTROL: Mark Horan, owner of Horan Building Co., shows the energy-saving features of a home he is building in Newport, including closed cell foam insulation, which is used on the walls to make the attic space comfortable in winter and summer.

Green features in demand among luxury homebuyers

Building green has never been so popular. From solar panels on rooftops to water heaters with remote control, many features that were once a rare...

Housing leaders: Excessive red tape, labor shortage slowing new construction in...

A recent report naming Rhode Island the slowest state in the nation in erecting new housing illustrates a decades-old problem with widely varying construction...
BACK HOME: The Rhode Island Home Show, after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return to the R.I. Convention Center April 7-10. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOME SHOW

Editor’s Choice: Rhode Island Home Show return after 3-year hiatus

EDITOR’S CHOICE Rhode Island Home Show returns after 2-year hiatus THE RHODE ISLAND Home Show, led by the Rhode Island Builders Association, will return to...
HELPING HAND: Jhonny Leyva, owner and president of Heroica Construction Inc. in Providence, says state government needs to do more to support minority contractors by awarding projects properly.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Leyva tries to build ways around the inequities

(Editor’s note: This is the 18th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...

Home Show return is sign of normalcy

The return of the long-running Rhode Island Home Show in April after a three-year hiatus will hopefully be one of many signs of normalcy...
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